46th Annual Powwow Sept. 2-4
Over 1,000 Native American participants from across the country will showcase their dancing as they compete for prize money.
See website for schedule. / Barona Indian Reservation
(619) 443-6612 x120 / www.barona-nsn.gov
U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge & Dimensional Art Expo Sept. 2-5
In addition to the amazing sand sculptures being created and displayed during the festival, artists who work in other media like metal, glass, acrylic, wood, fabric, ceramics and gemstones will display and sell their work.
9am Daily / ‘B’ Street Cruise Ship Pier: 1140 N. Harbor Dr.
San Diego Bacon Fest Sept. 3
This all-inclusive sampling event features bacon-inspired dishes from local eateries and beverages from craft breweries and local distilleries. 21+ only. Benefits It’s All About the Kids Foundation.
1-5:30pm / Preble Field: 2600 Cushing Road, San Diego
Fleet Week San Diego Sept. 3-Oct. 1
Fleet Week San Diego honors and celebrates the men and women of the military through public events that entertain and alliances that thank and support these heroes.
(619) 858-1545 / www.fleetweeksandiego.org
Ballast Point 20th Anniversary Festival Sept. 4
50+ Ballast Point beers, live entertainment, access to food vendors, racetrack admission & more!
4pm / Del Mar Racetrack
FahrenheitSD Sept. 8
San Diegans are invited to enjoy an evening of live music, auctions, cocktails and dinner for a fundraising event benefiting the San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation.
5:30pm / Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
(619) 410-4742 / www.sdfirerescue.org
Walk to End Alzheimer’s - San Diego Sept. 10
Kids Zone, health and fitness area, entertainment, music and our one and only Promise Garden.
7:30am / Mission Bay - Crown Point https://act.alz.org
Fleet Week Sea & Air Parade Sept. 10
The best of the U.S. military on display and in action in addition to a demo of SEAL capabilities, Coast Guard Search and Rescue, a fly-over of contemporary Navy and World War II aircraft and more.
11:30am-2pm / San Diego Bay
(619) 858-1545 / www.fleetweeksandiego.org
San Diego Blues Festival Sept. 10
The family-friendly event will feature 9 musical acts on two stages featuring the talents of Bobby Rush, Nikki Hill and Grammy Award-winning band, Los Lobos. Festival attendees will enjoy local craft beer, food vendors, specialty cocktails and wine, along with arts and crafts vendors.
12-8pm / Embarcadero Marina Park North www.sdbluesfest.com
Brazilian Day San Diego Sept. 10
Shop from local businesses, savor some delicious food, enjoy our amazing fair and parade with your love ones. Free admission. Family friendly. Carnival parade. Live entertainment all day long.
11am-7pm / Belmont Park, San Diego
Disaster Preparedness Expo Sept. 10
Natural disasters can strike quickly and without warning. Attend our free community event to learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones in case of an emergency.
10am / The Lawn at Park Blvd and Presidents Way, Balboa Park
South Bay Pride Art and Music Festival Sept. 10
South Bay’s annual celebration for the LGBTQ community and their allies. Live music, art, exhibitors, food, drinks and lots
12-8pm / Bayside Park, Chula Vista www.chulavistaca.gov
Cardiff Greek Festival Sept. 10-11
Enjoy authentic Greek cuisine, live music and dancing, folk dance performances, cooking demos, kids fun zone, church tours, marketplace, deli and imports, and an array of other treasure.
Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 11am-9pm / Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church: 3459 Manchester Ave.
(760) 942-0920 / www.cardiffgreekfestival.com
The Heart of Pacific Beach Restaurant Walk Sept. 14
Sample a great variety of menus from local restaurants for $25.
4-9pm / Discover PB: 1503 Garnet Avenue
Gi Film Festival San Diego Sept. 14-18
Featuring films for, about, and by America’s armed forces.
Various venues throughout San Diego County.
SoCal Rehab Golf Classic Sept. 15
2 individuals with disabilities/2 able bodied individuals make up a foursome; at least one individual with a disability in each group. Goodie bag for everyone. Games and contests.
12pm / Riverwalk Golf Course: 1150 Fashion Valley Rd.
Taste of Downtown Sept. 15
Explore scrumptious eats and endless options at over 40 of Downtown’s most esteemed eateries throughout the Gaslamp Quarter, Financial District, and East Village.
5-9pm / Downtown San Diego
(619) 234-0201 / www.downtownsandiego.org
Holes for Heroes Golf Tournament Sept. 16
Provides more than $850,000 to local charities including Armed Service YMCA, Freedom Dogs, Honor Flight, Guide On, Veterans Village of San Diego, and One More Wave Surf Corporation. 100% of the proceeds benefit these charities.
9am / Lomas Santa Fe Country Club, Solana Beach
(619) 787-6280 / www.sdrotary.org
San Diego Bayfair Sept. 16-18
Joining the fastest boats on the water are piston-powered hydroplanes, tunnel boats and cracker boxes. Enjoy live bands, beer gardens, kids’ zone and specialty food vendors.
