San Diego Night Market
The San Diego Night Market in Kearny Mesa returns this weekend.
The event, hosted by the Convoy District Partnership, is an open-air, urban experience filled with food, drinks and live entertainment. From boba drinks and specialty tofu, attendees will discover more than fifty vendors selling Asian-inspired street food and merchandise.
The event goes from 5 p.m. to midnight Saturday on Convoy Street between Dagget Street and Opportunity Road. Admission is free.
Vans Warped Tour
The music festival that’s responsible for introducing such artists as No Doubt, Katy Perry, Blink 182 and many others to the world is ending its run after this season.
The Vans Warped Tour is back in town for one last show this Friday at SDCCU Stadium. The festivities begin at 11 a.m.
This year’s headliners include Reel Big Fish, 3OH!3, All Time Low, Simple Plan, The Used among others. More than 70 artists will be playing on seven stages at the stadium. The festival features hard rock, punk as well as metal artists.
The Vans Warp Tour goes from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $45 for general admission.
Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off Festival
It’s the first official weekend of summer that means it’s time for the annual Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-off.
The event has been going on in this beachside community for 39 years. There will be four stages with a variety of performers and rows of booths featuring local craft goods and art in Artist Alley.
The highlight of the event is the annual chili cook-off. Guests can sample the dishes and vote for the ultimate champion. There is also a children’s area and a beer garden.
The OB Street & Chili Cook-Off goes from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. The street fair is free but there is a $20 admission for the chili cook-off. You can also buy individual tastings for $2 each.
Gather the children for the Fairy Festival at San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas on Saturday.
The Fairy Festival, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m, features fairy themed activities, where children may wear their favorite fairy costume and take photos with fairies. Crafts will also be available for children.
The event is complete with food and drinks. The Fairy Festival is free with paid admission or membership.
Scottish Highland Games
Bagpipes, Scottish athletics, sheepdog trials and Highland dancing, what more would you want from the Scottish Highland Games.
This weekend, the 45th annual event returns to Vista. Some of the Highland games include Braemar stone toss, caber toss, hammer throws and sheaf toss. There is also food, arts and live music.
The Scottish Highland Games go from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets range from $5 to $15.
Distilled San Diego Spirit and Cocktail Festival
The San Diego County Fair is celebrating the beginning of summer with some craft spirits. While San Diego is known for its craft beer, there are a growing number of local distilleries producing some quality spirits.
For $33, guests receive a wristband with 10 tabs that allow them to sample 1/4-ounce pours of spirits or an ounce poor of specialty cocktails from dozens of distilleries. The festival ticket includes entrance to the fair.
The Distilled Festival goes from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. There is also a $125 VIP festival ticket that gives you unlimited samplings, a commemorative tasting glass and access to the VIP lounge that includes gourmet food stations.
Tony Gwynn 5.5K Run/Walk
Alesmith and the Tony & Alicia Gwynn Foundation is hosting a 5.5K Run/Walk at Lake Poway this Saturday to honor Mr. Padre.
The event is also a fundraiser for underserved communities served by the Tony & Alicia Gwynn Foundation. After the race, participants will also be able to take part in the post-race party where San Diego Pale Ale .394, a beer developed in collaboration with Tony Gwynn, will be featured.
The Tony Gwynn 5.5K Run/Walk starts at 8 a.m. Saturday. The post-race festivities start at 8:30 a.m. and goes to 2 p.m. Registration range from $5 to $100.