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Friday, July 18th – Sunday, July 20th, 2014  
 
San Diego LGBT Pride


San Diego Pride's famous cultural Festival includes multiple stages of entertainment, more than 80 musicians, bands, comedy and dance performers, 300 participating vendor booths, an Art exhibit, cultural presentations, a carnival and great food! The festivities will kick off on Friday, July 18th with the Pride Street Party at Normal and University where the Pride flag will fly and attendees will dance the night away. Wake up with your running shoes on for the Pride 5k or save your space early to watch the Pride Parade. The festival will continue through Saturday and Sunday with headlining entertainment, a crazy carnival and plenty of dancing and fun. Visit www.SDPride.org for more details and to purchase tickets.

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Sunday August 10th, 2014  
 
CityFest

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CityFest takes place in the heart of Hillcrest and is a huge celebration of community spirit through music, arts, crafts, and food and attracts 150,000+ attendees each year. CityFest 2014 will be on Sunday, August 10, 2014 from 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 2014 marks the 30th year that Hillcrest will host the major street fair known as CityFest. With a rich history of community and spirit, Hillcrest has much to celebrate. Games, activities, over 250 vendors, live headliner music, a beer garden and much more, CityFest is a celebration of spirit and play each year in San Diego, California. For more information please visit www.fabuloushillcrest.com or call 619.299.3330.

Saturday August 16th, 2014  
 
Heritage Ball

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The Old Mission San Luis Rey is ecstatic to celebrate the 31st Annual Heritage Ball. Join the hundreds of friends, family and supporters of this cherished historic landmark for a night of dinner, dancing and fundraising under the stars at Old Mission San Luis Rey. This highly anticipated Ball is guaranteed to bring all of the enchantment and splendor that is does each year. This year's gala will feature the unmatched talents of the experts at Hunter Steakhouse as well as the beloved chefs of Old Mission Luis Rey, who will prepare an array of delectable hors d'œuvres as well as a gourmet three-course dinner and desserts. Partake in the fun of the live auction which will feature several must have prizes. Purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to win any Holland America Line Cruise for two guests to the destination of tour choice for up to 10 days. The Gala will culminate with guests jumping out of their seats and onto the dance floor to enjoy the entertainment presented by NRG Music and Productions. For more information on tickets and sponsorship please click here

September 2014  
 
#SDRWTASTE2014

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San Diego Restaurant Week returns in September and with it comes the 3rd Annual #SDRWTaste2014, an event to kick off the start of San Diego Restaurant Week! #SDRWTaste2014 is an exclusive first look at what San Diego Restaurant Week September has to offer, which will take place in September. This kick-off party is a culinary adventure at the Broadway Pier where people from all over San Diego County will gather to celebrate San Diego Restaurant Week and indulge in some of the finest foods and beverages! #SDRWTaste2014 will be a sneak peek to San Diego Restaurant Week and will showcase the culinary talents of top SDRW chefs from throughout the County. At this premiere tasting event, over 40 of San Diego Restaurant Week's best restaurants will be serving up samples of house specialties that will delight your taste buds! Each food sample will be paired with a unique beverage to enhance the flavors of each dish you sample and tickets to the event will be sold at $60 each. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here

Saturday, September 13th, 2014  
 
South Bay Pride Art & Musical Festival

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Come out to South Bay Pride where there will be fun for the whole family! Everyone is invited to celebrate the LGBT community at South Bay Pride on Saturday, September 13th. The fun starts at noon and goes until 5:00 PM on the sunny peninsula of Bayfront Park in Chula Vista, right by the South Bay Harbor on Marina Parkway. Join other LGBT families at the Children’s Garden where parents can enjoy music from one of our two stages featuring exciting DJ’s and bands playing live music, including Laura Jane while the kids play engaging, educational activities. If the kiddies are especially excited, get down and boogie on one of the two dance floors with the whole crew! Then head over to grab some of your favorite drinks at the Wine & Beer Garden featuring several top brands from all over San Diego County. After you’ve worked up an appetite, round up your family and head over to the one of the tasty vendors offering delicious food and refreshments. In between all of the excitement, take a minute to enjoy the breathtaking, picturesque views of South Bay and make sure to take a stroll through the park to admire works of art from sculptures to paintings, all made by local residents of the community! This event is sponsored by the South Bay Alliance Association, an all-volunteer organization, which works to build a coalition of the LGBT community and allies for social networking, business promotion, and political awareness in South San Diego, as well as fun, free, family-oriented events that people from all walks of life can enjoy. For more information please visit www.SouthBayPride.org or call 619.233.5008.

