9/5 – 9/7 – Festival of Sail 2015 | San Diego Bay – Maritime Museum of San Diego, 1492 North Harbor Dr | Sat & Sun 9am-7pm; Mon 9am-5pm | Annual event held each Labor Day weekend includes live entertainment, petting zoo, cannon battles, pirates, 150 vendors, racing yachts and more
9/5 – Julian Grape Stomp Festa | Menghini Winery, Julian | 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Ages 21+ $10, ages 6-20 $5, ages 5 & under FREE | Julian celebrates the harvest of the grapes with Italian music, dancing, Bocci ball, stomping, wine tasting and more
9/8 – 10/4 – Fleet Week San Diego | San Diego Bay | Refer to website for times & locations | Thank our Sailors, Marines & Coast Guardsmen for their services
9/11 – 9/13 – Fall Home/Garden Show | Fri & Sat, 11am – 6pm; Sun, 10am – 5pm | Admission is $8 for adults | Featuring interior design displays, remodeling inspiration, hands-on demonstrations and educational seminars. This event showcases the newest products and hottest trends for both inside and outside the home.
9/18 – 9/20 – Annual San Diego Bayfair Powerboat Racing | Mission Bay – Vacation Island/ Fiesta Bay / Ski Beach / Crown Point Shores / Stony Point / Hydro Pond | $10 – $45 | All ages | 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Watch the fastest boats in the world, live entertainment, fireworks and more
9/18 – 9/20 – Kaaboo | Del Mar Fairgrounds | See Website for Concert Schedule | A curated three-day sound voyage that combines rock-n-roll music and tastemaking events
9/18 – 21st Annual Beer Festival | Broadway Pier, Downtown San Diego | 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. | Sample from over 40 different breweries
9/19 – Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day | San Diego coastline beaches & bay | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Major part of international coastline cleanup including all 50 states and over 100 countries
9/20 – 9/27 – San Diego Restaurant Week | Various restaurants throughout San Diego | Lunch and Dinner | See website for participating restaurants and menus
9/24 – 10/31 – Fall of the Farm – Bates Nut Farm | 15954 Woods Valley Rd, Valley Center | Pumpkin Patch open 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily | Pumpkin patch, pony rides, straw maze, rock climbing, kid n’ paint, food and more!
9/25 – 11/1 – The Haunted Trail of Balboa Park | Balboa Park – Marston Point, east of 6th Ave & Juniper | Refer to website for times | A stroll through the park you will never forget!
9/26 – 9/27 – Julian Apple Days Festival | Menghini Winery, Julian | 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | $5 for Adults, ages 12 & under FREE | Apple displays, music and dancing, an antique tractor display, children’s games and activities, gold panning demonstrations, a beer and wine garden, food and merchandise vendors, contests, and, of course, apple pie.
9/26 – 9/27 – Annual Pacific Islander Festival | Ski Beach, East Mission Bay | Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Culture, food, crafts & customs of the Pacific Islands
9/26 – 9/27 – ArtSplash | Flower Fields of Carlsbad | Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Free | Chalk Art Festival on Armada Drive, hands-on art, fine art, carnival & sand sculpting
9/26 – 9/27 – Adams Avenue Street Fair | Adams Avenue, between 35th & Bancroft St, Normal Heights | Sat 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.; Sun 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Southern California’s largest free 2-day music festival with more than 70 artists on 6 outdoor stages, hundreds of food and arts/crafts vendors, 3 beer gardens, carnival & kids’ activities
9/30 – 10/4 – San Diego Film Festival | Gaslamp Theater, 701 5th Ave, Downtown San Diego | 10th birthday celebration showcasing best in American & International Cinema
10/1 – 10/31 – Pumpkin Station – Del Mar | Del Mar Fairgrounds – East Parking Lot, 15555 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar | Mon – Thur 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. / Fri – Sun 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Ages 3 – 13 | Admission FREE | Pumpkins, rides, slides & jumps | Other locations include: Rancho Bernardo, Mission Valley, El Cajon, National City, Bonita, Chula Vista
8/2 – Annual Lemon Festival | Downtown Chula Vista – Third Ave from E St to Roosevelt | 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. | FREE | For More Information 619-422-1982 | Live entertainment on three stages, international foods, hand crafters, contests & lemons galore!
