Festivals of the Month

BACK TO THE 50'S CAR SHOW --TAKE A STEP BACK IN TIME .....

 

Every Thursday night 5-8 p.m.  during the months of June, July and August

 

June 5, 2011 (La Mesa) --Starting Thursday June 2, 2011, The La Mesa Car Show starts a thirteen week run. Thousands of spectators attend the weekly car show.

 

In addition to the show crafters and street vendors display their products.


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FREE FAMILY FUN IN LA MESA: OUTDOOR SUMMER CONCERTS & MOVIES

June 4, 2011 (La Mesa) -- This summer the City of La Mesa is offering fun, safe, and FREE outdoor family activities including the Chipotle “Sundays at Six” Summer Concert Series each Sunday in June and July at Harry Griffith Park. In addition, the city hosts a popular outdoor movie night July 29 at La Mesita Park plus a special "dive-in" showing at the La Mesa pool July 15.

 

 


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WINGS OVER GILLESPIE AIR SHOW JUNE 3-5 PROMISES A "HOWLING GOOD TIME" FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

 

16th annual air show commemorates historic Battle of Midway

 

 

June 3, 2011 (El Cajon) — The 16th Annual Wings Over Gillespie air show will feature the howl of airplane engines such as the B-17 Flying Fortress and B-25 Mitchell bombers, Northrop N9M Flying Wing, F4F Wildcat, the TBF Avenger, the A6M Zero, the SBD Dauntless, and many more “flying museums.” Also on hand will be USN/USMC helicopters and other displays, Navy SEALs,  military and law enforcement vehicles and equipment, and much more.

 

The air show performance days will be June 4–5,  with gates open from to 9 am to 4 pm, at Gillespie Field ,1960 Joe Crosson Road in El Cajon.


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CONCERTS ON THE GREEN IN DOWNTOWN EL CAJON

 

June 3, 2011 (El Cajon) --The concerts on the Prescott Promenade, located at 201 E. Main Street will be offered on Fridays through September 30th from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Enjoy great music with no admission charge! Concerts are presented by the El Cajon Community Development Corporation and the downtown business district, and sponsored by Sycuan Casino and Taylor Guitars. 

 


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OLAF WIEGHORST “WESTERN MUSIC JUBILEE” JUNE 4

 

June 2, 2011 (El Cajon) -- On Saturday, June 4, 2011 The Olaf Wieghorst Museum will be holding its Western Jubilee at the Cuyamaca Performing Arts Center located at Cuyamaca College, 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway in El Cajon, California. The stars are: Rusty Richards, Belinda Gail, The Tumbling Tumbleweeds, Tom Hiatt and the Sundown Riders. The concert will benefit Wieghorst Educational Programs.

 

 


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CAT’S MEOW: NATIONAL CAT PROTECTION SOCIETY HOSTS OPEN HOUSE/FUNDRAISER JUNE 5

 

June 2, 2011 (Spring Valley) – The National Cat Protection Society invites you to its 43rd anniversary party. Tour includes kitten center, adult cat areas and retirement homes—enriched with a wall-to-wall overhead walkway, ramps, lifeguard tower,  island, volcano, pressure-controlled heating pads, scratching posts, and “Retirement Bay."

 

 


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LA MESA FLAG DAY PARADE ON JUNE 4

 

The City of La Mesa invites you to the annual patriotic event

June 2, 2011 (La Mesa) --On Saturday, June 4th beginning at 9:00 a.m., downtown La Mesa will dress up in red, white and blue for the 14th Annual La Mesa Flag Day Parade,” A Salute to Old Glory! “ 

The parade begins at 10:00 a.m. and marches through downtown La Mesa Village. Spectators will enjoy over 75 entries, including marching bands led by the Third Marine Aircraft Wing Band. The 2011 Grand Marshalls are the 1961 Little League World Champions from La Mesa. Floats, military vehicles, active and retired war heroes, equestrian units, service clubs and youth groups will celebrate civic pride and our national symbol, along with a 20-foot wide ‘living flag’ carried by community volunteers. 

