Fun Things to Do in San Diego – August 8-13, 2017

    Spend this week enjoying all the fun things to do in San Diego, including a film festival, street fairs, an art show, and Tiki Oasis.

    Oceanside International Film Festival


    Held every August, Oceanside International Film Festival is an opportunity for independent filmmakers to have their work screened and judged. It also gives the film buffs a jump-start chance for viewing local and international films. The festival showcases feature films, documentaries, shorts, animation, and student works. Between screenings, movie aficionados will be able to visit the famous bungalow house featured in “Top Gun” (starring Tom Cruise), California Surf Museum, or the longest wooden pier on the western United States coastline – all downtown Oceanside within walking distance from OIFF.

    Where: Sunshine Brooks Theatre – 217 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054
    When: Thru August 13, 2017
    Cost: $10-$50

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    Flicks on the Bricks


    The Athenaeum in La Jolla is back for it’s annual outdoor movie series, “Flicks on the Bricks”. This series makes it possible for you to enjoy classic movies that you love while enjoying the beautiful summer night on the patio of the Athenaeum. Flicks on the Bricks Year 11 features Mismatched Pairings! Enjoy mismatched pairings on the screen and for the wine tasting. August 10th: Harold and Maude (1971); August 17th: Annie Hall (1977); August 24th: Groundhog Day (1977); August 31: Silver Linings Playbook (2012). Ages 21+.

    Where: Athenaeum Music & Arts Library – 1008 Wall St, La Jolla, CA 92037
    When: August 10-31, 2017
    Cost: $17-$31

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    Tiki Oasis 2017: International Intrigue


    Tiki Oasis is the largest and longest-running festival in the world for lovers of Island lifestyle and purveyors of Polynesian Pop. The festival is a series of events over 4 nights and 3 days in San Diego. Thursday night opens at the historic Bali Hai. Friday thru Sunday at the Crowne Plaza offers daytime events such as DJs, 100+ vendors, educational seminars, a car show, and tropical cocktails by the pool. In the evening, enjoy the main stage bands and a midnight burlesque show. Each year the event has a theme – on Saturday night guests dress to match the theme and compete in a costume contest.

    Where: The Crowne Plaza Hotel – 2270 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108
    When: August 10-13, 2017
    Cost: $25-$450

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    ArtWalk at Liberty Station Arts District


    ArtWalk at Liberty Station celebrates 12 years of bringing visual arts, music, and interactive art-making to San Diego. The Arts District at Liberty Station has blossomed into San Diego’s premier venue for the arts, museums, dining and entertainment. The beautiful outdoor setting surrounds a picturesque rose garden and grassy area and features a shaded wine and beer pavilion and street food.

    Where: 2645 Historic Decatur, San Diego, CA 92106
    When: August 12-13, 2017
    Cost: Free

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    Fiesta del Sol San Diego


    Fiesta del Sol is an annual two-day street festival celebrating the history, cultures, and civic engagement of the people of San Diego. The largest community-driven family festival in San Diego County, Fiesta del Sol is a fun, family-friendly, alcohol-free and tobacco-free event focused on creating positive change by empowering communities. The festival includes an entertainment stage, a multi-cultural food court, community pavilions, and over a hundred booths.

    Where: Main Street, between So Evans St & Sicard St, San Diego, CA 92113
    When: August 12-13, 2017
    Time: 11 AM to 6 PM
    Cost: Free

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    Beer X


    Beer X is a one-day music and craft beer festival on August 12th at Waterfront Park in San Diego. Enjoy live music throughout the day from Iration, J Boog, Chicano Batman, Magic!, Trouble In The Wind and Splavender. Festival-goers can show up early to receive their complimentary BEER X tasting glass to enjoy unlimited complimentary tastings from 1pm-4pm. Locally sourced food trucks and vendors will also be serving food all day. Beer, wine and cocktails will be available for purchase. This event is 21+.

    Where: San Diego Waterfront Park – 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101
    When: August 12, 2017
    Time: 1 PM to 10 PM
    Cost: $50-$199

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    Hillcrest CityFest Street Fair


    Located in the heart of Hillcrest under the Hillcrest sign, this vibrant neighborhood’s annual CityFest is a huge celebration of community spirit through music, arts, crafts, and food. In fact, Hillcrest CityFest is largest single-day street fair in San Diego. Enjoy live music on a grand stage with headliner bands all day long. Stay past sundown and dance the night away with Hillcrest’s best DJ’s during CityFest at Night! The event features over 250 vendors, activities, games, and a spirits garden with cocktails and beer for purchase.

    Where: 5th Ave and University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
    When: August 13, 2017
    Time: 12 PM to 11 PM
    Cost: Free

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