Sunday, September 21st - Friday, September 26th  
 
SDRW 2014

San Diego Restaurant Week 2014


San Diego Restaurant Week 2014 is on the way! San Diego Restaurant Week brings the city's vibrant food scene to life for one week of delicious dining, showcasing the freshest ingredients, most flavorful dishes and tastiest culinary gems that San Diego has to offer! Home to some of the world's most delectable restaurants and master chefs, San Diego proudly welcomes back San Diego Restaurant Week where you can choose from over 180 of San Diego's most delightful and delicious eateries for a three-course dinner prix-fixe menus for just $20, $30 or $40 per person and lunches at $10, $15, and $20, depending on the restaurant. Now, with the new San Diego Restaurant Week App it's easier than ever to be a part of the fun! You can get the details on all your favorite participating restaurants, compare menus and make reservations right from your iPhone or Android. So mark your calendars and join us in discovering why San Diego is quickly becoming one of the nations most diverse and sophisticated culinary destinations! For more information please visit SanDiegoRestaurantWeek.com or click here to download the app.

September 2014  
 
HarborFest

 

Chula Vista Harbor Fest


There is something for everyone at the Chula Vista HarborFest! Breathe in that salty fresh air as you sample mouthwatering seafood delicacies at the first ever San Diego Bay seafood tasting. Scout out some new favorite bands at the main stage then refresh your palate with a sip of wine or a swig of beer from the Baja Wine and Craft Beer Garden. Make sure to step aboard the historic Maritime Museum vessels and swift boat to get an even better glimpse of the breathtaking ocean views. If boats don't interest you, don't worry the shores will be lined with exotic automobiles and arts and crafts exhibits.

Can't find a babysitter for the kids? No problem! The Youth Zone and Stage will keep your children entertained for hours while they watch BMX riders fly over jumps and professional skateboarders land their tricks while listening to DJs and live bands. The Youth Zone also gives them the chance to discover the seaside ecosystem with educational exhibits from The Living Coast Discovery Center. Don't miss out on your chance to have a free day filled of family fun! For more information please visit www.chulavistaharborfest.com or call 619.233.5008.

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Thursday October 2nd, 2014  
 
Taste of Downtown

Taste of Downtown


Come one, come all, and come with an appetite as we celebrate the Taste of Downtown on Thursday, October 2nd, 2014! It is the BIGGEST neighborhood tasting event in San Diego as this beloved culinary journey spans across the neighborhoods of East Village, Gaslamp, the Financial District and Horton's Plaza. The always exciting Taste of Downtown is the perfect way to spend an evening out in Downtown San Diego while exploring and enjoying the diverse culinary culture of 50 participating neighboring restaurants.

Tickets are only $30 in advance and $35 the day of the event. Your ticket not only includes a plethora of tasty samples, but a complimentary shuttle service that will be available for you to take to and from each neighborhood which will also make several stops along the way for you to sample at participating restaurants!

Saturday, October 4th – Sunday, October 5th, 2014  
 
Old Town Festival

Old Town Art Festival 2013


Watch as the streets of Old Town San Diego becomes transformed into an art extravaganza at this year’s Old Town San Diego Art Festival. On Saturday, October 4th, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM and Sunday, October 5th, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM the Old Town Chamber of Commerce invites you to experience a world full of colorful art, live music, international food and exotic wines. Take your friends on a stroll down San Diego Avenue as we fill the streets with over 100 contemporary artists from around the world. Become inspired as you encounter a showcase of paintings, sculptures, ceramics, chalk art, fashions, furniture, jewelry and local art galleries. While in town you can also expose your palates to an array of incredible flavors from over a dozen local restaurants or partake in a delicious sampling of the finest wines. The kids are sure to be entertained throughout the weekend with the 3rd Annual Youth Artist Competition! Your kids are invited to bring their original works of art to display for festival goers and judges alike. Whether your child is the next Picasso or just starting to dabble in the art world, all levels of young artists are encouraged to participate in this friendly competition. As your children admire the work of their peers, they will have the opportunity to create their own masterpieces! Local artists and instructors will be on hand to lead your kids through interactive crafts and activities so that your children can discover their true artistic abilities. Whether you are admiring the history and culture of this neighborhood or purchasing a piece of artwork to enjoy for years to come, this exquisite art show has something for everyone, and something that you won’t want to miss! For more information, call 619.233.5008 or visit OldTownArtFestival.com.

