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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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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