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August – October 2015 Events in North County

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Every month we compile a list of all the top events in North County. Check below for events in August, September & October 2015.  If you want your event listed, or are interested in advertising with North County Sun, contact us. Check out North County Street Fairs & Festivals

August 2015 North County Events

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8/1 – 1/3/2016 Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed, a special exhibit at the San Diego Natural History Museum. 10-5pm. $11-$29. This limited-engagement exhibit tells the story of this ancient civilization through the eyes of Maya rulers and their loyal subjects. At 10,000 square feet, it is the largest exhibition of its kind to be presented in the United States. Admission includes access to Maya, all other exhibitions within the Museum, and unlimited 2D and 3D films in the giant screen theater. (619) 255-0349.
8/1 – 8/31 Festival of the Arts in Laguna Beach. Link
8/1 – 8/9 The Old Globe Theatre presents Kiss Me, Kate. Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter. (619) 234-5623. Link
8/1 – 8/16 Side by Side by Sondheim. North Coast Repertory Theatre, Solana Beach. (858) 481-1055. Link
8/1 – 9/7 Del Mar Thoroughbred Horse Racing Season opens. Link
8/1 – 8/30 The Old Globe Theatre presents Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery by Ken Ludwig. (619) 234-5623. Link
8/1 Moonlight Amphitheatre presents The Music Man in Vista, 8pm. (760) 724-2110. Link
8/1 Hooray for Hollywood! Clips from silver screen treasures (think Star Wars, James Bond, Psycho) will be accompanied by beloved soundtrack gems. An Ashford Summer Pops Concert at Embarcadero Marina South. 8pm. Link
8/1 Museum of Making Music presents: MO’RHYTHM 7pm. a one-of-a-kind interactive concert experience that blurs the lines between audience and artist. (760) 438-5996. Link
8/1 – 8/16 Orange County Fair Fair, Wed-Sun. 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. (714) 708-1501. Link
8/1 – 8/2 Latin American Festival and Marta Ortiz Pottery Market at Bazaar Del Mundo. Link
8/1 – 9/6 La Jolla Playhouse presents Up Here. (858) 550-1010. Link
8/1 – 9/7 Summer Nights at Sea World. Select Dates. (800) 257-4268. Link
8/1 – 8/8 USTA National Championships of Girls’ 16s & 18s at the George E. Barnes Family Jr. Tennis Center. (619) 221-9000. Link
8/1 Stagecoach Day at Old Town San Diego, noon-4pm. Theme: “Trades that Shaped the West.” (619) 220-5422. Link
8/1 – 8/2 KCON – All Things Hallyu (Korean) comes to the Staples center. Convention and performances. Link
8/1 – 8/31 Pageant of the Masters at Laguna Festival of Arts: The Pursuit of Happiness, beginning nightly at 8:30pm. (949) 494-1145 Link
8/1 Ziggy Marley plays at the Del Mar Racetrack Concert Series. Link
8/1 – 8/28 Del Mar Racetrack Concert Series. Link
8/1 – 8/31 Sculpture in the Graden at San Diego Botanic Garden, daily 9am-5pm. Link
8/1 – 8/9 Laguna Playhouse presents Footloose. Link
8/1 – 8/2 Family Camp Out at La Colonia Park in Solana Beach. Must register. Link
8/1 – 9/6 New Village Arts Theatre presents Return to the Forbidden Planet. Link
8/1 – 8/30 National Comedy Theatre presents Mainstage Show every Friday and Saturday night, 7:30 and 9:45pm. Link
8/1 Balboa Park 8 & 3 Miler. Link
8/1 – 8/16 San Diego Zoo Safari Park Summer Safari Asian Celebration, 9am-7pm daily. Drumming, acrobatics and martial arts. (760) 747-8702. Link
8/1, 8/8, 8/15, 8/22, 8/29 Tango by the Beach at Pacific Street Linear Park, Saturdays, 6-7pm. Link
8/1 – 8/2 Lucky Street Vintage Marketplace, every Saturday & Sunday, 10am-5pm. Link
8/1 – 8/15 Catfishing season – night fishing on Fridays and Saturdays at Lake Poway. (858) 668-7442. Link
8/1 – 9/13 California Center for the Arts, Escondido presents Writing With Pictures (exhibit). Link
8/1 – 8/2 Moxie Theatre presents Eternally Bad. Link
8/1 – 8/2 Summer Spectacular III: New York Dreams at Patio Playhouse in Escondido. Link
8/1 – 9/7 Del Mar Racetrack Summer Season – concerts, beer fests and 25th anniversary of the TVG Pacific Classic. Link
8/2 Bill Maher at Humphreys by the Bay. 8pm. Link
8/2, 8/16 Encinitas Summer Sunday Concert Series at Moonlight Beach. 1st and 3rd Fridays 3-5pm. Link
8/2 26th Annual Vista Rod Run, 9am-4pm. (760) 414-9391. Link
