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October 2019 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

Haunted Ghost Tours Ongoing
Your tour combines guided sightseeing with a haunted bus tour and some light walking. We get off the bus at each location, but the most you’ll walk is two city blocks.
https://hauntedsandiegotours.com/

Apple Picking and Agricultural Activities
A list of fall activities in Julian!
https://visitjulian.com/u-pick-orchards/

Pumpkin Patches Through Oct. 31
A list of pumpkin patches throughout San Diego!
https://www.sandiego.org/campaigns/fall-in-san-diego/halloween/pumpkin-patches.aspx

Haunted Trail of Balboa Park Through Nov. 2
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/

Scream Zone at Del Mar Fair Grounds Through Nov. 2
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 Hotel Oct. 4-Nov. 2
The Disturbance, created by The Haunted Hotel, is an all new “Haunt Collective” in Mission Valley that features three haunted attractions in one location with plenty of free parking. No more downtown disorder and parking pains…just head to Mission Valley Center’s west parking lot near Target. https://hauntedhotel.com/

La Mesa Oktoberfest Oct. 4-6
Celebrating its 46th year, the locally loved La Mesa Oktoberfest is going back to its roots to bring guests more entertainment, more vendors, more beer, and more “Prost!” (cheers) then ever before. From endless rows of vendors featuring incredible craft work and knick-knacks, to scrumptious sausages, food truck favorites, and live entertainment – La Mesa Oktoberfest promises to be back and better than ever this fall!
https://www.lamesaoktoberfest.org/

Build a Scarecrow Oct. 5, 19 and Nov. 2
We provide the supplies and you build the scarecrow! Two options: build a scarecrow to decorate the Julian area OR take it with you! Ticket price is PER SCARECROW not per person. https://www.facebook.com/events/720386231741026/

Carlsbad Oktoberfest Oct. 5
The Carlsbad Oktoberfest is a local fall tradition where thousands of people embrace German culture, food and beer! Admission is $15 in advance with your meal included. Parking is limited but there will be FREE shuttles every 20 minutes from the Shoppes at Carlsbad Mall. www.rotaryoktoberfest.org/

Pacific BeachFest Oct. 5
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/

Polish Festival Oct. 11-13
The annual Polish Festival in San Diego is a wonderful cultural celebration in Pacific Beach all about Polish culture, traditions and cuisine. https://www.sandiego.org/explore/events/festivals-and-street-fairs/polish-festival.aspx

Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show Oct. 11-13
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!
https://harvestfestival.com/del-mar

Grape Day 5K and Tots n’ Trucks Oct. 12
This year, two awesome community events are combined for a full day of fun! Grape Day 5K is a fun run for everyone from elite runners to casual walkers, so bring the whole family including dogs and strollers out for a good time! The 9th Annual Tots ‘N Trucks, presented by Sculpt Nouveau and the County of San Diego, will take place after the Grape Day 5K. Kids of all ages will have the opportunity to climb and explore work trucks including fire trucks, police cars, dump trucks, garbage trucks, paving trucks and many more. Admission is FREE! https://visitescondido.com/calendar/

La Jolla Wine & Art Festival Oct. 12-13
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 jewelry, pottery, glass sculptures, mixed media and photography on display from local businesses. Admission is FREE!
http://www.ljawf.com/

San Diego Italian Film Festival Oct. 15-27
The San Diego Italian Film Festival features the best of new Italian films. The festival will feature several genres with English subtitles. http://www.sandiegoitalianfilmfestival.com/

La Vista Dia de los Muertos Oct. 19
La Vista Memorial Park and Mortuary Dia de los Muertos will provide world renown programs of music, folk dancing, entertainment, food and hand crafted items.
https://lavistamemorialpark.com/events/

HauntFest on Main Oct. 25
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. 25
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.
https://www.littleitalysd.com/events/trick-or-treat-on-india-street

Halloween Family Day Oct. 26
Over two dozen participating museums and cultural attractions present free crafts for kids, costume parades and contests, Day of the Dead-themed activities, and tons of spooky surprises. Live music and dance performances, food trucks, and free candy round out the spooktacular day set amid Balboa Park’s historic architecture and scenic plazas. https://balboaparkconservancy.org

August 2019 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

Film in the Garden Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Grab your spot as early as 5 p.m. and movies start at 8:00 p.m. Enjoy an outdoor film in these series from the SDMA exhibit, now shown on the Botanical lawn in Balboa Park. Bring a blanket, picnic dinner and dogs allowed too. Free San Diego events in August. www.sdmart.org

