San Diego Festival of Beer
The 24th annual San Diego Festival of Beer returns this weekend.
San Diego’s original beer festival, which benefits the San Diego Professionals Against Cancer, runs from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Broadway Pier.
Guests attending the festival will sample 120 varieties of beer, cider and mead from 50 craft breweries — such as Green Flash, Belching Beaver and Coronado Brewing Co. — purchase food from local food trucks and restaurants and enjoy live music all for a great cause.
Tickets are $50. All of the proceeds from the festival go to local cancer-related charities.
Pacific Islander Festival
More than 80,000 people are expected at the annual Pacific Islander Festival this weekend at Ski Beek.
The festival celebrates the cultures and traditions of the Pacific Islander community. Guests can expect live entertainment, along with plenty of delectable eats and educational lessons.
The 24th annual Pacific Islander Festival goes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free.
The moon festival, which falls on the Harvest Moon, celebrates the harvest and to give thanks to the moon. It is also known as the Children’s Festival.
This Saturday, the House of China in Balboa Park and the Vietnamese Federation of San Diego will host their own celebrations.
The House of China celebrations start at noon and features cultural performances, including lion and dragon dances at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion. The event is free and open to the public.
The Vietnamese Federation of San Diego event takes place at the Linda Vista Public Library and features performances from various Vietnamese language school students, lion dance as well as a lantern contest and parade. Miss Vietnam San Diego will lead the children in a parade at the close of the event, around 9:30 p.m. The event is also free.
Held at Seaside State Beach, this is a music, art and style festival right on the beach.
It’s festival where a bunch of friendly folks showing up to express themselves and rock the salty shore with live music, awesome vendor booths, and a custom Tiki bar pouring beer and tropical drinks.
Basically, it’s hurrah for summer fun in the sun. And the proceeds go to benefit local nonprofits.
SaltDog Classic goes from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $10 for adults and free for children 12 and under and seniors.
Bonitafest Performing Arts Festival
The heritage and spirit of Bonita and the Sweetwater Valley are on display this weekend at the Bonitafest Performing Arts Festival.
Some of the South Bay’s best show choirs and stage bands will be there. There will also be delicious food, arts and crafts. The proceeds benefit the Bonita Vista High School Vocal Music Department.
Bonitafest Performing Arts Festival goes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free.
Seany’s Chef Fest
Dozens of San Diego chefs come together this weekend for friendly culinary competition.
Festival goers will have the chance to vote for their favorite dishes as well as enjoy live music and art.
The event is hosted by The Seany Foundation to bring attention to childhood cancer. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
Seany’s Chef Fest starts at noon Sunday in Liberty Station. Tickets are $55 per person. Children under 4 are free.
Women’s Ride IB
Women’s Ride IB is a bike ride that takes riders through a pathway from southern San Diego County to inner-city San Diego.
It’s also a celebration of women cyclists. The guided journey ends at a festival featuring regional women-owned and operated businesses and wineries. The ride is intended to be casual and accommodate beginners and children.
Women’s Ride IB goes from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Entree fees range from $40 to $25.
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