Día de los Muertos
Location: Escondido, 340 N. Escondido Blvd.
Come and celebrate el Día de los Muertos with art, ballet folklórico and more! This year the California Center for the Arts, Escondido celebrates our 22nd annual Festival. It is going to be better than ever. As always, attendees will be able to create altars to remember lost loved ones in a special area created by artist Eloy Tarcisio. For the children, we will have face painting, arts and crafts, and more. Food and handmade goods will be available for purchase.
This year’s festival includes a live performance in the Concert Hall by Selena Tribute Band Como la Flor. Don’t forget to stop by an altar to Selena created by artist Daniel Martinez that will be on display at the Center until November 17, 2017. Participate in our Selena Singing Contest!
We also have events from November 2 through 4 for you to celebrate. On November 2, paint a master copy of Diego Rivera’s The Flower Seller. Then on November 3, celebrate the 20th anniversary of the iconic film Selena. Finally, on November 4, experience the history of Mexico on stage with Folklor.
The festival begins at 6:00 pm and is free and open to the public. Altar space will not be available until 6:00 pm, but early arrival is strongly recommended. Guests will not need a ticket to enjoy the festival.
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Super Hero Obstacle Run
8 – 11 AM
Location: Carlsbad, Alga Norte Community Park, 6565 Alicante Rd.
Dress up like your favorite super hero at the City of Carlsbad’s Super Hero Obstacle Race at Alga Norte Community Park. Parents and children run together through a super hero themed 2K obstacle course. Participants must be 4 years and older. Groups will be launched every 10 mins. The race will take approximately one hour to complete. You can pick a start time that works for you.
Defeat villains while leaping over tall buildings, crawl through toxic tunnels and navigate 20 obstacles throughout the park. Conquer inflatable mazes and slides, wrecking balls, tights ropes, web crawlers and other obstacles along the way.
Participants will receive race logoed superhero cape, bib number and finishing medal. Cost is $25 per participant. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
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47th Annual Barona Powwow
September 1 – 3
Location: Lakeside, Barona Sports Park, 1095 Barona Rd
Join the Barona Band of Mission Indians for a weekend of dancing and dress contests, camping, drums and cultural immersion. Dancers will be competing for over $60,000 in prize money! Plenty of parking, delicious food vendors and so much more make this the perfect family celebration!
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Del Mar Racing Season
August 1 – September 4
Location: Del Mar, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd
San Diego horse racing takes place where the “turf meets the surf” at the Del Mar Racetrack. Fans flock to the track each summer to wager on their favorite horses during the popular, annual Del Mar Thoroughbred Club racing season, mid-July through early-September. Be part of the magic and nostalgia of this long-time horse race tradition dating back to 1937 when Bing Crosby greeted the first guests, and Seabiscuit won by a nose in the infamous race in 1938. This season features the nation’s top race horses, trainers and jockeys, and plenty of fun in the sun.
Don’t miss the Del Mar Summer Concert Series. Concerts are free with racetrack admission purchased prior to the last race.
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Annual Oceanside Independence Parade
Location: Oceanside, Coast Hwy from Wisconsin Ave to Pier View Way
Join us for the Annual Oceanside Independence Parade on July 1, 2017 as it marches up Coast Highway from Wisconsin Ave to Pier View Way. Come see floats, bands, walking groups, cool cars and much more. Our theme this year is “STAR SPANGLED SALUTE.” The parade starts at 10:00 a.m. Running time from beginning to end is about two hours.
Viewing of the parade is available from the sidewalks along the entire route. Spectators are encouraged to bring folding chairs. The highest concentration of viewers will be on the north end of the route past Seagaze Avenue.
Street parking is available on the residential side streets that run parallel to the entire route (Freeman and Tremont Streets). Over 1,000 parking spaces are available in the downtown parking lots and the parking structure. To enter the downtown area from the east on parade morning, you will have to cross Coast Highway at Oceanside Blvd. or Surfrider Way. Parking time limits may be enforced for street parking and parking lots – watch for the signs.
