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Events: Festivals in San Diego County August 2-3

Throughout San Diego County this weekend, there are a number of festivals — fill your weekend with films, county fairs, or ethnic celebrations!

Ramona County Fair

The Ramona Country Fair is a great place for family fun featuring rides, carnival games, vendors, beer and wine gardens, food, entertainment, and much more!


  • Friday: 5:00 to 11:00 PM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Where: Ramona Outdoor Community Center | 421 Aqua Ln, Ramona, CA 92065

Cost: Free admission | Parking $5

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Chula Vista Lemon Festival

lemonsThis one-day fun, free Family-Oriented Festival of Lemons spans 6 blocks of Third Avenue between E and G Streets (Yes, in the streets!). The event features live entertainment, arts and crafts displays, children’s amusements, our world-famous Lemon Pie Eating Contest and so much more including…of course…more lemons!

When: August 3 | 10:00 am – 5:00  p

Where: 353 Third Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91910

Cost: Free admission

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Oceanside International Film Festival

The Oceanside International Film Festival officially kicks off a season of various film festivals, which are conducted annually in San Diego county and usually continue through the Fall.

The festival showcases features, documentaries, shorts, animation, and student works from filmmakers who have not yet signed distribution agreements and look for recognition among wider audiences.

When: August 3 – 10

Where: The Brooks Theatre | 217 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054

Cost: Varies by event

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 Latin American Festival

There is no need to travel to the deepest regions of Mexico in order to experience some of the world’s most vibrant Latin American folk art and Mexican pottery – just visit the Bazaar del Mundo Shops’ Latin American Festival and Mata Ortiz Pottery Market, August 1 to 3, in Old Town, San Diego.

When: August 1-3

Where: Old Town, San Diego | 4133 Taylor St, San Diego, CA 92110

Cost: Free

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Art Events in San Diego

“Altars & Icons” ArtOberfest Walkabout

It’s a fun-filled evening festival to introduce you to the shops and cafes of South Park. From Kalmia to Beech Streets, you’ll find shops open late, entertainment, specials, and surprises. Browse, explore, shop, and celebrate the independent spirit of our neighborhood. Free trolley 6-10pm.

When: Oct. 5 | 6pm – 10pm

Cost: Free

Where: South Park, San Diego

More Info: www.southparkscene.com


Old Town San Diego Art Festival

San Diego Art FestivalWatch as the streets of Old Town San Diego becomes transformed into an art extravaganza at this year’s Old Town San Diego Art Festival. On Saturday, October 5, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM and Sunday, October 6, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM the Old Town Chamber of Commerce invites you to experience a world full of colorful art, live music, international food and exotic wines. Take your friends on a stroll down San Diego Avenue as we fill the streets with over 100 contemporary artists from around the world. Become inspired as you encounter a showcase of paintings, sculptures, ceramics, chalk art, fashions, furniture, jewelry and local art galleries. While in town you can also expose your palates to an array of incredible flavors from over a dozen local restaurants or partake in a delicious sampling of the finest wines. Whether you are admiring the history and culture of this neighborhood or purchasing a piece of artwork to enjoy for years to come, this exquisite art show has something for everyone, and something that you won’t want to miss!

When: Oct. 5 – 6 | 10am – 6pm

Cost: Free

Where: Old Town San Diego

More Info: Call 619.233.5008 or visit OldTownArtFestival.com

Events in San Diego for September 16

There’s several San Diego events happening in the area tomorrow, September 16. Here are just a few that have caught my attention:

San Diego Restaurant Week 2012 @ San Diego County Restaurants

Where: San Diego County Restaurants

 When: Sunday, September 16, 2012
Starts At: 11:30 AM
Ends At: 11:00 PM
Admission Cost : $10-20 Lunch; $20-40 Dinner
Contact Phone : (619) 233-5008

From Sunday, September 16th through Friday, September 21st foodies will eat their way through over 180 participating restaurants that will offer three-course prix-fixe dinner menus for just $20, $30 or $40 per person and/or two-course prix-fixe lunch menus for only $10, $15 or $20 per person. This countywide affair gives foodies the chance to explore tasty treats from the beaches to downtown and from North County to South Bay. More info.

Fiestas Patrias

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
4002 Wallace St.
San Diego, CA 92186
(619) 220-5422

Old Town San Diego will host Mexican Independence Day with traditional activities from the 1800s This festival commemorates Mexico’s independence from Spain in 1810. Historical activities will include…Read more.

Poway Days Street Fair & Festival

Sunday, Sep 16 10:00a
Midland Road
Midland Road, between Poway Road & Hilleary Place
Poway, CA 92064

The Poway Days Festival is a community celebration showcasing 150 vendors including home improvement, safety and health services, children’s education, pet supplies, craft items and everything in-between. More information.

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.”