Events subject to cancellation. Please confirm events before attending.
Full Moon Pier Walks, Thur-Fri, Aug 15-16, 7-8:30pm; Fri-Sat, Sept 13-14 and Sun-Mon, Oct 13-14, 6-7:30pm. $35. Pre-purchase req. Age 9+ (with paid adult). Walk along the Ellen Browning Scripps Memorial Pier, normally closed to the public, on an exclusive evening tour. Collect plankton and explore current Scripps Oceanography research while engaging in hands-on activities by the light of the full moon. Birch Aquarium at Scripps, 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla. Full Moon Pier Walks do not meet at Birch Aquarium. https://aquarium.ucsd.edu/experiences/programs/pier-walks
Encinitas Cruise Nights, Thurs, Aug 15, Sept 19, 5:30-7:30pm. Free. Downtown Encinitas will be rockin’ and rollin’ when Encinitas Classic Car Nights roll in on the third Thursday of each summer month, through September. Hot rods, foreign automobiles, classic cars and Woodies will line S. Coast Highway 101 from D St to K St. Classic cars will be parked along the Hwy 101 and on side streets. Come to Downtown Encinitas for this unbeatable combination of historic cars, historic Hwy 101 and a national award-winning MainStreet. You will hear live music in various spots along South Coast Hwy 101. Downtown Encinitas Mainstreet Association, 818 S. Coast Highway 101.
Night Fishing Dixon Lake, Thursdays & Fridays through August, 5-11:45pm. $5-$7. Some areas will be open until 11:45pm for fishing. We expect stock catfish on Aug 16. CA Fishing License not required. Dixon Lake permit IS required to fish--purchase at concessions window. Info-Ranger Station (760) 839-4345. Dixon Lake, 1700 North La Honda Drive, Escondido.
Red Cross Blood Drive, Fri, Aug 16, 10am-4pm. Please give the gift of life! Mission Valley Library, 2123 Fenton Parkway .
Fallbrook Summer Nights: Military Appreciation Night on Main Avenue in Fallbrook, Fri, Aug 16, 5-9pm. www.fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org
Cruisin’ Grand, Fridays at 5pm thru Sept. Maple Street Plaza. On Maple St between Grand Ave and Valley Pkwy, Escondido.
Moonlight Paddle at Oceanside Harbor, Fri-Sat, Aug 16-17, 7:30-9:30pm. www.visitoceanside.org
Carlsbad TGIF Concerts in the Parks Series: 80z All Starz & Cassie B’s 90s Remix at Alga Norte Community Park, Fri, Aug 16, 6-8pm. www.carlsbadca.gov
America’s Finest City Fitness Expo at Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. Fri-Sat, Aug 16-17. www.inmotionevents.com/event/afc-half
Latin Food Fest at Embarcadero Marina Park North. Fri-Sat, Aug 16-17. www.latinfoodfest.com
Patio Playhouse presents Little Women at Kit Carson Amphitheatre. Fri, Aug 16-Sat, Aug 31. www.patioplayhouse.com
Stone 23rd Anniversary Celebration & Invitational Beer Festival at Stone Brewing in Escondido, Fri-Sun, Aug 16-18, 10am-1pm. www.facebook.com/stonebrewing
Del Mar Summer Concert Series: Chase Rice at Del Mar Racetrack. Fri, Aug 16. www.dmtc.com
Chula Vista HarborFest, Bayside Park, Sat, Aug 17, 10am-6pm. 3 stages, fun for all ages, tacos, spirits, craft beer. www.cvharborfest.com
Walk With Nature, Sat, Aug 17, 8-10am. Free. Join outdoor educator on easy, slow-paced, 1.5-2 hour interpretive nature walk along Dixon Lake’s Chaparral Nature Trail. Variety of topics, ranging from history of local Native Americans, native plant life, mammals, birds, and more. Mostly flat terrain. Daley Ranch, 3024 La Honda Drive, Escondido.
Summer Food Truck Festival & Movie in the Park at Bates Nut Farm, Sat, Aug 17, 4pm. www.batesnutfarm.biz
Beach cleanup at Moonlight Beach, Sat, Aug 17, 9-11am. www.sdcoastkeeper.org
International Mariachi Summit Gala Concert at San Diego Civic Theatre, Sat, Aug 17, 7pm. www.sandiegotheatres.org
Summer Movies in the Park Series: The Goonies at Old Poway Park, Sat, Aug 17, 6:30-9:45pm. www.summermoviesinthepark.com
Summer Movies in the Park Series: Finding Nemo at La Jolla Community Park, Sat, Aug 17, 6pm. www.summermoviesinthepark.com
TVG Pacific Classic at Del Mar Racetrack. Sat, Aug 17. www.dmtc.com
San Diego Margarita Fest, Sat, Aug 17, 11am-10pm. Age limit: 21+ $30-$150. America’s favorite beverage, with the relaxed living style of San Diego. Experience a variety of handcrafted Margaritas. Musical performances headlined by Everclear. Other live performances, demos, and competitions. Cornhole Tournament with cash prizes. Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Hwy, downtown San Diego.
