San Diego December 2016 Events

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San Diego December 2016 Events

San Diego Farmers Markets Ongoing
http://sdfarmbureau.org/BuyLocal/Farmers-Markets.php

San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing
www.sdfoodtrucks.com

Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas Thru Dec 26
Once again the Green Meanie will try to ruin the holiday season for the citizens of Whoville. This is the Globe’s 18th staging. This time, will he succeed? James Vasquez directs.
www.theoldglobe.org

Legoland Snow Days Thru Jan 1
Thousands of Legos come together to create a massive 30-ft. tall Christmas tree decorated with hundreds of Lego ornaments, and a fireworks show lights up the sky select nights during December. In addition, guests can enjoy the Let It Snow musical and life-size Lego displays of Santa and his reindeer.
www.legoland.com

Skating by the Sea Thru Jan 2
Skating by the Sea returns to Hotel del Coronado for the 12th year from Thanksgiving Day through January 2. This ice rink is located seaside on Windsor Lawn and features views of the Pacific and Coronado beach. The Del’s iconic Victorian Building, adorned with thousands of white lights, provides a visual backdrop. Skating is $25 per person, and ice skate rentals are free.
http://hoteldel.com/activities/skating

Fantasy on Ice Thru Jan 3
The old Horton Plaza ice-skating rink has been permanently relocated to a new Liberty Station location. The venue has changed, but the event continues to benefit the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Rady Children’s Hospital. And parking is not only plentiful, it’s free.
http://fantasyonicesd.comhttp://fantasyonicesd.com

Jungle Bells Dec 2 – Jan 2
A chance to see exotic animals at night makes an evening visit worth a trip, and through January 2 the zoo is also decked out with holiday lights and special performances. Expect music, animal-themed Christmas tales, and Santa holding court in an igloo while his elves bounce on a trampoline. Tying the wacky vibe together is the large, tropical toog tree in the zoo’s Front Plaza, outfitted with a musical light display featuring over 1000 bulbs.
http://zoo.sandiegozoo.org

December Nights Dec 2-3
Balboa Park December Nights, the nation’s premier holiday festival, will take place for the 39th consecutive year on Friday, December 2 from 3-11pm and Saturday, December, 3 from noon-11pm. 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 5-9pm.
www.balboapark.org/decembernights

Holiday Run 5K  Dec 3
Run, dance, or walk your way trough a complete 5K obstacle course with snow, a DJ, and colorful costumes to motivate you. Raise money and collect toys for Toy’s for Tots and other charities.
www.holidayrun5k.com

Santa Paws MEGA Adoption Event Dec 3
Join the San Diego Animal Support Foundation for the 3rd Annual Santa Paws MEGA Adoption Event where approximately 20 local nonprofit rescues and shelters will be attending with more than 200 adoptable dogs. There will even be cats & bunnies!
www.evensi.us/santa-paws-mega-adoption-grossmont-center

Garden of Lights Dec 3-23 & 26-30
After the sun goes down in December, the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas is transformed into a dazzling winter wonderland.More than 125,000 sparkling lights illuminate the flora of this fantastic 37-acre urban oasis each evening from 5 – 9 pm for a magical holiday experience.
www.sdbgarden.org/lights.htm

SoNo Fest and Chili Cook-off  Dec 4
$20 gets you a handmade ceramic bowl and five 2 oz. restaurant chili tastes. Or bring your own bowl and buy chili tastes for $15. Local brewers represent in the beer garden. Also featuring wine from Fallbrook Winery. Shop handmade goods from more than 30 local vendors.
www.sonofestchilicookoff.com

Wrex the Halls: Beck, more Dec 10
The bill includes Band of Horses, Local Natives, Bishop Briggs, and Glass Animals.
http://valleyviewcasinocenter.com

