10 Things To Do This Weekend in San Diego (9/14-9/15)

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Here are 10 fun things to do in San Diego this weekend (September 14 and 15, 2013):

  1. Check out some great art and artists at the Coronado Art Walk. Happening at the Coronado Ferry Landing, the event will feature activities, entertainment and lots of creative expression all weekend long.
  2. Exhibits. Opening this weekend: Beyond the Books II at USD, First Impressions at USD and Matices de las Americas 2013 at Centro Cultural de la Raza. Closing this weekend: Looking For Things: Jay Johnson at Oceanside Museum of Art.
  3. Have some fun at the South Bay Pride 2013. The Saturday schedule includes music, entertainment, art, dancing, fun, wine and more at Bayfront Park in Chula Vista.
  4. Cruise the San Diego Bayfair today thru Sunday. If you like boats, sun and beer, you’ll have fun at this cool event.
  5. Meander through the Santee Bluegrass Festival. Music, activities, food and drinks. We think that makes it the place to be on Saturday!
  6. Fill up at the Latin Food Fest thru Sunday. With the 14 events that started yesterday, there’s something for everyone. If it’s all sold out before you get your chance, get started on San Diego Restaurant Week 2013! It starts Sunday and goes thru the 20th.
  7. Join the House of Finland for their Lawn Program on Sunday. The International Cottages will be filled with lively dance and music.
  8. Celebrate the Autumn Harvest at the 11th Annual San Diego Pagan Pride Festival in Balboa Park. The Saturday festival features entertainment, workshops and community.
  9. Party in Old Town for Mexican Independence Day. For the Fiesta Patrias, there will be music, games, activities and food on Sunday. Be sure to check out the Junipero Serra Museum while you’re there for their fun activities!
  10. Get active on Saturday at the Total Health Fest in Liberty Station. The family-friendly fest gets your body moving with activity stations, and you might learn a thing or two while you’re there.

10 Things To Do This Weekend in San Diego (8/31-9/1)

Things To Do in San Diego. #sandiego #sandcastles

Here are 10 fun things to do in San Diego this weekend (August 31 and September 1, 2013):

  1. See some ships at the Festival of Sail 2013 all weekend long. Hosted by the Maritime Museum of San Diego, this festival is the largest tall ship festival on the west coast…go see why!
  2. Exhibits. Closing this weekend: Approximately Infinite Universe at MCASD: La Jolla, Wonder Women: On Paper and Off at Women’s Museum of California, The Magic of Windansea at California Surf Museum, Deadly Waters at Living Coast Discovery Center and Juried Exhibition at La Jolla Athenaeum.
  3. Have fun at the Del Mar Racetrack as they host their Reggae Festival on Saturday. It’s the last weekend of races so go before its too late!
  4. Be dazzled at the US Sand Sculpting Challenge and 3D Art Exposition all weekend long. Happening at the B Street Cruise Ship Terminal Pier, the event features a contest between some amazing sandcastle artists, performers, music, kids activities and an art show.
  5. Visit the beach. Be a San Diegan this weekend and tan, mingle and play at the beach. We are pretty lucky and this is the last of Summer.
  6. Cheer on some puppies at the Cabrillo Dog Show all weekend. Over 1,000 dogs are expected at Bates Nut Farm on Saturday and Sunday.
  7. Watch some football and fireworks at the San Diego Aztecs’ season opener on Saturday night. The KGB Sky Show is the biggest show west of the Mississippi so it’s worth a night of your time…
  8. Get cultured at the Little Italy Summer Film Festival. It’s been going on all Summer and this is the last Saturday night at Amici Park. Spend more time in Little Italy this weekend with their annual Labor Day Westcoast Stickball Tournament.
  9. Celebrate Labor Day! Check out our blog post for more ways to enjoy this weekend in SD.

10 Things To Do This Weekend in San Diego (8/24-8/25)

San Diego Weekend Activities. #shirleychurch #art #sandiego #cool

Here are 10 fun things to do in San Diego this weekend (August 24 and August 25, 2013):

