Best September Events in San Diego!

Sip for a Good Cause at Fish Shop | September

Drink wine for a good cause in September, as all four Fish Shop locations – Pacific Beach, Point Loma, Encinitas and Hermosa Beach – have partnered with No Kid Hungry, an organization built to help end child hunger in America. When you dine in, order a glass or bottle of Cupcake Vineyards, AVA Grace Vineyards, Imagery Estate Winery wine and a portion of the proceeds are donated directly to No Kid Hungry. One glass funds five meals and a bottle funds 20 meals!


Burgers & Beer | Saturday, September 7th

Join San Diego Reader at Golden Hill Park to help to determine who will be crowned San Diego’s best burger at Burgers & Beer 2019. Enjoy craft beer to pair with burger tastings from vendors like Dunedin, Backyard Kitchen & Tap, urbn, Quinn’s Ale House and more! The event takes place from 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m., with VIP admittance starting at 12:00 p.m. Tickets range from $40 – $55 and can be purchased here!


KAABOO DEL MAR FESTIVAL | Friday, September 13th – Sunday, September 15th  

KAABOO is the ultimate weekend for all music lovers! Priding itself on being more than a music festival, Kaaboo creates the ultimate music weekend oasis. Listen to big name artists like Kings of Leon, Mumford & Sons, Sheryl Crow and more, while also getting to experience culinary creations from spots like Afters Ice Cream, Bread and Cheese Catering, Dogtown Dogs and so many more. Tickets are still available and can be purchased here!


Founders Day Festival | Saturday, September 14th – Sunday, September 15th

Head to Old Town to celebrate the history of San Diego all weekend long at the Founds Day Festival.

This event is FREE to the public, and will feature entertainment, vendors and activities the whole family can enjoy.


San Diego Restaurant Week |Sunday, September 22nd – Sunday, September 29th  

Indulge in food, curated menus and samplings from over 180 restaurants all throughout San Diego Restaurant Week! You can enjoy spot like Antica Trattoria, Bali Hai, Et Voila! French Bistro and more, with prices ranging from $10 – $50. More information, including links to make reservations, can be found here.


Julian Music Festival | Saturday, September 21st  

Celebrate the end of summer at the 50th Annual Julian Music Festival, from 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 21st. What began as a banjo fiddle competition has morphed into a music festival that features a variety of musical genres including Americana, contemporary jazz, folk and more. Bring your own lawn chair and plan to spend the day relaxing, tickets start at $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and free admission for kids 15 and under with a purchased adult ticket.


92119 Party at The Pioneer | Saturday, September 21st

The Pioneer is celebrating their local community this September with their 92119 Party, taking place on Saturday, September 21st at 7:00 p.m. The ticketed event is priced at $30 per person and consists of four food and drink stations situated around the restaurant, each serving unlimited bites paired with bourbon tastings. You’ll also get a welcome drink! Each guest will receive a raffle ticket at the door, which will be entered into drawings taking place every 30 minutes throughout the event, with the chance to win a grand prize basket full of goodies.


Food Wine & Brew Celebration | Saturday, September 21st

San Diego’s wildest tasting event, Food, Wine & Brew at the Zoo, features over 160 Southern California breweries, wineries, restaurants and vendors, mixed with live entertainment and dancing! This tasty event, which begins at 6:30 p.m., benefits the San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy. Event is 21+ and tickets range from $10-$200. Food vendors include Buona Forchetta, Cork and Craft, Great Maple, Huntress and STK, among many others! You’ll also enjoy sampling sips from Ballast Point, Cutwater Spirits, Coronado Brewing Co., Fallbrook Winery and more.


Adams Avenue Street Fair | Saturday, September 21st – Sunday, September 22nd

Come enjoy San Diego’s largest FREE two-day music festival, the 38th Annual Adams Avenue Street Fair! 100 musical acts will perform across seven stages, and visitors can also enjoy festival food, giant carnival rides and beer gardens. The street fair takes place from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Saturday and from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday. For $20, guests can sample a variety of craft beers like pours from Fall Brewing Co., Modern Times, Green Flash and more.


Parktoberfest 2019 | Thursday, September 26th

On Thursday, September 26th, head up the coast to Carlsbad’s Park 101 for Parktoberfest 2019! Alesmith Brewing Company will be hosting a tap takeover with their Oktoberfest MarzenLuped In IPA and .394 Pale Ale brews, from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Park 101 will also be selling an Alesmith bundle package – $20 for a stein and tee shirt, and $5 fills of Alesmith all night long! There is limited availability, so plan to arrive early and grab lunch. Park 101 has tacos, salads, sandwiches and more.


MCAS Miramar Air Show | Friday, September 27th – Sunday, September 29th

The MCAS Miramar Air Show, the largest military air show in the United States, takes place Friday, September 27th through Sunday, September 29th. This year’s theme is “A Salute to First Responders” and general admittance is free with the option to bring your own seating. For additional seating options and tickets, click here. You can also view the lineup of performers, displays, air show schedule and more!


CRRSD Festival 2019 | Saturday, September 28th – Sunday, September 29th

If you love music, you’re in luck! CRSSD Festival is back on Saturday, September 28th and will be held at Waterfront Park for those 21+. Headliners include Portugal the Man, Kaskade, Fisher and much more! Enjoy 3 stages plus craft beer, cocktails and gorgeous sunsets by the bay. Tickets on sale now here.


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