The weekend has finally arrived, and it’s an action-packed one. From live music and community celebrations to beer and wine festivals and a commemoration, there are a lot of things to do.
Here’s your guide to what’s happening in San Diego.
Padres BeerFest 2015
Baseball and beer, a pairing that’s been a part of the game since its inception. This weekend, expand your beer horizon at the Padres BeerFest.
Local breweries, such as AleSmith Brewing Co., Ballast Point, Green Flash Brewing Company, The Lost Abbey and Saint Archer among many others, will be participating. Admission to the festival is free with purchase of a ticket to the ballgame.
Padres BeerFest starts at 5 p.m. Saturday and goes until the first pitch (around 7 p.m.) at Petco Park.
Adams Avenue Unplugged
San Diego is a hot bed for musical talent. This is self-evident up-and-down Adams Avenue this weekend.
Adams Avenue Unplugged will feature 150 live musical performances inside bars, restaurants, coffee houses and on four community stages along a two-mile stretch of Adams Avenue, from University Heights through Normal Heights and into parts of Kensington.
Adams Avenue Unplugged goes from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
40th Anniversary of the Fall of Saigon and Operation Frequent Wind Commemoration
The last American ship to leave Vietnam as Saigon fell was the USS Midway, and with it more than 3,000 Vietnamese refugees during Operation Frequent Wind.
On Sunday, the USS Midway Museum will host a special ceremony from noon to 2 p.m. with a wreath ceremony, special refugee speakers, the 1975 USS Midway captain, Larry Chambers, and the USS Midway air boss in 1975, Vern Jumper.
The event is included in the regular admission to the museum and is expected to be a sell out.
San Diego International Wine Show
San Diego isn’t just about beer, we have something for wine lovers too.
The San Diego International Wine Show is a two-day wine tasting extravaganza with wines from some of the most unique wineries in the world. Of course, the festival wouldn’t be complete without food pairings from local chiefs cooking up some of their specialties.
The wine festival goes from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the Paddock at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Tickets range from $55 to $65.
Stand Tall: A Community Dance Performance
What does it mean to stand tall? It’s something that everyone must learn for themselves.
This weekend, Art Produce Garden & Gallery will feature 20 dancers, ages 7 to 77, who will explore the physical, emotion and psychological experience of standing tall.
Through a series of of vignettes, art installations and games, Stand Tall will focus on the themes of growth and connection.
The dance show starts at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $15 per person.
San Diego Shaka Fest
A fusion of Hawaiian culture, arts and athletics, the San Diego Shaka Fest promises fun for the whole family.
The family-oriednt event includes a stand up paddle race open to adult and youth racers, the Keiki Heihei Waʻa, Hoʻomau Hula O Nā Keiki – Keiki hula competition, among others.
The Shaka Fest goes from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Crown Point in Mission Bay. Admission is free.
This year is the 67th anniversary of the founding of the modern state of Israel. The entire Jewish community of San Diego has gotten together to throw a birthday celebration of sort, Israel Fest.
The festival includes Israeli dancing, culture, kosher food, music, rides and games. More than 5,000 people are expected to attend this one-day event.
The Israel Fest goes from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Nobel Park and Recreation Center. Admission is free.