Padres Home Games
9/2-4: vs. San Francisco Giants (promotions: $1 Hot Dog Day 9/2; Taco Tuesday 9/3)
9/6-8: vs. Colorado Rockies (promotions: Beerfest 9/6; Padres Luchador mask 9/7; Padres signings and CA National Guard Appreciation Day 9/8)
9/20-22: vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (promotions: fireworks, Hispanic Heritage Night and Padres BBQ 8/20; Padres/Xolos Soccer scarf 8/21; Padres signings, Padres team photo and salute to military families 8/22)
9/23-26: vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (promotions: First Responders Salute and Taco Tuesday 9/24; Padres fan appreciation t-shirt 9/26)
9/2: Labor Day Pier Swim
Location: Oceanside Pier, Oceanside
Swim a one-mile loop that starts and ends on the beach in Oceanside during this 84th annual event benefiting the Oceanside Swim Club.
9/8: La Jolla Rough Water Swim
Location: La Jolla Cove, La Jolla
Compete against 2,000 other swimmers in a one-mile ocean course that starts and ends in La Jolla Cove. Established in 1916, the annual tradition also includes a three-mile Gatorman swim from the Cove to La Jolla Shores and back.
9/8: Surf Dog Surf-a-Thon
Location: Del Mar Dog Beach, Del Mar
Admission: Free to watch, $35 to surf
Hang 10 while your hound hangs 20 in support of the Helen Woodward Animal Center.
9/8: San Diego Brazilian Day Festival
Location: Garnet Ave., Pacific Beach
Touted as the largest Brazilian festival on the West Coast, this all-day street carnival features two stages of live entertainment and is expected to draw more than 60,000 attendees.
9/11: Heart of Pacific Beach Restaurant Walk
Location: Restaurants throughout Pacific Beach
Stroll the streets of P.B. to sample some of the best bites and brews this neighborhood has to offer.
9/12-15: Latin Food Fest
Location: Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier, Downtown
Admission: $45-$150 for individual events, $250-$950 for multiple-day passes
Rub elbows with Food Network’s Chopped star Aarón Sánchez and other renowned chefs while sampling Latin-inspired dishes and drinks from 60 San Diego restaurants.
9/14: South Bay Pride
Location: Bayfront Park, Chula Vista
Celebrate LGBT pride at this family-friendly South Bay event featuring live entertainment, a beer and wine garden and three same-sex wedding ceremonies.
9/15-20: San Diego Restaurant Week
Location: Restaurants across the county
Admission: $10, $15 or $20 for lunch, $20, $30 or $40 dinner
Dine out at a discount as 180 San Diego restaurants offer prix fixe, three-course lunches and dinners.
9/19: Diner en Blanc San Diego
Location: Undisclosed until right before the event
Bring your own picnic basket to this top-secret pop-up dinner, where thousands of guests dressed entirely in white will share in a communal, outdoor dining experience.
9/20: San Diego Festival of Beer
Location: Columbia St. & B St., Downtown
Join 3,000 beer lovers in the streets of downtown for this 19th annual sampling of suds from more than 60 breweries.
9/21: Wavecrest Woodies Annual Meet
Location: Moonlight Beach, Encinitas
Billed as the largest woodie gathering in the world, this annual event brings more than 300 wooden-bodied classics to the sandy shores of Encinitas for an all-day festival that includes a 25-mile cruise along Pacific Coast Highway, live Hawaiian music and trophies for Best Wood and other achievements.
9/21-22: Pacific Islander Festival
Location: Ski Beach, Mission Bay
Dance performances, “Drums of the Islands” and traditional islander cuisine draw a crowd of more than 80,000 people to Ski Beach for this annual celebration of Melanesian, Micronesian and Polynesian cultures.
9/21-22: Fleet Week Coronado Speed Festival
Location: North Island Naval Air Station, Coronado
Check out this annual auto race on the runways of North Island, offering a glimpse of life on the military base, plus the chance to board an active Navy ship, see helicopters and hovercraft in action, and experience the roar of aviation flyovers.
9/26: 9th Annual Chef Showdown
Location: NTC Promenade, Liberty Station
Enjoy cuisine and drinks from restaurants and artisan food vendors while watching several of San Diego’s top chefs battle it out in an Iron Chef-inspired cooking competition benefiting the Center for Community Solutions.
9/28: MCRD BootCamp Challenge
Location: Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Loma Portal
See if you’re tough enough to be among the few, the proud, by competing in this three-mile race featuring more than 50 obstacles, while 60 drill instructors scream at you to stop being such a weak-bodied civilian.
9/28-29: 50th Annual Cabrillo Festival
Location: Ballast Point, Naval Base Point Loma
Journey back in time during this celebration and reenactment of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo’s 1542 arrival in San Diego.
What’s Afoot: Running Events
9/7: Escondido Grape Day 5K
Location: S. Orange St. and W. Grand Ave., Escondido
Run or walk for victory, or do it for the drink ticket - redeemable for beer or wine at the Grape Day Festival immediately following the race.
9/7: San Diego Triathlon Classic
Location: NTC Park, Liberty Station
Follow the Olympic Course (1,500-meter swim, 40K cycle and 10K run) or the Sprint Course (750-meter swim, 20K cycle and 5K run) and cross the finish line into the post-race festival at Liberty Station.
9/14: SoGLOW 5K
Location: House of Blues, Gaslamp
Glow (with glow sticks and glow paint) during an Amazing Race-style 5K scavenger hunt through Gaslamp, followed by an afterparty at House of Blues.
9/22: TriRock San Diego
Location: Embarcadero Marina Park South, Downtown
Run, bike and swim to music during this triathlon along the downtown harbor, featuring bands performing along the course and a post-race concert in South Embarcadero Park.
9/29: 24th Annual AIDS Walk & Run
Location: Quince Dr. and Balboa Dr., Balboa Park
Help raise much-needed funds and awareness by completing a 5K walk, 10K run or obstacle course.
9/29: Superfrog XXXV Triathlon
Location: Silver Strand State Beach, Coronado
Compete against Navy SEALs in this swim/bike/run for a $7,000 purse.