Sunday, October 12th, 2014  
 
Fifth Avenue Auto Showcase
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Join us for the 5th Annual Fifth Avenue Auto Showcase (FAAS) in October and get up close and personal with some of the most iconic automobiles in history! This free to view event will feature 150+ high-performance automobiles along Fifth Avenue between E and L Street, ranging from the traditional classics to the lavish contemporary luxury vehicles.

Think your hot wheels are worthy of winning Best in Class, or even Best of Show? Show off your ride and register your car/motorcycle! Entries for the 2014 event will open soon, so be sure to check back regularly for updates!

Joining us as a guest? This family-friendly event is free to view and open to public! Spend a day in the Gaslamp Quarter, taking in the breathtaking views of stunning automobiles along Fifth Avenue while exploring the district's unique shops and galleries or enjoy a delicious meal on a Gaslamp open-air patio.

For more information, please visit Gaslamp.org or call (619)-233-5008. To register your car click here.

Friday, October 24th to
Sunday, October 26th, 2014
 
 
Borrego Days Desert Festival


Borrego Springs, San Diego, CA - 50th Annual Borrego Days Desert Festival will be anything but dry with a spectacular weekend filled with family entertainment in honor of one of the most beloved long term residents. This FREE festival is the perfect way to make long lasting memories with your family and friends while enjoying the picturesque California's Secret Desert (TM). On Saturday morning, grab your coffee and children, then head on down to enjoy the lively parade in the heart of the town at 10:00am. The fun-filled parade will showcase marching bands, floats, classic cars, decorated golf carts, clown acts, equestrian groups, and much more! Once the parade is over don't go anywhere, there is still so much more in store! Check out the artist, retail and food vendor booths while listening to the sounds of live entertainment floating through the desert air. Your little ones are guaranteed to have a great time at the children's area complete with a carnival featuring thrill-seeking rides, face painting, interactive games, and arts and crafts. This event is the perfect way to create cherished memories with family and friends while enjoying this hidden gem of a festival in Borrego, "Where the Desert Meets the Sky." For more information on this event please call 619.233.5008 or visit www.borregodays.com. Borrego Days is a project of the Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce.

Friday, October 31st, 2014  
 
Monster Bash 2014
Monster Bash 2013


Come celebrate the year’s most frightful holiday at San Diego’s premiere Halloween block party. The 14th Annual Monster Bash in October will take over more of the Gaslamp Quarter than ever before from 6:00 PM to Midnight.

The sexiest and wildest San Diego Halloween bash is going to be bigger and better as it brings in the hottest international DJs to rock the streets with electrifying mixes.

In true Monster Bash fashion, the best Halloween Party in San Diego will end with a parade of the bizarre, peculiar, scantily clad, comedic and creative as the World Famous Costume Contest takes over and offers up a Grand Prize of $3,000. From the moment you enter the Gates of Hell you will know you have entered a world of lust, depravity and madness as haunted souls run wild for one night where rules can be broken and immorality is welcomed.

For more information, please visit SanDiegoMonsterBash.com or call (619)-233-5008

Sunday, November 9th, 2014  
 
Fall Back Festival
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Climb aboard an old-fashioned hay ride, pan for gold, check out a Wild West shootout, saddle up on the pony rides and enjoy two stages of live entertainment. Your kiddos will go plum crazy as you take a step back in time at the 14th Annual Fall Back Festival, a Children’s Historic Street Faire, in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter. The event proceeds will benefit the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation, to assist in the continued effort to preserve the history of the Gaslamp Quarter and San Diego for years to come. The Fall Back Festival is FREE to the public.

For more information, please visit GaslampQuarter.org or call 619-233-5008.

December 2014  
 
Hillcrest Taste N' Tinis


Classic cocktail parties will have a new sparkle this season, when one of San Diego's most beloved neighborhoods serves up a spirited approach to the holiday season. Tasters and toasters alike will indulge in a self-guided walking tour of mouthwatering appetizers from the neighborhood’s finest restaurants and festive beverages at the Hillcrest Taste n' Tinis! In the midst of the culinary merriment, find warmth indoors by visiting participating retail shops, where you can delight in holiday shopping at Hillcrest’s best boutiques and shops, all-the-while, sipping on exquisite cocktails. Enjoy the sampling, the shopping, and finding the perfect gift, and leave the rest to us - stop by the will-call booth for complimentary gift-wrapping, to finish your gift with some flare. Hillcrest Taste n' Tinis will be the social event of the season, so don't miss out! For more information, please visit www.fabuloushillcrest.com.

