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San Diego March 2019 Events

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

San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing
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Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch Mar. 1 – May 12
This SoCal attraction will open its doors with new landscaping and renovations. See the display gardens developed by the San Diego Master Gardeners, get lost in the fragrant sweet pea maze with new pathways, learn about composting and gardening in
the new greenhouses that will offer classes for local elementary students and residents. http://www.theflowerfields.com

Mickey Cafagna Memorial Golf Classic Mar. 1
The 6th Annual Mickey Cafagna Memorial Golf Classic, presented by the Poway Chamber of Commerce, gets underway with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. In keeping with Mickey’s charitable spirit, a portion of this year’s profits will be donated to the Poway Chapter of Soroptimist International, a global volunteer organization working to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.
https://birdeasepro.com/powaychamber/

Spring Home & Garden Show Mar. 1-3
Over 400 exhibits. Everything for your home improvement needs all under one (actually two) roofs. See the annual garden landscape features, where local landscape contractors and horticulturalists put their most creative foot forward to inspire the
public. http://springhomegardenshow.com/tickets-discounts

Finish Chelsea’s Run 5K Run/Walk Mar. 2
The Annual Finish Chelsea’s Run in honor of Chelsea King will feature a competitive 5K race and fun run/walk, family festival, children’s activities, team competition, entertainment, and refreshments. https://chelseaslight.org/programs/finish-chelseas-run/

Mardi Gras Beads, Bites, and Booze Tour Mar. 2
We will be serving up New Orleans inspired bites and Carnival inspired cocktails throughout the Gaslamp Quarter with BEADS, BEADS and more BEADS from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tickets to the Gaslamp Mardi Gras Beads, Bites and Booze Tour are only
$25 in advance or $30 on the day of!
https://www.sdmardigras.com/mardi-gras-beads-booze-barcrawl/

Festival of Science & Engineering: Expo Day Mar. 2
Expo Day is the official kick-off celebration for festival week featuring hundreds of exhibitors and gives attendees a major preview of what’s to come to area businesses, schools, libraries, and museums throughout the county during Festival Week, eight
days of learning, hands-on activities, innovation, and behind-the scenes opportunities for students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade, as well as adults and families to ignite their passion for STEM education. https://www.lovestemsd.org/

San Diego Yoga Festival Mar. 2-3
Come one, come all to the San Diego Yoga Festival in Imperial Beach! This event is perfect for Yoga practitioners of all levels: first-time, beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Bring your dog, or bring a friend to the beach to try a new yoga class!
https://www.sandiegoyogafestival.com/

Busker Festival Mar. 2-3
A Busker is a street performer. The celebration brings colorful street performers – from jugglers on unicycles to stilt walkers, contortionists, and acrobats – to the waterfront shopping, dining, and entertainment district. This event is FREE to attend.
http://www.seaportvillage.com/

St. Patrick’s Day Half Marathon, BeerFest, and Tribes & Clans Mar. 3
St. Patrick’s Day half marathon, 5K run/walk, Green Mile Fun Run, and Tribes and Clans crossfit-style competition. http://www.stpatricksdayhalf.com/

Best Coast Beer Fest Mar. 9
Taste beer from nearly 100 of the West Coast’s craft breweries, enjoy local bands and a food truck alley. Every ticket sold helps a cancer patient. http://bestcoastbeerfest.com/san-diego-2

San Diego Half Marathon & 5K Mar. 10
Founded in 2012, the San Diego Half Marathon is a premier race that celebrates the beauty and uniqueness of San Diego while raising money to help its communities. As a nonprofit 501(c)(3), all net proceeds are donated to community service projects and
local charitable causes. http://sdhalfmarathon.com/

San Diego Leprechaun Run Mar. 16
Before you wash down your Shepard’s Pie with a pint of Guiness, head over to Pacific Beach for the Leprechaun Run! The 5K starts at 9:00 a.m. and the kids run begins at 10:00 a.m. After the run, redeem your drink ticket at Maverick’s in Pacific Beach!
https://www.sandiegorunningco.com/leprechaunrun

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Mar. 16
The Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is the LARGEST parade west of the Mississippi! The parade starts at 10:30 a.m. and includes more than 120 floats, marching bands, Police and Fire Departments, dancers, and much more. Following the parade is
the Irish Festival in Balboa Park from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
http://www.stpatsparade.org/

San Diego Cake Show Mar. 16-17
With a cake design competition open to everyone, a variety of decorating classes for all skill levels, decorating demonstrations, plus raffles and vendor booths featuring a wide range of decorating tools, tips, and supplies. https://sandiegocakeshow.com/

Cherry Blossom Week & Festival Mar. 18-24
The Japanese Friendship Garden’s (JFG) 2019 Cherry Blossom Week is March 18 through March 21. During this time, select vendors will be set up throughout JFG giving guests a sneak peek of what’s to come during the weekend. JFG will bloom into a full
festival from March 22 through March 24 with crafts from local merchants, performances, a beer and sake garden, tea garden, street food, and children’s activities! http://www.niwa.org/cbf19

