San Diego: This Weekend (Sept. 29-Oct. 2)
From Fashion Week San Diego to CRSSD Festival, there’s plenty to do this weekend in San Diego.
Fashion Week San Diego (FWSD) Fashion Week San Diego - Thursday through Sunday Four days of fashion from San Diego’s top emerging designers will take over La Jolla during Fashion Week San Diego. The weekend kicks off with a hair, makeup and art presentation on Thursday night at Shane Bowden The Gallery. Then, two nights of runway shows on Friday and Saturday spotlight the 26 talented designers at Hotel La Jolla, and a trunk show with looks straight off the runway allows guests to purchase the pieces they covet on Sunday. This year will include a Haute Dog Runway Show featuring pups from Rancho Coastal Human Society looking for a home.
6 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Various locations in La Jolla. $100 general admission pass; $200-$350 VIP; $15 trunk show and awards show. fashionweeksd.com
Haunted Trail - Begins Friday
If you’re already excited about the arrival of fall and the spookiness that comes along with the month of October, you won’t want to miss out on the Haunted Trail. The truly scary San Diego pastime is back to take over Balboa Park in the night. The trail is filled with zombies, spooky shadows, menacing creatures and more. Watch out for clowns, chainsaws and creepy dolls as you are guided through a wicked world of horror and fun. - Liz Bowen, DSD
Various times. Friday , Sept. 30 through Monday, Oct. 31. Sixth and Juniper streets, Balboa Park. $25. hauntedtrail.net
La Mesa Oktoberfest - Friday through Sunday
Head to La Mesa for the 43rd annual Oktoberfest celebration. The massive event will take over six blocks in the La Mesa Village. Throughout the weekend, taste brews from Helix Brewing Company, Bolt Brewery, Spaten Beer, Franziskaner Beer and Stella Artois, and grab traditional German potatoes, beer brats, sauerkraut, goulash, beer-marinated pork chops, warm pretzels and more. Live entertainment will go all night long, including a beer-chugging contest, stein-holding contest, sausage-eating contest and live music from The BlueBirds. - Liz Bowen, DSD
Friday, 4 to 10 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. In between Spring Street and La Mesa Boulevard, La Mesa. Free to attend. thelamesaoktoberfest.com
El Cajon Oktoberfest - Friday through Sunday
El Cajon knows how to do an Oktoberfest right. The festival, which spans two weekends, embraces German everything here in San Diego. From folk-dancing demonstrations to Guggenbach-Buam, a band from Germany, performing throughout the weekend, this fest is traditional and deeply rooted in German culture. Festivalgoers can indulge in ox-on-the-spit, potato pancakes, red cabbage, pretzels, German pastries and, of course, bratwurst. There will be a plethora of crafts and vendors at the El Cajon Oktoberfest, a kids’ zone and the chance to win a round-trip flight for two to Germany. This event is free to attend. - Liz Bowen, DSD
Various times. Friday through Sunday. 1017 S. Mollison Ave., El Cajon. Free to attend. germanclubsandiego.org
CRSSD Festival - Saturday and Sunday
The fourth edition of this electronic dance music festival returns to Waterfront Park on Saturday and Sunday. Headliners include the Swedish electro-pop trio Miike Snow, English house music DJ Lee Burridge, British/Japanese producer and DJ Maya Jane Coles and San Diego favorite Klatch. Admission is 21-and-up.
Noon to 11 p.m. Saturday. Noon to 10 p.m. Sunday. Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Highway, downtown. $100 (Saturday); $90 (Sunday); $165 (two-day pass). crssdfest.com
SUNBURN Finale - Saturday
The official end of the SUNBURN summer season is here. Party Naked is planning a final pool party at Hard Rock Hotel complete with daybeds, cabanas, lounge seating and flat screen TVs. The first 100 online ticket buyers will be entered to win a free trip to this year’s Groove Cruise to Cabo during Halloween weekend.
11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. Hard Rock Hotel, 207 Fifth Ave., downtown. $10-$15. USE promo code (DSD) for 20% off tickets & a drink ticket upon entering. wepartynaked.com
Bob Saget - Saturday
The millennial generation knows him from “Full House” or Netflix’s “Fuller House,” but Bob Saget is anything but a family man when it comes to his stand-up comedy routine. More appropriately, his new book “Dirty Daddy” defines this 2014 Best Comedy Album Grammy nominated actor and comedian. This performance is recommended for mature audiences only and rightfully so. - Leslie Hackett, DSD
8 p.m. Saturday. Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave., downtown. $37.50-47.50. sandiegotheatres.org
Pacific Beachfest - Saturday
The 18th annual Pacific Beachfest brings all things quintessential San Diego to the beach, including volleyball and surfing, a fish taco contest, craft beer garden, live music and local shopping. Seven restaurants including The Fish Shop, The Local, Backyard and Cerveza Jack’s will provide the fish tacos to attendees to judge and vote on from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
8 a.m. to sunset. Saturday. Pacific Beach Boardwalk, Pacific Beach. pacificbeachfest.org
MCRD Boot Camp Challenge - Saturday
Are you as tough as a Marine? This three mile obstacle run features obstacles used only by Marine Recruits. Along the way, more than 60 USMC Drill Instructors will cheer participants on. The race will begin at 9 a.m. with five-minute waves, and take runners through hay bale jumps, tunnel crawls, log hurdles, trenches, cargo net crawls and push-up stations. After surviving the course, participants will be treated to a post-race party with plenty of music, food, fun and beer.
9 a.m. Saturday. Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD), 3800 Chosin Avenue Bldg. 5 West. $45 per individual; $135 per three-person team; $225 per five-person team. bootcampchallenge.com
Fight Night at Parq - Sunday
Parq Nightclub is bringing the second installment of Fight Night: MMA Cage Fights this Sunday. This event will feature ten Sanctioned MMA Cage Fights and includes top fighters from California, Arizona, Nevada, and Mexico. Prior to the fights, professional Brazilian Jiu Jitzu Black Belt Jeff Glover will perform a live exhibition for guests from 8 to 9 p.m. VIP ringside seating is available for guests to be up close and personal to the action. The night will also include a live performance by Juelz Santana during the fights.
8 p.m. to 2 a.m. First fight at 9 p.m. Sunday. Parq Nightclub, 615 Broadway, downtown. $20. Use promo code “DSD” for 20% off your GA ticket purchase. wepartynaked.com/mma
Source: Discover SD
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