Food, parade, tree lighting and a film festival, something for everyone this weekend. Let’s show everyone why we’re America’s Finest City.
Here’s your guide to the top events around town.
San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival
This weeklong event concludes with the Grand Tasting. The event boasts more than 700 different wines from 150 domestic and international wineries paired with more than 60 of San Diego’s top chefs offering their culinary best.
The big finale offers goers with samples from more than 30 gourmet food companies.
The Grand Tasting goes from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Tickets range from $75 to $225.
69th Annual Mother Goose Parade
The annual official start of the Thanksgiving Holliday is this weekend. The annual Mother Goose Parade includes floats, marching bands, equestrian units and, of course, Santa Claus.
The parade begins on Main Street and Ballantyne in downtown La Jolla and ends just before Parkway Plaza mall.
This year’s theme is Super Heroes. The parade starts at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Encinitas Fall Street Fair
More than 450 vendors will line downtown Encinitas in the annual Fall Street Fair. This is a perfect opportunity to start your holiday shopping.
It a family-friendly event for everyone involved. There’s a Kids Zone for the little ones and an artificial turf dog park for Fido.
The Street Fair goes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
California’s American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival
Here’s a chance for San Diego audiences to see films by some of the best American Indian filmmakers, producers, directors, producers and actors around.
The California’s American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival is presented by The California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center (CICSC) at California State University San Marcos.
The festival goes until Saturday the Cal State San Marcos and Pechanga Resorts and Casino. Tickets range from $5 to $7 per film.
Santee Holiday Lighting
‘Tis the season to light the holiday trees. The city of Santee will host a tree-lighting party with a night of live music, carolers and food.
There are carriage rides, photo session with Santa and, of course, the lighting of the tree.
The event goes from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday. Admission is free but there are nominal costs for some activities.