San Diego Area Events – April 2014

Date March 28, 2014

Taste of Leucadia Apr. 3
Join the Community in celebrating the culinary flavors and local libations that make our Leucadia Main Street district so unique. Highlights our local restaurants, retailers, craft brewers and local vintners. The town will come alive as we celebrate with food, music, and poetry. 5:30-8:30pm. (760) 436-2320 / www.leucadia101.com

Ragnar Relay So Cal Apr. 4-5
This is a long-distance, 2-day running relay race that begins in Huntington Beach and finishes in San Diego at the Embarcadero Marina Park South. Approximately 600 teams made up of 12-runners each will take their turns to run 3-legs of the 190-mile course of varying levels of difficulty. 6am-8pm. (513) 543-8435 / www.ragnarrelay.com

Filipino Sun Festival Apr. 5
A Filipino cultural festival is happening in Mira Mesa. Families can enjoy a full day of staged entertainment, delicious Filipino foods, and an Arts & Culture Pavilion. You can also visit the information, health, and community booths. Children will especially enjoy the fun activity area. 10am-6pm. Mira Mesa Community Park. (504) 390-3271

Project Wildlife Baby Shower Apr. 5
Project Wildlife is hosting a Baby Shower in anticipaton for the busy baby season when more animals are in need of care and rehabilitation. The event offers food, activities, games, merchandise, and tours of the Triage Center. Animal Ambassadors will be in attendance for education presentations. 10am-3pm. Project Wildlife Central Triage Center:887 1/2 Sherman St. (858) 866-0555 x-201 / www.projectwildlife.org

After Dark Dash Apr. 5
Would you like to participate in a nighttime running event for a change? This 5K is taking place in downtown San Diego under city streetlights. The purpose of the event is to get some healthy exercise while providing funds for a San Diego based charity. 10-11:30pm. 10th Ave./K St. (970) 301-6130 / www.afterdarkdash.com

Paws in the Park Apr. 6
A “Tail Wagging Day” for pets and their people. Presented by The City of Solana Beach Parks and Recreation Commission. Pets on leashes please. 11am-3pm. La Colonia Park: 715 Valley Avenue, Solana Beach. (858) 720-2453 / www.ci.solana-beach.ca.us

Gran Fondo San Diego Bicycle Ride Apr. 6
Cyclists of all ages can join this Italian cycling tour. It’s a social ride that begins in Little Italy and travels eastward through cities, towns, and rual countrysides. The distance is about 100-miles. There are many pleasant views along the way. The Safety Clinic and Kids Race are FREE. 7:15am-5pm. (858) 668-1739 / www.sdgranfondo.com

North Park Community Fest Apr. 12
The New Vision Christian Fellowship Church has organized an outreach event to give spiritual hope and inspiration to people in need. There will be live gospel music, prayer, song, bouncing fun for kids, and a food distribution. The event concludes with a special prayer and message. North Park Community Rec. Center: 4044 Idaho St. (760) 601-6734

La Jolla Concours d’ Elegance VIP Reception Apr. 12
This event is a prelude for tomorrow’s big public showing of exquisite automobile displays. It’s an evening VIP reception for automobile registrants and sponsors. There’s music, cocktails, and culinary delights from ten local world-class restaurants. 6-9pm. Ellen Browning Scripps Park. (619) 233-5008 / www.lajollaconcours.com

Peace – Love – Run Apr. 13
The hippie era of the 1960′s was about peace and love-ins. So, get in the groove and choose the course that suits your fancy. The event offers a Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, and a Kids Dash. These courses are perfect for beginners and seasoned athletes. 7am-12pm. East Mission Bay. (619) 491-0677 / www.peace-love-run.com

La Jolla Concours d’ Elegance Car Show Apr. 13
An elite car show is presented at beautiful La Jolla Cove where guests can gaze upon amazing historic cars to premier autos of today. Pleasing music, tasty foods, and delightful cocktails create an enjoyable atmosphere while guests get up-close views of their favorite automobiles. 9am-4:30pm. Ellen Browning Scripps Park. (619) 233-5008 / www.lajollaconcours.com

Chicano Park Day Anniversary Apr. 19
A community celebration at Chicano Park presents a fantastic event that includes the largest ceremonial performance of Aztec Dance in America. In addition, there’s a low rider car show, cultural music, a variety of booths with food & merchandise; plus craft activities and a jumper for kids. 10am-6pm. 1900 National Ave. (619) 563-4661 / www.chicano-park.com

Painted Easter EggsSpring Festival & Egg Hunt Apr. 19
Limited to Children 3rd grade and under. 10:30am: Egg Hunt-Plastic Eggs Filled with Treats. 10:45am-Noon:Games & Refreshments. La Colonia Park: 715 Valley Ave., Solana Beach.

CityBeat Festival of Beers Apr. 19
It’s all about the beer! Approximately 55-60 craft breweries are coming together to offer samples from a variety of homegrown beers. It’s a beer lovers paradise! Here, you can stroll from booth to booth sampling your choices of beer. Food and music accompany the event. 1-6pm. El Cajon Boulevard. (619) 549-2644 / www.citybeatbeerfest.com

Beach Soccer Jam Apr. 26-27
If you like sun and sand with your soccer, then this is for you. The games are played on the sand, not a grassy field. The event is open to youth soccer players (age 8-19) and open matches for men and women players (age 20 & older). The event also includes festive entertainment. 10am-9pm. E Mission Bay (Fiesta Island) (619) 742-5087 / www.beachsoccerjam.com

Walk Multiple Sclerosis Apr. 26
Multiple Sclerosis is a disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system. About 400,000 people in the U.S. suffer from it. You’re welcome to join individuals, corporations, and teams on a seaside walk where proceeds can make a difference in the fight against Multiple Sclerosis. 7am-1pm. NTC Park. (760) 448-8422 / www.mswalk.com

Bon Appétit 2014 Apr. 26
Enjoy a casual evening under the stars with wine, hors d’oeuvres and music while helping to support the Chula Vista Public Library. 5-9pm. Otay Ranch Town Center, Food Pavillion. www.cvplfoundation.net

March For Babies Apr. 26
March of Dimes “March For Babies” is the most widely recognized 5K walk in the nation that strives to recognize that babies deserve a healthy start in life. Proceeds from the event help to prevent birth defects, premature births, and infant mortality through education, reasearch, and services. 7-11am. Balboa Park. (858) 300-6405 / www.marchforbabies.org

San Diego All American Soap Box Derby Apr. 26
Months before this event, youths (age 8-17) build gravity cars by working together under supervised guidance that teaches basic skills of workmanship with a goal to complete a task from beginning to end. Today, they get to ride their gravity cars in a race down a sloped hill. 8:30am-6:30pm. Skyline Drive. (619) 264-6870 / www.pazzaz.org

Encinitas Garden Festival Apr. 26
The Encinitas Garden Festival and Tour is designed to inspire you with ideas for your own garden, and with an appreciation for community gardening and the horticultural heritage of Encinitas. Visit more than 20 private gardens in a wonderful and walkable neighborhood of Encinitas. 10am-4:30pm. http://encinitasgardenfestival.org

Creek to Bay Cleanup Apr. 26
Help keep Chula Vista clean. The Cleanup Day is an annual volunteer event – organized by I Love a Clean San Diego – to help remove trash from our region’s watersheds and coastline. 9am-12pm. 619-409-3893 / www.creektobay.org

Linda Vista Multi-Cultural Fair Apr. 26
Linda Vista is celebrating the diversity of its community with a festival. There are 3-stages of entertainment, a World Arts Village, a Teen Zone, and a Kids Zone. Enjoy carnival rides, handicrafts, and delicious foods. This event is in conjunction with the “Linda Vista Multicultural Parade”. 12:30-5:30pm. (504) 390-3271 / www.lindavistafair.org

Art Walk San Diego Apr. 26-27
An adventurous art walk showcases visual and performing arts such as paintings, sculpture, photography, digital art, and mixed media. Works are displayed in tents and galleries along the streets. Music and dance performances are at the street corners. A special Kids Walk is held at Amici Park. 11am-6pm. India Street. (619) 615-1090 / www.artwalksandiego.org

Adams Avenue Unplugged Apr. 26-27
Adams Avenue is alive with music! This 2-day acoustic music festival is primarily taking place within participating community restaurants and bars. However, two outdoor stages will be set up with food and craft vendors. 12-7pm. (619) 282-7329 / www.adamsavenuebusiness.com

