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San Diego county activities and events this weekend

San Diego County Events for June 17 – 19

Happy Father’s Day to all of the great dads out there! Enjoy spending time with your stellar dad by taking him to one of these great events happening this weekend in San Diego County!

 San Diego County Fair

Mad About the Fair is the theme of the San Diego County Fair, and it’s going to be 26 days of wild, wacky, whimsical, wonderous fun! The fair opens today, June 3, and goes until July 4!

When: June 3 – July 4, 2016
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds | 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014
Cost: $9 – $16
More information: www.sdfair.com

San Diego International Boat Show

The 2016 San Diego International Boat Show® is southern California’s premier summer boating event. Roughly 140 boats for sale, as well as the latest nautical gear, gadgets and accessories. If you’re dreaming big, our expanded selection of 80’+ superyachts.

When: Thursday – Sunday, June 16 – 19, 2016
Where: Spanish Landing Park, East | 3900 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: $15; 12 and under are free
More information: www.sandiegointernationalboatshow.com

2016 San Diego Oysterfest

At the Seventh Annual San Diego Oysterfest, try oysters of numerous varieties, fine foods from well known San Diego restaurants, full bars, beautiful weather and a superb musical lineup. For 21+.

When: Friday & Saturday, June 17 & 18
Where: Marina Embarcadero North |500 Kettner Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: Free
More information: sfoysterfest.wix.com/oysterfestsd

18th Annual Old House Fair

The 18th Annual Old House Fair is a free festival held each June in historic South Park, San Diego. The ticket is for Admission to five historic homes on our 2016 Old House Fair Historic Home Tour.

Features: free street fair with exhibitors, artists and vendors.
Historic Home Tour: Visit five homes (trolley included) $25.
Buona Forchetta pizza party, live music on stage, plus South Park Brewing Co.’s boutique biergarten.

When: Saturday, June 18th | 10am
Where: 30th Street and Beech Street | South Park, San Diego
Cost: Free – $15
More information: www.theoldhousefair.com/maps–contact

Carlsbad Music Festival Village Walk

The Carlsbad Music Festival returns with over 30 performers will take the stage at locations around the Carlsbad Village. Walk around the village and explore new music, new shops and new friends. There will also be a beer garden, food trucks and an artisan market.

When: Saturday, June 18 | 2:30 – 10am
Where: Village Walk | 400 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Cost: Free
More information: carlsbadmusicfestival.org

Belmont Park’s Third Annual Father’s Day Car Show

This Father’s Day, treat dad to a day at the beach and cruise on down to Belmont Park for their free third annual Car Show. Get your fix of classic cars at this FREE event!

When: Sunday, June 19 | 10am
Where: Belmont Park | 3146 Mission Blvd, San Diego
Cost: Free
More information: www.belmontpark.com

Father’s Day At Myrtle Creek

Gourmet hot dogs and brats are available all Father’s Day weekend. Hand-crafted Father’s Day gifts will be displayed throughout the gardens. Gourmet food samplings, raffles, giveaways and more!

When: Sunday, June 19 | 10am
Where: Myrtle Creek Botanical Gardens |2940 Reche Rd., Fallbrook, CA
Cost: Free
More information: discovermyrtlecreek.com

San Diego County Events for May 6 – 8

Happy Mother’s Day! It’s time to celebrate Mom this weekend with a full social calendar — and there are many family activities and events to check out in San Diego County!

San Diego county events this weekend33rd Annual Fiesta Cinco de Mayo

The 33rd Annual Fiesta Cinco de Mayo celebration in San Diego’s Old Town is the largest in Southern California. Friday through Sunday, the three-day celebration offers music, food and fun, with: three live music stages, a cantina garden, car show, equestrian performances, historical demonstrations, and much more!

When: Friday – Sundat, May 6 – 8 | Friday: 4 – 10pm, Saturday: 11am – 10pm (with competitions in the state park at 9am), Sunday: 11am – 5pm
Where: Old Town San Diego State Historic Park | 4002 Wallace St, San Diego, CA 92110
More information: www.oldtownsandiegoguide.com/cinco

Winery Spring Arts and Crafts Fair

Join Bernardo Winery on Mother’s Day Weekend, May 7th and 8th, 2016, 10-5pm, for their Annual Spring Arts and Crafts Fair. A truly ALL-Artisan fair, where all the works are hand-crafted and sold by the 125 artists and crafters themselves.