San Diego Bay Parade of Lights Dec 11 & 18
The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights is a time-honored holiday tradition brought to San Diego by the boating community. Continuing its long-standing San Diego tradition, the 45th annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights promises to dazzle and entertain bayfront crowds during the evenings of December 11 and 18, 2016. Participants in this year’s highly anticipated holiday boat parade will decorate their boats to fit this year’s theme, “It Began with a Roar – San Diego Zoo Celebrates 100 Years.”
http://sdparadeoflights.org

Breakfast with Santa Dec 17-18
St. Nick will don his traditional holiday attire to sit down and enjoy breakfast. The morning includes a full breakfast, picture with Santa, face painting, balloon artist, kids’ show, and a gift for kids. Reservations required: 619-738-1627. $25 per person.
www.seaportvillage.com/events-calendar/breakfast-santa-9

San Diego Holiday Half Marathon Dec 18
The 13.1 mile course starts on Penasquitos Drive at the new start lilne in front of the Hotel Karlan (formerly the Doubletree Golf Resort), then travels SW along Carmel Mountain Rd (your only real hill at mile 1.5), along the 56 bike path, and finishes atTorrey Pines State Beach. The race includes a 711-foot net elevation drop along the rolling downhill bike path.
www.sdholidayhalf.com

San Diego International Auto Show  Dec 29 – Jan 2
The San Diego International Auto Show will feature over 400 over the latest new models, a dozen test drives, exotics, automotive products and much more!
www.sdautoshow.com

San Diego November 2016 Events

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San Diego Farmers Markets Ongoing
http://sdfarmbureau.org/BuyLocal/Farmers-Markets.php

San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing
www.sdfoodtrucks.com

Brewer’s Guild Festival Nov 4-5
14th Annual San Diego Brewers Guild Festival. This two-day event is the official kickoff of San Diego Beer Week. Enjoy samples from more than 60 San Diego County breweries. Raises funds for local charities and the San Diego Brewers Guild.
www.sdbw.org/guild-festival

San Diego Beer Week Nov 4-13
San Diego Beer Week is a ten-day celebration inspiring people to drink local, craft beer, and promote San Diego’s thriving brewing culture with multiple events happening across the county. San Diego is home to more than 100 breweries and has gained an international reputation for brewing award-winning beers. The city’s breweries brought home more medals at the 2010 World Beer Cup than the traditional beer countries of England, Germany, and Belgium combined and won 19 medals at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival.
www.sdbw.org

National Scholastic Surfing Association Competition Nov 5-6
The National Scholastic Surfing Association promotes the qualities of discipline and competitive excellence while supporting the merits of academic achievement to young surfers and is one of the few national youth sports organizations that require its participants to maintain academic standards in order to compete. More than 80 NSSA events are run nationwide that culminate with the annual National Championships, the highest-profile youth surfing event in America.
www.nssa.org

Surfrider Beach Cleanup: Oceanside  Nov 5
The first Saturday of each Month, the Surfrider Foundation hosts a beach cleanup. Supplies will be provided, but please bring your own reusable bag, bucket, and work gloves if you have them. Meet on the north side of the pier.
https://sandiego.surfrider.org/beach-cleanups

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Nov 5 – Dec 26
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a wonderful, whimsical musical based upon the classic Dr. Seuss book. Back for its 18th incredible year, the family favorite features the songs “This Time of Year,” “Santa for a Day” and “Fah Who Doraze,” the delightful carol from the popular animated version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Celebrate the holidays as the Old Globe Theatre is once again transformed into the snow-covered Whoville, right down to the last can of Who-hash.
www.theoldglobe.org

Fall Family Festival Nov 5
Music by Hullabaloo, street fair and food vendors, petting zoo, educational workshops.
http://sdcdm.org

Del Mar Bing Crosby Season Nov 11 – Dec 4
This nostalgic season will present superior racing along with a lineup of engaging events during the five-week run.
www.dmtc.com

