Top Things to Do in San Diego – May 31 – June 5, 2016

Spend the upcoming weekend in San Diego enjoying everything California’s Beach City has to offer including these top things to do.


Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards® for Best Score and Best Choreography, Newsies has audiences and critics alike calling it “A MUSICAL WORTH SINGING ABOUT!” (The New York Times) Filled with one heart-pounding number after another, it’s a high-energy explosion of song and dance you just don’t want to miss.

Where: San Diego Civic Theatre – 1100 Third Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
When: May 31 – June 5, 2016
Cost: Starting at $22.50
> Find out more about Newsies

2016 Mexican National Team U.S. Tour

2016 Mexican National Team U.S. Tour

Presented by Allstate Insurance Company, the Mexico v. Chile match will kick off in San Diego. The game will be key for both teams as it will take place during the FIFA window before the start of the historic Copa America Centenario, being played across the United States during the month of June. Mexico and Chile are expected to field the same full squads of stars that will take the pitch during the tournament.

Where: Qualcomm Stadium – 9449 Friars Rd, San Diego, CA 92108
When: June 1, 2016
First Kick: 7:00 PM
Cost: $30-$225
> Find out more about the 2016 Mexican National Team U.S. Tour

Sip the City

Sip the City

There are over a dozen urban wineries in San Diego, buying grapes from the country and making wine in the city for your enjoyment. This is your chance to come out and explore the urban wineries in your neighborhood all in one place!

Where: The Headquarters – 789 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
When: June 2, 2016
Time: 5:30 to 8:30 PM
Cost: $20
> Find out more about Sip the City

San Diego Padres vs. Colorado Rockies

Petco Park

Catch the San Diego Padres take on the Colorado Rockies at Petco Park! Game day promotions and events include: Friday – Beach Party in the Park, Saturday – Bitmoji t-shirt giveaway, Sunday – Kidsfest.

Where: Petco Park – 100 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101
When: June 3-5, 2016
> Find out more about the San Diego Padres vs. Colorado Rockies

2016 San Diego County Fair

San Diego County Fair Fun Zone at Night

The San Diego County Fair offers all of the deep fried-food-on-a-stick, rides, animals, and games you’ve experienced at other state and county fairs, but is also known for world-class exhibits in fine art, photography, woodworking, jewelry/gems & minerals, and home & hobby, and the Paul Ecke Jr. Flower & Garden Show…not to mention an unsurpassed view of the Pacific Ocean from the Ferris Wheel!

Where: 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
When: June 3 – July 4, 2016
Cost: $8-$15
> Find out more about the 2016 San Diego County Fair

Filmout San Diego LGBT Film Festival

Over thirty films will be screened during the three-day film festival at the historic Observatory North Park Theatre in San Diego. Eighteen films will have their premiere with FilmOut San Diego along with award-winning films from both the Sundance and Berlin Film Festivals, along with independent features and a variety of short films. Q&A’s will follow many films with director and cast members in attendance.

Where: Observatory North Park Theatre – 2891 University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92104
When: June 3-5, 2016
Cost: Varies per show
> Find out more about the Filmout San Diego LGBT Film Festival

Craft Beer + Bites

Craft Beer + Bites

SILO in Makers Quarter is hosting the 6th Craft Beer + Bites. Enjoy craft beer from 20 local breweries in your custom tasting glass along with grub from some of San Diego’s best food trucks (food sold separately). Dog friendly.

Where: Silo in Makers Quarter – 1050 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
When: June 3, 2016
Time: 5:00 to 9:00 PM
Cost: $35
> Find out more about Craft Beer + Bites

Art Around Adams

Art Around Adams

Enjoy Adams Avenue in a friendly, relaxed and carefree environment where taste-makers and free thinkers mix freely with family and friends. Experience exhibits and performances that will dazzle the eye and stir the senses. Each year we strive to infuse new and exciting artists and talents that reflect this year’s local trends in art and business. Stroll the entire route, or take the complimentary “Comedy Trolley.” It’s free fun for young and old.

Where: Adams Avenue, San Diego, CA 92116
When: June 4, 2016
Time: 12:00 to 8:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about Art Around Adams

San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

Rock and Roll Marathon

Rock out at the annual Rock N Roll Marathon! The annual Rock n’ Roll Marathon sprints into San Diego. This 26.2 mile marathon and 13.1 mile half-marathon features live music lining the streets, cheer squads, and a huge post-marathon concert to end the race with a bang. With more than 20,000 runners and 100,000 enthusiastic spectators, this popular event is not to be missed!

When: June 5, 2016
Time: Runners start at 6:15 AM
Cost: Runners: $145-$195. Spectators: Free
> Find out more about the San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

91X Presents X-Fest

91X Presents X-Fest

2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Cheap Trick will co-headline with The Offspring. Plus Iration, Kongos, Wolfmother, Chevy Metal, The Shelters, SWMRS, The Frights, Grace Mitchell, and The Young Wild rounding out the bill.

Where: Sleep Train Amphitheatre – 2050 Entertainment Circle, Chula Vista, CA 91911
When: June 5, 2016
Time: 2:00 to 11:00 PM
Cost: Starting at $15
> Find out more about 91X Presents X-Fest

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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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