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The San Diego Big Bay Whale Festival Tips

The 2014 San Diego Big Bay Whale Festival is just around the corner with lots of fun activities in store for you, and I’m here to give you some helpful tips to ensure you get the most out of the festival.   The festival will be held at The Port Pavillion on the Broadway Pier

Festival Tips:

  • There will be 3 live bands playing throughout
  • the festival starting at 11am through 3pm.  The bands include; Moon Dog at 11am, Flamenco with Roots at 12pm, Jinnah Williams at 12:30pm, and James Gibson Band at 2pm.   Don’t miss these talented acts. 
  • Another fun activity- FLASH MOB! That’s right; there will be a flash mob at 1:30pm.  How fun are those!?  Make sure you’re there to catch that.
  • Activities for kids- The festival will feature a jumping house, a giant inflatable obstacle course, face painting and balloon art, and so much more!
  • Prize giveaways- The first 5 people who check in on Facebook at the festival and show their phone to the Seaport Village table will get a special prize. 
  • Don’t forget to download the Whale Days Offer page for some great deals!
  • Parking- The closest parking will be at the USS Midway Aircraft Museum entrance on Navy Pier from N. Harbor Drive. The charge is $10 per day.  You can find information on other nearby parking lots and their pricing here
  • Last but not least, the event is FREE. Don’t you just love hearing that word?!

Now you’re all prepared to have a blast at the whale Festival!  The event begins at 11am on January 25th, so make sure to arrive early to park!

Whale see you there!

Boardwalk Betty

Last Call for 2014 Busker Entries

As many of you know, the 2014 Spring Busker Festival is just around the corner.  The festival is free and will take place at Seaport Village on Saturday March 29th and Sunday March 30th 12pm-5pm.

So far, we have received more than 100 entries from many talented buskers located all around the world.  We’re doing a last call for new entries for those of you who are still in holiday mode. (I know I still am a little bit.)  CALLING ALL BUSKERS: You have until Friday 1/10/14 to submit your entry forms for the 2014 Spring Busker Festival.

You can submit your entry form here to be considered.

For those of you not in the busker know, are you wondering what a busker is?  Well, let me tell you.  Popular across the globe, buskers are public street performers known for their unusual and awe-inspiring acts. San Francisco’s Pier 39, Boston’s Faneuil Hall and London’s Covent Gardens are locations known to have vibrant busker scenes that showcase this incredible street art.

Seaport Village’s Spring Busker Festival is the only one of its kind in California, and brings 10 to 12 acts to perform throughout the outdoor waterfront shopping, dining and entertainment district. This will be the eighth year for the festival which will feature stilt walkers, contortionists, acrobalancers and more.  But that’s not all.  We will also be hosting a Buskers After Dark Festival on March 29th from 6pm-10pm.  This 18 and over show will feature a DJ, food and drink specials and multiple busker acts.  If you’ve been to this festival in the past, then you know how fun and entertaining it is! 

I’ll see you talented bunch soon!

Boardwalk Betty

Paul B. Lotz “Fantasies and Fables” event at EC Gallery

Exclusive Collections Gallery is definitely known for its beautiful pieces of work and talented artists.  This weekend, January 4-5th, the gallery which is located at Seaport Village is hosting a Paul B. Lotz event called “Fantasies and Fables”.  How fabulous does that sound!

 A little background on Paul B. Lotz.  Paul B. Lotz was born in 1966 in Long Island, New York. He graduated from Philadelphia’s Tyler School of Art in 1989 with a Graphic Design degree. “Art is born of inspiration and evolves into an emotional release of energy,” explains Lotz. “Without the balance of both, I would find myself at a loss. To create is my passion.” He began sculpting in 2010, studying and experimenting with the clay medium. His travels to Europe sparked his interest in Renaissance culture, architecture, and the talent of the Masters. He continues to use historical imagery in his work, which results in a dialogue of its very own.

Paul B. Lotz is traveling to galleries to introduce collectors to his work beginning January 4-5 at Seaport Village. Be sure to keep an eye on this sculptor’s career as he manifests his fascinating scope of ideas to his three-dimensional work, revealing new patinas and introducing new figures to his collection.

The event is FREE. I know FREE!  Don’t’ you love hearing that word?  Stop by and check out the work of this talented artist on Saturday 6pm-9pm and Sunday 12pm-5pm.  To RSVP, call (702) 432-1154 or .  You can also RSVP on their Facebook page by clicking here

See you at the gallery!

Boardwalk Betty

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Consider this a window to the best views in town, an abundance of tips, secrets and downtown chatter. Boardwalk Betty cruises the cobblestone to bring you the splendor of Seaport Village. Join in her experiences, her observations and interactions as she shows you how Seaport Village is where the magic of the sea comes to life.  Also, a list of her favorite blogs below!