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Find the Best San Diego Things To Do In September 2014

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Julian Grape Stomp Festa

From street fairs to fashion shows and football games to art walks, we’ve gathered the best things to do in San Diego for September 2014. No worries. If you’re looking for something awesome to do this weekend, San Diego has you covered.

Julian Grape Stomp Festa
Sept. 6. Celebrate the changing of seasons surrounded by apple orchards and vineyards at this annual festival. Join the party and stomp grapes, sample local fare, sip wine from regional wineries, and for those feeling extra bold the festa is also offering a “trash the wedding dress” feature. 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Adult tickets $15, child tickets $5. Menghini Winery, 1150 Julian Orchards Dr. Julian, 760.765.2072. julianmerchants.org

San Diego Blues Festival
Sept. 6-7. Grab a blanket and head to the Embarcadero to listen to the smooth sounds of Jazz performers such as Eric Burdon & the Animals, Elvin Bishop, Tommy Castro & the Painkilllers and Blues Hall of Famer Lazy Lester. Proceeds from the event benefit the Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank. Tickets from $20. See website for full event schedule. Embarcadero marina Park North, San Diego. sdbluesfest.com

San Diego Music Thing
Sept. 12-13. The seventh annual two-day music and media conference features panel discussions, workshops and mentoring sessions all focused on the music business. This year’s featured speakers include Moby and Swamp Dogg. Plus, live performances by more than 150 local and national bands. Various locations. sandiegomusicthing.com

San Diego Bay Fair
Sept. 12-14. Crowds flock to Ski Beach to catch the World Series of Power Boat Racing, featuring intense water competition and the fastest powerboats in the world. Race course runs between Crown Point and Fiesta Island. Mission Bay, 760.789.8870. sandiegobayfair.org

Coronado Art Walk
Sept. 13-14. Open-air arts festival features more than 100 artists displaying their wares in historic downtown Coronado. Plus hands-on art activities, live music and dining options. Coronado Ferry Landing, 1201 First St., 619.435.7242. coronadoartwalk.org

Bright Star
Sept. 13- Nov. 2. Billy Cane, a young soldier just home from World War II, meets Alice Murphy, the brilliant editor of a southern literary journal. Together they discover a powerful secret that alters their lives. Tony Award-winning director Walter Bobbie (Broadway’s Chicago) makes his Globe debut with this entertaining musical of enduring love, family ties, and the light of forgiveness that shines from a bright star. The Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, 619.234.5623.  theoldglobe.org

San Diego Chargers
Ongoing. The Chargers host the defending Super Bowl Champion Seahawks in their home opener on Sept. 14. and return home Sept. 28 to host the Jacksonville Jaguars. Get to Qualcomm Stadium early on gameday for the Power Party tailgate featuring large screen TV’s, food, drinks, and meet-and-greets with the Charger Girls. Qualcomm Stadium, 9449 Friars Road, San Diego, 619.641.3100. chargers.com

San Diego Festival of Beer
Sept. 19. The 20th annual festival features live music and samples from more than 60 different microbreweries including AleSmith Brewing Co, Green Flash, Lagunitas, Modern Times, and Stone. $40. Admission includes ten tastings with additional tastings available for purchase. 21+ only. Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier, 1000 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego. sdbeerfest.org

San Diego Restaurant Week
Sept. 21-26. Enjoy fabulous dining for less when more than 180 restaurants throughout the county offer fixed-price, three-course dinners during the six day feasting frenzy. Select restaurants will also be featuring two-course lunch menus. Visit website for participating eateries and pricing. sandiegorestaurantweek.com

San Diego Film Festival
Sept. 24-28. Five-day bonanza in the Gaslamp and in La Jolla showcases 
more than 100 independent feature films, docu-
mentaries and shorts from 55 countries. Plus filmmaker 
meet-and-greets, industry panels, film premieres, 
celebrity appearances and exclusive V.I.P. events. 
Reading Cinemas Gaslamp 15, 701 Fifth Ave., Gaslamp; ArcLight Cinemas, 4425 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla, 619.818.2221. sdfilmfest.com

San Diego Padres
Through Sept. 24. This is you last chance to catch the boys of summer in action this year. The Padres play host to the Diamondbacks, Phillies, Giants, and Rockies in this closing month of the regular season. Special events include the Fall BeerFest and a post-game concert by OAR. See website for full schedule and promotions. Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd., San Diego. padres.com

Adams Avenue Street Fair
Sept. 27-28. The 33rd annual event, one of SoCal’s largest free music festivals, features more than 90 musical acts on eight stages, plus carnival rides, beer gardens, craft and food vendors, and more. Adams Ave. between 32nd and 35th streets, Normal Heights, 619.282.7329. adamsavenuebusiness.com

Cabrillo Festival
Sept. 27-28. Special events commemorate Juan Cabrillo’s exploration of the West Coast in 1542 at this 51st annual festival. Spanish Landing, Harbor Drive, downtown (Sept. 27) and Ballast Point Naval Base (Sept. 28), Rosecrans Street, Point Loma, 619.225.8909. cabrillofestival.org

Fashion Week San Diego Sept. 29-Oct. 5. Showcasing local and national designers with a range of styles from street couture to modern glamour, this fashion-forward event features art and beauty forums, after-parties, runway shows, a trunk show and live entertainment. Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier, 1000 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego. 
fashionweeksd.com

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