San Diego International Wine Show Apr. 26-27
A two-day wine lovers extravaganza comes to the Del Mar Fairgrounds this Spring. Experience International wines from some of the most unique wineries in the world. 1-6pm. (619) 8-WINE-SD / www.sandiegointernationalwineshow.com

La Jolla Half Marathon Apr. 27
This popular half marathon begins in Del Mar and ends in La Jolla. The course travels along a scenic coastline, up a steep summit, through cozy neighborhoods, and finishes at beautiful Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove. This event is in conjunction with the “La Jolla Shores 5K”. 7:30am-12pm. (858) 454-0777 / www.lajollahalfmarathon.com

EarthFair 2014 Apr. 27
This popular earth-loving event presents a wide range of causes, goods, and services that pertain to the environment and quality of life. Have a good look around and see what you can learn and use. The event is accompanied by entertaining music, health foods, a children’s parade, and a Kids Zone. 10am-5pm. Balboa Park. (858) 272-7370 / www.earthdayweb.org

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San Diego Area Events – March 2014

Date February 28, 2014

Finish Chelsea’s Run Mar. 1
Chelsea King was an avid cross country runner who tragically lost her life while on a training run at Lake Hodges. This 5K run/walk is held in her memory. Proceeds from the event help San Diego youths to realize their academic and community enrichment goals. 5-11am. Balboa Park. (808) 223-7656 / www.chelseaslight.org

Taste of North County Barn Bash Mar. 1
Foundation Auction Fundraiser will be held at the Ecke Family Barn in Carlsbad from 6-11pm. This event is designed to be a LCC Community FUNdraiser with proceeds going to support the Academics and the Arts at La Costa Canyon High School. www.lcchsfoundation.org

Gaslamp Mardi Gras Mar. 4
Mardi Gras is a celebration of Fat Tuesday as held in New Orleans. This mardi gras is open to adults (age 21+) where everyone can party in masked revelry. Come and catch handfuls of shiny beads tossed from a float parade, mingle about, make new friends, eat, drink, and enjoy the night. 5pm. (619) 233-5008 / www.mcfarlanepromotions.com

Hillcrest Fat Tuesday Mar. 4
Fat Tuesday is Mardi Gras time! So, dress in sparkling attire and get ready for some New Orleans style excitement. The event is for adults (age 21+) so you can mingle about with your drink. Enjoy musical performances, street performers, a parade, rides, games, Cajun food, and colorful beads. 6pm. (619) 299-3330 / www.hillcrestmardigras.com

Robert Egger South Bay Recreation Center Carnival Mar. 6-9
Bring your friends to a carnival at Robert Egger Sr. South Bay Recreation Center where persons of all ages are having a good time. Attractions include traditional carnival rides and games, snacks, and a computer portrait novelty booth. 5-11pm. 1885 Coronado Ave. (760) 735-8542 / www.amusements.com

Colon Cancer Alliance Undy 5000 5K Run/Walk Mar. 8
Colon cancer can affect anyone at any age, but most often in people age 50 or older. The purpose of this 5K run/walk is to bring awareness about the importance of colon screening and early detection. Come and join medical personnel and others at this event. There is also a 1-mile memorial walk. 8-9:30am. East Mission Bay. (619) 261-5578

SDH_logo_primary_darkbkgd_RGBSan Diego Half Marathon Mar. 9
There’s a half marathon and a 5K to choose from. The course begins and ends at Petco Park and travels through the Gaslamp Quarter, Port District, Liberty Station, Hillcrest, and Balboa Park. In conjunction with the “San Diego Half Marathon Block Party”. You can mix and mingle, listen to music and browse the vendor booths. 7:15am. (619) 333-6786 / www.sdhalfmarathon.com

Photo by Ed MoritaSt. Patrick’s Day Festival Mar. 15
Wear something green in the spirit of Irish fun when you and your leprechauns come to this festival. Irish culture abounds with music, dancing, merchandise, food, and beer. Children can enjoy a play area with rides and activities. In conjunction with the “St. Patrick’s Day Parade”. 9am-6pm. Balboa Park. (619) 302-8298 / www.stpatsparade.org

Shamrock 2014 Mar. 15
Irish eyes are smiling at this Saint Patrick’s Day Festival. Come and join a happy crowd for a joyous evening filled with an Irish flavor of entertainment, dancing, food, drink, shamrocks, and more. As you saunter up to the pub, be sure to wear something green so you won’t get pinched! 4pm. Gaslamp Quarter. (619) 233-5008 / www.sandiegoshamrock.com

North County St Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival Mar. 16
Join us for the only North County family friendly St. Patrick’s Day celebration. This festival is complete with a parade representing all North County cities, vendors, entertainment and children’s crafts and activities. 10am-4pm in Vista’s historic downtown area on Indiana Avenue and Main Street. www.northcountystpatricksdayparade.com

Persian New Year Mar. 18
The last Tuesday of the Persian calendar is a prelude to Nowruz which marks the arrival of Spring and the closing of the Persian calendar year. Iranian families will celebrate with Persian folk music, food, and dancing. 7-10pm. Liberty Station (NTC Park) (858) 586-6600

Hot Chocolate 5K & 15K Mar. 23
The event is a 5K and 15K race that begins and ends at Petco Park and travels through downtown, Golden Hill, and North Park. Both courses provide a good workout. Then, meet and mingle at the post-race party with music, hot cocoa, and treats dipped in delicious chocolate fondue. 6:30-11am. (619) 308-6472

San Marcos Alive Mar. 23
In addition to a fine arts fair, San Marcos Alive will include craft vendors, art demonstrations and displays, a community mural painting project and plenty of hands-on art projects. Entertainment will include performances by local dancers and musicians. 10am-4pm. San Marcos Civic Center. www.san-marcos.net

MillerCoors Distributor Convention Street Party Mar. 26
As a closing event for the MillerCoors annual convention, a party in the Gaslamp Quarter will partner with bars such as Bub’s, The Blind Burro, and Moonshine Flats with an outdoor concert in the street offering food and beer. 5-11pm. (214) 421-8300 / www.vwv.com

San Diego Travel & Adventure Show Mar. 29-30
Your ticket to discover authentic travel experiences, snap up travel deals, win trips and giveaways, and be entertained and delighted at this amazing travel extravaganza. Experience ziplining, climb the rock wall, and see cultural performances. San Diego Convention Center. www.adventureexpo.com

La Jolla Playhouse Annual Gala Mar. 29
Step into our custom-built contemporary lounge for a truly sensory experience, including a fabulous menu paired with hand-selected, fine wines and a private musical performance by some past Playhouse favorites. (858) 228-3085 / www.lajollaplayhouse.org

Carlsbad 5000 Mar. 30
The Carlsbad 5000 features a fast and fun seaside course where 16 world records have been set. Both rookie runners and serious speedsters alike enjoy running or walking in one of seven people’s races. 7am-1pm. Celebrate after your race with two free beers at the Pizza Port Beer Garden! http://carlsbad.competitor.com

Rolando Street Fair Mar. 30
The Rolando Street Fair has it all! There’s a variety of musical entertainment, merchandise booths, and a food court with hot and cold foods. A special section of the fair is designed for children and youths with activities, bouncers, carnival rides, and booths containing items of their liking. 10am-6pm. (619) 324-3456 / www.rolandocc.org

CicloSDias San Diego Mar. 30
There are alternatives to driving a car such as biking, jogging, skateboarding, rollerblading, handcycling, and just plain walking. Choose your car-free mode of travel and join others at this event on a pleasant course that can lead to a healthy active lifestyle. 10am-3pm. Ingraham St. & Garnet Ave. (619) 977-2989 / www.sdcbc.org

Nature Day Mar. 30
The 13th day of the first month of the Persian calendar is a special day for celebration. It’s a day for Iranian families to come together for an outdoor picnic and to appreciate the beauty of nature. Families will celebrate with Persian folk music, food, and dancing. 1-6pm. Liberty Station (NTC Park) (858) 586-6600

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San Diego Area Events – February 2014

Date January 30, 2014

San Diego Lunar New Year Tet Festival Jan. 31-Feb. 2
In celebration of the Lunar New Year, a Vietnamese cultural festival will take place to showcase homeland traditions. Come and experience ancestral rituals and Vietnamese music with costumed dance performances. Other highlights include carnival rides and Vietnamese games, food, and merchandise. 5-10pm. Mira Mesa Community Park. (213) 359-0423 / www.sdtet.com

