Top Things to Do in San Diego – August 8-13, 2017

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

Oceanside International Film Festival

Oceanside International Film Festival

The Oceanside International Film Festival showcases features, documentaries, shorts, animation, and student works from filmmakers who have not yet signed distribution agreements and look for recognition among wider audiences. 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: Thru August 13, 2017
Cost: $10-$50
> Find out more about the Oceanside International Film Festival

Flicks on the Bricks

Athenaeum - Flicks on the Bricks - Top Things to Do

Flicks on the Bricks Year 11 – Mismatched Pairings! Another tantalizing offering of outdoor cinema and wine on the Athenaeum patio in the heart of La Jolla. Enjoy mismatched pairings on the screen and for the wine tasting! Come join the Athenaeum for hot summer fun!

Where: Athenaeum Music & Arts Library – 1008 Wall St, La Jolla, CA 92037
When: August 10-31, 2017
Cost: $17-$31
> Find out more about Flicks on the Bricks

Tiki Oasis 2017: International Intrigue

Tiki Oasis 2017: International Intrigue

Intrigue abounds at Tiki Oasis this year. Imagine sampans drifting across the Banda Sea. Expect spies and their agencies to conduct counterintelligence resulting in entertainment for all. Our agents have traveled the world bringing back art, rum, and entertainment from countries around the globe.

Where: The Crowne Plaza Hotel – 2270 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108
When: August 10-13, 2017
Cost: $25-$450
> Find out more about Tiki Oasis 2017: International Intrigue

Battle on the Midway

Battle On The Midway - An American Wrestling Experience

The Battle On The Midway is proud to host competitors, their coaches, family, and friends from over 22 states and 3 states in our beautiful city. Wrestlers as young as 6 years old will wrestle on the Broadway Pier to earn the right to battle it out on the flight deck of the USS Midway Museum. Combining the perfect combination of national level competition with the weather, beauty, and tourism of San Diego creates the best summer wrestling event wrestling has ever seen! It is quickly becoming a “must-go” tournament for any wrestling family, so don’t miss out!

Where: The Broadway Pier & The USS Midway Museum – 1000 N Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101
When: August 11-13, 2017
Cost: $15-$65
> Find out more about Battle on the Midway

Bayside Summer Nights – E.T. – The Extra-Terrestrial

Bayside Summer Nights - E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial

An extraordinary LIVE orchestra performance and screening of Steven Spielberg’s family classic. Filled with unparalleled magic and imagination, this heartwarming masterpiece is one of the brightest stars in motion picture history. The San Diego Symphony Orchestra performs John Williams’ entire Academy Award®-winning score live while this beloved film is shown in HD on the big screen.

Where: Embarcadero Marina Park South – 200 Marina Park Way, San Diego, CA 92101
When: August 11, 2017
Time: 7:30 to 9:30 PM
Cost: $23-$88
> Find out more about Bayside Summer Nights – E.T. – The Extra-Terrestrial

ArtWalk @ Liberty Station

Experience art “alfresco.” Meet with artists and hear what inspires them about their work. Whether you are a seasoned collector, a family on vacation or are simply ready to be inspired, come to ArtWalk to discover the art that has been waiting for you.

Where: 2645 Historic Decatur, San Diego, CA 92106
When: August 12-13, 2017
Cost: Free
> Find out more about ArtWalk @ Liberty Station

Fiesta del Sol San Diego

Fiesta del Sol San Diego

The largest community-driven family festival in San Diego County, the annual Fiesta del Sol is a two-day street festival celebrating the history, diverse cultures, and civic engagement of the people of San Diego. It’s a fun, family-friendly, alcohol- and tobacco-free event focused on creating positive change by empowering communities. Fiesta del Sol includes an entertainment stage, a multi-cultural food court, four community pavilions, and over one hundred booths.

Where: Main Street, between So Evans St & Sicard St, San Diego, CA 92113
When: August 12-13, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about Fiesta del Sol San Diego

Bocce Bash

Bocce Bash

Bocce, beer, and summer fun in San Diego! Pick a partner, pack your cooler and play in the annual Goldfield Stage Bocce Bash tournament! Held on the field inside Qualcomm Stadium.

Where: Qualcomm Stadium – 9449 Friars Rd., San Diego, CA 92108
When: August 12, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Cost: $80-$200
> Find out more about Bocce Bash

National City Automobile Heritage Day Festival & Car Show

National City Automobile Heritage Day Festival & Car Show

Enjoy live music, food from a variety of National City’s popular eateries, entertainment for children and specialty booths. A drive-by awards ceremony at 2:00 PM will showcase first-place winners for each of the classes as well as second- and third-place winners.

Where: Kimball Park – 12th St & D Ave, National City, CA 91950
When: August 12, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about the National City Automobile Heritage Day Festival & Car Show

Clash at Clairemont

Clash at Clairemont

Clash at Clairemont delivers a star studded athlete roster, incredible musicians, Vendor Village, food and fun for the whole family.  The event features over 45 of today’s best Action Sports athletes, live music and family fun.

Where: 3401 Clairemont Drive, San Diego, CA 92117
When: August 12, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Cost: $10
> Find out more about Clash at Clairemont

Beer X

Beer X is a day-long music and craft beer festival. Live music throughout the day featuring Iration, J Boog, Chicano Batman, Magic!, Trouble In The Wind and Splavender. Festival-goers show up early to receive their complimentary BEER X tasting glass to enjoy unlimited complimentary tastings from 1:00 to 4:00 PM.

Where: San Diego County Waterfront Park – 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101
When: August 12, 2017
Time: 1:00 to 10:00 PM
Cost: $50-$199
> Find out more about Beer X

Hillcrest CityFest Street Fair

CityFest takes place in the heart of Hillcrest under the Hillcrest Sign and is a huge celebration of community spirit through music, arts, crafts, and food.  Games, activities, more than 250 vendors, live headliner music, a beer garden and much more, CityFest is a celebration of spirit and play each year in San Diego, California.

Where: 5th Ave and University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
When: August 13, 2017
Time: 12:00 to 11:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about Hillcrest CityFest Street Fair

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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.