December 5, 2023
Oh, the times are simply packed this weekend if festivals are your jam. Picture credit score: @pacificbeachfest by way of Instagram

Oh, the pageant goodness! Oktoberfests this time of 12 months are a given, however fests are breaking out throughout this San Diego weekend, centered on meals, music, spirits and neighborhood too.

For the German portion of your weekend:

  • Ocean Seaside Oktoberfest, over two days starting Friday, options reside music, video games and, in fact, beer, a drag present and extra. The free occasion, at 4 p.m. Friday and midday Saturday off Newport Avenue and Abbott Avenue, additionally can have 2-for-1 beers for 2 hours every day, starting when the gates open.
  • How about Oktoberfest, North County fashion? Two Carlsbad Rotary Golf equipment golf equipment host the 41th annual Oktoberfest Fall Pageant at midday Saturday on the Carlsbad Strawberry Firm. The occasion consists of German meals from Tip Prime Meats, household actions, German music, and, oh please, don’t fret, a biergarten. Admission is $10.

Your tastes run extra to wine or whiskey? Right here’s two choices:

  • The La Jolla Artwork and Wine Pageant opens on Girard Avenue between Torrey Pines Street and Prospect Avenue at 10 a.m. Saturday and continues Sunday. The free occasion contains a wine (and certain, beer too) backyard, reside music, meals, a silent public sale and a household artwork middle from Geppetto’s Toys.
  • The San Diego Spirits Pageant returns for its 14th 12 months at 3 p.m. Saturday on the Museum of Up to date Artwork San Diego in La Jolla. The occasion, which continues Sunday at 1 p.m., will function spirits and cocktails, together with artwork and leisure, together with a flamenco guitarist and stomach dancers. Passes begin at $90.

A number of communities supply up fests too:

  • The free Mira Mesa Avenue Honest, at 10 a.m. Saturday on Camino Ruiz from Mira Mesa Boulevard to New Salem Avenue, consists of reside music and leisure on two phases, a enjoyable zone with pony rides and inflatables and a global meals courtroom.
  • Pacific BeachFest, at 11 a.m. Saturday, presents sports activities tournaments, a 5K/half marathon, reside music on two phases, a fish taco problem and a kids’s space. Head to the Pacific Seaside boardwalk on the finish of Garnet Avenue.
  • San Marcos Harvest Fest, alongside By way of Vera Cruz, begins at 9 a.m. Sunday, with 200 distributors, arts, crafts and a kids’s zone with carnival rides and points of interest. Sip on wine, craft beer and kombucha too.

Is meals your favourite focus? By no means worry.

  • Style of North Park consists of greater than 40 eateries starting at 11 a.m. Saturday. Breweries and boutiques are within the combine as effectively. Two kinds of tickets stay – $65 for meals and drinks and $30 for drinks solely.
  • Tuna Harbor Dockside Market, a weekly Saturday occasion, extends to Sunday this week for Lobsterfest. Head to Tuna Harbor, off Seaport Village at 8 a.m. for a number of the contemporary catch as lobster season begins. There shall be reside music and engaging lobster dishes on the market too.