Category Archives: San Diego Events

Sono Fest And Chili Cook Off Is Back

The 8th annual SONO FEST AND CHILI COOK-OFF ignites the intersection of 32nd and Thorn Street on Saturday, December 3rd, with nearly forty restaurants facing-off in the battle to crown the best pot of chili in the city. An all-ages affair to fund McKinley Elementary SchoolSpanish, art, and music program, the SoNo Fest is a for-locals/by-locals holiday tradition that has raised over $275,000 for the neighborhood school to date.

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Support Local Eateries for Small Business Saturday

The Rail Doughnuts and Bacon (Courtesy photo)

With small brick-and-mortar businesses taking a hit in the economy, shopping local and eating local is becoming increasingly important in supporting the San Diego community during this holiday season. In honor of Small Business Saturday on November 26th, celebrate the significance of eating small with locally owned eateries around San Diego to preserve the community’s quality and uniqueness. Bites mean more when served up by local restaurateurs!

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Holiday Fun At The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch

The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch will celebrate the season in style, offering free weekend events sure to spark holiday cheer! The festivities begin on Sunday, November 26th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. when The Village will orchestrate a spectacular tree-lighting ceremony. Live music, free photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, plus yummy hot chocolate and cookies to be served!

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Panera Bread’s Pink Ribbon Bagel® Campaign

Each October, Panera Bread joins the fight against breast cancer through their Pink Ribbon Bagel campaign. The seasonal Cherry Vanilla bagel, flavored with cherry chips, dried cherries, honey, vanilla and brown sugar, is shape shifted into a ribbon and sold as the Pink Ribbon Bagel in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Locally in San Diego, Manna Development Group, Panera LLC’s San Diego franchisee, will donate 25 cents from every Pink Ribbon Bagel sold at participating bakery-cafes to Susan G. Komen San Diego, the county’s largest provider of free breast cancer services and support.

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Haunted Hotel And Halloween Desserts

S’mores at Barleymash (courtesy photo)

Get ready for ghosts, ghouls, goblins, and more, because Halloween is approaching. Head down to the Gaslamp to visit The Haunted Hotel, the longest running haunted house in San Diego and one of the top 13 haunted houses in America, now open through October 31st. Get into the Halloween spirit with this horrifying haunt all month long, and fuel your fear with downtown desserts that will leave you screaming for more!

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