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Events and activities throughout San Diego County

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This list was compiled with the aid of the San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau. For a complete list of events throughout the year, contact the San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau or your local Chamber of Commerce.

May May 2- Sept 26 Concerts on the Green, El Cajon- Free Friday evening concerts, 5:30-7:30. Prescott Promenade Park, El Cajon.

May 9-Jun 16 11th Annual San Diego Jewish Arts Festival- Featuring Jewish culture and arts, including visual & performing arts. Lyceum Theatre, downtown San Diego. Information: 619.544.1000, www.sandiegorep.com

May 12-13 National Historical Preservation Week- Featuring historical locations, heritages & tourism promoted by the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation. Special tours & events including a "Walk Through Time". Information: 619.233.4692

May 15-16 16th Annual San Diego American Indian Culture Days- Featuring traditional singers & dancers, American Indian food, arts & crafts. Park Blvd & Presidents Way, Balboa Park. Free admission. Information: 619.281.5964

May 23 Sicilian Festival- Little Italy, downtown San Diego. Free admission. Information: 619.233.3506 May 29 KIFM Jazz Festival- Jazz block party & musical festival in the Gaslamp Quarter. Information: 619.543.1401, www.KIFM.com

May 30-Sept 5 Annual Coronado Promenade Concerts- Free Sunday evening outdoor concerts. Information: 619.437.8788. For schedules & tickets: 619.239.0100, www.mainlymozart.org

June Jun 2-27 16th Annual Mainly Mozart Festival- Performances in San Diego & Baja California, Mexico.

Jun 4-6 21st Annual Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival- Food, entertainment, wine-tasting & exhibits. Information: 909.676.6713, www.tvbwf.com

Jun 6 Annual Rancho Bernardo Alive Street Fair- International food, entertainment, health screening, arts & crafts. Bernardo Center Drive. Information: 858.487.1767, www.ranchobernardochamber.com

Jun 6 The Suzuki Rock 'n Roll Marathon 2004- 26 bands playing live music along the 26.2 mile course. Race will begin at 6th Ave & Laurel and end at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot. Information: 858.450.6510

Jun 8 Taste of the Gaslamp- Featuring the favorite dishes of Gaslamp Quarter chefs & beer tasting garden. Information: 619.233.5277, www. gaslamp.org

Jun 11-Jul 5 San Diego County Fair- Information: 858.793.5555, www.delmar.fair.com

Jun 12 11th Annual Imperial Beach Chili & Jazz Festival- Admission is free. Includes jazz bands in an all day concert, chili contest, beer garden & food. Veterans Park, Imperial Beach. Information: (619) 575-7997

Jun 12-13 21st Annual Indian Fair- Tribal dance demonstrations, arts & crafts, ethnic food. More than 100 performers & artists representing dozens of tribes. Museum of Man, Balboa Park. Information: 619.239.2001

Jun 19-Jun 20 14th Annual Wooden Boat Festival- Nautical exhibitions & demonstrations. Shelter Island Drive. Information: 619.222.9051, www.woodenyacht.com

35th Annual Greek Festival- Featuring food, dance & music. Information: 619.297.4165

Jun 22-Aug 26 Twilight in the Park Summer Concerts- Free concerts Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday evenings at the Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park. Information: 619.239.0512

Jun 18-Sept 3 Carlsbad TGIF Jazz-in-the-Park Series- Free Friday evening jazz concerts. Information: 760.434.2904

Jun 19-20 San Diego Scottish Highland Game & Gathering of the Clans- Competition in athletics, bagpiping, drumming, highland dancing & sheep dog trail. Brengle Terrace Park, Vista. Information: 619.645.8080, www.sdhighlandgames.org

Jun 21-Aug 30 17th Annual International Summer Organ Festival- Free organ concerts at the Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park. Monday evenings & Sunday afternoons. Information: 619.702.8138, www.sosorgan.com

Jun 23-Sept 5 Moonlight Amphitheatre's 2004 Summer Season- Featuring Broadway musicals. Moonlight Amphitheatre, Vista. Call for a schedule & tickets: 760.724.2110

Jun 24-Sept 19 Starlight Musical Theatre Summer Season 2003- Musical comedy productions presented under the stars at Starlight Bowl, Balboa Park. Information: 619.544.7827, www.starlighttheatre.org

Jun 26 25th Annual Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-off- Newport Ave, Ocean Beach. Free. Information: 619.226.2193.

Jun 26-27 Tenth Annual Ramona Air Fair- Includes demonstration flights, WW II aircraft, military aircraft flights & aerial firefighting. Ramona Airport. Information: 760.788.3366, www.ramonairfair.org.