Qualcomm Lunar New Year Tet Festival Jan. 31-Feb. 2
The Lunar New Year Tet Festival will include over 100 food and vendor booths, non-stop live entertainment and concerts, traditional Lion Dance performances and exciting opportunities to experience new cultures and traditions. 5pm. Qualcomm Stadium. (858) 581-9046 / www.qualcommtet.com

Super Run 10K & 5K Run/Walk Feb. 1
Get ready to kick off the Super Bowl with some exercise before you sit down to watch the game. You can choose between a 10K run/walk or a 5K run/walk. Awards are given to the 1st three finishers in each division. Proceeds help to create much needed water wells for people in Africa. 7:30-10am. South Shores Park. (619) 298-7400 / www.kathyloperevents.com

Women’s Auxiliary Gala: Sapphire Jubilee Feb. 1
Annual fundraising event benefiting the residents of Seacrest Village Retirement Communities and honoring Sylvia and David Geffen for their philanthropic impact on the Jewish community and support of San Diego’s seniors. 6pm. Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine: 3777 La Jolla Village Dr. www.seacrestvillage.org

Academic Decathlon Feb. 1
Tests and rewards academic strengths at both the team and individual level in ten events. Community members are invited to attend and/or volunteer at the event. Excellent opportunity to witness the academic talent of local students as teams compete for county honors. 7:30am-4pm. Olympian High School: 1925 Magdalena Ave., Chula Vista. 858-292-3850 / www.sdcoe.net

Red Trolley Classic Criterium Feb. 2
Amateur and professional cyclists as well as paralympic athletes will race upon a circular course to see who is the fastest. Some can take the corners as fast as 30-mph. This is a race to win! You’re welcome to come out to watch them compete. 7:30am-5pm. Sorrento Mesa. (619) 381-3080 / www.crankcycling.com

Cardiff Kook Run Feb. 2
Get kooky with your friends and family and wind your way along the best beaches that San Diego has to offer! Register soon before time runs out! 7:30am. Moonlight Beach: 400 B Street, Encinitas. www.cardiffkookrun.com

Prospect 2014 Feb. 4-Apr. 30
Each year, MCASD’s curatorial staff organizes an exhibition of works, entitled Prospect, to be considered for acquisition by the International Collectors and the Contemporary Collectors. 11am. Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego: 700 Prospect St., La Jolla. (858) 454-3541 / www.mcasd.org

San Diego Jewish Film Festival Feb. 6-16
ArcLight Cinemas, La Jolla; Carlsbad Village Theatre, Carlsbad; David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre, La Jolla; Edwards San Marcos Stadium 18, San Marcos; Reading Cinemas Town Square 14, Clairemont. (858) 362-1348 / www.sdcjc.org

Montgomery Waller Community Park Carnival Feb. 7-10
Bring your friends to a carnival at Montgomery Waller Community Park (3020 Coronado Ave.) where persons of all ages are having a good time. Attractions include traditional carnival rides and games, snacks, and a computer portrait novelty booth. 5-11pm. (760) 735-8542 / www.amusements.com

Mermaid San Diego Runs 5K, 10K, & Half Marathon Feb. 8
This event is specifically designed for women. It provides a supportive exercise experience where participants can choose between a 5K Run, 10K Run, or a Half Marathon. The course travels along the Tecolote shoreline of East Mission Bay and the roadway around Fiesta Island. 7am-12pm. (408) 314-1718

San Diego Chinese Center New Year Fair Feb. 8-9
It’s the Year of the Horse! A Chinese celebration of the Lunar New Year presents traditional Chinese music, costumed dancing, delicious foods, and imported merchandise. In addition, there are amazing martial arts demonstrations to watch. 10am-5pm. 3rd Ave. & J St., San Diego. (619) 540-8501 / www.sdcny.weebly.com

International Dance Festival Feb. 16
Dances will be demonstrated and taught every half hour all afternoon. Come learn easy steps to fun dances led by dancers of the IDA dressed in colorful costumes. Partners are not required to participate. 12-5pm. The Balboa Park Club (Balboa Park): 2150 Pan American Road West. www.idasdc.org

10/20 10 mile race with 20 bands in North County Feb. 16
Run through three of the most picturesque towns on the California coast – Del Mar, Solana Beach and Encinitas. Great local bands will rock this gorgeous coastal route. 888-981-9190 / www.cal1020.com

Opening of VA Healthcare System Aspire Center Feb. 17
Welcome to this ribbon-cutting ceremony that is held for the Aspire Center (2119 San Diego Ave.) which was built as a veteran’s residental rehabilitative treatment center. The ceremony is conducted for veterans and public officials who supported the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs project development and delivery. 10am-12pm. (858) 552-4373

The Women’s Running San Diego Half Marathon & 5K Feb. 22
It provides a non-intimidating and supportive environment for women to compete against other women. The event is a pleasant bayside run with waterscape views. Participants can enjoy a post-event celebration with awards, music, food, and beer. 6:30-10:30am. NTC Park. (858) 450-6510

2014 CCH Gala Feb. 22
The 2014 CELEBRATING CORONADO HISTORY gala will take place at the Coronado Marriott (2000 2nd Street), with the colorful theme “Those Times at Tent City.” This event raises funds for the Coronado Historical Association’s educational initiatives. 5:30pm. 619-435-7242 / www.coronadohistory.org

5k Paw Walk in the Garden Feb. 22
SD Botanic Garden is teaming up with the Rancho Coastal Humane Society. Both organizations will be benefiting from this event. Participants will follow a 5K walk through the 37 acre garden with their dog/s in tow. 9am. San Diego Botanic Gardens: 230 Quail Gardens Dr. 760-436-3036 / www.sdbgarden.org/pawwalk.htm

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LUCY PET FOUNDATION

Date January 1, 2014


Lucy Pet Foundation

WHY LUCY PET FOUNDATION
Several months back, I visited the Camarillo Animal Shelter and spoke to Barry Fisher, the Chief Deputy Director of Ventura County Healthcare Agency. He gave me a tour of the facility. I was impressed with the genuine love for animals that the staff was showing. Barry told me that the Camarillo Animal Shelter is a shelter that euthanizes for space and he desperately wants to be a “no-kill” shelter. But the problem is that they adopt out 20 animals on the weekend, and pick up 30 animals during the week. It just doesn’t stop.

He told me that many people don’t spay and neuter their pets, so puppies and kittens just keep multiplying. There are many dogs and cats that roam the streets and keep reproducing. Unless people spay and neuter their pets, the problem is never going to stop.

I promised Barry that I was going to come up with a program that would not only help the problem in his area, but all around the country. That’s why the “Lucy Pet Foundation” was started.

-Joey Herrick

Founder, Lucy Pet Foundation

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San Diego Area Events – January 2014

Date December 31, 2013

Polar Bear Plunge Jan. 1
The Annual LJCSC Polar Bear Plunge and Chili + Potluck. A great way for LJCSC Members to ‘SPLASH’ into the New Year! 10am. Kelogg Park: La Jolla Shores Beach. www.lajollacoveswimclub.com

San Diego International Auto Show Jan. 1-5
Features the widest variety of new vehicles under one roof, featuring over 400 vehicles from 36 global manufacturers. The 2014 model-year vehicles showcase the newest levels of technology that enhance the driving experience. SD Convention Center. www.sdautoshow.com

Adrenaline Challenge Jan. 3-5
Lacrosse teams of youths from Canada and the United States will meet to face their challengers. The game is played when two teams of ten players each use netted sticks to catch and throw a small rubber ball into the goal net of the opposing team to score for points. 8am-4:30pm. Del Mar Polo Field. (888) 768-8479 x-1000 / www.adrln.com

San Diego Resolution Run Jan. 4
Did you make a New Year resolution to exercise on a regular basis? Then you can start with this event that offers 5K and 15K run/walks; plus youth races, too. It all begins with that first step forward. You can do it, and you’ll be glad you did! 6-10am. E Mission Bay. (619) 890-6067 / www.sandyfeetevents.com

Western Surfing Association Championship Tour Jan. 4-5
Surfing competition to qualify competitors to the West Coast Championship, US Championships and prime events. Sponsored by Western Surfing Association. 7am-5pm. Oceanside Harbor South Jetty. (949) 369-6677 / www.ci.oceanside.ca.us

Petco Walk-Run-Wag 5K9 Jan. 13
Get your running and walking shoes on and come get a great a great start on healthy and active New Year! 7am-2pm. Del Mar Fairgrounds. www.5k9walkrun.com

