San Diego and La Jolla Weekend Events: July 13th & 14th

 

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The weather is perfect, this first weekend of summer is packed with events. So what are you waiting for? Make your plans now! There’s something for everyone!


Saturday, July 12th: 

Yoga in the Rotunda
8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., San Diego Museum of Man
The San Diego Museum of Man hosts another session of “Yoga in the Rotunda,” an instructor-led, all-levels flow class in the museum’s historic rotunda. Tickets to this event for non-museum members cost $10, and you must complete “E-Club Member” enrollment on the museum’s website while buying your ticket. This unique yoga class is held the second and fourth Saturday of every month, so if you can’t make it this weekend, look ahead to your calendar and pencil it in for next time. Sunset Sessions

San Diego Pride Parade
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Hillcrest Pride Flag (1600 University Ave.)
The annual San Diego LGBT Pride Parade will color the streets of Hillcrest Saturday, starting at the Hillcrest Pride Flag at University Avenue and Normal Street. The 1.1-mile route proceeds west on University Avenue, turns south on 6th Avenue, turns left on Balboa Drive and ends at Laurel Street. Approximately 250,000 spectators are expected to turn out for the free parade, which includes lively floats, music and dancing. In addition to the big parade, Pride weekend in San Diego features lots of other events including highlights like the Spirit of Stonewall Rally (Friday at 6 p.m. at the Hillcrest Pride Flag) and the San Diego Pride Festival (Saturday and Sunday at Marston Point in Balboa Park.) This year, the theme of San Diego Pride is “Stonewall 50: A Legacy of Liberation,” marking the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots – a turning point in the LGBT community’s fight for equality. Wishing you a safe and happy Pride weekend, San Diego.

Sunday, July 13th:

Gaslamp Artisan Market
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fifth Avenue
Go check out the new Gaslamp Quarter’s Fifth Avenue between Market Street and Island Avenue and let us know what you think! Pop through different restaurants and shops, and explore the new exciting area!

Guided Nature Walk
9:30 a.m., Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center
It’s going to be a beautiful weekend to get outside! Take a free guided 1.5 hour nature walk from Mission Trails Regional Park. Along the way you’ll learn about animals, plants, and history of this park in San Diego.

San Diego and La Jolla Weekend Events: July 6th & 7th

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The weather is perfect, this first weekend of summer is packed with events. So what are you waiting for? Make your plans now! There’s something for everyone!


Saturday, July 6th:

Food Truck Friday
4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Balboa Park
Balboa Park’s “Food Truck Friday” rolls into the landmark again this week, a summertime series centered on tasty local eats and laid-back family fun. The weekly event brings a rotating selection of about a dozen food trucks to Plaza de Panama and El Prado Walkway every Friday from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. As visitor grab food from vendors, they can also enjoy live musical performances, dancing, and activities for the kids hosted by various Balboa Park organizations. Bonus: some participating museums in Balboa Park will host special evening hours and programs on Fridays, too, so after enjoying Food Truck Fridays, you can stick around to peruse a museum or two.

Sunset Sessions
6 p.m. to 9 p.m., 10 Barrel Brewing
10 Barrel Brewing pub in downtown’s East Village hosts another installment of its summer “Sunset Sessions,” where patrons can enjoy free live music on the rooftop alongside their pints. This Friday, musician Greg Buddeman will provide the tunes. Get there early to get in on Happy Hour specials, including $4 beers from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunset Sessions runs every Friday through August.

Sunday, July 7th:

Gaslamp Artisan Market
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fifth Avenue
Go check out the new Gaslamp Quarter’s Fifth Avenue between Market Street and Island Avenue and let us know what you think! Pop through different restaurants and shops, and explore the new exciting area!

Guided Nature Walk
9:30 a.m., Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center
It’s going to be a beautiful weekend to get outside! Take a free guided 1.5 hour nature walk from Mission Trails Regional Park. Along the way you’ll learn about animals, plants, and history of this park in San Diego.

San Diego and La Jolla Weekend Events: June 22nd & 23rd

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The weather is perfect, this first weekend of summer is packed with events. So what are you waiting for? Make your plans now! There’s something for everyone!


