East County News Service
July 26, 2018 (San Diego’s East County) -- This week’s Destination East County includes a Sip of Julian, Pine Valley Days, Gregory Page in concert at the garden, Lemon Grove concerts in the park, convertible night at El Cajon classic cruises and a Laurel and Hardy fan club film night.
Plus, we’ll have a preview of coming attractions including the HeART of Mt. Helix, the Barona Powwow, Sycuan Powwow and the Julian Grape Stomp Festa, So scroll down for all of these events and many more!
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.
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., live music by Barb Wire, craft fair, deep pit barbecue, kids zone, horseshoe tournament and other activities throughout the weekend.
For a full schedule of events, you can visit https://www.facebook.com/185443142839/photos/gm.253729028534281/10156350830237840/?type=3&theater.
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.
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 program will be 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 is Convertible Night on August 1st.
For details and a full list of upcoming car show themes, you can visit www.DowntownElCajon.com.
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.
For more information, visit the Saps at Sea Facebook page.
NOW FOR A PREVIEW OF COMING ATTRACTIONS….
HEART OF MT. HELIX AUGUST 11
The annual HeART of Mt. Helix event takes place on August 11th at the Mt. Helix Park Amphitheatre. Guests can enjoy tastes of foods from local restaurants, wines and beers, also enjoy artworks by local artists and an auction – all while watching the sunset and celebrating under the stars at one of East County’s most dramatic venues.
Proceeds benefit the Mt. Helix park and Amphitheatre, which are funded entirely through donations. For tickets and details, visit www.MtHelixPark.org.
BARONA POWWOW AUG. 31-SEPT. 2
The annual Barona Powwow will be held August 31st through September 2nd at the Barona Sports Park on the Barona reservation. Native American dancers and drummers from across the nation come to participate in competitions at the powwow, where you can also find a wide variety of Native American crafts, jewelry, and foods available for purchase.
For more information, visit Barona-NSN.gov and click on the 2018 Powwow button at the top (barona-nsn.gov/2017powwow).
JULIAN GRAPE STOMP FESTA SEPT. 1
The Julian Grape Stomp Festa invites you to kick off your shoes and squish grapes beneath your feet at the 22nd annual event on September 1st from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Menghini Winery in Julian. Taste wines from multiple wineries as well as food and drinks from a variety of local establishments.
There will also be live music, Bocce ball, and dancing at this party to remember, as well as a VIP event complete with pig roast.
For tickets and more information, check www.VisitJulian.com and click on their calendar to find the September 1st grape stomp information (or see http://www.visitjulian.com/to-see-do/special-events/grape-stomp/).
SYCUAN POW-WOW SEPT. 7-9
The Sycuan band of the Kumeyaay nation will host its annual powwow September 7th, 8th and 9th at the pow-wow grounds in front of the Sycuan Casino at 6677 Dehesa Road, that’s located on the Sycuan Reservation in unincorporated El Cajon.
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.
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We’ll be back next week with more festivals, events and attractions in San Diego’s East County!