Del Mar Antique Show Jan. 17-19
Antique show and sale. For $5.00 per item, attendees can have items appraised at the antique appraisal booth. Restoration services also are available. Fri/Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 11am-5pm. Del Mar Fairgrounds. www.delmarfairgrounds.com

Sheila Harden San Diego Multi-Cultural Festival Jan. 18
This diversified cultural festival presents music, dance performances, storytelling, and a wide range of ethnic foods and merchandise. You can learn about local educational institutions at the Education Fair. The Kids Zone has drum circles, face painting, and craft-making activities. 11am-5pm. Martin Luther King Jr. Promenade. (858) 524-9108 / www.sdmulticultural.com

Kids’ Marathon Mile at Legoland Jan. 18
Though created for kids ages 12 and under, everyone is welcome to participate. Moms, dads, and big kids are invited to join the fun in this non-competative 1-mile run/walk through LEGOLAND® California, Carlsbad. (760) 692-2900 / www.carlsbadmarathon.com

Martin Luther King Day Parade Jan. 19
This is one of the largest celebrations of its kind in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the U.S. Our parade is filled with dazzling floats, soulful High School Bands, Drill Teams, Colleges, Fraternities, Churches, Organizations, Peace and Youth groups. 2pm. Harbor Drive, Embarcardero. alpha-zsl.org/mlkdayparade.html

San Diego Restaurant Week Jan. 19-24
Experience cuisine that delights your palate and defines the art of dining in San Diego. Held twice annually, this beloved culinary tradition features discounted prix fixe menus from more than 180 of San Diego’s best restaurants in 12 unique regions throughout San Diego County. www.sandiegorestaurantweek.com

Farmer’s Insurance Open – PGA TourPRO-AM Practice Rounds Jan. 20-26
San Diego is pleased to host the exclusive PGA Tour Golf Tournament at the beautiful Torrey Pines Golf Course where top professional golfers are eager to present their skills. 7am-4pm. (858) 886-4653 / www.farmersinsuranceopen.com

Carmel Valley 5K & Fun Run Jan. 25
There’s a 5K run/walk and a Fun Run for kids in Carmel Valley. The proceeds from the event benefit the Del Mar Schools Education Foundation to help pay for science, art, music, and technology programs. 8am-1pm. Carmel Del Mar Elementary School. (858) 761-8799 / www.carmelvalley5k.com

San Diego Cat Fanciers CFA All-Breed Cat Show Jan. 25-26
The Education Ring will feature beautiful pedigreed breeds as well as selected cats available for adoption from shelter/rescue organizations at the show. 10am-5pm. Del Mar Fair Grounds. (760) 735-8209 / www.sandiegocat.org

Miss San Diego Pageant Jan. 26
Please join us as contestants from all over San Diego County compete for the title of Miss San Diego and Miss San Diego’s Outstanding Teen. This pageant is a preliminary to Miss California and Miss America pageants. 2pm. Eastlake High School. www.misssandiego.org

Chinese New Year Celebration Jan. 30-31
It’s the Year of the Horse! A celebration of the Chinese New Year will take place in the late evening to early morning in the Mid-City area of San Diego. The celebration presents traditional Chinese music, good cheer, and the flash & crackle of fireworks with the performance of the Dragon Dance. 11pm-2am. Indochinese Association of San Diego: 4536-4540 University Ave. (619) 717-7062

San Diego Lunar New Year Tet Festival Jan. 31-Feb. 2
In celebration of the Lunar New Year, a Vietnamese cultural festival will take place to showcase homeland traditions. Come and experience ancestral rituals and Vietnamese music with costumed dance performances. Other highlights include carnival rides and Vietnamese games, food, and merchandise. 5-10pm. Mira Mesa Community Park: 8575 New Salem St. (213) 359-0423 / www.sdtet.com

This information is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.

San Diego Area Events – DECEMBER 2013

Date December 3, 2013

Balboa Park December Nights Dec. 6-7
San Diego’s favorite festival celebrates the holiday season and the spirit of Christmas. Sparkling decor is everywhere. Museums are open with free admission. There’s gift shopping, snack foods, Santa, and more. Don’t miss the huge Christmas Tree that lights up the night in song and music. 3-11pm. (619) 252-9883 / www.visitdecembernights.com

ncinitas Holiday Parade Dec. 7
Thousands of people will be on floats and in bands with tens of thousands more cheering them on as the 2013 Encinitas Holiday Parade rolls along Coast Highway 101. Tree lighting ceremony at the Lumberyard: 5pm. Parade: 5:30-7:30pm. 760-633-2760 / www.ci.encinitas.ca.us

North Park Toyland Festival Dec. 7
A delightful festival in North Park offers music and dance performances, tasty food, gift shopping, and a pageant for kids called the “Cutest North Park Kids Contest”. Santa is in the Kids Zone where there’s more fun. This event is in conjunction with the “North Park Toyland Parade”. 10am-4:30pm. (619) 269-7880 / www.toylandparade.com

Little Italy Tree Lighting & Christmas Village Dec. 7
Little Italy presents a friendly Holiday Village where you can come for hometown gift shopping, light refreshments, and holiday music. At dark in the blink of an eye, you’ll see the grand lighting of a glowing Christmas Tree! Santa will be there for the kids, so don’t forget the kids! 4-7:30pm. (619) 233-3898 / www.littleitalysd.com

Ocean Beach Holiday Parade Dec. 7
Ocean Beach is presenting a nighttime community Christmas parade complete with a marching band and marching groups from schools and businesses. Find a place along the street and keep a look out for Santa. 5-7:30pm. (619) 515-4400 / www.obtowncouncil.org

Santa’s Magical Village Dec. 7-8
Come visit this special village where the magic of the season comes alive. Stroll through the “streets” where children can create ornaments, decorate cookies, and make holiday decorations while parents shop at arts and crafts booths! Have your picture taken with Santa and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer! Sat: 3-8pm, Sun: 10am-3pm. San Marcos Community Center: 3 Civic Center Dr. 760-744-1050 / www.ci.san-marcos.ca.us

Great Train Expo Dec. 7-8
America’s favorite traveling train show serving more states than any other show. Our shows feature operating model railroads, train dealers, collectors, hands-on exhibits, demonstrations, workshops, and much more! 10am-4pm. Del Mar Fairgrounds. www.greattrainexpo.com

Gaslamp Quarter Holiday Pet Parade Dec. 8
You can watch the parade or be in it. This holiday parade presents dogs and their owners in colorful fashion as they proudly promenade through the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter. The costume contest judging includes Best Pet Costume, Best Costume Duo, Cutest Critter, and Best in Show. 1-5pm. (619) 233-5227 / www.gaslamp.org

La Jolla Christmas Parade & Holiday Festival Dec. 8
A wonderful Christmas parade lures people from all around to the sidewalks of La Jolla. Listen to marching bands and see floats, horses, drill teams, scout troops, community groups, and more. And that’s not all…the parade is accompanied by a holiday festival and tree lighting ceremony. 2-3:30pm. (858) 922-4046 / www.ljparade.com

Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk Dec. 14
Participants are encouraged to wear a holiday costume and jingle bells tied to shoelaces as a way to ring in the holiday season and set the pace for a 5K run, a leisurely stroll, and the 1K Children’s Run. A small expo accompanies the event with light refreshments, a Kids Zone, and a beer garden. 7-11am. Balboa Park. (858) 492-1090 x-1090 / www.sdjbr.org

Toys For Joy Dec. 14
The Rock Church as organized an outreach event in Southeast San Diego for underprivileged persons. The event provides children and families with free toys, groceries, and clothing. There’s a Health Zone and a Children’s Fun Zone; plus wholesome music, and special prayer requests. 7am-3pm. Lincoln High School & Porter Elementary School (4777 Imperial Ave.) (619) 981-1632 / www.toys-for-joy.org

Pacific Beach Holiday Parade Dec. 15
Pacific Beach has a wonderful holiday parade. Come early and find a place along the street so you can see floats, marching bands, color guards, community groups, children marching groups, clowns, and of course; Santa Claus! This year, there’s a Santa Mile Fun Run before the parade begins. 12-4pm. (858) 273-3303 / www.pacificbeachfest.com

Games at Hmong New Year CelebrationSan Diego Hmong Community New Year Celebration Dec. 21-23
The Hmong New Year is a cultural celebration where families come together to give homage to ancestral spirits and honor to elders. This event showcases the beauty of Hmong culture with music, costumed performances, cultural food, cocktails, displays, and interactive activities. 9am-5pm. Kearny Mesa Recreation Center (3170 Armstrong St.) (858) 663-8642 / www.lhfasd.org

