Festivals of the Month

JOIN US SUNDAY AT THE EAST COUNTY BRIDAL & BEAUTY FAIR!

 

FREE!  Bridal fashion show, beauty treatments, vendors, music, & great prizes

 

Win a honeymoon suite in Julian--or a night on the town with limo, paparazzi, and Johnny Depp look-alike "Sam the Pirate"

 June 5, 2010 (Fletcher Hills) -- We're pulling out all the stops to celebrate--and you're invited to this fun, FREE event:

EAST COUNTY BRIDAL & BEAUTY FAIR

Sunday, June 6th from 12-4 p.m.

 La Dolce Belladonna Salon & Spa, 596 N. Westwind Drive in El Cajon. 

 

 

*Bridal fashion show: new & vintage bridal gowns & accessories from Sparrow Bridal

* Free beauty treatments, Bueno bakery treats, music, dozens of vendors, and fabulous prizes

Perfect for brides, grooms, bridesmaids, families, party planners, and all who are romantic at heart!


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WWII DOGFIGHTS, AERIAL STUNTS ALL PART OF 15th ANNUAL WINGS OVER GILLESPIE AIR SHOW JUNE 4-6

Up! Down! Flying Around.

Looping The Loop And Defying The Ground.

They're All, Rightfully, Kings!

Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines.
 


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BACK TO THE ‘50s CAR SHOW STARTS THURSDAY IN LA MESA

 

 

June 2, 2010 (La Mesa) - -Participants are revving up for La Mesa’s “Back to the ‘50s” car show, which will be held every Thursday night in June, July and August. The event takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. on La Mesa Boulevard in the downtown village of La Mesa. Cruising in classic cars (pre-1973) is encouraged!

 


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MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION AT SACRED ROCKS RESERVE

 

May 29, 2010 (Boulevard) – Sacred Rocks Reserve RV park and campground invites you to an annual Memorial Day celebration. Don’t feel like roughing in a tent or RV? Other lodging options include rental cottages or a Western-style bunkhouse.

“We have exciting new games like bocce ball and petanque, and as always, nature walks, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, and labyrinth for friends and family enjoyment,” said Sharon Courmousis, co-owner of the boulder-strewn rural retreat one hour east of San Diego. Other attractions include a stargazing plateau, ancient oak grove, badminton, horseshoes, and “wild croquet.”


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EAST COUNTY’S BRIDAL AND BEAUTY FAIR DEBUTS SUNDAY, JUNE 6

 

Prizes include honeymoon stay at Angel’s Landing and bachelorette party with “Sam the Pirate” Johnny Depp celebrity look-alike

 

May 21, 2010 (El Cajon) – Here come the brides! At last, East County has a one-stop-shop for wedding needs—as well as free beauty services, musical entertainment, prize drawings, raffle, auction, bridal gown modeling, and more.

 

East County Magazine and La Dolce Belladonna Spa & Salon have forged a marriage made in heaven to offer this special event on Sunday, June 6 from 12 to 4 p.m. at La Dolce Belladonna Salon & Spa, 596 Westwind Drive in El Cajon (just south of Fletcher Parkway in the Fletcher Hills area.) The event is free to the public and fun for everyone.


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SALUTE TO OLD GLORY: LA MESA FLAG DAY PARADE JUNE 5

 

May 24, 2010 (La Mesa) -- On Saturday, June 5th beginning at 9:00 am, downtown La Mesa will dress up in red, white and blue for the 13th 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 view over 75 entries, including five marching bands led by the Marine Corps Ensemble, which will serve as the 2010 Grand Marshall.


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ROUND UP THE FAMILY FOR WESTERN HERITAGE DAYS JUNE 5-6

 

This year’s event includes a juried art show, exhibitions by women artists of the west

 


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ART IN THE GARDEN: MAY 21 IN LA MESA

 

May 18, 2010 (La Mesa) – Enjoy Art in the Garden this Friday from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Gio Bistro Wine Bar. O’Dunn Fine Art and Bella Mesa Galleries will showcase artwork for sale, offering special pricing for art garden visitors. Also enjoy free wine-tasting, appetizers, and visiting with local artists and gallery owners.

