San Diego September 2016 Events

september

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

august

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

july

SAN DIEGO

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

San Diego June 2016 Events

june

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
Mad About the Fair is the theme of the San Diego County Fair opening at 4:00PM on Friday, June 3 and continuing through Monday, July 4. (The Fair is closed on Mondays, except July 4, and the first two Tuesdays.) Mad HatterYou’ll love our grand-scale tea party featuring the renowned Lewis Carroll classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, fused with influences from steampunk, cosplay, great literature, wacky machinery, and all the fun and magic you have come to expect.
www.sdfair.com

Art Around Adams June 4
Enjoy Adams Avenue in a friendly, relaxed and carefree environment where taste-makers and free thinkers mix freely with family and friends. Experience exhibits and performances that will dazzle the eye and stir the senses. Each year we strive to infuse new and exciting artists and talents that reflect this year’s local trends in art and business. Stroll the entire route, or take the complimentary “Comedy Trolley.” It’s FREE FUN for young and old.
www.artaroundadams.org

Brew & Food Festival June 4
Sample 200+ specialty and seasonal craft beers from more than 70 independent breweries and taste gastropub-styled dishes from more than 20 of the region’s finest culinary tastemakers. Enjoy live music on the lawn, and boogie down in the silent disco dome.
www.brewandfoodfest.com

Suja Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon & 1/2 Marathon June 5
Run through historic neighborhoods including Balboa Park and Old Town. The Marathon, Half Marathon and Relay are packed with live entertainment on course that will keep you rockin’ all the way to the finish line.
www.runrocknroll.com/san-Diego

Chef Throwdown June 9
Hotel del Coronado’s expansive Windsor Lawn will provide the setting for this unforgettable gourmet gathering, where 30 of the best chefs from San Diego and Mexico will present signature hors d’oeuvres or desserts at individual stations. Judged by the ever-growing Culinary Council, chefs will also present their best bites with the goal of winning the Chef Flor Franco Award for Culinary Excellence, in addition to some incredible prizes. All proceeds raised at this event will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
https://chefthrowdown.eventscff.org

USA Surfing Championships June 9 – 12
This event is for adult longboard, SUP, and adaptive divisions. Sponsored by Surfing America, Inc. At the north harbor jetty. Spectators free.
www.surfingamerica.org/events

Fido Fest 2016 June 11
The first large-scale dog event in East San Diego County. With exhibitors, entertainment, and demonstrations. Info: 619-258-4100 x222.
www.cityofsanteeca.gov

Clean Canyons for a Clean Coast June 11
Join us, the Escondido Charitable Foundation, and the California Coastal Commission to protect our precious canyons and ocean! Volunteers will be removing litter and debris at Kit Carson Park that would otherwise travel downstream to San Diego’s coastline.
www.cleansd.org/v_cleanups.php

National Beer Mile June 11
The National Beer Mile will bring its innovative blend of fitness and fun to San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium on Saturday, June 11th. The one-mile course designed for fitness enthusiasts, social drinkers and party-goers is capped off by an after party featuring food, games and live music.
www.nationalbeermile.com

Oysterfest June 17 – 18
The seventh annual San Diego OysterFest returns to the beautiful Embarcadero North, featuring bands and DJs, beer from area microbreweries, fresh oysters from Mexico to the Pacific Northwest and the Atlantic Northeast, and plenty of other tasty treats for purchase.
www.eventbrite.com

San Diego TOWERthon June 18
The San Diego TOWERthon is a physically challenging event designed to help participants reach their endurance goals while raising much-needed funds to transform the lives of homeless teens and give them the chance to break the cycle of homelessness early on in life. The funds raised from this event will directly benefit teens living and learning at Toussaint Academy in San Diego.
www.towerthon.org

Wooden Boat Festival June 18 – 19
A San Diego Father’s Day weekend tradition, the San Diego Wooden Boat festival is the premier annual event for Southern California wooden boat enthusiasts and provides a rare opportunity for the general public to view some of the most beautiful and well maintained wooden crafts up close. While this event features mostly well preserved vintage vessels, there are also plenty of new crafts that have been hand crafted with skill and meticulous detail.
www.sdwoodenboatfestival.org

SD FRINGE FESTIVAL June 23 – July 3
During the festival, artists from across the United States and around the world participate alongside home-grown talent, in art forms spanning from theatre, buskers/street performers, cabaret, comedy, circus, dance, film, poetry, spoken word, puppetry, music, visual art, design & open to any other type of artsy-ness not listed.
www.sdfringe.org

Wine and Music Festival June 24
Guests will enjoy summer sips, culinary delights, and performances by several live bands. This year’s tasting options include small plates from Solare Lounge and Banyan Kitchen, artisanal chocolate from Chi Chocolate, and sweet delights from Addison’s Candies. Participants can pair their eats with fine wines and craft brews from Barefoot Cellars, Ballast Point Brewery, and more.
http://womensmuseumca.org

