Kick off Summer in San Diego with free music, a boat show, craft beer, an outdoor arts festival, a summer safari and more top things to do this weekend.
Twilight in the Park Summer Concerts
The Twilight in the Park Summer Concerts are some of the most popular summertime events in Balboa Park. The free concert series kicks off with the Japanese Navy Band.
Where: Spreckels Organ Pavilion – 1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
When: June 17 – August 28, 2014
Time: 6:15 to 7:15 PM
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San Diego International Boat Show
Whether you’ve been yearning for a yacht, coveting a family cruiser, or anxious to dive into the exciting and healthy world of paddle sports, now is the time to make that dream a reality with nearly 150 boats for sale in addition to dozens of booths showcasing the newest nautical gear, gadgets and accessories. Not in the market to buy a boat? The boat show is the perfect place to get your feet wet by trying kayaking, stand up paddleboarding and more.
Where: Sheraton Harbor Island – 1380 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
When: June 19-22, 2014
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San Diego International Beer Festival
With nearly 200 breweries represented from around the world, beer aficionados will enjoy hard-to-find specialty craft brews alongside favorites from our local brewing scene. Specialty vendors will be selling a variety of accessories and gifts for the beer lover – from festive beer games to brewed beer bones! With a stage featuring everything from home brewing advice to educational demonstrations with Stone’s Bill Sysak and Alesmith’s Peter Zien to food pairings presented by Pubcakes and Venissimo Cheese – these are demonstrations you won’t want to miss!
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds – 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
When: June 20-22, 2014
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La Jolla Festival of the Arts
The La Jolla Festival of the Arts is among the west’s top-rated juried shows with 200 award-winning local and national artists displaying watercolor, oil, sculpture, serigraph, fine jewelry, photography and more. There is also live entertainment, a restaurant row including fine adult beverages, and a children’s area with interactive booths, hands-on games and activities. Proceeds benefit children and adults with disabilities in San Diego.
Where: 3453 Voigt Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037
When: June 21-22, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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Summer Safari Asian Celebration
Summer Safari is an extravaganza of dance, music, gymnastics and more. From the moment guests enter the Safari Park they are immersed in Asian-themed festivities and up-close encounters with amazing animals.
Where: San Diego Zoo Safari Park – 15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd, Escondido, CA 92027
When: June 21 – August 17, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Cost: Included with admission
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Sherman Heights Music Festival
Bring a picnic chair, blanket and shade to Sherman Heights for an afternoon of live music, food booths, artisanal products and a kid’s fun zone.
Where: Sherman Heights Sports Field – 2258 Island Avenue, San Diego, CA 92102
When: June 21, 2014
Time: 12:00 to 6:00 PM
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Carlsbad Music Festival Village Walk
Adventurous music invades the seaside Village of Carlsbad – 27 artists play 59 sets in 6 hours! The Village Walk features 40+ performances of adventurous music of all kinds drawing thousands of people to indoor and outdoor venues throughout the seaside village of Carlsbad.
When: June 21, 2014
Time: 4:00 to 10:00 PM
Cost: Free. $5 suggested donation
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More Top Things to Do in San Diego
- San Diego Padres vs. Seattle Mariners – June 18-19, 2014
- Taste of Little Italy – June 18, 2014
- Chefs & Shakers Mash-Up – June 19, 2014
- Del Mar Summer Solstice – June 19, 2014
- Hopfest at the Museum: A Beer Tasting – June 19, 2014
- San Diego Padres vs. Los Angeles Dodgers – June 20-22, 2014
- International Surfing Day – June 20, 2014
- San Diego Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate Festival – June 20, 2014
- Country Run 5K – June 21, 2014
- Old House Fair and Vintage Row – June 21, 2014
- Julian Blues Bash – June 21, 2014