La Mesa is a city in Southern California, located 9 miles east of Downtown San Diego in San Diego County. Its civic motto is "the Jewel of the Hills." La Mesa in Spanish means "the table", or alternately "the plateau", relating to its geography. La Mesa is bordered by the city of San Diego on the west and north, Spring Valley and Lemon Grove on the south, and El Cajon on the east. It includes the neighborhood of Grossmont. There is a Farmer's Market in La Mesa Village every Friday afternoon. At the beginning of each October, La Mesa holds its biggest event of the year, Oktoberfest, attended by approximately 200,000 people over the three nights of the event. Sundays At Six is a free concert series that is offered every year in the months of June and July. For 6 Sundays free concerts are performed in Harry Griffen Park from 6pm - 7pm. The concerts began in 2002. Sundays @ 6 was conceived by Mayor Mark Arapostathis. Other annual events include Christmas in the Village, and Antique Street Fair.