8/2 19th Annual Lemon Festival in Chula Vista, 10am-5pm on Third Avenue from E to G Street. Link
8/2 Encinitas Summer Sunday Concert Series at Moonlight Beach: Betamaxx, 3-5pm. (760) 633-2760. Link
8/2 Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash play at the La Jolla Concerts by the Sea, Ellen Browning Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove, 2-4pm. Link
8/2 Summer Concert Series at Old Poway Park featuring The Browne Sisters and George Cavanaugh, 5:30-7:30pm. Link
8/2 Summer Concert Series at Heritage Park in Oceanside presents Surfer Sound, 2-5pm. Link
8/2 – 8/30 Summer Concert Series near Oceanside Harbor. (760) 722-4851. Link
8/2 Solana Beach Triathlon and Duathlon at Fletcher Cove, 7am. Link
8/2 San Diego Civic Theatre presents Juanes: Loco de Amor Tour with gueset Ximena Sarinana. Link
8/3 Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo – 35th Anniversary Tour at the Belly Up. 8pm (858) 481-8140. Link
8/3 Impro Theatre’s Sondheim Unscripted at the North Coast Repertory Theatre. Link
8/3 Summer Shakespeare Film Screening: Much Ado About Nothing at the Old Globe Theatre, 7pm. (619) 234-5623. Link
8/3 – 8/7 Hawaiian Week at San Marcos Senior Center, 10:30am-12:30pm. Music, contests, food. (760) 744-5535. Link
8/4 Twilight in the Park at Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park. Featuring Heliotrope. Link
8/4, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25 Open Mic Night at Legacy Brewing Co. in Oceanside, 7-9pm, Tuesdays. Link
8/5 – 8/28 La Jolla Music Society presents SummerFest. (858) 459-3728. Link
8/6 Echo & The Bunnymen at Humphreys by the Bay. 7:30 pm. Link
8/6 Flicks at the Fountain presents The Incredibles in Carlsbad Village, 8pm. Link
8/6 Concerts at the Cove at Fletcher Cove Park in Solana Beach, 6-7:45pm. Featuring Nate Donnis Trio. (858) 720-2453. Link
8/6 Flicks on the Bricks: movies and wine at the Athenaeum in La Jolla, 7:30pm. Movie: When Harry Met Sally. Link
8/6 – 8/9 Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey at the Valley View Casino Center. (888) 929-7849 Link
8/6, 8/13, 8/20, 8/27 Art, Jazz, Wine and Chocolate at Laguna Festival of Arts, Thursday nights, 5:30-7:30pm. Link
8/6, 8/13, 8/20, 8/27 Thursday Family Fun Nights at the San Diego Botanic Garden, 4:30-8pm. (760) 436-3036. Link
8/6 Humphreys Concerts presents Echo & The Bunnymen. Link
8/6 San Diego Civic Theatre presents Move: Live on Tour. Link
8/6 First Thursdays along Encinitas 101. Live music, art displays, discounts and giveaways throughout downtown, 5-8pm. Link
8/7 Kevin Nealon / Norm Macdonald at Humphreys by the Bay. 7:30 pm. Link
8/7 TGIF Concerts in the Parks presents: Louie Cruz Beltran- Latin/salsa. 6-8pm. Poinsettia Park, 6600 Hidden Valley Road, Carlsbad. Link
8/7 4 O’Clock Friday Summer Concert Series at Del Mar Horse Racing. Link
8/7 – 8/8 15th Annual Guy Takayama Pro Noseriding and Pro Open Event at South Side Oceanside Pier. Link
8/7, 8/14, 8/21, 8/28 Cruisin’ Grand in Escondido, 5-9pm, every Friday. On Grand Ave. from Escondido Blvd. to Juniper St. Free. Link
8/7 – 8/9 31st Oceanside Longboard Surfing Club Coalition Contest and Beach Festival. Link
8/7 Thievery Corporation plays at the Del Mar Racetrack Concert Series. Link
8/7 First Friday: Oceanside Art Walk, 6-9pm, at multiple downtown Oceanside venues. Link
8/7 TGIF Jazz in the Parks presents Louie Cruz Beltran (Latin/salsa) at Poinsettia Community Park. Link
8/7 Del Mar Friday Concert Series, after the last horse race. Featuring Thievery Corporation. 18+. Link
8/7 Patio Playhouse presents Off the Cuff. Link
8/7, 8/8, 8/9 Padres vs. Phillies
8/8 Stagecoach Day at Old Town San Diego, noon-4pm. Theme: “Soldiers & Citizenst.” (619) 220-5422. Link
8/8 Free Movie in the Park (Big Hero 6) and Summer Fun Fest at Brengle Terrace Park in Vista 5-7pm. Link
8/8 – 8/9 San Marcos Family Campout at Walnut Grove Park, 4pm-9am. (760) 744-9000. Link
8/8 Second Saturday Art Walk in Downtown Escondido. (760) 740-0658. Link
8/8 Lake Poway Family Campout, 5am-9pm. Link
8/8 Summer Movies-in-the-Park Series at Old Poway Park, 6:30-9:30pm. Link
8/8 Idina Menzel performs at the Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU. Link
8/8 – 8/9 Snores & S’mores at Aviara Community Park, 5pm-9am. Must register. Link
8/8 24th Annual Automobile Heritage Day Festival & Car Show at D Ave & E 12th St, National City, 9am-3pm. Link
