This weekend is a great one to be broke in San Diego. Gas prices, the cost of groceries...these things are killing everyone. But this weekend is a great example of how one can be completely entertained on the cheap. All of these events are accessible by bus, trolley, or both.
Adams Avenue Roots Festival Normal Heights, 35th & Adams
Free. All ages. Beer Gardens. 6 stages. Carnival rides. Food vendors. Music includes bluegrass, old country, zydeco, appalachian, blues and traditional music. Saturday 10a-9p, Sunday 10a-6p.
Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo Old Town
Free. All ages. 2 stages. Food vendors. Food eating contests. Bands. Ballet Folklorico. Stagecoach rides. Saturday 11a-10p, Sunday 10a-5p
Healing Arts Festival, Balboa Park (Park Blvd & Presidents Way)
Free. All ages. Food vendors. Entertainment by Pato Banton, B-Side Players and more. Acupuncture, massage, yoga, world laughter day celebration at noon. Sunday 10a-6p.
Red Bull Air Races San Diego Bay
Ok, so the Air Races aren't free, but I'm sure you can get creative and maybe head to the Top of the Hyatt or Coronado and catch the action. And it's included because there's a festival downtown to celebrate the Air Races and those are free. Tonight, check out Modular recording artist Cut Copy and Friday night the Expendables are playing. The festival is open from 6-10pm, with the bands playing at 9 pm sharp. There will be limited capacity for these events, so get there early. There's also that party Saturday that's on my listings, but you're not gonna drop $50 large for that, right?