While elsewhere it’s winter time, in San Diego we have fall-like weather. Coupled that with a three-day weekend and it’s would be a shame to spend them all inside.
There are beer, food and festivals galore. Here are some the top events for this weekend.
San Diego Beer Festival
What’s San Diego without its beer festival? The fifth annual event bring you the usual, beers from local and national breweries. Good eats are provided by some of San Diego’s popular food trucks.
The proceeds from the San Diego Beer Festival will go toward a good cause, Noah’s B-ark Pet Rescue, which rescues dogs from shelters and finds them “fur-ever” homes.
The beer festival is from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Liberty Station. Tickets range from $40 to $50.
San Diego Restaurant Week
The 11th Annual San Diego Restaurant Week is the a delicious way to start the New Year.
This year’s week start Sunday and goes through next Saturday. More than 200 participating restaurants will offer three-course prix-fixe dinner menus for $20 to $50 per person and two-course prix-fixe lunch menus for $10 to $20 per person.
Tickets or passes are not needed. Just visit a participating restaurant for the discounted dining.
San Diego Multi-Cultural Festival
The 14th Annual Sheila R. Hardin San Diego Multicultural Festival brings story tellers from around the world to showcase San Diego’s rich cultural and traditional heritage
Multi-Cultural Festival Activities include live dances and music from various cultures, food stations, vendors and more.
The event is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Ruocco Park, 585 Harbor Lane.
35th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade
With most San Diegans having a three-day holiday weekend, it’s time we remember why.
The San Diego Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade Saturday is the largest of its kind in the nation.
The parade, which goes from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., starts at Grape Street and Harbor Drive and continues down Harbor to G Street. The parade is organized by the Zeta Sigma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., the oldest African American fraternity in America.
Whale Watch Weekend and Inter-tidal Life Festival
Each winter, San Diegans get a spectacular view of the migrating Pacific Gray Whales returning from their nursing grounds in Baja Calfornia to the arctic north. This weekend, the two-day Whale Watch and Inter-tidal Festival will feature whale watching at the re-designed Whale Watch and Kelp Forrest overlook.
There will be craft activities for children and exhibitions from organizations that support ocean conservation. The event is from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and is free with admission to the Cabrillo National Monument.