Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Mar. 2–18, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Step into the enchanted world of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, a young prince trapped by the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self… but time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

Time: Refer to website
Location: JCompany Youth Theatre
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
4126 Executive Dr., La Jolla


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Mar. 3, Finish Chelsea’s Run

Join your friends and neighbors for the 7th Annual Finish Chelsea’s Run in honor of Chelsea King. The event will feature a competitive 5K race and fun run/walk, family festival, children’s activities, team competition, entertainment, and refreshments. Proceeds from the event will go towards the Chelsea’s Light Foundation Sunflower Scholarship Fund.

Time: 7:30–11 am
Location: Refer to website (Balboa Park)



Mar. 3–4, CRSSD Fest

This two-day event is an Electronic Dance Music festival for fans looking for a more grown-up, less rave-like experience. This year’s artists include Empire of the Sun, Gorgon City (Live), Sinead Harnett, Little Dragon, and many more.

Time: Refer to website
Location: 1600 Pacific Hwy., Downtown San Diego


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Mar. 3–4, Koi Show

See living jewels of the aquatic world at the largest Koi show on the West Coast! There will be over 300 Koi on display in competition, from 6 inches to three feet long. Learn how to build your own Koi pond and shop for Koi supplies, Koi art, Koi t-shirts, and much more. This is a free event.

Time: Refer to website
Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds Activity Center
2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar


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Mar. 3–4, Spring Busker Festival

Experience the only Busker Festival in Southern California. Professional performers from across the country will showcase their talents, from sword swallowing to knife throwing to pogo stick tricks to juggling on unicycles. This is a free event, but performers will be accepting tips.

Time: Noon–6 pm
Location: Seaport Village, 849 W. Harbor Dr., Marina


Best Coast Beer Fest

Mar. 10, Best Coast Beer Fest

Taste beer from nearly 100 of the West Coast’s craft breweries, enjoy the sounds of local bands, and dine on tasty fare from food trucks. Proceeds from ticket sales go towards a charity that helps young adult cancer survivors get their feet back on the ground with rent, tuition, school supplies, car payments, or medical bills.

Time: 2–5 pm (VIP Entry 1 pm)
Location: Embarcadero Marina Park S., 1 Marina Park Way, Marina


International Mariachi Festival & Competition

International Mariachi Festival & Competition

Celebrate San Diego’s heritage through mariachi music and traditional ballet folklorico dancing. The main stage will showcase a variety of mariachi groups from the United States and Mexico, and the children’s area includes live entertainment, a mini-petting zoo, face-painting, carnival games, and more. This is a free event.

Time: 11 am–7 pm
Location: Pepper Park, 3299 Tidelands Ave., National City


San Diego Latino Film Festival

Mar. 15–25, San Diego Latino Film Festival

Choose from more than 160 films from Latin America, Spain, the U.S., Mexico, and around the world in celebration of Latino film, art, and culture. There will also be guest filmmaker appearances, workshops, live music, art exhibitions, and gala celebrations.

Time: Refer to website
Location: AMC 18 Fashion Valley, 7037 Friars Rd., Mission Valley


Los Lobos

Mar. 16, Los Lobos

Los Lobos bring their Latin-infused East LA rock to Poway OnStage for an acoustic set covering their GRAMMY® winning career. Perez, the band’s drummer, once called their powerhouse mix of rock, Tex-Mex, country, folk, R&B, blues, and traditional Spanish and Mexican music, “the soundtrack of the barrio.”

Time: 8 pm
Location: Poway Center for the Performing Arts
15498 Espola Rd., Poway


Shamrock San Diego

Mar. 17, Shamrock San Diego

Join over 20,000 attendees from across the U.S. to partake in a celebration so grand that it will leave you wondering what side of the pond you’re on. Over 50,000 square feet of Astro Turf will be rolled out to set the scene for a Saint Patrick’s Day block party that boasts three stages, non-stop music, and—of course—plenty of green beer and Irish Whiskey. This is a 21+ event.

Time: 4 pm–Midnight
Location: Gaslamp Quarter


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Mar. 24, Old World Tasting

Experience the wines of the Old World at this interactive tasting. Advanced Sommelier Molly Brooks will be pouring wines from all across Europe and talking about the different regional styles and historical events leading up to classifications in the wine world. 10% of proceeds will go to Days of Taste, a program that teaches students about the importance of fresh food in an engaging way.

Time: Noon–4 pm
Location: Truly Fine Wine, 4060 Morena Blvd. #K, Bay Ho


REINS Spring Hop

Mar. 24, REINS Spring Hop

Hop on over to REINS (Riding Emphasizing Individual Needs and Strengths) for some springtime fun! There will be Easter Egg hunts, photos with the Easter Bunny, games, music, food, a petting zoo, a bounce house, face-painting, and a silent auction. All proceeds will benefit the REINS Therapeutic Horsemanship Program.

Time: 11 am–1 pm
Location: REINS, 4461 S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook


Pardee Homes Carmel Valley 5K & Fun Run

Mar. 25, Pardee Homes Carmel Valley 5K & Fun Run

Run a beautiful 5K loop and enjoy the flat, fast finish along the Manzanita trail, a beautiful scenic path hidden in Carmel Valley. There will also be a non-competitive 1K Family Fun run for all ages! Refer to website for registration.

Time: 7:30 am (5K), 9:30 am (Fun Run)
Location: The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch
13490 Pacific Highlands Ranch Rd., Carmel Valley


San Diego Beatles Fair

Mar. 30–31, San Diego Beatles Fair

“Come Together” for a celebration of Beatle Mania at this grassroots event featuring local artists, writers, and musicians. Listen to great music and learn about the history of the Beatles.

Time: Refer to website
Location: Queen Bee, 3925 Ohio St., North Park


Vulcan Mountain Boys at The Flower Fields

Mar. 31, Vulcan Mountain Boys at The Flower Fields

Take in the riotous color of nearly 50 acres of spring flowers while you enjoy a performance from the Vulcan Mountain Boys! Their bluegrass music will have you dancing in your seats.

Time: 1–4 pm
Location: The Flower Fields, 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad


Today, President Donald Trump signed into law a $1.5 trillion tax overhaul.

For the most part, this legislation lowers the overall tax rates, but expands the ‘tax base’ by capping or removing certain deductions and exemptions.

In 2018, there will be caps on the amount of state and local taxes, property and other taxes that are allowed as an itemized deduction. If you have combined state and local taxes and property taxes that exceed $10,000 annually it would likely be beneficial for you to prepay your 2018 property taxes before the end of the year.

With respect to individuals, some of the more notable items include:

(1) the provision of seven tax brackets, with a top rate of 37 percent (the top rate under present law is 39.6 percent);

(2) a repeal of the personal exemption deductions and an increase in the standard deduction amounts to $24,000 for joint filers and surviving spouses, $18,000 for heads of household, and $12,000 for unmarried taxpayers and married filing separately (additional amounts for the elderly and blind are retained);

(3) a $10,000 limit on the deduction for state and local taxes, which can be used for both property taxes and income taxes (or sales taxes in lieu of income taxes);

(4) a $750,000 limit on the loan amount for which a mortgage interest deduction can be claimed by individuals, with existing loans grandfathered, and the repeal of interest deductions on home equity indebtedness;

(5) a repeal of miscellaneous itemized deductions subject to the 2 percent of adjusted gross income floor ;

(6) a repeal of the personal deduction for casualty and theft losses, except for losses incurred in presidentially declared disaster areas;

(7) an increase in the child tax credit to $2,000 ($1,400 is refundable) and an increase in the phaseout threshold amounts to $400,000 for joint filers and $200,000 for all others (the credit is $1,000 under present law and is fully refundable);

(8) an increase in the alternative minimum tax (AMT) exemption amounts and the adjusted gross income thresholds at which the exemption amount begins to phase out;

(9) a repeal of the deduction for alimony paid and corresponding inclusion in income by the recipient, effective for tax years beginning in 2019 (alimony paid under separation agreement entered into prior to the effective date is generally grandfathered);

(10) permanent repeal of the individual shared responsibility payment (individual healthcare mandate) enacted as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA); and

(11) the expiration of most individual tax provisions after December 31, 2025.

This legislation also provides a 20 percent deduction against qualified business income from passthrough business entities. The provision includes relatively relaxed rules for calculating qualified business income for individuals with taxable income below certain thresholds ($315,000 for joint filers, $157,500 for all others), and stricter ones that are phased in for individuals with taxable income above the thresholds.

These new tax rules also reduce the corporate tax rate to 21 percent for tax years beginning after December 31, 2017.

Other important business-related changes include (1) 100% bonus depreciation for qualified property placed in service before January 1, 2023; (2) a permanent increase in the Section 179 expensing limit to $1,000,000 (up from $500,000 under present law) and a permanent increase in the phase-out threshold amount to $2,500,000 (up from $2,000,000 under present law); (3) a reduction in the gross receipts amount under which a business can qualify to use the cash method of accounting; and (4) an exemption from the requirement to use inventories for certain taxpayers .

This legislations also makes changes to certain partnership rules, including (1) the repeal of the technical termination of partnership rule in Code Sec. 708(b); (2) the recharacterization of certain gains in the case of partnership profits interests held in connection with the performance of investment services; (3) the modification of the definition of substantial built-in loss in the case of the transfer of a partnership interest; and (4) a modification of the basis limitation on partner losses to account for a partner’s distributive share of partnership charitable contributions and foreign taxes.

