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By Rebecca Person

October 2, 2019 (Jacumba Hot Springs) -- The weather’s perfect,  making October 5th a day for a great getaway.

Here’s what’s happening in Jacumba Hot Springs on San Diego's historic Old Highway 80.

Jacumba Hikers, a dedicated group of local hikers and walkers, leads an easy four mile round-trip Walkabout, covering the Chinese Castle, Natural Hot Springs, Jacumba Lake, Sand Wash, passing the old Railroad Station, the Border Fence and more. Hikers meet at 8 a.m. in front of the Jacumba Spa Resort (44500 Old Highway 80). The Spa’s restaurant opens at 7 a.m.

From 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., Jacumba hosts its Fall Fundraiser in Jacumba Community Park. This annual event features adult, youth and children’s raffles, food by Jay’s Southern Cafe (Jay is a 5-Star trained chef!) live music, vendors, and swap meet... proceeds go to support the Community Park.. Then...
Starting at noon and lasting until the sun sets along Old Highway 80,  Gilliam Gallery’s Festival of Sunflowers Pop-Up Art Exhibit showcases the works of talented local artists: Linda Churchill - mosaics and paintings, Kirk Gilliam - award winning recycle sculptures, Becky Person pine needle baskets, Alex Short paintings and photography, Nancy Jean & Sam Rupe, Bill McKee and Paul Stevens paintings.