Entertainment & Events
This Weekend in San Diego 9/27 – 9/29
The last weekend of September has arrived, and some of us are scratching our heads wondering where summer (or the entire year) went… October is right around the corner, which means beer and candy, not together, of course. Gear up for the Oktoberfest happenings by starting off your celebrations at the El Cajon Oktoberfest. For all you foodies out there, there are still a couple more days to take advantage of the killer deals offered during San Diego Restaurant Week. Don’t miss the Blue Angels soar through the San Diego sky at the 64th Annual MCAS Miramar Air Show. All that and more happening this weekend in San Diego.
Friday, September 27th
This weekend marks the tail-end of San Diego’s favorite culinary event, Restaurant Week. There’s still time to take advantage of this foodie-lovers dream, where over 180 participating restaurants are serving their best dishes at unbeatable prices. Happening until Sunday, September 29, restaurants will offer three-course dinner menus for $20, $30, $40, $50, or $60 per person and/or two-course lunch menus for $10, $15, $20 or $25 per person. For all the restaurant deals and details, click here.
Everyone loves a good completion, and now you can do it with your favorite Ebullition Beer in hand. Head over to Ebullition Brew Works for a social brain game starting at 6 p.m. Grab your team and get ready to enter the fierce competition.
Rooftop Cinema Club will be showing Rocketman at 9:45 pm atop Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego. With its stunning views of the city from every angle imaginable, Rooftop Cinema Club is revolutionizing the movie-going experience in its unique and one-of-a-kind setting underneath and among the stars. Open to adults 18-and-over. Ticket prices start at just $17 per person for a single deck-chair underneath the moon and the stars. Get your tickets here.
Don’t miss the MCAS Miramar Air Show this weekend from Friday to Sunday (9:00 am – 4:000 pm) General admission is free, guests are urged to bring their own seating.
Gather your mates and come cruise with San Diego’s best local breweries for a beer lovers event of a lifetime. Every Friday night, Hops on the Harbor craft beer dinner cruise features a different San Diego brewery each month. This month, enjoy Coronado Brewing along with Chef Brian Gist’s exciting dinner menu that pairs perfectly with the distinctive flavors of the brewer’s beer selections.
Saturday, September 28
Coasterra is hosting the Annual Wine Festival on Saturday, one of its most popular events of the year. From 12 – 3 p.m. guests can sip and clink the afternoon away and enjoy delectable bites from Executive Chef Deborah Scott. Participate in activities like grape stomping, wine blending, blind wine tasting, and tons of games, all for the chance to take home prizes at the end of the afternoon. Tickets are $40 general admission and can be purchased here.
CRSSD Festival is a two-day electronic music festival at the 12 acre San Diego Waterfront Park featuring three stages and 36+ performers. In addition to the music, the festival will offer craft beer, mixed drinks, food, and more.
Head to Chollas Park at 4:00 pm to feast your eyes on this dreamy event featuring thousands of lit lanterns floating on the water. The festival will also include music and food vendors. Tickets for adults cost $25 and include entry to the fest, plus one kit to create your own floating lantern. Tickets for kids – with the lantern kit included – cost $12.
The Dempsey Holder Ocean Festival and Surf Contest represents the local heritage of surf competitors and surf lifestyle, born out of Imperial Beach and stretching down the Pacific coast through Baja. The contest begins at 7:00 am.
German American Societies is celebrating October early as well with their own Oktoberfest. Enjoy the delicious authentic food, dancing, games, and contests, along with your favorite brews. The event starts at noon; entry is $5.
Sunday, September 29
Don’t miss yoga at the pool with New York City Marathon Charity Runner, Heather Lake and Lululemon ambassador and Resilience founder, Ryan Glidden. Ticket includes yoga class and 2 mimosas. $25 of each ticket to benefit the Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation. Starting at 9 a.m. at Pendry San Diego.
Start your Sunday early from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the La Jolla High School Stadium. This family-friendly fundraiser features a fitness boot camp, yoga class, local vendors, live entertainment and opportunity drawing for guests to enjoy. Net proceeds will benefit the new Copley Psychiatric Emergency Department and affiliate programs at Rady Children’s, the region’s first emergency facility dedicated to children experiencing a mental or behavioral health crisis. The facility is scheduled to open in 2020.
Head to The Center of the Arts, Escondido and be amazed by the Zoppè Italian Family Circus. The show will take place in an intimate 500-seat tent for a one-ring circus that honors the best history of the Old-World Tradition. Starring Nino the clown, the circus features acrobatic feats, equestrian showmanship, canine capers, clowning and plenty of audience participation. Tickets for the show are $25-$40 and are on sale online at artcenter.org.