Circus Vargas Jan. 18-Feb. 19
Join Us for A Swashbuckling Circus Spectacular, “Dreaming of Pirates!” A Fantastic Voyage of Nonstop Action and Adventure Guaranteed to Thrill and Enchant Children of all Ages! Death- Defying Acrobats, Daredevils, Flying Trapeze Artists, Jugglers, Contortionists, Comedians, Motorcycles and much more!
Time/Place: See website for schedule.
Contact: 877-468-3861 / www.circusvargas.com

San Diego Black Film Festival Jan. 31-Feb. 1
In order to spotlight African American & African Diaspora Cinema, we screen over 100 films each year: Comedy, Drama, Documentaries, Animation, GLBT, Horror, Religious, Foreign/African Diaspora, Shorts, Feature Films and music videos.
Time/Place: See website for schedule.
Contact: 619-232-0401 / www.sdbff.com

FREE Youth Fishing Derby Seminar/Campout Feb. 2
Learn to fish from the pros and watch demonstrations on how to properly rig a line the night before the 23rd Annual Youth Fishing Derby. Pizza dinner will be served with the fishing seminar immediately following. Participants and their families are invited to spend the night for only $15 a car.
Time/Place: 5pm / Lake Poway
Contact: 858-668-4772 / www.poway.org

Lake Poway Youth Fishing Derby Feb. 3
Fishing, prizes, entertainment, games, bounce houses, a free barbecue lunch and more! Join the City of Poway and Captain Ron Baker. Freshly stocked with 1,500 pounds of rainbow trout, the lake will be open only to youth ages 15 and younger. Winners must be present to claim prizes at the awards ceremony.
Time/Place: 6am-12pm / Lake Poway
Contact: 858-668-4772 / www.poway.org

Sandbag Give-a-Way Event Feb. 3
Sandbags will be available per event to Encinitas residents (no contractors) on a first come, first serve basis. Residents must provide photo ID and show proof of residency. 10 filled sandbags will be given for each address/property (while supply lasts). Residents must self-load and transport the sandbags.
Time/Place: 8am-2pm / Public Works/SDWD Facility: 160 Calle Magdalena
Contact: 760-633-2600 / www.ci.encinitas.ca.us

Save A Heart Save A Life 5K Feb. 3
The mission of the Eric Paredes Save A Life Foundation is to influence families, educators, elected officials and the medical community to recognize the incidence of youth SCA/D and the importance of preventative heart screenings, and to support equipping schools with automated external defibrillators (AED) plus CPR/AED training.
Time/Place: 8am / NTC Park at Liberty Station: 2455 Cushing Road
Contact: 619-550-2129 / www.epsavealife.org/5k

Ramona Installation Dinner and Community Awards Gala Feb. 3
Tickets are $59 and includes your choice of the below meals.
Time/Place: 5-9pm / Barona Resort & Casino Golf Center, Lakeside
Contact: 760-789-1311 / www.ramonachamber.com

Burn Run 5K Feb. 3
Help the Burn Institute promote Burn Awareness Week and raise funds to support burn prevention education and burn survivor support programs by running or walking in the Burn Run 5K.
Time/Place: 8am / De Anza Cove on Mission Bay
Contact: 858-541-2277 / www.burninstitute.org

Miniatures Show & Sale Feb. 3-4
More than 40 dealers from across the country will have a vast array of miniatures for the crafter, artist and collector of tiny treasures! Quarter scale, half scale and 1:12 will all be available.
Time/Place: Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm / Marriott Mission Valley: 8757 Rio San Diego Drive
Contact: www.sdminiatureshow.com

Stone Super Sunday CELLARbration Feb. 4
We have paired 5 fantastic dishes by Executive Chef Tausha Lopez with 15 tasters of Stone’s favorites. Not to mention a complimentary can growler to take home and share at your big game party! Tickets are $55.
Time/Place: 10am-2pm / Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, Liberty Station
Contact: www.stonebrewing.com/events

Cardiff Kook Run Feb. 4
The Cardiff Kook Run 5K, 10K and Costume Contest is a celebration of one of the greatest communities in the most amazing town.
Time/Place: 7:30am-12pm / 505 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas
Contact: www.cardiffkookrun.com

XTERRA Mission Gorge Trail Run Feb. 4
Features the ‘thousand steps’ and the 5k has some great trails around the old dam. The event field is limited, so enter early! All participants will receive the following: Soft cotton race t-shirt – subject to availability for race day registrations, Finisher medal, Coffee and hot breakfast – post race, Entry into the raffle.
Time/Place: 8-11am / Mission Trails Regional Park: Equestrian Cir, Santee
Contact: www.trailrace.com/mission-gorge-trail-run

San Diego Jewish Film Festival Feb 8-18
The Festival features San Diego film premieres, international guest filmmakers, and juried and audience choice awards. Screenings will be shown at five locations. This year the Festival will showcase a total of 58 films of the best contemporary Jewish themed films from around the world celebrating life, human rights, and freedom of expression.
Time/Place: See website for schedule.
Contact: 858-362.1348 / www.sdcjc.org/sdjff

Lunar New Year Festival Feb. 9-11
Offers a fusion of Asian food stations, unique vendor booths, carnival rides, non-stop live entertainment (including lion dances, concerts, and the much anticipated “Miss Asia” Beauty Pageant) as well as a highly acclaimed “Cultural Village” featuring breathtaking artistic reconstructions of iconic sculptures, buildings and landscapes from across South East Asia.
Time/Place: Fri 5-10pm, Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 11am-8pm / SDCCU Stadium
Contact: 619-786-7573 / www.lunarnewyearfestival.org

Mermaid Half Marathon San Diego Feb. 10
A scenic women’s 5k, 10k, and half marathon. Mermaids receive a stylish race shirt, finisher medal and necklace! Mermaid Series is building a welcoming community that inspires women from all backgrounds to realize their full potential.
Time/Place: 6-11am / South Shores Park: 1775 E Mission Bay Dr.
Contact: www.mermaidseries.com

Oceanside Valentine’s Week Movie at the Pier Feb. 10
Time/Place: 6:45-9pm / Junior Seau Pier Amphitheater
Contact: 760-435-5041 / www.ci.oceanside.ca.us

Brewbies Beer Festival Feb. 10
Enjoy an array of outstanding, interesting, unique and (our favorite) signature PINK beers from over 40 of the best breweries around! As always we donate 100% of the proceeds from Brewbies to The Keep A Breast Foundation to help support their mission of empowering young people around the world with breast health education and support!
Time/Place: 12-5pm / Bagby Beer Company: 601 S Coast Hwy, Oceanside
Contact: www.brewbies.org

Boys & Girls Club Texas Hold ‘Em Feb. 10
Casual dress is requested and doors will open at 4:30 for registration. Dinner will be served from 5-6pm and players should bring their poker faces for the 6pm tournament. Guests will also enjoy local beer and wine.
Time/Place: 5-11pm / 410 W. California Avenue, Vista
Contact: 760-724-6606 / www.bgcvista.org

Gaslamp Quarter Mardi Gras Feb. 13
Experience Gaslamp Mardi Gras, Southern California’s most beloved block party, parade and celebration headlined by Warren G! Get ready for a WILD night of DJ’s, dancers, floats, drinks + more! Parade begins at 9pm.
Time/Place: 5-11:45pm / Downtown San Diego
Contact: 619-233-5008 / www.sdmardigras.com

San Diego Improv Festival Feb. 15-18
This yearly festival brings some of the top talent from all over the nation to both perform and teach right here in our own backyard! The festival will offer professional workshops and performances from a selection of hand-picked improv teams from cities around the country.
Time/Place: Finest City Improv: 4250 Louisiana St.
Contact: 619-306-6047 / www.sdimprovfestival.com

San Diego Tet Festival Feb. 16-18
Our signature Miss Vietnam San Diego Pageant. Lion dancing all 3 days. A new cultural village. Beer Garden. Full Carnival Rides. Golden Voice contest and Dancing contests for cash prizes. Game Booth with prizes. 2 stages with non-stop entertainment from A-list singers/artists as well as local artists in San Diego. Food vendors with variety of foods from cultures all around the world!
Time/Place: Fri 5-10pm, Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 11am-9pm / Mira Mesa Community Park: 8575 New Salem Street
Contact: www.sdtet.com

Randy Jones Run/Walk for Independence Feb. 17
Home of Guiding Hands (HGH) and Randy Jones, former San Diego Padre and National League CY Young Award Winner, will once again join forces to support over 2,500 infants, adolescents and adults living with a developmental disability.
Time/Place: 8am / Crown Point Park, Mission Bay
Contact: 619-938-2854 / www.randyjonesrunwalk.org

San Diego Pet Expo Feb. 17-18
Four-legged friends can receive “spa treatments” from local groomers, sample delicious treats and try on the latest in furry fashions; their humans will enjoy interacting with top trainers and learning pet-care tips from animal welfare organizations. Rounding out the list of activities is an agility demonstration, pet talent and costume shows, and an exciting pet/owner look-alike contest!
Time/Place: Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-4pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds
Contact: 800-977-3609 / www.petexposandiego.com