LPGA Kia Classic Mar. 25-31
Entering its tenth year, the 2019 Kia Classic will be held at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad, California March 25th –31st. The Kia Classic features 144 of the best women golfers playing for the $1.8 million purse. The field features 2018 Kia Classic Champion Eun-Hee Ji and crowd favorites Lydia Ko, Paula Creamer, Michelle Wie and Lexi Thompson. http://www.kiaclassic.com/

Rolando Street Fair Mar. 31
Located on pretty Rolando Boulevard between towering Silk Oaks (planted over 75 years ago) you can spend the day enjoying our neighborhood, meeting old friends, and making new ones! Enjoy live music, local artists and musicians, food, kids’ activities, and a
beer garden! https://www.rolandocc.org/

San Diego October 2018 Events

San Diego October 2018 Events

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

San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing
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Pumpkin Patches Through Oct. 31
https://www.sandiego.org/campaigns/fall-in-san-diego/halloween/pumpkin-patches.aspx

Scream Zone at Del Mar Fair Grounds Through Oct. 31
Experience San Diego’s largest haunted house this October at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Squirm your way through the House of Horror, Maze and Haunted Hayride. This event is not suited for children under 12. https://thescreamzone.com/

Haunted Trail of Balboa Park Through Oct. 31
The mile-long trail in the dark will leave you trembling. You never know who or what will be lurking around each turn. This trail is not suited for children under 10.
http://www.hauntedtrail.net/

Boomont Park Fall Festival & Haunt Oct. 1-31
Every weekend in October, head over to Belmont Park for a fun-filled fall and Halloween extravaganza! Enjoy FREE trick-or-treating,
zombie laser tag, a pumpkin patch, painting, costume
contests and much more!
https://www.sandiego.org/members/attractions/belmont-park/events/boomont-park-fall festival-and-haunt.aspx

San Diego Italian Film Festival Oct. 3-14
The San Diego Italian Film Festival features the best of new Italian films. The festival will feature several genres such as, comedy, drama and documentaries.
http://www.sandiegoitalianfilmfestival.com/

Carlsbad Oktoberfest Oct. 6
The Carlsbad Oktoberfest is a local fall tradition where thousands of people embrace German culture, food , and beer! Admission is $15 in advance or $20 at the door for adults. https://www.rotaryoktoberfest.org/

Maker Faire San Diego Oct. 6-7
The Maker Faire celebrates the creativity and innovation of crafters, artists, inventors, and the do-it-yourself type. More than 250 creators will showcase their creations at Balboa Park. https://www.adamsavenuebusiness.com

Pacific BeachFest Oct. 6
Pacific BeachFest has something for the entire family. The event features a fish taco contest, beach volleyball, craft beer, arts and crafts, and live entertainment. https://www.pacificbeachfest.org/

La Jolla Wine & Art Festival Oct. 6-7
Get ready for a weekend of wine, tasty cousine, art, and craft beer in the heart of the coastal town of La Jolla. Find handcrafted jewlery, pottery, glass sculptures, mixed media and photography on display from local businesses. Admission is FREE! http://www.ljawf.com/

San Diego International Film Festival Oct. 10-14
The San Diego International Film Festival is the region’s premier film event and one of the leading stops on the independent festival circuit. SDIFF offers a unique film experience including world premieres, never-before-seen studio releases, independent
film making, and a full schedule of glamorous parties and intimate events with filmmakers. https://sdfilmfest.com/

Ocean Beach Oktober Fest Oct. 12-13
The OB Oktoberfest is a two-day beachside festival equipped with beer, food, music, and live entertainment.
https://oceanbeachsandiego.com/attractions/annual-events/oboktoberfest

Polish Festival Oct. 12-14
Music, Polish dancers, Polish food and beer, and various bands.
https://www.sandiego.org/explore/events/festivals-and-streetfairs/polish-festival.aspx

Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show Oct. 12-14
The Harvest Festival features dozens of artisans and crafters, food, live entertainment, and kid-friendly activities. Enjoy all the festival has to offer for the price of one ticket! Remember to get your hand stamped to return as many times as you please!
http://www.harvestfestival.com/del-mar.html

Fashion Week in San Diego Oct. 12-14
Fifteen new designers from all over the world will showcase their collections at FWSD 2018! Access to the catwalk is available to the general public and tickets are available online. http://fashionweeksd.com/

Escondido Grand Avenue Festival Oct. 21
The Escondido Grand Avenue Festival welcomes 400 vendors, carnival rides, activities, and food from dozens of local and international businesses. This event is FREE to attend!
https://www.sandiego.org/explore/events/festivals-and-streetfairs/escondido-fall-street-faire.aspx

