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September Events in San Diego

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Challenge Walk Multiple Sclerosis     Sept. 5-7
The event is a 50-mile, 3-day walk from Carlsbad to San Diego. Participants will experience a personal journey of physical stamina and adventure while benefitting the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Today, the walk will travel from the Carlsbad Flower Fields to the Del Mar Mariott Hotel. 7am-4pm. (760) 448-8435 / http://www.mymschallenge.com

Old Town Fiesta de Kustom Kulture     Sept. 6
Car and motorcycle enthusiasts will not want to miss this! It’s a unique car show that features 72 hot rods, street rods, and muscle cars; plus show-quality motorcycles. Come and get a close look at the specialty art of pin striping and browse through auto & bike related merchandise. 10am-6pm. San Diego Avenue. (619) 291-4903

OM Volleyball Tournament     Sept. 6
Mini-courts are set up at Bonita Cove and ready for three-person teams to play beach volleyball. It’ll be a fun day for athletes to show off their skills. The competition will continue throughout the day as losing teams are eliminated and the final winning team is announced. 8am-5pm. Joel McMurrin (619) 247-0769 / http://www.ombac.org

La Jolla Rough Water Swim     Sept. 7
This swimming event has been a summer tradition since 1916 and is nationally ranked #1 as America’s premier open water swimming competition. The courses consist of a Junior Swim (250-yards), Amateur Swim (1-mile), Master’s Swim (1-triangular mile), and the Gatorman Swim (3-triangular miles). 9am-4pm. La Jolla Cove. (858) 456-2100 / http://www.ljrws.com

Brazilian Day San Diego Festival     Sept. 7
A fantastic festival in Pacific Beach is showcasing the culture of Brazil. The contagious drum percussion, moving rhythms, fascinating dances, exotic foods, and hand-made crafts make it a festival to remember. This event is in conjunction with the “Brazilian Day Parade”. 11am-8pm. (858) 731-4953 / http://www.braziliandaysandiego.com

San Diego Bayfair (Festival)     Sept. 12-14
For enjoyment at the San Diego Bayfair thunderboat races, this festival offers freestyle demonstration interactive displays, RV camping, live music, food, cocktails, merchandise, and powerboat memorabilia. This event is in conjunction with the “San Diego Bayfair Powerboat Races”. 6am-6pm. West Mission Bay (Crown Point) (805) 276-5135 / http://www.sandiegobayfair.org

Tierrasanta 5K Run & Fun Run/Walk     Sept. 13
Participants can choose to join a 5K Run (measured distance of 3.2-miles) or a Fun Run/Walk. Afterwards, there’s pizza & burritos, musical entertainment, a beer garden for adults, and a kids fun zone for children. The event is accompanied with a morning concert and a business expo. 6-11:30am. Tierrasanta Recreation Center. (619) 507-0666 / http://www.tierrasantafoundation.org

Heart & Stroke Walk     Sept. 13
This nationwide 5K walk encourages participants to form teams and obtain pledges for lifesaving research on heart disease and stroke. The event also presents a 1-mile miracle survivor walk that celebrates success stories for heart disease and stroke victims. 6-10am. Balboa Park. (858) 410-3849 / http://www.sdheartwalk.org

Art & Craft Show Old Town San Diego     Sept. 13-14
Talented artists from around the county are presenting their amazing art creations in Old Town. The event includes a Children’s Art Show, staged entertainment, a food court, and a beer garden. If you have time to spare, there are many Old Town galleries and quaint shops to explore. 10am-6pm. (619) 233-5008 / http://www.oldtownartfestival.com

Slide The City     Sept. 13
Get ready for a big splash of fun! A 1,000-foot long inflatable water slide will be set up in downtown San Diego offering thrilling rides. Food, music, dancing, and merchandise accompany the event. Wear your swimsuit and bring your friends for a great time! 12-10pm. 8th Avenue. (619) 233-5008 / http://www.slidethecity.com

