Here’s what’s new and happening for this beautiful San Diego County weekend!
The 15th annual Carlsbad Music Festival is a 3-day summer celebration of “adventurous music by the beach” on Friday-Sunday, August 24-26, 2018, in the charming seaside Village of Carlsbad. The Festival, called “one of the area’s most innovative music showcases” by KPBS, features 60+ performances of creative music of all kinds curated by Founder and Artistic Director, composer/violinist Matt McBane. These include ticketed Mainstage Concerts, dozens of FREE outdoor concerts all weekend, and a beer garden, food trucks, and artisan market.
When: Friday – Sunday, August 24 – 26
Where: St. Michael’s by the Sea Episcopal Church | 2775 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad, CA 92008
More information: www.carlsbadmusicfestival.org
San Diego International Kids’ Film Festival
The San Diego International Kids’ Film Festival will screen over 150+ films from 30+ countries. American filmmakers as well as film delegations from China, Korea, Taiwan, Canada, Mexico, Russia, Japan, India, France, UK, Germany and many more, will appear at the event.
When: Friday – Sunday, Aug. 24 – 26
Where: City of Carlsbad Library | 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad, CA 92011
More information: www.sdkidsfilms.org
Imperial Avenue Street Festival
The Imperial Avenue Street Festival is a multicultural street scene that celebrates the rich history, arts and culture of the Greater Logan Heights community.
When: Saturday, Aug. 25 | 12 – 9pm
Where: Imperial Avenue | Imperial Ave & 28th, San Diego, CA 92102
More information: www.imperialavenuestreetfest.com
The Swinging Gypsies embody the spirit of gypsy jazz mixed with traditional jazz and swing. Enjoy free Swing Dance lessons that will help you move to this delightful band, merging music and dance as one on August 25 5-8 pm.
When: Saturday, Aug 25 | 5 – 8pm
Where: The Headquarters at Seaport’s Courtyard
More information: theheadquarters.com/events-calendar/new-orleans-swinging-gypsies
14th Annual Leucadiart Walk
Come join us for a day of packed with art, music, culture and fun. This year’s LeucadiART Walk will be a day to remember in celebration of supporting creativity and the people in this community.
When: Sunday, Aug. 26 | 10am – 5pm
Where: N. Coast Highway 101 in Leucadia, Encinitas,CA
More information: www.leucadia101.com/events/leucadiart-walk
In what may be its last run of the season, thousands of grunion, slim silver fish, will come out of the water and onto the shoreline to spawn. To see the natural event that happens only a handful of days throughout the year, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife recommends heading to a San Diego County beach with a flashlight. Runs are expected through Tuesday at various times but sightings are not guaranteed. Grunion sightings may occur at: Oceanside Pier View North Beach, Oceanside Harbor Beach, Del Mar Beach, La Jolla Shores, Mission Beach, Ocean Beach, Coronado and Coronado Shores Beach and Imperial Beach.
When: through Tuesday at various times
Where: Various beaches in San Diego County
More information: www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Fish-Out-of-Water-Thousands-of-Grunion-Spawn-on-San-Diego-County-Beaches-484182251
Sunday Organ Concert
Enjoy a free, hour-long organ concert Sunday at Balboa Park’s famed Spreckels Organ Pavilion. At the keys, the audience will find Raul Prieto Ramirez, the city’s newest San Diego Civic Organist and Artistic Director of the Spreckels Organ Society. Prieto Ramirez hails from Spain and, as he told NBC 7, hopes to keep the program interesting – from Bach to Queen – at the historic Spreckels Organ.
When: Sunday, Aug. 26 | 2 – 3pm
Where: Spreckels Organ Pavilion at Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: spreckelsorgan.org