 


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VIEJAS HELPS BRING HISTORY TO LIFE IN EL CAJON

 

 

 

June 2, 2011 (El Cajon) -- For the first time ever, historical characters in period costumes will present awards to winning essay writers at the El Cajon Historical Society's 30th annual Third Grade Essay Contest in El Cajon!  The award program is Monday, June 6th, at 7:00 p.m. at the Ronald Reagan Community Center, 195 E. Douglas Avenue.  Winning third grade students will receive trophies and cash.


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AVIATION ACES ALIGHT AT WINGS OVER GILLESPIE PRE-AIR SHOW PARTY


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NATIONAL CURRENCY FROM SAN DIEGO?

 

June 1, 2011 (El Cajon)--Andrew Woodruff, author of The First Comprehensive San Diego Banknote Census, will share his knowledge of the history of banking and local banknotes on Friday, June 3, from 6:00 to 7:30. This is the fifth in a “Salon Series” of open houses at the Knox House Museum, offered by the El Cajon Historical Society in cooperation with El Cajon’s Community Development Corporation’s “First Friday” program. The series features speakers and musicians with unique talents and expertise to encourage conversations and discussions with members of the community.

 


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LA MESA HONORS OUR VETERANS

 

 

June 1, 2011 (La Mesa) --On June 3rd at 10:00 a.m., La Mesa’s portion of Fletcher Parkway will be designated as "Veterans Memorial Parkway” during a festive ceremony to be held at EDCO Football Field at Parkway Middle School, 9009 Park Plaza Street. In honoring Veterans, the City has added an entry monument sign on the east side of La Mesa, a new vehicular sign on the parkway and modified the existing city entry monument sign at Baltimore and Fletcher Parkway. The project does not change the name of Fletcher Parkway, but adds signage along the roadway.

 


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DISCOVER OTAY VALLEY REGIONAL PARK JUNE 4 AT NATIONAL TRAILS DAY

Park Plans First Community Celebration, Opens Bayshore Bikeway Link

 

 May 28, 2011 (Otay Valley) --Otay Valley Regional Park will host its first-ever parkwide community event and open the long-awaited link between the park’s 8-mile trail system and the 26-mile Bayshore Bikeway on June 4th, National Trails Day.

 

The first-annual “Discover Otay Valley Regional Park,” will feature activities at seven different areas of Western Otay Valley Regional Park, a 2,000-acre open space in San Diego and Chula Vista with 8.2 miles of trails.

 

 


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MARINE CORPS FLYOVER MEMORIAL DAY AT ALPINE WALL OF HONOR


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GREAT FAMILY FILMS COMING SOON TO A PARK NEAR YOU!

 

May 26, 2011 (San Diego County) --The region’s largest free outdoor summer movies series returns this year with more locations and more great family films than ever before. The San Diego County Department of Parks and Recreation has teamed up with the cities of San Diego, National City, La Mesa, San Marcos, Oceanside, Poway and Lemon Grove and the U.S.S. Midway to expand the Summer Movies in the Park series.



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LA MESA ROLLS OUT 14TH ANNUAL FLAG DAY PARADE JUNE 4

 

 

The City of La Mesa celebrates Flag Day Parade 2011

 

May 26, 2011 (La Mesa)--Join the City of La Mesa as citizens celebrate the 14th Annual Flag Day Parade, “A Salute to Old Glory.” Spectators are encouraged to dress in patriotic attire.

 


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HA! FUNNY CAR FRENZY JUNE 1 AT CAJON CLASSIC CRUISE

 

May 26, 2011 (El Cajon)--Cajon Classic Cruise Car Show will feature Funny Car Frenzy on Wednesday, June 1st. The public is invited to enjoy classic cars, restaurants, street vendors, raffles, live entertainment, and awards for the top cars.

