Things to Do in San Diego

Things to do this weekend in San Diego: Oktoberfest, Peso Pluma, Art Fest and more

There’s always something fun to do in America’s Finest City. Our Weekend events guide is here to help

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There’s always something fun to do in America’s Finest City. Our Weekend events guide is here to help. Get up. Get out. Play!

What to Know

  • Our Weekend Events guide is published every Thursday in our In Your Neighborhood section of
  • Like our mission always, our guide will do its best to span the county -- north, south, east, and west — to bring you fun, fresh and affordable things to do in San Diego
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👪 Family-friendly | 🆓 Free | ⭐Must-see| 🎉 Nightlife | 🎫 Ticketed event | 🍴🍺 Food/drinks

Friday, Sept. 29

🍴🍺|👪 |San Diego Restaurant Week
Various hours/ locations
Over 100 local restaurants will be offering variations of multi-course menus starting at $20. Click here for more details.

|🍴🍺|Oktoberfest returns to San Diego
Various hours/ locations
From local breweries to workshops, there is sure to be something to get you in the fall spirit. NBC 7 has a guide to events happening throughout town, here.

🎫|Mission Bayfest 2023
5 p.m. Mariner’s Point Park
This two-day festival features Pepper, Fortunate Youth, Tribal Seeds and more. General admission day passes are $100. 

🎫|Odesza, Bob Moses, TOKiMONSTA, QRTR & Olan
7 p.m. a North Island Credit Union
All will be performing at the North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre in Chula Vista. Tickets start at $81.

Saturday, Sept. 30

👪|🆓|Chula Vista Art Fest
12 to 9 p.m. at Chula Vista City Hall
Over 80 artists will be displaying their talents. There will be an arts and crafts market, art exhibitions, music performances, interactive art, live painting, food trucks and more. Free to attend.

Mayor Wells and Friends Annual Concert
5 p.m. at the Magnolia Theatre
El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells and his all-star band revisit the pop and soul classics. Proceeds from the show will support the East County Transitional Center. General admission is $27.

🍴🍺|7th Annual East Village Oktoberfest
1 p.m. at Market St. & Quartyard
This Oktoberfest spans over four city blocks featuring traditional Polka music, tribute bands, and more. General admission is $10. 

|🎫|Peso Pluma
8 p.m. North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
The "Ella Baila Sola" artist is scheduled to stop in Chula Vista this Saturday. Find ticket info here.

Sunday, Oct. 1

🎫|Guns N' Roses
6 p.m. at Snapdragon Stadium
The American hard rock band will be performing in town. Tickets start at $70.

👪|🆓|Creatorfest 2023
10 a.m. at Midway Drive
A one-day outdoor festival that supports local artists, makers, musicians and photographers. Free entry.

11 a.m. at Liberty Public Market
Liberty Public Market will be transformed into a haven for all things craft beer, delectable bites and unforgettable memories. Free to attend.

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