Top Things to Do in San Diego – June 16-21, 2015

From Father”s Day fun to the first day of summer excitement, you”ll definitely want to spend this weekend in San Diego enjoying these top things to do.

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Father”s Day in San Diego

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Let”s face it: Dad”s toolbox is already full, and he doesn”t need another tie! Instead, treat your old man to a day in San Diego. Let him choose or surprise him with one of the many exciting activities offered throughout the county.

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Free Summer Concerts

Balboa Park

Enjoy free amazing live music on Tuesday during the summer at Twilight in the Park

From the beach to the mountains, San Diego Summers are full of amazing live music. Spend warm evenings under the stars listening to almost any type of music during free summer concerts. This week’s concerts series include: Del Mar Summer Twilight Concerts, Balboa Park’s Twilight in the Park Summer Concerts, Mission Hill’s Summer Concerts in the Park and Santee’s Summer Concert Series.

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San Diego International Boat Show

San Diego International Boat Show

Head to the San Diego International Boat Show for yachts, family cruisers, and dive into the exciting and healthy world of paddle sports

Whether you’ve been yearning for a yacht, coveting a family cruiser, or anxious to dive into the exciting and healthy world of paddle sports, now is the time to make that dream a reality with nearly 150 boats for sale in addition to dozens of booths showcasing the newest nautical gear, gadgets and accessories. Not in the market to buy a boat? The boat show is the perfect place to get your feet wet by trying kayaking, stand up paddleboarding and more.

Where: Sheraton Harbor Island – 1380 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
When: June 18-21, 2015
Cost: $12
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San Diego International Beer Festival

San Diego International Beer Festival

Sample the best beers from almost 200 breweries at the San Diego International Beer Festival

With more than 400 beers from around the world to choose from, beer aficionados will enjoy hard-to-find specialty craft brews alongside favorites from our local brewing scene. Specialty vendors will be selling a variety of accessories and gifts for the beer lover – from unique apparel to beer dog bones! With a stage featuring everything from home brewing advice to educational demonstrations with Stone”s Bill Sysak and Alesmith”s Anthony Chen to food pairings presented by Venissimo Cheese and The Lost Abbey (what is a Palate Trip anyway?!?) – these are demonstrations you won”t want to miss!

Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds – 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014
When: June 19-21, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Cost: $15-$105
> Find out more about the San Diego International Beer Festival

Air Show San Diego

Red Eagles - Airshow San Diego

From airplanes in the sky to reenactments on the ground, Airshow San Diego is fun for the whole family

AirShow San Diego is a once-a-year family event with casino online a free Kid”s Zone including educational displays, a variety of food and beverages, classic cars, a beer area, and plenty of vintage aircraft on display and in the air that will add up to a great summer weekend for all.

Where: Gillespie Field – 1960 Joe Crosson Dr, El Cajon, CA 92020
When: June 20-21, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Cost: $12-$75
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La Jolla Festival Of The Arts

La Jolla Festival of the Arts

The 29th Annual La Jolla Festival of the Arts returns with a new look and Surf Culture theme, bringing guests the finest in art, cuisine, live entertainment, and fun for the whole family. LJFA will feature 200 prestigious local and national artists showcasing their work in painting, sculpture, photography, glass, jewelry, ceramics, wood, fiber and mixed media.

Where: UCSD Warren Field – 3453 Voigt Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037
When: June 20-21, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Cost: $9-$13
> Find out more about the La Jolla Festival of the Arts

Golden Hill Balboa Park 1915 Expo Centennial Festival

Golden Hill Balboa Park 1915 Expo Centennial Festival

Come join us for the Golden Hill Community – Balboa Park 1915 Expo Centennial Festival, a blending of the Golden Hill Street Fair and the Balboa Park 1915 Centennial. This event features historical exhibitions, an antique car show, a Westcoaster Historic Beer Garden, a live music stage, food vendors, and more. For children, the Youth and Family Village offers kid-friendly activities such as games, contests, lawn sports, and a talent showcase.

Where: 25th St & A St, San Diego, CA 92101
When: June 20, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Cost: Free
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Nighttime Zoo – Shake, Rattle, & Roar

Nighttime Zoo - Shake, Rattle, & Roar

Summer”s here and the time is right for dancin” in the…Zoo! In the late afternoon and summer evening hours, the San Diego Zoo moves to a different beat. There will be plenty of toe-tapping, body-moving music in a variety of sounds, an astonishing acrobatic trampoline show will keep things hopping, and Dr. Zoolittle”s Music Factory will be open for zany fun and exploration, and more. End your evening with a spectacular music, light, and video experience at the newly remodeled Wegeforth Bowl.

Where: San Diego Zoo – 2920 Zoo Dr., San Diego, CA 92101
When: June 21 – September 7, 2015
Cost: Included with admission
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Make Music Day San Diego

Make Music Day San Diego

San Diego will, for the first time, join over 700 cities worldwide to celebrate Make Music Day with the inaugural Make Music San Diego Festival in Balboa Park which will include “Mass Appeal” events (musicians playing together on one kind of instrument like a ukulele, banjo, harmonica and guitar) as well as unique, site-specific musical performances and educational programming such as hands-on instrument making workshops.

Where: Balboa Park
When: June 21, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about Make Music Day San Diego

Coronado Rotary Club Low Tide Ride & Stride

Enjoy an 8.2 mile run or ride along a stretch of beach few have set foot on. This yearly event is run on the lowest tide to provide a wide stretch of hard packed sand from Imperial Beach to Coronado. Enjoy this unique venue and longest “all beach run or ride on the Pacific coast.”

Where: 1100 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118
When: June 21, 2015
Time: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Cost: $30-$50
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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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