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San Diego County Events for August 11 – 13

With so many free, or nearly free, events and things to do this Friday through Sunday, there’s no reason not to come down to sunny San Diego County for the weekend!

San Diego county events this weekendArtWalk @ Liberty Station

ArtWalk @ Liberty Station returns for a weekend of fine art, food, live entertainment and more.

Stroll through Ingram Plaza in the heart of Liberty Station’s Arts District to view over 200 international, national and local artists will be featuring every medium of art including painting, sculpture, glass work, fine jewelry, photography and more.

The arts festival will also include a KidsWalk, which offers interactive art for kids; street food options and a wine and beer pavilion.

When: Saturday & Sunday, August 12 & 13 | 10am
Where: Liberty Station’s Ingram Plaza, 2645 Historic Decatur Road , San Diego, CA 92106
Cost: Free
More information: ArtWalk @ Liberty Station


La Mesa, CA Farmers' MarketLa Mesa Farmers’ Market

An open-air farmers’ market occurs every Friday afternoon from 2pm – 6pm at the intersection of University Avenue and Spring Street in La Mesa, CA. Sponsored by the City of La Mesa, the market offers farm fresh goods including flowers, produce and live plants.

When: Fridays, 2- 6pm
Where: University Ave & Spring St, La Mesa, CA
Cost: Free
More information: cityoflamesa.com/449/Farmers-Market


Summer Movies in the Park

Summer Movies in the Park is a series of free outdoor movie screenings in community parks and recreation centers throughout San Diego.

Movies begin at dusk, which is about 15 minutes after sunset. People are encouraged to come early for picnics and activities.

This Friday & Saturday’s (August 11 & 12) free movies (find locations via the schedule link) include:

  • Ratatouille
  • Sing
  • The Lego Batman Movie
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • Moana
  • The Incredibles

When: Ongoing from now until October 28, 2017
Where: Parks and recreation centers throughout San Diego County
Cost: FREE!
More information: Summer Movies in the Park; schedule here


Family Weekends

On weekends at Del Mar Racetrack, there’s plenty of fun events for the entire family. Children (ages 17 and under) receive free racetrack admission and adults are only $6.00.

The free activities feature:

• Pony Rides
• Inflatable Games and Rides
• Magic Show and GameZone
• Jockey Stilt Walkers
• Giant Scramble Slide & Obstacle Course
• Del Mar Mascot “Pony Boy”
• Face Painters
• Caricature Artist

When: Saturdays & Sundays, 1 – 6pm | Going from now until September 3, 2017
Where: Del Mar Racetrack | 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014
Cost: Free – $6
More information: www.dmtc.com


Fiesta Del Sol

The largest community-driven family festival in San Diego County, the 10th Annual Fiesta del Sol is a two-day street festival celebrating the history, diverse cultures, and civic engagement of the people of San Diego. It’s a fun, FAMILY-FRIENDLY, alcohol- and tobacco-free event focused on creating positive change by empowering communities. Fiesta del Sol includes an entertainment stage, a multi-cultural food court, four community pavilions, and over one hundred booths

When: Saturday & Sunday, August 12 & 13 | 11am – 6pm
Where: Main Street, Between South Evans and Sicard Streets | San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: Free
More information: www.fiestadelsolsandiego.org


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

Event: La Mesa Flag Day Parade

La Mesa Flag Day Parade will be held on Saturday, May 31, 2014.

La Mesa, CAThis patriotic event is an annual tradition. Festivities usually begin at 9:00 am with our pre-parade concerts. The parade starts at 10:00 am, and proceeds along La Mesa Boulevard from Memorial Drive, through the downtown village, to city hall. Spectators are encouraged to dress in patriotic attire and cheer on the participants in this annual parade. Continue reading

Event: 18th Annual Kiwanis Club of San Marcos Holiday Parade

kiwanisThe 18th Annual Kiwanis Club of San Marcos Holiday Parade will take place this Sunday, December 1, 2013.

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Events: Oktoberfests in San Diego

pumpkinSanDiego.org had a great list of Oktoberfests in the San Diego area; check them out below!

Oktoberfest in Encinitas
Date:
Second to last Sunday in September
Six blocks of music, crafts from over 200 vendors, authentic German food, beer, a parade and a family fun zone.

Oktoberfest in El Cajon
Dates: Friday-Sunday, last weekend of September and first weekend of October
Traditionally held on the first two weekends in October, dance to the sounds of an honest-to-goodness Bavarian band at the two-weekend Oktoberfest in El Cajon.

Oktoberfest in La Mesa
Dates: Friday-Sunday, first weekend of October
The granddaddy of San Diego Oktoberfests, La Mesa’s three-day version is essentially a giant block party in the town “village” area.

Oktoberfest in Carlsbad
Date:
First Saturday of October
Carlsbad’s annual Oktoberfest celebration features live music, traditional German food and games.

Ocean Beach Oktoberfest
Dates:
Friday-Saturday, second weekend of October
San Diego’s annual Oktoberfest takes to the streets of Ocean Beach once again in this uniquely Southern California salute to the celebration of German culture and fun.

Oktoberfest in Julian
Dates:
Saturday-Sunday, second weekend of October 13-14
Take a picturesque day trip to Julian for their annual Octoberfest. In addition to the traditional food and music, you can enjoy pretty fall colors and their famous apple pies.

