May Events in San Diego

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01Barrio Logan Grand Prix Health Fair     May 3
This health fair offers FREE screenings for cholesterol, blood pressure, and diabetes; plus vision, dental, and pregnancy testing. There’s music, refreshments, a jumper for kids, and $6,000 in prizes. This event is in conjunction with the “Barrio Logan Grand Prix Bicycle Race” at 7:15am. 9am-12pm. Logan Heights Family Health Center parking lot (1809 National Ave.) (619) 940-5732 / http://www.sdbc.org

02Junior League of San Diego Food & Wine Festival     May 3
With a Kentucky Derby theme and women in fancy hats, guests can have an enjoyable time tasting exquisite food and beverage samples from popular restaurants, wineries, and microbreweries. The event has a silent auction, raffles, and win-place-show drawings. 1-5pm. Ellen Browning Scripps Park. (858) 752-7097 / http://www.jlsdfoodandwine.com

03San Diego Ho’ Olaule’a     May 3-4
Come early to observe the Hawaiian greeting of the blowing of the conch shell and chanting followed by a colorful procession. There will be hula dancing, music, a canoe display, craft shopping, and divine foods. Then, listen carefully to storytelling and learn Hawaiian words. 10am-5pm. East Mission Bay Park.  (760) 807-5567 / http://www.sdhoolaulea.com

04Old Town Cinco de Mayo     May 3-4
This Cinco de Mayo has it all! Highlights include carriage rides, pony rides, soccer matches, a petting zoo, chalk art, and a car show; plus music, food, drink, and merchandise. Be sure to see the horse riding & rope tricks and a special reenactment with mock cannons and gunfire. 11am-9pm. (619) 233-5008 / http://www.fiestaoldtown.com

05March to Feed Homeless Veterans     May 4
Most homeless persons carry all their worldly possessions in a cart or on their backs. The purpose of this event is to collect non-perishable food for local homeless persons. The event has two elements that you can choose from; a 5K run or a more strenuous 30K walk carrying 25-pounds. 6am-4pm. Torrey Santa Fe Rd. (619) 321-8526

06Safari Park Half Marathon & 10K     May 4
Athletes, get ready for a countryside run through the Safari Park and surrounding roads of North County (City of Escondido, City of San Diego, and County of San Diego). The 10K also travels the surrounding areas and finishes inside the Safari Park. 7am-1pm. Westfield Shopping Town (San Bear Valley Dr.) (310) 821-7898 / http://www.safariparkhalf.com

07Fiesta de los Penasquitos     May 4
A festival in Rancho Penasquitos invites residents and guests to come and enjoy a full day of music, food, drink, arts & crafts, carnival rides, a car show, and a Kids Pavilion. Guests can learn about Rancho Penasquitos by visiting the booths of local service organizations, businesses, and schools. 11am-5pm. Black Mountain Road. (619) 994-8687 / http://www.rpcouncil.com

08Taste of Cardiff     May 8
Cardiff 101 Main Street invites you to enjoy an evening of strolling through the beautiful coastal community while savoring the very best of Cardiff’s delectable cuisine. Downtown Cardiff has over 20 unique eateries and many of these restaurants are well known throughout San Diego County for their excellent food. 5-8pm. http://www.tasteofcardiff.com

09Gator By The Bay     May 8-11
Brings the joie de vivre of the Louisiana bayou to San Diego on Mother’s Day weekend, with 10,000 pounds of crawfish and some of the hottest blues, Cajun, and zydeco music around. Spanish Landing Park. (619) 234-8612 / http://www.gatorbythebay.com

WebSan Diego Humane Society & SPCA Walk for Animals     May 10
People and dogs are coming together to go on a special walk to obtain funds for the humane treatment of animals. You can participate with or without a dog. It begins with a pancake breakfast and has DJ music, a doggie area for playtime activities and a Vendor Village that is worthwhile to explore. 7am-12pm. Liberty Station. (619) 243-3493 / http://www.sdhumane.org

11CAC Waterfront Park Grand Opening     May 10
Today is the Grand Opening of the County Administration Center’s Waterfront Park. Come and see it for yourself! There’s a picnic area, playground, and promenade walkways; plus musical entertainment, a classic car show, beer, food, a Sports Zone, Kids Zone, and a Farmer’s Market. 12-6pm. 1600 Pacific Hwy. (858) 966-1332 / http://www.sdparks.org

12Color Me Rad     May 17
A rainbow of colors await you at this 5K running event. As athletes run past color stations, they are whisked with a harmless cornstarch mixture of colors. At the finish, they will all feel gorgeously “RAD”. This is a fun and exhilarating event that brings a lot of enjoyment and laughter. 7-10:30am. Petco Park. (801) 458-8533 / http://www.colormerad.com

13San Dieguito Heritage Museum’s Deep Pit BBQ     May 17
The San Dieguito Heritage Museum celebrates local heritage by hosting its annual Deep Pit BBQ at the Museum site. During the event, the museum and exhibits will be open for visitors. 12-3pm. 450 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas. (760) 632-9711 / http://www.sdheritage.org

14Mito Walk & Roll 5K     May 17
All ages can run, walk, or propel on wheels at this 5K event for mitochondrial disease. It is accompanied by a festival that offers an array of activities and amusement. There are live musical performances, carnival games, a magician, bounce house, raffles, silent auction, merchandise, and a beer garden. 8am-2pm. Liberty Station. (619) 823-9374 / http://www.mitoresearchfund.org

15Tierrasanta Patriot’s Day Parade    May 17
You can celebrate Armed Forces Day by watching a patriotic parade in Tierrasanta. The parade features a high school band, ROTC unit, youth sports leagues, community groups, floats, dignitaries, and more. In conjunction with the “Patriot’s Day Dinner & fireworks show”. 10-11am. Serra Mesa High School. (858) 268-0044

16Tierrasanta Patriot’s Day Dinner & Fireworks Show     May 17
You can celebrate Armed Forces Day with a tasty BBQ dinner in Tierrasanta; plus music, dancing, a beer/wine garden, a play area for kids, and a fireworks show. There’s a craft fair at a nearby shopping center, too. In conjunction with the “Tierrasanta Patriot’s Day Parade”. 4:30-9pm. Tierrasanta Recreation Center. (858) 268-0044

17North Park Festival of the Arts     May 17
This popular festival presents five stages of on-going music and performance entertainment. You’ll love it! There’ll be plenty of fine art and crafts; plus a section for kids art, too. Fabulous international and local foods are offered as well as a beer garden and a Craft Beer Block. 11am-6pm. (619) 294-2501 / http://www.northparkfestivalofarts.com

