The highlight of this year’s annual Ramona Rodeo is Mutton Bustin’, where a child is placed on top of a sheep and the animal is let loose to try to knock the child off. That’s just some of the fun.
The event is a top-notch Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rodeo, so you can expect the usual bareback riding, tie-down roping, bull riding and steer wrestling. There is also a concert featuring Nancarrow, a local country/western band. All proceeds from the rodeo go back to support Rodeo Park.
The Ramona Rodeo goes from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday, 10 a.m. to midnight Saturday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets range from $10-100.
D6 Night Market
Night markets are popular throughout Asia, and D6 is San Diego’s official Asian District. As such, the district is hosting the event which promises to have all the elements of an Asian night market, including a mix of food and beverage stands, vendors, and entertainment.
Visitors will have a chance to leisurely stroll, shop, and eat while enjoying the entertainment and sights and sounds of the festival. The event also features a “Village of Neighborhoods” where each D6 neighborhood can showcase their youth activities, opportunities for adult volunteerism, and places of worship.
D6 Night Market goes from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free.
San Diego Taco Fest
Taco is the quintessential San Diego food staple. Thirty of San Diego’s best taco-centric restaurants will offer a wide range of taco creations at the San Diego Taco Fest.
The festival is a blend of food, music, and cultural celebration that makes San Diego America’s Finest City. In between eating great tacos and enjoying good music, there is also live Lucha Libre wrestling matches from Tijuana’s Baja Stars. In addition, there is a Chihuahua beauty pageant and a Chihuahua race.
The festival goes from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Waterfront Park. Tickets range from $25 to $150.
Fiesta Del Sol
Head to Solana Beach this weekend for the 39th annual Fiesta Del Sol. More than 15 singers and bands will perform during the weekend-long event.
Attendees can also expect to see local art, plenty of vendors, food and drinks. A Kids Zone will also be available with rides, games and hands-on activities.
The Fiesta takes place adjacent to Fletcher Cove from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free.
Festa do Espirito Santo
The annual Festa do Espirito Santo is the oldest ethnic-religious festival in the county. It celebrates Portuguese culture and Queen St. Isabel. Legend has it that when Portugal was facing a devasting famine, the queen vow to give up her crown to ease her people’s suffering. Upon leaving the church, she saw ships sailing into port with food.
For more than 700, the Portuguese people have celebrated this event in the Festa do Espírito Santo, thank the Holy Spirit for interceding in times of danger or calamity.
The festival goes from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to midnight Sunday. Admission is free.
Escondido Grand Ave Festival
One of the biggest festivals in California is happening in Escondido this weekend.
More than 500 vendors will line the downtown streets of Escondido this Sunday for the Grand Avenue Festival. The festival, which has been ranked as the second largest street fair in California, has been around since 1989.
Festival-goers can expect live entertainment, plenty of food, local art, children’s rides and a lot of shopping.
The festival takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Grand Avenue between Center City and Juniper.
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