Hope you’re having big fun this weekend. Remember there’s more to life than changing the bed sheets and mopping floors. Let’s get out and enjoy some of the great things America’s finest city has to offer.
Guided Nature Walk: Featherless Fliers 8:30 a.m., Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor’s Center) Catch a glimpse of some of the wild birds in Mission Trails Regional Park this Sunday morning during a guided walk. A tour guide will take you along a trail, explaining parts of the park to you. The trek is free.
Sea Chantey Festival 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Maritime Museum of San Diego) Local, regional and national performers will come together on Sunday at the Maritime Museum of San Diego for the 25th annual Sea Chantey Fest, which celebrates “Songs of the Sea” and the “chanteys” sung by sailors for centuries. Traditional folk music will be performed by groups like The Jackstraws and The Bilge Pump Band while sail crews from the Star of India demonstrate shipboard skills. Visitors will even get a chance to join in and raise the sails of the ship.
Art in the Village 9 a.m., Carlsbad Village) Two blocks from the beach this Sunday, you’ll find an open-air art experience like no other. This annual festival features more than 120 local and regional fine artists exhibiting their work, from oil painting to watercolor to contemporary sculpture and more. You’ll find more than just art, though: there will also be jewelry, woodworking, furniture, pottery and so much more. As you browse, listen to live acoustic music, artist demos and more. The event is free.
Sunday Champagne Brunch Cruise 10:30 a.m., Flagship Cruises and Events
Settle into the New Year in style by hopping abroad a luxury yacht and cruising around the San Diego Bay. The two-hour cruise will take brunchers past the Downtown San Diego bay as they enjoy a gourmet buffet, mimosas, and live music.
CityFest 2017 12 p.m., to 11 p.m, University & 5th Avenues) The lively, annual CityFest street fair returns to the heart of Hillcrest on Sunday with hundreds of crafts and food vendors lining the streets, plus carnival rides, a 21+ beer garden, live music, DJ’s and dancing under the iconic Hillcrest sign. The fest is free; bring money for goodies and snacks.
‘No Borders’ Ceviche Showdown 1 p.m., 57 Degrees in Middletown) Ceviche fans, this one is for you! Taste and vote for your favorite ceviche in the region during this casual, walk-around ceviche competition. This year, restaurants from Mexico to San Diego will participate in the competition. A panel of local celebrity judges will conduct blind tastings and present an award, plus, attendees’ votes will be tallied for a People’s Choice award.
Perseid Meteor Shower: Stargazers are expected to get quite a show this weekend as they flock to San Diego County’s highest and darkest peaks to catch the Perseid meteor shower this weekend. The Perseid shower is considered one of the most popular annual meteor showers for the northern hemisphere. They peak in August thanks to warm temperatures.The best viewing is expected to take place Aug. 13.
Nighttime Zoo 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., San Diego Zoo) The San Diego Zoo has extended its hours to 9 p.m. now through Sept. 4 so families can enjoy the annual “Nighttime Zoo.” Visitors can hear live music, check out special keeper talks and entertainment, and end the night by watching a parade of elaborate animal puppets. Nighttime Zoo activities are included with paid admission or zoo memberships.
Del Mar Racing 12 p.m., Del Mar Racetrack) Still “cool as ever,” the Del Mar Racing season returns to the seaside track in the North County. Gates open daily at 12 p.m., with the first post at 2 p.m. The season runs through Sept. 4, with track closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Coronado’s Free Summer Shuttle Service 8:57 a.m. to 9:42 p.m. (shuttle service times), Coronado) Coronado’s free summer shuttle service is back, running now through Labor Day. The service aims to make it easier for locals and visitors to cruise around Coronado and catch a ride to popular spots during the busy summer months. Hop on!
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