If you are looking for something to do this weekend check out some of the events happening around town.
Baja Taste: Friday 3 p.m. to Sunday 5 p.m.
This event will have you thinking you crossed the border as you taste the food and wine of Guadalupe Valley, Ensenada and Tijuana. You don’t have to go all the way to Italy to experience the best wines anymore. Our neighbors to the south have become a hot new spot for food and wine lovers from the US. There will be limited food samples that will be available at no charge, but food carts and some vendors will be charging for food. You can try some of the wine for a $5 tasting fee. For parking details, or a schedule of events check out the website HERE.
Pine Valley Days: Friday 5 p.m. to Saturday 7 p.m.
In their 43rd year, the Pine Valley Days event is sponsored by the Mountain Empire Men’s club that uses all proceeds to support education and scholarships to the students. On Saturday there will be a parade to kick off the day down old Highway 80 from Pine Valley Road to Pine Blvd. other activities include, bounce houses, rock climbing wall, music, horse shoe tournament, market place and of course, food! It is a great time for families to get together and enjoy Pine Valley. The event is free but there are charges for games, food and the vendors. Visit the website for more INFO.
San Diego Run For The Warriors: Saturday 6 a.m. to 8 a.m.
This 5k race is dedicated to the men and women wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan, their families, and families of the fallen. Come out and support the runners as they run for a good cause. Registration to run is closed online, but you can still register at Foot Locker in Horton Plaza on Friday from 1-8 p.m. Hope For The Warriors encourages those wounded service members to pursue the sport of running, walking, or cycling to assist in their physical and emotional rehabilitation. This event unites military and civilian community members, connecting and educating each on the importance of embracing their neighbors. The goal of each event is to establish a long term understanding and respect for the needs of local military families. Get the location of this event HERE.
Doggie Street Festival: Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This Fifth annual family event, held at Preble Field, is in efforts to increase dog and cat adoption and educate more about adoption options. Last year over 150 dogs were adopted at this event. There will be over 60 vendors out there so take your dog to taste all the fun treats! For the humans, these events will feature food, music, shopping, and special guests. Check out the list of all the vendors and sponsors HERE.
Relay For Life: Saturday 10 a.m. to Sunday 10 a.m.
Join the walkers this weekend at Chula Vista High School in a 24 hour event celebrating survivorship. It is an occasion to express hope and our shared goal to end a disease that threatens the lives of so many people we love. The Relay is in collaboration with the American Cancer Society and is an organized, overnight community fundraising walk where teams of people camp out around a track as members of each team take turns walking around the track. Food, games and activities provide entertainment and build camaraderie in this family-friendly environment for the entire community. If you can’t make it out, but want to help support the cause you can donate to any of the teams or individuals walking HERE. Taylor, our intern, will be out there walking with her team Crowns 4 A Cure with the other CYE Ambassadors.
Backyard Game of the Year Playoffs: Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
It’s time to get out and PLAY! Children are invited to come play six original backyard games invented by kids from across the country at the 3rd annual CLIF Kid Backyard Game of the Year Playoffs. Professional skateboarder Tony Hawk and authors Stacy Tornio and Ken Keffer will be there to decide the winner of the best original backyard game! Raffle prizes and goodie bags will be given out and San Diego-based kid-folk band Hullabaloo will entertain guests with music throughout the event. Tony Hawk will also sign autographs during a meet and greet. For all the information or to check out the original game finalist check out the WEBSITE.
Del Mar Racetrack Beer Fest: Saturday 1 p.m.
What better way to watch the Del Mar races then when sampling over 100 different craft brews? Held in the Seaside Cabana and Seaside Concert area west of the Grandstand, there is no charge to enter the Beer Fest area. Following the races is a concert by Sammy Hagar & The Wabos, also free with track admission of $6. Many of your all-time favorite suds with a special focus on top-rated and medal-winning San Diego beers will be available for purchase beginning at 1:00 p.m. Receive five 7 oz. tastings for $17. Brewery reps will be on hand to answer questions about their brewery and beers plus check out cool beer merchandise and much more during the Fest. Pair you beer with Gourmet Food Truck offerings including Not So Fast, ChopSooey, Devilicious, and Inslider. For a list of all the Breweries visit the website HERE.
Extreme Autofest: Saturday 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
More than 500 customized show vehicles, from import tuners and muscle cars to low riders and urban-style S.U.V’s will fill Qualcomm Stadium this Saturday! There is a lot more than just cars. The main stage will feature several musical performances, dance performances, a low-rider hop, an Autocross driving course, a motorcycle stunt show, and the Hot Bikini contest. If you have an Extreme Vehicle that you want to show off online registration is closed, but you can register at the stadium Friday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are available at the event, or you can purchase them online HERE.
Joggin’ for Frogmen 5K and Tadpole Trot: Sunday 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Get out and support the runners this weekend as they follow the Joggin’ for Frogmen mission: To bring men, women and children together to jog in honor of all our SEALs (Frogmen) and Naval Special Warfare Heroes who have sacrificed their lives for us while protecting our country. This is the 2nd Annual Joggin’ for Frogmen 5k Run/Walk being held one week before the 2nd anniversary of the August 6, 2011 helicopter crash in Afghanistan, which killed 31 of our US Special Operators. Participants of the Joggin’ for Frogmen 5k will jog in honor of these 31 Heroes and all other fallen Special Operators and military Heroes, benefiting the Navy SEAL Foundation and the 31 Heroes Project, who in 2012 formed a partnership called “One Team One Fight”, raising money for both the Naval Special Warfare community and The 31Heroes Project mission of supporting surviving families of all fallen military heroes. Registration is closed, but you can still go out and support the joggers. For more information check out the WEBSITE.
Summer Bridal Bazaar: Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
It’s back! This event gives brides to be and their loved ones a chance to meet with 200 wedding professionals, explore reception and ceremony locations, compare the work of photographers and videographers, preview DJ’s and musicians, discover design ideas for your decor and flowers, taste cake and catering samples, talk with honeymoon specialists, hair and make-up stylists, jewelers and much more. The fashion show will bring to life the latest wedding styles features designs for the entire wedding party from nine bridal and tuxedo shops. Couples can also register to win diamond earrings from Irelia Fine Jewelers. Tickets are available online for a discounted price of $9 or at the door for $12. For a list of all the vendors or to purchase tickets visit the website NOW!