Costco is on GROUPON!!! If you have been waiting to get a membership – this is an amazing deal! After taking advantage of the freebies that come with this Groupon the membership is basically free! We only shop at Costco maybe once a month, but the things we stock up on are a GREAT deal and you cannot beat the gas! I can’t imagine this Groupon is going to last very long so make sure to grab one!
We have really been enjoying the 37th season of Moonlight Stage Productions. Moonlight is a beautiful outdoor amphitheater in the heart of North County San Diego. Tickets can be a splurge for sure, but right now they are on Groupon! Grab your tickets today.
Summer is almost over, but there’s still plenty of great things to do. Check out on the many great FREE things to do in North County San Diego in August.
8/2, 8/9, 8/16, 8/23, 8/30 – OCEANSIDE | Sunset Trivia Night (FREE)
Join the fun every Wednesday for Sunset Trivia. Bring your team of smarty pants and have a go at the best trivia night around. The top three teams win prizes at the end. There is no cost to play, just a great time with friends drinking craft beer.
Wednesdays at 6pm
Belching Beaver Oceanside
1334 Rocky Point Drive, Oceanside, CA 92056
8/3, 8/10, 8/17 & 8/24 – CARLSBAD | Movie Under the Stars in Carlsbad Village (FREE)
Enjoy the warn weather while watching movies under the stars in downtown Carlsbad Village, just two blocks from the each. Festivities and the movie are from 6pm-10pm.
Thursdays starting at 6pm
2930 Roosevelt Street, Carlsbad, CA 92008
8/6 – VISTA | Vista Rod Run (FREE)
The Vista Rod Run returns for the 28th time to Main Street in Vista. With over 5,000 fans in attendance, come check out hundreds of classic and custom hot rods, street rods, muscle cars, and trucks along with 20 local vendors and live entertainment. Thirty trophies will be awarded. Proceeds from raffles benefit Vista teen-outreach program Hunger Hurts. Hosted by the Vista Village Business Association.
Mother Earth Tap House
206 Main Street, Vista, CA 92084
8/13 – ENCINITAS | 12th Annual Dogs Days of Summer (FREE for visitors; $5 for contest participants)
Bask in the sun amidst 200 dog-related vendors and rescue groups, pet adoptions, live music, dog contests, kids’ activities, beer & wine garden, food trucks, and more. This year be sure to check out the new addition of Rescue Row presented by Rancho Coastal Humane Society and a Pet Health Expo presented by the City of Encinitas featuring pet services provided by the County of San Diego Department of Animal Services.
Does your dog like to strut its stuff? Enter one of 6 categories: Cutest Puppy, Best Looking Big Dog, Best Looking Small Dog, Best Trick, Best Dressed, and Dog/Owner Look-A-Like. Compete to take home a ribbon for 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place and a goodie bag of cool prizes.
Registration is the day of the event from 11:45am-12:15pm $5 cash per entry. For more information, visit: http://www.cardiff101.com/events/cardiff-dog-days-of-summer/
Encinitas Community Park
425 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024
SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS IN AUGUST – DEL MAR | Family Weekends at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club (FREE for Children under 17 years old; $6 for Adults)
Join the party in the infield with plenty of fun events for the entire family. The free activities feature pony rides, inflatable games & rides, magic show & GameZone, jockey stilt walkers, giant Scramble Slide & obstacle course, face painters, caricature artists & more!
Saturdays & Sundays from 1:00-6:00pm
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar, CA 92014
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Prime Day deals are MUCH better than last year! If you are a Prime member (or want to become one today), you can save a ton of money on some of the most popular items in just about every department.
There are tons of deals – but they must be purchased today – electronics, back to school, clothing, housewares – check it out!
My favorite deal is the 7 – in – 1 Instant Post. We use ours almost every day, it has almost retired my Crock Pot believe it or not. They can be pricey and rarely go on sale – but today they are more than 30% off!
The Echo is also sure to be popular (image from Amazon)
Click on through and check out what else is on sale – think ahead for the holidays or treat yourself!
