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San Diego County Events for Sept. 6-8, 2019

Close out the summer here in San Diego County!

Grossmont Center’s Summer Concert Series

Celebrate the 23nd anniversary of the Julian Grape Stomp Festa Julian’s Grape Stomp Festa is a great way to spend this Saturday, with: local wineries, breweries, and cideries offering sips to sample, a wide variety of food and shopping opportunities, and great music.

When: Saturday, Sept. 7 | 11am
Where: Menghini Winery, 1150 Julian Orchards Dr, Julian, CA 92036
Cost: $15 – 75
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US San Sculpting Challenge & Dimensional Art Expo

Carlsbad Brewfest celebrates craft beer with tastings from more than 34+ San Diego and national breweries, music, entertainment, games and food vendors.

When:  Sept 7 | 12 – 4:30pm
Where: Holiday Park | 3400 Pio Pico Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Cost: $20-55
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Friday Night Liberty

The Arts District at Liberty Station hosts Friday Night Liberty, a free, monthly art walk showcasing local artists, dance, music and theatre – highlighting the arts culture in San Diego.

When: Friday, Sept 6, 5 – 9pm
Where: The Arts District at Liberty Station | 2640 Decatur Rd, San Diego
Cost: Free
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Stroll the Boulevard: End of Summer Evening Festival

More than 20 small businesses on El Cajon Blvd (from Idaho to Illinois Streets) are putting on the end-of-summer installment of Stroll the Boulevard. Free festival with food deals, music, art and shopping.

When: Friday, Sept. 6, 6 – 10p
Where: El Cajon Blvd (between Idaho and Illinois Streets), El Cajon
Cost: Free
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6th Annual Carlsbad Brewfest

More than 40 craft breweries and cider houses are coming together for the Carlsbad Brewfest this Saturday at Holiday Park. Music, entertainment and food along with beer and cider!

When: Saturday, Sept. 7 | 1 – 4:30pm
Where: Holiday Park | 1055 Chestnut Ave, Carlsbad
Cost: $55
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If these aren’t enough events, check out my list of the top 20 must-do activities to do in San Diego here!

San Diego County Events for Aug 31 – Sept 2

Check out these Labor Day weekend events in San Diego County:

Grossmont Center’s Summer Concert Series

Grossmont Center will be alive with the sound of music during the Summer Concert Series! The Cat*illacs perform the last concert at Grossmont Center today.

When: Saturday, Aug. 31
Where: Grossmont Center | 5500 Grossmont Center Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942
Cost: Free
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US San Sculpting Challenge & Dimensional Art Expo

One of the top 20 “Must See” seaside festivals in the world according to American Express and USA Today’s 10 Best, the U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge and Dimensional Art Exposition will return to San Diego’s downtown waterfront for 2019.

When: Aug 31 – Sept 2
Where: Broadway Pier and Landing | 1000 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: $15
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5th Annual Diamond Street Festival

This free community street festival in the heart of San Diego’s “Diamond neighborhoods” – along Imperial Avenue, between 60th and 63rd streets – will boast music, food, art, a car show and activities for kids.

When: Saturday, 12 – 7pm
Where: Imperial Avenue between 60th and 63rd Streets, San Diego
Cost: Free
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Hawaiian Plumeria Festival

All about plumerias: amazing flower show, plumeria themed gifts, potted plumeria plant sale, live entertainment and food.

When: Saturday and Sunday
Where: Casa Del Prado | 1800 El Prado, Room 101, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: Free
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49th Annual Barona Powwow

Hundreds of Native American participants of all ages and from across the country will showcase their dancing skills – also dancing, hand drum contests, singing and music, arts and crafts, and more.

When: Aug. 30 – Sept 1
Where: Barona Resort & Casino | 1932 Wildcat Canyon Rd, Lakeside, CA
Cost: Free – $20
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If these aren’t enough events, check out my list of the top 20 must-do activities to do in San Diego here!

San Diego County Events for August 16 – 18, 2019

San Diego County has a diverse collection of events, festivals, and cultural arts happening this weekend!

San Diego county events this weekendFree Ballet Showcase 2019

Come join City Ballet of San Diego for their annual Free Ballet performance at Spreckels Theater! All ages are welcome.

