Pinteresting 5 : Spooky Doorways

October is just around the corner so that means all the houses on the block will begin to “Haunt” their lawns! Join the Halloween theme this month by making your front entrance festive with Jack’o Lanterns, bats, cats, and even witches. Check out some of these terrifying front door decor for inspiration!

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2017 San Diego 4th of July Fireworks Schedule

Want to catch the fireworks this 4th of July? Check out our 2017 San Diego 4th of July Fireworks schedule!

San Diego

Big Bay Boom Annual July 4th Fireworks Show

Location:  Multiple Locations along the San Diego Bay.

Time:  9:00 pm

Take in the largest display in the county, with fireworks launched from four barges strategically placed around North San Diego Bay, they can be seen from Shelter Island, Harbor Island, the Embarcadero area and Seaport Village/Coronado Landing. Just find a place along the bay and you will not be disappointed!


Sea To Shining Sea 4th of July Fireworks

Location: SeaWorld San Diego- 500 SeaWorld Dr, San Diego, CA 92109

Time: 9:40 PM

Sea World, San Diego is excited to light up the sky with an amazing fireworks extravaganza to celebrate the 4th of July!


Ocean Beach

Location: Ocean Beach Pier at the end of Newport Ave. 5091 Niagara Ave
San Diego, CA 92107

Time: 9:00 PM

Spend the day picnicking, swimming in the ocean, walking and playing in the sand and shopping along Newport Ave. Then bundle up as the sun sets and pull up a blanket for a really spectacular fireworks show launched from the OB Pier.


4th of July Celebration in Coronado

Location:  Various locations in Coronado. Fireworks Over Glorietta Bay (shot from barge in the bay)

Time: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Celebrate the 4th of July in the Crown City with a parade down Orange Avenue at 10:00 AM, a concert in Spreckels Park at 4:00 PM and fireworks over Glorietta Bay at 9:00 PM. (Local tip:  watch them from the golf course or Stingray Point – don’t drive, walk or bike)


North County Coastal

San Diego County Fair 4th of July Celebration

Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds – 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar

Time: Starts at 9:30 AM, Fireworks at 9:00 PM

Independence Day is one of the best days to come to the fair! Enjoy the food and fun during the day and cap off the night by watching the fireworks display!

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4th of July Fireworks at La Jolla Cove

Location: Ellen Browning Scripps Park, 1180 Coast Boulevard, La Jolla

Time: 9:00 PM

After a day on the beautiful beaches of La Jolla, take in a spectacular set of fireworks with a picturesque background.


Red, White and BOOM!

Location: LEGOLAND California – One Legoland Drive, Carlsbad

Time: Fireworks at 8:30 PM

Take the whole family and spend the day enjoying over 60 rides, shows, and attractions and then top it off with an awe-inspiring fireworks display set to patriotic music!


Oceanside Fireworks Show

Location: El Corazon Site at Rancho Del Oro Road

Date: July 3, 2016

Time: 5:00 to 9:30 PM

Start off your Independence Day celebration a day early by bringing a beach chair and the whole family to enjoy the Oceanside Fireworks Show!

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North County Inland

Independence Day Festival & Fireworks

Location: 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, CA 92025

Time: Starts at 4:00 PM, Fireworks at 9:00 PM

Join 20,000 patriotic festival-goers for the 53rd Annual Independence Day Festival & Fireworks with music, fabulous food vendors, and a wealth of children’s activities and games for everyone to enjoy.


Grand Tradition July 4th

Location: Grand Tradition – 220 Grand Tradition Way, Fallbrook, CA 92028

Time: Starts at 4:00 PM, Fireworks at 9:00 PM

Enjoy a day of live entertainment, dancing, kid friendly activities, and of course, fireworks!


Mira Mesa Fourth of July Celebration

Location: Mira Mesa Community Park, Mira Mesa Boulevard and New Salem Street, Mira Mesa

Time: Fireworks at 9:00 PM

Come early for the parade and family friendly activities and stay late for the fireworks!