Hot Buttered Run 10K & Kids Kandy Kane Race Dec. 22
A holiday-themed athletic event offers a 10K run/walk and a Kids Kandy Kane Race. At the finish, participants will be met with the sight of beautifully decorated Christmas Trees and get a cup of delicious hot chocolate. In addition, there’s music, merchandise, and a jumper for kids. 8:30am-12pm. W Mission Bay. (360) 909-0211 / www.energyevents.com

San Diego Holiday Half Marathon & 5K Dec. 29
Are you looking for a half marathon during the holidays? This is the perfect race for local San Diegans and holiday visitors. It’s the fastest half marathon in the city! The race begins in Rancho Penasquitos and ends up at Torrey Pines State Beach. 7:30-10:30am. (619) 368-9944 / www.sdholidayhalf.com

Port of San Diego Big Bay Balloon Parade Dec. 30
America’s largest balloon parade contains many massive air balloons as well as motorized floats, marching bands, community groups, and drill teams. Cheering crowds align the streets to watch them pass by. This event is in conjunction with a 5K run/walk, wiener dog race, and a family festival. 9-11:30am. North Harbor Dr. (619) 283-5808 / www.holidaybowl.com

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San Diego Area Events – November 2013

Date October 30, 2013

San Diego Brewers Guild Festival Nov. 1-2
The San Diego Brewers Guild Festival is the OFFICIAL kickoff event for San Diego Beer Week (Nov. 1-10)! Come out to the beautiful Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier in downtown San Diego to enjoy samples from 50+ craft breweries from around the county! www.sdbw.org

Bike the Coast/Taste the Coast Nov. 1-2
Five incredible coastal bike ride routes await you with a start & finish right at the Oceanside Pier! With 25, 50 or 100 mile ride options. And family & friends can also opt for 7 or 15 miles along the San Luis bike trail. (760) 687-9848 / http://bikethecoast.eventmediainc.com/

Awesome 80′s Run Nov. 2
The 1980′s was a time when Regan was President, the Berlin Wall came down, and credit cards encouraged spending. Music of the day was jazz, rock, and pop. Getting healthy was the new trend. Participants for this 5K & 10K event are encouraged to dress in 80′s style attire for a costume contest. 7:30-10am. East Mission Bay. (619) 800-4376 / www.superheroevents.com

Old Town San Diego Dia de los Muertos Procession Nov. 2
It’s a special Hispanic celebration when the spirits of loved ones return to earth to celebrate with friends and family. Alters are erected at participating businesses in Old Town. An evening candelight procession of people and musicians will travel from the State Park to the Campo Santo Cemetery. 7-9pm. (619) 297-9327 / www.sddayofthedead.org

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A date with Queen Elizabeth: The Escondido Renaissance Faire welcomes royalty, jesters and pirates. To add to the faire experience, visitors are encouraged to come in an Elizabethan period costume. 10am-6pm. Felicita County Park: 742 Clarence Lane. 805-496-6036 / www.goldcoastfestivals.com

Carlsbad Village Faire Nov. 3
More than 100,000 people will take in the beauty of our seaside city while browsing through unique booths, indulging in delectable eats and enjoying family entertainment when the largest one-day street faire in the nation returns next month. 8am-4pm. 760-945-9288 / www.carlsbad.org

Komen San Diego Race for the Cure Nov. 3
People with breast cancer who are unisured and underinsured need your help. As a participant at this 5K run/walk the proceeds provide breast cancer education, research, screenings, and treatment. Come and join breast cancer survivors and others at this event. It is accompanied by an expo. 5am-12pm. (760) 692-2900 / www.komensandiego.org

Shelter Island 5K Run/Walk Nov. 3
Participants can join a 5K run/walk on a scenic flat course that travels from downtown to Shelter Island. The finish is at Humphry’s Half Moon Inn for post-event festivities. Proceeds from the event help to provide needed housing for special injured military personnel through Homes For Our Troops. 7:30-10:30am. (619) 298-7400 / www.kathyloperevents.com

Fall Back Festival Nov. 3
Put on a cowboy hat and experience the 1800′s when horses were the mode of travel and country music set off square dancing. Enjoy a wild west shootout, puppet shows, pony rides, a petting zoo, picnic games, and a whole heap more. This is one of the best events for families with kids. 11am-4pm. Gaslamp Quarter. (619) 233-5008 / www.mcfarlanepromotions.com

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Light The Night Walk Nov. 8
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has organized a walk to support persons battling blood cancers. Participants are given balloons representing survivors & non-survivors. There is also a Remembrance Ceremony for families & friends to honor their loved ones who’ve lost their battle with blood cancer. 6-8:30pm. Park Blvd. (858) 427-6670 / www.lightthenight.org

Mary Star of the Sea Fall Festival Nov. 9
Welcome to the Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church (Kline St.) for a family day of wholesome fun and entertainment. There are food & bake sale items, resale shopping, inflatable jumpers, and musical entertainment. You can also take part in old fashioned hot dog & pie eating contests. 10am-5pm. (858) 414-8281

Bates Nut Farm Car Show & Toy Drive Nov. 9
Help support Home Front San Diego for the holidays. Presented by East County Cruisers. Bates Nut Farm: 15954 Woods Valley Rd, Valley Center. www.eastcountycruisers.com

San Diego Veg Festival Nov. 9
The Veg Festival is all about a healthy vegetarian lifestyle and exercise. Meals made with meat are replaced with vegetable-based cuisine. Exercise can be whatever you can do to keep in shape. A vegetarian lifestyle saves the lives of animals and promotes the growth of eatable plantlife. 10am-5pm. Herman Street (between University Ave. & North Park Way) (619) 519-0945 / www.sandiegovegfestival.com

Olivenhain Arts & Craft Fair Nov. 9
All items offered for sale must be made and sold by the exhibitor. Hand made, baked, grown or embellished. Nothing for “resale” allowed. 9am-3pm. Old Meeting Hall on Rancho Santa Fe and 7th St. (760) 436-2128 / www.olivenhain.org

Veterans Day Parade Nov. 11
Come to this parade with hand over heart in honor and recognition to United States Veterans of past wars and to all current military personnel from all branches of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines. A special 40-year anniversary salute goes to those who fought in Vietnam. 11am-1pm. Harbor Dr. (619) 804-3200 / www.sdvetparade.org

Carnival at Montgomery Waller Park Nov. 14-17
You can’t say you don’t have anything to do when there’s a carnival going on. Come to the Montgomery Waller Park and enjoy the thrill of spinning carnival rides and entertaining carnival games. 5-11pm. (951) 316-1382

Egyptian Quarter Movie Night & Sidewalk Sale Nov. 14
There’s a sidewalk sale in Hillcrest where area businesses set up booths in front of their shops. It’s accompanied by musical entertainment and performing art. And then, for a special treat, Numbers Nightclub is presenting a classic movie in their parking lot. 7-10pm. Park Blvd. (619) 299-3330 / www.fabuloushillcrest.com

Susan G. Komen San Diego Nov. 15-17
It’ll be an unforgettable walking adventure. Thousands of men and women are taking the challenge to walk 60-miles in three days. Today, the walk begins at the Del Mar Fairgrounds and proceeds through Torrey Pines, La Jolla, and Pacific Beach to a camp at Crown Point Shores in Mission Bay. 6am-6:30pm. (503) 493-4210 / www.the3day.org

Surfing Madonna “Save the Ocean” Beach Run/Walk Nov. 16
Put on by the Surfing Madonna Oceans Project non profit, this 5K/10K will be held on beautiful Moonlight Beach in Encinitas and is sure to become a classic annual event. 12:30pm. www.surfingmadonnarun.org

San Elijo Holiday Boutique Nov. 16
The City of San Marcos and the San Elijo Hills Women’s Club present the San Elijo Holiday Boutique. Arts & crafts vendors, entertainment, food and much more. Sorry, all jewelry vendor spaces have been filled. 10am-4pm. San Elijo Rec Center: 1105 Elfin Forest Rd.

