Tag Archives: Chula Vista

San Diego County Events for Nov. 16 – 18

Get in the holiday spirit with any one of these great upcoming events here in San Diego County!

San Diego county events this weekendEncinitas Holiday Street Fair

The Encinitas Holiday Street Fair is one of the largest holiday fairs in San Diego County. It’ll be located down the center of six blocks of scenic South Coast Highway 101, two blocks from the Pacific Ocean.  The Holiday Street Fair, continuous since 1989, children’s rides, two stages of live entertainment and food and drink refreshments provide an attractive setting for the public and a great boon to our vendors.

When: Sunday, Nov. 18 | 9am – 4pm
Where: Coast Hwy 101 | Encinitas, CA
Cost: Free
More information

Mother Goose Parade

Mother Goose is ready to usher in the holiday season in El Cajon. The annual parade marches down Main Street, from El Cajon Boulevard to First Street, with an array of whimsical balloons, from Humpty Dumpty to turkeys, and of course Mother Goose herself.

When: Sunday, Nov. 18 | 1pm
Where: El Cajon Boulevard and W. Main Street
Cost: Free
More information

Rady Children’s Ice Rink in Liberty Station

Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary and Liberty Station welcome San Diegans to kick off the holiday season with outdoor ice skating at the Rady Children’s Ice Rink at Liberty Station beginning Saturday, November 17 and closing Sunday, January 6.

The outdoor rink will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., excluding Thanksgiving and Christmas.

When: Open Nov. 17 – Jan. 6 | 10am – 10pm
Where: Liberty Station, San Diego, CA
Cost: $10 – $15
More information

San Diego Asian Film Festival

The San Diego Asian Film Festival (SDAFF) is a premier film showcase of Asian American and international cinema. This year, the 19th edition of SDAFF will showcase over 160 films from 28 countries at six different venues.

When: Multiple dates from Nov 8 – Nov 17, 2018
Where: Multiple locations
Cost: $12 – $295
More information

Norman Park Holiday Bazaar

Get a head start on your holiday shopping and shop small! The San Diego Small Business Forum presents to you the Inaugural Norman Park Holiday Bazaar at our new location in the city of Chula Vista!

Join the fun and music, be part of our raffles items. The holiday bazaar will even feature a kids zone! Shop from over 30 vendors hand crafted items, jewelry, clothing, skin care, home decor and much more.

When: Saturday, Nov. 17 | 11am
Where: Norman Park |270 F Street, Chula Vista, CA
Cost: Free
More information

If these aren’t enough events, check out my list of the top 20 must-do activities to do in San Diego here!

A Home Run & One of the Best Buys in San Diego — Going, Going, Gone!

640 Beech Avenue | Chula Vista, CA

Offered at $399,900 – $435,876

BEST BUY!! FABULOUS extra-large home and property on cul-de-sac, minutes to freeway, downtown Chula Vista, schools, shopping, restaurants and ocean! This single-level has hardwood floors, is easy to convert to 3 bed, 2 bath inside without expanding outside, plus huge backyard-room for pool/spa & favorite pick up games. See this classic home today that needs very little TLC & make it just the way you want! Perfect investment — appliances transfer.

View the virtual tour | More details

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

San Diego County Events for December 30 – January 1

Happy New Year! Ring in the New Year in San Diego with any of these great events!happy new year

Celebrating the New Year in San Diego

From hotels to the San Diego Bay and everything in between, there are so many ways to ring in the New Year in San Diego Saturday night. Here’s NBC San Diego’s guide to celebrating the eve in America’s Finest City – depending on your personality.

When: Saturday, December 31 – New Year’s Eve
Where: San Diego area
More information: www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Where-to-Celebrate-New-Years-Eve-2017-San-Diego-407639395

So You Want To Be a Beer Judge: A Guided Tasting

Join the team of experts from Benchmark Brewing Company at their tasting room (6190 Fairmount Ave.) for this event, which focuses on what it takes to be an expert beer judge. Patrons will get to taste five brews and will also be treated to a quick tour of the brewhouse. Tickets are $10 per person and space is limited, so reserve your spot ahead of time.

