San Diego Weekend Events Friday March 28 to Sunday March 30, 2014

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2014-spring-busker-festWhat: 2014 Spring Busker Festival

When: Saturday March 29 to Sunday Mar 30, 2014

Where: Seaport Village, Downtown San Diego

Description: The 2014 Busker Festival is days away and as usual, I’m here to give you some helpful tips in order to have an easy breezy and of course FUN Busker Festival!

Parking is available in the Seaport Village lots, where guests pay $3 for the first two hours with validation and $2 every 30 minutes thereafter.

You can hop on the trolley and get off at the Seaport Village stop, or you can take the bus. For more information on public transportation please call 1-800-commute or visit

We have some talented buskers lined-up to perform for you all. Their acts will include fire stunts, awe-inspiring juggling, incredible balancing acts and of course, comedy. An in depth look at each busker & their performance times can be found here.

Performances will take place at the top of every hour starting at noon in the West Plaza Fountain Area and every half hour starting at 12:30 in the East Plaza Gazebo. Buskers will also be performing, outside of their main performance times, in other parts of Seaport Village, so essentially every corner will have a busker act performing. Outside of the 10 competing Buskers there will be 5 other smaller acts complimenting the already jam-packed festival!

Buskers-After-DarkWhat: 2014 Buskers After Dark

When: Saturday, March 29, 2014

Where: Seaport Village, San Diego

Description: Buskers After Dark will have street performers entertaining you all from 7pm-10pm on March 29th. The awe-inspiring antics of Seaport Village’s street performers will run late into the night. Exposing the truest form of busking with untamed performances, Buskers After Dark. This 18 and over event will also have beer and food specials from our food court restaurants and will be sponsored by City Beat. You must RSVP for the event in order to enjoy the discounted food and drinks.


Padres-Opening-Day-bloack-partyWhat: Padres Opening Day Block Party

When: Sunday, March 30, 2014

Where: East Village, San Diego

Description:  The 4th Annual East Village Opening Day Block Party is a true San Diego experience!

Enjoy local craft beer from Mission Brewery, Monkey Paw, and Stone Brewing Co. at this free event.  Live music, great food from local restaurants, line dancing on J Street with Bub’s, Blind Burro and Moonshine Flats, and much more. Get your San Diego Padres Baseball  Tickets now.

This family event features most of East Village businesses and members, such as: BASIC Urban Kitchen & Pizza, East Village Tavern & Bowl, Hotel Indigo, Jerome’s Furniture, and Zip Car.

A loud round of applause and thank you to Grand Slam Sponsors Waddell & Reed. Waddell & Reed advisors who have been encouraging investments, offering business retirement plans and financial planning locally for more than 20 years.

All proceeds from the event will go to the fulfillment of the East Village Association’s mission to support and promote East Village businesses by establishing the community as San Diego’s livable urban village.

art-craft-festWhat: Bankers Art & Craft Beer Festival

When: Friday, March 28, 2014

Where: The Abbey, San Diego

Description: Art and Craft Beer Festival will be held at The Abbey, which is one of the most historic places at Bankers Hill, San Diego. It is located at 2825 5th Avenue and features San Diego’s finest craft breweries, art installations from world renowned Bankers Hill artists & food from some of the most well recognized Chef’s and restaurants in San Diego.

-Ballast Point
-AleSmith Brewing Company
-Rock Bottom Brewery
-Stone Brewing Company
-Green Flash
-Thorn Street Brewery
-Aztec Brewery
-Gordon Biersch
-Pizza Port Brewing Company
-Coronado Brewing Company
-Helms Brewing Company
-Lightning Brewery
-Karl Strauss
-Hillcrest Brewing Company

-Barrio Star
-Croce’s Park West
-Jimmy Carter’s Mexican Cafe

-Gustaf Anders Rooth
-Eric Wixon
-Benjamin Lavender
-Keith Greene
-Dia Basset


ironmanWhat: IRONMAN 70.3

When: Saturday, March 29, 2014

Where: Oceanside, San Diego

Description: IRONMAN 70.3 California started out as just IRONMAN in 2000. Two years later it has turned into one of the first IRONMAN 70.3 events and has helped the launch of the popularity of the ‘distance’.

Oceanside, California is offering triathletes the chance to race in the city that birthed the sport in the early 1970’s in Mission Bay. Oceanside, located at the northern end of San Diego’s North County, includes the beach communities of Del Mar, Cardiff, Encinitas, and Carlsbad, it is the home to a conglomeration of surf, triathlon, and beach culture. Just half an hour to the south lies the city of San Diego, full of great zoos, parks, and other attractions to fill a spring break vacation with fun and excitement. Just two hours away, skiing and snowboarding are other amusement options.

