Festivals of the Month

BETWEEN THE STRIPES: THE “MANE” EVENT SAT. OCT. 3

Event Benefits Lions, Tigers & Bears

 

October 2, 2009 (Descanso) – For a wild night on the town, dine and visit with exotic big cats at Saturday night’s Between the Stripes fundraiser at Lions, Tigers & Bears big cat rescue facility in Descanso. Dubbed “The Mane Event,” the party runs from 2 to 6 p.m., with a VIP reception at 1 p.m. Advance ticket purchases required. Festivities include a silent auction, opportunity drawing, plus activities for children including face painting and jumpies.


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LA MESA OKTOBERFEST GEARING UP FOR BIGGEST CELEBRATION YET

September 30,2009 (La Mesa) – Friday, Saturday and Sunday, more than 200,000 people are expected to flock to downtown La Mesa for one of East County’s biggest annual celebrations: La Mesa 36th Annual Oktoberfest. This year, watch for some new attractions—and the return of an old favorite.

By popular demand, the big beer garden is back—along with traditional German foods and music including a Bavarian band the Gemutlichkeit Dancers. But there are also some changes—including Sunday afternoon rock and roll music by the Heroes, one of San Diego’s most popular rock groups, plus new food options ranging from shaved ice to hamburgers.


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KIDS CARE FEST SAT. SEPT. 26 in LA MESA

September 25, 2009 (La Mesa)--Kids Care Fest is a fun, free interactive family event sponsored by Grossmont Healthcare District, La Mesa Park & Recreation Foundation and City of La Mesa. The event takes place Saturday, Sept. 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Briercrest Park and the Grossmont Healthcare District office next door, 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa.


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MAGIC 92.5 HOSTS BLOCK PARTY AT VIEJAS SATURDAY, SEPT. 26

September 24, 2009 (Alpine) – Radio station “Magic” 92.5 is hosting a free block party featuring live entertainment by stars including Teena Marie, Lisa Lisa, Debbie Deb, Siren’s Crush and Rising Star. Other activities will include a car show, jumpies for children, crafts, foods, shopping and the Viejas interactive fountain.


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HATE CRIMES SUMMIT OCT. 1 IN EL CAJON SEEKS TO STEM VIOLENCE IN OUR AREA

Most Local Hate Crimes Are Committed by Youths Under 21

 


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PICKIN' & STRUMMIN' AT THE JULIAN BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL SEPT. 19-20

Julian (September 18, 2009 ) -- A decades old Julian tradition returns when the gates open on September 19th and 20th to the 39th annual Julian Bluegrass Festival. Sponsored and presented by the Julian Lions Club at Frank Lane Park, the annual event is the oldest bluegrass festival in California and this year’s edition boasts one of its strongest line-ups.


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JULIAN APPLE DAYS FESTIVAL CAPS CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION OCT. 3-4; ADDITIONAL EVENTS HIGHLIGHT HISTORIC TOWN’S SAVORY PAST


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BIGGEST OKTOBERFEST WEST OF THE MISSISSIPPI: LA MESA OCT. 2-4

 

September 14, 2009 (La Mesa) -- You're invited to join a few friends--200,000 or so--in the biggest Oktoberfest celebration in the Western United States.  Festivities extend through six blocks in the La Mesa Village area of downtown La Mesa, featuring three beer gardens and more than 300 vendors.

 


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WOW! 2 NATIVE AMERICAN POW-WOWS TO DRAW THOUSANDS TO EAST COUNTY

By Miriam Raftery
 

September 3, 2009 (San Diego’s East County) – Thousands of tribal members from across the United States as well as many local participants and spectators are expected to flock to the Barona and Syucan reservations in East County during the first two weekends in September.


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RAMONA AIRPORT OPEN HOUSE & FLY-INS

 

September 11, 2009 (Ramona)--Tne Ramona Airport hosts its annual open house on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The event features tours of the airport, Cal-Fire Air Attack Base, and control tower. Also on display are the Sheriff’s Copter 10 and Mercy Air helicopters, along with other aircraft including World War II-era Classic Warbirds.

 


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IT’S OFFICIAL: MOTHER GOOSE PARADE IS SAVED!

September 6, 2009 (El Cajon) – Organizers of the Mother Goose Parade have voted to save East County's most cherished holiday tradition, after an outpouring of community do nations raised enough to cover a significant portion of the costs, East County Magazine has learned.

 


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SEPTEMBER FESTIVALS OF THE MONTH: STOMP, PLUCK & SWING IN EAST COUNTY!

 

 

September 4, 2009 (San Diego’s East County)—This Labor Day weekend marks the beginning of a fun-filled month of festivals and other fantastic events in San Diego’s East County. Here’s our guide to the year’s most diverse array yet of unique and mostly free or low –cost activities.

 


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2 ENVIRONMENTAL EVENTS GET KIDS INVOLVED IN KEEPING AREA CLEAN & GREEN


“Sustain La Mesa” Environmental Festival – Sept. 12
Coastal Cleanup Day at Lake Murray – Sept. 19

 

By Kristin Hobbs Kjaero

 


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CELEBRATE EAST COUNTY!" DISCOVER OUR AREA'S BEST-KEPT SECRETS SAT. AUG. 29

Discounts for pre-reservation--RSVP now!

