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San Diego’s top weekend events: from Taste of North Park to Horizon Beer & Music Fest

Top events this weekend include Taste of North Park, Horizon Beer & Music Fest, Future Standard Music & Art Experience and more.

10.10-13: Art San Diego

Miami has Art Basel, we have Art San Diego, a four-day contemporary art showcase featuring works from around the world. Yes, there will be wine-and-cheese platters galore, but the weekend also features plenty of art talks, events and even a local artist spotlight.

San Diego Convention Center, downtown,

A photo of Art San Diego contemporary art showcase
Art San Diego contemporary art showcase
(Robert J. Hibbs)

10.12: Taste of North Park

North Park showcases its unique brand of hip dining options at this rain-or-shine festival, featuring samples from foodie hot spots like 619 Spirits, Bivouac Ciderworks, Dunedin New Zealand Eats, Louisiana Purchase, The Smoking Goat and more.


Throughout North Park,

A photo of Taste of North Park participant West Coast Tavern
Taste of North Park participant West Coast Tavern
(Explore North Park)

10.12: Future Standard Music & Art Experience

This locally organized independent festival — DJed by recording artist Toro y Moi — aims to raise the bar for the city’s alternative music scene by inviting locals to mingle with top national talent amid live performances, a beer garden and an expansive exhibition hall.

SOMA, Midway District,


A photo of Toro y Moi, the headliner at Future Standard Music & Art Experience
Future Standard Music & Art Experience headliner Toro y Moi
(Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times)

10.12: Fit Foodie Festival & 5K

Because “a healthy lifestyle and delicious culinary experiences don’t have to be separate,” participants in the Fit Foodie Festival & 5K get the best of both worlds as they dash and then dine on delicious bites. A beer garden and fitness demonstrations round out the day.

NTC Park at Liberty Station,

10.12: Horizon Beer & Music Fest

Head “Into the Horizon” to experience beats and brews by the bay at this downtown festival. While sipping on some cold beers, jam out to a DJ set by headliner Chromeo and supporting performances from Hook N Sling. Erick Diaz and Oren.

Embarcadero Marina Park North, downtown,

10.12-13: La Jolla Art & Wine Festival

Try wines from around the world, beers from local breweries and discover new art at this 11th annual festival. Happening throughout downtown La Jolla, the free, family-friendly event showcases more than 150 artists in genres like painting, ceramics, photography and even jewelry design. You’ll also find pet adoption stations, live music, a kids area and lots more.

Girard Avenue, La Jolla,

A photo of La Jolla Art and Wine Festival
La Jolla Art and Wine Festival
(Courtesy photo)

10.13: Tyler Henry Live

The star of E! Entertainment’s Hollywood Medium brings his gift for communing with the other side to Pechanga Theater for a show that features discussions, live readings and an interactive audience Q&A.


Pechanga Resort and Casino, Temecula,

A photo of Tyler Henry
Tyler Henry
(Scott Roth/Invision/AP)

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