San Diego Veteran’s Day Parade Nov 11
Join in delivering a greatly deserved tribute to all U.S. Veterans who served during the war years 1941 to 1945! We invite all San Diego region to participate in this tradition, and welcome all sponsors, donations, and volunteers.
www.sdvetparade.org

Holiday Craft Bazaar  Nov 12
Craft bazaar, bake sale, silent auction. First 100 people who bring five non expired, non perishable food items receive a free gift.
www.sandiegomagazine.com

Silver Strand Half Marathon & 5k  Nov 13
The Half Marathon and 10 mile course is limited to 5000 participants. The half marathon course is open to runners and walkers. The 10 mile course is open to runners, walkers, skaters, ellipticals/ElliptiGO, hand cycles, and wheelchairs. Both the Half Marathon and 10 mile courses start at Sunset Park in Coronado and end at the Imperial Beach Pier Plaza for the post-race Beach Party.
www.kozevents.com

Del Mar Antique Show & Sale Nov 18-20
All types of glass, pottery, paper ephemera, crystal, jewelry, art, silver, Americana, primitives, American and European furniture, vintage collectibles, and decorator items.
http://calendarshows.com

San Diego Jazz Fest Nov 23-27
The 37th San Diego Jazz Fest over Thanksgiving will present a variety of traditional jazz music, from ragtime to swing to dixieland at the Town & Country Resort and Hotel in Hotel Circle. Jazz bands and musicians from across the U.S. will perform.
www.sdjazzfest.org

Skating by the Sea Nov 24 – Jan 2
This ice rink is located seaside on Windsor Lawn and features views of the Pacific and Coronado beach. The Del’s iconic Victorian Building, adorned with thousands of white lights, provides a backdrop as holiday music fills the air and guests enjoy hot chocolate and libations. Skating is $25 per person and ice skate rentals are free.
http://hoteldel.com/activities/skating

Turkey Paddle 2016 Nov 25
Join West Coast Paddle Sports for their day-after Thanksgiving SUP paddling event on Mission Bay. Beginners and experienced paddlers welcome, Just bring your standup paddleboard and enjoy some family fun. Cost is a can of soup and a donation: $25 to help support the San Diego Canoe and Kayak Team kids programs. $20 for the youth-only race. At the SDCKT Team Headquarters on Fiesta Island. Registration begins at 8:30.
https://paddleguru.com

Legoland Snow Days Nov 25 – Jan 1
Thousands of Legos come together to create a massive 30-ft. tall Christmas tree decorated with hundreds of Lego ornaments, and a fireworks show lights up the sky select nights during December. In addition, guests can enjoy the Let It Snow musical and life-size Lego displays of Santa and his reindeer.
www.legoland.com

San Diego October 2016 Events

octoberSan Diego Farmers Markets Ongoing
http://sdfarmbureau.org/BuyLocal/Farmers-Markets.php

San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing
www.sdfoodtrucks.com

Pumpkin Patch Thru Oct 31
Family and friends enjoy the tractor hayrides, straw maze, petting corral and Snows Pony Rides.
http://batesnutfarm.biz

oktOVERfest Oct 1
Participants can sign themselves and two other players up to play in the East County’s official Over the Line tournament for $75. The tournament will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., feature two divisions (Men’s and Women’s League) and will be double-elimination style with no gloves.
www.SanteeChamber.com/OTL

Pacific Beachfest Oct 1
Join us and over 50,000 visitors for the biggest party on the beach! PACIFIC BEACH, Calif. – There will be plenty of free, fun and family friendly action on the beaches and along the boardwalk. Join in on the action for the Pacific Beachfest 5k and fun run, the only fun run along the sand and boardwalk!
www.pacificbeach.org

La Mesa Oktoberfest Oct 1-2
This free event is spread out over nearly 6 city blocks in the La Mesa Village and features hundreds of exhibitors, family friendly activities, German food, music, dancing, outfits, games and of course beer.
www.TheLaMesaOktoberfest.com

