3 for Free This Weekend in San Diego

Spring always brings fun street festivals, artwalks, baseball, BBQs and more to San Diego. Here are 3 Free springtime events coming up this weekend:

Seaport Village Spring Busker Festival

1. Sixth Annual Busker Festival

This annual celebration brings colorful street performers like sword swallowers, jugglers on unicycles, escape artists and comedic stuntmen to the cobblestone streets of downtown’s Seaport Village, Saturday and Sunday, March 24-25. The extraordinary and bizarre talents at this year’s festival will provide outdoor amusement for all unlike any other festival in the region.

The Holy Family Returning to Nazareth, The Timken Museum of Art

2. Timken Museum of Art, Object Lessons: France in the Golden Age

Stop by the Timken Museum to see a concentration of French 17th century paintings on display including the loan of Nicolas Poussin’s The Holy Family Returning to Nazareth from the Cleveland Museum of Art. In honor of the loan of The Holy Family Returning to Nazareth, the Timken has arranged for it to be shown alongside four paintings by Poussin’s contemporaries: the Timken’s own Christ Healing the Blind by Philippe de Champaigne; its Pastoral Landscape by Claude Lorrain; the San Diego Museum of Art’s Aeneas and his Father Fleeing Troy by Simon Vouet; and The Holy Family with Saint John the Baptist in a Classical Landscape attributed to Nicolas or Pierre Mignard and generously lent from a private collection in San Diego.

South Park Spring Walkabout

3. South Park Spring Walkabout

On Saturday, March 24th from 6:00 – 10:00 pm, South Park comes alive for the first walkabout in 2012. There will be free Trolley rides, a free Urban Safaris walking tour at 6:30 pm (from Juniper Street) as well as live music. Be sure to take in the gallery show openings, new shops, sales and specials. Additionally, Beech Street eateries will serve up Walkabout plates with tasty BBQ’d goodies for a small fee.

Tell us, what is your favorite free weekend activity in San Diego?

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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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1 thought on “3 for Free This Weekend in San Diego

  1. I know lots of people will go there! Because they can really experience more fun and enjoyment, right? And I can also taste different kinds of delicious food! I’m excited! 😀

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