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Julian: First-Ever Ice Rink

Julian Farm and Orchard is celebrating the opening of its first-ever ice rink! The new rink is set to be the centerpiece of the "Holidays at the Farm" event, happening Fridays Saturdays and Sundays through January 1. Guests are... — Updated 2/15/2024


Autumn Jubilee in Julian

Fort Cross Old Timey Adventures, an educational adventure farm that specializes in living history field trips, is home to 12 acres of outdoor fun near the town of Julian. This small family business run by husband and wife team,... — Updated 11/9/2023


Julian Star Party

Head on over to Julian and enjoy an amazing night stargazing on Saturday Sept. 16, starting at 8 a.m. at Desert View Park/Inspiration Point (423 Inspiration Point Road, Julian, two miles south of Julian, right off Hwy. 79). All are invited and it is completely free. Bring your... — Updated 9/14/2023


Julian Grape Stomp 2023

Don’t miss the 26th anniversary of the Julian Grap Stomp Festa, continuing the old-world tradition of kicking off your shoes, rolling up your pant leg and letting tons of blessed grapes squish beneath your feet. Event is Saturday, Sept. 2 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Menghini... — Updated 9/14/2023


Small Town, Big Parade: Julian Fourth of July

What a great day to celebrate the Nation's birthday with a gentle breeze and perfectly sunny weather at Julian's Fourth of July Parade. What is said to be the "best little small-town parade in America," this year's theme for the... — Updated 9/14/2023


Julian Performing Arts: The Scarlet Pimpernel

The East County Performing Arts Association and Julian Theater Company presents The Scarlet Pimpernel, directed and staged by Scott Kinney. The Scarlet Pimpernel is a swashbuckling action/adventure musical, based on Baroness Orczy’s famous 20th-century novel about the French... — Updated 7/21/2023


Berry Season Kicks Off at Julian Farm and Orchard

Julian Farm and Orchard is covered with berries as the Summer Berry Season ramps up! Memorial Day weekend marked the first few days of strawberry U-pick and guests were treated to the bountiful supply of fresh berries. Grown organically on Julian Farm and Orchard’s sustainable... — Updated 7/18/2023


Fresh Scent of Lilacs, Fun in Julian

Starting April 8, the 8th Annual Lilac Festival will be back, taking place Saturday’s and Sunday’s, and will go on for about three to four weeks, depending on the weather. Activities like archery, tomahawk throwing, slingshot range, farm animal visit, reptile show, spring... — Updated 4/28/2023

 By Kim Simas    Julian

Free Wildfire Workshop

The backcountry is all too familiar with wildfires. While seasoned residents have learned to become vigilant about the possibility of wildfires, there seems to have been an increase of new residents in Julian. In an effort to reinforce what many already know and to educate new res... — Updated 12/13/2022

 By Ernie Cowan    Julian

Julian: Dark Sky Community

It may sound like a strange metaphor, but the spotlight is now on the mountain community of Julian for being recognized internationally as a dark sky community. Julian has joined Borrego Springs and Anza-Borrego Desert State Park w... — Updated 12/12/2022


"A Christmas Carol"

The enduring holiday classic, a beloved tradition of the Julian state. You’ll be drawn into Dicken’s Victorian supernatural world of Christmas festivity, redemption, family, and love. Directed by Scott Kinney, don’t miss “A Christmas Carol” presented at the Julian High... — Updated 12/2/2022

 By Kim Simas    Julian

Feeding SD Adds Butterfield Ranch Community to Route

For years, Feeding San Diego has been delivering food to the Julian and Shelter Valley communities. The mixture of fresh produce, some meat and dry goods are always a welcome addition for many of the families in the backcountry.... — Updated 10/12/2022