Dine out for the Cure Oct 5
For one delicious day, local restaurants across San Diego will participate in Susan G. Komen San Diego’s Dine Out for the Cure®. It’s simple. Eat at a participating restaurant and you’ll help San Diego breast cancer patients become breast cancer survivors. For every dollar you spend, anywhere from 10-25% of the restaurant’s profits for the day will go to Komen San Diego.
http://komensandiego.org/events-calendar

San Diego Fire Rescue 5K & Kids Run  Oct 8
To kick off Fire Prevention Week, the San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation is holding a 5K Run/Walk & Kids Run on October 8, 2016. The run not only allows San Diegans to have fun running with local firefighters but it also raises much needed funds for the foundation. The money helps support their mission of providing enhanced equipment, training, and to support their community education program.
http://sdfirerescue5k.org

22nd Annual Little Italy FESTA! Celebration Oct 9
The streets of San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood will be filled with over 120,000 visitors from all over the world to pay tribute to the Italian heritage and culture that created this iconic neighborhood.
www.littleitalysd.com/events/little-italy-festa

Del Mar International Horse Show Oct 12-30
Taking place at one of Southern California’s finest horse show venues, the Del Mar International Horse Show encompasses two full weeks of world-class competition which attracts an elite field of internationally recognized horses and riders.
http://jumpdelmar.com

7th Annual A Taste of Coronado Oct 12
Spend a night with us on Coronado Island, indulging your senses and enjoying amazing bites prepared by our local chefs. Take a culinary trip around the world sampling from our local bistros. Meander along Orange Avenue or take a ride on the complimentary trolley.
coronadojuniorwomansclub@gmail.com | 619-985-4791

National Scholastic Surfing Association Competition Oct 15-16
The National Scholastic Surfing Association promotes the qualities of discipline and competitive excellence while supporting the merits of academic achievement to young surfers and is one of the few national youth sports organizations that require its participants to maintain academic standards in order to compete.
www.nssa.org

JazzDiego International Jazz Festival Oct 15
JazzDiego International Jazz Festival features modern, contemporary, and independent jazz artists from around the country, including Paul Brown, Marc Antoine, Gregg Karukas, Jessy J, DW3, and more. The event includes wine tasting, boutique beer, chocolatiers, a cigar lounge, and art displays.
http://jazzdiego.com

Home Improvement Show Oct 21-23
Exhibits with variety of home-improvement products, furnishings, decorating and remodeling ideas, display gardens, seminars. In O’Brien Hall.
www.delmarfairgrounds.com

Fit Foodie 5K & 10K Oct 22
Ultimate Fit Foodie race registration includes 5K run/walk participation and race bib, Fit Foodie finisher’s medal, cash reward for top finishers, entrance to the John Hancock Vitality Village post-race celebration featuring, food and beverage samples, culinary demonstrations, mini fitness classes led by acclaimed professionals.
https://runsignup.com

Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show Oct 21-23
Shop thousands of handmade American arts & crafts throughout hundreds of booths over three days — jewelry, clothing, specialty foods, photography, hand-turned wood, ceramics, and more.
www.harvestfestival.com

DogFest San Diego Oct 29
A community dog walk and festival benefiting Canine Companions for Independence. Join in the fun as we raise money to provide highly trained assistance dogs to children, adults and veterans, free of charge.
www.cci.org/dogfestsandiego

San Diego Monster Bash Oct 29
This eerie extravaganza spans over eight city blocks, features over 20 DJs from San Diego and beyond, and activates five stages and nightmarish themed areas San Diego Monster Bash is known for its five out of this world Mega Clubs that feature shocking spectacles and blood curdling bass.
www.sandiegomonsterbash.com

Temecula Half Marathon & 5K Oct 30
Serious athletes, novice runners, walkers, families, and wine lovers can take a leisurely three-mile walk or a challenging 13.1 mile run.
https://events.hakuapp.com