The showcase will feature various classical ballet acts and contemporary works.

When: Friday, August 16 | 7pm
Where: Spreckels Theater | 121 Broadway, Suite 600, San Diego
Cost: Free
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The 7th Annual ¡Latin Food Fest!

This Saturday is the 7th annual ¡Latin Food Fest! San Diego Hunger Coalition Gran Tasting at San Diego Bay August 17 12:00-4:00 pm. Includes wine, food, spirits and beer.

When: Saturday, August 17 | 12 – 4pm
Where: Embarcadero Marina Park North | 400 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: $39 – $149
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San Diego West Coast Multicultural Carnival & Festival

Music and dancing are at the core of this all-day Multicultural Carnival & Festival at SDCCU Stadium presented by San Diego Caribbean Association Incorporated. Tickets cost $20; bring extra cash to buy food and drinks from vendors.

When: Saturday, August 17 | 12 – 10pm
Where: SDCCU Stadium | 9449 Friars Rd, San Diego, CA 92108
Cost: $20
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Imperial Avenue Street Festival

The Imperial Avenue Street Festival returns to the heart of IB with food, music, vendors, dance and step performances, a kids zone, a beer garden and more. You’ll find the free festival between 25th and 27th streets in Logan Heights.

When: Saturday, August 17 |  12 – 7:30pm
Where: 25th and 27th Streets (Logan Heights), San Diego, CA
Cost: Free
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Twain Fest

The 10th annual TwainFest heads to Old Town Saturday, a celebration of all things old-timey. The free, family-friendly event includes live music, Mark Twain-inspired storytelling, poetry reading, games, prizes, and puppet shows. There’s also a literary costume contest and a mock election game where participants get to cast their ballots in the election of 1872.

When: Saturday, August 17 | 11am – 5pm
Where: Old Town San Diego State Historic Park | 4002 Wallace St, San Diego, CA 92110
Cost: Free
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HarborFest Chula Vista

Chula Vista’s annual HarborFest returns to Bayside Park with live music spanning three stages, vendors, tacos, drinks, and interactive, family-friendly activities in an area called the “Discover Zone.”

When: Saturday, August 17 | 10am – 6pm
Where: Bayside Park | 999 Bayside Pkwy, Chula Vista, CA 91910
Cost: Free
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World Bodysurfing Championships

During the World Bodysurfing Championships, 350-400 bodysurfers from around the world compete in their respective age divisions for trophies and prizes. The contest is scheduled to start at 6:30 AM each morning with age competition taking place as noted on their website.

When: Saturday and Sunday, August 17 and 18
Where: Oceanside Pier | 1 Oceanside Pier, Oceanside, CA
Cost: Free to participate, free to watch
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11th Annual Fairy Tales in the Park

Join the San Diego Civic Youth Ballet for the 11th Annual “Fairy Tales in the Park,” a whimsical, magical dance performance that merges the beauty of ballet with the excitement of four classic, unforgettable stories – all right within the cultural heart of Balboa Park! Featuring a professional storyteller, an interactive experience in the lobby of the historic Casa del Prado Theater, and all tickets priced at $12, it is perfect for families of all ages!

When: Saturday and Sunday, August 17 and 18 | Performances at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day
Where: San Diego Civic Youth Ballet | 1650 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: $12
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If these aren’t enough events, check out my list of the top 20 must-do activities to do in San Diego here!

San Diego County Events for August 2 – 4

Here is what is going on this weekend in San Diego County!

San Diego county events this weekendChula Vista Lemon Festival

Squeeze the day at the 23rd annual Lemon Festival presented by Third Avenue Village Association in Chula Vista’s original neighborhood on Sunday, August 4. Sport your brightest yellow outfit and enjoy lemon-infused treats, kid centric activities, live bands, sour contests, family fun, and a lemony beverage bar.

When: Sunday, August 4 | 11am – 5pm
Where: Third Avenue Village Association, 353 3rd Ave, Chula Vista, CA 91910
Cost: Free
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First Friday Night Market: Summer Bash

Attend a free, monthly vegan market at the soon-to-be The Village parking lot at 2611 El Cajon Blvd in San Diego! Every first Friday of the month from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. there will be all-vegan eats, sweets, drinks, goods, and music at First Friday Night Market! This month we’re bringing you an all out summer bash complete with kids’ games and the return of the beer garden.

