Events

Everything You Must Do in San Diego This Weekend

Updated On 09/21/2017 at 04:16PM EST Updated On 09/21/2017 at 04:16PM EST
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San Diego Festival of Beer
San Diego Festival of Beer
Friday
Sep 22
Broadway Pier
The 23rd annual San Diego Festival of Beer goes down Friday night, with all proceeds from the fest going to help support San Diego Professionals Against Cancer. Unlimited tastings from nearly 60 local breweries and live music on Broadway Pier makes for one hell of a way to kick off your weekend.
What it costs: $50
Friday
Sep 22
If you didn’t feel like breaking the bank last weekend for KAABOO passes (or this weekend for U2 tickets), check out Atlas Genius and Flor at House of Blues San Diego. Both bands have a knack for writing catchy, infectious hooks, and House of Blues provides a pretty intimate setting to see both bands.
What it costs: $20
Saturday
Sep 23
MCAS Miramar
The three-day MCAS Miramar Air Show happens this weekend, and while the famed TOPGUN training program relocated from MCAS Miramar in 1996, the event will still feature flying demonstrations from the Army’s Golden Knights and the Navy’s Blue Angels. The event will also serve as a salute to the many Vietnam War veterans living in the San Diego area.
What it costs: $15
Saturday
Sep 23
You know what makes gorging yourself on free food and drink samples from 160+ restaurants, breweries, and wineries more fun? Doing it around wild animals. The San Diego Zoo’s annual Food, Wine & Brew Celebration goes down Saturday night and allows participants to stroll the grounds, take in live music performances, and experience animal presentations, all while eating and drinking like they’re going to the chair. It’s a winning combo.
What it costs: $125
Saturday
Sep 23
Mission Beach
Every year, hundreds of surfers pile into the waters of Mission Beach for the 100 Wave Challenge to help raise money for Boys to Men Mentoring, which supports at-risk boys in San Diego who grow up without fathers. Surf icons Shaun Tomson and Damien Hobgood will lead the charge as the scores of surfers attempt to catch 100 waves in one day.
What it costs: Free to observe and free to take part in, but you really should make a donation. It’s for a good cause.
Sunday
Sep 24
Ocean Beach Pier
Do you love the ocean? Seeing as you live in San Diego, the answer to that question is most likely yes. So show off your love for the ocean by joining the San Diego Surfrider Foundation in its largest awareness event of the year, and grab your surfboard/SUP/boogie board/general flotation device and paddling around the OB Pier (the world’s longest concrete pier). A little Sunday morning saltwater will do your mind well, and you’ll be helping a great local charity.
What it costs: Nothing, though your shoulders might be a tad sore thereafter
Sunday
Sep 24
Balboa Theatre
This elegant vaudeville venue was recently named one of the 15 most spectacular theaters in the world, so end your weekend with a screening Mel Brooks’ timeless classic, Young Frankenstein. It’ll be a moviegoing experience unlike any you’ve ever had, and will definitely help make your transition into Monday morning a tad more palatable.
What it costs: $13.50
restaurant week
Arlene Ibarra
Sunday
Sep 24
Throughout San Diego
No matter how good of a cook you are, chances are you're not coming home every day after work and fixing yourself a three-course meal -- but that’s what San Diego Restaurant Week is here for. Starting Sunday and lasting a full week, over 180 restaurants will offer three-course prix fixe dinner menus for $20, $30, $40, or $50 per person. Find a participating restaurant near you, and have a Sunday night feast.
What it costs: $20, $30, $40, or $50 per person
Sunday
Sep 24
Observatory North Park
Bonobo’s unique style of downtempo electronic rock is relaxing, emotive, and hypnotic. If you want a borderline-meditative concert experience that will leave you feeling refreshed after the weekend, this is the one to check out.
What it costs: $35