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North Coast Rep The Spitfire Grill, A Musical
June 1 – June 25
Location: Solana Beach, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Dr, Suite D
Honest and emotional, this heartfelt musical tells the engaging tale of a young woman with an uncertain past.
Filled with inspirational melodies, and an emotionally soaring score, this all-American musical serves up an abundance of warmth, spirit and goodwill. Open your heart and visit The Spitfire Grill.
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Rhythm & Brews
12 – 4 PM
Location: Vista, Historic Downtown Vista Village
The San Diego Brewers Guild’s Rhythm & Brews music and craft beer festival will pair many of the country’s most celebrated craft breweries with local musicians for its annual bookend event. On Saturday, May 6th from 1 to 4 p.m., craft beer aficionados will gather along Hop Highway in historic downtown Vista Village in Southern California to sample IPAs, barrel-aged brews, sour ales and much more from over 50 of San Diego’s most acclaimed breweries, all while enjoying live musical performances by Ashley Hollander and San Diego’s own Grammy nominated P.O.D., while enjoying delicious eats from local food trucks.
Proceeds from the event benefit the San Diego Brewers Guild, the nonprofit that works to support the county’s innovative brewing community as well as the Brazilian Institute for Arts and Culture, an organization whose mission is to facilitate the education of Brazilian arts and culture to the community.
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Goodguys Meguiar’s 17th Del Mar Nationals
March 31 – 2
Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd
Hot Rods, Customs, Classics, Muscle Cars
and Trucks thru ’72, Goodguys AutoCross, Indoor Car
Show, Vendors, Swap Meet, Cars 4 Sale Corral and All
American Sunday. The show features:
- Over 2,500 Rods, Customs, Classics, Muscle Cars and Trucks thru ’72
- Special indoor Car show exhibit
- 2017 March Performance Street Rod d’Elegance Competition
- K&N Filters All American Sunday welcoming American made or powered vehicles of all years
- Goodguys AutoCross
- Nitro Thunderfest Dragster Exhibition
- Vendor & Manufacturer Exhibits
- Swap Meet
- Cars 4 Sale Corral
- Live music entertainment with Blu Gruv and Lil Elmo & the Cosmos
- Model & Pedal Car Show
- Kids Zone – Free Arts and crafts, games, prizes & more!
- Kids Free Revell Model Car Make-N-Take – Get your kids involved in model building.
- Complimentary Guest Shuttles provided from spectator parking
- Featured Club: Camaro Club of San Diego
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The Flower Fields
March 1 – May 14
Location: Carlsbad, 5704 Paseo del Norte
For over sixty years, Mother Nature has transformed the rolling hills of North San Diego County into one of the most spectacular and coordinated displays of natural color and beauty anywhere in the world. The nearly fifty acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers that make up The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch® in Carlsbad, California, are in bloom for approximately six to eight weeks each year – from early March through early May – literally bringing the famous fields back to life. This annual burst of color, which has become part of the area’s local heritage, also is one of nature’s official ways of announcing the arrival of spring here in southern California.
- Hours: Open to the public seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- Prices: Adults: $14.00 Seniors 60+: $13.00 Children 3-10 yrs.: $7.00 Children 2 yrs. & under: Free
- Season Passes: Adults: $30.00 Seniors 60+: $25.00 Children 3-10 yrs.: $16.00
The Flower Fields are an alcohol and tobacco free environment. Smoking and alcoholic beverages are not permitted onsite. No Bicycles, hoverboards or drones are permitted.
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Museum Month: Half-Off Admission
February 1 – 28
Location: Multiple Locations
Arts, entertainment and culture collide for Macy’s Museum Month in San Diego. This February the San Diego Museum Council and Macy’s have teamed up again for Museum Month, giving patrons a chance to discover what’s new at more than 40 area museums with savings only seen once a year.
Participants can pick up a Museum Month Pass at any area Macy’s store to enjoy half-off admission to all of the participating museums through the entire month of February. Passes will be available beginning February 1 at all San Diego, Temecula and Imperial Valley Macy’s
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