18Wild West Fest     May 17
Swap those flip flops for some cowboy boots and mosey on down to the City of Carlsbad’s annual Wild West Fest for a rustic adventure of western themed crafts, salsa contest, root beer tastings, pony rides, and mechanical bull riding for kids. 11am-2pm. Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park: 6200 Flying L.C. Lane. (760) 602-7519 / http://www.carlsbadca.gov/parksandrec

20Navy’s Original Bay Bridge Run     May 18
Don’t miss out on this one! A run/walk across the Coronado Bay Bridge is a rare opportunity. The views are awesome! It begins in the Gaslamp Quarter in downtown San Diego and proceeds across the magnificent bay bridge and onward to Coronado Island for a festive celebration at Tidelands Park. 8am-12pm. (619) 556-9413 / http://www.navylifesw.com/bridgerun

19San Diego Celebrates Israel Yom Ha’atzmaut Festival     May 18
A celebration of Israel’s culture. Music, kosher foods, merchandise, and folk dancing; the event also presents a hummus cooking contest, a petting zoo, and a 5K walk. Also, there is a wine garden, Kid’s Zone, and a Senior Lounge. 9am-4pm. Nobel Athletic Field & Recreation Center (8810 Judicial Dr.) (858) 737-7122 / http://www.sandiegocelebratesisrael.com

21San Diego Sicilian Festival     May 18
You’re welcome to attend a saucy celebration of Sicilian-Italian-American heritage in Little Italy. This popular event presents a mixture of ethnic foods, beer & wine, Italian music, and art & craft items. 10am-6pm. (619) 733-0483 / http://www.sicilianfesta.com

22Escondido Downtown Street Faire     May 18
The Faire features over 500 vendors, a wide variety of food from around the world, music, and other family entertainment. The vendors line seven blocks of beautiful downtown Escondido. 9:30am-5:30pm. (760) 945-9288 / http://www.Kennedyfaires.com/Escondido

23SRCA Community Fair     May 18
A community fair in Scripps Ranch offers an enjoyable day of musical performances, food, a Kids Zone, and a Wine & Beer Garden. There are inflatables jumpers, mechanical swings, an obstacle course, and rides for preschoolers. The event concludes with a wonderful evening music concert. 11am-8pm. Scripps Ranch Community Park (11454 Blue Cypress Rd.) (858) 337-6344 / http://www.scrippsranch.com

24Vista Strawberry Festival     May 25
The Vista Strawberry Festival takes place in Historic Downtown Vista on Main Street. Enjoy the celebration of the strawberry as they will have over 300 vendors, an athletic competition, a pie eating contest, costumes, a beauty contest, carnival rides, music, food, and lots of strawberries! (760) 726-1122 / http://www.vistachamber.org

25EOD Warrior 5K     May 26
The event offers a 5K run/walk and a 1K Kids Run at Liberty Station in Point Loma. A post-event expo accompanies the event with an awards
ceremony, refreshments, a beer garden, raffles, and sports-related attire. Proceeds benefit the Explosive Ordinance Disposal Warrior Foundation. 7am-1pm. Liberty Station. (541) 705-5030 / http://www.eodwarrior5k.org

26Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics     May 27
To promote the Special Olympics, law enforcement personnel will run with a flame-lit torch and pass it from one to another in a relay format. The route begins in Chula Vista and continues through San Diego County and finishes at Torrey Pines. 10:15am-4pm. (619) 283-6100 / http://www.specialolympics.org

27Fiesta del Sol in Solana Beach    May 31-June 1
Over 50,000 attendees will be enjoying great live reggae, soul, funk, jazz, blues and rock music, a beer garden, a variety of food, hand made art, paintings, local photography, jewelry, clothing, and crafts, and the very cool beach vibe of Solana Beach. 9am-9pm. Fletcher Cove. 858-755-4775 / http://www.fiestadelsol.net

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April Events in San Diego

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01Taste of Leucadia     Apr. 3
Join the Community in celebrating the culinary flavors and local libations that make our Leucadia Main Street district so unique. Highlights our local restaurants, retailers, craft brewers and local vintners. The town will come alive as we celebrate with food, music, and poetry. 5:30-8:30pm. (760) 436-2320 / www.leucadia101.com

02Ragnar Relay So Cal     Apr. 4-5
This is a long-distance, 2-day running relay race that begins in Huntington Beach and finishes in San Diego at the Embarcadero Marina Park South. Approximately 600 teams made up of 12-runners each will take their turns to run 3-legs of the 190-mile course of varying levels of difficulty. 6am-8pm. (513) 543-8435 / www.ragnarrelay.com

03Filipino Sun Festival     Apr. 5
A Filipino cultural festival is happening in Mira Mesa. Families can enjoy a full day of staged entertainment, delicious Filipino foods, and an Arts & Culture Pavilion. You can also visit the information, health, and community booths. Children will especially enjoy the fun activity area. 10am-6pm. Mira Mesa Community Park. (504) 390-3271

04Project Wildlife Baby Shower     Apr. 5
Project Wildlife is hosting a Baby Shower in anticipaton for the busy baby season when more animals are in need of care and rehabilitation. The event offers food, activities, games, merchandise, and tours of the Triage Center. Animal Ambassadors will be in attendance for education presentations. 10am-3pm. Project Wildlife Central Triage Center:887 1/2 Sherman St. (858) 866-0555 x-201 / www.projectwildlife.org

05After Dark Dash     Apr. 5
Would you like to participate in a nighttime running event for a change? This 5K is taking place in downtown San Diego under city streetlights. The purpose of the event is to get some healthy exercise while providing funds for a San Diego based charity. 10-11:30pm. 10th Ave./K St. (970) 301-6130 / www.afterdarkdash.com

06Paws in the Park     Apr. 6
A “Tail Wagging Day” for pets and their people. Presented by The City of Solana Beach Parks and Recreation Commission. Pets on leashes please. 11am-3pm. La Colonia Park: 715 Valley Avenue, Solana Beach. (858) 720-2453 / www.ci.solana-beach.ca.us

07Gran Fondo San Diego Bicycle Ride     Apr. 6
Cyclists of all ages can join this Italian cycling tour. It’s a social ride that begins in Little Italy and travels eastward through cities, towns, and rual countrysides. The distance is about 100-miles. There are many pleasant views along the way. The Safety Clinic and Kids Race are FREE. 7:15am-5pm. (858) 668-1739 /  www.sdgranfondo.com

08North Park Community Fest     Apr. 12
The New Vision Christian Fellowship Church has organized an outreach event to give spiritual hope and inspiration to people in need. There will be live gospel music, prayer, song, bouncing fun for kids, and a food distribution. The event concludes with a special prayer and message. North Park Community Rec. Center: 4044 Idaho St. (760) 601-6734

09La Jolla Concours d’ Elegance VIP Reception     Apr. 12
This event is a prelude for tomorrow’s big public showing of exquisite automobile displays. It’s an evening VIP reception for automobile registrants and sponsors. There’s music, cocktails, and culinary delights from ten local world-class restaurants. 6-9pm. Ellen Browning Scripps Park. (619) 233-5008 / www.lajollaconcours.com

