There are several free, local events in San Diego county cities this weekend! Take a nature walk in San Diego, have dinner and a concert in El Cajon, and explore Mexican heritage in Escondidio. Find details on these and more events below!
All sorts of decor, gift, and craft items created by local artisans!
When: Friday, September 9, 9am – 6pm | Saturday, September 10, 9am – 3pm
Where: La Mesa Community Center | 4975 Memorial Drive, La Mesa, CA 91941
More information: www.sandiegoreader.com/events/2016/sep/09/fall-home-decor-gift-craft-show
El Cajon’s Dinner & Concert
Check out El Cajon’s Dinner and A Concert; in the heart of beautiful Downtown El Cajon. This week they are featuring The Soul Persuaders. Funk and Soul Music to get you movin’, all live on the Prescott Promenade. Join thousands and have lots of fun. Local restaurants serve up great food, so you can enjoy your concert in style.
When: Friday, September 9 | 6 – 8pm
Where: Prescott Promenade in downtown El Cajon
More information: downtownelcajon.com/events/dinner-and-a-concert-2016-09-09
52nd Annual Poway Days Parade
The 52nd Annual Poway Days Parade will be taking place on Saturday, September 10th, 2016! Parade time begins at 9:00 am and starts from Pomerado Road and Poway Road and continues to Bowron Road. This year’s theme is “Literacy: Read, Lead, Succeed.”
When: Saturday, September 10 | Beginning at 9am
Where: Poway Road, Poway, CA
More information: www.powaydaysparade.org
Herencia Mexicana Festival
Mexican culture and tradition will be celebrated at the Herencia Mexicana Festival — a free family event with mariachis, music, dancing and more.
When: Saturday, September 10 | 10am – 6pm
Where: Grape Day Park |321 N. Broadway, Escondido, CA 92025
More information: visitescondido.com/mc-events/herencia-mexicana-festival-at-grape-day-park
Brazilian Day San Diego
It’s the largest Brazilian festival on the West Coast — with plenty of entertainment, fun, and music! Event highlights include: arts and crafts, live music, performances, food, a beer garden, carnival parade, kids’ zone, and more.
When: Saturday, September 10 | 11am – 7pm
Where: Belmont Park | 3146 Mission Blvd, San Diego
More information: www.braziliandaysandiego.com
Guided Nature Walk: Chicken Thief
Join an MTRP Trail Guide on a guided nature walk and learn about the plants, animals, geology, history, and ecology of the park on one of their scenic trails. These interpretive nature walks are offered to enhance your appreciation of the unique beauty of San Diego’s natural environment.
Walks start from the Visitor Center every Saturday, Sunday, and Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. Walks are free and open to the public, with no reservations required.
When: Sunday, September 11 | 9:30am
Where: Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor’s Center | 1 Father Junipero Serra Trail, San Diego, CA 92119
More information: www.mtrp.org/events