Top Things to Do in San Diego – August 9-11, 2013

Woman Looking Through a Telescope

Whether you stare at the stars or enjoy a car-free Sunday afternoon, get out and explore San Diego this weekend with these top things to do:

Julian StarFest 2013

Woman Looking Through a Telescope

Aim for the stars at Julian StarFest!

Spend the weekend learning about the stars at this four-day festival focused around the field of astronomy. Held in Julian, known for its clear dark skies, the festival will include a free public Star Party on Saturday night, astronomy related exhibition areas, guest speakers presenting on astronomy related subjects, a swap meet and a raffle with some great astronomy prizes.

Where: Menghini Winery – 1150 Julian Orchards Drive, Julian, CA 92036
When: August 9-11, 2013
Cost: $15-$30
> Find out more about Julian StarFest 2013


CicloSDias San Diego - Top Things to Do in San Diego

Ride, stroll, run, walk or just sit along 30th Street enjoying a car-free Sunday afternoon

CicloSDias is a family-friendly, car-free bike, walk, stroll, skate, shop event connecting communities and giving people a break from the stress of car traffic. Bring a picnic, lounge in the middle of the street (Time Square style), and/or just enjoy a casual ride along 30th street through Uptown neighborhoods.

Where: Click here for CicloSDias route map
When: August 11, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about CicloSDias

Annual Hillcrest CityFest Street Fair

Annual Hillcrest CityFest Street Fair

Spend Sunday afternoon and evening in Hillcrest at the annual CityFest

Spend Sunday afternoon like Monday doesn’t exist. CityFest boasts a one-of-a-kind magical atmosphere with more than 250 arts, crafts, and food vendors, a grand stage, and a beer garden, there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy.

Where: 5th Ave. and University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
When: August 11, 2013
Time: 12:00 to 11:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about the Annual Hillcrest CityFest Street Fair

Chula Vista Lemon Festival

Chula Vista Lemon Festival - Top Things to Do in San Diego

Celebrate Chula Vista’s lemon heritage with plenty of family fun at the Lemon Festival

The family-friendly Lemon Festival celebrates Chula Vista’s heritage as the “Lemon Capital of the World” and will feature live entertainment on three stages, a beer garden, handcrafters, international food, a kids’ fun zone and lemons galore.

Where: 353 Third Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91910
When: August 11, 2013
Time: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about the Chula Vista Lemon Festival


Beer-Con - A Conference about Beer

Learn about the brewing process, starting a brewery and more at Beer-Con

This is a conference by and for beer lovers! At Beer-Con you’ll get exclusive access to industry pros, get answers to the questions you’ve always wanted to ask, learn about brewing and tasting beer from the best in the business and of course join other beer lovers for a few brews at our Tap Haven where you’ll enjoy a special line-up of craft taps!

Where: Marina Village Conference Center – 1936 Quivira Way, San Diego, CA 92109
When: August 1o, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Cost: $109
> Find out more about Beer-Con

> Browse more top things to do on the San Diego Event Calendar

Know of some other top things to do this weekend? Let everyone know in the comments below.

This entry was posted in Beaches & Outdoors, Golf & Sports, San Diego Events and tagged , , , , , , by Brent Bernasconi. Bookmark the permalink.
Brent Bernasconi

About Brent Bernasconi

I am a local San Diegan (though surprisingly, I do not know how to surf). While not at work, I enjoy biking, running, soccer, bocce ball, craft brew (I hope to make a batch of home brew one day), reading, movies, and a video game here and there. My goal is to set foot in as many states, countries and continents as I possibly can (I have hit 14 states, 9 countries, and 3 continents), though I will always call San Diego home. How would you describe your ideal San Diego day?So after a good night's sleep, first I would take the puppy for a nice long walk. Then I would pack the bicycle panniers with a picnic lunch for the wife and I and we would ride over to Mission Trails for some trail riding and then a lovely lunch under the shade by the river. After the ride home, a shower and a nap would follow. Once rested, we would head out to the Blind Lady and enjoy a local brew and some organic pizza.If you were invisible, where would you go?Area 51! I would love to know what they are doing that is so top secret.What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?So many choices, but if I have to pick one I would choose bikingrunningsoccerbocceball. Though sitting outside with a good book on a sunny day would come in close second.Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine?Nothing could be better than a San Diego Craft Beer (Hess, Stone, Ballast Point, Automatic, and many many more) and a burger with onion rings and BBQ-sauce. Though you will often find me boiling some pasta with a glass of wine in my hand and Ratatouille on in the background.Latest music purchases for my iPod/MP3 player are…A few albums by Jonathan Coulton, the ultimate geek musician. If you get a chance, listen to Code Monkey.If you like, you can follow me on Twitter @bernasconi.

2 thoughts on “Top Things to Do in San Diego – August 9-11, 2013

  1. Pingback: Top Things to Do in San Diego – August 9-11, 2013 |

  2. Check out the Saddle Bar in Solana Beach on Thursday August 15th to see CHERRY ROAD and JUST IN CASE live! Check out the music at or

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.