San Diego and La Jolla Weekend Events: 10/12 & 10/13

 

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Fall season is upon us, and this weekend is packed with events. So what are you waiting for? Make your plans now! There’s something for everyone!


Saturday, Oct. 12th

Arts, Crafts & Vintage Market: Pumpkin Festival
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday), Bates Nut Farm
Nothing says autumn better than a Pumpkin Festival. Couple this with Bates Nut Farm hosting its Arts, Crafts & Vintage Market showcasing upcycled, restored, vintage, and handmade wares including jewelry, soaps, fine art, woodworking and more. Meanwhile over at the farm’s pumpkin patch, visitors will find the Pumpkin Festival complete with fall decorations, tractor hayrides, a straw maze, pony rides and food vendors. Admission is free, but it costs $5 to park at Bates Nut Farm on the weekends in October.

Pumpkin Picking
Times and Locations Vary
If you don’t have your pumpkin picked out yet, you’re in luck! This time of year, San Diego County is home to lots of pumpkin patches, many of which offer special activities in addition to gorgeous gourds. Check your area for dates and times!

Sunday, Oct. 13th

Yoga + Mimosa Mornings
9 a.m., Windmill Food Hall (Carlsbad)
Namaste right here… after a couple mimosas. Enjoy a Sunday morning yoga session at the brand-new Windmill Food Hall in Carlsbad led by a certified instructor. Afterward, 21+ participants can enjoy a mimosa at the foodie-friendly attraction. This class costs $5; bring your own mat.

Guided Nature Walk
9:30 a.m., Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center
It’s going to be a beautiful weekend to get outside! Take a free guided 1.5 hour nature walk from Mission Trails Regional Park. Along the way you’ll learn about animals, plants, and history of this park in San Diego.

San Diego and La Jolla Weekend Events: 9/28 & 9/29

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It’s officially fall and this weekend is packed with events. So what are you waiting for? Make your plans now! There’s something for everyone!


Saturday, Sep. 28th

San Diego Restaurant Week
Lunch and Dinnertime, Locations Vary

San Diego’s ultimate food event continues its run this weekend, showcasing dining deals at 180+ restaurants across the county. As always, participating eateries will offer $10 to $60 prix-fixe San Diego Restaurant Week menus — some for lunch, some for dinner, some for both — that usually include a couple of courses. SDRW wraps up Sunday; check out the full lineup of restaurants here.

Yoga in the Rotunda
8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., San Diego Museum of Man
The San Diego Museum of Man hosts another session of “Yoga in the Rotunda,” an instructor-led, all-levels flow class in the museum’s historic rotunda. Tickets to this event for non-museum members cost $10, and you must complete “E-Club Member” enrollment on the museum’s website while buying your ticket. This unique yoga class is held the second and fourth Saturday of every month, so if you can’t make it this weekend, look ahead to your calendar and pencil it in for next time.

Sunday, September 22nd:

Gaslamp Artisan Market
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fifth Avenue
Go check out the new Gaslamp Quarter’s Fifth Avenue between Market Street and Island Avenue and let us know what you think! Pop through different restaurants and shops, and explore the new exciting area!

Guided Nature Walk
9:30 a.m., Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center
It’s going to be a beautiful weekend to get outside! Take a free guided 1.5 hour nature walk from Mission Trails Regional Park. Along the way you’ll learn about animals, plants, and history of this park in San Diego.

San Diego and La Jolla Weekend Events: 9/21 & 9/22

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The weather is perfect, this weekend is packed with events. So what are you waiting for? Make your plans now! There’s something for everyone!


Saturday, Sep. 21st:

ArtWalk Carlsbad
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Armada Drive in Carlsbad
The 2nd annual ArtWalk Carlsbad takes over Armada Drive near the Carlsbad Flower Fields this weekend, where it plans to showcase 175+ artists, activities and live music, including a 2:30 p.m. Sunday performance by A.J. Croce. The ArtWalk will feature 50 chalk artists who plan to create temporary masterpieces on the asphalt, plus a KidsWalk activity area for the little ones, street food vendors and 21+ beer and wine pavilions. Tickets range from $10 to $15, depending on if you want to visit one day or both days of the art festival.

