Top Things to Do in San Diego – June 7-12, 2016

Spend the upcoming weekend in San Diego enjoying everything California’s Beach City has to offer including these top things to do.

First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare

First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare

Photo by Stacy Keck.

The Old Globe and the San Diego Public Library were selected last year to co-host the only stop in California for First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, a national traveling exhibition to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. First Folio! offers a rare glimpse of the Shakespeare First Folio, one of the world’s most significant book.

Where: San Diego Central Library – 330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
When: Thru July 7, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Cost: Free (Tickets required)
> Find out more about First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare

Surfing America 2016 USA Surfing Championships

Surfing America 2016 USA Surfing Championships - Top Things to Do in San Diego

Surfing America is the IOC-recognized National Governing Body for the sport of surfing in the USA. Surfing America is responsible for holding the USA Championships each year and for selecting the official USA Surf Team to compete internationally.

Where: Oceanside Harbor North Jetty – 1374 N Pacific St, Oceanside, CA 92054
When: June 9-12, 2016
Cost: Free
> Find out more about Surfing America 2016 USA Surfing Championships

Chef Throwdown

Chef Throwdown

Hotel del Coronado’s expansive Windsor Lawn will provide the setting for this unforgettable gourmet gathering, where 30 of the best chefs from San Diego and Mexico will present signature hors d’oeuvres or desserts at individual stations.

Where: Hotel del Coronado – 1500 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118
When: June 9, 2016
Time: 6:00 to 7:30 PM
Cost: $150-$250
> Find out more about the Chef Throwdown

San Diego Greek Festival

San Diego Greek Festival

St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church invites you to join them at their annual Greek Festival. They enjoy sharing their heritage, culture, music, traditions, customs and culinary skills with you, their neighbors and friends in San Diego and Southern California. Your attendance always gives great pleasure to the many members of their community who have worked hard preparing this special 3-day weekend for you.

Where: St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church – 3655 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92103
When: June 10-12, 2016
Cost: Free. $3 Donation after 1:00 PM.
> Find out more about the San Diego Greek Festival

American Rhythm

American Rhythm

100 Years of Amazing Music!  A vibrant cast of massively talented actor/singer/dancers – and one amazing band – take you on an exhilarating journey into the heart of America through 100 years of great music!

Where: 1142 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118
When: June 10 – August 7, 2016
Cost: $28-$78
> Find out more about American Rhythm

San Diego Festival of the Arts

San Diego Festival of the Arts

San Diego Festival of the Arts gathers nearly 200 artists in a bay view setting of original fine art, entertainment and delicious cuisines, complemented with fine wine and craft beer as you stroll the turf of Waterfront Park. San Diego Festival of the Arts garners critically acclaimed artists from around the country for an elegant and high quality showcase. Guests will enjoy an exceptional dining experience from San Diego’s favorite restaurants, sample San Diego craft beer, and experience interactive activities for the whole family.

Where: San Diego County Waterfront Park – 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101
When: June 11-12, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Cost: $12-$16
> Find out more about the San Diego Festival of the Arts

Little Italy’s Van Go! Soap Box Competition

Little Italy's Van Go! Soap Box Competition

Van Go! Soap Box Competition in Little Italy features a silly soap box race; fine arts exhibition, live music as well as visual & performing arts entertainment and a beer & wine garden.

Where: 1789 State St, San Diego, CA 92101
When: June 11, 2016
Time: 12:00 to 6:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about Little Italy’s Van Go! Soap Box Competition

Liberty Station’s Summer Block Party

Liberty Station's Summer Block Party

Celebrate community and creativity at Liberty Station’s historic naval-base-turned-neighborhood during the Summer Block Party. Everyone is invited this walkabout-style event to sample the newly opened eateries, dance along to live entertainment, partake in some family-friendly activities and a free outdoor yoga class, and discover all that San Diego’s latest neighborhood destination, Liberty Station, has to offer.

Where: 2640 Historic Decatur Rd #200, San Diego, CA 92106
When: June 11, 2016
Time: 6:00 to 9:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about Liberty Station’s Summer Block Party

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Mission Bay-cation Sweepstakes!

Mission Bay-cation Sweepstakes

Through June 20th, enter to win a complete vacation exploring San Diego’s Mission Bay, where there are always good vibes on the water!

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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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