San Diego September 2016 Events

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San Diego Farmers Markets Ongoing
http://sdfarmbureau.org/BuyLocal/Farmers-Markets.php

San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing
www.sdfoodtrucks.com

Applecrate Country Open House & Craft Fair Sept 1-3
Enjoy the largest free public star party in Southern California at the annual Julian StarFest. Look through telescopes and see the wonders of the night sky: the rings of Saturn, Mars the red planet, nebulae where baby stars are being born, open clusters of stars shining like diamonds, globular clusters with hundreds of thousands of stars packed together in a ball, and other galaxies, far-far away.
www.sandiegoreader.com

U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge & Dimensional Art Expo Sept 2-5
The event has become one of the world’s most important sand sculpture competitions and has been named one of USA Today’s Top 10.
www.ussandsculpting.com

Bacon Fest Sept 3
San Diego’s premier and original Bacon Fest is the only way to celebrate International Bacon Day. This all-inclusive sampling event features bacon-inspired dishes from local eateries and beverages from craft breweries and local distilleries.
http://sandiegobaconfest.com

Surf for the Sea Sept 9
This is an Oceanside Firefighter’s Charity surf event and memorial for the environment in honor of local surfers who have passed away. Sponsored by Surf for the Sea/Surfrider Foundation, San Diego.
www.ci.oceanside.ca.us/cals

Fall Home Decor, Gift, and Craft Show Sept 9-10
Handcrafted autumn gifts and more created by local artisans including wood products, jewelry, baked goods, home decor, soaps, pillows, antiques, and unique one-of-a-kind items. Info: 619-987-6640 or showpro@cox.net.
www.sandiegoreader.com

Disaster Preparedness Expo Sept 10
Get the tools and information you need to be ready. Natural disasters can strike quickly and without warning. Attend a free community event to learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones in case of an emergency. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Grass area, 1900 Park Blvd. at Presidents Way, Balboa Park
www.sandiegoreader.com

Hullabaloo Family Music Festival Sept 10
The Hullabaloo Family Music Festival is a one-day celebration of music for kids and their grown-ups featuring performances by Kathryn the Grape, the Singing Lizard, and Hullabaloo. The event also features hands-on music classes throughout the day by Blossom Music Together and Songbirds Music and a “Mom Made Market” featuring handmade products by crafted my local moms.
http://hullabalooartsfest.com

Brazilian Day San Diego Sept 10
Ninth annual event, the largest Brazilian Festival on the West Coast with a parade, food, shopping from local businesses, a fair, carnival entertainment, live concert with a Grammy winner from Brazil.
http://braziliandaysandiego.com/english

Fleet Week Sea & Air Parade Sept 10
The best of the U.S. military on display and in action with cruisers, amphibious ships, destroyers, frigates, submarines, and landing craft in addition to a demonstration of SEAL capabilities, Coast Guard Search and Rescue, a fly-over of contemporary Navy and World War II aircraft, and more. View the action all along the San Diego region waterfront from the South Bay to Coronado, the Embarcadero, Harbor and Shelter Islands.
www.fleetweeksandiego.org

San Diego Blues Festival Sept 10
The lineup includes Los Lobos, Bobby Rush, Nikki Hill, Watermelon Slim, Bey Paule Band with Wee Willie Walker, Chris Cain, Billy Watson & Junior Watson, the Holla Pointe, and Big Jon Atkinson.
www.sdbluesfest.com/tickets

Santee Bluegrass Festival Sept 10
The 7th annual Santee Bluegrass Festival features wine and beer tasting, food samples, a silent auction, opportunity drawing, and live bluegrass music. 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 550 Park Center Drive, Santee, CA 92071 (On Riverwalk and Park Center Drive)
www.sandiegoreader.com

Cardiff Greek Festival Sept 10-11
Authentic Greek food, pastries, Greek folk dance performances, church tours, cooking demos, musical performances, kids games, market, and deli. Dance to live Greek music.
www.cardiffgreekfestival.com

