Top Things to Do in San Diego – September 23-28, 2014

Spend the first weekend of Fall in San Diego enjoying the warm weather, autumn activities and these top things to do:

San Diego Restaurant Week

Leave the cooking to someone else and join over 140,000 diners in the celebration of Restaurant Week and indulge in discounted prix fixe menus including two-course lunches priced at $10, $15, and $20 and three-course dinners are $25, $35, or $45. No tickets necessary for this event, just make reservations for any of the participating locations, show up, choose from their prix-fixe menu and let your taste buds enjoy!

When: September 21-26, 2014
Cost: $10-$45
> Find out more about San Diego Restaurant Week

Kinky Boots

Kinky Boots - Top Things to Do in San Diego

The best way to fit in is to stand out!

Kinky Boots is the exhilarating Broadway musical that will lift your spirits to new high-heeled heights! Winner of six Tony Awards® including Best Musical, this inspirational story follows a struggling shoe factory owner who works to turn his business around with help from Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. Together, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible…proving that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world.

Where: San Diego Civic Theatre – 1100 Third Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
When: September 23-28, 2014
Cost: $23.50-$247.50
> Find out more about Kinky Boots

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San Diego Film Festival 2014

This is the region”s premier showcase for award-winning independent films, studio premieres and director interviews – all against the backdrop of America”s Finest City. For film lovers and enthusiasts, it just doesn”t get any better. See it here first! 12 Years a Slave, August: Osage County and Silver Linings Playbook were all screened here at the San Diego Film Festival.

When: September 24-28, 2014
Cost: $14-$400
> Find out more about the San Diego Film Festival 2014

Oktoberfest in El Cajon

Band Playing at Oktoberfest

Lederhosen, Beer, Bratwurst and Family Fun at the Authentic Oktoberfest in El Cajon

Come and enjoy authentic German food, such as bratwurst, ox-on-the-spit, potato salad, potato pancakes, sauerkraut, red cabbage and a variety of German pastries. The El Cajon Oktoberfest offers a great selection of German beers and liquors, and soft drinks and water, to enjoy with your friends and family! Enjoy traditional folk dancing performances, compete in our numerous games and contests, check out vendor and craft booths, and treat your kids to their own Kids” Zone.

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Where: 1017 South Mollison Avenue, El Cajon, CA 92020
When: October 26-28 and September 5-8, 2014
Cost: $5
> Find out more about Oktoberfest in El Cajon

2014 Adams Avenue Street Fair

Adams Avenue Street Fair

Dance like nobody is watching at SoCal”s largest free two-day music festival, the Adams Avenue Street Fair

The Adams Avenue Street Fair features more than 90 musical acts performing on seven stages on Adams Avenue. In addition to the exciting musical lineup, there will be beer gardens, a beer tasting area, giant carnival rides, and more than 300 food, arts and craft vendors selling their specialties throughout the street fair venue.

Where: 34th and Adams, San Diego, CA 92116
When: September 27-28, 2014
Cost: Free
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Poway Rodeo

Girls Carrying Flags on top of Horses at the Poway Rodeo

Western Fun at the Poway Rodeo

Professional rodeo cowboys from around the country compete during the 41st Annual Poway Rodeo. Guests can watch contestants compete in events such as Bareback and Saddle Bronc Riding, Barrel Racing, Tie Down Roping, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping and Bull Riding. There”s even a “Mutton Bustin” event where kids under 50lbs. ride sheep. They try to hold on for 8 seconds, just like the cowboys.

Where: Poway Valley Riders Association – 14336 Tierra Bonita, Poway, CA 92064
When: September 26-27, 2014
Cost: $6-$60
> Find out more about the Poway Rodeo

Oceanside Harbor Days

Oceanside Harbor Days

Think you can build a better boat during Oceanside Harbor Days” Nail “n” Sail competition?

Two event filled days of sun, sand, and surf provide an outstanding opportunity for residents and neighbors to experience fun activities including the new Sandcastle competition, Entertainment Stage, Arts, Crafts and Food booth areas, Nail “n” Sail Competition, Military, Public Safety displays, and more.

Where: Oceanside Harbor, Oceanside, CA 92054
When: September 27-28, 2014
Cost: Free
> Find out more about Oceanside Harbor Days

16th Annual Trolley Dances

Trolley Dances

Discover Unconventional Dance Spaces during the 2012 Trolley Dances. Photo by Yvonne M. Portra.

Jean Isaacs San Diego Dance Theater returns with their annual celebration of dance that takes place within the community. This year, for the 16th Annual Trolley Dances, dancers will take to the streets and campuses of downtown and southeastern San Diego is this very urban version of the much loved event. Patrons then travel under the direction of trained tour guides to Market Creek Plaza and enjoy original dance created by some of San Diego”s best choreographers.

Where: 14th and C Streets, San Diego, CA 92101
When: September 27-28 and October 4-5, 2014
Cost: $15-$35
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 16th Annual Trolley Dances

Mission Beach Centennial Festival

Mission Beach Centennial Festival

The Mission Beach Centennial Festival is the last and largest event of the year-long Centennial Celebration and it is taking over the parking lots of Belmont Park with a large beer garden, live local music, decades bathing suit show, a chili cook-off, children”s area, more than 100 diverse vendors and much more! Fun, Family & celebrate 100 years of Mission Beach.

Where: Belmont Park – 3146 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109
When: September 27, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about the Mission Beach Centennial Festival

Cabrillo Festival

Cabrillo Festival

Learn about the history and cultures of San Diego at the Cabrillo Festival

The Cabrillo Festival is a fun event for the entire family, with educational activities, cultural demonstrations and exciting folkloric performances. Brightly colored clothing and dramatic music and dancing bring to life the traditions of the Native American, Mexican, Portuguese and Spanish cultures that are part of the Age of Exploration. The Cabrillo Festival features food booths with delicious traditional Mexican, Native American, Portuguese and Spanish food. Vendors will showcase their various artistic goods.

Where: Ballast Point, Naval Base Point Loma – 140 Sylvester Road, San Diego, CA 92106
When: September 28, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about the Cabrillo Festival

Spirits of Mexico

Spirits of Mexico

Sample the best Tequilas at the Spirits of Mexico Tasting Festival

Sample some of the top Mexican spirits on the market including: Tequilas, Mezcals, Sotols, Bacanoras and Raicillas among others. Meet The Masters gives you the chance to speak with the pioneers and heroes of the industry, the master distillers & blenders themselves, while tasting the Extra-Añejos, some of the most lovingly-crafted and finest spirits in the world!

Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds – 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
When: September 28, 2014
Time: 3:00 to 7:00 PM
Cost: $30-$110
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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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