When: Saturday & Sunday, May 7 – 8 | 10am – 5pm
Where: Bernardo Winery | 13330 Paseo Del Verano Norte, San Diego, CA 92128
Cost: Free
More information: Winery Spring Arts and Crafts Fair

Trails of the Kumeyaay

If your mom prefers the outdoors, then perhaps a short hike is the perfect activity for the weekend! Explore the scenic, historic trails of Mission Gorge with a trail guide. The tour takes off from the visitor’s center at 9:30 a.m. and the guided tour is free.

When: Saturday, May 7 | 9:30am

Where: Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor’s Center | 1 Father Junipero Serra Trail, San Diego, CA 92119
Cost: Free
More information: www.mtrp.org/events

Chocolate Festival

What mom doesn’t like chocolate? Especially a chocolate festival surrounded by beautiful botanical gardens. Enjoy dozens of delectable chocolate tastings, demonstrations, a chocolate fountain and more. This family-friendly event also features lots of children’s activities and a variety of Mother’s Day gifts.

When: Saturday, May 7 | 10am
Where: San Diego Botanic Garden | 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas, CA
Cost: $10 – $12 | “Tasting” tickets will be sold on site. | Coupon on their website
More information: www.sdbgarden.org/chocolate

Mother’s Day Weekend Craft Fair and more

Celebrate Mom at Myrtle Creek Botanical Gardens May 7th & 8th. Huge Craft Fair – Butterfly Release – Picnic Basket Lunches for Adults and Kids and there are still a few reservations available for the first ever Plantation House Mother’s Day Luncheon.

When: Saturday & Sunday, May 7 & 8 | Open 10am – 5pm, various events at specific times
Where: Myrtle Creek Botanical Gardens
Cost: Free
More information: discovermyrtlecreek.com/craft-fairs-farmers-markets-and-events

San Diego county activities and events this weekend

San Diego County Events for April 15 – 17

San Diego County again has a myriad of family activity options, for the weekend of April 15 – 17! The festivals and events going on cover: jazz, avocados (a staple of Fallbrook!), antiques, home improvements, art, florals, and more! Want something else to do this weekend? Check out my list of the top 20 must-do activities to do in San Diego here!

10th Annual Oceanside Jazz Festival

The Oceanside Jazz Festival consists of educational and performance opportunities for school and community jazz bands and choirs, and featured concerts by internationally recognized performing artists. Come celebrate 10 years with them!

When: Thursday – Saturday, April 14 – 16
Where: MiraCosta College | 1 Barnard Dr, Oceanside, CA 92056
Cost: Free – $12
More information: www.oceansidejazzfestival.com/#!vocal-festival/c1xtc

Del Mar Antique Show & Sale

The Del Mar Antique Show & Sale is celebrating its 56th great year at the beautiful Del Mar Fairgrounds. Dealers come to sell their quality vintage goods and collectibles.

When: Friday – Sunday, April 15 – 17 | 11am – 7pm Friday & Saturday, 11am – 5pm Sunday
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds | 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
Cost: General admission is $8 per adult and kids are free with a paid adult entry | coupon on their website!
More information: www.calendarshows.com

Home Shows USA

The Home Shows USA is a three-day home improvement show that has been bringing buyers and sellers together in a neutral setting by producing a “shopping center” of home and commercial improvements.

When: Friday – Sunday, April 15 – 17 | 10am
Where: O’Brien Hall at Del Mar Fairgrounds | 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
Cost: Free
More information: hstrial-showsusa.homestead.com

24th Annual Oceanside Days of Art

At the Annual Oceanside Days of Art, around 100 artists will feature and sell a variety of unique artwork, including: paintings, fine jewelry, ceramics, photography and more. The festival will also include live performances, art activities, food choices and more! Oceanside Days of Art is held at the corner of Coast Hwy 101 and Pier View Way in downtown Oceanside.

When: Saturday & Sunday, April 16 & 17 | 10am – 5pm
Where: Coast Hwy 101 and Pier View Way in downtown Oceanside
Cost: Free
More information: www.ocaf.info/oceanside-days-of-art

San Diego Made in Bloom Spring Market

This shopping and culture event will feature handmade goods by more than 40 local makers, delicious food, craft cocktails, a local draft beer bar, and large-scale floral installations.

When: Saturday, April 16 | 11am – 7pm
Where: Barrio Arts District at Union – Barrio Logan | 2191 Main Street, San Diego, CA 92113
Cost: $3; kids under 12 are free
More information: sandiegomade.org/bloom-spring-market

30th Annual Avocado Festival

The Avocado Festival, now in its 30th year, features more than 450 vendors from across the region showcasing avocados. If you love avocados, this is the event to go to!

