Top Things to Do in San Diego – June 21-26, 2016

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

Twilight in the Park Summer Concerts

Balboa Park's Twilight in the Park

The Twilight in the Park Summer Concerts are some of the most popular summertime events in Balboa Park. The series kicks things off with the Kearny Mesa Band.

Where: Spreckels Organ Pavilion – 1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
When: June 21 – September 1, 2016
Time: 6:15 to 7:15 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about the Twilight in the Park Summer Concerts

> Hear more free music in San Diego this Summer

San Diego International Fringe Festival

During the festival, artists from across the United States and around the world participate alongside home-grown talent, in art forms spanning from theatre, buskers/street performers, cabaret, comedy, circus, dance, film, poetry, spoken word, puppetry, music, visual art, design & open to any other type of artsy-ness not listed.

Location: Multiple Venues
When: June 23 – July 3, 2016
Cost: Varies by event
> Find out more about the San Diego International Fringe Festival

Summer Whale Watching on Hornblower Cruises

Blue Whale

If you love whales, dolphins, sea lions, and sea birds, hop on board for a breathtaking experience on the open ocean. You’ll speed out to sea on one of Hornblower’s large, comfortable yachts and pass barking sea lions and pods of leaping dolphins as we search for the legendary blue whales.

Where: 970 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
When: June 24 – September 4, 2016
Cost: Adult starting at $65
> Find out more about Summer Whale Watching on Hornblower Cruises

San Diego Scottish Highland Games & 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 at website casino bonus.

Where: Brengle Terrace Park – 1200 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista, CA 92084
When: June 25-26, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Cost: $5-$13
> Find out more about the San Diego Scottish Highlands Game & Gathering of the Clans

Summer Safari at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Summer Safari at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Summer Safari at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is a family-friendly, summertime festival that celebrates Asia with music, dancing, drumming and acrobatics!

Where: 15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd, Escondido, CA 92027
When: June 24 – August 14, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Cost: Included with admission
> Find out more about Summer Safari at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Julian Gold Rush Days

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

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 25-26, 2016
Cost: Varies by activity
> Find out more about the Julian Gold Rush Days

Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off

Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off

The 37th Annual Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off Festival will offer attendees eclectic fun in the sun that’s great for all ages. Join more than 70,000 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 25, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about the Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off

Distilled: San Diego Spirit & Cocktail Festival

Distilled: San Diego Spirit & Cocktail Festival

San Diego is fast becoming an epicenter of personally crafted distilled spirits. At Distilled, we raise our glass to honor the best distillers and mixologists throughout San Diego and beyond! Learn who is serving it up neat, and who is shaking it up in our cocktail competition.

Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds – 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
When: June 25, 2016
Time: 1:00 to 5:00 PM
Cost: $38-$132
> Find out more about Distilled: San Diego Spirit & Cocktail Festival

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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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