Things To Do In San Diego This Weekend 9/22-24

Friday, Sept. 22


MCAS Miramar Air Show: A Salute to Vietnam Veterans

8 a.m. (Friday through Sunday), MCAS Miramar

Join NewsRadio KOGO at Miramar Air Show 2017, a Salute to Vietnam Veterans at MCAS Miramar and be sure to listen to our special live coverage. More info here!


San Diego Brewers Guild Golf Tournament

10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Rancho Bernardo Inn

Craft brews on the green? The San Diego Brewers Guild hosts this all-day golf tournament featuring lunch, beer tastings, a gourmet dinner, giveaways, gold contests and more. If you’re not big on golf but love food and beer, consider attending the evening’s awards dinner and social ($75, per person) featuring a meal prepared by the chefs at Rancho Bernardo Inn and sips from San Diego’s top-notch breweries.


Fall Home & Garden Show

11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Del Mar Fairgrounds

Get inspired for this season’s home improvement projects at the 28th Annual Fall Home & Garden Show this weekend in Del Mar. Peruse dozens of exhibitors – from solar panel experts and stucco pros to bathroom and kitchen renovation specialists – all under one roof. The show runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets start at $6.


Food Truck Friday

4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Plaza de Panama at Balboa Park

Balboa Park’s “Food Truck Friday” is a summertime event that brings more than a dozen food trucks to the Plaza de Panama and El Prado walkway every Friday evening. Going strong for many months, there are just two weeks left of this foodie fiesta, which wraps on Sept. 29. As you grab some food, you’ll also be able to enjoy live entertainment at the park. Stick around and check out “Balboa Park After Dark” (see below), happening simultaneously at the park Friday nights this summer. 


Brushstrokes & Beer

4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Corked at Harrah’s Resort Southern California

Dabble in a little bit of art and craft beer, simultaneously, at “Brushstrokes & Beer” at Corked, the craft beer and wine bar inside Harrah’s Resort Southern California. Patrons can paint a coaster to take home while enjoying a flight of brews. The event is $30 and goes down Friday evenings.


Cruisin’ Grand Escondido

5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Downtown Escondido (235 East Grand Ave.)

There are only two more weeks left of downtown Escondido’s free vintage car show, which has been running every Friday night along historic Grand Avenue, with more than 500 cool cars lining the streets. The weekly event, now in its 18th year, draws thousands of attendees. Each Friday night, awards are given to the most impressive pre-1973 American-made cars. Musical entertainment includes performances across four stages: Broadway; Juniper Street; Maple Street Plaza; Kalmia & Grand. Cruisin’ Grand Escondido’s final ride of the season is on Sept. 29.


Balboa Park After Dark

5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Balboa Park

Balboa Park’s sundown summertime program, which includes eight museums offering extended late-night hours every Friday, enjoys its second-to-last hurrah before wrapping up for the season on Sept. 29. Some museums are even offering $5 admission deals. Food vendors and live entertainment also fill the landmark during “Balboa Park After Dark.”San Diego Festival of Beer6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Broadway PierSip on some suds Friday night – for a good cause – at the San Diego Festival of Beer, a fundraiser organized by the San Diego Professionals Against Cancer. One-hundred percent of proceeds from the festival, which goes down at Broadway Pier on Harbor Drive along downtown’s waterfront, will be donated to local cancer-fighting charities including the Seany Foundation, Rady Children’s Hospital and Cancer Angels of SD. The 21+ event will feature more than 120 craft breweries, plus live music; tickets are $50.


San Diego Padres vs. Colorado Rockies: Hispanic Heritage Weekend

7:10 p.m., Petco Park

While the Padres continue their series at home against the Rockies, Petco Park will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Weekend with “Fiesta in the Park” on Friday night, a pre-game Happy Hour featuring drink deals and live entertainment. For $23.50, fans will also get a commemorative serape-themed Padres hat, while supplies last. The Padres vs. Rockies games continue on Saturday and Sunday, too.


Greg Fitzsimmons

8 p.m., The American Comedy Co.

Comedy Central funnyman Greg Fitzsimmons – who’s also a regular on the late-night circuit – hits the stage at downtown’s American Comedy Co. this Friday and Saturday night. Tickets range from $12 to $16.


Saturday, Sept. 23


Walk To End Alzheimer's - Escondido

Join the Alzheimer’s Association's Walk to End Alzheimer’s®. Will you help end this disease by walking with us? As a team, we can be an unstoppable force against the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. Registration is easy; simply visit the Walk to End Alzheimer’s website and start a team. If you’re unable to participate, you can still make a donation or become a virtual walker and help raise awareness and funds. Every dollar advances the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association®. More info here!


