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Night Fishing, Thurs, June 13, 5-10pm. Parking is $6 and permits $6-$10, No Annual Passes. Lakes 1-4. Bring your lanterns! Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve, 9310 Fanita Pkwy, Santee.
2019 USA Surfing Championships, Now thru June 15, Competition includes Adaptive, Longboard, SUP and Junior Teams. Oceanside Harbor North Jetty, 1374 N Pacific St, Oceanside.
Flag Day, Friday, June 14
San Diego International Beer Festival at San Diego County Fair. Fri, June 14.
Cruisin’ Grand Escondido, Fri, June 14, 5pm. Free. Ongoing Fridays thru Sept. In historic downtown Escondido, Maple Street Plaza, Maple St between Grand Ave and Valley Pkwy, Escondido.
Bahia Sur Kennel Club of Chula Vista Dog Show at Bates Nut Farm, Fri-Mon, Fri, June 14-17, 9am-4pm.
Invincible Spirit Festival, Sat, June 15, 11am-3pm. Gary Sinise & The Lt. Dan Band concert. Annual classic car show, rock wall, bounce houses, face painting, prize giveaways, food NMCSD.
Santee Guided Bird Walk, Sat, June 15, 8-10am. Free. Join expert MTRP birders for adventure in bird watching. Bring binoculars and/or a field guide if you have them. Meet at the Kumeyaay Lake Campground day use parking lot. Kumeyaay Lake Campground, Two Father Junípero Serra Trail, Santee.
Race Across America team start at Oceanside Pier. Sat, June 15.
Taste of Gaslamp, Sat, June 15, 1-4pm. $35-$45. Self-guided stroll to taste delicious bites. Gaslamp Quarter, Fifth Ave, between Broadway and Harbor Dr, downtown SD.
San Diego County Fair 5K Run at Del Mar Fairgrounds, Sat, June 15, 7am.
Junior Nature Ranger at Blue Sky Ecological Reserve, Sat, June 15, 8-10am.
Beach Cleanup at Moonlight Beach, Sat, June 15, 9-11am.
Sam Hinton Folk Festival at Old Poway Park, Sat, June 15, 11am.
Julian Dance and Back Country BBQ, Sat, June 15, noon-9pm. $20 advance/$25 door. Family, outdoor event fundraiser. Country music, dancing, huge dance floor. Menghini Winery, 1150 Julian Orchards Dr, Julian.
San Diego Brew Festival at Liberty Station, Sat, June 15, 3-6pm.
Nightime Wildlife Viewing Walk, Sat, June 15, 7pm. Free. Moderately paced walk on flat ground. Bring insect repellant and a flashlight. Chance to see deer, owls, bats, spiders. Meet Mike Kelly at kiosk near corner of Park Village Rd & Camino del Sur in Rancho Peñasquitos. Peñasquitos Creek Park, 11939 Camino Del Sur.
Movies in the Park Series: Bumblebee at Buena Vista Ball Fields, Sat, June 15, 8pm. Free event.
Guided Twilight Walk, Sat, June 15, 7:30-9:30pm. Free. Bring a friend and join the MTRP trained Trail Guide as the evening settles into Mission Trails Regional Park. Meet at Bushy Hill Parking Lot. Kumeyaay Lake Campground, Two Father Junípero Serra Trail, Santee.
SD Wooden Boat Festival, Sat-Sun, June 15-16, 9am-4pm. $5 GA; kids 6-12 $2; 5/under free. Rare opportunity to view some of the most beautiful and well maintained wooden crafts up close. Koehler Kraft Boat Yard, 2302 Shelter Island Dr, SD.
Antique Engine & Tractor Show at Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, Sat-Sun, June 15-16, 9am-4pm.
Summer’s In The Air, Sat-Sun, June 15-16, 29-30 & Wed, June 19 & July 3. Free. June Gloom or shining sun, join a MTRP Trail Guide for a walk! Meet inside Visitor Center. Mission Trails Regional Park, One Father Junípero Serra Trail, San Carlos.
Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16
San Diego Archers: King Arthur Novelty Shoot, Sun, June 16, 7am-4pm. $25-$35. Annual novelty shoot consists of 40 hand-painted and 3D targets. Two bbq stations where lunch can be purchased during your all day archery quest. Fun event in Balboa Park, brings together Archers from all over. Kids under 12 shoot free. Rube Powell Archery Range, 2145 Park Blvd, Balboa Park
Walk With Nature, Sun, June 16, 12:30-2:30pm. Free. Join outdoor educator and Chaparral Naturalist, Al Bates, on an easy, slow-paced interpretive nature walk along Dixon Lake’s Chaparral Nature Trail. 1.5-2 hours, a little less than two miles of easy, mostly flat terrain. Meet: Daley Ranch La Honda parking lot by water fountain. Dixon Lake, 1700 North La Honda Dr, Escondido.
