Top Things to Do in San Diego – September 10-15, 2019

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With KAABOO, Bayfair, and Founders’ Day Festival, this is an amazing weekend to spend in San Diego enjoying the sunshine, beach, and these top things to do.

San Diego Padres vs. Chicago Cubs

When: September 9-12, 2019
Catch the San Diego Padres take on the Chicago Cubs at Petco Park! Game day events and promotions include: Monday – Family Friar Days; Tuesday – Taco Tuesday, Friar Family Days; Wednesday – First Responder Salute: 9/11 Honor & Remembrance Day, Friar Family Days; Thursday – Friar Family Days.

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The Virgin Trial

When: September 11 – October 6, 2019
In this edge-of-your-seat thriller, the young Elizabeth navigates a labyrinth of political and sexual intrigue in the Tudor court that threatens her freedom- and even her life. After the death of both her parents, 15-year-old Elizabeth I must defend herself against cutting accusations of plotting to kill her brother, the king, and having an illicit affair with her stepfather. Don’t miss this eagerly awaited companion piece to the runaway hit The Last Wife. Written by Kate Hennig and Directed by Rob Lutfy. Us Premiere.

Christ: Life, Death, and Resurrection

When: September 13 – December 13, 2019
Christ: Life, Death, and Resurrection will include over 40 original drawings and prints by Italian Renaissance artists—including Michelangelo, Filippo Lippi, and others—from the renowned collection of the British Museum. This exhibition represents the first time that many of these objects will be displayed in the U.S., and thus is a unique opportunity to study these rare and beautiful works.

Almost Famous

When: September 13 – October 20, 2019
It’s all happening… San Diego, 1973. Led Zeppelin is king, Richard Nixon is President, and idealistic 15-year-old William Miller is an aspiring music journalist. When Rolling Stone magazine hires him to go on the road with an up-and-coming band, William is thrust into the rock-and-roll circus, where his love of music, his longing for friendship, and his integrity as a writer collide. Written by Academy Award winner Cameron Crowe based on his iconic film, Almost Famous is about a young man finding his place in the world and the indelible characters he meets along the way. Directed by Tony Award nominee Jeremy Herrin, it features classic hits as well as new songs by Pulitzer Prize and two-time Tony Award winner Tom Kitt. This joyous world premiere is a celebration of community and the power of music.


When: September 13-15, 2019
KAABOO was created by music lovers for music lovers. An adult escape uniquely curated to appeal to all five of your senses, with world-class music, hilarious comedy, incredible cuisine, craft libations, inspiring contemporary art, and personal indulgences.

San Diego Bayfair

When: September 13-15, 2019
San Diego Bayfair’s World Series of Powerboat Racing – a family festival tradition for more than 40 years speeds to the finish line.

Chef Throwdown

When: September 13, 2019
You are invited to be a part of an unforgettable evening of epicurean splendor showcasing the talents of over 25 of the best chefs from San Diego and Baja at the annual Grand Chef Throwdown. The progressive event will bring together local fashionable foodies awarding a People’s Choice Award and a Culinary Council of celebrity top chefs and food critics, awarding the Chef Flor Franco Awards for Culinary Excellence. Guests will gather on The Del’s seaside Windsor Lawn, where they will enjoy chef tastings, both savory and sweet creations, sample craft cocktails and sips from wineries on both sides of the border followed by a three-course gourmet dinner prepared by Executive Chef, Stefan Peroutka in the oceanfront Ballroom, where the culinary awards presentation and program will commence.

Founders’ Day – Old Town San Diego

When: September 14-15, 2019
As the birthplace of California, Old Town San Diego plans to commemorate the tapestry of San Diego with a Founders’ Day Festival. Taking place Saturday and Sunday, September 14 and 15, 2019 the festival is free and open to the public. Founders’ day will include activity booths from many local organizations, including Save our Heritage Organization, Old Town Community Foundation, Campo Reservation, Kumeyaay College and more. Also enjoy artisan vendors, cultural entertainment and/or purchase tickets to the Old Town Beer Festival.

South Bay Pride Art & Musical Festival

When: September 14, 2019
South Bay Pride Art and Music Festival will be a day (and evening) of fun for all with live entertainment, local art, food, drinks and more!

OMBAC Classic Longboard Surfing Contest

When: September 14, 2019
Grab your vintage surfboard (or beach chair) and gather for a nostalgic longboard competition at the North Side of Crystal Pier in Pacific Beach.

San Diego Electric Vehicle Day

When: September 14, 2019
Bring your family and friends to Liberty Station for this one-day-only opportunity to test-drive the latest and greatest electric vehicle (EV) models on the market. Learn how to reduce your driving costs while curbing greenhouse gas emissions and improving our air quality. Twenty-five lucky test drivers will have the chance to win a $1,000 rebate toward a new car!

SeaWorld’s Inside Look

When: Thru September 15, 2019
Meet the vets, rescuers and behaviorists that make SeaWorld the incredible place that it is and ask the questions you’ve always wanted answered. Experience this one-of-a-kind, up-close event for two weekends this September!

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