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San Diego County Events for March 31 – April 2

Come to San Diego County to check out some fun events and activities, or just to enjoy our great area! And if these aren’t enough events, check out my list of the top 20 must-do activities to do in San Diego here!

San Diego county events this weekendJulian Gold Rush Days

Julian Gold Rush Days celebrates the discovery of gold in this mountain community and invites visitors to learn more about its history with a weekend of entertainment including gold panning, tomahawk throwing, candle dipping and more. Located at The Julian Mining Company in Wynola, the old fashioned mining camp will offer re-enactors, an arts and crafts market, food and drink, a petting zoo, pony rides, and old fashioned laundry, free parking and plenty of family fun.

When: Saturday & Sunday, April 1 & 2 | 10am – 5pm
Where: Julian Mining Company | 4444 CA-78, Julian, CA 92036
Cost: $3; 12 and under are free
More information: www.visitjulian.com/to-see-do/special-events/gold-rush-days


Latin American Art Festival

Over 70 visual artists will be participate in this festival. After being selected by a panel of experts, artists from Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Guatemala and many cities of Mexico and the United States, will be present.

When: Saturday & Sunday, April 1 & 2 | 11am – 6pm
Where: ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station | 2730 Historic Decatur Rd. Barrack 16, San Diego, CA 92106
Cost: Free
More information:  www.latinamericanartfestival.com


Goodguys 17th Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals

At the Del Mar Nationals, there will be over 2,500 rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trucks thru ’72, indoor car show, 2017 March Performance Street Rod d’Elegance Competition, live music, exhibits, model and pedal car show, and much more.

When: Friday & Saturday, March 31 and April 1 | 8am – 5pm
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds | 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
Cost: Tickets are $20 for adults; $6 for children ages 7 to 12; kids 6 and under get in free. Parking is $13
More information: www.good-guys.com/dmn-2017


The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch

The famous Flower Fields in Carlsbad Ranch officially opened for the season on March 1; the fields are open daily, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., through May 14. Patrons will enjoy nearly 50 acres of colorful displays of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers, which are in bloom for six to eight weeks. The famous fields also include roses, orchids, sweet pea blossoms, petunias and poinsettias.

When: Now – May 14 | 9am – 6pm daily
Where: Carlsbad Ranch | 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Cost: $14 | details here
More information: www.theflowerfields.com

San Diego County Events for September 18 – 20

Here in San Diego county, this weekend looks like it’s festival weekend! There is a vast variety of festivals to choose from; attend one celebrating: Oktoberfest, boats, local heritage, beer, music, or food!

San Diego county events this weekend21st Annual San Diego Festival of Beer

The San Diego Festival of Beer finally comes of age this year, turning 21. The beer tasting festival is organized by the non-profit San Diego Professionals Against Cancer (SDPAC) and doubles as a fundraiser for the organization. The event will be held at the picturesque Broadway Pier in downtown San Diego, and the first 1,500 attendees will receive a free souvenir tasting mug to keep and use throughout the evening.

When: Friday, Sept. 18, 6 – 10pm

Where: Broadway Pier | 1000 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego
Cost: Tickets cost $50 per person and $20 for designated drivers and can be purchased online here.
More information: www.facebook.com/SanDiegoFestivalOfBeer


San Diego Bayfair

The world’s fastest boats will roar into Mission Bay for this three-day, family-friendly festival featuring high-octane action, music and beer gardens. This year, Bayfair organizers expect one of the largest boat fleets ever on the water, with more than 80 teams competing in multiple races. More than 85,000 spectators are expected to descend on East Vacation Island, Crown Point and Fiesta Island for this annual outdoor weekend event. The schedule, as well as details on different ticket packages and prices, is available on the Bayfair website.

When: Sept. 18 – 20 | View the schedule on the website

Where: Mission Bay | 1404 Vacation Rd, San Diego
Cost: View the ticket prices on the website
More information: www.sandiegobayfair.org


43rd Annual Bonitafest

The communities of Bonita and Sweetwater Valley will celebrate their heritage Saturday with the 43rd Annual BonitaFest. The festival kicks off Friday evening with a twilight trail parade. A street fair will take over the area around Bonita Vista High School. There will also be a performing arts festival.

When: Saturday, Sept. 19 | 9am
Where: Bonita Vista High School | 751 Otay Lakes Rd, Chula Vista
Cost: Free
More information: www.facebook.com/Bonitafest


Julian Music Festival

Music lovers will get excited for this sweet melody of tunes come Saturday. Music at the festival will range from Latin jazz, alternative folk, Celtic and adult contemporary.

When: Saturday, Sept. 19 | 1pm
Where: Menghini Winery | 1150 Julian Orchards Dr, Julian
Cost: Parking is free and tickets range from $12 to $20.
More information: julianmusicfestival.com


20th Annual Encinitas Oktoberfest

This lively event brings together Bavarian dancers, live music, a street craft fair with more than 200 vendors and, of course, authentic German food and beer. A parade at noon will kick off the event. You can park for free at the Flora Vista Elementary School lot and take a free shuttle to the event.

When: Sunday, Sept. 20 | 10am
Where: Mountain Vista Drive at El Camino Real & Mountain Vista Dr, Encinitas
Cost: Free
More information: encinitasoktoberfest.com


san diego restaurant week 2015San Diego Restaurant Week

San Diego Restaurant Week begins on Sunday! For a full week, you can indulge your taste buds at over 180 participating restaurants in the San Diego area.

When: Sunday, Sept. 20 – Sunday, Sept. 27
Where: Over 180 restaurants in the San Diego area
Cost: Various prices
More information: www.sandiegorestaurantweek.com

Events: Celebrating Grapes and Brazilian Day

Enjoy your first September weekend in San Diego county by checking out one of these fun family events either this Saturday or Sunday.

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