San Diego and La Jolla Weekend Events: December 7th & 8th

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The holiday season is upon us, and this weekend is packed with events. So what are you waiting for? Make your plans now! There’s something for everyone!


Saturday, Dec. 7th

December Nights: Day 2
12 p.m. to 11 p.m., Balboa Park
The second – and busiest – round of December Nights fills Balboa Park Saturday with music, food, entertainment, light displays, and just all-around merriment. The event is free; it’s expected to draw more 350,000 visitors, so be prepared for crowds.

Little Italy Tree Lighting & Christmas Village
4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Piazza della Famiglia
Little Italy celebrates the holidays with its very own 21st annual Tree Lighting and Christmas Village celebration. The tree lighting ceremony goes down at Piazza della Famiglia in the heart of Little Italy; the rest of the free, festive event includes live music, horse-drawn carriage rides, holiday treats and a visit from Santa. And, if you stroll down India Street, you’ll see sparkling lights everywhere, plus 10-foot-tall nutcrackers and other seasonal décor.

Sunday, Dec. 8th

Breakfast With Santa
9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Enjoy breakfast with the man himself – Santa Claus – as well as a stellar view at this Holiday By the Bay event at the Hilton Bayfront. The full breakfast buffet costs $31.99; kids age 5 and under are free.

Holiday Makers Bazaar
11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Latchkey Brewing
Latchkey Brewing will host a holiday market Sunday featuring all kinds of goods made by local artisans. Grab a pint and some food from a local food truck as you peruse and shop; there will also be live music from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

San Diego and La Jolla Weekend Events: November 23rd & 24th

 

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Fall season is upon us, and this weekend is packed with events. So what are you waiting for? Make your plans now! There’s something for everyone!


Saturday, Nov. 23rd

Friendsgiving Sun Printing Artisan Workshop
12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Inn at Rancho Santa Fe
Enjoy a day of art, food and wine at this workshop at Inn at Rancho Santa Fe where you’ll learn about cyanotypes, the foundation of printmaking and photography. The Sun Printing Artisan Workshop will be led by Describe the Fauna, and attendees will each leave with a set of hand-crafted prints. A “Friendsgiving” lunch, two glasses of wine, the workshop and parking is included in your ticket.

Park Beautification Crew
8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Mission Trails Regional Park
Spend part of your Saturday volunteering at Mission Trails, where a crew will help beautify the park through several projects like pruning brush, spreading mulch, picking up litter and cleaning up the riverbed. Tools, snacks and ice water will be provided; if you want to bring your own work gloves, even better. RSVP by calling (619) 668-3201.

Sunday, Nov. 24th

Encinitas Holiday Street Fair
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Downtown Encinitas
More than 450 unique food, arts and crafts vendors will headline the Encinitas Holiday Street Fair this Sunday in the heart of the laid-back beach town. The free, family-friendly fest also includes live music from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., plus a dog-friendly beer garden. There will be no parking on Highway 101 from D to J streets during the event, so plan accordingly.your own mat.

Guided Nature Walk
9:30 a.m., Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center
It’s going to be a beautiful weekend to get outside! Take a free guided 1.5 hour nature walk from Mission Trails Regional Park. Along the way you’ll learn about animals, plants, and history of this park in San Diego.

San Diego and La Jolla Weekend Events: 11/9 & 11/10

Fall season is upon us, and this weekend is packed with events. So what are you waiting for? Make your plans now! There’s something for everyone!


Saturday, Nov. 9th

Christmas Arts, Crafts & Vintage Market
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Bates Nut Farm
The Bates Nut Farm up in Valley Center will host this holiday shopping event Saturday, showcasing handmade goodies like jewelry, woodworking, candles, soaps, fine art, and more. Many of the items are vintage or antique and have been upcycled, recycled or restored. The all-day Vintage Market will also include fun activities for the kids like pony rides and face-painting and, when you get hungry and need a break, there will be a BBQ vendor on-site and live music to enjoy. Happy browsing!

Enjoya La Jolla: Salute to Service
3 p.m. to 6 p.m., La Jolla Village (Near Prospect Street and Girard Avenue)
Every second Saturday of the month, the Enjoya La Jolla event invites people to “sip, shop & stroll” their way through the seaside community. This Saturday, the free community event will be dedicated to U.S. servicemembers, and will be filled with live music, tasty treats and prizes and contests throughout La Jolla Village.

