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San Diego County Fair Through July 4
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Deep fried-food-on-a-stick, rides, animals, and games. World-class exhibits in fine art, photography, woodworking, jewelry/gems & minerals, and home & hobby, and the Paul Ecke Jr. Flower & Garden Show. The Toyota Summer Concert Series features nationally recognized entertainment.
Time/Place: Del Mar Fairgrounds
Contact: 858-755-1161 / www.sdfair.com
SheFest July 6
A woman-centered event that celebrates and supports the talents and contributions of women while fostering meaningful connections within the LGBT and larger San Diego community.
Time/Place: 11am-6pm / North Park Community Park
Tanabata Festival July 7
Originating from Chinese folklore, Tanabata is a holiday that celebrates the meeting of Orihime and Hikoboshi! Guests of all ages are invited to enjoy the summer sun with festival foods, carnival games, cultural performances and demonstrations as well as partake in the Tanabata celebration by creating kazari.
Time/Place: 12-6pm / Japanese Friendship Garden of SD, Balboa Park
Contact: 619-232-2721 / www.niwa.org/tanabata
San Diego Pride Business Mega-Mixer July 11
Mix and mingle during a festive happy hour with a diverse group of LGBT and allied business professionals, E.R.G.s, and organizations at the 3rd Annual Pride Business Mega-Mixer & Pride Kick Off Ribbon Cutting!
Time/Place: 5:30-8pm / San Diego LGBT Visitors Center: 529 University Ave.
Contact: 619-432-5428 / www.pridemixer.com
Pride of Hillcrest Block Party July 12
A diverse line up of local and international talent. The festival features a craft cocktail bar and beer garden sponsored by Miller Coors, food trucks, a go-go dances, a DJ dance party, and YOU aboard our giant Ferris-Wheel as your take in the views of Hillcrests giant 65 foot high- 20 x 30 foot Rainbow Pride Flag!
Time/Place: 2-11pm / Hillcrest Pride Flag at Pride Plaza
Contact: 619-299-3330 / www.fabuloushillcrest.com
Movies & More by the Lake July 12
Bring your blankets and join us for a movie under the stars! Food Trucks and snack bar treats will be on site. Parking is $10 per carload of movie goers and movie is free.
Time/Place: 6-10pm / Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve
Contact: 619-596-3141 / www.santeelakes.com
SD Pride July 12-14
The Rally: Inspiring speakers, recognize LGBTQ leaders, and raise the Pride flag. Pride 5k: Run the parade route right before the parade starts! Rainbow gear, tutus, and streamers encouraged. The Parade: The largest single-day civic event in the region and is among the largest Prides in the United States. The Festival: Celebrate diversity and inclusion in Balboa Park with community resources, booths, and four stages of live entertainment.
Contact: 619-297-7683 / www.sdpride.org
Imperial Beach Sun & Sea Festival July 12-13
World-class sandcastle sculptors creating some of the best sand creations on the West Coast as well as a community parade and pancake breakfast, live music, childrens craft activities, a Kids n Kastles competition, Farmers Market and International Food Fair.
Time/Place: Fri 8am-Dusk, Sat 7am-6pm / Pier Plaza
Mission San Diego de Alcala Festival of the Bells July 13-14
Food, live entertainment, dancing, and traditional activities like the Blessing of the Bells and the Blessing of the Animals. All five Mission bells are rung during the weekend festivities.
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / 10818 San Diego Mission Road
Contact: 619-281-8449 / www.missionsandiego.org
Over The Line Tournament July 13-14 & 20-21
Over 1,000 teams will hit the sand at sunrise on Saturday morning with their bats, balls and most creative team names to kick-off 66 years of San Diego tradition
Time/Place: 7:30am-6pm / Fiesta Island, Mission Bay Park
Craft Classic Half Marathon & 5K July 14
Sweeping views, challenging hills and a delicious craft beer reward at the finish line at Green Flash Brewing Co.
Time/Place: 6:30am-12pm / Green Flash Brewery: 6550 Mira Mesa Blvd.
Del Mar Racing Season July 17-Sept. 2
Be part of the magic and nostalgia of this long-time horse race tradition dating back to 1937 when Bing Crosby greeted the first guests, and Seabiscuit won by a nose in the infamous race in 1938. This season features the nations top race horses, trainers and jockeys, and plenty of fun in the sun.
Time/Place: Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
Stone Brewing Hop-Con 7.0 July 18
Your $75 ticket includes: Fifteen 3oz tasters, 3 specialty casks of w00tstout, Commemorative glassware to take home, Gourmet food, Lawn games, Silent Disco, Interactive Art Wall, Our famous churros for dessert, Costume contest.
Time/Place: 7-11pm / Liberty Station
Burgers and Brews Invitational July 20
Pass includes a ticket to the races, access to an exclusive trackside viewing area, access to the Del Mar Concert Series performance following the event featuring Ziggy Marley, gourmet fries & tater tots, five (5) 5oz. beer tastings & UNLIMITED samples of the BEST burgers SD has to offer!
Time/Place: 1:30-5:30pm / Del Mar Racetrack
Cabrillo Sunset 5K July 20
The route passes the parks most important landmarks before linking with the road down to the tidepools - where participants can enjoy spectacular views as the sun sets below the horizon.