July Jul 4-Aug 28 San Diego Symphony Summer Pops 2003 Series- Presented by the San Diego Symphony. Every Friday & Saturday evening. Navy Pier, Broadway & Harbor Drive. Information: 619.235.0804, www.sandiegosymphony.com

Jul 8 Annual Lemon Grove Concerts in the Park- Free Thursday evening concerts. Berry Street Park, Lemon Grove. Information: 619.825.3815

Jul 9-11 Annual US Open Sandcastle Competition- Includes parade & fireworks. Imperial Beach Pier. Information: 619.424.6663

Jul 9-Aug 21 Movies Before the Mast- Presented by the San Diego Maritime Museum each Friday & Saturday evenings. Movies projected onto sails of the Star of India. Information: 619.234.9153

Jul 10 14th Annual Latin Music Festival- Sherman Heights Community Center. Information: 619.232.5181

Jul 10-11, 17-18 51st Annual World Championship Over-The-Line Tournament- Free viewing of San Diego's unique beach softball. Fiesta Island, Mission Bay. Information: 619.688.0817

Jun 10-Sept 2 Santee Summer Concerts- Thursday evenings. Trolley Square Amphitheater. Information: 619.258.4100, www.ci.santee.ca.us

Jul 17 Harlem West Fest & San Diego Jazz Parade- Featuring well-known jazz, R&B, & blues artists. East Village, downtown San Diego. Information: 619.685.7215, www.harlemwestfest.com

Jul 17 Julian Blues Bash Six - Listen to music from local blues musicians, jam sessions, food & wine. Menghini Winery, Julian. Information: 760.765.2072, www.julianca.com

Jul 24-Aug 1 2004 Acura Classic- A WTA Tour event featuring tennis players: Venus Wiliams, Jennifer Capriati & Anna Kournikova. La Costa Resort & Spa, Carlsbad. Information & tickets: 760.438.5683, www.acuraclassic.com

Jul 30-31 Annual San Diego Lesbian And Gay Parade, Rally, Festival and 5-K run- Information: 619.297.7683, www.sdpride.org

August Aug 5-26 Summerfest 2004 La Jolla- Presented by the La Jolla Chamber Music Society & features 56 artists in a series of 10 concerts. Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla. Information: 858.459.3728

Aug 5-8 Ramona Country Fair Days- Free. 5th & Aqua Lane, Ramona. Information: 760.789.1484, www.ramonafair.com

Aug 6-8 22nd Annual Latin American Festival- Crafts, artists, demonstrations, entertainment & food. Free. Bazaar del Mundo, Old Town. Information: 619.296.3266

Aug 7 7th Annual San Dego Blues Festival- Featuring local & national blues musicians. Embarcadero Marina Park South. Information: 619.283.9576, www.sdbluesfest.com

Aug 7-8 Philippine Cultural Arts Festival- Featuring traditional dance, music, food, & contemporary performing arts. Presidents Way & Park Blvd, Balboa Park. Free. Information: 619.444.7528

San Diego Renaissance Fair- Theatre, jesters, dancers, musicians & other period performers. Food, drink, contests, art & crafts. Veteran's Memorial grounds, Balboa Park. Information: 619.589.5412

Aug 8 Annual Hillcrest Cityfest Street Fair- Featuring live entertainment, food, crafts, & beer gardens. Information: 619.299.3330.

Aug 15 27th Anniversary America's Finest City Half Marathon- The race begins at Cabrillo National Monument & ends in Balboa Park. Information: 858.792.2900, www.afchalf.com

Aug 21 31st Annual Midnight Madness Fun Bicycle Ride- Involves a 20 mile scenic bicycle ride of downtown San Diego at midnight. Information: 619.645.8060, www.midnightmadness.active.com

Aug 19 Taste of Main Street, Encinitas- Food from participating restaurants in downtown Encinitas. Information: 760.943.1950

Aug 26 Taste of National City- Over 20 restaurants present their fare at Heritage Fair, National City. Tickets & information: 619.477.9339

Aug 27-28 Street Scene 2004- Largest food & music festival in the Gaslamp Quarter & East Village. For tickets & information: 800.260.9985, www.street-scene.com.

September Sept 6 75th Annual Oceanside Labor Day Pier Swim- Participants will swim to the end of the original Oceanside pier & back. Registration & information: www.ci.oceanside.ca.us

Sept 10-19 San Diego Senior Olympics- Open to athletes 50 years of age and older. This event is a qualifying event for the California State Championships. Information: 619.226.1324, www.sdseniorgames.org

Sept 11 Escondido Grape Day Festival- Food, music & entertainment. Free admission. Grape Day Park, Escondido. Information: 760.743.8207

Celebrate Chula Vista- Free fesitival on the bayfront in Chula Vista, honoring Police & Fire Depts.. Featuring sports demonstrations, entertainment, local artisans, food & fireworks. Marina View Park, Chula Vista. Information: 619.420.6603

Sept 12 2004 La Jolla Rough Water Swim- The largest rough water swiming competition in the U.S. takes place at La Jolla Cove, La Jolla. Information: 858.456.2100

Sept 18 Antiques on the Avenue- Food, entertainment, live auctions, appraisals, more than 220 vendors. Free admission. Newport Ave, Ocean Beach. Information: 619.224.4906

