Events subject to cancellation. Please confirm events before attending.
Same Same But Different Festival Fri-Sat, Sept 20-21, in Perris Beach, CA. www.ssbdfest.com
Santa Fe Marketplace Fri-Sun, Sept 20-22, at Bazaar del Mundo. www.bazaardelmundo.com
SD Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Fri-Sun, Sept 20-22, at Petco Park. www.mlb.com/padres
Mamma Mia! Sept 20-29, at Star Theatre in Oceanside. www.startheatreco.com
Noura, Sept 20-Oct 20, at The Old Globe. www.theoldglobe.org
Intimate Apparel, Sept 20-Oct 20, at New Village Arts Theatre. www.newvillagearts.org
California Coastal Cleanup Day at 100+ sites countywide, Sat, Sept 21, 9am-noon. www.cleanupday.org
Guided Bird Walk: Old Mission Dam, Sat, Sept 21, 8-10am. Free. Join Mission Trails Regional Park birders to observe the bird populations found at this dam built over 200 years ago to divert SD River water into a flume and take the water six miles to the agricultural fields of the SD Mission. Meet at Old Mission Dam. Kumeyaay Lake Campground, Two Father Junípero Serra Trail, Santee
Summer Twilight Walk, Sat, Sept 21, 6:15-8:15pm. Free. Twilight walk Mission Trails Regional Park with guide pointing out interesting sights. Watch for owls, bats lizards. Meet at Bushy Hill Parking Lot across from Campground Entry Station. Kumeyaay Lake Campground, Two Father Junípero Serra Trail, Santee.
25th Annual San Diego Festival of Beer at Broadway Pier, Sat, Sept 21, 12-5pm. www.sdbeerfest.org
Help Restore Nesting Habitat For Endangered Bird, Sat, Sept 21, 9:30am-12:30pm. Free. Join SD Audubon to restore nesting habitat of CA Least Tern, a federally-listed endangered seabird! Remove weeds, repair fencing, install signage at Stony Point on Fiesta Island. Please wear closed-toed shoes, work clothes, bring a hat, sunglasses and a jacket. Water, snacks, sunscreen, gloves and all tools will be provided. Minors required to have their waivers signed by a legal guardian. RSVP or find out more from Restoration Manager, Megan Flaherty, at 858-273-7800 x 106. Fiesta Island.
Lima & Chili Bean Cook Off at The Heritage Ranch. Sat, Sept 21. www.sdheritage.org
San Diego Zoo Food, Wine & Brew Celebration, Sat, Sept 21, 6:30-10:30pm. www.zoofoodandwine.com
Free Yoga in the City, Sat, Sept 21, 9-10am. Free. Every weekend, we invite the community to unwind during family-friendly yoga class taught by Yoga One. Bring your own mat and water. All levels and ages are welcome. The Quartyard, 1301 Market St, downtown SD.
Walk to End Alzheimers. Sat, Sept 21, 9:30am. Raise awarness and funds for Alzheimers care, support and research. NTC Park at Liberty Station. www.alz.org/walk
ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk at De Anza Cove Park, Sat, Sept 21, 9am. www.zerocancer.org
American Cancer Society Fight Back 5K Run/Walk at Bates Nut Farm, Sat, Sept 21, 8am-3pm. www.batesnutfarm.biz
Clash at Clairemont: Bigger, Faster, Louder! Sat., Sept. 21, 11am-6pm. Skate, BMX, Music. Clash at Clairemont delivers a star-studded athlete roster, incredible musicians, vendors, food and fun for the whole family. Greatest gathering of Skate & BMX legends, top pros and rising stars coming together to throw down for a good cause. Athletes scheduled include Tony Hawk, Bucky Lasek, Andy MacDonald, Elliot Sloane, Parker Heath, Brendan Wirkus, Ratty Maty, Mykel Larrin. And many more! www.clashatclairemont.com/Clash7/
ArtWalk Carlsbad, Sat-Sun, Sept 21-22, on Armada Drive. www.artwalksandiego.org
San Diego Festival of Beer, Sat, Sept 21, noon-5pm. A day of craft beer, food trucks, vendors and entertainment at Broadway pier, 1000 N Harbor dr. www.sdbeerfest.org
Adams Avenue Street Fair, Sat-Sun, Sept 21-22. Sat 10am-10pm; Sun 10am-6pm. Music, beer, food, concession booths, carnival area! Adams Ave (between 32nd & 35th St). adamsavenuebusiness.com
Pacific Islander Festival. Sat-Sun, Sept 21-22, 9am-4pm. Theme is “Journey Home.” Festival showcases Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. Ski Beach. www.pifasandiego.com
Oceanside Harbor Days, Sat-Sun, Sept 21-22, 9am-5pm. Two event filled days of sun, sand an dsurf! oceanside harbor. www.oceansidechamber.com
17th Vista Viking Festival, Sat-Sun, Sept 21-22, 10am-6pm. $3-$15. Viking Festival, and Norse Culture event. Step back a thousand years into our Viking Village and Marketplace. KidZone, weapons range, food, 2 stages of live music, Viking combat, more. Norway Hall, Vista. All parking off-site at w/free shuttle. Parking lots $5 (Free with Military ID) Locations; Vista High School, One Panther Way; Guajome Park Academy 2000 N Santa Fe Ave. www.vikingfestivalvista.com/
