San Diego Weekend Events Roundup July 19-22

See “The Tempest” in its final weekend at The Old Globe Theatre.

From all things Comic-Con to family-friendly festivities, check out the top San Diego weekend events for July 19-22.

Edited by Eva Scattergood.

EVENTS

New Little Italy Wednesday Market
Wednesdays Starting July 18. Created to be the destination “where the chefs shop,” the Little Italy Wednesday Market will provide chefs and locals alike a mid-week market to give them plenty of time to shop. The market will offer a selection of farm fresh produce, pastured eggs, poultry, meat, fish and more brought to the neighborhood by California farmers, fisherman and artisan foodmakers. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. W. Date St. between Kettner Blvd. and State St. littleitalysd.com

 

 

The Experience at Comic-Con
July 19-22. Quench your superhero thirst outside of the Convention Center with or without a Comic-Con badge. Expect a three-acre pop-culture playground equipped with engaging fan activations of Comic-Con-esque brands, lounge areas, celebrity sightings, entertainment and food trucks. Th-F 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sa 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Su 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free, badge holders get VIP access. Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd., downtown. theexperiencesandiego.com    

 

 

Saint Archer’s Party in the Plaza
July 20. Start your weekend off the right way with Saint Archer’s Party in the Plaza. Enjoy half-off all of Del Mar’s signature cocktails and a special Saint Archer small batch brew unique to Del Mar during Happy Hour Fridays from 2-6 p.m. Make sure to stay for live musical performances throughout the evening, ending with the Friday headliner performance starring some of the music industry’s biggest artists. Free with racetrack admission. Del Mar Racetrack, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, 858.755.1141. dmtc.com

 

 

Burgers & Brews
July 21. This foodie favorite is back to showcase the best award-winning craft breweries alongside the top burger establishments in San Diego. Tickets to the event include racetrack admission, access to an exclusive trackside viewing area, five 5-ounce samplings of 100+ craft beers, access to the French fry bar and unlimited samples of all burgers. 1:30-5:30 p.m. $38 GA, free for children 3 and under. Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. Tickets

 

 

South Park Summer Walkabout
July 21.
 Join this evening festival that showcases all the unique and independent businesses within South Park. Enjoy complimentary treats, live entertainment and special offers. Kids and dogs welcome. 6-10 p.m. Free. 30th/Fern St. & Kalmia to 30th & Beech St., South Park. southparksd.com

 

 

 

 

Agave Festival
July 22.
 Hear about the entire tequila and mezcal making process from plant to bottle, while trying different kinds of both liquors. In addition to direct pours, Bagby Beer will be mixing agave-based cocktails and grilling traditional Mexican foods to complement each sip. Guests can purchase the tasting package upon arrival, which includes a combination of spirits tastings, cocktail samples and food. 4-7 p.m. $45. Bagby Beer Company, 601 S. Coast Hwy., Oceanside, 760.270.9075. bagbybeer.com

 

 

Family Fun Day
July 22.
 Make this a weekend your family will remember. This special day will be packed with fun, free attractions that the whole family will enjoy including pony rides, a bungee trampoline, Albion SC soccer clinics, a rock climbing wall, face painters and much more. Stop by the track early to take pictures of your kids with the world-class jockeys at Jockey Photo Day taking place right before Family Fun Day. 1:30-5:30 p.m. $6 GA, free for children under 18. Del Mar Racetrack, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, 858.755.1141. dmtc.com

 

FOOD + DRINK

Captain America Special at Cafe 222
July 19-22. Superheroes deserve super breakfasts, and Cafe 222 is answering the call with waffles inspired by Captain America’s shield, available during Comic-Con International. The golden brown malted waffles will be shaped like the hero’s famous shield, topped with fresh berries and whipped cream. The dish will be available on the children’s menu and made in limited supply each day. 7 a.m.-1:45 p.m. 222 Island Ave., downtown, 619.236.9902. cafe222.com

 

 

Heroes vs. Villains at Puesto
July 19-22. Try out Puesto’s comic-themed menu starting off with the El Heroé Taco with filet mignon wrapped in crispy melted cheese with Maine lobster claws, avocado, crispy onion strings and heroé sauce; along with the Villain Taco with seared pork belly, oregano crema and strawberry corn salsa. Pair those with the Sidekick cocktail with Vida mezcal, Guanabana, housemade tamarindo soda, lime leaf and charred orange. Finish things off of a sweet note with the Love Interest petite charred mango cheesecake with an almond corn crust and mango jamaica coulis. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Items priced individually, collect all four $27. 789 W. Harbor Dr., downtown, 619.233.8880. eatpuesto.com

 

 

Mario Time at Primavera Ristorante
July 19-22. Primavera Ristorante will celebrate Comic-Con International with featured dishes and a specialty cocktail inspired by the beloved Super Mario series. Executive Chef Ryan Moore will prepare Super Mario Brothers Meatballs, house-made pork and beef meatballs topped with creamy ricotta and served with house-made marinara and basil crisps, available for $12; and Mario Marsala, lightly breaded chicken breast sautéed in Sicilian Marsala wine with cremini mushrooms, priced at $28. The Princess Peach Bellini, made with prosecco and fresh peach slices, will also be available for $12. 5-10 p.m. 932 Orange Ave., Coronado, 619.435.0454. primavera1st.com

 

 

Rick and Morty Cocktail at BANKERS HILL BAR
July 19-22. BANKERS HILL BAR + Restaurant is joining in on the Comic-Con fun with their Get Schwifty cocktail, inspired by the animated sci-fi series Rick and Morty. This futuristic drink features rye whiskey, green chartreuse, lemon, mint, cane syrup, ginger syrup, Peychaud’s bitters and Angostura bitters. 4:30 p.m.-close. $11.50. 2202 Fourth Ave., Bankers Hill, 619.231.0222. bankershillsd.com

 

 

 

Mezcal Tasting Dinner
Upcoming | July 24. Enjoy an El Silencio Joven tasting to begin the night, followed by a four-course dinner with El Silencio cocktails paired with each bite. Chef Alex Ambrose’s thoughtful food pairings include traditional Mexican dishes like the smoked tomato and pulpo ceviche with cilantro lime crema paired with the El Guapo cocktail; seared scallops with brown butter candied apple paired with the Army/Navy cocktail; and the pork mole with fried plantains and cricket salt paired with the Oaxacan Old Fashioned. For dessert, sweeten it up with the key lime coconut semifreddo with coconut tuile paired with the Mezcal Tradewinds cocktail. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $48. The Patio on Goldfinch, 4020 Goldfinch St., Mission Hills, 619.501.5090. Tickets

 

ARTS + CULTURE

“The Tempest”
Through July 22. Thrown out of power by his wicked brother Prospero, Duke of Milan now lives in exile on an island with his daughter Miranda and uses magic to plot revenge on his enemies in Shakespeare’s class comedy. See website for show times. $30+. The Old Globe Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623. theoldglobe.org

 

 


Little Italy Wednesday Market photo by Luna Photo. South Park Summer Walkabout photo by Todd Jackson/Hale Production Studios. Captain America Special photo courtesy of Cafe 222. Mario Time photo courtesy of Primavera Ristorante. Rick and Morty Cocktail photo courtesy of BANKERS HILL BAR + Restaurant. “The Tempest” photo by Jim Cox. 

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