 


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TOP DOGS WANTED: NOVELTY DOG SHOW JUNE 6 IN ALPINE

May 16, 2010 (Alpine) - Attention all dog lovers! The Alpine Stagecoach Lions Club presents the 6th Annual Novelty Dog Show at10:00am, Saturday, June 6th, 2010 at the Viejas Outlet Center , 5005 Willows Road in Alpine.
 


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SANTEE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES BEGINS JUNE 10

The City of Santee’s annual Santee Summer Concert Series is set to bring high-energy performances for all ages.

Concerts will be held at the Santee Trolley Square Amphitheater on Thursday evenings, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., from June 10 through August 19.


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CONCERT SERIES UNVEILED FOR DREAMCATCHER AT VIEJAS

 

May 12, 2010 (Alpine)  – The DreamCatcher at Viejas Casino in Alpine announces a concert lineup featuring musical styles ranging from country to jazz, as well as rock, rhythm and blues. 

 

The series includes country legend Merle Haggard and other musical stars such as the Temptations, as well as a two-woman show, Vicki Lawrence and Mama, inspired by characters from the Carol Burnett TV comedy show.


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7th ANNUAL RIVER DAYS MAY 8, 9, 15 AND 16


Free Events Celebrate San Diego River and our Environment

 

May 6, 2010 (San Diego's East County)  – The 7th annual celebration of the San Diego River is set for May 8-16. River Days 2010 will have over 40 events, including nature hikes and guided tours on local ecology and history, museum and native plant garden open houses, service projects to help heal the river environment. 

 

Several River Days Events will take place in Santee and Lakeside; events culminate with a River Fest at Qualcomm Stadium.


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SUDANESE CENTER HOSTS FUNDRAISING EVENT SATURDAY

 

 

May 7, 2010 (San Diego) – San Diego’s Southern Sudanese Community Center invites the public to a benefit event on Saturday, May 8 at 4 p.m. Sample Sudanese foods, enjoy live music, and help support the center’s many programs to assist newly-arrived immigrants and refugees from the Sudan. 

 


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SANTEE STREET FAIR PROMISES FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

The Santee Street Fair will be held May 29th, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on River View Parkway next to the Santee Trolley Square.

There will be live bands and entertainment, rides, food vendors and a beer and wine garden.

Entertainment includes Lindsey Spurlock, the Corvettes, Outta-Sync, Rockola, Blues 1-4-5 and Ramshackle.

Canned goods will be collected to help support the Santee Food Bank.

The event is organized by the Santee Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Union Bank, Padre Dam’s Santee Lakes, KUSI and Walmart.

For more information call 619.449.6572 or visit the festival website here.

 


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COYOTE MUSIC FESTIVAL: FREE CONCERTS MAY 1 SHOWCASE LOCAL TALENT

El Cajon, CA – The Cuyamaca College Music Industry Studies program will host the second annual Coyote Music Festival on May 1, from 12-5 pm on the lawn of Cuyamaca College. The free, all-ages event will present a wide range of musical styles including alternative rock, folk, Indie, metalcore, and rap.

 

This year the festival has expanded to two stages and will feature performances by Silent Lune, Christine Marie, Aghori, Yttrium, Steam Powered Giraffe, January Lights, Steve Stylez, Jester James, and Jesse Lamonaca and the Dime Novels. All of the artists are from the San Diego area, and they all play original music.

 


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“THE HILLS ARE ALIVE WITH BUTTERFLIES” AT VIEJAS OUTLET CENTER: 13TH ANNUAL SAGE & SONGBIRDS FESTIVAL & GARDEN TOUR


Alpine’s Biggest Annual Festival to be held May 1 & 2, 2010

 

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – April 29, 2010 – Viejas Outlet Center will host Alpine’s biggest festival, the 13th annual Sage & Songbirds Festival & Garden Tour on Saturday, May 1 and Sunday, May 2. The theme for this year’s event is “The Hills Are Alive with Butterflies.”

