Top Things to Do in San Diego – August 2-7, 2016

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

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical tells the Tony Award-winning inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.

Where: 3666 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
When: August 2-7, 2016
Cost: Starting at $22.50
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SummerFest Under The Stars

SummerFest Under The Stars - Top Things to Do

The La Jolla Music Society welcome back SDYS International Youth Symphony led by Jeff Edmons, then Time for Three takes center stage for an entertaining mix of virtuosity and showmanship. Bring your picnic and enjoy this wonderful, family friendly SummerFest tradition featuring a stunning ocean backdrop!

Where: Ellen Browning Scripps Park, La Jolla, CA 92037
When: August 3, 2016
Time: 6:30 to 8:00 PM
Cost: Free
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Julian StarFest 2016

Woman Looking Through a Telescope

A three-day festival focused around the field of astronomy, will occur in the mountain town of Julian. Julian is known for its clear dark skies and one of the best locations in Southern California for observing. The festival includes a free public Star Party on Saturday night, astronomy related exhibition areas, guest speakers presenting on astronomy related subjects, a swap meet and a raffle with some great astronomy prizes.

Where: Menghini Winery – 1150 Julian Orchards Dr, Julian, CA 92036
When: August 4-6, 2016
Cost: $15-$40. Saturday Star Party – Free
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San Diego Padres vs. Philadelphia Phillies

Fireworks at Petco Park

Catch the San Diego Padres take on the Philadelphia Phillies at Petco Park! Game Day Promotions & Events include: Friday – CoaktailFest and Fireworks, Saturday – Throwback Replica Jersey giveaway and Movie on the Field Space Jam, and Sunday – KidsFest.

Where: Petco Park – 100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
When: August 5-7, 2016
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Vans Warped Tour

Vans Warped Tour

The Vans Warped Tour is established as one of America’s premiere music and lifestyle festivals of the summer, breaking up-and-coming indie talent as well as showcasing major established artists since 1995. It is the first tour to consistently use innovative environmental concepts every year on the road. The nationally renowned festival has become an icon for youth, punk rock and skate culture bringing together a diverse lineup of artists, stemming from every genre, for the summer.

Where: Qualcomm Stadium Parking Lot – 9449 Friars Rd, San Diego, CA 92108
When: August 5, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Cost: $40-$50
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Sing Along with Broadway!

San Diego Symphony Summer Pops Concert Series

Randall Craig Fleischer leads the San Diego Symphony in a night filled with some of musical theatre’s most memorable tunes. The first half will feature our trio of singers with music from the Tony Award-winning musical, Guys and Dolls. Then, warm up your vocal chords as YOU join the orchestra and soloists on the second half in singing music from Oklahoma!, My Fair Lady, Chicago, Mamma Mia!, Wicked, The Sound of Music and many more.

Where: Embarcadero Marina Park South – 206 Marina Park Way, San Diego, CA 92101
When: August 5-6, 2016
Time: 7:30 to 10:00 PM
Cost: $20-$85
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Del Mar Western Regional Chili Cookoff

Del Mar Western Regional Chili Cookoff

Spice up your day when the Western Regional Chili Cookoff returns to Del Mar. Receive free chili samples from the cooks throughout the day in the concert area west of the grandstand. Select your favorites in the People’s Choice category. Enjoy entertainment and a selection of cold brews from the beer tents while sampling chili.

Where: Del Mar Racetrack – 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
When: August 6, 2016
Time: 1:00 PM until Chili runs out
Cost: Included with race track admission
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Farm to Bay Food & Wine Classic

Farm to Bay Food & Wine Classic - Living Coast Discovery Center

Now in its seventh year, Farm to Bay is a unique tasting event on San Diego Bay that supports coastal wildlife, education, and sustainability at the Living Coast Discovery Center. With over 40 food and beverage partners and a sold-out crowd, Farm to Bay is the only local fundraiser held on a national wildlife refuge.

Where: 1000 Gunpowder Point Dr, Chula Vista, CA 91910
When: August 6, 2016
Time: 4:00 to 7:00 PM
Cost: $90
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Oceanside International Film Festival

Held every August, Oceanside International Film Festival officially kicks off a season of various film festivals, which are conducted annually in San Diego county and usually continue through the Fall. It also gives the film buffs a jump-start chance for viewing local and international films at a place in Southern California known for its rich history, beautiful beaches, and artistic freedom.

Where: Sunshine Brooks Theatre – 217 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054
When: August 7-14, 2016
Cost: $10-$50
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Chula Vista Lemon Festival

Chula Vista Lemon Festival

Pucker up for the sweetest sour event of the year. Celebrate Chula Vista’s reign as the Lemon Capital of the World with live bands, hundreds of vendor booths, Festival Fun Zone, craft beer garden and everything lemon.

Where: Third Ave, Chula Vista, CA 91910
When: August 7, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Cost: Free
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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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