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Free Events This Weekend (August 12-14)

Still looking for something fun to do this weekend? Look no further. From concerts to family (and dog) friendly festivals to art openings, there's something fun and free for everyone to do this weekend!

Friday

Alternative rock band Jimmy Eat World hits the stage at Del Mar Racetrack on Friday evening. Concert is free with racetrack admission. Show starts at 6:00 p.m.

Carlsbad hosts TGIF Jazz in the Parks. Catch a free performance by John Nemeth at Calavera Hills Park, 6-8 p.m.

Saturday

Bring your pooch to Cardiff-by-the-Sea for the  Cardiff Dog Days of Summer. The festivities include a dog contest, fun activities for kids, animal adoptions, a doggie photo booth, a silent auction and 120 dog-related vendors.

Head to Distinction Gallery and Artist Studios in Escondido for the opening reception for Break a Leg, an Homage to Theater, a group art show and auction. All pieces will be auctioned off, starting at $100. Opening reception includes live music and complimentary Stone Beer.

Saturday-Sunday

Fiesta del Sol, a two-day street festival celebrating this history and culture of San Diego's Latino communities takes place at Cesar Chavez Park. This free event will feature an art walk, live music and dance performances and more.

Sunday

Hillcrest gets fabulous at CityFest 2011, which attracts more than 150,000 revelers to its vendor booths, live music stages, and, of course, beer garden. Noon to 9 p.m. 619-299-3330. Free.

Country band Three Chord Justice performs at Pacific Beach Concerts on the Green. Kate Sessions Memorial Park, 4-6:30 p.m.

For more events this weekend, check out The Weekender!

 

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San Diego Magazine's editorial staff (Erin Chambers Smith + Erin Meanley + Kimberly Cunningham + a handful of smart, thoughtful contributors) blog everything from restaurants and bars to behind the scenes gossip to the best events happening this weekend. Looking for foodie and restaurant guru Troy Johnson? He's got his own blog here.

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