A summer is not complete without spending a weekend in San Diego enjoying the beautiful weather, beaches, outdoor adventures and these top things to do!
Oceanside International Film Festival
The Oceanside International Film Festival officially kicks off a season of various film festivals, which are conducted annually in San Diego county and usually continue through the Fall. The festival showcases features, documentaries, shorts, animation, and student works from filmmakers who have not yet signed distribution agreements and look for recognition among wider audiences.
Where: The Brooks Theatre – 217 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054
When: Through August 16, 2015
> Find out more about the Oceanside International Film Festival
Julian StarFest, a three-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 13-15, 2015
> Find out more about Julian Starfest
Tiki Oasis 2015 – Yesterday’s Future, Today!
Tiki Oasis is the Class M hypergiant of the Tiki scene – the biggest Tiki Weekender in the solar system. Pull on your jet pack and jump into the air; grab your raygun and become a space invader; or just relax poolside soaking in the sights and sounds of your own moonage daydream.
Where: The Crowne Plaza Hotel – 2270 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108
When: August 13-16, 2015
> Find out more about Tiki Oasis 2015 – Yesterday’s Future, Today!
¡Latin Food Fest!
Once again, ¡Latin Food Fest! San Diego brings together chefs, brands and consumers to provide a variety of culinary experiences from “Havana Nights” chef’s supper club style dinner to “Spirits of the Americas” mixology bash our signature event “Grande Tasting” and “Family Day,” with demonstrations and tasting tents offers our guests unique opportunities to indulge!
Where: Broadway Pier – 1000 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
When: August 14-17, 2015
Cost: Varies by event
> Find out more about ¡Latin Food Fest!
Summer Pops – Sinatra at 100
Ol’ Blue Eyes is back! Frank Sinatra – the most popular male vocalist of the twentieth century never really left us. His music, that unmistakable voice, will play on forever: “Fly Me to the Moon” and “Strangers in the Night” just to name a few.
Where: Embarcadero Marina Park South – 206 Marina Park Way, San Diego, CA 92101
When: August 14-15, 2015
Time: 7:30 to 9:30 PM
> Find out more about Summer Pops – Sinatra at 100
ArtWalk NTC @ Liberty Station
ArtWalk NTC brings fine art outside under San Diego’s sunny skies to create the perfect viewing art under natural light and purchase artwork directly from the finest artists in the region.
Where: NTC Liberty Station at Ingram Plaza – 2645 Historic Decatur, San Diego, CA 92106
When: August 15-16, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
> Find out more about ArtWalk NTC @ Liberty Station
Stone Anniversary Celebration & Beer Festival
This is the main event! Our 19th annual Anniversary Celebration & Invitational Beer Festival has become one of the biggest craft beer festival in Southern California, and this year promises to be the best one yet!
Where: CSU San Marcos – 333 South Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos, CA 92096
When: August 15, 2015
Time: 11:00 Am to 6:00 PM
> Find out more about the Stone Anniversary Celebration & Beer Festival
5th Annual Gourmet Food Truck Festival
Bring your appetite for the tastiest food on wheels when the 5th annual Gourmet Food Truck Festival comes to Del Mar. Enjoy a variety of some of the hottest eats in Southern California as 50 food trucks are expected, all in one location, with gourmet chefs serving their eclectic bests at super prices.
Where: Del Mar Racetrack – 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
When: August 15, 2015
Time: 12:00 to 6:00 PM
Cost: Included with racetrack admission
> Find out more about the 5th Annual Gourmet Food Truck Festival
Ferragosto 2015 – Pompeii
Little Italy’s Togo Party – Ferragosto Means Fun. Great food, live entertainment, and an exciting theme party with dancing under a starry San Diego sky. Our past parties proved it. “When in Rome,” “Venetian Masquerade,” and “The Roaring 20’s” – all were over-the-top events. This year, we pull out all the stops – fantasy settings, circus rides and non-stop live entertainment, not to mention the fabulous food from San Diego’s finest restaurants.
Where: Amici Park – State St And Date, San Diego, CA 92101
When: August 15, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM to Midnight
> Find out more about Ferragosto 2015 – Pompeii
The Comedy of Errors
Laughter will ring out under the stars as Shakespeare’s hilarious tale of mistaken identity takes the outdoor stage. A young man and his servant arrive in town, unaware that each of them has a separated-at-birth identical twin already there.
Where: Old Globe Theatre – 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA 92101
When: August 16 – September 20, 2015
Cost: Tickets start at $29
> Find out more about The Comedy of Errors
More Top Things to Do in San Diego
- Del Mar Racing Season – Through September 7, 2015
- California Dreaming Beach Party – Through August 27, 2015
- Adventure Excursion on Californian – August 11-16, 2015
- Summerfest: Baroque Virtuosi – August 11, 2015
- Sassy City Chicks – August 11, 2015
- Cooking Class and Dinner: Big Fin Catch – August 12, 2015
- Swashbuckling Movie – Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl – August 12, 2015
- MIXTAPE, The Greatest Hits of the 80s – August 13 – October 4, 2015
- CityBeat Taco Mania – August 14-23, 2015
- 8th Annual heART of Mt. Helix – August 15, 2015
- Mission Trails Stairway to Heaven Half Marathon & 15K – August 16, 2015
- Annual America’s Finest City Half Marathon & 5K – August 16, 2015
- Summer Pops – Burt Bacharach – August 16, 2015
- Kelly Clarkson With Special Guest Pentatonix – August 16, 2015