  1. Cheer on the horses at Del Mar Racetrack’s Pacific Classic on Sunday. The best horses in the country will race for the one million dollar prize at the 23rd year of this great race.
  2. Exhibits. Opening this weekend: Struck By Modernism at Mingei International Museum, Concept of Color at Mission Trails Regional Park and BEERology at San Diego Museum of Man. Closing this weekend: Intersections: Charles Arnoldi at Oceanside Museum of Art, Earthly Elements at Fallbrook Art Center, Second Time Around: Fashion Recycled at Visions Art Museum, Supporting Roles at Visions Art Museum, Fashion Tops and Bottoms at Visions Art Museum, ‘Dare to Reuse’ Student Art Exhibition at The New Children’s Museum (Monday) and Eclectic Eyes at Spanish Village Art Center (Monday).
  3. Fall in love with some art at the ArtWalk San Diego all weekend long. This year, the grand show will be at NTC Liberty Station for more room (hello, have you been to an event at Liberty Station?), more entertainment (a dozen-plus musicians, interactive kid areas and food!) and more art (over 100 artists!). See Shirley Church’s awesome Gaslamp piece above? She’ll be here.
  4. Stomp some grapes at Orfila Vineyards and Winery on Saturday. The 20th Annual Grape Stomp includes a grape stomp, music, food and tractor rides.
  5. Play in the snow with some pooches at Petco’s Summer Snow Day on Saturday. The Chula Vista Unleased by Petco is hosting a day of treats, demos, giveaways, and snow. Bring your puppies for a good old time!
  6. Enjoy more art at Sunday’s 9th Annual LeucadiARTWalk in Leucadia. Go to the great block party of open galleries, artists, musicians and fun.
  7. Sip on some goodness at the San Diego Spirits Festival all weekend. Demos, tastings, an art show, a burlesque show and more await you at the 5th year of this event!
  8. Love life at Suzie’s Farm on Saturday for the Pedal, Pick and Grin event. What you’ll expect at this event: local organic fruit and veggies that you can pick yourself, a bike parade, music, food trucks and farm tours. Love it!
  9. Get cultured at the International Cottages and their Lawn Program on Sunday. The House of Palestine hosts with food, music, dance and costume.
  10. Or focus on the stomach at one of these two events this weekend: Mira Mesa Festival of Beers or Valley Center Food Truck Festival.

10 Things To Do This Weekend in San Diego (8/17-8/18)

Great things to do in San Diego! #sandiego #travel #vw #vwvans #cars

Here are 10 fun things to do in San Diego this weekend (August 17 and August 18, 2013):

  1. Grab a brewski at Stone Brewing Company’s 17th Anniversary Celebration this weekend. Tonight and tomorrow, Stone Brewery celebrates its milestone with over 40 guest breweries, hundreds of beers and plenty of fun!
  2. Exhibits. Opening this weekend: Eclectic Eyes at Spanish Village Art Center (opened Wednesday), West Coast Drawing: Drawing Alive at Bonita Museum and Cultural Center (opened Wednesday) and Reencuentro: Raices del Norte at Centro Cultural de la Raza. Closing next week: A Moment in Time at Mission Trails Regional Park (closes next Friday).
  3. Listen to great music at the San Diego Indie Fest at Liberty Station all weekend. This massive event features tons of live music, films, artists and more.
  4. Plan your fabulous wedding at the Gay and Lesbian Wedding Expo on Sunday. Go to Mission Valley for great wedding ideas, a chance to win great prizes and opportunities to mingle with wedding vendors.
  5. Slap your knee to jolly good bluegrass music at the 11th Annual Bluegrass Festival all weekend. Live bluegrass bands, music sessions and impromptu jams await you at the forty-acre Antique and Gas Steam Engine Museum location.
  6. Get literary at the Twainfest 2013 in Old Town on Saturday. Hear the readings of great literary stars, participate in games and experience the 19th century at this festival.
  7. Treat yourself to tasty BBQ at the Del Mar Racetrack’s Grill Fest. Happening on Saturday, the event will feature over 25 grilling pros and a day of horse races.
  8. Groove out at the Mossy Volkswagen Show on Sunday. Walrus 105.7 will be on site giving away food and prizes. If you’re a VW person, you got to go!
  9. Learn about the San Diego Bay with Bay Day at the Birch Aquarium on Saturday. As part of its Sea Days program, the Aquarium will have activities, vendors and ample opportunity to learn about San Diego’s great resource.
  10. Join in the fun at the International Cottages with the Lawn Program on Sunday. It’s the House of Hungary’s turn to host with food, music and dance.

10 Things To Do This Weekend in San Diego (8/10-8/11)

San Diego Activities This Weekend including cool art! #art #sandiego #ideas

Here are 10 fun things to do in San Diego this weekend (August 10 and August 11, 2013):

  1. Let the day go to the dogs at the 8th Annual Cardiff Dog Days of Summer. Pet products, pet adoptions and plenty of pooches line the streets of Cardiff on Saturday.
  2. Exhibits. Opening this weekend: Crossing Cultures at San Diego History Center (Monday). Closing this weekend: Yumi at Spanish Village Art Center (Monday). Notable art events: Green Art Parade at Art Produce on Saturday, Target Free Second Sunday at The New Children’s Museum on Sunday and Summer Break at The San Diego Museum of Art through Saturday.
  3. Gaze at the stars during this weekend’s Star Fest in Julian. Happening all weekend long, this event is awesome with lectures, activities and tons of star gazing opportunities.
  4. Have fun at the Hillcrest CityFest on Sunday. This annual street fair includes music, games, crafts, food, drinks and lots of fun.
  5. Participate in CicloSDias on Sunday. The only requirement in this fun day of festivities is being sans car. The route takes participants thru the streets of Logan Heights to City Heights.
  6. Become an expert on beer at Beer-Con 2013 all weekend. Normally we don’t like to include activities that cost a lot on this blog (we are pretty poor/cheap after all) but this event is too cool not to mention. A beer conference with lectures and some of the biggest names in craft beer will be in attendance!
  7. Grab a lemon at the Chula Vista Lemon Festival on Sunday. The 17th annual festival will be filled with lemon contests (biggest lemon, lemonade drinking contest, lemon pie eating contest), music, food and over 200 vendors.
  8. Appreciate Philippine culture at the Philippine Cultural Arts Festival all weekend in Balboa Park. Visitors will enjoy fun performances, music, costumes and delicious food. It’s the festival’s 27th year!
  9. Watch some great tennis as the USTA’s Girls 16s and 18s National Championships finish up this weekend. See which teenage superstar will win in each category.
  10. Enjoy the festivities at the International Cottages and their Lawn Program on Sunday. This weekend, the House of Panama hosts with food, music and costume in Balboa Park.

