Don’t let the heat get you down this weekend. There are still plenty of things to do for when it gets hot in San Diego, many of the them near the cool, inviting water.
Don’t be alarmed about that thunderous sound over Mission Bay this weekend. It’s just the sound from 3,000 horsepower hydroplanes racing at more than 200 mph. The 50th annual San Diego Bayfair is back with the world’s fastest race boats for three days, starting on Friday. The event also features the Thunder Road Nationals Car Show, and live music all weekend long.
Also, making its U.S. debut is Ripley’s Believe it or Not! floating Ferrari. This Ferrari is really a boat and made completely of wood, handcrafted in Italy and is a life-size replica of a Ferrari F50.
Tickets for the event range from $15 to $20.
If a more relaxed atmosphere is more your style, then head on over the the Latin Food Fest. More than 7,000 guests are expected at this largest and most attended Latin culinary event in California, according to organizers.
With more than 200 restaurants, chefs, breweries, wine and spirit makers participating, it’s an all-you-can-eat smorgasbord stretching across the Embarcadero Marina Park North.
The Latin Food Fest grand tasting expo is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. For $79, all food and drink samples are unlimited.
Perhaps a bit more hearty and down-to-earth, such as a good turkey leg, is something you’re after, then the Escondido Renaissance Faire is for you. Gypsies, pirates and the royal court will gather at Felicita Park this weekend. Besides turkey legs, there will be battles, court jesters jumping through hoops of fire and if you don’t want the fun to end, the Faire continues next weekend. Tickets range from $8 to $18, with weekend passes available.
How about some Chinese confections? The Chinese Historical Museum in downtown San Diego is hosting a Family Moon Festival from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, which celebrates the Chinese Mid-Autumn Moon Festival. Children will learn to make their own moon cakes, with traditional Chinese flavors from red bean paste to sweet lotus seed, as well as learn about the legend of the lady in the moon and the jade rabbit.Tickets are $4.
Crave a little culture to go with all that food? Then catch the world premiere of “Bright Star,” a musical by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, which will open the 2014-15 season at the Old Globe. The show focuses on the relationship between a soldier home from war and the editor of a southern literary journal. Opening night is Saturday and tickets range from $59 to $114.
For a slice of Americana, head over to Santee for some fine fiddling and banjo music at the fifth annual Santee Bluegrass Festival featuring popular bluegrass bands, Box Canyon and the Tail Draggers. The concert is the city of Santee biggest fundraiser with the proceeds going to its scholarship fund and programs for teens and senior citizens.
There will also have food sampling from local restaurants, beer and wine tasting. Ticket are $40 or $45 at the door. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
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