Exploring San Diego


Exploring San Diego: Things to do Aug. 16 - 19

Posted at 1:30 PM, Aug 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-15 16:30:42-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Get outside this weekend and enjoy a taste of San Diego anywhere in the county.

Encinitas hosts their Thursday night "Cruise Nights," featuring classic cars lining S. Coast Highway 101 with music and shopping to be had!

San Diego's Natural History Museum hosts NAT at Night as well, giving guests the chance to enjoy all the immersive exhibits and relics housed in the museum with half-off admission after 5 p.m.

Not interested in anything here? Check out the 10News community events calendar for a look at even more things to do

If you're into swap meet finds, Kobey's Swap Meet is holding its first-ever Non-Profit Day, featuring local non-profits among the unique finds around the meet.

Chula Vista also welcomes HarborFest back to Bayside Park, complete with food and drinks, carnival games, lucha libre wrestling, and much more!

Check out all the fun around town this weekend:


Encinitas Cruise Nights

Where: S. Coast highway 101; Cost: Free

From classic woody-style cars to muscle cars, S. Highway 101 will be lined with works of automotive art for the city's Cruise Nights. This month's theme is Heels and Wheels, showcasing local female classic car owners. Live music can be caught along the downtown street.


Paint Night

Where: Legacy Brewing; Cost: $25 - $30

Grab and brew and learn to paint in Oceanside during Legacy Brewing's Paint Night. Artist Tim Cunningham will be on hand to guide all levels of skill, as you enjoy some beer and create (hopefully) your very own masterpiece!



TGIF Concerts in the Park

Where: Alga Norte Community Park; Cost: Free

Poncho Sanchez is bringing some Latin flair to Carlsbad for the city's final TGIF Concerts in the Park performance of the summer. Head out to the park, bring a picnic, and get your dance on!


NAT at Night

Where: San Diego Natural History Museum; Cost: Free - $19.95

Kick off the weekend with some late-night fun at San Diego's Natural History Museum! Admission is half-off after 5 p.m. and the museum is open until 10 p.m. Check out immersive exhibitions and relics and special 3D screenings and programs.



Kobey's Swap Meet Non-Profit Day

Where: 35000 Sports Arena Blvd.; Cost: Free

Kobey's Swap Meet is holding its first-ever Non-Profit Day. More than 500 organizations have been invited to come down and grab a free spot. If you're into swap meets and checking out unique finds, head out and support local non-profits while you shop!


Chula Vista HarborFest

Where: Bayside Park; Cost: $10 - $25

HarborFest brings tacos, craft beer and spirits, and live music to Bayside Park this weekend, for an action-packed day of fun on the water and in the park. Check out lucha libre wrestling, a classic car show, a pet parade, carnival games, animal encounters, and much more!



41st annual America's Finest City Half Marathon & 5K

Where: Cabrillo National Monument; Cost: $50 - $135

Runners take your marks! America's Finest City Half and 5K is back as the third and final race in the Half Marathon Triple Crown. The route takes runners on a scenic tour of Point Loma before finishing up in Balboa Park for a finish line festival.


Oceanside Bodysurfing Championships

Where: Oceanside Pier; Cost: Free

(Saturday - Sunday) Head out to Oceanside Pier to check out the 42nd annual World Bodysurfing Championships. About 400 bodysurfers are expected to take to the waves this weekend to compete for prizes. Check out the action and enjoy a day at the beach!