When: Saturday, December 31 | 1 – 2pm
Where: Benchmark Brewing Company | 6190 Fairmount Ave., San Diego
Cost: $10
More information: So You Want To Be a Beer Judge: A Guided Tasting

Balboa Park Holiday Food Truck Festival

Today is the last day for Balboa Park Conservancy’s Holiday Food Truck Festival in the Plaza de Panama and El Prado walkway.

The event features gourmet dishes from San Diego’s most popular food trucks, live music, and activities for families.

The Holiday Food Truck Festival gives visitors one last chance to experience the festive atmosphere created by the light displays and decorations that were installed for December Nights.

When: Friday, December 30
Where: Balboa Park – Visitor’s Center | 1549 El Prado, San Diego
Cost: Free
More information: www.kpbs.org/events/2016/dec/30/balboa-park-holiday-food-truck-festival

Living Coast’s New Year’s Eve Family Party

The Living Coast Discovery Center is ringing in the New Year with a family-friendly event, which will include: wildlife animal encounters, photobooth, kids room with arts and crafts, NYE Party room with games, trivia, and live coverage of Times Square New Year’s Celebration, toast at “midnight” (9 p.m. PST/ 12 a.m. EST), and more!

When: Saturday, December 31 | 7 – 9pm
Where: Living Coast Discovery Center | 1000 Gunpowder Point Dr., Chula Vista, CA
Cost: $18 – $20
More information: www.thelivingcoast.org

San Diego International Auto Show

The San Diego International Auto Show will feature over 400 over the latest new models, a dozen test drives, exotics, automotive products and much more! The show takes place Dec. 29, 2016 – Jan. 2, 2017 at the San Diego Convention Center.

When: Thursday, Dec. 29 – Monday, Jan. 2
Where: San Diego Convention Center | 111 West Harbor Dr., San Diego
Cost: Free – $12
More information: www.sdautoshow.com

San Diego County Events for August 19 – 21

Such a variety of events going on this weekend! Head over to the Chula Vista HarborFest or enjoy a movie in the park with the family, or expand your literary side by attending the TwainFest!

San Diego county events this weekendSummer Movies in the Park: Inside Out

Enjoy the movie “Inside Out” at the Summer Movies in the Park. There will be food trucks and a concession stand, along with games and music prior to the film.

When: Friday, August 19 | 8 – 10pm
Where: Waterfront Park | 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: Free
More information: www.summermoviesinthepark.com/moviecalendar/inside-out-g-waterfront-park


Twainfest is a FREE celebration of Mark Twain and other writers of the 19th century.  Great fun for all ages.

Hear works by Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Edgar Allan Poe and others, read aloud by San Diego actors.

When: Saturday, August 20 | 11am – 5pm
Where: Old Town San Diego State Historical Park | 4002 Wallace St, San Diego, CA 92110
Cost: Free
More information: TwainFest

Sip N’ Ship Beer Festival

A beer festival in an un-paralleled historical location right on San Diego Bay. Let your taste buds experience various craft beer vendors while you enjoy live music. Curb your hunger with assorted food trucks on site.

Attendees will be able to walk about the vessels and sample beers from many breweries at different locations throughout the museum.

When: Saturday, August 19 | 1pm – 5pm
Where: Maritime Museum of San Diego | 1492 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: $35+
More information: Sip N’ Ship Beer Festival

Chula Vista HarborFest

This year’s annual HarborFest will have everything you could possibly want at a FREE, all ages celebration! Save the Date! It will take place on Saturday, August 20, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Bayside Park at the Chula Vista Marina. Enjoy the crisp ocean air and sweet summer sun. Prepare to get your groove on and dance, dance, dance in front of THREE stages: the Latin Beats Stage, HarborFest Main Stage and Chula Vista Community Stage!

When: Saturday, August 20 | 10am – 6pm
Where: Bayside Park, Chula Vista Marina | 999 Bayside Pkwy., Chula Vista, CA 91910
Cost: Free
More information: chulavistaharborfest.com

San Diego County Events for August 5 – 7

San Diego County has several events and activities happening this weekend! Check out Chula Vista’s lemon festival, Oceanside’s Art Walk, a burger battle, and more.

