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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

 By Kim Simas    Julian

Julian's 4th of July Parade: Back & Better Than Ever

Julian's 4th of July parade made a fantastic comeback this year celebrating Julian's 150 anniversary plus one. The theme was a nod to the town's sesquicentennial last year and the fact that the parade had been cancelled. With limit... — Updated 7/28/2021

 By Kim Simas    Julian

Julian Pathways, Inc. Receives a Crucial Grant

In March 2020, when the world became embroiled in a pandemic, many organizations began expanding their resources to assist those in need. Julian Pathways, Inc., a local nonprofit, started regular trips to the San Diego Food Bank... — Updated 6/24/2021

 By Kim Simas    Julian

Escrow Closed on Corner Lot

The Julian Community Heritage Foundation is proud to announce that the purchase transaction of the lot in the center of Julian has been finalized. The corner lot, which was the former location of a gas station over thirty years... — Updated 6/21/2021

 By Kim Simas    Julian

Fourth of July Parade

The Julian 4th of July Parade Committee is happy to announce that the parade will be back again this year. The committee was eager to bring the celebration back to the Julian community and its visitors after the loss of the 2020 parade due to the pandemic. The County of San Diego... — Updated 6/10/2021

 By Ernie Cowan    Julian

Julian Earns Dark Sky Designation

After a five-year effort by a coalition of amateur astronomers, local merchants, environmentalists, neighboring communities and the County of San Diego, Julian has been certified as an International Dark Sky Community. Leaders of... — Updated 5/27/2021

 By Kim Simas    Julian

Snow Powders Julian

The San Diego mountains received a large amount of rain and snow over the course of a couple of days. Not one, but two storms, made its way through the county with a third one on its way. The mix of rain, hail, snow and strong wind... — Updated 2/19/2021

 By Kim Simas    Julian

The Julian Town Square – One Step Closer to Reality

For over three years, a local group has been working to beautify the empty lot in the center of Julian. The Julian Community Heritage Foundation (JCHF), a recently registered nonprofit organization, seeks to transform the space... — Updated 2/19/2021


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