Cork & Craft Two-Year Anniversary Party Sept 13-18
Every evening we will have a specially themed dinner with wine and beer pairings and live music. Celebrate with us at San Diego’s first and only winery, brewery, and restaurant in one.
http://thecorkandcraft.com

Heart & Stroke Walk Sept 17
American Heart Association’s 25th Anniversary Heart & Stroke Walk, the association’s premiere event for raising funds to save lives from this country’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers, heart disease and stroke.
www.sdheartwalk.org

California Coastal Cleanup Day Sept 17
See complete list of sites at: bit.ly/2aSVf68.
www.cleanupday.org

National Scholastic Surfing Association Open Season Surf Contest Sept 24-25
This is a scholastic surfing competition and free for spectators to attend. The NSSA is one of the few national youth sports organizations that require its participants to maintain academic standards in order to compete.
http://www.nssa.org

Del Mar Mud Run 2016 Sept 24
The 7th annual Del Mar Mud Run promises an epic edition of the mud run this year + all your past favorite obstacles. http://www.nssa.org

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SAN DIEGO AUGUST EVENTS

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San Diego Farmers Markets Ongoing
http://sdfarmbureau.org/BuyLocal/Farmers-Markets.php

San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing
www.sdfoodtrucks.com

Fashion of Food and Spirits Aug 4-5
This two-day event showcases culinary artistry tastings, craft beer, wine education, designer fashion, and master mixology. With live music and entertainment.
www.sandiegoreader.com

Julian Starfest Aug 4-6
Enjoy the largest free public star party in Southern California at the annual Julian StarFest. Look through telescopes and see the wonders of the night sky: the rings of Saturn, Mars the red planet, nebulae where baby stars are being born, open clusters of stars shining like diamonds, globular clusters with hundreds of thousands of stars packed together in a ball, and other galaxies, far-far away.
www.julianstarfest.com/index.htm

Vans Warped Tour  Aug 5
Performers include New Found Glory, Tonight Alive, Sum 41, Falling In Reverse, Less Than Jake, the Story So Far, Yellowcard, Reel Big Fish, We the Kings, Sleeping With Sirens, Four Year Strong, Mayday Parade, the Maine, Motionless In White, Issues, Crown the Empire, Capsize, and State Champs.
www.vanswarpedtour.com

Island Vibe Festival Aug 6
The bill features Anuhea, Spawnbreezie, Jordan T, Siaosi, Jimmy Weeks Project, and more at the Qualcomm Stadium Practice Field.
www.islandvibemusicfestival.com

America’s Finest Film Fest 2016 Aug 6
The short films selected, all made in San Diego, will be highlighting the beauty and diversity of America’s Finest City. This special event coincides with our Maker’s Market highlighting the work of San Diego’s best craftspeople along with San Diego craft beers, beverages, and food. Meet the directors and experience a night celebrating film-making and food.
http://nationalevents.cityofhope.org

Yoga for Hope Aug 13
Join the San Diego yoga community on the centerfield of Petco Park for the 6th Annual Yoga for Hope. The event raises awareness about the benefits of yoga practice and sends vital funds to City of Hope for research and integrative therapies to fight life-threatening illnesses.
http://thecolorrun.com/locations/san-diego-ca

Revolt Summer Surf Series 10.0 Aug 13
This is the third event of five in the Revolt Summer Surf Series Pro/Am contest featuring some of the world’s best carvers, SUP, riders and longboarders.
http://revoltsurfseries.com

ArtWalk Aug 13-14
Enjoy a weekend of art, food, live entertainment and fun at the 11th annual ArtWalk. Attendees will enjoy live music, interactive art for kids and the kids at heart, street food options, and a wine and beer pavilion in a beautiful al fresco setting.
www.artwalksandiego.org/libertystation