January 2015  
 
NBRW 2015

Indulge in a week of delicious dining at Newport Beach Restaurant Week! Foodies will eat their way through over 60 participating restaurants that will offer three-course prix-fixe dinner menus for just $20, $30 or $40 per person and/or two-course prix-fixe lunch menus for only $10, $15 or $20 per person. This citywide affair gives foodies the chance to explore tasty treats from fresh fish to sizzling steaks to decadent desserts and much more! Leave the cooking to someone else and join in the celebration of the thriving culinary scene in Newport Beach. Tickets and passes aren’t necessary for this week of discounted dining; show up at any participating location or call ahead to make a reservation and eat to your heart’s desire. Visit Newport Beach Restaurant Week on the web at NewportBeachDining.com for more information and a complete list of restaurants.

 

Fat Tuesday, 2015  
 
Mardi Gras in the Gaslamp 2015
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The 21st Annual Mardi Gras in the Gaslamp will take place on Fat Tuesday, 2015 from 5:00 PM to midnight. As the largest block party in San Diego, this event fills over 20 blocks with unique and bazaar entertainments and 5 stages with live music from top International and National djs. Tickets into Mardi Gras in the Gaslamp will be $30 until February 22, $35 until March 3 and $40 on the day of the event. VIP tickets are also available for $65 until February 22, $75 until March 3 and $85 on the day of the event. All tickets allow for in and out privileges and the option to upgrade by purchasing a dinner package from any one of the amazing Gaslamp Quarter restaurants. Visit SDMardiGras.com for complete details and to purchase tickets.

Fat Tuesday, 2015  
 
Hillcrest Fat Tuesday 2015


Hillcrest has always been a place of fun, frivolity and spectacle and this year the Hillcrest Business Association is bringing back the excitement of New Orleans and Mardi Gras with Hillcrest Fat Tuesday. An updated street party, this event brings back the fun of Mardi Gras to Hillcrest. Now on the east end of town, on University between 10th and Herbert Streets, Hillcrest Fat Tuesday will feature a nighttime dance party, night time gourmet food vendors, street performers, an outdoor nightclub, DJs and for the first time every, a Parade! You know you’ve always wanted it! Benefiting the Hillcrest Business Association and LGBT Youth Scholarships, this event will be the spring party not to be missed! Your business can be part of the fun by featuring a float. Just like Pride, you can show your true colors by bringing out your favorite costumes and decorations. Click here to sign up to be part of the parade!

March 2015  
 
shamROCK 2015

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The 20th Annual sham ROCK 2015, presented by Jameson and The Field, will take place on the most sacred party day of the year, St. Patrick’s Day! until Midnight. We are pulling out all the stops for this year’s Celebration as we re-create a 150-foot Irish Pub on the streets of the Gaslamp; turn the streets green with over 80,000 square feet of green Astroturf; and with a lighting extravaganza, transform the Gaslamp Quarter into an urban, super chic version of the rolling hills of Ireland! Tickets will be $35 in advance and $45 at the door. Don’t test your luck to rock out to the hottest Irish bands, top DJs and more - get your tickets now as shamROCK has sold out the last three years. All proceeds benefit the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation.

For more information visit www.sandiegoshamrock.com or call (619) 233-5008.

2015  
 
Padres Opening Day

opening day


The Opening Day Block Party: Watch the Padres in their season opener! Celebrate with East Village. Food, beer garden, live entertainment, and much more...

The Block Party is FREE and open to the public except for the Beer Garden. Bring your ID.

Click here for more information: www.eastvillagesandiego.com.

April 2015  
 
La Jolla Concours d'Elegance

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Known as the diamond of the West Coast, La Jolla will forever stay true to the name’s meaning, “the jewel” of the Southern California shoreline. Celebrating its 11th anniversary, the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance, one of the finest internationally renowned automobile showcases in the United States, has attracted automobile aficionados from around the globe to this picturesque venue located right on the Pacific Ocean. This is not only an incredible weekend of automotive events; it is also an opportunity to experience the chic allure of La Jolla’s Avenues, which exudes first class hospitality, one-of-a-kind landscapes, magnificent boutiques and world-class cuisine.

