La Jolla Weekend Events | September 19 – 21

From a festival hailing all things spicy to La Jolla’s very own block party and the start of San Diego’s official Oktoberfest season, this weekend is going to be action-packed. Get the scoop on all the local hot spots with our La Jolla weekend events list – and be sure to check our Events page, which is constantly getting updated with the latest happenings around town!

20th Annual San Diego Festival of Beer


When: Friday Sept 19, 6pm – 11pm
Where: Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier, 1000 North Harbor Dr., San Diego 92101
What: San Diego’s greatest beer event, the 20th annual Festival of Beer, is here! The indoor/outdoor event will feature live music and 50 different breweries serving up 120 varieties of tasty brews. There will be food items and munchies for sale in addition to a selection of fine wines for purchase by the glass. Each ticket includes admission into the event, 10 (4 oz) beer tastes, and the first 1,500 guests receive a free souvenir event logo tasting mug. Additional tastes may be purchased inside the event.

2nd Annual “So Fine on Kline” Block Party

When: Saturday Sept 20, 10am – 7pm
Where: Between Kline St. & Girard Ave, La Jolla 92037
What: This totally FREE throwback block party will feature live music; raffles and silent auctions; delicious barbecue munchies; arts and crafts; a Kid Zone for the little ones; and for all you craft beer lovers, a beer garden sponsored by Rough Draft Brewing Co – complete with other “adult beverages” and frozen lemonade.

SEE ALSO: Read More About “So Fine on Kline”

1st Annual Sriracha Festival

la jolla weekend events When: Saturday Sept 20, 3pm – 6pm
Where: Liberty Station Luce Court & Legacy Plaza, 2825 Dewey Road, San Diego 92106
What: This chef-driven, all-inclusive, 21+ event spotlights the world’s most iconic hot sauce at a unique, historical venue. Multiple stations allow guests to enjoy a variety of Sriracha-themed dishes, including desserts, at their own pace. Local craft beer, cocktails, sodas, iced coffee and iced tea help tame the heat while a live DJ set helps create a fun and unforgettable food and drink experience.

Encinitas Oktoberfest

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When: Sunday Sept 21, 10am – 6pm
Where: Mountain Vista Drive at El Camino Real, Encinitas 92024
What: The Encinitas Chamber of Commerce will hold the 19th Annual Encinitas Oktoberfest this Sunday! The six-block marketplace on Mountain Vista Dr. at El Camino Real will feature Bavarian dancers and bands, 200+ vendors, including artisans with unusual arts and craft items, a family food tent serving authentic German food and beverages, and a ceremonial parade.  There will also be a family fun zone with children’s games and activities. Admission is totally free. Call (760) 753-6041 or visit for more info.

SEE ALSO: Your Ultimate Guide to Oktoberfest in San Diego

Canyoneer Nature Walk

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When: Sunday, Sept 21 8am – 10:30am
Where: Torrey Pines State Reserve & Beach, 12600 North Torrey Pines Road, San Diego 92037
What: See Torrey pines, native chaparral, and seasonal wildflowers on this easy walk to a vista point overlooking Peñasquitos Lagoon and the ocean. Canyoneers are San Diego Natural History Museum volunteers trained to inspire appreciation of plants and animals in Southern California. Great opportunity to spend a morning appreciating nature with the whole family! Info: 619-232-3821.



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Emily Ruchlewicz

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