130th Anniversary Dinner Feb. 19
A spectacular dinner commemorating the legendary history of the iconic Hotel del Coronado. Begin your evening with a sunset champagne toast on Windsor Lawn followed by a stunning fireworks display. Then head into 1500 OCEAN for a delectable six-course menu inspired by vintage menus of The Del paired with exquisite wines.
Time/Place: 5:30-9:30pm / 1500 Ocean – Hotel del Coronado
Contact: 619-522-8100 / www.hoteldel.com

San Diego Bird Festival Feb. 21-25
We’re celebrating the birds and habitats of our county, which truly offer some of the best birding in the United States.
Time/Place: Marina Village Conference Center: 1936 Quivira Way
Contact: 858-273-7800 / www.sandiegoaudubon.org

SD Kuumba Fest Feb. 22-25
From gospel to hip-hop and theater to dance, San Diego’s Kuumba Fest present a wide showcase of arts that celebrate Black American culture in all its variety. Educational workshops, hip-hop dance and speech competitions, performances of plays, Late Night Live (San Diego’s version of Late Night at the Apollo), and as always, a gospel concert finale.
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Lyceum: 79 Horton Plaza
Contact: www.kuumbafest.com

Sycamore Canyon Trail Races Feb. 24
Registration Requirements: 100k Solo runners must have completed at least one 50k+ race.
Time/Place: 6am / Goodan Ranch Sycamore Canyon Preserve, Lakeside
Contact: http://dirtyfeet.us/trailraces/sycamore

San Diego Winter Brew Fest Feb. 24
This special 1-day only fest will celebrate craft beverages from California and beyond and features live local music, food, and other vendors. This event benefits Outdoor Outreach and the San Diego Mountain Biking Association (SDMBA).
Time/Place: 6-10pm / Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park
Contact: www.sandiegobrewfest.com

Chinese New Year Food & Cultural Fair Feb. 24-25
This year’s fair celebrates the year of the dog, is free to the public, and promises to be the best ever, filled with spectacular dance and cultural performances, and tantalizing street food that you might find at a lively Chinese night market.
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / San Diego’s Historic Chinatown District
Contact: 619-338-9888 / http://sdcny.org

San Diego International Auto Show Dec. 28-Jan. 1
The 2017 and 2018 model-year vehicles will feature the newest technology to enhance the driving experience, all packaged in luxurious interiors and wrapped in cutting edge designs.
Time/Place: Thur-Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 10am-6pm, Mon 10am-7pm / San Diego Convention Center
Contact: 858-550-0080 / www.sdautoshow.com

Global Winter Wonderland Through-Jan. 7
Dazzling light displays to celebrate the Holidays Around the World. World-class entertainment with the Circus of Light. Thrilling rides and fun activities for all ages. Unforgettable holiday memories and so much more!
Time/Place: SDCCU Stadium (formerly Qualcomm Stadium)
Contact: 510-962-8586 / www.globalwonderland.com

Borrego Springs Film Festival Jan. 11-15
Our community supports the festival with incredible enthusiasm and always sells-out our festival passes. Packed houses and a raucous Q&A are all part of the event. We’re an old-school film festival. You’ll meet and greet your audience, have a blast, and interact with everyone!
Time/Place: Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center
Contact: www.borregospringsfilmfestival.org

Poway Winter Festival Jan. 12-13
Whether you’re building a snowman, sledding down the snow hill, roasting marshmallows by the campfire, making silly faces in our free photo booth, or taking a spin around the synthetic skate rink; there is bound to be something for everyone! A variety of old favorites and exciting new specialty and food vendors will be on-site.
Time/Place: Fri 5-9pm, Sat 3:30-8:30pm / Poway Community Park
Contact: 858-668-4671 / www.poway.org

Winter Festival for the Special Needs Community Jan. 13
We’re inviting our Special Needs Community to join us for an extra-special edition of Winter Festival. Whether you’re building a snowman, sledding down our snow hill, trying your luck at wintry carnival games, or taking a spin around the synthetic skate rink, there is bound to be something for everyone!
Time/Place: 11am-1pm / Poway Community Park
Contact: 858-668-4671 / www.poway.org

San Diego Multi-Cultural Festival Jan. 13
The Festival will showcase San Diego’s rich cultural diversity and traditional heritage through live music, dance performances, storytelling, children’s activities (drum circles, face painting and crafts), and a wide range of ethnic vendors. The Festival will include a variety of multi-cultural entertainment from Native American, Asian, Cajun, Latin, Jazz and Afro-Cuban bands.
Time/Place: 11am-5pm / Ruocco Park: 585 Harbor Lane
Contact: 858-735-5921 / www.sdmulticultural.com

Kids Marathon Mile Jan. 13
Though created for kids ages 12 and under, everyone is welcome to participate. Moms, dads, and big kids are invited to join the fun in this noncompetitive 1-mile run/walk.
Time/Place: 6:30-10am / LEGOLAND California, Carlsbad
Contact: 760-692-2900 / www.carlsbadmarathon.com

Travel & Adventure Show Jan. 13-14
Discover the Leading Destinations, Local Travel Experts, Top Celebrity Personalities, Comprehensive Content, and Exclusive Travel Deals That You Just Can’t Find Anywhere Else. Come face-to-face with some of your favorite celebrity travel speakers such as Phil Keoghan, Jack Maxwell and Peter Greenberg.
Time/Place: Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-4pm / San Diego Convention Center
Contact: www.travelshows.com/shows/san-diego

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade Jan. 14
The parade is filled with dazzling floats, phenomenal High School Bands, Drill Teams, College, Fraternities & Sororities, Churches, Peace and Youth organizations. This parade is coordinated by the Zeta Sigma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., the oldest African American fraternity in America, founded in 1906.
Time/Place: 2-5pm / Harbor Drive-Embarcadero, San Diego
Contact: 619-264-0542 / www.alpha-zsl.org/mlkdayparade.html

Carlsbad Marathon & Half Marathon Jan. 14
Our 26 fully staffed course support stations, continuous entertainment and unsurpassed volunteer support are just a few of our outstanding features. We also offer each participant a gender specific long-sleeve technical fabric shirt, virtual goody bag, spectacular finisher’s medal, post-race mylar blanket, refreshments (including chocolate milk!) and much more.
Time/Place: 6:15am / Carlsbad Village
Contact: 760-692-2900 / www.carlsbadmarathon.com

Circus Vargas Jan. 18-Feb. 19
Join Us for A Swashbuckling Circus Spectacular, “Dreaming of Pirates!” A Fantastic Voyage of Nonstop Action and Adventure Guaranteed to Thrill and Enchant Children of all Ages! Death- Defying Acrobats, Daredevils, Flying Trapeze Artists, Jugglers, Contortionists, Comedians, Motorcycles and much more!
Time/Place: See website for schedule.
Contact: 877-468-3861 / www.circusvargas.com

Music By the Sea Concert Jan. 19
First-prize winner of the Torneo Internazionale di Musica (Rome, 2006) and the International Harp Competition “V. Bucchi” (2009), Cristina is recognized throughout the world as one of the leading harpists of her generation.
Time/Place: 7:30-9:30pm / Encinitas Library: 540 Cornish Drive
Contact: 760-633-2746 / www.encinitasca.gov/concerts

National City Chamber Installation Dinner & Awards Ceremony Jan. 19
“The Great Gatsby” New members of the Board of Directors are seated. Awards are also presented for Business(es) of the Year, Community Leaders of the Year and Volunteer of the Year. The event is also an important fund-raiser for the Chamber as it begins each new year.
Time/Place: 5-9pm / Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation
Contact: 619-477-9339 / www.nationalcitychamber.org

ConDor 2018: Gateway To Forever Jan. 19-21
San Diego’s premiere Science Fiction & Fantasy convention. Cidney Swanson, a full-time writer of Young Adult Sci-Fi and Fantasy, is our Guest of Honor and writer H.G. Wells is our Ghost of Honor. Enjoy panel discussions, classes, workshops, art show, vendor hall, karaoke, dance and much more. Meet authors, artists and cosplayers. Costumes are welcomed.
Time/Place: Handlery Hotel, Mission Valley
Contact: 619-928-2664 / www.condorcon.org

Santee Active Lifestyle Expo Jan. 20
Free Breakfast, Vendor Fair, Trial Fitness Classes, Extreme Fitness Obstacle Course, Healthy Kid’s Fun Zone. USATF 50KM Race Walk 7:30am-2:30pm.
Time/Place: 9am-1pm / Santee Trolley Square: 9884 Mission Gorge Rd.
Contact: 619-258-4100 x219 / www.cityofsanteeca.gov

San Diego Restaurant Week Jan. 21-28
Dine deliciously at restaurants offering prix-fixe menu options throughout San Diego County. For one week only, over 180 participating restaurants will offer three-course prix-fixe dinner menus for $20, $30, $40 or $50 per person and/or two-course prix-fixe lunch menus for $10, $15 or $20 per person.
Contact: www.sandiegorestaurantweek.com

Farmers Insurance Open 2018 Jan. 25-28
Come enjoy everything San Diego has to offer! The ocean views, the world-class competition, and fan attractions including, The Michelob ULTRA Zone, Fan Village, autograph areas, a variety of locally themed concession stands and much more!
Time/Place: Torrey Pines Golf Course, La Jolla
Contact: 858-886-4653 / www.farmersinsuranceopen.com

