Exploring San Diego


Exploring San Diego: Things to do Aug. 22 - 25

Posted at 12:07 PM, Aug 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-22 16:32:09-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Head outside and enjoy everything San Diego has to offer this weekend.

The final show of Santee's Summer Concert Series takes the stage Thursday, with The Might Untouchables headlining at Town Center Community Park. La Mesa will also bring out tons of beautiful rides for the La Mesa Classic Car show along La Mesa Blvd.

Second Chance Beer Company celebrates its fourth anniversary with three days of special beer releases at its locations in Carmel Mountain and North Park. The San Diego Kids' International Film Festival also brings more than 150 films from more than 30 countries to Carlsbad for a weekend full of cinema.


Barrio Logan celebrates community and art with La Vuelta Summer Festival along Logan Avenue, and the EmBARKadero goes to the dogs for the Barks and Brews festival this weekend.

Plus, Bike the Bay opens up to bicyclists and it's back-to-school time for many! Here's a look at some fun events this weekend:


La Mesa Classic Car Show
Where: La Mesa Village; Cost: Free
Head over to La Mesa Village and take a gander at pre-1974 cars, trucks, and other autos during the La Mesa Classic Car Show. Live music will serenade your stroll along La Mesa Blvd. with the night's best cars are honored.

Santee Summer Concert Series
Where: Town Center Community Park East; Cost: Free
Enjoy the final week of Santee's Summer Concert Series with The Mighty Untouchables. The community event hosts free concerts over the summer complete with a weekly Food Truck Rally every Thursday.


San Diego International Kids' Film Festival
Where: Schulman Auditorium Street, Carlsbad; Cost: Starts at $5
(Friday - Sunday) Check out more than 150 films from more than 30 countries by filmmakers from the U.S., China, Korea, Canada, Mexico, France, and elsewhere during the San Diego International Kids' Film Festival. Films will touch on aspects that promote positive education, filmmaking in other countries, and cultural topics.

Second Chance Beer Co. 4th anniversary
Where: Carmel Mountain and North Park locations; Cost:
(Friday - Sunday) Celebrate Second Chance Beer Company's 4th anniversary in San Diego with three days of events in Carmel Mountain and North Park. The brewery will release a special collaboration Double Hazy IPA with AleSmith Brewing Company, art-themed activities, a cornhole tournament, and special release beers.


11th annual San Diego Spirits Festival
Where: Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier; Cost: $20 - $120
Sip and soak in the sun at San Diego's annual celebration of local spirits and cocktails at Port Pavilion this weekend. The Spirits Festival will feature bartender competitions, seminars, tastings, parties, food, and more at this celebration of mixology.

La Vuelta Summer Festival
Where: Logan Avenue; Cost: Free
La Vuelta Summer Festival showcases the diverse and artistic community of Barrio Logan with a classic car show, beer garden, live music, and more across Logan Avenue at this free event.

Barks & Brews Fest
Where: Embarcadero Marina Park North; Cost: $10 - $40
Help raise funds for The Barking Lot Rescue during Barks and Brews, featuring a variety of local vendors, breweries, and delicious eats to pair. Dogs can run free in an off-leash area, compete in pet-friendly contests, or show off their skills in a silent dog disco.


Bike the Bay
Where: Coronado Bay Bridge; Cost: $65 - $70
San Diego will get their once-a-year chance to ride across the Coronado Bridge. In addition to getting the great view from the top of the bridge, the ride takes cyclists on a 25 mile tour of the South Bay, going around the harbor and through Coronado, Imperial Beach, Chula Vista, and National City.

15th Annual LeucadiART Walk
Where: Coast Highway 101 in Leucadia; Cost: Free
Art, culture, and and music will take over Coast Highway 101 during LeucadiART Walk. Visitors can take in live art demonstrations, a delicious beer garden and food, live music, and art installations and showcases from vendors.

Back-to-School Bash
Where: The Shoppes at Carlsbad; Cost: Free
It's back-to-school time for families across San Diego! Head over to The Shoppes at Carlsbad where you can enjoy a free, family-friendly event with giveaways, entertainment, and the chance to meet Nickelodeon star Sean Ryan Fox.