Big List Of Things To Do In San Diego This Weekend | September 22-25

The Miramar Air Show, Oktoberfest celebrations, and the Adams Avenue Street Fair are just some of the highlights from our big list of things to do in San Diego this weekend – it’s going to be a fun weekend!

Top Concerts In San Diego This Week

Here are the top concerts in San Diego this week – get out there and see a show or two!

Thursday, September 22

San Diego Breweries Team Up For North Park Oktoberfest Beer Crawl

Mike Hess Brewing, Original 40 Brewing, Rouleur Brewing, and Second Chance Beer are teaming up for the North Park Oktoberfest Beer Crawl to give beer lovers a chance to win a $600 prize package of gift cards and merchandise.

San Diego Design Week Returns To ‘Celebrate Design In All its Forms’

Presented by Mingei International Museum, San Diego Design Week brings together designers, performers, chefs, and other creatives from across San Diego-Tijuana to celebrate design in all forms.

The Animal Pad + TrustedHousesitters Partner For Remember Me Thursday

TrustedHousesitters And The Animal Pad Partner for National #SeetheLight Campaign For Remember Me Thursday

TrustedHousesitters, the largest and most trusted pet care community of its kind, is partnering with local dog rescue, The Animal Pad, to honor the national #SeetheLight campaign and honor Remember Me Thursday®

A Day To Learn More About Little Italy At State Of The Neighborhood 2022

The State of the Neighborhood provides the community an opportunity to learn about Little Italy’s history, current happenings, upcoming projects and new initiatives as presented by the Chief Executive Administration of the Little Italy Association, Marco Li Mandri.

Solento Surf Festival

Presented by Solento Organic Tequila and hosted by Taylor Steele, the 4-day festival, taking place at the historic La Paloma Theatre and Seaside Reef, is a carefully curated, yet jam-packed lineup of film premieres, panel conversations, live music and surf competitions (friendly and not-so-friendly). 

Belmont Park Beachside Fall Fest

Belmont Park Beachside Fall Fest will transform the park into the ultimate fall experience, featuring a lineup of games, live music, and specialty sips and bites through October 31st.


After a successful “inaugural fear”, Howl-O-Scream will once again arrive to transform the peaceful SeaWorld San Diego park you once knew into something sinister. When night falls and a carnival of horrifying creatures surrounds you, just try to put on a happy face.

Friday, September 23

The Miramar Air Show Takes Flight This September

The MCAS Miramar Air Show is a three-day event expecting attendees of over 700,000! The event will host many world-famous pilots and jet teams, and showcase military equipment rarely seen in person by civilians.

Best Night Ever: A Dance Party From Your Wildest Dreams

Welcome to Best Night Ever — a dance party from your wildest dreams playing everything from 1D, to Taylor Swift, to the biebs, and everything in between. Could you ask for anything better? Grab tickets, bring your friends, and literally have the best night ever.

Poway Rodeo

The bulls are back! Witness the most dangerous 8 seconds in sports. The Poway Rodeo won’t disappoint you if you are looking to watch professional cowboys achieve bull riding glory. But bulls aren’t the only thing to see. Barrel Racing, Team Roping and Bronc Riding are some of the other events you will witness. And then there’s Mutton Bustin. There’s nothing cuter than watching kids ride sheep!

Fleet Science Center presents Top Gun: Maverick

After more than 30 years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. Training a detachment of graduates for a special assignment, Maverick must confront the ghosts of his past and his deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who choose to fly it.

Saturday, September 24

Societe Brewing Will Transform Into A German Beer Hall For Oktoberfest

The brewery will be transformed into a German beer hall, decked out from floor to ceiling! They’ll be offering authentic German street food paired with Societe’s signature Fest Bier, Societe’s beloved 4.6% Oktoberfest lager available from August through September, making it an Oktoberfest event not to be missed.

Annual Adams Avenue Street Fair Is Back For Its 40th Year With 65 Musical Acts

Adams Avenue Street Fair 2022 – featuring 65 musical acts on six stages – is coming back to Normal Heights. This Southern California’s largest free two-day music festival also features carnival rides, beer gardens and beer tastings, festival foods, and 300 arts and crafts booths.

ArtWalk Carlsbad Returns For Its Third Year In North County

After being canceled for the last two years due to COVID-19, art lovers will rejoice as Armada Drive, located above the Carlsbad Flower Fields Drive will once again showcase every medium including painting, sculpture, glass work, fine jewelry, photography, and more in a festival setting.

CRSSD Festival Fall ’22

CRSSD Festival Fall ’22 is in full force from Palms to City Steps and back to Ocean View. Check out the amazing lineup.

First Ever Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live™ Glow Party™ Lights Up San Diego At Pechanga Arena

The first-ever Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Glow Party will come to San Diego in the second stop on the show’s West Coast tour at Pechanga Arena.

SeaWorld Halloween Spooktacular

Kids love trick-or-treating during this daytime event as they explore our decorated trail and meet all sorts of colorful characters. And that’s just the beginning! From a Halloween dance party to a pumpkin scavenger hunt, and more, this is immersive family fun you’ll only find here.

Annual Pacific Islander Festival Celebrates 28th Year At Ski Beach

PIFA is proud to announce its 28th Annual Pacific Islander Festival this year at Ski Beach to celebrate the culture and tradition of the Melanesian, Micronesian & Pacific Islander people. There will be entertainment groups from local and other cities, states and overseas. Enjoy the food from the islands and view the cultural village, arts & craft booths, and so much more!

