Exploring San Diego


Exploring San Diego: Things to do Aug. 14 - 16

Posted at 3:16 PM, Aug 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-14 21:41:12-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Enjoy some socially distant exploring in Old Town or stay in for a day of tacos and beer and virtual entertainment.

Old Town is hosting Summer Nights Thursday through Sunday to help support local businesses and connect locals with outdoor attractions.

Jump into the San Diego Tacos and Beer Festival virtually, with tacos and beer shipped or available for pick up for participants and live entertainment virtually through the festival.

San Diego Safari Park is hosting safaris once again, including its Sun Up Safari bringing guests up close and personal with the park's animal ambassadors.

(As a reminder, residents are encouraged to stay home if they feel ill and avoid large gatherings with people not from the same household. The county also requires residents to practice social distancing and wear a facial covering when within six feet of those not from the same household.)

Oceanside International Film Festival (Friday - Sunday): The Oceanside International Film Festival is moving online from Aug. 15 to Aug. 23, showcasing works from local filmmakers and supporting the local arts. Check out the film, "Orale Thrucha," by ABC 10News editor Brian McHugh and several other works being screened. More info

Old Town Summer Nights (Friday - Sunday): Enjoy Old Town safely with social distance dining, shopping, and sightseeing Thursday through Sunday until Sept. 27. The Old Town Chamber of Commerce is hosting the event from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Outdoor attractions will be open for visitors and participating businesses have set up outside for shoppers and diners. More info

Virtual San Diego Tacos and Beer Festival (Saturday): Bring the tacos and beer home for the San Diego Tacos and Beer Festival's virtual edition. Each ticket will come with 7 craft beers, 2 margaritas, and 2 tacos (which can be picked up or sent to your home). The online festival will feature live performances, live chat with brewers and mixologists, tasting tips and walkthroughs, and games. More info

Sun Up Safari (Saturday - Sunday): Wake up early with the animals at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park during Sun Up Safari. Guests will take an early stroll through the Safari Park and meet some of the park's residents at Shiley's Cheetah Run and Kijamii Overlook. More info

Spreckels Organ Society online concert (Sunday): The Spreckels Organ Society will give an organ concert online, with Civic Organist Raúl Prieto Ramírez and Spreckels Organ Curator Dale Sorenson. The duo produces the weekly concert every Sunday live from the world's largest outdoor musical instrument. Viewers can make online donations during the concert in support of Spreckels' free concerts. More info

San Diego County Fair food fun (Friday - Sunday): What's the July 4 weekend without some fair food? The Del Mar Fairgrounds is offering delicious bites from fair vendors Friday through Sunday from now until Sept. 7. Grab a bit from vendors like Chicken Charlies, Roxy's, Sugar Bear, and more! The fair is also hosting virtual exhibits showcasing student artwork, photography, and livestock shows. More info