Rooftop Cinema Club: ‘Dirty Dancing’
7 p.m., Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
Nobody puts Baby in a corner. But, they’ll put her on the big screen. The coming-of-age 1987 Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey classic, “Dirty Dancing,” will fill the outdoor movie screen Friday night on the scenic rooftop at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. The 18+ screening is part of the hotel’s ongoing Rooftop Cinema Club – movies shown under the stars, set alongside stunning views of the San Diego skyline. Tickets start at $17; you can self-park in the hotel’s garage for four hours for free if you buy food (other than popcorn or candy) or drinks at the Rooftop Cinema Club. Sounds like the time of your life, right?

Sunday, September 22nd:

Gaslamp Artisan Market
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fifth Avenue
Go check out the new Gaslamp Quarter’s Fifth Avenue between Market Street and Island Avenue and let us know what you think! Pop through different restaurants and shops, and explore the new exciting area!

Guided Nature Walk
9:30 a.m., Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center
It’s going to be a beautiful weekend to get outside! Take a free guided 1.5 hour nature walk from Mission Trails Regional Park. Along the way you’ll learn about animals, plants, and history of this park in San Diego.

San Diego and La Jolla Weekend Events: September 7th and 8th

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The weather is perfect, this weekend is packed with events. So what are you waiting for? Make your plans now! There’s something for everyone!


Saturday, Sep. 7th

San Diego Blues Festival
12 p.m. to 8 p.m., Embarcadero Marina Park South
The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank hosts its 9th annual San Diego Blues Festival along downtown’s waterfont. The family-friendly fest will feature nine musical acts across two stages, plus food trucks, arts and crafts vendors, and local craft beer, wine and cocktail vendors. General admission costs $35; kids age 12 and under get in free with a paying adult. All proceeds will help support the San Diego Food Bank and its North County chapter; attendees are also encouraged to bring canned food donations. NBC 7 and Telemundo 20 will have a booth at the Blues Festival; stop by and say hello!

6th Annual Carlsbad Brewfest
1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Holiday Park
Craft beer enthusiasts, this one’s for you. More than 40 craft breweries and cider houses will come together for the Carlsbad Brewfest this Saturday at Holiday Park. Music, entertainment and food will round-out the event; general admission tickets cost $55. New this year: several local brewers – including Culver Beer Co., Burgeon Beer Company, and Pizza Port, to name a few – have collaborated to create West Coast IPA that’ll be released at the fest. Cheers!

Sunday, September 8th:

Gaslamp Artisan Market
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fifth Avenue
Go check out the new Gaslamp Quarter’s Fifth Avenue between Market Street and Island Avenue and let us know what you think! Pop through different restaurants and shops, and explore the new exciting area!

Guided Nature Walk
9:30 a.m., Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center
It’s going to be a beautiful weekend to get outside! Take a free guided 1.5 hour nature walk from Mission Trails Regional Park. Along the way you’ll learn about animals, plants, and history of this park in San Diego.

Beat the Heat this Labor Day

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Another summer is passing us by, and as we head into the fall, there are no less events to enjoy in the greater San Diego area. And with our outstanding weather, fantastic community, and a vast playground, there are plenty of fun and exciting things to do and see. Here are just some of the recommended events happening this Labor Day weekend for couples and families.

  1. Get in the water!

What’s the fastest way of cooling down? Why, of course, it’s leaping into the cool, soothing waters of the expansive Pacific Ocean! In excess of 70 miles of beaches dot the La Jolla and greater San Diego coastline, thus there is unquestionably plenteous space for everybody (and their brother!) to unfold their towels, prop up an umbrella, and dash into the sea to catch some surf.

