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Labor Day: the last long weekend of the summer. What comes to mind when you think of Labor Day? I think of the beach, barbequing and having fun with friends and family. Be sure to have some fun before school starts and we all have to start looking into fall and shorter days.

Festival of Sail: This annual event is so fun. The Big Bay is awash with beautiful sail boats from all over the world. The five day event includes live entertainment, petting zoo, cruises on San Diego Bay, cannon battles, pirates, over 150 arts and craft vendors, …

With the weather hovering around a perfect 73 degrees this weekend, what better way to enjoy it than by spending the day in the great outdoors – and even better – on the water. In San Diego, you can run, ride, and skateboard near the water’s edge, and in the water is just as fun! Here our picks for some fun in the sun and on the water.

Mission Bay Park: There is so much to do in and around Mission Bay Park, and one of the most thrilling activities is renting a jet ski. It can get …

The forecast says 71 degrees for this weekend – does it get any better than San Diego in the summer? Here are 5 to try this weekend – all of which are outdoors!

Old Globe Theatre Shakespeare Festival: Set against a backdrop of spectacular Balboa Park and nestled among beautiful eucalyptus trees is the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Watch The Madness of George III on Friday, The Taming of the Shrew on Saturday or King Lear on Sunday. What a great place to enjoy a beautiful San Diego evening.

Del Mar Horse Racing: It’s doesn’t feel like …

S ‘mores and summer go hand in hand, especially in San Diego where you can enjoy this delicious desert right on the beach. It’s a campfire classic that is so simple to make yet full of such gooey goodness. The more the marshmallow is burnt – the better! Want to make your own s ‘mores while visiting San Diego? Pick from over 180 beach fire pits located throughout San Diego or check out some of my favorite places to make your own or have someone make them for you!


Tip: There are no reservations for fire pits, and …

The 27th Annual Hillcrest Cityfest
Aug. 8 in Hillcrest
This FREE event celebrates community spirit with music, arts and crafts, a celebratory lantern parade and rededication of the Hillcrest neighborhood sign. Event futures will include a Grand Stage, massive open air beer garden, a kid’s carnival, mechanical bull, dunk tank and more.  The event takes place from 12 – 8 p.m.

The 30th Annual US Sandcastle Competition
Aug. 7 – 8 in Imperial Beach
This FREE event begins on Saturday with a street festival along Seacoast Drive.  The festival will include entertainment, food, arts and crafts and The Kids-N-Kastles Competition …

The Del Mar horse racing season has begun, the races are in full-swing and there are some exciting events in store this summer. 

Be sure to check the Events Calendar for information on the events taking place all season long. 

Highlights include:

Fridays & Select Saturdays: The Del Mar Summer Concert Series.  Featuring “4 O’Clock Fridays,” (free concerts every Friday and select Saturdays after the last race). This year’s lineup includes Weezer, ZZ Top, The B52s and more.

Saturdays & Sundays: Daybreak at Del Mar.  From 7:30 – 9:30 a.m., fans can get the inside scoop on …

San Diego in July – it doesn’t get any better than this!  Check out these five things to try this weekend and tell us what you will be up to this weekend!

1. Summer Pipe Organ Festival – This event actually runs all summer and features a different internationally known organist playing the world’s largest outdoor pipe organ.  The concerts are free, and there are great area’s to bring your own picnic.  It’s a great way to get outside and enjoy the beautiful San Diego weather and listen to some unique music!  

2. 36th Annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride

The epic 20-minute Big Bay Boom fireworks display over San Diego Bay is the largest display in the region. At 9 p.m. on July 4th, fireworks are launched simultaneously from four barges placed around the bay and choreographed to music broadcast on 105.7 FM radio. Back for its 10th year, the Big Bay Boom fireworks display can be seen throughout downtown San Diego, neighboring Coronado, Point Loma and many communities throughout the city. Great viewing spots are all along the bay front and aboard popular harbor cruises. 

Coronado will celebrate a patriotic Independence Day with events on Saturday, July 3 …

Recently we had the treat of visiting SeaWorld San Diego and seeing the new Dolphin Show “Blue Horizons.”  We love visiting SeaWorld and often take our friends and family when they visit.  A few of our favorite stops are the Wild Arctic, Penguin and Shark Encounters.  One show my son loves to see every visit is Pets Rule!  It features rescued dogs, cats, pigs and birds doing some amazing tricks.  It never fails to entertain him (and I have to admit me too).

On this trip however, we were all so excited to see the new dolphin show, and it didn’t disappoint.  The …

  1. The 31st Annual Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-off is this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Newport Avenue.  This FREE event will  feature more than 200 vendors, art, food, rides, a children’s area, a SkateJam, entertainment on five stages and of course, delicious chili!
  2. Tantalize your taste buds this weekend with a downtown dine around.  The 17th annual Taste of Gaslamp Quarter will be held both Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m., offering more than 30 food samples each day. This self-guided tour will introduce you to a number of downtown