Hi there Ramona friends!  Oh my gosh I am so excited about this weekend in Ramona.  I’m excited for a three-day weekend, fireworks, BBQ’s, time by the pool. Everything!!! Are you excited for the 4th of July!  It looks like it might be a hair cooler than last weekend, so fingers crossed we can all enjoy ourselves and enjoy a little time out in the sun!  This week we are bringing you 5 days’ worth of fun things to do in Ramona.  Something here for the whole family! Be sure that you read the entire post so that you don’t miss out on any of the fun things happening in our great town!!


As I always say, weekends start on Thursday in Ramona.  Head into town tonight and grab some yummy grub and grab a seat (or bring one) and watch the parade of cars “Cruise” through town!!! Cruise starts at 6:30 and typically runs until about 8pm.  Tonight is going to be another special cruise night.  Look for the flags flying high in honor of the 4th of July.  Not only will the bikes and some of the cruisers be flying their flags, but the Rotary has put out the flags through town.  Be prepared to have a wave of Patriotism wash over you!  This is what makes me proud to live in this great town.  And proud to be an American!  Here is a list of all the great specials going on tonight:



Pamo Valley Winery Tasting Room

Stop by the tasting room for some of their famous Sangria.  $5 for a glass tonight!  Then you can grab a plate of street tacos from Pepe’s Produce, plates are $5.  Ladies, you can still get your hands on blingy t’s and tanks.  Stop by tonight and grab a couple to wear on Thursdays!


Ramona Mainstage

Ramona Mainstage is serving up $5 beers, hot dogs, and nachos for you tonight.  Stop by and grab a seat out front!

The Main Course

Stop by The Main Course tonight for a good meal with a side of classic cars!  The Main Course will be serving some special BBQ for tonight’s cruise.  Why not have a great dinner and sit outside and enjoy the show?!!


Ramona Café

Tonight and every Thursday Cruise Night, Ramona Café and Turtle Rock Ridge Winery are pairing up to treat you to something special!  Grab dinner and a glass of Cruise Night Blue Sangria!  You get a refillable glass for $12 and refills for $8.  If you love Turtle Rock Ridge Wine and you love food, then you have hit the winning combo here!


Ramona Family Naturals

Tonight Ramona Family Naturals will be serving up some tasty lemon roasted chicken with cumin lime coleslaw and cut up watermelon for $8.99.  Doesn’t this look so good!!!! I would still grab a frozen banana on my way out though!!


Packards Coffee Shop


How hungry are you?? Tonight Packards will be serving up some yummy pulled pork sandwiches, cheesy creole tater tots, and homemade potato salad.  Delish!


Ramona Skatepark

I have to say something about Ramona Skatepark, the group of volunteers who have made it their goal to get this skatepark built for our local kids.  This team is out at many events raising the money that is needed to get this project started. However, we cannot see this dream turn into a reality without the support of the ENTIRE community.  Please take some time out of your night to stop by and say hi to Tracy from Ramona Skatepark and grab yourself a tasty root beer float.  All proceeds go to building Ramona’s Skatepark.  ***I would like to issue a challenge to my Ramona peeps…stop by and drop a $5 bill in the bucket, if each person that is out at cruise night tonight stops by and gives $5, we would really make a huge impact on our goal. *** Please stop over and grab a root beer float and support the kids of Ramona!


Help support one of our young Ramonian’s get to D.C.

Tonight you can help Kaitlyn Valencia earn money for her 8th grade trip to Washington D.C.  She and her mom will be set up in front of the Affordable Treasures/La Cocina Parking lot.  Please stop by and support this young lady by buying one of their homemade treats!!  If you could also do me a favor and give her a little extra donation I think that would be just awesome!  Let’s help make this trip happen for her!  Here is what they will have:

-chocolate cake pops $0.50

- blue velvet cake pops $0.50

-birthday cake cake pops $0.50


The Corn Lady

The Corn Lady will be out tonight with her amazing corn for all of her loyal followers.  She will be parked between Ramona Food and Clothes Closet and Main Street Rocha Church. Go get yourself some of the best corn you will EVER eat!  Do it!


 Resurrected Rustic

Open late tonight until 8pm, walk around a check out all of their great handmade items then step outside and get some grub carnival style from Carnival of Food, tonight they will be serving up BBQ’d hamburgers, hot dogs, brauts, and Mr. Scoops will be out with cool treats too!  Dusty and The Love Notes with Indian Joe will be playing live outside on the Resurrected Rustic stage.  You don’t want to miss them they are great!


Ramona Town Radio

Ramona Town Radio will be broadcasting LIVE right outside the Chamber of Commerce building.  Have you downloaded their app yet on your phone?  Head to the app store and hit download and take Ramona Town Radio with you wherever you go!


