Exploring San Diego


Exploring San Diego: Things to do June 20 - 23

Posted at 12:26 PM, Jun 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-19 16:27:45-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — San Diego's weekend is filled with chances to get outside and either eat, drink, or dance your way around town.

Kick off the weekend in Encinitas at Cruise Nights, where you can check out an array of classic cars and hot rods along Highway 101 for a night on the town. Or, head over to Santee Lakes to enjoy a free summer movie by the water with the family.

OB's annual Street Fair and Chili Cook-Off returns, where thousands head down to enjoy the beach, food, stages of music, and more.

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San Diego's Scottish Highland Games brings traditions of Scotland to town, with bagpipe and drum performances, authentic food and goods, and classic highland competitions and games.

Plus, the Festival of Yoga brings a nice dose of relaxation to town. Here's a look at what's happening this weekend in San Diego:


Summer Solstice
Where: Del Mar Village; Cost: $90
Del Mar's favorite eateries, wineries, and distilleries will serve up delicious bites and sips during Summer Solstice. Enjoy a taste of local cuisines found across Del Mar along the coast and special selections from local brewers, wineries, and more, as you kick back to live music and sunset views.

Encinitas Cruise Nights
Where: S. Coast Highway 101; Cost: Free
The streets of Encinitas will be filled with classic cars, hots rods, and exotic autos for Cruise Nights. The free events invites the public to come check out amazing automobiles and enjoy the restaurants and shops along Highway 101.


Make Music Day
Where: Museum of Making Music; Cost: Free
Carlsbad hosts the global, free celebration of music from around the world on Make Music Day, featuring free admission to the Museum of Making Music, and activities throughout the day. Families can explore the world of instrument making and make and play their own instruments, play in front of an audience, or simply pick a spot and jam out all day.

Movies & More by the Lake
Where: Santee Lakes; Cost: $10 per car; Event is free
Head to Santee Lakes to enjoy a free movie by the water to kick off the weekend. This week, Santee Lakes hosts "Ralph Breaks the Internet." Food trucks and a snack bar will be on hand for some delicious eats and kids can enjoy lakeside activities before the movie.


40th annual OB Street Fair and Chili Cook-Off
Where: Newport Avenuem Ocean Beach; Cost: Free
Chili cookers and visitors will take over OB for the annual OB Street Fair, featuring four stages of continuous music, artists displays, a beach-side beer garden, hamburger eating contest, kids fun zone, the famed chili cook-off, and more. Visitors can leave their mark on a community mural by buying a palette to paint.

46th annual San Diego Scottish Highland Games
Where: Brengle Terrace Park; Cost: $5 - $15
(Saturday - Sunday) The traditions of Scotland come to San Diego during the SD Scottish Highland Games. Check out heavy athletic competitions like the Caber Toss, whisky tasting, bagpipe and drum performances, Celtic and British goods, authentic cuisine, and more.

Where: Mike Hess Brewery, North Park; Cost: $30 - $60
Get unlimited tastings of brews from Mike Hess Brewing and other breweries during HessFest, benefiting The Navy SEAL Foundation, The Pablove Foundation, and the San Diego Music Foundation. Tickets also get guests souvenir glasses, food samples, and an afternoon of live music.


Festival of Yoga San Diego
Where: Waterfront Park; Cost: Free
Jump into free guided yoga, meditation, and other fun, relaxing activities during Festival of Yoga. Guests can also check out a marketplace filled with local retailers and products and ideas geared toward a healthy lifestyle.

San Diego Dim Sum Tour
Where: Convoy Street; Cost: $69
Learn about the history of dim sum while enjoying some of San Diego's finest plates during a tour just for local foodies. San Diego Dim Sum Tour takes guests out to enjoy the dim sum while learning about the food's Silk Road roots, teas, and Southern Chinese etiquette.

Oceanside Museum of Art Free First Sunday
Where: Oceanside Museum of Art; Cost: Free
It's the first Sunday of the month, which means free admission at the Oceanside Museum of Art. Head up north and check out exhibitions by the National Watercolor Society, artist Matthew Barnes, and a range of surrealism by San Diego artists.