La Costa Film Festival     Sept. 18-21
We envision the creation of a unique cultural event that enhances our appreciation of the arts, and establishes not just our community, but all of North County as an entertainment hub. Omni La Costa Resort & Spa. http://www.lacostafilmfestival.org

Gaslamp Quarter Parking Day     Sept. 19
The Gaslamp Quarter brings activation to the area by transforming an entire city street into a public park complete with seating, bike racks, and musical entertainment. All persons are welcome to come. A free pancake breakfest is presented to “First Responders” (police & fire). 8am-3pm. (619) 233-5227 / http://www.gaslamp.org

Carlsbad Music Festival     Sept. 19-21
This year’s Festival will feature over 50 performances in three days with concerts in Magee Park and Carlsbad Village Theater on Saturday and Sunday, as well as the Village Music Walk on Friday, all curated by Festival Founder and Director, composer Matt McBane. Carlsbad Village. http://www.carlsbadmusicfestival.org

So Fine on Kline     Sept. 20
Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church is hosting a community family festival. Those who come can enjoy a full day of wholesome entertainment. Highlights include rock n’ roll music, game booths, a bake sale, barbequed food, beer, and a kids zone with an inflatable slide and jump house. 10am-7pm. Kline St. (858) 414-8281 / http://www.marystarlajolla.org

Mira Mesa Street Fair     Sept. 20
It’s a fun community festival that brings neighbors together to learn about local businesses, community groups, service providers, schools, and charities. The event includes stage shows, jumpers, a dunk tank, beer garden, food, merchandise, a library book sale, and police & fire displays. 10am-5pm. Camino Ruiz. (858) 566-2261 / http://www.miramesatowncouncil.org

Imperial Avenue Street Festival     Sept. 20
Local businesses along Imperial Avenue are promoting their shops with a street fair. Regional and jazz music will entertain patrons who come to relax in the beer garden and browse through booths offering food, clothing, handicrafts, toys, and more. 12-6pm. (619) 858-0563 / http://www.imperialavenuestreetfest.com

PurpleStride San Diego     Sept. 21
PurpleStride is an athletic event where participants can enjoy a 5K run/walk. It takes place at East Mission Bay with views of water, grass, and trees. Post-event activities include music, light refreshments, and games for children. Proceeds benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Network. 6:30-10:30am. (310) 706-3338 / http://www.purplestride.org

Encinitas Oktoberfest     Sept. 21
This traditional German celebration includes Bavarian entertainment, a variety of vendors, traditional German food, wine, beer, and family-oriented activities and games. 10am-5pm. Mountain Vista Drive and El Camino Real. http://www.encinitasoktoberfest.com

Pacific Islander Festival     Sept. 21-22
Island music can be heard at a colorful festival that celebrates Polynesian, Micronesian, and Melanesian culture. Traditional costmed dance performers, tantalizing foods, crafts, and displays of artifacts are there for you to enjoy. This is the perfect event to wear your flowered island clothing. 9am-4pm. West Mission Bay Park (Ski Beach) (619) 823-8435 / http://www.pifasandiego.com

San Diego AIDS Walk/Run     Sept. 27
AIDS Walk offers a 5K walk and a 10K run. A health fair accompanies the event with HIV testing, information, refreshments, and more. In addition, there will be an evening candlelight vigil. Proceeds will go towards ongoing research on HIV/AIDS. 6am-8pm. Normal St./Harvey Milk St. (619) 692-2077 x-220 / http://www.aidswalksd.org

Adams Avenue Street Fair     Sept. 27-28
This popular festival has seven stages and 90 musical performances of rock, blues, folk, and jazz. Art, food, and craft vendors number about 300. You can also go on carnival rides and visit the beer garden. Take your time to enjoy it all; the event is for two full days. 10am-10pm. (619) 282-7329 / http://www.adamsavenuebusiness.com

Mission Beach Centennial Festival     Sept. 27
Mission Beach is a happening place. The festivities of this event include live music with an electric mix of sounds, a beer garden, food, merchandise, and a barbeque cook-off. The rides and attractions in Belmont Park serve as the fun zone. 11am-8pm. (619) 888-0273 / http://www.belmontpark.com

