San Diego Event of the Week The Bacon and Barrels Festival is kicking off Friday night with an all-bacon VIP dinner prepared by Top Chef alum Brooke Williamson, plus beer and bourbon pairings from "Dr." Bill Sysak from Stone Brewing starting at 5:30pm. The festival itself takes place Saturday from 1-5pm at the Embarcadero Marina Park South with craft brews, wines from Santa Barbara wineries, bourbon, tequila, and Scotch, plus bacon-based foods from local chefs and live music from The Stone Foxes and Black Crystal Wolf Kids. Thrillist readers can enter the code MAJORBACON to get $15 off tickets.
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All Weekend: The 35th Annual Fiesta del Sol is happening in Solana Beach Saturday and Sunday from 9am-9pm at Fletcher Cove. There will be live music from more than 18 bands -- thanks to the Belly Up -- gourmet food trucks, beer, wine, and art vendors.
Saturday, May 31st: Herringbone is turning two and is celebrating by throwing a Brews & Grooves party. They are teaming up with Acoustic Ales and will have a variety of specialty beers on tap, along with music from The Yes Team, Ryan Hiller, and David Shyde, starting at 1pm. There will also be a special menu featuring flat breads, a two-handed burger, beer battered fish and chips, and beer brat and pretzel with beer mustard.
Sunday, June 1st: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon gets started at 6:15am at 6th and Quince and finishes up at K St and 13th. You can run a full marathon, half marathon, and relay with more than 10 stages set up throughout the course with local San Diego bands performing to keep you motivated.