An Old Fashioned Fourth of July & Fireworks

Location: Poway High School Stadium, 15500 Espola Road, Poway

Time: 7:00 to 10:00 PM

Following the Poway Old-Fashioned Fourth of July celebration at Old Poway Park (10:00 AM to 4:00 PM), head to Poway High School for music, food, and fireworks!


Rancho Bernardo’s Spirit of the Fourth

Location: Webb Park, Avena Pl And Bernardo Center Dr, Rancho Bernardo, CA 92128

Time: 7:00 AM to 9:30 PM

It’s a whole day of fun in Rancho Bernardo with a pancake breakfast, a festival with food, music and games, a parade, and fireworks!


San Marcos 4th of July Celebration

Location: Bradley Park, 465 S Rancho Santa Fe Rd, San Marcos, CA 92078

Time: 6:00 to 9:00 PM

Join us for carnival games, food, and fireworks!



Vista Independence Day Celebration

Location: Moonlight Amphitheatre, 1200 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista

Time: 5:00 to 9:00 PM

Celebrate the 4th of July in Vista at the Moonlight Amphitheater with live music, an honorary ceremony, family fun, and fireworks!


Enjoy and stay safe!

Everything in San Diego You Must Do This Summer

Looking for summer fun in San Diego? Check out our guide to what you absolutely must do and see this summer!



May 1 – Sept 1:

Every Sunday this summer, get your chance to day drink on a rooftop with a pool at LOUNGESix.  Complete with DJ’s, VIP tables, and bottle service.  Visit their website.


May 18 – 28:

Celebrate everything surf at the 5th Annual Surf Film Festival.  Featuring more than 20 internaitonal surf films, host filmmaker panels & workshops. For more info visit their page.



June 3:

SILO in Makers Quarter will be hosting the 6th Annual Craft Beers + Bites in conjunction with the SDSU College of Extended Studies Business of Craft Beer Program to benefit the San Diego Brewers Guild.  Visit their page for more info.

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June 3-July 4th:

Mad About the Fair is the theme of the San Diego County Fair opening at 4:00PM on Friday, June 3 and continuing through Monday, July 4. (The Fair is closed on Mondays, except July 4, and the first two Tuesdays.)You’ll love our grand-scale tea party featuring the renowned Lewis Carroll classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,fused with influences from steampunk, cosplay, great literature, wacky machinery, and all the fun and magic you have come to expect. More information here. 




June 11-12:

The San Diego Festival of the Arts has moved locations to Waterfront Park for the first time in 29 years. Saturday and Sunday, from 10am-5pm, almost 200 artists will be set up in the park along with live entertainment, food from local restaurants, and SD craft beers.  More info on their page.



June 15:

Sample your way through everyone’s favorite foodie neighborhood at this year’s Taste of Little Italy from 5-9pm.  Get your “taste passport” and follow the map of participating restaurants and each of their menu offerings for you to nibble on.  Their website has all the tasty details.



June 18:

For the third year, run through the fair like a madman during VAVi’s San Diego County Fair 5k. Get there before crowds are allowed in for a race course winding through Ferris wheels and thrill rides. Tickets include admission to the fair that day and a free beer, so stick around after the race to ride the rides and refuel with funnel cakes.  Visit their webpage for more information.  The actual San Diego County Fair runs from June 3rd – July 4th.



July 8th:

Baseball fans have five days to meet and get autographs from MLB legends at Petco Park. See if you’re good enough for the majors when you participate in baseball training drills or step into the all-star batting cages.  Click here to get all the details.



July 9:

Bring your mat to Waterfront Park for an hour of outdoor yoga. Whether you’re a yoga master or you can barely touch your toes, there will be modifications fit for all levels during both sessions at 8am and 11am.  Visit their website for all the information.



July 15th-Sept. 5:

Opening day at the Del Mar Racetrack takes place on July 15th! The summer meet of the track will run from July 15th-September 5th. As always, Del Mar will host a Summer Concert Series at the track, as well as other special events. More info here.



July 21 – 24:

Comic-Con passes have been sold out for quite a while now, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the fun. There are tons of Comic-Con events happening Downtown and all over San Diego, including meet & greets, exclusive parties, and more. They have more info on their website.



