Walk The Block Every Saturday
“Walk The Block” is a community initiative that was created in July 2020 to help struggling small businesses in Barrio Logan. Shop owners and local vendors set up their outdoor booths all along Logan Avenue. Food, Drinks, Clothing, & Gifts all available with a chican@ twist.
12-6pm / Logan Avenue between Chicano Park and 26th St.
Lazy Days, a Virtual Art Exhibition Through Sept. 2
Enjoy great watermedia art 24/7. The paintings by our very talented members are available for viewing and purchase in our Online Store. Award-winning artist, Robin Erikson, is the juror. Upon purchase, the paintings will be shipped to the buyer unmatted and unframed.
619-876-4550 / www.sdws.org
Del Mar Racing Season Through Sept. 6
Fans flock to the track each summer to wager on their favorite horses during the popular, annual Del Mar Racetrack racing season, mid-July – early-September. Be part of the magic and nostalgia of this long-time horse race tradition dating back to 1937 when Bing Crosby greeted the first guests, and Seabiscuit won by a nose in the infamous race in 1938. This season features the nation’s top racehorses, trainers and jockeys, and plenty of fun in the sun.
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
858-755-1141 / www.dmtc.com
Nighttime Zoo Through Sept. 6
Stay after dark and help us celebrate summer during Nighttime Zoo at the San Diego Zoo. Come “rock and roar” every day this summer with music and other amazing entertainment experiences. There’s so much to do, see, and hear at Nighttime Zoo—it’s a good thing summer hours are longer!
9am-8pm / San Diego Zoo
619-231-1515 / https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org
Ramona Rodeo Sept. 3-5
This year will mark the Ramona Rodeo’s 40th year in operation. We are proud to offer a TOP NOTCH PRCA rodeo with some of the greatest cowboys around. Our event boasts professional attitude with the BEST hometown hospitality you will find at a rodeo.
See website for schedule. / Fred Grand Arena/ROCC Site
Celebrating the Summer Show Sept. 3-5
Art of all subject matter and mediums make up this diversified, and enjoyable Summer Show. It is an exciting exhibition that will continuously rotate new entries to keep it fresh and worthy of a visit during the hot summer months.
10am-4pm / Borrego Art Institute: 665 Palm Canyon Drive
760-767-5152 / www.borregoartinstitute.org
Julian Grape Stomp Festa Sept. 4
We are excited to be continuing the old-world tradition of kicking off your shoes, rolling up your pant legs and letting tons of blessed grapes squish beneath your feet! Regular Admission – $20.00. Includes Wine Glass (for those 21+) and Stomping & Great Entertainment. Tastings are $1.00 each and are not included in the admission price.
11am-6pm / Menghini Winery: 1150 Julian Orchards Dr.
760-765-1857 / www.visitjulian.com
San Diego Design Week Sept. 8-12
Celebration of design featuring presentations, studio tours, workshops, and self-guided tours hosted by groups throughout San Diego’s binational design community. Programs feature all disciplines of design — from interior and landscape design, to fashion, graphic design, technology, and more — with the intent to give special access with the aim to spotlight new projects, create opportunities for learning and dialogue exchange, and provide designers the opportunity to share bring bold perspectives, to inspire change and envision a new future.
Wine & a Bite Artwalk Sept. 10
Stroll the historic downtown district, enjoy wine, have a bit, and see a unique art experience. Program, glass and beverage tickets included in the price.
5:30-8:30pm / Downtown Fallbrook
760-728-5845 / www.fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org
San Diego Blues Festival Sept. 11
his year’s 2021 lineup features nine musical acts including Larkin Poe, Rick Estrin & the Nightcats, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Aki Kumar, Nikki Hill Band, Backtrack Blues Band, Tia Carroll, The Fremonts and Tracy Lee Nelson. The event lives up to its mission to provide great blues at an affordable price, and raise money to support the battle against hunger in our community through the San Diego Food Bank.
11am-7pm / Embarcadero Marina Park North
858-863-5186 / www.sdbluesfest.com
Art Night Encinitas Sept. 11
Encinitas civic and local art galleries swing open their doors at Art Night Encinitas. The event celebrates the city’s diverse visual art scene at participating locations and is free to the public. Enjoy live music and refreshments at several locations.
6-9pm / See website for locations.
