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It’s an annual culinary tradition like no other. Hungry participants wonder, “What unusual creation will they cook up this time? How will these food daredevils top themselves this year?” No, it’s not an episode of Iron Chef, and it’s definitely not the James Beard awards…it’s the San Diego County Fair. What crazy concoctions will you find this year? Find out after the jump.
This is a perfect weekend to bring the kids to San Diego for a whole host of family friendly events. After the beak are your five to try. Read More…
This is it: Friday it will be a full year since we lost Michael Jackson, the King of Pop. Find a spot in San Diego to celebrate his life and remember his greatest hits.
In honor of the first anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death, Hornblower Cruises and Magic FM has planned a rockin’ celebration onboard Inspiration Hornblower with a live band playing the pop star’s music all night long. Put on your white socks and black shoes and dance under the full moon on the sky deck 30 feet off the water and 10,000 square foot open air dance floor! A portion …
In honor of the San Diego County Fair’s theme “Taste of the Fair,” my husband and I set out accomplish one goal: to find him the most outrageous fair food and take pictures of him eating it. After doing a pre-food walk around to listen to music and burn off some pre-feasting calories, we came upon one of my (guilty) fair favorites, the Australian Battered Potatoes. Think giant potato wedges, but more amazing and served in a bucket with nacho cheese and ranch dressing on the side.
Independence Weekend is upon us with gorgeous sunny weather, cool Pacific breezes and my personal favorite…fireworks!
I’ve told you about some of big celebrations but, where’s the best place to watch the show?
- The Port of San Diego’s Big Bay Boom is the biggest of them all and offers the most viewing spots. More than 750,000 people are expected to head to San Diego Bay for the event so, arrive early at Shelter Island, Harbor Island, the Embarcadero Marina Parks or the Coronado Ferry Landing to scout out your viewing spots. The rockets red glare kicks off at
So much to see, so much to eat and so much to sip this weekend!
- This Friday and Saturday check out the 3rd Annual San Diego International Beer Festival at the San Diego County Fair where beer lovers can sample more than 300 brews from 17 countries and 20 states. Of course, some of San Diego’s finest craft brews will be there too; (see Kate’s Get Hoppy post below). The event takes place in the fair’s Chevrolet Del Mar Arena from 4 -8 p.m. on Friday and noon-7 p.m. on Saturday. Ticket prices range from $20-$43 and include fair admission,
Sure the San Diego County Fair is about rides, rodeos and crazy food concoctions, but I’d like to highlight my 2nd favorite part of the fair: The garden exhibits. My favorite part of the fair is actually the petting zoo, but writing a whole post called “My Love of Sheep” or “How I Wish I Could Hug All of the Cows and Goats in the World” might get old quickly.
The theme of this year’s fair is “Music Mania,” and the floral arrangements and gardens truly create a symphony of blossoms inspired by music. Before you say, “Flowers are boring – bring on …
San Diego is the only place on the whole West Coast on the list. In fact, with the exception of a little place called Mount Rushmore, we’re the only place West of the Mississippi to make the cut.
The experts at ShermansTravel called out our awesome beaches and fantastic fireworks. There are fun things to do and lots of colorful displays of American pride all over town during the Independence weekend. Here’s a few …
I absolutely can’t wait for next month! Why you ask? Well, there are many, many, many reasons to enjoy San Diego in June, but one of my absolutely favorites is the arrival of the San Diego County Fair! A throwback to my childhood years, I always enjoy visiting the Fairgrounds to:
Eat healthy food:
See the shows:
And check out the contest winners in the Exhibit Halls:
Memories from past years’ Fairs include the pig races, live demonstrations from a blacksmith, friday night concerts, tequilla tastings and Mexican wrestlers! Where else are you going to get such diversity all …