Point Loma Summer Concerts Aug. 2, 9
Since 2001, Point Loma Summer Concerts has been bringing family-friendly concerts to Point Loma Park, with crowds swelling to nearly 3,000. While many aspects of the concerts have changed over the years, the warm community atmosphere remains the same – as do many of the concert’s sponsors, including the original presenting sponsor, Willis Allen Real Estate, which hasn’t missed a season, the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture, the County of San Diego, and many local businesses and local civic groups. https://www.plconcerts.org

Chula Vista Lemon Festival Aug. 4
Celebrate Chula Vista’s world renowned heritage as the “Lemon Capital of the World” at this year’s Lemon Festival. Enjoy live bands, lemonade, contests, and rock your favorite yellow outfit. This one-day event is open 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
http://thirdavenuevillage.com/lemon-festival

Oceanside International Film Festival Aug. 7-11
The Oceanside International Film Festival showcases features, documentaries, shorts, animation, and student works along with workshops and after-parties. Established in 2009, OIFF is an opportunity for independent filmmakers to have their work screened and judged. It also gives the film buffs a jump-start chance for viewing local and international films at a place in Southern California known for its rich history, beautiful beaches, and artistic freedom. https://osidefilm.org/

Auto Heritage Day Festival & Car Show Aug. 10
The National City Chamber of Commerce is hosting this year’s annual event at Kimball Park in National City. Food, music, and children’s entertainment begin at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m. http://www.nationalcitychamber.org

ArtWalk at Liberty Station Aug. 10-11
Located in the Arts District in Liberty Station, is the 14th ArtWalk at Liberty Station festival. This event features more than 200 artists who will showcase paintings, jewelry, sculptures, glass work, photography, and much more.
https://artwalksandiego.org/libertystation/

Carlsbad Art in the Village Aug. 11
Carlsbad Art in the Village is Sunday, August 11, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Grand Avenue in Carlsbad, California. Over 125 local and regional fine artists are featured in the Village of Carlsbad, just two blocks from the beach.
https://www.carlsbad-village.com/events/art-in-the-village

Dog Days of Summer Aug. 12
Dog Days of Summer is San Diego County’s largest dog-centered event and is located in Cardiff, California. It is an all day event and will bring in over 10,000 attendees from all over San Diego. There will be vendors, pet adoptions from local shelters and rescue organizations, as well as, dog and kid zones. There will even be a doggie photo booth. So dress up your best friend (yes, I mean your dog) and come on out and enjoy a fabulously, fun day with the critters. You may even want to get your furry friend entered into some of the contests. For more information about one of the best San Diego events in August for dogs see:  www.cardiff101.com

Latin Food Festival Aug. 16-17
The Seventh Annual Latin Food Festival is taking place August 16-17 at Marina Park, San Diego Bay. The festival begins with a “Spirits of the Americas” kick-off, followed by “Modern Mexico Supper Club” chef’s dinner and “Gran Tasting” food, wine, beer, and spirits — so guests have a variety of ways to experience California’s #1 Hispanic culinary celebration. https://latinfoodfest.com/

West Coast Multicultural Carnival & Festival Aug. 17
The San Diego Caribbean Association presents the 3rd Annual San Diego West Coast Multicultural Carnival & Festival at the SDCCU Stadium (formerly Qualcomm Stadium). Indulge, taste, and experience Caribbean culture through food, drinks, dancing, and international artists. Don’t miss the Parade of the Bands, featuring hundreds of Masqueraders. https://sdca-inc.org/

Chula Vista Harborfest Aug. 17
This event has everything summer has to offer in one location! Don’t miss this fun-filled event, equipped with kayaking, paddle boarding, laser tag, rock climbing, volleyball, arts & crafts, tacos, beer, and much more. Admission is FREE!
http://www.cvharborfest.com/

43rd World Bodysurfing Championship Aug. 17-18
Oceanside, California is the host of the 43rd Annual World Bodysurfing Championship competition. Starting at 6:30 a.m., approximately 400 bodysurfers will compete for their chance to be crowned body surfing champion.
http://www.worldbodysurfing.org/contest

Green Flash Concert Series Aug. 21
Monthly 21+ summer concert series on the Tide Pool Plaza at Birch Aquarium at Scripps. Buy a season pass for the most savings, or single show ticket in advance. Tickets also sold at the door. One of our favorite San Diego events in summer! See the Green Flash Concert Series at Birch Aquarium information at aquarium.ucsd.edu

Summer Movies in the Park Featuring: ‘UP’ Aug. 23
The movie begins at sundown, so hurry down to Horton Plaza Park to reserve your space. Once you settle in with your blankets, pillows and lawn chairs, there will be time to run up to Starbucks to get your favorite hot or chilled beverage. Bring your sense of adventure along with the whole family, including your furry friends (on a leash of course), to spend a wonderful evening at our FREE public cinema. https://www.hortonplazapark.com

