In many a landlubber’s eyes that quintessential summer sport, surfing, represents the very vision of what our state should be.
California Dreamin’? Try Surfin’ U.S.A. That’s Oceanside this weekend, as the Super Girl Surf Pro championship brings world-class surfers to town. In addition, the San Diego Padres come home and two communities enjoy good-ole food and music fests.
Super Girl Surf Pro begins Friday at the Oceanside Pier. The free event includes watching famed surfers like Bethany Hamilton and Carissa Moore, in addition to 20 concerts. Artists Natasha Bedingfield, Stephen Puth and Tenille Arts will perform. Competition continues through Sunday.
The San Francisco Giants come to Petco Park Friday for a three-game series. The Padres will offer several promotions, including Friday’s Beer Fest, Saturday’s San Diego Chicken Bobblehead Night and Sunday’s Backpack Day.
The San Diego Fruit Festival, at the World Beat Cultural Center in Balboa Park, features music, yoga and fashion. The fest opens at 11 a.m. Saturday and continues late into the night. A fruit-carving ceremony takes place at 7 p.m. Admission starts at $15.
Julian’s not just about apples, folks. Wineries and pubs join forces at 11 a.m. Saturday for Sip of Julian, which pairs alcohol and light bites. Stops include the Blue Door and Menghini wineries, Wynola Pizza Red Barn and Julian Hard Cider. Because well, apples. Admission begins at $35.
Chula Vista hosts the South Bay Latin Music Festival at Bayside Park at noon Saturday. The bill for the “Trip to Mamboland” theme (which honors the late, great Tito Puente) includes Jose Madera, John “Dandy” Rodriguez and Marco Bermudez. Admission costs $30.
Balboa Park blooms for the free Summer Orchids in the Park show Saturday and Sunday. The show, featuring a competition, sales and speakers, opens at 10 a.m. both days.
As nightfall approaches on Saturday and Sunday SDCCU Stadium turns into the San Diego Night Market. Crowds can stroll and enjoy street food, vendors, dance competition and games. Gates open at 4 p.m. and admission costs $5.
– Staff reports