Oceanside Art Walk
Oceanside is home to a thriving art district. If you love creativity and being beach, be sure to check out First Friday: Oceanside Art Walk on Friday, August 5th from 5-9pm. Throughout downtown Oceanside businesses and civic centers, the streets come alive with vibrant arts, performances, music, poetry, activities and food. This even is free and fun for all ages, so bring the family!
Family Mess Fest
#MessFest2016 is an opportunity for families to experience the Children’s Museum in Escondido at night on 8/6/16 from 5:30-8:30pm. Enjoy a catered dinner, drinks, music and special activities/programs. A fun evening for the family while supporting the museum to keep programs going! Activities include Toe Painting (like finger painting with your toes), Action Painting (launch balls of paint onto a messy canvas) and Clay Mud Pies! A silent auction with big name items like Disneyland and Seaworld passes, a trip to Cancun, a harbor tour and MORE.
Tickets info at: http://www.thinkplaycreate.org/fundraising-events
Stone 20th Anniversary Celebration and Invitational Beer Festival
Our local North County brewery is celebrating 20 years in business on Friday August 19th and Saturday August 20th! Two decades of brewing craft beer here in San Diego and a proper way to celebrate this milestone is a host a huge festival! Friday night kicks off the Brewer’s Reception with a special selection of beers, gourmet fare and live music. Saturday is where over 60 breweries will pour 150+ beers. Session A is already sold out! But tickets remain for Session B 5-8pm for $55. Get all the details here: http://anniv.stonebrewing.com/
Summer Food Truck Festival
Do you love food trucks? Head on over to Bates Nut Farm on Saturday, August 13th for the annual Summer Food Truck Festival featuring a lineup including Organic Truck, Epic Eatz, Mariposa Ice Cream Truck & more! The festival runs from 4-9pm, free admission, live music by Calico Ridge, pony rides, petting corral and beer/wine garden. Good times for the whole family!
Cardiff Dog Days of Summer
The largest dog-centric event in San Diego is just around the corner! Dog Days of Summer is a celebration of “man’s best friend” in Cardiff-by-the-Sea on Sat. Aug. 13th from 10am-6:30pm. Bring your dog to enjoy dog contests including Cutest Puppy, Dog/Owner Look-A Like, Best Looking Big + Small Dog. After the contests, enjoy a beer at the Lost Abbey beer garden and catch some tunes from local talented musicians.
Art in the Village
Looking to spruce up your home with some fresh new art? Or maybe itching for some new funky hand-crafted jewelry? Head on over to Carlsbad on August 14th for the 18th Annual Art in the Village event bringing over 150 local and regional artists for a one-day, open air event. Fine artists display a variety of mediums including oil paintings, watercolors, photography, mixed media, as well as classic and contemporary sculpture. Additionally, this event includes many artisans who work in mediums of jewelry making, woodworking, pottery to even furniture and hand-painted clothing.
Leucadia Art Walk
Don’t miss the 11th Annual Leucadia Art Walk happening on 8/30 from 10am-5pm! Local juried artists will be flooding the Coast Highway 101 in Leucadia displaying original art with open house hours at all local Leucadia Art Galleries. Enjoy a free ride in a double decker bus to shuttle you to and from designated parking. Over 5,000 people are anticipated to attend and enjoy the art, Lost Abbey beer garden, musical performances and a new Kids Zone with mural painting and art stations!