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San Diego County Events for October 6 – 8

There’s much to do in San Diego County this Friday through Sunday!

San Diego county events this weekendSan Diego Film Festival

The San Diego Intl Film Festival is our region’s premier film event and one of the leading stops on the independent festival circuit. SDiFF offers a totally unique film experience; including world premieres, never before seen studio releases, the best in independent filmmaking and a full schedule of glamorous parties and intimate events with filmmakers.

When: October 4 – 8, 2017
Where: See website
Cost: See website
More information: sdfilmfest.com


12th Annual La Mesa Park Appreciation Day

 

La Mesa Park Appreciation Day flyer

Come clean up MacArthur Park, then enjoy a BBQ and games for those who helped!

When: Saturday, Oct. 7 | 8am – 12pm
Where: MacArthur Park | 4975 Memorial Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942
Cost: Free
More information: www.cityoflamesa.com/409/Events-Activities


La Jolla Art & Wine Festival

This two-day, free and family-friendly celebration boasts a footprint of over ½ mile and an expansive collection of over 150 incredible juried artists from around the globe. The La Jolla Art & Wine Festival features something for everyone, from dazzling roving entertainment, to a gourmet marketplace serving scrumptious bites, a free family art center, silent auction and more.

When: Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 7 & 8 | 10am
Where: La Jolla, Girard Ave., La Jolla, CA
Cost: Free
More information: www.ljawf.com/visitors


South Park Fall Walkabout

The South Park Fall Walkabout is a quarterly fun-filled evening festival that showcases all the unique and independent businesses within South Park. Enjoy complimentary treats, live entertainment and special offers!

When: Saturday, Oct. 7 | 6pm
Where: South Park Neighborhood, San Diego, CA
Cost: Free
More information: www.southparksd.com/walkabout


Maker Faire San Diego

Maker Faire San Diego is a hands-on visual feast of invention and creativity and a celebration of the Maker movement. Balboa Park hosts this celebration of technology, arts, crafts, science, and the Do-It-Yourself mindset. It’s for innovative, creative people who like to tinker and love to create, and also for those curious minds who want to see what new and innovative things are just around the corner.

When: Saturday & Sunday, Oct 7 & 8 | 10am
Where: Balboa Park (Visitors Center) | 1549 El Prado , San Diego
Cost: $7 – $38
More information: www.balboapark.org


Ocean Beach Oktoberfest

The 13th annual Ocean Beach Oktoberfest is a two-day eclectic, beachside festival that will include a variety of exciting activities, contests and entertainment with proceeds benefiting local non-profit organizations.

Festivities kick off Friday at noon with the Oktoberstretch yoga festival, beer garden, live music and games.

When: Friday, Oct. 6, 12pm | Saturday, Oct. 7, 9am
Where: Newport Avenue and Abbott Street, San Diego, CA 92107
Cost: Free – $5
More information: oboktoberfest.com


If these aren’t enough events, check out my list of the top 20 must-do activities to do in San Diego here!

San Diego County Events for January 27 – 29

This weekend’s roundup in San Diego County: golf, a cultural festival, home improvement show, and boats. Come to San Diego to check them out!

San Diego county events this weekendFarmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines

Now happening: the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines. Along with golf, there will be four days of activities happening around the course. All tickets include access to tournament grounds and common areas and events.

When: Thursday – Sunday, Jan. 26 – 29 | Gates open at 7am
Where: Torrey Pines Golf Course | 11480 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA
Cost: Grounds tickets: $15-$35 daily; free to active-duty and retired military members, reservists and their dependents with valid military ID and dependents ID
More information: farmersinsuranceopen.com


Home Improvement Show

This event is perfect for home owners and home sellers! Working on some home improvement projects around the house? Get inspired at this three-day Home Show at the Del Mar Fairgrounds featuring products and services offered by local businesses.

When: Friday, Jan 27, 10am – 5pm | Saturday, Jan 28, 10am – 6pm | Sunday, Jan 29, 10am – 5pm
Where: O’Brien Hall, Del Mar Fairgrounds | 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
Cost: Free admission; parking is $13
More information: hstrial-showsusa.homestead.com


12th Annual Tet Festival

Celebrate the annual Vietnamese New Year celebration in Mira Mesa this weekend! The one-of-a-kind festival features free entertainment, lion dancing, music, carnival rides, authentic Vietnamese food and more.