The bike course takes cyclists along the Californian coastline to San Clemente, before dipping into the Marine Corps Base at Camp Pendleton. At this region, challenging hills take the cyclists down to view one of the longest fishing piers in California, the Oceanside Pier .

Over half of the volunteers for this race comes from units on Camp Pendleton. The presence of the military makes many participants proud of our servicemen and women.

There are 50 slots for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada.

San-Diego-beatles-festWhat: San Diego Beatles Fair 2014

When: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Where: Queen’s Bee Art & Cultural Center

Description: Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ first visit to New York, San Diego’s yearly Queen Bee tradition continues with great music, art, and memorabilia of the legendary band. Welcome the special guests this year, “Ladies and Gentlemen … The Beatles!”

With group performers like Rockola, Baja Bugs, Britain Finest an amazing Beatles tribute band, Dave Humphries Band along with special guests Ken Mansfield, John Borack and Chuck Gundersom, the Queen Bee hive wil be abuzz with fans and merriment.


Sta-Rita-Hills-wine-tastingWhat: Sta. Rita Hills Winegrowers Alliance Wine Tasting and BBQ at Marina Kitchen

When: Sunday, March 30, 2014 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

Where: Marina Kitchen, San Diego

Description: The Sta. Rita Hills Winegrowers Alliance members will team up with Marina Kitchen and host an afternoon tasting and BBQ dinner on Sunday, March 30th, in our home of San Diego. Twenty member wineries will show-off their ware and pour their wines, discuss the pros of our AVA and share mutual passions for the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay produced from Sta. Rita Hills vineyards. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to meet our winemakers and discover new wines and enjoy the old ones.

Sta. Rita Hills BBQ Dinner at Marina Kitchen

BBQ Dinner featuring Sta. Rita Hills wines.

Large format and additional wines will not be available for the afternoon consumer tasting but will be offered by the Sta. Rita Hills winemakers for this dinner event. BBQ begins at 5:30 pm after the tasting.

Sta. Rita Hills Wine Tasting and BBQ Combo

This ticket includes both the consumer afternoon tasting and the BBQ Dinner that follows later. Start time 3:00 pm for tasting and dinner at 5:30 pm.

Sta. Rita Hills Consumer Tasting at Marina Kitchen

Consumer Wine Tasting 3:00 – 5:00 pm, March 30, 2014. Join over 20 Sta. Rita Hills Wineries pouring Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and other AVA favorites for a great afternoon tasting co-hosted by Marina Kitchen.


rolando-street-fair-2014What: Rolando Street Fair

When: Sunday, March 30, 2014, 10:00 AM

Where: Rolando Boulevard, San Diego

Description:  Make your way to the 18th annual Rolando Street Fair this Sunday and enjoy great music, delicious food and much more.The Rolando Street Fair has it all for both kids and adults! There’s a variety of entertainment in music, incredible merchandise booths, and a food court with hot and cold dishes. A special section of the fair is designated for children and youths with fun activities, bouncers, carnival rides, and booths doing facial paints.


ciclosdiasWhat: CicloSDias

When: Sunday, March 30, 2014, 10am-3pm

Where: Pacific Beach, San Diego

Description:  CicloSDias San Diego welcomes everyone to walk, ride, stroll, anything- just enjoy. Come and experience this free and open street event where there are numerous activities along the route. Shops and restaurants will remain open for business while neighbors and friends come together to make merry and enjoy. CicloSDias is inspired by the very successful Ciclova events, which started in Bogota, Colombia, more than thirty years ago as an answer to the congestion and pollution of city streets. Now they happen throughout Latin America, other parts of the United States and NOW San Diego!

Turn up at the venue and make CicloSDias San Diego an amazing event.  Support our efforts by donating what you will and you will have our gratitude for your help and encouragement!


Paws-in-the-Park-san-diegoWhat: Paws in the Park

When: Sunday, March 30, 2014

Where: Kit Carson Park Escondido, San Diego

Description:  Join thousands of other animal lovers on Sunday, March 30, at Paws in the Park 2014! Why you? Because without you, the Escondido Humane Society could not possibly exist. It is because of animal lovers like you that thousands of homeless animals and pets get the lifesaving care and medication they need. With your help and generosity, they find loving homes and people. Register today to make a difference in these animals’ lives. Register now to kick off your FUN-draising efforts and come join us at Paws in the Park on March 30, 2014 to help and save all these wonderful animals.



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