Have you been to the Ocean Beach Oktoberfest? It is a uniquely Southern California salute to the celebration of German culture and fun. Happening for 2 days & 2 long nights, Friday, October 8, and Saturday, October 9! This beachside festival will be located on Newport Ave & Abbott St. in Ocean Beach, San Diego.
So what’s the schedule like? Check this out.
Friday Events: 4 Pm To Midnight
- Beer garden with live entertainment (21+, $5 entry)
- Women’s stein-holding contest 8 pm
- Men’s Stein-holding contest 10 pm
- Balloon Blow 6:30 pm
Saturday Events: 11 Am To Midnight
- FREE beachside all-ages stage w/ performances by Rock and Roll San Diego Bands
- Food and craft vendor area on the Veterans Plaza lawn (free entry)
- Beer garden with live entertainment (21+, $5 entry)
- Optional “Brewfest” beer tasting featuring German and local brews poured by veterans
- Bratwurst-eating contest 1 pm
- Stein-holding contests 2:45 pm, 4:30 pm, 8 pm and 9:45 pm
- Ms. Oktoberfest
- Mr. Oktoberfest
- and everyone’s favorite Balloon Blow
For more info, visit oboktoberfest.com
Mark your calendars for October 2nd, 2021. See what all the excitement is about at the Pacific BeachFest! This is San Diego’s premier beach festival located in the heart of beach town: Pacific Beach.
Bring your friends and family and enjoy this free, full-day, family-friendly, music-packed event. Just take a look at their schedule.
- 8:30am – PACIFIC BEACH 5k EARLY Wave
- 9:00AM – Vavi 4Sum Beach Volleyball tournament
- 10:00am – PACIFIC BEACH 5k Main Wave
- 10:00am – Shape Up Social
- 11:00am – Festival Begins!
- 11:00am – PACIFIC BEACH kids 1k Wave
- 11:00am – Live Music Begins
- 11:00AM – Fish Taco Contest Begins
- 11:00AM – BEER GARDEN Opens
- 2:00PM – Fish Taco Contest ends
- 5:00PM- Best of the Beach Fish Taco Winner Announced
- 6:30PM – Beer Garden Last Call
- 7:00PM – Festival ends
For more info, visit pacificbeachfest.org
Magic 92.5 presents Beats at the Beach on September 18, 2021, from 3 PM to 10 PM. Enjoy the music, the delicious food from San Diego’s favorite restaurants and plenty of amazing cocktails and brews to satisfy your cravings!
Put on your best bling and transport yourself back in time to this trendsetting decade and get jiggy with some of the most iconic, indelible names in rap and hip hop including Naughty By Nature, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Tag Team, Rob Base and Tone Lōc!
The place will be hella bumpin’ with street entertainers, live graffiti artists, a ’90s fashion show, B-Boy dancers and so much more!
For more info, visit beachhousesd.com
Join the biggest Happy Hour in San Diego, the San Diego Spirits Festival! Enjoy live music, amazing performers, and interact with the creators behind some of your favorite spirits brands at the Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier on Sept. 11-12, 2021 PLUS it is a two action-packed days of unlimited cocktails!
The San Diego Spirits Festival celebrates a triumphant 12th year after a nearly festival-free 2020 swept the nation. Bigger and better than ever before, this spirited destination event brings together an array of unique adult beverages, exquisite food pairings, hand-crafted cocktails, mesmerizing entertainment, San Diego’s finest (and guests from near and far). Enjoy two action-packed days of unlimited cocktails (yes really!), and glorious entertainment, all at one of San Diego’s most scenic backdrops: The San Diego Bay.
For more info, visit sandiegospiritsfestival.com
Are you going to the biggest 3-day Reggaeton & Latin Music Festival? The festival takes place in the beach town of Rosarito, Baja CA, Mexico. The stomping grounds are on the beach; approximately 1-hour south of San Diego, CA. From the giants to the up and coming, check out the heat that’s hitting the Baja Beach Fest stage this August!
