5 to Try This Weekend

La Jolla Festival of the Arts

1. La Jolla Festival of the Arts: Held on the University of California, San Diego campus in La Jolla June 18-19, the event includes award-winning artists, gourmet cuisine, contemporary music and entertainment.

Taste of Gaslamp

2. Taste of Gaslamp: Sample dishes from over 25 venues Saturday and Sunday June 18-19th from 1:00 – 4:00 pm on the streets of the historic Gaslamp Quarter. Attendees will also receive a take home copy of the Taste of Gaslamp recipe book featuring recipes from participating Gaslamp Quarter restaurants.

Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Festival

3. Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Festival: The 4th annual event held at the Spanish Village in Balboa Park Friday, June 17 from 6:30 to 10:00 pm. Stroll around the park and sample some of San Diego’s finest cheese, chocolate and wine while listening to music under the stars.

4. Switchfoot Bro-Am: Local Grammy winners Switchfoot put on their annual surf contest/concert/street fair Saturday June 18. The surf contest runs from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm and the concert kicks off from noon to 5:00 pm.

5. Spreckles Organ Pavilion Sunday Concerts: Attend a free concert every Sunday afternoon and Monday evenings from June 20 through August at this stately outdoor venue. An array of musical groups will play at the pavilion located in Balboa Park. It’s a great time to pack a picnic and enjoy one of San Diego’s most unique venues.

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About Suzzanne

I love to buy books, but seldom actually finish one. I like african violets, my iPhone, and everything that smells like lavender.  I am seriously adverse to the cold and am known to bring a sweatshirt to the beach in the summer.  I have two kids – a boy whose 10 and a girl 12.

What would you do on your ideal San Diego Day?

It would start by having breakfast somewhere near the ocean – either Pannikin in Encinitas or Beach Grass Café in Solana Beach.  Then we would head to the beach hang out for a few hours, head home and then catch a concert in the park in Balboa Park.

What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?

We love riding our bikes around town.  There are great places to ride in San Diego that kids can handle – Coronado Island, Point Loma or the boardwalk in Pacific Beach are just a few.

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

Depends on the day, a good burger and craft brew can really hit the spot, but I would probably end up ordering linguine and white wine.

Latest music purchases for my iPod player are…

Snow Patrol, O.A.R., Mike Moran, Eric Hutchinson

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2 thoughts on “5 to Try This Weekend

  1. My addition to this list would be that the Rocky Horror Picture Show is happening at the Ken Theater this Saturday night! The show is at midnight, of course!

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