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September in San Diego is a beautiful time of year. The weather begins to cool down, but the days are still long and sunny. While the city is winding down from its summer festivities there are still plenty of fun events going on, from music festivals to festivals that are all about the city’s unique food and beer scenes. Here are some of the top San Diego upcoming events that you won’t want to miss.

San Diego Blues Festival

San Diego Blues Festival is a must-attend event for all blues fans. This year’s festival is in its 8th year and will feature the music of some of the greatest blues musicians, including Billy Gibbons and Friends, Seth Loveless, Tommy Castro, and Kenny Neal. The festival donates a portion of their profits to the San Diego Food Bank and has donated over $750,000 and more than 13 tons of canned food since its inauguration. This years’ festival will be held on September 8 at Embarcadero Marina Park from 12 – 8 p.m. General admission tickets cost $30 and a VIP ticket—which includes two free drinks, catered lunch and snacks, and unlimited soft drinks and water—costs $150.

Taste of Downtown

Taste of Downtown is one of San Diego’s premier culinary events. This culinary event is in its 26th year and is a great way to taste some of the city’s best food. Head over to the downtown San Diego to try sample-sized bites from more than 40 restaurants. You can sample food from the best restaurants in East Village, City Center, and the Gaslamp Quarter without having to commit to a full meal at each location. The event will take place on September 13 from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. and there is a free shuttle that can drive you to participating restaurants. Tickets cost $35 ahead of time and $40 the day of, but they do sell out, so it is best to buy them in advance.

San Diego Festival of Beer

San Diego is known for its craft beer, which is why the San Diego Festival of Beer is one of the best San Diego upcoming events in the city. The event is returning for its 24th year on September 22 from noon – 5 p.m. Tickets start at $45 and 100% of the proceeds go to local cancer-fighting charities. This year’s list of breweries includes Green Flash, Ballast Point, and Speakeasy Ales and Lagers.

Accommodation for the Best San Diego Upcoming Events

If you are looking for accommodation in San Diego, consider booking one of our luxury vacation homes. We offer some of the nicest homes in the city, from cozy beachfront cottages to spacious homes. All of our rentals have large kitchens with high-end appliances, high-quality beds, and are furnished with everything you need for your vacation. Many of our rentals also have a private pool and access to the beach. For more information on our luxury San Diego rentals, please contact us.