There’s a lot happening in San Diego County this weekend — check out your many options!
This year’s annual HarborFest will have everything you could possibly want at a free, all ages celebration. Dance in front of three stages, peruse the automobile displays, and stroll through the art exhibition. For foodies, pay a little bit to sample what the region’s best chefs have to offer at the Taco and Spirits Revolution from 11am – 3pm. Kids will love the interactive activities, free kayaking/paddle board lessons, and arts and crafts at the Discovery Zone.
When: Saturday, August 19 | 10am – 6pm
Where: Bayside Park | 999 Bayside Pkwy., Chula Vista, CA 91910
More information: www.cvharborfest.com
Movies And More By The Lake: ‘Close Encounters Of The Third Kind’
At this Movies & More presentation of “Close Encounters” (rated PG), $10 will park your carload of moviegoers and the event is free. Jacobo Mendoza is the entertainer until the movie begins. Food trucks, snack bar and fun-filled activities await, as well!
When: Friday, August 18 | 6 – 10pm
Where: Santee Lakes, Lake 5 | 9310 Fanita Pkwy., San Diego, CA 92071
Cost: $10 for a carload
More information: www.santeelakes.com/events-calendar
Twainfest is a FREE celebration of Mark Twain and other writers of the 19th century. Come check it out on Saturday if you’re looking for a unique activity for the family!
Hear works by Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Edgar Allan Poe and others, read aloud by San Diego actors. Vote in the Election of 1872 (as long as you can pass the literacy test!), enter the Literacy Costume Contest and parade, compete in the community spelling bee, visit Dr. Frankenstein’s laboratory, learn to play the fife and drum, contribute to the Never Ending Story, and so much more!
When: Saturday, August 19 | 11am – 5pm
Where: Old Town San Diego State Historic Park | 4002 Wallace St, San Diego, CA 92110
More information: writeoutloudsd.com/twainfest
Blvd Market Summer Block Party
The BLVD Market is a San Diego style, monthly open-air celebration of cuisine and entertainment. This month’s Tiki Theme will host Alvino & The Dwells, a Vintage Surf Rock Band, Classic Cars, Tiki Retailers, and Tasty Tiki Cocktails brought to you by Old Harbor Distilling Co. and Coffee & Tea Collective.
When: Friday, August 18 | 6 – 10pm
Where: 2855 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92104
More information: theboulevard.org
Free City Ballet Showcase
Come enjoy the arts with this free ballet showcase; program includes:
When: Friday, August 18 | 7pm, doors open at 6:30pm
Where: Spreckels Theatre | 121 Broadway, Suite 600, San Diego, CA 92101
More information: www.spreckels.net
Summer Movies in the Park
Summer Movies in the Park is a series of free outdoor movie screenings in community parks and recreation centers throughout San Diego.
Movies begin at dusk, which is about 15 minutes after sunset. People are encouraged to come early for picnics and activities.
This Friday & Saturday’s (August 11 & 12) free movies (find locations via the schedule link) include:
- Beauty and the Beast (1991)
- The Lego Batman Movie
- Finding Dory
- Pete’s Dragon
- Groundhog Day
- Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
- The Secret Life of Pets
If these aren’t enough events, check out my list of the top 20 must-do activities to do in San Diego here!
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