When: Friday, August 2 | 6 – 10pm
Where: 2611 El Cajon Boulevard, 2611 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92104
Cost: Free
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2019 Julian Natural Wonderfest

A day of fun, education, wildlife, science, wonder, preservation and dark sky appreciation for the whole family! This is a community sponsored, free event!

This afternoon and evening gathering at Jess Martin Park will include a late night astronomy star party, wildlife ambassador encounters, games and activities for families, presentations of music and art, and outreach booths from land preservation and other local nature-focused organizations.

When: Saturday, August 3 | 4pm
Where: Jess Martin Park, 2955 Highway 79, Julian, CA 92036
Cost: Free
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Latin American Festival

Latin American folk artists from Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, El Salvador and Ecuador and more will gather at Old Town’s iconic Bazaar del Mundo during the annual Latin American Festival and Mata Ortiz Pottery Market, Friday–Sunday, August 2-4. The event is one of the nation’s most extensive collections of genuine Latin American folk art, traditional embroidered clothing, handwoven textiles, unique collectibles, dazzling jewelry, handmade ceramic and clay pottery.

When: Friday & Saturday, 10am – 8pm | Sunday, 10am – 5:30pm
Where: Bazaar del Mundo | 4133 Taylor St, San Diego, CA 92110
Cost: Free
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Beethoven by the Bay

Revel in the glorious sounds of Beethoven while the sun sets on San Diego Bay and music swells against the beauty of the night sky. The San Diego Symphony, conducted by Yaniv Dinur, pays its annual tribute to Beethoven in a concert of his Symphony No. 7, LeonoreOverture No. 3, and a performance of his Piano Concerto No. 1 by rising star pianist Dominic Cheli.

When: Sunday, August 4 | 7:30 – 10pm
Where: Embarcadero Marina Park South | 206 Marina Park Way, San Diego , CA 92101
Cost: $20 – $100
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If these aren’t enough events, check out my list of the top 20 must-do activities to do in San Diego here!

San Diego County Events for July 19 – 21, 2019

Too much to do in San Diego County — what will you choose to do and see with your weekend?

San Diego county events this weekendLa Mesa Rocks 20th Anniversary

Join La Mesa on Saturday July 20th from 6-11 pm, to celebrate 20 years of successful projects and programs in La Mesa parks! The honorary guest of the night will be Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Walton.

$50 per person – includes dinner, drinks, and entertainment
Buy tickets at www.lamesaparks.org

When: Saturday, July 20 | 6 – 11pm
Where: Marina Village | 1936 Quivira Way, San Diego, California 92109
Cost: $50
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Free Dive-in Movie

Cool off and watch a movie under the stars with the Summer Movies in the Parks series! La Mesa will be screening Aquaman at the La Mesa Municipal Pool July 19 at 7:30 p.m. Come early to get a good seat!

When: Friday, July 19 | 7:30pm
Where: La Mesa Municipal Pool | 5100 Memorial Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942
Cost: Free
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Aloha Plunge

Island-themed pool games, giant inflatables, key logs, a special Polynesian dance performance and more. 5-9 pm. $10; ages 3 & under free. Food available for purchase. Register online.

When: Saturday, July 20 | 5 – 9pm
Where: Alga Norte Aquatic Center, 6565 Alicante Rd. | Carlsbad
Cost: $10; 3 and under free
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Insect Festival

Get acquainted with thousands of fascinating creepy-crawlies including live insects, snakes, lizards and the famous Madagascar hissing cockroaches. Kids can make insect crafts, practice bug collecting and get a taste of cooked mealworm. July 20 & 21, 10 am-4 pm. Included with paid garden admission.

When: July 20 & 21 | 10am – 4pm
Where: San Diego Botanic Garden | 230 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas
Cost: Free with paid garden admission
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Family Fun Day at Del Mar

Pony rides, giant inflatable slides and obstacle courses, bungee trampolines, a meet and greet with Del Mar mascot, Pony Boy, body art and face painters, soccer clinics and more. Kids, ages 12 & under, will also receive a plush racehorse giveaway (while supplies last). Free admission for under 18. Del Mar Racetrack, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. www.delmarracing.com

When: Sunday, July 21
Where: Del Mar Racetrack | 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar
Cost: Free admission for under 18
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Summer Movies in the Park

Summer Movies in the Park is a perfect chance to relax and enjoy a safe and special night under the stars. Come early and get a good seat!

