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.
Get out there and enjoy the last official weekend of summer with our La Jolla Events guide. There are plenty of local events going on around town but if you’re feeling a bit adventurous check out the Carlsbad Music Festival, or visit the Encinitas Oktoberfest on Sunday!
FRIDAY Sept 20
Opening Reception The Kincade Chronicle by Jim Machacek
In his second exhibition at the Athenaeum, long-time San Diego artist Jim Machacek is turning the gallery into a walk-in novel. Reception is this Friday, September 20, 6:30-8:30pm Free. Exhibition on display from September 21-November 2, 2013. La Jolla Athenaeum 1008 Wall St La Jolla, CA 92037.
San Diego Restaurant Week – LAST DAY!
Experience cuisine that delights your palate and defines the art of dining in San Diego. Reservations are recommended due to the popular demand around this time.
With Autumn just around the corner, La Jolla is getting ready for crisp fall temperatures, trees changing to bold colors, and the years primary harvest. Back-to-school, holidays, and sports are all things people look forward to during the following four months. Whether you prefer attending Oktoberfest, or taking the kids to a Haunted House, there is something for everyone! Here is a look at some festivities to get enthusiastic for as we say goodbye to summer:
1. Encinitas Oktoberfest 2013
The 18th annual Encinitas Oktoberfest will be taking place on Sunday, October 22 from 10:00am to 5:00pm. The family fun filled event will include live music, Bavarian dancers, a fun zone, and street craft faire including over 200 vendors. All of which should help you and your family feel the authentic German celebration. Taste one of the many authentic German bratwurst or try an authentic German beer from national and local breweries. Admission and parking are both free for the event.
2. Julian Apple Days
The Julian Apple Days festival will be held on October 5th & 6th this year. Autumn would not be complete without freshly harvested apples. In 1907 Julian apples won the distinguished Wilder Medal. Wanting to celebrate, Ranchers and town leaders organized what is now known as Apple Days. Continue reading
Chances are if you’ve attended an Oktoberfest in San Diego, you’ve tasted a Tarantino Bratwurst. This year, The Tarantino Gourmet Sausage Company will be making their debut as the official bratwurst at this year’s Encinitas Oktoberfest on September 22, 2013.
The Tarantino Gourmet Sausage Company has been doing Oktoberfest’s around San Diego (Ocean Beach, and La Mesa) for over 15 years. Continue reading
Fall is a little over a month away and that means Oktoberfest is on the horizon. This year, the La Jolla Blue Book is a proud sponsor of the 18th Annual Encinitas Oktoberfest happening on Sunday, September 22nd.
Oktoberfest’s roots trace back to the marriage of Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese in 1810 in Munich, Germany. Their marriage celebration was so enjoyable that they decided it should be held every year. Oktoberfest has grown greatly and today over 6 million people attend.