Romeo & Juliet at The Old Globe. Aug 11-Sept 15. theoldglobe.org
Sunset Market at Coast Highway & Pier View Way in downtown Oceanside, every Thursday, 5-9pm.
Twilight in the Park Summer Concerts at Balboa Park, Thru Aug 29, 6:30-7:30pm, every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday. www.balboapark.org
Electric Ocean at SeaWorld San Diego thru Sept 2. www.seaworld.com/san-diego
Nighttime Zoo at San Diego Zoo thru Sept 2. www.sandiegozoo.org
Del Mar Thoroughbred Horse Racing Season at Del Mar Racetrack thru Sept 2. www.dmtc.com
Petco Park Tour behind the scenes of San Diego Padres thru Sept 30. Approx $20. https://www.mlb.com/padres/tickets/tours
Behind the Scenes Tour at Mission San Luis Rey, every Saturday & Sunday. www.sanluisrey.org
Chaparral and Coastal Sage Scrub Hike. Sat-Sun, Aug 17-18, Wed, Aug 21. Free. Meet guide inside visitor center. Mission Trails Regional Park, One Father Junípero Serra Trail, San Carlos.
Open Cockpit Days, Sat-Sun, Aug 17-18, 31-Sept 1, 9am-3pm. Free. Cockpits of several aircraft will be open so kids and adults can experience U.S. Marine Corps aviation from a pilot’s perspective. Strap into an ejection seat, put on a helmet, talk to pilots and try your luck with an “I Spy” activity. See 31 historical aircraft up close & hundreds of artifacts from the earliest days of aviation to present day. Open Cockpit Days are family friendly activity hosted every other weekend during the summer thru Sept 1. Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum, 4203 Anderson Ave, off Miramar Rd.
Stagecoach Days in Old Town San Diego, thru Sat, Aug 17, 12-4pm. www.parks.ca.gov/oldtownsandiego
San Diego International Organ Festival at Spreckels Organ Pavilion, thru, Aug 26, 7:30pm, every Monday. www.spreckelsorgan.org
Del Mar Summer Concert Series at Del Mar Racetrack, most Friday & Saturday nights thru Aug 31, after the last race. dmtc.com
Ongoing events around town
Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach. Sun, July 7-Sat, Aug 31. www.foapom.com
Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach. Fri, July 5-Sat, Aug 31. www.foapom.com
Nighttime Zoo at San Diego Zoo. Through Sept 2. www.sandiegozoo.org
Aquatica is open at SeaWorld San Diego. Through Sun, Sept 29. www.aquatica.com/san-diego
Food Truck Fridays at Balboa Park, 4-8:30pm, every Friday thru Sept 27. www.balboaparkconservancy.org
Cruisin’ Grand on Grand Avenue in Escondido, every Friday thru Sept 27. www.cruisingrand.com
Family Nights at the Fleet, Friidays thru Aug. 30. 6-10pm. Free-$14.95. Bring the entire family to experience the Fleet at night! Enjoy extended evening hours at the Fleet in celebration of The Art of Summer in Balboa Park. Peruse Pause|Play late into the evening, light up the night at It’s Electric and reconnect with all your favorite hands-on exhibits in Retro-Active Science. Extended hours are until 10 p.m. Friday nights through Aug 30, with special admission pricing from 6-10pm. Fleet Science Center, Balboa Park.
Cowles Mountain Hike, Ongoing Saturdays thru June 1, 5:30-6:30am. Free. Looking for an adventure? Join us! 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.
Scenic Old-Time Train Ride, Ongoing Sat-Sun, 11am-3pm, thru Sept 29. Vintage train ride through SD’s east-county mountains, tour 100-acre museum. Rides on locomotive available (cab ride). Campo Railroad Park & Museum, 750 Depot St, Campo. www.psrm.org/
Pacific Beach Farmers’ Market, Ongoing Saturdays, 8am-noon. Free. Promenade mall, 4150 Mission Blvd, Pacific Beach.
Waterski and Wakeboard, Ongoing thru Dec 23, 2019. Sundays, 8-11am, Thursdays 5-8pm. Convair Waterski Club is active year-round on Mission Bay and provides 2 ski boats for waterskiing and wakeboarding, w/instruction & equipment available on request. Nominal fee per run. Meet at south end of Crown Point Beach, 3500 Crown Point Drive. Any skill level welcome. email@example.com. sdwaterski.org/
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. https://www.epiclacrosse.org/
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.
Free First Sunday, Ongoing thru Dec 1. Sundays, 10am. Free. Embrace creativity and visit OMA. Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside.
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 info and insights into the history of the ranch. Steady rain cancels. Daley Ranch, 3024 La Honda Dr, Escondido.
Fun & Fitness Hiking Series at Blue Sky Ecological Reserve, thru Jan 28, 9am, every Monday. www.poway.org
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. http://www.qualcommstadiumswapmeet.com/
La Mesa Classic Car Show, ongoing Thursdays thru Aug 29, 5-8pm. Free. Features pre-1974 cars, trucks and vans parked along La Mesa Blvd. Live DJ’s & bands. La Mesa Village, Spring Street at La Mesa Blvd.
Thursday Family Fun Night at San Diego Botanic Garden, live entertainment from 6-7pm, every Thursday except 7/4. sdbgarden.org