In 2018, ArtWalk Carlsbad makes its debut. This fine art festival is part of the ArtWalk San Diego brand known for bringing together all facets of the arts in San diego while promoting the experience of owning orginal art.
More than 175 visual artists will show and sell their work, alongside colorful chalk art that will fill the asphalt as you watch street paintings being created before your eyes on the pavement.
When: Sept. 22 & 23
Where: Armada Drive (above the Flower Fields off of Palomar Airport Road), Carlsbad
Cost: Free for children under 16; adults $10 – $15
More information: artwalksandiego.org/carlsbad
Julian’s Old Fashioned Country Fair
A perfect way to spend some time in Julian! Come on up and spend a day exploring all the Julian has to offer. Some of the activities include: pie baking contest, tug-of-war, pumpkin patch, spoon races, and lots of other activities.
When: Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 22 & 23 | 10am
Where: Julian Farm and Orchard | 4381 CA-78, Julian, CA
More information: www.julianminingcompany.com
San Diego Restaurant Week
San Diego Restaurant Week returns Sunday, September 23rd through Sunday, September 30th with a FEAST for the senses at over 180 participating restaurants. Dine deliciously at restaurants offering prix-fixe menu options throughout San Diego County. This foodie-favorited week is the perfect time to take a culinary tour throughout the diverse and thriving food culture of San Diego.
For one week only, over 180 participating restaurants will offer three-course prix-fixe dinner menus for $20, $30, $40 or $50 per person and/or two-course prix-fixe lunch menus for $10, $15 or $20 per person.
When: Sept. 23 – 30
Where: City wide
Cost: $10 – 50
More information: www.sandiegorestaurantweek.com
24th Annual Pacific Islander Festival
Pacific Islander Festival showcases the cultures and customs of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia with entertainment, food, music and specialty crafts.
When: Sept. 22 – 23 | 9am – 4pm
Where: Mission Bay’s Ski Beach, Vacation Road, San Diego, CA 92109
More information: www.pifasandiego.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