San Diego Weekend Events Roundup September 7-10

Get ready for the South to meet San Diego at Le Grand Ole Boucherie and Seafood Boil.

Get ready for the South to meet San Diego at Le Grand Ole Boucherie and Seafood Boil.

From wine and craft beer festivals to decadent dining experiences, check out the best San Diego weekend events for September 7-10. 

Edited by Madelyn Harris.


Wine Festival at Coasterra
Sept. 9. The only thing better than a delicious glass of wine? Wine with a view. Head to Coasterra to taste an assortment of libations from premiere wineries and sample tray-passed appetizers and tacos. Plus, enjoy a blind tasting challenge, wine-themed family feud, wine blending, grape crushing, a photo booth, live music, a cash bar and more. 1-4 p.m. $29.95. 880 Harbor Island Drive, 619.814.1300.



Play on the Bay
Sept. 8. Head to Coronado for an evening of live entertainment, drinks, a silent auction and food prepared by the resort’s award-winning culinary team. Proceeds will support local education. 6-9 p.m. $100 per person, $175 per couple. 4000 Coronado Bay Road, 619.424.4000.



Sorrento Valley Beer Festival
Sept. 8. Kick off your Friday evening with an exclusive beer festival. A 500 guest limit allows for one-on-one interaction with brew experts and vendors. Guests will enjoy cool craft beer, delicious food, live music, fire pits, games and plenty of comfortable seating. 5-8:30 p.m. $10-35. Party Pals, 10427 Roselle St.



Gala in the Garden
Sept. 9. Join hundreds of local business leaders, supporters and guests for San Diego Botanic Garden’s 18th annual gala featuring the theme “A Night in Nature”. Guests will be able to stroll through the gardens while enjoying fine wine, craft beer, spirits and various dishes from some of San Diego’s most renowned restaurants. 5-10 p.m. $225. San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Qual Gardens Dr., Encinitas. 750.436.3036.


4th Annual Carlsbad Brewfest
Sept. 9. Head to Carlsbad for the city’s 3rd annual brew fest, which celebrates craft beer with tastings from over 30 local and national breweries. Plus, enjoy entertainment, games and food vendors. 21+. 12-4:30 p.m. $10-40. Holiday Park, 3400 Pio Pico Dr., Carlsbad.






Le Grande Ole Boucherie and Seafood Boil
Sept. 10. Get ready for the South to meet San Diego at this low country boil and hog roast, featuring the collaborative roasting techniques of three different chefs. Guests will enjoy food plus two alcoholic beverages, ranging from cocktails and wine flights to locally distilled whiskey. 5 p.m. $65. Lot 8, 1201 Hotel Circle South.



A Fortaleza Dining Experience
Sept. 7. Join Curadero, downtown’s newest Mexican kitchen, for a spirited dinner featuring four courses of Mexican cuisine with carefully selected tequila pairings. Plus, the Tequila Fortaleza team will be on-site providing insight into what makes tequila such a special spirit. 6 p.m. $75. 1047 5th Avenue, 619.515.3003.






Bellamy’s Mother Earth Beer Pairing
Sept. 7. Located just north of San Diego in Escondido, Bellamy’s invites guests to a four-course dinner and beer pairing with all food served family-style. Dinner will begin with a grilled peach and arugula salad followed by beer-braised beef with mushrooms and roof vegetables for the main course. 6-8:30 p.m. $49. 417 W Grand Avenue, Escondido, 760.747.5000.



Herringbone La Jolla’s 5 Year Celebration
Sept. 10. Save the date as Herringbone celebrate its 5 year journey in La Jolla. Guests will toast with bubbly while enjoying tray-passed bites and listening to live music by favorite local musicians in the restaurant’s sun-kissed lounge. 3-6 p.m. Free. 7837 Herschel Ave., La Jolla, 858.459.0221.




Roz and Ray
Sept. 7-Oct. 1. Set in San Diego, this time-bending play sheds light on a little-known chapter in medical history during the onset of the AIDS crisis and offers a profound story of love, trust, sacrifice and healing. Various performances. $20+. San Diego Rep, Lyceum Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza, downtown.




Erin Hanson: The Super Bloom Show
Sept. 9. Borrego Springs’ wildly popular Super Bloom served as inspiration for Erin Hanson, who also traveled to Arizona and Texas for further flower inspiration. Catch the opening of her newest collection featuring vibrant colors, wildflowers blooms and natural vistas. Plus, enjoy wine from 2 Plank Vineyards, hors d’oeuvres from Flower Child and live music. 5-9 p.m. Free. The Erin Hanson Gallery, 9705 Carroll Centre Road.



Benny & Joon
Sept. 7-Oct. 22. With unforgettable characters and a tuneful score, this world-premiere musical­­—based on the beloved offbeat 90s romantic comedy movie—explores what happens when we step out of our comfort zones and take a leap toward love. View website for shows and prices. Shiley Stage at the Old Globe Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park.



An American in Paris
Sept. 5-10. The Tony Award-winning musical about an American solider, a mysterious French girl and an indomitable European city features unforgettable songs from George and Ira Gershwin. Visit website for complete schedule. $22+. Broadway/San Diego, Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown.



Wild Goose Dreams
Sept. 5-Oct. 1. A North Korean defector who has left her family behind and a lonely South Korean feather start an unlikely online romance as they each attempt to allay their fears and alienation in this inventive and darkly humorous piece. Visit website for complete schedule. $35+. Mandell Weiss Forum at the La Jolla Playhouse, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla.



Last of the Red Hot Lovers
Sept. 6-Oct. 1. Middle-aged and overworked Barney Cashman tries to “spice up” his bland life with attempts at seduction in this hilarious and witty Neil Simon play. Various performances. $42+. North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987-D Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach.