Chargers free safety Eric Weddle kisses his daughter at Miami game. Photo via
Chargers free safety Eric Weddle kisses his daughter at Miami game. Photo via

The annual Chargers FanFest returns to Qualcomm Stadium this Saturday.

Fans will enjoy the team’s first appearance in Qualcomm Stadium in 2016 along with an opportunity to get autographs from many of the franchise’s great former players.

Alumni will also be at the event. A few of the former Chargers greats scheduled to attend include Luis Castillo, Stephen Cooper, Raylee Johnson, Darren Carrington, Billy Ray Smith and Ed White.

Fans should bring an appetite to FanFest as hot dogs and soft drinks will be available for just $2 a piece. Also, some of the newest Chargers merchandise and apparel, including jerseys, hats and t-shirts, will be available at the Chargers Team Store at Gate G. Every fan who spends at least $50 anywhere inside the stadium during FanFest will receive a 2016 Chargers Yearbook as a gift.

Many of the entertainers who are at the stadium on game days will also be in attendance at FanFest and fans will have an opportunity to get their faces painted and receive temporary tattoos among other fan-friendly opportunities.

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Here are some other events happening this weekend:

Latin American Festival

Bazaar del Mundo in Old Town will hosts its annual Latin American Festival and Mata Ortiz Pottery Market this weekend. Attendees can expect folk art, food, entertainment and San Diego’s largest collection of authentic Mata Ortiz pottery, shoppers will also find a vast array of artisan jewelry, vibrant Mexican clothing and colorful collectibles. Live demonstrations will also be performed for festival-goers, as artists hack away at wooden stumps to reveal life-like animal figures, weave hand-pulled wool into intricate textiles and skillfully paint delicate designs onto hand-formed clay pots. The event runs 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Oceanside Art Walk

Downtown Oceanside will transform this Friday for its monthly Art Walk. The event, which happens the first Friday of each month, celebrates the vibrant arts and entertainment scene in the North County city. Attendees can expect to see artwork, performances, poetry readings and enjoy food. The event began in 2013 by the Oceanside Cultural Consortium, an organization devoted to promoting the importance of arts, culture and entertainment in Oceanside. The event runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday.

Battle of the Burgers

Who makes the best burgers in the county? We’ll find out this weekend. The fourth annual San Diego Burger Battle will take place this Saturday where more than 20 competitors will showoff their grilling skills. The event, hosted by Bull BBQ, will send the winner to a national competition. Attendees can expect to sample delicious food and hear/see live entertainment. The first 400 guests will be admitted for free. The free event takes place at 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in San Marcos.

America’s Finest Film Fest

Enjoy the work of local filmmakers at America’s Finest Film Fest. The event will feature 20 short films from 50 local craftspeople at the Irwin M. Jacobs Hall. All the films celebrate America’s Finest City. Attendees will also have a chance to meet with directors. The event is topped off with San Diego food and craft beer. Tickets are $15.