Festival of Sail 2011
The Festival of Sail is an annual event with something for everyone. The four day event includes live entertainment from a variety of genres, a petting zoo, cruises on San Diego Bay, cannon battles, sailing on racing yachts, over 150 arts and craft vendors, multitude of food options, interaction with pirates, and more!
Refer to website for scheduleLocation:
San Diego Bay – Maritime Museum of San Diego, 1492 North Harbor Dr.
For more information visit www.sdmaritime.org
September 2, 9, 16, 23
Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park Film Festival
This festival takes place on five consecutive Friday nights beginning August 26. You’ll see rare Hollywood Golden Era films starring Leo Carrillo, outdoors under the stars at the legendary actor’s rancho. Bring your low back chair, warm clothes, flashlight and blanket. No charge for admission.
Movies begin at sunsetLocation:
Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park, 6200 Flying LC Lane, Carlsbad
For more information visit www.carlsbadca.gov
82nd Annual Labor Day Pier Swim and Paddle
The event is a one-mile swim/paddle around the pier.
Registration closing date is Friday, September 2, 2011.
Taste of Downtown
A self-guided tour of some of Downtown’s sumptuous eateries. Over 50 participating restaurants throughout the Gaslamp Quarter, Financial District, East Village and Little Italy. Tickets are $30 in advance/$35 the day of the event. A complimentary shuttle service will be available to take you to and from each neighborhood.
5:00 pm – 9:00 pmLocation:
For more information call 619-233-5008
Surf for the Sea & O’side Firefighters Surf Event
15th Annual Surf for the Sea Memorial Surf. This memorial surf event is in honor of local surfers who have passed away. A benefit for the environment and Surfrider Foundation San Diego Chapter.
7:00 am – 4:30 pmLocation:
North Pier Beach, Oceanside
For more information call 760-439-0863
Grape Day Festival and Parade
First held in 1908, this is Escondido’s oldest and longest running event. Includes a 5K fun run, a whimsical parade, grape stomping, free grapes, entertainment stage, vendor booths, fun zone & more!
5K: 7:30 am / parade: 9:30 am / festival 9:30 am – 4:00 pmLocation:
Grape Day Park, 321 N. Broadway, Escondido
For more information visit www.escondidohistory.org
Jazz 88 Ocean Beach Music & Art Festival
Ocean Beach will be jazzed up with 23 bands on 8 stages performing jazz music at the beach. Bring your friends and family to the beach where you can mix, mingle, and dance.
10:00 am – 8:00 pmLocation:
Ocean Beach Pier parking lot & grassy area – at Newport Ave. & Abbott St.
For more information visit www.obmusicfest.org
33rd Annual Greek Festival
For two days, the church grounds are transformed into a quaint Greek village atmosphere where you can experience fine food, traditional Greek dancing, and the warmth of Greek hospitality.
Sat. 10:00 am – 10:00 pm / Sun. 11:00 am – 9:00 pmLocation:
Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 3459 Manchester Ave., Cardiff-by-the-Sea
For more information call 760-942-0920
Spirits of Mexico Festival
The 2011 Spirits of Mexico Festival is set to showcase top agave spirits brewed by hundreds of distillers, in the heart of Mexican culture, Old Town San Diego. This celebration has been noted as ‘one of four festivals not to miss’ by ‘O’, the Oprah Magazine.
2:30 pm – 10:00 pmLocation:
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, 4002 Wallace St.
For more information visit www.polishedpalate.com
46th Annual San Diego BayFair Powerboat Racing
Watch the fastest boats in the world compete to win at this extreme watersport event. Includes mini hydro racing on a pond, motor home camping, displays, and live entertainment.
Time: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Location: Mission Bay – Vacation Island / Fiesta Island / Fiesta Bay / Ski Beach /
September 16 - October 2
Fleet Week San Diego
Thank our Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen for their services to our country by participating in 2011 Fleet Week San Diego events.
Time: Refer to website
Annual Rendezvous in Poway
This rendezvous is “history comes to life” as you walk back
in time to the 1820-1890’s. See life as it once was and be interactive with historical encampments, meet Mountain Men, Cowboys, Buckaroos, and more. There will be the arts & crafts market, you can visit the Nelson House and Museum, pan for gold, or ride a steam locomotive for a nominal fee.
10:00 am – 4:00 pmLocation:
Old Poway Park, 14134 Midland Rd., Poway
For more information visit www.poway.org
Annual Brazilian Day Festival & Parade
The largest Brazilian festival on the west coast showcasing the culture of Brazil and South America. Family-oriented, non-alcoholic. 40 performances and carnival parade.
11:00 am – 7:00 pmLocation:
Pacific Beach, Garnet Ave. between Bayard St. & Everts St.
For more information visit www.braziliandaysandiego.com
Santee Bluegrass Festival
This festival will feature wine & beer tasting, food sampling, a silent auction and a variety of Bluegrass music.
5:00 pm – 9:30 pmLocation:
Town Center Community Park, Riverwalk & Park Center Drives, Santee
For more information call 619-258-4100
Wild West Bonitafest
The parade is back after 3 years! This event features food, crafts, games, an entertainment stage, a parade, a kid’s fun zone in the shopping center, and much more. Free admission.
Oceanside Harbor Days
This event will include vendor booths, arts & craft exhibits, and food. An outstanding opportunity for residents and neighbors to experience fun activities including the new Beach are stage, Nail “n” Sail Competition, Military, Police & Fire display.
Annual Pacific Islander Festival
Features continuous entertainment throughout the day and presents the food, crafts, and customs of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. Free admission.
Sat. 9:00 am – 4:30 pm / Sun. 8:00 am – 4:00 pmLocation:
Ski Beach, East Mission Bay
For more information visit www.pifasandiego.com
Adams Avenue Street Fair
A music festival that features more than 70 musical acts on
six outdoor stages, hundreds of food and arts & craft vendors, three beer gardens, carnival rides and children’s activities.
Sat. 10:00 am – 10:00 pm / Sun. 10:00 am – 6:00 pmLocation:
Adams Avenue, between 35th St. & Bancroft St., Normal Heights
For more information visit www.adamsavenuebusiness.com
September 30 – October 2
Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Air Show
Aviation expo with performances by the world’s best military and civilian pilots.