When: Summer nights – often Fridays and Saturdays
Where: Parks in San Diego County
Cost: Free
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Sundays at Six Concert

La Mesa’s Six Concert Series continues for the summer. This Sunday, enjoy the band 8-Track Highway, a rock-n-roll band.

When: Sunday, July 21| 6pm
Where: Harry Griffen Park | 9550 Milden St, La Mesa
Cost: Free
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If these aren’t enough events, check out my list of the top 20 must-do activities to do in San Diego here!

San Diego County Events for July 5 – 7

Summer in San Diego County: perfect weather and the perfect spot to enjoy time together. Here’s a round-up if this weekend’s fun events — most of them are free events!

San Diego county events this weekendTanabata Festival

The Japanese Friendship Garden has partnered with the Minatomo Japanese Community to have their inaugural Tanabata Festival in San Diego! Guests of all ages are invited to enjoy the summer sun with festival foods, carnival games, cultural performances and demonstrations as well as partake in the Tanabata celebration by creating kazari (decorations).

When: Sunday, July 7 | 12pm
Where: Japanese Friendship Garden San Diego | 2215 Pan American Rd. E, San Diego
Cost: $14 – $16
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Summer Concerts By The Sea

This summer, Encinitas Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts brings more fun to the beach concert experience. Summer Concerts are held right on the sand at beautiful Moonlight Beach in Encinitas.

When: Sundays, Jul 7 – Aug 18, 2019
Where: Moonlight Beach | 400 B St, Encinitas, CA 92024
Cost: Free
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2019 San Diego International Organ Festival Dave Wickerham In Concert

Theatre organ concerts are a favorite among American audiences, and we always look for the best. Award-winning, California native theatre organist Dave Wickerham was named American Theatre Organ Society Organist of the Year in 2011 – the best of the best.

When: Monday, July 8 | 7:30pm
Where: Spreckels Organ Pavilion | 1549 El Prado, San Diego
Cost: Free
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TGIF Concerts in the Park

Carlsbad’s TGIF Concerts in the Parks offers great music, plenty of room to dance, picnicking, free shuttle buses, fun hands-on art activities for the kids.When: Fridays, June 22 — Aug 17
Where: various parks in Carlsbad
Cost: Free
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Summer Concerts in the Park

Mission Hills Summer Concerts in the Park – every Friday during the summer!When: Fridays, June 21 — Aug 16, 6-8pm
Where: Pioneer Park | 1521 Washington Pl, San Diego, CA
Cost: Free
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Stagecoach Days

Celebrate the Wild West in San Diego County!

When: Saturday, July 7 – Aug 18
Where: Old Town State Historic Park | Old Town, San Diego
Cost: Free
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If these aren’t enough events, check out my list of the top 20 must-do activities to do in San Diego here!

San Diego County Events for June 28 – 30

A beautiful summer weekend in San Diego County!

San Diego county events this weekendSan Diego Symphony Bayside Summer Nights: Star Spangled Pops

The San Diego Symphony opens its Bayside Summer Nights season with Star Spangled Pops.

Pay tribute to the nation’s history with patriotic favorites, rousing tunes, familiar film soundtracks and Broadway blockbusters. The evening closes with a magnificent fireworks display.

When: Friday and Saturday, 7:30pm
Where: Embarcadero Marina Park South | 200 Marina Pkwy., San Diego
Cost: $20 – $100 | tickets online
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25th Annual Oceanside Independence Parade

A local tradition, the 25th Annual Oceanside Independence Parade marches up Coast Highway from Wisconsin Street to Civic Center Drive (just past City Hall).

When: Saturday, June 29 | 10am
Where: South Coast Highway, South Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054
Cost: Free
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Little Italy Summer Film Festival

Watch a summer night movie at the annual Little Italy Summer Film Festival every Saturday night this summer from June through August.