 


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YAHOO! FUN FOR THE FAMILY AT THE CAMPO LAKE MORENA ANNUAL ROUNDUP

Yahoo and yippee too! It’s that time of year again to take your family out for some good, old-fashioned western fun, at the fourth annual Campo Lake Morena Annual Round up on May first.

Put on by the Mountain Empire Business Association, a group of businesses, community organizations, ranches and churches dedicated to promoting economic development and enhancing local quality of life, the group aims to "sustain and enhance the rural character of each community, enhance citizen involvement and establish a regional awareness that the Mountain Empire area is still 'Just Country.'"

The Annual Roundup is lively proof.


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IT’S A DOG’S LIFE: “SPRING INTO HEALTH” EXPO AT CAMP BOW WOW

 

Sat. April 24 at Camp Bow-Wow in El Cajon

 

April 23, 2010 (El Cajon)– From pet messages to “doga yoga”, you’ll find plenty of free ways to pamper your pet at Camp Bow Wow’s “Spring into Health” Expo. Also find tips on topics from nail-trimming to neutering—plus info on disaster preparedness for your pet. The Expo will be held Saturday April 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Camp Bow Wow, an overnight boarding facility for pets located at 677 N. Marshall Ave. Suite A in El Cajon. This event is free and open to the public!

Activities will include:


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2010 FRIENDS OF EAST COUNTY ARTS 15th ANNUAL GARDEN TOUR

April 21, 2010 (San Diego's East County) -- The Friends of East County fifteenth annual Garden Tour this year features six spectacular gardens in El Cajon, Lakeside and Alpine.

Gardens featured include a ranch with horses, as well as bird house, Africa, his-and-hers, and enchantment themes, and a life sized playable checker board.

Ten crafters will be selling their wares, and lemonade, cookies, hotdogs and other food items will be available at various sites.

April 24, 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Advanced tickets cost $15, and tickets at the door are $18.

Questions and ordering tickets by phone please call Christy Klock at 619-442-8515.


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CONSERVATION IN BLOOM AT THE 17TH ANNUAL SPRING GARDEN FESTIVAL

San Diegans are invited to celebrate spring with a bloom of activities at the Water Conservation Garden at Cuyamaca College on Saturday, April 24, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The College’s Nursery, run by Ornamental Horticulture students, will feature a large selection of ornamental plants, including drought tolerant varieties and the iconic Matilija poppy, or “fried egg plant”. Horticultural demonstrations will highlight the department’s programs throughout the day.

 


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SPRING FESTIVAL AT CRESTRIDGE ECOLOGICAL RESERVE

April 19, 2010 (Crest CA) -- The Earth Discovery Institute at Crestridge Ecological Reserve is hosting a Spring Festival celebrating Art and Kids on April 24, 2010 from 9 to 12:00 a.m.

 


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EAST COUNTY EARTH DAY APRIL 25 ON MT. HELIX

 

April 13, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) – The first annual East County Earth Day will be held on Sunday, April 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the ampitheater on the top of Mt. Helix. In addition to learning about sustainability and eco-friendly practices, visitors can enjoy live music and presentations ranging from falconry to aquatic animals.

East County Earth Day Entertainment Schedule:


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DON'T MISS THE BEST PARTY IN TOWN! EAST COUNTY MAGAZINE'S VIP PARTY & CONCERT THURSDAY


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SHAKE, RATTLE & ROLL! CITIZEN BAND CONCERT APRIL 29 TO BENEFIT EAST COUNTY MAGAZINE

 

PLUS A VIP PRE-CONCERT PARTY AND OUTSTANDING

CITIZENS AWARDS!

April 9, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) – We are delighted to invite our readers to a very special event! Citizen Band is generously donating their time for a very benefit concert to help our citizens’ media outlet, East County Magazine. Come give them a warm welcome, enjoy some of the best rock ‘n’ roll around, and support our independent community media! 


