It’s more than the smell of fresh sharpened pencils and the site of the yellow school bus as kids head back-to-school. September is festivals, parades, the official kick-start to football season, and outdoor plays in the park. While your weeknights might be filled with running errands to get last minute school supplies and helping the kids out with their homework, fill your weekends by taking advantage of all the fun activities happening in North County. Happy September everyone!
9/1 Julian’s 21st Annual Grape Stomp
Julian’s Grape Stomp is a great way to spend a Saturday. Ten local wineries offering sips to sample, a wide variety of food and shopping, music provided by Roman Holiday, Bocce Ball Court, and a “Lucy Look-Alike” contest. Good times ahead! Held at Menghini Winery, 1150 Julian Orchards Dr., Julian on September 1st from 11am to 6pm. Regular admission tickets are $15 for adults, children ages 6 to 20 are $5, and under age 5 are free. (Children must be accompanied by an adult) Purchase tickets online, or, at the gate. http://www.visitjulian.com/to-see-do/special-events/grape-stomp/
While visiting Julian, be sure to stop by our favorite Heroes restaurant. Family owned and operated, this establishment honors our service men and women and first responders. For information, follow them at facebook.com/julianheroes
9/8 3rd Annual Carlsbad Brewfest
It’s back! The 5th annual Carlsbad Brewfest is happening on September 8th from 12pm-4:30pm at Holiday Park. Enjoy over 30+ San Diego craft beer and ciders while enjoying music, entertainment, games and food vendors! Tickets for entrance and beer tastings is $50. Visit the website for a full listing of participating breweries. http://www.carlsbadbrewfest.org/
9/9-9/10 39th Annual Greek Festival – Cardiff
The sites and scents of a Greek marketplace will be recreated right here in North County. Enjoy the 40th Annual Greek Festival in Cardiff with folk dancers, musicians, pottery, jewelry, artwork and of course, traditional Greek cuisine. Gyros, shish-kabobs, sausage to spinach pies and pastries – it is going to be one delicious and eventful experience! Admission $3 Adults, Children 12+ under, Free. 9/10 – 9/11
9/9 at 9AM – 52nd Annual Poway Days Parade
Fun for the whole family! Cruise on over to Poway on Saturday, September 8th for the 54th Annual Poway Days Parade! The parade begins at 9am and starts from Pomerado Road and Poway Road and continues to Bowron Road.
9/16-9/17 Oceanside Harbor Days
Cruise on over to the Oceanside Harbor on 9/15-9/16 for Oceanside Harbor Days featuring arts and crafts, great food and fun activities for the entire family! Dip your toes in the sand and cheer on an incredible Sand Castle competition and Nail ‘n’ Sail competition! Live music and food booths throughout!
9/24-10/1 San Diego Restaurant Week
San Diego offers so many delicious restaurants and food choices, but sometimes it’s difficult to break your routine and try something new. Now is your chance! San Diego Restaurant Week is here once again from September 23rd through the 30th! Over 180 participating restaurants will be offering three-course prix-fixe dinner and lunch menus. No tickets necessary, but reservations are recommended. Check the website for a listing of participating restaurants.
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