Sept 18-19 Annual Julian Fall Apple Harvest- Autumn foliage, art, entertainment & food. For schedule & information: 760.765.1857

Sept 18-19 Annual Julian Bluegrass Festival - Frank Lane Park, Julian. For information & tickets: 760.765.1857

Sept. 19 11th Annual Sea Chantey Festival- The Star of India, hosting musicians from around the world singing & playing songs to sail setting maneuvers. Free. For exact dates & information: 619.234.9153, www.sdmaritime.com

Sept 24-26 31st Annual Poway PRCA Rodeo- Professional rodeo cowboys from all over the country compete. Poway Valley Riders Association Arena, Poway. Information: 760.736.0594

Sept 24-26 Harvest Festival- Del Mar Fairgrounds. Information: 800.321.1213, www.harvestfestival.com

Sept 25 Rosarito-Ensenada Fall 50 Mile Fun Bicycle Ride- "This annual Baja cycling event attracts over 8,000 riders of all ages and abilities." Information: 619.424.6084, www.rosaritoensenada.com

Sept 25 Annual Bonitafest- Featuring arts & crafts, food & entertainment. Bonita Rd, btwn Willow & Otay Lakes Rd. Information: 619.472.8520

Sept. 25-16 23rd Annual Adams Avenue Street Fair - Adams Ave, btwn Bancroft & 35th streets. Information: 619.282.7329

Sept. 25-26 San Diego International Dance Association Oktoberfest- Learn polkas & other German dances & view folk art. Free admission. Information: 619.422.1584

Sept 25-Oct 17 Fleet Week- Join in San Diego's tribute to the military. Events include the 34th Annual Columbus Day Parade & Festival and the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Air Show. Information: 619.858.1545, www.fleetweeksandiego.org

Sept 29-Oct 3 3rd Annual San Diego Film Festival- Featuring American & International full-length features, documentaries and short films. Gaslamp Quarter, downtown San Diego. Information: 619.582.2368

October Oct 12- Oct 17 US Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships- Featuring some of the top wheelchair tennis players from around the world. Junior, senior & open events. Free admission. Barnes Tennis Center, Mission Bay. Information: 619.221.9000

Oct 9-10 4th Annual San Diego Cajun Zydeco Music and Food Festival- Features Cajun & Zydeco bands. Bayside Marina Park, Chula Vista. Information: 858.492.8748, www.sandiegofestival.com

Oct 10 Little Italy 10th Annual Festa- Music, Italian food & specialty crafts, commerical booths and "Chalk La Strada", an Italian street painting fesitval. Information: 619.233.3898, www.littleitalysd.com

Oct 15-17 Harvest Festival- San Diego Convention Center. Information: 619.615.4100, www.harvestfestival.com

Oct 16 Escondido Fall Street Fair- Grand Ave, Escondido. Information: 760.945.9228, http://escondidochamber.org/streetfaire.htm

Oct 29-31 39th Annual Borrego Days Desert Festival- Includes arts & crafts, entertainment & parade. Information: 760.767.5555

Oct 26-Nov 2 5th Annual Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead)- Old Town. Information: 619.296.3266

November Nov 7 Carlsbad Village Street Fair- Over 800 exhibitors, international food & live entertainment. Information: 760.945.9288, www.carlsbad.org

Nov 11 Veterans' Day Parade- Begins at the County Administration Building, downtown & ends at Seaport Village. Information: 619.239.2300

Nov 14 Silver Strand Half Marathon- 13.1 mile race along of San Diego's coastal beaches for runners of all abilities. Information: 858.268.1250, www.kozenterprises.com

Nov 24-28 San Diego Thanksgiving Dixieland Jazz Festival- Annual celebration of Dixieland jazz, featuring over 25 bands from US & Canada. For tickets & information: 619.297.5277, www.dixielandjazzfestival.org

Nov 25-Jan 1 Holiday of Lights at Del Mar- Del Mar racetrack infield will be tranformed with over 350 lighted holiday displays for drive-through view. Information: 858.793.5555, www.sdfairs.com

December Dec 5 Annual Re-Enactment of the Battle of San Pasqual- Event commemorates the 1846 Battle of the Mexican-American War. Military encampment, battle re-enactment, food & entertainment. San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park, Escondido. Information: 760.489.0076

Dec 9-12,16-23,26-30 Qual Botanical Gardens - Garden of Lights- Includes, horse drawn wagon rides, food & shopping. For information & exact dates call: 760.436.3036, www.qbgardens.org

Dec 12-19 33rd Annual Port of San Diego Boat Parade of Lights- Holiday decorated boats in an evening boat parade. Parade will begin at the south end of Shelter Island and ends at the Navy carrier turning basin. Free. Information: sdparadoflights.org

Dec 30 Holiday Bowl- Two college teams from the PAC 10 and the Big 12. Teams to be announced in December. Qualcomm Stadium. Information: 619.283.5808

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