Saturday, June 22nd:

Gospel Festival
11 a.m., San Diego County Fair (Coors Light Rock On Stage)
The brightest and best in the genre of gospel music hit the San Diego County Fair for this all-day festival Saturday. The Clark Sisters headline at 7 p.m.; that concert is free – in certain sections: standing-room general admission floor area, and 3rd and 5th levels – as long as you’ve paid for admission into the fair. The other ticket tiers for the Clark Sisters show range from $19 to $44.R&B Block Party

40th Annual OB Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off
10 a.m. to 8 p.m., 4800 to 5000 Blocks of Newport Avenue in Ocean Beach
It’s a summertime tradition in Ocean Beach: the OB Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off, and oceanfront food and music block party as unique as the community. The free fair features music across four stages, a community mural project, a showcase of local artisans and an unforgettable Hodad’s Burger-Eating Competition that’ll give hungry contenders the chance to land their mug on the iconic “Wall of Fame” at Hodad’s, OB’s iconic burger joint. Also on deck: brews and live music at Beachside Bar for those 21+, a wing eating contest hosted by Dirty Birds, and a music area hosted by Rock & Roll San Diego where professional musicians will teach visitors how to play simple songs. As for the legendary Chili Cook-Off, well, that includes 20 tastings in both amateur and restaurant divisions, beginning at 11 a.m., all competing for top honors. The event takes place along several blocks of Newport Avenue, along the waterfront. The longtime fair draws a healthy crowd, so you may want to consider taking the trolley or using a ride-share service to get there. There’s free bike valet at the intersection of Bacon Street and Newport Avenue, too.

Sunday, June 23rd: 

Gaslamp Artisan Market
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fifth Avenue
Go check out the new Gaslamp Quarter’s Fifth Avenue between Market Street and Island Avenue and let us know what you think! Pop through different restaurants and shops, and explore the new exciting area!

Guided Nature Walk
9:30 a.m., Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center
It’s going to be a beautiful weekend to get outside! Take a free guided 1.5 hour nature walk from Mission Trails Regional Park. Along the way you’ll learn about animals, plants, and history of this park in San Diego.

San Diego and La Jolla Weekend Events: June 15th & 16th

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The weather is perfect, this Father’s Day weekend is packed with events. So what are you waiting for? Make your plans now! There’s something for everyone!


Saturday, June 15th:

25th Annual Taste of Gaslamp
1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Gaslamp Quarter
It’s time for the Annual Taste of Gaslamp! Now celebrating it’s 25th go around! Some of San Diego’s best downtown chefs be cooking for the occasion as foodies (you) get to casually go from spot to spot trying out all of the bites. This year, participating eateries include Barleymash, Café Sevilla, Havana 1920, Royal India, The Field Irish Pub and Tocaya Organica. That’s just to name a few, folks – there’s 30 spots on the list. General admission tickets cost $45, and check-in starts at 12 p.m.

R&B Block Party
5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Quartyard
Quartyard will be hosting this R&B Block Party Saturday night as San Diego starts to bring in the summer. This event is 21+, and will feature DJ Alonzo Tha Mayor and DJ Mr. Bogart, with a special guest performance by Nikki T. The party is free is you RSVP ahead of time online and arrive before 7 p.m. Otherwise, cover cost is only $5.

Sunday, June 16th:  

Gaslamp Artisan Market
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fifth Avenue
Go check out the new Gaslamp Quarter’s Fifth Avenue between Market Street and Island Avenue and let us know what you think! Pop through different restaurants and shops, and explore the new exciting area!

Guided Nature Walk
9:30 a.m., Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center
It’s going to be a beautiful weekend to get outside! Take a free guided 1.5 hour nature walk from Mission Trails Regional Park. Along the way you’ll learn about animals, plants, and history of this park in San Diego.

San Diego and La Jolla Weekend Events: June 1st & 2nd

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 8.27.55 PMThe weather is perfect, this weekend is packed with events. So what are you waiting for? Make your plans now! There’s something for everyone!


Saturday, June 1st: 

Jim Gaffigan
7:30 p.m., San Diego County Fair (Corona Grandstand Stage)
Get ready to laugh! The Emmy-winning comedian, actor and author Jim Gaffigan will headline the Corona Grandstand Stage Saturday night at the San Diego County Fair. The  show starts at 7:30 p.m.; tickets start at $50, if you have already paid for your fair admission.

C.S. Lewis’ ‘The Screwtape Letters’
4 p.m. and 8 p.m., Balboa Theatre
See the stage adaption of C.S. Lewis’ satiric masterpiece “The Screwtape Letters.” The production takes place stage at Balboa Theatre twice Saturday – at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets start at $42.50.

Sunday, June 2nd: 

Gaslamp Artisan Market
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fifth Avenue
Go check out the new Gaslamp Quarter’s Fifth Avenue between Market Street and Island Avenue and let us know what you think! Pop through different restaurants and shops, and explore the new exciting area!

Guided Nature Walk
9:30 a.m., Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center
It’s going to be a beautiful weekend to get outside! Take a free guided 1.5 hour nature walk from Mission Trails Regional Park. Along the way you’ll learn about animals, plants, and history of this park in San Diego.