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VIEJAS CASINO HOSTS 4TH ANNUAL ULTIMATE MUSIC CHALLENGE

 

39 cover bands compete for $40,000 in cash prizes April 11 through June 20

April 9, 2010 (Alpine) – It’s southern California’s biggest cover band smack-down, as Viejas Casino hosts the 4th annual Ultimate Music Challenge.

 

Thirty-nine of the area’s best cover bands will compete at Viejas Casino’s DreamCatcher Lounge every Sunday night from April 11th through June 20th from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.Up to five bands will perform each Sunday, with the winning bands advancing to the semifinals, then to the Championship on June 20th.


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SECOND ANNUAL TASTE OF LA MESA

April 21, 2010 (La Mesa) -- The second annual Taste of La Mesa will take place on May 17th at the La Mesa Community Center from 5:30-8:30 pm.

Taste the best from restaurants and food providers from our area, and enjoy music, raffles, prizes and more.

The event is co-sponsored by the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce and Gio Bistro Wine Bar.

Tickets are $25 per person in advance, or $35 at the door if available.

 


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CITYSOLVE URBAN ADVENTURE RACE SERIES TAKES OFF IN SAN DIEGO APRIL 24

Proceeds to benefit San Diego Senior Olympics

 

by Christopher Mohr

 

April 7, 2010 (San Diego) - The CitySolve Urban Race series comes to San Diego on Saturday, April 24 at noon. The event is a scavenger hunt where participants, who are competing on teams, navigate the course by foot or public transportation while searching for clues and completing challenges along the way. It is a mini version of television's The Amazing Race competition, offering participants a unique perspective of the city that they likely would not see otherwise.

 

The top 25 teams are eligible to compete in the national championship in New Orleans on October 30. Of these 25 teams, the top three teams get free entry to the national championship, while the top team wins $300.


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IT'S 5 O'CLOCK SOMEWHERE PARTY BRINGS TROPICS TO EL CAJON APRIL 16

 

Okay, so we don't have beaches in East County.  But that doesn't mean you can't enjoy a beach party.  The public is invited to attend the second annual "It's Five O'clock Somewhere" Party on Friday, April 16  from 4:47 to 8:00 pm in downtown El Cajon. The ground floor of the empty commercial space at 237 East Main Street will be transformed into a tropical beach resort setting with tiki bars, food and drinks from local restaurants and pubs, dancing to live music by Private Domain, and  prizes such as a Schwinn Beach Cruiser. The after-work gathering is open to everyone to celebrate and network with East County leaders, business professionals, community supporters, and neighbors.


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SPRING INTO HEALTH PET EXPO: APRIL 24 IN EL CAJON

 

 

April 6, 2010 (El Cajon ) Camp Bow-Wow invites pets and their owners to the Spring Into Health Pet Expo on Saturday, April 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m..
 

The event focuses on pet health, hygiene and safety.  Activities will include low-cost spay and neuter information; grooming; ID tags and pet health insurance; demonstrations and classes on pet fitness and training; pet massages and pet communication workshops, and more. 


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CONSERVATION IN BLOOM: REAP REWARDS AT SPRING GARDEN FESTIVAL APRIL 24

 

 

Event highlights water conservation, cultural conservation, and Cuyamaca College’s biggest plant sale of the year

April 3, 2010 (Rancho San Diego) -- On Saturday, April 24, from 9am-4pm, Cuyamaca College’s campus will bloom with activity as three of its on-campus venues—the Ornamental Horticulture Department, the Water Conservation Garden, and the Heritage of the Americas Museum—invite the public to celebrate spring at their 17th annual Spring Garden Festival.

 

“Conservation in Bloom” is the theme at this family festival that includes tips on green living. Admission and parking are free. A range of crafters and vendors from throughout San Diego County will be featured, in addition to activities ranging from live music to a birds of prey show.


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