Known for 70 miles of beaches and year-round mild weather, San Diego offers visitors arts and culture happenings that are just as dazzling as its Pacific Ocean views. During September, visitors can enjoy the vibrant local arts communities and help celebrate "Arts Month San Diego" with a variety of exhibitions and events taking place across the county.
Events taking place during Arts Month San Diego in September include:
Held at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront in downtown San Diego, the Art San Diego - Contemporary Art Fair from September 1 to 4 showcases works by more 500 artists and 60 local and international galleries. In addition to the gallery booths, special features include curated exhibitions, contemporary furniture design displays, solo-artist exhibits, video-based works, live performance art, and art in public spaces.
The city of Coronado celebrates the arts during the Coronado Art Walk on September 17 and 18 with exhibits of paintings, photography, ceramics, hand-crafted jewelry and other mediums at the Coronado Ferry Landing, along with Art-in-the-Park at scenic Spreckels Park. Admission is free, and a free shuttle service transports visitors to both event areas.
Set along Chula Vista Yacht Harbor, the annual Chula Vista Centennial Harbor Days Extravaganza on September 24 and 25 features an arts and crafts fair featuring many local artisans as well as a juried art show displaying the work of local artists that celebrate the city's connection to the past and the waterfront.
Held in downtown's historic Gaslamp Quarter, the annual San Diego International Film Festival from September 28 to October 2 features a full slate of films showcasing the best in American and International full-length features, documentaries and shorts.
For more information on events in San Diego visit www.sandiego.org
For more information about top events in California take a look at the Top Events USA selection of the annual main festivals and events in California.