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Loan Limit Rate Changes for 2018

Friday, December 1st, 2017

There is some good news on the real estate horizon for borrowers – the Federal Housing Agency (FHA) recently announced that the maximum conforming loan limits will be increased for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac mortgages in 2018. High balance/super conforming maximum loan amounts in San Diego County will be $649,750.00 for single unit properties. (See below for all types of properties).

Maximum conforming loan limit for single unit properties across most of the country will increase to $453,100 in 2018. This is an increase from the current maximum of $424,100. Some counties will go up to $679,650 for single unit properties. Anything above this will be considered jumbo financing.

It is important to note that the above rates only apply to conventional loans, not to FHA and VA. But my mortgage professional tells me that those will soon change as well.

Here are the new Conventional Loan Limits for San Diego, California:

2018 Loan Limit – 1 Unit
$649,750

2018 Loan Limit – 2 Unit
$831,800

2018 Loan Limit – 3 Unit
$1,005,450

2018 Loan Limit – 4 Unit
$1,249,550

If you have any questions you can contact my mortgage broker extraordinaire, Elvin Wesley with Ranch and Coast Mortgage, at 760-580-1733.

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Trending San Diego Real Estate News

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

San Diego is definitely a desirable place to live, and as one of the most visited places in the United States it’s no wonder why – we have the best weather, beautiful  beaches, great food and nightlife, culture, incredible places to walk and hike, and so much more. There is nowhere else I’d rather live! sandiego

As we head into the new year here are some of the happening stories highlighting San Diego and the local real estate market.

San Diego Ranked 5th “Hottest” Real Estate Market in U.S. – Realtor.com ranked San Diego as the 5th “hottest” real estate market in the country. This is great news for the local market. The story pointed out that demand has especially grown since the election, likely due to increasing mortgage interest rates, and that the low supply levels heading into the new year will keep prices high – great news for sellers. Median sales time is 53 days in San Diego county, compared to 88 days nationwide.

San Diego Remains Top Destination for Foreign Buyers – We still rank as one of the top places for foreign buyers, especially those from China and Canada. San Diego is up there with Los Angeles, Orange County and San Francisco as the top places to purchase property in California. Speculation that this trend will continue in 2017 as many feel the US economy and the dollar will strengthen.

San Diego Home Sales Could be Protected by State Supreme Court Ruling – I have blogged about “dual agency” many times, and my position has always been that real estate agents should not be able to represent both the buyer and seller in a real estate transaction. The reason for this is that I feel it is virtually impossible to exercise a fiduciary duty to both parties – it can create too many conflicts of interest. The California Supreme Court seems to be coming closer to agreeing with this sentiment.

In November the court ruled that “a listing broker has a fiduciary responsibility to the buyer and the seller when his brokerage firm is representing both, setting a significant precedent for obtaining and sharing information in residential and commercial transactions.” While there are currently disclosures required which allow such situations, this ruling could be paving the way to no longer discontinuing them in the future…stay tuned for more.

If you need any information about property in the San Diego county area please feel free to contact me. Happy New Year!

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San Diego Calendar of Events for January 2016

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San Diego Housing Market Update for September 2014

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

What is happening with the housing market? That is a big question right now all across the country. Of course, it is not truly possible to give an answer that will cover all parts of the country. Let’s look at San Diego County and focus on some of the things that are affecting home sales. http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photo-real-estate-home-values-going-up-image17256765

Prices are stabilizing. Prices soared across the county during the summer months. Now that summer is practically over most industry experts and commentators expect that prices will stop rising at such a quick rate and we will return to a more “normal” housing market. Many real estate agents, including myself, seem to agree. According to Zillow, San Diego home prices rose 9% in the last year and will continue to rise 3.8% in the next year.