Extreme Sailing Series Oct. 18-21
Now in its twelfth year, the Extreme Sailing Series is the ultimate international racing competition. The race will take place on San Diego Bay starting from Harbor Island.
https://sandiegoextremesailing.com/

Fleet Week San Diego Oct. 22-28
The best of the U.S. military on display and in action with cruisers, amphibious ships, destroyers, frigates, submarines, landing craft, Coast Guard Search and Rescue, fly-overs of contemporary military and Vintage Military Aircraft, and more. https://fleetweeksandiego.org

HauntFest on Main Oct. 19
The HauntFest on Main is a family-friendly event in downtown El Cajon. This festival features a pumpkin patch, costume contest, candy challenge activities, carnival rides,
a Kid Zone, and much more! This event is FREE to attend! http://www.hauntfest.org/

Trick-or-Treat on India St. Oct. 26
This family-oriented event is a fun and safe way to celebrate Halloween with your little ones. Businesses along India Street will pass out candy and treats to trick-or-treaters. This event is FREE to attend!
https://www.littleitalysd.com/events/trick-or-treat-on-india-street

Dia de los Muertos Oct. 20- Nov. 4
Find all of the Day of the Dead celebrations happening in San Diego this fall!
https://www.sandiego.org/campaigns/fall-in-san-diego/dia-de-losmuertos.aspx

San Diego July 2018 Events

July Events in San Diego 2018

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

San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing
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‘Jaws’ in 35mm July 1-4
As part of its “Retro Rewind” series, the La Paloma Theatre in Encinitas will feature the 1975 film “Jaws” for moviegoers. Tickets are only $10 each and are cash-only. http://www.kpbs.org/events/2018/jul/01/jaws-35mm/

Dr. Seuss’ ‘The Lorax’ July 2- Aug. 12
Inspired by the beloved children’s book, “The Lorax,” by Dr. Seuss, David Greig brings the story to life this summer at The Old Globe Theatre. The musical, originally produced in London, won the hearts of critics and was nominated for the Olivier Award. The
musical is sure to awe adults and children alike in this must-see event of the summer. For more information, please call 619-234-5623 or visit http://www.kpbs.org/events/2018/jul/02/dr-seusssthe-lorax-2018/

Brit Floyd: Eclipse World Tour 2018 July 2
Brit Floyd is a Pink Floyd cover band that covers hits like, “Animals,” “The Wall,” and “Wish You Were Here.” The band is performing on the 45th anniversary of the 1973 album, “The Dark Side of the Moon.” Brit Floyd is widely regarded as the greatest
tribute band in the world. This concert is a bucket list performance for the Pink Floyd fanatic. http://www.kpbs.org/events/2018/jul/02/brit-floyd-eclipse-world-tour-2018/

Big Bay Boom July 4
Spectators from all across San Diego County are heading to the bay to witness this year’s most extravagant fireworks show. Be there, as fireworks are simultaneously lit from nearby barges, Shelter Island, Harbor Island, Embarcadero North, Seaport Village, Embarcadero South Marina Park, and Coronado Ferry Landing. https://www.sandiego.org/explore/events/holidays/bigbay-boom.aspx

Scripps Ranch Old Pros 10K/2-Mile Runs, Bike Rides July 4
This event entails activities for all ages. Choose between a 10K race, 2-mile run, 12-mile bike ride, 28-mile bike ride, or 50-mile bike ride. All proceeds benefit local high school students and community athletic programs.
https://www.sandiego.gov/event/scripps-ranch-old-pros-10k2-mile-runs-bike-rides-1

24 Hour Film Challenge July 6-7
The 24 Hour Film Challenge is a competition beginning July 6, where participants have 24 hours to write, film, edit, and submit a short film. This event is available for all ages and contestants will watch their creations on July 7.
http://www.kpbs.org/events/2018/jul/06/24-hour-film-challenge

Patrons of the Prado Masterpiece Gala July 7
This annual fundraiser raises proceeds for the Balboa Park museums. This year’s theme is “Masquerade in the Park,” and includes cocktails, dinner, a live auction and entertainment. https://www.sandiego.gov/event/patrons-prado-masterpiecegala-2018

Little Italy Summer Film Festival July 7- Aug. 25
Little Italy hosts the Little Italy Summer Film Festival in collaboration with Cinema Little Italy, a series of Italian films with English subtitles. Screenings are every Saturday night in Little Italy’s Amici Park outdoor amphitheater starting at 7:30 p.m. in
mid-June through August (located at the corner of State and W. Date Streets). The entry fee is a $5 donation. www.littleitalysd.com/events/little-italy-summer-film-festival

San Diego Pride July 14
The annual Pride Parade is one of the largest Pride events in the United States! The theme for this year’s parade is “Persist with Pride” and is scheduled to begin at 11:00 am in Hillcrest and will conclude in Balboa Park. https://sdpride.org/parade/

