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San Diego Events Calendar: September 2019

How to be busy and important this month in San Diego


ArtWalk Carlsbad

September 1:

“Shake ya tailfeather” with Nelly and special guests TLC and Flo Rida at North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre.


September 5:

Get a Taste of Del Mar by visiting more than 25 eateries throughout the village.


September 7:

Find your bass line during the San Diego Blues Festival at Embarcadero Marina Park North.

Support the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego at the black-tie gala Monte Carlo: An Art Affair II, held at a private estate.

Sample more than 60 craft beers and ciders at Carlsbad Brewfest in Holiday Park.

Make your way to South Park’s Fall Walkabout to score special deals from local businesses.

South Park’s Fall Walkabout


September 8:

The Seany Foundation presents Chefs Fest, a culinary battle at Green Acre Campus Pointe to support kids with cancer.


September 10:

American Idol winner Carrie Underwood belts out country music anthems at Pechanga Arena.


September 11:

Sing along to hits like “Gravity” and “Your Body Is a Wonderland” as John Mayer takes center stage at Viejas Arena.


September 12:

Embrace the spirit of community while sampling eclectic grub at City Heights Street Food Festival.


September 13:

Enjoy three days of concerts at Kaaboo Del Mar at Del Mar Fairgrounds, with headliners Kings of Leon, Dave Matthews Band, and Mumford & Sons—plus comedy shows, art exhibits, and a culinary competition.

Kaaboo Del Mar

Find cerveza, cigars, casino games, and more at Taste of the Mission, held at and in benefit of Mission San Diego de Alcalá.

Attend Hotel del Coronado’s Grand Chef Throwdown, where more than 25 top chefs from San Diego and Baja compete to serve the best bite, followed by a three-course dinner. Proceeds benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.


Tony Bennett

September 14:

Music icon Tony Bennett brings his smooth jazz and catchy showtunes like “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” and “Stranger in Paradise” to the Civic Theatre.

Enjoy vino from Napa Valley and Sonoma and bid on trips and wine at Make-a-Wish San Diego’s Wine and Wishes fundraiser at Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa.


September 15:

Join the fiesta at Ponce’s Mexican Restaurant 50th anniversary celebration for live mariachi music, food, and drinks.


September 20:

Spend An Evening with Lenny Kravitz as he performs hits from his Raise Vibration album at Civic Theatre.

Head to Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa’s Garden Party: Bourbon for Southern comfort food paired with whiskey and bourbon, plus live music.

Watch the timeless classic Swan Lake performed by Russian Ballet Theater at Jacobs Music Center.


September 21:

Twelve master chefs including Daniel Boulud and Thomas Keller convene for the three-day Robb Report’s Culinary Masters at Addison in the Fairmont Grand Del Mar.

Stroll the two-day Adams Avenue Street Fair for carnival rides, food, craft beer, and more than 80 musical acts—this year you can enjoy those last two together at the new 21-and-up Beerfish stage.

Hit Armada Drive for the two-day ArtWalk Carlsbad festival to see work from more than 175 visual artists.

Venture into the wild at San Diego Zoo Food, Wine & Brew Celebration, featuring more than 160 vendors, live entertainment, and dancing.

San Diego Zoo Food, Wine & Brew Celebration

Support the performing arts at Globe Gala, held in The Old Globe’s Copley Plaza.

Prepare to spend a weekend in the sun for the Oceanside Harbor Days community festival.

Embrace the cultures of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia at the two-day Pacific Islander Festival on Mission Bay’s Ski Beach.

Taste more than 120 varieties of craft brew at the 25th annual San Diego Festival of Beer on Broadway Pier.

Say cheers at the Bayside Brew & Spirits Festival in National City’s Pepper Park, featuring 30 San Diego and Baja breweries and distilleries.


September 22:

Legendary Grammy-winning singer Johnny Mathis stops at Jacobs Music Center on his Voice of Romance Tour.

Dine out for San Diego Restaurant Week to get discounted meals from more than 180 participating restaurants (through 9/29).


September 24:

Hear from inspiring female leaders at San Diego Magazine’s Celebrating Women event at The New Children’s Museum.

Military stories take the spotlight for the six-day GI Film Festival San Diego, held at various venues.


September 28:

Over 40 EDM artists descend on the two-day Crssd Festival at Waterfront Park.

Party under the stars for a cause at Rancho Valencia, where Voices for Children hosts its Starry Starry Night gala.

Margaritaville’s the theme and draw at South Bay Community Service’s 20th Annual Change Their Lives Gala, held at Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa.


Fairways 4 Veterans

September 30:

Head to the links for Fairways 4 Veterans, an 18-hole outing in benefit of Wounded Warrior Homes at Shadowridge Golf Club in Vista.

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