Julian 25th Annual Oktoberfest

Don’t miss Julian’s 25th Annual Oktoberfest, Saturday Oct. 1, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Julian Town Hall & Visitor Center, 2129 Main Street. Enjoy live music with Oktoberfest dancers and singers, bingo hours, sip and paint an icon, children’s activities, silent auction,... — Updated 9/19/2022

 By Kim Simas    Julian

BCT Hosts Julian's First Community Wellness Expo

With all that is going on in the world today, staying positive and healthy is very important. The founders of the nonprofit organization, Backcountry Communities Thriving (BCT), see the effects of a struggling economy and stressful times on the community. However, Julian is full... — Updated 8/23/2022


Julian Natural Wonderfest

Celebrate nature by day and night, and passing it on on Saturday Aug. 20, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Jess Martin Park in Julian. There will be a free shuttle between town and park. Enjoy wildlife encounters, music, art and a star party featuring the Summer Milky Way. This event is free... — Updated 8/19/2022

 By Kim Simas    Julian

Julian's 4th Back in Bloom

Once again, Julian’s 4th of July parade was a wonderful celebration of the nation’s holiday. This year’s theme, “Back in Bloom”, had a double meaning: the parade’s second year after the pandemic and Julian’s treasured flowers, the daffodils. The 2022 parade grand... — Updated 8/1/2022


Celebrate Our Nation's Birthday in Julian

This year, Julian salutes July Fourth with the Theme, "Back in Bloom." Julian honors our nation's birthday with a salute to the men and women who made our country great, both domestically and militarily. The parade goes down... — Updated 7/5/2022


Julian Fourth of July

Don’t miss the annual Fourth of July Parade in Julian on Monday July 4. This year’s theme is, “Back in Bloom.” Pre-parade activities are set to begin at around 10 a.m., with the parade beginning at noon. Times and activities are subject to change. Be sure to visit... — Updated 6/13/2022


Julian Women's Club 96th Annual Wildflower Show

The Julian Women’s Club will present The 96th Annual Wildflower Show at the Clubhouse of the Julian Women’s Club (2607 C Street Julian, California) on Friday May 6 and Saturday May 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free, and donations are gladly accepted. For further... — Updated 5/4/2022

 By Kim Simas    Julian

New Scholarships for Julian High Seniors

There are two new available scholarship opportunities this year for graduating seniors (2022) in Julian. The Michael J. Hart Memorial Scholarship, in memory of the publisher of the Julian News for many years, is being offered by the Julian Chamber of Commerce. Mike was a vital... — Updated 5/3/2022


Wildflowers – Jewels of the Backcountry

The Julian Women’s Club will present The 96th Annual Wildflower Show at the Clubhouse of the Julian Women’s Club (2607 C Street Julian, California) on Friday May 6 and Saturday May 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. For two days, club members collect specimens from the over 850... — Updated 4/15/2022

 By Kim Simas    Julian

New Nonprofit Aims at Serving the Community

As many residents know, living in rural areas within San Diego County comes with its challenges. The biggest of those is the distance away from large grocery stores, shopping centers and resources. These last two years have... — Updated 3/15/2022


Author Visit: Jenna Blum

Friends of the Julian Library presents a spacial appearance by Jenna Blum, a New York Times and Internationally-best selling author. Event will take place Monday Jan. 31, 11 a.m. at the Julian Library, 1850 Highway 78 Julian, California 92036. For more information, contact the... — Updated 1/27/2022


Julian: Country Christmas Light Parade

The Julian Country Christmas Light Parade is back on Saturday Dec. 18 at 5:30 p.m. on Main Street. Enjoy an old-fashioned way that will make you picture sleigh rides, chestnuts roasting on open fires, and Jack Frost painting the whole town white.... — Updated 12/17/2021

 By Kim Simas    Julian

Next Steps for the Julian Town Square

Now that the Julian Community Heritage Foundation (JCHF) owns the lot on the corner of Washington and Main Streets in Julian, what is the next step? That is a question that members of the nonprofit organization are asked... — Updated 8/23/2021


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