Top Things to Do in San Diego – September 11-16, 2018

KAABOO Del Mar - Top Things to Do in San Diego

Spend the upcoming epic weekend in San Diego enjoying everything California’s Beach City has to offer including KAABOO Del Mar, Swoop Freestyle FAI World Championships, San Diego Bayfair, and these top things to do.


When: September 14-16, 2018
Where: Del Mar Racetrack & Fairgrounds – 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar, CA 92014
KAABOO is the ultimate live entertainment experience. Enjoy world-class music, hilarious comedy, inspiring contemporary art, incredible cuisine, craft libations, and personal indulgences. This year’s lineup includes today’s hitmakers to bucket-list acts and everything in between. See Foo Fighters, Imagine Dragons, Katy Perry, Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters, Halsey, Post Malone and many more! Also, see comedic favorites like Craig Ferguson, Iliza Shlesinger, Judd Apatow & Friends, Craig Robinson and many more.

KAABOO Del Mar Hotel & Ticket Packages

KAABOO has partnered with the San Diego Tourism Authority (SDTA) to give you the best deals on hotels in the area, making it easier than ever for you to join in the fun.

Swoop Freestyle FAI World Championships

When: September 14-15, 2018
Where: Embarcadero Marina Park South – 200 Marina Park Way, San Diego, CA 92101
Swoop Freestyle is the latest extreme sport and the only parachuting event to take place within major cities worldwide, bringing the action straight to people’s doorstep. Swoop Freestyle FAI World Championships 2018 marks the second year of the innovative and multi award-winning international sports format. This year’s series will culminate with a final stop in San Diego, where the World Champion will be crowned. Join us, as 18 of the world’s elite in the sport will be showcasing highly demanding freestyle moves, pushing boundaries for an ultimate test of their skills.

San Diego Bayfair

When: September 14-16, 2018
Where: 1404 Vacation Rd‎, San Diego, CA 92109
San Diego Bayfair’s World Series of Powerboat Racing – a family festival tradition for more than 40 years speeds to the finish line. Bayfair has grown from just a hydroplane race in 1964 to an event that featured drag boats, international competitors, live music and aerial demonstrations. Boat-racing tours including Formula One tunnel boats, Grand Prix West, P1 USA, Pacific Offshore Powerboat Racing Association and various semi-professional classes have competed at Bayfair.

Taste of Downtown

When: September 13, 2018
During Taste of Downtown, enjoy tantalizing tastes from more than 40 Restaurants located throughout the East Village, City Center, and Gaslamp Quarter neighborhoods.

San Diego Padres vs. Texas Rangers

When: September 14-16, 2018
Where: Petco Park, San Diego, CA 92101
Catch the San Diego Padres take on the Texas Rangers at Petco Park! Game day event and promotions include: Friday – Party in the Park: Fiesta in the Park; Saturday – Backpack Cooler all-fan giveaway and Postgame Fireworks; Sunday – Kidsfest.

America’s Finest BBQ State Championship

When: September 14-15, 2018
Where: Crown Point Park – Crown Point Dr, San Diego, CA 92109
Compete in a KCBS sanctioned BBQ competition, sample world-class BBQ and enjoy the beer garden, all while watching the San Diego Bayfair’s World Series of Powerboat Racing and listening to live entertainment right on San Diego’s Mission Bay.

Oceanside Harbor Days

When: September 15-16, 2018
Where: Oceanside Harbor, Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Harbor Days are two event filled days of sun, sand, and surf including a costume party for kids 12 and under at Pirate Village; Arts, Crafts and Food booth areas; Nail ‘n’ Sail Competition; music, a beer garden and more.

Art & Craft Show Old Town San Diego

When: September 15-16, 2018
Where: Old Town San Diego, San Diego, CA 92110
Experience a world full of colorful art, crafts and entertainment, delicious international food, tasty tequilas, and a craft beer and wine garden at the Art & Craft Show Old Town San Diego.

OMBAC Classic Longboard Surfing Contest

When: September 15, 2018
Where: North Side of Crystal Pier – 4500 Ocean Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109
Grab your vintage surfboard (or beach chair) and gather for a nostalgic longboard competition at the North Side of Crystal Pier in Pacific Beach.

Old Town San Diego Fiestas Patrias

When: September 15, 2018
Where: Old Town San Diego, San Diego, CA 92110
It’s that time again to head to Old Town San Diego State Historic Park to celebrate Mexican Independence during the Fiestas Patrias!

49th Annual Julian Music Festival

When: September 15, 2018
Where: Menghini Winery – 1150 Julian Orchards Road, Julian, CA 92036
Celebrate the end of summer with bluegrass to celebrate the festival’s roots and Western ballads to remember the past and present at the Julian Music Festival.

Santee Bluegrass Festival

When: September 15, 2018
Where: Town Center Community Park East – 550 Park Center Drive, Santee, CA 92071
Take part in the Santee Bluegrass Festival with fine wines, a bevy of brews, tasty treats, bidding bazaar and live Bluegrass music.

Taste of South Park

When: September 15, 2018
Where: South Park, San Diego, CA 92104
Hallmarked by an eclectic mix of restaurants, bars and pubs, coffee houses and family dining spots, chart a course for South Park and satisfy all your foodie cravings in one day!

Bridal Bazaar

When: September 16, 2018
Where: San Diego Convention Center – Hall B1 – 111 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
The Bridal Bazaar is San Diego’s #1 Wedding Expo where you can see and experience everything you need to make your wedding day complete. This is San Diego’s largest fall bridal show so you’ll find more ideas, more style, and more choices to help you plan your day, your way.

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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.