San Diego county events this weekendSing Along With Broadway!

If you love Broadway, then you’ll want to come to this semi-sing-along event Friday evening along the San Diego bay! This is one concert in San Diego Symphony’s Bayside Summer Nights Concert series.

When: Friday & Saturday, August 5 & 6 | Starting at 7:30pm
Where: Embarcadero Marina Park South | 200 Marina Park Way, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: $20+
More information: purchasing.sandiegosymphony.org/single/psDetail.aspx?psn=5544

First Friday: Oceanside Art Walk

Downtown Oceanside is coming alive with vibrant arts, performances, music, poetry, activities, food, and fun for all ages, all free.

When: Friday, August 5 | 5 – 8pm
Where: Downtown Oceanside
Cost: Free
More information: www.oceansideartwalk.org

4th Annual San Diego Burger Battle

Bull BBQ is on a nationwide hunt to find the country’s best burgers. On Saturday, August 6th, the competition comes to San Diego. Over 20 competitors will throw down for bragging rights to the title of “Best Burger in San Diego”.

When: Saturday, August 6 | 11am – 4pm
Where: Carddine Home Resort Products | 1144 Los Vallecitos Blvd., San Marcos, CA 92069
Cost: Free to first 200 online registrars
More information: www.eventbrite.com/e/4th-annual-san-diego-burger-battle-tickets-26384247996

Visit the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center

Visit the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center; on Saturday, one-hour guided tours are available to the public, ansd visitors can also take self-guided tours through the facility. The OTC is dedicated to developing America’s Olympic athletes, and features numerous sport venues and support facilities for archery, beach volleyball, BMX, canoe/kayak, cycling, field hockey, rowing, rugby, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field, triathlon, and cross-training abilities for various winter sports.

When: Saturday, August 6 | 9am – 4pm
Where: Chula Vista Olympic Training Center (OTC) | 2800 Olympic Parkway, Chula Vista, CA
Cost: Free
More information: www.chulavistaconvis.com/things-to-do/us-olympic-training-center

Chula Vista Lemon Festival

Pucker up for the sweetest sour event of the year, the Third Avenue Village Association’s Lemon Festival presented by Wal Mart. Returning for its 20th year, the Lemon Festival brings crates full of summer fun to Chula Vista’s Original Neighborhood, spanning Third Avenue from E to G Street. Celebrate Chula Vista’s reign as the Lemon Capital of the World with live bands, hundreds of vendor booths, Festival Fun Zone, craft beer garden and everything lemon.

When: Sunday, August 7 | 10am – 5pm
Where: Third Avenue, from E to G streets, Chula Vista, CA
Cost: Free
More information: thirdavenuevillage.com

San Diego county activities and events this weekend

San Diego County Events for July 1 – 3

Happy Fourth of July! Here’s to the many years of freedom and independence we’ve enjoyed in America!

If you’re in San Diego County for the weekend, check out the fun events below — and for 4th of July fireworks in the area, SanDiego.org has a comprehensive fireworks list.

Friday Night Liberty

Liberty Station is putting on another Friday Night Liberty, a free monthly art event featuring cool visuals and free bites and sips from some participating businesses. There will be dancing, live performances and more in the area!

When: Friday, July 1 | 5 – 9pm
Where: Liberty Station | 2640 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego, CA
Cost: Free
More information: libertystation.com/events/friday-night-liberty-july-1-2016

The Dustbowl Revival in Carlsbad

The vintage bluegrass/country band the Dustbowl Revival will be performing for free, as part of Carlsbad’s TGIF Concerts in the Park series.

When: Friday, July 1 | 6 – 8pm, field opens at 4pm
Where: Stagecoach Community Park | 3420 Camino de los Coches, Carlsbad, CA 92009
Parking and shuttle information.
Cost: Free
More information: The Dustbowl Revival in Carlsbad

Family Fringe Day: San Diego International Fringe Festival

Focused on live performances and visual art for younger audiences, Family Fringe will be featuring dance, music, theatre, poetry, circus and puppetry performances, art activity booths and physical theatre workshop. View the website below to see the full schedule.

