San Diego Weekend Events Friday September 26 to Sunday September 28, 2014

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What : Oktoberfest in San Diego
When : September 26-28
Where : Various Locations San Diego

Description : The German American Societies of San Diego, Inc., hosts its traditional Oktoberfest. Come and enjoy authentic German food, such as bratwurst, ox-on-the-spit, potato salad, potato pancakes, sauerkraut, red cabbage, pretzels, and a variety of German pastries. We offer a great selection of German beers and liquors, and soft drinks and water, to enjoy with your friends and family!

Oktoberfest at Hotel Del Coronado – Experience a Bavarian-style beer garden on the Sun Deck with authentic food like bratwurst and sauerkraut, Munich-style pretzels from San Diego Pretzel, schnitzel and more, plus select speciality beers from breweries like Paulaner and Karl Strauss. Guests will also enjoy daily keg tapping and live music by German rock band The Broken Stems.


San Diego Film Festival 2014What: San Diego Film Festival
When: September 24 – 28,
Where: Downtown & La Jolla

Description : The San Diego Film Festival kicks off on Wednesday, September 24th at 7:00pm with Wild, starring Reese Witherspoon. Then, join in all the celebration at the Opening Night Party at Andaz San Diego. The San Diego Film Festival features two Film Villages set in Downtown San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter & ArcLight Cinemas La Jolla. One of a kind experience to celebrate the art of cinema in San Diego & La Jolla includes – 100+ Films, Filmmaker Tribute, Hollywood industry panels, filmmaker Q&A’s,red carpet galas and parties.


lounge-heavenWhat: Heaven Lounge & Fundraiser
When: Friday, September 26, 6-10pm
Where: Rooftop Lounge at Vantage Pointe Apartments

Description : This Heaven Lounge experience offers various activities designed to raise your vibration, which shifts your perception, enabling you to experience an expanded state of being (Heaven on Earth).  Organisers will also collect clothes and raise funds through a silent auction for an organization called StandUp For Kids – San Diego, the local chapter of a national non-profit organization that assists homeless youth with food, shelter, guidance and support.

adams-streetWhat : Adams Avenue Street Fair
When : Saturday September 27
Where : Adams Avenue

Description : The Adams Avenue Street Fair, Southern California’s largest FREE two-day music festival, occurs annually on the last weekend of September, on Adams Avenue. Located in the Normal Heights community of San Diego, the festival includes 8 stages, over 100 musical acts, beer gardens, a beer taste, giant carnival rides, exotic foods, and 350 arts and crafts booths! The Street Fair offers fantastic entertainment for all-ages, all weekend.

masquarade-ballWhat : Masquerade Ball: An Evening to Benefit Miracle Babies!
When : Saturday, Sep 27, 2014
Where : Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine

Description : Join Miracle Babies for an elegant evening of masked fun at the Miracle Babies’ “Masquerade Ball,” formally known as Casino Royale. Miracle Babies aims to become the nation’s premier non-profit resource for neo-natal intensive-care unit (NICU) patients and their families. We strive to be a resource for families with babies in the NICU as well as communicate the importance of fitness and nutrition on preterm birth and development.

The Evening Will Feature Cocktails & Wine • Seated Dinner • Live & Silent Auction • Raise the Paddle Featured Performance by Aerialist Laura Dasi • Live Entertainment & More!

oceanside-waysWhat : Oceanside Harbor Days
When : September 27-28, 2014
Where : Oceanside Harbor

Description : Two event filled days of sun, sand, and surf provide an outstanding opportunity for residents and neighbors to experience fun activities including the new Sandcastle competition, Entertainment Stage, Arts, Crafts and Food booth areas, Nail ‘n’ Sail Competition, Military, Public Safety displays, and more.


zoo-food-wineWhat : San Diego Zoo Food & Wine Celebration
When : Saturday, September 27, 2014
Where : San Diego Zoo

