Festivals of the Month

DESTINATION EAST COUNTY: TOP FESTIVALS AND EVENTS

 

East County News Service

October 19,2016 (San Diego's East County)--This week’s Destination East County includes Borrego Days, a Toast to East County,  a production of Annie Jr.,Lakeside Heritage Day, Haunt Fest on Main, haunted trails and more.

Plus, we’ll tell you about coming attractions including Trunk or Treat, Stoney’s Boo Bash,  the Boo Parade, Halloscream, the La Mesa Historical Homes Tour,  the Art and Wine Fest in Ramona, a  Fall Plantstravaganza, and the Trout Opener at Santee Lakes.

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

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TOAST TO EAST COUNTY OCT. 22 HIGHLIGHTS LOCAL WINERIES, CRAFT BREWERS AND FOOD PRODUCERS

 

Local wine industry trailblazers will also be honored

East County News Service

October 17, 2016 (Rancho San Diego) – Six new Trailblazers will be honored and dozens of local wine and food producers will be highlighted at 2nd annual Toast to East County.

The event, sponsored by the East County Chamber of Commerce, will be held from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 22 at Cottonwood Golf Club on Willow Glen Road in the Rancho San Diego area of El Cajon.

COLLEGE AREA BOO! PARADE OCT. 29

 

East County News Service

October 13, 2016 (San Diego) - Celebrating its 12th year, the Boulevard BOO! Parade will be held on Saturday, October 29th starting at 10:00 a.m. With over 70 entries of live entertainment marching on one mile of El Cajon Boulevard the parade will entertain you with spooky ghouls, goblins, ghosts and witches to fill you with the Halloween spirit.

HOWL-O-WEEN HOUNDS – PET ADOPTION EVENT OCT. 15 IN LA MESA

 

East County News Service

October 13, 2016 (La Mesa) - Over 100 dogs, puppies, cats, kittens and rabbits from local rescue groups will be at Grossmont Center looking for a loving home on October 15th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. You will be able to meet, play and learn more about each pet. Plus, if you find your perfect match – you can adopt and take your new furry friend home this Halloween!


SHAKE IT UP! ZUMBA FUNDRAISER OCT. 21 FOR KNSJ

 

 

East County News Service

October 13, 2016 (San Diego) — You’re invited to join a Zumba party and dance away calories—all while raising money for KNSJ 89.1 FM, the nonprofit community radio station based in Descanso.  The Zumba party fundraiser will be held on Saturday, October 21 from 6-8 p.m. at th Linda Vista Recreation Center, 7064 Levant St. in San Diego.  Get Tickets ($10).

LAKESIDE HERITAGE DAY OCT. 22

 

East County News Service

 

October 13, 2016 (Lakeside) -- The Lakeside Historical Society will be hosting its annual Heritage Day Luncheon and Reunion on Saturday, October 22.  The "meet and greet" will begin at 11 a.m. and a catered luncheon will be served at noon.  After the luncheon there will be a speaker on "Hatfield The Rainmaker" from the San Diego History Center.  A 102 year old survivor of the flood will be present for guests to to meet.

TONIGHT: JOIN US AT THE HILLS! $2500 IN PRIZES--CHARGERS AUTOGRAPHED FOOTBALL, GULLS & AZTECS TICKETS, PADRES GEAR & MORE--BENEFITS OUR LOCAL SPORTS & NEWS REPORTING

October 12, 2016 (La Mesa) -- Bring you friends, family or favorite team to  East County Magazine's  "Good Sports" night out at the Hills Local Pub in La Mesa (8753 La Mesa Blvd.,  near Jackson Drive and La  Mesa Blvd) this Wednesday, October 12 between 5 p.m. and  9 p.m.!  There's no cover charge, but the Hills wil donate a percentage of all food and drinks sold to benefit East CountyMagazine and our coverage of  East County youth and high school sports, as well as Aztecs and pro sports.

DESTINATION EAST COUNTY: TOP FESTIVALS AND EVENTS OCT. 15-31

 

East County News Service

October 11, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) -- This week’s Destination East County includes an air show, a haunted trail, howl-o-ween hounds, fair-trade shopping, a barbecue cook-off, and a pumpkin patch with activities galore.

Plus, we’ll tell you about coming attractions including Haunt Fest on Main, Stoney’s Boo Bash, and the College Area Boo Parade.

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

JOIN US OCT. 12 AT THE HILLS PUB IN LA MESA! BENEFIT SUPPORTS EAST COUNTY MAGAZINE & OUR COVERAGE OF LOCAL YOUTH SPORTS

 

 

 

 

Win autographed Chargers and Padres memorabilia,Aztecs tickets, a pizza party package and much more!