The Boulevard Street Food Cinema July 14
The Boulevard Street Food Cinema is the perfect fusion of cinema, art, food, and culture in a true SoCal-type of way. The event is located at 2855 El Cajon Blvd. and Utah Street. https://www.sandiego.gov/event/boulevard-street-food-cinema-2018

Over-the-Line Tournament (OTL) July 14-15 and July 21-22
The 65th Over-the-Line Tournament, hosted by the Old Mission Beach Athletic Club is an adult-only softball competition that is held two weekends each July. Tournaments the first weekend are three innings long and will be four innings during the second weekend. There is no fee to spectate and registration is open now! http://www.ombac.org/over-the-line/

Del Mar Racetrack Opening Day July 18
Grab your hat and head to the Del Mar Racetrack to kick-off the season on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Gates open at 11:30 a.m. and the first race is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Don’t forget to enter the famous “Opening Day Hats Contest” for your chance to win a
cash prize! https://www.dmtc.com/calendar/detail/opening

Comic-Con International July 19- 22
Thousands of comic enthusiasts are heading downtown to experience the largest comic and pop culture event in the United States this July! Inside the Convention Center you will find panels, seminars, workshops, film previews, an exhibitor floor and much
more. Grab your friends and family and checkout the Gaslamp District’s festivities. Meet celebrities, play games, pick up free merchandise and take part in the City’s biggest event! https://www.comic-con.org/cci

Insect and Ladybug Festival July 21-22
The San Diego Botanical Gardens is hosting its Insect and Lady Bug Festival with 20 informational booths, arts & crafts tables, educational presentations, along with, thousands of exotic and domestic insects, lizards, and snakes! Doors open at 9:00 a.m.
and admission is FREE for members and children under 12. https://www.sdbgarden.org/insect.htm

Nat Diego July 27-28
Calling all wine lovers! Indulge your senses this July at the second Nat Diego festival. Taste, smell, and see everything there is to know about the natural wine making process. Mingle with industry professionals and discover how natural wines are revolutionizing
the industry. https://www.natdiego.com/

Southern California Extreme AutoFest 2018 July 28
Extreme Autofest is for gear heads who love seeing what’s under the hood. The car show features suped up rides from racers to hot rods. More than cars, there’s also a concert to make the car show a party. http://extremeautofest.com

June 2018 Events – San Diego

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San Diego Farmers Markets Ongoing
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San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing
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San Diego County Fair June 2 – July 4
Keep checking the fair’s website for the official schedule as the event draws closer, and to keep tabs on the fair concerts and festivals lineups. This year’s fair theme is “How Sweet it Is,” promising visitors a bubble gum-sweet affair that’ll make anyone feel like a kid again.
https://sdfair.com

Art Around Adams June 2
Stroll storefront art galleries and businesses and listen to music on several stages on a two-mile music and art walk. Over 100 businesses will change into impromptu art galleries and/or performance arenas for the day with 50 artists focusing on performance art, jewelry making, photography, tattoo, skateboard, oil painting, murals, dance, theater, and projection.
www.artaroundadams.org

Classic Car Show June 3
El Camino Memorial Park’s annual benefit classic car show helps The Garden of Innocence organization provide dignified burials for abandoned babies in San Diego. Please come show your support and enjoy a BBQ with special musical guests The Hot Rod Trio. There will be vendors, raffles & prizes. All makes and models welcome.
http://www.kpbs.org/events/2018

Chowder & Wine Tasting Festival June 7-10
Seven tasting sessions over four days to sample three-ounce servings of New England, Manhattan, Seafood, Corn & Tortilla, and Fusion Chowders from up to 60 restaurants along with beverages from 40 wineries, 20 craft brewers and 8 cideries, and 8 non-alcohol beverage vendors. Listen to music from the event stage on the pier and view a variety of products from artisans and crafters.
http://www.chowderfestival.com

International Boat Show June 7-10
Over 140 boats for sale as well as the latest nautical gear, gadgets, and accessories. Check out the expanded selection of 80’+ superyachts. East end of Spanish Landing Park.
www.sandiegointernationalboatshow.com

San Diego Greek Festival June 8-10
This annual gathering offers a variety of Greek cuisine, handmade pastries, and traditional Greek coffee, all within the festive atmosphere of music and dance. Live bands will perform both traditional and contemporary Greek music, and youth dance troupes wearing folk costumes will showcase their skills throughout the weekend.
http://sdgreekfestival.com

Fido Fest June 9
Exhibitors, giveaways, adoptions, vaccinations, microchipping, dog licensing. Proceeds from opportunity drawing benefit Dogs on Deployment, a national 501(c)3 non-profit organization that fulfills its mission to provide a central network for military members to find volunteers willing to board their pets while they are deployed.
http://cityofsanteeca.gov