And speaking of catching a wave or three, more than a few beaches in La Jolla are perfect for surfing when you’re visiting lovely San Diego. Some of these include Black’s Beach, La Jolla Shores, and Windansea. Black’s Beach has some of the better waves all year long, at times reaching a height of 12 feet during the winter months. La Jolla Shores, with its ever gentle waves, is an idyllic beach for beginning surfers. In addition, it has many surfing schools if you’re looking to take some lessons (no tests!). Furthermore, Windansea is a well-known surfing beach on the south side of La Jolla. It features a consistent surf break, as well as areas for chillaxing and getting’ that sought after tan on. Due to its immense popularity, it can get jam-packed.

  1. Get under the sea

Why not consider diving under the surface and exploring the underworld beneath the ocean? La Jolla Cove provides some of the better snorkeling in all of San Diego, replete with a wealth of marine life. During the summer months, the waters of the cove become home to leopard sharks, but don’t sweat it, they guys are not hostile and are actually amazing to observe as they swim along the cove’s floor.

And guess what? You can really beat the high temps by scuba diving along La Jolla Canyon, an area under the water that is rich with marine life and moreover has plenty of places to explore.

For a guided La Jolla snorkel tour complete with snorkel rentals, consider contacting one of the following:

La Jolla Kayak, 2199 Avenida de la Playa in La Jolla Shores. (858) 459-1114.

For wet suits, snorkeling equipment, swim suits and other snorkel accessories, contact:

Mitch’s Surf, 631 Pearl Street, La Jolla. (858) 459-5933.

Clairemont Surf, 6393 Balboa Avenue, San Diego. (858) 292-1153.

  1. SUP, bro?

Dig this. Take an opportunity to cool off with awesome ocean breezes and explore the seawaters of La Jolla on a surfboard, kayak or stand-up paddleboard. And don’t sweat it, let it if you are splashed or even fall head over heels in the Pacific, since the water will only assist you in dodging the heat.

Not into the water so much? No worries! You can also cool down with the invigorating ocean air while snapping an abundant amount of pics of the San Diego coastline on a cruise around the bay and Pacific Ocean.

  1. Get Inside

Looking to dodge the sun altogether? Yeah, we heard that! Sometimes you just need to give your skin a break for a bit and appreciate the soft air of luxury air-conditioning! But rather than merely dumping your patooie in a huge room eyeballing the spectrum of paint on the wall, why not cool off indoors with entertaining live theatre, incredible exhibits and enlightening fun at various local museums, or even peeping alien creatures and explosions at a movie theater. You in? Well, simply visit our La Jolla Arts & Culture Section to learn more. 

  1. We scream for ice cream… and beer!

Nothing says chillax like creamy ice cream, freezing popsicles and other icy treats. Allow the gang to choose their favorite flavors and then find an enjoyable shady spot to unwind and beat the heat.

For those over 21, and under 127, why not spend the afternoon sampling La Jolla’s astounding, cold craft beer? Consider staying safe and visiting a few breweries.

 

More Tips to Beat the Heat

Always remember to remain safe while you are out delighting in San Diego’s warm climate. Continuously drink water to remain hydrated, frequently apply sunscreen, wear a hat/cap and lightweight, loose-fitting, light-colored clothing to protect your skin, and be sure to take consistent breaks from the sun by putting your feet up in the shade or relaxing indoors.


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San Diego and La Jolla Weekend Events: August 31st & September 1st

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The weather is perfect this Labor Day weekend, this weekend is packed with events. So what are you waiting for? Make your plans now! There’s something for everyone!


Saturday, Aug. 31st:

Yoga in the Courtyard
9 a.m. to 10 a.m., The Headquarters at Seaport
How can you say no to a free yoga session in the courtyard at The Headquarters? You can’t. So bring your yoga mat and water, and let the tranquility begin. Miss this one? Not to worry. These yoga classes are held here every Saturday morning this month and return weekly in December.