8/8 10th Annual Cardiff Dog Days of Summer festival and contest, 9:30am-5pm. (760) 436-0431. Link
8/8 Fifth Harmony performs at the Orange County Fair, 7pm. (714) 708-1501. Link
8/8 Downtown History Walk through downtown Oceanside, 9am-11am. Link
8/8 Russell Peters plays at Pala Casino, 7:30pm. (760) 510-5100. Link
8/8 Using and Saving Water class at Alta Vista Botanical Gardens, 10am-noon. Link
8/9 22nd Annual Luau and Legends of Surfing Invitational, 7am-3pm. Scripps Pier, La Jolla. (858) 534-4289. Link
8/9 Theo and the Zydeco Patrol play at the La Jolla Concerts by the Sea, Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove, 2-4pm. Link
8/9 Summer Concert Series at Old Poway Park featuring The Fabulous Ultratones, 5:30-7:30pm. Link
8/9 CityFest street fair in Hillcrest, 12pm-11pm. Music, arts, crafts and food. (619) 299-3330. Link
8/9 Carlsbad Village Association presents Art in the Village. (760) 453-7076. Link
8/9 – 8/16 Oceanside International Film Festival. (760) 433-3632. Link
8/9 Pacific Symphony in Orange County presents Hot Latin Nights featuring “Bolero,” 8pm at the Irvine Meadow Amphitheatre. (714) 755-5799. Link
8/9, 8/16, 8/23, 8/30 Sunday Afternoon in the Park at Laguna Festival of Arts, free with admission, 2-4pm. Link
8/9 Free to Breathe 5K Run/Walk at the North Embarcadero Marina park, fundraiser for lung cancer patients. Link
8/9 Summer Jazz Concert at the San Diego Botanic Garden, 5-8pm. (760) 436-3036. Link
8/9 Back to The Garden and Ryan Corn play at the Green Flash Concert Series, 6:30-9pm. 21+. Link
8/9 World Hip Hop International (HHI) at Viejas Arena at SDSU, 6pm. Link
8/9 Humphreys Concerts presents Melissa Etheridge – This Is M.E. Solo. Link
8/9 Summer Concert Series at Heritage Park in Oceanside hosts Open Mic in the Park, 4-6pm. Link
8/9 Live Jazz Brunch every Sunday at Tuscany in La Costa, 10:30am-2:30pm. Link
8/10 – 8/16 US PGA Championship (gold tournament) in Wisconsin. Link
8/10 San Diego Civic Theatre presents Lindsey Stirling: The Music Box Tour. Link
8/10, 8/11, 8/12 Padres vs. Reds
8/11 Sam Smith performs at the Valley View Casino Center. Link
8/12 Alabama Shakes and Blake Mills performs at the Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU. Link
8/12 – 8/29 Moonlight Amphitheatre presents Shrek the Musical. (760) 724-2110. Link
8/12 San Diego Civic Theatre presents Jackson Browne. Link
8/13 9th Annual North County Health & Wellness Fair in Oceanside, 9am-1pm. (760) 722-1534. Link
8/13 Flicks at the Fountain presents the Wizard of Oz in Carlsbad Village, 8pm. Link
8/13 Concerts at the Cove at Fletcher Cove Park in Solana Beach, 6-7:45pm. Featuring Lily Meola. (858) 720-2453. Link
8/13 Flicks on the Bricks: movies and wine at the Athenaeum in La Jolla, 7:30pm. Movie: Double Indemnity. Link
8/13 – 8/15 Julian StarFest at Menghini Winery. Link
8/13 Free Tower Three Concert in San Marcos at Woodland Park, 6:30pm. (760) 744-9000. Link
8/13 Chargers vs. Cowboys, preseason game
8/14 Old Fashioned Family Days: Campfire Night at Old Poway Park, 7-9pm. Link
8/14 – 8/15 Stone 19th Anniversary Celebration and Invitational Beer Festival at CSU San Marcos. 40+ breweries. Link
8/14 Steel Pulse plays at the Del Mar Racetrack Concert Series. Link
8/14 TGIF Jazz in the Parks presents Liquid Blue (cover dance band) at Calavera Hills Community Park. Link
8/14 Del Mar Friday Concert Series, after the last horse race. Featuring Steel Pulse. 18+. Link
8/14 Dinner and a Movie Night at Leo Carrillo Ranch, 6:30-10pm. Link
8/14 – 8/15 Fitness Expo at Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina, Fri noon-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm. Link
8/15 9th Annual Revolt Summer Surf Series event at North Side Crystal Pier pacific Beach. Link
8/15 Stagecoach Day at Old Town San Diego, noon-5pm. Theme: “TwainFest.” (619) 220-5422. Link
8/15 Vista Summer Fest presented by Vista Optimist Foundation, 5:30-10:30pm. (760) 598-4005. Link
8/15 4th Annual Gourmet Food Truck Festival at Bates Nut Farm, 2-8pm. Live music, vendors and pony rides. Link
8/15 – 8/16 10th Annual ArtWalk NTC at Liberty Station in San Diego, 10am-6pm, free. Link
8/15 Festival Runway Fashion at the Laguna Festival of Arts, 1-4pm. Link
8/15 – 8/16 World of Dance at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Link
8/15 Zooinitas art fundraiser on South Coast Highway 101, 1-4pm. (760) 519-1551.
