The weekend is finally here in San Diego, and you're ready to go out and have some fun. We've done the hard work for you and rounded top Free Things to Do in San Diego this weekend in our up-to-date San Diego Free Events This Weekend Calendar that covers the best free concerts (classical, jazz, pop, rock, opera), free comedy shows, art exhibitions (museum, galleries), free and cheap party and nightlife activities & things to do this weekend (this Saturday and Sunday) in San Diego and more.


Saturday, Apr 27, 2024

  • Plush Adoption Party
    April 27 @ 9am - 5pm

    1607 W Lewis St, San Diego, CA 92103, USA

    Join us Saturday, April 27 for a plushie adoption party. Choose from your favorite dog, cat, or even a flamingo or dragon to bring home. Certificate of ...
  • Alice In Wonderland Tea Party - Mother's Day Tea
    April 27 @ 10am - 12:30pm

    1231 Upas St, San Diego, CA 92103, USA

    Our tea party includes tea, finger sandwiches, sweets, crafts, activities, and a Girl Scout patch! Bring a camera for photo booth fun. Non Girl Scouts are ...
  • Usc Social Work Spring Semester Celebration, Information Session, And Alumni Mingle
    April 27 @ 10am - 2pm

    9860 Mesa Rim Rd, San Diego, CA 92121, USA

    Join us for the USC Social Work Spring Semester Celebration, Information Session, and Alumni Mingle happening at the Alzheimer's Therapeutic Research Institute ...
  • San Diego Sbgc Coffee Party
    April 27 @ 11am - 1pm

    801 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103, USA

    Sober Black Girls Club invites you out for coffee and conversation! This meetUP is hosted by SBGC Ambassador Tyler! Date and Time: April 27th, 2024 from 11:00 ...
  • MCASD Family ArtLAB: Let's Grow A Garden
    Mcasd Family Artlab: Let's Grow A Garden
    April 27 @ 11am - 3pm

    Westfield UTC, 4545 La Jolla Village Drive #Ste E-25, San Diego, CA 92122

    The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego returns for the Westfield Good Festival in celebration of Earth Month! Join us for one of our final MCASD Family ...
  • 80's & 90's Bottomless Saturday Rooftop Brunch - Cielo
    April 27 @ 11:30am - 5pm

    701 Fifth Ave Suite B, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

    Welcome to the 80's, 90's, 2000's Saturday Rooftop Brunch at Cielo Rooftop Lounge! Get ready to groove to the greatest hits from three iconic decades while ...
  • San Diego Speed Dating (29-39 Age Group) @ Shuffle.Dating
    April 27 @ 12pm - 2pm

    3752 Park Blvd #104, San Diego, CA 92103, USA

    Are you single? Sign up and get a date with Shuffle Dating! It's like speed-dating except the entire event is run thru your phone with direct personalized ...
  • Balsamic Tasting At Vino Migrante
    April 27 @ 12pm - 2pm

    2548 Congress St Suite 1A, San Diego, CA 92110, USA

    Free Balsamic tasting! Come and try some special balsamic vinegar from Modena, Italy. In collaboration with Balsamico Italian Kitchen
  • Sidro Saturdays 2024 Spring Edition
    April 27 @ 12pm - 4pm

    147 W San Ysidro Blvd, San Ysidro, CA 92173, USA

    Sidro Saturdays is a new community arts/culture event occurring in spring and summer. This is a space for local community artists/makers to share their work ...
  • Careers in Animation and Video Games
    Careers In Animation And Video Games
    April 27 @ 2pm - 4pm

    UC San Diego, Mosaic Bldg #113, 9605 Scholars Drive North, San Diego, CA 92093

    The Suraj Israni Center for Cinematic Arts at UC San Diego, in partnership with the SoCal Cineforum, invites you to a panel discussion exploring the careers of ...

