Top Things to Do in San Diego – June 5-8, 2014

San Diego Bay Beer Cans Race Series

From classic airplanes soaring overhead in East County to sail boats racing across the Big Bay, there is a ton of top things to do this weekend in San Diego.

Samuel Adams Brew & View

Samuel Adams Brew & View San Diego

Nothing like a night under the stars with a tasty craft beer and a great movie.

Join us for Samuel Adams Brew & View, an epic summer party with cold Sam Adams beer, lawn games, food trucks, and live music! When the sun goes down, Wedding Crashers will start-up on an HD screen for a hilarious movie night under the stars. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and friends, and plan to stay awhile!

Where: NTC Park – 2455 Cushing Rd, San Diego, CA 92106
When: June 5, 2014
Time: 6:00 to 10:00 PM
Cost: Free. RSVP required
> Find out more about the Samuel Adams Brew & View

Air Show San Diego

P-51 Lady Alice - Air Show San Diego

See beauties like Lady Alice (a P-51) soar high above at Air Show San Diego

Formerly known as Wings Over Gillespie, Air Show San Diego in San Diego’s East County features a representative collection of historic aircraft, amazing aerobatics, military re-enactors, paratroopers, and exciting mock battles. In addition to everything happening in the air and on Gillespie Field’s runway, Air Show San Diego also boasts a fun kids zone, amusement rides, education displays, a variety of foods and beverages, and a beer garden.

Where: Gillespie Field – 1960 Joe Crosson Dr, El Cajon, CA 92020
When: June 7-8, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost: $10-$50
> Find out more about Air Show San Diego

San Diego County Fair

San Diego County Fair Ride

Get ready for rides, music and deep-fried-goodness at the San Diego County fair

San Diego’s annual county fair is the largest fair in California, offering a variety of food, entertainment, exhibits, rides & games throughout the beautiful and historical Del Mar Fairgrounds in the oceanfront village of Del Mar.

This year’s Ultimate Indulgence is the Krispy Kreme Triple Cheeseburger with Bacon.

Krispy Kreme Tripple Cheeseburger at the San Diego County Fair

Make sure you go for a 20 mile run before you indulge on the Krispy Kreme Triple Cheeseburger at the San Diego County Fair

Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds – 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
When: June 7 – July 6, 2014
> Find out more about the San Diego County Fair

3rd Annual VC Music Festival

3rd Annual VC Music Festival

The 3rd annual VC Music Festival features the Kansas City Barbecue Cook-off in addition to the beer and wine garden, 12 bands on 3 stages, door prizes, silent auction and more. Invite your friends, bring your beach chairs and blankets, come enjoy some live music and good food on the farm!

Where: Bates Nut Farm – 16954 Woods Valley Rd, Valley Center, CA 92082
When: June 7, 2014
Time: 12:00 to 9:30 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about the 3rd Annual VC Music Festival

Art Around Adams 2014

Electric Giraffe at Art Around Adams

You never know what you are going to see at Art Around Adams

A free and family friendly event, Art Around Adams will showcasing nine performance areas (including the “Kensington Kids Zone,” now in its sophomore year) featuring music, performance art, community murals, circus performers, dance, theatre, projection art, intergalactic superhero wrestling, and comedians on the events very own “Comedy Trolley.”

Where: Adams Avenue from Oregon Street to Vista Street, San Diego, CA 92116
When: June 7, 2014
Time: 2:00 to 10:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about Art Around Adams 2014

Cabrillo National Monument Park and Open Spaces Day

Cabrillo National Monument Lighthouse with Flowers

Explore the lighthouse and historic WWII bunkers at the Cabrillo National Monuements

Experience your America! Elevate Your View at Cabrillo National Monument with vehicles from the pre-1915 era, exhibitor booths, a Raven animal ambassador from Project Wildlife and ranger programs.

Where: Cabrillo National Monument – 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr, San Diego, CA 92106
When: June 7, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Cost: $5 per vehicle. $3 per cyclist and walk-in
> Find out more about the Cabrillo National Monument Park and Open Spaces Day

San Marcos Rock, Blues & BBQ Festival

San Marcos Rock, Blues & BBQ Festival - Top Things to Do in San Diego

Rock out in San Marcos with eight amazing bands and plenty of mouth-watering BBQ.

San Marcos will be rocking this weekend with eight phenomenal bands, local craft beer and mouth-water BBQ. On Friday, Phil’s BBQ will be running the grills followed by a BBQ Competition on Sunday with smoked pork ribs, smoked tri-tip, smoked chickens, pulled pork sandwiches, grilled burgers and bratwurst.

Where: Walnut Creek Park – 1950 Sycamore Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069
When: June 6-7, 2014
Cost: $5-$20

Find out more about the San Marcos Rock, Blues & BBQ Festival

2014 San Diego Bay Beer Can Series

San Diego Bay Beer Cans Race Series

Catch the excitement of the San Diego Bay Beer Cans Race Series from Harbor Island. Photo courtesy of Cynthia Sinclair.

Befitting San Diego’s role as the home of the best and most competitive sailing in the world, the annual Beer Cans Summer Series is one of the largest annual sailing events in Southern California, with more than a hundred sailboats of different sizes and handicaps taking to San Diego Bay each Wednesday throughout the summer.

Best Viewing Spot: Harbor Island Park – 1875 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
When: Wednesdays through August 6, 2014
Time: Races start at 6:00 PM
Cost: Free to View
> Find out more about the 2014 San Diego Bay Beer Can Series

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