When: Sept. 26–27
Location: San Diego 

It’s the perfect storm: Great weather (I mean, it’s San Diego), tons of beer, food, fun, and more than 100 acts across eight stages. This two-day festival attracts large crowds from all over the city, and it’s all free. Fun Fact: This year’s headliner—funk/R&B tenor sax player Big Jay McNeely—is 87 years old and might be funkier than everyone who has ever read this website...combined.