Pack up the board shorts, bikinis and beach towels and head to San Diego because it’s time for an unofficial Summer weekend (real summer starts on June 21)! The warmer weather means plenty of outdoor activities, festivals, music, food and these top things to do:
Filmout San Diego
Celebrating its 15th year, Filmout San Diego will be screening 35 LGBT films over 5 days. Don’t miss out on the opening night gala and film G.B.F. with a Q&A session afterward with the director and talent.
Where: Birch North Park Theatre – 2891 University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92104
When: May 29 – June 2, 2013
> Find out more about Filmout San Diego
Culture & Cocktails: Piranesi
Throughout the night, take a 3-D or holographic photo, have your portrait etched by the etch-a-sketch man, and watch an acrobatic performance by Cristin Sandu. This night features interactive visual elements, Italian soda cocktails, and classic Italian bites all inspired by Piranesi, Rome, and the Arts of Design.
Where: San Diego Museum of Art – 1450 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
When: May 30, 2013
Time: 6:00 to 10:00 PM
Cost: Members – Free. Nonmembers – $15.
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San Gennaro Festival[youtube http://youtu.be/bYM_evy0gls]
The Annual San Gennaro Feast is a yearly festival held in honor of the Saint Gennaro. The festival features a wide variety of ethnic food vendors, live national acts hourly on the main stage, amusement rides and game fun for the whole family.
Where: Qualcomm Stadium – 9449 Friars Road, San Diego, CA 92108
When: May 30 – June 2, 2013
Cost: $8-$9. Rides require additional tickets.
> Find out more about the San Gennaro Festival
Art Around Adams
Over nine performance areas (including a new “Kids Zone”) will stretch along Adams Avenue and feature music, performance art, creation of large-scale murals, circus performers, dance, theatre, projection art, intergalactic superhero wrestling, comedians, a CD release party, and a free screening of the Disney/Pixar film Monsters, Inc.
Where: Adams Avenue between Oregon Street and Vista Street, San Diego, CA 92116
When: June 1, 2013
Time: 2:00 to 10:00 PM
> Find out more about Art Around Adams
Wings Over Gillespie Air Show
Take to the skies! Wings over Gillespie is a family friendly event with amusements, rides, education displays, a variety of food and beverages, plus a beer garden. There will also be plenty of action in the sky with wing walking, military re-enactors, paratroopers, and a mock battle with “Pyro.” New this year includes a massive PBY Catalina, a Vultee BT-13 and more.
Where: Gillespie Field – 1960 Joe Crosson Drive, El Cajon, CA 92020
When: June 1-2, 2013
Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost: Starting at $8
> Find out more about the Wings Over Gillespie Air Show
Julian Gold Rush Days
Julian Gold Rush Days is a great opportunity to turn back the clock and give visitors an idea what Julian was like in its early days. It’s entertainment for the whole family with Historical encampments (with a chance to meet miners, mountain men & cowboys!), gun fighting, reenactments and mock claim jumping, tomahawk throwing demonstrations, gold panning, and so much more!
Where: 4444 Hwy 78, Julian, CA 92036
When: June 1-2, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
> Find out more about Julian Gold Rush Days
Fiesta Del Sol in Solana Beach
This annual family and community event in Solana Beach features stellar live music, an arts & crafts fair, children’s activities, an international food court, and a beer & wine garden.
Where: Fletcher Cove Beach Park – 111 South Sierra Avenue, Solana Beach, CA 92075
When: June 1-2, 2013
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
> Find out more about Fiesta Del Sol in Solana Beach
Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon
Come and support over 20,000 runners winding their way along a 26.2 or 13.1 mile courses through San Diego. There will be amazing local live bands along both courses and a free post-race concert.
Where: Download the Course Maps
When: June 2, 2013
Time: Race starts at 6:10 AM
> Find out more about the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon
> Browse more top things to do on the San Diego Event Calendar
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