July 23:

The 4th Annual Heroes Brew Fest is coming to Waterfront Park so you can drink like a superhero. More than 40 breweries will be pouring over 100 craft beers to benefit the Warrior Foundation from 2:30-6:30pm.  Visit their website.



Aug 7:

Get your motor running for the 27th Annual Vista Rod Run, where car enthusiasts from all around can drool over classic cars, hot rods, and specialty vehicles.  Their website as more information.



Aug 25:

Learn how to mix it up at the Hotel Del Coronado with cocktail-making classes taught by Nolet’s Gins mixologist Jaren Singh.  More information is on their website.


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Aug 26:

Come out to Coronado Island or watch from the shores around San Diego Bay as boats race in support of Sharp HospiceCare.  Visit their website to get all the details.



Aug 27:

Logan Heights is celebrating the history and culture of its neighborhood with the Imperial Avenue Street Festival.  If you click here, you see all the information.


Event in Focus: 5th Annual American Freedom Festival




San Diego, CA (March 31, 2014) — The American Freedom Foundation announces the 5th Anniversary of the American Freedom Festival San Diego concert event. The annual charity event will be held on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 7:30 pm featuring the ultimate classic rock all-star band, World Classic Rockers. The concert, held annually aboard the historic USS MIDWAY MUSEUM, was a sell out last year! As a result, the Museum is moving planes around on the flight deck to accommodate an additional 400 seats for concertgoers.



World Classic Rockers is being brought back by popular demand and features former members of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Steppenwolf, Journey, Boston and Santana performing such classic rock hits as: BORN TO BE WILD, MORE THAN A FEELING, SWEET HOME ALABAMA, BLACK MAGIC WOMAN, SEPARATE WAYS, DON’T LOOK BACK, FREE BIRD, MAGIC CARPET RIDE, GIMME THREE STEPS, ROCK ‘N ROLL BAND, FREE BIRD, ANYWAY YOU WANT IT, WHAT’S YOUR NAME, HERE I GO AGAIN, and more!

Over the last four years, American Freedom Festival San Diego has raised approximately $120,000 for local San Diego military charitable organizations. This year the event will benefit San Diego Armed Service YMCA, Wounded Warrior Support Network, ReBoot Workshops and Nice Guys Victory Fund. Further doing great work for our local community, the American Freedom Foundation will also hold their annual Warriors To The Workforce Hiring Event for veterans, transitioning military service members and their spouses on Friday, May 23 in the Hangar Deck of the USS Midway Museum.


Ticket Information: Tickets for the American Freedom Festival San Diego aboard the USS Midway Museum on Saturday, May 24 at 7:30pm are $69.50, $59.50 and $49.50 (plus applicable service charges). Tickets are available through and For more information, please visit or or call (619) 398-8241.



The San Diego Armed Services YMCA enhances the lives of service members and their families in mind, body, and spirit through programs and services that are relevant to the unique challenges of military life. REBOOT WorkshopsTM are designed to assist members of the military in making the social and career transition from years of service by addressing their fears and “re-booting” their skills. The workshop features three weeks of education designed to enhance and build upon their training, experience and skills to prepare them for life after the military. The Wounded Warrior Support Network features businesses and individuals joining together in a campaign to pay tribute to our Wounded Warriors by providing active support from treatment to transition. The support will include providing access to entertainment and sporting events, events for Wounded Warriors and their families to spend quality time together and a network of resources to help aid our Wounded Warriors in finding jobs. The Nice Guys have been a part of San Diego since 1979, helping local families and individuals who, through no fault of their own, have fallen on tough times. Their goal is to get people back on their feet and self-sufficient . . . offering a hand up not a hand out. In April of 2003, a special fund, called the Victory Fund, was begun under the auspices of the Nice Guys organization. This fund has the sole purpose of providing aid and support to wounded Marines, sailors, and their families.


Event in Focus: 2013 San Diego County Fair

2013 San Diego County Fair

2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014

June 8th-July 4th (closed mondays)

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Whether you’re new to San Diego or have lived here for years, one event you can’t help, but take part in is the San Diego County Fair. 24 days of food, fun, and festivities for all ages.