Bivouac Celebrates SeptemberFest

Cider-lovers deserve their own Oktoberfest celebration! Bivouac SeptemberFest is the answer! The BivoWACKY spin on an Oktoberfest-style party is serving up apple strudel cider and specially crafted Bavarian food menu. Photo ops, games, activities, and prizes also await.

Quartyard’s Annual East Village Oktoberfest Is Back With Over 20 Beers On Tap

Quartyard will be transforming Your City Block into an Oktoberfest paradise complete with over 20 beers on tap from Alesmith , Modern Times, Ketch, and Karl Strauss.

San Diego Ballet Kicks Off Fall Season With “Signature Moves”

San Diego Ballet is turning up the heat and feeling the rhythm for the beginning of their fall season with “Signature Moves”, a performance merging Latin rhythms and ballet.

San Diego Spirits Festival Returns With Move To Premier Coastal Location

The San Diego Spirits Festival, a world-class cocktail and cultural event, is shaking things up for its 13th year with a move to the newly-renovated Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla (MCASD).

“Pretty Funny Women” Presents A Comedy Punch Up Workshop

Lisa Sundstedt, creator of Pretty, Funny Women (The longest running all female comedy show in the world) , is teaching a one day only punch up workshop for women. She will help you develop, edit and punch up your stand up material. This workshop is for all levels, whether youre a newbie looking to try some bits, or an experienced comic looking to step up your comedy game. Lisa has been producing PFW since 1995 and has been teaching since 2006 in LA. For more info visit

Hawthorne Country Store Hosts Grand Opening For Newest Location In Fallbrook

Hawthorne Country Store recently moved into a new, larger location in Fallbrook; on Saturday, September 24, they will host a grand opening! Hawthorne Country Store also has two other locations in Escondido at 675 W. Grand Avenue and Santee at 10845 Woodside Avenue.

Gianni Buonomo Vintners Celebrates Blaufränkisch Appreciation Day

Gianni Buonomo is celebrating their Platinum award-winning 2018 Blaufränkisch that beat out all international entries at the 2022 Great American International Wine Competition in New York. For this special event, winemaker Keith and Bobby from OB Meat Co. collaborated to create a sausage called — you guessed it — Blaufränkisch!

Buffalo Alley 10K Trail Run

Join us for a 10K trail run in the northwestern foothills of Camp Pendleton.  The course offers a challenging hill climb, rolling hills along the ridgeline, and scenic views of surrounding mountains and meadows.  Buffalo (Bison) sightings optional.

San Diego Dance Theater presents the 24th Annual Trolley Dances

This year’s Trolley Dances will start at Nobel Drive,with stops at UCSD and UCSD La Jolla Station and will feature 5 site-specific dances from artists Jean Isaacs, Terry Wilson, Minerva Tapia, Rachel Catalano and Pendulo Cero

Sunday, September 25

San Diego Restaurant Week 2022

San Diego Restaurant Week is an 8-day campaign to drive business to all restaurants in San Diego open for dining and/or to-go. Campaign kicks off this Sunday, September 25th.

Encinitas Oktoberfest Returns For Its 26th Year

Encinitas Oktoberfest 2022 is a free and festive community event that has a longstanding tradition of celebrating the German roots of our Encinitas area along with showcasing local artisan products, an authentic German beer garden with stage entertainment, carnival ride attractions, and more.

ArtWalk Carlsbad 2022

ArtWalk Carlsbad will be held on Armada Drive above the Carlsbad Flower Fields off Palomar Airport Road. Attendance is free and there is an abundance of free parking adjacent to the festival, in parking lots along Fleet Street.

Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live™ Glow Party™

Fans of all ages will be dazzled as they watch the iconic Hot Wheels Monster Trucks light up the floor in this one-of-a-kind, high-energy Glow Party™ experience in outrageous monster trucks competitions and battles. Don’t miss the only opportunity to watch your favorite Hot Wheels Monster Trucks.

The Guild Hotel Hosts Free Monthly Sculpt + Flow Series With BARRE + Bay Wreath

The 60-minute classes will offer a full-body isometric experience with a focus on sculpting the core along with mindful meditation to strengthen the body and calm the mind using the Bay Wreath Co. technique.

San Diego Ballet presents “Signature Moves”

This program will feature two of San Diego Ballet’s audience favorites, Que Bonito Amor, performed to live mariachi music, and Mambomania, one of Artistic Director Javier Velasco’s signature works.

13th Annual San Diego Spirits Festival

The San Diego Spirits Festival offers an upscale event that appeals to everyone from novice cocktail lovers and fashionistas to experienced mixology professionals and restaurateurs. Spirits and art enthusiasts will explore the world of whiskey, bourbon, tequila, rum, gin, vodka and other fine spirits, plus ready-to-drink beverages including seltzers, canned cocktails and more.

Tea Talk with Mandi Graziano

Join public speaker and hospitality industry executive, Mandi Graziano, as she discusses her novel, Sales Tales: The Hustle, Humor, and Lessons from a Life in Sales, while delighting in an elegant Afternoon Tea experience in the stunning Versailles Ballroom.

Art & Craft Show Old Town San Diego

Get excited to be immersed into an amazing sensory overload as the streets of Old Town San Diego transform into a beautiful art display at this year’s Art & Craft Show Old Town San Diego.

There is something for everyone in our big list of things to do in San Diego this weekend – get out there and have some fun!

See you there, San Diego!

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