See website for schedule. / Mission Bay Park
(858) 578-7454 / www.sandiegobayfair.org
Mira Mesa Street Fair Sept. 17
Entertainment on two stages, a carnival, children’s crafts and games, beer garden near the food court and music stage.
10am-5pm / Camino Ruiz
(858) 609-6629 / www.miramesatowncouncil.org
Wavecrest Woodie Meet Sept. 17
Experience the longest running and largest gathering of woodies in the world. Throughout the day there is Hawaiian and surf music performed live.
8am-3pm / Moonlight Beach, Encinitas
San Diego Gourmet Pizza Festival Sept. 17
21+ outdoor festival combined with 15-20 restaurants competing for San Diego’s best gourmet pizza. Includes 7 beer samples, music and dancing.
11am-2pm / NTC Arts and Culture District at Liberty Station
Coronado Speed Festival Sept. 17-18
Join thousands of race enthusiasts and fans at NAS North Island for this premier motorsports event saluting our nation’s military.
Naval Base Coronado
(619) 858-1545 / www.fleetweeksandiego.org
Firefighters & Friends “Celebrity Waiters Luncheon” Sept. 23
Attendees will have a change at some live, silent and raffle items at the luncheon. Funds raised from the event will go to support the services that UCP provides to people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.
12pm / Coronado Island Marriott Resort: 2000 2nd St.
San Diego Festival of Beer Sept. 23
Presented by the San Diego Professionals Against Cancer (SDAPC), the fest features live music and nearly 60 different breweries serving 120 varieties of tasty craft brews.
6-10pm / Broadway Pier: 1000 North Harbor Drive
Miramar Air Show Sept. 23-25
U.S. Navy Blue Angels, U.S. Army Golden Knights, U.S. Navy Leap Frogs, F-35B Lightning, Boeing AV-8B Harrier, Bell Boeing MV-22 Osprey, Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Demo, USAF F-16 Demo and Heritage Flight.
See website for schedule. / MCAS Miramar: Boyington Road
The 2016 Globe Gala Sept. 24
The Old Globe will celebrate A Night of Revels in support of the theatre’s arts engagement and artistic programs.
6pm / Old Globe Theatre: 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego
(619) 234-5623 / www.theoldglobe.org
Avocado Half Marathon & 5K Sept. 24
We are proud to once again support the military and those veterans that have served to protect our great country.
6:30am-12pm / Main Avenue at Alvarado Street, Fallbrook
(760) 715-6834 / www. fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org
Black And White Masquerade Ball Sept. 24
The spectacular evening includes fine cuisine, exciting auctions, and fabulous entertainment and dancing til you drop. Benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad.
6pm / Omni Resort La Costa, Carlsbad
(760) 729-0207 / www.bgccarlsbad.org
Once in A Blue Moon Dinner & Auction Sept. 24
All proceeds will go towards the restoration of plant and wildlife habitat, and the creation of new trails along the San Diego River Park for the East County community.
5-9pm / Hazy Meadow Ranch: 15466 El Monte Road, Lakeside
(619) 443-4770 / www.lakesideriverpark.org
Oceanside Harbor Days Sept. 24-25
Two days of sun, sand, and surf. Pirate Village, Entertainment Stage, Arts, Crafts and Food booth areas, Nail ‘n’ Sail Competition, Military, Public Safety displays, and more.
Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 9am-5pm / Oceanside Harbor Beach
(760) 722-1534 / www.oceansidechamber.com
Pumpkin Patch Opening Weekend Sept. 24-25
Family and friends enjoy the tractor hayrides, straw maze, petting corral and Snows Pony Rides.
9am / Bates Nut Farm: 15954 Woods Valley Rd., Valley Center
(800) 642-0348 / www.batesnutfarm.biz
Art & Craft Show Old Town Sept. 24-25
Eccentric celebrated entertainment line-up, special exhibits and a superb wine and craft beer garden.
10am-6pm / San Diego Avenue, Old Town
(619) 233-5008 / www.oldtownartfestival.org
FACE Foundation’s 5k Doggie Dash Sept. 25
Proceeds benefit local pets in need of life-saving veterinary care, so grab your pup and walk, run, or dash for the dogs!
10am / Road Runner Sports Store: 5553 Copley Drive
San Diego Restaurant Week Sept. 25-Oct. 2
Dishes compiled of local products and ingredients at over 180 participating restaurants throughout San Diego County.
S.D. International Film Festival Sept. 28-Oct. 2
You will be immersed in all aspects of cinematic storytelling as well as the celebration of the work, the artists and the industry luminaries.
(619) 818-2221 / www.sdfilmfest.com
La Mesa Oktoberfest Sept. 30-Oct. 2
The event features German food, German beer, German music, German dancing and an unbelievable street festival with over 100 vendors.
Fri 4-10pm, Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 10am-6pm / La Mesa Downtown Village
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