Julian Grape Stomp Festa

by David L on September 2, 2014

For the love of wines and grapes, this is one festival, which you must attend – Julian Grape Stomp Festival! Each year in September the Julian Chamber of Commerce celebrates grape harvesting with this traditional grape stomp and festa at the Menghini Winery. This has been Julian Chamber of Commerce fund raiser for the last fifteen years and proceeds from the event pays for marketing the town, cleaning the streets, maintaining the public restrooms and funding historic preservation projects and events.

Watch as tons of grapes are blessed and then poured into two barrels – one for adults and one for children for stomping.  With a full day Italian music by Roman Holiday, dancing, bocci ball, wine tasting, a Jumbo Jump for the kids, variety of food and crafts for sale and of course stomping for adults and kids alike, this festa gives fun an all new meaning! There will also be a children’s activity area with games, contests, prizes, miniature golf & much more.

The Grape Stomp Festa will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. this Saturday.  The tickets are priced at $15 for adults and $5 for kids from 5-20. You can also opt for VIP Tent Seating for $50, which will include full Bar (includes one free drink); comfortable Seating, hors d’ Oeuvres and grape stomping fast pass.  For more information, visit http://www.julianca.com/.

Date: September 6

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25th Annual Sycuan Pow-Wow

by David L on September 1, 2014

If you wish to spend this weekend in a unique way, head to this year’s Sycuan Pow-Wow! A Pow-Wow is basically a celebration to welcome the beginnings of life where people get together to sing, dance, renew old friendships and make new ones! The Pow-Wow also has a religious significance as it is a prayer to Wakan Tanka – the Great Spirit in Lakota and families hold naming and honoring ceremonies at this time.

This is the 25th annual Sycuan Pow-Wow and will have tons of interesting activities. Be it the Grand Entry, Peon Games, Gourd Dancing or Flag Ceremony, there will be something for everyone. And if you are in a competitive mood, participate in Drum/Singing Contest, Hand Drum Contest, Bird Singing and Dancing Contest or Chicken Dance Contest and win loads of prizes!

The event is free for all! For more information contact the pow-wow office at 619-445-7776 or email jalabrake@sycuan-nsn.gov. You can also visit http://sycuantribe.org/pow-wow/2014-pow-wow/.

Date: September 5-7

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San Diego Bacon Fest

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19th Annual Symphony

August 21, 2014

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SummerFest Finale with Leonard Slatkin

August 19, 2014

This Friday head to MCASD Sherwood Auditorium and witness the grand finale of the Summerfest with Leonard Slatkin. La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest is a nationally-recognized chamber music festival, which showcased over 81 world-class artists and ensembles that performed concerts from July 30th to August 22nd. The finale will begin with a conversation with Leonard [...]

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Julian StarFest 2014

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Gaze into the clear sky and get lost in the world of stars with the Julian StarFest! This four-day festival will take place in the mountain town of Julian and will focus on the field of astronomy. Known for its clear dark skies, Julian is one of the best locations in Southern California for observing [...]

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