8/15 Humphreys Concerts presents The B-52s. Link
8/15 Zeppelin Live – A live rock tribute to Led Zeppelin at the Orange County Fair. (714) 708-1501. Link
8/15 Which One’s Pink (Pink Floyd Tribute) plays at Pala Casino, 7:30pm. (760) 510-5100. Link
8/15 Bill Burr (comedy) performs at Harrah’s Resort Southern California. Link
8/15 – 8/18 Isagenix Celebration at the San Diego Convention Center. Link
8/16 Encinitas Summer Sunday Concert Series at Moonlight Beach: Todo Mundo, 3-5pm. (760) 633-2760. Link
8/16 Incendio plays at the La Jolla Concerts by the Sea, Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove, 2-4pm. Link
8/16 Summer Concert Series at Old Poway Park featuring Pomerado Community Band, 5:30-7:30pm. Link
8/16 – 9/20 The Old Globe Theatre presents The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare. (619) 234-5623. Link
8/16 Kelly Clarkson, Pentatonix and Eric Hutchinson play at the Viejas Arena at SDSU, 6pm. Link
8/16 America’s Finest City Half Marathon & 5K. Link
8/16 Metalachi (metal mariachi) at the Orange County Fair. (714) 708-1501. Link
8/17, 8/18, 8/19 Padres vs. Braves
8/18 27th Annual Taste of MainStreet in Encinitas, 5:30-8:30pm. (760) 943-1950. Link
8/19 Twilight in the Park at Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park. Featuring Working Cowboy. Link
8/20 Flicks at the Fountain presents McFarland USA in Carlsbad Village, 8pm. Link
8/20 Concerts at the Cove at Fletcher Cove Park in Solana Beach, 6-7:45pm. Featuring Phil ‘N The Blanks. (858) 720-2453. Link
8/20 Flicks on the Bricks: movies and wine at the Athenaeum in La Jolla, 7:30pm. Movie: Jaws. Link
8/20 Encinitas Classic Car Cruise Nights, 5:30-7:30pm. S. Coast Highway 101 from D Street to J Street, Encinitas. (760) 943-1950. Link
8/20 – 8/30 North Coast Repertory Theatre presents The Girl Singers of the Hit Parade. (858) 481-1055. Link
8/20, 9/17, 10/15 Ballroom Dances at San Marcos Senior Center, 2-4pm. (760) 744-5535. Link
8/20 Morrissey performs at Observatory North Park in San Diego. Link
8/21 Pepper plays at the Del Mar Racetrack Concert Series. Link
8/21 TGIF Jazz in the Parks presents The World Famous Glenn miller Orchestra (big band swing( at Calavera Hills Community Park. Link
8/21 Del Mar Friday Concert Series, after the last horse race. Featuring Pepper. 18+. Link
8/21, 8/22, 8/23 Padres vs. Cardinals
8/22 Chula Vista HarborFest at Bayside Park, 10am-6pm. (619) 233-5008. Link
8/22 Stagecoach Day at Old Town San Diego, noon-4pm. Theme: “The West on the Move.” (619) 220-5422. Link
8/22 – 8/23 7th Annual San Diego Spirits Festival at Port Pavillion Broadway Pier. (858) 551-1605. Link
8/22 Summer Movies-in-the-Park Series at Poway Community Park, 6:00-9:30pm. Link
8/22 Pacific Symphony in Orange County presents Star Trek, 8pm, at the Irvine Meadow Amphitheatre. (714) 755-5799. Link
8/22 Concerts on the Green with the Russell Ferrante Trio with guest Bob Mintzer, 1-2:30pm. Link
8/22 – 8/23 39th Annual World Bodysurfing Championships, 6am. (760) 802-7452. Link
8/22 29th Annual Fur Ball at San Diego Humane Society, 6-11pm. (619) 243-3408. Link
8/22 City of San Marcos presents Summer Concerts in the Gardens at Woodland Park. Featuring Kanan Road (California Southern Rock). Link
8/22 Shania Twain Rock This Country Tour at Vallew View Casino Center. Link
8/22 – 1/3 Oceanside Museum of Art presents Baby Tattoo: The Carnival of Astounding Art. Link
8/23 The Mighty Untouchables play at the La Jolla Concerts by the Sea, Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove, 2-4pm. Link
8/23 8th Annual Bike the Bay around San Diego Bay. Non-competitive 25-mile ride, finishing at the Embarcadero Marina Park South. (619) 269-6873. Link
8/23 End of Summer 4 mile run/walk from La Jolla to Pacific Beach, 8am. Link
8/23 Music’s Alive on the CRT (Coastal Rail Trail) featuring Todo Mundo and original “fence art” creations, 3-6pm. Link
8/24 Summer Shakespeare Film Screening: West Side Story at the Old Globe Theatre, 7pm. (619) 234-5623. Free. Link
8/24 San Diego Senior Games Bocce Ball. Link
8/24 Humphreys Concerts presents Diana Krall. Link
8/25 Twilight in the Park at Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park. Featuring Moon Light Serenade Orchestra. Link
8/25 – 8/30 San Diego Civic Theatre presents Pippin. Link
8/26 Twilight in the Park at Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park. Featuring Coronado Concert Band. Link
