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
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
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Julian StarFest 2016
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
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
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
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Sing Along with Broadway!
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
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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
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
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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
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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
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More Top Things to Do in San Diego
- Summer Vibes Ready to Reverberate at SeaWorld – Thru September 5, 2016
- Nighttime Zoo at the San Diego Zoo – Thru September 5, 2016
- Summer Whale Watching Adventure – Thru September 5, 2016
- Summer Safari at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park – Thru August 14, 2016
- Pure Project Beer Release: Bright Side of the Moon – August 2, 2016
- Art Show: Paint the Town – August 3-27, 2016
- Rockin’ Trivia at House of Blues – August 3, 2016
- Jim Gaffigan: Fully Dressed – August 3, 2016
- ArtOASIS Showcase – August 4, 2016
- Flicks On The Bricks: The Prince And The Showgirl – August 4, 2016
- Kaaboo Discovery Night – August 4, 2016
- Latin American Festival & Mata Ortiz Pottery Show – August 5-7, 2016
- Heather McDonald – August 5-7, 2016
- Opening Night: A Bohemian Rhapsody – August 5, 2016
- Semper Tri & Devil Dog Duathlon – August 6, 2016
- America’s Finest Film Fest ’16 – August 6, 2016
- San Diego Free to Breathe 5K – August 7, 2016
- 8th Annual PHIL’S Big BBQ at the Ballpark – August 7, 2016
- San Diego Botanic Garden Summer Jazz Concert – August 7, 2016
- A Midsummer Night’s Concert – August 7, 2016