Exploring San Diego


Exploring San Diego: Things to do June 6 - 9

Posted at 1:08 PM, Jun 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-08 16:11:46-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Get out and enjoy a film, food, or fast cars this weekend around San Diego!

The San Diego International Boat show sails into town this weekend, giving attendees the chance to hop aboard more than 150 yachts and sports boats at Harbor Island while learning about the latest in boating. La Mesa's Classic Car Show also rolls into season with Thursday night shows through the summer at La Mesa Village.

San Diego Greek Festival celebrates Greek heritage, culture, dance, and food with a three-day celebration. And Avolution Fest is paying homage to the delicious avocado, with avocado-centic food and drink, art exhibits, and bands at Port Pavilion.

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It's movie night at Little Italy Food Hall Sunday, with a free screening of Mary Poppins Returns. And San Diego's Festival of the Arts will turn Waterfront Park into an artist bazaar.

Here's a look at what's happening this weekend:


San Diego International Boat Show
Where: Spanish Landing Park; Cost: Free - $15
(Thursday - Sunday)
More than 150 boats will be on display at Harbor Island, where guests can climb aboard and check out the latest in boating during the San Diego International Boat Show. An on-land expo will feature more than 100 exhibitors and a special kids zone offers more family-friendly fun.

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.


San Diego Greek Festival
Where: St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church; Cost: Free (Saturday - Sunday: $3 after 1 p.m.)
(Friday - Sunday) Celebrate Greek heritage, culture, music, and food during the San Diego Greek Festival. Guests can jump into any one of three days for traditional music and dancing, a kids' fun zone, beer and win gardens, and delicious Greek foods.

Family Friday Nights at the Fleet
Where: Fleet Science Center; Cost: $9.95 - $14.95
Enjoy extended hours, live music on the Fleet Science Center patio, and hands-on activities at the center's interactive exhibits during Family Friday Nights all summer long. Discounted admission to the center begins at 6 p.m. as part of "The Art of Summer" event in Balboa Park.


2nd annual Avolution Fest
Where: Port Pavilion at Broadway Pier; Cost: $20 - $40
The avocado reigns supreme at Avolution Fest, where attendees can check out immersive avocado art installations, avocado-centric food and cocktail creations, and live music by Tim Legend, Lost Kings, and St. Lucia.

6th annual Dog Days of Summer Mega Adoption Event
Where: Grossmont Center; Cost: Free
Hundreds of potential pets will be available for adoption during the Dog Days of Summer Mega Adoption event. The free event invites families out to find their next forever friend, whether it be a dog, puppy, cat, kitten, turtle, or bird from local rescue groups and animal shelters.

San Diego Mainly Mozart Festival
Where: Balboa Theater; Cost: $15 - $88
The Mainly Mozart orchestra returns to San Diego for a slate of exclusive concerts, with some of America's best orchestral players performing masterpieces like Piano Concerto No. 20 and the Prague Symphony. Other masterpieces by Beethoven and Mendelssohn will also be performed.


San Diego Festival of the Arts
Where: Waterfront Park; Cost: Free
(Saturday - Sunday)
Stunning works of art from paintings to sculptures to photography to jewelry will be on display and available to buy during the San Diego Festival of the Arts. Nearly 200 artists will set up shop at Waterfront Park with a wine and beer garden and silent auction to help benefit the Torrey Pines Kiwanis, which benefits adaptive sports programs for San Diegans with disabilities.

Stone Sour Fest
Where: Stone Brewing, Escondido; Cost: $55
Mouthwatering sour brews will be celebrated at Stone Brewery's Sour Fest, where more than 75 sour beers will be on tap from Stone and guest brewers for guests to sample.

Movie Night on the Piazza: Mary Poppins Returns
Where: Little Italy Food Hall; Cost: Free
Catch a free movie at Little Italy Food Hall with a screening of Mary Poppins Returns. Families can grab a bite to eat at the food hall, with choices from Not Not Tacos to Wicked Maine Lobster or at one of Little Italy's other nearby eateries.