San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival Nov. 18-24
The magnitude of culinary talent in San Diego combined with an international showcase of the world’s premiere wines and spirits, and the nation’s trendsetting culinary masters, makes attendance at the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival a mouthwatering feast. www.sandiegowineclassic.com

Carnival at Willie Henderson Sports Complex Nov. 21-24
You can’t say you don’t have anything to do when there’s a carnival going on. Come to the Willie Henderson Sports Complex (1035 South 45th St.) and enjoy the thrill of spinning carnival rides and entertaining carnival games. All ages are sure to have a good time. 5-11pm. (951) 316-1382

Encinitas Fall Festival Nov. 24
This festival, previously known as the Poinsettia Festival, is a ready-made bazaar for holiday shoppers and weekend fun seekers. Fair-goers will enjoy a day where coastal breezes meet people gathering to shop, eat, be entertained and enjoy the community’s Historical district. 9am-4pm. 760-943-1950 / www.encinitas101.com

Father Joe’s Village Thanksgiving Day 5K Nov. 28
Today is Thanksgiving Day. It’s a day to express both thanks for what we have and to extend meaningful compassion to those who are lonely, hungry, and without a home. Proceeds from this 5K run/walk will provide basic provisions for underprivleged persons through the St. Vincent De Paul Village. 7:45am-1pm. Balboa Park. (619) 446-2169) / www.neighbor.org

The Ugly Sweater Run Nov. 30
Rummage up the ugliest sweater you can find and wear it at this 5K run/walk. You’ll get a laugh at all the ugly sweaters others are wearing! And keep it on during the celebration that has holiday music, photo stations, beer, hot chocolate, gift shopping, and Christmas decorations. 11am. Liberty Station. (603) 557-7994 / www.theuglysweaterrun.com

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San Diego Area Events – October 2013

Date October 2, 2013

The Haunted Trail of Balboa Park Through Nov. 2
A haunted forest in the darkness of night is beckoning for you to come and walk upon its trail. Are you ready to walk amid eerie sounds and lurking shadows where eyes glow in the dark and creepy fingers reach out for you? Hang onto the rope! You don’t want to get lost in this forest. 7-11pm. (619) 231-0131 / www.hauntedtrail.net

The Haunted Hotel Through Nov. 2
The creaky door of the haunted hotel is opening and something is beckoning for you to go inside. Do you dare to step into darkened hallways where bats fly and eerie sounds abound and strange spiders and creepy creatures try to reach out to touch anything alive! Do you dare to go inside? 7-11pm. Broker’s Building basement (424 Market St.) (619) 231-0131 / www.hauntedhotel.com

The Scream Zone Through Nov. 2
The Scream Zone consists of four terrifying haunts: new this year is your chance to save the planet from the coming zombie apocalypse by putting a hit on the walking dead. Play Zombie Paintball Safari! Returning is the horrifying House of Horror, along with The Chamber, and the Haunted Hayride, each casting its evil spell on the Del Mar Fairgrounds. (858) 794-1004 / www.thescreamzone.com

La Mesa Oktoberfest Oct. 4
This activity brings visitors and vendors from all over the region to La Mesa for a weekend dedicated to family, friends, great food and entertainment. Add great food, lots of children activities, entertainment and of course, good old German brats and cold beer, and you have a family event that has something for everyone! 11am-11:30pm. 619-602-6365 / www.lamesachamber.net

Rady Children’s Hospital Shamu & You Family Walk Oct. 5
This walking event offers a rare opportunity to travel inside a portion of Sea World as well as the south end of East Mission Bay. Participants of all ages can choose between a comfortable 4-mile walk or an easy 1-mile walk. Proceeds benefit Rady Children’s Hospital. 5-11am. (760) 692-2900 / www.shamuandyouwalk.org

Pacific Beachfest 2013 Oct. 5
It’s a beach party! California style. So, put on your swimsuit and head to the beach. There’s live music, sand dancing, beach volleyball, beach tennis, a surf contest, skateboarding, and a 5K run. You can shop along the beachfront for crafts, lunch, or beer. A bouncer will keep the kids busy. 8am-6:30pm. (858) 273-3303 / www.pacificbeachfest.org

Carlsbad Oktoberfest Oct. 5
The Carlsbad Rotary Oktoberfest is Carlsbad’s premier family event. Start with a traditional German Dinner catered by Carlsbad’s own Tip Top Meats, combined with World Famous Apple Strudel for dessert! Enjoy one of several fine beers, wine, or non-alcoholic drinks that are available. 12-10pm. Holiday Park. www.rotaryoktoberfest.org

FilAmFest Filipino American Cultural Festival Oct. 5
Filipino traditions and American culture come together to present a fine festival. There’s a variety of musical and costumed performances to entertain you while you visit the Arts & Cultural Pavilion. The food is great and there are fun activities for the children. 11am-6pm. Paradise Valley Road (between Potomac St. & Gilmarton Dr.) (504) 390-3271 / www.filamfest.org

Oktoberfest by EdUCate Oct. 5
In addition to a great feast of German food, beer, and music, there are contests, games, dancing, and activities that keep everyone amused all afternoon. Try out the climbing wall, bungee, and rope bridge, and see if you can get through the inflatable obstacle course. 3-7pm. Standley Park (3595 Governor Dr.) (858) 337-5578 / www.uc-educate.org

Old Town San Diego Art Festival Oct. 5-6
Over 100 juried artists will be in Old Town to present their amazing creations. The event also includes a Children’s Art Show, staged entertainment, a food court, and a beer garden. Then if there’s time to spare, you can stroll around and visit many of Old Town’s galleries and quaint shops. 10am-6pm. (619) 233-5008 / www.oldtownartfestival.com

Del Mar Taste & Art Stroll Oct. 6
Delicious culinary creations from 28 restaurants, drink specials at select restaurants, juried original artwork by talented, local and regional artists. The event includes a FREE art stroll and a TICKETED restaurant taste. 10am–5pm. Downtown Del Mar. http://taste.delmarmainstreet.com

Tour de Poway Oct. 6
Cyclists are getting in gear for an adventurous bike ride. Participants can choose between different course lengths; 100-mile, 62-mile, 50-mile, and 24-mile. Each distance has scenic views from sub-cities to back country roads of various grades and elevations. 7am-4pm. (858) 679-1027 / www.tourdepoway.com

Ocean Beach Oktoberfest Oct. 11-12
Adults (age 21+) can indulge in a joyous mix of Bavarian, rock, and jazz music. Guests crown the Best Tribute Band. Delicious German food & drink, merchandise, yodeling, and fun games. Bring all your friends and all the kids for a full day of German entertainment. Ocean Beach Pier parking lot. (619) 224-4906 / www.oceanbeachsandiego.com

Rancho Penasquitos Recreation Council Oktoberfest Oct. 11
Oktoberfest is here! Come hungry for a feast of German potato salad, bratwurst sausage, red cabbage/sauerkraut/coleslaw, a roll, and apple strudel; plus spirits from the “Biergarten”. 6-10pm. Hilltop Community Park (9711 Oviedo Way) (858) 538-8131

Tierrasanta Oktoberfest Oct. 12
Oktoberfest originated in Germany as a celebration of the harvest when crops are gathered from the fields. Come and enjoy Oktoberfest in the company of a happy crowd with delicious German food & beer, polka music, and slap-dancing. The event concludes with a fireworks show. 3-9pm. Tierrasanta Park & Rec. Center (11220 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.) (858) 268-0044

Hillcrest Hoedown Oct. 12
Hillcrest is transformed into a western setting complete with a streetside saloon. There’s country food, music, attire, and cowboy hats. This is your chance to be an “urban cowboy” and do some line dancing or win a costume contest. There is handmade art, a petting zoo, and fun rides, too. 12-9pm. (619) 252-5826 / www.fabuloushillcrest.com

Polish Festival San Diego 2013 Oct. 12-14
It’s a tribute to Polish culture complete with music, singing, dancing,and souvenirs (pottery & amber jewelry). There’s imported Polish beer and delicious Polish food such as sausage, pierogies, golombkis (stuffed cabbage), and bingos (hunter’s stew). 12-10pm. St. Maximilian Kolbe R.C. Polish Mission parking lot (1735 Grand Ave.) (858) 272-7655 / www.polishmission.org

PrintLa Jolla Art & Wine Festival Oct. 12-13
An upscale festival in La Jolla presents art creations from talented artists. Live music stimulates a pleasing atmosphere for patrons to enjoy the day. People can shop for unique art treasures, stop for lunch, and sip on wine or beer. A silent auction and car exhibit accompanies the event. 10am-6pm. (619) 349-4769 / www.ljawf.com

Golden Hill Street Fair Oct. 13
Local artists and musicians have come together to present a splendid festival for all to enjoy. Musicians present a variety of different types of music as artists and craftsmen offer their special wares. The event has food, craft beer, a fire truck display, and activities and games for kids. 10:30am-8pm. (619) 454-2000 / http://goldenhillcdc.org/