Time/Place: 6:30-8:30pm / Cabrillo National Monument
Insect and Ladybug Festival July 20-21
Features thousands of fascinating creepy-crawlies including live insects, lizards, snakes, and the famous Madagascar hissing cockroaches. Children can practice bug collecting, hands-on insect arts and crafts, and even taste cooked mealworm larva.
Time/Place: 10am-4pm / San Diego Botanic Garden
Supergirl Surf Pro July 26-28
The weekend will be jam-packed with world-class competition that will have you on your toes and a festival village loaded with female-inspired vendors, activities and entertainment.
Time/Place: 8am-6pm / Oceanside Pier
SIP of Julian July 27
Julian Tasting Rooms offering samples of their wine, beer, hard cider, mead or craft cocktails.
Time/Place: 11am-5pm / Julian Town Hall
Live Well San Diego 5K July 28
This years event will celebrate the hero in all of us with a superhero-themed race and activities throughout the morning. Includes a Kids 1-Mile Fun Run.
Time/Place: 7:30am / SD County Waterfront Park
Nat Diego July 28-29
Come taste the exciting world of natural wine and learn about what you drink at a weekend festival packed with winemakers, importers and advocates of Natural wine.
4th of July Celebrations
All events take place on July 4 unless otherwise noted.
Alpine 4th of July Parade and Carnival
10am-1pm Alpine Comm. Center Park, www.alpinekiwanis.org
Camp Pendleton Ken Grody Ford 4th of July Beach Bash
8am-10pm DM Beach Resort, www.mccscp.com/beachbash
Carlsbad Red, White and BOOM!
1-9pm LEGOLAND California, www.legoland.com
Chula Vista 4th Fest Fireworks
6-9pm CV Elite Athlete Training Center, www.chulavistaca.gov
Independence Day Parade & Festivities
7am-9:30pm Various Locations, www.coronadochamber.com
Del Beach Bash & Fireworks
7-10pm Hotel del Coronado, www.hoteldel.com
San Diego County Fair 4th of July Celebration
10am-11pm Del Mar Fairgrounds, www.sdfair.com
Fourth of July Sunset BBQ & Fireworks Show
6:45-9:30pm Fairmont Grand Del Mar, www.fairmont.com
El Cajon 4th of July Picnic & Fireworks
2-9:30pm Kennedy Park, www.ci.el-cajon.ca.us
Escondido Independence Day Festival & Fireworks
4-9:30pm Grape Day Park & The Art Center, www.artcenter.org
Imperial Beach Independence Day Fireworks
4-10pm Imperial Beach Pier, www.imperialbeachca.gov
Julian 4th of July Parade & Celebration
10am-5pm Downtown Julian, www.julianparade.com
Mira Mesa Parade, Family Fun Day in the Park & Fireworks
7am-9:30pm Mira Mesa Comm. Park, www.miramesatowncouncil.org
National City 4th of July Festivities - July 3-7
Kimball Park, www.ci.national-city.ca.us
Ocean Beach 4th of July Fireworks
9pm Ocean Beach Pier, www.oceanbeachsandiego.com
Independence Parade - June 29
10am-12pm S Coast Hwy, www.mainstreetoceanside.com
Celebration & Fireworks Show - July 3
6-10pm Rancho Del Oro Road, www.visitoceanside.org
The Yankee Doodle Dinghy Parade
1-3pm Oceanside Harbor, www.visitoceanside.org
Old Fashioned Fourth of July: 10am-4pm Old Poway Park
4th of July Veterans Ceremony: 11am Veterans Park
Fourth of July Fireworks: 6-10pm Poway High School
(858) 668-4772 www.poway.org
Ramona Rotary Community Fireworks & Family Picnic
5-9:30pm Olive Peirce Middle, www.ramonarotary.org
Ranch Bernardo Spirit of the Fourth
Community Fair: 9am Webb Park
Parade: 3:30pm Downtown Rancho Bernardo
Festivities & Fireworks: 6-9:30pm Bernardo Heights Middle
(858) 945-1616 www.spiritofthefourth.org
Rancho Santa Fe 4th of July Parade & Picnic
10:30am-2pm 16948 Avenida De Acacias, www.rsfassociation.org
San Carlos Fireworks and Music Fest
11am-9:30pm Lake Murray Playground, www.lakemurrayfireworks.org
San Diego Symphony: Star Spangled Pops June 28-29
7:30pm Embarcadero Marina Park S, www.sandiegosymphony.org
Big Bay Boom
9pm San Diego Bay, www.bigbayboom.com
Old Town 4th of July
11am-4pm Old Town SD State Historic Park, www.parks.ca.gov
SeaWorld 4th of July Fireworks
9:40pm SeaWorld, www.seaworldparks.com
San Marcos Celebrate Freedom, A Fireworks Extravaganza
6-9:30pm Bradley Park, www.san-marcos.net
San Ysidro Independence Day at the Border - July 6
3-9pm Larsen Field-Cesar Chavez Park Fireworks 9pm
(619) 428-5200 www.sanysidrochamber.org
Santee Santee Salutes w/Fireworks
2:30-10pm Town Center Comm. Park E, www.ci.santee.ca.us
4th of July Run & Ride
6-10am Red Cedar Dr. & Aviary Dr., www.srop.org
4th of July Parade
10am-1pm Red Cedar Place to Hoyt Park, www.scrippsranch.org
Vista Independence Day Celebration w/Fireworks
5-10pm Brengle Terrace Park, www.cityofvista.com