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San Diego County Events for November 18 – 20

Art, a holiday lighting, parade, and Shakespeare are just a few of the activities going on in San Diego County this weekend!

San Diego county events this weekendHoliday Lighting in Santee

Santee will kick off the holiday season Friday night with this Holiday Lighting party at Santee Trolley Square, which includes live music, arts and crafts for the kids, a mini express train, a petting zoo, snow sledding, food vendors and photos with Santa ($12). The event itself is free, but some activities may cost a small fee. Don’t miss the tree lighting ceremony, which happens at 6:15 p.m. sharp.

When: Friday, Nov. 18 | 5:30 – 8:30pm
Where: Santee Trolley Square | 9884 Mission Gorge Rd., Santee, CA
Cost: Free – $12+
More information: Holiday Lighting in Santee


Jai Ho! Bollywood Party: Diwali Night

This Bollywood party celebrates the Indian tradition of Diwali, the Festival of Lights. Activities include a dance lesson, Henna tattoos and an 11 p.m. dance performance, and tunes of DJs Ukeim and Prashant. Entry is free to the first 100, pre-registered attendees until 10 p.m. Otherwise, it’s $10 per person at the door. Attendees are encouraged to wear traditional Indian attire.

When: Friday, Nov. 18 | 9pm – 1:30am
Where: Queen Bee’s Art & Cultural Center | 3925 Ohio St., San Diego, CA
Cost: Free for the first 100; $10 after
More information: Jai Ho! Bollywood Party: Diwali Night


Fall Talmadge Art Show

The 24th annual Fall Talmadge Art Show features 85 artists showcasing handmade contemporary craft and fine art including: skirts, dresses, hats, purses, nuno felt clothing; silk clothing; pottery, mosaics, jewelry of all kinds, including bead, silver, pearl and more; baskets, clocks, garden art, dolls, sculpture, paintings, fiber art and more — plus events!

When: Sunday, Nov. 20 | 10am
Where: Liberty Station Conference Center | 2600 Laning Rd., San Diego, CA
Cost: Free
More information: www.talmadgeartshow.com


70th Annual Mother Goose Parade

The 70th annual Mother Goose Parade is Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016. Always the Sunday before Thanksgiving.

The parade includes colorful and exciting parade entries, such as floats, marching bands, giant helium balloons, clowns, eloquent equestrians, special guests, and of course Santa Claus at the end of the parade. The parade route travels down Main Street. Parade begins at 1 p.m.

When: Sunday, Nov. 20 | Parade starts at 10am
Where: Main St, El Cajon, CA
Cost: Free
More information: www.mothergooseparade.org


“Globe for All”: Free Performance of Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure”

Audiences around San Diego get the chance to see free performances of one of William Shakespeare’s beloved plays in their own community as part of The Old Globe’s “Globe for All” program. The program, now in its third year, brings free and low-cost performances of a Shakespeare play to communities around San Diego. This year, the program will put on Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure.”

When: Saturday, Nov. 19 | 12pm
Where: Escondido Public Library | 239 S. Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA
Cost: Free
More information: “Globe for All”: Free Performance of Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure”

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San Diego county activities and events this weekend

San Diego County Events for June 10 – 12

Take the family on a drive to San Diego County and enjoy some great events and things to do this beautiful June weekend!


Sundays at Six Summer Concert Series

La Mesa Sundays at Six Concert SeriesEvery year, La Mesa Park and Recreation Foundation puts on some free family fun with their Sundays at Six concert series. This year’s fun begins this Sunday at 6pm, with the San Diego Concert Band!

When: Sunday, June 12 and every Sunday until July 24 (except for July 3) | 6 – 7pm
Where: Harry Griffen Park | 9550 Milden Street, La Mesa
Cost: Free
More information: www.cityoflamesa.com/409/Events-Activities


Fido Fest 2016

The free event will have dozens of giveaways, discounted vaccinations and microchipping, live entertainment, obedience demonstrations, and more. If you’re looking for a dog, rescue organizations will be at the fest with plenty of dogs looking for homes.

