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Everything You Must Do in San Diego This Weekend

Updated On 06/14/2018 at 04:00PM EST Updated On 06/14/2018 at 04:00PM EST
Vans Warped Tour
Vans Warped Tour | Flickr/Ralph Arvesen
warped tour
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Friday
Jun 22
SDCCU Stadium
It’s the end of an institution: The longest-running (and largest) traveling music festival of all-time, the Van Warped Tour, is wrapping up its final full year of cross-country travel. Indulge your inner punk, and listen to the bands that made up your childhood. Where the hell else are you gonna catch Reel Big Fish, Less Than Jake, and Pennywise in one place?
What it costs: $45
Friday
Jun 22
Multiple venues
The San Diego Fringe Festival celebrates experimental artistry in its purest form by providing a venue for performers from across the globe to show off their talents, free from any censorship. The shows range from family-friendly, to uninhibited, to exploratory, and they’re well worth the $10 entry fee.
What it costs: $10 a show
Saturday
Jun 23
Lake Poway
Tony Gwynn is one of the greatest hitters to ever play baseball, but the man known as “Mr. Padre” left a legacy that transcends the sport: he was, by all accounts, one of the nicest humans who ever walked the Earth. Support AleSmith in its mission to raise funds for the Tony and Alicia Gwynn Foundation, and start your Saturday with a quick 5K.
What it costs: Registration starts at $50
Saturday
Jun 23
Newport Ave in OB
Every year, the OB Chili Cook-Off is a must-attend event for San Diego. Now in its 39th year, the Chili Cook-Off is a celebration of all the wonderful eccentricities that make Ocean Beach the community it is, with a ton of beer, music, and chili mixed in for good measure. It’s people watching at its finest on Newport Ave.
What it costs: Free
Saturday
Jun 23
Humphreys Concerts By the Bay
Trampled by Turtles and Deer Tick are currently touring together, and if you’ve ever seen either band, you know they both bring a ton of energy to each performance. The mixture of TOT’s bluegrass stylings with Deer Tick’s more alternative sound will translate perfectly to a night out on the bay.
What it costs: $45
Beer X Festival
Beer X Festival
Saturday
Jun 23
Waterfront Park
Leave all your pretenses at home: Beer X is probably the least snobby beer festival in town. With a slew of live acts ranging from Slightly Stoopid, to Pepper, to Stick Figure, the 120+ craft beer offerings at the festival are nice, but the real attraction will be the vibe at gathering. Go jam out, and have a few brews while you’re at it.
What it costs: $80
Sunday
Jun 24
Waterfront Park
In honor of the United Nations’ International Day of Yoga (it’s a thing), the San Diego Festival of Yoga is offering free community yoga classes to try and get more people to practice. With live performances, food trucks, and a slew of breakout classes to inspire people to try all different styles of yoga, it’s a perfect way to end your weekend in a blissful state.
What it costs: Free
shakey graves
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Sunday
Jun 24
Observatory North Park
At some point in every artist’s career, they need to evolve their sound. Shakey Graves’ newest album Can’t Wake Up is a decided departure from the boot-stomping folksy Americana stylings that brought him so much fame, for a more finely produced rock sound that veers into straightforward pop music at times, and is thoroughly enjoyable. Watching a musician as talented as Graves evolve is wonderful to behold, and is a hell of a value at the price they’re asking.
What it costs: $28