It may be wet and wild out there leading into the weekend, but that shouldn’t stop you from having some fun.
Here are this weekend’s top events, rain or shine.
Argh, there be pirates in them waters! As the saying goes, “Where there is a sea, there are pirates.” This weekend, the Maritime Museum of San Diego will host Pirate Days where kids of all ages will be come face-to-face with some swashbuckling pirates.
The two-day event features kids costume contests, carnival games, cannon firings, weapon demonstrations, sword fights, scary stories and scavenger hunt for the pirate treasure, with mermaid included.
Pirate Days is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Some events are free, others require tickets to the museum.
Rain or shine, a cowboy’s work is never done. This weekend, check out some real-life cowboys and cowgirls at the Ramona Rodeo.
One of the country’s rodeos, the event features barrel racing, tie-down roping, bull riding, saddle bronc riding, team roping and bareback riding.
Other activities include a cowgirl fashion show, cowboy and cowgirl mixer, Kid’s Day clowns, rodeo queens, and photo and autograph opportunities. Don’t miss the Main Street Parade at 10 a.m. Saturday.
The Ramona Rodeo goes throughout the weekend with differing times for various events.
Hops of the Harbor Beer Pairing Dinner Cruise
It wouldn’t be a weekend in San Diego without a beer event of some sort. This weekend, this the maiden voyage of the Flagship Cruises & Events’ Hops of the Harbor.
The 2 1/2-hour cruise comes complete with dinner, boarding champagne, craft bear tasting, and live music and dancing. This month’s beers come from Stone Brewing Company. Each month will feature a different brewery.
Hops on the Harbor departs at 7 p.m. and goes till 10 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $69.50 for adults and $41.70 for kids ages 4 to 12. The cruise will run every Friday night through summer.
Who makes the best tacos in San Diego? This weekend the San Diego Reader‘s Tacotopia will settle that dispute once and for all, and best of all, you get to help decide.
Try signature tacos from more than 30 of San Diego’s best taco stands and restaurants, curated by the Reader’s food critics, and help select the winner of the coveted San Diego’s Best Taco award.
Tacotopia goes from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Golden Hill Park. Tickets range from $30 to $45.
Wine, Brews & Blues Festival
To rainy to head to San Diego for a beer festival? North County residents, here’s one for you.
The Escondido’s Wine, Brew & Blues Festival features wine and beer tastings, local bites, live music by Restless Blues Band and Bill Magee, dancing and hot rods.
The event goes from 5:30 p.m to 10 p.m. Friday at the Escondido Center for the Arts. Tickets range from $55 to $75.