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This Weekend in San Diego 11/16-11/18

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner, which means San Diego is going into the holidays with a full swing, including art shows, wine tastings, and holiday shows. There’s nothing like doing the holidays in the sunny and 75-degree weather that San Diego offers, alongside your family and friends.

Friday, November 16th

SommCon San Diego

Wine lovers unite for Sommcon San Diego happening this Friday from 9 am – 7 pm. You will discuss and lead conversations on your favorite beverage and will be a part of seminars and will be allowed network in order to improve future palates. Join the fun by purchasing tickets here starting at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina. 

San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival

This Friday, starting at noon, be a part of the most epic event of the year; the San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival at Embacadero Marina Park North. This is the biggest wine and foodie festival in all of Southern California, and you’ll be over to taste over 700 different wines and enjoy food from 60 of the best chef’s in San Diego. Tickets start at $135, here.

Peruvian Ceviche & Wine Tasting

This Friday from 1pm-3pm you can join Celebrity Chef Piqueras and Chef Alfie Szeprethy for the Peruvian Ceviche and Wine Tasting event. Tickets start at $65 and you will be able to learn more about the flavors from Peru and South America, along with tasting three different types of ceviche. Enjoy a night of small plates paired with amazing cocktails, all wine embracing your love for wine.

Saturday, November 17th

Our Hood Market

Enjoy a Saturday filled with shopping, music, brews, and delicious coffee. The Quartyard will be starting its festivities at 11 am, so don’t miss out on a chance to try 20 different beers, and taste delicious bites that will go perfectly with your handmade cocktails.

Holiday Handmade Gift Faire

The 9th annual Holiday Homemade Gift Faire is a place where creative gifts are celebrated and a place where you can purchase truly unique holiday supplies. Enjoy your Saturday shopping and getting ready for the holidays at Tree of Life starting at noon.

Beer Festival: Novemberfest in the Gardens

The 5th Annual Novemberfest in the Gardens is taking place this Saturday at the Alta Vista Botanical Gardens for all San Diegans that are at least 21 years old. Enjoy the unlimited beer, wine, and endless sunshine. Partake in dancing to live music, while enjoying bites and other fun activities that will make your Saturday thrive all day long. Tickets start at $25. 

Thanksgiving Holiday Party

Start Thanksgiving early at the Ebullition Brew Works this Saturday from noon-10pm. Enjoy a day of festive fun, country music, and beer tours, along with food trucks serving delicious bites all day long.

Tartan Ball & Ceilidh

Dance on down to the 70th annual Tartan Ball and Ceilidh this Saturday from 6pm-11pm with tickets only being $55 for adults and $25 for children. Enjoy a night of dancing, delicious food,

Sunday, November 18th

Shop Artists with a Creative Twist

Enjoy your Sunday afternoon, going from 11am-6pm you can enjoy the day holiday shopping with the artist, June Rubin. Her 2019 World of Cats Calendar will make an adorable gift for any kitty lover. You can also enjoy a tour of the art studio while enjoying the dancers performing every afternoon.

Breakfast at Tiffany

The only thing better than wine and painting is breakfast and painting. Enjoy your favorite meal of the day this Sunday at 10 am by coming to Cynthia’s Artistic Expressions to enjoy coffee, tea, and pastries. Sip on your delicious morning beverage while relaxing with a paintbrush in hand, for just $25.

Coffee Tasting & Cold Brew How-To

Every coffee lovers dream is coming true this Sunday at Modern Maker Market in Escondido starting at 10 am. Sample organic and delicious coffees, and see which one will be your new favorite. You will receive a 10% discount on anything in the store after. Tickets start at $20.

Free & Fun Sundays

Enjoy a perfect Sunday at the Del Mar Fairgrounds for Free and Fun Sundays. Admission is free and there will be $5 sliders and $5 brews, starting at 11 am. Enjoy a day at the races with the whole family and embrace your Sunday Funday.

All Weekend

November Inspirations

This weekend, from 10am-4pm at the Gallery 23 in Spanish Village, you can indulge in the local artists, paintings, jewelry, glass, and the largest gallery in Spanish Village. This event is free and is something the whole family will love to be a part of and will start off the weekend with relaxation and creativity.

Art of the Holiday Show

All weekend long, enjoy the Art of the Holiday Show starting at 10 am at the Fallbrook Art Center. Enjoy the unique jewelry, greeting cards, handcrafted gifts, and unique artwork, all of a reasonable price that will spice up your home for the holidays.

It’s Santa Photo Time

It’s never too early to start celebrating Christmas! Starting this Saturday at 11 am at the Carlsbad Premium Outlets, come to get your picture with Santa early, and bring your kids dressed in their best Christmas sweaters. You can save yourself time, and your child the fuss by reserving your spot online here.

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