DESTINATION EAST COUNTY: TOP FESTIVALS AND EVENTS

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July 11, 2018 (San Diego’s East County) -- This week’s Destination East County includes open house at the Oasis Camel Dairy in Ramona, Lemon Grove’s concerts in the parks, class cruises in downtown El Cajon, Decades Flashback onstage in Santee, pus live music at Wine Works and Centifonti’s in la Mesa.

Plus, we’ll have a preview of coming attractions including Pine Valley Days, a Sip of Julian, Gregory Page in concert at the Water Conservation Garden and a local Laurel and Hardy fan club’s 40th anniversary film celebration in Spring Valley.

So scroll down for all of these events and many more!

OPEN HOUSE AT OASIS CAMEL DAIRY JULY 14-15

The Oasis Camel Dairy in Ramona will host an open house on July 14 and 15.  You can ride camels, feed treats to camels and mini-sheep, enjoy an animal and bird show, and celebrate summer, camel-style.

For more information, visit www.cameldairy.com.

LEMON GROVE CONCERTS IN THE PARK

The City of Lemon Grove invites you to get your groove on in the Grove during the city’s summer concert series held each Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. in Berry Street Park (7071 Mt. Vernon Street) in the newly completed park amphitheater.

The next performances will be salsa music by the Manny Cepeda Band on July 19, a steel drum concert by We Kinda Music on July 26, and Cajun Zydeco music by the Bayou Brothers on August 2nd.   

For a full list of concerts all summer long, visit the City of Lemon Grove’s website ( http://www.lemongrove.ca.gov/Home/Components/News/News/4597/302.)

EL CAJON CLASSIC CRUISE NIGHTS

El Cajon’s classic cruise nights continue each Wednesday night from 5 to 8 p.m. all summer long on Main Street and the Prescott Promenade. The next shows are Off Road Madness on July 18th, VW Mania on July 25th, and Convertible Night on August 1.

For details and a full list of upcoming car show themes, you can visit www.DowntownElCajon.com.

DECADES FLASHBACK AT OFF BROADWAY LIVE IN SANTEE

The Off Broadway Live Theatre in Santee invites you to a production of “Decades: Flashback” showing just how much the world changed from 1954 through 1984 with music, fashion and culture.  The show runs weekends now through July 22nd.

For tickets, visit www.OffBroadwayLive.com

LIVE MUSIC AT WINE WORKS IN LA MESA

Wine Works in La Mesa offers live music each Friday night from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. On July 20th, Barb Wire will be performing country music and Southern rock.  For more upcoming bands, visit www.WineWorks.com.

LIVE MUSIC AT CENTIFONTI’S IN LA MESA

Centifonti’s restaurant in La Mesa has live music by hot local bands on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Some of the upcoming talent the next couple of weeks includes G Daddys, Urban Gypsies, Suzie and the Playboys, the Celebrities and the Pushpins.

Find a full line-up at the Facebook page for Centifonti’s.

NOW FOR A PREVIEW OF COMING ATTRACTIONS….

PINE VALLEY DAYS JULY 27-28

Pine Valley Days will take place on July 27th and 28th.  Sponsored by the Mountain Empire Men’s Club in the mountain town of Pine Valley, Pine Valley Days will include a parade on Saturday at 9 a.m., music festival, craft fair, barbecue, kids zone and other activities throughout the weekend.

For a full schedule of events, you can visit https://pinevalleydays.com.

SIP OF JULIAN JULY 28

On Saturday, July 28th, 2018, the Julian Chamber of Commerce is co-hosting the 4th Annual ‘Sip of Julian’. 

Proof that Julian isn’t about apples and apple pies, the sip features growers and producers of wine, craft beer, mead, craft cocktails, and hard cider, offering up a sampling of their delicious hand-crafted specialties. There will also be bites of gourmet foods to savor.

The event will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For tickets and details, visit www.SipofJulian.com.

GREGORY PAGE CONCERT AT THE GARDEN JULY 28

You’re invited to spend a warm summer’s evening in The Water Conservation Garden at Cuyamaca College listening to the dreamy music of Gregory Page.  Come early to stroll through the charming and whimsical garden before the concert held in the outdoor amphitheater from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Page captures his audiences with his engaging lyrics and melodies reminiscent of the 1920’s sweet jazz era, weaving together songs, stories and poetry. For tickets and details, visit www.TheGarden.org.  

SAPS AT SEA 40TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW JULY 28

Saps at Sea, the San Diego Laurel & Hardy fan club, presents their 40th Anniversary Spectacular on Saturday, July 28 at 7:00 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Spring Valley.  The organizers are promising an "ocean of laughs" with a special program of film favorites and some new delights.

The Saps will screen Hog Wild. Then, The Little Rascals star in Hi'-Neighbor!  After intermission with cake and ice cream, author and Hal Roach historian Craig Calman returns to talk about the man who brought Laurel & Hardy together. Books and 40th anniversary T-shirts will be available for purchase. And finally, the Saps will screen their namesake classic film, Saps at Sea

That’s all for this week! You can find details on all of these events and more in the calendar and events section at our website, www.EastCountyMagazine.org.

If you have an event you’d like added to our calendar, or if you would like to sponsor the Destination East County column on our website, or the Destination East County show on KNSJ Radio, you can contact editor@eastcountymagazine.org.  Destination East County is the most-read feature on our website.

We’ll be back next week with more festivals, events and attractions in San Diego’s East County!