10Peace – Love – Run     Apr. 13
The hippie era of the 1960′s was about peace and love-ins. So, get in the groove and choose the course that suits your fancy. The event offers a Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, and a Kids Dash. These courses are perfect for beginners and seasoned athletes. 7am-12pm. East Mission Bay. (619) 491-0677 / www.peace-love-run.com

11La Jolla Concours d’ Elegance Car Show     Apr. 13
An elite car show is presented at beautiful La Jolla Cove where guests can gaze upon amazing historic cars to premier autos of today. Pleasing music, tasty foods, and delightful cocktails create an enjoyable atmosphere while guests get up-close views of their favorite automobiles. 9am-4:30pm. Ellen Browning Scripps Park. (619) 233-5008 / www.lajollaconcours.com

12Chicano Park Day Anniversary     Apr. 19
A community celebration at Chicano Park presents a fantastic event that includes the largest ceremonial performance of Aztec Dance in America. In addition, there’s a low rider car show, cultural music, a variety of booths with food & merchandise; plus craft activities and a jumper for kids. 10am-6pm. 1900 National Ave. (619) 563-4661 / www.chicano-park.com

Painted Easter EggsSpring Festival & Egg Hunt    Apr. 19
Limited to Children 3rd grade and under. 10:30am: Egg Hunt-Plastic Eggs Filled with Treats. 10:45am-Noon:Games & Refreshments. La Colonia Park: 715 Valley Ave., Solana Beach.

 

14CityBeat Festival of Beers     Apr. 19
It’s all about the beer! Approximately 55-60 craft breweries are coming together to offer samples from a variety of homegrown beers. It’s a beer lovers paradise! Here, you can stroll from booth to booth sampling your choices of beer. Food and music accompany the event. 1-6pm. El Cajon Boulevard. (619) 549-2644 / www.citybeatbeerfest.com

15Beach Soccer Jam     Apr. 26-27
If you like sun and sand with your soccer, then this is for you. The games are played on the sand, not a grassy field. The event is open to youth soccer players (age 8-19) and open matches for men and women players (age 20 & older). The event also includes festive entertainment. 10am-9pm. E Mission Bay (Fiesta Island) (619) 742-5087 / www.beachsoccerjam.com

16Walk Multiple Sclerosis     Apr. 26
Multiple Sclerosis is a disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system. About 400,000 people in the U.S. suffer from it. You’re welcome to join individuals, corporations, and teams on a seaside walk where proceeds can make a difference in the fight against Multiple Sclerosis. 7am-1pm. NTC Park. (760) 448-8422 / www.mswalk.com

17Bon Appétit 2014     Apr. 26
Enjoy a casual evening under the stars with wine, hors d’oeuvres and music while helping to support the Chula Vista Public Library. 5-9pm. Otay Ranch Town Center, Food Pavillion. www.cvplfoundation.net

 

18March For Babies     Apr. 26
March of Dimes “March For Babies” is the most widely recognized 5K walk in the nation that strives to recognize that babies deserve a healthy start in life. Proceeds from the event help to prevent birth defects, premature births, and infant mortality through education, reasearch, and services. 7-11am. Balboa Park. (858) 300-6405 / www.marchforbabies.org

19San Diego All American Soap Box Derby     Apr. 26
Months before this event, youths (age 8-17) build gravity cars by working together under supervised guidance that teaches basic skills of workmanship with a goal to complete a task from beginning to end. Today, they get to ride their gravity cars in a race down a sloped hill. 8:30am-6:30pm. Skyline Drive. (619) 264-6870 / www.pazzaz.org

20Encinitas Garden Festival     Apr. 26
The Encinitas Garden Festival and Tour is designed to inspire you with ideas for your own garden, and with an appreciation for community gardening and the horticultural heritage of Encinitas. Visit more than 20 private gardens in a wonderful and walkable neighborhood of Encinitas. 10am-4:30pm. http://encinitasgardenfestival.org

21Creek to Bay Cleanup     Apr. 26
Help keep Chula Vista clean. The Cleanup Day is an annual volunteer event – organized by I Love a Clean San Diego – to help remove trash from our region’s watersheds and coastline. 9am-12pm.  619-409-3893 / www.creektobay.org

22Linda Vista Multi-Cultural Fair     Apr. 26
Linda Vista is celebrating the diversity of its community with a festival. There are 3-stages of entertainment, a World Arts Village, a Teen Zone, and a Kids Zone. Enjoy carnival rides, handicrafts, and delicious foods. This event is in conjunction with the “Linda Vista Multicultural Parade”. 12:30-5:30pm. (504) 390-3271 / www.lindavistafair.org

23Art Walk San Diego     Apr. 26-27
An adventurous art walk showcases visual and performing arts such as paintings, sculpture, photography, digital art, and mixed media. Works are displayed in tents and galleries along the streets. Music and dance performances are at the street corners. A special Kids Walk is held at Amici Park. 11am-6pm. India Street. (619) 615-1090 / www.artwalksandiego.org

24Adams Avenue Unplugged     Apr. 26-27
Adams Avenue is alive with music! This 2-day acoustic music festival is primarily taking place within participating community restaurants and bars. However, two outdoor stages will be set up with food and craft vendors. 12-7pm. (619) 282-7329 / www.adamsavenuebusiness.com

25San Diego International Wine Show     Apr. 26-27
A two-day wine lovers extravaganza comes to the Del Mar Fairgrounds this Spring. Experience International wines from some of the most unique wineries in the world. 1-6pm. (619) 8-WINE-SD / www.sandiegointernationalwineshow.com

26La Jolla Half Marathon     Apr. 27
This popular half marathon begins in Del Mar and ends in La Jolla. The course travels along a scenic coastline, up a steep summit, through cozy neighborhoods, and finishes at beautiful Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove. This event is in conjunction with the “La Jolla Shores 5K”. 7:30am-12pm. (858) 454-0777 / www.lajollahalfmarathon.com

27EarthFair 2014     Apr. 27
This popular earth-loving event presents a wide range of causes, goods, and services that pertain to the environment and quality of life. Have a good look around and see what you can learn and use. The event is accompanied by entertaining music, health foods, a children’s parade, and a Kids Zone. 10am-5pm. Balboa Park. (858) 272-7370 / www.earthdayweb.org

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March Events in San Diego

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Finish Chelsea’s Run     Mar. 1
Chelsea King was an avid cross country runner who tragically lost her life while on a training run at Lake Hodges. This 5K run/walk is held in her memory. Proceeds from the event help San Diego youths to realize their academic and community enrichment goals. 5-11am. Balboa Park. (808) 223-7656 / www.chelseaslight.org