8/27 Flicks on the Bricks: movies and wine at the Athenaeum in La Jolla, 7:30pm. Movie: My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Link
8/27 Twilight in the Park at Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park. Featuring The Legends. Link
8/27 Over 90 Birthday Celebration at San Marcos Senior Center, 10:30am-12:30pm. (760) 744-5535. Link
8/28 – 8/30 Carlsbad Music Festival. Link
8/28 Flicks at the Fountain presents Jumanji in Carlsbad Village, 8pm. Link
8/28 “Weird Al” Yankovic plays at the Del Mar Racetrack Concert Series. Link
8/28 – 8/29 Full Moon Pier Walk along the Ellen Browning Scripps Memorial Pier. Experiment, learn, and explore. $22-$25. (858) 534-3474 . Link
8/28 Del Mar Friday Concert Series, after the last horse race. Featuring “Weird Al” Yankovic. Open to all ages. Link
8/28 – 8/30 OC Japan Fair at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa. $5. Link
8/28 – 8/30 8th Annual Pala Powwow, free. (760) 891-3590. Link
8/28 The Guess Who, Ambrosia, Firefall, and Al Stewart play at Pala Casino. (760) 510-5100.. Link
8/28 – 9/20 Patio Playhouse presents Moon over Buffalo. Link
8/28 – 8/29 Tuscany Encore Comedy Series featuring Cathy Ladman. (760) 929-8111. Link
8/28 Nathan James plays at Ki’s Restaurant. (760) 436-5236. Link
8/29 San Diego Craft Beer fest at Del Mar Fairgrounds. 50+ craft beers. Link
8/29 Brew and Food Festival in San Diego. 70+ craft breweries, 200+ brews, 20+ chefs, and live music. Link
8/29 Chargers vs. Seahawks, preseason game
8/29 3rd Annual Taste of San Marcos at Old California Restaurant Row, 1-5pm. Link
8/30 Todo Mundo plays at the La Jolla Concerts by the Sea, Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove, 2-4pm. Link
8/30 11th Annual LeucadiART Walk on the Hwy 101. 10am-5pm on the west side of Hwy 101 in Leucadia. Art, live music, Wine and Beer Garden, demonstrations and children’s activities. (760) 436-2320. Link
8/30 – 9/7 Burning Man in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada. Link
8/30 National Comedy Theatre presents NCT College Team. (619) 295-4999. Link
8/30 Irvine Meadow Amphitheatre presents Daryl Hall & John oates. Link
8/30 Kirk Franklin presents Gospel Brunch at the House of Blues, 11am. (619) 299-2583. Link
8/30 Little League Baseball World Championship Game live on ESPN.
8/31 – 9/13 Men’s/women’s US Open tennis championship. Link
8/31, 9/1 Padres vs. Rangers

September 2015 North County Events

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9/1 – 9/30 Cancer Awareness Month
9/1 Fly an American Flag on Labor Day Weekend. Marines from Camp Pendleton will fly 1,000 American Flags along Interstate 5 freeway just outside the fence line of Camp Pendleton. For info or donations Link
9/1 – 9/30 Sculpture in the Graden at San Diego Botanic Garden, daily 9am-5pm. Link
9/1, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29 Open Mic Night at Legacy Brewing Co. in Oceanside, 7-9pm, Tuesdays. Link
9/1 Miguel performs at Observatory North Park in San Diego. Link
9/3, 9/4 Padres vs. Dodgers
9/3 First Thursdays along Encinitas 101. Live music, art displays, discounts and giveaways throughout downtown, 5-8pm. Link
9/4, 9/11, 9/18, 9/26, 10/2 Cruisin’ Grand in Escondido, 5-9pm, every Friday. On Grand Ave. from Escondido Blvd. to Juniper St. Free. Link
9/4 Paul Oakenfold plays at the Del Mar Racetrack Concert Series. Link
9/4 – 9/5 SoCal Honor Bowl at Oceanside High School, 4-9pm. Military veteran fundraising event. Link
9/4 Del Mar Friday Concert Series, after the last horse race. Featuring Paul Oakenfold. 18+. Link
9/4 – 9/7 US Sand Sculpting Challenge & Dimensional Art Exposition at “B” Street Pier, San Diego. Link
9/4 – 9/27 Los Angeles County Fair. (909) 623-3111. Link
9/4 Peter Sprague Duo performs at Ki’s Restaurant. (760) 436-5236. Link
9/5 Australian Pink Floyd with Led Zeppelin 2 performs at the Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU. Link
9/5 – 9/7 Festival of Sail in San Diego Bay. 20+ tall ships from around the world visit the Bay. Festival ships, cannon battles, and a kids’ zone. Link
9/5 – 9/7 Julian Art Guild Fall Art Show at Julian Town Hall. Link
9/5 Pacific Symphony in Orange County presents Tchaikovsky Spectacular at the Irvine Meadow Amphitheatre, 8pm. (714) 755-5799. Link