San Diego May 2016 Events Calendar

may

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

San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing
www.sdfoodtrucks.com

Little Italy ArtWalk May 1
Covering 15 blocks in San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood. Thousands of attendees come to view and purchase artwork, enjoy the music and dance, and participate in interactive art experiences. Performers include Bart Mendoza, Raelee Nicole, Jesse LoMonaca, Dani Bell and the Tarantist, and Travis Luce.
www.artwalksandiego.org/missionfederal

Bridal Bazaar May 1
Chat with experts, see the latest trends, and compare the work of San Diego’s top wedding pros. Plus, see San Diego’s largest bridal fashion show.
www.bridalbazaar.com

Adams Avenue Unplugged  Apr 30 – May 1
The fifth annual Adams Avenue Unplugged will feature 150 artists performing on 22 stages along Adams Avenue. This year’s headliners will include Minneapolis-based singer/songwriting brothers the Cactus Blossoms, So-Cal country artist Sam Outlaw, and Grammy-award keyboardist Augie Meyers.
www.adamsavenuebusiness.com

Gator By the Bay May 5-8
San Diego’s 15th annual Gator By The Bay features four days of live music with over 90 musical acts and special performances on seven stages, along with 10,000 pounds of crawfish trucked from Louisiana, non-stop dancing, shopping, playing, and eating on the San Diego Bay.
http://gatorbythebay.com

Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo 2016 May 6-8
Old Town will be transformed into the largest Cinco de Mayo celebration north of the border, filled with mariachis, cervezas, and food.
www.cincodemayooldtown.com

Oceanside Jazz Fest: Band Festival May 7
The Oceanside Jazz Festival consists of educational and performance opportunities for school and community jazz bands and choirs, and featured concerts by internationally recognized performing artists.
www.miracosta.edu

Paella & Wine Festival May 7
A culinary celebration featuring entertainment, live music, paella chefs from across the globe, wineries, and breweries from California and Mexico.
http://paellawinefest.com/home

San Diego Zoo Garden Festival May 7-8
Join in a bouquet of activities and experiences for all ages, whether you have a green thumb or just wish you did! Discover the wealth of beautiful and fascinating plants at the Zoo, and connect with garden experts who can give you the dirt on all things botanical and horticultural.
http://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/gardenfestival

Boardroom International Surfboard Show May 14-15
Trade show for the surfboard manufacturing industry. Surfboards and gear by the surf industry’s top shapers, designers, and manufacturers plus art, music, and surf culture, seminars, demos, and exhibits.
https://boardroomshow.webconnex.com/boardroomshow2016

Festival of Colors May 14
Rooted in ancient Indian tradition, Color Festival invites all its participants to let go of cares and worries, embrace joy, and live life in full color. Enjoy a sampling of locally sourced vegetarian cuisine, live music, yoga, dancing, and of course, the opportunity shower yourself (and total strangers) in vibrant colors.
www.festivalofcolorsusa.com/festival-of-colors/festival-colors-oceanside-ca

Tacotopia May 14
Try signature tacos from more than 40 of the best restaurants as they compete to win the “Best Taco” award. Curated exclusively by Reader food writers, this event brings together the very best taco vendors — and you decide who will ultimately win.
www.sandiegoreader.com/tacotopia

Avenue Amps & Ales May 14
Get amped up for Chula Vista’s first craft beer and musical festival, Avenue Amps & Ales. Rocking the hops off of Chula Vista’s original neighborhood, Avenue Amps & Ales will host over 20 local breweries, live bands and artisans in and around Memorial Park.
http://thirdavenuevillage.com/avenue-amps-ales-2016

Navy’s Bay Bridge Run/Walk May 15
This unique 4-mile run/walk has a one of a kind spectacular panoramic view as participants make their way to Coronado’s beautiful Tidelands Park from downtown San Diego over the Coronado Bay Bridge.
http://navylifesw.com/bridgerun

Festival of Arts in North Park May 21
Experience the culture that has made our community a go-to for food, local craft beer, shopping, and art. With local art, live music, dance performances, vendor booths, food, and a craft beer block.
http://northparkmainstreet.com/events/festival-of-arts

Bacon & Barrels May 21
On Saturday May 21st, the hottest chefs from the finest local restaurants will prepare and serve small plates starring bacon in its most inventive forms. The best mixologists, brewers and wine makers will quench your thirst with refreshing bacon-based and bacon-inspired cocktails and brews.
www.baconandbarrels.com

Foodie Fest Encinitas 2016  May 21
Sustainable locally sourced food, artisanal products, and premiere San Diego talent.
http://foodiefestencinitas.com/store

Vista Strawberry Festival  May 29
Live entertainment on multiple stages and local craft brews all day long in the beer garden. Carnival rides and 300+ vendors. Contests include: Little Ms. Strawberry Shortcake, Strawberry Costume, Strawberry Idol, Pie Eating. Vista was once the Strawberry Capital of the World!
www.vistastrawberryfest.com

April 2016 Events – San Diego

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SAN DIEGO

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

San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing
www.sdfoodtrucks.com

San Diego Gulls Ongoing – check website for schedule
www.sandiegogulls.com/schedule-2/schedule

