Exploring San Diego


Exploring San Diego: Things to do Sept. 27 - 30

Posted at 5:46 PM, Sep 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-25 20:46:05-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – San Diego's weekend is ripe for some high-flying action.

The Miramar Air Show returns with stunt plane racing, military aircraft demonstrations and stunts, and displays of current and historic aircraft at MCAS Miramar.

Oktoberfest is also back in San Diego this weekend, as San Diego's largest Oktoberfest hits La Mesa's Village with plenty of beer, German cuisine, and probably some lederhosen. Encinitas will also kick off the German celebration on Sunday, along with El Cajon's Oktoberfest.

Not interested in anything here? Check out the 10News community events calendar for a look at even more things to do!

San Diego Restaurant Week continues with tastes of cuisine from some of the best places to dine around town.

Adams Avenue Street Fair also returns with tastes of Normal Heights and six stages of music across the neighborhood.

Here's what's happening around town this weekend:


San Diego Restaurant Week

Where: Various locations; Cost: $10 - $50

(Runs Thursday - Sunday) This is your last week to sample from more than 180 local San Diego restaurants during San Diego Restaurant Week. Restaurants are setting the table for special prix-fixe menu options showcasing their best dishes.


GI Film Festival

Where: Various locations; Cost: $10 - $120

(Runs Thursday - Sunday) The GI Film Festival presents documentaries, short stories, narratives, and other films that highlight tales of heroism, resilience, family, and honor. Films will be playing at various locations during the six-day festival.



Miramar Air Show

Where: MCAS Miramar; Cost: Free - $260

(Runs Friday - Sunday) MCAS Miramar's annual display of flight heads into town, treating guests to the largest military air show in the nation. This year's theme of "100 Years of Women in the Marine Corps" will honor the sacrifices and accomplishments made by servicewomen over the years.


La Mesa Oktoberfest

Where: La Mesa Village; Cost: Free

(Runs Friday - Sunday) Perhaps the San Diego area's biggest Oktoberfest is in La Mesa, where three days of German beers and food, family entertainment, a Kinder Karneval, a brat-eating contest, rides and games, and more can be found.



Adams Avenue Street Fair

Where: Adams Avenue; Cost: Free

(Saturday - Sunday) Adams Avenue Street Fair will host two days packed with music across six stages in the Normal Heights community. Expect a whole lot of lively music, delicious food and drink, and creative arts and crafts on sale.


San Diego Cabrillo Festival

Where: Naval Base Point Loma; Cost: Free

(Runs Friday - Saturday) The annual Cabrillo Festival commemorates Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo's first steps onto San Diego's Ballast Point in 1542. The event features family-friendly activities, demonstrations, and cultural performances highlighting the Age of Exploration.


CRSSD Festival

Where: Waterfront Park; Cost: $100 - $160

(Runs Saturday - Sunday) CRSSD Festival returns to Waterfront Park with three stages of performances throughout the day and into the night along the bay. Head out for music from Bob Moses, Duke Dumont, Sofi Tukker, Louis the Child, and more.



Encinitas Oktoberfest

Where: Mountain Vista Dr. and El Camino Real; Cost: Free

Encinitas' Oktoberfest promises everyone plenty of chances to eat, drink, shop and be German for the day. Attendees can check out 200 craft booths, dancers, and carnival rides for kids during the celebration.


Museum Mashup

Where: Balboa Park; Cost: Free

Before the doors open for Kids Free October, museums are getting together for a weekend celebration of learning and history during Museum Mashup. The free event will host hands-on activities from more than 10 museums around Balboa Park, including theNAT, Fleet Science Museum, and more.


8th annual Treasure Chest Beer + Food Fest

Where: Green Flash Brewery; Cost: $25 - $55

Help benefit Susan G. Komen San Diego provide free mammograms, biopsies, and other services during the annual Treasure Chest Beer + Food Fest. Tickets include unlimited beer samples, food tastings, a commemorative glass, and access to a live music, games, and brewery demonstrations.