Local family-friendly activities and events are happening all this weekend down in San Diego County!
La Mesa Oktoberfest
Check out La Mesa’s Oktoberfest, beginning today through Sunday! Enjoy German and other foods, traditional and modern activities, a full music lineup, children’s entertainment and activities, and more!
When: Friday – Sunday, Sept. 28 – 30 | Fri. 4 – 10pm, Sat. 10am – 10pm, Sun. 10am – 6pm
Where: 8401 La Mesa Blvd, La Mesa, CA
Cost: Free – $45
More information: www.lamesaoktoberfest.org
MCAS Miramar Air Show
Welcome to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, home of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing and the largest military air show in the nation. This year’s airshow is scheduled from September 28-30, 2018.
Their theme for the 2018 MCAS Miramar Air Show is “100 years of women in the Marine Corps.”
When: Friday – Sunday, Sept. 28 – 30
Where: MCAS Miramar East Gate, Miramar Way, San Diego, CA 92145
Cost: Free – $260
More information: www.miramarairshow.com
San Diego Cabrillo Festival
The Cabrillo Festival is a fun event for the entire family, with educational activities, cultural demonstrations and exciting folkloric performances.
Brightly colored clothing and dramatic music and dancing bring to life the traditions of the Native American, Mexican, Portuguese and Spanish cultures that are part of the Age of Exploration.
The Cabrillo Festival features food booths with delicious traditional Mexican, Native American, Portuguese and Spanish food. Vendors will showcase their various artistic goods.
When: Saturday, Sept. 29 | 11am
Where: Naval Base Pt. Loma, 140 Sylvester Rd., San Diego, CA 92106
More information: www.cnic.navy.mil/regions/cnrsw/installations/navbase_point_loma
Adams Avenue Street Fair
The 37th annual Adams Avenue Street Fair will feature more than 80 artists performing on six stages along Adams Avenue in Normal Heights.
This year’s headliners will include West London reggae/tropical pop sing Hollie Cook (daughter of Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook), and the roots-rockin’ Deke Dickerson and the Ecco-Fonics. In addition to the great variety of music, there will be a craft beer taste (Saturday only), four beer gardens, giant carnival rides, festival food and more than 300 exhibitors.
For the complete music line-up, schedule, beer tickets and more information, check out their website, AdamsAvenueStreetFair.com.
When: Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29 & 30
Where: Adams Avenue, Normal Heights, San Diego, CA 92116
More information: www.adamsavenuebusiness.com/event-info/adams-avenue-street-fair
2018 Poway Rodeo
The 2018 Poway Rodeo is back Friday, Sept. 28 and Saturday, Sept. 29. The Poway Rodeo will continue to feature the traditions of the old West and Cowboy heritage. View the schedule of events
Tickets are selling fast!
When: Friday & Saturday, Sept. 28 & 29
Where: Poway Valley Riders Association Arena, 14336 Tierra Bonita Rd. , Poway, CA 92064
Cost: View the website
More information: powayrodeo.com
El Cajon Dinner and a Concert
One of El Cajon’s premier events, our Dinner & a Concert Series is back again this year in the center of Downtown El Cajon. Dinner & A Concert is a weekly concert and dance hosted by Downtown El Cajon Business Partners, performed on the Prescott Promenade, which is surrounded by a variety of restaurants. Thousands of people from all over San Diego County arrive to see and listen to many of our local bands and musicians. Join us Friday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 PM for a great time and great food from our downtown restaurants.
When: Friday evenings | 6 – 8pm
Where: Prescott Promenade | East Main St., El Cajon, CA 92020
More information: downtownelcajon.com/dinner-and-a-concert
Summer Movies in the Park
Across the county, cities are taking part in the movie screenings at local outdoor parks. Almost every day of the week this summer, San Diegans can find a free outdoor movie screening thanks to a county-wide initiative. This weekend, you have a few movies to choose from — check the movie calendar below!
When: Friday and Saturday | movies in the park ongoing this entire summer
Where: Various parks in San Diego County
More information: www.summermoviesinthepark.com/moviecalendar