Art San Diego
Visitors entering the Art San Diego show. Courtesy photo

Borrego Days Desert Festival

There are more to do in Borrego Springs than just the sand dunes. This weekend is the 53rd annual Borrego Days Desert Festival.

The event is billed to the brim with art, entertainment, food and drinks. There is also an air and ground parade on Saturday with more than 70 entries, including 30 vintage and military aircraft.

Borrego Days Desert Festival goes from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free but there is a charge for the kids’ zone.

Coronado Art Walk

More than 70 established artists, including more than a dozen locals, will display works of paintings, photography, pottery, wood, glass and jewelry at the annual Coronado At Walk this weekend.

Each artist will also be there to discuss their work. In addition to fine arts, there are also crafts such as blown glass, turned wood, semi-precious jewelry, stained glass and others. All works are available for purchase.

Coronado Art Walk goes from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free.

Ye Scallywag! Festival

Speak like a pirate day maybe in September but that doesn’t mean you can’t drink like one in October.

Ye Scallywag is a day-long music and craft beer festival happening this Saturday at the Waterfront Park. The festival features music from Rancid, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Hepcat, Less Than Jake and The Interrupters.

Festival-goers who arrive early will receive a complimentary tasting glass for unlimited complimentary tastings until 4 p.m. More than 150 craft beers will be available for tastings.

The festival goes from noon to 9 p.m. Tickets range from $55.50 to 199.50 for VIP tickets. All ages general admission starts at 4 p.m.

Extreme Sailing Series

Fast boats will be on display in San Diego Harbor this weekend as the Extreme Sailing Series returns for the second year..

San Diego is the only U.S. stop on the global tour and plays host to a fleet of international sailing teams, including one USA squad, all racing in identical GC32 flying hydrofoil catamarans.

Spectators can enjoy live music, entertainment, bars, food stalls and commentary of the racing.

Extreme Sailing Series goes from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Viewing is open to the public and free-to-enter at Race Village located on Harbor Island.

Escondido Grand Avenue Festival

One of the largest single-day festivals in California is happening again in Escondido this weekend.

More than 400 vendors will line the downtown streets of Escondido this Sunday for the Grand Avenue Festival. The festival, which has been ranked as the second largest street fair in California, has been around since 1989.

Festival-goers can expect live entertainment, plenty of food, local art, children’s rides and a lot of shopping.

The festival takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday on Grand Avenue between Center City and Juniper.

Tim Shaw: Beyond Reason

A new exhibit at the San Diego Museum of Art, which is opening this Saturday, is unlike any other contemporary exhibition at the museum before.

The show creates psychologically charged environments that address humanitarian issues in several immersive installations by Tim Shaw, a  celebrated Northern Irish sculptor. He is known for his large-scale, multi-sensory activations. This is the first time his work has been on exhibit in the U.S.

The installations are based on personal experiences throughout Shaw’s life dealing with major themes such as, global terrorism, freedom of speech and abuse of power.

Tim Shaw: Beyond Reason opens this Saturday starting at 10 a.m.

Art San Diego

The county’s premier contemporary fine show returns this weekend.

This is the 10th anniversary of Art San Diego, which features some of the finest galleries, showcasing more than 500 established and up-and-coming artists.

This year’s is theme is [ALLURE], focusing on the undeniable power of contemporary and modern art to captivate, seduce, and charm.

Art San Diego goes from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Tickets are $20 for a one-day pass, $10 for students and seniors. Three- and two-day passes are also available.