02Taste of North County Barn Bash     Mar. 1
Foundation Auction Fundraiser will be held at the Ecke Family Barn in Carlsbad from 6-11pm. This event is designed to be a LCC Community FUNdraiser with proceeds going to support the Academics and the Arts at La Costa Canyon High School. www.lcchsfoundation.org

03Gaslamp Mardi Gras     Mar. 4
Mardi Gras is a celebration of Fat Tuesday as held in New Orleans. This mardi gras is open to adults (age 21+) where everyone can party in masked revelry. Come and catch handfuls of shiny beads tossed from a float parade, mingle about, make new friends, eat, drink, and enjoy the night. 5pm. (619) 233-5008 / www.mcfarlanepromotions.com

04Hillcrest Fat Tuesday     Mar. 4
Fat Tuesday is Mardi Gras time! So, dress in sparkling attire and get ready for some New Orleans style excitement. The event is for adults (age 21+) so you can mingle about with your drink. Enjoy musical performances, street performers, a parade, rides, games, Cajun food, and colorful beads. 6pm. (619) 299-3330 / www.hillcrestmardigras.com

05Robert Egger South Bay Recreation Center Carnival     Mar. 6-9
Bring your friends to a carnival at Robert Egger Sr. South Bay Recreation Center where persons of all ages are having a good time. Attractions include traditional carnival rides and games, snacks, and a computer portrait novelty booth. 5-11pm. 1885 Coronado Ave. (760) 735-8542 / www.amusements.com

?????????????Colon Cancer Alliance Undy 5000 5K Run/Walk     Mar. 8
Colon cancer can affect anyone at any age, but most often in people age 50 or older. The purpose of this 5K run/walk is to bring awareness about the importance of colon screening and early detection. Come and join medical personnel and others at this event. There is also a 1-mile memorial walk. 8-9:30am. East Mission Bay. (619) 261-5578

SDH_logo_primary_darkbkgd_RGBSan Diego Half Marathon     Mar. 9
There’s a half marathon and a 5K to choose from. The course begins and ends at Petco Park and travels through the Gaslamp Quarter, Port District, Liberty Station, Hillcrest, and Balboa Park. In conjunction with the “San Diego Half Marathon Block Party”. You can mix and mingle, listen to music and browse the vendor booths. 7:15am. (619) 333-6786 / www.sdhalfmarathon.com

Photo by Ed MoritaSt. Patrick’s Day Festival     Mar. 15
Wear something green in the spirit of Irish fun when you and your leprechauns come to this festival. Irish culture abounds with music, dancing, merchandise, food, and beer. Children can enjoy a play area with rides and activities. In conjunction with the “St. Patrick’s Day Parade”. 9am-6pm. Balboa Park. (619) 302-8298 / www.stpatsparade.org

09Shamrock 2014     Mar. 15
Irish eyes are smiling at this Saint Patrick’s Day Festival. Come and join a happy crowd for a joyous evening filled with an Irish flavor of entertainment, dancing, food, drink, shamrocks, and more. As you saunter up to the pub, be sure to wear something green so you won’t get pinched! 4pm. Gaslamp Quarter. (619) 233-5008 / www.sandiegoshamrock.com

10North County St Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival     Mar. 16
Join us for the only North County family friendly St. Patrick’s Day celebration. This festival is complete with a parade representing all North County cities, vendors, entertainment and children’s crafts and activities. 10am-4pm in Vista’s historic downtown area on Indiana Avenue and Main Street. www.northcountystpatricksdayparade.com

11Persian New Year     Mar. 18
The last Tuesday of the Persian calendar is a prelude to Nowruz which marks the arrival of Spring and the closing of the Persian calendar year. Iranian families will celebrate with Persian folk music, food, and dancing. 7-10pm. Liberty Station (NTC Park) (858) 586-6600

12Hot Chocolate 5K & 15K     Mar. 23
The event is a 5K and 15K race that begins and ends at Petco Park and travels through downtown, Golden Hill, and North Park. Both courses provide a good workout. Then, meet and mingle at the post-race party with music, hot cocoa, and treats dipped in delicious chocolate fondue. 6:30-11am. (619) 308-6472

13San Marcos Alive     Mar. 23
In addition to a fine arts fair, San Marcos Alive will include craft vendors, art demonstrations and displays, a community mural painting project and plenty of hands-on art projects.  Entertainment will include performances by local dancers and musicians. 10am-4pm. San Marcos Civic Center. www.san-marcos.net

14MillerCoors Distributor Convention Street Party     Mar. 26 
As a closing event for the MillerCoors annual convention, a party in the Gaslamp Quarter will partner with bars such as Bub’s, The Blind Burro, and Moonshine Flats with an outdoor concert in the street offering food and beer. 5-11pm. (214) 421-8300 / www.vwv.com

15San Diego Travel & Adventure Show     Mar. 29-30
Your ticket to discover authentic travel experiences, snap up travel deals, win trips and giveaways, and be entertained and delighted at this amazing travel extravaganza. Experience ziplining, climb the rock wall, and see cultural performances. San Diego Convention Center. www.adventureexpo.com

16La Jolla Playhouse Annual Gala     Mar. 29
Step into our custom-built contemporary lounge for a truly sensory experience, including a fabulous menu paired with hand-selected, fine wines and a private musical performance by some past Playhouse favorites. (858) 228-3085 / www.lajollaplayhouse.org

17Carlsbad 5000     Mar. 30
The Carlsbad 5000 features a fast and fun seaside course where 16 world records have been set. Both rookie runners and serious speedsters alike enjoy running or walking in one of seven people’s races. 7am-1pm. Celebrate after your race with two free beers at the Pizza Port Beer Garden! http://carlsbad.competitor.com

18Rolando Street Fair     Mar. 30
The Rolando Street Fair has it all! There’s a variety of musical entertainment, merchandise booths, and a food court with hot and cold foods. A special section of the fair is designed for children and youths with activities, bouncers, carnival rides, and booths containing items of their liking. 10am-6pm. (619) 324-3456 / www.rolandocc.org

19CicloSDias San Diego     Mar. 30
There are alternatives to driving a car such as biking, jogging, skateboarding, rollerblading, handcycling, and just plain walking. Choose your car-free mode of travel and join others at this event on a pleasant course that can lead to a healthy active lifestyle. 10am-3pm. Ingraham St. & Garnet Ave. (619) 977-2989 / www.sdcbc.org

20Nature Day     Mar. 30
The 13th day of the first month of the Persian calendar is a special day for celebration. It’s a day for Iranian families to come together for an outdoor picnic and to appreciate the beauty of nature. Families will celebrate with Persian folk music, food, and dancing. 1-6pm. Liberty Station (NTC Park) (858) 586-6600

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February Events in San Diego