Interest rates remain low. Rates are still very low, in fact they are the lowest in years (hovering around 4.1% this week on a 30 year fixed mortgage). Many factors contribute to this, including geopolitical instability, but the fact is that buyers can still take advantage of some great mortgage products. If inventory continues to increase this should stimulate sales.

Inventory is rising. Inventory this summer finally rose out of the doldrums. Currently San Diego County has close to a 4 month supply of inventory. As of mid-August, housing inventory had increased 14.3% since the same time last year, providing more choices to buyers.

Pending home sales show slight improvement. Pending home sales have been down year to year since 2012, but the decrease in July was smaller than the average over the last six months, indicating that pending sales may be on a slight increase, this according the the California Association of Realtors. Whether this trend will continue as we head into the holiday season is unknown, but there definitely are certain parts of the county where agents feel more homes are starting to go into escrow. Pending home sales are an indicator of future home sale activity.

Buyer’s market: coming soon? If rates continue to stay low and prices stabilize, the market will likely slowly shift to a buyers’ market. Some areas are seeing that effect already, and it seems pretty inevitable that we will move into that direction.

Of course there is no crystal ball for real estate, but all signs point to a market that is stabilizing and still in recovery. Indicators point to a more “normal” housing market moving forward, where sellers and buyers are on more equal footing.

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San Diego Calendar of Events for July 2014

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Happy July everyone!

 

