Well, this weekend is over taken by Comic-Con. If you don’t have a pass, there’s still plenty of things to do for free.
Don’t know what to expect at Comic-Con this year? Check out our preview guide here.
If Comic-Con isn’t your thing, there are still plenty of things to do in San Diego this weekend.
Antique or Junque?
Think of this as San Diego’s version of the Antique Show. Sponsored by the San Diego Archaeological Center, local experts will evaluate your treasures and tell you whether they are antiques or junque.
Bring your historical items for assistance with identification and dating. Helpful suggestions will also be made to preserve your treasures for future generations.
The event goes from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the San Diego Archaeological Center. Tickets are $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers.
Annual Over The Line Tourney
Besides Comic-Con, this is the other San Diego summer tradition. Over the Line is a bat and ball game played with two teams of three players each.
The tournament is known for its tongue-in-cheek, off-colored team names and is the major fundraiser for the Old Mission Beach Athletic Club.
Play time is from 7 a.m. to dusk Saturday and Sunday at Fiesta Island. Admission is free for spectators, but the OMBAC asks that you follow its 5Bs rules — no booze, babies, bowsers, battles or birds.
11th Annual Switchfoot Bro-Am
Encinitas is San Diego’s surfing Mecca and this weekend, the town will host the annual Switchfoot Bro-Am surfing competition and concert.
In addition to the professional surfing contest, this year’s event will include the Rob Machado Bro Junior surfing contest for youngsters ages 16 and under. The main point of the competition if the kids to have fun. Instead of a entrance fee, participants are asked to bring gently-used surf clothes as their entry fee.
The event goes from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Moonlight Beach. The event is free for spectators.
Heroes Brew Craft Beer Festival
It’s not a summer weekend in San Diego if there isn’t a beer festival of some kind happening.
This weekend, the Loma Club at Liberty will transform into a Craft Beer Comic Book (a not so subtle tie-in to Comic-Con).
For the price of admission, you will get unlimited tasting of more than 46 breweries, a Heroes Brew Fest taster mug, a caped-crusader costume contest, music, entertainment and raffle with great prizes.
The Heroes Brew Craft Beer Festival goes from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Tickets range from $20 to $64.