What’s Happening in San Diego: September 11-17, 2017


Another week is gone, yet for San Diego, the activities and events throughout the county, just keep coming. This week, throughout San Diego, you may want to discover the popular Kaaboo Del Mar Festival, powerboat racing in Mission Beach, and even a game of poker.  The week started off however with the 16th anniversary of  September 11, 2001.

DSC_2970.JPGSeveral September 11 events happened across the county on Monday, including one hosted by Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty Broker Wendy Moldow at the Escondido Police & Fire Headquarters. The event invited Senior Citizens to visit with and thank local First Responders, view a dramatic work of 9/11 art and share memories.  



September 14, Taste of Downtown San Diego. Gaslamp Quarter, Headquarters, Core District, and East Village neighborhoods. 5:00-9:00. Enjoy delectable tastes from more than 40 restaurants. Tickets are $30 or $35 day of event.



h1lineup.jpgSeptember 15-17,  San Diego Bayfair Mission Bay and beaches: 8:00-4:00pm – Known as “San Diego’s World Series of Powerboat Racing!”  Ticket prices range from $20-$250.  For additional information, contact 760-789-8870.



download.pngSeptember 15 – 17: San Diego Fall Home Show. San Diego Convention Center, Friday 11:00-8:00, Saturday, 10:00-8:00, Sunday 10:00-6:00.  Enjoy shows, exhibitor displays and more!




download-1.jpgSeptember 15-17, Kaaboo Del Mar Festival.  Del Mar Fairgrounds. Referred to as the ultimate MIXexperince with 3 days, 7 stages and 100 plus music acts, this is a must for anyone who enjoys the outdoors, great music and lots of other activities such as art exhibits, pampering, food and drinks.  


18403331_10155378681200774_2328730678387399562_n.jpgSeptember 16, Julian Music Festival at Menghini Winery, 1:00-7:00.The Julian Music Festival is an “end of summer celebration” of over 40 years of music in Julian. You will not only find Bluegrass but an Americana mix of Western ballads and Classic Folk Music. Adult $15 in advance, $20 at the gate. Seniors (62+) $12 in advance, $18 at the gate. Children 15 and under are free with paid adult.


sammiebeard_0.jpgSeptember 16, Landlubbers Day: Seaport Village 12:00-4:00. Dress like a pirate, talk like a pirate and celebrate all things pirate while enjoying contests, arts and crafts, live music and street performances.  San Diego’s biggest international Talk Like A Pirate Day!


What’s Happening In San Diego: September 5 – 10,  2017


Summer is winding down, the days are growing shorter, and the kids are back in school! For all those happy parents out there, perhaps it’s time to find a babysitter and schedule a date night. This week you will find plenty to do in San Diego and the surrounding communities.  Here is a sampling of some fun events for the first full week of September.



September 8-10, 2017:  The 2017 Horrible Imaginings Film Festival at the Museum of Photographic Arts.  This year’s festival kicks off with a focus on local filmmakers with the San Diego Creator Spotlight, then continues through the weekend with nearly 70 short features, films and events.  This event promises some “out of there content.”  



September 9, 2017:  South Bay Pride Art & Music Festival at Chula Vista’s Bayside Park.  This one day event offers is a celebration of creative works, diverse tunes and the LGBT community featuring eclectic bands & DJs, arts and craft exhibitors, flame-grilled fare, and LGBT informational booths. Until  8:00pm, there will be dancing, food vendors, wine garden and live music.



September 9, 2017: San Diego Blues Fest at the Embarcadero Marina Park North. From 12 noon to 8:00pm, provides great blues music at an affordable price.  This year, Blues legend, Mavis Staples will be headlining.



SipandStroll-36.jpgSeptember 7, 2017:  Taste of Del Mar.  From 5:00 – 8:00  walk around the quaint Del Mar Village and indulge in  food from 26 local restaurants and enjoy a sample of selections from 16 of California’s finest breweries and wineries.  Tickets range from $30-$40 dollars for this popular event.  



download-2.pngSeptember 9, 2017:  Carlsbad Brewfest at Holiday Park. From 5:00-8:00 here is another spectacular event in popular Carlsbad to sample some of the best beers and food the area offers.  With over 64 varieties of beer, cider and Kombucha not to mention live music, food trucks and more, you will discover why this in one of North County’s most sought after events.  $50 entrance fee includes it all.

What’s Happening In San Diego Over Labor Day



It’s considered the unofficial end of summer, yet Labor Day weekend in San Diego promises endless activities whether you want to hit the beaches, a concert, or even catch some cooler temperatures in Julian. With gorgeous weather predicted for the holiday, the upcoming three day weekend offers everything from grape stomping, to fireworks to bacon, yes, bacon.  We can’t think of a more perfect way to cap off the summer than with any one of these attractions.  


Festival of Sail:  September 1-4, 2017: Here is the largest Tall Ship parade along the west coast.  Watch cannon battles, tour ships, visit with crew members, enjoy the beer garden, entertainment and more.  Located along North Embarcadero, it’s a spectacular sight to see.


US Sand Sculpting Challenge: September 1-4, 2017: Head two  blocks south from the Festival of Sail and see world class sand sculptors create stunning 3- dimensional works of art.  Truly breathtaking, this is a popular event that attracts San Diegans and visitors alike.  


Padres Game:  September 1 – 4: Grab your hot dog, peanuts and enjoy your favorite beverage while watching the Padres play the LA Dodgers Friday thru Sunday  (with a doubleheader on Saturday), and the Saint Louis Cardinals on Monday.  


Bayside Summer Nights: September 1-3, 2017: What can be more patriotic this holiday weekend than watching fireworks dance in the sky to the tune of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture and listening to the San Diego Symphony celebrate the end of summer.


Nightime at the Zoo:  Thru September 4, 2017: The San Diego Zoo has a reputation for being one of the best in the world, and through Labor Day weekend, guests are asked to stay after dark to celebrate the end of summer with lots of fun activities including special shows, music and lots of surprises.  It’s also a wonderful time to see the animals come out and enjoy the cooler nighttime temperatures.

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Sea World Electric Ocean: Thru September 4, 2017: Electric Ocean is Sea World’s latest attraction that turns the park into a ocean sea of color.  Spectacular special effects make this an evening everyone in the family will remember.

7-28-2011-3-26-05-PM-7552087.08.jpg September 2, 2017: Tradition calls for the Blessing of the Grapes when harvest begins  in wine countries throughout the world. Head to Julian for this annual event that includes wine stomping, food, wine tasting and a Jumbo Jump for the children.  Beautifully set along the vineyards and apple orchards, it’s the perfect place to visit for some old fashioned fun.


Bacon Fest: September 2, 2017: Are you obsessed with bacon?  If so, then you must head out to San Diego’s Bacon Fest which is an all inclusive event at Liberty Station.  Enjoy unlimited supplies of bacon in ways you probably never imagined.  


Little Italy Stickball Tournament: September 2-3, 2017: Chances are, if you asked your children how to play stickball, they might look up from their electronic devices and give you a quizzical look.  Now’s the time to head over to Little Italy to revisit childhood memories.  The event takes over the neighborhood streets where you can also find some of the best restaurants and ice cream in San Diego.