Sunday, Nov. 10th

Yoga + Mimosa Mornings
9 a.m., Windmill Food Hall (Carlsbad)
Namaste right here… after a couple mimosas. Enjoy a Sunday morning yoga session at the brand-new Windmill Food Hall in Carlsbad led by a certified instructor. Afterward, 21+ participants can enjoy a mimosa at the foodie-friendly attraction. This class costs $5; bring your own mat.

Guided Nature Walk
9:30 a.m., Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center
It’s going to be a beautiful weekend to get outside! Take a free guided 1.5 hour nature walk from Mission Trails Regional Park. Along the way you’ll learn about animals, plants, and history of this park in San Diego.

San Diego and La Jolla Weekend Events: 11/2 & 11/3

 

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Fall season is upon us, and this weekend is packed with events. So what are you waiting for? Make your plans now! There’s something for everyone!


Saturday, Nov. 1st 

Trout Opening Weekend
6 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday), Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve
Gone fishin’! Santee Lakes has been stocked with 4,000 pounds of rainbow and lightning trout for this weekend’s big opener. The fish are tagged; the five largest trout caught over the weekend will win prizes. Parking costs $6, while fishing permits run between $6 and $10.

San Diego Beer Week 2019 Guild Fest
11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Embarcadero Marina Park North
San Diego Beer Week’s biggest event – the 2019 Guild Gest – hits downtown’s waterfront this Saturday, from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival features 100+ samples from 60+ local, independent craft breweries. Food vendors will be at the event selling snacks. General admission (with entry at 2p.m.) costs $50 and includes a keepsake cup. Cheers!

Sunday, Nov. 2nd

Yoga + Mimosa Mornings
9 a.m., Windmill Food Hall (Carlsbad)
Namaste right here… after a couple mimosas. Enjoy a Sunday morning yoga session at the brand-new Windmill Food Hall in Carlsbad led by a certified instructor. Afterward, 21+ participants can enjoy a mimosa at the foodie-friendly attraction. This class costs $5; bring your own mat.

Guided Nature Walk
9:30 a.m., Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center
It’s going to be a beautiful weekend to get outside! Take a free guided 1.5 hour nature walk from Mission Trails Regional Park. Along the way you’ll learn about animals, plants, and history of this park in San Diego.

San Diego and La Jolla Weekend Events: 10/19 & 10/20

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Fall season is upon us, and this weekend is packed with events. So what are you waiting for? Make your plans now! There’s something for everyone!


Saturday, Oct. 19th

Pumpkin Picking
Times and Locations Vary
As we slide into the first weekend of October, it might be a good time to start the hunt for that perfect pumpkin. This time of year, San Diego County is home to lots of pumpkin patches, many of which offer special activities in addition to gorgeous gourds. Use this guide to make your pumpkin patch plans.

The Capitol Steps
8 p.m., Balboa Theatre
The American political satire comedy group, The Capitol Steps, perform at San Diego’s Balboa Theatre Saturday night. The group specializes in song parodies, usually introduced to the audience with a short skit. Tickets start at $31.50.

Sunday, Oct. 20th

Yoga + Mimosa Mornings
9 a.m., Windmill Food Hall (Carlsbad)
Namaste right here… after a couple mimosas. Enjoy a Sunday morning yoga session at the brand-new Windmill Food Hall in Carlsbad led by a certified instructor. Afterward, 21+ participants can enjoy a mimosa at the foodie-friendly attraction. This class costs $5; bring your own mat.

Guided Nature Walk
9:30 a.m., Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center
It’s going to be a beautiful weekend to get outside! Take a free guided 1.5 hour nature walk from Mission Trails Regional Park. Along the way you’ll learn about animals, plants, and history of this park in San Diego.

San Diego and La Jolla Weekend Events: 10/12 & 10/13

 

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Fall season is upon us, and this weekend is packed with events. So what are you waiting for? Make your plans now! There’s something for everyone!


Saturday, Oct. 12th

Arts, Crafts & Vintage Market: Pumpkin Festival
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday), Bates Nut Farm
Nothing says autumn better than a Pumpkin Festival. Couple this with Bates Nut Farm hosting its Arts, Crafts & Vintage Market showcasing upcycled, restored, vintage, and handmade wares including jewelry, soaps, fine art, woodworking and more. Meanwhile over at the farm’s pumpkin patch, visitors will find the Pumpkin Festival complete with fall decorations, tractor hayrides, a straw maze, pony rides and food vendors. Admission is free, but it costs $5 to park at Bates Nut Farm on the weekends in October.