Bring the family out to get up close and personal with farm animals and farm equipment. You can even watch some of these animals compete for prizes. Get your picture taken with a giant pig or pet a goat.

If animals aren’t your thing, there’s plenty of shopping throughout the fair. You’ll get great discounts on all kinds of items and can even enter to win great prizes and coupons at some of the vendor booths. Get tips on how to care for your houseplants and stock up on handmade goods before the holiday rush.

Play games, win prizes, and ride on classic fair attractions such as the ferris wheel, meery go round, and more.

It wouldn’t be the fair without fair food. Grab a funnel cake, try some fried bacon, snack on popcorn, fries, and chicken strips, or check out some of the healthier options on hand. The wine and beer festivals and tastings are always a big hit during the fair. This year, there’s even a bacon festival for all you meat-lovers.

Stay late and enjoy musical performances from artists like REO Speedwagon, Train, Switchfoot, Colbie Caillat, and Martina McBride, among others.

This year’s theme is “Game On”, the celebration of games past and present. Are you game?

Tickets can be purchase online or at a discount from participating Albertsons

Event in Focus: 2013 Del Mar National Horse Show

Event in Focus: 2013 Del Mar National Horse Show

April 18th-May 5th, 2013

Del Mar Fairgrounds

San Diego’s premier equestrian event is back! Now in its 68th year, this a chance for San Diego residents to see some of the county’s best riders and horses, including several Olympic team members and other international equestrian stars.

April 18th-21st: Western Week

Dust off your cowboy boots and rustle up your hat: the old west is back. From western pleasure classes to reining, to trail competitions and barrel racing, come out and see some genuine American Quarter Horses compete to win. The highlight of this week is The Night of the Horse, a fantastic show on the order of Cavalia. Night of the Horse tickets are available, while the rest of the Western Week events are free to spectators.

April 25th-28th: Dressage Week

Unless you were living under a rock during last election season, you’ve heard of dressage. Mitt Romney’s wife, Anne, is a dressage rider and co-owner of Rafalca, a horse that traveled to London this past Olympics to compete in the highest level of the sport, Grand Prix, with her rider, Jan Ebling. Additionally, many members of the US Dressage team, past and present will be on hand to compete for the top prize in both the Grand Prix Special and Grand Prix Freestyle. The highlight of Dressage Week takes place on the 27th, The Evening of Musical Freestyles. Horse and rider pairs dance around the area to their own choreographed patterns and music. All other dressage events are free to spectators.

April 30th-May 5th: Hunter/Jumper Week

One of the most exciting sports, Hunter/Jumper week features a variety of different jumping events, open to riders and horses of all make and model. The premier event of the week is the Saturday night $10,000 Grand Prix jumping event. The stars are sure to be out during Hunter/Jumper week…catch several past and present Olympians in the competition line-up. As in the other weeks, all regular events are free to spectators.


Event In Focus: VinDiego Wine and Food Festival

VinDiego Wine and Food Festival

April 6th, 2013

The Port Pavilion of the Broadway Pier

Billed as the premier wine tasting event in Southern California, the VinDiego Wine and Food Festival showcases more than 300 offerings from over 75 California wineries. And that isn’t even all of it! It is, after all, called the Wine AND Food Festival. Some of San Diego’s best restaurants will be on hand, serving up some of their delicious culinary magic.

VIP Admission begins at 4pm, with general admission beginning at 5pm. The event runs until 8 that night. The beautiful glass windows of the Port Pavilion provide for a spectacular view of the sunset over the bay and Coronado in the distance.

Some of the participating wineries include Gnarly Head, Black Stallion, Incognito, Robert Mondavi, Bogle, and Seaglass.

There will also be a silent auction to benefit the non-profit charity, Freedom Station, an organization that helps wounded young Marines and Sailors transition back to civilian life. Some of the big ticket items include vacation packages, VIP winery tours, collectable wines, and more.

To buy tickets to this event, please visit the website.