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Everything You Must Do in San Diego This Weekend

Updated On 07/19/2018 at 04:12PM EST Updated On 07/19/2018 at 04:12PM EST
Belly Up
Imperial Beach Sun & Sea Festival | Belly Up
Friday
Jul 20
Del Mar Racetrack
Whether you’re unable to get off work for Opening Day on Wednesday or simply don’t want to elbow through the throngs that will inevitably be at the track, don’t worry; the festivities will be going on all weekend. Friday, head to Del Mar for Saint Archer’s Party at the Plaza, which features half-off all of Del Mar’s signature cocktails as well as the chance to sample a special Saint Archer small-batch brew from 2-6pm!  Stick around after the races for a free concert from The Psychedelic Furs.
What it costs: Entry starts at $6
Humphrey's
Humphrey's
Friday
Jul 20
Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
There is never a bad reason to go to Humphreys Concerts by the Bay -- it is truly one of the coolest venues in the country -- but having Big Bad Voodoo Daddy come to town is as good an excuse as any. If you’ve never been to a swing concert, you’re not alone, but don’t worry; the 10-person contemporary swing revival group will hit you with a wall of sound and have you ready to cut a rug, regardless of your experience with swing.
What it costs: $40
Saturday
Jul 21
South Park
The quarterly South Park walkabout goes down Saturday, offering you the opportunity to get acquainted with some of the businesses in one of San Diego’s most historic neighborhoods. It’s dog-friendly, with live music and deals at local restaurants (as well as complimentary food and drink), and is a great way to kill a few hours munching down on good food and drinks.
What is costs: Free
Saturday
Jul 21

Take in the madness of Comic-Con

Take in the madness of Comic-Con

Anywhere in Gaslamp
If you haven’t bought your coveted Comic-Con badge yet, you aren’t getting one; badges are sold out, and they’re reselling for more than a grand online. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t take in any of the many free events you can get into without a badge. For our money, the Nerdist House FXhibition will be the best hangout -- and, if you’re looking to recharge, damn near every bar near the convention center will have specialty Comic-Con cocktails. Try the Dr. Strange Daquiri at Havana 1920 to beat the heat.
What it costs: Drink specials will vary from bar to bar
Wonderspaces
Wonderspaces
Saturday
Jul 21
B Street Pier
Wonderspaces has returned to San Diego after its wildly successful first year and the interactive, futuristic show is already being called the “future of immersive media” by publications like Forbes. Part art show, part technological marvel, Wonderspaces will be unlike any other art show you’ve ever attended.
What it costs: Admission starts at $24
Saturday
Jul 21
Del Mar Racetrack
The Burgers & Brews Invitational returns to the racetrack, giving you the chance to stuff your belly to your heart’s content. With over 100 craft brews and unlimited samples of burgers from the best burger joints throughout town, as well as a stein-holding contest, the Invitational is always a great time.
What it costs: Tickets start at $41
Sunday
Jul 22
Belly Up
There are few bands more influential in the history of punk music as X, and few bands over the past five decades that have been as sonically inventive and innovative. They paved the way for Southern California’s punk movement with genre-bending hits like “Los Angeles” that blended rockabilly, punk, and blues influences together, and they haven’t lost anything off their fastball over the years. They’ll bring down the house at Belly Up.
What it costs: Tickets start at $35
Sunday
Jul 22
Fiesta Island
Just like last weekend, you should head out to Fiesta Island to check out the conclusion of one of San Diego’s great traditions: the Over-the-Line World Championship. It’ll be filled with partying, sunshine, costumes, and decently impressive displays of athleticism. What more could you ask for?
What it costs: Free