CityFest Aug 14
This year’s festival include over 250 artisans and crafters from across the country, international food court, live music brought to you by Hillcrest’s own The Merrow, kids’ zone, Furry Fosters petting “zoo,” over six blocks of fun, beer garden, four Artist Alleys showcasing up-and-coming work from local artists.
hillcrestcityfest.com

Stone Celebration & Invitational Beer Festival Aug 19-20
Stone will take over a university campus and transform it into a craft beer theme park. To commemorate two decades of great craft beers, this anniversary celebration will include more than 60 guest breweries serving more than 100 beers, vintage, cask, special-release, and one-off Stone beers, free homebrewed sodas, samples of Mike’s Beer Cheese and live music.
www.anniv.stonebrewing.com

Sip N’ Ship Beer Festival Aug 20
Join the Maritime Museum of San Diego and Rock Star Beer for a beer festival right on San Diego Bay. Let your taste buds experience various craft beer vendors while you enjoy live music on several stages. Curb your hunger with assorted food trucks on site.
http://sdmaritime.org/visit/public-events/sip-n-ship-beer-festival

HarborFest  Aug 20
HarborFest attendees will enjoy free kayaking, paddleboard lessons, pier fishing, local wildlife, boat rides and bay tours. A Culinary and Spirit Tasting and Wine & Craft Beer Garden will spotlight local fare. Three stages will showcase local talent, junior chef contests, and popular headliner bands.
www.chulavistaca.gov

Summergrass San Diego Bluegrass Festival Aug 19-20
The bill features the Gibson Brothers, David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition, Chris Henry & the Hardcore Grass, Bluegrass Etc., Rocky Neck Bluegrass, and more.
http://agsem.com

Pizza & Beer Festival Aug 20
Mobile pizzeria’s will serve a variety of pizza styles and options for fans to pair with more than 100 craft brews. Admission into the Pizza & Beer Fest area is free with track admission of $6. Receive five 7 oz. tastings for $20.
www.dmtc.com

Imperial Avenue Street Festival Aug 27
A fun, family and pet-friendly event. Visit post-event expo with With live music on multiple stages and four blocks of local artists, crafts, gourmet food, and beverages — Columbian to Cajun, paintings to pottery. On Imperial Avenue, one of the oldest streets in San Diego, between 28th Street and 30th Street and between L Street and Commercial Avenue.
www.imperialavenuestreetfest.com

San Diego Spirits Festival Aug 28
Calls out to all whiskey & bourbon worshipers, tequila aficionados, gin guzzlers, rum radicals, vodka vixens and mixologists! Come join the biggest Happy Hour with the 8th San Diego Spirits Festival’s two-day celebration of all things cocktail.
www.sandiegospiritsfestival.com

San Diego July 2016 Events

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San Diego Farmers Markets Ongoing
http://sdfarmbureau.org/BuyLocal/Farmers-Markets.php

San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing
www.sdfoodtrucks.com

San Diego Fair June 3 – July 4
www.sdfair.com

July 4th Events July 4
www.kpbs.org/news/events/4thofJuly

Star Spangled Pops  July 1-3
There is no better 4th of July event than celebrating America’s birthday with the San Diego Symphony! This all-American program features hits from movies, Broadway tunes and popular music, along with a military salute and a grand fireworks finale.
www.sandiegosymphony.org

Oceanside Independence Parade  July 2
This annual downtown Oceanside parade will start on Coast Highway and Wisconsin Avenue intersection then ending at Coast Highway and Civic Center Drive intersection with more than 120 parade entries expected to march, roll, walk, and drive down the 101 Coast Highway.
www.cdmchamber.com/events/5k.asp

The Navy Band Southwest  July 4
The performance takes place on the Heineken Grandstand Stage at the San Diego Fair.
www.sdfair.com

