Top Things to Do in San Diego – September 5-8, 2013

San Diego Brazilian Day Festival - Top Things to Do in San Diego

Nothing like a short week of work to bring the next weekend around even quicker. Spend the last few days of summer enjoying everything San Diego has to offer including these top things to do:

San Diego Quilt Show


The 2013 San Diego Quilt Show is honoring the diversity of the U.S.A. with its theme, “Surfing the U.S.A.” Join fellow quilters for a weekend of classes, beautiful quilts, and fun shopping at the vendor mall.

Where: San Diego Convention Center – 111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
When: September 5-7, 2013
Cost: $10
> Find out more about the San Diego Quilt Show

Reader Feast!

Reader Feast! - Top Things to Do in San Diego

Enjoy some of San Diego’s best food with the best views at Reader Feast!

Do you crave delicious food and strong drinks? Come out and enjoy food and drink tastings from some of San Diego’s best eateries, wineries, breweries and food trucks. The amazing view is thrown in for free!

Where: Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier – 1000 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
When: September 6, 2013
Time: 5:00 to 9:00 PM
Cost: $30-$40
> Find out more about Reader Feast!

Cardiff Greek Festival

Cardiff Greek Festival - Top Things to Do in San Diego

Opa! Learn the dances and eat the cuisine of the Isles of Greece at the Cardiff Greek Festival

Be Greek for the day and enjoy authentic food, music, live entertainment, dancing, children’s activities and more for the entire family at the Annual Greek Festival held at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church.

Where: 3459 Manchester Avenue, Cardiff by-the-Sea, CA 92007
When: September 7-8, 2013
Cost: Adults – $3. Children 12 & Under – Free
> Find out more about the Cardiff Greek Festival

San Diego Blues Festival

San Diego Blues Festival

Enjoy live blues next to the beautiful blue waters of the bay at the San Diego Blues Festival

The third annual San Diego Blues Festival will feature three members of the Blues Hall of Fame, a Grammy Award winner and many other blues acts. All proceeds benefit the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank to fight hunger in San Diego County.

Where: Embarcadero Marina Park North – 400 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101
When: September 7, 2013
Time: Music starts at 9:30 AM. Entry to the festival at 10:30 AM
Cost: $15-$500
> Find out more about the San Diego Blues Festival

Coronado MainStreet Garden Party

Coronado Flowers

Explore the flora of the Crown City at the Coronado Mainstreet Garden Party

Explore the gardens of one of Coronado’s picturesque historic homes while enjoying wine tasting, craft beers from Coronado Brewing Company and hor d’oeuvres from local restaurants.

Where: Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118
When: September 7, 2013
Time: 5:00 to 8:00 PM
Cost: $75
> Find out more about the Coronado MainStreet Garden Party

San Diego Brazilian Day Festival

San Diego Brazilian Day Festival - Top Things to Do in San Diego

Celebrate and enjoy all things Brazil at the San Diego Brazilian Day Festival

A free, fun and family friendly festival, activities include a street fair with over 150 vendors, food court, kids zone and carnaval parade complete with floats. Music from Brazil is the sound for the day with two stages for bands and performing groups.

Where: One block from the beach on Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA
When: September 8, 2013
Time: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about the San Diego Brazilian Day Festival

> 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.

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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.

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