Need weekend plans? With weather averaging 75 and sunny all weekend, there’s plenty to do outdoors! From full-throttle fun watching powerboat races in Mission Bay to a knee-slapping good time listening to bluegrass music in the scenic mountain town of Julian.
• Banjos twang full force in the historic town of Julian during the 40th Annual Bluegrass Festival, September 18 – 19. The oldest bluegrass festival in California, many of the genre’s stars of today started on this stage. Festivities include banjo playoffs for all levels and foot-tappin’ fun.
• During September 17 – 19, the thrilling San Diego Bayfair features thunderboat racing, tunnel hulls, drag boats, hydroplanes, fireworks and concerts, as well as specialty vendors and food, along and on the waters of Mission Bay. www.sandiegobayfair.org
• Coronado Art Walk takes place September 18 and 19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Coronado Ferry Landing. Over 90 artists from around the country will be on hand displaying works ranging from paintings and photography to pottery, wood and glass pieces and jewelry. Attendance is free. Musical entertainment, family interactive art activities and double-decker buses to other Coronado sites will be available both days.
• One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor! On September 18, the Spirits of Mexico Tequila Fair will be held in the State Park from 1:00 – 4:00 with free admission. The event includes the Taste of Old Town a sampling of fifteen of Old Towns finest restaurants with a tequila and beer tasting and live entertainment. Tickets to the food court are $25 – $30 at the door.
• The NFL’s San Diego Chargers’ first home game of the season is this weekend against the Jacksonville Jaguars. See them this Sunday, September 19th and be sure to catch all the action of the 2010 season at Qualcomm Stadium in Mission Valley.