Top Things to Do in San Diego – July 31 – August 5, 2018

Top Things to Do in San Diego

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

Oceanside International Film Festival

When: August 1-5, 2018
Where: Sunshine Brooks Theatre – 217 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054
The Oceanside International Film Festival showcases features, documentaries, shorts, animation, and student works along with workshops and after-parties.

Screen on the Green

When: August 2-30, 2019
Where: San Diego Museum of Art – 1450 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
Take a trip into the art world as you sit under the stars in the Botanical Lawn (east of the Museum) in beautiful Balboa Park. Grab a picnic, a blanket, and a few friends and enjoy a selection of critically acclaimed films that present compelling, multifaceted stories featuring Indian artists, filmmakers, and actors, all celebrating the Museum’s summer exhibition Epic Tales from Ancient India.

La Jolla Music Society SummerFest

When: August 3-24, 2018
SummerFest 2018 marks Cho-Liang “Jimmy” Lin’s final Festival as Music Director, and an outstanding roster of world-renowned artists and ensembles are gathering to celebrate his 18 remarkable years.

Latin American Festival

When: August 3-5, 2018
Where: Bazaar Del Mundo – 4133 Taylor St, San Diego, CA 92110
More than 25 artists from Mexico, Peru, Guatemala and Ecuador and other Latin American countries will take center stage to display their vibrant creations, including colorful wood-carvings of whimsical creatures, handwoven wool Zapotec rugs, hand-embroidered Mexican blouses and dresses, hand-painted pottery and ceramics, dazzling jewelry and more.

Bon Odori Festival

When: August 3-4, 2018
Where: Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego – 2215 Pan American Way E, San Diego, CA 92101
For two days, you will be able to enjoy a variety of merchants, engage in family friendly activities, treat yourselves to Japanese festival foods, a beer garden, a tea & dessert garden, and experience cultural performances throughout each day! Each festival day will also be highlighted with traditional Bon Odori practices – “Toro Nagashi” and the “Bon” dance.

Farm to Bay

When: August 4, 2018
Where: Living Coast Discovery Center – 1000 Gunpowder Point Dr, Chula Vista, CA 91910
The Living Coast Discovery Center has assembled a “Who’s Who” of San Diego’s top restaurants, breweries, wineries, spirits, farms and more for a celebration of the local flavors and sustainable ingredients that make San Diego so special.

Chula Vista Lemon Festival

When: August 5, 2018
Where: 353 Third Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91910
Lemon Festival celebrates Chula Vista’s heritage as the “Lemon Capital of the World” and will feature live entertainment, a kids’ fun zone and lemons galore.

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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.