Things to Do This Weekend | San Diego Weekend Events Roundup


San Diego Weekend Events Roundup

Find the best San Diego things to do this weekend.

del-mar-summer-solsticeSUMMER SOLSTICE
Del Mar Summer Solstice
June 20. Experience delectable culinary creations from Del Mar’s highly regarded restaurants, sip selections from some of California’s best wineries and breweries and bid on silent auction items all set to live music from Semisi and FulaBula. With amazing front-row sunset views, balmy ocean breezes and bites from powerhouse restaurants including Kitchen 1540, Pacifica and Del Mar Rendezvous, Del Mar Summer Solstice is the perfect way to celebrate the arrival of summer. 5-8 p.m. $65. Powerhouse Park, 1658 Coast Blvd., Del Mar. 858.755.1179.

w-hotel-summer-solsticeW Hotel’s Summer Solstice Party
June 23. Celebrate the start of summer on the W’s newly revamped rooftop with cocktail specials on Mimosas and Bloody Marys, tasty bites and beats from DJ Joey Figueroa. Need new shades for the sunny season? RAEN Optics will be hosting a pop-up shop with serious discounts on sunglasses during the party. Noon-5 p.m. W Hotel rooftop bar, 421 W. B St., San Diego. 619.398.3100.

San Diego International Beer Festival 

June 21-23. Hundreds of handcrafted beers from dozens of international breweries will be featured at this seventh annual event. New this year, the festival will include a competition to crown a Champion Brewery, in addition to the award for Best of Show Beer. The Champion Brewery will be awarded based on points earned for beers entered in the judging. Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. 858.755.1161.

international-boat-showSan Diego International Boat Show 

June 20-23. Browse and board more than 150 docked boats with this all access pass to explore the boating lifestyle. From new sailing yachts to family cruisers, plus boating lessons and stand-up paddle-boarding, nothing beats a hands on experience when it comes to learning life on the water. Even learn how to SCUBA in the “Be a Diver” pool. Gourmet food and beverages will be available in the park and on the docks. $12. Sheraton Harbor Island and Spanish Landing Park. 714.633.7581.

la-jolla-festival-of-artLa Jolla Festival of the Arts
June 22-23. Complete with 200 of the West’s finest artists, live entertainment, wine and craft beer, delicious food and interactive performance art, the La Jolla Festival of the Arts is hard to pack into just two short days. Stroll the show with wine or craft beer from the festival’s Restaurant Row—where you’ll also find a number of food trucks and eateries offering savory bites—as you spend time mingling with juried artists. Be sure to see a live performance from Chris Hutcherson, also known as “Hutch Bronzon,” the human statue. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $12/Advance, $14/door. UCSD Warren Field, 3453 Voight Dr., La Jolla. 760.753.1670.

artists-alley-street-fairOcean Beach Street Fair and Chili Cook-Off
June 22. Enjoy a day of live music across six stages and a chili cook-off featuring more than two-dozen amateur entrants at Ocean Beach’s biggest annual event. The Ocean Beach Street Fair and Chili Cook-Off attracts more than 70,000 visitors throughout the day for tasty festival food, art, beachfront entertainment, shopping and imbibing in the beer garden. The chili competition will feature more than 24 tastings from amateur entrants competing for Hottest Chili, Judges’ Award and the grand prize People’s Choice Award. Newport Avenue, Ocean Beach. 619.224.4906.

san--pasqual-winery-openingSan Pasqual Winery’s Grand Opening
June 22-23. The award-winning winery is celebrating its new location with ample samplings, food, live music much more. Guests will have the opportunity to sample rare and celebrated wines, including San Pasqual Winery’s Passionfruit Wine, which won Double Gold at the 2013 San Diego County Fair, and the 2010 Lake County Malbec, one of the five wines chosen to represent California at an international Malbec tasting in Cahors, France. Pair the wines with culinary delights from Creations 4U and Hooley’s Irish Pub while catching live entertainment from Mercury Street Blues, the Sock Monkeys, Push Pins and local jazz trio, Sam Diego. Noon-5 p.m. $20/Advance, $25/Door. 21+. 8140 Center St., La Mesa. 619-462-1797.

sausage-festSausage Fest
June 19. Ten of the city’s meat masters will attempt to cut the competition for rights to the best sausage in town. In this lively, outrageous cook-off, chefs will enter their favorite sausage recipes from chorizo to bratwurst, and be at the mercy of a public vote. Also enjoy liters of beer with a souvenir mug and live entertainment by the Tighten Ups. $10. 6-9 p.m. Lounge Six at Hotel Solamar, 616 J Street, downtown. 619.531.8744.

Joan Rivers

June 21. With more than sixty years in show business as a comedian, best-selling author, Tony-nominated actress, playwright, screenwriter, motion picture director, columnist, lecturer, syndicated radio host, Emmy Award-winning television talk-show host, jewelry designer and red-carpet fashion laureate, Joan Rivers is a jack-of-all-trades known to be one of the hardest working celebrities in the world. The living legend returns to her comedy roots for one night on stage, performing her signature uproarious routines. Humphrey’s Concerts By The Bay, 2241 Shelter Island Drive, Shelter Island. 619.224.3577.

She & Him
June 21. Loveable actress Zooey Deschanel and music partner M. Ward are the American folk duo, She & Him. They made their first musical appearance at 2008’s Sundance Festival and continue to perform at popular live events including South By Southwest. Two volumes and a Christmas collection later, the pair continue strong with the recent release of their third album, “Volume: Three.” Tilly and the Wall also perform. Open Air Theatre at SDSU, 5500 Campanile Dr., San Diego. 619.594.5200.

martina-mcbrideMartina McBride
June 20. Often called the Celine Dion of country music, singer-songwriter Martina McBride has sold more than 14 million albums worldwide and been nominated 15 times for the Country Music Association’s Female Vocalist award throughout her two-decade career. Expect to hear some of country’s biggest songs, including “I’m Gonna Love You Through It,” “Anyway,” and “This One’s For the Girls,” along with new tracks off her upcoming album, which is scheduled to drop this fall. Dinner packages available. Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. 858.755.1161.

justin-bieberJustin Bieber

June 22. Beliebers of Southern California, unite! The Canadian superstar and Usher protégé is bringing his Believe World Tour to San Diego for one night only. Expect all Bieber’s radio hits including “Boyfriend,” “Never Say Never” and “As Long as You Love Me,” and some incredible dancing. Valley View Casino Center, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., Midway, 619.594.0429.


San Diego Padres 

June 20-26. At home for two back-to-back series, the Padres welcome the Los Angeles Dodgers and then the Philadelphia Phillies to Petco Park. Park events include Phil’s Big BBQ at the Ballpark on June 24, where Phil and his staff will serve up 4,000 pounds of chicken and ribs to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters’ military mentoring program, Operation Bigs. Fans can fill up on Phil’s mesquite-grilled chicken and ribs, sides, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and enjoy the Karl Strauss beer garden before catching the 7:05 p.m. Padres vs. Phillies game. Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd., San Diego.