9.13: 26th annual Taste of Downtown

Dig into samples from 40-plus restaurants throughout East Village, City Center and the Gaslamp Quarter on this self-guided restaurant tour showcasing downtown’s best bites. — Michael Benninger

BIGA Cucinato a Legno, downtown26th annual Taste of Downtown


9.13: Sea to Fire Dinner

Show your respect for local fishermen and their families during this phenomenal, four-course meal featuring freshly caught, sustainable seafood served alongside fruits and vegetables cultivated on local farms. — Michael Benninger

Waterfront Park, Little Italy

9.14-15: Cotopaxi Questival

With more than 200 unique challenges from Torrey Pines to Coronado, this 24-hour race pits teams of up to six competitors against each other on a mission to explore lesser-known areas of the city. — Michael Benninger

9.14-16: KAABOO Del Mar

The SoCal mixperience festival returns for the fourth year with three days of gourmet cuisine, craft libations and an entertainment lineup that’s certain to appeal to all five senses.

Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar

9.14: Second annual Swoop Freestyle FAI World Championships

If you’re in search of a fresh adrenaline rush, this relatively new, internationally accredited action sport unites the world´s best aerial athletes while creating a visual experience spectators are certain to remember forever. — Michael Benninger

Embarcadero Marina Park, downtown

Second annual Swoop Freestyle FAI World Championships

9.14-16: San Diego Bayfair

Five days of friends, fireworks and fast boats will be at this high-energy celebration along the water. — Michael Benninger

In and around Mission Bay

San Diego Bay Fair


9.15: Santee Bluegrass Festival

Support people, parks and programs during this fundraising festival that highlights beer, wine and bluegrass shine.— Michael Benninger

Town Center Community Park East, Santee

9.15: America’s Finest BBQ State Championship

This inaugural BBQ cook-off invites open-fire enthusiasts to ingest boatloads of brisket, pork, ribs and chicken, before washing it all down with craft beer while also witnessing exhilarating boat races and listening to live, local bands. — Michael Benninger

Crown Point Park, Mission Bay


Via: The San Diego Union Tribune

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