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Things to Do in San Diego: August 28–September 3

11 spectacular shows, food festivals, and more you don't want to miss this week


September 1: Balboa Park After Dark

August 29:

From Rent to Wicked to Frozen and now San Diego, Idina Menzel performs at Copley Symphony Hall as part of her world tour.

August 31:

Feast on bites from local restaurants during the Taste at the Cove fundraising event, honoring former Padres pitcher Randy Jones at Ellen Browning Scripps Park.

August 31–September 3:

Get into the groove at the five-day San Diego Salsa Bachata Festival, featuring dance shows, live music, workshops, and pool parties at the the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina.

August 31–September 4:

Experience the West Coast’s largest tall ship festival: Maritime Museum of San Diego’s four-day Festival of Sail.

September 1–3:

Watch as 50 horses compete in Polo America’s second annual Beach Polo Cup at Hotel del Coronado.

September 1:

Party the Polynesian way at a bayside Sunset Luau at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa.

September 1:

Head to the last night of Balboa Park After Dark for food trucks, entertainment, and extended museum hours at the San Diego Museum of Art, Fleet Science Center, and more.

September 1–3:

Close out San Diego Symphony’s Bayside Summer Nights concert series with three performances of the 1812 Tchaikovsky Spectacular at Embarcadero Marina Park South.

September 1–4:

Take in 3-D masterpieces during the sixth annual U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge & Dimensional Art Exposition at Broadway Pier and Pavilion.

September 2:

Get your pork and beer fix at San Diego Bacon Fest in Liberty Station.

September 3:

Rock the night away with legendary band Chicago at San Diego Civic Theatre.

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