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1. Pro Junior Surf Contest: Oceanside, CA will host the only 6-star pro junior surf contest in North America on Saturday, August 13. Sixteen of the best 20-year-old-and-under female surfers in the world will be competing for first place and one of the industry’s largest prize purses. The contest starts at 11:15 am at the Oceanside Pier and will feature a series of head-to-head heats with the finals scheduled for 2:15 pm. Admission is free.

2. BrewFest Encinitas: Stone Brewing Co., Ballast Point, Pizza Port and others will gather at Mira Costa College’s San Elijo Campus August 13th …

I had the pleasure of taking a little mini-vacation for the evening last Friday.  The beauty of my “trip” was that I was transported to the islands of the South Pacific without having to drive more than 5 miles!  “How is this possible?” you ask?  Why, it’s possible at the Kona Kai Resort on Shelter Island – where they feature an authentic luau throughout the summer including buffet dinner, Mai Tais, Hula and Fire Dancers!

It’s been years since I was last in Hawaii to experience something like this in person, so I was super excited to have the opportunity …

1. Summer Safari- An African Extravaganza at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park: Running from July 2 to August 21, visitors will be treated to entertainment, activities and animals that embrace the spirit of Africa. Just outside of the village, guests can also see the world’s fastest land animal, a cheetah, run right past them!

2. Ray at Night: One of the coolest ways to spend the weekend is in North Park on July 9. Art, music and culture lovers gather to mix and mingle in the plethora of galleries and businesses from 6:00 to 10:00 pm.

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Discover San Diego’s Neighborhoods with our Summer Sweepstakes. Join us every week as we showcase the best in what to do, where to eat, and where to stay in some of San Diego’s unique neighborhoods. Be sure to check back for exciting insider tips, giveaways, and more! This week’s spotlight is on centrally-located Mission Valley and historic Old Town.

Mission Valley and Old Town are adjacent to each other, but they have two distinct dining communities. Mission Valley is a prime location for family-friendly fare and well-known restaurant chains. When it comes to authentic Mexican food in San Diego, there’s no …

1. La Jolla Festival of the Arts: Held on the University of California, San Diego campus in La Jolla June 18-19, the event includes award-winning artists, gourmet cuisine, contemporary music and entertainment.

2. Taste of Gaslamp: Sample dishes from over 25 venues Saturday and Sunday June 18-19th from 1:00 – 4:00 pm on the streets of the historic Gaslamp Quarter. Attendees will also receive a take home copy of the Taste of Gaslamp recipe book featuring recipes from participating Gaslamp Quarter restaurants.

3. Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Festival: The 4th annual event held at the Spanish Village …

Discover San Diego’s Neighborhoods with our Summer Sweepstakes. Join us every week as we showcase the best in what to do, where to eat, and where to stay in some of San Diego’s unique neighborhoods. Be sure to check back for exciting insider tips, giveaways, and more! This week’s spotlight is on beautiful La Jolla.

1. 25th Annual La Jolla Festival of the Arts – The La Jolla Festival of the Arts, one of the top-rated art shows in the state, is taking place June 18 and 19 on the USCD east campus.  Showcasing nearly 200 award-winning local and national artists, …

1. Friday Parties at the Park: For three Fridays this month (June 3, 10, 24), PETCO Park will host themed pre-game parties before every Friday night Padres home game. This Friday’s party includes a Taste of Downtown. June 10 will be Margarita Park and June 24 is College Night. Festivities begin at 5:00 pm.

2. 6th Annual Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf Dog Competition: Watch dozens of dogs take to the waves at this “pupular” tail-wagging event on June 4 at Imperial Beach. The competition includes dogs hanging 10 in the small, large and tandem (dog and owner …

Making its debut in San Diego just over a year ago, ultimate night spot FLUXX rivals anything you might see in Las Vegas.  In fact, FLUXX was named “Best New Nightclub of the Year” by the 2011 Nightclub & Bar Awards for the entire nation!

The thing that I particularly like about FLUXX is that, like its namesake, it is always in flux!  Every 6-8 weeks the club changes themes, uniforms, design, etc.  The current Fluxxuation is “Fluxx-adelic” (an awesome 60′s theme) running through Memorial Day, but in the past they’ve done such themes as Primal (unleashing the inner animal), Odyssey (space/extraterrestrial themed), Fetish (does …

1. 18th Annual Sicilian Festival: The music, dance, culture and cuisine of Sicily come to the streets of downtown San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood with four performance stages, a parade of costumed dancers, musicians and more, and best of all, it’s free! www.sicilianfesta.com

2. Old Globe Theatre: Thank Globe its Friday: Kick off the weekend in style with a pre-show bash. Includes hosted wine and martini bar, appetizers and dessert. This Friday you have your choice between August: Osage County or Life of Riley. www.theoldglobe.org

3. Wine, Blues and Brews Festival: Head up north to this annual …


San Diego is celebrating Cinco de Mayo in a big way. Check out these five fiestas that celebrate Cinco de Mayo throughout the weekend.

  1. Old Town San Diego is the place to be for authentic Mexican food and entertainment for San Diego’s Cinco de Mayo celebration. On May 5th, Fiesta de Reyes, El Fandango and The Cosmopolitan Hotel and Restaurant will be hosting special celebrations in honor of the Mexican holiday. Festivities start at 1:00 p.m. at Fiesta de Reyes and will feature live entertainment. El Fandango restaurant is featuring a special menu and The Cosmopolitan Hotel and Restaurant will