When: Saturday, July 2 | 12 – 5pm
Where: City Heights Performance Annex | 3795 Fairmount Avenue, San Diego, CA 92105
Cost: Free
More information: sdfringe.org/family-fringe

Summer Sundays

Come out and enjoy your summer evening with music from Lady J and Soulful knights at this family-friendly event. For kids 12 and under, there will be craft activities, free face painting and free balloon sculptures.

When: Sunday, July 3 | 5pm
Where: Village Walk at Eastlake in Chula Vista | 2275 Otay Lakes Rd, Chula Vista
Cost: Free
More information: shopvillagewalk.com/special-events







San Diego County Events for June 5 – 7

Visit San Diego County this weekend! In the next few days, you can enjoy the fair, food and other fun activities!

There’s always plenty to do here in southern California! Besides this weekend’s events below, there’s always a wide range of things to do in San Diego County.

San Diego county events this weekendSan Diego County Fair

The San Diego County Fair presents A Fair to Remember: a Celebration of World’s Fairs and Balboa Park. The fair will be open June 5 to July 5, and it’s always a great start to summer here in San Diego County!

When: June 5 – July 5 | see website for open days and hours
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds | 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014
Cost: See website for details
More information: www.sdfair.com

Art Around Adams

A two-mile music and art walk along Adams Avenue, with Smitty’s Garage as the home base for musical acts. The event includes 9 stages, 75 art galleries, 50 musical acts, mural paintings, performance art, arts and crafts vendors, and so much more.

When: Saturday, June 6, 12pm – 8pm
Where: From Oregon Street in Normal Heights to Vista Street in Kensington
Cost: Free
More information: www.artaroundadams.org

Philippine American Celebration

The Philippine American Celebration features traditional and contemporary performances, exhibitions, food and more.

When: June 5 – 7 | See website for hours
Where: Spreckels Organ Pavilion | 1549 El Prado and the House of Pacific Relations lawn area, 2125 Park Blvd., Balboa Park
Cost: Free
More information: bpc2015pac.com

Chula Vista Olympic Training Center 20th Anniversary Celebration

Celebrate the training center’s 20 year anniversary. Ride a BMX bike or try archery, etc. Try out a variety of olympic and paralympic sports at the center and see what you’re best at! You can find a full schedule of sports to try out by clicking here. The event is open to the public and admission is free.

When: June 7, 10am – 5pm
Where: Chula Vista Olympic Training Center
Cost: Free
More information: www.teamusa.org/About-the-USOC/Training-Centers-and-Sites/Chula-Vista/20th-Anniversary-Celebration

Taste of La Mesa

Join La Mesa in sampling tastings from over 30 restaurants in the area!

When: Saturday, June 8, 5pm – 8pm
Where: La Mesa Community Center | 4975 Memorial Drive, La Mesa, CA
Cost: $35 – $50
More information: www.lamesachamber.com

Event: Chula Vista HarborFest 2014

This year’s Annual Harbor Fest in Chula Vista will have everything you could possibly want at a FREE, family-friendly celebration taking place on Saturday, August 16th, 2014 from 11:00AM to 8:00PM in Bayside Park. Enjoy the crisp ocean air and sweet summer sun while sampling mouthwatering seafood delicacies at this Bayside seafood tasting. You better have your dancing shoes ready to go so you can dance the day away and enjoy the tunes of some of San Diego’s favorite bands at one of our FOUR entertainment stages!

Chula VistaDon’t miss out on the chance to view some of San Diego’s historic vessels, most unique boats, and exotic automobiles which will be on display for all to enjoy with the breathtaking ocean views as a backdrop.

The Youth Zone and Stage will keep the kiddies entertained all day long featuring an interactive inflatable zone, arts and crafts, fishing off the pier, BMX riders, and music for them to get their groove on! The Youth Zone also gives them the chance to discover the seaside ecosystem with educational exhibits from The Living Coast Discovery Center.

When: August 16, 11:00am – 8:00pm

Where: J St. Park Bayside Marina | 999 Bayside Parkway, Chula Vista, CA 91910

Cost: Free

More info: www.cvharborfest.com