SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — It’s a crowded weekend in San Diego, so it’s a perfect excuse to get out and explore.
At San Diego Comic Fest you’ll find an extensive and varied program with things for every fan to enjoy. Also, EarthFair is back at Balboa Park after a COVID-related absence!
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There is no additional charge for Fallbrook’s Avocado Festival in East County. And grab your cowboy boots and lasso because the Lakeside Rodeo is back.
Here’s a look at some fun events you can’t miss.
Rodeo by the lake
Where: Lakeside Rodeo Arena; Cost: Children $15, Adults $25, Free for children under 2 years old
(Thursday – Sunday) See you at the Lakeside Rodeo! Each performance will include bareback riding, tie-down roping, team roping, saddle bronc riding, bull riding and more. Proceeds from the rodeo benefit Lakeside youth organizations.
San Diego Comic Fest
Where: Kearny Mesa; Cost: $15 – $50
(Thursday – Sunday) It’s a convention by fans for fans. Visitors can indulge their love of comics, science fiction and film and meet a range of professionals and exhibitors. As you would expect from a Comic-Con, there will be panel discussions, an artist alley, tabletop gaming, cosplay, collectibles and more.
Where: Ocean Beach; Cost: $20 upfront, $28 per day
Grammy-nominated artist Twista will perform his platinum hits like “Slow Jamz”, “Overnight Celebrity” and “Hope” at The Holding Company. Showtime is at 7pm
Without Walls Festival
Where: Freedom Station; For free
The La Jolla Playhouse is leaving theaters to bring back its annual Without Walls festival. The diverse performances include visual installations, plays, dance, children’s events and there’s even a show that takes place entirely in a tiny box.
Where: JDS Creative Academy; Cost: $25 – $150
(Friday – Sunday) This three day festival celebrates all things digital including film, website design, web series, videography and photography. The event also features live music, networking opportunities, workshops and listening to speakers and panelists.
La Jolla Concours d’Elegance
Where: Various locations; Cost: Free – $500
(Friday – Sunday) Stroll and enjoy the sights of 125 world-class automobiles, visit the elegant tasting and champagne gardens, and take in the beauty of La Jolla Cove. This three-day event also includes live entertainment, retail specials, specialty restaurants and cocktail prix fixe menus and more.
The Greatest Hits of Forbidden Broadway
Where: North Coast Repertory Theater; Cost: $51 – $65
Experience Broadway’s greatest hits in this hilarious, loving, and endlessly entertaining tribute to some of theater’s most beloved stars and songwriters. The show parodies Broadway musicals like “Chicago,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Fiddler,” “Wicked,” and many others with wit, charm, and hysterical lyrics.
Where: Mission Valley; Cost: $7
(Friday – Sunday) Tidy up the jewelry box! Dozens of vendors will be at the Scottish Rite Event Centre We feature some of the most beautiful gemstones in the world and offer jewelry cleaning, ring sizing and other gemstone services!
Linda Vista Multicultural Fair & Parade
Where: Block 6900 of Linda Vista Rd.; For free
This 37th annual event features cultural exhibitions, diverse ethnic dining offerings, folk arts, artistic performances, parades and more. Entertainment is spread across three stages and features culturally diverse and contemporary music. This year’s motto is “Come Out & Play”.
Coronado Flower Show
Where: Sprinkles Park; Cost: $5 for adults, FREE for children under 12
(Saturday & Sunday) The Coronado Flower Show is the nation’s largest tented flower show. During the two-day festival, attendees will enjoy home decor, unique gifts, local art, food, beer and wine gardens, and live music.
Pet Day in San Diego on the Bay
Where: 1800 N Harbor Drive; Cost: $25 – $35 per person (dog cruise free)
Pet parents will cruise the sparkling San Diego Bay on a 1-hour “Pirates and Mermaids” cruise. Pet Day is a fundraiser for homeless animals and an opportunity for you to take a cruise with your best friend.
The LGBTQ Masquerade
Where: Hillcrest; Cost: $30 – $100
Sashay the night away in a metallic wonderland at San Diego’s first ever LGBTQ Masquerade. The fundraiser features music and dancing, prizes, canapés and free drinks for ticket holders. Proceeds benefit local LGBTQ youth programs.
Fallbrook Avocado Festival
Where: Along the main street; For free
There is no additional charge for the Fallbrook’s Avocado Festival, which features live music, a vineyard, a children’s area and avocado trees for sale to plant at home. Come by and taste avocados, enjoy some of chefs’ crazy avocado creations, or find a piece of avocado accessory to take home.
fair of the earth
Where: Balboa Park; For free
The Earth Fair at Balboa Park is back for on-site fun and advocacy. Around 200 exhibitors, international food courts, beer gardens, liver entertainment and a children’s zone await the visitor. Also, the Earth Day Parade begins at 10:30 am
Vegan food popup
Where: Encinitas; For free
Visitors work up an appetite and look for well-known San Diego brands like Seva Foods and Gianni’s Pizza. The Encinitas Vegan Food Popup showcases the best plant-based foods in San Diego County. The dog-friendly event takes place from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m