For the first time, August of 2021, this Reggaeton and Latin music festival will be across 3 days with 2 separate Weekends, featuring more high-level artists on the lineup than ever before. After just 30 days of dropping the Year 3 lineup, Baja Beach Fest 2021 sold out, making it “one of the first sellouts of a 2021 festival during the pandemic” – Billboard. After a heavy influx of demand post-sell-out, the Baja Beach Fest team decided to go live with Weekend 2. The team is now working behind the scenes to bring a heightened onsite experience with new art installations, activities, sponsors, surprises, and more to wow every attendee upon arrival.
For more info, visit bajabeachfest.com
Miracle Babies will be holding its 13th Annual Superhero 5K in-person from 7 a.m. – 11 a.m. on Sunday, August 15, 2021, at NTC Park at Liberty Station (2455 Cushing Road, San Diego, CA 92106). Grab your cape and mask and walk, run, fly or jog 3.1 miles and support NICU parents along the way. Participate in person or virtually.
Registration fees range from $20 for youth participants (11-17 years old) to $45 for adult runners. Four-legged furry friends are also encouraged to participate as “Paw Walkers.” This event will include on-site registration beginning at 7a.m., a timed 5K run at 8 a.m., followed by a family-friendly 5K walk at 9 a.m., perfect for all levels.
For those unable to make the in-person event, there is also a virtual 5K open to everyone. To register for the in-person or virtual 5K, please visit https://www.miraclebabies.org/calendar-event/2021-miracle-babies-superhero-5k/.
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Let’s celebrate Pride! Let us honor the beautiful diversity of the community and the struggles we’ve overcome. Join the different events and activities from July 10-18,2021 and the resilience will continue to shine!
San Diego Pride board, staff, and volunteer leadership team has been working since the fall of 2020 on contingencies for interactive virtual gatherings, a full in-person event, and a mid-road of both live streaming content with scaled back in-person events.
Once public health and safety guidance becomes clear we will update this event page on how we’re moving forward with planning this year’s Pride celebrations.
She Fest: 7/10/21
Light Up the Cathedral: 7/14/21
Spirit of Stonewall Rally: 7/16/21
Pride Weekend: 7/17-18/21
Visit sdpride.org for more info.
The Big Bay Boom July 4th Fireworks Show is back! Come down to the bay and enjoy Southern California’s largest fireworks show starts at 9 PM, 4 barges on San Diego Bay and the choreographed display will last approximately 17 minutes.
Promising another spectacular display over San Diego Bay. Fireworks will be discharged simultaneously from barges placed strategically around the Bay off Shelter Island, Harbor Island, Embarcadero North, Seaport Village, Embarcadero South Marina Park, and Coronado Ferry Landing.
Where to Watch
Seaport Village/South Embarcadero
Coronado Ferry Landing
Parking and Shuttles
Come to San Diego Bay for the fireworks – but try not to bring your car. Parking along San Diego Bay fills up quickly. Get there early and plan where to park. We strongly encourage you to use our transportation partners.
Learn more about the event, visit bigbayboom.com
On Sun, June 20, 2021, from to 2:00 AM – 5:00 AM PST, choose to walk, run, bike, hike, kayak, or use whatever mode of transportation you would like at this 3-hour event with teams participating in their respective communities simultaneously. You get to enjoy the outdoors at the same time help raise money to support food security in Northern Nicaragua.
Captains organize your teams of up to 5 people, design your route and how your team will get around. Local teams can join together, depending on COVID-19 restrictions in place at the time of the event. You select up to 3 stops at local establishments or people’s homes where you will enjoy a beverage of your choice; coffee, wine, beer or whatever you please.
Get your tickets here eventbrite.com
Campland offers live entertainment year-round! Over 40 bands are booked every summer from Old School Classics to Contemporary Country. Rock out at Campland on the Bay and enjoy all its amenities too.
By day, it’s bike, beach, and water sports, but when the sun goes down at Campland, it’s live entertainment, campfires and family togetherness. Enjoy a live show at Central Park without leaving your beach chair, or get up and boogie to the sounds of favorite tribute bands like Noise Pollution, Solitary Diamond, Who Generation, and Red Not Chili Peppers!
If you want something a little more intimate, get cozy on the Campland Cantina patio for an afternoon or evening of live music by local artists like Blue Jean Simmons or Tomcat Courtney.
For more info, visit campland.com/live-entertainment