La Mesa Classic Car Show Through-Aug. 31
Every Thursday the La Mesa Village Association is proud to host a car show featuring pre-1974 cars, trucks, and vans. DJ’s and bands and an award giveaway each event.
Time/Place: 5-8pm / 3rd and La Mesa Blvd
Contact: 619-784-6372 / www.lamesavillageassociation.org
Patrons of the Prado's Masterpiece Gala July 8
Noche de Suenos–Night of Dreams. The gala recognizes its 20/20 Circle sponsors for their Leadership Gifts. Sunset cocktails, dining catered by Chef Jeffrey Strauss and moonlight dancing.
Time/Place: 6pm / Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park
Contact: 858-256-6140 / www.patronsoftheprado.org
Over The Line Tourney July 8-9 & 15-16
Beach softball played by men and women into their 80's and is one of the last pure Southern California traditions.
Time/Place: 7:30am-6pm / Fiesta Island, Mission Bay Park
Lake Poway Family Campout July 8-9 & 22-23
Activities include: guided night hikes, campfire with s'mores, magic show by Extreme Rahim. Don’t forget your own camping equipment, dinner supplies to barbeque, and grill/charcoal.
Time/Place: 5pm-9am / Lake Poway
South Bay Salsa Festival July 9
Music, Food, and Craft Beer.
Time/Place: 12-6:30pm / 550 Marina Bayside North, Chula Vista
Contact: 619-602-9146 / www.facebook.com/salsadura
Carlsbad Triathlon July 9
This sprint triathlon boasts a 1k ocean swim, a 25k rolling bike course and a 5k smooth run for the finish.
Time/Place: 7:30am / Tamarack Surf Beach
Contact: 760-602-7519 / www.carlsbadtriathlon.com
Bluegrass & Ice Cream Social July 9
Ice Cream Sundaes and Root Beer Floats will keep you cool as you listen to some of the best bluegrass in San Diego.
Time/Place: 2-4pm / Rancho Buena Vista Adobe, Vista
National City Chamber Golf Tournament July 10
Scramble format/hole in one. BBQ lunch, raffle drawings, cash prizes and contests.
Time/Place: 12-6pm / Coronado Municipal Golf Course
Contact: 619-477-9339 / www.nationalcitychamber.org
Nine and Wine Foundation Fundraiser July 14
Support the SD East County Chamber Foundation. Scramble game of 9 holes followed by wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres.
Time/Place: 4-7:30pm / Steele Canyon Golf Club, Jamul
Contact: 619-440-6161 / www.eastcountychamber.org
Del Mar Racing Kickoff Party July 14
Join racing enthusiasts, designers, jockeys, and Turf Club members in kicking off the 80th Del Mar Racing Season.
Time/Place: 7:14pm-1:30am / Club M at The Grand Del Mar
Imperial Beach Sun & Sea Festival July 14-15
Features world-class sandcastle sculptors, music, children's activities, a Kids 'n Kastles competition, and more. "Pirates In Paradise" is the theme for this year’s Festival.
Time/Place: Sat 8am-Midnight, Sun 7am-5pm / Pier Plaza
San Diego LGBT Pride July 14-16
Fostering pride in and respect for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities. Kicks off with Pride Block Party on Friday. Music Festival on Saturday and Sunday. Parade on Saturday.
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Hillcrest, San Diego
Wild Animal Show July 15
See, touch and learn all about wild animals.
Time/Place: 11am / Oceanside Civic Center Library
Junior Ranger Day July 15
Experience hands-on learning opportunities about nature, trail safety, conservation, local plants and animals, and natural history of this amazing city in which we live.
Time/Place: 10am-12pm / Jack's Pond Nature Center, San Marcos
Contact: 760-744-9000 x3508 / www.san-marcos.net
Festival of the Bells July 15-16
A weekend celebrating the anniversary of Mission San Diego de Alcalá, California's first Mission, with the blessing and ringing of all five Mission bells.
Time/Place: Mission Valley and Old Town
Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market July 16
Come shop more than 100 vintage, antique and handmade vendors. Live music, delicious food, drinks, photo ops and infinite amounts of design inspiration.
Time/Place: 10am / Ingram Plaza at Liberty Station
Contact: 480-599-8974 / www.junkinthetrunkvintagemarket.com
2017 Del Mar Racing Season July 19-Sept. 4
Thoroughbred horse racing from Southern California. Concerts from Violent Femmes, Billy Currington, Ludacris and more. Special events including Food Truck Festival, Burgers and Brews Invitational, Pizza & Beer Festival and more.
