[important]San Diego Weekend Events & Things To Do Friday, Mar. 1 – Sunday Mar. 3, 2013[/important]
When: SATURDAY 9AM – 4PM
Where: Dusty Rhodes Park
Description: Come on out to the Kiwanis Kite Festival in Ocean Beach to catch some fun on an ocean breeze. The event covers a day of kite making, decorating, flying and judging. For those looking to just watch the aeronautical action, there is plenty of food and live music – and even a parade!
What: Video Game Tournaments
When: FRIDAYS 5PM – 9PM, SATURDAYS 5AM – 9PM
Where: Fashion Valley Mall
Description: From now until September 19 the Fashion Valley Mall is the place to be for those looking for a fun and free way to fill your Fridays and Saturdays. Fanboygaming.com hosts the highly competitive video game tournaments at the Microsoft Store where you can enjoy the hottest titles around with your fellow friends and gamers.
When: FRIDAY 6:30PM
Where: Balboa Park
Description: Punk rock and poetry often go hand-in-hand. At least in San Diego that is. Join Jimmy Jazz, an author and thriving voice in the community known for decades of poetry reading at events such as Lollapalooza, as he performs his first read in 8 years. Share the experience with wine and Jimmy’s punk poetry friends at the Museum of the Living Artist’s Poetry & Art Series 2013 in Balboa Park.
Cost: FREE (with wine to share) or $5
When: Daily 9am
Where: Old Town Historic State Park
Description: Relive a bit of your childhood or simply share it with your own family and friends with a unique San Diego spin. See a whole new side of the city in this amazing foot race through the nation’s most stunning urban spaces. Although Jeff Probst won’t be leading the way, that won’t stop you from simply grabbing your smartphone to participate in this interactive adventure. Great for team building!
Cost: Teams of 2-5 can register for one low price of $49! – Tickets
When: THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS 2PM
Where: Amtrak Station
Description: Folks from around the world scrimp, save and plan well ahead of time and it even seems as though every other country song sings about it. Luckily for San Diegans, we are right down the road from a fascinating world rich in cuisine, culture and true hospitality. The Tijuana Up & Down tour will fill your afternoon with the best Mexico has to offer, such as stunning Spanish architecture, safe street shopping for your finest artisan crafts and even a chance to make your own tacos with the locals! It’s as simple as hopping on over to the Amtrak Station downtown to have your own sweet Mexico escape.
Cost: $62 adults, $52 children (ages 3-11) – Reservations
When: SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS 12:30PM – 4:30PM
Where: Maritime Museum of San Diego
Description: Set the sails, man the helm or just climb aboard the California for an afternoon sailing the high seas on the Official Tall Ship of California. Passengers are invited to participate with the crew on this Pacific Ocean voyage. Be sure to explore the Maritime Museums many exhibits, which is included with the trip.
Cost: $40-$60 – Tickets
When: SUNDAY 10AM
Where: Oak Riparian Park
Description: Experience the best breathtaking views nature has to offer right here in our own backyard! Volunteers from the San Diego Natural History Museum share a delicate appreciation of plants and animals while showing off some of the area’s most spectacular landscapes. This free 3 mile walk requires no reservation, just some cozy kicks, a quick cruise up the coast and a curiosity for nature.