The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights is back! The parade will proceed to the pier at Cesar Chavez Park before making the turn to Coronado, giving spectators another area to view the parade on December 12 and December 19, 2021 starting at 5:30 pm.
This event brings more than 100,000 San Diego residents and visitors to the shores of San Diego Bay each year. The procession of approximately 80 lavishly decorated boats has become one of the most iconic events in the region. There is no cost to view the parade.
The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights is a time-honored holiday tradition brought to San Diego by the boating community. Continuing its long-standing San Diego tradition, the 50th annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights promises to dazzle and entertain bayfront crowds during 2 evenings on December 12 and December 19, 2021. Participants in this year’s highly anticipated holiday boat parade will decorate their boats to fit this year’s theme.
For more info, visit sdparadeoflights.org
Join this 3-day event on December 3-5 from 11 am to 10 pm by celebrating the holiday season with the annual December Nights in Balboa Park with your favorite food vendors and entertainment.
Due to the potential uncertainty of public health conditions at the time of December Nights, and out of an abundance of caution, the City has made the decision to expand upon the 2020 successful drive-through experience, “Taste of December Nights,” for this year’s event.
All County and State safety protocols will be strictly enforced. Customers must remain in their cars. We hope you’ll join us and come hungry!
For more info, visit sandiego.gov
Kick-off Trout Season at Santee Lakes! A great event for everyone, including families and friends who want to spend time together outdoors. There will be some trophy fish included in the stock perfect for sport fishermen. 2,000 pounds of Rainbow Trout with large fish up to 12 pounds will be stocked for this upcoming event!
Trout Season runs November 2021– March 2022 with Trout stocks of 1,000 pounds every other week and a ReOpener in January with a 2,000 pound stock of Rainbow Trout.
Hours of event: 6AM-5PM November 6 – 7, 2021
Permits: Adults are $10 and Juniors & Seniors are $6 and a second pole stamp is $4. You can purchase your permit in advance at the General Store.
For more info, visit santeelakes.com.
The Breeders’ Cup World Championships return to Del Mar on November 5-6, 2021! Where the Turf Meets the Surf! Combining the two greatest days of international horse racing with spectacular beaches and world-class entertainment and attractions.
In the world of horse racing, the Breeders’ Cup is the year-end international championship of the sport, in short: “Racing’s Super Bowl.” The two-day event will attract the best horses and jockeys from around the world to Del Mar.
Enjoy picnic-style seating throughout the Infield, allowing for a variety of views. Additionally, there will be a large bar with covered seating featuring a selection of signature cocktails, craft beers, and premium wine offerings. Video boards for viewing the races and betting windows will ensure that you don’t miss any of the action on the track.
For more info, visit breederscup.com
Have you been to the Ocean Beach Oktoberfest? It is a uniquely Southern California salute to the celebration of German culture and fun. Happening for 2 days & 2 long nights, Friday, October 8, and Saturday, October 9! This beachside festival will be located on Newport Ave & Abbott St. in Ocean Beach, San Diego.
So what’s the schedule like? Check this out.
Friday Events: 4 Pm To Midnight
- Beer garden with live entertainment (21+, $5 entry)
- Women’s stein-holding contest 8 pm
- Men’s Stein-holding contest 10 pm
- Balloon Blow 6:30 pm
Saturday Events: 11 Am To Midnight
- FREE beachside all-ages stage w/ performances by Rock and Roll San Diego Bands
- Food and craft vendor area on the Veterans Plaza lawn (free entry)
- Beer garden with live entertainment (21+, $5 entry)
- Optional “Brewfest” beer tasting featuring German and local brews poured by veterans
- Bratwurst-eating contest 1 pm
- Stein-holding contests 2:45 pm, 4:30 pm, 8 pm and 9:45 pm
- Ms. Oktoberfest
- Mr. Oktoberfest
- and everyone’s favorite Balloon Blow
For more info, visit oboktoberfest.com
Mark your calendars for October 2nd, 2021. See what all the excitement is about at the Pacific BeachFest! This is San Diego’s premier beach festival located in the heart of beach town: Pacific Beach.
