Hillcrest CityFest
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ArtWalk @ Liberty Station

This weekend, San Diego’s flagship arts district is celebrating both the visual and performing arts.

Artists from around the country and Mexico will converge at Liberty station to show and sell their works. The 13th annual event features visual arts, music and interactive art-making — perfect for families with young children.

The festival also has a shaded wine and beer pavilion and a street food area so people can enjoy the outdoor setting surrounding the rose garden at the Ingram Plaza

ArtWalk @ Liberty Station goes from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.

Cardiff Dog Days of Summer

It wouldn’t be the dog days of summer without a festival celebrating man’s best friend.

Cardiff Dog Days of Summer features more than 100 dog-related vendors, rescue groups, pet adoption agencies and a “Maker Market Row” for everything that you or your furry friends need.

There is also dog contests, live music, kids activities, beer and wine garden and (of course) food trucks.

The event goes from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday and is free to attend.

CityFest Street and Music Festival

Stretching for more than nine city blocks, this annual event is San Diego’s largest art and music festival.

The celebration takes over Fifth Avenue in Hillcrest, featuring two stages of live music, DJs and EDM. There is also carnival rides, kids zone, a massive cocktail bar and beer garden, and more than 350 arts, crafts and food vendors.

CityFest Street and Music Festival goes from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.

San Diego Beer and Wine Festival

It wouldn’t be a San Diego weekend without the requisite beer festival.

The hugely popular San Diego Beer Fest merged with San Diego’s Uncorked Wine Festival for one huge event celebrating both beer and wine.

The festival features unlimited samples from hundreds of beers and wine. Guests can also partake in delicious food from food trucks, play lawn games on the Embarcadero and listen to live music from the entertainment stage.

The San Diego Beer and Wine Festival goes from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $55 for general admission and $70 for early admission.

Heiva San Diego

Heiva San Diego is a celebration of Tahiti and French Polynesian culture.

The festival features an array of Tahitian culture representing all five archipelagoes in French Polynesia. There will dances, singing, cultural arts, including tiki carving, and a Mr. and Miss Heiva Pageant.

The festival goes from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Broadway Pier. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children.