San Diego Sunroad Marina Boat Show Jan. 25-28
New & Pre-Cruised Sailboats and Motor Yachts at our In-Water Display. Dozens of Marine Vendors with the Latest Nautical Products & Services. Delicious Food and Drink Sponsored by our Local Restaurants. Special Boating Events and Boat Rides for Kids and Adults. Lots of Fun for Real Boaters!
Time/Place: Thur & Fri 12-6pm, Sat & Sun 10am-6pm / 955 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego
Contact: 619-497-5254 / www.bigbayboatshow.com

Winter Home Decorating/Remodeling Show Jan. 26-28
A home show exhibit with quality products for all of your home improvement needs from remodeling projects and landscaping to decorating and additions.
Time/Place: Fri & Sun 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-6pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds
Contact: 800-999-5400 / http://homeshowsusa.net

San Diego Cat Show Jan. 27-28
The nation’s finest cats will vie for top honors at “Food & Water Bowl XXIV,” the largest annual cat show on the West Coast. There will be more than 450 cats from more than 42 recognized cat breeds in competition.
Time/Place: Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 9am-5pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds
Contact: 760-746-7800 / www.sandiegocat.org

San Diego Black Film Festival Jan. 31-Feb. 1
In order to spotlight African American & African Diaspora Cinema, we screen over 100 films each year: Comedy, Drama, Documentaries, Animation, GLBT, Horror, Religious, Foreign/African Diaspora, Shorts, Feature Films and music videos.
Time/Place: See website for schedule.
Contact: 619-232-0401 / www.sdbff.com

Chula Vista Starlight Parade & Children’s Faire
December 2, refer to website for event schedule
Coronado Christmas Parade & Open House
December 1, refer to website for event schedule
Encinitas Holiday Parade
December 2, 5–7:30 pm
Escondido Holiday Tree Lighting & Winter Wonderland Festival
December 2, 3 pm
La Jolla Christmas Parade & Holiday Festival
December 3, 1:30 pm
Little Italy Tree Lighting & Christmas Village
December 2, 4–8 pm
Mission Bay Christmas Boat Parade of Lights
December 9, 6–9 pm
North Park Toyland Parade & Festival
December 2, 11 am–3 pm
Ocean Beach Holiday Parade
December 2, refer to website for event schedule
Oceanside Harbor Parade of Lights
December 9, 7–9 pm
Poway Christmas in the Park
December 10, 3:30–8:30 pm
San Diego Bay Parade of Lights
December 10 & 17, 5 pm

Balboa Park December Nights Image © Manny Cencieros
Dec. 1–2, Balboa Park December Nights
Friends, families, and the community are invited to come together for festive fun, food, and attractions throughout the park, including complimentary admission to Balboa Park museums from 5–9 pm. Enjoy international cuisine, unique gift shopping, music and dance performances, and a wide variety of museum exhibits. This is a free event with food and drink available for purchase.
Time: 3–11 pm Friday, Noon–11 pm Saturday
Location: Balboa Park, San Diego

Old Town Holiday in the Park and Las Posadas Image © www.fiestadereyes.wordpress.com
Dec. 2–17, Old Town Holiday in the Park
Let Old Town San Diego make your holiday season merry and bright! Halls will be decked, fires built, and songs sung during Old Town Holiday in the Park & Las Posadas. The stores, restaurants, and museums in the park will be decorated to evoke the spirit of the season during the 1800s. Park merchants will have extended hours to help you find interesting gifts for everyone on your shopping list!!
Time: 6–9 pm (extended hours)
Location: Old Town, San Diego

Gardent of Lights Image © John Bryant – www.blog.sandiego.org
Dec. 2–23 & 26–30, Garden of Lights
Experience a dazzling winter wonderland with more than 125,000 sparkling lights illuminating the flora of this fantastic 37-acre urban oasis. The Garden has something for the whole family, including local food, treats, and warm beverages, live jazz and blues bands, marshmallow toasting, visits with Santa, horse-drawn wagon rides, and much more!
Time: 5–9 pm
Location: San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas

SoNo Fest and Chili Cook-Off Image © www.facebook.com/SoNoFestandChiliCookOff
Dec. 3, SoNo Fest and Chili Cook-Off
Enjoy a day of family fun with chili samples, food trucks, a beer and wine garden, a fun fest kid’s zone, and live music! While you’re there, visit with local handmade craft vendors and do some holiday shopping. Proceeds from food sales will benefit the McKinley Elementary School foundation. This is a free event.
Time: 11 am–5 pm
Location: 32nd St. and Thorn St., North Park, San Diego

Makers Arcade Holiday Fair
Dec. 9, Makers Arcade Holiday Fair
Find that one-of-a-kind gift at this fair, where makers come together to offer you a unique holiday shopping experience. While perusing handcrafted goods, enjoy live music, free make and take crafts, a photo booth, and delicious food and cocktails.
Time: 11 am–7 pm
Location: The Port Pavillion at the Broadway Pier
1000 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego

Holly Jolly Holidays Image © www.facebook.com/TheRbChorale
Dec. 9 & 10, Holly, Jolly Holidays
Make merry with Christmas music, songs that celebrate Hanukkah, a salute to our active military and veterans, and more. Even Santa Claus will stop by with treats for the children! Proceeds from the show will fund scholarships for high school seniors who plan to pursue their education
in music.
Time: 7 pm Dec. 9, 1 pm Dec. 10
Location: Poway Center for the Performing Arts
15498 Espola Rd., Poway

The Nutcracker Image © Manuel Rotenberg – www.kpbs.org
Dec. 9 & 10, 15–17, 20–23, The Nutcracker
Gather your friends and family to enjoy a classically extravagant score and vibrant cast of over 150 dancers. California Ballet’s glittering production of The Nutcracker leaps onto the stage of the San Diego Civic Theatre in a favorite holiday tradition.
Time: Showtimes vary by date
Location: San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 3rd Ave., San Diego

Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade © Bradley Schweit – www.pacificsandiego.com
Dec. 10, Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade
Deck those paws with bells so jolly and jingle all the way through the Gaslamp Quarter! After a festive strut around the Quarter, explore the pet expo and enjoy live music and special pet presentations on the “Cat” walk stage.
Time: 1–5 pm
Location: Martin Luther King Promenade Park
4th Ave. and K St., Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego

Hanukkah Happening
Dec. 10, Hanukkah Happening
Bring the whole family for a holiday extravaganza filled with games, crafts, raffles, and more at Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center! You’ll find themed gift baskets for all ages at great prices. There will also be an inflatable jump house, arcade, and kosher treats.
Time: 11 am–2 pm
Location: Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
Jacobs Family Campus, 4126 Executive Dr., La Jolla

Queen Bee Holiday Market Image © www.yournorthcounty.com
Dec. 15–16, Queen Bee Market Holiday Show
Looking for that perfect holiday gift? With over 100 vendors selling home décor, handcrafted art, clothing, accessories, furniture, and so much more, you are certain to find something unique at this original urban-style, artisan market.
Time: 4–9 pm Friday, 9 am–4 pm Saturday
Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar

San Diego Tango Festival
Dec. 27–Jan. 1, San Diego Tango Festival
Join Tango enthusiasts from all over the country and dance the night away! There’s something for everyone at this event, and teachers are on hand to show beginners the basic steps as well as proper dance etiquette.
Time: Refer to website
Location:Wyndham San Diego Bayside, 1355 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego

Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade
Dec. 28, Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade
Watch as the scenic bayside streets of downtown San Diego come alive with the Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade! As always, this exciting family event brings together world-class marching bands, magnificent floats, entertaining drill teams, and a procession of enormous balloons—more than any other parade!
Time: 10 am
Location: Downtown San Diego, following N. Harbor Dr.

Del Mar Bing Crosby Season
Old Hollywood style meets classic Southern California cool this November at Del Mar with four weeks of elite Thoroughbred racing, fresh events and musical performances to keep the good times rolling.
Date: Nov 1 – Nov 26, 2017
Time: 12:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Price: $6
Location: Del Mar Thoroughbred Club – 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014
For info. visit Del Mar Race

22nd Annual Día de los Muertos Festival
Each year, guests are invited to create altars to remember and honor their loved ones in a special area outside of the Center’s museum.
Date: Nov 1, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Price: Free
Location: California Center for the Arts, Escondido – 340 N Escondido Blvd., Escondido, CA 92025
For info. call 800-988-4253 or visit Dia de los Muertos Festival

Shop Under the Stars
Join Carlsbad Premium Outlets and for our 13th Annual Shop under the Stars charity fundraiser event.
Date: Nov 2, 2017
Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Price: $30 ticket goes directly to charity
Location: 5620 Paseo del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008
For info. call 760-804-0945 or visit Carlsbad Outlets

San Diego Beer Week
San Diego Beer Week is a ten-day celebration inspiring people to drink local beer and promoting San Diego’s brewing culture with events across the county.
Date: Nov 3 – Nov 12, 2017
Time: Refer to website
Price: Refer to website
Location: Refer to website
For info. call 858-581-7368 or visit SD Beer Week

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a wonderful, whimsical musical based upon the classic Dr. Seuss book.
Date: Nov 4 – Dec 24, 2017
Time: Refer to website
Price: Tickets start at $24
Location: 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA 92101
For info. call 619-234-5623 or visit Grinch Stole Christmas

Bike the Coast–Taste the Coast
Experience gorgeous riding on the Southern California coast with 100, 50 or 25 mile routes on Highway 101. Everything starts and finishes at the Oceanside Pier with food, music, expo shopping and fun!
Date: Nov 4, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM
Price: $40-$130
Location: Oceanside Pier – 301 N The Strand, Oceanside, CA 92054
For info. visit Bike the Coast

