San Diego Weekend Events | Sept 11 – 13

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Another beautiful (and hot!) weekend is upon us, San Diego! Check out our top five favorite San Diego weekend events and get out there with family and friends. As always please be sure to check *ticket availability prior to attending any event.

Monte Carlo: “Glamping” at MCASD

When: Saturday September 12, 6:30pm-11:45pm
Where: MCASD La Jolla; 700 Prospect Street, La Jolla 92037
What: Monte Carlo: Glamping will take guests into the wild with live music, the sculptural artworks of Matthew Mahoney, and an unforgettable dining experience. The cocktail party begins at 6:30 PM with specialty cocktails and bubbly from Veuve Clicquot, hors d’oeuvres, an oyster bar, and live music, followed by an elegant dinner under the stars. Delight in the finest of fare with a dinner menu created by Chef Giuseppe of Giuseppe Restaurants & Catering. The After Party kicks off at 9:30pm.

3rd Annual La Costa Film Festival

When: Friday Sept 11 – Sunday Sept 13
Where: Omni La Costa; 2100 Costa Del Mar Road, Carlsbad 92009
What: A world-class three-day film festival in the heart of La Costa that will feature more than 45 critically acclaimed films, documentaries, and shorts; five exclusive world premieres; three unique panels with internationally renowned guest speakers; and two special tributes, including honoree John C. McGinley of Scrubs fame.

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Grape Day Celebration & Parade

When: Saturday Sept 12, 7:30am-4pm
Where: 235 E Grand Avenue, Escondido 92025
What: Grape Day started in 1908 as a way to celebrate Escondido’s grape harvest and promote the city. It flourished until 1950 and was revived by the Escondido History Center in 1996. We hope you can join us for this festive day of food, activities, entertainment and fun! Escondido’s most historic event starts with a 5k fun run at 7:30am. Then the historic parade travels down Grand Ave, and last but not least, visitors can enjoy the festival in its namesake park. The free festival includes grape stomping, an entertainment stage, vendor booths, fun zone and much more!

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Brazilian Day Festival

When: Sunday September 13, 11am-7pm
Where: Garnet Avenue, Pacific Beach
What: With over 60,000 attendees expected, this is touted as the largest Brazilian festival on the West Coast. A free, fun and family friendly festival, activities include a street fair with more than 150 vendors, food court, kids zone and carnaval parade complete with floats. Music from Brazil is the sound for the day with 2 stages for bands and performing groups. This festival will be held in Pacific Beach, in the heart of San Diego, a city known by local Brazilians as the “Rio de Janeiro of North America.”

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La Jolla Rough Water Swim

When: Sunday September 13, 7am
Where: 1100 Coast Blvd., La Jolla 92037
What: A La Jolla summertime tradition since 1916, the annual Rough Water Swim has become a beloved aquatic event in San Diego. The swim consists of three course variations: the Junior, the Masters/Amateur, and the Gatorman, the most technical and challenging of the three options. All courses begin and end at the La Jolla Cove. Arrive early to check-in and expect long lines!

*Please double check venue websites for ticket information before heading out to any ticketed event – some of these events do sell out quickly and tickets may not be available on-site.

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