760-633-2746 / www.encinitasca.gov
San Diego Festival of the Arts Sept. 11-12
Browse for your next piece of original art to display, enjoy beer and wine in a 21+ event, listen to a wide variety of musical entertainment, and select your next nosh from San Diego’s eclectic food scene. It’s a great vibe for a great cause. Tickets, silent auction, and beer & wine sales all benefit adults and children with disabilities. $2.7 million has been raised through this primary fundraiser since 1987.
Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm / San Diego Surf Sports Park: 14989 Via De La Valle
San Diego Spirits Festival Sept. 11-12
Bigger and better than ever before, this spirited destination event brings together an array of unique adult beverages, exquisite food pairings, hand-crafted cocktails, mesmerizing entertainment, San Diego’s finest (and guests from near and far). Enjoy two action-packed days of unlimited cocktails (yes really!), and glorious entertainment, all at one of San Diego’s most scenic backdrops: The San Diego Bay.
Port Pavilion Broadway Pier: 1000 N Harbor Drive
An Evening on Safari Sept. 18
Please join us for an exceptional evening at the Retreat and help us support our programs to enrich the lives of children and their families and provide a home to the animals in need! 3-Course gourmet dinner. Entertainment by Sharon Katz and the Peace Train. Silent and live auctions. VIP tour for VIP tickets holders.
4-8pm / Children’s Nature Retreat, Alpine
619-320-4942 / www.childrensnatureretreat.org
Older & Bolder EXPO Sept. 18
This premiere event will feature health-related businesses, non-profits and senior related organizations. The event is free to the public. Booth space is available for businesses interested in promoting their products or services.
9am-1pm / St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, Carlsbad
760-931-8400 / www.carlsbad.org
Teen Splash Bash Sept. 18
Challenge your friends to wicked water games, scarf down delicious food, try not to wipeout on our gnarly inflatable obstacle course, splash your way to sweet prizes, and more! This program is for teens and tweens in grades 6-9.
5-9pm / Poway Community Swim Center
858-668-4671 / www.poway.org
Ramona Musicfest Sept. 18
This family event will feature a variety of feel good, get up and dance music – local bands entertaining you with rock and pop, classic rock, folk, country and original music. We’ll have a large kid’s play area, silent auctions, raffles, great food, beer and wine – fun for all!
12-6pm / Ramona Outdoor Comm. Center: 421 Aqua Lane
760-533-4884 / www.ramonakiwanis.org
Oceanside Harbor Days Sept. 18-19
Two event filled days of sun, sand, and surf provide an outstanding opportunity for residents and neighbors to experience fun activities such as a costume party for kids 12 and under (accompanied by parents) at Capt’n Junebug’s Kids Zone where they’ll meet local pirates and mermaids. Other activities include Arts, Crafts and Food booth areas, Military, Public Safety displays, music, a beer garden (patrons 21-years old and over with a valid ID showing proof of age required to enter) and more.
9am-5pm / Oceanside Harbor District
760-722-1534 / www.oceansidechamber.com
El Cajon Oktoberfest Sept. 24-26 & Oct. 1-3
Come and enjoy authentic German food, such as bratwurst, ox-on-the-spit, potato salad, potato pancakes, sauerkraut, red cabbage, pretzels, and a variety of German pastries. We offer a great selection of German beers and liquors, and soft drinks and water, to enjoy with your friends and family! Our band, the Guggenbach-Buam, joins us from Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Watch traditional folk dancing performances, compete in our numerous games and contests, check out vendor and craft booths, and treat your kids to their own Kids’ Zone.
Fri 4-10pm, Sat 12-10pm, Sun 12-9pm / 1017 S. Mollison Ave.
619-442-6637 / www.oktoberfestelcajon.com
Sam Hinton Folk Festival Sept. 25
Hosted by The San Diego Folk Heritage, this wonderful outdoor event will feature musical performances, musical workshops, group jams and an open mic stage. A great variety of folk music will be offered.
11am-5pm / Old Poway Park
858-613-0858 / www.poway.org
The Boardroom Surfboard Show Sept. 25-26
Celebrating its 14th year the Boardroom (formerly Sacred Craft) highlights the surfboard manufacturing industry. A gathering of like-minded enthusiasts who are drawn by an authentic love for riding waves and the crafts that move us along those waves. Please join us as we showcase builders, designers, craftsman, surfboards, essential surf equipment, gear, art, music & more.
Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-4pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds
858-755-1161 / www.boardroomshow.com