9/5 – 9/27 National Comedy Theatre presents Mainstage Show every Friday and Saturday night, 7:30 and 9:45pm. Link
9/5 Julian Grape Stomp Festa at Menghini Winery. (760) 765-1857. Link
9/5 Alley Art Festival in downtown Vista. 11am-9pm. Art, live music, food, poetry slam, and film festival. (619) 646-3070. Link
9/5, 9/12, 9/19, 9/26 Tango by the Beach at Pacific Street Linear Park, Saturdays, 6-7pm. Link
9/5 – 9/6 Lucky Street Vintage Marketplace, every Saturday & Sunday, 10am-5pm. Link
9/5 Movie at the Pier features Frozen at the Junior Seau Pier Amphitheater in Oceanside, sunset. Link
9/5 YES and Toto play at Pala Casino. (760) 510-5100. Link
9/6 Sue Palmer & Her Hotel Swing Orchestra play at the La Jolla Concerts by the Sea, Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove, 2-4pm. Link
9/6 Weezer plays at the Del Mar Racetrack Concert Series. Link
9/6 Live Jazz Brunch every Sunday at Tuscany in La Costa, 10:30am-2:30pm. Link
9/7 Labor Day
9/7 86th Annual Labor Day Pier Swim at Oceanside Pier, 8:30am start. (760) 435-1031. Link
9/7, 9/8, 9/9 Padres vs. Rockies
9/8 – 10/4 La Jolla Playhouse presents Blueprints to Freedom: An Ode to Bayard Rustin. (858) 550-1010. Link
9/9 – 10/4 North Coast Repertory Theatre presents The Fox on the Fairway. (858) 481-1055. Link
9/9 – 9/26 Moonlight Amphitheatre presents Big Fish. (760) 724-2110. Link
9/9 AEGIS plays at Pala Casino. (760) 510-5100. Link
9/10, 9/13 Laguna Dance Festival at the Laguna Playhouse. 606 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach. (949) 715-5578. Link
9/10 Taste of Downtown in San Diego. Link
9/10, 9/13 La Costa Film Festival at Omni La Costa Resort and nearby venues. Link
9/11 2,973 lives lost. We will never forget.
9/11 Grandparents Day
9/11 Brian Regan performs at the Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU. Link
9/11 Disney Live! Three Classic Fairy Tales at the Valley View Casino Center. (888) 929-7849. Link
9/11 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Link
9/11 Alejandra Guzman performs at Harrah’s Resort Southern California. Link
9/12 9th Annual Revolt Summer Surf Series event at OB Pier, Ocean Beach. Link
9/12 South Bay Pride Art & Music Festival at Bayfront Park, Chula Vista, 12-8pm. (619) 233-5008. Link
9/12 Second Saturday Art Walk in Downtown Escondido. (760) 740-0658. Link
9/12 Family Movie Night (7:30pm start)and Fun Zone (5-7pm) at Stagecoach Community Center & Park. Link
9/12 Gala in the Garden at San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas, 5-9:30pm. Food, wine, floral design, silent auction, and entertainment. $175-$200. (760) 436-3036. Link
9/12 2nd Annual Carlsbad Brewfest at Holiday Park in Carlsbad, 12-4:30pm. 30+ craft brewers. Link
9/12 Dave Matthews Band plays at the Irvine Meadow Amphitheatre. Link
9/12 Grape Day Festival and Parade at Grape Day Park, Escondido. Grape stomping, vendors, fun zone, and good food. (760) 743-8207. Link
9/12 – 9/13 37th Annual Greek Festival at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church. Bazaar, food, live music and dancing. Link
9/12 City of San Marcos presents Summer Concerts in the Gardens at Woodland Park. Featuring Tony Suraci (Outlaw Country). Link
9/12 – 9/13 Women’s doubles/singles Finals and Men’s doubles/singles Finals in US Open tennis championship. Link
9/12 San Diego Senior Games Women’s Basketball. Link
9/12 San Diego Senior Games Billiards. Link
9/12 Carlsbad Family Movie Night Under the Stars at Stagecoach Park, 7:30pm. Movie: Big Hero 6. Link
9/12 Downtown History Walk through downtown Oceanside, 9am-11am. Link
9/12 Intergenerational FunDay at San Marcos Senior Center, 8am-1pm. (760) 744-5535. Link
9/12 – 9/13 Surf for the Sea/Oceanside Firefighters Charity Event at Oceanside Harbor’s North Jetty, 7am. Link
9/12 – 9/13 Giro di San Diego GranFondo cycling event in Solana Beach. Link
9/13 17th Annual Orange County Pacific Coast Triathlon in Mission Viejo. Link
9/13 South Bay Pride Art & Musical Festival on Marina Parkway. (619) 233-5008 Link
9/13 – 9/15 Rosh Hashanah
9/13 Chayanne plays at Viejas Arena at SDSU, 7:30pm. Link
9/13 Helen Woodward Animal Center’s 10th Annual Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon at the Dog Beach in Del Mar. Link
9/13 Kirk Franklin presents Gospel Brunch at the House of Blues, 11am. (619) 299-2583. Link
9/13 Chargers vs. Lions, 1:05pm. First regular season game.
