Saturday | 31
Plumeria species are indigenous to Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean but are grown as cosmopolitan ornamentals in warm regions. The festival features live entertainment, flower shows, plumeria-themed gifts, and potted plumeria plants for sale. Hundreds of varieties in white, yellow, orange, pink, red, purple and rainbow colors available for purchase. Hawaiian food from Kalei’s Kitchenette, Filipino food from Gabina’s Cuisine, malasadas from Ho’onani Cakes and Hawaiian shave ice from Wahine Kai Shave Ice. Free event for all ages and pet friendly.
Nightime Wildlife Viewing Walk
Los Peñasquitos (meaning little cliffs) Canyon Preserve lies between Rancho Peñasquitos and Sorrento Hills. It stretches approximately seven miles and encompasses 4,000 acres of both Peñasquitos and Lopez Canyons. Join for a moderately paced walk with guide Mike Kelly on flat ground. Bring insect repellant and a flashlight. Chance to see deer, owls, bats, spiders and enjoy the preserve at night. Meet at the kiosk at the end of Park Village Road.
Sunday | 1
U.S. Sandsculpting Challenge
They’re going to be building a beach high above the water by bringing 300 tons of sand to the Broadway Pier for this sand-sculpting competition. Master sand sculptors come from the Netherlands, Italy, Canada, Latvia, Russia and Tasmania to challenge the best in the US. Tribute bands, singers, food trucks a sand box and rides for kids. August 31 through September 2.
Monday | 2
80s tribute bands may be a dime a dozen, but Wayward Sons will take the stage located just west of the Grandstand with a hilarious act that’s more parody than re-creation. If you don’t mind laughing at the excesses of Kansas, the white afros of Journey, and Loverboy’s fetish for headbands, the show is free with paid Racetrack admission (18 or older).
Wednesday | 4
Theatrical tale of composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri with the music of Mozart as a backdrop. Amadeus explores two men – one consumed with jealousy and the other blissfully unaware of his extraordinary gifts.