Music Festivals
San Diego’s newest music festival lands on the waterfront Friday through Sunday. Photo credit: @WonderfrontFest, via Twitter

Remember Street Scene? Well, San Diego has one of the most beautiful waterfronts around and the scene has shifted with the Wonderfront Festival.

“You get it all,” organizers contend, as the inaugural edition of the festival features dozens of rock, hiphop, EDM and Latin artists beginning Friday. Stages will extend from Broadway Pier stretching along the bayfront past Seaport Village and on to Embarcadero Park South. Some highlights of the packed schedule: Friday, Ben Harper and Miguel; Saturday, Migos, MGMT and Slightly Stoopid, and Sunday, Tucanes de Tijuana and Tyga.

Festival admission ranges from $79-99 for one-day passes and up to $239 to attend the full festival. Military discounts are available.

The Links at Petco Park opens for its first weekend this fall, continuing through Dec. 1. Golfers looking for the unique experience of teeing off at a ballpark can enjoy nine holes at $170 for twosomes and $340 for foursomes. 

Everyone gets into the holiday spirit at Sea World beginning Saturday. Photo credit:

With the cold arriving it is in fact beginning to look a lot like Christmas – San Diego Christmas anyway. SeaWorld and the Hotel del Coronado do their part this weekend.

First, Skating by the Sea returns to Coronado’s landmark resort Saturday and continues through Jan. 5. Skaters can take the ice beginning at 11 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays, with hours that vary throughout the week. Admission starts at $30 per person, if purchased online.

Next, SeaWorld features a whole slew of holiday activities, from a Sesame Street-themed Christmas village to two shows. One is an ice spectacular, for those who prefer to watch icy feats, rather than risking icy feet. Most of the special events come with park admission, but some cost an additional $5.

If you prefer a bazaar to skating or bayside amusements, San Diego Made in Logan Heights opens up its Holiday Market at the Factory at 10 a.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday. Admission costs $5 to explore artist studios, shop for holiday gifts or take a workshop or two to make your own.

Liberty Station hosts the Doggie Street Festival at NTC Park from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, featuring more than a dozen rescue groups. The free festival welcomes dogs of course, but also includes music and art for children.

Finally, watch teams pop and lock at the Freestyle Session World Finals, an urban dance competition, in both San Diego and El Cajon. The event prelims begin at noon Saturday at the World Beat Cultural Center in Balboa Park. The finals follow at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Sycuan resort. Admission starts at $30.

– Staff reports

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