9/13 New Balance Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation 5K & 10K Run and Kids Fun Run. Link
9/13 – 9/15 26th Annual Sycuan Powwow, free. 5459 Sycuan Rd., El Cajon. (619) 445-7776. Link
9/13 Chargers vs. Lions
9/14 Natural Family Fair at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, 9am-4pm. (760) 689-2229. Link
9/14 Florence and the Machine plays at Viejas Arena at SDSU, 8pm. Link
9/15 North Coast Repertory Theatre presents Tuesday Night Comics. (858) 481-1055. Link
9/15 Zedd True Colors Tour at the Valley View Casino Center. Link
9/16 – 10/25 The Old Globe Theatre presents In Your Arms. (619) 234-5623. Link
9/16 The Oh Hellos and Josh D’Amigo play at the Green Flash Concert Series, 6:30-9pm. 21+. Link
9/17 Encinitas Classic Car Cruise Nights, 5:30-7:30pm. S. Coast Highway 101 from D Street to J Street, Encinitas. (760) 943-1950. Link
9/17 The Country Friends 61st Annual Art of Fashion Runway Show at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. (858) 756-1192. Link
9/18 – 9/20 2nd Annual Santa Fe Market at Bazaar Del Mundo. Link
9/18 21st Annual San Diego Festival of Beer on the Broadway Pier, 6-10pm. 50+ breweries and fundraiser for cancer. Link
9/18 Montys performs at the Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU. Link
9/18 – 9/20 Pedal the Cause in San Diego, cycling cancer fundraiser.. Link
9/18 – 9/20 San Diego Bayfair in Mission Bay. Poweboat racing. Link
9/18 – 9/20 KAABOO Festival at Del Mar Fairgrounds. 100+ musical acts on 7 stages. Link
9/18 Zedd performs at the Staples Center with his True Colors Tour in LA. Link
9/19 – 9/20 Gourdstock at Bates Nut Farm, 9am-5pm. Link
9/19 Bark for Life fundraiser by the American Cancer Society at Bates Nut Farm, 8am-12pm. Link
9/19 Wavecrest Woodie meet at Moonlight Beach. (760) 943-1950. Link
9/19 46th Julian Music Festival at Menghini Winery, 1-6pm. Link
9/20 – 9/26 #SDRWTASTE2014 Sneak peek to San Diego Restaurant Week at the Broadway Pier. Link
9/20 Ricky Martin plays at Viejas Arena at SDSU, 7:30pm. Link
9/20 67th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Andy Samberg.
9/20 20th Annual Encinitas Oktoberfest at Mountain View and El Camino Real, 10am-6pm. (760) 753-6041. Link
9/20 TriRock San Diego Triathlon at South Embarcadero Park. Link
9/20 – 9/26 11th Annual San Diego Restaurant Week. Link
9/20 Humphreys Concerts presentst An Evening with The Beach Boys. Link
9/20 Poway Center for the Performing Arts presents Blue Sky Riders. (858) 748-0505. Link
9/20 21st Annual Blind Surfing Event, 9am-2pm. Link
9/21 The Voice Season 9 premiere on NBC.
9/22 Damian Marley performs at the Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU. Link
9/22 – 9/23 Yom Kippur
9/22, 9/23, 9/24 Padres vs. Giants
9/23 Bates Nut Farm Giant Pumpkin Patch open for Fall Season, 15954 Woods Valley Road, Valley Center, CA 92082. 9am-5pm. Family-friendly events on weekends. Link
9/23 First day of Autumn
9/25 Death Cab for Cutie performs at the Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU. Link
9/25 – 9/27 National Multiple Sclerosis 3-Day Walk, San Diego. (800) 486-6762. Link
9/25 Opening night of The Scream Zone at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Link
9/25 – 9/26 43rd Annual Poway Rodeo, 14336 Tierra Bonita Rd., Poway. (866) 776-7633. Link
9/25 – 10/4 Star Theatre in Oceanside presents Noises Off. (760) 721-9983. Link
9/25 Humphreys Concerts presents Dave Koz & Rick Braun. Link
9/25 Rascal Flatts play at Pala Casino. (760) 510-5100. Link
9/25, 9/26, 9/27 Padres vs. D-backs
9/26 The Grand Woofstock Pet Festival at Grape Day Park, Escondido. (619) 838-8020. Link
9/26 – 9/27 Oceanside Harbor Days at the Oceanside Harbor, Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 9am-5pm. (760) 722-1534. Link
9/26 – 10/25 The Old Globe Theatre presents Full Gallop. (619) 234-5623. Link
9/26 6th Annual Del Mar Mud Run 5K at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, 8am start. Link
9/26 – 9/27 EDGETA Tractor Parades at 11-11:30am and 2-2:30pm, and EDGETA Shows at 9am-4pm at Bates Nut Farm. Link
9/26 – 9/27 Full Moon Pier Walk along the Ellen Browning Scripps Memorial Pier. Experiment, learn, and explore. $22-$25. (858) 534-3474 . Link
9/26 – 9/28 33rd Annual Adams Avenue Street Fair in Normal Heights community of San Diego. Link
9/26 – 9/27 ArtSplash in Carlsbad, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm. Chalk drawings on the streets of Armada Dr. between Cannon Rd. and Palomar Airport Rd. (760) 436-2828. Link
9/26 35th Annual San Diego Zoo Food, Wine & Brew, 7:30-midnight. (619) 718-3000. Link
9/26 7th Annual Lima Bean Cook-off at the San Dieguito Heritage Museum, 12-4pm. (760) 643-0711.