5th Annual Diamond Street Festival
12 p.m. to 7 p.m., Imperial Avenue between 60th and 63rd streets
This free community street festival in the heart of San Diego’s “Diamond neighborhoods” – along Imperial Avenue, between 60th and 63rd streets – will boast music, food, art, a car show and activities for kids. The event is hosted by the Diamond Business Association. NBC 7 and Telemundo 20 will have a booth at the festival; drop by to say hello!Sunday, August 25th:

Gaslamp Artisan Market
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fifth Avenue
Go check out the new Gaslamp Quarter’s Fifth Avenue between Market Street and Island Avenue and let us know what you think! Pop through different restaurants and shops, and explore the new exciting area!

Sunday, September 1st: 

Guided Nature Walk
9:30 a.m., Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center
It’s going to be a beautiful weekend to get outside! Take a free guided 1.5 hour nature walk from Mission Trails Regional Park. Along the way you’ll learn about animals, plants, and history of this park in San Diego.

San Diego and La Jolla Weekend Events: August 24th & 25th

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The weather is perfect, this weekend is packed with events. So what are you waiting for? Make your plans now! There’s something for everyone!


Saturday, Aug. 24

Yoga in the Courtyard
9 a.m. to 10 a.m., The Headquarters at Seaport
How can you say no to a free yoga session in the courtyard at The Headquarters? You can’t. So bring your yoga mat and water, and let the tranquility begin. Miss this one? Not to worry. These yoga classes are held here every Saturday morning this month and return weekly in December.

Country Beer Jam
12 p.m., Seaside Concert Area at Del Mar Racetrack
Giddy up and head over to the Del Mar Racetrack for a seaside concert. This event will have craft beer and country music, with live performances by Nancarrow, Kimmi Bitter, and more. Not to mention, line dancing and a stein-holding contest. To sweeten the pot, the event is free with paid admission to the racetrack; 21+ beer tasting wristbands are available for purchase separately for $12.50, which gets you five 5-ounce beer tastings.

Sunday, August 25th:

Gaslamp Artisan Market
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fifth Avenue
Go check out the new Gaslamp Quarter’s Fifth Avenue between Market Street and Island Avenue and let us know what you think! Pop through different restaurants and shops, and explore the new exciting area!

Guided Nature Walk
9:30 a.m., Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center
It’s going to be a beautiful weekend to get outside! Take a free guided 1.5 hour nature walk from Mission Trails Regional Park. Along the way you’ll learn about animals, plants, and history of this park in San Diego.

San Diego and La Jolla Weekend Events: August 17th & 18th

The weather is perfect, this weekend is packed with events. So what are you waiting for? Make your plans now! There’s something for everyone!


Saturday, August 17th:

Yoga in the Courtyard
9 a.m. to 10 a.m., The Headquarters at Seaport
How can you say no to a free yoga session in the courtyard at The Headquarters? You can’t. So bring your yoga mat and water, and let the tranquility begin. Miss this one? Not to worry. These yoga classes are held here every Saturday morning this month and return weekly in December.

Pints & Plants
2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Alpine Beer Co.
Nothing like a libation to help you out with your green thumb. Learn how to  plant a succulent while enjoying a pint at this 2-hour workshop at Alpine Beer Co. This event is hosted by Stemtations San Diego. $52 will get you a decorative pedestal planter, all planting materials, and your first brew.

Sunday, August 11th:

Gaslamp Artisan Market
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fifth Avenue
Go check out the new Gaslamp Quarter’s Fifth Avenue between Market Street and Island Avenue and let us know what you think! Pop through different restaurants and shops, and explore the new exciting area!

Guided Nature Walk
9:30 a.m., Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center
It’s going to be a beautiful weekend to get outside! Take a free guided 1.5 hour nature walk from Mission Trails Regional Park. Along the way you’ll learn about animals, plants, and history of this park in San Diego.