8/7 – Point Loma Summer Concerts |Optimist Field at Point Loma Park, 1049 Catalina Blvd | See website for times | FREE | Outdoor concert with various bands
8/7 – Summer movies in the Park | Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Hwy | Begins at dusk | Free | Join us at the County of San Diego Waterfront Park for a night under the stars and a movie in the park
8/8 – Dog Days of Summer Canine Festival & Contest | Cardiff by the Sea – Aberdeen Dr & Newcastle Ave | 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Dog contests, custom pet products, animal adoptions, live music, food, doggie photo booth & crafts, silent auction, raffle & more
8/9 – Annual CityFest | Hillcrest – 5th Ave & University | 12:00 – 10:30 p.m. | FREE | Popular arts & crafts festival with 250+ vendors, games, activities, beer garden, food & more
8/9 – Free to Breathe 5K Fun Run/Walk| Point Loma – Liberty Station NTC Park, Farragut Rd | 6:45 – 10:00 a.m. | Event promoting awareness of and raising money for lung cancer research
8/13 – 8/15 – Julian Starfest 2014 | Menghini Winery, 1150 Julian Orchards Ln, Julian | See website for times | Four day festival focused around the field of astronomy
8/14 – 8/16 – Annual Summergrass Bluegrass Music Festival | Vista – Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, 2040 N Santa Fe Ave | Gates open 8:00 a.m. | Family oriented event with live music, food, music workshops, jam sessions, vendors & activities for kids
8/16 – America’s Finest City Half Marathon & 5K | Cabrillo National Monument & Balboa Park | 7:00 a.m. start | Half marathon begins at Cabrillo National Park and ends in the Pan-American Plaza in Balboa Park, 5k begins and ends at Pan-American Plaza
8/22 – World Bodysurfing Championships | Oceanside Pier | Begins at 6am | Body surfers from around the world will compete in their respective age divisions for trophies and prizes
8/22 – 8/23 – San Diego Spirits Festival | Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier | Sat, 2-6pm; Sun 2-5pm | 21+ Event | Refer to website for pricing & tickets | Cocktail culinary and cultural event where the world of craft spirits, high profile liquors and fine cuisine unite overlooking a sun-drenched San Diego Bay
8/23 – Annual Bike the Bay | Downtown San Diego – Embarcadero Marina Park South | 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | 25-mile fun bike ride that begins and ends at Embarcadero Marina Park South, food, entertainment & beer garden
9/5 – 9/7 Festival of Sail 2015 | San Diego Bay – Maritime Museum of San Diego, 1492 North Harbor Dr | Refer to website for schedule | Annual event held each Labor Day weekend includes live entertainment, petting zoo, cannon battles, pirates, 150 vendors, racing yachts and more
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Catch the SeaWorld fireworks show every night in the summer from your large open view balcony.
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7/4 – Annual Big Bay Boom Fireworks Show | San Diego Bay, Downtown San Diego | 9:00 – 9:30 p.m. | Fireworks extravaganza with good viewing areas: Shelter Island, Harbor Island, Spanish Landing, Seaport Village, Embarcadero Marina Park North, Tuna Harbor, Coronado Landing, & Coronado Tidelands Park
7/9 – 7/12 – Comic Con International 2015 | San Diego Convention Center, 111 W Harbor Dr, San Diego | Refer to website for schedule | The largest comic book and pop culture event in the United States
7/11 – 12th Annual Bake at the Lake Race | Lake Hodges, Escondido | 7:30 – 10:30 a.m. | Admission $12 – $17 | A 4-mile cross-country race on the trails of Lake Hodges benefiting Mission Vista High School Cross Country Teams
7/11– Lifestyle & Fitness Expo | Pine Avenue Park, 3333 Harding Street | Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | The Expo features samples, demonstrations on healthy lifestyles, seminars/workshops, and fun activities in conjunction with the Carlsbad Triathlon.
7/11 – 7/12 – Christmas in July Artisan Fair| Mission San Luis Ray Parish, Oceanside | Sat & Sun 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Annual shopping extravaganza sponsored by the Old Mission Montessori School and the Mission San Luis Rey Parish. The Christmas in July fundraiser draws an estimated 20,000 people each year. Event will include artisan booths, farmer’s market, a rummage sale, bake sale, food court raffle, kid’s activity area and live entertainment.