Sunday, Apr 28, 2024

  • Lo San Diego | Semillitas Outdoors Aventura En San Dieguito County Park
    April 28 @ 10:30am - 2pm

    XQX8+J4 Solana Beach, CA, USA

    Semillitas Outdoors: Un dia de aventura en San Dieguito County Park ¡Únete a nosotros con tus semillitas (niños) para un día lleno de diversión y aventura en ...
  • Cone Carnival Pop-Up: Presented By Game Of Cones & Seaport Fudge Factory
    April 28 @ 1pm - 4pm

    859 A W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

    🎉 Welcome to the Cone Carnival Pop-Up!🍦 Join us on Sunday, April 28th, for a delightful family-friendly pop-up event that promises a sweet adventure for all ...
  • Multi-MeetUp: Afternoon Social with Dancing to Live Music at McP's Irish Pub
    Multi-Meetup: Afternoon Social With Dancing To Live Music At Mcp's Irish Pub
    April 28 @ 1:30pm - 4:30pm

    McP's Irish Pub, 1107 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA

    Last year we had a blast here, so now the weather's finally got warm, let's do a Sunday afternoon social with dancing to live music at McP's, an iconic ...
  • Third Annual Sound Of Music Sing-Along
    April 28 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm

    625 Pennsylvania Ave, San Diego, CA 92103, USA

    Join the Greater San Diego Music Coterie for its third annual sing-along of the most memorable songs from Sound of Music. Additional seating is available when ...
  • San Diego Speed Dating (35-50 age group) @
    San Diego Speed Dating (35-50 Age Group) @ Shuffle.Dating
    April 28 @ 3:30pm - 5:30pm

    HOB Coffee on Park, 3752 Park Boulevard ##104, San Diego, CA 92103

    Are you single? Sign up and get a date with Shuffle Dating! It's like speed-dating except the entire event is run thru your phone with direct personalized ...
  • Mutts Meetup At The Dog Society
    April 28 @ 5pm - 7pm

    6331 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92115, USA

    Join us at The Dog Society for a mutt mingle, where every wagging tail tells a unique tale and furry friendships are made in abundance!
  • Comedy Night In North Park
    April 28 @ 7pm - 9pm

    3015 Lincoln Ave, San Diego, CA 92104, USA

    Who's ready to come out to North Park and enjoy a comedy show and have a good laugh. The next comedy show is planned for Sunday April 28th at 7.00pm at 619 ...

More Free Things To Do in San Diego This Weekend

San Diego hosts a variety of ongoing sporadic and annual events on the weekends that cater to different interests. Visitors can immerse themselves in the vibrant atmosphere of local farmers markets, cultural celebrations at street fairs, and spectacular fireworks displays and parades throughout the year. Discover Ongoing Weekly Events and Annual Festivals for Weekend Adventures.

Parks & Nature Reserves

San Diego is home to a variety of parks and nature reserves that offer free outdoor activities for visitors. Enjoy hiking trails, picnic areas, and breathtaking views at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

For wildlife enthusiasts, the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve provides an opportunity to observe diverse bird species in their natural habitat. With its coastal cliffs and sandy beaches, Cabrillo National Monument offers both historical landmarks and beautiful natural landscapes for exploration.

Visitors can also explore Balboa Park's lush gardens, which feature over 350 plant varieties from around the world. Celebrate the beauty of nature while strolling through the scenic Japanese Friendship Garden or relaxing in the tranquil setting of the Botanical Building's lily pond.

Fireworks & Parades

Experience the excitement of San Diego's fireworks and parades as part of the city's captivating events lineup. From dazzling Fourth of July fireworks at beaches like Mission Bay to annual parades such as the Mother Goose Parade, there are plenty of free spectacles to enjoy.

Throughout the year, you can witness colorful displays lighting up the sky during special occasions and seasonal festivities in various neighborhoods across San Diego.

Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere while enjoying free entertainment for all ages at these vibrant community events. Gather with locals and visitors alike to celebrate holidays or simply soak up the festive spirit with your loved ones under a canopy of bursting colors overhead.

Stay in affordable accommodations

Look for budget-friendly lodging options to keep costs down during your visit. Seek out hostels, motels, or vacation rentals that offer competitive rates, allowing you to allocate more of your budget towards exploring San Diego's free attractions and activities.

Consider booking accommodations in advance, especially during peak tourist seasons like summer and major holidays.

Opting for affordable places to stay can help stretch your budget further, leaving room for enjoying the numerous free events and attractions across America's Finest City.




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