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01San Diego Lunar New Year Tet Festival     Jan. 31-Feb. 2
In celebration of the Lunar New Year, a Vietnamese cultural festival will take place to showcase homeland traditions. Come and experience ancestral rituals and Vietnamese music with costumed dance performances. Other highlights include carnival rides and Vietnamese games, food, and merchandise. 5-10pm. Mira Mesa Community Park. (213) 359-0423 / www.sdtet.com

02Qualcomm Lunar New Year Tet Festival     Jan. 31-Feb. 2
The Lunar New Year Tet Festival will include over 100 food and vendor booths, non-stop live entertainment and concerts, traditional Lion Dance performances and exciting opportunities to experience new cultures and traditions. 5pm. Qualcomm Stadium. (858) 581-9046 / www.qualcommtet.com

03Super Run 10K & 5K Run/Walk     Feb. 1
Get ready to kick off the Super Bowl with some exercise before you sit down to watch the game. You can choose between a 10K run/walk or a 5K run/walk. Awards are given to the 1st three finishers in each division. Proceeds help to create much needed water wells for people in Africa. 7:30-10am. South Shores Park. (619) 298-7400 / www.kathyloperevents.com

04Women’s Auxiliary Gala: Sapphire Jubilee     Feb. 1
Annual fundraising event benefiting the residents of Seacrest Village Retirement Communities and honoring Sylvia and David Geffen for their philanthropic impact on the Jewish community and support of San Diego’s seniors. 6pm. Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine: 3777 La Jolla Village Dr. www.seacrestvillage.org

05Academic Decathlon     Feb. 1
Tests and rewards academic strengths at both the team and individual level in ten events. Community members are invited to attend and/or volunteer at the event. Excellent opportunity to witness the academic talent of local students as teams compete for county honors. 7:30am-4pm. Olympian High School: 1925 Magdalena Ave., Chula Vista. 858-292-3850 / www.sdcoe.net

06Red Trolley Classic Criterium     Feb. 2
Amateur and professional cyclists as well as paralympic athletes will race upon a circular course to see who is the fastest. Some can take the corners as fast as 30-mph. This is a race to win! You’re welcome to come out to watch them compete. 7:30am-5pm. Sorrento Mesa. (619) 381-3080 / www.crankcycling.com

07Cardiff Kook Run     Feb. 2
Get kooky with your friends and family and wind your way along the best beaches that San Diego has to offer! Register soon before time runs out! 7:30am. Moonlight Beach: 400 B Street, Encinitas. www.cardiffkookrun.com

 

08Prospect 2014     Feb. 4-Apr. 30
Each year, MCASD’s curatorial staff organizes an exhibition of works, entitled Prospect, to be considered for acquisition by the International Collectors and the Contemporary Collectors. 11am. Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego: 700 Prospect St., La Jolla. (858) 454-3541 / www.mcasd.org

09San Diego Jewish Film Festival    Feb. 6-16
ArcLight Cinemas, La Jolla; Carlsbad Village Theatre, Carlsbad; David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre, La Jolla; Edwards San Marcos Stadium 18, San Marcos; Reading Cinemas Town Square 14, Clairemont. (858) 362-1348 / www.sdcjc.org

10Montgomery Waller Community Park Carnival     Feb. 7-10
Bring your friends to a carnival at Montgomery Waller Community Park (3020 Coronado Ave.) where persons of all ages are having a good time. Attractions include traditional carnival rides and games, snacks, and a computer portrait novelty booth. 5-11pm. (760) 735-8542 / www.amusements.com

11Mermaid San Diego Runs 5K, 10K, & Half Marathon     Feb. 8
This event is specifically designed for women. It provides a supportive exercise experience where participants can choose between a 5K Run, 10K Run, or a Half Marathon. The course travels along the Tecolote shoreline of East Mission Bay and the roadway around Fiesta Island. 7am-12pm. (408) 314-1718

12San Diego Chinese Center New Year Fair     Feb. 8-9
It’s the Year of the Horse! A Chinese celebration of the Lunar New Year presents traditional Chinese music, costumed dancing, delicious foods, and imported merchandise. In addition, there are amazing martial arts demonstrations to watch. 10am-5pm. 3rd Ave. & J St., San Diego. (619) 540-8501 / www.sdcny.weebly.com

13International Dance Festival     Feb. 16
Dances will be demonstrated and taught every half hour all afternoon. Come learn easy steps to fun dances led by dancers of the IDA dressed in colorful costumes. Partners are not required to participate. 12-5pm. The Balboa Park Club (Balboa Park): 2150 Pan American Road West. www.idasdc.org

1410/20 10 mile race with 20 bands in North County     Feb. 16
Run through three of the most picturesque towns on the California coast – Del Mar, Solana Beach and Encinitas. Great local bands will rock this gorgeous coastal route. 888-981-9190 / www.cal1020.com

 

15Opening of VA Healthcare System Aspire Center     Feb. 17
Welcome to this ribbon-cutting ceremony that is held for the Aspire Center (2119 San Diego Ave.) which was built as a veteran’s residental rehabilitative treatment center. The ceremony is conducted for veterans and public officials who supported the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs project development and delivery. 10am-12pm. (858) 552-4373

16The Women’s Running San Diego Half Marathon & 5K     Feb. 22
It provides a non-intimidating and supportive environment for women to compete against other women. The event is a pleasant bayside run with waterscape views. Participants can enjoy a post-event celebration with awards, music, food, and beer. 6:30-10:30am. NTC Park. (858) 450-6510

172014 CCH Gala     Feb. 22
The 2014 CELEBRATING CORONADO HISTORY gala will take place at the Coronado Marriott (2000 2nd Street), with the colorful theme “Those Times at Tent City.” This event raises funds for the Coronado Historical Association’s educational initiatives. 5:30pm. 619-435-7242 / www.coronadohistory.org

185k Paw Walk in the Garden     Feb. 22
SD Botanic Garden is teaming up with the Rancho Coastal Humane Society. Both organizations will be benefiting from this event. Participants will follow a 5K walk through the 37 acre garden with their dog/s in tow. 9am. San Diego Botanic Gardens: 230 Quail Gardens Dr. 760-436-3036 / www.sdbgarden.org/pawwalk.htm

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January Events in San Diego

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01Polar Bear Plunge     Jan. 1
The Annual LJCSC Polar Bear Plunge and Chili + Potluck. A great way for LJCSC Members to ‘SPLASH’ into the New Year! 10am. Kelogg Park: La Jolla Shores Beach. www.lajollacoveswimclub.com

02San Diego International Auto Show     Jan. 1-5
Features the widest variety of new vehicles under one roof, featuring over 400 vehicles from 36 global manufacturers. The 2014 model-year vehicles showcase the newest levels of technology that enhance the driving experience. SD Convention Center. www.sdautoshow.com