Fifth Avenue Auto Showcase Oct. 13
A spectacular display of high performance vehicles are rolling into the Gaslamp showcasing tradional favorites to lavish luxury cars. Get a close look at Italian exotics such as the Farrari and Maserati and American classics such as the Thunderbird and Corvette. 11am-4pm. (619) 233-5227 / www.gaslamp.org

Connor’s Cause for Children Oct. 19
Please join us for an evening of stand-up comedy for a stand-up cause. Conner’s Cause for Children provides critical financial assistance to over 400 families struggling to cover the out of pocket costs of caring for a child with a life-threatening illness or injury. 5:30pm. Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club. www.connerscause.org

San Diego Buddy Walk Oct. 19
The Buddy Walk is a comfortable walk at an easy pace around the premature of Liberty Station’s NTC Park. Proceeds from the event will help to support vital programs for research and services for people with Down Syndrome. This event is in conjunction with the “San Diego Buddy Walk Oktoberfest”. 10am-12pm. (619) 594-7408 / www.dsasdonline.org

The Boulevard Boo! Parade Oct. 26
People in the College area are ready to watch a Halloween parade or wear a costume and be in the parade. You know it’s Halloween when you see people walk like a zombie, fly like a bat, and dance like a ghost. 10am-1pm. El Cajon Blvd. (619) 582-1093 / www.booparade.com

Monster Bash 2013 Oct. 26
This adult (age 21+) Halloween block party offers a costume contest with a $3,000 prize so wear your best costume and let it come alive! There’s plenty of bewitching cocktails, ghoulish food, and monster music. 5pm. Gaslamp Quarter. (619) 233-5008 / www.sandiegomonsterbash.com

Memorial Park Carnival Oct. 31-Nov. 7
You can’t say you don’t have anything to do when there’s a carnival going on. Come to Memorial Park (Oceanview Blvd. & 30th St.)and enjoy the thrill of spinning carnival rides and entertaining carnival games. 5-11pm. (951) 316-1382

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San Diego Area Events – September 2013

Date August 23, 2013

Victory Outreach Drama Aug. 31-Sept. 1
Victory Outreach is presenting a 2-day event to uplift the people in the community of San Ysidro with hope for a more prosperous future. Today, the event presents musical performances, game booths, and a special motivational speaker. 2-8pm. San Ysidro (Precision Park) (619) 690-0623

Labor Day Pier Swim Sept. 2
The Oceanside Pier Swim is an annual event celebrated by athletes from all over California to help raise money for the Oceanside Swim Club.8:30am. Oceanside Pier. (760) 435-1031 / www.oceansideswimclub.com

Taste at the Cove Sept. 5
Indulge in delicious taste and toast complements from the finest restaurants while watching a tasteful fashion & lingerie show. Music, dancing, and live & silent auctions. Proceeds benefit the SD Sports Medicine Foundation. 5-10pm. La Jolla (Ellen Browning Scripps Park – 1180 Coast Blvd.) (619) 814-5574 / www.tasteatthecove.com

Surf for the Sea/Firefighters-O’side Sept. 6-8
A memorial benefit for local surfers that have passed away and an O’side firefighters fundraiser. 7am-5pm. North Harbor Jetty in Oceanside.(760) 439-0863 / www.ci.oceanside.ca.us

Grape Day Parade & Festival Sept. 7
Parade at 9:30am, festival from 9:30am-4pm. Grape stomping, vendors, fun zone, good food, and more. Grape Day Park, Escondido. (760) 743-8207 / www.escondidohistory.org

Old Town Fiesta de Kustom Kulture Sept. 7
Car enthusiasts will not want to miss this! It’s a unique classic 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 pinstriping and enjoy the music while sifting through hot rod related merchandise. 10am-6pm. San Diego Ave. (619) 291-4903

Carlsbad Grand Prix Sept. 8
Cycling criterium circuit along a 0.9 mile closed course that loops through Armada Drive and Fleet Street in Carlsbad. The finish boasts a sweeping view of the Pacific Ocean. 7am. www.carlsbadgrandprix.com

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

Fiestas Patrias Sept. 8
The event is a celebration of Mexico’s Independence Day. Lively Mexican music will fill the air as people move about to look at cultural exhibits, shop for merchandise, and see a car show. Delicious food and cocktails are available when you’re ready to stop for lunch. 11-6pm. Delores Magadaline Memorial Recreation Center (2909 Marcy Ave.) (619) 454-4049

San Diego Bayfair Festival Sept. 13-15
For added 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. W Mission Bay. (805) 276-5135 / www.sandiegobayfair.org

Fall/Home & Garden Show Sept. 13-14
Exhibits including home improvement products, furnishings, decorating & remodeling ideas… plus Showcase, Pet Corner, and Art/Face to Face. Del Mar Fairgrounds. 11am-6pm Friday, 10am-6pm Saturday, 10am-5pm Sunday. (858) 350-3738 / www.fallhomegardenshow.com

San Diego Music Thing Sept. 13-14
The first day of the event offers an indoor conference, trade show, listening stations, live performances, and a chance to mingle with top industry professionals and artists. The second day adds an outdoor stage featuring talented musicians. 5-9pm. Ohio Street. (619) 549-2644 / www.sandiegomusicthing.com

SoGLOW 5K Sept. 14
This is an amazing event like no other in San Diego! It’s an evening 5K run/walk scavenger hunt where participants are decked out in glow-in-the-dark gear. Teams of two or more are given a total of 12 clues and are sent out to solve the mystery and win a prize. 5-11pm. House of Blues (1055 5th Ave.) (480) 707-9180 / www.soglow5k.com

South Bay Pride Art & Music Festival Sept. 14
Live Entertainment, Dancing, Art, Great Food, Wine/Beer Garden, Children’s Garden and more! 12-5pm. Bayfront Park, Chula Vista. http://southbayalliance.net/

San Diego Festival of Beer Cancer Fundraiser Sept. 20
Over 100 different beers from 50+ craft breweries are ready for your sampling. The event is for adults (age 21+) so it’s O.K. to mingle about with your beer. There is also wine & non-alcohol beverages, super good music, hot food, and novelty items. 6pm. B Street. (619) 851-7971 / www.sdpac.org

Carlsbad Music Festival Sept. 20-22
Annual event that features world-class adventurous performers and composers in the charming seaside Village of Carlsbad. www.carlsbadmusicfestival.org

Chula Vista HarborFest Sept. 21
Sample mouthwatering seafood delicacies at the first ever San Diego Bay seafood tasting. Scout out some new favorite bands at the main stage then refresh your palate with a sip of wine or a swig of beer from the Baja Wine and Craft Beer Garden. 11am-8pm. Bayside Park: 999 Bayside Parkway. 619-233-5008 / www.chulavistaharborfest.com

Mira Mesa Street Fair Sept. 21
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 / www.miramesatowncouncil.org

Pacific Islander Festival Sept. 21-22
Drumming and swaying music can be heard at a colorful festival that celebrates Polynesian, Micronesian, and Melanesian culture. Traditional dance performances, tantalizing foods, crafts, and artifacts are there for you to enjoy. This is the perfect event to wear your flowered island clothing. 9am-4:30pm. W Mission Bay Park. (619) 823-8435 / www.pifasandiego.com

Encinitas Oktoberfest Sept. 22
It will feature The Bluebirds a German-American Band, Bavarian dancers and a street craft faire, including artisans with unusual arts and craft items. Authentic German food and beers from national & local breweries. 10am-5pm. Mountain Vista Drive and El Camino Real. (760) 753-6041 / www.encinitasoktoberfest.com

Coronado Pet Parade & Chili Cook-Off Sept. 22
Admission is free. To register your pet a $10 fee is required, per pet, per category. Enter your best chili recipe and bring your appetites. An assortment of entertainment will be provided for children. 11:30am-3pm. Promenade Park: 1845 Strand Way. Proceeds to benefit PAWS of Coronado. 619-435-5200

Challenge Walk Multiple Sclerosis Sept. 27-29
The event is a 50-mile, 3-day walk from Carlsbad to San Diego. Participants can 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 Marriott Hotel. 6:30am-4pm. (760) 448-8435 / www.mymschallenge.com

Poway Rodeo Sept. 27-28
The Poway Rodeo Committee is committed to bringing you a fast-paced, exciting event that will leave you at the edge of your seat. Fri 7:30pm, Sat 1pm & 7:30pm. 14336 Tierra Bonita Rd., Poway. (866) 776-7633 / www.powayrodeo.com

