The Big List Of Things To Do This Weekend In San Diego

San Diego, clear your calendars. We have things to do and places to be this weekend.

First off, allow this to be a gentle reminder that the weekend kicks off with National IPA Day on Thursday, August 3rd. Then we have sprinklings of outdoor activities like firework kayak tours, outdoor movies, jet boat thrill rides and more. Round things off with some live music courtesy of Metallica or Slick Rick.

Yeah, this weekend sounds like a winner.

Thursday, August 3

Rockademy: The Special Guests & Too Loud

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!

Screen On The Green At San Diego Museum of Art

If you’re a fan of artsy films as opposed to major blockbusters, be sure to check out the San Diego Museum of Art’s Screen on the Green movie series. During August, the museum will show a different film each Thursday night starting at 8 p.m. on the botanical lawn.

A National IPA Day Celebration At Ballast Point

Seems like Ballast Point agrees with our sentiments, as they are throwing a hoppy party to celebrate National IPA Day on Thursday, August 3rd. Keep the party rolling with these 8 Ways To Celebrate National IPA Day In San Diego!

Friday, August 4

Liberty Station’s ‘Friday Night Liberty’ Event Is Jam-Packed With Entertainment

This installment called “Art in the Garden” takes place from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and you just won’t believe what all fits within that timeframe! Hula dancers, live music, traveling exhibitions and more.

3 Glorious Days Of ‘Nat Diego’ Natural Wine Festival

Do you like parties? Festivals? Winemakers? Wine? If you answered “yes” (the only acceptable answer!), then Nat Diego is a three day festival for you!

#BalboaParkAfterDark’s Weekly Food Truck

Find out which type of food truck will grace Balboa Park’s after hours party this week!

Flicks at the Fountain

This summer Carlsbad Village will host a weekly movie night for the young and the young-at-heart on Thursdays during July and August at The Fountain.


Fireworks Kayak Tour In The Bay
Bike & Kayak Tours in Coronado is offering their summertime series – full of fresh air, bay breezes, a little cardio and fireworks!

Saturday, August 5

Races, Billy Currington, And A Chili Cook-Off All In One Day

Saddle up for a day of Country Fest at the track! Local country bands will be playing throughout the day, and after the last race Georgia-born and bred country-star, Billy Currington will take the spotlight. Del Mar’s infamous Chili Cook-Off will be going down on this day, too.

Joe Rogan Brings Strange Times To San Diego’s Civic Theater

“Like an idealistic hippy stuck inside the body of a testosterone-pumped US marine” – now that’s just something you gotta see!

Brits ‘The Molly Ringwalds’ Throw A Wild ’80s Party At House Of Blues San Diego

They came all the way from Sheffield, England just to bring us an amazing ’80s experience. You’ve had your ’80s parties before, but try it with this twist!

Join This #Fierce Beer Pong Competition And Save These Puppies!

Who doesn’t love puppies and beer pong?! 100% of the proceeds raised will benefit Labs and More.

Vans Warped Tour Is Coming In Hot (And… Cold?)

Concerts Bowling For Soup, Never Shout Never and so much more. For those of you who are Warped professionals, you know things can get hot at this show. Well, they have just the thing for that…

Get ‘Hook’ed On The Beach

Stop by the Hotel Del Coronado and be a kid again with Peter Pan by the sea.

Birch Aquarium Opens Normally-Closed Pier For Exclusive Moonlit Tours!

The Ellen Browning Scripps Memorial Pier will be open select nights this summer for exclusive moonlit tours.

Summer Movies in the Park

Just about every neighborhood in San Diego is taking part in the free Summer Movies in the Park event at some point this summer. Check out Finding Nemo on August 5th on the deck of the USS Midway.

Sunday, August 6

You Can Still Get Tickets To Ed Sheeran And James Blunt At Valley View!

Many websites show that tickets are sold out – but we found ’em. Also, if you haven’t been watching a lot of music videos lately, check this one out – it’s like a short film and a great watch for that much-needed work break!

Need To Freak Out!? Now’s Your Chance. Metallica Is Coming To San Diego!

We all need to blow some steam off. The rock-out masters of Metallica are coming to San Diego’s Petco Park on August 6th with Avenged Sevenfold and Gojira.

KRS-One And Slick Rick Are Coming To The Observatory!

Do we need to say anything else?! Slick Rick and KRS-One are coming Sun, Aug 6 and it is time to throw back with the most legendary hip hoppers of all time!

Birch Aquarium Opens Normally-Closed Pier For Exclusive Moonlit Tours!

The pier is normally reserved for use by scientists, students, and Birch Aquarium staff for a variety of research projects. If you missed this moonlit stroll yesterday, today’s another chance.

The Most Laid Back Day Of The Most Laid Back Season: Reggae Sundays At Legacy Brewing

This perfect summer routine starts on May 28th and continues through September 3rd – so you and your friends have plenty of time to make it a gathering habit.

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