Once a year our family goes out for Slurpees. 7/11 day is almost here! On 7/11 anyone can go into any participating 7-11 store and grab a small free slurpee! No purchase necessary, just grab your free slurpee and enjoy!
We have looked forward to 7/11 day year after year, it is a really fun tradition. Cool off and a completely free outing. Totally San Diego Deals and Steals approved! Share with a friend today!
Warmer weather, school is out and longer days. Summer is officially here! Enjoy this list of budget friendly and free activities to do in San Diego in July. I am also including a few places to catch the 4th of July fireworks!
Sign up July 10th
Summer Movie Night – Finding Nemo
Location: Flight deck on the Midway
Actual movie night is in August, however registration opens up on July 10th and fills up fast!
Balboa After Dark
Beginning on Memorial Day and ending September 1, get more for your money! Museum hours are being extended in 8 different museums on Friday nights.
Enjoy special rates (as low as $5) at Fleet Science Center, San Diego Museum of Art and the Mingei International Museum for tickets to their evening hours only.
In addition, throughout the park there will be food trucks and entertainment
Check here to see all discounts, times and museums participating!
Chula Vista Live Steamers
July 8 12-2:30pm
July 9 12-2:30pm
FREE but they do like donations
Operated by a group of people who like to share their love and enthusiasm for building, operating and maintaining trains. Kids can even ride a small scale train!
July 6th from 6-7pm
Pop up workout class on the Garden Terrace at the Westin San Diego Gas Lamp Quarter. Hosted by Fitness and Foolishness.
The “Ish” workout by Thrasher is described as a mix of barre and HIIT along with stretching. Give it a try for free! Yoga mats are also provided for your use. Complimentary super food snacks will be provided along with goodie bags sponsored by Reef Women! All fitness levels welcome.
To reserve your spot and get more info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fitness-foolishness-pop-up-workout-class-tickets-35190359312?aff=erellivmlt
Youth Football Clinic
July 15th at 8am
FREE and open to all ages between 6 and 14
Kids will get the opportunity to participate in drills, tackling, defense and offense. Skills are taught by university coaches and former NFL players. Some of the NFL players are Legedu Naanee, Stephen Cooper, Ryan Lindley and Larry Parker. Kids will also learn the fundamentals of being a good student/athlete and football player.
For more information and to sign up: http://www.holidaybowl.com/holiday-bowl-events/youth-football-clinic/
Sun and Sea Festival
Enjoy sand sculptures, parades, and kid’s activities.
For more info and to view the entire schedule:
I recommend double checking schedules for cancellations or time changes to be sure firework shows are set to go off as scheduled. Times posted are when fireworks are scheduled to begin. Check the websites for other activities that will be going on during the day and recommendations for where to view the fireworks.
Big Bay Boom 2017
July 4th at 9pm
One of the largest firework displays in San Diego County with fireworks located on 4 barges. Barges are off Shelter Island, Harbor Island, Seaport Village/Coronado Landing and the Embarcadero. Set radio stations to 1090 AM or 105.7 FM for simulcast music!
July 4th Gates open at 6pm, fireworks begin at 9pm
FREE event but parking is $10
Location: US Olympic Training Center at 2800 Olympic Pkwy in Chula Vista
July 4th at 9pm
FREE event with all day activities and a parade at 10am
Location: Glorietta Bay
It is recommended to get there before 5am to claim your spot. Set radios to 96.5 for simulcast music.
July 4th at 9pm
FREE event with festivities beginning at 1pm
Location: Kennedy Park at 1675 E. Madison Ave in El Cajon
July 4th at 9pm
Location: Imperial Beach Pier
Set radio stations to 96.5 for simulcast music
July 4th at 9pm
Location: La Jolla Bay
July4th at 9pm
FREE event with all day activities and parade at 11:30am
Location: Mira Mesa Community Park
National City Fireworks
July 4th at 9pm
There is a carnival going on from July1-5. Check for admission prices.
Location: Kimball Park in National City
July 4th at 9pm
Location: Ocean Beach Pier
July 4th at 9pm
$5 admission as fundraiser for the high school, 11 and under are FREE
Location: Poway High School
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