03Adrenaline Challenge     Jan. 3-5
Lacrosse teams of youths from Canada and the United States will meet to face their challengers. The game is played when two teams of ten players each use netted sticks to catch and throw a small rubber ball into the goal net of the opposing team to score for points. 8am-4:30pm. Del Mar Polo Field. (888) 768-8479 x-1000 / www.adrln.com

04San Diego Resolution Run     Jan. 4
Did you make a New Year resolution to exercise on a regular basis? Then you can start with this event that offers 5K and 15K run/walks; plus youth races, too. It all begins with that first step forward. You can do it, and you’ll be glad you did! 6-10am. E Mission Bay. (619) 890-6067 / www.sandyfeetevents.com

05Western Surfing Association Championship Tour     Jan. 4-5
Surfing competition to qualify competitors to the West Coast Championship, US Championships and prime events. Sponsored by Western Surfing Association. 7am-5pm. Oceanside Harbor South Jetty. (949) 369-6677 / www.ci.oceanside.ca.us

06Petco Walk-Run-Wag 5K9     Jan. 13
Get your running and walking shoes on and come get a great a great start on healthy and active New Year! 7am-2pm. Del Mar Fairgrounds. www.5k9walkrun.com

07Del Mar Antique Show     Jan. 17-19
Antique show and sale. For $5.00 per item, attendees can have items appraised at the antique appraisal booth. Restoration services also are available. Fri/Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 11am-5pm. Del Mar Fairgrounds. www.delmarfairgrounds.com

08Sheila Harden San Diego Multi-Cultural Festival     Jan. 18
This diversified cultural festival presents music, dance performances, storytelling, and a wide range of ethnic foods and merchandise. You can learn about local educational institutions at the Education Fair. The Kids Zone has drum circles, face painting, and craft-making activities. 11am-5pm. Martin Luther King Jr. Promenade. (858) 524-9108 / www.sdmulticultural.com

09Kids’ Marathon Mile at Legoland     Jan. 18
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 non-competative 1-mile run/walk through LEGOLAND® California, Carlsbad. (760) 692-2900 / www.carlsbadmarathon.com

10Martin Luther King Day Parade     Jan. 19
This is one of the largest celebrations of its kind in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the U.S. Our parade is filled with dazzling floats, soulful High School Bands, Drill Teams, Colleges, Fraternities, Churches, Organizations, Peace and Youth groups. 2pm. Harbor Drive, Embarcardero. alpha-zsl.org/mlkdayparade.html

11San Diego Restaurant Week     Jan. 19-24
Experience cuisine that delights your palate and defines the art of dining in San Diego. Held twice annually, this beloved culinary tradition features discounted prix fixe menus from more than 180 of San Diego’s best restaurants in 12 unique regions throughout San Diego County. www.sandiegorestaurantweek.com

12Farmer’s Insurance Open – PGA TourPRO-AM Practice Rounds     Jan. 20-26
San Diego is pleased to host the exclusive PGA Tour Golf Tournament at the beautiful Torrey Pines Golf Course where top professional golfers are eager to present their skills. 7am-4pm. (858) 886-4653 / www.farmersinsuranceopen.com

13Carmel Valley 5K & Fun Run     Jan. 25
There’s a 5K run/walk and a Fun Run for kids in Carmel Valley. The proceeds from the event benefit the Del Mar Schools Education Foundation to help pay for science, art, music, and technology programs. 8am-1pm. Carmel Del Mar Elementary School. (858) 761-8799 / www.carmelvalley5k.com

14San Diego Cat Fanciers CFA All-Breed Cat Show     Jan. 25-26
The Education Ring will feature beautiful pedigreed breeds as well as selected cats available for adoption from shelter/rescue organizations at the show. 10am-5pm. Del Mar Fair Grounds. (760) 735-8209 / www.sandiegocat.org

15Miss San Diego Pageant     Jan. 26
Please join us as contestants from all over San Diego County compete for the title of Miss San Diego and Miss San Diego’s Outstanding Teen. This pageant is a preliminary to Miss California and Miss America pageants. 2pm. Eastlake High School. www.misssandiego.org

16Chinese New Year Celebration     Jan. 30-31
It’s the Year of the Horse! A celebration of the Chinese New Year will take place in the late evening to early morning in the Mid-City area of San Diego. The celebration presents traditional Chinese music, good cheer, and the flash & crackle of fireworks with the performance of the Dragon Dance. 11pm-2am. Indochinese Association of San Diego: 4536-4540 University Ave. (619) 717-7062

17San Diego Lunar New Year Tet Festival     Jan. 31-Feb. 2
In celebration of the Lunar New Year, a Vietnamese cultural festival will take place to showcase homeland traditions. Come and experience ancestral rituals and Vietnamese music with costumed dance performances. Other highlights include carnival rides and Vietnamese games, food, and merchandise. 5-10pm. Mira Mesa Community Park: 8575 New Salem St. (213) 359-0423 / www.sdtet.com

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December Events in San Diego

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01SoNo Fest & Chili Cook-off     Dec. 1
North Park presents a holiday festival complete with entertaining music, staged performances, gift shopping, a beer & wine garden for adults, and an activity area for kids. Be sure to purchase a hand-spun ceramic bowl so you can taste different restaurant chilies. 11am-5pm. (619) 920-7887 / www.sonoparkholidayfest.com

02Kiwanis of San Marcos Holiday Parade     Dec. 1
This year’s theme, Christmas Dreams & Wishes, will highlight the holiday dreams and wishes of young and old alike. 1pm. Parade route leaving Palomar College and going to the Civic Center. 760-471-3201 / www.kiwanisclubofsanmarcos.org

03Balboa Park December Nights     Dec. 6-7
San Diego’s favorite festival celebrates the holiday season and the spirit of Christmas. Sparkling decor is everywhere. Museums are open with free admission. There’s gift shopping, snack foods, Santa, and more. Don’t miss the huge Christmas Tree that lights up the night in song and music. 3-11pm. (619) 252-9883 / www.visitdecembernights.com

04Encinitas Holiday Parade     Dec. 7
Thousands of people will be on floats and in bands with tens of thousands more cheering them on as the 2013 Encinitas Holiday Parade rolls along Coast Highway 101. Tree lighting ceremony at the Lumberyard: 5pm. Parade: 5:30-7:30pm. 760-633-2760 / www.ci.encinitas.ca.us

05North Park Toyland Festival     Dec. 7
A delightful festival in North Park offers music and dance performances, tasty food, gift shopping, and a pageant for kids called the “Cutest North Park Kids Contest”. Santa is in the Kids Zone where there’s more fun. This event is in conjunction with the “North Park Toyland Parade”. 10am-4:30pm. (619) 269-7880 / www.toylandparade.com