San Diego International Fringe Festival, Thru June 16. Price varies by event. Brings the beautiful, the bizarre and the unexpected to America’s Finest City. We focus on fringe artists and creating community, as we encourage the development of San Diego as a destination for innovative artistic expression. There is NO censorship-Artists are free to perform what they want. Most shows run 45-60 minutes. Patrons see multiple shows every day. Tickets are affordable: $10 to free - A Festival PASS makes them even less! Free outdoor performances from Buskers and Street Theatre.
Walking In Nature, Saturdays June 8 22, 8:30-10am. Free. Morning hike through riparian habitat by Kumeyaay Lake Campground. Led by trained Mission Trails Regional Park (MTRP) Trail Guide. Meet at the Kumeyaay Lake Campground flagpoles at campground entry station. Two Father Junípero Serra Trail, Santee.
Guided Walk. Sat-Sun, June 22-23 & Wed, June 26, 9:30-11am. Free. Doesn’t matter if it’s overcast or sunny, MTRP Trail Guide will take you on a nature walk. Meet inside Visitor Center. Mission Trails Regional Park, One Father Junípero Serra Trail, San Carlos.

Ongoing events around town

Thursday Family Fun Night at San Diego Botanic Garden,
live entertainment from 6-7pm, every Thursday except 7/4.
Food Truck Fridays Balboa Park
, Fri, May 31-Fri, Sept 27, 4-8:30pm. Great food, free live entertainment, and family-friendly fun. More than a dozen gourmet food trucks sell food along El Prado walkway. Different music and dance acts perform each night in Plaza de Panama. The Plaza’s “living room” setup is rolled out, along with giant family game sets. Various Balboa Park cultural institutions and community partners offer hands-on activity and crafts booths for kids. Participating park museums host special evening hours and programs on Fridays. For food truck rosters, entertainment schedule, and museum activity schedule, visit
Cruisin’ Grand on Grand Avenue in Escondido, every Friday thru Sept 27.
La Mesa Classic Car Show, ongoing Thursdays thru June 27, 5-8pm. Free. Features pre-1974 cars, trucks and vans parked along La Mesa Blvd. Live DJ’s & bands. Closed July 4. La Mesa Village, Spring Street at La Mesa Blvd.
Aquatica is open at SeaWorld San Diego. Through Sun, Sept 29.
Waterski and Wakeboard, Ongoing thru Dec 23, 2019. Sundays, 8-11am, Thursdays 5-8pm. The Convair Waterski Club is active year-round on Mission Bay. The club provides two ski boats for waterskiing and wakeboarding, with instruction and equipment available on request. Nominal fee per run. Meet at the south end of Crown Point Beach, 3500 Crown Point Drive. Guests of any skill level are welcome. Info: Crown Point, 3700 Crown Point Drive, Mission Beach, 92109.
Pacific Beach Farmers’ Market, Ongoing Saturdays, 8am-noon. Free. Promenade mal, 4150 Mission Blvd, Pacific Beach.
Fun & Fitness Hiking Series at Blue Sky Ecological Reserve, thru Jan 28, 9am, every Monday.
Music at the Shoppes, Ongoing Fri-Sat, thru Sept 6, 6-8pm. Free. Music at the Shoppes features live performances of jazz, country and pop artists on the outdoor patio near Yard House and Wokcano. The Shoppes at Carlsbad, 2525 El Camino Real, Carlsbad.
Imperial Beach Farmers’ Market, Ongoing Fridays, 2-7pm. Free. Weekly market features fresh vegetables, fruits, local arts and crafts, and family entertainment. IB Pier Plaza, 10 Evergreen Ave.
Cowles Mountain Hike, Ongoing Saturdays thru June 1, 5:30-6:30am. Free. Looking for an adventure? Join us! Group photos will be taken at the summit and water will provided. Meet at Cowles Mountain Staging Area (corner of Golfcrest Dr & Navajo Rd) at the trail head south of the comfort station. Cowles Mountain, San Carlos.