Bike the Bay Aug. 25
Bike the Bay is a non-competitive community bike ride that is suitable for all ages and lifestyles. Riders begin at San Diego Bay, continue through National City, Chula Vista, and Imperial Beach and have a one-time opportunity to ride their bikes across Coronado Bridge! Registration is $55-$60.
http://www.san-diego-beaches-and-adventures.com/san-diego-events-august.html

San Diego February 2019 Events

San Diego February 2019 Event Calendar | California Title Company Blog

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San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing
www.sdfoodtrucks.com

Valentine’s Day Ideas
A list of ideas for your significant other this Valentine’s Day.
http://www.san-diego-beaches-and-adventures.com/valentines-day-ideas.html

Museum Month Through February
Enjoy half-off admission for more than 40 museums throughout San Diego!
https://sandiegomuseumcouncil.org/specials/museum-month/

Second Chance Dog Adoption Feb. 2, 9, 16
Second Chance Dog Rescue is hosting adoption events in Clairemont (Feb. 2), Mission Valley (Feb. 9), and Pacific Beach (Feb. 16.). Help these furry friends need forever homes! For more information, please visit the Second Chance Rescue website. http://secondchancedogrescue.org/

Human Rights Watch Film Festival Through Feb. 4
The Human Rights Watch Film Festival returns to the Museum of Photographic Arts. Filmmakers and Human Rights Watch experts will be present at each screening to discuss many of the issues raised by the films. The film festival brings to life human rights abuses through storytelling in a way that challenges each individual to empathize and demand justice for all people
https://www.kpbs.org/events/2019/feb/04/human-rights-watch-film-festival-6110d7d6

6th Annual San Diego Improv Festival Feb. 7-10
The 6th Annual San Diego Improv Festival returns, attracting improv enthusiasts from around the country for the four-day comedy binge. Anyone attracted to improv is encouraged to take the plunge and join the four-day comedic journey.
http://www.sdimprovfestival.com/

Brewbies Fest Feb. 9
Enjoy an array of outstanding, interesting, unique and (our favorite) signature PINK beers from over 40 of the best breweries around! As always we donate 100% of the proceeds from Brewbies to the Keep A Breast Foundation to help support their mission of empowering young people around the world with breast health education and support! Get your tickets today!  https://www.brewbies.org/

Chinese New Year Festival at Balboa Park Feb. 9-10
Come celebrate Chinese New Year 2019 at the International Cottages of Balboa Park. The event will be filled with Lion Dance, Dragon Dance, Chinese performances, Kung-Fu, Chinese Specialty food. https://allevents.in/park/chinese-new-year-festival-at-balboa-park/1000052278098199

2019 Coronado Valentine’s Day 10K, 5K, and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk Feb. 10
The Coronado Valentine’s Day 10K, 5K & 1-mile run will be a Match Making event again this year! At registration you will pick up your choice of bib: Available, Taken, or It’s Complicated. Wear the bib on the run and find others that like to run and do events just like you! Get social at the event and make new friends. https://www.active.com/coronado-ca/running/distance-running-races/coronado-valentine-s-day-10k-5k-and-1-mile-fun-run-walk-2019

Zombie Escape 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run Feb. 10
You are not running against the clock, but from blood thirsty, virus infected zombies. All runners will be given a flag belt (just like those used in flag football). The flags represent your “health” If a runner reaches the “Safe Zone” (finish line) with ANY number of flags attached to their belt they will receive a “SURVIVOR” medal If a runner reaches the “Safe Zone” (finish line) with no flags attached they will receive an “INFECTED” medal.
https://www.active.com/san-diego-ca/running/distance-running/zombie-escape-5k-and-1-mile-fun-run-2019

Cabrillo Sunrise 5K Feb. 10
Watch the sun rise over the city and then run or walk 5K through Cabrillo National Monument–San Diego’s only national park. Spectacular ocean views in a unique setting at an hour of the day when the park is normally closed. Plus, your participation helps with the park’s many programs, including science education for underprivileged children. https://www.active.com/san-diego-ca/running/distance-running-races/cabrillo-sunrise-5k-2019

Cupids & Canines Adoption Event Feb. 16
Find the LOVE OF YOUR LIFE at the San Diego Animal Support Foundation’s 12th Annual Cupids & Canines Mega Adoption Event, featuring HUNDREDS of adoptable animals from 26 shelters and rescue organizations, all in one convenient place! It all happens on Saturday, February 10th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Grossmont Center in La Mesa (just north of the 8 Freeway)! http://sdshelters.org/news/Events.html

Valentine’s Oceanside Harbor Wine Cruise Feb. 16
This 90 minute cruise includes an appetizer platter and three wine tastings! Tickets are $39 and Beach Wine Club members receive $4 off! The cruise begins and 5:00 PM and passengers are asked to check-in 30 minutes prior to board. https://www.sandiego. org/members/tours-sightseeing/oceanside-adventures-luxury-cruises/events/oceanside-harbor-wine-cruise-2.aspx