October 7, 2016 (La Mesa) -- Bring you friends, family or favorite team to  East County Magazine's  "Good Sports" night out at the Hills Local Pub in La Mesa (8753 La Mesa Blvd.,  near Jackson Drive and La  Mesa Blvd) this Wednesday, October 12 between 5 p.m. and  9 p.m.!  There's no cover charge, but the Hills wil donate a percentage of all food and drinks sold to benefit East CountyMagazine and our coverage of  East County youth and high school sports, as well as Aztecs and pro sports.

THE RAMONA AIR FAIR IS BACK THIS SATURDAY! OCT. 15

 

By Gig Connaughton, County of San Diego Communications Office

October 11, 2016 (Ramona) - Picture this — you’re chasing down your flapjacks with Mexican cuisine, standing next to a two-story-tall Smokey Bear balloon when an expert flight team performs a perfect close formation flyby above you in the glinting sun and cloudless sky.

BORREGO DAYS OCT. 21 - OCT. 23

 

East County News Service

October 7, 2016 (Borrego Springs) -- The 51st Borrego Days Desert Festival will kick off Friday, October 21st through Saturday, October 23rd. Visitors are invited to pack your sunscreen and set your navigation devices to lead you to Borrego Springs for this weekend retreat for three days of music, art, a parade, car show, kids’ carnival activities and an opportunity to enjoy nature.

READY, PETS, GO! JINGLE PAWS DEC. 3

 

East County News Service

October 5, 2016 (Rancho San Diego) -- The Aces Foundation invites you and your dog to participate in the 6th annual Jingle Paws Walk for Pets on December 3rd.  Festivities begin at 9:00am with a warm-up from Leash Your Fitness and a Blessing of the Animals; the walk begins immediately after in the amphitheater at the Garden at Cuyamaca College, traveling throughout the campus.

DESTINATION EAST COUNTY: TOP FESTIVALS AND EVENTS OCT. 5-31

 

East County News Service

October 4, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) --This week’s Destination East County includes the 60th annual melodrama in Julian, the German-American Club Oktoberfest and a Grammy award-winning country music star in El Cajon.

Plus, we’ll tell you about coming attractions including a barbecue competition in Spring Valley, a fair trade shopping event in La Mesa, a Howl-o-ween pet adoption event at Grossmont Center and a spooky array of Halloween events from the College Area Boo Parade to Night of the Jack-o-lanterns in Alpine, Hauntfest on Main in El Cajon, and a Halloscream Extravaganza in Spring Valley.

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

TOAST TO EAST COUNTY: MANESS VINEYARDS TO INDUCT SIX NEW TRAIL BLAZERS AT WINE MIXER AWARD CEREMONY OCT. 22

 

East County News Service

October 2, 2016 (Jamul) – You’re invited to join Maness Vineyards and Highway 94 Wineries to celebrate the Fourth Annual Trail Blazers Awards Ceremony at Cottonwood Golf. Awards will be presented during the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce’s “Toast to East County” on October 22 from 12 to 4 p.m.

BIG CROWD TURNS OUT FOR OPENING NIGHT FESTIVITIES AT LA MESA'S OKTOBERFEST

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

 

October 1, 2016 (La Mesa)-- Crowds thronged the streets of  La Mesa last night for the opening of Oktoberfest , savoring an array of international foods,  Bavarian beer, root beer, arts and crafts vendors, and dancing the night away in the beer garden to the strains of a German band.

View video of La Mesans and visitors partying hearty:

 

NIGHT OF THE JACK-O’LANTERNS: OCT. 13 IN ALPINE

 

East County News Service

October 1, 2016 (Alpine) - The Alpine Education Foundation (AEF) invites you to join them for special event at the Alpine Creek Town Center on Thursday, October 13 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. The event is free for all ages.

WILLKOMMEN! LA MESA OKTOBERFEST ADDS NEW, AUTHENTIC ATTRACTIONS TO 3-DAY GERMAN CELEBRATION

 

New Authentic Food, Beer, Games, Contests, Dance Parties and Entertainment Highlight Largest Oktoberfest West of the Mississippi

East County News Service

September 1, 2016 (La Mesa) – The Bob Stall Chevrolet La Mesa Oktoberfest Presented by Spaten opens Friday, September 30 with a 3-day weekend dedicated to family fun, authentic German food, beer and entertainment.

ALPINE CHAMBER PREPARES BRIGHTER COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS DEC. 2

 

Source: Alpine-Mt. Empire Chamber of Commerce

Photos courtesy of the Alpine Sun

September 22, 2016 (Alpine) -- The Alpine Mountain Empire Chamber of Commerce will present new year-end holiday opportunities for residents, businesses, organizations and vendors.

