San Diego Weekend Events Roundup 8.18.16

Find the best things to do in San Diego this weekend.

Edited by Lisa Kelley

Tiki Oasis
Aug. 18-21. The largest annual tiki party in the world celebrates the island lifestyle with music, art, cars, cocktails and more. The event spans four days with symposiums, live music, guitar and ukulele instructors, mixology experts leading seminars and more. Various locations.



downtown_at_sundown_2_0Downtown at Sundown
Aug. 18. The monthly event offers free admission to the Museum of Contemporary Art downtown where you can view their current exhibit, Party Lines: The History, Art and Politics of Editorial Cartoons. Also enjoy music by The Roots Factory Art Collective and food from The Flight Path Wine Bar & Bistro or The Book Truck. 1100 Kettner Blvd., downtown, 858.454.3541.



chargersSan Diego Chargers vs. Arizona Cardinals
Aug. 19. The San Diego Chargers host the Arizona Cardinals for the first pre-season home game of the season. 9449 Friars Rd., Mission Valley.




stone-anniversaryStone 20th Anniversary Celebration & Invitational Beer Festival
Aug. 19-20. One of San Diego’s original craft breweries celebrates 20 years with a weekend-long bash. Enjoy Stone anniversary IPAs, over 100 craft beers from more than 60 guest breweries, live music and more. CSU San Marcos, 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd., San Marcos.



harbor-festChula Vista Harbor Fest
Aug. 20. Enjoy three stages of live music, a classic car expo, art exhibitions and a street-taco showdown paired with spirits. The event features many interactive activities for the entire family, from frisbee golf and live art, to laser tag and kayaking. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Bayside Park, 999 Bayside Pkwy.



summergrassSummergrass San Diego
Aug. 19-21. Get a taste of bluegrass music and country lifestyle at the annual Summergrass festival at the historical Antique Gas & Engine Museum. All bands play on a rustic wooden stage that was hand-built by museum volunteers. Enjoy music all weekend long, or come for the day and wander through the additional vendor booths. 2040 N. Santa Fe Ave., Vista, 858.679.4854.



color-me-radColor Me Rad
Aug. 20. Perhaps one of the most colorful races you’ll ever run, Color Me Rad introduces eight color stations to its 5K route. Stops include slime station, gel drop, color powder and more. Marine Corps Air Station, 4472 Anderson Ave.




sip-n-shipSip N’ Ship Beer Fest
Aug. 20. Party like a sailor aboard the Maritime Museum’s historic ships. Tour the various vessels and enjoy unlimited tastes of more than 50 craft beers. The event also offers live music from bands and DJs and food truck fare. $55/pp. 2-5 p.m. 1492 North Harbor Dr., San Diego Marina, 619.234.9153.



del-mar-racesTVG Pacific Classic
Aug. 20. The country’s top horses compete for a $1 million purse in a 1.25-mile race that brings serious racing aficionados to the Del Mar Racetrack. A pizza and beer festival follows the reace in the seaside concert area. 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar.



Aug. 20. The annual event celebrates the life and writings of Mark Twain and his contemporaries. Enjoy stories read by professional actors, live music, games and more activities for the entire family. Old Town State Historic Park, Old Town, 619.220.5422.



body-surf-champsWorld Bodysurfing Championships
Aug. 20-21. The 40th annual competition will play host to nearly 400 body-surfers from across the globe competing for world titles in their respective age and gender divisions. Oceanside Pier, Pier View Way, Oceanside.




poloAloha Sunday Polo Party
Aug. 21. To celebrate the second half of polo season, take part in the Aloha Sunday Polo Party by wearing Hawaiian attire and enjoying a themed menu by Wild Thyme Catering. Floral leis and enjoy SnoCal shaved ice and creative cocktails are also available for purchase. 14955 El Camino Real, Del Mar.



americas-finest-half-marathonAmerica’s Finest City Half Marathon and 5K
Aug. 21. The 39th annual America’s Finest City Half Marathon is a scenic course that starts at the tip of Point Loma, runs along San Diego Bay and Harbor Island through downtown San Diego and finishes up in Balboa Park.




Aug. 21. The dog days of summer are upon us and our four-legged friends will love Surf’n’Paws, an event that’s all about them. The second annual festival will feature vegan vittles, beer, surfing pups, art, music and even an underwater doggie photographer. Tickets include food, two drinks and a raffle ticket. (Photo Pixel and Paper Photography). $15/pp. 12-3 p.m. 2120 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar.



Titanic the Musical
Aug. 17-Sept. 3. Maury Yeston’s riveting and haunting musical based on the worst nautical disaster in history (and not the movie), depicts the final hours of the real-life people who set sail on the “unsinkable” Titanic. 1200 Vale Terrace Dr., Vista, 760.724.2110.



old-crow-medicine-showOld Crow Medicine Show & Brandi Carlile
Aug. 19. The Nashville-based Americana string band takes the stage in San Diego with alt-country and folk-rock singer Brandi Carlile. Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU. 5500 Campanile Dr., SDSU, 619.594.0429.




raidersofthelostark300rvRaiders of the Lost Ark with the San Diego Symphony
Aug. 19. See the iconic action-adventure film like never before—on the big screen, with John Williams’ score performed live by the San Diego Symphony. Embarcadero Marina Park South, Embarcadero, 619.235.0804.



symphony-at-salkSymphony at Salk
Aug. 20. Enjoy an evening of world-class symphony under the stars with performances by Kelli O’Hara and the San Diego Symphony led by Maestro Thomas Wilkins. 5:30 p.m. Salk Institute for Biological Studies, 10010 N. Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla.




guns-n-rosesGuns N’ Roses
Aug. 22. The LA-based hard rock band takes the stage at San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium. The band that got its start in 1986 performing classic hits on their tour dubbed the Not in This Lifetime… Tour. 7 p.m. 9449 Friars Rd., Mission Valley.



Aug. 23-28. The Tony Award-winning musical celebrates its 50th anniversary and features such memorable songs as “Cabaret” and “Maybe This Time.” For mature audiences. Broadway/San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown, 619.570.1100.



lemonadeFOOD + DRINK
National Lemonade Day at Quartyard
Aug. 20. When life hands you lemons, head to East Village’s playground to celebrate National Lemonade Day at Quartyard. The free event features specially crafted drinks from Hubert’s Lemonade, food pairings, activities and vendor booths. 1102 Market St., East Village.