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Dia de los Muertos

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Dia de los Muertos - Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

Day of the Dead Celebrations

Honor your lost loved ones and culturally immerse yourself in traditional and authentic Mexican Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebrations throughout San Diego.

Sherman Heights Dia de los Muertos

When: October 19-November 2, 2017
Embrace Mexican culture during Sherman Heights' Dia de los Muertos with a traditional celebration, official altar blessing, live performances, food and more.

La Vista Memorial Park and Mortuary Dia de los Muertos

When: October 21, 2017
La Vista Memorial Park and Mortuary Dia de los Muertos will provide world renown programs of music, folk dancing, entertainment, food and hand crafted items.

Old Town San Diego's Day of the Dead

When: October 28-November 2, 2017
Old Town San Diego's Día de los Muertos is a celebration of the history, culture, and heritage of the region that honors one of its most important holidays.

Encinitas Dia de los Muertos Celebration

When: October 28, 2017
Celebrate life with live performances, art-making workshops, a student art exhibit, artist demos, food trucks and more at the Encinitas Dia de los Muertos.

Dia de los Muertos, Oceanside

When: October 29, 2017
Dia de los Muertos, or "Day of the Dead," is an all-day community event with diverse cultural traditions, remembering and honoring deceased loved ones.

Carrera de los Muertos San Diego

When: October 29, 2017
Enjoy a festive and scenic 5k run along downtown’s San Diego Bay and stay to celebrate in Embarcadero Park South with mariachi, dancers and comida deliciosa!

21st Annual Día de los Muertos Festival

When: November 1, 2017
Each year, guests are invited to create altars to remember and honor their loved ones in a special area outside of the Center's museum; the event also features live music, traditional Mexican fare, sugar skull decorating, and more.

3rd Annual Dia de los Muertos Guest Chef Dinner

When: November 1, 2017
Trey Foshee, of La Jolla's George's at the Cove and Galaxy Taco, will host a special dinner event in honor of Dia de los Muertos ("Day of the Dead") at Galaxy Taco, his modern Mexican eatery in La Jolla Shores. A celebrated local chef will prepare each of the six courses.

Dia de los Muertos Celebration

When: November 2, 2017
Celebrate Día de los Muertos with three exciting Chicano and Mexican bands! Featuring La Santa Cecilia, Mexrrissey, and Mariachi Flor de Toloache.

Day of the Dead with Eugenia Leon

When: November 5, 2017
The Day of the Dead, an important touchstone of Mexican culture, is one of our most beloved regional celebrations. Mexican singing icon Eugenia León is our special guest for this day honoring family connection and remembrance.

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US Sand Sculpting Challenge & Dimensional Art Expo

Aug 31 - Sep 3, 2018

One of the top 20 "Must See" seaside festivals in the world according to American Express and USA Today's 10 Best, the U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge and Dimensional Art Exposition will return to San Diego's downtown waterfront for 2018. This will be the seventh year that one of the world's most important sand-sculpting competitions will be held on this built-for-the-occasion beach, with over 300 tons of sand dumped on the pier on San Diego's Big Bay. The 7th annual edition will be open to the public Aug. 31 - Sept. 3. The Port of San Diego is again Presenting Sponsor, as the event is held on its beautiful Broadway Pier and Landing. So come and celebrate Labor Day on the Bay with us.

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KAABOO Del Mar Festival

Sep 14 - Sep 16, 2018

KAABOO® is three days of fun, packed full with memories and it has all of the makings of a comfortable event. We have plenty of shade and seating, all restrooms are clean with flushable toilets (no porta-potties), and there is no dirt, dust or mud to fight through just to have a good time.

Enjoy the world-class music, hilarious comedy, incredible cuisine, craft libations, inspiring contemporary art, and personal indulgences. Get ready for this journey of discovery!

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South Park Summer Walkabout

Jul 21, 2018

The South Park Walkabout is a quarterly fun-filled evening festival that showcases all the unique and independent businesses within South Park. Enjoy complimentary treats, live entertainment and special offers. Kid-friendly, dog-friendly and free to attend! Shop, drink, eat and explore. Live music fills the streets and local businesses have special events, pop-ups or treats. Some businesses run specials for the evening and there are several kid activities going on.

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The Peter Sprague Trio at North Coast Rep

Jul 23, 2018

The Peter Sprague Trio

July 23, 2018 @ 7:30pm

The Peter Sprague jazz trio explores songs that resonate with the boomers. They start with The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, James Taylor, and Cream, and then for balance they play “Georgia” or add Cole Porter. The vibe is contagious and the sound pulls you in.

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