Top Things to Do in San Diego – September 12-17, 2017

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

Taste of Downtown

Taste of Downtown

During Taste of Downtown, enjoy tantalizing tastes from more than 40 Restaurants located throughout the Gaslamp Quarter, Headquarters, Core District and East Village neighborhoods.

When: September 14, 2017
Time: 5:00 to 9:00 PM
Cost: $30-$35
> Find out more about Taste of Downtown

KAABOO Del Mar Festival

KAABOO Del Mar Festival

KAABOO® is three days of fun, packed full with memories and it has all of the makings of a comfortable event. We have plenty of shade and seating, all restrooms are clean with flushable toilets (no porta-potties), and there is no dirt, dust or mud to fight through just to have a good time. Enjoy the world-class music, hilarious comedy, incredible cuisine, craft libations, inspiring contemporary art, and personal indulgences. Get ready for this journey of discovery!

Where: Del Mar Racetrack & Fairgrounds – 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar, CA 92014
When: September 15-17, 2017
Cost: Starting at $129
> Find out more about KAABOO Del Mar Festival

San Diego Bayfair

San Diego Bayfair

San Diego Bayfair’s World Series of Powerboat Racing – a family festival tradition for more than 40 years speeds to the finish line featuring drag boats, international competitors, live music and aerial demonstrations. Boat-racing tours including Formula One tunnel boats, Grand Prix West, P1 USA, Pacific Offshore Powerboat Racing Association and various semi-professional classes have competed at Bayfair.

Where: 1404 Vacation Rd‎, San Diego, CA 92109
When: September 15-17, 2017
Cost: $20-$250
> Find out more about San Diego Bayfair

Oceanside Harbor Days

Oceanside Harbor Days are two event filled days of sun, sand, and surf including a Sandcastle competition, entertainment, Nail ‘n’ Sail Competition, and more.

Where: Oceanside Harbor, Oceanside, CA 92054
When: September 16-17, 2017
Cost: Free
> Find out more about Oceanside Harbor Days

Birch Aquarium at Scripps Celebrates 25 Years “On The Hill”

Birch Aquarium at Scripps Celebrates 25 Years "On The Hill"

To celebrate this milestone, Birch Aquarium is hosting a family-friendly anniversary event. Enjoy crafts, a scavenger hunt, face painting, science interactions highlighting the latest science from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, live music by Hullabaloo, Lee Coulter, The Professors, the Johnny Tarr Trio, and more!

Where: 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, CA 92093
When: September 16, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Cost: Included with admission
> Find out more about Birch Aquarium at Scripps Celebrates 25 Years “On The Hill”

Landlubbers Day

Landlubbers Day - Top Things to Do in San Diego

Featuring live music from the Jackstraws, San Diego’s own pirate-themed band; a “Talk Like a Pirate” and costume contest for all ages (including a new category for furry four-legged friends); arts and crafts activities for buccaneers; a mermaid grotto with mermaids available for photos; Street performances from swashbuckling buskers;  and pirate’s booty food and drink specials from the Seaport Village restaurants and shops.

Where: 849 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
When: September 16, 2017
Time: 12:00 to 4:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about Landlubbers Day

Old Town San Diego Fiestas Patrias

Old Town San Diego Fiestas Patrias

Our exciting and colorful Fiestas Patrias parade kicks off the festivities that will include the Escaramuzas, traditional women equestrians. Following the parade, there will be a variety of entertainment, including historic and traditional music and dance groups, crafts, games and informational demonstrations that represent the activities enjoyed by the early settlers on San Diego in the 1800s.

Where: Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, San Diego, CA 92110
When: September 16, 2017
Time: 12:00 to 4:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about Old Town San Diego Fiestas Patrias

San Diego Farm to Fork Week

San Diego Farm to Fork Week

A celebration of our region’s outstanding chefs, farmers, ranchers and fishermen and a chance to try new restaurants at affordable prices.

When: Thru September 17, 2017
Cost: Varies by Events
> Find out more about San Diego Farm to Fork Week

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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.