5 to Try This Weekend

courtesy of cheryl spelts photography

  1. Did you know that the city of Fallbrook in San Diego’s North County is dubbed THE avocado capital of the world?  Yup, it surely is and the city is celebrating their title this Sunday with the 24th Annual Fallbrook Avocado Festival from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. along Main Avenue in downtown Fallbrook.  Highlights of this FREE event will include 300 vendor booths, food, beer gardens, live music, a Guacamole Contest, activities for children and tons of avocados!  Please note, pets will not be permitted in the festival area but there will be a “Park your Pet” waiting area.
  2. This Sunday, Balboa Park hosts its 20th EarthFair celebration from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. throughout various locations in the Park.  The FREE event will feature 350 exhibitors, special theme areas, Food Pavilion, Kids’ Activity Area, three entertainment venues, Children’s Earth Parade, an eARTh Gallery art show and a Cleaner Car Concourse.  This popular event draws a big crowd and parking is very limited; click here for information on free shuttle services, public transportation options, carpooling and biking /walking routes (it is an Earth Day celebration you know, so think green!)
  3. Coronado presents the 85th annual Coronado Flower Show this Saturday and Sunday at Spreckels Park on Orange Avenue.  This is one of the largest flower shows on the West Coast and guests can view beautiful floral displays while enjoying flower sales, live entertainment, food and drinks and a trophy ceremony.  The event goes from 1 – 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday; admission is $3 for adults, kids 12 and under get in free.
  4. Lux Art Institute in Encinitas is hosting a Free Saturday event from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. where you can stop by for studio tours, live music , refreshments, and a hands-on art project for all ages.  The Institute’s current artist-in-residence, Robert Lobe, will also be there so you can meet him and view his sculpture-in-progress.
  5. Mmm, this Saturday is the delicious Taste of Hillcrest event, a self-guided restaurant hop serving everything from appetizers to dessert. More than 50 restaurants and some of San Diego’s top chefs are participating in the event which goes from 12 – 4 p.m.; tickets are $35 per person but the event often sells out, so purchase your tickets asap.  Click here for the event map of participating restaurants and get a head start on planning your way to a food comma : )
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About Stephenie

I’m a Nor Cal girl loving my Sol Cal world. I have a passion for fashion but can’t ever quite afford it. I love to laugh and often crack myself up. I hang with the guys and gossip with the girls. I like to wear my stunna shades at night.

What would you do on your ideal San Diego day?

I would spend the day in Balboa Park and finally visit all the museums.

If you were invisible, where would you go?

I’d hit the beach and get rid of my tan lines… can you tan when you’re invisible??

What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?

Catching a Padres game at PETCO Park, bike riding along the Pacific Beach/Mission Beach boardwalk or going to the Little Italy Mercado on Saturdays.

Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine?

Burgers and beer all the way.

Latest music purchases for my iPod/MP3 player are…



  • Taylor Swift: Love Story



  • Jamie Foxx: Blame It



  • Kelly Clarkson: My Life Would Suck Without You



  • Pitbull: I Know You Want Me



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