 


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LEMON GROVE HISTORICAL SOCIETY HONORS VETERANS JUNE 2

 

May 25, 2011 (Lemon Grove) --The Lemon Grove Historical Society will hold its 34th annual meeting on June 2 at 7 p.m. in the H. Lee House, 3205 Olive. The event will honor military veterans with a special performance of swing music of World War II by the dynamic trio, "Sweet Potato" (Robin Fuller, vocals and piano; Rich Archambeau, saxophone; and Don Holcomb, bass).


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VOLUNTEERISM AND FUN SLATED FOR NATIONAL TRAILS DAY


Festivities and Thank You Lunch Follow Trail Projects at Los Peñasquitos June 4


May 24, 2011 (Los Penasquitos) -- The San Diego County Department of Parks and Recreation invites the public to celebrate National Trails Day on June 4 at Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve by pitching in on morning trail improvements, then enjoying lunch and live entertainment.


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TOP NBC COMIC TO STAR IN "HUMOR FOR HAITI" BENEFIT MAY 27 IN LA MESA

 

 

 

 

 STUDENT RATES ADDED: $10 at door

EARLY-BIRD RATES EXTENDED! ($15 if you pre-pay online; $20 at door)


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FREE YOUTH SYMPHONY CONCERT ON MT. HELIX SUNDAY

 

May 20, 2011 (Mt. Helix) – The East County Youth Symphony will present a free concert at the Mt. Helix Park ampitheater on Sunday, May 22 at 4 p.m. An 85 piece orchestra will play a trumpet concerto followed by pops music.


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EXPLORE MISSION TRAILS DAY OFFERS FREE FAMILY FUN SAT. MAY 21

May 20, 2011 (San Diego) -- Adults and kids alike can enjoy a wealth of free and fun activities this Saturday, May 21 during Explore Mission Trails Day at Mission Trails Regional Park.  Activiteis include guided nature walks, outdoor recreation demonstrations, rock climbing wall, crafts, face painting, a star-gazing party, free pony rides, as well as visits with live birds of prey, reptiles and other animals, and much more.

 


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MISSION HONORED: DREAM ACHIEVED

 

MISSION HONORED: DREAM ACHIEVED

A Community Celebration for the Dedication of the Veterans Wall of Honor

 

 

May 18, 2011 (Alpine) -- Fernando Gonzalez volunteered to be the general contractor for the Veterans Wall of Honor, and couldn't be happier with the results. "This is a beautiful symbol of respect and honor for those who have sacrificed for our country in the armed services. The vision is perfect ,the commitment of the community is fantastic, and I am so proud to contribute a small part. It's my best project ever!"

The wall of honor will be dedicated on May 30, 2011 at the Alpine Community Center.

 

 


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SAN DIEGO RIVERFEST CELEBRATION AND RUN MAY 15

May 13, 2011 (East County) - San Diego RiverFest will be held May 15, at the Qualcomm Stadium Practice Field, starting at 10:00 a.m. This year’s theme is “Celebrating San Diego River Parks & Trails.” Proceeds help preserve riverfront areas in East County and San Diego.

 

Over 5,000 outdoor enthusiasts, eco-friendly nature lovers, pet lovers, and people from throughout the county are expected to attend the event, which includes bands entertaining as well as booths filled with arts, crafts, jewelry, plants, historical and multicultural displays, and exhibits on water conservation, saving energy, the environment, healthy living and outdoor recreation.


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LIONS, TIGERS, AND BEARS HOLDING "WILD IN COUNTRY" FUNDRAISER

 

May 12, 2011 (Alpine) -- Lions Tigers and Bears is holding its "Wild in the Country" fundraiser on Saturday May 21, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. 

 

"There will be several incredible live auction items, including trips to Hawaii, Banff, Canada, a polar bear expedition and more!" a press release from LTB states. The organization is is also partnering with two entertainers - the  band Haute Chile and the dancers of Dance Masters.  Phil's BBQ is catering this event. 

