Events | San Diego Weekend Events Roundup 6.25.15

Weekend Roundup

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

Del Mar Arena Auto Shows
June 25-30. Head to the San Diego County Fair to catch vehicles of all sorts pushed to their limits. Thursday and Friday, enjoy the Terracross Championship racing as off-road enthusiasts race across a short rugged course. Saturday, catch the antique car races and the Tuff Truck racing. Sunday, audiences cheer for the beach buggy racing and street class Tuff Truck races. Tuesday, watch as drivers smash and crash into each other at the Demolition Derby. Performances are included in fair admission. San Diego County Fairgrounds, 22600 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar.


Distilled-Festival-LogoDistilled: San Diego Spirit & Cocktail Festival
June 27. To celebrate San Diego becoming a scene for personally crafted distilled spirits, the San Diego County Fair has added a brand new festival and competition. The festival features award-winning spirit and cocktail samplings, bartender competitions and more. Tickets include fair admission, 10 samples of distilled spirits and mixed cocktails as well as live music. 1-5 p.m., $39/pp. 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar,


NightFlight3Night Flight
Ongoing. Every Thursday night through Labor day, visitors can catch a free performance from pro flowboarders at Belmont Park’s WaveHouse. The Night Flights start after sunset with a backdrop of bright neon lights. Viewers can enjoy drink specials and adrenaline fueled entertainment. 3146 Mission Blvd., Mission Beach, 858.228.9283.


ob-cookoffOcean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off
June 27. Enjoy a day of live music across five stages, plus an artists’ alley, children’s activities, a beach side beer garden and a chili cook-off featuring more than two dozen amateur entrants at this 36th annual event. (Photo Joe Ewing). Newport Ave., Ocean Beach, 619.282.7329.


Taste-of-Adams--element169Taste of Adams Avenue
June 28. Sample eats from 30 restaurants along Adams Avenue, serving everything from Thai to Mexican to dessert. Foodies can access their favorite restaurants by foot, bike or complimentary trolley service. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $40/pp. Adams Ave., Normal Heights, 619.282.7329.


oceansideOceanside Independence Parade
June 27. Oceanside unites the community in its 127th independence parade. From 10 a.m.-noon, the city will march its patriotic celebration along Main Street, proudly sporting the theme “Legends and Legacies” with floats and participants that relate to Oceanside’s history. Main Street, Oceanside, 760.754.4512.


philsPhil’s Big BBQ at Petco Park
June 28. For one of Southern California’s largest tailgate parties, Phil’s BBQ welcomes guests to Petco Park for an event including live music, Kid Ventures Kid Zone and a beer garden sponsored by Karl Strauss and Ballast Point breweries. For $25, guests will enjoy Phil’s ribs and chicken plus two sides, a Coca-Cola beverage, a blended beverage from Dlush and a ticket to the 1:10 p.m. Padres vs. Diamondbacks game. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. North Tailgate Park, 14th & K Streets, East Village, 858.536.4900.


the_bumbysThe Bumbys
June 27. Come enjoy a complimentary public appearance of the famous duo, The Bumbys. The masked duo creatively disguises themselves and promises “a fair and honest appraisal of your appearance.” The street art performance will begin with guests standing front and center for The Bumbys to type a personalized assessment of your traits and characteristics based on your look, complete with a number rating on a scale of 1 to 10. The show has been featured in the New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue Italia, and CBS News for their quirky and objective interpretations of everyday citizens. 2-4 p.m. Free. Westfield UTC, Palm Plaza, 4545 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego.


little-italyLittle Italy Summer Film Festival
June 27-Sep. 5. Starting Saturday, Little Italy kicks off its weekly tradition of showcasing an Italian film at the Amici Park Amphitheater. On June 27, guests will enjoy We have a Pope about a man’s confrontation with the great responsibilities of the papacy in the Vatican. English subtitles. 8 p.m. $5/pp. W. Date & State Streets, Little Italy, 619.233.3898.


twisted-manzanitaTwisted Manzanita Ale & Spirits
June 27. Celebrate the fifth anniversary of Twisted Manzanita Ales & Spirits and the release of their first sour beer at the SILO in Makers Quarter. From 4-7 p.m., enjoy bites from neighborhood restaurants, live music from local bands, and unlimited samples of Twisted Manzanita craft beers and spirits. 753 15th St., East Village,


Tux ’n Tennies Summer Bash on the Bay
June 27. Celebrate the 7th annual Summer Pops kick off gala with the San Diego Symphony at Embarcadero Marina Park South. The Tux ’n Tennies theme is a tribute to The Beach Boys, featuring Papa Doo Run Run. Festivities begin with with a cocktail reception, hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, live music, photos with vintage Woodies and more. Embarcadero Marina Park South, 206 Marina Park Way, 619.615.3906.


nickelbackNickelback and Lifehouse
June 27. Taking the stage at Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Canadian rock band Nickelback performs their signature post-grunge, alternative rock/metal sound to a waiting San Diego audience. Nickelback is joined by opening act, Lifehouse. 2050 Entertainment Circle, Chula Vista, 844.854.1450.