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San Diego: This Weekend (May 18-21)

It’s going to be a busy weekend in San Diego with events that include Bike to Work Day, North Park Festival of Arts, OMBAC’s OTL Beer Festival and San Diego Taco Fest.

It’s going to be a busy weekend in San Diego with events that include Bike to Work Day, North Park Festival of Arts, OMBAC’s OTL Beer Festival and San Diego Taco Fest.

5.18 Bike to Work Day

Promote biking as a better way to get around by pedaling to work, and swing by any of the 100 pit stops throughout the county to pick up a free shirt and some healthy snacks. Read more about the day’s events here.


A bicyclist rides along Mira Mesa Boulevard during Bike to Work Day 2016. (Howard Lipin/Union-Tribune)


5.18: Ghastly

Following hits like “Miami Connection” with Jauz, and “Crank It” with Mija and Lil Jon, the Arizona-born, California-based DJ Ghastly released the single “The Spider’s Symphony” in February.

OMNIA, downtown,

Ghastly. (Courtesy photo)


5.18: Chris Stapleton 

The multiple Grammy-winning country musician and songwriter is headed out on his 2017 “All American Road Show.” He also made an appearance on the new live compilation album “Outlaw: Celebrating the Music of Waylon Jennings.” Read more about Stapleton and his unique sound here.

Mattress Firm Amphitheater, Chula Vista,

Musician Chris Stapleton performs onstage during 2016 CMA Festival in Nashville, Tennessee. (Rick Diamond/Getty Images)


5.18: FKJ

Paris-based producer Vincent Fenton (aka FKJ) released his self-titled (“French Kiwi Juice”) debut in March. Fellow Parisians Cézaire and Dabeull join him for support. Read PACIFIC’s recent Q&A with FKJ here.

The Observatory North Park, North Park,

FKJ. (Courtesy photo)


5.18-5.21 19th Annual Celebrity Championship

Join NFL Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk as he hosts more than 50 celebrity golfers in a 36-hole, weekend-long competition benefiting both the Junior Seau Foundation and the Marshall Faulk Foundation.

Morgan Run Club & Resort, Rancho Santa Fe,



5.19: Noir

When Danish house DJ and label head René Kristensen isn’t releasing hits, creating them or producing popular podcasts like his “Noir Recommends” series, he heads out on tour.

Bang Bang, downtown,

Noir. (Courtesy photo)


5.19: Chris Brown 

The controversial singer and actor hits the road on his “THE PARTY” tour, which also features 50 Cent, Fabolous, O.T. Genasis and Kap G. Brown’s new album, “Heartbreak on a Full Moon,” is due to be released soon. 

Viejas Arena, College Area,

Chris Brown. (Courtesy photo)


5.19: Dash Berlin

The Dutch trance DJ and producer released his fourth full-length album, “We Are (Part 2)” in March. It follows part one of his 2014 album with the same name and features guests Waka Flocka Flame, Christina Novelli, Jonny Rose and more.

OMNIA, downtown,

Dash Berlin. (Courtesy photo)


5.20 Operation Appreciation for Armed Forces Day

Express your appreciation for Camp Pendleton’s active-duty military and check out some of the Armed Forces’ latest vehicles as thousands of service members and their families enjoy a day of free food and entertainment.

Oceanside Pier Amphitheatre, Oceanside,

Operation Armed Forces Appreciation Day. (Courtesy photo)


5.20-21 OMBAC OTL Beer Festival

This brand new event combines two of San Diego’s most popular beach pastimes: over the line and drinking beer. Read more about this totally San Diego tournament and festival here.

Mariners Point, Mission Bay Park,

Over the Line, one of San Diego’s favorite past times, is now offering a craft beer festival you can partake in in between watching games. (Courtesy photo)


5.20 North Park Festival of Arts

With a karaoke stage, a cocktail garden and unlimited tasters from more than 30 local brewers, there’s no reason not to attend this free festival spotlighting some of the city’s most artistic individuals.

Throughout North Park,

North Park Festival of Arts. (Courtesy photo)


5.20: Benny Benassi

The globe-hopping Grammy-winning Italian DJ and record producer teamed up with Lush and Simon for new single, “We Light Forever Up (feat. Frederick).”

Bassmnt, downtown,

Benny Benassi. (Courtesy photo)


5.20 San Diego Taco Fest

Sink your teeth into tacos from 30 of the county’s finest Mexican restaurants while listening to live local music, then check out the Chihuahuas competing in a race challenge and beauty contest.

Waterfront Park, Little Italy,

Taco Fest. (Courtesy photo)


5.20-21 Fiesta del Sol

From rock to reggae and funk to the blues, this eclectic musical extravaganza also welcomes a fleet of food trucks and oodles of arts and crafts vendors among other local exhibitors.

Fletcher Cove, Solana Beach,

Fiesta Del Sol. (Courtesy photo)


5.21 Escondido Street Faire (aka Grand Avenue Festival)

California’s second-largest street fair is back and bigger than ever with 500-plus merchants, hours of live entertainment and even more all-age amusements.

Grand Avenue, downtown Escondido

Grand Avenue Festival. (Courtesy photo)


5.21 The Navy’s 31st Bay Bridge Run/Walk

Take in sweeping views of the bay and support San Diego’s service members while walking or running four miles from downtown to Tidelands Park via the Coronado Bridge.

Coronado Bay Bridge, downtown

Navy Bridge Walk-Run. (Clint Steed)


5.21 Sol Sundays kickoff at Andaz

Spend your Sunday relaxing poolside with a top-notch brunch experience, beautiful view of the San Diego skyline and tunes from Frankie M, Tribe Out West, Erick Diaz and FOMO.

Andaz San Diego, downtown,

SOL Sundays comes to the pool at Andaz San Diego starting May 21. (K.C. Alfred/San Diego)


Padres home games

5.18 vs. Milwaukee Brewers
5.19-5.21 vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

San Diego Padres RHP Brandon Maurer high fives teammates after getting the save. (Chadd Cady)


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