Description : The celebration will benefit Endangered animals and their habitats through the San Diego Zoo’s Institute for Conservation Research. Guests pay one price for admission and enjoy free samples from more than 150 restaurants, beer, wine and spirits vendors. Samples will be served until 9:30 p.m. (dessert samples are served until 10:30 p.m.)  A cash bar is located in the Zoofari party area until midnight. Complimentary soft drinks and Sparkletts water is also available at the cash bar.

missionbeachWhat : Mission Beach Centennial Festival
When : Saturday September 27
Where : Mission Beach

Description : There is a unique Southern California vibe in Mission Beach that you just can’t find anywhere else, offering a lively and robust variety of activities in the sun, surf and sand, as well as a strong sense of community. From its beginnings in 1914 through today, Mission Beach is turning 100 years young and the spirit lives on!

artsplashWhat : Carlsbad Art Splash
When : September 27 & 28, 2014
Where : Carlsbad, California

Description : ArtSplash is a FREE, two-day, non-profit, family event that promotes and benefits arts within the community. ArtSplash is a community-wide partnership of organizations and businesses working together to establish an Annual Family Event showcasing North County.


fandangoWhat : One Night Only: San Salvador Fandango
When : Saturday September 27
Where : San Salvador Build Site

Description :  Save the date for what promises to be the most memorable party in San Diego during 2014 as the celebration for the completion of the first Spanish galleon to be constructed on the Pacific Coast of the Americas in nearly 500 years goes underway. Benefiting the San Salvador project. Maritime Museum of San Diego. Fandango guests will also be admitted to San Salvador’s spectacular and festive launching event (exact date TBD). Only 500 tickets will be made available.

boys-girlsWhat :  Boys & Girls Club: An Evening of Changing Lives
When :  Saturday, September 27, 201
Where : San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina, Marriott Hall

Description : The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego invites you to join us for An Evening of Changing Lives. You can help change the lives of our youth by being a part of this wonderful evening! Special guests for the evening include BGC alumnus, TV/Film actor & Tony Award winner Courtney B. Vance as our Master of Ceremonies; and BGC alumni & Grammy Award winners Kool & The Gang providing a special live concert for your musical entertainment!

polo-finalWhat :  USPA Spreckels Cup Final & Closing Day
When : Sunday, September 28, 2014
Where : San Diego Polo Club, Rancho Santa Fe

Description : The San Diego Polo Club (SDPC) celebrates the end of their 28th season in Rancho Santa Fe with the United States Polo Association (USPA) Spreckels Cup & Closing Day presented by Woodford Reserve. Heels2Heal is the exclusive charity partner with specific ticket and auction proceeds benefiting the organization.

spirit-mexicoWhat :  Spirts of Mexico Festival
When : Sunday, September 28, 2014
Where : Del Mar Fairgrounds, San Diego

Description : The Spirits of Mexico is North America’s original and largest festival for Mexican spirits. Events showcase a variety of expressions of tequila, sotol, mezcal, bacanora, liqueurs, raicilla, wine and other spirits. Among the many producers exhibiting at the festival each year are medal-winning brands, having been awarded trophies in The Spirits of Mexico competition.

surf-contestWhat : Ocean Festival and Surf Contest
When : Sunday, September 28, 2014
Where : Imperial Beach Pier Plaza

Description : WILDCOAST will host South San Diego County’s largest and longest running surf contest, with divisions for all ages, levels and forms of wave-riding. In partnership with the Imperial Beach Chamber of Commerce, this year’s event includes a Blues and BBQ Festival that will take place at the Imperial Beach Pier Plaza from 10am-5pm, with great food and music that the whole community can enjoy. Be sure to catch IB Posse’s amazing sand sculpture that will be on display!

tour-powayWhat : Tour de Poway
When : Sunday, September 28,
Where :  Old Poway Park,14134 Midland Road

The 29th annual Tour de Poway is a unique north San Diego County bike ride that offers some of the most scenic sights in southern California.  Several well stocked aids stations along the course and a great BBQ & beer garden at the finish.

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