Need Plans? Here’s 5 Fun Things to Do in San Diego This Summer 

This Hip Urban Enclave Is Bustling With Things to Do

Experience outdoor adventures and plenty of sunshine in San Diego’s hippest neighborhood this summer! Whether you’re seeking al fresco patio dining or simply want to escape the walls of your house, East Village is the place to live, work and play. This ever-evolving neck of the woods plays host to multiple local events and activities that keep the community together, thriving and uplifted. Read on to get pumped for drive-in movies, Padres games and good times galore! Outdoor Activities East Village


1 | To the Market We Go Outdoor Activities East Village

Make your way down to the bustling East Village Night Market for a diverse selection of food and goods from local artisans, makers and small businesses. Mark your calendars because this neighborhood open-air market is only open two Thursdays per month from May through September. Locals and visitors come to this thriving outdoor market as an affordable, family-friendly way to enjoy a night out. The Night Market opens at 5 p.m. and spans along 13th St from F St to Island Ave.

EXP 9/13


2 | Meet Ya at the Drive-In

Enjoy this year’s movie series from your car or at Fault Line Park. East Village is hosting drive-in movies as well as movies in the park! Watch a film on the big screen from the comfort of your own vehicle, and be sure to snag some tasty bites from City Tacos or CrunchTime Popcorn and Ice Cream. If you want to attend movies in the park, you and your crew will be provided a sanitized tarp to sit on to keep damp grass from soaking through. Bring blankets to stay cozy!


3 | Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Things are heating up this MLB season, and Petco Park is the perfect place to grab a bite and catch a Padres home game. Savor the fresh-air oasis of a San Diego afternoon as the world-famous Padres take on the Mets, Cubs, Rockies, Nationals, Marlins, Angels, Dodgers and more. From Buona Forchetta pizza to a cheesesteak from Gaglione Brothers, the ballpark offers a selection of local favorites and even has vegetarian and gluten-free options!

EXP 8/27


4 | There’s a Patio for That Outdoor Activities East Village

With the temperature being near perfect most days, it’s hard to stay indoors in a sunny city like San Diego. On top of that, al fresco dining is here to stay! East Village boasts a slew of restaurants with patios, such as Quartyard, Social Tap, The Mission, Knotty Barrel and so many more. The outdoor dining list has only expanded, making open-air eating easier than ever. The question is: what are you in the mood for?


5 | Bites, Brews, Baseball Outdoor Activities East Village

Root for the Padres and don’t miss East Village Bites & Brews—a fun-filled day of food and drinks—on Saturday, June 5 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. The tasting ticket for this festive event costs $25 and will be available for pick up at the East Village Association booth the day of the event. Participating restaurants will each showcase a unique, delicious food and beverage pairing. This exciting event is perfect for foodies and hop-heads, as it will highlight some of the city’s best restaurants and craft breweries.


East Village Association
1041 Market St
San Diego, CA 92101

Need a ride this weekend?


About the author


14 Waterfront Restaurants in Orange County With Unforgettable Views
Make a Splash With the 14 Coolest Pools in Palm Springs
Bare It All: Here Are 8 of the Best Nude Resorts in California
10 Resorts With the Freshest Poolside Cocktails in All of Southern California



Related Content

Join our mailing list.Be the first to know about the best eats, shops, sights and escapes of Southern California.

Please join us for our first SOCIAL HOUR in almost 2 years at one of our favorite OC restaurants, Trevor's At The Tracks!