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Del Mar Racetrack
Heroes Brew Fest July 22
Live comic book artists, costumed-themed activities enhanced by augmented reality technology, live virtual reality artwork, and custom augmented reality set pieces.
Time/Place: 2pm / Waterfront Park in downtown San Diego
71st Flag, General & Senior Officers Ball July 28
The Chamber is honored to devote this year’s Ball to highlighting the important role of the Coast Guard.
Time/Place: 5:30-10:30pm / The Prado, Balboa Park
Contact: 619-544-1354 / www.sdchamber.org
Supergirl Pro July 28-30
Join thousands of fans to watch more than 100 of world's best female surfers compete.
Time/Place: 8am-6pm / Oceanside Pier
Santee-Lakeside Rotary Concert July 29
Featuring Dog n Butterfly (a Heart tribute band) and The Long Run (an Eagles tribute band), dinner and an auction. Benefits the funding of scholarships for local high school students.
Time/Place: 4-9pm / Santee Lakes
Joggin' For Frogmen 5k Run/Walk July 29
Beer garden, food trucks, a kids' tadpole trot, free giveaways and beautiful views, all while honoring our military heroes.
Time/Place: 8am / NTC Park at Liberty Station
South Bayfront Powwow July 29-30
An annual inter-tribal celebration of traditional dances and music, organized collaboration with the Soaring Eagles Dance Troupe and Capuli Mexica Azteca dance group.
Time/Place: 10am-6pm / Marina View Park, Chula Vista
Contact: 619-796-6769 / www.southbayfrontpowwow.com
Family Fun Festival July 23 & 30
Bring the entire family for an afternoon of fun including local musicians, pony rides, petting zoo, arts & crafts and more!
Time/Place: 12pm / Flower Hill Promenade, Del Mar
4th of July Celebrations
All events take place on July 4 unless otherwise noted.
Ken Grody Ford 4th of July Beach Bash w/Fireworks
10am-10pm / Del Mar Beach Resort
Red, White and BOOM! Includes Fireworks
10am-9pm / LEGOLAND California
4th Fest Fireworks
9pm / Elite Athlete Training Center
Independence Day Parade & Festivities
7am-9:30pm / Various Locations
San Diego County Fair 4th of July Celebration w/Fireworks
10am-11pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds
Independence Day BBQ & Fireworks
6:30-9:30pm / Fairmont Grand Del Mar
4th of July Picnic & Fireworks
1-9:30pm / Kennedy Park
Independence Day Festival & Fireworks
4-9:30pm / Grape Day Park & The Center
Independence Day Fireworks
12-6pm / IB Pier
4th of July Parade
10am-5pm / Downtown Julian
Fourth of July Fireworks
9pm / Ellen Browning Scripps Park
Parade, Family Fun Day in the Park & Fireworks
7am-9:30pm / Community Park
4th of July Festivities - June 29-July 4
4th of July Fireworks
9pm / Ocean Beach Pier
10am-12pm / Coast Hwy
Oceanside Fireworks Show - July 3
5-9:30pm / Rancho Del Oro Rd.
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
Rotary Community Fireworks & Family Picnic
5:30-9:30pm / Olive Peirce Middle
Spirit of the Fourth
Community Fair: 9:00am / Webb Park
Parade: 3:30pm / Downtown Rancho Bernardo
Festivities/Fireworks: 6:30-9:30pm / Bernardo Heights Middle
(858) 945-1616 / www.spiritofthefourth.org
Rancho Santa Fe
4th of July Parade
1pm / Avenida De Acacias
Fireworks and Music Fest
11am-9:30pm / Lake Murray Community Park
San Diego Symphony: Star Spangled Pops - June 30-July 2
7:30pm / Embarcadero Marina Park South
Big Bay Boom
9pm / San Diego Bay
Old Town 4th of July
11am-4pm / SD State Historic Park
SeaWorld 4th of July Fireworks
9:40pm / SeaWorld
4th of July Celebration w/Fireworks
6-9:30pm / Bradley Park
Independence Day at the Border - July 1
3-9pm / Cesar Chavez Park
Santee Salutes - Includes Fireworks
2:30-10pm / Town Center Park East
4th of July Parade
10am / Red Cedar Place to Hoyt Park
Independence Day Celebration w/Fireworks
7am-10pm / Brengle Terrace Park