When: Saturday, June 11 | 9am – 1pm
Where: Santee Town Center Community Park East | 550 Park Center Drive Santee, CA 92071
Cost: Free
More information: www.eventbrite.com/e/fido-fest-2016-tickets-19920012293


San Diego Festival Of The Arts

Known as the La Jolla Festival of the Arts for the past 29 years, this annual event has brought established and emerging artists from around the world to San Diego. For the event’s 30th anniversary in 2016, it is getting both a new name, becoming the San Diego Festival of the Arts, and a new location.

When: Saturday & Sunday, June 11 & 12 | 10am
Where: Waterfront Park at the County Administration Center | 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: $12 – $17
More information: www.sandiegocounty.gov/parks/Waterfrontpark


Encinitas Food Truck Film Festival

Shop arts and other goods from 5-7 p.m. and grab dinner from two food trucks. At sundown, there will be a screening of family-friendly documentaries by Encinitas filmmakers. The event is BYOC (bring your own chair), pets are also welcome.

When: Friday, June 10 | 5pm
Where: Union CoWork | 111 C St., Encinitas, CA 92024
Cost: Free
More information: unioncowork.com/food-truck-film-festival-61016


47th Annual San Diego Greek Festival

The parishioners of St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church invite all to a celebration of culture and community in the heart of San Diego. This annual gathering offers a variety of Greek cuisine, handmade pastries, and traditional Greek coffee, all within the festive atmosphere of music and dance.

When: Saturday & Sunday, June 11 & 12
Where: St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church, 3655 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92103
Cost: Free – $3
More information: sdgreekfestival.com


San Diego County Fair

Mad About the Fair is the theme of the San Diego County Fair, and it’s going to be 26 days of wild, wacky, whimsical, wonderous fun! The fair opens today, June 3, and goes until July 4!

When: June 3 – July 4, 2016
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds | 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014
Cost: $9 – $16
More information: www.sdfair.com

San Diego county activities and events this weekend

San Diego County Events for May 27 – 29

It’s time to celebrate and remember the American soldiers who have fallen. This Memorial Day weekend, be grateful for those in the military and enjoy your time with family and friends. Here are just a few of San Diego County’s events and activities for this weekend:


Santee Street Fair

The Santee Street Fair will have over 300 vendors and food booths, 2 stages for live entertainment, a craft beer garden, and carnival rides.

When: Saturday, May 28 | 10am – 6pm
Where: Riverview Parkway and Town Center Parkway, Santee, CA 92071
Cost: Free
More information: santeestreetfair.com


Fine-Tuning and Creative Brewing Seminar

beerSan Diego is known for it’s brews and beers; why not learn how to brew a batch yourself? At the Fine-Tuning and Creative Brewing Seminar, learn how to brew from multi-award winning homebrewer Brian Trout.

When: Sunday, May 29 | 6:30 – 8pm
Where: The Homebrewer | 2911 El Cajon Blvd Ste 2, San Diego, CA92104
Cost: $20
More information: www.thehomebrewersd.com/event/fine-tuning-and-creative-brewing-seminar


2016 San Diego Ben Vereen Awards

Cheer on local, talented high school students at the 2016 San Diego Ben Vereen Awards this weekend. The competition between 10 male and 10 female nominees will be held on May 29 at the Balboa Theatre. “Finalists from participating schools are nominated as Best Actor/Best Actress candidates for their portrayal of leading roles in their high school’s musical theatre production. By the end of the evening, 1 Male Champion and 1 Female Champion will be selected to represent the 2016 San Diego Ben Vereen Awards at the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (NHSMTA) in New York.” (www.benvereenawards.com)

When: Sunday, May 29 | 6pm
Where: Balboa Theatre | 868 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: $32.50 | Buy tickets here
More information: www.benvereenawards.com


Summer Movies in the Park

Summer Movies in the Parkmovie hosts family-friendly outdoor film screenings at parks throughout San Diego; with the series beginning with a screening of “Aladdin” at Waterfront Park. Besides the actual movie, enjoy games and activities, and concessions and food trucks. The movie begins at dusk, but get there early to get a spot!

When: Friday, May 27 | 6pm
Where: Waterfront Park | 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: Free | $10 underground parking off of Ash St., and free metered parking after 6pm
More information: www.summermoviesinthepark.com


American Heritage Car Show

The American Heritage Car Show is one of the most exciting car shows anywhere. Over 200 gorgeous vehicles are exhibited in downtown Escondido’s Grape Day Park.

