5 to Try This Weekend

  • It’s prime time for pride time because the 34th Annual San Diego LGBT Pride Parade and Festival takes place this weekend. On Saturday at 11 a.m. the pride parade sweeps the streets from Hillcrest to Balboa Park with over 180 celebrating floats. Then on Saturday and Sunday, the party continues with the pride festival in Balboa Park featuring multiple entertainment stages, musicians, bands, comedy and dance performers, art exhibits, music and great food. The parade is free and single day tickets to the festival are $20. 
  • The Annual U.S. Open Sandcastle Competition takes place this weekend in Imperial Beach with a street festival
    hopefully this sand guy won't sneeze

    hopefully this sand guy won't sneeze

    pre-party on Saturday and the official competition on Sunday. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., teams of professional and amateur “sand carvers” get down and dirty as they create some of the most extraordinary sculptures out of sand and water. The sand masterpieces will be available for viewing until 4 p.m., before the tide comes in and Mother Nature shows those sand carvers what she really thinks about their work.  

  • If you like visors (what? how random!), head down to PETCO Park to help the San Diego Padres celebrate their 40th anniversary this Saturday as they play the Colorado Rockies. The games start at 7:05 p.m. and all fans in attendance will receive a complimentary Padres retro visor as a thank-you gift… See, I was going somewhere with that. 
  • This weekend is opening weekend for the World Premiere of The First Wives Club at the Old Globe theatre. Bound for Broadway you can catch it here in San Diego first! Daytime and nighttime performances are available and ticket prices vary. “And remember girls, don’t get even, get everything!”
  • This Saturday, check out the Old Town Saturday Market on Harney Street, one of the largest weekly artisan fairs in San Diego. Here, you’ll find handmade pottery, jewelry, clothing, blow glass and more. There will also be live music and festive entertainment. Ole!
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About Stephenie

I’m a Nor Cal girl loving my Sol Cal world. I have a passion for fashion but can’t ever quite afford it. I love to laugh and often crack myself up. I hang with the guys and gossip with the girls. I like to wear my stunna shades at night.

What would you do on your ideal San Diego day?

I would spend the day in Balboa Park and finally visit all the museums.

If you were invisible, where would you go?

I’d hit the beach and get rid of my tan lines… can you tan when you’re invisible??

What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?

Catching a Padres game at PETCO Park, bike riding along the Pacific Beach/Mission Beach boardwalk or going to the Little Italy Mercado on Saturdays.

Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine?

Burgers and beer all the way.

Latest music purchases for my iPod/MP3 player are…



  • Taylor Swift: Love Story



  • Jamie Foxx: Blame It



  • Kelly Clarkson: My Life Would Suck Without You



  • Pitbull: I Know You Want Me



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