Every year, my parents come down for my birthday weekend, which also happens to be when our favorite San Diego event takes place, the Tour de Fat. It begins with a bike parade through my neighborhood and continues with crazy shenanigans and beer throughout the day. It's the weirdest local event I know of, which is probably why I love it so.
I think it's our fourth year going, and this year Devotchka played, which made it extra exciting, even though the sound quality was beyond poor. Next year, I believe some costumes are in order so we fit in a bit more.