2017 Carlsbad Fall Village Faire
Take in the beauty of the seaside city while browsing through unique booths, indulging in eats and enjoying family entertainment at the Carlsbad Village Faire.
Date: Nov 5, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Price: Free
Location: Carlsbad Village – Grand Avenue between Carlsbad Blvd. and Jefferson St., Carlsbad, CA 92008
For info. visit Carlsbad Fall Village Faire

Fallback Festival presented by G.Q.H.F.
Perfect event for children and families! Kids will experience a cross-section of what life was like before the age of television, computers and cell phones.
Date: Nov 5, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Price: Free – nominal fee for food & attractions
Location: Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House – 410 Island Ave., San Diego.
For info. visit Fallback Festival

San Diego Asian Film Festival
Experience the West Coast’s largest Asian film festival and enjoy 140+ films from 15 countries with celebrity sightings and exciting panels.
Date: Nov 8 – Nov 19, 2017
Time: Refer to website
Price: $15-$295
Location: 7510 Hazard Center Drive, San Diego, CA 92108
For info. call 619-400-5911 or visit SD Asian Film Festival

Mexico’s pop sensation group, REIK, will bring their highly anticipated DES/AMOR TOUR to San Diego. Formed in 2003, REIK has been at the forefront of the romantic rock pop movement over the past decade.
Date: Nov 10, 2017
Time: 8:00 PM
Price: Starting at $59.50
Location: San Diego Civic Theatre – 1100 Third Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
For info. call 619-570-1100 or visit REIK

San Diego Veteran’s Day Parade
See over 4,000 Veterans, Active Military, Bands, Floats and Civic Groups celebrate Veterans Day with the San Diego Veteran’s Day Parade.
Date: Nov 11, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Price: Free
Location: San Diego Embarcadero – Harbor Drive and West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101
For info. call 619-239-2300 or visit Veteran’s Day Parade

Escondido Tamale Festival
The Escondido Tamale Festival Is Back for its third year! Join the delicious fun in Grape Day Park.
Date: Nov 11, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Price: Free
Location: 321 N Broadway, Escondido, CA 92025
For info. call 760-839-4777 or visit Tamale Festival

San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival
The San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival is an international showcase of the world’s premier wines and spirits, culinary personalities, and gourmet foods.
Date: Nov 12 – Nov 19, 2017
Time: Refer to website
Price: Varies by event
Location: Refer to website
For info. visit SD Bay Wine and Food Festival

12th Annual UH Arts Open & Taste of University Heights
Stroll through the quaint neighborhood sampling delicacies from University Heights’ diverse restaurants and enjoy a free self-guided tour of the arts.
Date: Nov 12, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Price: Taste of – $20-$25; Arts Open – Free
Location: Buddha’s Light Bookstore – 4538 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92116
For info. call 619-297-3166 or visit Open & Taste of University Heights

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration
SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration is a holiday waiting to be made, with seasonal shopping, festive food and drinks, and stunning live shows.
Date: Nov 18, 2017 – Jan 6, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Price: Included with park admission
Location: SeaWorld San Diego – 500 SeaWorld Dr., San Diego, CA 92109
For info. call 619-222-4SEA or visit SeaWorld

Encinitas Fall Festival
With 450+ booths, plus dozens of unique downtown retailers, the Encinitas Fall Festival is a perfect opportunity to get a head start on your holiday shopping.
Date: Nov 19, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Price: Free
Location: Coast Highway 101 between D and J Stree, Encinitas, CA 9202
For info. call 760-943-1950 or visit Encinitas Fall Festival

71st Annual Mother Goose Parade
The Mother Goose Parade is San Diego’s East County’s annual holiday kick-off celebration featuring whimsical floats, clowns, bands and equestrians.
Date: Nov 19, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Price: Free
Location: El Cajon Blvd & W Main St., El Cajon, CA 92020
For info. call 619-333-0771 or visit Mother Goose Parade

Waddle and Trot 5K and Kid’s Fun Run
Join in the annual Waddle & Trot 5K and Fun Run on Thanksgiving Day. Runners and walkers of all levels are welcome to explore Santee Lakes by foot!
Date: Nov 23, 2017
Time: 6:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Price: $30-$40
Location: Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve – 9310 Fanita Drive, Santee, CA 92071
For info. visit Waddle and Trot 5K Run

San Diego Run for the Hungry 5K & 10K
Run for the Hungry is a 5K/10K run/walk through downtown San Diego on Thanksgiving morning benefiting the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank.
Date: Nov 23, 2017
Time: 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Price: $32-$58
Location: Westfield Horton Plaza Mall – 324 Horton Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101
For info. visit Run for the Hungry 5K & 10K

Running of the Turkeys 10K Trail Run
The Running of the Turkeys 10k Trail Run will take you through rolling hills of Penasquitos Canyon on wide dirt trails with a fun little water crossing.
Date: Nov 23, 2017
Time: 7:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Price: Free
Location: Torrey Hills Neighborhood Park – 4300 Calle Mejillones, San Diego, CA 92130
For info. visit Turkeys 10k Trail Run

Annual Thank You Run 5K/10K and Kids Run
The Annual Thank You Run supports two fantastic organizations: Helen’s Closet which helps to care for people with ALS and 4S Ranch-Del Sur Community Foundation.
Date: Nov 23, 2017
Time: 7:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Price: $20-$35
Location: 16118 4S Ranch Pkwy, San Diego, CA 92127
For info. call 858-449-1101 or visit Thank You Run 5k/10k

San Diego South Bay Turkey Trot & Food Drive 15K, 10K & 5K
Put your turkey in the oven, pack up the family and come and run or walk San Diego South Bay Turkey Trot & Food Drive that has 3 distances to choose from.
Date: Nov 23, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Price: $26-$72
Location: Rohr Park – 4250 Sweetwater Rd., Bonita, CA 91902
For info. visit South Bay Turkey Trot

Fallbrook Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot
Join the Fallbrook Village Rotary for a 5k Thanksgiving Turkey Trot through the Grand Tradition Estate and Gardens.
Date: Nov 23, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Price: $30-$45
Location: Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens – 220 Grand Tradition Way, Fallbrook, CA 92028
For info. visit Fallbrook Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot

Julian Country Christmas and Tree Lighting
Feel a nip in the air and maybe catch a glimpse of snow capped mountains as Julian celebrates the season with the lighting of the town’s living Christmas tree.
Date: Nov 25, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Price: Free
Location: Pioneer Park – 2811 Washington St., Julian, CA 92036
For info. visit Julian Christmas Tree Lighting

2017 ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship
The ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship serves as the preeminent platform for physically challenged surfers to display their talents in competition.
Date: Nov 30 – Dec 3, 2017
Time: Refer to website
Price: Free
Location: La Jolla Shores – 8302 Camino Del Oro, San Diego, CA 92037
For info. visit World Adaptive Surfing Championship

La Mesa Oktoberfest Sept. 29-Oct. 1
The locally loved La Mesa Oktoberfest is going back to its roots to bring guests more entertainment, more vendors, more beer, and more “Prost!” (Cheers!) than ever before.
Time/Place: La Mesa Village
Contact: www.lamesaoktoberfest.org

El Cajon Oktoberfest Sept. 29-Oct. 8
Enjoy authentic German food, German beers and liquors, our band the Guggenbach-Buam and traditional folk dancing.
Time/Place: Fri, Sat & Sun / 1017 South Mollison Avenue
Contact: 619-442-6637 / www.germanclubsandiego.org

Art & Craft Show Old Town San Diego Sept. 30-Oct. 1
Colorful art, crafts and entertainment, delicious international food, tasty tequilas, and a craft beer and wine garden.
Time/Place: Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 10am-6pm / Old Town San Diego
Contact: www.oldtownartfestival.org

Adams Avenue Street Fair Sept. 30-Oct. 1
SoCal’s largest free two-day music festival held each year during the last weekend in Sept. in the community of Normal Heights.
Time/Place: Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 10am-6pm / 34th and Adams Avenue
Contact: 619-282-7329 / www.adamsavenuebusiness.com

Taste of Rancho Santa Fe Oct. 1
This festive wine and food festival features over 40 wineries, restaurants, breweries and more and raises much needed funds for 10 worthy nonprofit organizations.
Time/Place: 4-7pm / The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe
Contact: www.tasteofrsf.org

Encinitas Oktoberfest Oct. 1
Will feature music, Bavarian dancers, German food and drink, and a street craft faire featuring more than 200 vendors.
Time/Place: 10am-6pm / Mountain Vista Drive and El Camino Real
Contact: www.encinitasoktoberfest.com

Fashion Week San Diego Oct. 4-8
This year we are featuring 21 very talented and dynamic labels/brands on the catwalk in La Jolla.
Time/Place: See website for schedule.
Contact: 858-270-9466 / www.fashionweeksd.com/2017designers

San Diego International Film Festival Oct. 4-8
World premieres, never before seen studio releases, the best in independent filmmaking and a full schedule of glamorous parties and intimate events with filmmakers.
Time/Place: See website for schedule.
Contact: www.sdfilmfest.com

Beachfest Beer Cup Oct. 6
A Pacific Beachfest kickoff event including a beer competition featuring San Diego Craft Breweries showcasing their finest Lagers.
Time/Place: 5-9pm / PB Shore Club: 4343 Ocean Blvd., San Diego
Contact: www.beachfestbeercup.com