12th Annual Switchfoot Bro-Am July 9
The event includes free concert on the beach, a team Surf Contest, the Rob Machado Bro Junior Surf Contest, the Junior Seau Foundation Adaptive Surf Program presented by CAF, and numerous vendor booths. Funds raised at a pre-event Benefit Party as well as sponsorships for the event support local youth initiatives.
https://broam.org

Soul Pose MLB All-Star Yoga July 9
Major League Baseballhas joined together with Soul Pose to bring San Diego an event in conjunction with the 2016 MLB All-Star Game. For all ages and levels and with two sessions at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. local time. At Soul Pose MLB All-Star Yoga, participants can expect to be entertained by a 60-minute program of poses with lighthearted fun featuring bubbles, confetti, body paint, fresh music and a ton of surprises.
http://soulpose.com/locations/san-diego-ca

Color Run MLB All-Star 5K July 10
The Color Run MLB All-Star 5K presented is the third joint event conducted by The Color Run and Major League Baseball. The event will combine the enjoyment of a 5K with all the fun leisure of an island-style vacation full of unforgettable memories and MLB surprises.
http://thecolorrun.com/locations/san-diego-ca

Opening Day at the Del Mar Racetrack July 15
More than 40,000+ race fans are expected to attend what’s defined as one of the most fabulous, fashionable and fun festivities in the west — Opening Day at Del Mar. This day is not only about big bets and fast horses, but celebrating the season in style.
www.dmtc.com/calendar/detail/opening

Oasis Camel Dairy Watermelon Days July 15-17
Featuring new acts such as the Godfrey Comedy Magic Show, the Pollywood Bird Show, and the Clever Camels and Canines Show. Meet the two new baby camels, Zena and Trooper. Meet the mini sheep, donkeys, turkeys, and birds, and feed watermelon to the friendly camels, all included with admission. You can also take a camel ride, feed the mini farm animals, enjoy food, and check out the camel-milk product gift shop.
www.cameldairy.com/watermelon-days.html

San Diego Pride Parade July 16
A 1.5 mile, 2-hour parade celebrating the LGBT community. Expected attendance by 200,000 spectators, elected officials, community groups, military service members, first responders, and more.
https://sdpride.org

BBQ State Championship July 17
More than 40 of the nation’s top professional BBQ pitmasters, local restaurants, and chefs will be competing in this state championship for more than $15,000 in cash prizes while also selling BBQ samples to the public. Purchase four 2-oz. competition-ready samples of brisket, pork, pork ribs, chicken, and/or steak for $10, which includes a Peoples’ Choice ballot to vote for your favorite contestant.
www.dmtc.com/calendar/detail/BBQ

Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro July 22-24
The world’s top professional surfer girls return to Oceanside for another three-day weekend jam packed with competitions and a festival village loaded with female-inspired vendors, activities, and entertainment.
http://supergirljam.com

Comic-Con July 21-24
Comic-Con International returns to the San Diego Convention Center. 2016 marks the 47th year for the show, making it the longest continuously run comics and popular-arts convention in the U.S.
www.comic-con.org

Craft Beer Fest July 23
With more than 100 local and international brews served, beer aficionados will enjoy hard-to-find specialty craft brews alongside favorites from the San Diego brewing scene. Receive five 7 oz. tastings for $20. Full-sized beers may also be purchased. Pair your beer with the Gourmet Food Truck Festival offerings.
www.dmtc.com/calendar/detail/beer

Live Well San Diego 5K July 30
A fun, family and pet-friendly event. Visit post-event expo with fun and informative zones for all ages. Proceeds benefit the San Diego Blood Bank which supports more than 100,000 patients each year. A donation will also be made to support foster youth in San Diego County.
www.livewellsd5k.com

Live Well San Diego 5K July 30
A fun, family and pet-friendly event. Visit post-event expo with fun and informative zones for all ages. Proceeds benefit the San Diego Blood Bank which supports more than 100,000 patients each year. A donation will also be made to support foster youth in San Diego County.
www.livewellsd5k.com