Celebrate the arrival of another balmy and beautiful weekend in America’s Finest City with these San Diego weekend events!
San Diego Beer Fest
When: Saturday Jan 17, all day
Where: NTC Liberty Station; 2640 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego 92106
What: The 5th annual San Diego Beer Fest returns to Liberty Station and promises another fun-filled day with beer, food trucks, and music. The event will feature more than 50 local and international craft beers, as well as San Diego’s most popular food trucks (food sold separately). Admission is $40 for general admission (2pm to 5pm) and $50 for VIP (1pm to 5pm), which includes the beer tastings. For a list of beer tastings and to get tickets visit sandiegobeerfest.com.
La Jolla Music Society Presents: The Takács Quartet
When: Friday Jan 16, 8pm-10pm (pre-concert lecture at 7pm)
Where: La Jolla Music Society; 7946 Ivanhoe Ave, La Jola 92037
What: Recognized as one of the world’s great ensembles, the Takács Quartet returns to La Jolla Music Society to play their unique blend of drama, warmth and humor, to bring fresh insights to the string quartet repertoire. The evening’s program features quartets by Debussy and Bartók as well as Beethoven’s Quartet No. 13, Op. 130 played with the Finale, added to the piece after its premier. This new finale was the last full-scale movement Beethoven completed.
San Diego Multicultural Festival
When: Saturday Jan 17, 11am-5pm
Where: Ruocco Park; 585 Harbor Lane, San Diego 92101
What: Celebrate the 14th Annual Sheila R. Hardin San Diego Multicultural Festival in San Diego! This family-friendly festival showcases San Diego’s rich cultural and traditional heritage through live entertainment, food stations, vendors, and more. Activities include traditional heritage music and dancing, multicultural entertainment on the main stage, global and ethnic markets, local and regional vendors, a children’s area with activities, and multicultural storytellers – all taking place at San Diego’s beautiful waterfront park downtown.
When: Saturday Jan 17 – Sunday Jan 18, 10am-4:30pm
Where: Cabrillo National Monument; 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr., San Diego 92106
What: Whale Watch Weekend is a chance for Cabrillo National Monument to invite the San Diego community to the park and encourage them to learn about the importance of protecting our oceans. The two-day festival will feature whale watching at the recently re-designed Whale Watch and Kelp Forest Overlook and exhibitors from a variety of organizations that support ocean conservation. The festival will include marine awareness, whale watching and lectures on federal and state agencies that protect our oceans. In addition, this year’s festival will feature tidepool exploration and a presentation on the Marine Protected Areas.
2015 Carlsbad Marathon & Half Marathon
When: Sunday Jan 18, 6:15am – 12pm
Where: Westfield Plaza Camino Real; 2525 El Camino Real, Carlsbad 92008
What: The Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon and Half Marathon is a winter marathon and half marathon unlike any other, from the ideal weather conditions to a spectacular coastal course. The course goes through Carlsbad Village and along the oceanfront Pacific Coast Highway. The marathon starts at 6:15am and has a time limit of 6 hours. The half marathon begins at 7:45am and has a run time of about 4.25 hours.
When: Sunday Jan 18, 2pm-5pm
Where: Harbor Drive, San Diego 92101
What: Join us on Harbor Drive Sunday, January 18 for the 35th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade. This is one of the largest celebrations of its kind in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the United States and is coordinated by the Zeta Sigma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., founded in 1906; making it the oldest African American fraternity in America. Help continue the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in San Diego.
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