Giant Automotive Festival  Apr 1-3
Explore over 2500 of the finest hot rods, customs, muscle cars, tricked-out trucks, and classics in the country on display both indoor and outdoor as they compete for a shot to win the coveted Goodguys 2016 Street Rod D’Elegance Award. With hundreds of vendor exhibits, the “Nitro Thunderfest” vintage dragster exhibition, the AutoCross timed racing competition, a Swap Meet & Cars 4 Sale Corral, live music, and Kids’ Zone.
www.good-guys.com

Hops on the Harbor Apr 1, 15, 22, 29
Two-and-a-half-hour cruise features multiple food stations, picturesque bay views, and a full bar with rotating local brews and craft beer flights. After-dinner music and dancing. April’s featured brewery is Coronado Brewing Co.
www.flagshipsd.com/cruises/hops-harbor

Craft Beer Relay  Apr 2
The Craft Beer Relay is a four-person relay, a challenge to you and your teammates to navigate a race course filled with games, obstacles, and challenges. Twelve local craft beer stations along the course will keep you motivated — before and after your race, enjoy a craft beer festival with live music, food trucks, and local craft breweries.
http://craftbeerrelay.com/event/san-diego-california

Tartan Day San Diego  Apr 2
Tartan Day San Diego, presented by the House of Scotland and the House of Scotland Pipe Band, is a celebration of the culture, food, and music of Scotland. There will be clan and vendor booths, food and desserts for sale at reasonable prices, and the music and dance of Scotland.
www.houseofscotland.org

Chocolate Festival Apr 3
With vendors focusing on chocolate edibles. Crafts for kids include making their own chocolate pizza. Mars Chocolate History Ambassadors will be onsite to demonstrate the historical bean-to-beverage story of 18th-century chocolate using authentic tools including cocoa pods, cocoa beans and nibs, a hot stone metate, winnowing baskets, chocolate drink pots, and stirrers throughout the day. Observers will be able to touch, taste, smell, and experience chocolate as it was enjoyed in early America.
http://sdmaritime.org/visit/public-events/chocolate-festival

Tour de Cure Apr 9
Participants have the opportunity to participate in the one mile kids ride, 15 mile, 29 mile, 62 mile, and 100 mile-rides. The 15-mile ride is a new element to this year’s event. Waiting at the finish line will be more than 25 vendors, live music, healthy street tacos, and organic beer. Proceeds go toward critical funds for diabetes research and advocacy.
http://tour.diabetes.org

Healthy Living Festival Apr 9-10
Listen to experts share new ideas about lifestyle changes that can help you prevent disease and lower stress. Take part in free medical testing and screening. Watch chefs prepare and then sample healthy and ultra-tasty dishes with take home recipes. Catch the belly dancing show, join in a yoga, Zumba or dance class, or receive a massage. 30 free workshops, seminars, and cooking demos. 200 exhibitors.
http://www.healthylivingfestival.com

Ugly Dog Contest Apr 10
Hosted by San Diego Coastal Chamber and the Del Mar Kiwanis. Cutest dog, best trick, dog who looks like their owner, and more. Gift basket with dog products will be given to the first, second, and third place winners in each category. Gift bags with samples handed out to the first 100 to check in that morning.
www.delmarfairgrounds.com

Oceanside Jazz Fest: Vocal Festival Apr 14-16
The Oceanside Jazz Festival consists of educational and performance opportunities for school and community jazz bands and choirs, and featured concerts by internationally recognized performing artists.
www.miracosta.edu

Parkinson’s 5K Walk/Run & Expo Apr 16
USATF-certified and chip-timed 5K course on the San Diego Bay, Medical Expo and Health and Fitness Village, Paws for Parkinson’s Pet Festival, Kids’ Zone, and food trucks and beer garden. Hosted by the Parkinson’s Association, the event proceeds fund programs and services local to Parkinson’s families.
http://parkinsonsassociation.org

Rhythmic Gymnastics Championship Apr 23-24
One of the biggest rhythmic gymnastics competition in the West Coast, the Level 7 to 10 Region 1 Rhythmic Gymnastics Championship. Enjoy the best rhythmic gymnasts from California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. And be amazed by their grace, flexibility and mastery of the ball, ribbon, clubs, hoop, and rope.
https://usagym.org

Autism 5K/10K Apr 30
5K, 10K, and 1-mile courses and a festival with live music, 30+ vendor booths (including an autism resource fair), beer and wine garden, kids’ zone, and more. Entry includes a T-shirt, entry into the post-race raffle, and two drinks in the beer and wine garden.
http://acttodayformilitaryfamilies.kintera.org

Fiesta del Mar Apr 30
A cross-border Celebration of Friendship between the cities of Imperial Beach and Rosarito, Mexico with live musical acts from both the Rosarito and San Diego areas as well as interactive family activities hosted by the Boys & Girls Clubs of both cities.
www.portofsandiego.org

Pet Day on the Bay  Mar 19
People board for $24 per ticket, and guests are encouraged to contribute a gently used blanket or towel that will warm needy animals at the Helen Woodward Animal Center. Guests: Jagger & Kristi from Magic 92.5 and Chopper the Biker Dog.
https://www.hornblower.com