Ocean Beach Oktoberfest Oct. 6-7
A two-day, eclectic, beachside festival with a variety of exciting activities, contests and entertainment.
Time/Place: Fri 12-6pm, Sat 9am-11pm / Foot of Ocean Beach Pier
Contact: 619-224-4906 / www.oceanbeachsandiego.com

Polish Festival Oct. 6-8
A wonderful cultural celebration in Pacific Beach all about Polish culture, traditions and cuisine.
Time/Place: St. Maximilian Kolbe Polish Roman Catholic Mission
Contact: 858-272-7655 / www.polishmission.org

Raptor Ridge Half Marathon Oct. 7
An awesome trail racing experience on an out-n-back course that begins with 4.5 miles of flat and fast jeep road that winds east towards the San Diego Safari Park and Raptor Ridge.
Time/Place: 7am / San Dieguito River Park, Escondido
Contact: www.dirtdevilracing.com

Grape Day Discovery Festival Oct. 7
Includes a wine and beer garden, entertainment that includes dance battles by local dance crews, music, a grape stomp and a pie-eating contest!
Time/Place: 2-8pm / Grape Day Park, Escondido
Contact: www.visitescondido.com

Carlsbad Oktoberfest Oct. 7
The Carlsbad Rotary Oktoberfest, a fall tradition, will bring thousands of people to enjoy German food (and beer!), live music, and entertainment for children.
Time/Place: 12-10pm / Holiday Park
Contact: www.rotaryoktoberfest.org

Pacific BeachFest Oct. 7
Includes a fish taco contest, surf competition, beach volley ball, craft beer, kids activities and music!
Time/Place: 8am-7pm / Pacific Beach Boardwalk
Contact: 858-273-3303 / www.pacificbeachfest.org

Maker Faire San Diego Oct. 7-8
A celebration of technology, arts, crafts, science, many more projects and the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset.
Time/Place: 10am-6pm / Balboa Park
Contact: http://sandiego.makerfaire.com

La Jolla Art & Wine Festival Oct. 7-8
Works of 150+ artists, entertainment, a gourmet marketplace, the Family Art Center, and a wine and beer garden.
Time/Place: Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-6pm / Girard Ave. and Prospect St.
Contact: 858-228-6542 / www.ljawf.com

Taste of Mission Hills Oct. 10
Our chefs’ preparations will surely captivate your taste buds. Included in the price of each ticket is Old Town Trolley guest transportation to within steps of each participating venue.
Time/Place: 5-9pm / Mission Hills, San Diego
Contact: www.missionhillsbid.com

Fleet Week San Diego Oct. 11-17
The mission of Fleet Week San Diego is to honor and celebrate the men and women of the military through public events that entertain and alliances that support and thank these heroes.
Contact: www.fleetweeksandiego.org

Harvest Festival Art & Craft Show Oct. 13-15
Features hundreds of artisans exhibiting American handmade items, strolling entertainment, festival food and a Kidzone.
Time/Place: Del Mar Fairgrounds
Contact: www.harvestfestival.com

Old Town’s Fall Festival Oct. 14
The museums and merchants will be richly decorated and will host family friendly games, activities and entertainment reminiscent of an old-fashioned harvest celebration.
Time/Place: 12-4pm / Old Town San Diego
Contact: 619-297-3100 / www.parks.ca.gov/oldtownsandiego

Escondido Grand Avenue Festival Oct. 15
Live entertainment, over 400 vendors, children’s rides and activities, and food from around the world.
Time/Place: 9am-5pm / Downtown Escondido
Contact: 760-745-2125 / www.escondidochamber.org

Extreme Sailing Series Oct. 19-22
The free entry Harbor Island Race Village will provide front-row seats for the adrenaline-fueled action for the public, along with plenty of other entertainment throughout the day.
Time/Place: 10am-7pm / Point Loma Peninsula, Harbor Island
Contact: www.sandiegoextremesailing.com

HauntFest on Main Oct. 20
An exciting family friendly event with a pumpkin patch, costume contest, kidz zone, rides, entertainment and more!
Time/Place: 5-10pm / Main Street, El Cajon
Contact: www.hauntfest.org

Borrego Days Desert Festival Oct. 20-22
Art, entertainment, delicious food and drink, and so much more! Parade, Car Show and Off-Road Show.
Time/Place: Christmas Circle Community Park, Borrego Springs
Contact: 760-767-5555 / www.borregodays.com

Bulls of St. Agata Charge Little Italy Oct. 21
Over 40 fine Italian bulls; the famous Lamborghini, and musical entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.
Time/Place: 6-11pm / India St. & W Fir St.
Contact: 619-233-3898 / www.littleitalysd.com

Bayside Brew & Spirits Festival Oct. 21
We’re bringing together the best of both sides of the border to create an afternoon of fun for the South Bay.
Time/Place: 12-5pm / Pepper Park, National City
Contact: www.baysidebrewfest.com

La Vista Memorial Park and Mortuary Dia de los Muertos Oct. 21
Programs of music, folk dancing, entertainment, food and hand crafted items.
Time/Place: 2-10pm / 3191 Orange Street, National City
Contact: 619-475-7770 / www.lavistamemorialpark.com

San Diego Kids Expo & Fair Oct. 21-22
Part businesses and non-profits on display, part fun fair and part music and dance festival. And definitely all kids!
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds
Contact: 619-269-9441 / www.sandiegokidsexpo.com

San Diego Triathlon Challenge Oct. 22
Join 200 physically challenged athletes, 550 able-bodied athletes, celebrities, and sports legends as they compete.
Time/Place: 6am-4pm / La Jolla Cove
Contact: www.challengedathletes.org

Giro di San Diego GranFondo Oct. 22
A celebration of cycling, food, and SD’s North Inland region.
Time/Place: 5:30am-6pm / Kit Carson Park, Escondido
Contact: 858-668-1739 / www.girodisandiego.com

Spooktacular 15k,10k/5k Run/Walk Oct. 22
For men, women, and children.
Time/Place: 7-10am / Hospitality Point Park, San Diego
Contact: 619-491-0677 / www.spooktacular10k.com

Trick-or-Treat on India Street Oct. 27
Little Italy businesses along historic India Street open their doors to give out candy and Halloween treats.
Time/Place: 5:30-7:30pm / Piazza Basilone and participating businesses
Contact: 619-233-3898 / www.littleitalysd.com

Spooky Camp-O-Ween Oct. 27-29
Come join us for fun, spooky activities at the campground! Make your camping reservations today!
Time/Place: Lake Jennings, Lakeside
Contact: www.lakejennings.org

Nightmare on Normal Street Oct. 28
Late night live entertainment, costume competitions with sassy judges, and two gigantic bars. This event is 21+.
Time/Place: 6-11pm / Normal Street at University Avenue, San Diego
Contact: 619-299-3330 / www.fabuloushillcrest.com

San Diego Monster Bash Oct. 28
Five themed stages to transport revelers into realms of fear and intrigue with stacked lineups of world class entertainment.
Time/Place: 6pm-Midnight / Gaslamp Quarter
Contact: www.sandiegomonsterbash.com

Balboa Park Halloween Family Day Oct. 28
Over two dozen participating museums and cultural attractions will present free craft projects for kids, costume parades and contests, and other spooky surprises.
Time/Place: 11am-4pm / Balboa Park
Contact: 619-239-0512 / www.balboaparkconservancy.org

Encinitas Dia de los Muertos Celebration Oct. 28
Celebrate life with live performances, art-making workshops, a student art exhibit, artist demos, food trucks and more.
Time/Place: 12-4pm / Encinitas Community Center
Contact: www.encinitasarts.org

The Boulevard Boo! Parade Oct. 28
Features a spellbinding parade with ghoulish floats, unique vintage cars, costumes characters, bands and more!
Time/Place: 10am-Noon / El Cajon Boulevard
Contact: 619-582-1093 / www.collegeareabid.com/boo

Carrera de los Muertos San Diego Oct. 29
Enjoy a festive and scenic 5k run along downtown’s San Diego Bay and stay to celebrate in Embarcadero Park South with mariachi, dancers and comida deliciosa!
Time/Place: 6:45am / Embarcadero Park South
Contact: www.losmuertos5k.com

Once Upon a Hallowe’en Oct. 29
Celebrate Halloween by taking a ride into the past. Haunted house, scary stories, performances, and more.
Time/Place: 5:30-8:30pm / Old Poway Park
Contact: www.poway.org

Oceanside Dia de los Muertos Oct. 29
The Mission will come alive with entertainment, carnival rides, altar displays and a classic car show!
Time/Place: 10am-4pm / Mission San Luis Rey
Contact: 760-757-3651 / www.mslrdiadelosmuertos.com

Trick or Trot 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run Oct. 29
Promises spooktacular fun for the whole family. Prizes will be awarded for race winners as well as best costumes.
Time/Place: 8-11:30am / Morley Field, San Diego
Contact: www.trickortrotsd.com

Festival of Sail
Sep. 1–4, Festival of Sail
Come sail away at the largest Tall Ship festival on the West Coast! The Festival of Sail transforms the North Embarcadero into a nautical theme park complete with ships, cannon battles, a parade, a street faire, food, beer gardens, and a kids’ zone.
Time: Refer to website
Location: Maritime Museum of San Diego
1492 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego

U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge & Dimensional Art Exposition
Sep. 1–4, U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge &
Dimensional Art Exposition
See SANDiego™ like you never have before—sculpted in 300 tons of beach sand! World Master Sculptors come from all over to challenge the best sculptors in the U.S. There will also be live entertainment, a sand box and rides for children, gourmet food trucks, tall ships and cannon battles, and works of art for sale.
Time: 9 am–5 pm Friday & Monday, 9 am–7 pm Saturday–Sunday
Location: Broadway Pier and Pavilion, 1000 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego

Tacotopia at the Track
Sep. 3, Tacotopia at the Track
Try signature tacos from more than 40 of the best restaurants and food trucks as they compete for your vote for “Best Taco.” While you eat your weight in tacos, you can also enjoy the excitement of the races, followed by live music from Steve Aoki. 18+ only.
Time: 1–4 pm
Location: Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar

San Diego Blues Festival
Sep. 9, San Diego Blues Festival
Get down to Mavis Staples, California Honeydrops, Joe Louis Walker, and more! You’ll also enjoy local craft beer, food, specialty cocktails, wine, and arts and crafts vendors. Bring two cans of food to donate; all proceeds and donations will benefit the Food Bank.
Time: Noon–8 pm
Location: Embarcadero Marina Park North, 500 Kettner Blvd., San Diego

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Sep. 9, Poway Days Parade & Community Day Festival
Gather on the streets of Poway for the annual parade at 9 am! From marching bands to performers to local community groups, the parade is a thrilling sight. At 10:30 am, come to the Community Day Festival for crafts and food vendors, a family fun zone, the battle of the bands, and more! This is a free event.
Time: Refer to website
Location: Refer to website (Poway)

Santee Bluegrass Festival
Sep. 9, Santee Bluegrass Festival
Have a “beer, wine, dine, and let the bluegrass shine,” at the Santee Bluegrass Festival. In addition to live bluegrass music, there will be food sampling, beer and wine tasting, a silent auction, and an opportunity drawing. Funds raised from this event will benefit local programs.
This is a 21+ event.
Time: 5:30–9:30 pm
Location: Town Center Community Park East
550 Park Center Dr., Santee

Crafter’s Showcase
Sep. 10, Crafter’s Showcase
Go on a handcrafted journey with 55 of the finest artisans and crafters of clothing, linens, jewelry, succulents, soaps, beading, and so much more. This is craftsmanship at its very best! There will also be live music, demos, artisan foods, and giveaways.
Time: 9 am–5 pm
Location: North Public Lot, 2938 Roosevelt St., Carlsbad

San Diego Bayfair
Sep. 15–17, San Diego Bayfair
See some of the world’s fastest boats on Mission Bay! Bayfair features three days of nonstop boat racing, food, and fun. You can get an up-close view of the racing action along the shores of East Vacation Island, Fiesta Island, or Crown Point.
Time: Refer to website
Location: Mission Bay, 1404 Vacation Rd., San Diego

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Sep. 16, Coastal Cleanup Day
Join more than 7,500 volunteers from all around the San Diego area and do your part to clean up our local beaches, rivers, creeks, and parks. You can take part in beautification projects like invasive plant removal, trail building, painting, and planting. Refer to website for a full list of volunteer sites. This is a free event.
Time: 9 am–Noon
Location: Refer to website

San Diego Festival of Beer
Sep. 22, San Diego Festival of Beer
Support a fundraiser to fight cancer while having a blast with your friends! This indoor/outdoor event will feature live music and several breweries serving up to 120 varieties of tasty brews. Food and wine will also be available for purchase. All proceeds will benefit local cancer charities such as Rady Children’s Hospital.
Time: 6–10 pm
Location: Broadway Pier, 1000 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego

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Sep. 23–24, Pacific Islander Festival
Celebrate the cultures and heritages of the indigenous nations of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. This family-friendly event features traditional arts and crafts, music, dancing, and other live performances. This is a free event.
Time: Ski Beach, 1600 Vacation Rd., San Diego
Location: Bayside Parkway, Chula Vista

San Diego Restaurant Week
Sep. 24–Oct. 1, San Diego Restaurant Week
Eat, laugh, and share during this September’s Restaurant Week. With more than 180 participating San Diego County restaurants to choose from, diners can be assured that appetites will be appeased. Reservations are recommended.
Time: Refer to individual restaurant hours
Location: Refer to website for full list of participating restaurants

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Sep. 30, AIDS Walk & Run
Join your friends and neighbors for the AIDS Walk/Run! You’ll gather to remember the many who have been lost to AIDS, and to raise vital funds to support all of the San Diegans living today with HIV. Participate in San Diego’s largest fundraising event for HIV and be a part of this incredible community experience!
Time: Refer to website
Location: Normal St. & Harvey Milk St., San Diego

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Sep. 30–Oct. 1, Adams Avenue Street Fair
Stroll along Adams Avenue while surrounded by music from 90 bands on seven stages and 350 arts, crafts, retail, and food vendors. There will also be beer gardens and carnival rides. The Craft Beer Taste is on Saturday from Noon to 4 pm, and will feature 30 different beers from 16 breweries.
Time: 10 am–10 pm Saturday, 10 am–6 pm Sunday
Location: Adams Ave. between 32nd St. & 35th St.

Lemon Grove Concerts in the Park Through Aug. 17
Bring your own picnic, have a BBQ, bring a blanket or lawn chair, pets must be on a leash, no alcohol or smoking permitted.
Time/Place: Thursdays 6:30-8pm / Berry Street Park: 7071 Mt. Vernon
Contact: 619-825-3800 / www.lemongrove.ca.gov

2017 Del Mar Racing Season Through Sept. 4
The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, where the turf meets the surf. Thoroughbred horse racing from Southern California. Concerts from Violent Femmes, Billy Currington, Ludacris and more. Special events including Food Truck Festival, Burgers and Brews Invitational, Pizza & Beer Festival and more.
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Del Mar Racetrack
Contact: 858-755-1141 / www.dmtc.com

Clairemont Family Day Aug. 5
There’ll be a variety of entertainment and music, plus food, vendors, games, pony rides, a huge carnival ride zone, and the “Greatest Show on Turf” car show. Bring the whole family and make a day of it!
Time/Place: 8am-4pm / South Clairemont Recreation Center
Contact: www.clairemontfamilyday.com

A Sip of Julian Aug. 5
Eight tasting rooms offering samples of their wine, beer, hard cider or craft cocktails along with a small bite food pairing. $25.
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Julian Town Hall
Contact: 760-765-1857 / www.visitjulian.com

Farm to Bay Aug. 5
A unique tasting event fundraiser that supports coastal wildlife, education, and sustainability programs at the Living Coast.
Time/Place: 4-7:30pm / Living Coast Discovery Center, Chula Vista
Contact: www.thelivingcoast.org/farmtobay

Lemon Zest & Garlic Fest Aug. 5
Lemon and garlic inspired food tastings, a beer garden, dozens of retail vendors and a free family area.
Time/Place: 12-5pm / San Diego County Waterfront Park
Contact: www.lzgfsd.com

Lake Poway Family Campout Aug. 5-6
Guided night hikes, campfire with s’mores, magic show by Extreme Rahim at 6:30. Kiwanis club will be offering a pancake breakfast. Fees are as follows: Children 10 and under $3, Adults and Children 11 and over $5. Don’t forget your own camping equipment, dinner supplies to barbeque, and grill/charcoal.
Time/Place: 5pm-9am / Lake Poway
Contact: www.poway.org

Solana Beach Family Camp Out Aug. 5-6
Campfire program – live music, s’mores, campfire songs, Solana Beach Historical Museum tours, dinner and breakfast.
Time/Place: 5pm-9am / La Colonia Park: 715 Valley Avenue
Contact: 858-720-2400 / www.ci.solana-beach.ca.us

Vista Rod Run Aug. 6
350 Domestic and Import Pre-74 vehicles and specialty vehicles. 30 awards, live music, vendors and Village special events.
Time/Place: 9am-2pm / Main Street, Historic Downtown Vista
Contact: 760-390-2932 / www.vistarodrun.com

Chula Vista Lemon Festival Aug. 6
The free family festival is celebrating 21 years in Chula Vista’s original neighborhood. Live bands, lemon pie eating, lemon peeling and largest lemon contests will be held in addition to a Festival Fun Zone for kids and a craft beer garden for adults.
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Third Avenue between E and G Streets
Contact: 619-422-1982 / www.thirdavenuevillage.com

North County Health Fair Aug. 10
This event provides an opportunity for local health & wellness related businesses to promote their products and services. The event also features a variety of health related free screenings for community members.
Time/Place: 9am-1pm / Oceanside Civic Center Plaza
Contact: 760-722-1534 / www.oceansidechamber.com

Coronado Movies on the Bay Aug. 11
A FREE, fun activity for the whole family. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Tonight’s movie is “Sing.”
Time/Place: 6:30pm / Coronado Ferry Landing
Contact: www.coronado.ca.us

Nine and Wine Foundation Fundraiser Aug. 11
Proceeds support the San Diego East County Chamber Foundation. Play a fun scramble game of 9 holes followed by wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres at the After Party!
Time/Place: 4-7:30pm / Steele Canyon Golf Club, Jamul
Contact: 619-440-6161 / www.eastcountychamber.org