Ramona Oktoberfest
Date: Second Saturday in October
Ramona’s annual Bavarian blowout includes beer gardens, a pumpkin patch, a pumpkin recipe contest, chicken bingo and more.

Oktoberfest in Balboa Park
Date: Last weekend in September
A two day festival including dance lessons on the first day and a family friendly festival on the second with more dancing, music, food and shopping.

Events: Steet Fair and Tour de Fat

Adams Avenue Street Fair

The 32nd annual Adams Avenue Street Fair will feature more than 90 artists performing on seven stages along Adams Avenue, located in the Normal Heights community. In addition to the great music, there will be three beer gardens, a beer tasting area, giant carnival rides, and more than 300 vendors. For more information and up-to-date news, please visit us on the web at: www.adamsavenuestreetfair.org

When: Sep 28 – 29 | 10:00 am

Cost: Free

Where: Normal Heights Adams Avenue | 4649 Hawley Blvd., San Diego, CA


 

Tour de Fat: Bikes, Beer & Bemusement

Tour de Fat: Bikes, Beer & BemusementIf dressing freaky, riding bikes, listening to bands and drinking beer are things you like, then don’t miss the most FUN fund-raiser around…Tour de Fat is coming back to town! New Belgium Brewing, maker of Fat Tire Amber Ale and other award winning beers, is bringing the 14th Annual Tour de Fat to San Diego on Saturday, September 28 in Golden Hill Park. Gather up your friends, family and neighbors and come enjoy eclectic entertainment and stellar beer, all while helping local bicycle nonprofits raise funds. The event is free, and all proceeds from beer and merchandise sales and donations from parade participants go to help make San Diego a better place to ride a bike. Last year, approximately 3,500 people came to the festival and raised nearly $30,000 for local nonprofits including the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition and the San Diego Mountain Biking Association. To properly kick-start the festival, Tour de Fat begins with a giant bicycle parade that weaves through city streets. Each parade route is designed for people of all skill levels; everyone is welcome and colorful costumes are encouraged. For the rest of the afternoon, the stages heat up with world-class acts like Reggie Watts and He’s My Brother She’s My Sister, and the park becomes a celebration unlike any other. Kids of all ages can ride funky bikes, eat delicious fare, relax on the grass, and participate in games and activities like the “Thousand Person Dance Contest,” which will determine the winner of a 2013 New Belgium Cruiser Bike. Everyone 21 and older can sample new and classic favorites from New Belgium, including the brewery’s flagship brew, Fat Tire, this summer’s seasonal, Rolle Bolle, and selections from the acclaimed Lips of Faith series.

When: September 28 | 12pm – 5pm

Cost: Free

Where: Golden Hill Park | 2590-2596 Golden Hill Dr, San Diego, CA

Event: Chula Vista Harbor Fest

Main Stage

A top-notch lineup- not to be missed! Whether you want to sing along with favorite bands or dance the day away with energetic performers this stage has something for everyone!

Community Stage

Take in local sights and sounds. Enjoy a selection of Chula Vista’s most talented performers including both youth and adult dance groups, and musicians for all ages.

Youth Zone

Be captivated by the fast and furious! Watch amazing BMX riders and skateboarders fly over jumps, bank corners and test tricks to the latest tracks mixed by top local DJs!

Art in the Park

Chula Vista Cultural Arts Commission will showcase Art in the Park ¬ a waterfront Arts & Crafts exhibition and fair displaying works for sale by regional artists and artisans.

Keels & Wheels

See shores lined with a striking collection of Ferraris, exotic cars, and an exquisite display of premier vintage wooden boats & historic vessels.

Children’s Area

The Living Coast Discovery Center will offer eco-friendly programs. Learn how to set up home composting systems and see amazing artwork created with debris from the sea.

 

When: September 21 | 11am – 8pm

Cost: Free – $20

Where: Bayside Park, Chula Vista, Ca

More info: www.cvharborfest.com

Events in San Diego County This Weekend

San Diego Film Festival Preview

A Two-Night Preview Event Presented by SILO in Makers Quarter

SILO in Makers Quarter will debut a film selected by the SD Film Festival Committee, paired with live art installations, the East Village Film Contest showcase, and Makers of all sorts. Patrons will enjoy local craft beer, specially crafted cocktails, and gourmet food trucks. Patrons will be encouraged to use alternative modes of transportation to and from the event. Free Bike Valet parking will be provided. Please leave outside food and beverages at home.

When: September 13-14 | 5pm – 11pm

Where: SILO in Makers Quarter | 753 15th St, San Diego, CASantee bluegrass festival

More info: www.makersquarter.com/happenings/san-diego-film-festival-preview

Santee Bluegrass Festival

 Beer, Wine, Dine & Let the Bluegrass Shine

When: September 14 | 5:30pm – 9:30pm

Cost: $35-$45

Where: Town Center Community Park East | 550 Park Center Drive, Santee, CA

More info: www.ci.santee.ca.us

Event: San Diego Restaurant Week 2013

Starting today, the San Diego Restaurant Week is back!

San_Diego_restaurant_weekExperience cuisine that delights your palate and defines the art of dining in San Diego. Held twice annually, this beloved culinary tradition features discounted prix fixe menus from more than 180 of San Diego’s best restaurants in 12 unique regions throughout San Diego County.

No tickets or passes are required. Food lovers may simply dine out at as many participating restaurants as they like during San Diego Restaurant Week.

You can check out www.sandiegorestaurantweek.com to see which restaurants are participating–then go enjoy both your dinner and the price!