July 3, Dash & Dine Gaslamp 5K
This is a night 5K run through the Gaslamp Quarter with nightclub music and wafting smells of fine dining. After the run, participating bars and restaurants will offer the runners delicious local fare. Refer to website for registration and admission.
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Gaslamp Quarter,
5th Avenue (between L St & K St), San Diego
For more information visit www.sandyfeetevents.com
July 4, Scripps Ranch Old Pros 10K, 
2-Mile Runs & Bike Rides
This event offers several running and cycling opportunities to choose from: a 10K road race, 2-mile fun run, 12-mile cycle, 28-mile cycle, or a 50-mile cycle. See website for entry fees.
Time: 6:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Scripps Ranch – Miramar Ranch School parking lot
For more information visit www.srop.org
July 12, Descanso Parade & Fair
This fair includes a parade, games and rides, food, vendor booths, arts, crafts, dancing and live entertainment. The parade route starts on Viejas Grade Road and ends at the elementary school. The fair helps raise funds for the preservation of the historic town hall.
Time: Parade: 10:00 am, Fair: 11:30 – 6:00 pm
Location: Descanso Town Hall,
24536 Viejas Grade Rd., Descanso
For more information visit www.descansotownhall.org/descansodays.html
July 12, American Cancer Society’s Vista Relay for Life
At Relay for Life, cancer survivors are honored for their courage and strength. Caregivers are recognized for their encouragement and support. Teams of people camp out around a track and members of each team take turns walking around the track throughout the 24 hours. Because it’s a team event, individual participants are not required to be there the entire time. Food, games and activities provide entertainment and build camaraderie.
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Rancho Minerva Middle School, 2245 Foothill Dr., Vista
For more information visit www.relayforlife.org/vistaca
July 12 – 13, San Diego Night Market
Designed as a traditional Asian night market where vendors line the streets with their wares, there will be dozens of Asian food and merchandise booths, live musical entertainment, and a craft beer garden, as well as delicious food tastings and a special movie screening. This is a free event.
Time: 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Raytheon Rd.
(between Convoy St & Ruffner St.,San Diego)
For more information visit www.sdnightmarket.com
July 12 – 13 and 19 – 20, Annual World Championship
Over-The-Line Tournament
This event is a form of rugged sand softball play, with over 1,300 teams of three persons each, played on 50-mini courts over two consecutive weekends. Crowds of people gather to watch the games amid music and beer.
Time: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Location: Fiesta Island, San Diego
For more information visit www.ombac.org
July 17, Del Mar Racing Season 
Opening day at the Del Mar Race Track. Put on your best hat and head down to the racetrack!
Time: Refer to website for specific times.
Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
For more information visit www.delmarracing.com
July 18, Wine & A Bite Art Walk
Enjoy several destination venues in Historic Downtown Fallbrook where you can stroll along and taste great food, wine, desserts and have an art experience. Tickets can be purchased online or at the Fallbrook Chamber office.
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Historic Downtown Fallbrook,
Village Square Main and Alvarado
For more information visit www.fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org
July 18, Pride Block Party & Stonewall Rally
This is a prelude to the upcoming LGBT Pride Parade and Festival events. This is an evening block party rally that consists mostly of speeches, and then the event continues and becomes a street fair with live entertainment, food, cocktails, dancing, and merchandise. Refer to website for admission information.
Time: 5:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Location: University Ave., Hillcrest
For more information visit www.fabuloushillcrest.com
July 19 – 20, San Diego Annual LGBT Pride Parade, Rally,
and Festival
Multiple events take place in Balboa Park and Hillcrest areas. There will be a music festival, block party, rally, parade and so much more! See website for all events, dates, times, and prices.
Time: Refer to website for specific times
Location: Balboa Park and Hillcrest
For more information visit www.sdpride.org
July 20, Kaiser Permanente Bolt to the Q 
5K & Kids 5K Fun Run
Join this 5K event that begins at Qualcomm Stadium, goes outside, and then back into the Stadium to the 50-yard line inside the bowl. The Chargers Kids Fun Run is also held at the stadium with the same finish line on the field. This event is presented by Kaiser Permanente. Refer to website for registration information.
Time: 7:30 am – 11:00 am
Location: Qualcomm Stadium, 9449 Friars Rd., San Diego
For more information visit www.nflrunseries.com
July 24 – 27, Comic Con International 2014
Comic Con International features special guests, exhibitors, panels, seminars, previews and more on the world of comics, movies, television, animation, and art. This is the largest comic book and pop culture event in the United States. Refer to website for admission information.
Time: Thurs to Sat: 9:30 am – 7:00 pm, Sun: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Location: San Diego Convention Center,
111 W Harbor Dr., San Diego
For more information visit www.comic-con.org
July 25, Movie in the Park
Free Family Fun in La Mesa with this summer’s Movie in the Park “Mary Poppins.”
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: La Mesita Park, 8855 Dallas St., La Mesa
For more information visit www.cityoflamesa.com
July 26, Joggin’ For Frogmen 5K
Joggin’ for Frogmen is a 5k chip timed run/walk to jog in honor of the Navy Seals (Frogmen) and all military Heroes who have sacrificed their lives while protecting our country. All proceeds benefit the Navy Seal Foundation, The 31Heroes Project, and Travis Manion Foundation through their One Team One Fight partnership. Following the 5k is a “Tadpole Trot” for the kids.
Time: 8:15 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Naval Training Center Park, 2455 Cushing Rd., San Diego
For more information visit www.jogginforfrogmen.com
July 27, July Jubilee
This event will address the needs of homeless persons in downtown San Diego. Volunteers will provide basic hygienic services, food, clothing, housing and legal resources, prayer and fellowship. There will be musical entertainment. Service opportunities are listed in the sign up form.
Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Downtown San Diego, 1625 Newton St.
For more information visit www.julyjubilee.org
July 31 – August 3, Annual Ramona Country Fair 
At Ramona’s Annual Country Fair there will crafts, carnival rides, vendors, live entertainment, a great amusement ride section, food contests, the annual Ramona Idol competition, great food, and lots of animals. Admission is free.
Time: Thurs to Fri: 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm,
Sat: 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm, Sun: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: Ramona Outdoor Community Center,
421 Aqua Ln., Ramona
For more information visit www.ramonafair.com
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July 4 San Diego Fireworks Schedule 2014