Oceanside Longboard Surfing Club Contest & Beach Festival Aug. 11-13
Features coalition surf teams from all over California. The event will include a beach festival in the amphitheater with food and merchandise vendors, music and a beer garden.
Time/Place: Junior Seau Pier Amphitheater and North & South Pier Beaches
Contact: 760-519-8384 / www.oceansidelongboardsurfingclub.org

National City Movies in the Park Aug. 12
Food Trucks will be onsite for anyone wanting to grab a snack or dinner before the movie. Tonight’s movie is “Moana.”
Time/Place: 6:30-9:30pm / Kimball Park
Contact: www.nationalcityca.gov

National City Automobile Heritage Day Festival & Car Show Aug. 12
Join us for live music, food from a variety of popular eateries, entertainment for children and specialty booths.
Time/Place: 10am-3pm / Kimball Park
Contact: 619-477-9339 / www.automobileheritageday.com

Luau Fundraiser at the VFW Aug. 12
Roast pig dinner and dessert, authentic Hawaiian band, Polynesian dancers, fire dancers, costumer contest, limbo contest, special surprises and raffle. Proceeds directly fund VFW-1924 Post building improvements.
Time/Place: 4pm / VFW Post #1924: 1175 S. Old Stage Rd., Fallbrook
Contact: www.fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org

Bocce Bash Aug. 12
This fundraiser for the San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl features round-robin Bocce tournament play, a live DJ, a costume contest and beer provided by Coronado Brewing Company! Bocce equipment provided. Must be 21+.
Time/Place: 9am / Qualcomm Stadium
Contact: www.holidaybowl.com

Red Balloon Awards Aug. 12
This year’s gala theme is “Oh! The Places You’ll Go!” inspired by the Dr. Seuss book. It will begin with a cocktail reception and include a silent auction. The event will honor three literacy heroes and benefit the organization’s StoryTent program.
Time/Place: 6-10pm / Hyatt Regency La Jolla
Contact: www.eventbrite.com

SRCA Movie Night Aug. 12
Bring the kids, blankets, and low-profile chairs and enjoy the movie. Get there early for easy parking and to get a good spot. Tonight’s movie is “The Incredibles.”
Time/Place: 6pm / Scripps Ranch Community Park
Contact: www.scrippsranch.org

Fiesta del Sol San Diego Aug. 12-13
Street festival celebrating the history, diverse cultures, and civic engagement of the people of San Diego. Entertainment stage, a multi-cultural food court, four community pavilions, and over one hundred booths.
Time/Place: 11am-6pm / Main Street, between So Evans St. & Sicard St.
Contact: www.fiestadelsolsandiego.org

ArtWalk Aug. 12-13
The free, weekend long event offers fine art, food, live entertainment and excitement for all ages. Over 200 international, national and local San Diego artists will be featuring every medium of art.
Time/Place: Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm / Ingram Plaza, Liberty Station
Contact: 619-615-1090 / www.artwalksandiego.org

Cardiff Dog Days of Summer Aug. 13
A free event with over 200 dog related vendors and rescue groups with pet adoptions, live music, beer garden oasis, dog contests, local makers market, food trucks and more!
Time/Place: 11am-6pm / Encinitas Community Park
Contact: 760-436-0431 / www.cardiff101.com

Hillcrest CityFest Street Fair Aug. 13
A huge celebration of community spirit through music, arts, crafts, and food.
Time/Place: Noon-11pm / 5th Ave and University Ave.
Contact: 619-299-3330 / www.fabuloushillcrest.com

Open Cockpit Days Aug. 15-16
Come sit in a plane! Cockpits of select aircraft will be open for visitors of all ages to experience Marine aviation from a pilot’s perspective.
Time/Place: 9am-3pm / Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum, San Diego
Contact: 858-693-1723 / www.flyingleathernecks.org

Summer Bash – Business Expo Aug. 17
Join members of the business community and view the goods and services they provide and mix and mingle! Attend and be prepared to have fun, taste great food.
Time/Place: 5-8pm / La Mesa Community Center
Contact: 619-465-7700 x2 / www.lamesachamber.net

Best of San Diego Party Aug. 18
More than 2,000 guests and the winners from San Diego Magazine’s Best Restaurants. Taste signature dishes from more than 40 restaurants plus the best local breweries, wineries and spirit companies.
Time/Place: 6:30-9:30pm / Liberty Station NTC Park
Contact: www.sandiegomagazine.com

¡Latin Food Fest! San Diego Aug. 18-19
Featuring tastings, a celeb chef dinner, parties and workshops. The signature event, Gran Tasting, is an all-inclusive tasting festival.
Time/Place: Fri 5-11pm, Sat 12-11pm / Embarcadero Marina Park North
Contact: https://latinfoodfest.com

Transforming Lives Gala Aug. 19
You’re Invited to Join Toward Maximum Independence for An Evening to Benefit Children and Adults with Developmental Disabilities. Music, Casino-Style Gaming, Delicious Food, Magic, Silent & Live Auction, Opportunity Drawing.
Time/Place: 6-10pm / The Lafayette Hotel, San Diego
Contact: www.tmi-inc.org

HarborFest Aug. 19
Check out three stages of live entertainment, engaging educational and interactive exhibits, exciting harbor activities, unique automobiles, beautiful art displays, a Taco and Spirits Revolution, a Craft Beer Uprising and a Wine tasting!
Time/Place: 10am-6pm / Bayside Park, Chula Vista
Contact: 619-233-5008 / www.CVHarborFest.com

Carlsbad Music Festival Aug. 25-27
Features 60+ performances of creative music of all kinds. These include 10 ticketed concerts; FREE outdoor concerts all weekend; FREE New Currents concerts on Saturday and Sunday; and a beer garden, food trucks and artisan market on Saturday and Sunday.
Time/Place: Carlsbad Village
Contact: www.carlsbadmusicfestival.org

San Marcos Concert in the Garden Aug. 26
Bring beach chairs or blankets for lawn seating. Snacks and beverages available for purchase. No pets (except service animals). The Kings of 88 perform tonight.
Time/Place: 6pm / Wood House Gardens in Woodland Park
Contact: 760-744-9000 x3504 / www.san-marcos.net

Imperial Avenue Street Festival Aug. 26
A multicultural street scene that celebrates the rich history, arts and culture of the Greater Logan Heights community.
Time/Place: 12-9pm / Imperial Ave & 28th, San Diego
Contact: 619-858-0563 / www.imperialavenuestreetfest.com

San Diego Spirits Festival Aug. 26-27
Promises to open your eyes to new and unique cocktails, introduce you to great liquor purveyors, talented mixologists, great chefs so you can savor delicious restaurant offerings to soak up all your favorite libations.
Time/Place: Sat 2-6pm, Sun 2-5pm / Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier
Contact: www.sandiegospiritsfestival.com

LeucadiART Walk Aug. 27
A revival of the original 80’s art event in historic Leucadia with art, entertainment, a children’s art pavilion and more.
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / N Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas
Contact: 760-436-2320 / www.leucadia101.com

Bike the Bay Aug. 27
Ride the bridge, Bike the Bay! Cruise around the San Diego Bay and enjoy your only opportunity to ride across the San Diego Coronado Bay Bridge. Proceeds from the Bike the Bay ride will benefit the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition.
Time/Place: 7am / Embarcadero Marine Park South
Contact: www.bikethebay.net

Moving into June, I can’t help thinking about what a busy year it’s been! With fewer homes for sale, it’s been challenging to find homes for some of my clients. Many times the process has taken much longer than usual, buyers having to patiently wait until we find what they’re looking for . Despite the slow process for some, we have found the right fit for everyone. It’s such a great feeling when escrow closes and my clients are happy with their home and our handling of their buying or selling process.

The month of June is also a special month for me personally. June 18th is my sweet Savanna Jane’s first birthday and also my second Father’s Day!
This first year has brought so much happiness, laughter, memoires, sleepless nights and unconditional love. Nothing can compare to the moment that I held Savanna for the first time and proudly carried her out to the hospital room where her family was waiting to meet her. Four days later we carefully and nervously loaded her into her car seat and arrived home as a new family of three.

Bringing Savanna home to the place we had prepared to be our family home was such a blessing, I want to help whomever I can have a similar experience. If you need help buying or selling, I’ll work hard for you. If you know anyone who is thinking of selling, I probably have a buyer for them. Homes may be harder to find right now, but together we can find what you’re looking for.

To our clients and family,

*For more of my story about Savanna’s first year, go to our blog!

Savanna is a special girl with a combination of both her parents traits. She loves to read books all day long, I can tell she is going to do well in school just like her mama. She is very, very active and loves to be outdoors, kicking a ball, and going fast (like her daddy and aunts). She amazed us all when at 5 months she began crawling, standing and taking steps at 9 months, walking by 10 months, and running at 11 months. She is a social butterfly and loves to sit in her backyard, waving and clapping at all the golfers who go by. She and mommy like to go to Stroller strides where Savanna gets to play with her friends at the park and watch her mama workout. She says “No” while wrinkling her nose, says “go” and points to outside, and says “mama and dada”.

There is no better feeling than coming home from work and seeing my two girls. Savanna usually greets me with a huge smile and hands me a book to read to her.
Parenthood and fatherhood is challenging, rewarding, joyful, and adventurous. Savanna makes the world seem right and I couldn’t imagine my world without her laugh and smile. Happy First Birthday, to my sweet Savanna peach. You are the light of my world and I cannot wait to see you grow and change with each passing day.