Chinese New Year Fair Feb. 16-17
The 37th Annual San Diego Chinese New Year Fair is being held downtown between Third and J Street. Celebrate the year of the pig with food, crafts, art, culture, traditional customs, and much more! Admission is FREE! https://sdcny.org/

International Jewish Film Festival Through Feb. 17
The festival annually showcases a selection of the best contemporary Jewish-related films in multiple genres and aims to educate and illuminate the diverse Jewish experience through evocative, independent narrative and documentary films. https://www.kpbs.org/events/2019/feb/17/29th-annual-san-diego-international/

San Diego Bird Festival Feb. 27-Mar. 3
In a world where social media and smart devices seem to be taking over, birds are a lovely reminder that the world is full of real experiences. All you need to do is Look Up! The San Diego Audubon Society invites you to the San Diego Bird Festival, which celebrates the birds and habitats of San Diego county. Know that your experience is giving something back to the birds: the proceeds of this festival support the education, conservation, and sanctuary programs of San Diego Audubon Society.
https://sandiegoaudubon.org/events/bird-festival

Holiday Lights 2018

Holiday Lights in San Diego

San Diego Holiday Lights

There are many places to view the wonderful sights of San Diego’s Holiday Lights. Here are a few of the popular places, in addition to a list of links to assist in guiding you around to some of the favorite areas.
BALBOA PARK Jungle Bells at the San Diego Zoo, www.sandiegozoo.org
BANKERS HILL The Forward House in Bankers Hill, 108 Ivy St. (1st & Ivy)
CAMPO 2434 Cypress Drive
CARLSBAD The Carlsbad Christmas House, 7607 Romeria St. | 6646 Elegant Tern Pl. |3520 Corte Ramon | LEGOLAND California
CARMEL MOUNTAIN RANCH Fairway Village
CHULA VISTA Christmas Circle, Whitney Street and Mankato Circle
CLAIREMONT Christmas Park, Lana Drive and Jamar Drive | 5404 Mt. Burnham Dr., | 5348 Channing St. CORONADO Hotel del Coronado, www.hoteldel.com
EL CAJON Jingle Bell Hill, Solomon Ave./Pegeen Pl. | Nightmare Before Christmas, 11456 Pegeen Pl. 1838 El Pico Dr. | 9777 Valley Ranch Rd. | 1552 Cajon Greens Pl. | 3001 Golf Crest Ridge Rd.
LA MESA 6266 De Camp Dr. | 7817 Quince St.
LAKESIDE Tinsel Town, 10248 Paseo Palmas Dr.
LEMON GROVE Santa Claus Lane, 2618 Sheri Lane | 689 Meadowbrook Dr.
MIRA MESA 8866 Cassioepia Way | 11505 Elbert Ct.
MISSION BAY Mission Bay Christmas Boat Parade of Lights, Begins on Quivira Basin, http://www.mbyc.org | Seaworld Christmas Celebration, https://seaworld.com/san-diego/
OCEANSIDE 1562 Peacock Blvd. |1615 Quiet Hills Dr. | 2329 Snead Dr. | Oceanside Harbor Parade of Lights,  www.oceansideyc.net | San Diego Botanic Garden “Garden of Lights”, http://www.SDBGarden.org
PARADISE HILLS 2160 Reo Dr.
POINT LOMA Garrison Street Lights, Garrison Street and Chatsworth Lane
POWAY Candy Cane Lane, Hickory Ct./Hickory St., Butterwood Ct. and Rockrose Ct. | 12631 Stoutwood St. RAMONA Happy Lights Ramona , 23542 Bassett Way
RANCHO PENASQUITOS Christmas Card Lane, Oviedo Street and Black Mountain Road
SAN MARCOS Christmas On Knob Hill, 1639 Knob Hill, http://www.christmasonknobhill.com/ | 1145 Barham Dr.
SANTEE Starlight Circle, Tomel Ct.| 9325 Pebble Beach Dr. | 9435 Saint Andrews Dr. | 9773 Roe Dr.
SERRA MESA 2002 Ainsley Rd.
SCRIPPS RANCH Merry-tage Court, Stonebridge Parkway and Merritage Court
SHELTER ISLAND San Diego Bay Parade of Lights, Starts off Shelter Island, goes through the harbor and ends at the Ferry Landing, Coronado
SOUTH PARK Luminaria, http://www.southparksd.com
SPRING VALLEY 1037 N. Bonita St.
TIERRASANTA Belardo Lights, http://www.belardolights.com | 10927 Baroque Lane