When: Friday, Jan 27, 5 – 10pm | Saturday, Jan 28, 11am – 10pm | Sunday, Jan 29, 11am – 9pm
Where: Mira Mesa Community Park | 8575 New Salem St., Mira Mesa, CA
Cost: Free
More information: 12th Annual Tet Festival


San Diego Sunroad Boat Show

This annual show features dozens of boats, including yachts, kayaks and sailboats, along with the opportunity to check out the boats, accessories and supplies.

When: Friday, Jan 27, 12 – 6pm | Saturday & Sunday, Jan 28 & 29, 10am – 6pm
Where: Sunroad Marina | 955 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: $13, free for children 12 and under
More information: bigbayboatshow.com

San Diego County Events for December 23 – 25

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Enjoy your time with family and friends, celebrating the reason for the season — but in case you have some time to spare in San Diego, there are a few events around the San Diego County area. front door Christmas

Must-See Christmas Light Displays

Take a drive sometime this weekend to check out fantastic Christmas light displays in nearby neighborhoods! NBC San Diego has a great list here: Must-See Christmas Light Displays


Seas ‘N’ Greetings

The holiday magic meets the magic of the underwater world at Scripps Institution of Oceanography’s Birch Aquarium this Saturday. Throughout the day, walk through a winter wonderland, featuring festive decorations, music and ocean science activities. Don’t miss Santa as you have never seen him before: underwater!

When: Satufday, Dec. 24 | 9am
Where: Birch Aquarium | 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, CA 92037
Cost: Tickets start at $14
More information: aquarium.ucsd.edu/events/2016/seas-n-greetings


Skate & Celebrate – Hanukkah Menorah Lighting Celebration

The celebration will include ice skating to traditional Hanukkah music, a ceremonial menorah lighting and of course, traditional sufganiyot, or jelly doughnuts, eaten on the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah.

When: Saturday, Dec. 24 | 6pm
Where: Arts District Liberty Station | 2875 Dewey Road, San Diego, CA 92106
Cost: Free – $15
More information: www.kpbs.org/events/2016/dec/24/skate-celebrate-hanukkah-menorah-li/?et=71805


Annual Ugly Holiday Sweater Party At Second Chance Beer Co.

Join Second Chance Beer Company for the Annual Ugly Holiday Sweater party!

When: Friday, Dec. 23 | 6pm
Where: Second Chance Beer Company | 15378 Avenue of Science #222, San Diego, CA 92128
Cost: Free
More information: www.secondchancebeer.com


Holiday Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Turn Downtown San Diego or Balboa Park into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure over the Holidays.  Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a three-hour city tour.  Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history.

When: Friday, Dec. 23 | 10am
Where: Downtown San Diego or Balboa Park
Cost: $9 – $20 | Only $39.20 for a team of 2-5 people after Promotion Code SANTA16
More information: www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/things-to-do

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San Diego County Events for January 8 – 10

San Diego County has plenty of fun events, family activities, and free things to do this weekend! Stop by and enjoy Poway’s free Winter Festival, the San Diego Home Show, the soundON Festival of Modern Music, and much more in the next few days!

San Diego county events this weekendPoway Winter Festival

Experience the magic and charm of winter like never before! Join Poway for Winter Festival on Friday, January 8 from 5:00-9:00pm and Saturday, January 9 from 3:30-8:30pm at Poway Community Park. Feel snow between your fingers while sledding down the snow hill; smell roasting marshmallows as you devour delicious s’mores; experience the wind in your hair skating around the synthetic ice rink; and peruse a variety of vendors and their sensational products. Lights will twinkle, as music sets the tone and laughter fills the air. The Winter Festival brings to life all of the charm and entertainment of a cold-mountain town, set right in Poway.

When: Friday, Jan. 8, 5 – 9pm and Saturday, Jan. 9, 3:30 – 8:30pm
Where: Poway Community Park | 13094 Civic Center Dr., Poway, CA
Cost: Free
More information: ca-poway.civicplus.com


San Diego Spring Home Show

At the Home Show, their goal is simple: to inspire, motivate and excite you for your upcoming home improvement – whether it’s a minor renovation or a major remodel.

