Top Things to Do in San Diego – August 19-24, 2014

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Spend one of the last few weekends of Summer in San Diego enjoying everything the city has to offer including these top things to do.

Summer Nights

Spreckels Organ Pavilion Summer Concerts

Enjoy live music and warm evenings during one of San Diego’s free summer concerts. Photo courtesy of the Spreckels Organ Society

The fun is just getting started when when the sun goes down in San Diego! Don’t miss out on everything from amazing acrobats to free summer music.

Last Chance Exhibitions

Only two weekends left (both close September 1) to enjoy these two amazing exhibitions in Balboa Park:

Julian StarFest 2014

Woman Looking Through a Telescope

Aim for the stars at Julian StarFest!

A four-day festival focused around the field of astronomy, will occur in the mountain town of Julian. Julian is known for its clear dark skies and one of the best locations in Southern California for observing. The festival includes a free public Star Party on Saturday night, astronomy related exhibition areas, guest speakers presenting on astronomy related subjects, a swap meet and a raffle with some great astronomy prizes.

Where: Menghini Winery – 1150 Julian Orchards Drive, Julian, CA 92036
When: August 21-24, 2014
Cost: $15-$30
> Find out more about Julian Starfest 2014

San Diego Spirits Festival

Bartender Mike Yen - San Diego Spirits Festival

Sample cocktails made by the the best bartenders at the San Diego Spirits Festival

The San Diego Spirits Festival is back for another year and is set to take your experience to a new level! Set to delight everyone’s palate, the festival promises to be a feast for all your senses with a weekend of cocktails, food and entertainment. You will enjoy rubbing shoulders with Brand Ambassadors and Celebrity Chefs and expect a fantastic cocktail and culinary experience!

Where: Port Pavilion Broadway Pier – 1000 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
When: August 23-24, 2014
Cost: $55-$95
> Find out more about the San Diego Spirits Festival

Best of San Diego Party

Best of San Diego Party 2014 - Top Things to Do

Celebrate the restaurants, breweries and businesses that have San Diego buzzing, enjoy restaurant tastings, sip on signature cocktails, listen to live entertainment and dance to the DJ, and make memories in the photo booths.

Where: NTC at Liberty Station – 2460 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego, CA 92106
When: August 22, 2014
Time: 6:30 to 9:30 PM
Cost: $75-$85
> Find out more about the Best of San Diego Party

Bike The Bay


Experience a scenic bayside ride and enjoy a rare opportunity to pedal over the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge. The 25-mile route passes through the cities of Coronado, San Diego, Imperial Beach, Chula Vista and National City and finishes at Embarcadero Marina Park South with a festive celebration with food, entertainment and a New Belgium beer garden.

When: August 24, 2014
Cost: $55
> Find out more about Bike The Bay

Craft Beer in San Diego

This weekend you can run for beer, learn about craft beer or just enjoy amazing beers at these four events:

  • San Diego Beer Run 5K & 10K
    When: August 23, 2014
    Cost: $40-$50
  • Beer-Con
    Where: Marina Village Conference Center – 1936 Quivira Way San Diego, CA 92109
    When: August 23, 2014
    Time: 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
    Cost: $109
  • Mira Mesa Festival of Beers
    Where: Mira Mesa Community Park – 8575 New Salem St., San Diego, CA 92126
    When: August 23, 2014
    Time: 1:00 to 5:00 PM
    Cost: $17.50-$40
  • Del Mar International Beer Fest
    Where: Del Mar Racetrack – 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
    When: August 24, 2014
    Time: 10:00 to 5:00 PM
    Cost: $18-$20
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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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