Exploring San Diego: things to do on August 5
SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – The first beer festival in over a year, BeerX San Diego, takes over Mission Beach this weekend.
The annual event will feature over 30 craft beers to choose from, with a Friday night launch party featuring reggae artist J Boog.
San Diego has also scheduled arts events this week. Start with an ART (Alliance, Resilience and Truth) journey through the heart of Hillcrest. Discover street art in the alley, a unique and creative art market, food vendors and surprise performances.
Does your dog like to strut? A popular North County dog show is back and should be better than ever.
Cut your appetite at the Soul Food Festival in San Diego before heading to the DAY MVS XL electronic music festival at Waterfront Park.
Don’t forget to pack a mask, your sunglasses, and your best friends – here are some of the best things to do this weekend in San Diego, August 5-8.
“Top Gun” at the cinema under the stars
Where: Mission Hills; Cost: $ 18 and more
Whether you want to relive moments like “I feel the need… the need for speed” or want to see the original before the sequel releases, you can see it in the famous outdoor movie theater. Cinema Under the Stars offers recliners, loveseats and cabanas. Don’t worry if you can’t make it Thursday night, Top Gun will be screened all weekend. Show time starts at 8 p.m.
Walk in ART
Where: Hillcrest; No cost
Take a tour of Mural Alley and explore an art market, delicious food, live performers, acrobatics, drag performances, and a live DJ. The evening will end with a pre-screening / Q&A of a queer black comedy short titled “Drag Queens Must Die” where you can ask questions directly to the cinematographer and director. This art festival starts at 5 p.m.
Opening night at the Rady Shell
Where: Jacobs Park; Cost: Varies
It’s the long-awaited triumphant opening night concert of The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park that you can’t afford to miss! Song selections will be led by Music Director Rafael Payare with the San Diego Symphony. The acoustics of the Rady Shell are considered to be some of the best in the country. Start of performances at 7:30 p.m.
Tiki bash water shot
Where: Pointe Loma; Cost: $ 25 and more
Join Cutwater Spirits for their summer Tiki Bash party at the Humphreys Outdoor Concert Lawn. You will enjoy live music from The English Beat, Creepxotica and Tiki Tronic. There will also be a live sculpture and painting of statues and Cutwater gifts. All ticket sales will benefit the San Diego Food Bank.
91X BeerX Pre-Party
Where: Little Italy; Cost: $ 30 in advance, $ 35 at the door
Enjoy beer, music and food at the 91X’s pre-party, held the day before its BeerX festival at Belmont Park. The event, presented by 91X and Ballast Point Brewing, features R&B reggae singer J Boog. Doors open at 8 p.m.
BeerX San Diego
Where: Mission Beach; Cost: $ 60 for general admission, $ 150 for VIP admission
BeerX San Diego will offer over 30 craft beers to choose from, supplied by local breweries such as Ballast Point, Green Flash, Coronado Brewing and Westbrew. Live music is also on deck, with tunes from Pepper, J Boog, Tribal Theory and Arise Roots. Plus, delicious food from a wide array of favorite San Diego restaurants. Customers are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance online.
San Diego Soul Food Festival
Where: City Heights; Cost: $ 5 to $ 15
Prepare your appetite for delicious food during the San Diego Soul Food Festival. In addition to the food, there will be vendors, entertainment, local chefs and more. The goal of the event is to showcase the best that San Diego has to offer in black-owned restaurants, chefs and culture. Vegetarian and vegan options will also be available. The festival takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
MVS XL DAY Music Festival
Where: Waterfront park; Cost: $ 140 and more
From the producers of CRSSD comes the DAY MVS XL electronic music festival at Waterfront Park. Check out famous names and rising stars in the electronic and house music space, including Fisher, Lane 8, MK, and Felix Da Housecat. The two-day festival will feature two stages to keep the party going all weekend long. Doors open at noon.
Balboa 8-Miler Park
Where: Balboa Park; Cost: runners must register
After going virtual in 2020, Balboa Park 8 Miler is coming back in person this year. Presented by the San Diego Track Club, the 67th annual event takes runners through scenic Balboa Park, with a course featuring landmarks, trails, and bridges. The race begins and ends in front of the Air and Space Museum.
Toro Nagashi Party
Where: Balboa Park; Cost: $ 10 to $ 12
This traditional festival celebrates the circle of life together, like every summer in Japan for generations. Savor tasty food, Taiko drums, floating lanterns, and music all in one place. There will also be food and retail vendors and a Bon Dance at 3:30 p.m.
ArtWalk at Liberty station
Where: Ingram Square; No cost
This is ArtWalk’s 16th anniversary at Liberty Station and the first major in-person ArtWalk event since the pandemic. Over 150 artists from the United States and Mexico will showcase their work for you to browse and shop. There will be a wide variety of works of art including paintings, sculptures, photographs, glasswork and much more.
Pupology Cardiff Dog Days of Summer
Where: Encinitas Community Park; No cost
Catch your four-legged friends for the annual Cardiff Pupology Dog Summer Days, where over 100 dog vendors, rescue groups and pet adoption agencies.
There’s also a full range of dog competitions, live music, kids’ activities, food trucks, and more. The contests cover categories such as cutest puppy, prettiest, best trick, best dressed, first place winners receiving a ribbon and a cool goodie bag.
Dismantling at the SD Museum of Art
Where: Balboa Park; Cost: $ 8 and more
Local San Diego artist John Raymond Mireles shares photographs of remote and stunningly beautiful sites that were recently revoked as a U.S. National Monument. In order to create a more tangible understanding of the potential damage that awaits these environments, Mireles will remove the prints from the wall and invite visitors to physically damage the works. Participants are encouraged to hammer, cut, trample, tear, and label these footprints.