2018 San Diego Festival of the Arts June 9-10
The 2018 San Diego Festival of the Arts will showcase stunning works of painting, sculpture, photography, glass, jewelry, ceramics, wood, fiber and mixed media from nearly 200 world renowned artists June 9 and 10 at downtown San Diego’s beautiful Waterfront Park.
www.sdfestivalofthearts.org

San Diego Beer Festival June 15-17
Entrance to beer festival from 1-5pm. Souvenir pint glass for you to add to your collection. Access to the exclusive Glenmorangie VIP tent including: Glenmorangie Scotch and Beer Pairings. A rotating tap of reserve beers from local breweries.
https://sandiegobeerfestival.com

San Diego County Fair 5k June 16
The 5th annual San Diego County Fair 5K is an all-ages, all-access behind the scenes run/walk of the iconic County Fair like you’ve never seen it before! Grab your friends and family, and join us at San Diego’s most celebrated tradition at the legendary Del Mar Fairgrounds!
www.sdfair5k.com

Vans Warped Tour June 22
The bill includes 3OH!3, Knuckle Puck, Mayday Parade, Reel Big Fish, All Time Low, The Amity Affliction, We The Kings, Asking Alexandria, Simple Plan, Assuming We Survive, Taking Back Sunday, August Burns Red, Beartooth, The Used, Less Than Jake, Bowling For Soup, Broadside, and more.
https://vanswarpedtour.com

Wildhorse Half Marathon & 10K June 23
The Wild Horse Trail Half Marathon is brought to you by Dirt Devil Racing and is the second race in both the Dirt Devil Racing Trail Half Marathon Series and the second in the Progressive Series (Foxy 5K, Wildhorse 10K, Stairway to Heaven 15K and Raptor Ridge 1/2). All racers will receive a custom, performance-technical fabric T-shirt, custom medal, and logo pint glass for finishing.
www.dirtdevilracing.com

OB Street Fair and Chili Cook-Off June 23
Join more than 70,000 visitors for an oceanfront chili cook-off, five stages of continuous live music and entertainment, the community mural project, Artists Alley, carnival rides and games, food and vendor booths, a beachside beer garden and more.
https://oceanbeachsandiego.com

Tony Gwynn 5.5k Run/Walk/Hike June 23
San Diego’s AleSmith Brewing Co. continues their support of the Tony and Alicia Gwynn (TAG) Foundation with the 4th annual Tony Gwynn 5.5K Run/Walk/Hike on Saturday, June 23 at Lake Poway. The family-friendly event is open to the public and raises money to benefit the TAG Foundation, which works to create a positive culture and environment for underprivileged children and young adults throughout San Diego.
http://www.tonygwynn5k.org/

Festival of Yoga San Diego 2018 June 24
One of San Diego’s largest yoga festivals in celebration of the United Nations International Day of Yoga, sponsored by Pilgrimage of the Heart Yoga. San Diego nonprofit OG Yoga is honored to be Festival of Yoga’s first beneficiary.
https://festivalofyogasandiego.org

 

San Diego May Events 2018

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San Diego Farmers Markets Ongoing
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San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing
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Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch Thru May 13
This SoCal attraction will open its doors with new landscaping and renovations. See the display gardens developed by the San Diego Master Gardeners, get lost in the fragrant sweet pea maze with new pathways, learn about composting and gardening in the new greenhouses that will offer classes for local elementary students and residents.
http://www.theflowerfields.com

Grunion Run Times 2018 Throughout May
The times given for each date reflect the probable two-hour interval during which a spawning run may occur. The second hour is usually better. The best runs normally occur on the second and third nights of a four-night period. March, June, July, and August, grunion can be harvested by hand only. Those 16 years of age and older need a California Fishing License. The runs during the months of April and May are observation only, and grunion cannot be harvested. Where the forecast run starts at or after midnight, the date of the previous evening is shown. Be sure to look on the website for dates and times!
https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/fishing/ocean/grunion

Walk for Animals May 5
You can help create a more humane San Diego for companion animals and wildlife across our region by joining us at the Walk for Animals on Saturday, May 5 at Liberty Station.
www.sdwalkforanimals.org

Cinco De Mayo Trail Run May 5
The challenging and unique courses will take you out on the Lake Poway Trail through the foothills around the lake near Blue Sky Ecological Reserve. The 5K is designed to let you pick your pace. Enjoy it as an elite trail runner, as a challenging family run or simply a gorgeous morning nature hike.
www.cincodemayotrailrun.org

Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo May 4-6
The 35th Annual Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo will transform the historic Old Town area into the largest Cinco de Mayo celebration north of the border. This weekend celebration attracts over 100,000 people over the course of three days with its bustling mercado, non-stop music and live entertainment, lucha libre wrestling, and a huge display of lowriders and other autos.
www.cincodemayooldtown.com

