September Events Calendar

By Catlin Dorset

9/19: Diner En Blanc

Location:

Undisclosed until right before event

Admission:

$28

Info:

sandiego.dinerenblanc.info
Bring a table, two chairs and a picnic basket to this chic, pop-up soirée expected to lure 1,800 guests clad in white for a top-secret dining experience.

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Chargers Home Games:
9/14: vs. Seattle Seahawks
9/28: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

Padres Home Games:
9/1-4: vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
9/15-18: vs. Philadelphia Phillies
9/19-21: vs. San Francisco Giants
9/22-24: vs. Colorado Rockies

9/4: Taste at The Cove

Location:

Ellen Browning Scripps Park, La Jolla
A

dmission:

$3,000-$5,000 per table (seats 10)

Info:

tasteatthecove.com
The San Diego Sports Medicine Foundation's annual charity event boasts the finest in local dining, a Big Apple-esque fashion show and awards for community heroes. This year's honorees are SDSU men's basketball head coach Steve Fisher and Fresh Start Surgical Gifts CEO Shari Brasher.

9/5-7: Challenge Walk MS Southern California

Location:

Starting line at The Flower Fields, Carlsbad ; finish line at Embarcadero Marina Park South, Downtown

Admission:

$65 plus $2,500 fundraising requirement

Info:

nationalmssociety.org
Walk a 50-mile course stretching from Carlsbad to downtown San Diego during this three-day event supporting the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

9/5-7: Sycuan Powwow

Location:

5459 Sycuan Rd., El Cajon

Admission:

Free

Info:

sycuantribe.org
Experience and help celebrate the culture of San Diego's Native American people, the Kumeyaay, during this annual celebration featuring song and dance contests, and a $125,000 prize pot.

9/6: Julian Grape Stomp Festa

Location:

Menghini Winery, Julian
A

dmission:

$15-$50

Info:

julianca.com
Stomp grapes, taste wines and play bocce ball at this Italian- themed event in Pie Town USA.

9/6: San Diego Triathlon Classic

Location:

NTC Liberty Station, Point Loma

Admission:

$155-$270

Info:

sandiegotriathlonclassic.com
A post-race festival with a beer/ wine/mimosa garden awaits those who complete this Sprint (750- meter swim, 20K cycle, 5K run) or Olympic (1500-meter swim, 40K bike, 10K run) triathlon course.

9/7: Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon

Location

: Del Mar Dog Beach
A

dmission:

Free to watch; $35 to surf

Info:

animalcenter.org
Watch hounds hang 20 with their human counterparts in this annual fundraiser for Helen Woodward Animal Center.

9/7: Brazilian Day San Diego

Location:

Garnet Ave., Pacific Beach
A

dmission:

Free

Info:

braziliandaysandiego.com
This all-day event on Garnet Avenue draws thousands of people to PB for Brazilian food, music and dancing in the streets.

9/11-13: Latin Food Festival

Location:

Embarcadero Marina Park North, Downtown

Admission:

$79-$199 for individual events; $350-$1,590 for multiple-day passes

Info:

latinfoodfest.com
Hobnob with world-renowned chefs while sampling Latin foods, wines and spirits at this three-day culinary festival benefiting Feeding America San Diego.

9/12-14: San Diego Bayfair

Location:

Vacation Isle, Mission Bay
A

dmission:

$15-$25 per day; $45- $250 for three-day pass

Info:

sandiegobayfair.org
Watch the world's fastest hydroplane boats race through Mission Bay at speeds approaching 200 mph. Live bands, beer gardens and food vendors round out the on-land entertainment.

9/13: Slide the City

Location: TBA,

Downtown
A

dmission:

$10-$30

Info:

slidethecity.com
Slip and glide down a 1,000- foot-long (nearly a quarter-mile) inflatable waterslide through the streets of America's Finest.

9/13: South Bay Pride

Location:

Bayfront Park, Chula Vista
A

dmission:

Free

Info:

southbaypride.org
Live music sets the celebratory tone for a day of local diversity and LGBT pride in South Bay.

9/18: Chef Showdown

Location:

San Diego Harley-Davidson Showroom, Bay Ho
A

dmission:

$150-$250

Info:

ccssd.org
San Diego's top toques compete head-to-head at this

Iron Chef

- style competition and tasting event emceed by Sam the Cooking Guy. Proceeds benefit the Center for Community Solutions' domestic violence awareness and prevention programs.

9/19: San Diego Festival of Beer

Location:

Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier, Downtown
A

dmission:

$40

Info:

sdbeerfest.org
Sample more than 100 beers from 60 different breweries as live music rocks the pier.

9/20: Wavecrest Woodies Annual Meet

Location:

Moonlight Beach, Encinitas
A

dmission:

Free

Info:

sandiegowoodies.com
The world's largest gathering of woodies draws nearly 300 retro wagons to this all-day festival featuring live Hawaiian music and a 25-mile cruise to Oceanside and back.

