Are you ready for another weekend, La Jollans? We’ve got a list of some great events in the city that will surely take away any of those end-of-summer blues – but let’s face it, summer is never really over in San Diego! Beautiful weather and sunshine is headed our way the next few days, so make the most out of it with these La Jolla weekend events.
Treasure Chest Fest @ Green Flash Brewery
When: Saturday Sept. 6, 12pm – 6pm
Where: Green Flash Brewing Company, 6550 Mira Mesa Blvd., San Diego 92121
What: Join the brewery for their 4th Annual TREASURE CHEST Fest! Enjoy the Treasure Chest 2014 Beer (a barrel-aged Saison with Plum) among countless other unique Cask Creations. Food pairings include selections from places like Carnitas Snack Shack and Waypoint Public. Other activities include a vendor village, beer garden, a photo booth, and artisanal food & beer demos. All ticket holders will receive a wristband and stamp card that will provide access to 10 rare beer tastings and 10 food pairings.
UCSD’s Toy Piano Festival
When: Friday Sept. 5, 12pm-1pm
Where: Geisel Library, 9500 Gilman Dr, San Diego 92093
What: Toy pianos are celebrated with great fanfare in the month of September at UCSD, with special attention to composer John Cage’s September 5 birth date. In preparation for the festival, composers visit the Library and pick a specific toy piano from the collection; a piece is written specially for that instrument. Some toy pianos only have nine notes, some three octaves—so each piece has its own special charm and special limitations.
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San Diego Blues Festival
When: Saturday Sept. 6 – Sunday Sept. 7
Where: Embarcadero Marina Park North; 400 Kettner Blvd., San Diego 92101
What: Since the Festival was founded in 2011, the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank has shared some of the best blues musicians on the planet with an appreciative and growing audience. In the festival’s first 3 years, sponsors and festival-goers have helped contribute nearly 10 tons of food and more than $225,000 to help the Food Bank fight hunger in San Diego County. This year Eric Burdon & the Animals, Elvin Bishop, Tommy Castro & the Painkilllers and Blues Hall of Famer Lazy Lester lead the lineup for the festival’s two-day extravaganza.
Coronado Main Street Garden Party
When: Saturday Sept. 6, 5pm-8pm
Where: 1127 F Ave, Coronado 92118
What: The annual party will be held a beautiful historic property in downtown Coronado. Local Chefs will be preparing their specialties while live music plays in the background and drinks are served. To top it all off there will be a fabulous silent auction later in the evening.
San Diego Brazilian Day Festival
When: Sunday Sept. 7, 11am – 7pm
Where: One block from the beach on Garnet Ave, San Diego
What: Dance the night away at one of the craziest street festivals in San Diego! With over 60,000 attendees expected, this has often been named the largest Brazilian festival on the West Coast. A free, fun and family-friendly festival, activities include a street fair with 150+ vendors, a food court, kids zone, and Carnaval parade complete with floats. 2 stages will be set up for Brazilian-themed bands and dancers. Be sure to get your tickets early before they sell out!
How will you be spending your weekend? Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments!
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