May 11th, 2015 at 5:00 pm
Come to Old Poway Park and experience two full days of live music as community bands from across Southern California entertain young and old alike with popular and patriotic tunes at the 21st Annual Southern California Band Festival. Saturday also features a farmers market, and an arts-and-crafts market will be open both days. And if all that’s not enough, hop on board the miniature train that winds its way through the venue, explore some of the authentic and vintage railway cars around the park, or take in some history at the on-site Heritage Museum. A splendid time is guaranteed for all.
Old Poway Park
14134 Midland Road
Poway, CA 92064
May 8th, 2015 at 12:00 pm
Author: Margaret Irving
San Diego County’s only residential marina neighborhood, the Coronado Cays is a lovely beach community of beautiful waterfront homes, condos, townhomes, and off-water single-family homes. The Cays are truly one of a kind: a resort-like neighborhood in the celebrated city of Coronado, situated on a narrow peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and San Diego Bay.
May 8th, 2015 at 9:30 am
Author: Amy Finley
Photography provided by: John Dole
Information provided by: Riviera San Diego
Haute diggity! We present your new ballpark indulgence.
Leave batting practice to all those new super-slugging Padres. Our spring training consisted of working up an appetite for the hautest dogs ever to hit San Diego. In tribute to America’s favorite pastime, Petco Park-adjacent Rare Form gives the no-frills frankfurter a gourmet upgrade worthy of the glammed-out eatery’s high-design sensibilities. Chef Aldo Negrete makes egg-enriched poppy seed-buns from scratch and custom-grinds a blend of pork and beef to craft the ultimate sausage. But, really, it’s all about the toppings. (Ketchup? Please. CH Projects—and Arsalun Tafazoli—are behind the resto.) The Haole has crispy bacon, roasted pineapple, and charred jalapeno, while the Abe Froman sports peppers, dill pickles, onions, tomato, celery salt, and the neon-green relish that signifies its real-deal Chicago status. Wanna hit a home run? Show your S.D. pride and take a bite out of The Murph, a bacon-wrapped, house-made mustard-garnished flavor bomb piled with caramelized onions and spicy jalapenos. You can hang a star on that baby!
May 6th, 2015 at 3:00 pm
If you enjoy watching or flying kites, head to Ocean Beach for an afternoon of fun. The 67th Annual Ocean Beach Kite Festival is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club and offers an afternoon of more than just watching the kites fly. Not only can you bring your kite, but the event will also feature a kite-building station. Prizes will be awarded throughout the day. Fly your new or brought kite and play games like Chase the Tail, Candy Drop, and Races. A carnival, street fair, and live entertainment round out the activities.
Sunset Cliffs Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92107
May 5th, 2015 at 5:00 pm
In what has been referred to as “The Coachella of Bacon” and one of “The Top 5 Festivals in California” you can enjoy unlimited amounts of bacon, beer, and beyond. Watch live chef demos dedicated to making the best bacon-inspired dish. Mixologists also will be competing for the best artisan and craft barrel beverages such as bourbon, beer, wine, and scotch. The best mixologist and chef will be named “Jefe del Porko” and have the title of Top Chef in next year’s VIP tent. Stone Brewing, artisan spirits, local restaurants, wineries, and bacon-focused vendors will be among the many participants. A percentage of proceeds will be donated to programs that support underserved children, farms, and local military charities. In addition to supporting great causes, Bacon and Barrels always incorporates its proprietary Environmental Event process, with a goal of 95 percent of all event trash diverted from the landfill.
Embarcadero Marina Park South
200 Marina Park Way
San Diego, CA 92101