This weekend will mark the 10th Anniversary of the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance and some of the most exquisite automobile displays in the world are set to be showcased. This celebratory automotive weekend will take place in April 2015 with the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Contemporary Classic Cocktail Party at the stunning La Valencia Hotel. The La Jolla Concours featured events will continue into Saturday which will be a day comprised of the annual Ferrari and Maserati of San Diego Motor Tour and the Saturday Evening VIP Reception on the Concours lawn. Saving the most extravagant for last, the weekend will commence with the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance on Sunday with over 150 spectacular vehicles, a wine garden, VIP Lounge, VIP Hospitality Suites and general admission tickets for the 2015 Concours. Celebrating European racing history with the marquees of Bentley and Ferrari, the 11th Annual La Jolla Concours d’Elegance will honor everything from the Parisian roots of the first ever motoring events in the late 1800s to the continental racing phenomenon spreading across Europe throughout the 1900s and into the modern day. Staying true to tradition, we will also be featuring the La Jolla Motor Car Classic at the Concours, which will once again be free and open to the public and will expand the show from the Ellen Browning Scripps Park into the La Jolla Village roadways displaying a variety of automobiles.

The 11th Annual La Jolla Concours d’Elegance proceeds will go towards the betterment of the Monarch School Project, which educates students specifically who have been impacted by homelessness, as well as the La Jolla Historical Society, which preserves the history of the gem known as La Jolla. The Monarch School Project and the La Jolla Historical Society are both 501c3 non-profits. General admission tickets are $40 in advance and $45 on the day of the event, or you can upgrade your experience with a VIP Ticket for $125. For more information, to obtain a registration form or purchase tickets to the featured weekend events please visit LaJollaConcours.com or call 619-233-5008.

April 2015  
 
College Area Taste

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Spend the afternoon indulging your culinary cravings as you take part in the tastiest event of the season! This year’s 5th Annual College Area Taste will be held in April 2015 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM and will feature your old, new and soon-to-be favorite restaurants. Food connoisseurs will enjoy over 25 restaurants on one afternoon in the urban neighborhood of the College Area. Discover the College Area through this self-guided culinary adventure. Spend the afternoon strolling through the diverse College Area, with its charming storefronts, lively atmosphere and of course its wide array of tasty treats. Indulge your taste buds with flavorful bites from tantalizing appetizers to desirable desserts, hearty dishes to American classics. Come prepared to please your appetite and get your nosh on! With samples created from the area’s renowned chefs, you'll want to get your fill and even come back for more! Known for it's assortment of dining, the College Area is the newest up and coming destination for foodies everywhere. Tickets are just $25.00 in advance and $30.00 on the day of the event. Proceeds benefit the College Area Business District in an effort to give each member business the ability to fourish. Tickets are limited so purchase them soon to secure your ticket to this ultimate "taste." This year's College Area Taste promises to be every bite as good as last year-if not better!

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit CollegeAreaBID.com or call 619.233.5008.

April 2015  
 
Taste of Hillcrest
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The best Saturdays are spent hanging out with your friends, family and loved ones, while enjoying great food at this year’s Taste of Hillcrest. Become a part of this fabulous tradition in April 2015 from Noon to 4:00 PM where the best chefs and cuisine come together to create the tastiest event of the season! Spend the afternoon satisfying your appetite as you dine in over 40 restaurants in the urban neighborhood of Hillcrest. From cafés and bistros to Five-Star dining, this self-guided culinary adventure will indulge your taste buds with flavorful bites from fresh seafood & sushi, perfect pastas, all-American favorites, tantalizing Thai, and Asian delights. The taste sensations don't stop there as participants will also sample delectable desserts, specialty coffees and cool drinks. Tickets to the 14th Annual Taste of Hillcrest are just $30.00 in advance and $35.00 on the day of the event and proceeds benefit the Hillcrest Business Association. To purchase tickets now or check out a complete list of participating restaurants please visit fabuloushillcrest.com, or call 619.233.5008. Tickets are limited and have sold out in advance for the last eight years, so purchase them soon to secure your ticket to this ultimate “taste”.

Please Click Here for the restaurant participation form.

Friday, May 1st to Sunday, May 3rd, 2015  
 
Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo


The spiciest weekend of the year will be “hot, hot, hot” as Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo celebrates 32 years! Continuing the success of the 2014 celebration, this FREE festival extravaganza will once again extend from two to three days of dynamic “fiesta-ing” The 32nd Annual Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo will be going all out in 2015 by closing down the entire Historic Old Town area and transforming the streets into the largest Cinco de Mayo celebration north of the border on Friday, May 1st from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Saturday, May 2nd from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM and Sunday, May 3rd from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM. This FREE Fiesta will feature three stages with live entertainment, over 40 bands, traditional ballet folklorico dancers, Lucha Libre performances, equestrian shows, a mercado with over 100 retail and food booths, beer garden and Lowrider Lane! For additional information please call 619.291.4903 or visit www.cincodemayooldtown.com. Olé, fiesta, just come on down and party!

Click Here for the vendor application.