The show will feature a wide selection of home improvement professionals in a fun, interactive environment. The Home Show is for Everything For In And Around Your Home.

When: January 8, 9 & 10, 2016 | Friday – 11am-8pm, Saturday – 10am-8pm, Sunday – 10am-6pm
Where: San Diego Convention Center | 111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: Free
More information: www.homeshowsandiego.com


Sesame Street and a HBO Free Day

Cookie Monster and his friends are coming to San Diego! Bring your kids by the New Children’s Museum Saturday for a free museum day to promote new episodes of Sesame Street on HBO. There will be activities for the little ones and a performance by the Sesame Street Muppets, in addition to more fun.

When: Saturday, Jan. 9 | 9am
Where: The New Children’s Museum | 200 W Island Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: Free
More information: www.thinkplaycreate.org/sites/default/files/artwork/images/Sesame-Street-and-HBO-FREE-Museum-Day.png


2016 soundON Festival of Modern Music

The 2016 soundON Festival of Modern Music: APOCALYPSE AND TRANSFIGURATION. Replete with evocative and powerful imagery, classic Jewish and Christian apocalypses (the most well-known being the first century Apocalypse of John or Book of Revelation) portray an imminent end of history, and are characterized by descriptions of a supernatural world and the fate of the dead. Yet many were written to comfort and encourage a people in crisis, and thus in a sense are documents of hope, pointing to an ultimate transfiguration of existence.

When: Thursday, Jan. 7 – Sunday, Jan. 10 2016
Where: Athenaeum Music and Arts Library | 1008 Wall St, La Jolla, CA 92037
Cost: $10 – $70 | See website for specifics
More information: sandiegonewmusic.com/2016-soundON


CRY Kite Festival 2016

CRY San Diego’s Color the Sky Kite Festival is back for the second time on Saturday, Jan. 9 at 1 p.m.. Join us and hundreds of others in beautiful Coronado. There will be live music, Indian food and snacks, Desi kites, and more.

When: Saturday, Jan. 9 | 1pm
Where: Tidelands Park | 2000 Mullinix Dr, Coronado, CA 92118
Cost: $7 – $12
More information: https://www.portofsandiego.org/coronado-tidelands-park.html


California Native Plant Society Old Town Garden Party

What Germinated in December in the Old Town Native Plant Landscape?

Partners in Grime will see what plants came up in December. Then they will grub the bad and nurture the good. The good ones are plants that were here when Europeans arrived. The bad ones are the others! Bring sun protection water, gloves, and.tools, or share ours.

When: Saturday, Jan. 9 | 1 – 3pm
Where: Old Town San Diego State Historic Park | 4002 Wallace St., San Diego
Cost: Free
More information: www.kpbs.org/events/2016/jan/09/california-native-plant-society-old-town-garden-pa

San Diego County Events for October 9 – 11

Are you in San Diego this weekend? Enjoy Oktoberfests, Del Mar’s International Horse Show, and festivals now through Sunday!

San Diego county events this weekendDel Mar International Horse Show

One of southern California’s best horse show venues, the Del Mar Fairgrounds in San Diego county is hosting the Del Mar International Horse Show. It is two weeks of world-class competition, equestrian athletes, and the finest internationally recognized horses.

When: Oct. 7 – 18
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds | 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
Cost: $10; parking is free
More information: Del Mar International Horse Show


2015 Ocean Beach Oktoberfest Festival

Where better to pair the beach with beer, than in San Diego county? At the Ocean Beach Oktoberfest Festival, you’ll enjoy one of San Diego’s beaches, while also enjoying one of San Diego’s favorite past-times.

The festival will put on two days of entertainment, with: live music, an oceanfront beer garden, the annual Brat Trot runs, contests, and more activities. Come enjoy the German festival on the southern California beach!

When: Friday, Oct. 9, 4:20pm – 11pm and Saturday, Oct. 10, 9am – 10pm
Where: Newport Avenue & Abbott Street, San Diego, CA 92107
Cost: $5 for two-day beer garden entry
More information: Ocean Beach Oktoberfest


La Jolla Art and Wine Festival

Art from more than 150 artists will be on display at La Jolla’s Art and Wine Festival. Along with the art, enjoy the beautiful view and a wine and craft beer garden. Money raised will go towards San Diego-based pediatric brain cancer research.

