10 Things to Do in San Diego This September

Erin Jackson | September 3, 2019 | Lifestyle

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9/5
Taste of Del Mar
Stroll through Del Mar Village and sample small bites from more than two dozen acclaimed restaurants at this popular neighborhood event, which also features live music and “sip stops” with craft beer, wine and nonalcoholic beverages from local producers. 5pm, tickets from $35, visitdelmarvillage.com

9/6
Athenaeum Annual Gala
Show your support for the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library’s year-round schedule of art exhibitions, concerts and educational programming at the 30th annual fundraiser. The evening includes cocktails, a gourmet dinner, live entertainment, dancing and a silent auction. Extravagant costumes or glitzy cocktail attire is encouraged. 6:30pm, tickets from $250, Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, ljathenaeum.org/gala

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9/6
Monte Carlo: An Art Affair II
Don your black-tie finest for an extraordinary evening at Rancho Del Arte, the contemporary art-filled estate of celebrated art patrons Iris and Matthew Strauss. The exclusive evening in support of MCASD features elegant outdoor dining and dancing under the stars. 6:30pm, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, tickets from $1,500, mcasd.org/montecarlo

9/7
San Diego Blues Festival
Legendary blues musician Taj Mahal headlines this can’t-miss event benefiting the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank and locals in need. Opt for a Super VIP ticket for front-row seats, access to performer meet-and-greets and entrance to the VIP party Friday, Sept. 6. 12pm, tickets from $35, VIP tickets from $150, Embarcadero Marina Park North, sdbluesfest.com

9/13
Grand Chef Throwdown
Enjoy bites from more than 30 of the best chefs in San Diego and Baja followed by a three-course gourmet dinner at the Hotel Del’s annual epicurean celebration benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. VIP tickets include an exclusive pretasting reception. 6pm, tickets from $250, VIP tickets from $350, Hotel Del Coronado, hoteldel.com

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9/13-15
KAABOO
San Diego’s largest music, comedy, art and culinary festival promises three days of star-studded entertainment, high-end cuisine and pampering spa treatments. Elevate your experience with a Hang Ten or Ultimate Hang ticket for exclusive perks like private performances, preferred seating, golf cart access and complimentary food and drinks. Tickets from $339, Del Mar Fairgrounds, kaboodelmar.com

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9/21
Globe Gala
The Old Globe’s annual black-tie gala features a lavish cocktail reception on Copley Plaza followed by a high-energy performance from the cast of Almost Famous, the musical based on Cameron Crowe’s Oscar-winning movie. Dinner and a dazzling fireworks display wrap up the night organized in support of the Globe’s arts engagement programs. Tickets from $800, VIP tickets from $1,000, The Old Globe, theoldglobe.org

9/21-23
Robb Report’s Culinary Masters Weekend
Escape to Fairmont Grand Del Mar for a gourmand’s weekend featuring exceptional cuisine by acclaimed chefs such as Thomas Keller, William Bradley, Dominique Crenn and Ming Tsai. Highlights include an inspiring multicourse dinner with a silent auction benefiting the Ment’or BKB Foundation, plus a golf tournament and lunch, and a more relaxed Sunday supper. Tickets from $750, mentorbkb.org

9/21-23
Lux After Dark
Celebrate another year of phenomenal art and education with music by Len Rainey, a gourmet dinner by Pamplemousse Grill and an extraordinary live auction of high-end items, including a penthouse in New York with a stunning 360-degree view. Tickets from $350, Lux Art Institute, luxartinstitute.org

9/21-23
Starry Starry Night

Join San Diego’s top philanthropists at Voices for Children’s premier fundraising event. The stunning gala includes a cocktail reception with Spanish flair followed by dinner, a live auction and a lively afterparty. 5pm, tickets from $500, Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa, speakupnow.org



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Photography by: mcasd photo by stacy keck; kaaboo photo courtesy of kaaboo; globe gala photo by melissa jacobs; taste of del mar photo courtesy of del mar village association