From the North County to downtown San Diego to Coronado, there are plenty of things to do this weekend around the county.
San Diego Italian Film Festival feStivale
The eighth annual San Diego Italian Film Festival started Thursday, but you can still join in the celebration of Italian culture. This 10-day film festival features a lineup of new Italian films ranging from dramas and comedies to documentaries.
All the films featured except one were produced in Italy within the past 18 months, and many are regional or even U.S. premieres.
The festival goes through Oct. 25 the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park . All tickets are $10 at the door, cash only, with a reduced price of $8 for festival members, students and military.
Fleet Week Big Bay Bash
San Diego is proud of its military traditions, which is why our Fleet Week celebration is a two-month-long event.
This weekend, come join the celebration of the men and women in uniform Saturday at the Fleet Week Big Bay Bash. The general public can enjoy free musical entertainment and free games. Members of the military and their families, however, receive extra perks, such as free food, free beverage and free USS Midway pass.
The event goes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Broadway Pier, 1000 N Harbor Drive.
Forget Long Beach and its Lobster Festival, this Saturday at the Hotel del Coronado, enjoy delicious local seafood, BBQ, fun retro blues music, and specialty drinks on the hotel’s beachfront Windsor Lawn.
At Sea+Food Festival, chefs will be preparing fresh seafood dishes at interactive stations throughout the event including Lil’ Del BBQ, smoked oysters, a raw bar with sashimi and a clam bake station.
The 21-and-older event is also a fundraiser. A portion of the proceeds from the craft beer, wine and spirits tastings will go to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a childhood cancer research charity.
Admission is $125, which includes tax, gratuities and parking.
Diwali 2014 — The Indian Festival of Lights
For a bit of culture, head to Balboa Park on Saturday for the Indian Festival of Lights, Diwali.
Now in its seventh year, Diwali is a Hindu festival celebrating the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair.
The celebration will be at the San Diego Museum of Art, which will offer docent-led tours of the South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Persian art galleries, a lantern making activity, and performances in the James S. Copley Auditorium.
Admission to the festival is $5 for adults and free for children under 10. Diwali 2014, which goes from 3 p.m to 6:30 p.m., is sponsored by The Indian American Society, Indian Associations, and the Committee for Art of the Indian Subcontinent
Escondido Fall Street Faire
If you’re in the North County, consider going to the Escondido Street Faire. Organizers claim the faire is the second largest single-day event in California. More than 500 vendors, children’s rides, activities, and food will be at the seven-block tree-lined Grand Avenue in downtown Escondido.
The family-friendly event is from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday and admission is free.
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