When: Sunday, April 17 | 9am – 5pm
Where: Downtown Fallbrook
Cost: Free
More information: www.fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org/events-v2/avocado-festival

San Diego County Events for December 18 – 20

Have your fill of Christmas spirit this weekend, with a variety of holiday activities to do here in San Diego county! Plays, concerts, and family fun are all happening this weekend.

San Diego county events this weekendDr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

The annual Christmas production at the Old Globe Theatre continues with a 7 p.m. show Friday night on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage. The play runs through Dec. 26 this year. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling (619) 234-5623.

When: Now – Dec. 26
Where: Old Globe Theatre | 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: Various dates
More information: www.theoldglobe.org/tickets/production

Holiday Nights!

Bernardo Winery is open late; bring the little ones to sit on Santa’s lap and meet with Santa and Mrs. Claus, enjoy a carriage ride around the vineyards, sip hot mulled wine, Carolers in old world dress, music, kids activities, Joe Micelli’s Miniature Trains, Tasting room, Café Merlot, V’s Coffee and village shops open late for shopping, dining and tasting! Free admission and parking. Please no pets or outside food and beverages.

When: December 17 – 20 | 10am – 9pm
Where: Bernardo Winery | 13330 Paseo Del Verano Norte, San Diego, CA
Cost: Free
More information: bernardowinery.com/calendar-of-events/holiday-nights-at-bernardo-winery-december-11th-14th-4-830pm

California Ballet Company Presents “The Nutcracker”

The California Ballet Company presents its production of “The Nutcracker” at the Civic Theatre downtown – the most highly-attended production of the Christmas classic in San Diego County. The production began on Dec. 12 and runs through Dec. 20.

When: Dec 12 – 20
Where: San Diego Civic Theatre | 1100 3rd Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: $25 – adults
More information: sandiegotheatres.org/the-nutcracker or (619) 570-1100

Pomerado Brass Quintet Concert at Mission Trails

Part of the free concert series sponsored by the Mission Trails Regional Park (MTRP) Foundation, the Pomerado Brass Quintet returns to Mission Trails for this free, one-hour concert. in the Visitor Center Theater.

When: Sunday, Dec. 20 | 3 – 4pm
Where: Mission Trails Regional Park | 1 Father Junipero Serra Trail, San Diego, CA 92119
Cost: Free
More information: www.mtrp.org/events

Old Fashioned Christmas

Come join a Winter Wonderland during the month of December at Myrtle Creek Botanical Garden in Fallbrook, California: trees shipped from Washington , free garland, jams and preservatives in our gourmet kitchen, tractor pulled hayrides, free parking and admission, and more!

When: Saturdays and Sundays, 9am – 5pm | Ongoing until Sunday, December 27, 2015
Where: Myrtle Creek Botanical Garden And Nursery | 2940 Reche Road, Fallbrook, CA 92028
Cost: Free
More information: discovermyrtlecreek.com

San Diego County Events for October 16 – 18

So many fall-themed activities and events this weekend in San Diego county! Come down for festivals, celebrations, and fairs!

San Diego county events this weekendSan Diego Kids Expo

All throughout the event are fun things to do for your kids; there will also be 150 local and national companies that have things that make a child’s life better.

When: Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 17 & 18 | 10am – 5pm
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds | 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
Cost: Free for kids 12 and under; $8 admission for 13+
More information: www.sandiegokidsexpo.com

 La Mesa FallFest

Celebrate fall in La Mesa with this two-day community FallFest, with food at a cost, fun games, contests, beer and live musical performances. The party takes place in the back parking lot of the mall near Macy’s and Hooley’s Irish Pub.

When: Friday, Oct. 16, 4pm – 12am | Saturday, Oct. 17, 12pm – 12am
Where: Grossmont Center | 5500 Grossmont Center Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942
Cost: Free
More information: www.grossmontcenter.com/event/fallfest-with-the-la-mesa-chamber-of-commerce

 Fallbrook Harvest Faire

At the faire in Fallbrook, you can see animals, agriculture, games, and participate in a pumpkin contest. Food will also be available for purchase.