Gator By the Bay May 10-13
The bill includes Shana Morrison, Earl Thomas, Igor Prado with Whitney Shay, Sonny Landreth, the Pine Leaf Boys, Horace Trahan & the Ossun Express, the Revelers, Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers, Carolyn Wonderland, and the Mississippi Blues Child.
www.gatorbythebay.com/

COSTUME-CON 36 May 11-14
Costume-Con is an international convention that has been devoted to costuming of all kinds since 1983 – welcoming costume designers, cosplayers, historical reenactors, doll dressmakers, science fiction enthusiasts, fantasy, fans, and more. Themed-marketplace; vendors; panels, workshops, costume competitions; food. This year’s theme is “Ports of Call”.
http://cc36sandiego.org

North Park Festival of Arts May 12
North Park Main Street announces this year’s San Diego County Credit Union Festival of Arts in North Park, a free festival that celebrates the artistic craftsmanship of the community, from unconventional street art to live musical talent. This celebration of the historic and eclectic North Park neighborhood attracts more than 40,000 attendees from around San Diego and beyond. There is something for all ages at this nine square block festival including interactive exhibits, local makers, fine art, and an array of live music along North Park’s busy University Avenue.
http://northparkmainstreet.com/events/festival-of-arts

Ocean Beach Kite Festival May 12
It’s our 70th Annual Kite Festival. We’ll have kite building and decorating, prizes, professional kite flier, kite demonstrations and games, crafters, community organizations, gourmet food, carnival activities, and live music.
http://www.oceanbeachkiwanis.org/

Chocolate Festival May 12
Chocolate Festival 2018 Saturday, May 12 10 am – 4 pm Spend the Saturday before Mother’s Day at San Diego Botanic Garden’s famous Chocolate Festival! Enjoy dozens of delectable chocolate tastings, demonstrations, a chocolate fountain, and more. This family-friendly event also features lots of children’s activities and a variety of Mother’s Day gifts. “Tasting” tickets will be sold on site. Cost: Free with paid admission or membership. Tasting tickets are a $1 for 1 tasting ticket. Tasting tickets will be sold at the event. Vendors will be providing tasting items ranging from 1-3 tickets in most cases.
https://www.sdbgarden.org/chocolate.htm

Coyote Music Festival May 12
The 10th Annual Coyote Music Festival takes place on the Cuyamaca College Grand Lawn. This entirely student-run festival provides the community with free music and culminates a semester for students studying music, technology, recording and business.
www.cuyamaca.edu

Bowling for Rhinos 2018 May 19
Bowling for Rhinos is a national bowl-a-thon fundraising event geared towards assisting rhino conservation in Kenya and Indonesia. 100% of all funds go directly to in situ conservation projects, conserving four species of rhinos, their habitats, and hundreds of other endangered plants and animals and cheetah conservation in Kenya. Each year, the American Association of Zoo Keepers San Diego Chapter hosts a bowl-a-thon to raise money for rhino conservation and awareness.
http://sdaazk.com/

Farm Animal Encounter May 25
Join San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum on the last Friday of every month and meet some farm animals. The hands-on workshop includes a special storytime, meeting animals, and a themed craft or activity. Each of the workshops has a different theme and features different farm animals.
http://sdcdm.org/FAF

Vista Strawberry Festival May 27
Vista was once the “Strawberry Capital of the World”! San Diego County’s only celebration of the strawberry. Live entertainment on multiple stages, bands, local craft brews in the beer garden, food, carnival rides, contests, 400 vendors that include strawberry desserts, food, crafts. Contests include Little Ms. Strawberry Shortcake, Strawberry Costume, Strawberry Idol, Pie-Eating.
http://www.vistastrawberryfest.com

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San Diego April 2018 Events

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San Diego Farmers Markets Ongoing
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San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing
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Easter Dining & Grand Hunt Apr 1
This Easter, the rabbit’s out of the hat — and on the Aria Lawn — at Fairmont Grand Del Mar. Enjoy brunches, an egg hunt, and activities for the entire family. RSVP: 858-314-1988.
http://www.fairmont.com/

Easter at The Del Apr 1
Let The Del’s soaring red turrets and glittering Pacific Ocean be the backdrop to your family’s Easter memories. Enjoy the Champagne Easter Brunch in the Crown Room or Ocean View Ballroom. Then head out into the spring sunshine for a colorful egg hunt on the Windsor Lawn.
https://hoteldel.com/events/easter/

Ironman 70.3 Apr 7
The Oceanside Ironman 70.3 is a half-tri event that features a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile bike ride, and a 13.1-mile run for 70.3 total miles. The race will start and finish at the boat ramp inside Oceanside Harbor, where the best spectator viewing will be at the north end of transition by the Harbor Pelican Deli Mart.
http://www.ironman.com

