San Diego Weekend Events Roundup 9.8.16

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

Edited by Lisa Kelley

Taste of Del Mar
Sept. 8. Enjoy tastes from more than 20 top eateries in Del Mar Village as well as “sip stops” of local beer, wine, cider, mead and distilled spirits. The event also features live music by local bands throughout the event. Various locations, Del Mar.



blues-festSan Diego Blues Festival
Sept. 10. The San Diego Embarcadero Marina Park North is the backdrop for the fourth annual San Diego Blues Festival. The live music event features performances from Grammy Award-winners Los Lobos, as well as artists like Bobby Rush, Nikki Hill, Watermelon Slim and more. Noon-8 p.m. $25/pp. 400 Kettner Blvd., San Diego Embarcadero.



fleet-weekFleet Week Sea & Air Parade
Sept. 10. The U.S. military puts on a memorable event with appearances and demonstrations from cruisers, amphibious ships, destroyers, frigates, submarines, landing craft, a fly-over of contemporary Navy and World War II aircraft and more. The action can be watched along the San Diego Bay waterfront. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.



$5foodfest$5 Food Festival
Sept. 10. Stock up on five-dollar bills for this food festival where every dish is just $5. The event also features face painting for the kids, special guest DJ Nykko and live music performance from Rock Lobster. Waterfront Park, Pacific Hwy., San Diego Marina.



santee-bluegrass-festival-645x340Santee Bluegrass Festival
Sept. 10. Head east on Hwy 52 to experience Santee’s famous bluegrass festival. The event features live music by The Homesick Hitchers and MohaviSoul, food sampling, beer and wine tasting, a silent auction and more. 5:30-9:30 p.m. $50/pp. 550 Park Center Dr., Santee.



burgersBurgers & Beer Festival
Sept. 10. Eat your weight in burgers at the inaugural festival where everyone can vote for San Diego’s best burger. Tickets include unlimited food samples from more than 30 top restaurants including Waypoint Public, Slater’s 50/50 (pictured), Jake’s Del Mar, Backyard Kitchen + Tap and more, plus three drink tickets. $55/pp. Golden Hill Park, 2590 Golden Hill Dr., Golden Hill.



brews-groovesLocal Brews Local Grooves
Sept. 10. House of Blues hosts their annual music and beer event featuring craft brews from 16 top breweries and two live music stages featuring 16 bands. Also enjoy food pairings prepared by beer-loving chefs. 5 p.m. 1055 Fifth Ave., Gaslamp Quarter.



carlsbad-brew-festCarlsbad Brewfest
Sept. 10. North County is a beer lover’s home for hops during the Carlsbad Brew Fest. Attendees receive a tasting cup and unlimited samples from over 68 top brews. 12-4:30 p.m. $50/pp. Holiday Park, 3400 Pio Pico Dr., Carlsbad.




greek-festCardiff Greek Festival
Sept. 10-11. Feast on authentic Greek food and heavenly pastries while watching award-winning Greek folk dance performances. The festivities will also include cooking demonstrations, musical performances, dancing and more. 3459 Manchester Ave., Cardiff-by-the-Sea, 760.942.0920.



brazilian-dayBrazilian Day Festival
Sept. 10. As the largest Brazilian festival on the West Coast, San Diego’s highly anticipated event takes over Mission Beach’s Belmont Park. The free event includes cultural dances, brilliant costumes, live music, sports, food and more. 3146 Mission Blvd., Mission Beach.



stair-climbSan Diego 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb
Sept. 10. 1,200 participants join to honor the heroes among us for the sixth annual San Diego Stair Climb. Each climber selects a hero who was lost in the events of September 11, 2001, and climbs a total of 110 flights of stairs at Hilton San Diego Bayfront. Tickets for the event are sold out, but spectators can still join as the touching event concludes with a food truck festival, beer garden and live music performances. 1 Park Blvd., downtown.



coronado-art-walkCoronado Art Walk
Sept. 10-11. Head to Coronado for the 11th annual Art Walk featuring paintings, hand crafted jewelry, photography, woodworking and more. The free event also showcases musical entertainment, art activities, gallery shops and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Coronado Ferry Landing, 1201 1st St., Coronado.



heart-of-pbThe Heart of PB Restaurant Walk
Sept. 14. Stroll down Dawes and Lamont Streets in Pacific Beach while sampling food from local restaurants. Participating restaurants include Mr. Frostie, The Patio on Lamont, Cerveza Jack’s, The Fish Shop, Costa Brava and more. $25/pp. 4-9 p.m. Various locations.




The Cocktail Hour
Through Oct. 2. Mix two upper-class New Englanders, their over-privileged adult children and endless cocktails for an intoxicating evening of comedy. North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987-D Lomas Santa Fe Dr., Solana Beach, 858.481.1055.



lion-kingDisney’s The Lion King
Through Oct. 2. The popular musical spectacular features stunning visuals, dazzling choreography and hit Broadway music, crafted by Elton John and Tim Rice. Broadway/San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown, 619.570.1100.




october-skyOctober Sky
Sept. 10-Oct. 23. Based on the beloved film, this uplifting musical portrait of small-town Americana is packed with youthful exuberance and a sweeping, unforgettable new score. Shirley Stage at the Old Globe Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623.



luxCamilo Restrepo at Lux Art Institute
Sept. 10-Oct. 29. Lux Art Institute welcomes Colombian artist, Camilo Restrepo, as the first artist in residence during the 2016-2017 season. Restrepo will work on two separate pieces, created from collected newspaper clippings and drawings from his personal sketches.Visitors to the institute will get to see the artistic process firsthand in Lux’s unique working studio environment. 1550 S. El Camino Real, Encinitas, 760.436.6611.



dierks-bentleyDierks Bentley
Sept. 11. The country superstar takes the stage at San Diego’s outdoor music venue, Sleep Train Amphitheatre. Bentley is joined by artists Randy Houser, Cam and Tucker Boatyard. 2050 Entertainment Cir., Chula Vista.