Tour de Fat     Sept. 27
Tour de Fat is a national traveling festival that promotes the use of bicycles as a sustainable form of transportation. It begins with a bike parade and continues with a festival offering lively entertainment, tasty food, beer, and merchandise. Bring your bike and mingle with other cyclists. 11am-5:30pm. Golden Hill Park: 2600 Golf Course Dr. (435) 901-2582 / http://www.newbelgium.com

Tour de Poway     Sept. 28
Cyclists are getting in gear for an adventurous bike ride and can choose between different course lengths; 100-mile, 62-mile, 50-mile, and a 24-mile. Each distance has various grades and elevations and scenic views from sub-cities to back country roads. 7am-4pm. (858) 679-1027 / http://www.tourdepoway.com

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August Events in San Diego

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Oceanside Longboard Surfing Club Contest & Beach Festival     Aug. 1-3
The 30th annual event features coalition surf teams from all over California. The event will include a beach festival in the Junior Seau Pier Amphitheater with vendors selling food and merchandise. 6am-9pm. (760) 500-0745 / http://www.oceansidelongboardsurfingclub.org

Clairemont Family Day     Aug. 2
A festival in Clairemont offers residents a full day of fun. Not only is there food, merchandise, and musical entertainment, there are also games, pony rides, carnival rides, and a car show. Be sure to bring your swimsuit because the recreation center pool allows free swimming all day. 8am-6pm. South Clairemont Park. (858) 581-9924 / http://www.clairemontfamilyday.com

Marine Band San Diego Summer Concert     Aug. 2
Little Italy is pleased to present a special summer concert performance by the traditional 40-piece Marine of San Diego Band as well as the Party Band, and Jazz Band. The music is sensational and will surely keep your feet tapping to the beat. Seating is limited, so come early. 6-8pm. West Fir Street. (619) 233-3898 / http://www.littleitalysd.com

San Diego Blood Bank 5K Run/Walk     Aug. 3
It begins and ends at the Embarcadero Marina Park near Seaport Village. A celebration festival accompanies the event. Proceeds will benefit the Blood Bank’s lifesaving programs and services. 7am-12pm. (619) 400-8176 / http://www.sandiegobloodbank.org

North PB Sip N Stroll     Aug. 3
A community street fair in Pacific Beach showcases local businesses and provides patrons with an opportunity to sample beer & wine. In addition, there will be musical entertainment, food booths, a boutique area for shoppers, and an area where children can have fun. 11:30am-4:30pm. Cass Street. (858) 401-0849 / http://www.sipnstrollpb.com

Philippine Cultural Arts Festival     Aug. 9
The event presents costumed folk dance, music, and song from different regions of the Philippines. There is also a dance talent show. In addition, there are booths containing Philippine crafts and jewelry and delicious foods such as lumpia, adobo, and pancit. 11am-6pm. Balboa Park. (619) 582-1773 / http://www.samahanphilippinedance.org

Bienvenidios Golden Hill     Aug. 9
Iglesia Presbiteriana Emmanuel will host this event to encourage community engagement and bring awareness of the church’s programs such as Bible study and English classes. The event includes prayer, mariachi music, games, prizes, hotdogs, a bounce house, and information booths. 3-6pm. 2691 B St. (619) 708-3512 / http://www.upliftsandiego.org

Hillcrest CityFest     Aug. 10
This popular festival showcases urban living. There’s staged entertainment, a carnival with rides & games, merchandise, a beer garden, and a dance party. Other highlights include a dunk tank, mechanical bull rides, craft activities, and a water mist cool-off zone. 12-11:30pm. (619) 233-5008 / http://www.hillcrestcityfest.com

HarborFest 2014     Aug. 16
This year’s annual HarborFest will have everything you could possibly want at a FREE, family-friendly celebration. 11am-8pm. Bayside Park Chula Vista: J Street exit from I-5. http://www.mcfarlanepromotions.com

