DESTINATION EAST COUNTY: TOP FESTIVALS AND EVENTS AUG.18-SEPT. 25

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August 18,2016 (San Diego's East County) -- This week’s Destination East County include night fishing, a jazz musical, and the Ramona Country Fair.  Plus we’ll tell you about coming attractions including grape stomp, a bluegrass festival, an apple festival and other festive finds.

So stay tuned for all of these events and many more!

NIGHT FISHING AT SANTEE LAKES AUG. 18

You’re invited to drop a line at the last Night Fishing event of the season at Santee Lakes on Thursday evening, August 18 from 5 to 11:30 p.m.  A lantern is required and no radios are allowed. Learn more at www.SanteeLakes.com.

ALL THAT JAZZ!  AUG. 19-20

Visionary Community Theatre and City Ballet Orchestra presents “All That That Jazz!”, a concert tribute to the legendary team of Kander and Ebb, at the San Diego Performing Arts Center (4579 Mission Gorge Place, San Diego, CA, 92120) on August 19 and 20 at 7 p.m.

Composer John Kander teamed with lyricist Fred Ebb to forge one of the longest-running and most successful creative partnerships in Broadway history, their bold, brassy style giving rise a series of enormously popular and provocative musicals including Cabaret, Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman, and many more.  They’ve been inducted into the New York Theatre Hall of Fame and were recipients of Kennedy Center Honors.

This collaborative concert event is directed and choreographed by Ramon Montes, Choreographer of such musicals as Hairspray and Pippin) with music direction by John Nettles, City Ballet Orchestra Conductor and Vocalist/Performer of all genres.

For tickets and details, you can visit  www.VisionaryDanceTheatre.org.

RAMONA COUNTRY FAIR AUGUST 25-28

The Ramona Chamber of Commerce will present the 46th annual Ramona Country Fair, Thursday, Aug. 25 to Sunday, Aug. 28, at the Ramona Outdoor Community Center, 421 Aqua Lane, Ramona. (Admission is free. Parking is $5 per carload._

This real old-fashioned country fair  will feature amusement rides, a midway of carnival games, a wild west show,a country music concert, prizes, food, a stage for live music and entertainment, crafts, shopping and contests for crafters and cooks vying for blue ribbons. The fair also will feature more than 100 vendors, including local businesses and home crafters, and a food court. 

 

A variety of crowd-pleasing, hometown contests are planned, including pie-eating contest, frozen t-shirt contest, best mustache contest and awards for best jams, jellies, honey, salsa, jerky and pickles.



Proceeds from the fair will benefit the Ramona community, including scholarships to Ramona students and support to other local events that promotes Ramona as a destination. For more information, visit www.RamonaChamber.com .

NOW FOR A PREVIEW OF COMING ATTRACTIONS…

JULIAN GRAPE STOMP FESTA SEPT.3

You’re invited to kick off your shoes and come enjoy a day of fun with The 20th Annual Grape Stomp Festa at Menghini Winery in Julian.  This fall favorite takes place on September 3rd from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. There will be tons of grapes to stomp, plus wine tasting from several local wineries, food available for purchase, vendor booths, Italian music and bocce ball contests.

For tickets and details you can visit www.JulianCa.com (or http://live-timely-xbzlqggz.time.ly/event/grape-stomp-festa/?instance_id=12957)

SANTEE MUSIC FESTIVAL SEPT. 10

Santee’s annual Bluegrass Festival will be held Saturday, September 10 from5 :30 to 9:30 p.m. at Town Center Community Park East.  This year’s musical lineup features two talented bluegrass bands, the Homesick Hitcher and MohaviSoul. Admission entitles ticket holders to sample several varieties of wine, beer from numerous craft breweries, and food prepared by local restaurants.

Proceeds from the one-night festival are used to fund recreation scholarship programs for seniors and low-and moderate-income families, and provide annual operating funds for the Santee Teen Center.



For tickets and details, visit www.SanteeBlueGrassFestival.com .

JULIAN MUSIC FESTIVAL SEPT. 17

Here’s something to howl about!  The Julian Music Festival on September 17th will benefit the California Wolf Center, which is working to preserve a rare and endangered wolf species.  The music festival will be held on September 17th  from 1 to 7 p.m. at Menghini Winery in Julian.  The 47th annual music festival will feature a diverse lineup of entertainment.  For tickets and details you can go to https://julianmusicfestival.com/.

JULIAN APPLE DAYS SEPT. 24-25

The annual Julian Apple Days Festival offers  weekend full of fun for the whole family on September 24th and 25th.  It’s part of the longer Apple  Days celebration.  The two-day festival will be held at Menghini Winery featuring apple displays, music and dancing, an antique tractor display, children’s games and activities, gold panning demonstrations, a beer and wine garden, food and merchandise vendors, contests, and, of course, apple pie.

For more information visit www.JulianCa.com (or http://visitjulian.com/to-see-do/special-events/apple-days/)

That’s all for this week! You can find details on all of these events and more on our Calendar and in our Festivals and Events section online at eastcountymagazine.org

If you have an event you’d like added to our calendar, or if you would like to sponsor the Destination East County column on our website, or the Destination East County show on KNSJ radio, you can contact editor@eastcountymagazine.org   Destination East County is the most-read feature on our website.

We’ll be back next week with more festivals, events and attractions in San Diego’s East County.