When: Sunday, Oct. 18, all day
Where: Historic Downtown Fallbrook, CA
Cost: Free parking and admission
More information: www.flickr.com/photos/jmbenson1/21382875540/in/dateposted-public

 Grand Avenue Festival

Stop by the second largest single-day fair in California on Sunday. The Escondido Grand Avenue Festival will have children’s rides and activities, live music, and many vendors.More than 500 vendors, children’s rides and activities will line the streets of Escondido Sunday as residents come out to enjoy rides, live music and children’s games. The festival crosses seven historic blocks of the city and marks the second largest single-day fair in California. Admission is free.

When: Sunday, Oct. 18 | 10am – 6pm
Where: Grand Ave, between Centre City and Ivy Streets in Escondido, CA
Cost: Free
More information: www.escondido.org/escondido-street-faire

 2015 Palomar Apple Festival

As a celebration of Palomar Mountain State Park’s apple heritage, the Apple Festival is happening this Sunday. The festival will have limited free apple-themed food and cider, folk music and square dancing, arts and crafts for the kids, and more!

When: Sunday, Oct. 18 | 11am – 3pm
Where: Palomar Mountain State Park | 19952 State Park Rd, Palomar, CA 92060
Cost: Free
More information: palomarsp.org/apple_festival

San Diego County Events for April 17 – 19

Are you going to be in town this weekend? Enjoy these fun San Diego county events now through Sunday! San Diego county events this weekendGoodguys Meguiar’s 15th Del Mar Nationals

Family Open Studios are free art-making workshops designed for the whole family’s participation (no reservations required). They are presented in conjunction with exhibitions at the William D. Cannon Art Gallery and allow visitors to:

  • View the current exhibition in the gallery
  • Create works of art in the courtyard (suited for all age levels)
  • Benefit from professional artists/instructor assistance
  • Take the finished project home

When: April 18, 2015 and select Saturdays | 11am – 2pm
Where: Carlsbad Sculpture Garden
Cost: Free
More information: www.carlsbadca.gov

29th Annual Avocado Festival

Fallbrook will share the love for its trademark fruit with the masses on Sunday, April 19 at the 29th annual Avocado Festival.

When: April 19, 2015 | 9am – 5pm
Where: Main Avenue and Alvarado Street, Fallbrook, CA
Cost: Free
More information: www.fallbrook.org

Fun With Physics

This special event is fun for all ages. Join us at the La Mesa Boys and Girls Club in Highwood Park on Saturday, April 18 from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. Free – bring the entire family!

When: April 18, 2015 | 9am – 12pm
Where: The La Mesa Boys and Girls Club in Highwood Park |4200 Parks Ave, La Mesa, CA 91941
Cost: Free
More information

Events: Top things to do this weekend

Some great ideas for San Diego county residents this weekend from the Union-Tribune San Diego:

Art Alive

Have you ever been so inspired by a piece of art that you rushed home and designed a floral arrangement based on it? What, you haven’t?

Well, some local floral designers do this every year for Art Alive and it’s pretty spectacular. The weekend event is the San Diego Museum of Art’s biggest fundraiser for good reason. Roses, daisies, ranunculus, tulips and many other types of plants and flowers are interpreted to resemble art in the museum’s collection. And with patrons often showing up in floral dresses, the whole event is nothing but lovely.

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Flower After Hours is from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday San Diego Museum of Art, 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park. $15 and $5 for ages 7 through 17. (619) 232-7931 or sdmart.org.

Last chance: Butterfly Jungle

Fallbrook Avocado Festival 2012Every year, San Diego Zoo’s Safari Park sets up a warm and colorful exhibit featuring thousands of butterflies flying around. And after this weekend it will be gone until next year.

So grab your most colorful clothes and a camera and get ready to get intimate with some Monarchs and Blue Morphos. I admit, I once thought it was sort of gross to have butterflies touch your hair and arms, but I recently went to Butterfly Jungle and it was pretty great, kind of like walking in a fairy tale, minus the bad guys.

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Saturday. San Diego Zoo’s Safari Park, 5500 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido. $32 for ages 3 to 11, $42 for ages 12 and over; parking is $7 to $15; sdzsafaripark.org.

Fallbrook Avocado Festival

Guacamole is pretty much the best thing, ever.

Celebrate the fruit from which it’s made at Fallbrook’s 26th annual festival. Along with booths and booths of guacamole and other avocado-related treats, there will also be contests, carnival rides, live music and dance and a lot of people wearing green.

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Main Street, Fallbrook. Free; (760) 728-5845 or fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org.

Read more of the U~T San Diego’s list of things to do this weekend here: “The top five things to do this weekend“.