It’s officially the first weekend of autumn, and there is plenty happening to celebrate the changing of the seasons! From apple picking in Julian to the Miramar Air Show and Oceanside Harbor Days, we have you covered on the top San Diego weekend events for September 23-25. Please be sure to check ticket availability prior to attending a ticketed event, as some may sell out.
When: Friday, Sept 23; 6pm-10pm
Where: Broadway Pier
What: This 22nd annual indoor/outdoor event will feature live music and nearly 60 different breweries serving up 120 different varieties of tasty brews. Inside the Festival, 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, unlimited (2 oz) beer tastes and the first 1,500 guests receive a free souvenir event logo tasting mug that is theirs to use throughout the evening and to keep when they go home.
When: Friday, Sept 23 – Sunday, Sept 25; 8am-4pm
Where: MCAS Miramar
What: Miramar is once again hosting the largest military Air Show in the country! This year’s theme is Celebrating 100 Years of the Marine Corps Reserves. The famous U.S. Navy Blue Angels will return for another thrilling performance, along with more than 100 military and civilian aircraft to view, simulation rides, fun for the kids, ride and drives, and a variety of delicious food and beverage offerings.
When: Saturday, Sept 24 & Sunday, Sept 25; 10am-5pm
Where: Menghini Winery (1150 Julian Orchards Drive, Julian CA)
What: Head to Julian for a full weekend of family-friendly fun – and apple picking! As part of Julian’s Apple Days Celebration, a two-day Festival will feature apple displays, music and dancing, an antique tractor display, children’s games and activities, gold panning demonstrations, a beer and wine garden, food and merchandise vendors, and of course, pie. Admission is $5 for adults (kids 12 and under are free).
When: Saturday, Sept 24 & Sunday, Sept 25; 9am-6pm
Where: Oceanside Harbor
What: Head to Oceanside for two event filled days of sun, sand, and surf! This free community event showcases tons of family-friendly activities, including the Pirate Village, live entertainment, arts, crafts and food booth areas, a Nail ‘n’ Sail Competition, and more. This is a great way to enjoy some sunshine and the beach on the first weekend of autumn.
When: Saturday, Sept 24 & Sunday, Sept 25
Where: Adams Avenue
What: Come check out a free two-day music festival, featuring 110 musical acts on eight stages, in the community of Normal Heights! There will also be beer gardens and beer tastings, carnival rides, festival foods, and more than 350 arts and crafts booths. Visitors to the craft beer taste will have the opportunity to sample 12, 4-ounce tastes for only $20.
When: Sunday, Sept 25-Oct 2
Where: Various restaurants throughout San Diego
What: For eight days, enjoy dishes compiled of local products and ingredients at over 180 participating restaurants throughout San Diego County. Dinner will be served as a three-course, prix-fixe menu for just $20, $30, $40 or $50 per person and lunch will be served as a two-course prix-fixe menu for only $10, $15 or $20 per person. SDRW restaurants have teamed up with local distributors to bring diners an unforgettably fresh feast for the senses! This is a great chance to try out a new restaurant.
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