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San Diego County Events for May 15 – 17

In town? Fill up your weekend with a couple of these San Diego events!

San Diego county events this weekend15th Annual Pet Day on the Bay

Take your pet on an 1-hour narrated cruise Information about more than 50 San Diego landmarks, with unparalleled photo and video opportunities, comfortable indoor and outdoor areas, close-up views of military ships and the San Diego skyline, and a chance to see marine animals and seabirds.

ONE-HOUR TOURS: 9:30 AM, 11:15 AM, AND 1:00 PM A portion of proceeds benefits the Helen Woodward Animal Center Boarding and photos will begin 1/2 hour prior to cruise times.

When: May 16 | ONE-HOUR TOURS: 9:30 AM, 11:15 AM, AND 1:00 PM
Where: Hornblower Cruises & Events | 1800 North Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA
Cost: $24; one pet per person free
More information: www.hornblower.com/port/overview/sd+petdayonbay

SDCCU Festival of Arts in North Park

This annual free festival includes local art, live music and dance performances, eco-friendly and hands-on art activities, shopping opportunities, food, live art, kids’ art and a celebration of local craft beer.

When: May 16, 11am – 6pm
Where: North Park | 30th Street, San Diego, CA
Cost: Free
More information: www.northparkfestivalofarts.com

Old Town Temecula Western Days

The Wild West comes to life when the Old Town Gunfighters host other gunfight clubs for Western Days in Old Town Temecula. Zany skits, crazy old west costumed characters and a daily high noon shoot out and robbery of The Bank. Families will enjoy the old time music, calf roping instruction and kids will like the pony rides.

When: May 16, 10am – 5pm
Where: Old Town Temecula | Old Town Front Street and Main Street, Temecula, CA
Cost: Free
More information: eventstemecula.com/event/122802/old-town-temecula-western-days

Pirate Days

Experience life as a pirate with scavenger hunts, knot-tying and sword fighting demos, games and more. A two day celebration for kids of all ages, will include kids costume contests, carnival games, cannon firings, weapon demonstrations, sword fights, scary stories, and a scavenger hunt for Pirate Treasure which ends at the Parrot Paradise.

When: May 16 & 17, 10am – 3pm
Where: Maritime Museum of San Diego, 1492 N. Harbor Drive, Embarcadero
Cost: $13 and $16 | Kids and adults in costume get a $2 discount at the door.
More information: sdmaritime.org/visit/public-events/pirate-days

 America on Main Street

This festival coincides with Armed Forces Day and will honor the various cultures living in El Cajon through food, music, hay rides, crafts and lots more.

When: May 16, 10am- 8pm
Where: Throughout Downtown El Cajon
Cost: Free
More information: www.ci.el-cajon.ca.us/events/events.pdf

 The Grand Avenue Festival

Formerly the Escondido Street Faire, this event will have kids rides, a home improvement show, arts and crafts vendors, bands, a climbing wall and more.

When: May 17, 9:30am – 5:30pm
Where: Along Grand Avenue, Escondido
Cost: Free
More information: http://www.kennedyfaires.com/escondido

San Diego County Events for April 10 – 12

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

The Goodguys Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals is a favorite automotive event! It’s a full weekend of car-love at the beach in old Del Mar.

When: April 10 – 12, 2015 | Fri  – Sat 8am – 5pm, Sun 8am – 3pm
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds | 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
Cost: $20; kids (7-12) – $6, under 6 – Free
More information: www.good-guys.com

7th Annual Taste of Julian

7th annual taste of julianTaste of Julian is a self-guided culinary tour to explore several of their one-of-a-kind restaurants, wineries and breweries.

When: April 11, 2015 | 1 – 5pm
Where: Julian Town Hall | 2129 Main St, Julian, CA 92036
Cost: Tickets in advance: $20; at the door: $25; free parking
More information

 Village Street Faire

The Third Avenue Village Street Fair is a free, family-friendly event complete with live music, exotic foods, arts and crafts, games and more.

When: April 12, 2015
Where: Third Avenue between E Street and G Street, Chula Vista, CA 91910
Cost: Free
More information

Target Free Second Sundays

Free admission to The New Children’s Museum thanks to Target.

When: April 12, 2015
Where: The New Children’s Museum | 200 W Island Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: Free
More information: www.thinkplaycreate.org

California Real Estate Market in October

The latest infographic from the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS shows the real estate market stats for California in October 2014.


San Diego home sales up 5% in January

San Diego County home prices remained flat in January but total sales rose, show the latest DataQuick figures released Wednesday morning.

The median price of all homes sold in the county last month was $305,000, 0.3 percent higher than a year ago. When comparing January to December, values fell 3.2 percent.

Total sales — which include single-family resales, condos and new homes — rose in January to 2,358, or 5 percent higher from January 2011. Sales fell almost 29 percent month-over-month, a natural decrease from December to January because of the holiday season.

How did each housing category fare in January? Read more of the article on U~T San Diego’s site.

Read this article in full by U~T San Diego: “SD home sales up 5% in Jan., prices flat“.

La Mesa Farmer’s Market

Farmers Market

Step back in time…

To an open-air market every Friday afternoon from 2pm – 6pm at the intersection of University Avenue and Spring Street. Sponsored by the City of La Mesa, the market offers farm fresh goods including flowers, produce and live plants.  For more information contact Chris Gonzales at 667-1192 or cgonzales@ci.la-mesa.ca.us

Experience the Village. All information from the La Mesa Village website.

San Diego Halloween Events

Need some activities to scare you silly this October–just in time for Halloween?  San Diego Magazine put up a great list of Halloween to-dos (available here: “Halloween Events in San Diego“). 

Haunted San Diego tours

But one that looks particularly thrilling to me it the San Diego ghost tour with Haunted San Diego.  You can take a 2-hour, fully narrated tour through some of the area’s scariest locations.  Here’s the details on the tour:

Journey with us on an entertaining history tour with a haunted theme. You’ll learn about the individuals who lived here, died here, and are still said to haunt San Diego to this very day.

Haunted San Diego‘s website (www.hauntedsandiegotours.com) has further details and tickets on their Halloween-orientated excursion–but I’ve heard that they sell out quickly, so hurry up!

For more spooky events, you can view San Diego Magazine’s list here: “Halloween Events in San Diego“.

Old Town Art Festival

San Diego Art FestivalThe San Diego Art Festival is coming up in Old Town; the festival will be held this Saturday and Sunday, from 10am to 6pm.

According to the official website, the Old Town San Diego Art Festival “features contemporary artists, fine craft, fashion and home decor artisans. This event brings together the essence of Southern California; beautiful San Diego weather, the Flavors of Old Town international foods, a wine tasting pavilion and continuous live entertainment.  The festival runs along San Diego Avenue from Conde Street into the Old Town San Diego State Historic Park.”

Information on the festival, including the featured artists, is available online at www.OldTownArtFestival.com.

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