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Exploring San Diego: Things to do Sept. 8 - 11

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Posted at 6:55 PM, Sep 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-09 12:45:43-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — San Diego's weekend is filled with plenty to do, including two film festivals and a beauty summit in East County.

The San Diego Blues Festival rolls into town this weekend, featuring a hot lineup of performers including Billy Gibson & Friends. Also, Cardiff's Greek Festival returns for its 42nd year, with more delicious food than you can handle.

San Diego’s only LGBTQ film festival kicks off Thursday night, and get a taste of Barrio Logan on a fun neighborhood crawl.

Here's a rundown of what to check out this weekend:


Annual LGBTQ Film Festival
Where: Balboa Park; Cost: $12 and up
(Thursday - Sunday) Opening night at San Diego’s only LGBTQ film festival begins at The NAT in Balboa Park, with a screening of In From the Side. The film festival will showcase a variety of features, including documentaries, short films, and international movies about the LGBTQ experience. Screenings from Friday-Sunday move to MOPA.


Craft Beer Festival at SeaWorld San Diego
Where: SeaWorld San Diego; Costs: $55-$70
Craft Beer Festival is returning to SeaWorld San Diego every Friday from Aug. 19 to Sept. 11. The festival will feature the best craft brews from California breweries and beyond. Guests will find brews they know and love, as well as delicious new beers to taste and try.

Sycuan Pow-Wow
Where: El Cajon; Cost: FREE
Sycuan features singing and dancing from all over Indian Country. They also are providing their very own prideful song and dance known as Bird singing and dancing.


San Diego Blues Festival
Where: Embarcadero Marina Park North; Cost: $50 - $300, Children 12 & under free
Grammy-nominated Billy F. Gibbons and Friends will headline this year's AimLoan.com San Diego Blue Festival. With other acts including hometown favorites Taryn Donath Duo, Ben Powell, grammy-nominated Southern Avenue, Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials, and more. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank.

A Taste of Barrio Logan
Where: Attitude Brewery/Barrio Logan; Cost: $45
Experience sample dishes and libations from more than 40 businesses while you see the culture which is Barrio Logan. The neighborhood's most popular restaurants, breweries, coffee, and ice cream shops, and wine bars are participating in the neighborhood's up-and-coming culinary landscape.

CosmeCon at Parkway Plaza
Where: El Cajon; Cost: $10
Parkway Plaza is hosting the 2022 nationwide beauty summit series, CosmeCon. Celebrating female entrepreneurs, body positivity, self-confidence, and owning your glow, The event takes place from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. 

1st Annual USS Midway Birthday & Multi-Cultural Celebration
Where: USS Midway Museum; Cost: FREE
Enjoy this community gathering of music, dance, birthday cake, history, and more for the 77th USS Midway’s Birthday and 1st Annual Multi-Cultural Celebration.


Cardiff Greek Festival
Where: Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church; Cost: Free - $3
(Saturday & Sunday) Opa! Get your fill of delicious Greek foods and pastries while enjoying live traditional performances and music. Cooking demonstrations will be held and the whole family can jump into games and a Greek marketplace.

Mini Ramp Jam 
Where: Oceanside; Cost: Varies
From X Games gold medalists to national champions, 30 world-class skaters will be competing for a $6500 prize in a mini ramp showcase. There will also be an after party at The Rooftop Bar, featuring music from Elliot Sloan.