Enjoy your weekend in San Diego County at one of the following events — there’s horse racing to watch, food to be enjoyed, media to see, and so much more down here!
The annual Del Mar Thoroughbred Club racing season, starts up this week, from mid-July to early September.
When: July 16 – September 7, 2015
Where: Del Mar Racetrack | 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014
Cost: Stretch Run: $6 | Clubhouse: $10
More information: www.dmtc.com | (858) 755-1141
Imperial Beach Sun & Sea Festival
The 2015 Imperial Beach Sun & Sea Festival will feature world-class sandcastle sculptors creating some of the best sand creations on the West Coast as well as a community parade and pancake breakfast, live music, children’s craft activities, a Kids ‘n Kastles competition, Farmer’s Market and International Food Fair.
When: July 17-18, 2015
Where: Pier Plaza | 10 Evergreen Avenue, Imperial Beach, CA 91932
More information: www.sunandseafestival.com
Festival of the Bells
Celebrates the anniversary of Mission San Diego de Alcalá, the Mother of California’s 21 Missions, which was founded by Blessed Father Junipero Serra on July 16, 1769. All five Mission bells are rung during the weekend festivities, including an original bell dating back to 1802. There will also be food, entertainment, dancing and traditional activities like the Blessing of the Bells and the Blessing of the Animals.
When: July 18-19, 2015
Where: Mission San Diego de Alcalá | 10818 San Diego Mission Road, San Diego, CA 92108
More information: www.missionsandiego.org/
Lemon Zest & Garlic Fest
From lemon and garlic inspired food tastings from San Diego’s top culinary minds, to cooking demonstrations, a beer and wine garden, dozens of retail vendors and a free family area, the festival will be filled with tasty delights and fun activities for all ages. Guests will also be invited to cast their vote for “Best Dish” of the fest.
When: July 18, 2015 | 12 – 5pm
Where: San Diego County Waterfront Park | 1600 Pacific Hwy., San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: Family Area – Free | Food, Beer & Wine Tastings – $50-$70
More information: www.lzgfsd.com/
The Little Italy Summer Film Festival
Kick-off summer with some of Italy’s greatest films. The Little Italy Summer Film Festival will show every Saturday starting June 27, 2015, until Saturday, September 5, 2015, at the Amici Park Amphitheater (W. Date & State Streets).
When: Saturday, July 18 and every Saturday until Sept. 5 | Doors open 7:30pm, films start at 8pm
Where: Amici Park Amphitheater (W. Date & State Streets) | W. Date & State Streets, San Diego, California 92101
Cost: $5.00 Donation
More information: www.littleitalysd.com
Rubio’s Coast Fest
Rubio’s CoastFest is a celebration of the ocean and its many gifts. From the bounty it offers to the shores it graces, the ocean is more than a resource for Rubio’s: it is a way of life. After the cleanup, enjoy: live music, free food and drinks, a beer garden, free surf lessons from Surfin Fire, photo booth, pledge wall, Rubio’s Prize Wheel, and a Salsa Garden.
When: July 18, 2015 | 10am – 2pm
Where: Oceanside Pier Amphitheatre | 200 N. The Strand, Oceanside, CA 92054
More information: offers.rubios.com/coastfest2015/