San Diego County Events for September 16 – 18

What a beautiful weekend to enjoy in San Diego County! See if any of the following events suit your style — there’s so much to do around San Diego! If you’re looking for more things to do, check out my list of the top 20 must-do activities to do in San Diego here!

San Diego county events this weekendGI Film Festival

Scheduled for September 14 – 18, 2016, the festival brings the stories of America’s military to life through film.  The GI Film Festival San Diego will feature film screenings, panel discussions, a family movie night, and awards ceremony.  Festival organizers are excited to bring back the Local Film Showcase, highlighting San Diego’s local military culture.

When: Thursday – Sunday | September 14 – 18, 2016
Where: Various venues
Cost: Most screenings are priced at $10 per ticket; there are discounts available for active duty military and veterans.
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32nd Annual California Coastal Clean-Up Day

Join 8,000 volunteers for this countywide cleanup project as we beautify 100+ cleanup sites countywide.

When: Saturday, September 17 | 9am – 12pm
Where: Across 100+ Clean-Up Sites in San Diego County
Cost: Free
More information: 32nd Annual California Coastal Clean-Up Day

Landlubbers Day

A celebration of all things pirate in honor of Talk Like a Pirate Day. We encourage young and old to throw on their best pirate attire for a day of eye patches, parrots and walking the plank!

Held Saturday, September 17 from 1 to 4 p.m., the free event features live music from the Jackstraws, San Diego’s own pirate-themed band; a “Talk Like a Pirate” and costume contest; arts and crafts; a mermaid grotto with mermaids available for photos and pirate’s booty food and drink specials from the Seaport Village eateries.

When: Saturday, September 17 | 1 – 4pm
Where: Seaport Village | 849 West Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: Free
More information: Landlubbers Day

San Marcos Serbian Food Festival

“The Serbian Church on Knob Hill opens its doors once again for their upcoming 5th Annual Serb Fest. In just over 2 weeks the St. Petka Serbian Orthodox Community of San Marcos will be showcasing their hospitality through food, religion, culture and wholesome family fun.

Parish Priest, Father Milovan Katanic says, ‘We invite all of our neighbors in San Marcos and the entire North County area, to come and sample a bit of our warm culture. Enjoy fresh, hot BBQ lamb, pig and chevaps- our famous spicy sausages; elegant, homemade European pastries and desserts, along with live music, dancing, a Kids Zone with rides and games, multiple folklore groups performing, church tours and, this year a cool, new feature: A special Nikola Tesla Exhibit, with LIVE TESLA COIL DEMONSTRATIONS, hosted by historian and Tesla expert Dr. Michael Pravica, Associate Professor of Physics at the University of Nevada.’

When: Saturday & Sunday, September 17 & 18 | 12pm
Where: St. Petka Serbian Orthodox Church | 1854 Knob Hill Rd, San Marcos
Cost: Entrance fee is $4 for adults; kids under 12 enter free
More information: San Marcos Serbian Food Festival

Mira Mesa Street Fair

One of Mira Mesa’s busiest streets will transform into a blocks-long festival featuring booths, foods around the world, entertainment, a carnival and crafts and games. If you’re 21 or older, feel free to enjoy a beer garden near the food court and music stage. The family-friendly festival runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and admission is free.

When: Saturday, September 17 | 10am
Where: Camino Ruiz, from Mira Mesa Blvd. to New Salem Street
Cost: Free
More information: Mira Mesa Street Fair 

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