Del Mar International Horse Show Apr 7 – May 6
Enjoy the beauty, sportsmanship, and excitement of a competitive equestrian event. The Del Mar National Horse Show is free for spectators to come and watch nearly every day from April 18-May 7. Each week the horse show will feature a different discipline of horsemanship: Western, Dressage, and Hunter/Jumper.
https://delmarnational.com/

SeaWorld’s Seven Seas Craft Beer & Food Festival Apr 7, 8, 14 ,15
Sip and sample your way around the world of international street food traditions, craft beers and wines, and enjoy live musical performances along the way.
www.seaworld.com/san-diego/events/craft-beer-and-food-festival/

CityBeat Festival of Beers April 7
Eleventh-annual event with over 50 breweries, food vendors, and live music.
http://www.citybeatbeerfest.com/

Julian Gold Rush Days Apr 7-8
Julian Gold Rush Days celebrates the discovery of gold in this mountain community and invites visitors to learn more about its history with a weekend of entertainment including gold panning, tomahawk throwing, candle dipping, and more. The old-fashioned mining camp will offer re-enactors, an arts and crafts market, food and drink, a petting zoo, pony rides, and old-fashioned laundry.
http://www.visitjulian.com

Battle of San Diego Bay Anniversary Celebration Apr 14
The Battle of San Diego Bay 215th Anniversary Celebration, presented by the House of Spain in San Diego and the U.S. Navy at Ballast Point in Naval Base Point Loma, now a California historical landmark. There will be historic displays and reenactments of the naval battle, as well as Spanish dance, paella, and drinks. RSVP required.
www.sarsandiego.org/the-battle-of-san-diego-bay

VinDiego Wine and Food Festival Apr 14
Sixth-annual event. Over 70 wineries and 25 San Diego chefs will come together to create “San Diego’s Classy Wine and Food Experience” with over 300 wines.
https://www.vindiego.com/

Avocado Festival Apr 15
Family-friendly festival celebrating the agriculture of the region. With artisan vendors, food, kid’s zone, music, beer garden, farmer’s market, a guacamole contest, and more.
http://www.fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org

Pawsitively Springtime Apr 21
Dogs available for adoption, vendors, opportunity drawings, costume contests, non-profit organizations, and more. Whether you are looking to add a new member to your family or a fun day to spend out with your pup, check us out.
https://www.happyheartspaws.com/

Temecula Blues Festival Apr 21
Temecula’s Inaugural Blues Festival features Tad Robinson, the Chris Fast Band, the Shari Puorto Band, Bill Magee Blues Band, the Honey Lickers, Cash N Freedman, JD Priest Band, and Stoney B. Blues Band.
http://www.temeculabluesfestival.com/

Pacific Rim Festival Apr 21
In conjunction with Chula Vista Maritime Week and sponsored by the Port of San Diego, this second-annual event celebrates Pacific Rim food and lifestyle culture.
www.pacificrimfest.com

Earth Day Fair Apr 22
The 29th annual EarthFair in Balboa Park includes more than 300 groups and businesses. Produced by 300 volunteers, EarthFair 2018 will feature more than 300 exhibitors, special theme areas, a Food Pavilion, a special Children’s Activity Area, four entertainment venues, the Children’s Earth Parade, the eARTh Gallery arts and crafts show, and the Cleaner Car Concourse.
http://www.earthdayweb.org/

San Diego Shaka Fest Apr 28
A fusion of Hawaiian culture, arts, and athletics set on Mission Bay filled with events such as a youth-only canoe regatta, SUP races, stages of “da kine” Hawaiian and Tahitian entertainment, boutique vendors, and island-inspired food vendors. This event is held by non-profit charity and youth-only program Nā Koa Kai Canoe Club.
http://sandiegoshakafest.com/

San Diego Kids Expo & Fair Apr 28-29
Enjoy two days of family fun and entertainment. Inside the Expo, you’ll meet over 150 businesses showcasing family friendly products and services. Enjoy free indoor activities like the trackless train and watch performances on the Central Park stage. Then get your wristbands and head outside for the outdoor fair and ride the 300ft zipline, zorbing balls, pedal race cars, and more.
http://www.sandiegokidsexpo.com/

Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch Thru May 13
This SoCal attraction will open its doors with new landscaping and renovations. See the display gardens developed by the San Diego Master Gardeners, get lost in the fragrant sweet pea maze with new pathways, learn about composting and gardening in the new greenhouses that will offer classes for local elementary students and residents.
http://www.theflowerfields.com

March 2018 Events – San Diego

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

San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing
www.sdfoodtrucks.com

Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch Mar 1 – May 13
This SoCal attraction will open its doors with new landscaping and renovations. See the display gardens developed by the San Diego Master Gardeners, get lost in the fragrant sweet pea maze with new pathways, learn about composting and gardening in the new greenhouses that will offer classes for local elementary students and residents.
http://www.theflowerfields.com