San Diego and La Jolla Memorial Day Weekend Events: May 25th – 27th

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The weather is perfect, this Memorial Day weekend is packed with events. So what are you waiting for? Make your plans now! There’s something for everyone!


Saturday, May 24th:

Yoga in the Rotunda
8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., San Diego Museum of Man
Get ready to say “namaste right here.” This teacher-led yoga class will take place at the historic rotunda inside the San Diego Museum of Man in Balboa Park. A one-hour session is open to all levels of yogis; Be sure to bring your own mat, towel and water. Tickets cost $10 for non-members (purchase ahead of time online) or $5 for museum members.

Souleil Season 9 Opener
4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Quartyard
Now in its 9th season, Downtown San Diego’s cool community venue, Quartyard will host its opener of Souleil, a summer-inspired music and DJ series. General admission tickets cost $15.

Sunday, May 25th:

Gaslamp Artisan Market
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fifth Avenue
Go check out the new Gaslamp Quarter’s Fifth Avenue between Market Street and Island Avenue and let us know what you think! Pop through different restaurants and shops, and explore the new exciting area!

Guided Nature Walk
9:30 a.m., Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center
It’s going to be a beautiful weekend to get outside! Take a free guided 1.5 hour nature walk from Mission Trails Regional Park. Along the way you’ll learn about animals, plants, and history of this park in San Diego.

Sunday, May 26th:

Memorial Day Ceremony at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
9 a.m., Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
San Diego’s Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery on Cabrillo Memorial Drive is hosting a Memorial Day ceremony beginning at 9 a.m. The cemetery  is open daily from sunrise to sunset.

Legacy Week at USS Midway: National Moment of Remembrance
3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., USS Midway Museum Flight Deck
The USS Midway Museum remembers country’s fallen heroes on Memorial Day by partaking in the National Moment of Remembrance at 3 p.m. on the flight deck. General admission tickets to the USS Midway Museum (ahead of time online) costs $22 for adults, $9 for retired military, and $9 for kids ages 6 to 12. Kids age 5 and under get in free.

La Jolla Weekend Events: 5/18 & 5/19

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Saturday, May 18th:

Picnic in the Park
11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Cesar Chavez Park
The Port of San Diego will be hosting a free, family-friendly picnic Saturday at Cesar Chavez Park. This event will be filled live music and original performances from The San Diego Dance Theater.

C.S. Lewis’ ‘The Screwtape Letters’
4 p.m. and 8 p.m., Balboa Theatre
Come see the stage adaption of C.S. Lewis’ satiric masterpiece “The Screwtape Letters.”  The production is at Balboa Theatre twice Saturday – at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets start at $42.50.

Sunday, May 19th:

Gaslamp Artisan Market
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fifth Avenue
Go check out the new Gaslamp Quarter’s Fifth Avenue between Market Street and Island Avenue and let us know what you think! Pop through different restaurants and shops, and explore the new exciting area!

Guided Nature Walk
9:30 a.m., Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center
It’s going to be a beautiful weekend to get outside! Take a free guided 1.5 hour nature walk from Mission Trails Regional Park. Along the way you’ll learn about animals, plants, and history of this park in San Diego.

La Jolla and San Diego Mother’s Day Weekend Events: May 11th – 12th

The weather is perfect, and this Mother’s Day weekend is packed with events. So what are you waiting for? Treat mom, and make your plans now! There’s something for everyone!

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Saturday, May 11th:

Mommy & Me Succulent Arranging Workshop
2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Searsucker Del Mar Highlands
This Mother’s Day weekend at Searsucker Del Mar Highlands will feature a succulent wreath-arranging workshop for moms and their little ones (recommended agesare 6 to 12). The workshop is led by Rain to Roots, and includes all of plants and materials needed to create a 12-inch wreath for mom and a 6-inch heart-shaped wreath for the little one. Tickets are only $56.50.

Rooftop Cinema Club Presents: ‘Mary Poppins Returns’
8:30 p.m., Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
She’s back! The 2018 Emily Blunt-led sequel to the classic tale of “Mary Poppins”  will take over the big outdoor movie screen Saturday on rooftop at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. Watch the flick, or watch the beautiful views of the San Diego skyline. Tickets start at $17.

Sunday, May 12th:

Mother’s Day Painting
12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Cool Creations Paint-Your-Own-Pottery Café
Spend some quality and artsy time painting with mom at a Mother’s Day Painting session. This session at Cool Creations on Garnet Avenue in Pacific Beach costs only $5 per person, plus the cost of pottery materials. Also, moms get 25 percent off their pottery.

Guided Nature Walk
9:30 a.m., Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center
It’s going to be a beautiful weekend to get outside! Take a free guided 1.5 hour nature walk from Mission Trails Regional Park. Along the way you’ll learn about animals, plants, and history of this park in San Diego.