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Exploring San Diego: Things to do Aug. 7 - 9

Drive-in movie theaters make historical, socially-distanced comeback
Posted at 2:35 PM, Aug 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-06 18:10:20-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — This weekend, head out to catch some drive-in movie fun at the mall or get set at home for virtual fun from Liberty Station or with one of San Diego's most popular breweries.

Westfield Mission Valley is hosting "Movies Under the Stars" this weekend, with three showings this weekend in the mall's parking lot.

Liberty Station is hosting its First Friday arts festival online, with live events, art, and performances for viewers. Fans of Ballast Point can also enjoy their favorite brews, watch a documentary on the brewery's history, and live chat with the brewery's team as well.

Those looking for some delicious local fare can head out to the Gaslamp for some outdoor dining or over to Del Mar for some fair creations, drive-thru style.

(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.)

"Movies Under the Stars" at Westfield Mission Valley (Friday - Sunday): Head out to catch a flick this weekend at Westfield Mission Valley, as the mall's drive-in movie series brings screenings to the parking lot. This weekend, catch "The Secret Life of Pets" (Friday), "The Little Rascals" (Saturday), and "Despicable Me" (Sunday). Tickets are $10 a car and gates open at 7 p.m. each night. All ticket proceeds benefit Feeding San Diego. Tickets can be purchased here.

Virtual First Friday Arts District (Friday): Liberty Station's First Friday arts festival has moved online, with a line up of talented arts and culture groups, live performances, and virtual events geared toward younger viewers. More info

Ballast Point Beerography online beer tasting (Saturday): Rockstar Beer Festivals is hosting an online beer tasting plus documentary reveal for Ballast Point Beerography, a look at the 25-year history of one of San Diego's most popular breweries. Virtual attendees will enjoy 10 specially-selected beers (sent to them or available for pickup) — complete with brewery swag — and get access to the documentary and live chat with the Ballast Point Crew. Tickets and more info

Curbside Gaslamp (Friday - Sunday): Enjoy outdoor dining on the streets of the Gaslamp Quarter during Curbside Gaslamp. Socially distant while eating at some of your favorite Fifth Ave. stops starting at 3 p.m. on Friday, 12 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. on Sunday and running until 11 p.m. 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