Summer San Diego events July 2018. Kick off your summer with 4th of July fireworks then hit the San Diego beaches for a summer of fun. There are many free concerts, and so many events, including Comic-Con in San Diego!
July 4th Firework Displays - Summer wouldn't be the same without a San Diego Fireworks show. Check out our 2018 fireworks schedule and Google map of this all American event. San Diego Fireworks for your July fourth weekend celebration.
Low tide at 8 AM on July 4th rises 3 feet by 4 PM
Insect and Ladybug Festival - July 21 2018 Kids can try out their bug collecting skills at the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas. Festival free with admission to the gardens, which are beautiful to walk around. San Diego Botanic Garden
Carlsbad TGIF Jazz in the Parks - July 6, 13, 20 and 27 2018 Friday evenings from 6 – 8 PM. Free outdoor summer concerts at various locations in Carlsbad, CA. For details about the Carlsbad TGIF Jazz Festival see www.carlsbadca.gov
Hotel del Coronado Historic Walking Tour - Tuesdays and Friday at 10:30 AM, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 PM. 75 minute walking tour of the famous historic Hotel del Coronado, let by docents from the Coronado Historical Association. $20 for adults, children 12 and under free. Reservations recommended. 619.437.8788.
Kayak at La Jolla Shores - This summer is a great time to kayak at La Jolla Shores to see the Sea Caves, marine life, and leopard sharks. Several different companies offer kayaking tours, or you can launch your own kayak at the free boat ramp. One of the best San Diego events. July is a great month, but make reservations. For more information see La Jolla Kayaking.
Hollywood California - Drive north and visit the world famous Hollywood. Tour a movie studio, hike to the Hollywood sign, shop on Rodeo drive, find your favorite star on the Hollywood walk of fame, visit Universal Studios and more. Check out the best the Hollywood Attractions.
Over the Line Tournament - Sat and Sun, July 14 to 15 and 21 to 22 2018 from 7:30 AM to dusk. Ages 21 and up only. Mark your calendars, as it is just about time for the Annual Over the Line Tournament. You may be asking, “What is this Over The Line tournament?” Well, it is said to be one of the last pure Southern California traditions left untouched by commercialism. It is truly just a ball and bat game played with 2 teams and 3 players on each. There are no foul lines. It is played without gloves and pretty much only wooden softball bats and balls are used.
The primary function aside from all the fun for this event is that it serves as the primary fundraising source for OMBAC’s (Old Mission Beach Athletic Club) year-round charitable programs. The profits from Over The Line go back into our community!It will take place at Fiesta Island on Mission Bay, San Diego, CA. For directions you can visit the official Over The Line website at www.ombac.org/over-the-line
July 4th Picnic and Fireworks - La Jolla Shores and nearby Kellogg Park is a great place to picnic and enjoy the beach on the 4th of July. Arrive very early to find parking and claim your spot for the day. Fire works are scheduled over La Jolla Bay at 9 PM.
Coronado Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks - Wednesday July 4th 2018. Watch the Independence Day Parade on July 4th in downtown at 10 AM on Orange Ave. from 1st St. to Churchill Place, enjoy the concert in the park at 4 PM, and the fireworks at Glorietta Bay at 9 PM over San Diego Bay. Also try the annual Independence Day 15K Run-5K Run/Walk at Tideland park, and the annual Rough Water Swim at Coronado City Beach. For more information about the Coronado 4th of July Celebration see www.ecoronado.com
Mira Mesa Fourth of July - Wednesday July 4 2018. Join in the fun at the Mira Mesa San Diego 4th of July parade and family fun day in Mira Mesa Community Park. www.miramesatowncouncil.org
La Jolla Concerts by the Sea - Note this concert series ended in 2016.
Snorkeling with Sharks - July dates TBD 2018 at La Jolla Shores. $30 per person. Birch Aquarium at Scripps naturalists host snorkeling adventures to see the Leopard Sharks rays and more. Birch Aquarium Adventures
Pier Moon Walks - July dates TBD 2018, additional dates in August - October. Cost is approximately $35 per person. A warm night lit by a full moon is the perfect time to explore the Ellen Browning Scripps Memorial Pier, usually closed to the public. Also includes a tour of the Scripps Oceanography campus. Birch Aquarium Adventures
Hornblower Full Moon Dinner Cruise - Dates and times vary for these San Diego events July 2018. Enjoy a glass of champagne and three course dinner as you see the romantic San Diego skyline from the bay during full moon. At the Embarcadero. For information on dinner cruises on San Diego Bay and their cruises see www.hornblower.com
San Diego Pride Festival - July 14 and 15 2018 with various events, including the Gay Pride Parade. For details about the San Diego Gay Pride Parade and Festival see www.sdpride.org
Sun and Sea Festival aka The Original Imperial Beach Sandcastle Competition - July 14 2018. The Imperial Beach Sun & Sea Festival will be held at Portwood Pier Plaza in Imperial Beach. The event will include Kids N' Kastles competition for children ages 12 and under (no adult sand castle competition). Join in the arts and crafts, enjoy some food from the farmer's market and international food fair, and a fun day for all! Sandcastle Ball and exhibition the day before (Friday).sunandseafestival.com
Point Loma Summer Concerts - Friday evening July 20 and 27 and August 3, 10 and 17 2018 at Point Loma Park, 1049 Catalina Blvd. Free summer concert series. www.plconcerts.org
Encinitas Sunday Concerts by the Sea - Sunday July dates TBD, and August dates TBD 2018 from 3 – 5 PM at Moonlight State Beach in Encinitas. Bring your beach blankets. Fun free San Diego events in July..
Comic-Con International 2018 - July 19 to 22 2018 and preview July 18 at the San Diego Convention Center, 111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego CA 92101. If you are looking for fun things to do in San Diego, don't miss Comic Con! Four days of excitement at Comic Con 2018, plus bonus preview night. This is one of the most popular San Diego events and these tickets sell out early. But join in the fun anyway in the area if you don't get a ticket. Most downtown San Diego hotels during this time will be booked by Comic-Con attendees, so you may need to look for hotels further north. For details about Comic Con 2018 San Diego see www.comic-con.org
San Diego Dog Beaches - Take your dog to the beach! Choose your favorite San Diego Dog Beach from all the ones we have listed. One of the best San Diego activities for dogs and dog lovers. San Diego Dog Beaches.
Balboa Park Free Museum Tuesday for Residents and Military - Some Balboa Park museums are free on 1st - 4th Tuesdays of each month to locals (San Diego Cal. City & county residents), and active military and their families. The free admission is on a rotating basis. Check out the Free Tuesday Balboa Park museum schedule.
Solana Beach Triathlon and Duathlon - Sunday July 29 2018 starting at 6:50 AM race at Fletcher Cove Park. 2000 athletes are expected in this fun summer event.
Free Twilight Concerts in Balboa Park - late June through late August Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays (excluding July 4th) at 6:30 PM at Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park San Diego. Enjoy these popular San Diego events July – free outdoor concerts ranging from pipe organ music, jazz, big band and silent movies. San Diego Balboa Park Free Concerts
San Diego Harbor Waterfront – For a fun day in San Diego activity, enjoy a stroll along the San Diego waterfront and admire all the historic ships. See the historic ships. Walk down to Seaport Village and visit the unique shops. For the young kids, reward them with an ice cream cone and a ride on the merry-go-round.
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