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Exploring San Diego: Things to do Sept. 12 - 15

Posted: 2:14 PM, Sep 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-11 17:14:41-04
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SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — San Diego is filled with foodie fun, music, and chances to learn about San Diego's humble beginnings this weekend.

The City Heights Street Food Festival brings a taste of City Heights flavor and live music to town, while the America's Finest BBQ Championship is boasting the country's best pit-master creations this weekend.

KAABOO Del Mar hits the Del Mar Fairgrounds with an all-star lineup, and the South Bay Pride Art & Music Festival brings multiple stages of music and talented arts to Bayside Park.

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When you're in Old Town or Old Poway Park, enjoy a look at San Diego's beginnings during Founders Day Old Town or the Train Song Festival in Poway.

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

THURSDAY

City Heights Street Food Festival
Where: Fair@44; Cost: Free - $10
Enjoy a taste of City Heights flavor with a side helping of live music and art, beer and wine, and spoken word performances. And, of course, delicious foods representing cuisines from around the world.

Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar
Where: Various locations; Cost: Free
Enjoy a frosty craft beer and a chat with a scientist on their field of study during the Fleet Science Center's Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar event. Several breweries will host scientists that are experts in a variety of fields, including molecular and cellular biology, neuroscience, oceanography, and much more.

FRIDAY

KAABOO Del Mar
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds; Cost: Starting at $139
(Friday - Sunday) KAABOO Del mar returns with an awesome lineup of acts including Kings of Leon, Dave Matthews Band, Mumford & Sons, and many, many more. Plus, stand-up comedy from Wayne Brady, Kevin Smith, Bob Saget, and others, and a lineup of amazing art exhibits and delicious food to match.

San Diego Bayfair
Where: Mission Bay Park; Cost: $20 - $45
(Friday - Sunday) Enjoy a weekend on the bay during San Diego Bayfair's family-fun festival of boats, beach party, action sports and boat racing, live music, and more.

SATURDAY

Fiestas Patrias! Mexican Independence Day
Where: Old Town Historic Park; Cost: Free
Head out to Old Town to help commemorate Mexico's Independence Day, with the ringing of the historic Casa de Estudillo bell, historic and traditional music and dancing, crafts, games, demonstrations, and more that takes visitors back in time to Old Town's early years.

South Bay Pride Art & Music Festival
Where: Bayside Park; Cost: Free
Live entertainment, food and drinks, local art, and more await at the South Bay Pride Art & Music Festival. Multiple stages of music will help you get your groove on and Art in the Park will display the creativity of some of San Diego's most talented artists. A children's area will also be set up with inflatables, bungee jumping, and more!

Moon Festival
Where: Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park; Cost: Free
Balboa Park's House of China hosts an all day Moon Festival, highlighting the rare Harvest Moon this weekend. Head down to the park to enjoy cultural performances, an international show, and delicious cuisine from around the globe in honor of the fall season and as a way to give thanks.

SUNDAY

Old Town Founders Day
Where: Old Town Chamber of Commerce; Cost: Free
(Saturday - Sunday) Old Town celebrates 250 years of San Diego with a free event for the public, commemorating Old Town's founding with cultural entertainment, fun activities, craft vendors, and more.

America's Finest BBQ Championship
Where: Crown Point Park; Cost: $10
Sink your teeth into the most delicious BBQ eats around at the America's Finest BBQ Championship during San Diego Bayfair. As you sample world-class BBQ, enjoy local craft brews, live music, vendors, and boat racing on the bay.

Train Song Festival
Where: Old Poway Park; Cost: Free
Relax with a day filled with live music, train rides on a restored 1907 Baldwin steam locomotive, and more in Old Poway Park this weekend during Train Song Festival.