Friday, June 20th, 2014

It is almost that time of year again, and there are wonderful venues in San Diego to see fireworks, so pick your favorite and enjoy! There are several venues throughout the county where you can park yourself and enjoy multiple firework displays! Find a high place that faces toward the coast in north county and you will be sure to see several different displays at once, from the Del Mar Fairgrounds to Legoland and Oceanside, even…any west facing hillside with a view will work! Here is the firework schedule: http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photos-fireworks-new-year-celebration-image36365618

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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San Diego Calendar of Events for June 2014

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Wow…summer is here (well technically not for a few more weeks, but June means summer as far as I am concerned!) There is always so much to do in San Diego county in the summer, so have a wonderful June and a safe summer.

 

Fiesta del Sol in Solana Beach    May 31-June 1
Attendees will be enjoying great live reggae, soul, funk, jazz, blues and rock music, a beer garden, a variety of food, hand made
art, paintings, local photography, jewelry, clothing, and crafts, and the cool vibe of Solana Beach. 9am-9pm. Fletcher Cove. 858-755-4775 / www.fiestadelsol.net

 

Rock n’ Roll Marathon     June 1
It’s a exciting event where live bands
and cheerleading groups entertain athletes as they travel along a 26.2-mile course. This event is in conjunction with the “Rock n’ Roll Half Marathon”. 6am-4pm. Balboa Park. (858) 768-6425 / www.rocknroll.competitor.com

 

Rancho Bernardo Alive! Expo     June 1
Music abounds on two stages as patrons shop from booth to booth. 
Business Showcase, Cultural Center, Food Court, and a Kids Zone. The event also presents a car show and Free health screenings by doctors and nurses. 10am-4pm. Bernardo Center Drive. (858) 487-1767 x-12 / www.sdncc.com

 

San Diego County Fair     June 7-July 6
The Fab Fair is celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ first visit to the United States, sparking the British Invasion in music and
pop culture, influencing even today’s musicians. Del Mar Fairgrounds. 858-755-1161 / www.sdfair.com

 

Arthritis Walk 2014     June 7
A good way to help combat arthritis is to walk. Walking moves the muscles and
lubricates the joints for more flexibility. So, let’s move together by participating at this event. Proceeds will benefit the Arthritis Foundation. 7am-1pm. Liberty Station. (858) 492-1090 x-6711 / www.sdarthritiswalk.org

 

Encinitas Rotary Wine Festival     June 7
Stroll around the garden and the rest of this beautiful property sampling fine wines and
beverages from around the world. 5-8pm. Hamilton Children’s Garden, the newest part of San Diego Botanic Garden located at 230 Quail Gardens Dr. 760-753-1977 / www.encinitaswinefestival.com

 

Cycle Southcrest     June 7
Collaborative effort to introduce Southcrest and Shelltown neighborhoods to Chollas Creek and the Bayshore Trail Project. N
on-competitive bike ride, but also allows walkers to participate. 10am-1pm. Southcrest Rec. Center: 4149 Newton Ave. (619) 543-0430 / www.groundworksandiego.org

 

Art Around Adams     June 7
A community art festival is happening along Adams Avenue where merchants proudly display their wares. P
erforming art, interactive art, display art, and the Sculpture Garden. Circus performances, a Kids Zone, and a community mural. 2-10pm. (858) 342-7496 / www.artaroundadams.com 

 

Sam Adams Brew & View     June 7
The event is designed for adults (age 21+) where attendees can enjoy Sam Adams Beer and a comedy movie presentation entitled “Wedding
Crashers”. The event is accompanied with live music, games, and food. 6-10:30pm. Liberty Station. (303) 819-9780 / www.samadamsbrewandview.com

 

Carlsbad Beach Fest     June 14
Celebration of coastal environmental stewardship, education, and public outreach at
Tamarack State Beach. Free beach activities, music and entertainment, beach cleanup, interactive booths, exhibitors, sand castles, food, and fun. 8am-3pm. 760-271-5787 / www.carlsbadbeachfest.com

