2013 Adams Avenue Street Fair Coming to San Diego

On Saturday September  28 from 10AM to 10PM and
on Sunday September 29 from 10AM to 7PM
The 32nd Annual Adams Avenue Street Fair will be coming to San Diego

The posters up along Adams Ave. say that the Standells (the “Godfathers of Punk Rock”) will be there along with special guest Johnny Echols. The Standells made such 60’s famous hits such as:

  • “Dirty Water” (the official victory anthem of the Boston Red Sox)
  • “Sometimes Good Guys Don’t Wear White”
  • “Why Pick On Me”
  • “Can’t Help But Love You”

Adams Avenue Street Fair photosFor this two-day event, there will be 8 stages set up to accommodate 90 bands and musical artists.
There will be beer gardens and beer tasting, festival foods, arts & crafts as well as giant carnival rides.

The Adams Avenue Street Fair is sponsored in association with the business of Normal Heights and Kensington.

Go to AdamsAveOnline.com for news about the Adams Avenue Street Fair and to sample & buy music by the Standells and the other artists.


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San Diego Festival of Sail set for Labor Day Weekend

01The Maritime Museum of San Diego will host the 2013 Festival of Sail in downtown along the Embarcadero Aug. 30 – Sept. 2. 

More than 20 tall ships and other marine vessels from around the world will sail into San Diego Bay for the event.

Visit the haunted sailing ship Star of India

For only $5, guests ages 3 years and up will gain admission to the Maritime Museum, tour the tall ships, be treated to live entertainment at the Festival of Sail main stage, sample food and drink, enjoy a family activity area and petting zoo, and shop for one-of-a-kind items among more than 150 festival vendors.   

Activities scheduled to take place throughout the weekend include a parade of sail, Napoleonic cannon firings, a kids zone, access to the San Salvador village and build site, a variety of singing and music with performances by Eve Selis among others, dance troops, traditional sea chanteys and Khmer Chayam dancers will help celebrate the international theme of the festival.

Guests can experience a cannon battle at sea and witness naval warfare from the age of sail. Several ships will engage in cannon battle reenactments on San Diego Bay during the festival. An additional purchased ticket is required for this activity only.

The festival officially kicks off with a majestic parade of tall ships on Thursday, Aug. 29 starting at 11:00 a.m. Ships should be docked by 2:00 p.m. at the Maritime Museum after the completion of the parade.

All ships will be open for viewing starting at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 30.

For more information about the 2013 Festival of Sail and a detailed schedule of activities, call Robyn Gallant at 619-234-9153 ext. 123.

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Viejas Resort Hotel gets AAA Four Diamond Award

022The Viejas Resort Hotel, located next to the Viejas Casino and Outlet Center in the San Diego County mountain community of Alpine, California, is among the only 4.8 percent of world hotels to receive the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award.

It won’t take long to understand why with the Massage/Spa Services, Night Club, Non-Smoking Rooms, Outdoor Heated Pool, Restaurant, Room Service, Suites Available, Turndown Service, Valet Parking, Wake-Up Service, Wi-Fi and so much more.

The Outlet Center now has upscale clothing store ECCOCI where you can find European-inspired clothing collections.

Other Outlet Center stores include Coach, Guess, Brooks Brothers, Gap, Polo Ralph Lauren, Chico’s, Carter’s, Eddie Bauer, Nautica, Nike, Rue 21, Charlotte Russe, and many more. Shoppers and resort guests can drop by Thursdays and Sundays through Sept. 1 for 8pm showing of free movies on the lawn. Plush chairs provided.

Map to Viejas Resort Hotel and Casino/Outlet Center

Summer in the Park Concerts – University Heights, San Diego

For those Trolley Barn Concert fans, the season is almost here.
The Summer in the Park concerts begin on Friday, July 5 with Rodello’s Machine, an Acoustic Folk/Rock Band. In addition to live music, Friends of the UH Library Book Sales will offer many titles at low prices, and Mrs. Frostie will be back with her ice cream delights. Sponsored by the University Heights Community Development Corp. (UHCDC), with the financial support of its many co-sponsors and community donors, the 17th Annual Free Concert Series will be five-fun-filled Friday evenings on Adams Avenue.
Go to the schedule and musical line-up page

Taste of Adams Avenue Sunday – June 30, 2013

Along Adams Avenue in Normal Heights and Kensington neighborhoods of San Diego

In a news article published June 6, 2013 by San Diego Entertainer magazine
these are the participating venues this year:

Antique Row Café, Blind Lady Ale House, Broke Girls Coffee Bar, Burger Lounge, Café 21, Clem’s Bottle Service & Tap Room, DiMille’s Italian Restaurant, El Zarape Mexican Restaurant & Tequileria, Farm House Cafe, Fish Public, The Haven Pizzeria, Heights Tavern, Incredible Cheesecake Company, Jayne’s Gastropub, Jyoti Bihanga, and Kensington Café, Lestat’s Coffee House, Mariposa Ice Cream, Ponce’s Mexican Restaurant, Proprietors Reserve Wine Bar, Rosie O’Grady’s, Sabuku Sushi, Senor Mangos Juice House, Soda & Swine, Starbuck’s Kensington, Tam’s Thailand Food, Tao Vietnamese & Japanese Cuisine, Twiggs on Adams Avenue, Village Vino, and Viva Pops.

More details for the 2013 Taste of Adams Avenue event

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