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Event: Oktoberfest in El Cajon

Oktoberfest in El Cajon

Oktoberfest in El CajonDon’t miss this traditional, family-oriented German festival featuring our extremely popular band, the Guggenbach-Buam, joining us from Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Our opening parade and ceremonial “Tapping the Wooden Keg,” takes place at 4:00 PM each Saturday. On Saturday nights, the clubhouse is also open for dancing (8 pm to midnight). On Sunday, October 7, we’ll hold our wacky Chicken Hat Day, with a chicken hat contest hosted by our favorite chicken hat model, El Cajon Mayor Mark Lewis. Enjoy authentic German food such as bratwurst, ox-on-the-spit, potato salad, potato pancakes, sauerkraut and red cabbage, plus a tasty variety of German pastries and pretzels. Soft drinks and adult beverages will be available, featuring a fantastic selection of German beers, wines, and liquors. Enjoy folk dances, games, and contests , check out vendor and craft booths, let your youngsters go crazy in the Kids’ Fun Zone. Another highlight is our raffle giveaway, with frequent door prize drawings, plus a grand prize of a round-trip flight for two to Germany!

Event Date/Time:

Sep 28, 2012 to Oct 7, 2012

12:00 pm until 10:00 pm

This event occurs weekly on Sunday, Friday and Saturday.


$5 for adults, under 21 and Active Military FREE!


German American Societies
1017 S. Mollison Avenue
El Cajon, CA

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Event: Children’s Book Festival

Children’s Book Festival

Sunday is a great day to spend with the family.  So bring the family to A Children’s Book Festival in La Mesa on Sunday, May 20, 2012 10am-4pm, where you will meet lots of authors, learn to sketch cool characters with the illustrators that created them – that’s just a couple of the really cool things you can do at this totally kid/family based event focused on literacy, education, health and nutrition.

There will be two stages, an illustrator-directed sketching for kids, book signings, activity areas, and over 70 booths of authors, illustrators, storytellers, and more.

When: Sunday, May 20  10am-4pm

Where: In the La Mesa Plaza (8100 La Mesa Blvd.)

Event: Half-off admission for San Diego Museum Month

It’s not too late to enjoy half-off admission for San Diego’s Museum Month. The program, hosted by Macy’s, lasts until the 29th of February, and is a great way to learn a bit of history, science, or the arts and enjoy yourself! This special event applies to all 40 museums within the San Diego Museum Council membership. Just a few of the museums available to visit for a discount; go to SanDiego.orgfor the full list.

San Diego Museum MonthYou must pick up a Museum Month Pass at any of Macy’s fourteen locations within Temecula, Imperial Valley, or San Diego area. Up to four visitors can use one pass to gain admission for half-off. The amount of admission will vary, as the admission prices are different for each museum. More information regarding this special museum event is viewable at www.SanDiegoMuseumCouncil.org, or by calling (619) 276-0101.
I noticed this information regarding the San Diego Museum Month on SanDiego.org; you can read their post here: “San Diego Museum Month: Half-Off Admission.” 

Event: San Diego Tet Festival

San Diego Tet Festival

San Diego Tet Festival | www.sdtet.com

Today begins the San Diego Tet Festival.  The event is put on by the Vietnamese community (the Vietnamese American Youth Alliance in San Diego in celebration of the Lunar New Year.  You will be able to view Vietnamese homeland traditions, with a mock structure of a village where you’ll experience ancestral rituals and performances, plus contests, rides, food, and souvenirs.

January 20 through 22

Friday: 5pm – 10pm

Saturday: 11am – 10pm

Sunday: 11am  – 5pm

Balboa Park, at Park Blvd & President’s Way in San Diego, and within the lawn area and parking lot.

More information about the festival: (858) 717-9902  www.sdtet.com

Event: Escondido Renaissance Faire

This popular festival, which celebrates the 14th to 17th centuries, welcomes everyone from history buffs to Shakespearean scholars, not to mention those who love a good costume party. Hang out with Queen Elizabeth and her royal court, or spend the day in the pirate’s area. The Renaissance Faire, which returns on Nov. 5 and 6, also features battles, treasure hunts, storytelling, and giant turkey legs. Details: Escondido Renaissance Faire. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Felicita Park, 742 Clarence Lane, Escondido. $8 to $17; free for ages 4 and under. (805) 496-6036 or goldcoastfestivals.com.

SignOnSanDiego.com has even more ideas for your weekend here.