Pumpkin Picking
Times and Locations Vary
If you don’t have your pumpkin picked out yet, you’re in luck! This time of year, San Diego County is home to lots of pumpkin patches, many of which offer special activities in addition to gorgeous gourds. Check your area for dates and times!

Sunday, Oct. 13th

Yoga + Mimosa Mornings
9 a.m., Windmill Food Hall (Carlsbad)
Namaste right here… after a couple mimosas. Enjoy a Sunday morning yoga session at the brand-new Windmill Food Hall in Carlsbad led by a certified instructor. Afterward, 21+ participants can enjoy a mimosa at the foodie-friendly attraction. This class costs $5; bring your own mat.

Guided Nature Walk
9:30 a.m., Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center
It’s going to be a beautiful weekend to get outside! Take a free guided 1.5 hour nature walk from Mission Trails Regional Park. Along the way you’ll learn about animals, plants, and history of this park in San Diego.

San Diego and La Jolla Weekend Events: 9/28 & 9/29

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It’s officially fall and this weekend is packed with events. So what are you waiting for? Make your plans now! There’s something for everyone!


Saturday, Sep. 28th

San Diego Restaurant Week
Lunch and Dinnertime, Locations Vary

San Diego’s ultimate food event continues its run this weekend, showcasing dining deals at 180+ restaurants across the county. As always, participating eateries will offer $10 to $60 prix-fixe San Diego Restaurant Week menus — some for lunch, some for dinner, some for both — that usually include a couple of courses. SDRW wraps up Sunday; check out the full lineup of restaurants here.

Yoga in the Rotunda
8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., San Diego Museum of Man
The San Diego Museum of Man hosts another session of “Yoga in the Rotunda,” an instructor-led, all-levels flow class in the museum’s historic rotunda. Tickets to this event for non-museum members cost $10, and you must complete “E-Club Member” enrollment on the museum’s website while buying your ticket. This unique yoga class is held the second and fourth Saturday of every month, so if you can’t make it this weekend, look ahead to your calendar and pencil it in for next time.

Sunday, September 22nd:

Gaslamp Artisan Market
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fifth Avenue
Go check out the new Gaslamp Quarter’s Fifth Avenue between Market Street and Island Avenue and let us know what you think! Pop through different restaurants and shops, and explore the new exciting area!

Guided Nature Walk
9:30 a.m., Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center
It’s going to be a beautiful weekend to get outside! Take a free guided 1.5 hour nature walk from Mission Trails Regional Park. Along the way you’ll learn about animals, plants, and history of this park in San Diego.

San Diego and La Jolla Weekend Events: September 7th and 8th

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The weather is perfect, this weekend is packed with events. So what are you waiting for? Make your plans now! There’s something for everyone!


Saturday, Sep. 7th

San Diego Blues Festival
12 p.m. to 8 p.m., Embarcadero Marina Park South
The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank hosts its 9th annual San Diego Blues Festival along downtown’s waterfont. The family-friendly fest will feature nine musical acts across two stages, plus food trucks, arts and crafts vendors, and local craft beer, wine and cocktail vendors. General admission costs $35; kids age 12 and under get in free with a paying adult. All proceeds will help support the San Diego Food Bank and its North County chapter; attendees are also encouraged to bring canned food donations. NBC 7 and Telemundo 20 will have a booth at the Blues Festival; stop by and say hello!

6th Annual Carlsbad Brewfest
1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Holiday Park
Craft beer enthusiasts, this one’s for you. More than 40 craft breweries and cider houses will come together for the Carlsbad Brewfest this Saturday at Holiday Park. Music, entertainment and food will round-out the event; general admission tickets cost $55. New this year: several local brewers – including Culver Beer Co., Burgeon Beer Company, and Pizza Port, to name a few – have collaborated to create West Coast IPA that’ll be released at the fest. Cheers!

Sunday, September 8th:

Gaslamp Artisan Market
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fifth Avenue
Go check out the new Gaslamp Quarter’s Fifth Avenue between Market Street and Island Avenue and let us know what you think! Pop through different restaurants and shops, and explore the new exciting area!

Guided Nature Walk
9:30 a.m., Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center
It’s going to be a beautiful weekend to get outside! Take a free guided 1.5 hour nature walk from Mission Trails Regional Park. Along the way you’ll learn about animals, plants, and history of this park in San Diego.