When: Saturdays, June – August | 7:30 – 10pm
Where: Amici Park Amphitheater | State St And Date St, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: $5
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Taste of Adams Avenue

The 19th annual Taste of Adams is a gastronomic trek featuring 45 restaurants, coffee houses, pubs, wine bars and unique eateries in one of San Diego’s hottest and historic neighborhoods.

When: Sunday, June 30 | 11am – 3pm
Where: Adams Avenue | 3441 Adams Avenue, San Diego, CA 92116
Cost: In Advance – $35. Cash day of – $40
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15th Annual Switchfoot BRO-AM

The Annual Switchfoot BRO-AM will feature a surf contest, live music performances, and nerf surf jousting exposition between surf contest heats.

When: Saturday, June 29 | 7am – 5pm
Where: Moonlight Beach | 252 5th Street, Encinitas, CA
Cost: Free
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San Diego County Fair

The 2019 San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons|Vons, invites guests to skip down the yellow brick road and enter into an “Oz-some” world inspired by L. Frank Baum’s classic tale, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.”

Visitors will journey to the Emerald City, meeting magical new friends along the way. Channel your inner courage in our whirlwind of carnival rides. Expand your brain by immersing yourself in creative and educational exhibits. Warm your heart creating new memories with your friends and family. With all of the adventures you’ll encounter, you’ll discover, “There’s no place like the Fair.

When: May 31 – July 4 | closed Mondays and Tuesdays
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds | 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
Cost: $6 – $20 | Discount tickets at Albertsons & Vons.
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If these aren’t enough events, check out my list of the top 20 must-do activities to do in San Diego here!

San Diego County Events for June 21 – 23, 2019

Spend your summer weekend doing any one of these activities or events in San Diego County.San Diego county events this weekend46th Annual San Diego Scottish Highland Games

46th annual San Diego Scottish Highland Games. Experience the wonder, and traditions of Scotland.

Enjoy the Heavy Athletics competition, where men and women participate in a series of challenges, throwing heavy objects (most notably, the Caber Toss) in a show of strength and grit. Also take the time to view the Highland Dance competition, Bagpipe & Drum bands, whisky tasting, Sheepdog Trials, and vendors specializing in Celtic and British goods.

When: June 22 – 23 | 9am – 5pm
Where: Brengle Terrace Park | 1200 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista, CA
Cost: $5 – $15
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Sundays at Six Concert

La Mesa’s Six Concert Series continues for the summer. This Sunday, enjoy the San Diego Concert Band Sunday.

When: Sunday, June 23 | 6pm
Where: Harry Griffen Park | 9550 Milden St, La Mesa
Cost: Free
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San Diego County Fair

The 2019 San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons|Vons, invites guests to skip down the yellow brick road and enter into an “Oz-some” world inspired by L. Frank Baum’s classic tale, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.”

Visitors will journey to the Emerald City, meeting magical new friends along the way. Channel your inner courage in our whirlwind of carnival rides. Expand your brain by immersing yourself in creative and educational exhibits. Warm your heart creating new memories with your friends and family. With all of the adventures you’ll encounter, you’ll discover, “There’s no place like the Fair.

When: May 31 – July 4 | closed Mondays and Tuesdays
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds | 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
Cost: $6 – $20 | Discount tickets at Albertsons & Vons.
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OB Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off

The OB Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off, and oceanfront food and music block party happens this weekend. The free fair features music across four stages, a community mural project, a showcase of local artisans and an unforgettable Hodad’s Burger-Eating Competition that’ll give hungry contenders the chance to land their mug on the iconic “Wall of Fame” at Hodad’s, OB’s iconic burger joint.

When: Saturday, June 22 | 10am – 8pm
Where: 4800 to 5000 Blocks of Newport Avenue, Ocean Beach
Cost: Free
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South Park Summer Walkabout

The South Park Walkabout is a quarterly fun-filled evening festival that showcases all the unique and independent businesses within South Park. Enjoy complimentary treats, live entertainment, and special offers.

When: Saturday, June 22 | 6pm
Where: 30th and Beech St/30th St. and Kalmia St, 30th and Beech St/30th St. and Kalmia St, San Diego, CA
Cost: Free
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If these aren’t enough events, check out my list of the top 20 must-do activities to do in San Diego here!