Here’s proof San Diego is the best place to live in the world. This weekend is chock full of activities that you will need the rest of the week to recover.

Here’s your guide the top events around town.

San Diego Film Festival 2015

Five days and more than 100 films to choose from. And while it’s not Sundance, the San Diego Film Festival is still one of the the most anticipated festivals on the circuit.

In recent years, several films that had their world premiere that the festival went on to win major awards, such as the Academy Awards, Golden Globe and Director’s Guild Awards.

The festival spans the weekends at various movie theaters around town. Tickets range from $75 to $500.

MCAS Miramar Air Show

An annual San Diego tradition, the MCAS Miramar Air Show is the largest military air show in the nation.

The Blue Angels return this weekend take part in the annual festival of flight, which runs through Sunday.

The Blue Angels performances are scheduled to begin at 2:45 p.m. each day.

Gates will open each day at 8:15 a.m., and there’s a twilight show set for Saturday. Admission is free, but preferred seating range from $30 to $300.


Like German beer? Like Bratwurst? Then you’ll be in hog heaven. There are not one, not two but three Oktoberfests in town this weekend.

Oktoberfest in El Cajon features the usual Oktoberfest offerings plus a Bavarian band, Guggenbach-Buam. The event goes from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $5.

La Mesa Oktoberfest is one the oldest Oktoberfests in San Diego. Celebrating its 42nd anniversary, the event goes from noon to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission is free.

Carlsbad Oktoberfest promises fun for everyone, kids and adults alike. Hosted by the Rotary Club, the event goes from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday. Children are free, adult’s admission is $12 prepaid or $15 at the door.

Maker Faire San Diego

Billed as the greatest show-and-tell on Earth, the inaugural Maker Faire San Diego is a festival celebrating innovation, inventiveness and resourcefulness.

It is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, hobbyists, tinkerers, engineers and anyone who makes things. It’s a science and county fair rolled into one.

The event goes from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in Balboa Park. Tickets range from $10 to $22.50.

Pacific BeachFest

Want to experience the beach-town vibe? Then this is the place for you.

The Pacific BeachFest touts itself as the place for visitors (and landlocked locals too) to experience all that San Diego beaches have to offer.

The event features a Best of the Beach Fish Taco Contest where six local restaurants compete to see who has the best fish taco. There is also a beer garden, a kids zone and live music.

The BeachFest goes from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free, however there is a $10 fee to be apart of the fish taco contests. Participants get sample the offerings and pick the winner.