06Little Italy Tree Lighting & Christmas Village     Dec. 7
Little Italy presents a friendly Holiday Village where you can come for hometown gift shopping, light refreshments, and holiday music. At dark in the blink of an eye, you’ll see the grand lighting of a glowing Christmas Tree! Santa will be there for the kids, so don’t forget the kids! 4-7:30pm. (619) 233-3898 / www.littleitalysd.com

07Ocean Beach Holiday Parade     Dec. 7
Ocean Beach is presenting a nighttime community Christmas parade complete with a marching band and marching groups from schools and businesses. Find a place along the street and keep a look out for Santa. 5-7:30pm. (619) 515-4400 / www.obtowncouncil.org

08Santa’s Magical Village     Dec. 7-8
Come visit this special village where the magic of the season comes alive. Stroll through the “streets” where children can create ornaments, decorate cookies, and make holiday decorations while parents shop at arts and crafts booths! Have your picture taken with Santa and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer! Sat: 3-8pm, Sun: 10am-3pm. San Marcos Community Center: 3 Civic Center Dr. 760-744-1050 / www.ci.san-marcos.ca.us

09Great Train Expo     Dec. 7-8
America’s favorite traveling train show serving more states than any other show. Our shows feature operating model railroads, train dealers, collectors, hands-on exhibits, demonstrations, workshops, and much more! 10am-4pm. Del Mar Fairgrounds. www.greattrainexpo.com

10Gaslamp Quarter Holiday Pet Parade     Dec. 8
You can watch the parade or be in it. This holiday parade presents dogs and their owners in colorful fashion as they proudly promenade through the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter. The costume contest judging includes Best Pet Costume, Best Costume Duo, Cutest Critter, and Best in Show. 1-5pm. (619) 233-5227 / www.gaslamp.org

11La Jolla Christmas Parade & Holiday Festival     Dec. 8
A wonderful Christmas parade lures people from all around to the sidewalks of La Jolla. Listen to marching bands and see floats, horses, drill teams, scout troops, community groups, and more. And that’s not all…the parade is accompanied by a holiday festival and tree lighting ceremony. 2-3:30pm. (858) 922-4046 / www.ljparade.com

12Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk     Dec. 14
Participants are encouraged to wear a holiday costume and jingle bells tied to shoelaces as a way to ring in the holiday season and set the pace for a 5K run, a leisurely stroll, and the 1K Children’s Run. A small expo accompanies the event with light refreshments, a Kids Zone, and a beer garden. 7-11am. Balboa Park. (858) 492-1090 x-1090 / www.sdjbr.org

13Toys For Joy     Dec. 14
The Rock Church as organized an outreach event in Southeast San Diego for underprivileged persons. The event provides children and families with free toys, groceries, and clothing. There’s a Health Zone and a Children’s Fun Zone; plus wholesome music, and special prayer requests. 7am-3pm. Lincoln High School & Porter Elementary School (4777 Imperial Ave.) (619) 981-1632 / www.toys-for-joy.org

14Pacific Beach Holiday Parade     Dec. 15
Pacific Beach has a wonderful holiday parade. Come early and find a place along the street so you can see floats, marching bands, color guards, community groups, children marching groups, clowns, and of course; Santa Claus! This year, there’s a Santa Mile Fun Run before the parade begins. 12-4pm. (858) 273-3303 / www.pacificbeachfest.com

Games at Hmong New Year CelebrationSan Diego Hmong Community New Year Celebration     Dec. 21-23
The Hmong New Year is a cultural celebration where families come together to give homage to ancestral spirits and honor to elders. This event showcases the beauty of Hmong culture with music, costumed performances, cultural food, cocktails, displays, and interactive activities. 9am-5pm. Kearny Mesa Recreation Center (3170 Armstrong St.) (858) 663-8642 / www.lhfasd.org

16Hot Buttered Run 10K & Kids Kandy Kane Race     Dec. 22
A holiday-themed athletic event offers a 10K run/walk and a Kids Kandy Kane Race. At the finish, participants will be met with the sight of beautifully decorated Christmas Trees and get a cup of delicious hot chocolate. In addition, there’s music, merchandise, and a jumper for kids. 8:30am-12pm. W Mission Bay. (360) 909-0211 / www.energyevents.com

17San Diego Holiday Half Marathon & 5K     Dec. 29
Are you looking for a half marathon during the holidays? This is the perfect race for local San Diegans and holiday visitors. It’s the fastest half marathon in the city! The race begins in Rancho Penasquitos and ends up at Torrey Pines State Beach. 7:30-10:30am. (619) 368-9944 / www.sdholidayhalf.com

18Port of San Diego Big Bay Balloon Parade     Dec. 30
America’s largest balloon parade contains many massive air balloons as well as motorized floats, marching bands, community groups, and drill teams. Cheering crowds align the streets to watch them pass by. This event is in conjunction with a 5K run/walk, wiener dog race, and a family festival. 9-11:30am. North Harbor Dr. (619) 283-5808 / www.holidaybowl.com

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November Events in San Diego

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01San Diego Brewers Guild Festival    Nov. 1-2
The San Diego Brewers Guild Festival is the OFFICIAL kickoff event for San Diego Beer Week (Nov. 1-10)! Come out to the beautiful Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier in downtown San Diego to enjoy samples from 50+ craft breweries from around the county! www.sdbw.org

02Bike the Coast/Taste the Coast     Nov. 1-2
Five incredible coastal bike ride routes await you with a start & finish right at the Oceanside Pier! With 25, 50 or 100 mile ride options. And family & friends can also opt for 7 or 15 miles along the San Luis bike trail. (760) 687-9848 / http://bikethecoast.eventmediainc.com/

03Awesome 80′s Run     Nov. 2
The 1980′s was a time when Regan was President, the Berlin Wall came down, and credit cards encouraged spending. Music of the day was jazz, rock, and pop. Getting healthy was the new trend. Participants for this 5K & 10K event are encouraged to dress in 80′s style attire for a costume contest. 7:30-10am. East Mission Bay. (619) 800-4376 / www.superheroevents.com

04Old Town San Diego Dia de los Muertos Procession     Nov. 2
It’s a special Hispanic celebration when the spirits of loved ones return to earth to celebrate with friends and family. Alters are erected at participating businesses in Old Town. An evening candelight procession of people and musicians will travel from the State Park to the Campo Santo Cemetery. 7-9pm. (619) 297-9327 / www.sddayofthedead.org

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAEscondido Renaissance Faire     Nov. 2-3
A date with Queen Elizabeth: The Escondido Renaissance Faire welcomes royalty, jesters and pirates. To add to the faire experience, visitors are encouraged to come in an Elizabethan period costume. 10am-6pm. Felicita County Park: 742 Clarence Lane. 805-496-6036 / www.goldcoastfestivals.com

