San Diego Weekend Events | Sept 18 – 20

san diego weekend events

From San Diego’s very own inaugural music festival at the Fairgrounds to the first Oktoberfest celebration of the year, we’ve got you covered in terms of essential San Diego weekend events! As always please be sure to check *ticket availability prior to attending any event.

KAABOO Festival

When: Friday Sept 18 – Sunday Sept 20
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds; 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar 92014
What: San Diego’s inaugural KAABOO Festival will include performances by more than 100 musical acts on seven stages. To unearth your inner foodie, KAABOO will feature celebrity, as well as local chefs from high quality restaurants, wine selections from vineyards throughout California, craft breweries from top markets including San Diego, craft distillers in various categories, mixologists and more. There will also be a dedicated comedy stage and an after-hours dance party.

San Diego Bayfair

When: Friday Sept 18 – Sunday Sept 20
Where: 1404 Vacation Rd‎., San Diego 92109
What: Bayfair is San Diego’s largest annual family festival and sports competition and attracts race fans from all over the world. Bayfair is famous for its family festival atmosphere, interactive exhibits, vendors and specialty foods, and nightly live entertainment. The different classes of boats will race on the famed Bill Muncey Memorial Race Course, the fastest race course in the world – boats will be racing at speeds upwards of 225 mph!

san diego weekend events

21st Annual San Diego Festival of Beer

When: Friday Sept 18, 6pm-10pm
Where: Broadway Pier; 1000 North Harbor Drive, San Diego 92101
What: San Diego’s biggest beer festival returns to the Broadway Pier for its 21st year this weekend! The indoor/outdoor event will feature live music and nearly 60 different breweries serving more than 120 varieties of tasty brews. Inside, food items and munchies will be for sale in addition to a selection of fine wines for purchase by the glass. Each ticket includes admission into the event and unlimited (2 oz) beer tastes.

SEE ALSO: San Diego Film Festival 2015: Honorees & Opening Night Lineup Announced

Landlubbers Day

When: Saturday Sept 19, 1pm-4pm
Where: Seaport Village; 849 W Harbor Drive, San Diego 92101
What: In honor of International “Talk Like a Pirate Day,” Seaport Village is hosting Landlubbers Day, a celebration of all things pirate! This free event features live music from the Jackstraws, San Diego’s own pirate-themed band; a costume contest; arts and crafts; and pirate’s booty food and drink specials from the Seaport Village eateries. Landlubbers Day also includes street performances from Seaport Village’s talented buskers.

san diego weekend events

Encinitas Oktoberfest

When: Sunday Sept 20, 10am-6pm
Where: Mountain Vista Drive and El Camino Real, Encinitas 92024
What: The 20th Annual Encinitas Chamber of Commerce Oktoberfest will be held on Sunday! The event entertainment feature The Bluebirds, Bavarian dancers and a street craft fair featuring over 200 vendors including artisans with unusual arts and craft items.The family food and refreshment tent will be serving authentic German food and beers from national & local breweries. There will be a family fun zone with children’s games, family oriented activities and much more.

*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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