MCAS Miramar Air Show
An annual San Diego tradition, the MCAS Miramar Air Show is the largest military air show in the nation.
The Blue Angels return this weekend to take part in the annual festival of flight, which runs through Sunday. The Blue Angels performances are scheduled to begin at 3:15 p.m. each day.
This year, the show celebrates 100 years of women serving in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Gates will open each day at 8:15 a.m., and there’s a twilight show set for Saturday. Admission is free, but preferred seating range from $30 to $300.
Prost! San Diego will have two Oktoberfests this weekend to satisfy your German beer and Bratwurst craving.
La Mesa Oktoberfest
One of the largest Oktoberfest in Southern California is happening this weekend. The La Mesa Oktoberfest includes a massive street festival with numerous vendors, a beer garden, plenty of food and live entertainment, The 45th annual event, which takes place on La Mesa Boulevard between Spring and 4th streets, runs from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
If you’re in North County, check out the annual Oktoberfest in Encinitas. The Encinitas Oktoberfest, hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, will feature more than 200 vendors, live music and activities for the kids. It will also feature a parade. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday on Mountain Vista Drive and El Camino Real.
Adams Avenue Street Fair
The trendy Adams Avenue is hosting its annual street fair this weekend.
The 37th annual Adams Avenue Street Fair, which organizers say is the largest, free music festival in Southern California, features 80 different acts across six stages.
The event also features food vendors, beer tastings, carnival rides and 300 arts and crafts booths.
The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
The Rodeo is coming to town. Professional cowboys from around the country convene this weekend at the annual Poway Rodeo to compete in cowboy activities.
The event features bareback and saddle Bronc riding, barrel racing, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, team roping and bull riding. Kids 50 pounds and under can try their hands at cowboying by attempting to ride sheep.
For those 21 and older, there is a dance each night after the rodeo.
The Poway Rodeo goes from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets range from $8 to $68post-rodeo rodeo dance, however, is free.
San Diego Sake Festival
Did you know that World Sake Day is Oct. 1? In honor of the date, Quartyard in East Village is hosting a Sake Festival.
Guests can enjoy the more than 20 different variety of sake, Japanese rice wine, this weekend. The event begins with a traditional kagami-biraki, a breaking of the barrel ceremony.
Guests can also meet local brewers and learn about the Japanese tradition of making sake.
The San Diego Sake Festival goes from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $40.
Harvest for Hope
This weekend the Emilio Nares Foundation is hosting its annual Harvest for Hope at Liberty Station.
Some of the finest chefs in San Diego will create unique dishes to pair with wine and spirits. There are also music and a live and silent auction. The event raises money for low-income families whose children are battling cancer.
Some of the participating restaurants and breweries include The Pioneer, Crust Pizzeria, Harry’s Coffee Shop, Legal Restaurants, Morton’s Steakhouse, Pamplemousse Grille, Punch Bowl Social, Snake Oil Cocktail Company and more.
Harvest for Hope goes from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Liberty Station’s BRICK. Tickets are $145 per person or $1,000 for a group of 10.