WIN PRIZES:  A pirate for your next party, Padres tickets, private wine-tasting party & more!

 


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CELEBRATE EAST COUNTY! AUG. 29 BENEFIT FOR EAST COUNTY MAGAZINE


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DIVE-IN MOVIE: SHARK TAIL!

 

 

August 13, 2009 (San Diego) --  Bring your rafts for the pool or beach chairs for the deck, then head on over to the Allied Gardens Pool for a "dive-in" movie this Saturday night, August 14th.  Showtime for a viewing of Shark Tail starts at 7:45 p.m.

 

 


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HEART OF MT. HELIX AUG 15

July 12, 2009 (Mt. Helix) -- Tickets are now on sale for the second annual HeART of Mt. Helix, a festive summer event from 5:30 pm - 10 pm at Mt. Helix Park, atop the mountain. Local restaurants will be serving signature appetizers. The event also features a "Hometown Heroes" program, music and dancing to the Mar Dels under the stars, plus additional attractions.


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OBSERVATORY DONATED TO JULIAN HIGH:; DEDICATION AUG. 18 , JULIAN STARFEST AUG. 20-23


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“NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM” BIG-SCREEN MOVIE AT ALLIED GARDENS PARK SAT. AUG. 8--FREE!

 

August 3, 2009 (San Diego)—Movies in the park have emerged as this summer’s hot new trend for free family fun.

 


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IT’S IN THE HOLE! GOLF TOURNAMENT TEES OFF OCT. 16 AT COTTONWOOD


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YEE-HA! RAMONA COUNTRY FAIR JULY 30-AUG. 2

July 30, 2009 (Ramona) -- From watermelon-eating contests to waterfights, Ramona's down-home country fair offers family fun and crowd-pleasing favorites including carnival rides, live music, food, livestock auctions, junior livestock exhibitions, many vendors and more.  

 


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NATIONAL NIGHT OUT--KROC CENTER AUG. 4

July 29, 2009 (San Diego)--Join Crime Stoppers, Target and the Salvation Army Kroc Center for the free National Night Out Against Crime. Meet your neighbors and enjoy giveaways, games, face painting, live entertainment, police K-9s, rockclimbing, balloon animals, community booths and more.

 


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ET BY STARLIGHT: LA MESA OFFERS FREE MOVIE SHOWING JULY 31

 

July 22, 2009 (La Mesa)--The City of La Mesa is offering a free movie night under the stars on Friday July 31st.  This family-oriented event will feature the movie “ET: The Extra-Terrestrial”, rated PG.
 


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A “VINE” TIME IN EL CAJON: CROWDS SAVORED CHAMBER’S WALKING WINE TASTING & ART TOUR


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YOU'RE INVITED! HAVE A HOT TIME A HOOLEYS WITH EAST COUNTY MAGAZINE

 

July 16, 2009 (San Diego's East County)--East County Magazine invites you to meet the press and join ius for an evening of food, fun and festivities.  "Have a Hot Time at Hooleys with East County Magazine"  will be held on Wednesday, August 12th from 6-9 p.m. at Hooleys Irish Pub and Grill in Grossmont Center, La Mesa. Reserve space now for the happening event of the summer.


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THE CAT'S MEOW: ALLEY CAT SUMMER FEST 2009 ON JULY 17 AND 18

5,000+ EXPECTED AT EL CAJON COMMUNITY CONSORTIUM

July 15. 2009 (El Cajon)– On the prowl for some fun this weekend?  El Cajon community art groups, museums, restaurants, and other downtown businesses are staging Alley Cat Summer Fest 2009, an event best described as the cat's meow. Organizers predict 5,000 people at the two-day event on Friday, July 17, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m., and Saturday, July 18, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m., downtown El Cajon.

 


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SUMMER POPS! CONCERT SUNDAY JULY 19 IN ALLIED GARDENS


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NEIL DIAMOND TRIBUTE FRIDAY JULY 10 AT FREE "CONCERTS ON THE GREEN"

July 10, 2009 (El Cajon)--“Diamond Is Forever,” the popular Neil Diamond Tribute band, will perform tonight at El Cajon’s Concerts on the Green, the free weekly summer concert series featuring live music for all ages from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on the Prescott Promenade in Downtown El Cajon.


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COOLEST PLACE IN TOWN: POOL FLICKS & HOT KROC NIGHTS

 

July 9, 2009 (San Diego) -- Here's some news the kids will "snap" up:  Salvation Army Kroc Center announces its popular "Hot Kroc Nights" and "Pool Flicks" are back for the 2009 Summer Season. Hot Kroc Nights offer family specials for ice skating or swimming every Wednesday night through August 26.

 


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“MAGNIFICENT MILKY WAY” WITH ASTRONOMER DENNIS MAMMANA AT BORREGO SPRINGS AUG. 15

 

July 5, 2009 (Borrego Springs)--Few celestial sights are as stunning as an August desert sky. On Saturday, August 15, famed astronomer and night sky photographer Dennis Mammana offers an evening of galactic viewing along the Milky Way.  

 


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