Fall weather is finally here and it’s only a week until Thanksgiving.
Here are some events to get you into the holiday mood.
Mother Goose Parade and Festival
Touted as the largest parade in San Diego and the largest of its type in the West Coast, this beloved East County event is expanding into a two-day event.
The festival is from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Parkway Plaza, and the parade will be happening at a later time this year, 12:15 p.m. starting on Ballantyne Street and heading down Main in El Cajon,
Pomegranate Days Festival
Camels and pomegranates don’t seem to have that much in common, but at the Pomegranate Days Festival, you can feed pomegranates to camels.
There are also bird and camel show, and camel rides (for an additional fee). The event also features camel milk products and camel-theme items to buy.
The event goes from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Oasis Camel Dairy, 26757 Old Julian Highway, Ramona. Tickets range from $10 to $15.
Encinitas Fall Festival Street Fair
Want to do something closer to the coast? Check out the 24th Annual Encinitas Fall Festival.
Hosted by the Encinitas 101 MainStreet and sponsored by Tri-City Medical Center, the event will close down Highway 10 in downtown Encinitas from D to J streets from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Ingenious! The World of Dr. Seuss
“How the Grinch Stole Christmas” is a staple in Balboa Park during the holiday seasons, but this weekend, don’t miss out on this popular traveling Dr. Seuss exhibition, which include signature elements for the Balboa Park Centennial, emphasizing San Diego as the renowned author’s home and Theodor Geisel as the world’s most celebrated children’s author and an innovator.
The exhibition, at the San Diego History Center in the Prado, will feature rare early works, ephemera, illustration, and editorial cartoons, as well as two newly released Geisel illustrations.
The show opens this weekend and goes until Christmas Eve and is free with admission to the center.
NAKED: 20th Century Nudes from Dijkstra Collection
The human body hasn’t changed much in the past century, but you wouldn’t know that from the diversity of artists’ representations of it.
The Oceanside Museum of Art will exhibit a group of works that spans the 20th century including figurative paintings, drawings, and photographs specifically featuring the nude human figure, created by a wide array of artists.
The female form dominates the exhibition as the most frequently recurring motif throughout the works, while the male form provides a quieter presence, illustrating the typical ratio of male to female nudes throughout art history.
The exhibit opens Saturday and runs through March 8, 2015. Tickets are $8 general admission, $5 seniors and free for military and students.
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