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Exploring San Diego: Things to do July 25 - 28

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Posted at 12:37 PM, Jul 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-25 18:30:44-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — There are plenty of chances to soak in the summer sun or sounds around San Diego this weekend.

Celebrate National Carousel Day in Balboa Park with free rides on the park's historic carousel, along with special activities around the ride for families throughout the day.

Or, head over to Oceanside Pier to watch the world's best pro female surfers take to the waves during a three-day festival showcasing their talents, including live concerts, family activities, and more.

MORE: Don't see anything you like? Check out our event calendar for even more local events

SDCCU Stadium will host a two-day night market celebrating San Diego's diverse culture with a Asian-style market. Check out live music, cultural performances, dancing competitions, and street food and merchants.

Plus, latin music takes hold at Chula Vista's Bayside Park during the South Bay Latin Music Festival.

Here's a look at this weekend's events:

THURSDAY

National Carousel Day
Where: Balboa Park Carousel; Cost: Free
Celebrate National Carousel Day in Balboa Park with free rides on the park's carousel. Visitors can also enjoy live music and entertainment, food vendors, and children’s activities during the celebration.

Culture and Cocktails
Where: San Diego Museum of Art; Cost: $10 - $25 (presale, ticket prices increase at the door)
Take in the San Diego Museum of Art's "Art and Empire: The Golden Age of Spain" exhibit with a custom brew from SouthNorte Beer Co., a specialty cocktail celebrating the art installation, food, and live music and dancing.

FRIDAY

Point Loma Summer Concerts
Where: Point Loma Community Park; Cost: Free
Full Strength Funk takes the stage this week for the Point Loma Summer Concert series. Families can head over to Point Loma Community Park to enjoy music and dancing to classic funk, bites from Sunnies Ocean Beach, and a raffle benefiting local schools and music-related nonprofits.

Super Girl Surf Pro
Where: Oceanside Pier; Cost: Free to spectate
(Friday - Sunday) Check out the world's top professional female surfers hit the waves in Oceanside during the 12th annual Super Girl Surf Pro. Not only will the competition featuring women showing off their skills on boards, but also keyboards during a special Super Girl Gamer Pro festival. Plus, live concerts, family fun, and food throughout the festival's three days.

SATURDAY

Joggin' for Frogmen
Where: Liberty Station; Cost: Free to spectate, $10 - $45 to participate
Help raise funds for the Navy SEAL Foundation during Joggin' for Frogmen, a 5K run/walk in Liberty Station that's fun for all ages. Hang around after the 5K event for the "Tadpole Trot" and beer garden festivities for adults.

South Bay Latin Music Festival
Where: Bayside Park; Cost: $30 - $60
The sights and sounds of latin music will be on full display during the 4th annual South Bay Latin Music Festival, where you can enjoy Latin cuisines, cultural art activities, and plenty of music and dancing.

San Diego Night Market
Where: SDCCU Stadium; Cost: $5
(Saturday - Sunday) Head over to SDCCU Stadium for a true night market experience with street foods and merchants, live cultural performances, dance competitions, art, games, and more celebrating San Diego's diversity.

SIP of Julian
Where: Julian Town Hall; Cost: $35 - $50
Taste what Julian has to offer durnig a special showcase of local brews, including craft beer, wine, and hard ciders at SIP of Julian. Tickets get attendees samples paired with small bites at each participating venue as you enjoy the sights of Julian. The first 125 attendees to sign up will receive a commemorative glass.

SUNDAY

Live Well San Diego 5K
Where: Waterfront Park; Cost: $25 - $40
Runners and walkers will hit the streets along Waterfront Park in support of a Live Well San Diego and a healthy San Diego. Join 10News and Live Well as we celebrate a healthy, safe community and take part in a superhero-themed 5K walk or run.

Junior Over-the-Line (OTL) Tournament
Where: Fiesta Island; Cost: Free to spectate, $5 to enter game
Bring out the family and youngsters to take up OTL at Fiesta Island during the Junior OTL Tournament. Participants get free hot dogs, chips, and a drink during this "peewee" division of a San Diego pastime.

Symphonic Hip-Hop with Common and the San Diego Symphony
Where: Embarcadero Marina Park South; Cost: $17 - $108
Academy Award and Grammy-winning hip-hop artist, actor, and activist Common performs with the San Diego Symphony, showcasing selections from his forthcoming album "Let Love Have the Last Word," and some of his classic hits.