Top Things to Do in San Diego – 2013 Father’s Day Weekend Edition

Fireworks at Petco Park

This weekend is all about dads and granddads in San Diego. Show him how much you appreciate all he does by treating him to a beer tour of the 70+ breweries in the county, a round of golf at one of the region’s 90 courses, a relaxing day of fishing or one of these top things to do this Father’s Day weekend:

Padres Summer Sky Blast

Fireworks at Petco Park

Marvel at celebratory fireworks over Petco Park. Photo courtesy of the San Diego Padres.

Take dad out to the ball game, take him out to the crowds… Stick around after the San Diego Padres beat the Arizona Diamondbacks for great music and Petco Park’s biggest fireworks show.

Where: Petco Park – 100 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101
When: June 15, 2013
First Pitch: 7:10 PM
Cost: $10-$119
> Find out more about the Padres Summer Sky Blast

Big Bite Bacon Fest

Big Bite Bacon Fest on Father's Day


Bacon, need I say more? This Father’s Day, the Del Mar arena will be transformed into a bacon paradise with unlimited samples from the best chefs and restaurants in San Diego. Local breweries will also be pouring beers hand selected to compliment the bacon goodness!

Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds – 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
When: June 16, 2013
Time: 11:00 AM to 8:30 PM
Cost: $55-$80
> Find out more about the Big Bite Bacon Fest

Father’s Day Sail on the Californian

Tall Ship Californian - Maritime Museum of San Diego

Take Dad on a high seas adventure cruise aboard the tall ship Californian this Father’s Day.

Treat dad like the captain he is with a sailing cruise aboard the Californian, the Official Tall Ship of the State of California. Before heading out, dad will enjoy beer and brats while the kids chow down on hot dogs, chips and soda. Once aboard, prepare to help haul a line and man the helm as the historic tall ship sails around the waters of San Diego.

Where: Maritime Museum of San Diego – 1492 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
When: June 15-16, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Cost: $45-$65
> Find out more about Father’s Day Sail on Californian

Father’s Day Beer & Champagne Brunch Cruise

Father's Day aboard a Hornblower Cruise

Treat dad and grandpa to a two-hour Father’s Day Beer and Champagne Brunch Cruise with a hearty buffet menu, over 50 battle ships, aircraft carriers and nuclear submarines, plus free-flowing beer and champagne all on a comfortable yacht!

Where: Hornblower Cruises & Events – 1800 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
When: June 16, 2013
Time: 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Cost: $42-$70
> Find out more about the Father’s Day Beer & Champagne Brunch Cruise

San Diego Father’s Day Fest and Walk

San Diego Father's Day Fest and Walk

The 3rd Annual San Diego Father’s Day Festival is an interactive experience that honors the relationship between dad, kids and our soldiers at rest. The festival features live music, interactive activities, and special performances.

Where: Nobel Park – 8810 Judicial Drive, San Diego, CA 92122
When: June 15, 2013
Time: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about the San Diego Father’s Day Fest and Walk

San Diego Oysterfest


A music festival, oyster festival and beer festival all rolled into one. This year’s San Diego Oysterfest will have a truly home town feel. Live music, food from some of San Diego’s top restaurants, beer from local breweries, cooking demos from San Diego celebrity chefs, shuck and suck competition, speed shucking competition and lots more.

Where: Embarcadero Marina Park North – 649 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
When: June 15, 2013
Time: 11:00 AM to 7:30 PM
Cost: $25-$100
> Find out more about San Diego Oysterfest

Father’s Day Beer Train Tour

Father's Day Beer Train Tour

Treat dad to an afternoon full of beer, food and fun on a Beer Train Tour.

Give dad the gift that keeps chugging! Dad and your group will be treated to local craft beers, a behind the scenes tour of the brewery, as you “hop” on and off the Beer Train (3-4 stops along the way). There will even be beer tastings on the train.

When: Wednesday-Friday through June 30, 2013
Time: 11:15 AM to 4:45 PM
Cost: $82 (Does not include $12 train ticket)
> Find out more about the Father’s Day Beer Train Tour

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Know of any more great Father’s Day events in San Diego? Let everyone know in the comments below.

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Brent Bernasconi

About Brent Bernasconi

I am a local San Diegan (though surprisingly, I do not know how to surf). While not at work, I enjoy biking, running, soccer, bocce ball, craft brew (I hope to make a batch of home brew one day), reading, movies, and a video game here and there. My goal is to set foot in as many states, countries and continents as I possibly can (I have hit 14 states, 9 countries, and 3 continents), though I will always call San Diego home. How would you describe your ideal San Diego day?So after a good night's sleep, first I would take the puppy for a nice long walk. Then I would pack the bicycle panniers with a picnic lunch for the wife and I and we would ride over to Mission Trails for some trail riding and then a lovely lunch under the shade by the river. After the ride home, a shower and a nap would follow. Once rested, we would head out to the Blind Lady and enjoy a local brew and some organic pizza.If you were invisible, where would you go?Area 51! I would love to know what they are doing that is so top secret.What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?So many choices, but if I have to pick one I would choose bikingrunningsoccerbocceball. Though sitting outside with a good book on a sunny day would come in close second.Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine?Nothing could be better than a San Diego Craft Beer (Hess, Stone, Ballast Point, Automatic, and many many more) and a burger with onion rings and BBQ-sauce. Though you will often find me boiling some pasta with a glass of wine in my hand and Ratatouille on in the background.Latest music purchases for my iPod/MP3 player are…A few albums by Jonathan Coulton, the ultimate geek musician. If you get a chance, listen to Code Monkey.If you like, you can follow me on Twitter @bernasconi.

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