Celebrate summer with some wonderful activities this weekend in San Diego County. Concerts, family activities, festivals, cultural events and so much more is going on this Friday – Sunday!
Mass Creativity Day 2017
Make, share and create art during Mass Creativity Day, a free outdoor arts festival at The New Children’s Museum. Bring the whole family out for a day full of art-making activities, free Museum admission, music, food and more!
When: Saturday, June 24 | 10am
Where: The New Children’s Museum | 200 West Island Ave., San Diego
More information: thinkplaycreate.org/learn/signature-events/mass-creativity
2017 Ocean Beach Street Fair and Chili Cook-Off Festival
Join more than 70,000 visitors for the 38th annual oceanfront chili cook-off in Ocean Beach. Live stages of continuous live music and entertainment, the community mural project, Artists Alley, carnival rides and games, food and vendor booths, a beachside beer garden and more.
When: Saturday, June 24 | 10am – 8pm
Where: 4800 to 5000 block of Newport Avenue in Ocean Beach, CA
More information: oceanbeachsandiego.com/attractions/annual-events/ob-street-fair-chili-cook-off
44th Annual San Diego Scottish Highland Games
Scottish culture will fill the park during the two day festival, which will feature a variety of activities and entertainment for guests of all ages: Sheepdog trials, Highland dancing, Scottish vendors, cuisine and beverages, bagpipe and drumming competitions, clan heritage tents, and hands-on children’s activities.
When: Saturday & Sunday, June 24 & 25 | 9am – 5pm
Where: Brengle Terrace Park | 1200 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista, CA
Cost: $15 for adults, $10 for seniors/active military, and $5 for children ages 6-16. Children under 5 are free.
More information: sdhighlandgames.org
12th Annual Switchfoot Bro-Am
BRO-AM Beach Fest is an annual celebration that gives back to the San Diego Community. Surf contests, free concert, numerous vendor booths… all to celebrate community and to raise awareness and funds for local youth organizations.
- 7AM – 3PM: Surf Events
- 12PM-5PM: Live Music
- 12PM: 91X Battle For The BRO-AM Winner – Sights and Sages
- 1PM: Jamtown
- 2:20PM: Lifehouse, Acoustic Set
- 3:25PM: SWITCHFOOT
When: Saturday, June 24
Where: Moonlight Beach | 400 B St., Encinitas, CA 92024
Cost: Free – $125
More information: broam.org
32nd Philippine Cultural Arts Festival
The 32nd Philippine Cultural Arts Festival will take place in Balboa Park this weekend. Learn about Philippine culture through dance and music. Taste Filipino delicacies and support local vendors.
When: Saturday & Sunday, June 24 & 25 | 11am
Where: Balboa Park, (Visitors Center) | 1549 El Prado , San Diego — Corner of Park Blvd. & Presidents Way, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA
More information: www.samahanphilippinedance.com/festival
San Diego County Fair
The yearly county fair is here! This year’s theme is “Where the West is Fun”; the fair runs through Tuesday, July 4, 2017.
When: Friday, June 2, 4 – 11pm (other Fridays 11am – 11pm) | Saturdays, 10am – 11pm | Sundays, 10am – 10pm | Wednesdays & Thursdays, 11am – 10pm | All date and time details online
Where: The Del Mar Fairgrounds | 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
Cost: Adults – $18, Seniors and kids under 13 – $11, Kids 5 and younger – free | Season pass – $26
More information: sdfair.com
Sundays at Six Summer Concert Series
This Sunday, Fanny and the Atta Boys will be performing swing, bluegrass and jazz songs as part of La Mesa’s Sundays at Six Summer Concert Series.
When: Sunday, June 23| 6 – 7pm — plus more Sundays during the summer
Where: Harry Griffen Park | 9550 Milden St, La Mesa, CA
More information: www.cityoflamesa.com/409/Events-Activities
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 (June 23 & 24) Friday & Saturday’s free movies (find locations via the schedule link) include:
- The Secret Life of Pets
- Free Willy
- Despicable Me 2
Taste of Adams Avenue
Nearly 50 restaurants, breweries, wine bars, coffee houses and other eateries in University Heights, Normal Heights, and Kensington will showcase their best meals, sips, and snacks. Take a stroll along Adams Avenue by foot, bike or trolley and get a taste of the neighborhood. Tickets start at $35.
When: Sunday, June 25 | 11am – 3pm
Where: Will Call: 3441, Adams Avenue, San Diego
Cost: $35 advanced, $40 day of (cash only)
More information: www.adamsavenuebusiness.com/event-info/taste-of-adams-avenue
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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