7/12 – 2015 Carlsbad Triathlon | Tamarack State Beach, Carlsbad | 7:30 a.m. | Begins with an open-water ocean swim, followed by a bike course and finally a run along the Pacific Ocean.
7/16 – 9/7 – Del Mar Horse Races | Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar | Refer to the website for schedule & events | The track runs during the summer at the Del Mar Fairgrounds and can stable more than two thousand horses
7/19 & 7/26 – La Jolla Concerts by the Sea | Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove | Sunday afternoon | Free | Summer concerts – bring a blanket or beach chair and listen to live music.
7/19 – Bolt to the Q 5K & Kids Fun Run | Chargers Training Facility, 4020 Murphy Canyon Rd | 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. | Join this 5K event that begins at the Chargers Training Facility and finishes at the 50-yard line in Qualcomm Stadium. The Kids 1K Fun Run will start and finish at Qualcomm Stadium. Presented by Kaiser Permanente. proceeds will benefit the Trish & Ryan Mathews Door of Hope Chest. See website for registration fees.
5/31 – San Diego Rock n’ Roll Marathon |View website for route | Start time is 6:10 a.m. | Marathon & half-marathon with 26 stages, Finish Line Festival with music, food & beverages
6/5 – 7/5 – San Diego County Fair | Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd | Refer to website for times | San Diego’s annual county fair with flower garden shows, exhibit, art, gems, carnival rides, midway, concerts, food and more
6/5 – 6/7 – San Diego Greek Festival | 3655 Park Boulevard | Friday 5-10pm, Sat 10am-1pm, Sun 11am – 1pm | Enjoy delicious Greek food, imported wine and beer, live Greek music and dancing
6/6 – Annual Art Around Adams| Normal Heights & Kensington | 2:00 – 10:00 p.m. | Art and music fest raising funds for Adams Recreational Center
6/17 – Taste of Little Italy | Little Italy, Downtown San Diego | 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. | Taste of Little Italy gives you an opportunity to discover the palette of dining possibilities as you enjoy samples offered by Little Italy’s restaurants. Appetizers, desserts and specialty beverages will be offered as you stroll through the district’s tree-lined streets.
6/18 – 6/21 – San Diego International Boat Show|Sheraton Hotel & Marina, 1380 Harbor Island Dr & Cancer Survivors Park, 4100 N Harbor Blvd, Harbor Island | Thurs. & Fri. 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. / Sat. 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. / Sun. 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Admission Adults $10, 12-years and under FREE | Powerboats and sailboats in the water and on land
6/20 – 6/21 – Air Show San Diego| Gillespie Field (near I-8 and Rte 67), 1960 Joe Crosson Rd, El Cajon | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Air show featuring B-17 Flying Fortress and B-25 Mitchell Bombers, helicopter and static displays, military and law enforcement vehicles, NASA display & more
6/26 – 8th Annual Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Festival | Liberty Station, Point Loma | 6:00-9:30 p.m. | Tickets are $35 each | Bring your friends for some dancing, wine, cheese, chocolate, silent auction and a fun filled night
6/26 – 6/28 – Temecula Art Festival| Old Town Temecula | Friday 6 – 9pm, Saturday 7 am – 9 pm, Sunday 8 am – 4 pm |FREE | “Street murals” will be painted on the streets of Old Town, live music & more
6/27 – 36th Annual Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-off| Ocean Beach, Newport Avenue (4800-5000 block and surrounding areas)| 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. | FREE | Ocean Beach’s very own beach festival and amateur chili cook-off with live entertainment, artist alley, vendor booths, beachside beer garden, kids area & more
6/27 – Oceanside’s Independence Day Parade| See website for route | 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Join us for the 19th Annual Oceanside Independence Day Parade. Come see floats, bands, walking groups, cool cars and much more. The theme this year is “The Spirit of Freedom”.
6/27 – 6/28 –Julian Gold Rush Days | Julian Mining Company, 4444 Hwy 78, Julian | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Remembering the gold rush of 1869 with living history demonstrations, gold mine tours, book signings, face painting, old fashioned games, historic skits & more
6/28 – Taste of Adams Avenue| Normal Heights, Kensington & University Heights | 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Sample entrees and desserts from over two dozen local restaurants