DESTINATION EAST COUNTY: TOP FESTIVALS AND EVENTS SEPT. 24-OCT. 21

 

East County News Service

September 20, 2016 (San Diego’s East County)--This week’s Destination East County includes a Latin film festival, Julian Apple days, Lemon Grove’s community potluck, Peace Day in La Mesa, and  a cowboy swap meet in Descanso.

 Plus, we’ll tell you about coming attractions including Oktoberfests in La Mesa and El Cajon, Marshall Scotty’s scare trail,  Haunt Fest on Main,  East County’s first over-the-line tournament and a tailgate barbecue cook-off.

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

SCOTTY’S SCARE TRAIL: HAUNTING ATTRACTION SEPT. 29-OCT. 30

 

East County News Service

September 18, 2016 (El Cajon) — Scotty’s Scare Trail, one of East County’s most haunting attractions, will be open at the abandoned Marshal Scotty’s amusement park in El Cajon for a full month every Thursday through Sunday from Sept.29 to Oct. 30 between 7 to 11 p.m.

DESTINATION EAST COUNTY: SEPT. 16 - OCT. 21

 

 

Hear our KNSJ radio broadcast of this week's Destination East County by clicking the orange button above.

East County News Service

September 15, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) -- This week’s Destination East County includes the Julian Music Festival, concerts by Siren’s Crush and the Grossmont Symphony and Master Chorale and a hike to the Valley of the Moon.

 Plus, we’ll tell you about coming attractions including Julian Apple Days, Oktoberfests in La Mesa and El Cajon, an OktOVERfest and over-the-line tournament in Santee, a Marty Stuart concert in downtown El Cajon, Stockzilla at Santee Lakes, the Laguna Mountain Rendezvous, open house with firefighters, a tailgate barbecue contest in Spring Valley, and Haunt Fest on Main.

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

INTERFAITH COUNCIL HOSTS INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE IN LA MESA SEPT. 25

 

East County News Service

Photo:   Last year’s International Peace  Day in La Mesa drew a crowd.

September 17, 2016  (La Mesa)--The Interfaith Council of La Mesa is celebrating it's 3rd annual International Day of Peace in La Mesa on Sept. 25 at 3:30 p.m. in Aztec Park (7945 Morocco Drive) as part of a global effort.  All are welcome at the event, which aims to bring awareness to “the need to promote peace, unity and good will in both local and global communities.”  (View flyer)

PINE VALLEY MOUNTAIN RIDERS POKER AND OBSTACLE RIDE EXTRAVAGANZA SEPT. 24

 

East County News Service

September 16, 2016 (Pine Valley) – You’re invited to saddle up for the Pine Valley Mountain Riders Poker and Obstacle Ride Extravaganza on September 24th at the Windfall Ranch (21800 Japatul Valley Road) in Alpine.  Spectators are also welcome.

YEE HAW! COWBOY SWAP MEET: SEPT. 25 IN DESCANSO

 

East County News Service

September 16,2016 (Descanso) – If you’re hankering for some saddles, tack, Western wear or other cowboy gear, mosey on over to a cowboy swap meet at William  Lang Leather Works (formerly McClintock’s Saddle Works at 25077 ViejasBlvd.) in Descanso on Sunday, September 25 from 8 a.m. to 1p.m.

MEET THE CANDIDATES FORUM: SEPT. 15 IN LA MESA

 

East County News Service

September 14, 2016 (La Mesa) -- The La Mesa Chamber of Commerce invites you to a "Meet The Candidates" forum on Thursday, September 15 at the La Mesa Community Center (4975 Memorial Drive, La Mesa).

All three candidates for the La Mesa City Councill will be present:  incumbents Ruth Sterling and Kristine Alessio, as well as challengerColin Parent.

This is a great opportunity to meet the candidates who wish to serve you. 

DISCOVER NATIVE AMERICAN TRADITIONS AT SYCUAN POW-WOW SEPT. 9-11

 

East County News Service

September 8, 2016 (El Cajon) -- The Sycuan band of the Kumeyaay nation will host its annual pow-wow on September 9-11 at the Sycuan reservation (5459 Sycuan Road) in El Cajon. 

The three-day tribal gathering will feature traditional Native American dances, hand drum contests, bird singing and dancing competitions for cash prizes, peon games, authentic Indian cuisine and a flag ceremony.

INAUGURAL OVER THE LINE SET TO TAKE PLACE IN SANTEE

 

Santee Chamber celebrates oktOVERfest with OTL and Party in the Park

East County News Service

September 8, 2016 (Santee) - The Santee Chamber of Commerce is bringing an Over-the-Line tournament and Party in the Park to Santee at their inaugural oktOVERfest on October 1.

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