Beer and brats at OB Oktoberfest. | Photo via Sydney Prather + Ocean Beach Oktoberfest
Prost! Oktoberfest fun is brewing — the renowned Munich festival takes place Saturday, Sept. 16-Tuesday, Oct. 3 — but you don’t need to travel to Germany to tap into the fun. We’ve drafted a list of 10 local celebrations where you can raise a glass to the hoppy occasion.
Encinitas Oktoberfest | Sunday, Sept. 24 The city celebrates its German roots — specifically in Olivenhain — at this free, family-friendly festival. In addition to local beers, expect entertainment, carnival rides, local artisan exhibits, and 175 vendors selling food and merchandise.
La Mesa Oktoberfest | Friday, Sept. 29-Sunday, Oct. 1 This beloved event celebrates its 50th anniversary with three biergartens, entertainment, and dachshund races. The family-friendly fest includes a children’s Kinder Karneval and the Dackeldorf Dachshund Village for dogs. It’s free to enter — though VIP tickets are available.
Craftoberfest | Friday, Sept. 22-Sunday, Oct. 1 Liberty Public Market’s annual event is taking over the taps and bringing live music, “Beerlympics” games, and themed bites throughout the food hall. You can also test your beer knowledge with trivia and keep the tunes playing by shopping at Vinyl at the Market on the final day.
OB Oktoberfest | Friday, Oct. 6 + Saturday, Oct. 7 Ocean Beach’s annual event brings food, entertainment, contests, and of course, plenty of beer to the shoreline. The lineup of performers includes “Because I Got High” singer Afroman and VIP tickets are now on sale — general admission is $10 at the door.
Sound Bath Meditation | Wednesday, Sept. 13 | 9:20-10:20 a.m. | The Lullabar, 7750 El Camino Real, Ste. 5145-5150, Carlsbad | $29 | Experience deep rest and relaxation supported by Alchemy crystal sound bowls, chimes, and more.
Daisy Guttridge | Wednesday, Sept. 13 | 7 p.m. | House of Blues, 1055 Fifth Ave., San Diego | $17 | The England-born and LA-based singer brings her “Tell All Your Friends” tour to SD with this all-ages show.
“Cabaret” | Through Sunday, Oct. 8 | Times vary | The Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego | $52-$104 | This musical is set in 1931 Berlin, inside the Kit Kat Klub where British nightclub singer Sally Bowles keeps the delirious party raging.
Thursday, Sept. 14
Sunset Sweep: Navajo Canyon Cleanup | Thursday, Sept. 14 | 3-5 p.m. | Navajo Canyon Trail, 5374 Adobe Falls Rd., San Diego | Free | Join I Love A Clean San Diego, Friends of Navajo Canyon, and Think Blue San Diego to divert litter from the San Diego River Watershed.
Joe Dombrowski LIVE! | Thursday, Sept. 14-Sunday, Sept. 17 | Times vary | The American Comedy Co. San Diego, 818 Sixth Ave., San Diego | $25-$35 | “Mr. D” — known from Buzzfeed, “Good Morning America,” and the “Ellen DeGeneres Show” — performs.
Friday, Sept. 15
Michelle Wolf | Friday, Sept. 15 | 7 p.m. | Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave., San Diego | $25-$35 | The rising comedian — who recently had a Netflix special — performs her “It’s Great to Be Here” tour.
DJ Quik | Friday, Sept. 15 | 9 p.m. | The Music Box, 1337 India St., San Diego | $35 | The West Coast rap legend brings his G-Funk sounds to the downtown venue with guest Scooter.
Saturday, Sept. 16
Made in California | Saturday, Sept. 16 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Blvd., San Diego | Free | Award-winning Chef George Geary discusses foods and brands that were born in California.
Ube Day 2023 | Saturday, Sept. 16 | 4-8 p.m. | Harland Brewing Co. Scripps Ranch, 10115 Carroll Canyon Rd., San Diego | $75-$125 | Celebrate your love of all things ube with live music, food, drinks, and the return of the Ube Milkshake IPA.
Sunday, Sept. 17
Pups in Paradise | Sunday, Sept. 17 | 12-4 p.m. | Kona Kai San Diego, 1551 Shelter Island Dr., San Diego | $20 | The resort pawrtners with The Animal Pad for this 21+ mixer for dog lovers that includes pop-up shops, pup-friendly photo ops, pet adoptions, and food trucks.
Cooler weather is expected for the rest of the week, as Tropical Storm Jova continues moving away from San Diego and takes its hot, humid weather with it. Coastal areas can expect mostly sunny skies with temperatures in the mid 70s through the weekend — temps are expected to be around the low 80s inland. (NBC 7)
Creekside Park — a 1.3-acre, linear park that connects to Civita Park in Mission Valley — is now open. The public space maintains access to hiking trails, but adds elevated pathways, a playground, and an off-leash dog park. (Times of San Diego)
The median price of a single-family home in San Diego County crossed the seven-digit mark in August — reaching $1,025,000. According to the Greater San Diego Association of Realtors, that number marks a 3% increase from July. (ABC 10)
Shoppers at Northgate Market in Southcrest had an unexpected celebrity sighting over the weekend. Mark Wahlberg posed for pictures and signed bottles of Flecha Azul Tequila, his new business venture. The appearance Marky marked another stop on the tequila brand’s promotional tour of California grocery stores. (CBS 8)
The San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance has revealed the pawsitively perfect names for its two Sumatran tiger cubs born at the Safari Park’s Tull Family Tiger Trail in July. The female was named Puteri, which means princess in Malay, and the male is Hutan, which means forest.
San Diego-based Qualcomm will continue to keep iPhones buzzing. The company signed a 3-year deal, set to expire in 2026, to produce 5G smartphone chips for Apple. The two tech companies first signed a chip-supply deal in 2019, but it was set to expire this year. (Times of San Diego)
Comedian Trevor Noah is going on the road and bringing his “Off the Record” tour to the San Diego Civic Theatre on Thursday, April 11, 2024. If you want to catch “The Daily Show” host perform live, general public ticket sales begin this Friday, Sept. 15, at 10 a.m.
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