Leopard Shark Snorkeling, Sat-Sun, Sept 21-22, 8-10am. $25-$35. Join aquarium naturalists and search for Leopard Sharks and other local creatures off the La Jolla coast. Discover the abundant variety of animals that make their homes just offshore along sandy bottom and rocks. Intermediate swimming ability is required and previous snorkeling experience is recommended. Participants supply their own gear. Ages 10+ (minors must be accompanied by a paid adult). Pre-purchase required. Members: $25 Public: $30 Birch Aquarium at Scripps,2300 Expedition Way. aquarium.ucsd.edu/experiences/programs/shark-snorkeling
Walkabout, Sat-Sun, Sept 21-22; Wed, Sept 25, 9:30-11am. Free Mission Trails Regional Park Trail Guide-led walkabout in one of the largest city owned open space parks in the country. Hour and a half walk. Bring water, it may be hot. Meet inside Visitor Center. Mission Trails Regional Park, One Father Junípero Serra Trail, San Carlos.
Bare Booty 5k Fun Run, Sun, Sept 22, 9am. $34-$39. This is a scenic desert 5k trail run on a course bordering the Anza-Borrego State Park. Lke the original Olympics, this is a nude run. DeAnza Springs Resort is a family friendly clothing optional resort. Registration includes custom beach towel, and custom medal for 1st 100 participants, as well as prizes for first six female and male finishers. DeAnza Springs Resort, 1951 Carrizo Gorge Rd, Jacumba.
Tiki Swim, Sun, Sept 22, at Oceanside Pier. www.tikiswim.com
Sunset Community Paddle, Sun, Sept 22, 6-8pm. Free-$30. Join monthly community sunset paddle in Mission Bay. Standup paddleboard, kayak, canoe, or hydrobike. All skills, watercraft welcome. Rentals available. Aqua Adventures, 1548 Quivira Way, Mission Beach.
Family Discovery Walk, Sun, Sept 22, 3-4:40pm. Free. Trained MTRP Trail Guide will be ready to take families on an afternoon walk in the park. Meet inside the Visitor Center. Mission Trails Regional Park, One Father Junípero Serra Trail, San Carlos
Touch-a-Truck Lakeside, Sun, Sept 22, 10am-3pm. Bring the family to this awesome event featuring San Diego’s biggest and baddest vehicles. 1160 Riverside Dr. www.tatlakeside.com
San Diego Restaurant Week. Sun, Sept 22-Sun, Sept 29, restaurant hours. This culinary tradition features discounted menus from many of San Diego’s best restaurants. sandiegorestaurantweek.com
GI Film Festival San Diego Opening Night featuring Take Me Home Huey, Tues, Sept. 24, 7pm. $20 veterans/military, $25 GA. See the film, hear from filmmakers, enjoy dessert reception at the Museum of Photographic Arts. “Take Me Home Huey,” documents contemporary artist Steve Maloney’s transformation of a wounded warbird, into a colorful sculpture. As the battered helicopter becomes whole, stories of Vietnam veterans and their families parallel the healing journey of Huey #174, and viewers begin to understand what veterans must face finding relief from trauma sustained during the war. When the surviving crew of #174 is finally reunited with their helicopter, the Huey is no longer a combat gunship or air ambulance but has taken on a new life as an ambassador of healing, encouraging dialogue between surviving soldiers and their families working to heal old war wounds. Admission to opening night screening includes hosted reception with wine, beer, small bites, and dessert following the film and panel discussion. MoPA. 1649 El Prado, Balboa Park. gifilmfestivalsd.org/2019/
Gold Spike 100th Anniversary Celebration, Thru Nov 16, 8:30am-3pm. Free-$50. On November 15, 1919, John D. Spreckels drove the “Gold Spike” completing the San Diego & Arizona Railway, America’s last transcontinental railroad. What an exciting time for Southern California’s history! In honor of this momentous occasion, the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum has planned a variety of exciting activities throughout 2019 to commemorate this historic event. Campo Railroad Park & Museum, 750 Depot Street, Campo, 91906
Ongoing events around town
Sunset Market at Coast Highway & Pier View Way in downtown Oceanside, every Thursday, 5-9pm.
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
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. firstname.lastname@example.org. 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