San Diego Weekend Events Roundup 8.25.16

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

Edited by Lisa Kelley

Ramona Country Fair
Aug. 25-28. Head to Ramona to enjoy the sights, smells and flavors of a good ole fashioned country. Now in its 46th season, find thrilling rides, live entertainment, wild west show, motorcycle rally, contests, shopping and more. Free admission, $5 parking. 421 Aqua Ln., Ramona.


carlsbad-music-festCarlsbad Music Festival
Aug. 26-28. The 13th annual Carlsbad Music Festival is a weekend-long celebration of “adventurous music by the beach” with more than 60 performances spanning all genres. While most of its performances are free to the public, there are also 10 ticketed concerts. Guests will enjoy food trucks, beer garden, artisan marketplace and local musical talent. Various locations, Carlsbad.


mindi-abairGrand Tradition’s Jazz & Wine Festival
Aug. 27. Powerhouse saxophonist and vocalist, Mindi Abair takes the stage as part of the Grand Tradition’s annual Jazz and Wine Festival. Opening for Mindi are additional jazz performers such as Jazz in Pink, Ruby and the Red Hots, The Detroit Underground and more. Enjoy tastes from some of San Diego’s finest restaurants, paired with exclusive wines while wandering through the six on-site gardens. 220 Grand Tradition Way, Fallbrook, 760.728.6466.


imperial-ave-street-fairImperial Avenue Street Fair
Aug. 27. Enjoy cuisines ranging from Colombian to Cajun and everything in between at the third annual Imperial Avenue Street Festival. The free festival showcases the unique spirit Greater Logan Heights with four blocks of local artists, live music and delicious local food options. Imperial Ave., between 28th and 30th St., Logan Heights.



uncaskedUncasked Beer Fest
Aug. 27. Westfield UTC’s Uncasked Beer Fest returns to showcase some of San Diego’s finest breweries. Wander through four beer gardens and enjoy live music from local San Diego artists. Tickets include beer tastings from 12 different breweries and unlimited bites from participating Westfield restaurants. $20/pp. 4-7 p.m. 4545 La Jolla Village Dr., UTC.



spirits-festSan Diego Spirits Festival
Aug. 27-28. The annual celebration brings together the region’s top chefs and mixologists. Attendees will enjoy samples of top-shelf cocktails from small-batch and big name distillers as well as tastes from local restaurants. 21+. Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier, 1000 N. Harbor Drive, downtown, 858.551.1605.



bike-the-bayBike the Bay
Aug. 28. The annual cycling event features breathtaking downtown and bay views for more than 3,500 cyclists as they cross the Coronado bridge. The casual 25-mile ride winds through Coronado, National City, Imperial Beach and Chula Vista, ending at Embarcadero Marina Park South for a post-ride festival. Activities include live music and entertainment, food trucks and a New Belgium Brewing Beer Garden.


leucadia-artwalkLeucadiART Walk
Aug. 28. The gorgeous weather is the perfect backdrop to Leucadia’s annual art walk featuring original art, free open air trolley rides, six stages of live music, a beer garden, a children’s art pavilion and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. West side of N. Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas.



maritime-museumSea Chantey Festival
Aug. 28. The Maritime Museum of San Diego hosts a musical lineup of sea chantey performances—songs recounting the adventure, tragedy and romance of life at sea. Included in the admission to the museum, the music will feature The Jackstraws, The Bilge Pump band, Gilman Carver and more. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 1492 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego Marina, 619.234.9153.



dave-matthewsARTS + CULTURE
Dave Matthews Band
Aug. 26. The American rock band, headed up by singer-songwriter Dave Matthews, storms the stage for a performance at Sleep Train Amphitheater. 2050 Entertainment Circle, Chula Vista, 619.671.3500.



jazz-jamJazz Jam Session at California Center for the Arts
Aug. 26. Enjoy live music under the stars with a special performance by The Society Boys. Following a one-hour set by the band, the community is then invited to join in with music and singing for the remainder of the session. 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido. 800.988.4253.



symphonySan Diego Symphony: Dreamworks Animation in Concert
Aug. 28. San Diego Symphony’s Bayside Summer Nights celebrates Dreamwork’s 20th anniversary with a tribute performance at their outdoor venue. The performance will feature film highlights from blockbusters like Shrek, Kung-fu Panda, Madagascar and How to Train Your Dragon—all set to live score performed by the Symphony. Embarcadero Marina Park South, 206 Marina Park Way, San Diego Embarcadero.


journeyJourney and The Doobie Brothers
Aug. 30. Iconic for ’80s rock band, Journey bring all their hits— “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Any Way You Want It,” “Wheel in the Sky”— to the Sleep Train Amphitheatre. The Doobie Brothers open the show. Sleep Train Amphitheater, 2050 Entertainment Circle, Chula Vista, 619.671.3500.




oceanaFOOD + DRINK
Karl Strauss Beer Dinner at Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Aug. 25. Oceana Coastal Kitchen in Mission Beach teams up with Karl Strauss Brewing Company for an educational four-course pairing dinner. Executive Chef Steven Riemer showcases a custom menu while brew master Paul Segura describes the tasting notes and brewing processes of the selected beers. 6 p.m. $50/pp. 3999 Mission Blvd., Mission Bay, 858.488.1081.


green-dragon-eventSpirits & Savors Dinner at Green Dragon Tavern
Aug. 31. Henebery Whiskey and Green Dragon Tavern & Museum showcase a special five-course and five-cocktail paired menu. Executive chef Greg Krol created custom dishes to bring out the flavor profile of the whiskey cocktails, such as seared foie gras, grilled peach salad, striped bass, braised pork shank and plum apple crisp. 6-9 p.m. $40/pp. 6115 Paseo del Norte, Carlsbad.