When: Saturday, Oct. 10, 10am – 7pm and Sunday, Oct. 11, 10am – 6pm
Where: Girard Avenue in La Jolla
Cost: Free
More information: www.ljawf.com


Oktoberfest in El Cajon

Come and enjoy authentic German food, such as bratwurst, ox-on-the-spit, potato salad, potato pancakes, sauerkraut, red cabbage and a variety of German pastries. We offer a great selection of German beers and liquors, and soft drinks and water, to enjoy with your friends and family!

When: Oct. 2 – 11 | Various times
Where: 1017 South Mollison Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020
Cost: $5; under 21 and military free
More information: www.oktoberfestelcajon.com


Little Italy’s FESTA!

Little Italy’s FESTA celebrates Italian culture and tradition. FESTA! highlights include:  Italian food served al fresco, music on 3 stages, cooking demonstrations, Gesso Italiano (Italian Chalk) chalk art painting, Italian Motorsports Show featuring classic cars and bikes, fun for the kids, and a bocce ball tournament.

When: Sunday, Oct. 11 |  10am – 6pm
Where: Streets of Little Italy, San Diego
Cost: Free
More information: Little Italy’s FESTA!

San Diego County Events for October 2 – 4

This first week of October, there is plenty to do in San Diego county. Enjoy fall with any of these great family activities and local events:

San Diego county events this weekendKids Free in October

Kids Free in October BadgeKids are free in San Diego again this year! During the entire month of October, kids eat, stay and play for free throughout San Diego. Take advantage of great deals at more than 100 participating partners and get ready for the ultimate family vacation.

When: October 2015
Where: San Diego county participating partners
Cost: Free
More information: Click Here to Browse through the 100+ Kids Free Offers


San Diego Film Festival 2015

The 14th Annual San Diego Film Festival presents 100+ films, industry panels, parties and red carpet events.

When: Sept. 30 – Oct. 4
Where: Gaslamp Quarter in downtown San Diego and La Jolla
Cost: $75 – $500
More information: www.sdfilmfest.com


San Diego county Oktoberfests this weekend

La Mesa Oktoberfest

The La Mesa Oktoberfest is a traditional German celebration in San Diego’s East County featuring dancing, food, Bavarian bands, commercial booths and more.

When: Oct. 2 and 3 | 12 – 10pm
Where: La Mesa Village | Spring Street and La Mesa Boulevard, La Mesa, CA 91942
Cost: Free
More information: www.lmvma.com

Oktoberfest in El Cajon

Come and enjoy authentic German food, such as bratwurst, ox-on-the-spit, potato salad, potato pancakes, sauerkraut, red cabbage and a variety of German pastries. We offer a great selection of German beers and liquors, and soft drinks and water, to enjoy with your friends and family!

When: Oct. 2 – 11 | Various times
Where: 1017 South Mollison Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020
Cost: $5; under 21 and military free
More information: www.oktoberfestelcajon.com


Maker Faire San Diego

Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth – a festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.

When: Oct. 3 & 4
Where: Balboa Park | 1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: $10 – $22.50
More information: www.sdmakerfaire.org/


MCAS Miramar Air Show

Marine Corps Air Station Miramar is the home of the 3d Marine Aircraft Wing, and the largest military air show in the nation. The theme for the 2015 MCAS Miramar Air Show, which runs October 2-4 2015, is “A Salute to Veterans and Their Families.”

When: Oct. 2 – 4
Where: Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, San Diego, CA 92145
Cost: Free
More information: www.miramarairshow.com


Pacific BeachFest

Pacific BeachFest has something for everyone including a fish taco contest, surf competition, beach volley ball, craft beer, kids activities and music!

When: Oct. 3
Where: Pacific Beach Boardwalk, San Diego
Cost: Free
More information: www.pacificbeachfest.org

 

San Diego County Events for February 6 – 8

In store for you this weekend in San Diego County: kids can fish free, the famous Farmers Insurance Open is taking place, signup for La Mesa’s Flag Day Parade, and check out a museum for half-off!

Sign up for the La Mesa Flag Day Parade!

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