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Julian Named A Top 10 Bleisure Travel Destination

As business travelers visit destinations like nearby San Diego,, a member of the Expedia family, determined that Julian is on of the Top 10 Bleisure Travel Destinations in the United States for those visitors to extend their trip, and enjoy their vacation days.... — Updated 12/13/2018


Peter Bolland Lecture

Southwestern College Professor and Musician Peter Bolland made a guest appearance at the Julian Library Oct. 27 for his one book event. Bolland shared a talk to a small group in attendance on the history of peaceful protests, and... — Updated 11/2/2018

 By Denny DuVall    Julian

Sons of the American Legion

On a cool Sunday morning on Oct. 28, the American Legion in Julian hosted a breakfast fundraiser for a good cause. All procceeds from the breakfast would go toward the Wounded Warrior Foundation Freedom Station. This organization... — Updated 11/2/2018

 By Denny DuVall    Julian

Julian Chamber Mixer

Things were mixing at the monthly Julian Chamber of Commerce mixer Nov. 1 at the Wynola Pizza. Held once a month at different locations around Julian, similar to the Sundowner’s held in Borrego, was attended by over 30 businesses in and around Julian. Prizes donated by various... — Updated 11/14/2018


Annual Tree Lighting

The tree lighting in the backcountry of Julian has been a longtime tradition for a number of years, and not just residents, but visitors as well look forward to it every year. Unlike many east coast states at this time of year, one could get as close to cool weather, sniff wood... — Updated 11/14/2018

 By Bobbi Zane    Julian

Circus Comes to Julian

The clowns spent all day Sept. 29, performing at the library for residents and friends at the library. It was a presentation of the Fern Street Circus from San Diego, which has taught the arts of clowning for 25 years. The free eve... — Updated 10/5/2018

 By Jolene Nacapuy    Julian

Fall Season Begins at the Fair

What a great way to kick off the fall season by enjoying a day in the backcountry at the Julian Country Fair Sept. 22. At the 25-acre Julian Farm and Orchard, visitors enjoyed the multiple festivities offered at this free event. Th... — Updated 10/11/2018

 By Bobbi Zane    Julian

Chasing the Ghosts

October is the best time of the year to search for ghosts. They haunt many places in Southern California, including Julian. But the best place to find ghosts is in Long Beach. It’s home of the Queen Mary steamship, and it’s full of ghosts and opportunities to see paranormal... — Updated 10/18/2018


Julian Grape Stomp Festa

Julian will be celebrating its 22nd anniversary of the Julian Grape Stomp Festa. This old-world tradition will have you kicking off your shoes, rolling up your pant legs and letting tons of blessed grapes squish under your feet! Sound fun? Join them Sept. 1 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.... — Updated 9/6/2018

 By Denny DuVall    Julian

Nickel Beer Company

Nickel Beer Company is in the process of celebrating their four-year anniversary at 1485 Hollow Glen Road, a half mile east of the town of Julian on Highway 78. They currently offer 16 different taps of house brewed beer, along with a large outdoor beer garden that is dog... — Updated 9/10/2018


Miss Julian Crowned

Congratulations to the newly crowned 2018 Miss Julian court. At the Miss and Teen Miss Julian Scholarship Pageant crowning event, Sept. 9, held at Julian Union High School, Nicole Arias was named Miss Julian and Britney Vargas was named Teen Miss Julian. Previous participants of... — Updated 9/24/2018

 By Denny DuVall    Julian

Julian Beer Company

Micro-Breweries are a new thing that has really come into focus in the last few years. This new business fad will continue until you see one in the middle of Walmart, then I suppose it will eventually disappear into the world of the Rubics Cube, high heeled sneakers, racing... — Updated 9/24/2018


JCFPD Goes Down in Flames

The San Diego Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) voted on Sept. 10 to dissolve the Julian-Cuyamaca Fire Protection District. The JCFPD will be terminated within two weeks time, unless residents gather 2,500 valid signatures to appeal. It will then be put to a vote by... — Updated 9/24/2018


Julian Natural Wonderfest

Want to meet barn owls and other birds of prey? Have your photo taken in a big eagles’ nest? Listen to music and enjoy games and entertainment for all ages? How about voyaging into galaxies far, far away with astronomers who will share the beauty of the night sky during the... — Updated 8/7/2018

 By Denny DuVall    Julian

Find Your "Inner North Star"

I recently stumbled across a new entity that you might find interesting, I know I did. I was chasing down a lead that the Julian American Legion had a new Chaplin, and proceeded to check it out. I got a phone number, called, and went to the address just South of Julian. There, I... — Updated 8/10/2018


Wonderful Julian Wonderfest

What a wonderful event indeed! Jess Martin Park, just outside of Julian on Highway 79, was filled with over 1,000 guests for the first ever "Natural Wonderfest." Residents in Julian, as well as visitors came out to this well-put... — Updated 8/21/2018

 By Denny DuVall    Julian

Go Lodge at the B & B

Just off the main street in Julian is the Julian Lodge B and B, designed after the Washington Hotel, built in 1885 and was constructed in the early eighties. The lodge can handle large groups, wedding parties, family reunions, or just a romantic getaway for you and your... — Updated 8/24/2018

 By Denny DuVall    Julian

Julian Events

The biggest event on the mountain for June was the 20th annual Blues Bash at the Menghini Winery. It was a large success and has been for 20 years. Sadly, this was the final event that will be put on by Robb Bower. It is hoped that another promoter will revive this popular event... — Updated 7/2/2018

 By Jolene Nacapuy    Julian

Julian Salutes Independence Day

It was a patriotic Julian style Fourth of July – a day filled with laughter, fun, and a well orchestrated parade and festivities. To go along with the day were decent temperatures, featuring a slight breeze and a nice blue sky. M... — Updated 7/23/2018


Father-Daughter Julian Day

Fathers, treat your daughter like a mountain princess with a day-date to Julian for a Father-Daughter Day & Dance June 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The all-inclusive price includes several attractions – lunch at one of your favorite Julian eateries, delicious fudge, a keepsake... — Updated 6/30/2018


Firefighters Fight

Unlike its proven ability to put out all sorts of fires of the physical kind, the Julian-Cuyamaca Voluntary Fire District (VFD) experienced an incident of smoldering discord-turned-eruption May 30, after Chief Rick Marinelli and his Fire Captain Dave Southcott got into a heated ar... — Updated 6/15/2018


JAG Mother's Day Art Show

Please join us for our annual Julian Arts Guild Mother’s Day Art Show May 12 and 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Julian Town Hall. For more information, contact Linda Todd-Limon at 619-846-7463.... — Updated 5/4/2018


Taste of Julian

A rural dining adventure! Head to the Julian Town Hall for Taste of Julian May 12 from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. This is a self-guided culinary tour of participating one-of-a-kind restaurants, wineries and breweries. Tickets are $25 per person in advance and $30 at the door. Free... — Updated 5/4/2018

 By Bobbi Zane    Julian

Not So Secret Garden Blooms

It happens in Julian every spring, usually in May when the hills are aglow with pink, red, yellow, and blue. Flowers, that is. Every spring, members of the Julian Woman's Club pick samples of the wildflowers that grow here and put... — Updated 5/22/2018