Exploring San Diego


Exploring San Diego: Things to do Aug. 2 - 5

Posted at 11:04 AM, Aug 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-01 14:04:01-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — If you're looking for fun outdoors, it's your weekend!

Chula Vista's annual Lemon Festival returns this weekend, featuring lemon-infused activities, foods and drinks, and fun, including several contests. The festival routinely brings tens of thousands to Third Avenue to mark the city's reign as "lemon capital of the world."

Also returning this weekend is the Oceanside International Film Festival, giving attendees the chance to dig into the community's unique artistic talents and local and international filmmakers.

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Clairemont will also hold a free family day at the South Clairemont Recreation Center, will carnival rides, games, a car show, entertainment, pony rides, and more!

Here's a look at some fun to check out around the county this weekend:


Oceanside International Film Festival

Where: Sunshine Brooks Theatre; Cost: $10 - $70

(Thursday - Sunday) Help kick off San Diego's film festival season at the Oceanside International Film Festival, featuring works from local and international filmmakers. Attendees also get the chance to visit the California Surf Museum, featured in "Top Gun," the Oceanside Museum of Art and other local institutions showcasing the town's unique artistic community.


Santana Ways in concert

Where: Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park; Cost: Free

Relax in Balboa Park to the sounds of Santana Ways, a Santana tribute band, as they take the stage for a free concert at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion.


Bon Odori Festival

Where: Balboa Park; Cost: Free - $12

(Friday and Saturday) Balboa Park's Japanese Friendship Garden and Buddhist Temple of San Diego will welcome guests to celebrate Bon Odori this weekend, or a "celebration of joy." Jump into family-friendly activities, Japanese festival foods, a beer garden, and more!


Latin American Festival

Where: Bazaar del Mundo, Old Town; Cost: Free

(Friday - Sunday) More than 25 artists from Mexico, Peru, Guatemala, and other Latin American countries will display their vibrant works of art, jewelry, pottery, and many other pieces in Old Town.


San Diego Symphony: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in concert

Where: Embarcadero Park; Cost: $36 - $101

(Saturday and Sunday) Relive the fourth installment of the Harry Potter film franchise, as the San Diego Symphony plays the score to the film, live-to-screen.


29th annual Clairemont Family Day

Where: South Clairemont Recreation Center; Cost: Free

Enjoy a fun day out with the entire family at Clairemont's family day celebration. Check out a car show, free pony rides, free swimming at the recreation center pool, carnival rides, entertainment, and much more!


22nd annual Chula Vista Lemon Festival

Where: Third Avenue; Cost: Free

Celebrate Chula Vista's reign as "lemon capital of the world" during their brightest party of the year. The festival features lemon-infused activities, live bands, food and drinks, kids rides, and lemon-themed contests!


Snorkel with leopard sharks

Where: La Jolla coastline; Cost: $25-$30

Get close and personal with our neighbors to the west during some snorkeling in La Jolla with leopard sharks. Birch Aquarium experts will guide you as you meet a variety of sea life living among the kelp and sandy bottom of our coastline.