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San Diego Weekend Events Roundup September 26-29

Oktoberfest specials at Nason’s Beer Hall.

Craftoberfest, Scream Zone, Poolside Yoga and more… Check out the top San Diego weekend events for Sept. 26- Sept. 29.

Edited by Brooke Knetzger.




Scream Zone 
Sept. 27-28. San Diego County’s largest haunted experience, The Scream Zone, is considered among the goriest, scariest, and screaming-est fright fests to be found in the dark corners of Southern California. Eerie attractions include the Haunted Hayride, the Chamber and the House of Horror. Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. 




Craftoberfest at Liberty Public Market
Sept. 27- Oct. 6. Liberty Public Market’s 10-day celebration will feature special refillable beer steins for sale at Bottlecraft, in addition to fall-themed specials throughout the food hall such as pumpkin-spiced bourbon cocktail at Mess Hall, house-made bratwurst and Bavarian pretzels at Mastiff Sausage, and, of course, a variety of Oktoberfest craft brews from Bottlecraft. On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, the Market will turn the party up a notch with live music, prizes, patio games like corn hole and various other activities including a costume contest, a sausage-eating contest and a build-your-own succulent class.


San Diego Cabrillo Festival 
Sept. 28. The 56th annual festival commemorates Juan Cabrillo’s exploration of the West Coast in 1542 and features cultural performances, food vendors, a beer garden, art show and a re-enactment of Cabrillo’s landing on Ballast Point. There’s something for everyone at this fun family event! 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Naval Base Point Loma, Point Loma.




Yoga at The Pool House
Sept. 29. Head to the Pendry this Saturday for yoga at the pool with New York City Marathon Charity Runner, Heather Lake and lululemon ambassador and Resilience founder, Ryan Glidden. Ticket includes yoga class and 2 mimosas. $25 of each ticket to benefit the Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation. This event is suitable for all levels. Don’t forget to bring your own yoga mat! 9 a.m. The Pool House, 435 Fifth Avenue, Gaslamp. Tickets





Oktoberfest Specials at Nason’s Beer Hall
Now available. Get your drink on and join Nason’s Beer Hall for Oktoberfest — steins down, the ultimate beer lover’s holiday! Located at Pendry San Diego, Nason’s is excited to offer guests and locals 22 oz. steins for $8 in honor of Oktoberfest. German beers included in special include Die Kellnerin Oktoberfest Lager, German Style Marzen Lager, Brotherly Love Dunkelweiss and more.Through October 6. 570 J St, Gaslamp, 619.738,7060.



Football Specials & Brunch at Sign of the Whale
Now available. Looking for somewhere to watch the game? Head to the Gaslamp’s newest hotspot, Sign of the Whale, and take advantage of their special drink offerings during football games only including $3 Bud Light, $4 Stella, $18 bottomless mimosas and more. For weekend brunch, indulge in menu items such as the the Nutella flatbread, farm-n-field egg sandwich, or steak and eggs. 672 Fifth Ave, Gaslamp, 619.756.7333. 



Sept. 26-29. In celebration of San Diego Restaurant Week, the restaurant will offer a three-course menu that not only includes seasonal sections, but also optional beverage pairings. A sampling of standout dishes includes: crispy squash blossoms with lemon ricotta, pesto and basil; crispy chicken schnitzel; roasted bistro filet with rosemary potatoes and charred baby carrots in Bordelaise sauce; the popular warm chocolate brownie with espresso Baileys ice cream, pretzel streusel and chocolate sauce; roasted banana cake; and more. $40; additional $21 for beverage pairing. 2202 4th Ave., Bankers Hill, 619.231.0222.


Stay Coastal, and Drink Local Distiller Series at Westin Carlsbad
Sept. 26. Stephen George, beverage director at the Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa, has curated a three-part collaboration series showcasing local distilleries and the stories behind their spirits to celebrate the launch of the resort’s new Locals Only cocktail menu. Tickets include a flight of spirit tasters from Malahat Spirits, light appetizers from 20|Twenty and one Locals Only cocktail of choice. Available for purchase at the door. $25. 6-8 p.m. The Westin Carlsbad Resort and Spa, 5480 Grand Pacific Drive, Carlsbad, 760.827.2800.


Coasterra’s 3rd Annual Wine Festival 
Sept. 28. Coasterra is hosting the Annual Wine Festival this Saturday, one of its most popular events of the year. Join 400 guests sipping and clinking the afternoon away and enjoy delectable bites from Executive Chef Deborah Scott. Participate in activities like grape stomping, wine blending, blind wine tasting and tons of games, all for the chance to take home prizes at the end of the afternoon. $40 GA; $65 VIP. Noon – 3 p.m. 880 Harbor Island Dr., Harbor Island, 619.814.1300. Tickets



Pasta Making Class at cucina SORELLA 
Sept. 28. Spend a Saturday afternoon with cucina SORELLA’s Executive Chef Tim as he guides guests in a hands-on workshop demonstrating how to make hand-made gnocchi and other dumplings. Enjoy lunch, a glass of wine and freshly made pasta that guests will take home for $70 a person. Purchase tickets to secure a seat for a fun-filled learning experience. 4055 Adams Ave., Kensington, 619.281.4014.





The Virgin Trial 
Sept. 26-29. In this edge-of-your-seat thriller, the young princess Elizabeth navigates a labyrinth of political and sexual intrigue in the Tudor court that threatens her freedom – and even her life. After the death of both her parents, 15-year-old Elizabeth must defend herself against cutting accusations of plotting to kill her brother, the king, and having an illicit affair with her stepfather. Through October 6. Old Town Theatre, 4040 Twiggs St., Old Town, 619.337.1525.



Almost Famous
Sept. 26-29. It’s all happening… San Diego, 1973. Led Zeppelin is king, Richard Nixon is President, and idealistic 15-year-old William Miller is an aspiring music journalist. When Rolling Stone magazine hires him to go on the road with an up-and-coming band, William is thrust into the rock-and-roll circus, where his love of music, his longing for friendship, and his integrity as a writer collide. Through October 20. The Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623.



The Addams Family- A New Musical Comedy 
Sept. 26, 28-29. The Addams Family – A New Musical Comedy features an original story… and it’s every ghoulish father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents. Welk Resorts Theatre, 8860 Lawrence Welk Drive, Escondido.



Photos: Scream Zone courtesy Scream Zone. Craftoberfest credit Stacy Keck. Cabrillo Festival courtesy Cabrillo Festival. The Pool House courtesy Pendry. Bankers Hill Bar + Restaurant courtesy Wicked Creative. Nason’s credit J Public Relations. Westin Carlsbad courtesy Chemistry PR. Coasterra and cucina SORELLA photos courtesy H2 Public Relations. The Virgin Trial courtesy Cygnet Theatre. Almost Famous courtesy The Old Globe. The Addams Family courtesy Welk Resorts. 

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