Top Things to Do in San Diego – July 23-24, 2014

San Diego will be full of super heroes, movie stars, and plenty of comic book fans all enjoying Comic-Con and these top things to do this weekend.

Comic-Con – Inside and Outside of the Convention Center

Captain America - San Diego Comic-Con International - Top Things to Do

Meer your super heroes at Comic-Con International

Even if you don’t have a Comic-Con ticket, the Gaslamp Quarter and Downtown will host plenty of badge-free events revolving around comics, pop culture, amazing cosplay, movies, tv shows, video games, and more.

> The World Outside of Comic-Con – No Badge Required

La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival

La Jolla Fashion Film Festival 2014

La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival is the first international fashion film festival founded in North America. The worldwide gathering of the fashion film community. Part New York Fashion Week, part Cannes Film Festival, La Jolla brings together fashionistas and industry players from around the world to meet, network, make new friends, and watch the best in global fashion film production. Hundreds of fashion filmmakers from around the world will be in attendance, packing a theater of 500 seats and be enthralled by the top 1% of fashion films produced worldwide.

Where: Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego – La Jolla – 700 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA 92037
When: July 24-26, 2014
Cost: $50-$500
> Find out more about the La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival

Pine Valley Days

Pine Valley Days Parade

Start off Saturday with the Pine Valley Days Parade

For the past 43 years, Pine Valley Days has been a great time for families to get together and enjoy Pine Valley. The fun kicks off Friday with the famous Deep Pit BBQ followed by dancing and live music. Wake up early on Saturday morning for the 2 hour parade down old Highway 80 followed by a festival including bouncies for kids, rock climbing wall, music, horse shoe tournament, marketplace with over 30 vendors, and food.

Where: Pine Valley County Park – 28810 Old Highway 80, Pine Valley, CA 91962
When: July 25-26, 2014
Cost: Free
> Find out more about Pine Valley Days

Old Town Stagecoach Days – Soldiers & Citizens

Old Town State Historic Park

Step back in time and explore San Diego’s history at the Old Town State Historic Park

San Diego’s military history stretches back to its settlement in 1769. See historic uniforms, weapons, and hear their stories. A Taste of the Past August 2nd Learn about early San Diego through the foods they ate, both local and exotic. Days of the Vaqueros August 9th See vaqueros-the original cowboys-ride, rope, and talk of life on the ranchos.

Where: Old Town State Park – 2415 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110
When: July 26, 2014
Time: 12:00 to 4:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about Old Town Stagecoach Days – Soldiers & Citizens

Del Mar Racetrack Beer Fest

San Diego Beer Fest at the Del Mar Racetrack

Sample on more than 100 craft beers while cheering on the Del Mar Races.

Sample more than 100 different craft brews during the Del Mar Racetrack Beer Fest held in the Seaside Concert area West of the Grandstand. DJ’s will be playing music throughout the day. Pair your beer with several Gourmet Food Truck offerings.Brewery reps will be on hand to answer questions about their brewery and beers plus check out cool beer merchandise and much more during the Fest.

Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds – 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
When: July 26, 2014
Time: Starts at 1:00 PM
Cost: Admission free with track admission. 5 tastings for $18
> Find out more about the Del Mar Racetrack Beer Fest

More Top Things to Do in San Diego

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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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