San Diego Entrepreneur Day Sept. 28
The exposition is designed for persons who are interested to launch a small business or enhance growth in an existing company. This includes booths for new products and services, customer service, education, inventions, workshops, and more. 11am-4pm. J Street. (858) 401-0849 / www.sdentrepreneurday.com

Adams Avenue Street Fair Sept. 28-29
Music, vendors, beer gardens, carnival rides and more. Normal Heights community of San Diego. Admission is free. (619) 282-7329 / www.adamsavenuebusiness.com

Oceanside Harbor Days Sept. 28-29
The event will feature arts and craft exhibits, great food and fun activities for the entire family. Sat: 9am-6pm / Sun: 9am-5pm. Oceanside Harbor. (760) 722-1534 / www.oceansideharbordays.com

AIDS Walk/Run & Street Challenge Sept. 29
AIDS Walk offers a 5K walk and a 10K run…but this year it also offers a Street Challenge obstacle course. A Health Fair accompanies the event with health information, HIV testing, refreshments, and more. 7am-2pm. Balboa Park.(619) 692-2077 x-209 / www.aidswalksd.org

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San Diego Area Events – August 2013

Date July 27, 2013

Female Pro Surfing Competition – Ford Supergirl Pro Aug. 2
Come out and see the very best that female surfing has to offer at the Oceanside Pier! The Ford Supergirl Pro presented by Paul Mitchell is the largest female surfing event in the world and the only ASP 6-Star women’s surf contest in North America. 8am. www.supergirljam.com

Clairemont Family Day Aug. 3
A festival in Clairemont offers residents a full day of fun. There’ll be a variety of music and staged entertainment; plus food, merchandise, games, pony rides, carnival rides, and a car show. The recreation pool is open for FREE swimmming, so bring your swimsuit! 8am-5pm. South Clairemont Rec. Center (3605 Clairemont Dr.) (858) 581-9924 / www.clairemontfamilyday.com

Marine Band San Diego Summer Concert Aug. 3
Little Italy is pleased to present a special summer concert performance by the traditional 40-piece Marine Band of San Diego as well as the Party Band, and the Jazz Band. The music is sensational and will surely keep your feet tapping. Seating is limited, so come early. 6-8pm. (619) 233-3898 / www.littleitalysd.com

Midnight Madness Fun Bicycle Ride Aug. 3-4
It’s a nighttime bicycle ride touring some of the most notable areas of San Diego that includes Harbor Island, Shelter Island, Old Town, Liberty Station, and Downtown. Riders are encouraged to wear a costume and light up their bikes because the post-event festival includes a costume contest. 9pm-3am. (619) 888-8845 / www.sandiegomidnightmadness.org

Vista Rod Run Aug. 4
Features 300 classic cars and specialty vehicles. Event highlights include street fair and food vendors, a beer garden and live entertainment throughout the day and of course awards for the best of the best. 9am-3pm. Downtown Historic Vista. http://vistarodrun.com

A REAL RINGEROMBAC Horseshoes Tournament Aug. 4
Horseshoes is a fun game dating back to the 1800′s. The game is played when competing players stand back a distance and take turns tossing horseshoes onto a grounded metal peg. This tournament has 24-courts that allows teams to compete against others. You can watch the matches or be a player. 9am-5pm. West Mission Bay. (858) 531-2906 / www.ombac.org

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

CDS Dressage II Horse Show Aug. 10
This event will take place at Horsepark, the Fairgrounds’ equestrian facility located about two miles east of the fairgrounds at the intersection of El Camino Real and Via de la Valle. 8am-6pm. www.sandiegodressage.com

Oceanside Longboard Surfing Club Contest & Beach Festival Aug. 10-11
Oceanside Longboard Surfing Club’s contest for all coalition clubs. Will feature food and merchandise vendors, live music, and a beer garden. 6:15am-8pm. South Pier Beach & Amphitheater. www.oceansidelongboardsurfingclub.org

Philippine Cultural Arts Festival Aug. 10-11
This cultural festival presents traditional Philippine performing arts, songs, and music. It’s a full day of enchanting entertainment that you’ll not want to miss. Come early for limited seating near the stage. You can also dine and shop for delicious Philippine foods and craft merchandise. 11am-5pm. Balboa Park. (619) 286-8029 / www.samahanphilippinedance.com

CicloSDias San Diego Aug. 11
There are alternatives to driving a car such as biking, jogging, skateboarding, rollerblading, handcycling, and just plain walking. Choose your car-free mode of travel and join others at this event on a course in City Heights that can lead to a healthy active lifestyle. 10am-4pm. Cherokee Point Elementary School (38th St./Wightman St.) (619) 977-2989 / www.sdcbc.org

CItyFest 2013 Aug. 11
This popular festival showcases urban life in Hillcrest. There’s staged entertainment, food, beer, merchandise, and a fun carnvial with games & rides. Other highlights includ a dunk tank, pony rides, mechanical bull rides, craft activities, and a water mist cool-off zone. 12-11pm. (619) 252-5826 / www.fabuloushillcrest.com

San Diego IndieFest Aug. 17-18
A festival of creative arts features diverse music, film, mixed genres, and new talent in performing arts. The expo encourages enviornmental and humanitarian activism promoting positive change for our city and beyond. There are food vendors, a greenroom area, and plenty of shops to explore. 1-11pm. Liberty Station. (619) 261-5664 / www.sandiegoindiefest.com

Ferragosto – Little Italy America The Roaring 20′s Aug. 17
With a roaring 20′s theme, an elegant black tie gala offers guests a pampered evening under the stars. Amid pleasing music, delicious cocktails, and a scrumptious dinner, guests can also enjoy a static display of vehicles and a silent auction. Jazz and big band music allures guests to dance. 6pm. (619) 234-4820 / www.ferragostosd.org

America’s Finest City 5K Run/Walk Aug. 18
Balboa Park is one of San Diego’s favorite places to hold a 5K run/walk. Everywhere, the scenic beauty of trees, flowers, fountains, and sculptured buildings make it a pleasant experience for athletes. This event is in conjunction with the “America’s Finest City Half Marathon”. 7-8:30am. (760) 692-2900 / www.afchalf.com

Mira Mesa Festival of Beers Aug. 24
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. Live band music accompanies the event. And, if you’re hungry, there’s food. Bring your friends or meet and mingle with others. 1-6pm. Mira Mesa Community Park (8575 New Salem St.) (619) 549-2644 / www.miramesabeerfest.com

Bike the Bay Aug. 25
Cyclists can join a non-competitive bike ride that begins at the Embarcardero Marina Park and travels over the Coronado Bay Bridge and then back to the marina by way of the Bayshore Bikeway. It’s a scenic route with great views of the city landscape. The event concludes with enjoyable festivities. 7am-1pm. (619) 977-2989 / www.sdcbc.org

Pacific Classic Race Day Aug. 25
Del Mar’s richest and most prestigious race, the $1,000,000 TVG Pacific Classic. Watch some of the country’s top horses compete at the classic distance of 1 1/4 miles in the 23rd running of Del Mar’s signature event. 1pm. Del Mar Race Track. (858) 755-1141 / www.dmtc.com

End of Summer Fire Run Aug. 25
A summertime 4-mile run/walk will travel from La Jolla to Pacific Beach. The course goes through lofty neighborhoods along the coast. Awards are presented to the first three finishers in each age division. Proceeds from the event benefit the San Diego Fire & Rescue Foundation. 8-10am. (619) 298-7400 / www.kathyloperevents.com

Festival of Sail Parade of Tall Ships Aug. 29
A fleet of tall ships and iconic vessels will slowly parade into the San Diego Bay. It’s a sight to see! When docked at the Embarcardo, guests can purchase passports to explore the vessels onboard. 10am-12pm. In conjunction with “Festival of Sail Festival”. (619) 234-9156 x-106 / www.sdmaritime.org

Festival of Sail Festival Aug. 30-Sept. 2
Come and see tall and iconic vessels where you can purchase passports to go aboard. There are cannon battles on the bay, interaction with pirates, a petting zoo, arts & crafts, food, drink, and more. 9am-7pm. North Harbor Drive. (619) 234-9153 / www.sdmaritime.org

Hormel Black Label Bacon Fest Aug. 31
Ages 21+. There’s delicious samplings of bacon-inspired foods prepared by top chefs and wonderful beverage creations from established breweries, wineries, and distilleries. Music is presented by the Devastors Band and the Metalachi Band. 1-5pm. Liberty Station. (858) 518-8888 / www.sandiegobaconfest.com

Information is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.