 

Fiesta Metric Century Bicycle Ride     June 7
Riders can
enjoy scenic views from Downtown to Otay Lakes. Upon returning, cyclists can partake in a delicious Mexican Buffet and an expo with bike-related merchandise. 6:30am-2pm. County Admin. Building parking lot: 1600 Pacific Hwy. (858) 692-6220 / www.shadowtour.com

 

LaDainian Tomlinson 5K by EDCO     June 14
It’s early summer and the sun is up! Come and join celebrities and others on a 5K run/walk and a 1-mile kid’s run at Liberty Station.
Proceeds benefit the LaDaninian Tomlinson Touching Lives Foundation. Enjoy the post-event celebration. 7am-1pm. (858) 836-0133 / www.lt5k.com

 

Old House Fair     June 21
Local craftsmen and community businesses that
specialize in the repair, remodel, and preservation of homes will be there. Historic home tours. 10am4pm. Beech Street (between Fern St. & Dale St.) / 30th Street (between Cedar St. & Ash St.) (619) 233-6679 / www.theoldhousefair.com

 

The Cooper Family Juneteenth Celebration     June 21
Juneteenth celebrates Black Independence Day. 
The event presents African history, drumming, and dancing and includes a Teen Stage, a Fun Zone, merchandise booths, light refreshments, and a talent show. 11am-6pm. Imperial Avenue. (619) 245-3387 / www.cfjuneteenth.com

 

United States Police & Fire Criterium     June 22
Today, law enforcement and firefighting personnel from throughout the United States will compete at a fast-paced cycling criterium on a
circular course. Come and watch and cheer them on. 7:30am-12:30pm.  Mira Mesa: Huennekins St. & Wapples St. (858) 571-9919 x-107 / www.uspfc.org

 

Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chile Cook-Off Festival     June 28
Follow the aroma of hot chili and the sounds of music. Nestled along Antique Row,
the streets are lined with booths of food, art, and merchandise. There are games, rides, and raffles. Be sure to watch the super chili cook-off contest. 10am-9pm. (619) 224-4906 / www.oceanbeachsandiego.com

 

Golden Triangle Art & Craft Beer Festival     June 28
Amid musical entertainment, children can slide and play on a big mound of snow. Adults can enjoy wine
tasting and the craft beer garden. Shoppers can listen to music while visiting merchandise booths. 10am4pm. Nobel Rec. Center: 8810 Judicial Dr. (858) 602-2532 / www.lajollagtrotary.org

 

Mass Creativity Day      June 28
Demonstrates the power of the arts to foster careativity and communication across generational, cultural, and geographical boundaries.
10am-4pm. West Island Avenue and the park across the street from the New Children’s Museum. (619) 795-1774 / www.thinkplaycreate.org

 

San Ysidro Independence Day Festival    June 28
Highlights include staged musical performances, a car show, food,
and game booths. There’s an activity area for children, and a beer garden for adults. The event concludes with an evening fireworks show. 3-10pm. Larson Athletic Field: 455 Sycamore Rd. (619) 428-5200 / www.sanysidrobid.com 
The San Diego International Triathlon     June 29
Top pro athletes will compete for a $10K prize purse. The International Course consists of a 1,000-meter swim, 30K cycle, and a 10K run. The
Sprint Course consists of a 500-meter swim, 20K cycle, and a 6-mile run. 6:30am-12pm. (858) 268-1250 / www.kozenterprises.com
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San Diego Firestorm Wreaks Havoc

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

San Diego County needs all the prayers and help it can get right now, as it deals with a crisis of epic proportion. With 8 fires still actively burning, and most not near containment, today will be another hot and difficult day for firefighters, homeowners and residents of the County.fire

On a personal note, our nightmare first started with a phone call just after 11:00 yesterday from my daughter, who told me that her school was on fire and the entire student body was being evacuated. I got there as quickly as I could – people were driving like lunatics and I almost got hit multiple times. The school was covered in a thick layer of black smoke and flames were surrounding it (it did not burn down).

