It’s time to celebrate and remember the American soldiers who have fallen. This Memorial Day weekend, be grateful for those in the military and enjoy your time with family and friends. Here are just a few of San Diego County’s events and activities for this weekend:
Santee Street Fair
The Santee Street Fair will have over 300 vendors and food booths, 2 stages for live entertainment, a craft beer garden, and carnival rides.
When: Saturday, May 28 | 10am – 6pm
Where: Riverview Parkway and Town Center Parkway, Santee, CA 92071
More information: santeestreetfair.com
Fine-Tuning and Creative Brewing Seminar
San Diego is known for it’s brews and beers; why not learn how to brew a batch yourself? At the Fine-Tuning and Creative Brewing Seminar, learn how to brew from multi-award winning homebrewer Brian Trout.
When: Sunday, May 29 | 6:30 – 8pm
Where: The Homebrewer | 2911 El Cajon Blvd Ste 2, San Diego, CA92104
More information: www.thehomebrewersd.com/event/fine-tuning-and-creative-brewing-seminar
2016 San Diego Ben Vereen Awards
Cheer on local, talented high school students at the 2016 San Diego Ben Vereen Awards this weekend. The competition between 10 male and 10 female nominees will be held on May 29 at the Balboa Theatre. “Finalists from participating schools are nominated as Best Actor/Best Actress candidates for their portrayal of leading roles in their high school’s musical theatre production. By the end of the evening, 1 Male Champion and 1 Female Champion will be selected to represent the 2016 San Diego Ben Vereen Awards at the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (NHSMTA) in New York.” (www.benvereenawards.com)
When: Sunday, May 29 | 6pm
Where: Balboa Theatre | 868 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: $32.50 | Buy tickets here
More information: www.benvereenawards.com
Summer Movies in the Park
Summer Movies in the Park hosts family-friendly outdoor film screenings at parks throughout San Diego; with the series beginning with a screening of “Aladdin” at Waterfront Park. Besides the actual movie, enjoy games and activities, and concessions and food trucks. The movie begins at dusk, but get there early to get a spot!
When: Friday, May 27 | 6pm
Where: Waterfront Park | 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: Free | $10 underground parking off of Ash St., and free metered parking after 6pm
More information: www.summermoviesinthepark.com
American Heritage Car Show
The American Heritage Car Show is one of the most exciting car shows anywhere. Over 200 gorgeous vehicles are exhibited in downtown Escondido’s Grape Day Park.
When: Saturday, May 28 | 9am
Where: Grape Day Park | 321 N. Broadway, Escondido, CA 92025
More information: www.grapedaypark.org
USS Midway Museum’s Memorial Day lineup
“The USS Midway Museum is the heart and soul of Memorial Day celebration in San Diego. Understandably the busiest weekend of the year, the Memorial Day lineup of activities aboard the Midway honors and remembers our heroes as it celebrates our military heritage.” (http://www.midway.org/calendar) Several different activities and festivities will be happening at the Midway this weekend; check out the website for details. The event is free to the public and those who attend are invited to stay aboard and explore the USS Midway Museum at no charge as well.
When: Saturday – Monday, May 28 – 30
Where: USS Midway Museum | 910 North Harbor Drive, San Diego
More information: www.midway.org/legacy-week-2016
Vista Strawberry Festival
The Vista Strawberry Festival this weekend will bring live entertainment on multiple stages, bands, local craft brews all day long in the beer garden, carnival rides and 300+ vendors.
When: Sunday, May 29 | 8am
Where: Downtown Vista, CA
More information: vistastrawberryfest.com
Memorial Day Weekend Observances
The Chapter 472, Vietnam Veterans of America, will host Memorial Weekend Observances at the San Diego Vietnam Peace Memorial at the Veterans Museum on Saturday and Sunday, with a formal ceremony on Monday morning.
When: Saturday – Monday, May 28 – 30 | 8am
Where: Veterans Museum and Memorial Center | 2115 Park Boulevard , San Diego
More information: www.veteranmuseum.org