9/26 Wanda Sykes plays at Pala Casino. (760) 510-5100. Link
9/26 San Diego Civic Theatre presents Patton Oswalt. Link
9/26 2nd Annual Reggae and Craft Beer Festival – Hop Heads & Dreads at Harrah’s Resort Southern California. Link
9/27 Duran Duran and Clean Bandit perform at the Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU. Link
9/27 National Comedy Theatre presents NCT College Team. (619) 295-4999. Link
9/27 TikiSwim5 from Oceanside Pier to Oceanside Harbor. Link
9/27 13th Annual Grape Stomp Festival at Ponte Winery in Temecula. (951) 694-8855. Link
9/28 He’Ro’es for Hope 5K. Breast cancer fundraiser in Carlsbad. Link
9/28 Tove Lo performs at Observatory North Park in San Diego. Link
9/29 – 10/25 La Jolla Playhouse presents Healing Wars. (858) 550-1010. Link
9/29, 9/30, 10/15 Padres vs. Brewers
9/30 – 10/4 14th Annual San Diego Film Festival. (619) 818-2221. Link
9/30 Humphreys Concerts presents Chicago. Link

October 2015 North County Events

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10/1 First Thursdays along Encinitas 101. Live music, art displays, discounts and giveaways throughout downtown, 5-8pm. Link
10/2 Megan Hitly Under the Stars at Moonlight Amphitheatre, 8pm. (760) 724-2110. Link
10/2 Irvine Meadow Amphitheatre presents Counting Crows: Somewhere Under Wonderland Tour with Citizen Cope . Link
10/2 – 10/4 Scream Zone at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Link
10/2 – 10/4 MCAS Miramar Air Show. (858) 577-4141. Link
10/2 Megan Hilty Under the Stars at Moonlight Amphitheatre, 8pm. (760) 724-2110. Link
10/3 9th Annual Revolt Summer Surf Series finals at South Side of Crystal Pier, P.B. Link
10/3 – 10/4 20th Annual San Diego International Orchid Fair at the San Diego Botanic Garden, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 9am-4pm. (760) 436-3036. Link
10/3 – 10/4 Craft Fair and Pumpkin Festival at Bates Nut Farm, 9am-5pm. Link
10/3 – 10/4 Old Town San Diego Art & Craft Show, 10am-6pm. (619) 233-5008. Link
10/3 – 10/31 17th Annual Big Horse Corn Maze Festival at Big Horse Feed in Temecula. Link
10/3 “Because I Care” Community Fair at San Marcos Senior Center and San Marcos Fire Department. Theme: “Fit Brains, Healthy Bodies, and Happy Lives.” (760) 744-5535. Link
10/3 Poway Center for the Performing Arts presents Hank and My Honky Tonk Heroes. (858) 748-0505. Link
10/3 33rd Annual Carlsbad Rotary Oktoberfest at Holiday Park in Carlsbad, noon-10pm. Link
10/4 Del Mar Taste & Artisan Stroll. Stroll 10am-4pm, taste 12-3pm. Link
10/4 Chargers vs. Browns
10/4 San Diego National College Fair at the San Diego Convention Center. Link
10/6 MLB postseason begins.
10/7 3rd Annual Dine Out for the Cure at restaurants all across San Diego. Fundraiser for local women and their families affected by breast cancer. Link
10/7 – 11/1 Laguna Playhouse presents I’m Still Getting My Act Together. Link
10/7 – 10/18 San Diego Civic Theatre presents The Phantom of the Opera: The Spectacular New Production. Link
10/9 – 10/18 Moonlight Amphitheatre presents Disney’s Tarzan. Link
10/9 – 10/25 Patio Playhouse presents James and the Giant Peach. Link
10/10 – 11/1 New Village Arts Theatre presents The Weir. Link
10/10 Good On You 5K Run/Walk at Crown Point, San Diego. Link
10/10 Get the Led Out concert at Harrah’s Resort SoCal. Link
10/12 Chargers vs. Steelers
10/13 ALT-J performs at the Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU. Link
10/14 – 10/18 San Diego Ballet presents The Jungle Book & Que Bonito Amor. Hip-hop and ballet collaboration, and ballet and mariachi blend. Link
10/17 Boys & Girls Glubs of Carlsbad’s 34th Annual Gala at the Omni La Costa Resort and Spa. “Fly Me To The Moon ~ Let Me Play Among the Stars…” 6pm. (760) 444-4893.
10/19 “All Fore the Community” Rancho Santa Fe Community Center Annual Golf Classic. (858) 756-2461. Link
10/23 Cancer for College Golf Classic at Coronado Golf Course. Link
10/25 Poway Center for the Performing Arts presents Bram Stoker’s Dracula. (858) 748-0505. Link
10/25 Chargers vs. Raiders