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San Diego County Events for Sept. 28 – 30

Local family-friendly activities and events are happening all this weekend down in San Diego County!

San Diego county events this weekendLa Mesa Oktoberfest

Check out La Mesa’s Oktoberfest, beginning today through Sunday! Enjoy German and other foods, traditional and modern activities, a full music lineup, children’s entertainment and activities, and more!

When: Friday – Sunday, Sept. 28 – 30 | Fri. 4 – 10pm, Sat. 10am – 10pm, Sun. 10am – 6pm
Where: 8401 La Mesa Blvd, La Mesa, CA
Cost: Free – $45
More information: www.lamesaoktoberfest.org

MCAS Miramar Air Show

Welcome to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, home of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing and the largest military air show in the nation. This year’s airshow is scheduled from September 28-30, 2018.

Their theme for the 2018 MCAS Miramar Air Show is “100 years of women in the Marine Corps.”

When: Friday – Sunday, Sept. 28 – 30
Where: MCAS Miramar East Gate, Miramar Way, San Diego, CA 92145
Cost: Free – $260
More information: www.miramarairshow.com

San Diego Cabrillo Festival

The Cabrillo Festival is a fun event for the entire family, with educational activities, cultural demonstrations and exciting folkloric performances.

Brightly colored clothing and dramatic music and dancing bring to life the traditions of the Native American, Mexican, Portuguese and Spanish cultures that are part of the Age of Exploration.

The Cabrillo Festival features food booths with delicious traditional Mexican, Native American, Portuguese and Spanish food. Vendors will showcase their various artistic goods.

When: Saturday, Sept. 29 | 11am
Where: Naval Base Pt. Loma, 140 Sylvester Rd., San Diego, CA 92106
Cost: Free
More information: www.cnic.navy.mil/regions/cnrsw/installations/navbase_point_loma

Adams Avenue Street Fair

The 37th annual Adams Avenue Street Fair will feature more than 80 artists performing on six stages along Adams Avenue in Normal Heights.

This year’s headliners will include West London reggae/tropical pop sing Hollie Cook (daughter of Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook), and the roots-rockin’ Deke Dickerson and the Ecco-Fonics. In addition to the great variety of music, there will be a craft beer taste (Saturday only), four beer gardens, giant carnival rides, festival food and more than 300 exhibitors.

For the complete music line-up, schedule, beer tickets and more information, check out their website, AdamsAvenueStreetFair.com.

When: Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29 & 30
Where: Adams Avenue, Normal Heights, San Diego, CA 92116
Cost: Free
More information: www.adamsavenuebusiness.com/event-info/adams-avenue-street-fair

2018 Poway Rodeo

The 2018 Poway Rodeo is back Friday, Sept. 28 and Saturday, Sept. 29. The Poway Rodeo will continue to feature the traditions of the old West and Cowboy heritage. View the schedule of events

Tickets are selling fast!

When: Friday & Saturday, Sept. 28 & 29
Where: Poway Valley Riders Association Arena, 14336 Tierra Bonita Rd. , Poway, CA 92064
Cost: View the website
More information: powayrodeo.com

El Cajon Dinner and a Concert

One of El Cajon’s premier events, our Dinner & a Concert Series is back again this year in the center of Downtown El Cajon. Dinner & A Concert is a weekly concert and dance hosted by Downtown El Cajon Business Partners, performed on the Prescott Promenade, which is surrounded by a variety of restaurants. Thousands of people from all over San Diego County arrive to see and listen to many of our local bands and musicians. Join us Friday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 PM for a great time and great food from our downtown restaurants.

When: Friday evenings  | 6 – 8pm
Where: Prescott Promenade | East Main St., El Cajon, CA 92020
Cost: Free
More information: downtownelcajon.com/dinner-and-a-concert

Summer Movies in the Park

Across the county, cities are taking part in the movie screenings at local outdoor parks. Almost every day of the week this summer, San Diegans can find a free outdoor movie screening thanks to a county-wide initiative. This weekend, you have a few movies to choose from — check the movie calendar below!

When: Friday and Saturday | movies in the park ongoing this entire summer
Where: Various parks in San Diego County
Cost: Free
More information: www.summermoviesinthepark.com/moviecalendar

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 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

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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