September Calendar of Events

September Calendar of Events

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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.

Barona Sports Park, Lakeside

619-443-6612 /

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.

9am-5pm / Broadway Pier and Pavilion

Fleet Week San Diego – Military Family Tailgate  Sept. 2

Brings together military families for a fun afternoon of tailgating, music, games and other surprises at the opening game of San Diego State Football. After the game, enjoy the 42nd annual KGB Sky Show, an exciting fireworks extravaganza set to music.

3pm / Qualcomm Stadium

619-858-1545 /

San Diego Bacon Fest  Sept. 2

An all-inclusive event at Liberty Station, granting you unlimited samples from all our beverage and food vendors.

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!

11am-6pm / Menghini Winery: 1150 Julian Orchards Dr.

760-765-1857 /

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.

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.

8am-5pm / State St & W Ash St. /

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.

Brandon Gallery: 105 N. Main Avenue, Fallbrook

760-731-0277 /

Labor Day  Sept. 4

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

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.

5-8pm / Del Mar Village

858-735-3650 /

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!

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.

7:30am-4:30pm / North Harbor Jetty Beach, Oceanside

760-439-0863 /

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.

12-8pm / Embarcadero Marina Park North

858-863-5121 /

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.

8am / De Anza Cove Park, San Diego

202-303-3110 /

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 SD has to offer!

5pm / House of Blues, San Diego

619-299-2583 /

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 and games.

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.

5:30-9:30pm / Town Center Community Park East

619-258-4100 /

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 more!

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.

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.

Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 10:30am-9pm / Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek

Orthodox Church

760-942-0920 /

San Diego Blues Festival  Sept. 10

The San Diego Blues Festival features members of the Blues Hall of Fame, a Grammy Award winner and many other blues acts.

12-8pm / Embarcadero Marina Park North /

San Diego Brazilian Day Festival  Sept. 10

Brazilian Day invites you to join in the festivities celebrating the Brazilian culture with a street fair, parade, music, carnival and more!

11am-7pm / Belmont Park

Coronado Art Walk  Sept. 10-11

Artists from around the country will be at Coronado Art Walk displaying works from paintings and photography to pottery, wood and glass pieces and jewelry.

9/11 Breakfast & Remembrance Ceremony  Sept. 11

Sponsored in partnership with “The Wounded Warrior Project.”

7-10am / National City Fire Department

619-336-4241 /

Coronado Hospital Foundation Golf Tournament  Sept. 14

Enjoy playing 18 holes, followed by a fun-filled evening that includes dinner, an awards reception and silent auction!

10:30am / Coronado Municipal Golf Course

619-522-3703 /

Lake Poway Fall Camping Series  Sept. 15-16

Set up your tent and explore the park. 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.

Sat 5pm-Sun 10am / Lake Poway /

KAABOO Del Mar Festival  Sept. 15-17

Enjoy the world-class music, hilarious comedy, incredible cuisine, craft libations, inspiring contemporary art, and personal indulgences.

Del Mar Racetrack & Fairgrounds /

Old Town San Diego Fiestas Patrias  Sept. 16

Celebrate Mexican Independence Day with Old Town while commemorating and experiencing the rich and diverse culture of Mexican California.

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.

11am-6pm / West of H St between Bay Blvd and Marina Pkwy

Julian Music Festival  Sept. 17

Celebrate the end of summer with bluegrass to celebrate the festival’s roots and Western ballads to remember the past and present at the Julian Music Festival.

1-7pm / 1150 Julian Orchards Road., Julian 92036

Miramar Air Show  Sept. 22-24

A Salute to Vietnam Veterans. General admission is FREE. “Bring your own” seating is available on both ends of the flight line.

See website for schedule. / Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

877-772-5425 /

Semper Tri & Devil Dog Duathlon  Sept. 23

Help us support quality of life programs for our Marines, Sailors & their Families by taking part.

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.

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.

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.

6pm / The Old Globe, San Diego /

Poway Rodeo  Sept. 23-24

Professional rodeo cowboys from around the country compete during the annual Poway Rodeo. Can they hold on for 8 seconds?

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.

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.

Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 10am-6pm / Norway Hall Foundation: 2006 E Vista Wy

Adams Avenue Street Fair  Sept. 24-25

Adams Avenue Street Fair is SoCal’s largest free two-day music festival held each year during the last weekend in September in the community of Normal Heights.

Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 10am-6pm / Adams Street

Oceanside Harbor Days  Sept. 24-25

Oceanside Harbor Days are two event filled days of sun, sand, and surf including a Sandcastle competition, entertainment, Nail ‘n’ Sail Competition, and more.

Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 9am-5pm / Oceanside Harbor

San Diego Restaurant Week  Sept. 25-Oct. 2

For eight days only, enjoy prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus compiled of local products and ingredients at over 180 participating restaurants throughout San Diego County.

San Diego Quilt Show  Sept. 28-30

The 2017 San Diego Quilt Show’s theme is “Postcards from San Diego.”

Thu & Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 9am-5pm / SD Convention Center

619-443-2706 /

San Diego International Film Festival  Sept. 28-Oct. 2

Be part of the scene with five days to immerse yourself in engaging films, the hottest parties, intriguing panels, celebrity sightings, and industry events.

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.

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.

VFW Post 1924: 1175 Old Stage Rd., Fallbrook

760-728-8784 /

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.

San Diego County Waterfront Park /



Escondido – Welk: 3-7 pm


Coronado: 2:30–6 pm

Escondido: 2:30 – 6 pm

Mira Mesa: 2:30-7 pm

Otay Ranch: 4-7 pm

Pacific Beach: 2-7 pm

UCSD/La Jolla: 10-2 pm


Carlsbad: 3-7 pm

Encinitas: 4-7 pm

Mission Bay: 10 am – 2 pm

Ocean Beach: 4-7 pm

Santee 3-6 pm


Carmel Valley: 2:30-7 pm

Chula Vista: 3-6 pm

El Cajon : 3-6 pm

Fallbrook: 4:30 – 8 pm

Linda Vista: 3-7 pm

North Park: 3-7 pm

Oceanside CFM : 9 am – 1 pm

Oceanside Sunset: 5-9 pm

UC– Doyle Elementary: 3-7 pm

Valley Center 3-7 pm


Imperial Beach: 12-6 pm

Kearny Mesa: 11 am -1:30 pm

La Mesa: 1-5 pm

Rancho Bernardo: 9 am -1 pm


City Heights: 9-1 pm

Del Mar: 1-4 pm

Escondido: 10 am – 2 pm

Golden Hill: 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

Little Italy: 8 am – 2 pm

Pacific Beach: 8 am – noon

Poway: 8 am – 1 pm

Rancho PQ 10 am – 1 pm

Ramona: 9 am – 1 pm

Scripps Ranch: 9 am – 1 pm

Vista: 8 am – 1 pm


Sikes Adobe: 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Gaslamp District: 9 am –2 pm

Hillcrest: 9 am – 2 pm

Julian: 11 am – 4 pm

La Jolla: 9 am – 1 pm

Leucadia/Encinitas: 10 am – 2 pm

Point Loma: 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Rancho Santa Fe: 9:30 am – 2 pm

San Marcos: 11 am – 3 pm

Solana Beach: 1 – 5 pm

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