La Jolla Weekend Events | September 12 – 14

Another week has come to an end! There’s a lot going on in America’s Finest City, so we’ve taken care of the hard part and picked out the best of the best. Here’s our official guide to all the local San Diego and La Jolla weekend events; don’t miss any of the awesome things happening around town.

San Diego Music Thing

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When: Friday Sept 12 – Saturday Sept 13
Where: Town & Country Resort Hotel; 500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego 92108
What: SDMT is back for it’s 7th year. Join other music-lovers for two days of panels, mentoring sessions, networking, pop up shops and tons of live music. Enjoy 2 full days of panels, workshops, mentoring sessions and networking; 150+ local, regional and national bands performing at venues around San Diego, including bands like Liars, Meg Myers, Cults, and Deap Vally; and exclusive pop-up shops and live performances. Tickets range from $10-$40.

San Diego Bayfair

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When: Friday Sept 12 – 14, all day
Where: Mission Bay Park, 2688 E Mission Bay Dr., San Diego 92109
What: The H1 Unlimited hydroplanes and Grand Prix West boats are back on Mission Bay! Joining the fastest boats on the water are piston-powered hydroplanes, tunnel boats and cracker boxes. If you love piston power, this is definitely the spot to be! Spend a weekend in the sun on San Diego’s Mission Bay and enjoy live bands, beer gardens, kids’ zone and specialty food vendors.

SEE ALSO: Your Guide to Oktoberfest in San Diego

Thumbprint Gallery 5-Year Anniversary Group Show

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When: Saturday Sept 13, 5pm – 10pm
Where: Thumbprint Gallery; 920 Kline St. #104, La Jolla 92037
What: The La Jolla gallery celebrates half a decade with dozens of artists that have exhibited over the years including Kelly Vivanco, Espana Garcia, Linda Halsey, True Delorenzo and more. Enjoy some awesome art, good company, and explore the Thumbprint Gallery on Kline Street during this fun evening in the village.

Fiestas Patrias Celebration (Mexican Independence Day)

When: Saturday Sept 13, 12pm – 4pm
Where: Old Town State Historic Park
What: Old Town San Diego’s cultural history comes alive with a celebration of Mexico’s independence from Spain in 1821. Musical guests and dancers will showcase the cultural influences as Alta California transitioned from Spain’s control to Mexican independence. Music, dancing, food, and other entertainment.

Free 2nd Sunday at the New Children’s Museum

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When: Sunday Sept 14, 12pm – 4pm
Where: New Children’s Museum, 200 West Island Avenue, San Diego
What: The New Children’s Museum now grants free admission on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The free day allows all children and families in the community to enjoy the Museum and ensure that cost is not a barrier; it also includes a variety of activities for children. Head to for more information and a list of available kids’ activities at the Museum.



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Emily Ruchlewicz

Emily Ruchlewicz

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Emily Ruchlewicz is a News and Feature writer at Blue Book Publishers and has written more than 100 La Jolla-related articles. Follow her blogs to stay informed about new businesses, read exclusive interviews with local business owners, and keep up with community events. (

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