I finally found my daughter in the sea of cars and panicked parents, and we headed home. Our neighborhood was engulfed in black smoke and all the neighbors were frantically packing cars. The police were blocking roads and would not let my son into the neighborhood to help me load the animals and few possessions my daughter and I could fit into the car (photo albums and important papers, little else). Three homes burned down just outside the back gates to our neighborhood – homes I drive by daily. Very sad.

San Diego is in crisis. Please stay off the roads unless you have to be on them. If you can, donate supplies to various local organizations. Drink tons of water and try to stay indoors – the air is poor but it’s probably worse outside. Stay cool. Don’t exercise outside – I saw several people running and was shocked. Comfort your pets – mine are freaked. Be prepared to evacuate…we never know what the day might bring. Be safe San Diego.

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Explore San Diego: Torrey Pines Gliderport

Monday, April 7th, 2014

If you haven’t been to the Torrey Pines Gliderport you are in for a treat. You don’t have to hang glide or paraglide to visit, and you will get to enjoy some of the best views in San Diego. I have lived here for over 20 years and this past weekend was my first time visiting – and I found myself asking why!images

Hang and paraglider enthusiasts know this famous spot because it offers some of the best winds and views, gliding 320 feet above sea level and the cliffs of La Jolla. It is really wonderful to sit and watch them…and you may end up wanting to do so yourself. There are also some great trails just next door too, if you want to take it all in that way. Many people also visit this spot to fly sail planes.

images-1The Cliffhanger is a little restaurant that serves up sandwiches, salads, coffee and soft drinks, and a daily soup, and you can enjoy your lunch on the large view deck. The wait on weekends can be long but the view is a great distraction. On weekends you may even get to enjoy a live band. It is definitely a wonderful place to just sit and relax. It is windy, so bring a light jacket.

For those who are inspired by the flyers, there is a shop and you can sign up to fly tandem with an experienced pilot. They also offer a flight school – check the website for more information.

The glider port is located at 2800 Torrey Pines Scenic Drive in La Jolla. The number is 858-452-9858, or you can visit the website by clicking here.

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San Diego Calendar of Events April 2014

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Happy April everyone! There is a lot to do in America’s Finest City and throughout San Diego county, so enjoy!

 

