The Big List Of Things To Do This Weekend In San DiegoSee + Do Meet a Star Wars set designer, choose the next band to appear at KAABOO, partake in some tiki and more this weekend
This weekend is packed! We’ve got Star Wars set design workshops from the famous set designer himself, the world’s largest tiki festival complete with a beauty pageant, beer takeovers and so much more for you.
San Diego is the gift that just keeps giving.
Thursday, August 10
Calling all lovers of the island lifestyle… The world’s largest tiki festival returns to San Diego Aug 10-13 with tropical drinks, burlesque shows and more!
No doubt we love our sweet city, but let us change up the pace and spend a night with our mountain friends from the East.
Each Thursday this summer, head to Fletcher Cove Park in Solana Beach for an outdoor concert kind-of-slide into the weekend. Bring beach chairs, bring blankets, bring picnics and bring friends!
Friday, August 11
Sometimes, you just need to pamper yourself with swanky lavishness. You are cordially invited to imbibe such an evening… filled with high fashion, cocktails, shopping, music, and beautiful people.
Find out which type of food truck will grace Balboa Park’s after hours party this week!
Carlsbad Village hosts a weekly movie night for the young and the young-at-heart on Thursdays during July and August at The Fountain. This week, LEGOs and Batman come together!
So if LEGO Batman isn’t your thing, not to fear. San Diego has more outdoor movies in parks for you. Check out E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (PG) at Otay Lakes County Park or Sing (PG) at 4S Ranch Patriot Park.
Saturday, August 12
Walk Liberty Station and enjoy works from over 200 artists from around the globe, in every medium from painting, sculpture, and glass work to fine jewelry and photography. There will be live music, interactive art for kids (and the kids at heart), delicious street food options, and a wine and beer pavilion all in an awesome al fresco setting.
In honor of the 40th anniversary of “Star Wars,” the Oceanside International Film Festival will praise the set designer who helped bring the film to life: Alan Roderick-Jones. This is your chance to join his special set design workshop, taught by the man himself!
Culture Brewing Co. opens their Encinitas location – bringing the first craft beer tasting room to the ‘hood. While their grand opening party on Saturday, August 12th is sold out, you can stop by this spot any other time. Cheers to that!
Do you like your beer a little sour, with a little bit of funk!? The infamous Sour Fest delights our city with parties at all Bottlecraft Beer Shop locations.
If you’ve never had the detention experience, now’s your chance (sort of). Watch the classic detention flick, The Breakfast Club, under the stars of Ruocco Park.
We’re kind of freaking out!! The best burgers in town are having a rendez-vous with the best local craft breweries – and it’s going to be amazing! Top the whole thing off with Ludacris at Del Mar’s Summer Concert Series!
Get irie with headliner Iration and brewy with Alpine Beer, Docent Brewing and so much more.
We found a nice break for your color-strained eyes – a little R&R for your rods and cones, if you will. Enjoy the classic black & white tradition of luminous, well-crafted and thoughtfully composed imagery at La Bodega’s photography show.
Come to the House Of Blues to see the man whose debut album featured Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne and quickly became Grammy-nominated.
What words could possibly describe the feelings a night of Steve Martin and Martin Short would evoke!? The two have been traveling for the last year, entertaining cities all over the country with the closest thing to pure standup Martin has gotten into in decades.
Sunday, August 13
Sundays are bittersweet. It’s still the weekend, but you begin worrying about the upcoming week. Partake in this wine and food tour and worry no more!
Hillcrest’s CityFest is a huge celebration of community spirit through music, arts, crafts, food and more. The party stretches nearly half a mile, over five city blocks and attracts over 150,000 attendees each year!
Don’t miss this KAABOO Discovery Concert Tour at Moonshine Beach. Vote for your favorite bands from the night and once the winner plays at the actual KAABOO festival in September, you can shout “Hey! I discovered them!”
This perfect summer reggae routine continues through September 3rd – so you and your friends have plenty of time to make it a gathering habit.