Things to Do in San Diego – July 2019
Things to Do in San Diego – July 2019July 1st, 2019 by Karen
- The Birthstone: Ruby / Flower: Larkspur or Water Lily
- The zodiac signs are Cancer (June 21 – July 22) and Leo (July 23 – Aug 22)
- National Cell Phone Courtesy Month
- Independence Day (Thursday, July 4th, 2019)
July 1 – 7
San Diego County Fair June 1-July 4
Visitors will journey to the Emerald City, meeting magical new friends along the way. Channel your inner courage in our whirlwind of carnival rides. Expand your brain by immersing yourself in creative and educational exhibits. Warm your heart creating new memories with your friends and family. With all of the adventures you’ll encounter, you’ll discover, “There’s no place like the Fair.”
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Del Mar Fairgrounds
4th of July Run and Ride July 4
Presented by the Scripps Ranch Old Pros, the 4th of July 10K Race is a USATF certified and sanctioned event around scenic Miramar Lake. It features an exciting downhill finish that delivers you to Hoyt Park, where you’ll realize the fun is just beginning.
Time/Place: 7am / Hoyt Park, https://srop.org
Crown City Classic 4th of July Run July 4
The Crown City Classic is Coronado’s long-standing 4th of July Run – one of the most patriotic things you can do on the most patriotic day. Run 12K (7.4 miles) or run/walk 5K (3.1 miles) to kick off your 4th of July festivities!
Time/Place: 7am-10am / Coronado Tidelands Park
Lake Poway Family Campout July 6-7 & July 20-21
Enjoy outdoor fun in a family-friendly environment. Activities include guided evening hikes, campfire with s’mores, and Extreme Rahim returns with his family pleasing magic/comedy show.
Time/Place: 5pm-9am / Lake Poway
July 8 – 14
California State Games July 11-14
California State Games is a statewide amateur sports festival and a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. The mission of the Games is to promote and nurture the health, education, and well-being of residents by managing a high quality amateur sports event that encourages community participation and provides an olympic-style experience.
Time/Place: SDCCU Stadium
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, children’s craft activities, a Kids ‘n Kastles competition, Farmer’s Market and International Food Fair.
Time/Place: Fri 8am-Dusk, Sat 7am-6pm / Pier Plaza
San Diego Pride Festival July 12-14
Celebrate diversity under San Diego’s amazing sky and dance the day and night away! There will be 4 phenomenal stages, spanning 2 days, with over 100 entertainers and thousands of your closest friends.
Time/Place: 12-10pm / Marston Point, Balboa Park
Mission San Diego de Alcala Festival of the Bells July 13-14
The festivities include food, live entertainment, dancing, and traditional activities like the Blessing of the Bells and the Blessing of the Animals.
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / 10818 San Diego Mission Road
Over The Line Tourney July 13-14 & 20-21
San Diego’s beach softball Over the Line Tournament is 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
Vines & Vittles July 14
A Fun Family Festival with a Western Theme. A variety of food vendors will be offering some favorite ‘vittles’. Wine tastings will be offered from local vintners and beer tastings from craft breweries will be available. There will be a Trading Post featuring works from local artists and Native American crafts. There also will be live music and cultural performances.
Time/Place: 2pm-5pm / Webb Park, Rancho Bernardo
Craft Classic Half Marathon and 5K July 14
Offers a unique San Diego course with 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
July 15 – 21
Del Mar Racing Season July 17-Sept. 2
The Del Mar Racetrack is a world-class Thoroughbred racing destination welcoming the industry’s top athletes and California’s most spirited partygoers.
Time/Place: Del Mar Thoroughbred Club: 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Comic-Con International July 18-21
The largest comics and pop culture event in the United States, attracting thousands of artists, celebrities and fans of comic books, movie memorabilia and all things related to pop culture.
Time/Place: San Diego Convention Center
Stone Brewing Hop-Con July 18
We’ve been proud beer geeks since 1996, so it’s only natural for us to celebrate when our hometown becomes the center of the nerd universe during San Diego Comic Con. Join us at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station on Thursday, July 18 for Hop-Con 7.0!
Time/Place: 7-11pm / Liberty Station
Summer Family Mural Project July 19
Come paint with us! The Timken’s Family Mural Project provides participants of all ages with the opportunity to make their mark on a collective mural. During Food Truck Fridays in Balboa Park! Registration not required.
Time/Place: 5-7:30pm / Timken Museum of Art, Balboa Park
Burgers and Brews Invitational July 20
Join us for a fun-filled day that will showcase the best of the best award-wining craft breweries alongside the top burger establishments in all of San Diego!
Time/Place: 1:30pm-5:30pm / Del Mar Racetrack
Cabrillo Sunset 5K Fun Run/Walk July 20
Run or walk with your family and friends around Cabrillo National monument’s historic landmarks. Enjoy San Diego’s magnificent sunset, pristine ocean views, and iconic tide pools.
Time/Place: 6:30-8:30pm/ Cabrillo National Monument
Insect and Ladybug Festival July 20-21
Children can practice bug collecting, hands-on insect arts and crafts, and even taste cooked mealworm larva. Entomologists and other bug experts will be available for questions.
Time/Place: 10am-4pm / San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas
July 22 – 31
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
Concert At The Lakes July 27
A benefit for the Santee-Lakeside Rotary Foundation & Santee Lakes Foundation. “Disco is Reborn for One Night Only at Santee Lakes”
Time/Place: 4-10pm / Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve, Lake 1
Solana Beach Triathlon, Duathlon, Aquabike July 28
The surf-entry ocean swim is supported by lifeguards and swim buddies. The bike and run courses cruise down the world famous Pacific Coast Highway. Finally, a tunnel of high-fives awaits you at the finish line – a gauntlet of excitement.
Time/Place: 6:50am / Fletcher Cove
Fourth of July Celebrations and Fireworks
Big Bay Boom
9pm / San Diego Bay, www.bigbayboom.com
Old Town 4th of July
11am-4pm / Old Town SD State Park, www.parks.ca.gov
SeaWorld 4th of July Fireworks
9:40pm / SeaWorld, www.seaworldparks.com