9/20: Bark for Life

Location:

Bates Nut Farm, Valley Center
A

dmission:

$15-$30 admission, $100 suggested fundraising goal

Info: relayforlife.org

Canines and their humans will play games, compete in costume contests and walk a mile to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

9/20-21: Coronado Speed Festival

Location:

Naval Air Station North Island, Coronado
A

dmission:

$25-$250

Info:

fleetweeksandiego.org
Join the more than 20,000 auto fans catching a glimpse of military life during Fleet Week San Diego's marquee event, where attendees can climb aboard and tour an active Navy ship, see military aircraft demonstrations and watch vintage cars barrel down the runway.

9/20-21: Pacific Islander Festival

Location:

Ski Beach, Mission Bay
A

dmission:

Free

Info:

pifasandiego.com
Celebrate Polynesian, Micronesian and Melanesian cultures with costumed dance performances, artifact displays, traditional food offerings and more.

9/21: Trirock San Diego

Location:

Behind the San Diego Convention Center, Downtown

Admission:

$140-$210

Info:

trirock.competitor.com
Cross the red-carpeted finish line of this swim/bike/run event to enjoy a post-race concert, hot breakfast, and a health and fitness expo.

9/21-26: Restaurant Week

Location:

Restaurants countywide
A

dmission:

$10, $15 or $20 lunch; $25, $35 or $45 dinner

Info:

sandiegorestaurantweek.com
Dine at a discount as nearly 200 participating restaurants throughout the county offer prix fixe lunch and dinner menus.

9/24-28: San Diego Film Festival

Location:

Reading Theater in Gaslamp; ArcLight Cinemas in La Jolla

Admission:

$75-$400

Info:

sdfilmfest.com
Films

12 Years a Slave

and

Silver Linings Playbook

played at previous San Diego Film Festivals before making their U.S. debuts and winning Academy Awards.

9/26-27: Poway Rodeo

Location:

Poway Valley Riders Association grounds
A

dmission:

$12-$60

Info:

powayrodeo.com
Scream

yee-haw!

for a weekend of bull riding, steer wrestling and rodeo dancing.

9/27: AIDS Walk 2014

Location:

University Ave. and Normal St., Hillcrest
A

dmission:

$40-$50

Info:

aidswalksd.org
Support HIV/AIDS research efforts by participating in a 5K or 10K followed by a health fair and candlelight vigil.

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/27: MCRD Bootcamp Challenge

Location:

Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Midway District

Admission:

$39-$45

Info:

bootcampchallenge.com
Try not to cry during this three-mile military- style obstacle course around the Marine Corps Recruit Depot.

9/27: Mission Beach Centennial Festival

Location:

Belmont Park, Mission Beach

Admission:

Free

Info:

missionbeachcentennial.org
Live musical performances, a bathing suit fashion show and more mark Mission Beach's 100th birthday celebration.

9/27: Tour de Fat

Location:

Golden Hill Park, Golden Hill
A

dmission:

Free

Info:

newbelgium.com/tour-de-fat
New Belgium Brewing Company's traveling bike festival rolls into town to promote sustainability and a two- wheeled way of life with a bicycle parade, dance and costume contests, and unlimited great beer.

9/27-28: Adams Avenue Street Fair

Location:

Adams Ave., Normal Heights

Admission:

Free

Info:

adamsavenuebusiness.com
Nearly 100 live musical acts will perform on eight stages during this two-day event featuring beer gardens, carnival rides and more than 300 food/arts/crafts vendor booths along Adams Avenue.

9/27-28: Carlsbad Art Splash

Location:

Armada Dr., Carlsbad
A

dmission:

Free

Info:

carlsbadartsplash.org
Watch chalk art masters and other talented artists create original works at this family-friendly event overlooking the ocean in North County.

9/28: The Spirits of Mexico Festival

Location:

Del Mar Fairgrounds
A

dmission:

$60-$110

Info:

thespiritsofmexico.com
Spend Sunday Funday sampling tequilas, mezcals, rums and other Mexican spirits paired with Latin- inspired dishes. A stop by the hydration bar might make Monday morning more survivable.

9/28: Tour de Poway

Location:

Old Poway Park, Poway
A

dmission:

$55-$65

Info:

tourdepoway.com
Ride a 100-, 62-, 50-, 26- or 18-mile scenic course along the North County countryside, then refuel and rehydrate with BBQ and beer(s) at the finish line.

9/29-10/5: San Diego Fashion Week

Location:

Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier, Downtown
A

dmission:

$50-$200

Info:

fashionweeksd.com
Emerging designers, models, hair stylists and makeup artists demonstrate their expertise at nightly fashion and trunk shows that draw thousands of people to the downtown waterfront.

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