Exploring San Diego


Exploring San Diego: Things to do June 13 - 16

Posted at 11:52 AM, Jun 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-12 18:30:20-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) —It's a great weekend to get outside to enjoy the outdoors, some great music, and delicious food and brews.

The San Diego County Fair hosts the annual San Diego International Beer Festival, bringing together nearly 200 local and international brewers, food pairings, demonstrations, and more for fairgoers. A ticket to the festival includes admission the fair as well!

The 17th annual gathering of beer and sake also returns, with the Beer & Sake Festival aboard the USS Midway. Enjoy the delicious samples of the two on one of America's most incredible museums.

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Father's Day weekend also brings opportunities for dad, like Belmont Park's festival and car show for dads and the Maritime Museum's special Father's Day sails aboard vintage vessels.

Here's a look at what's happening this weekend around San Diego:


17th Annual Beer & Sake Festival
Where: USS Midway; Cost: $40 - $120
San Diego breweries and restaurants will gather at the USS Midway to offer their best brews and sake and delicious bites to eat at the Beer & Sake Festival. The festival will also feature live entertainment, a raffle, and silent auction.

Santee Summer Concert Series
Where: Town Center Community Park East; Cost: Free
Check out the sweet tunes of James Kruk & The Big Boss Men during Santee's Summer Concert Series. The community event hosts free concerts over the summer complete with a weekly Food Truck Rally every Thursday.


San Diego International Beer Festival
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds; Cost: $60 - $115
(Friday - Sunday) Nearly 200 breweries will offer samples of their delicious brews at the San Diego County Fair during the San Diego International Beer Festival. Guests can taste hard-to-find specialty brews and plenty of favorites from local brewers, as well as food pairings, demonstrations, and games and contests.

Summer Movies in the Park
Where: Various locations; Cost: Free
(Friday - Saturday) Enjoy a free summer movie in the park during the county's "Summer Movies in the Park" programs. This weekend, catch "Grease," "Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom," "Back to the Future," and more.


25th annual Taste of Gaslamp Quarter
Where: Gaslamp Quarter; Cost: $35 - $75
Sample bites from more than 35 of the Gaslamp's best restaurants on a self-guided tour of eateries and a beer garden from Karl Strauss Brewery. Foodie VIPs can enjoy another 10 samples from fine dining restaurants dowtown with a special cocktail at each.

Julian Dance and Back Country BBQ
Where: Menghini Winery; Cost: $20 - $25
Enjoy music, dancing, and delicious BBQ in an old fashioned "dance" by the Sons of the American Legion of Julian to raise funds for local charities and organizations.

29th annual San Diego Wooden Boat Festival
Where: Koehler Kraft Boat Yard; Cost: Free - $5
(Saturday - Sunday) Enjoy live music, activities for kids, food, a raffle, and an array of beautiful wooden boats during the San Diego Wooden Boat Festival. Well-preserved vessels and newly crafted boats will be on display for enthusiasts to board and view.


WWE Live
Where: Pechanga Arena; Cost: $25
See the high-flying, ground-breaking combat of your favorite WWE wrestlers in town, as WWE Live comes to San Diego. Guests will see Universal Champion Seth Rollins take on Baron Corbin and RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch against Lacey Evans and Alexa Bliss, and many other superstars.

Father’s Day Fest and Car Show
Where: Belmont Park; Cost: Free
Check out nearly 200 classic and modern cars, live music, a Father's Day brunch and cornhole tournament, and free activities during Belmont Park's Father's Day celebration.

Maritime Museum Father's Day Sail
Where: San Diego Maritime Museum; Cost: $25 - $99
(Saturday - Sunday) Sail aboard the Maritime Museum's tall ships, like the "Californian" or "San Salvador," on Father's Day weekend for a three-hour trip around San Diego Bay. Lunch with a drink will be included on the journey.