Once again, there’s so much going on in our county today – Sunday; check out the great events happening in San Diego County this weekend!
The old-fashioned Ramona Country Fair began last night and goes through this weekend. With music, a wild west show, bluegrass festival, custom bike show, rides, contests, and all the great throw-back things that make a country fair nostalchic, you’ll want to come this weekend to it! (PLUS, it’s free admission!)
When: Thursday – Sunday, August 24 – 27 | Friday 5-11pm, Saturday 11am-11pm, Sunday 11am – 10pm
Where: Ramona Outdoor Community Center | 421 Aqua Lane, Ramona, CA 92065
Cost: Free admission, $5 parking
More information: www.facebook.com/RamonaCountryFair and ramonachamber.com/events
Cruisin’ Grand Escondido
Downtown Escondido’s free, weekly vintage car show continues, running every Friday night through Sept. 29. Cruisin’ Grand Escondido takes over historic Grand Avenue, with more than 500 cool cars lining the streets. Musical entertainment, as well.
When: Fridays, through September 29 | 5 – 9pm
Where: Downtown Escondido | 235 East Grand Ave, Escondido, CA
More information: cruisingrand.com
G & The New Orleans Swinging Gypsies – free concert and dance lesson
G & The New Orleans Swinging Gypsies embody the spirit of gypsy jazz mixed with traditional jazz and swing. In addition to a live concert, enjoy free Swing Dance lessons that will help you cut a rug to this delightful band, merging music and dance as one!
When: Friday, August 25 | 6 – 9pm
Where: The Headquarters at Seaport | 789 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
More information: theheadquarters.com/events-calendar/g-new-orleans-swinging-gypsies
14th Annual Carlsbad Music Festival
Adventurous music invades the seaside Village of Carlsbad for the nationally renown 14th annual Carlsbad Music Festival on August 25-27. The Festival programming is an eclectic mix of creative music ranging from contemporary classical, to indie rock, to world music, to electronic; plus a Green Flash beer garden and food trucks steps from the beach.
When: Friday – Sunday, August 25 – 27
Where: Festival Hub: St Michael’s by the Sea, 2775 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad
Cost: Free and ticketed performances; Free – $90
More information: www.carlsbadmusicfestival.org
Fourth Annual Imperial Avenue Street Festival
The fourth annual Imperial Avenue Street Festival celebrates the rich history, culture and arts of the Greater Logan Heights community! Come out and experience the flavors of Imperial Avenue, enjoy a variety of fun family programming, browse the offerings of local artists and crafts, enjoy gourmet food and beverages, craft beer garden and groove to an amazing lineup of live performers, American jazz, R&B and rock bass player and vocalist!
When: Saturday, August 26 | 12 – 9pm
Where: Imperial Avenue and 28th Street | 2802 Imperial Ave., San Diego, CA 92102
More information: www.imperialavenuestreetfest.com
Summer Movies in the Park
Summer Movies in the Park is a series of free outdoor movie screenings in community parks and recreation centers throughout San Diego.
Movies begin at dusk, which is about 15 minutes after sunset. People are encouraged to come early for picnics and activities.
This Friday & Saturday’s (August 25 & 26) free movies (find locations via the schedule link) include:
- Finding Dory
- The Lego Batman Movie
- Finding Dory
- A Bug’s Life
- Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
- Inside Out
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
If these aren’t enough events, check out my list of the top 20 must-do activities to do in San Diego here!
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