Join A.D. at Social Tap College Area For College Football

Join A.D at Social Tap SDSU this Saturday to watch San Diego State take on Air Force. Game kicks off at 4PM.  Social Tap College Area features a large outdoor dining area and bar, fresh burgers and tacos and a 190 inch jumbo screen – perfect for college football game days. And “Social Hour” food and drink specials during the week Monday through Friday from 3PM to 6PM. So join A.D and Rock 1053 at Social Tap College Area this Saturday! Eat, Drink, Be social – this Saturday at 4PM. More info here!


Mama's Night Out

Grab your girlfriends, dust off your little black dress and come together to raise money for Unravel Pediatric Cancer. Have some delicious appetizers, or skip those and go right to dessert (It’s your night, you can do that!). More info here!


Pacific Islander Festival

8:45 a.m., Ski Beach (1600 Vacation Road in Pacific Beach)Pacific Beach’s Ski Beach will be filled with booths, craft and culture villages, vendors and loads and loads of yummy food this weekend for the Pacific Islander Festival. The festival is free and runs Saturday and Sunday. 


Julian Apple Days Festival

10 a.m., Menghini Winery

It’s that time of year again! Julian’s Apple Days Festival celebrates the start of fall and the delicious fruit associated with it. Stop by Menghini Winery for music, dancing, tractor displays, children’s games, a beer and wine garden and of course – apple pie! The festival runs Saturday and Sunday. Tickets range from free to $5.


Impossible Science Festival

11 a.m., Fleet Science Center

Kids and adults alike will get a chance to go hands-on with this fun, interactive science festival in Balboa Park this weekend. Jason Latimer hosts the third annual event, which explores the science behind seemingly impossible things in daily life. The event runs from Saturday to Sunday and tickets range from free to $22.95.


Taste of San Marcos

12 p.m., North City Drive in San Marcos

Get a taste of some of San Marcos’ best food at this street fair Saturday. More than 20 of the city’s finest restaurants, including Pizza Nova, Stella Public House, Chronic Tacos and more, will be at the event with samples of their tastiest foods. Once you’ve tried them all, vote for your favorites. A $25 ticket at the door will get you food samples, and a $35 ticket will get you unlimited food and craft beer samples. 


San Diego Sights and Sips

5:30 p.m., Hornblower Cruises and Events

Sunshine, sailing, and cocktails come together on this Hornblower cocktail cruise. Hope on board for a two-hour cruise with champagne, light Hors-d'oeuvres and more as you enjoy a beautiful view of the Bay during sunset. The boat leaves at 6 p.m. Tickets start at $37.50 per person.

Spirits at Sunset: Summer Cocktail Cruise5:30 p.m., Flagship Cruises and EventsTreat yourself to a nice evening on the Bay this Saturday for the all-new Spirits at Sunset cruise. Board an 82-foot yacht for an evening for 360 views of the beautiful San Diego and bay and your favorite cocktails. Tickets start at $42.50. 

San Diego Padres Vs. Colorado Rockies

5:40 p.m., Petco ParkThe Padres take on the Rockies this weekend at Petco Park. This Saturday, the game will end with a festive fireworks celebration. If you can’t make it to Saturday’s game, don’t worry – the Padres play them again on Sunday at 1:40 p.m. Tickets start at $15. 


Sunday, Sept. 24


San Diego Restaurant Week

Hours of Participating Restaurants Vary, Locations Vary 

Foodies, you'll really savor this one: San Diego Restaurant Week is back! The second edition of the 2017 food event returns Sunday, running for eight delicious days (through Oct. 1). The event features 190+ participating eateries spanning more than a dozen neighborhoods in San Diego County, from North to South and East to West. Restaurants will offer special prix fixe lunch and/or dinner menus featuring two to three courses, priced at $10 to $50. It's a good opportunity to try some of those places on your San Diego dining bucket list. Treat yourself!


Sunday Champagne Brunch Cruise

10:30 a.m., Flagship Cruises and Events

Settle into the New Year in style by hopping abroad a luxury yacht and cruising around the San Diego Bay. The two-hour cruise will take brunchers past the Downtown San Diego bay as they enjoy a gourmet buffet, mimosas and live music. Tickets start at $38.70.


Bill Maher at Humphreys 

8 p.m., Humphreys Concerts by the Bay

Comedian Bill Maher, the host of HBO’s “Real Time,” brings his stand-up act to Humphreys. The popular comedian is known for his political humor. Tickets start at $110.Cinema Under The Stars: “The Blues Brothers”8 p.m., Cinema Under the Stars in Mission HillsWatch a movie under the moonlight at the outdoor theater in Mission Hills (4040 Goldfinch St.). On the venue’s screening schedule this weekend: the classic “The Blues Brothers,” starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd as band members reunited. The movie starts at 8 p.m., and tickets cost $17 to $19. 


More events coming up next week:


George Thorogood & The Destroyers and Foghat at Viejas Concerts in the Park


Sublime With Rome & The Offspring


Imagine Dragons


Lee Brice at Viejas Concerts In The Park



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