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Just when we thought the warm weather’s passed us by and cool fall weather’s about to start, Mother Nature throws us another curve ball.
Despite the heat, there are plenty to do in San Diego this weekend. From the annual Air Show to the Night Market to Oktoberfest, there’s something for everyone.
Miramar Air Show
Last year the show was shuttered by the government shutdown, but this year, in addition to the Blue Angels, the three-day event will feature the F-35 Lightning II, which is making its debut at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. The aircraft will display ability to take off vertically from assault ships and hover over the flight line.
This year’s Miramar Air Show will run from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday, with a special twilight show scheduled from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Tickets range from free to up to $250 for preferred seating.
San Diego Night Market
Inspired by lively night markets found throughout Asia and coming off the success of last year’s event, the Convoy District will be hosting its second annual San Diego Night Market from 4 p.m. to midnight Saturday.
Organizers boast more than 50 vendors will be selling Asian-inspired street food and merchandise, from boba drinks to specialty tofu to ethnic goods and apparel. There will a beer garden featuring local craft beers and spirits and a performance stage with cultural dances, songs and live DJs. The event features a drive-by cinema by Pacific Arts Movement, the organizer of the annual San Diego Asian Film Festival.
The Market is located on Engineer Road, near Convoy Street. Admission is $2; children 12 and under free & parking and shuttle services will be available at no cost.
Julian Apple Days Festival
Julian is known for its apples, apple pies and cider. So, why not celebrate it? The two-day Apple Days Festival features apple displays, music, dancing, children’s games, apple pies and more.
The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at Menghini Winery. The admission is $5 for adults, children 12 and under are free.
Don’t let this weekend’s heatwave bring you down. Cool off at the Pacific BeachFest on Saturday. This event is perfect for cooling down and to enjoy all that Pacific Beach has to offer. The festival features a beer garden, fish taco contest, beach volleyball tournament, live bands, arts and more.
The event goes from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Pacific Beach Boardwalk and admission is free.
La Mesa & El Cajon Oktoberfest
Can’t get to the beach and the mountain is too far of a drive? Then the Oktoberfest in La Mesa nd El Cajon this weekend is the place too be. Both festivals span the weekend.
The La Mesa Oktoberfest is a family friendly event in La Mesa Village that features traditional German oompah bands, folk dancers, arts and crafts, a carnival and, of course, German beer gardens.
Beer will start to flow from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
Hosted by the German American Societies of San Diego, the El Cajon Oktoberfest offers authentic German food and drink, a biergarten, live German music with traditional folk dancing and more. There is also a parade and kids’ fun zone.
The event goes from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
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