Things to Do This Weekend | San Diego Father’s Day Weekend Events

San Diego Father’s Day Weekend Events Roundup

Find the best San Diego things to do this weekend.

fathers-day-festandWalk.FlyFATHER’S DAY
Father’s Day Festival
June 15. Celebrate dad a day early with live music, interactive activities, and special performances at the Father’s Day Festival. With face painting, gunny sack races, T-ball and a color guard ceremony, the Father’s Day Festival is an interactive celebration of the relationship between fathers and their children. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Noble Park, 8810 Judicial Dr., San Diego. 866.991.3747.

hornblowerBeer Brunch Harbor Cruise
June 16. It is not the usual brunch aboard Hornblower Cruises for Father’s Day—it’s the “Beer Brunch,” especially for dads. This two-hour cruise packs a manly punch with a macho brunch buffet menu featuring dishes the while family will love. See more than 50 battle ships, aircraft carriers and nuclear submarines are you cruise the bay, and enjoy free-flowing beer and souvenir pint glass to take home. Cruises at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. $70/pp. 1800 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego. 619.686.8715.

marina-kitchen-fathers-dayFlight School at Marina Kitchen
June 16. Send your father to Flight School with Marina Kitchen’s three-course dinner from Executive Chef Aron Schwartz and flights of craft beer, wine or small batch bourbon. With items like ribs, smoked roasted Brandt Beef, truffle burgers and a Maker’s Mark Milkshake with bacon for dessert, this is a Father’s Day dinner built for dad. 5-10 p.m. $38/pp. $16/flight. Military personnel will receive a 10% discount and special take away gift.  333 W Harbor Dr, San Diego. 619.234.1500.

true-north-tavernTrue North Tavern
June 16. Take dad for a beer at True North this Father’s Day where he’ll be treated to a True North Tavern t-shirt and a beer of his choice with the purchase of another 20-ounce beer at the table. Don’t forget to grub; True North Tavern offers a wide selection of salads, burgers and sandwiches that pair perfectly with an ice cold beer. 3815 30th St., San Diego. 619.291.3815.

Check out our complete Father’s Day guide here!

westgate-cheeseFOOD + DRINK
Cheese Pairing at The Westgate Hotel
June 14. Let renowned cheese specialist Robert Graff take you on a sensory tour of Europe’s famous cheese regions, as you taste your way through 10 generous samples and three glasses of wine. In partnership with the Westgate Hotel and Venissimo Cheese, Graff will also speak about American cheeses that are now considered world-class, as well as the differences between goat, sheep and cow milk. 6:30 p.m. $59/pp. Le Fontainebleau Room, 1055 Second Ave., San Diego.

June 14. The San Diego rockers return to their roots for an energetic performance at the fair. With huge hits such as “Dare You to Move” and “Meant to Live,” these hometown heroes are also known locally for their annual Bro-Am, a beach-front concert and charity event held each summer. Switchfoot is currently in the recording studio working on “Fading West,” due out in September—expect to hear plenty of new tracks along with old favorites. Free with fair admission; reserved seats $23-34/pp. Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. 858.755.1161.

PitbullPitbull + Ke$ha
June 16. Mr. Worldwide is celebrating the release of his latest track, “Outta Nowhere,” while Ke$ha is riding the high of her MTV documentary, “My Crazy Beautiful Life.” See these seemingly unstoppable solo performers team up for an evening of rhythm, beats, dancing and, of course, glitter. Sleep Train Amphitheater, 2050 Entertainment Circle, Chula Vista. 619.671.3600.

Shore Thing 
June 13-Aug. 29. On Thursday nights, tour MSCAD La Jolla’s galleries, picnic in the sculpture garden, watch the sun set from the ocean-view terrace and sample eclectic dishes from local food trucks during Shore Thing, as the museum stays open until 8 p.m. Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s La Jolla campus, 700 Prospect St., La Jolla. 858.454.3541.

San Diego Padres 
June 14-16. Following up a winning series against the Atlanta Braves, the Padres welcome the Arizona Diamondbacks to America’s Finest City. It’s a weekend of promotions at Petco Park, too; enjoy Retro Night on Friday, the big summer sky show on Saturday and Jr. Padres signings on Sunday. Games at 7:10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 1:10 p.m. on Sunday. Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd., East Village, 619.795.5000.

Local’s Only Night
June 12. Get up close and personal with chalk artist Ben DeHart during this installment of Local’s Only Night, a weekly series featuring various diplays of urban art. DeHart is a native San Diegan who’s made a name for himself with his unique style of blending fine art and graphic design to create modern chalk illustrations. His work has been featured throughout Southern California and includes a 50-foot mural in Los Angeles. Food and drink specials will also be offered during the evening. Ra Sushi, 474 Broadway, San Diego. 619.321.0021.