Top Things to Do in San Diego – Father’s Day Weekend Edition 2014

Paddleboarders on Mission Bay

Dad (and the rest of the family) will definitely enjoy the Father’s Day weekend in San Diego with all of these top things to do.

Father’s Day in San Diego

Father's Day in San Diego

Let’s face it: Dad’s toolbox is already full, and he doesn’t need another tie! Instead, treat your old man to a day in San Diego. Let him choose or surprise him with one of the many exciting activities offered throughout the county.

> Father’s Day Ideas and Activities in San Diego

Free Outdoor Movie Nights

Outdoor Summer Movies in San Diego

Enjoy family-friendly movies during San Diego’s warm spring and summer evenings.

After a day enjoying San Diego, spend the evening under the stars relaxing with a great movie, family, food and fun.

> Browse the Outdoor Summer Movie Schedule

12th Annual Beer & Sake Festival

Beer and Sake Festival

Sample sakes and beers from around the world

The Beer & Sake Festival offers a wide variety of Japanese sakes & beers, local craft beers, appetizers from local restaurants, and great entertainment. This year’s featured entertainer is world-renowned ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro. Guests will also enjoy the dynamic sounds of San Diego Taiko.

Where: Harrah’s Rincon San Diego North – 777 Harrah’s Rincon Way, Valley Center, CA 92082
When: June 13, 2014
Time: 7:00 to 10:00 PM
Cost: $50-$180
> Find out more about the 12th Annual Beer & Sake Festival

The Julian Dance


Every year the Sons of American Legion and other great organizations get together and put on, “The Dance.” The Dance is a great event at the beautiful Menghini Winery where you can let your hair down, put your boots on and have some fun in the small town of Julian.

Where: Menghini Winery – 1150 Julian Orchards Drive, Julian, CA 92036
When: June 14, 2014
Time: 12:00 to 10:00 PM
Cost: $12-$15
> Find out more about The Julian Dance

Taste of Gaslamp

Taste of Gaslamp - Beer Garden

Sample and see some of the best restaurants during Taste of Gaslamp

From the pickiest eater to the veteran gourmand, all are welcome to enjoy this year’s Taste of Gaslamp, featuring over 30 Gaslamp Quarter dining venues featuring their house specialties, as well as the picturesque Beer Garden presented by Samuel Adams at Altitude Sky Lounge atop the San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter.

When: June 14, 2014
Time: 1:00 to 4:00 PM
Cost: $30-$40
> Find out more about the Taste of Gaslamp

The Toast of the Coast Wine Competition & Festival

The Toast of the Coast Wine Competition & Festival

Sample wines from Baja and Alta California at The Toast of the Coast Wine Competition & Festival

Toast of the Coast will feature the finest wines from licensed wineries in California and Baja California. Your ticket will include unlimited 1-oz samples of wines entered in the 2014 Toast of the Coast Wine Competition. When you find one you like, you’ll be able to buy bottles to take home.

Where: San Diego County Fair – 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
When: June 14, 2014
Time: 12:00 to 7:00 PM
Cost: $48-$85 (Includes admission to the fair)
> Find out more about the Toast of the Coast Wine Competition & Festival

Annual Inter-Tribal Powwow

Annual Inter-Tribal Powwow - San Luis Rey Band of Mission Indians

Learn about the San Luis Rey Band of Mission Indians at the annual Inter-Tribal Powwow. Photo courtesy of San Luis Rey Band of Mission Indians

Join the San Luis Rey Band of Luiseño Mission Indians for the 18th Annual Inter-Tribal Powwow with arts and craft booths, food, dancers, drums, an opportunity drawing and contest dancing.

Where: Mission San Luis Rey – 4050 Mission Ave, Oceanside, CA 92057
When: June 14-15, 2014
Cost: Free
> Find out more about the Annual Inter-Tribal Powwow

San Diego Oysterfest

San Diego Oysterfest - Top Things to Do in San Diego

It will be an afternoon of great music, delicious oysters and more

Held at the beautiful Marina Embarcadero North by Seaport Village, the San Diego Oysterfest will feature a superb line up of local and national bands and DJs, Oysters from British Columbia along the West Coast to Mexico, offerings from many of San Diego’s favorite restaurants and craft beer area with selections from Ballast Point, Coronado and Green Flash.

Where: Marina Embarcadero North – 500 Kettner Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101
When: June 14, 2014
Time: 12:00 to 7:30 PM
Cost: $27.50-$65
> Find out more about San Diego Oysterfest

More Top Things to Do in San Diego

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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.

One thought on “Top Things to Do in San Diego – Father’s Day Weekend Edition 2014

  1. Saturday is also the day of the (almost) Naked Bike Ride. Because of San Diego’s laws people will be partially clothed at a minimum. Participants will be biking pretty much a loop around Balboa Park starting at 2PM.

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