Up The Hill Grill

Every Thursday Night you can enjoy Up the Hill Grills Yummy Cruise Night Special, Smoked Sausage Sandwich with grilled mushrooms, and cheese on a roll with fries.  Plus, who wouldn’t want to watch the cars go by from their patio!  Lots of other great and tasty things on the menu as well!


San Diego Sunshine

San Diego Sunshine is open late tonight until 9pm.  Stop by their tasting room located at 432 Maple Street Ste. 6 after you’ve watched the cruise and stuffed yourself with amazing food and try one of their local specialty drinks.  You won’t know that you LOVE it until you try it!


Pizza Hut

Call in your order to Pizza Hut tonight and get a large 1 topping pizza for $7.99 from 6-9pm.  Go pick it up and grab your seats on the street and watch the cars go by while enjoying your pie!  Since I am a sucker for pizza, this is super easy and super tasty!!


Spots that are Open Late Till 8 (that I know of J)

Fashionably Late Boutique

Unicorn Books and Gifts

A Classic Tale (Open until 7pm)

Sunshine Spirits (Open until 9pm)

The Mason Jar – Get 20% off the entire store tonight!!!!


Head over to the Ramona Certified Farmers Market this Saturday morning from 9am to 1pm.  With vendors ranging from produce to plants there really is a little bit of everything at the Farmers Market.  Stop by the Kmart parking lot to check it out for yourself.


Local Farm Stands open for business:


Grebar Farms

Page’s Organics

Kountry Made Farm

Harbour Farms

Connelly Gardens

Connelly Farms


Looking to WINEd down this weekend?  Here are some cool things happening at some of our local wineries and tasting rooms:

(photo credit: sandiego.org)


Pamo Valley Winery and Tasting Room

Friday enjoy a glass of your favorite Pamo Valley Winery wine and also a complimentary cheese tasting from Cheeses from the Cave from 4:30-6pm


Turtle Rock Ridge Vineyard Winery

Saturday July 2nd from 1pm to 3pm - Painting and Wine with Casey Buonaugurio.  Enjoy a glass of wine while painting.  Admission for the class is $40 at the door.  This includes all materials for the class and a glass of wine or a wine tasting.  For more information, contact Casey Buonaugurio at 760-315-1144


Salerno Winery

Wine, art and music, what more could you want?  This weekend enjoy live original music by Salvador Padilla and some beautiful sculptures by numerous Latin American artists.


La Finquita Winery & Vineyard

Why not stop by La Finquita Winery this weekend?  The A/C will be on and you can even order one of their yummy wine slushies! Sounds like a great time to me!


Principe Di Tricase Winery

Sunday, It’s Cheese Day at Principe Di Tricase Winery Stop by for a wine and cheese pairing from Cheeses from the Cave from 2pm to 6pm.





3 Places to Check out This Weekend!!!


Barrel 1 Winery

Here is what I’m loving about Barrel 1 Winery… Aside from it’s beautiful location and surroundings I absolutely ADORE Audrey, she is so sweet and truly has a passion for what she does.  Plus, you can’t beat sitting out on the patio and enjoying a nice glass of wine.  Stop by this weekend, they are open Saturday and Sunday from


Ramona Family Naturals

Let’s be honest, I cannot say enough great things about Ramona Family Naturals. #1 I LOVE a family run business, #2 they are committed to making people healthier.  As soon as you walk into the store you can tell that this is truly a labor of love.  Their produce is fresh and AMAZING and they whip up some pretty tasty food as well.  If you have never been into Ramona Family Naturals stop by this weekend, you will be glad you did.


Grebar Farms

Oh how I LOVE Grebar Farms!!! Greg and Barb Harper have truly created such a great farm stand!  You will typically find both of them and one or both of their daughters working the stand that is chalk full of AMAZING produce!  This is truly one of my favorite farm stands in town. Located at 401 Pile Street, they are open Wednesday through Saturday from 10am to 4pm.  You have to try their Necta-Plums, they are a nectarine-plum cross and so yummy!



Got no plans for the 4th of July??? Well Ramona has plans for you!! Ramona Rotary Community Fireworks and Family Picnic.  Head over to Olive Peirce Middle School for all of the fun! Bring your chairs, a blanket and a cooler filled with yummies and enjoy some amazing fun family time!  Plus you get to end the night with fireworks!  Event lasts from 5:30 to 10pm .  Another option for the 4th is the annual Picnic in the park at the VFW, this is alway a fun time!

There you have it!  Five days full of fun and three places to try out this weekend!  Stay cool and stay safe!  Have a great weekend!


Thanks Friends!