Barona Powwow Sept. 1-3
Join the Barona Band of Mission Indians for a weekend of contest dancing in all categories, camping, drums and cultural immersion.
Time/Place: Barona Sports Park, Lakeside
Contact: 619-443-6612 / www.barona-nsn.gov/2017powwow
US Sand Sculpting Challenge and Dimensional Art Exposition Sept. 1-4
An extravaganza for the whole family with Master Sand Sculptors, entertainment, food and more.
Time/Place: 9am-5pm / Broadway Pier and Pavilion
Fleet Week San Diego - Military Family Tailgate Sept. 2
This annual event brings together military families for a fun afternoon of tailgating, music, games and other surprises at the opening game of San Diego State Football. This year the back-to-back Mountain West champion Aztecs will take on the UC DAVIS Aggies. After the game, enjoy the 42nd annual KGB Sky Show, an exciting fireworks extravaganza set to music.
Time/Place: 3pm / Qualcomm Stadium
Contact: 619-858-1545 / www.fleetweeksandiego.org
San Diego Bacon Fest Sept. 2
An all-inclusive event at Liberty Station, granting you unlimited samples from all our beverage and food vendors.
Time/Place: 12-5pm / Preble Field, NTC Park - Liberty Station
Julian Grape Stomp Festa Sept. 2
With ten local wineries offering sips to sample, a wide variety of food and shopping opportunities, great Italian music provided by Roman Holiday, Bocce Ball Court, a “Lucy Look-Alike” contest and undoubtedly, a little extemporaneous dancing here and there, this will be a party to remember!
Time/Place: 11am-6pm / Menghini Winery: 1150 Julian Orchards Dr.
Contact: 760-765-1857 / http://bit.ly/17grapest
KGB Sky Show Sept. 2
A beautiful production blending lighting, video and special effects to enhance the fireworks display following an exciting SDSU football game.
Time/Place: 5:30pm / Qualcomm Stadium
Labor Day Stickball Tournament Sept. 2-3
The Labor Day Stickball Tournament takes over the streets of Little Italy and allows players to revisit some childhood memories.
Time/Place: 8am-5pm / State St & W Ash St.
Contact: 619-233-3898 / www.littleitalysd.com
Remembering 9/11 Art Competition & Show Sept. 2-29
Artists are invited to create a patriotic themed work of art, honoring our military, veterans, first responders and our country. Reception on Sept. 10 from 2-4pm.
Time/Place: Brandon Gallery: 105 N. Main Avenue, Fallbrook
Contact: 760-731-0277 / www.fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org
Taste of Del Mar Sept. 7
Explore 20+ culinary creations from local and award-winning restaurants, experience 10+ craft beer and wine “Sip Stops,” and enjoy live music.
Time/Place: 5-8pm / Del Mar Village
Contact: 858-735-3650 / www.visitdelmarvillage.com
Sorrento Valley Beer Festival Sept. 8
Fresh, cool craft beer, delicious food, live music, fun games, fire pits and plenty of comfortable seating. A perfect recipe for a perfect night!
Time/Place: 5-8:30pm / Party Pals: 10427 Roselle St., San Diego
Surf for the Sea/Oceanside Firefighters Charity Surf Event Sept. 8
This is a charity surf event sponsored by Surf for the Sea/Surfrider Foundation.
Time/Place: 7:30am-4:30pm / North Harbor Jetty Beach, Oceanside
Contact: 760-439-0863 / www.ci.oceanside.ca.us
San Diego Blues Festival Sept. 9
Features members of the Blues Hall of Fame, a Grammy Award winner and many other blues acts. A benefit for the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank.
Time/Place: 12-8pm / Embarcadero Marina Park North
Contact: 858-863-5121 / www.sdbluesfest.com
ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk Sept. 9
Features a 5K run/walk, 1 mile walk, Kids’ Superhero Dash for Dad, and virtual Snooze for Dudes program. Stick around for the family-friendly post-race celebration.
Time/Place: 8am / De Anza Cove Park, San Diego
Contact: 202-303-3110 / http://support.zerocancer.org
Local Brews Local Grooves Sept. 9
Music & beer lovers... get ready for the ultimate craft beer and music festival! Enjoy 12 of the best breweries and bands that San Diego has to offer!
Time/Place: 5pm / House of Blues, San Diego
Contact: 619-299-2583 / www.houseofblues.com/sandiego
Carlsbad Brewfest Sept. 9
There’ll be 25 craft breweries with 50+ of the finest craft beers, and 1,500 of your closest beer buddies. Musical entertainment, food trucks, games, and so much more.
Time/Place: 12-4:30pm / Holiday Park: 3400 Pio Pico Dr.
Santee Bluegrass Festival Sept. 9
Live Bluegrass Music, Food Sampling, Beer & Wine Tasting, Silent Auction, Opportunity Drawing.
Time/Place: 5:30-9:30pm / Town Center Community Park East
Contact: 619-258-4100 / www.cityofsanteeca.gov
South Bay Pride Art & Musical Festival Sept. 9
Fantastic Live Bands, DJ’s and Dancing, Artisans galore with Great Food, Beverages and Cocktails throughout the event, Beach Activities, and much more!
