Del Mar Racing Season
Hold on to your horse hat…the Del Mar Horse Racing Season is in full swing!
Time: Refer to website for full schedule
Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar
For more information visit www.delmarracing.com
58th Annual Balboa Park 8-Mile & 3-Mile Runs
Choose between an 8-mile run or a shorter 3-mile run. The courses travel through and around Balboa Park.
Time: 7:30 am
Location: Balboa Park – Pan American Plaza, off Park Blvd. on Presidential Way
For more information visit www.sdtc.com
23rd Annual Clairemont Family Days
This family festival offers musical entertainment, Kiwanis pancake breakfast, food, vendors, arts & crafts, carnival rides, pony rides, and games. Free admission and the pool will be open for free swimming.
Time: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: South Clairemont Park, 3605 Clairemont Dr.
For more information visit www.clairemontfamilyday.com
28th Annual Philippine Cultural Arts Festival
Experience a festival showcasing the heritage of the Philippines with traditional performing arts, folk dances, songs, music, and costumes. Talent show with guest singers, martial arts exhibition, arts & crafts exhibits. Free admission.
Time: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Balboa Park – lawn area at Park Blvd. & President’s Way
For more information visit www.samahanphilippinedance.com
23rd Annual Vista Rod Run
This event features more than 300 classic cars, trucks and rods. There will be a street fair, kid’s carnival, beer garden, and entertainment all day long. Over 30 trophies and prizes will be awarded for winning vehicles. Free admission.
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Downtown Vista – Main St. and E. Broadway
For more information visit www.vistarodrun.com
28th Annual Oceanside Longboard Surfing Club Contest & Beach Festival
Sponsored by the Oceanside Longboard Surfing Club: Coalition of surfing clubs’ longboard surfing contest. Divisions are determined by age. The beach festival features vendors with food and merchandise.
Time: 6:00 am – 9:00 pm
Location: Oceanside Pier Amphitheater & South Pier Beach
For more information visit www.oceansidelongboardsurfingclub.org
7th Annual Dog Days of Summer
There is nothing like a canine festival to keep Fido entertained. However, this free event will be fun for the entire family, with over 130 vendors with pooch products, dog contests, live music, food, and agility course, a doggie photo booth, doggie crafts, a doggie beach, a kid zone and a large silent auction. There will also be a blessing of the dogs.
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Cardiff by the Sea, 124 Aberdeen Dr., Cardiff
For more information visit www.cardiffdogdaysofsummer.com
Color Me Rad 5K
A colorful 5K event. If you’re a fan of food fights, try this on for size…along the route as athletes pass by color stations, they are splashed with a harmless cornstarch mixture of colors. At the finish, everyone can have fun tossing colors at each other. Music and light refreshments accompany the event.
Time: 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Location: Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd., Downtown San Diego
For more information visit www.colormerad.com
16th Annual Lemon Festival
Celebrating Chula Vista’s heritage as a Lemon Capital of the World, the Annual Lemon Festival will be packed with entertainment and loads of summer fun. This free event features live entertainment on three stages, lemons, hand crafters, lemons, international foods, lemons, contests, and lemons galore!
Time: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Location: Third Ave. from E to Roosevelt, Chula Vista
For more information visit www.thirdavenuevillage.com
29th Annual CityFest – Hillcrest
A celebration of spirit and play, this event is a popular festival featuring over 250 vendors, games, activities, music, a beer garden and much more. Patrons can sit at a café style seating and watch entertaining street performers while listening to live music. Free event.
Time: 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: 5th Ave. & University, Hillcrest
For more information visit www.hillcrestcityfest.com
7th Annual Fiesta Del Sol
Annual celebration of the diverse cultures and history of the people of San Diego. A family-friendly, free event. There will be food, music, merchandise booths, a youth zone, children’s area, educational area, healthy living area, arts & culture area and much more!
Time: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Location: Cesar Chavez Park, 1449 Cesar E. Chavez Parkway
For more information visit www.fiestadelsolsandiego.org/
10th Annual Summergrass Bluegrass Music Festival
The Bluegrass Music Festival is a family oriented event that features tasty food, live music, music workshops by performing artists, jam sessions, vendors and activities for the kids. Dry camping available.
Time: Fri. 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm / Sat. 10:00 am – 10:00 pm / Sun. 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Location: Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, 2040 N. Santa Fe Ave., Vista
For more information visit www.summergrass.net
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Annual Midnight Madness Fun Bicycle Ride & Festival
Midnight Madness, a costumed bike riding event, is a fun night of cycling, contests, prizes, and entertainment to support community youth programs. The ride begins at 9:00 pm, the 15 mile cycling route is a primarily flat loop course along some of San Diego’s most beautiful waterfront and historic areas. A festival follows the ride at 10:00 pm.
Time: 8:00 pm – 2:00 am
Location: Spanish Landing Park, Downtown San Diego
For more information visit www.sandiegomidnightmadness.com
America’s finest City Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk
The half marathon starts at Cabrillo National Monument and continues along
San Diego Bay, then through downtown, ending in Balboa Park. The 5K run/walk begins at the Pan American Plaza, and is a fast loop course back to the Plaza, and is completely within Balboa Park.
Time: Half Marathon at 7:00 am / 5K at 6:45 am
Location: Balboa Park
For more information visit www.afchalf.com
Annual Orfila Grape Stomp
The afternoon event celebrates the start of harvest with tractor rides through the vineyard, grape stomping in a huge five-foot barrel, dancing to a live band, wine tasting and a delicious buffet dinner. Tickets available on site.
Time: 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Orfila Vineyards & Winery, 13455 San Pasqual Rd., Escondido
For more information visit www.orfila.com
8th Annual LeucadiArt Walk
Leucadia art galleries and local artists will display original art in galleries or in specified areas along Coast Highway 101 in Leucadia. Live musical performances throughout the day.
Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Leucadia, on the west side of Hwy 101
For more information visit www.leucadia101.com/Artwalk.php
5th Annual Bike the Bay
Join a 25-mile fun bike ride that begins and ends at the Embarcadero Marina Park South. The event is for all levels or riders and individuals, families and groups. The event will conclude with a post-ride festival with food, beverages and entertainment at the park.Time: 7:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Embarcadero Marina Park South
For more information visit www.bikethebay.net
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