37th America’s Finest City Half Marathon     Aug. 17
This world famous event is one of the largest half marathons in the nation. Athletes across the country are joined by others from foreign countries. The course begins at the Cabrillo Monument and finishes at Balboa Park. In conjunction with the “America’s Finest City 5K Run/Walk”. 7-11am. (760) 692-2900 / http://www.afchalf.com

Stone 18th Anniversary Celebration & Invitational Beer Festival     Aug. 16
This year will feature an expanded festival area, more than 50 guest breweries, more than 100 amazing beers, Stone brews on cask, free home-brewed sodas and samples of Mike’s Beer Cheese. 11am-6pm. Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens: Cal State San Marcos. (760) 294-7899 / http://www.stoneworldbistro.com

Canine Companions Invitational Golf Classic     Aug. 22
Enjoy a great round of golf at one of Southern California’s finest resorts and at the same time support an exceptional organization, Canine companions for Independence. 8am. Omni La Costa Resort, Carlsbad. 800-572-2275 / http://www.ccigolf.org

Mira Mesa Festival of Beers     Aug. 23
Beer lovers are coming to Mira Mesa to sample craft beers from local breweries where patrons (age 21+) can sample up to 18 different beers of their choice. It’s a lively event in a party atmosphere where you can meet and mingle amid music, dancing, food and beer. 1-6pm. Mira Mesa Community Park: 8575 New Salem St. (619) 549-2644 / http://www.miramesabeerfest.com

Bike The Bay     Aug. 24
Cyclists can join a non-competitive 25-mile bike ride that begins at the Embarcadero Marina Park South and travels around the San Diego Bay via the Bayshore Bikeway and across the Coronado Bay Bridge. It’s a scenic route with great view of the city landscape. The event concludes with festivities. 7am-1pm. (619) 977-2989 / http://www.bikethebay.net

Beach Rockin’     Aug. 24
This is a live concert fundraiser for Maltese Rescue California, a 501(c) Organization. Food will be sold by Great Smith, Yummy Cupcakes, and Tin Fish. Beer, Wine and soft drinks will be available for purchase as well. 3-8pm. Junior Seau Pier Amphitheater. http://www.ci.oceanside.ca.us

End of Summer 4-Mile Run/Walk     Aug. 24
This summertime 4-mile run/walk will travel from La Jolla to Pacific Beach. The course goes through lofty neighborhoods along the coast. The event concludes with an awards ceremony. Proceeds from the event benefit the San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation. 8am-10pm. (619) 298-7400 / http://www.kathyloperevents.com

Wild Rides Car Show – Pacific Beach      Aug. 24
Features a display of hot rods and classic cars; plus auto-related merchandise, food, music, a dance performance, and an entertaining magician. Don’t miss the celebrity appearance of Catharine Back (Daisy Duke) and a dragster demonstration called the “Wild Thing”. (760) 440-0896 / http://www.socalcarculture.com

Festival of Sail     Aug. 29-Sept. 1
The Maritime Museum offers passports where you can board and explore tall and iconic vessels, meet the crewmen, and learn about life at sea. You’ll hear amazing stories of cannon battles and raiding pirates. In addition, the event also offers food, drink, and a visit inside the Maritime Museum. 9am-5pm. North Harbor Drive. (619) 234-9153 x-106 / http://www.sdmaritime.org

Hormel Black Label Bacon Fest     Aug. 30
This premier event is designed for bacon enthusiasts age 21+. Guests receive delicious samplings of bacon-inspired foods prepared by top chefs and delightful beverages from local breweries, wineries, and distilleries. Music selections are soul, blues, and contemporary rock. 1-5pm. Liberty Station. (858) 518-8888 / http://www.sdbaconfest.com

Del Mar Racing Season      Through Sept. 3
Summertime in Del Mar means one thing… the horse races! Join the locals in this infamous event. Watch horses, mingle, enter contests, etc! Check the web site for the latest schedule. Del Mar Fairgrounds: 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. http://www.dmtc.com

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