April 5, 11th Annual San Diego Tartan Day Festival
A Scottish festival at the International Cottages.  Features San Diego’s best Scottish bands and dancers. Includes pipes/drums and re-enactment groups. Free event.
Time: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Balboa Park (lawn area at the House of Pacific Relations Cottage of Scotland)
For more information visit www.tartandaysd.com
April 5, After Dark Dash 5K
How about a nighttime running event for a change? This 5K will be run in downtown San Diego under city streetlights. Get some healthy exercise while providing funds for a San Diego based charity. Refer to website for registration information.
Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 pm
Location: 10th Ave. and K St., Downtown San Diego
For more information visit www.afterdarkdash.com
April 6, NBTS San Diego Brain Tumor Walk
The San Diego Brain Tumor Walk connects teams of brain tumor survivors, patients, family members, caregivers and friends for an inspiring, family-friendly fundraising 5K walk.
Time: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: NTC Park – Liberty Station, 2455 Cushing Rd., San Diego
For more information visit www.braintumor.org
April 12, Taste of Julian & Art Walk
Taste of Julian is a self-guided culinary tour to explore the one-of-a-kind restaurants throughout Julian and its surrounding area. Every year, thousands of people flock to Julian for its delicious apple pie varieties but there are a number of unique restaurants that offer gourmet delights. Also featured is a free art stroll showcasing original artwork by local artists. Tickets: $20, $25.
Time: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Julian, CA – East County
For more information visit www.jma.memberlodge.org
April 12 – 13, Oceanside Jaycee’s Carnival
A traditional family oriented carnival that includes rides, games, and food booths. Sponsored by the Oceanside Jaycee’s.
Time: 1:00 pm – 12:00 am
Location: Oceanside CA – Vacant lot next to DMV: 4005 Plaza Dr – Oceanside CA 92056
For more information visit www.ci.oceanside.ca.us
April 13, Third Avenue Village Spring Festival & Street Faire
Enjoy performances, food, contests and family friendly fun! Celebrating Chula Vista’s historic Third Avenue Village, the festival will feature live entertainment, food, artisan, commercial and community vendor booths, a kid’s fun zone and more.
Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Third Avenue – from G to E Streets, Chula Vista
For more information visit www.thirdavenuevillage.com
April 13, Peace – Love – Run
Get in the groove and choose the course that suits you: a Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, and a Kids Dash. The courses are perfect for both beginners and seasoned athletes, plus there are medals for all finishers. Admission: $75 (Half Marathon) / $50 (10K) / $30 (5K) / $20 (Kids Dash).
Time: 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: East Mission Bay – south of the Hilton Hotel
For more information visit www.peace-love-run.com
April 19, 7th Annual CityBeat Festival of Beers
Over 50 local craft brewers offering samplings from a variety of their homegrown beers. It’s a beer lovers paradise where you can stroll from booth to booth and sample beer. The event is accompanied with music and tasty food. Admission $35.00 – $40.00.
Time: 1:00 am – 5:30 pm
Location: El Cajon Boulevard – front of the Lafayette Hotel, between Texas & Mississippi Streets
For more information visit www.citybeatbeerfest.com
April 19, Chicano Park Day Anniversary Celebration
A historic public arts site, Chicano Park is recognized worldwide for its mural paintings of Chicano and Mexican history. The celebration features cultural music & dance, food, arts & craft vendors, kids (all ages) art workshop and a classic low rider car display. Free Event.
Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Chicano Park, Barrio Logan, Cesar Chavez Parkway exit – under the Coronado Bay Bridge.
For more information visit www.chicano-park.org
April 20, Easter Eggstravaganza
One festive day, three ways to play! Between two dynamic egg hunts, beachfront brunch and pictures with the Easter Bunny, there’s fun to be had by all!
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Belmont Park, Mission Beach, 3146 Mission Blvd.
For more information visit www.belmontpark.com
April 26, Annual Lakeside Western Days Parade
A festive parade filled with one of the largest equestrian participations on the West Coast. Bands, clowns, classic cars, off-roaders, queens, princesses and local dignitaries. In conjunction with the Lakeside Rodeo.
Time: 9:35 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Woodside & Main, Lakeside
For more information visit lakesidechamber.org
April 26, Encinitas Garden Festival and Tour
An all-day celebration of community, gardening, and the horticultural heritage of Encinitas. Each year, the Encinitas Garden Festival & Tour visits one of the Encinitas’ unique neighborhoods for a self-guided walking tour. Park in the Encinitas School District parking lot. Buses start leaving the lot at 9:45 am. See website for ticket info.
Time: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Location: Encinitas School District Parking Lot, 499 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas
For more information visit encinitasgardenfestival.org
April 26, 29th Annual Linda Vista Multi-Cultural Fair & Parade
A cultural celebration offering food, merchandise, performances, and carnival rides. There will be a kids zone, carnival zone, education lane, and World Arts Village. This event is in conjunction with the Linda Vista Multi-Cultural Parade.
Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Parade: 11:00am
Location: 6900 block of Linda Vista Rd., Linda Vista
For more information visit www.lindavistafair.org
April 26 – 27, 30th Annual Mission Federal ArtWalk
The region’s largest outdoor art festival.  Includes paintings, sculpture, photography, digital art, mixed media, music, and dance. Art collectors and visitors interact with artists, view and purchase their artwo
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