Despite the heat, the forecast for this weekend is food, fun and more fun.
With a Greek Festival, Brazil Festival and Mexican Independence Day celebration, there’s no excuse to not go out and enjoy the town.
Old Town San Diego Fiestas Patrias
Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day. Rather, it’s Sept. 16. This weekend, Old Town will celebrate this part of San Diego’s history when it was still part of Mexico.
Fiestas Patrias features a parade with the Escaramuzas, traditional women equestrians, along with a variety of entertainment, including historic and traditional music and dance groups, crafts and games.
The event goes from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and is free.
Crab and Sushi Festival
It’s San Diego’s newest festival, Crab and Sushi Festival features, what else, crab and sushi.
Besides the food, the festival also features live music from local favorites such as Devastator’s, Zig Zag Jones, Psydecar, Ragabonds and Tribal Theory. The event is sponsored in part by Ballast Point. A portion of the proceeds goes to benefit the Rady Children’s Hospital.
The Crab and Sushi Festival goes from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at Liberty Station. Tickets range from $75 to $125
Cardiff Greek Festival
It’s the festival where everyone can be Greek for the day. The Cardiff Greek Festival features authentic food, music, live entertainment, dancing and children’s activities.
There is also a variety of Olympic themed games, miniature golf, and children activities throughout the weekend.
The Greek festival goes from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church. Admission is $3 for adults, free for children 12 and younger.
San Diego Brazilian Day Festival
With 60,000 attendees expected, the San Diego Brazilian Day Festival is the largest of its kind in the West Coast.
Held at Pacific Beach, which, according to organizers, is the Rio de Janeiro of North America, the event features a carnaval parade complete with floats, kids zone, food court and a street fair with more than 150 vendors.
The event goes from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday and is free.
Kayak surfing? Yep, that’s a thing and it’s a thing this weekend. The inaugural SaltDog Classic features live music, beach games, food and an amateur kayak surfing contest.
The goal of the SaltDog Classic is for people to have fun and enjoy the coastal communities that make up San Diego.
The event goes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and is free. There is a $20 entry fee for the surfing competition.