Another weekend is upon us, San Diego, and there is always something to see or do in greater San Diego County. This week is certainly no different. Take a gander at some of the more awesome events to enjoy with family, friends, and other loved ones.
San Diego Blues Festival 2017
Saturday, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., Embarcadero Marina Park North
An exciting blues filled day is in store for attendees of the San Diego Blues Festival. Headlining this year’s event is Grammy Award winner, Mavis Staples, a member of both the Blues and Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame. In addition, there will be a total of nine acts over the course of Saturday featuring a wide-range of blues styles. Furthermore, patrons will enjoy locally brewed craft beer, various food vendors, wine, specialty cocktails, as well as vendors with a host of arts & crafts. All proceeds and food-drive donations benefit the San Diego Food Bank. This is a rain or shine event. General admission tickets are $25 in advance, or $30 at the gate. The awesome event is located at 500 Kettner Boulevard in none other than fantastic San Diego.
Street Food Cinema: Dirty Dancing 30th Anniversary
Saturday, 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., La Jolla
What better way to spend an evening than with a picnic, a live music performance, and then a favorite classic outdoor movie? Bring the kids, bring the beloved dog, bring your chairs and blankets to the grassy field and have a blast! Various superb food trucks will be on hand serving up fresh, hot food that attendees can take to their picnic blanket. John Barger MC’s the event and DJ DeCon brings the music. Doors open at 5:30, music at 6:30, and the film begins at 8 p.m. Reserved seating price is $18 in advance, $21 at the door, general admission $13, and $16 at the door, and kids 6-12 are $11, while tickets for toddlers under 6 are $6. The Nobel Athletic Fields and Recreation Center is located at 8810 Judicial Drive in La Jolla. Street parking is available but is not associated with the event.
10th Annual Brazilian Day San Diego
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Belmont Park – Mission Beach
Woohoo, Sunday is looking great in Mission Beach! The entire family can enjoy the West Coast’s biggest Brazilian festival brimming with South American arts and crafts, a kids zone for the little ones, a colorful parade, live musical entertainment (samba anyone?), sports and fitness, as well as a must try beer garden. The event absolutely free and is being held at 3146 Mission Blvd., in ever popular Mission Beach. There is a variety of parking lots near the event location. Bicycle parking is available on the premises.
Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon
Sunday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dog Beach – Del Mar
Everybody’s gone surfin’, even the dogs! You’re seen the dog surfing videos on television and other popular online media, but now you are cordially invited to watch the pooches get their hang paws on this Sunday at 12th Annual Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon at Dog Beach in Del Mar!
Attendees can expect a full morning and early afternoon of sun and amusement. All spectators are invited to kick back on the sands and enjoy as 80 surfing dogs compete for the prestigious title of “Top Surf Dog.” In addition, there are also cooperating vendor booths, a host of food, a costume contest for doggies, a canine agility course, live musical entertainment, opportunity drawings, and other fantastic summer fun! The event is entirely free, but donations are highly encouraged. Your welcome donation directly benefits the pets and programs at the Helen Woodward Animal Center. In fact, 100% of the proceeds go to community programs and orphan pets at Helen Woodward Animal Center.
Wondering where to park your ride? No worries! Lot parking is available for attendees at the corner of Border Avenue/Via De La Valle and Hwy 101/Camino Del Mar for a suggested $12 donation. In addition, street parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis, as per regular Del Mar city regulations. Get out with the kids and watch the pups pilot the Pacific!