When: Saturday, May 28 | 9am
Where: Grape Day Park | 321 N. Broadway, Escondido, CA 92025
Cost: Free
More information: www.grapedaypark.org


USS Midway Museum’s Memorial Day lineup

flag“The USS Midway Museum is the heart and soul of Memorial Day celebration in San Diego. Understandably the busiest weekend of the year, the Memorial Day lineup of activities aboard the Midway honors and remembers our heroes as it celebrates our military heritage.” (http://www.midway.org/calendar) Several different activities and festivities will be happening at the Midway this weekend; check out the website for details. The event is free to the public and those who attend are invited to stay aboard and explore the USS Midway Museum at no charge as well.

When: Saturday – Monday, May 28 – 30
Where: USS Midway Museum | 910 North Harbor Drive, San Diego
Cost: Free
More information: www.midway.org/legacy-week-2016


Vista Strawberry Festival

The Vista Strawberry Festival this weekend will bring live entertainment on multiple stages, bands, local craft brews all day long in the beer garden, carnival rides and 300+ vendors.

When: Sunday, May 29 | 8am
Where: Downtown Vista, CA
Cost: Free
More information: vistastrawberryfest.com


Memorial Day Weekend Observances

The Chapter 472, Vietnam Veterans of America, will host Memorial Weekend Observances at the San Diego Vietnam Peace Memorial at the Veterans Museum on Saturday and Sunday, with a formal ceremony on Monday morning.

When: Saturday – Monday, May 28 – 30 | 8am
Where: Veterans Museum and Memorial Center | 2115 Park Boulevard , San Diego
Cost: Free
More information: www.veteranmuseum.org

San Diego county activities and events this weekend

San Diego County Events for May 13 – 15

Festivals, fairs and family events are all happening this weekend in San Diego County! Check out the activities below…and if these aren’t enough events, check out my list of the top 20 must-do activities to do in San Diego here!


How-To Festival

San Diego Public Library is hosting the How-To Festival on Saturday. There’s more than 70 different 4-hour long classes that you can take for free; including: first-aid, brew beer, solder, and more. The How-To Festival will take place 10am – 4pm in four different locations; click on the link below to view more information.

When: Saturday, May 14 | 10am – 4pm
Where: Four different locations; view the link below for details
Cost: Free
More information: www.kpbs.org/events/2016/may/14/how-festival/?et=63213


River Park Festival

Santee is hosting their free community River Park Festival this weekend. There will be free music, a beer garden, BMX demos, crafts, games and activities.

When: Saturday, May 14 | 3:30 – 8pm
Where: Town Center Community Park East | 550 Park Center Dr., Santee, CA 92071
Cost: Free
More information: www.cityofsanteeca.gov/Index.aspx?page=8&recordid=3167


2nd Annual Spring Fair & Boutique

Stop by Fran’s Original Farm Stand for the 2nd annual Spring Fair & Boutique this weekend. Local artist, crafts, bakers, jams & jellies, seamstress and more will have their goods for sale. There will be an afternoon BBQ lunch available, local arts/craft vendors, and fresh, local produce.

When: Saturday & Sunday, May 14 & 15 | 10am – 5pm
Where: Fran’s Original Farm Stand | 1980 Summit Dr, Escondido, CA
Cost: Free entrance
More information: www.facebook.com/events/243810299305435


17th Annual Scripps Ranch Community Fair

Nestled in the beautiful Scripps Ranch Community Park, the Fair showcases a variety of community groups, businesses and vendors. At the fair, there will be music, Kids’ Zone with fun rides, facepainting, and hands-on activities. You and your family will enjoy delicious food and refreshments, a stop by the Wine & Beer Garden, live entertainment onstage, and a free concert that night. Hosted by the Scripps Ranch Civic Association (SRCA).

