Top Things to Do in San Diego – October 11-13, 2013

Ocean Beach Oktoberfest - Top Things to Do in San Diego

Escape to Germany, Italy and the western frontier while never being more than a few miles from the beach! Here are your top things to do in San Diego this weekend:

Little Italy FESTA!

Gondoliers at the Little Italy Festa!

Gondoliers ready to serenade at the Little Italy Festa!

Little Italy FESTA! is the largest Italian American festival on the West Coast. Hip and historic Little Italy welcomes visitors with the tantalizing sights, sounds and aromas of Italian culture. A full palette of Italian cuisine is complemented by traditional and modern Italian music, arts and crafts as well as a tribute to San Diego’s rich Italian American heritage.

Where: 2210 Columbia St, San Diego, CA 92101
When: October 13, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about Little Italy FESTA!

Hillcrest Hoedown

Hillcrest Hoedown - Top Things to Do in San Diego

Come celebrate this fall season with a family friendly, cowboy and cowgirl inspired street festival in Hillcrest featuring plenty of live music, line dancing lessons, Furry Foster Humane Petting Zoo, costume contest and a Street Side Saloon.

Where: Normal Street and University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
When: October 12, 2013
Time: 12:00 to 10:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about the Hillcrest Hoedown

Ocean Beach Oktoberfest

Ocean Beach Oktoberfest - Top Things to Do in San Diego

Ocean Beach Oktoberfest – the perfect combination of a German Festival and San Diego Sunshine

German Festival – San Diego Style! The festival will include Mrs. & Mr. Oktoberfest Contest, the Sausage Toss, the Brat Trot Beach Run, the Beer Garden Band Slam on Friday night and all of the great live music, great food, beachside vendors and of course, Oopma Bands!

Where: Newport Avenue and Abbott Street, San Diego, CA 92107
When: October 11-12, 2013
Cost: Festival – Free. Beer Garden Donation – $3. Brat Trot Beach Run – $15-$30
> Find out more about the Ocean Beach Oktoberfest

> Prost to more Oktoberfests in San Diego

La Jolla Art & Wine Festival 2013

Kids Painting a car at the La Jolla Art and Wine Festival

Family Fun and the La Jolla Art and Wine Festival. Photo: Steve Simpson

Featuring the works of over 150 established artists from San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange County, Baja and beyond, the festival features something for everyone including a silent auction, roving entertainment, a gourmet marketplace, the Geppetto’s/Witt Lincoln Family Art Center and a wine and beer garden which will include premier wineries from around the world in addition to San Diego’s top breweries.

Where: Girard Avenue and Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA 92037
When: October 12-13, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Cost: Free. Suggested donation of $5 to benefit local schools
> Find out more about the La Jolla Art & Wine Festival 2013

More Top Things to Do in San Diego

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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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