Box Lacrosse Pick-Up Games, Sundays, 4-6pm. Ongoing thru Dec 2019. $10. Play Box Lacrosse Pick-Up Games. Everyone 18+ welcome, or high school Varsity players. Fun, fast box lacrosse-get a great workout. Sportsplex USA, 12349 McIvers Court, Poway. Registration requested.
Daley Ranch Open House, Open to public 2nd Sunday of every month. 11am-2pm. Free. Approximately 1 mile from the La Honda entry is the Historic Daley Ranch House. Ranger staff/docents provide infoand insights into the history of the ranch. Steady rain cancels. Daley Ranch, 3024 La Honda Dr, Escondido.
Middle-Eastern Drumming Class, Mondays, 6-7pm ongoing thru Dec 16, 2019. $12-$15. New Doumbek Drumming Class series, $15 drop-in or 5 class card for $60. All levels welcome, followed by tribal belly dance class with Raine Alexandre WorldBeat Cultural Center, 2100 Park Blvd, Balboa Park.
Baby Time, Ongoing Tuesdays 3-3:30pm, thru Dec 31, 2019. Free. Join us for a program that is perfect for babies and young toddlers: short, fun and interactive. Mission Valley Library, 2123 Fenton Pkwy, Mission Valley, 92108
Run Club. Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm ongoing thru Dec. Free. Choose 2-mile or 4-mile group. All paces/abilities welcome. Meet at Refill cafe, 3752 Park Blvd, Hillcrest.
Qualcomm Stadium Swap Meet, Ongoing Wednesdays, 2-10pm. $1-$2. Open air swap meet and farmer’s market. Info: 619-283-3100. SDCCU Stadium, 9449 Friars Road, Mission Valley, 92108.
Fly Casting Clinic, Ongoing Sundays thru Sun, Dec 29, 2019, 9am-noon. Free. If you have wanted to cast a fly rod, or you know how but just want to practice, then the free fly casting clinic at Lake Murray on Sunday mornings might be the ticket. The sponsor, San Diego Fly Fishing Club has rods, reels and casting instructors for the participants without gear. Ages 16 and up. Look for the Gazebo and the fly poles east of the Boat Ramp by the Lake. Lake Murray Reservoir, 5540 Kiowa Drive, San Diego, 91942
La Mesa Walk ‘N’ Talk, Tuesdays, 9-10:30am. Free. Walk the paths along the lake, enjoy friendly encounter with fellow walkers who enjoy getting out and about the cool environs of Lake Murray. The topic for this month will be owls of San Diego. Meet at the ball fields by entering from Murray Park Dr and Belle Glade Ave. Lake Murray Community Park, 7001 Murray Park Drive, San Diego, 92119
Children’s West African Drumming. Ongoing Tuesdays, 2pm. $8-$10. With Master of Drums Nana Yaw Asiedu. WorldBeat Cultural Center, 2100 Park Blvd, Balboa Park.
Qualcomm Stadium Swap Meet. Ongoing Wednesdays, 2-10pm. $1-$2. Open air swap meet, farmer’s market. 619-283-3100.SDCCU Stadium, 9449 Friars Rd, Mission Valley.
Softball Thursday Pick-Up Game, Ongoing Thursday thru Dec 20, 9-11:30am. Free. Age 21+. For 55 and Up/Females 50 up. Batting/fielding practice starts 9am. Game starts 10am. Have extra bats/mitts if needed. John F. Kennedy Park, 1675 East Madison Ave, El Cajon.
Sunset Market at Coast Hwy & Pier View Way in downtown Oceanside, 5-9pm, every Thursday.
Emei Qigong Practice. Saturdays, 11:30am. Ongoing thru Fri, Jan 25, 2019. Free. Master Wendy has been studying natural medicine and natural healing techniques since the late 1980s and meditation and Eastern energetic arts since 1994. WorldBeat Cultural Center, 2100 Park Boulevard, Balboa Park.
Behind the Scenes Tour at Mission San Luis Rey, every Saturday & Sunday.
Youth Fishing Clinic at Chollas Lake. Saturdays & Sundays 10am-2pm. Free. Kids-only fishing clinic open to children 15 years and under, Saturday and Sunday year-round. No experience or equipment necessary. Fishing lessons, bait, and fun provided. Chollas Lake, 6350 College Grove Drive, San Diego (Oak Park), 92115.
LEGO League, Ongoing Mondays, 3:30-4:30pm. Free. Weekly LEGO® freestyle build session whith creating, learning, and collaborating. All LEGO® pieces provided. Ages 3/up. Mission Valley Library, 2123 Fenton Parkway, Mission Valley.

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