When: Sunday, May 15 | 12pm
Where: Scripps Ranch Community Park | 11454 Blue Cypress Dr, San Diego, CA 92131
Cost: Free
More information: www.kpbs.org/events/2016/may/15/17th-annual-scripps-ranch-community/?et=60959


Grand Avenue Festival

At the Grand Avenue Festival, 500 vendors, children’s rides and activities will line the streets of Escondido Sunday as residents come out to enjoy rides, live music and children’s games. The festival crosses seven historic blocks of the city and marks the second largest single-day fair in California. Source: http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/san-diego-weekend-events-204328381.html#ixzz48YcnDoEo

When: Sunday, May 15 | 9am – 5pm
Where: Tri-City Wellness Center | Grand Avenue, Escondido, CA
Cost: Free
More information: www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/san-diego-weekend-events-204328381

San Diego County Events for April 3 – 5

With Easter coming up on Sunday, April 5, here are some ways to celebrate the holiday here in San Diego County!

easterSantee Lakes’ Eggstravaganza

Santee Lakes presents our annual Eggstravaganza! In partnership with the City of Santee, this event boasts of continuous egg hunts for ages 3 to 8 years old, carnival rides for all ages, petting zoo, craft booths, face painting and much more.

When: April 4, 2015 | 9am – 3pm
Where: Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve | 9310 Fanita Pkwy, Santee, CA 92071
Cost: Parking – $5 Tickets – $.50
More information: www.santeelakes.com


Easter Sunrise Service

easterThis Easter, Sunday April 5 at 6:30 a.m., the Mt. Helix Park amphitheater will be home to its 90th sunrise service. Dedicated in 1925, this historic venue averages 1,000 participants who come from throughout the county, and beyond to celebrate against the backdrop of the Park’s spectacular 360 degree views.

Touted as being the second oldest continuous Easter sunrise service celebration in the United States and the oldest in San Diego, services began in the Park in 1917.

Each year a different religious organization hosts the event which is free and open to the public, and this year it is the Foothills United Methodist Church.

When: April 5, 2015 | 6:30am
Where: Mt. Helix Park amphitheater | 4905 Mt. Helix Dr, La Mesa, CA 91941
Cost: Free
More information


 

Easter Celebration at the Westgate

An Easter Celebration, Westgate style. Enjoy a visit from the Easter Bunny and a magician, as well as an Easter egg hunt and other great activities for children.

When: April 3 – 5, 2015
Where: The Westgate Hotel | 1055 Second Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: $29-$69
More information


Zydeco Day at The Flower Fields

The Bayou Brothers will make sure your Easter is memorable with their popular accordion based musical genre hailing from Louisiana!

When: April 5, 2015 | 9am – 6pm
The Bayou Brothers Performance: 1:00 to 4:00 PM.
Where: The Flower Fields of Carlsbad California | 5704 Paseo del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Cost: Included with admission
More information


The Bunny Train

Complete with a train ride, a visit from the Easter Bunny, and an Easter egg hunt, the Bunny Train event at the Museum is perfect for the whole family.

When: Now through April 4, 2015 | 11am – 2:30pm
Where: Pacific Southwest Railway Museum | 750 Depot Street, Campo, CA 91906
Cost: Adults (ages 13-64) – $15 Seniors (ages 65 and older) – $12 Children (ages 3-12) – $10 Infants and Toddlers (under age 3) – $5 Cab Rides – $35
More information: www.psrm.org/bunny-train/


Belmont Park’s Easter Eggstravaganza

Belmont Park’s Easter Eggstravaganza will have 10,000 fun-filled eggs on the beach and throughout the park! Plus 25 special Golden Eggs will be among them!

When: April 5, 2015 | 9am – 4pm
Where: Belmont Park | 3146 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109
Cost: Varies by event
More information: www.belmontpark.com/easter

Events in San Diego County This Weekend

San Diego Film Festival Preview

A Two-Night Preview Event Presented by SILO in Makers Quarter

SILO in Makers Quarter will debut a film selected by the SD Film Festival Committee, paired with live art installations, the East Village Film Contest showcase, and Makers of all sorts. Patrons will enjoy local craft beer, specially crafted cocktails, and gourmet food trucks. Patrons will be encouraged to use alternative modes of transportation to and from the event. Free Bike Valet parking will be provided. Please leave outside food and beverages at home.

When: September 13-14 | 5pm – 11pm

Where: SILO in Makers Quarter | 753 15th St, San Diego, CASantee bluegrass festival

More info: www.makersquarter.com/happenings/san-diego-film-festival-preview

Santee Bluegrass Festival

 Beer, Wine, Dine & Let the Bluegrass Shine

When: September 14 | 5:30pm – 9:30pm

Cost: $35-$45

Where: Town Center Community Park East | 550 Park Center Drive, Santee, CA

More info: www.ci.santee.ca.us

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