10 Things To Do in San Diego This Weekend…5/25-5/26

10 Things To Do in San Diego This Weekend…5/25-5/26 from The Wanderer Guides Blog. #sandiego

Here are 10 fun things to do in San Diego this weekend (May 25 and May 26, 2013):

  1. Celebrate Memorial Day! Besides taking some time to hit the beach, use our blog post as a guide for other things to do for Memorial Day weekend.
  2. Exhibits! Opening this weekend: Koalafornia Dreamin’ at the San Diego Zoo, Volcanoes and Full Moons: Ernest Silva at Oceanside Museum of Art, Looking for Things: Jay Johnson at Oceanside Museum of Art, Pictures of the Year International at Museum of Photographic Arts and The Sensational Sculpture of Donal Hord at San Diego History Center. Closing this weekend: Lifelike at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego: La Jolla, Prospect 2013 at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego: La Jolla, The 52nd Annual International Exhibition at San Diego Art Institute, Young Art: 2013 The Story of Me at The San Diego Museum of Art and Alternative Accounts at The San Diego Museum of Art (Closes May 28th).
  3. Try food from around the world at the 33rd Annual Ethnic Food Fair in Balboa Park on Sunday. There will be culinary delights from 32 different cultures, plus entertainment. Of course, they have my favorite represented: boba!
  4. Listen to live bands at the Gaslamp Music and Arts Festival on Saturday. Just as the name implies, music and art will take center stage at this fun event.
  5. Meet Johnny Cash! Not really, but you can listen to a cool Johnny Cash cover band, Cash’d Out, at Belly Up on Sunday.
  6. Mosey around the Santee Street Fair on Saturday. With beer gardens, rides, entertainment and over 300 vendor booths, this Street Fair will give you a fun way to spend your Saturday.
  7. Taste yummy Lebanese food all weekend long at the 10th Annual Lebanese Festival. Performances, rides and a hookah bar are among the special offerings at the event.
  8. Groove along to the sounds at the San Diego Jazz Festival all weekend. The lineup at La Costa Resort and Spa is jam packed. If you like jazz, this is a must!
  9. Be a brainiac at the ISDC 2013 Global Collaboration in 21st Century Space conference all weekend. Not a brainiac? Join the free Mars Movie Night event on Saturday night!
  10. Pay homage to the strawberry at the Vista Strawberry Festival 2013. Happening on Sunday, the Festival includes a strawberry run, eating contests, rides, beer and plenty of kids dressed up in strawberry costumes (there is a costume contest after all!).

Have a great weekend!

10 Things To Do in San Diego This Weekend…5/11-5/12

10 Things To Do in San Diego this Weekend from The Wanderer Guides Blog. #sandiego

Here are 10 fun things to do in San Diego this weekend (May 11 and May 12, 2013):

  1. Celebrate Mom! Get some great ideas on things to do from our Mother’s Day events post. One idea from the list: sleepover at the San Diego Zoo.
  2. Exhibits! Opening this weekend: 11th Annual SDSU Art Council Recipients at La Jolla Athenaeum, Hamilton Press Lithograths at La Jolla Athenaeum and Lilia Gracia Castro at Centro Cultural de la Raza. Closing this weekend: Bill Traylor at Mingei International Museum.
  3. Eat some chocolate at the San Diego Botanic Garden. On Saturday, the Garden’s hosting the Chocolate Festival 2013 with tastings, demos, activities and music.
  4. Enjoy some outdoor time with the start of San Diego River Week. To feel really great this weekend, spend some time volunteering on the many projects being organized!
  5. Get cultured at the Asian Cultural Festival San Diego at Liberty Station on Saturday. Food, drinks, activities, performances…what more could you ask for?
  6. Learn about birds at the Bird Festival at Cabrillo National Monument. See some amazing chickadees and learn more about migratory patterns through SD on Saturday.
  7. Meet an astronaut at Space Day 2013. The San Diego Air and Space Museum is hosting their 10th annual day with astronauts, rockets, telescopes and meteorites.
  8. Feast away at the Gator by the Bay Festival all weekend. San Diego’s Zydeco Blues and Crawfish Festival brings Louisiana to SD with crawfish, oysters and other Southern delicacies.
  9. Attend the largest glass show in Southern California. The Art Glass Guild Spring Show happens in Balboa Park and includes demos, music and lots of opportunities to buy beautiful art pieces.
  10. Be in Anchorman 2 on Saturday. Not really, but go to the casting call and maybe you will be! Learn more here.