From pirates to lemonade to classic street fair fun, there’s no shortage of events happening around town. Head to Seaport Village for its first annual Landlubbers Day where kids can participate in all-things pirate! Sample lemon recipes and have fun playing by the waterfront at the Lemon “Aid” festival downtown. Drive to Coronado for Fleet Week and check out the Naval ships. Or have some fun and sample local fare at the Mira Mesa Street Fair. Have a great weekend!
Bazaar Del Mundo’s Santa Fe Market
Check out some of the Southwest’s finest artists and celebrate Native American cultures. There’s also live music and mouthwatering dishes. Fri. – Sun., 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Old Town, Free. All ages. Event details.
Families will love this “all-things Lemon” fun-raising cook-off, a lively “All Things Lemon” bake-off with a twist. Guests are invited to enjoy the charm and energy provided by vendors, live music, kids’ area, face painting, magician, beer garden, live and silent auction, bake sale and taste-testing with the popular people’s vote and an amazing panel of local celebrity judges. Sat., 12 – 6 p.m., San Diego Waterfront Park, Free entry ($1/taste). All ages. Event details.
Seaport Village is hosting Landlubbers Day, a festive celebration of all things pirate! The free event features live music from the Jackstraws, San Diego’s own pirate-themed band; a “Talk Like a Pirate” and costume contest; arts and crafts; and pirate’s booty food and drink specials from the Seaport Village eateries. Sat., 1 – 4 p.m., Seaport Village, Free. All ages. Event details.
Mira Mesa Street Fair
The annual Mira Mesa Street Fair includes a day of fun with crafters, non-profit and business information booths, food from around the world, two entertainment stages, carnival, kids crafts and games, and free rock painting for the kiddos. Sat., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Camino Ruiz and Mira Mesa Blvd., Free. All ages. Event details.
Family Fun Day Presented by Special Needs Playdate
Celebrate the accomplishments of families with special needs at this fundraiser with carnival games, a silent auction, food, entertainment, resource fair and live performances. Sat., 1 – 5 p.m., Tidelands Park, Free. All ages. Event details.
Dempsey Holder Ocean Festival and Surf Contest
The amateur surf contest starts on the north side of Imperial Beach Pier. There’s also music and food at the annual Blues and BBQ Festival. Sat., 7 a.m., Imperial Beach Pier Plaza, Free for spectators. All ages. Event details.
Fleet Week Coronado Speed Festival
The event features fast-paced, thrilling auto racing and exhibitions for car enthusiasts of all ages at Naval Air Station North Island, the birthplace of Naval Aviation. Nowhere else can you see a variety of cars racing on a live runway used by the U.S. Navy. This is the only Navy Open House on the West Coast. Sat. and Sun., 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Naval Air Station North Island, Prices vary. All ages. Event details.
What are you doing this weekend? Tell us in the comments!
– Leah R. Singer
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