5 to Try This Weekend in San Diego

San Diego Padres Party at the Park

1. Friday Parties at the Park: For three Fridays this month (June 3, 10, 24), PETCO Park will host themed pre-game parties before every Friday night Padres home game. This Friday’s party includes a Taste of Downtown. June 10 will be Margarita Park and June 24 is College Night. Festivities begin at 5:00 pm.

Surf Dog Competition

2. 6th Annual Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf Dog Competition: Watch dozens of dogs take to the waves at this “pupular” tail-wagging event on June 4 at Imperial Beach. The competition includes dogs hanging 10 in the small, large and tandem (dog and owner on the same board) categories.

San Diego Rock 'n' Roll Marathon

3. Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon: It’s a 26.2-mile race and block party all in one! The marathon begins in Balboa Park and finishes at SeaWorld San Diego. Live music and cheer squads line the route, while a killer post-race party celebrates everyone’s victory.
4. Art Around Adams: Stroll along Adams Avenue, Normal Heights and Kensington and see more than 100 storefronts transformed into art galleries or performance venues. Local bands will perform from 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm Saturday, June 4. A free shuttle will help you get around (with stand-up comedians on board!)

Fiesta del Sol

5. Fiesta del Sol: Head up north to Solana Beach and see this seaside music festival. This two day event includes free live entertainment as well as an arts-and-crafts fair, a kid’s area and food and drink vendors. Begins at 9:00 am Saturday and Sunday.

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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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