Looking for fun events to check out this weekend in San Diego? You’ve come to the right place!
Never miss a thing in San Diego; each week we provide a calendar list of upcoming events in San Diego with tons of unique happenings, festivals, fairs, outdoor markets, pop up events, live music, art installations, beach cleanups, cultural activities, best San Diego surf spots, and so much more; essentially, the very best of San Diego.
Top Activities and Fun Things to Do in San Diego this Weekend:
Toro Nagashi Festival (Friday and Saturday) at Balboa Park from 10 to 6pm. Festival is held in the Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego. @jfgsandiego
Come celebrate and enjoy the Japanese custom of Toro Nagashi, the floating lantern celebration. There will be performances as well as opportunities to shop the vendor booths. Find awesome food for sale in the lower garden and beer & sake in the upper garden exhibit hall.
Part of Mayor Todd Gloria’s “Come Play Outside” initiative, San Diego Parks, will be held every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until August 27th. This initiative has proven to reduce crime while bringing communities and its members together.
The Beyster Family Little Blue Penguins habitat opened this summer, so be prepared to fall in love with the Little Blue Penguins, while learning about some of the challenges facing these birds in the wild, and how our future is tied directly to theirs! Birch Aquarium is the only aquarium in the Western U.S. to house this species of penguin!
San Diego’s largest Arts & Cultural District presents its 17th year of Art Walk. Enjoy walking through the garden, checking out artwork from over 150 artists There will also be plenty of food, wine and beer, with live entertainment.
An opportunity to get out for some family fun while enjoying San Diego surf culture at One Paseo. There will be a classic car show, a photo booth, kid zone, live music, games for kids, Harland Brewing tap truck, Wanderwagen VW Bus Photo Booth, and more.
You must check out this top of the line, outdoor-shopping experience at Gaslamp Artisan Market where you’ll find hand-crafted treasures, art, jewelry, clothing, and much more!
Come out and enjoy the best in Latin Music featuring headlining bands, dj’s and performers, with Latin inspired food, drinks and others amazing vendors showcased.
Your general admission ticket offers access to a variety of food vendors, entertainment, an interview with a book author and much more. Tasting tickets will provide you with everything above plus three tastings of your choice from any of our participating vendors.
Celebrate cool, summer nights in San Diego at the world famous San Diego Zoo, where things get wild! Lot’s of fun experiences to be had with the Zoo’s live music and exciting entertainment.
One of Broadway’s brightest star, Bernadette Peters joins the San Diego Symphony for an evening of song from the Broadway shows she’s received accolades for, as well as from her Grammy® Award-winning and -nominated albums including standards, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim and more!
Encinitas Summer Concerts from 3 to 5pm at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas (400 B Street).
Brought to you by Encinitas Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts. Joker’s Hand will be playing in concert. Their music weaves multiple genres of music like pop, punk and hip-hop into their rock rooted sound. Come enjoy the concert on the beach!
Here, you’ll always find something fun to do in San Diego, and know that GratefulinSanDiego.com is your go-to for all “must-do” things to do in San Diego this weekend or any weekend. There’s always a fun activity waiting for San Diego couples, singles, and families.