Time/Place: 12-8pm / Chula Vista Bayside Park
Coronado MainStreet Garden Party Sept. 9
A downtown revitalization program dedicated to the beautification and enhancement of Coronado’s downtown. Cost $95-$110.
Time/Place: 5:30-7:30pm / 919 First Street, Coronado
Cardiff Greek Festival Sept. 9-10
Be Greek for the day and enjoy authentic food, music, live entertainment, dancing, children’s activities and more.
Time/Place: Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 10:30am-9pm / Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church
Contact: 760-942-0920 / www.cardiffgreekfestival.com
9/11 Breakfast & Remembrance Ceremony Sept. 11
This ceremony is sponsored in partnership with “The Wounded Warrior Project.”
Time/Place: 7-10am / National City Fire Department
Contact: 619-336-4241 / www.nationalcityca.gov
Coronado Hospital Foundation Golf Tourn. Sept. 14
Enjoy playing 18 holes, followed by a fun-filled evening that includes dinner, an awards reception and silent auction!
Time/Place: 10:30am / Coronado Municipal Golf Course
Contact: 619-522-3703 / https://give.sharp.com
Lake Poway Fall Camping Series Sept. 15-16
Set up your tent and explore the park at your own pace. Hike the many trails, drop a line to catch a fish, cruise the lake on a motorboat, or simply relax by your campsite, and take in all the natural beauty that Lake Poway offers.
Time/Place: Sat 5pm-Sun 10am / Lake Poway
Contact: 858-668-4772 / www.poway.org
KAABOO Del Mar Festival Sept. 15-17
Enjoy the world-class music, hilarious comedy, incredible cuisine, craft libations, inspiring contemporary art, and personal indulgences.
Time/Place: Del Mar Racetrack & Fairgrounds
Old Town San Diego Fiestas Patrias Sept. 16
Celebrate Mexican Independence Day with Old Town San Diego while commemorating and experiencing the rich and diverse culture of Mexican California.
Time/Place: 12-4pm / Old Town State Historic Park
Chula Vista Fiestas Patrias Sept. 17
Enjoy delicious food, music, and interactive zones designed for the entire family. Activities include, children’s art area, art and culture, health and fitness, carnival lane, and much more. Admission is Free.
Time/Place: 11am-6pm / West of H St between Bay Blvd and Marina Pkwy
Miramar Air Show Sept. 22-24
A Salute to Vietnam Veterans. General admission to the Miramar Air Show is FREE. “Bring your own” seating is available on both ends of the flight line.
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Marine Corps Air Station Miramar
Contact: 877-772-5425 / www.miramarairshow.com
Semper Tri & Devil Dog Duathlon Sept. 23
Help us support quality of life programs for our Marines, Sailors & their Families by taking part.
Time/Place: 7:30am-1pm / Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton
Walk To End Alzheimer’s Sept. 23
There will be a kid’s zone and walkers can bring their dogs.
Time/Place: 8-11am / Kit Carson Park, Escondido
Civility Day Sept. 23
A free community event all about building bridges through dialogue to prevent violence. Entertainment from local musicians/dancers, Local artists, Free food, Activities for kids, Police & youth soccer game, Community resources on conflict resolution, Special Guests.
Time/Place: 12-4pm / Chula Vista Bayfront Park
Globe Gala 2017 Sept. 23
The Old Globe will celebrate in style with an Evening of Illusions in support of the theatre’s arts engagement and artistic programs.
Time/Place: 6pm / The Old Globe, San Diego
Contact: 619-684-4146 / www.theoldglobe.org
Julian Apple Days Festival Sept. 23-24
A two-day celebration featuring music and dancing, children’s activities, a beer and wine garden, contests, and apple pie.
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Menghini Winery: 1150 Julian Orchards Drive
Vista Viking Festival Sept. 23-24
Viking Village and Marketplace, Battles and Weapons Range, Food and Drink, Entertainment and Competitions, Heritage Hall and KidZone and more!
Time/Place: Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 10am-6pm / Norway Hall Foundation: 2006 East Vista Way
San Diego Quilt Show Sept. 28-30
The 2017 San Diego Quilt Show’s theme is “Postcards from San Diego.”
Time/Place: Thu & Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 9am-5pm / SD Convention Center
Contact: 619-443-2706 / www.sandiegoquiltshow.com
La Mesa Oktoberfest Sept. 29-Oct. 1
The locally loved La Mesa Oktoberfest is going back to its roots to bring guests more entertainment, more vendors, more beer, and more “Prost!” (Cheers!) than ever before.
Time/Place: Fri 4-10:30pm, Sat 10am-10:30pm, Sun 10am-6pm / La Mesa Village
Sound of Freedom Poker Run Sept. 30
Enjoy coffee and doughnuts in the morning. Live band, raffle and auction after the ride at the VFW post.
Time/Place: VFW Post 1924: 1175 Old Stage Rd., Fallbrook
Contact: 760-728-8784 / www.fallbrookvfw.org/sof-poker-run-2017
CRSSD Festival Sept. 30-Oct. 1
A two-day electronic music festival featuring three stages and 36+ performers. In addition to the music, the festival will offer craft beer, mixed drinks, food, and more.
Time/Place: San Diego County Waterfront Park