Apr 18, 2024 - News

12 fun things to do in San Diego this weekend

A woman in disco attire plays guitar and sings on stage.

Brittany Howard performs at the Coachella. Photo: Dania Maxwell/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

We've got a busy weekend in San Diego filled with festivals, live music, sports and cool cars.

Here's a good place to start your fun:


🎸 Cindy Lee

Check out the indie-pop star, who just dropped one of the best albums of 2024.

  • When and where: 7:30pm at Soda Bar in City Heights
  • Cost: $17

πŸ–ΌοΈ Forecast Form: Art in the Caribbean Diaspora

Experience a new exhibit of contemporary art by artists who live in the Caribbean or are of Caribbean heritage, from the 1990s until today, on display through July 28.

πŸ› Stroll the Boulevard

Eat, drink, shop, listen to live music and enjoy a self-guided mural tour in North Park as part of this quarterly event that features specials at local businesses. There's also a community bike ride.

  • When and where: 4-8pm on El Cajon Boulevard between Illinois and Idaho streets
  • Cost: Free

πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆOut at the Park

It's Pride night for the Padres vs. Toronto Blue Jays game. Tickets include a commemorative hat, a $10 donation to San Diego Pride and access to a pregame happy hour at Gallagher Square.

  • When and where: First pitch is at 6:40pm at Petco Park
  • Cost: Tickets: $38+


πŸŽ‰ Chicano Park Day

Observe the 54th anniversary of the community takeover of Chicano Park with an all-day party of live music and dance performances.

  • When and where: 9am-4pm at Chicano Park in Barrio Logan
  • Cost: Free

🎸Brittany Howard

Hear the frontwoman from Alabama Shakes as she tours her fantastic new album, with opener June McDoom.

πŸ«• North Park Salsa Fest

Sample salsas from local restaurants with live music, food trucks, a beer garden and kids stuff.

  • When and where: 11am-4pm at the North Park Mini Park
  • Cost: Admission is $15; includes chips and salsa from every restaurant

🏎️La Jolla Concours D'Elegance "Porsches on Prospect"

See collectors show off their luxury vintage cars at a free Saturday experience "Porsches on Prospect," which is part of a weekend-long event.

  • When and where: 5-9pm in La Jolla Village
  • Cost: Free


πŸ•Ί San Diego Gay Men's Chorus: "Freak Out!"

See the troupe get down to chart-topping disco hits, with rollerblades and glitter to spare.

  • When and where: 7pm Saturday and 3pm Sunday at Balboa Theatre downtown
  • Cost: $26.50+

🌍 Multicultural Earth Day

Call for climate progress and food justice with live performances and guest speakers.

  • When and where: 12-6pm at the Worldbeat Cultural Center in Balboa Park
  • Cost: Free

🌷 Coronado Flower Show

Stop and smell the 102nd annual event β€” the country's largest tented flower show.

  • When and where: Saturday, 1-5pm; Sunday, 10am-4pm; Spreckels Park
  • Cost: $10

πŸ‰San Diego Legion

  • Watch the pro rugby team try to keep its home unbeaten streak alive and enjoy a tailgate, live music, youth clinics and kids activities before kickoff.
  • When and where: Kickoff is 3pm and events start at 1pm at Snapdragon Stadium.

Cost: Events are free; game tickets start at $20.


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