Top Things to Do in San Diego – June 23-28, 2015

Summer is finally here and you should be spending it enjoying everything San Diego has to offer including these top things to do this weekend!

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San Diego Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

Padres at Petco Park

Catch the Padres play at the beautiful Petco Park in the heart of San Diego

Catch the San Diego Padres take on the Arizona Diamondbacks at Petco Park. Game day promotions and events include: Party in the Park and First Responders Appreciation on Friday, Padres Beach Towels on Saturday, and Kidsfest and US Navy Appreciation Day on Sunday.

Where: Petco Park – 100 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101
When: June 26-28, 2015
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Summer Sunset Luaus

A favorite for visitors and locals, the Summer Sunset Luau, rooted in Hawaiian folklore, has become a Catamaran tradition. The Polynesian-themed event gives visitors and San Diegans an opportunity to experience a journey across the Pacific without leaving the comfort and beauty of our fair city. This year’ festivities include music, hula dancers, a beach buffet, and the crowd’s favorite, the fiery torch dancers.

Where: Catamaran Resort, Hotel & Spa – 3999 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109
When: Fridays June 26 – September 4, 2015. Tuesdays July 21 – August 18, 2015
Time: 6:00 to 9:00 PM
Cost: $19-$69
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San Diego Kids Fest

KidsFest San Diego

No matter which way you go, the kids will have fun at KidsFest

KidsFest is San Diego’s largest hands-on, creative festival for kids and their families. With over 100,000 square feet of interactive fun, dozens of activity stations and 50+ exhibitors, KidsFest is filled with simple, organic, creative play for kids. KidsFest is committed to providing a quality experience for San Diego families.

Where: Liberty Station – 2640 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego, CA 92110
When: June 27-28, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Cost: $20-$50
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San Diego Scottish Highlands Game & Gathering of the Clans

Rival clansmen will test each other’s prowess at various sports – running, jumping, wrestling, or primitive forms of weight putting with stones, or dividing into roughly equal sides against each other in a very early form of camanachd or shinty. Lastly the clansmen will vie with each other in piping and in dancing, the pipers taking turns to demonstrate their skills and the clansmen to demonstrate their agility and neatness of movement by dancing complicated steps to the pipe music. These relaxations were in effect the forerunners of the modern Highland games.

Where: Brengle Terrace Park – 1200 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista, CA 92084
When: June 27-28, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Cost: $5-$15
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Julian Gold Rush Days

Family Panning for Gold - Julian Mining Company - Top Things to Do

There’s gold in the hills of Julian during the Gold Rush Days celebration!

Turn back the clock and give visitors an idea what Julian was like in its early days with historical reenactments, scavenger hunts, train rides, arts & craft market, children’s pioneer games and more.

Where: Julian Mining Company – 4444 Hwy 78, Julian, CA 92036
When: June 27-28, 2015
Cost: Free
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Summer Fun on the 101

Summer Fun on the 101: Leucadia's Music Festival

The Leucadia 101 Main Street Association is proud to present the 6th annual Summer Fun on the 101 music festival. While music is the main fare, there will also be fun lawn activities, radical raffle prizes, kids art, the much-anticipated hula-hoop contest and a beer garden for the adults with delicious local brews.

Where: Leucadia Roadside Park – 860 N Coast Hwy 101, Leucadia, CA 92024
When: June 27, 2015
Time: 11:30 AM to 8:00 PM
Cost: Free
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Ashford University Summer Pops

San Diego Symphony Summer Pops Concert Series

San Diego Symphony Summer Pops pairs music with the beautiful downtown skyline.

The San Diego Symphony’s Summer Pops series kicks off this weekend with Tux ‘n Tennies Summer Bash on the Bay. The festival continues throughout the summer with a 4th of July’s Star Spangled Pops, Star Trek into Darkness during Comic-Con, and more.

Where: Embarcadero Marina Park South – 206 Marina Park Way, San Diego, CA 92101
When: June 27 – September 6, 2015
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Oceanside Independence Day Parade

Oceanside Independence Day Parade

Get a head start on the Fourth of July celebrations at the Oceanside Independence Day Parade

Join the community of Oceanside for the annual Independence Day Parade as it makes it way north on Coast Highway from Wisconsin Avenue to Civic Center Drive (just past City Hall). Come see floats, bands, walking groups, cool cars and much more. This year’s theme is “Legends and Legacies”.

Where: South Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054
When: June 27, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Cost: Free
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Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-off

Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off

Music, shopping, art and chili at the Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off

Join more than 65,000 visitors for tasty festival nosh, art, beachfront entertainment, shopping and, more. The Chili Competition will feature more than two dozen tastings from amateur entrants competing for the titles of Hottest Chili, Judges’ Award and Grand Prize: People’s Choice Award. Attendees of all ages can take part in creating the annual Street Fair Community Mural.

Where: Newport Avenue, San Diego, CA 92107
When: June 27, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Cost: Free
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Distilled: San Diego Spirit & Cocktail Festival

Distilled: San Diego Spirit & Cocktail Festival

Distilled will feature creatively distilled spirits and handcrafted cocktails from the best bartenders and distillers in San Diego and beyond! Mixologists will be scheduled at specific times in the bars to create a cocktail for sampling and their creations will be judged and prizes awarded at the end of the festival. Guest mixologists and bartenders extraordinaire will be scheduled throughout the Festival to demonstrate how to make and offer samples of their most famous and favorite concoctions.

Where: Del Mar Fairground – 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
When: June 27, 2015
Time: 1:00 to 5:00 PM
Cost: $15-$125
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Beer X San Diego

Beer X San Diego

One night of crazy adventures filled with craft beer and live music! 91X San Diego and #ROCKSTARBEER have come together to put on the wildest craft beer festival in San Diego. The night is complete with a tasting of over 150 craft beers and music from artists that we all love.

Where: San Diego County Waterfront Park – 1600 Pacific Hwy, San Diego, CA 92101
When: June 27, 2015
Time: 6:00 to 10:00 PM
Cost: $35-$50
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Taste of Adams Avenue

Taste of Adams Avenue

The 15th annual Taste of Adams Avenue will take place along Adams Avenue from Normal Heights to Kensington. This gastronomic trek will feature 30 restaurants, coffee houses, pubs, wine bars and unique eateries in one of San Diego’s hottest and historic neighborhoods.

Where: Adams Avenue, San Diego, CA 92116
When: June 28, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Cost: $35-$40
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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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