Bring your friends and family and enjoy this free, full-day, family-friendly, music-packed event. Just take a look at their schedule.
- 8:30am – PACIFIC BEACH 5k EARLY Wave
- 9:00AM – Vavi 4Sum Beach Volleyball tournament
- 10:00am – PACIFIC BEACH 5k Main Wave
- 10:00am – Shape Up Social
- 11:00am – Festival Begins!
- 11:00am – PACIFIC BEACH kids 1k Wave
- 11:00am – Live Music Begins
- 11:00AM – Fish Taco Contest Begins
- 11:00AM – BEER GARDEN Opens
- 2:00PM – Fish Taco Contest ends
- 5:00PM- Best of the Beach Fish Taco Winner Announced
- 6:30PM – Beer Garden Last Call
- 7:00PM – Festival ends
For more info, visit pacificbeachfest.org
Magic 92.5 presents Beats at the Beach on September 18, 2021, from 3 PM to 10 PM. Enjoy the music, the delicious food from San Diego’s favorite restaurants and plenty of amazing cocktails and brews to satisfy your cravings!
Put on your best bling and transport yourself back in time to this trendsetting decade and get jiggy with some of the most iconic, indelible names in rap and hip hop including Naughty By Nature, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Tag Team, Rob Base and Tone Lōc!
The place will be hella bumpin’ with street entertainers, live graffiti artists, a ’90s fashion show, B-Boy dancers and so much more!
For more info, visit beachhousesd.com
Join the biggest Happy Hour in San Diego, the San Diego Spirits Festival! Enjoy live music, amazing performers, and interact with the creators behind some of your favorite spirits brands at the Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier on Sept. 11-12, 2021 PLUS it is a two action-packed days of unlimited cocktails!
The San Diego Spirits Festival celebrates a triumphant 12th year after a nearly festival-free 2020 swept the nation. Bigger and better than ever before, this spirited destination event brings together an array of unique adult beverages, exquisite food pairings, hand-crafted cocktails, mesmerizing entertainment, San Diego’s finest (and guests from near and far). Enjoy two action-packed days of unlimited cocktails (yes really!), and glorious entertainment, all at one of San Diego’s most scenic backdrops: The San Diego Bay.
For more info, visit sandiegospiritsfestival.com
Are you going to the biggest 3-day Reggaeton & Latin Music Festival? The festival takes place in the beach town of Rosarito, Baja CA, Mexico. The stomping grounds are on the beach; approximately 1-hour south of San Diego, CA. From the giants to the up and coming, check out the heat that’s hitting the Baja Beach Fest stage this August!
For the first time, August of 2021, this Reggaeton and Latin music festival will be across 3 days with 2 separate Weekends, featuring more high-level artists on the lineup than ever before. After just 30 days of dropping the Year 3 lineup, Baja Beach Fest 2021 sold out, making it “one of the first sellouts of a 2021 festival during the pandemic” – Billboard. After a heavy influx of demand post-sell-out, the Baja Beach Fest team decided to go live with Weekend 2. The team is now working behind the scenes to bring a heightened onsite experience with new art installations, activities, sponsors, surprises, and more to wow every attendee upon arrival.
For more info, visit bajabeachfest.com
Miracle Babies will be holding its 13th Annual Superhero 5K in-person from 7 a.m. – 11 a.m. on Sunday, August 15, 2021, at NTC Park at Liberty Station (2455 Cushing Road, San Diego, CA 92106). Grab your cape and mask and walk, run, fly or jog 3.1 miles and support NICU parents along the way. Participate in person or virtually.
Registration fees range from $20 for youth participants (11-17 years old) to $45 for adult runners. Four-legged furry friends are also encouraged to participate as “Paw Walkers.” This event will include on-site registration beginning at 7a.m., a timed 5K run at 8 a.m., followed by a family-friendly 5K walk at 9 a.m., perfect for all levels.
For those unable to make the in-person event, there is also a virtual 5K open to everyone. To register for the in-person or virtual 5K, please visit https://www.miraclebabies.org/calendar-event/2021-miracle-babies-superhero-5k/.
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