 

"Phil's has been providing amazing food to the San Diego area for years and is always a big hit," LTB's release states. "Hope you'll come to this event to support animals and help raise awareness for the plight of captive big cats." 


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LIONS, TIGERS, AND BEARS HOLDING "WILD IN COUNTRY" FUNDRAISER

 

 

May 12, 2011 (Alpine) -- Lions Tigers and Bears is holding their "Wild in the Country" fundraiser on Saturday May 21, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. There will be several incredible live auction items, including amazing trips to Hawaii, Banff, Canada, a polar bear expedition and more!  They are also partnering with two incredible entertainers - the band Haute Chile and the incredible dancers of Dance Masters.  They are extremely thrilled to have Phil's BBQ  catering this event for us.  Phil's has been providing amazing food to the San Diego area for years and is always a big hit. They hope you'll be there for this exciting event to support their animals and help raise awareness for the plight of captive big cats. 

 

 

 


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DAT PHAN COMEDY

  

May 10, 2011 (Santee) --The West Hills High School Foundation is hosting a Stand Up Comedy fundraising event Saturday,  May 14th at West Hills High's Bob Guess Theatre in Santee.  The doors open at 6:15 and the show starts promptly at 7:00.   Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door.  Headliner and alumni Dat Phan will be performing with a variety of other comedians.  Dat was the season 1 winner of NBC's hit show, "Last Comic Standing."

 

Advanced tickets can be purchased at Al's Sport Shop in Santee or online at www.WHHSFoundation.org


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EXPLORE MISSION TRAILS DAY, MAY 21 2011

 

May 10, 2011 (San Diego) --  Mission Trails Regional Park, one of our City’s least known, great treasures, is open every day. But only once a year do dozens of volunteers, Park Rangers and community leaders host a large free event to help San Diegans learn more about their Park and how to enjoy it.  On Saturday, May 21, residents of all ages are invited to the 2011 event: Explore Mission Trails Day  On May 21, 2011, Mission Trails will hold activities free for all ages.

The younger children can learn about things like bats, nature walks, raptors, reptiles, and other animals. There will also be pony rides for the kids (until 1:30 p.m.)  Older kids and adults will find nature discovery stations, a rock-climbing wall, hiking pole demos (7:30-11 a.m.). There will also be a star-gazing party.

 

 


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ANTIQUE SHOW IN EL CAJON ON MAY 11TH

 

 

May 9, 2011 (El Cajon) -- If you haven’t been yet, don't miss the next monthly antique show in El Cajon on Wednesday, May 11th!  See all the great collectibles, including jewelry, photos, artwork, dolls, textiles, dishes, pottery, and glassware.

 

This event is held the 2nd Wednesday of every month at the Ronald Reagan Community Center located at 195 East Douglas Avenue, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

 

 


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ALLIED GARDENS COMMUNITY SPRING FEST

 

 

 

May 7, 2001 (Allied Gardens) -- The Spring Fest will be held on Friday and Saturday, May 13, and 14 at Allied Gardens Community Park at 5155 Greebrier Avenue.

On Friday, from 5:00 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. There will be a beer garden and food, carnival rides, and a concert by Acme Rhythm & Blues Review. In addition, on Saturday there will be the annual Kiwanis parade, a car show, carnival rides, merchandise booths, the beer garden, and food. The concert will be by the Zippers.

 

 


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THE LAKE MURRAY 4TH OF JULY MUSIC FEST BAKE SALE

 

May 6, 2011 (Lake Murray) --  The Lake Murray 4th of July Music Fest Bake Sale will be held this Saturday, May 7th.   Each year the Music Fest committee budget runs short, so we are starting early to give them a fund-raising boost.  Most of us look forward to watching the fireworks from our favorite viewing point above Lake Murray, so let's work together to ensure it's success again this year. Everyone can do their part by donating a baked goodie and/or stopping by our booth to support the cause.  The bake sale will be held at the corner of Del Cerro Blvd. and Marne Ave. (across from the Chevron). 

 


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