Top Things to Do in San Diego – 12-17 August 2014


Once you’re in the Oasis of San Diego, get into the spirit with some beach volleyball, bodysurfing, art-walking, harbor festivals and more with these top things to do.



Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards® including best musical, Once is an unforgettable story about going for your dreams…not living in fear…and the power of music to connect all of us.

Where: San Diego Civic Theatre – 1100 Third Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
When: August 12-17, 2014
Cost: $45-$115.25
> Find out more about Once

Tiki Oasis 2014

Tiki Oasis 2014 - Top Things to Do

Tiki Oasis is not only an event but an experience! Experience a full weekend of live Exotica and classic Surf tunes, burlesque, attend educational symposiums, peruse art, purchase the latest creations from local vendors and imbibe tropical cocktails poolside while Disc Jockeys from across the country provide a seamless soundtrack from spinning vintage vinyl.

Where:Crowne Plaza San Diego – 2270 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108
When: August 14-17, 2014
Cost: $10-$300
> Find out more about Tiki Oasis 2014

Spiritfest 2014

Spiritfest - Spirit of '45

Celebrate the end of World War II and honor those who served at Spiritfest San Diego

August 14, 2014, the 69th anniversary of the end of WWII. Join us for Spiritfest 2014 at Tuna Harbor Park next to the kiss statue for a full day of reviving the memory of the end of WWII when the entire country danced in the streets. This year’s wreath laying ceremony honors Jerry Coleman, World War II hero, legendary MLB star, former voice of the San Diego Padres, and a spokesman for Spirit of ’45. Jerry Yellin, the P-51 pilot who flew the last active mission in World War II, will also be joining the celebration in San Diego.

Where: Tuna Harbor Park – Tuna Harbor Park, San Diego, CA 92132
When: August 14, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about Spiritfest 2014

Craft Beer Tastings

Craft Beer

Sample some of the best San Diego craft beer with these tasting events.

Sample some of the best local brews and learn about the San Diego’s award winning Craft Beer industry at either one of these craft beer tastings:

Coronado Craft Beer Tasting Party

Where: Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa – 2000 2nd St, Coronado, CA 92118
When: August 14, 2014
Time: 5:00 to 8:00 PM
Cost: $50
> Find out more about the Coronado Craft Beer Tasting Party

Women in Brewing Beer Tasting

Where: San Diego Museum of Man – 1350 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
When: August 14, 2014
Time: 6:00 to 8:00 PM
Cost: $20-$30
> Find out more about Women in Brewing Beer Tasting

USA Volleyball vs Iran

USA Volleyball Cup vs. Iran

The USA Men’s Volleyball Team will take on the up-and-comers Iran

Iran is a major new power that recently defeated Team USA! At #12, Iran is looking to crack the world’s top ten. The U.S. wants to avenge an Iranian upset in last years Grand Champions Cup. They are in the same pool in the FIVB World Championships this fall and want to gain the upper hand for 2016 qualifying. It promises to be a battle royale.

Where: Viejas Arena – San Diego State University – 5500 Canyon Crest Drive, San Diego, CA 92182
When: August 15, 2014
Time: 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Cost: $23-$153
> Find out more about USA Volleyball vs Iran

38th Annual World Bodysurfing Championships in Oceanside


Are You the Next Body Surfing Champion?

Approximately 350-400 bodysurfers from around the world will compete in their respective age divisions for trophies and prizes. The Men and Women’s Grand Champions will be announced Sunday afternoon on the final day.

Where: Oceanside Pier – Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA 92054
When: August 16-17, 2014
Cost: Free to view. $50 Entry Fee to compete
> Find out more about the 38th Annual World Bodysurfing Championships in Oceanside

ArtWalk NTC @ Liberty Station

ArtWalk NTC @ Liberty Station

Take a walk through NTC @ Liberty Station and browse amazing local art

Experience art “alfresco.” ArtWalk NTC brings fine art outside under San Diego’s sunny skies to create the perfect viewing art under natural light and purchase artwork directly from the finest artists in the region. Attendees get to meet with artists and hear what inspires them about their work. Whether you are a seasoned collector, a family on vacation or are simply ready to be inspired, come to ArtWalk NTC to discover the art that has been waiting for you.

Where: NTC @ Liberty Station – 2645 Historic Decatur, San Diego, CA 92106
When: August 16-17, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about ArtWalk NTC @ Liberty Station

Chula Vista Harbor Fest

Tall Ship at Chula Vista Harbor Fest

Explore tallships and more at the Chula Vista Harbor Fest

This year’s annual HarborFest will have everything you could possibly want at a free, family friendly celebration including some of San Diego’s historic vessels, unique boats, exotic automobiles, bands at one of three entertainment stages, Baja wine samples, craft beer garden, waterfront SeafoodFest, and an interactive Youth Zone and Stage.

Where: Bayside Park – Bayside Parkway, Chula Vista, CA 91910
When: August 16, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about the Chula Vista Harbor Fest

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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.

One thought on “Top Things to Do in San Diego – 12-17 August 2014

  1. This weekend is the Coastal Living Experience Day on Coronado Island. Product demonstrations and giveaways all day from 10am to 5pm. Could be a good event to feature this week. More details on the Eventbrite page.

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