Ramona Country Fair

by David L on July 29, 2014

Get ready for a lot of fun and frolic as the annual Ramona Country Fair is back! Every July this four-day fair is held at the Ramona Outdoor Community Center and is enjoyed and loved by all.

With lots of exciting rides, fun carnival games and interesting vendors, this country fair is the perfect place for having fun with your family and friends. To make the festival more exciting, there will also be beer and wine gardens, yummy food, entertainment and much more. Following is the schedule of this year’s festival:

  • Thursday: 5 PM to 10 PM
  • Friday: 5 PM to 11 PM
  • Saturday: 11 AM to 11 PM
  • Sunday: 11 AM to 10 PM

The entry to the festival is free but you will need to pay for rides, food and the vendors. You can get Discount Ride Wristbands from Chamber Office, Albertson’s, or Country Wine and Spirits on 67 for $12 for Thursday or Friday and $15 for Saturday or Sunday. For more information, visit http://www.ramonachamber.com/visit-ramona/ramona-fair#!ramona-country-fair/c1k6g.

Date: July 31 – August 3

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Winkie Con

by David L on July 28, 2014

If you are a fan of Oz, your adventure is just about to begin! Frank Baum, the creator of Oz, came to Coronado with his wife, Maud, for half of each year since 1904 to escape the harsh winters of the Midwest. He got so inspired by the sun and beauty of Coronado, that he created this amazing magical story, which is still loved by all across continents!

Trail the Yellow Brick Road to Coronado this August and get to relive Oz through some amazing live theatre, musical concerts and cabaret, superb exhibitions, lectures, films, walking tours and the day-long ‘Celebrate OZ’ community festival. Following is the schedule of events:

  • Wizard of Oz Musical Theater Camp: July 21 – August 1
  • Oz Alive! Summer Intensives in Dance, Film, and Live TV Production: July 21 – August 5
  • Welcome to Oz Camp: July 28 – August 1
  • OZ Con International – Opening Reception: August 1
  • Journey Through OZ – a Musical Cabaret: August 1-2
  • Oz Mania comes to Coronado’s Historic Downtown: August 1-10
  • CELEBRATE OZ! – There’s No Place Like Home!: August 2
  • Oz ALIVE!: August 2
  • Writers’ Readings – “Another Side of the Oz Story”: August 3
  • Wizard of Oz Walking Tours: August 3-10
  • Wizard of Oz Puppet Show: August 6
  • Wizard of Oz 75th Anniversary Edition Movie Screening: August 7

So, whether you fell in love with the movie or the book, the music or the characters, you will surely find something that will interest you in this festival. Although, most of the events are free, some are ticketed separately. For more information, contact Doug St. Denis at coronadoislandfilmfest@gmail.com or visit http://www.ozconinternational.com/coronado-events.html

Date: July 28 – August 7

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truTV Impractical Jokers Tour

July 24, 2014

This Saturday head to San Diego Civic Theatre and see the truTV Impractical Jokers Tour featuring The Tenderloins live on stage in this interactive comedy show! With improvisations and never before seen videos inspired by the hit television show Impractical Jokers on truTV, this show will keep you rolling with laughter! Sal Vulcano, Joe Gatto, James Murray and Brian Quinn [...]

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Pine Valley Days

July 23, 2014

This weekend get together with your entire family and enjoy Pine Valley with the annual Pine Valley Days! This event is sponsored by the Mountain Empire Men’s club and uses all the proceeds to support education and scholarships to the students of the Mountain Empire school systems. This year it will award $20,000 in scholarships to the [...]

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Comic-Con International

July 22, 2014

The much awaited Comin-Con International is back at the San Diego Convention Center! Dress as your favourite comic character, be it the Superman and Wonder Woman and enjoy yourself at this signature summertime event of San Diego. This is the largest comics and pop culture event in the United States and attracts thousands of artists, [...]

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The w00tstout Launch Festival

July 21, 2014

Get ready for the second round of beer geekery as the w00tstout Launch Festival is back! Join entertainer and renaissance man Will Wheaton, online news guru Drew Curtis and actress and comedian Aisha Tyler as they bring to you a special beer, Stone w00tstout 2.0! This immense yet seductive royal stout brewed with wheat, flaked [...]

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Festival of the Bells

July 17, 2014

This weekend celebrate the anniversary of Mission San Diego de Alcalá with The Festival of Bells! Mission San Diego de Alcalá is Mother of California’s 21 Missions and was founded by Blessed Father Junipero Serra on July 16, 1769. Every year in mid-July, parishioners, volunteers and visitors get together one weekend to celebrate the beginning of [...]

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Annual LGBT Pride Festival

July 16, 2014

San Diego Pride’s famous annual cultural Festival, LGBT Pride Festival is back! This two day Pride Festival at Balboa Park has become a premier event in California with families, youth, and people of all ages attending the festival. With more than 200 musicians and over 300 vendors, the festival will offer three entertainment stages, a [...]

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Summersun Fest

July 15, 2014

Get ready for Oceanside’s premiere music, green and arts festival –the Summersun Fest! This festival offers you a chance to hear awesome live music, discuss green ideas and see some amazing art. This Saturday witness an eclectic lineup of funky DJs, local jams and legendary reggae sound. This year’s line-up include some renowned names like [...]

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Del Mar Racing Season

July 14, 2014

Turf will meet the surf at the Del Mar Racetrack with the onset of Del Mar Racing Season. Come to the races and wager on your favourite horses. This horse race tradition dates back to 1937 when Bing Crosby welcomed the first guests and Seabiscuit won the legendary race by a nose in 1938. But [...]

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