September 2017 Calendar of Events for San Diego

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September 2017 Calendar of Events for San Diego

Sep. 1–4, Festival of Sail
Come sail away at the largest Tall Ship festival on the West Coast! The Festival of Sail transforms the North Embarcadero into a nautical theme park complete with ships, cannon battles, a parade, a street faire, food, beer gardens, and a kids’ zone.
Time: Refer to website 
Location: Maritime Museum of San Diego
1492 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego
www.sdmaritime.org/visit/public-events/festival-of-sail

U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge & Dimensional Art Exposition
Sep. 1–4, U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge &
Dimensional Art Exposition
See SANDiego™ like you never have before—sculpted in 300 tons of beach sand! World Master Sculptors come from all over to challenge the best sculptors in the U.S. There will also be live entertainment, a sand box and rides for children, gourmet food trucks, tall ships and cannon battles, and works of art for sale.
Time: 9 am–5 pm Friday & Monday, 9 am–7 pm Saturday–Sunday 
Location: Broadway Pier and Pavilion, 1000 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego
www.ussandsculpting.com

Tacotopia at the Track
Sep. 3, Tacotopia at the Track
Try signature tacos from more than 40 of the best restaurants and food trucks as they compete for your vote for “Best Taco.” While you eat your weight in tacos, you can also enjoy the excitement of the races, followed by live music from Steve Aoki. 18+ only.
Time: 1–4 pm 
Location: Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar
www.sandiegoreaderevents.com/tacotopia-at-the-track-2017

San Diego Blues Festival
Sep. 9, San Diego Blues Festival
Get down to Mavis Staples, California Honeydrops, Joe Louis Walker, and more! You’ll also enjoy local craft beer, food, specialty cocktails, wine, and arts and crafts vendors. Bring two cans of food to donate; all proceeds and donations will benefit the Food Bank.
Time: Noon–8 pm 
Location: Embarcadero Marina Park North, 500 Kettner Blvd., San Diego
www.sdbluesfest.com

Poway Days Parade & Community Day Festival Image © www.facebook.com/PowayDays
Sep. 9, Poway Days Parade & Community Day Festival
Gather on the streets of Poway for the annual parade at 9 am! From marching bands to performers to local community groups, the parade is a thrilling sight. At 10:30 am, come to the Community Day Festival for crafts and food vendors, a family fun zone, the battle of the bands, and more! This is a free event.
Time: Refer to website 
Location: Refer to website (Poway)
www.powaydays.com

Santee Bluegrass Festival
Sep. 9, Santee Bluegrass Festival
Have a “beer, wine, dine, and let the bluegrass shine,” at the Santee Bluegrass Festival. In addition to live bluegrass music, there will be food sampling, beer and wine tasting, a silent auction, and an opportunity drawing. Funds raised from this event will benefit local programs. 
This is a 21+ event.
Time: 5:30–9:30 pm 
Location: Town Center Community Park East
550 Park Center Dr., Santee
www.facebook.com/santeebluegrassfestival

Crafter’s Showcase
Sep. 10, Crafter’s Showcase
Go on a handcrafted journey with 55 of the finest artisans and crafters of clothing, linens, jewelry, succulents, soaps, beading, and so much more. This is craftsmanship at its very best! There will also be live music, demos, artisan foods, and giveaways.
Time: 9 am–5 pm 
Location: North Public Lot, 2938 Roosevelt St., Carlsbad
www.kennedyfaires.com/Carlsbad

San Diego Bayfair
Sep. 15–17, San Diego Bayfair
See some of the world’s fastest boats on Mission Bay! Bayfair features three days of nonstop boat racing, food, and fun. You can get an up-close view of the racing action along the shores of East Vacation Island, Fiesta Island, or Crown Point.
Time: Refer to website 
Location: Mission Bay, 1404 Vacation Rd., San Diego
www.sandiegobayfair.org

Coastal Cleanup Day Image © www.facebook.com/iloveacleansd
Sep. 16, Coastal Cleanup Day
Join more than 7,500 volunteers from all around the San Diego area and do your part to clean up our local beaches, rivers, creeks, and parks. You can take part in beautification projects like invasive plant removal, trail building, painting, and planting. Refer to website for a full list of volunteer sites. This is a free event.
Time: 9 am–Noon 
Location: Refer to website
www.cleanupday.org

San Diego Festival of Beer
Sep. 22, San Diego Festival of Beer
Support a fundraiser to fight cancer while having a blast with your friends! This indoor/outdoor event will feature live music and several breweries serving up to 120 varieties of tasty brews. Food and wine will also be available for purchase. All proceeds will benefit local cancer charities such as Rady Children’s Hospital.
Time: 6–10 pm 
Location: Broadway Pier, 1000 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego
www.sdbeerfest.org

Pacific Islander Festival Image © www.facebook.com/PIFA-Pacific-Islander-Festival
Sep. 23–24, Pacific Islander Festival
Celebrate the cultures and heritages of the indigenous nations of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. This family-friendly event features traditional arts and crafts, music, dancing, and other live performances. This is a free event.
Time: Ski Beach, 1600 Vacation Rd., San Diego 
Location: Bayside Parkway, Chula Vista
www.pifasandiego.com

San Diego Restaurant Week
Sep. 24–Oct. 1, San Diego Restaurant Week
Eat, laugh, and share during this September’s Restaurant Week. With more than 180 participating San Diego County restaurants to choose from, diners can be assured that appetites will be appeased. Reservations are recommended.
Time: Refer to individual restaurant hours 
Location: Refer to website for full list of participating restaurants
www.sandiegorestaurantweek.com

AIDS Walk & Run Image © www.facebook.com/AIDSWalkSD
Sep. 30, AIDS Walk & Run
Join your friends and neighbors for the AIDS Walk/Run! You’ll gather to remember the many who have been lost to AIDS, and to raise vital funds to support all of the San Diegans living today with HIV. Participate in San Diego’s largest fundraising event for HIV and be a part of this incredible community experience!
Time: Refer to website 
Location: Normal St. & Harvey Milk St., San Diego
www.aidswalksd.org

Adams Avenue Street Fair Image © www.dennisandersenphotography.com
Sep. 30–Oct. 1, Adams Avenue Street Fair
Stroll along Adams Avenue while surrounded by music from 90 bands on seven stages and 350 arts, crafts, retail, and food vendors. There will also be beer gardens and carnival rides. The Craft Beer Taste is on Saturday from Noon to 4 pm, and will feature 30 different beers from 16 breweries.
Time: 10 am–10 pm Saturday, 10 am–6 pm Sunday 
Location: Adams Ave. between 32nd St. & 35th St.
www.adamsavenuebusiness.com/event-…/adams-avenue-street-fair

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Information contained here has been compiled from a variety of sources and is accurate as of date sent. Info subject to change without notice. Please contact each listing directly with questions.