San Diego Film Week Mar 2-11
The Second Annual San Diego Film Week is a ten-day-long celebration of film in America’s Finest City. Over 100 local, national, and international films will be showcased along with workshops, parties, and panels at the Museum of Photographic Arts and other locations across San Diego County.
http://sdfilmweek.com/2017/

Mickey Cafagna Memorial Golf Classic Mar 2
The Farmers Insurance/Cathy Peterson 5th Annual Mickey Cafagna Memorial Golf Classic, presented by the Poway Chamber of Commerce, gets
http://poway.com/

Home & Garden Show Mar 2-4
Over 400 exhibits. Everything for your home improvement needs all under one (actually two) roofs. See the annual garden landscape features, where local landscape contractors and horticulturalists put their most creative foot forward to inspire the public.
http://springhomegardenshow.com/tickets-discounts

Finish Chelsea’s Run 5K Run/Walk Mar 3
8th Annual Finish Chelsea’s Run in honor of Chelsea King. The event will feature a competitive 5K race and fun run/walk, family festival, children’s activities, team competition, entertainment, and refreshments.
https://chelseaslight.org/programs/finish-chelseas-run/

Festival of Science & Engineering: Expo Day Mar 3
Expo Day is the official kick-off celebration for festival week featuring hundreds of exhibitors and gives attendees a major preview of what’s to come to area businesses, schools, libraries, and museums throughout the county during Festival Week, eight days of learning, hands-on activities, innovation, and behind-the-scenes opportunities for students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade, as well as adults and families to ignite their passion for STEM education.
https://www.lovestemsd.org/

Busker Festival Mar 3-4
The celebration brings colorful street performers – from jugglers on unicycles to stilt walkers, contortionists, and acrobalancers – to the waterfront shopping, dining, and entertainment district.
http://www.seaportvillage.com/

St. Patrick’s Day Half Marathon, BeerFest, and Tribes & Clans Mar 4
St. Patrick’s Day half marathon, 5K run/walk, and Tribes and Clans crossfit-style competition.
http://www.stpatricksdayhalf.com/

Cherry Blossom Festival Mar 9-11
This year marks the Japanese Friendship Garden’s 14th annual Cherry Blossom Festival, a celebration in hanami, the Japanese tradition of welcoming spring and appreciating the temporal beauty of nature.
http://www.niwa.org/cbf18

Pechanga Wine Festival and Chocolate Decadence Mar 9-10
Friday, Chocolate Decadence. Enjoy an array of chocolates and pastries while sampling a variety of wines, domestic sparkling wines, champagnes, spirits, and dessert wines along with live music.
https://www.pechanga.com

Best Coast Beer Fest Mar 10
Taste beer from nearly 100 of the West Coast’s craft breweries, enjoy local bands and a food truck alley. Every ticket sold helps a cancer patient.
http://bestcoastbeerfest.com/san-diego-2

San Diego Half Marathon & 5K Mar 11
Founded in 2012, the San Diego Half Marathon is a premier race that celebrates the beauty and uniqueness of San Diego while raising money to help its communities. As a nonprofit 501(c)(3), all net proceeds are donated to community service projects and local charitable causes. In addition, we hope to catalyze volunteerism as a way to help communities throughout our city.
http://sdhalfmarathon.com/

San Diego Latino Film Festival Mar 15-25
The festival will occupy five screens for eleven days and will present over 160 films from Latin America, the United States, and Spain as well as Opening Night and Closing Night Parties, the 3rd Annual Sonido Latino Food, Beer & Wine Festival, Q&A sessions with visiting filmmakers, free student outreach screenings, and more.
https://www.rolandocc.org/

St. Patrick’s Day 5K & 15K Mar 17
7th-annual event. Race through country roads and vineyards and wind your way to the finish line where you will be awarded with a well-deserved glass of green bubbly.
https://events.hakuapp.com

San Diego Cake Show Mar 17-18
With a cake design competition open to everyone, a variety of decorating classes for all skill levels, decorating demonstrations, plus raffles and vendor booths featuring a wide range of decorating tools, tips, and supplies.
https://sandiegocakeshow.com/

Rolando Street Fair Mar 18
Over 100 vendor booths for unique shopping and culinary experiences, beer tastings, a performance stage, bands, and rides for the kids.
https://www.rolandocc.org/

LPGA Kia Classic Mar 19-25
The Kia Classic features 144 of the best women golfers playing for the $1.8 million purse. The field features 2017 Kia Classic Champion Mirim Lee and crowd favorites Lydia Ko, Paula Creamer, Stacy Lewis, Michelle Wie, and Lexi Thompson.
http://www.kiaclassic.com/

Mission Valley Craft Beer & Food Festival Mar 31
The 8th Annual Mission Valley Craft Beer & Food Festival brings together San Diego craft breweries/distilleries and chefs for an all-inclusive tasting event.
https://www.mvcbf.com/