06Carlsbad Village Faire     Nov. 3
More than 100,000 people will take in the beauty of our seaside city while browsing through unique booths, indulging in delectable eats and enjoying family entertainment when the largest one-day street faire in the nation returns next month. 8am-4pm. 760-945-9288 / www.carlsbad.org

07Komen San Diego Race for the Cure    Nov. 3
People with breast cancer who are unisured and underinsured need your help. As a participant at this 5K run/walk the proceeds provide breast cancer education, research, screenings, and treatment. Come and join breast cancer survivors and others at this event. It is accompanied by an expo. 5am-12pm. (760) 692-2900 / www.komensandiego.org

08Shelter Island 5K Run/Walk     Nov. 3
Participants can join a 5K run/walk on a scenic flat course that travels from downtown to Shelter Island. The finish is at Humphry’s Half Moon Inn for post-event festivities. Proceeds from the event help to provide needed housing for special injured military personnel through Homes For Our Troops. 7:30-10:30am. (619) 298-7400 / www.kathyloperevents.com

09Fall Back Festival    Nov. 3
Put on a cowboy hat and experience the 1800′s when horses were the mode of travel and country music set off square dancing. Enjoy a wild west shootout, puppet shows, pony rides, a petting zoo, picnic games, and a whole heap more. This is one of the best events for families with kids. 11am-4pm. Gaslamp Quarter. (619) 233-5008 / www.mcfarlanepromotions.com

10Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Light The Night Walk    Nov. 8
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has organized a walk to support persons battling blood cancers. Participants are given balloons representing survivors & non-survivors. There is also a Remembrance Ceremony for families & friends to honor their loved ones who’ve lost their battle with blood cancer. 6-8:30pm. Park Blvd. (858) 427-6670 / www.lightthenight.org

Mary Star of the Sea Fall Festival     Nov. 9
Welcome to the Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church (Kline St.) for a family day of wholesome fun and entertainment. There are food & bake sale items, resale shopping, inflatable jumpers, and musical entertainment. You can also take part in old fashioned hot dog & pie eating contests. 10am-5pm. (858) 414-8281

12Bates Nut Farm Car Show & Toy Drive     Nov. 9
Help support Home Front San Diego for the holidays. Presented by East County Cruisers. Bates Nut Farm: 15954 Woods Valley Rd, Valley Center. www.eastcountycruisers.com

13San Diego Veg Festival     Nov. 9
The Veg Festival is all about a healthy vegetarian lifestyle and exercise. Meals made with meat are replaced with vegetable-based cuisine. Exercise can be whatever you can do to keep in shape. A vegetarian lifestyle saves the lives of animals and promotes the growth of eatable plantlife. 10am-5pm. Herman Street (between University Ave. & North Park Way) (619) 519-0945 / www.sandiegovegfestival.com

14Olivenhain Arts & Craft Fair     Nov. 9
All items offered for sale must be made and sold by the exhibitor. Hand made, baked, grown or embellished. Nothing for “resale” allowed. 9am-3pm. Old Meeting Hall on Rancho Santa Fe and 7th St. (760) 436-2128 / www.olivenhain.org

15Veterans Day Parade     Nov. 11
Come to this parade with hand over heart in honor and recognition to United States Veterans of past wars and to all current military personnel from all branches of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines. A special 40-year anniversary salute goes to those who fought in Vietnam. 11am-1pm. Harbor Dr. (619) 804-3200 / www.sdvetparade.org

16Carnival at Montgomery Waller Park     Nov. 14-17
You can’t say you don’t have anything to do when there’s a carnival going on. Come to the Montgomery Waller Park and enjoy the thrill of spinning carnival rides and entertaining carnival games. 5-11pm. (951) 316-1382

17Egyptian Quarter Movie Night & Sidewalk Sale     Nov. 14
There’s a sidewalk sale in Hillcrest where area businesses set up booths in front of their shops. It’s accompanied by musical entertainment and performing art. And then, for a special treat, Numbers Nightclub is presenting a classic movie in their parking lot. 7-10pm. Park Blvd. (619) 299-3330 / www.fabuloushillcrest.com

18Susan G. Komen San Diego     Nov. 15-17
It’ll be an unforgettable walking adventure. Thousands of men and women are taking the challenge to walk 60-miles in three days. Today, the walk begins at the Del Mar Fairgrounds and proceeds through Torrey Pines, La Jolla, and Pacific Beach to a camp at Crown Point Shores in Mission Bay. 6am-6:30pm. (503) 493-4210 / www.the3day.org

19Surfing Madonna “Save the Ocean” Beach Run/Walk     Nov. 16
Put on by the Surfing Madonna Oceans Project non profit, this 5K/10K will be held on beautiful Moonlight Beach in Encinitas and is sure to become a classic annual event. 12:30pm. www.surfingmadonnarun.org

20San Elijo Holiday Boutique     Nov. 16
The City of San Marcos and the San Elijo Hills Women’s Club present the San Elijo Holiday Boutique. Arts & crafts vendors, entertainment, food and much more. Sorry, all jewelry vendor spaces have been filled. 10am-4pm. San Elijo Rec Center: 1105 Elfin Forest Rd.

21San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival     Nov. 18-24
The magnitude of culinary talent in San Diego combined with an international showcase of the world’s premiere wines and spirits, and the nation’s trendsetting culinary masters, makes attendance at the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival a mouthwatering feast. www.sandiegowineclassic.com

Carnival at Willie Henderson Sports Complex     Nov. 21-24
You can’t say you don’t have anything to do when there’s a carnival going on. Come to the Willie Henderson Sports Complex (1035 South 45th St.) and enjoy the thrill of spinning carnival rides and entertaining carnival games. All ages are sure to have a good time. 5-11pm. (951) 316-1382

23Encinitas Fall Festival     Nov. 24
This festival, previously known as the Poinsettia Festival, is a ready-made bazaar for holiday shoppers and weekend fun seekers. Fair-goers will enjoy a day where coastal breezes meet people gathering to shop, eat, be entertained and enjoy the community’s Historical district. 9am-4pm. 760-943-1950 / www.encinitas101.com

Father Joe’s Village Thanksgiving Day 5K     Nov. 28
Today is Thanksgiving Day. It’s a day to express both thanks for what we have and to extend meaningful compassion to those who are lonely, hungry, and without a home. Proceeds from this 5K run/walk will provide basic provisions for underprivleged persons through the St. Vincent De Paul Village. 7:45am-1pm. Balboa Park. (619) 446-2169) / www.neighbor.org

25The Ugly Sweater Run     Nov. 30
Rummage up the ugliest sweater you can find and wear it at this 5K run/walk. You’ll get a laugh at all the ugly sweaters others are wearing! And keep it on during the celebration that has holiday music, photo stations, beer, hot chocolate, gift shopping, and Christmas decorations. 11am. Liberty Station. (603) 557-7994 / www.theuglysweaterrun.com

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