“We thread our way through a moving forest of ice-cream cones and crimson thighs.”
San Diego is such a beautiful city with so much to see and so much to do!
July is the peak of San Diego’s tourist season, with lots of families on vacation and Arizona residents looking to escape the heat. Despite being California’s southernmost big city, San Diego stays cooler than Los Angeles, thanks to the effects of the ocean.
Each month I have special fun events I want to show you so that you get the most out of this beautiful city!
Let’s start with our usual daily Farmer’s Markets. Check out times above ^
Rancho Santa Fe
El Cajon 4th of July Picnic and Fireworks
This City event has food, games, prizes, music and more! Location: Kennedy Park ,1675 East Madison Ave. Info: www.cityofelcajon.us.
7/4 1 – 9 pm
Escondido Independence Day Festival & Fireworks
Featuring live music, fabulous food vendors, activities and games. Location: Great Green – California Center for the Arts, Escondido. Info: www.artcenter.org.
7/4 4 pm – 9:30 pm
Julian 4th of July Parade
A salute to the men and women who made our country great. Location: Main St. from Julian HS to Frank Lane Pk. Info: www.julianparade.com.
7/4 10 am (pre-parade), Noon (parade begins)
Mira Mesa 4th of July Parade & Family Fun Day
Pancake Breakfast at 7 am. Fun Day in the Park opens at 11 am with food and entertainment. Parade starts at 11:30 am. Location: Mira Mesa Cmty. Park. Info: www.miramesatowncouncil.org/fourth-of-july.
7/4 7 am – 9:30 pm
Old Town 4th of July
A parade, crafts and activities of early San Diego. Wagon rides, period games, music, food specials, and more. Location: Old Town State Historic Park. Info: www.parks.ca.gov.
7/4 11 am – 4 pm
Poway Old Fashioned 4th of July
This event will feature patriotic entertainment, gunfighting re-enactments, antique train displays, free crafts, and old-fashioned games. Location: Old Poway Park. Info: www.poway.org.
7/4 10 am – 4 pm
The Spirit of the Fourth Rancho Bernardo
Parade starts at 3:30 pm. Festivities throughout the day at various venues. Location: Webb Park, off Bernardo Center Drive near Webb Lake. Info: www.spiritofthefourth.org.
7/4 9 am – 9:30 pm
San Marcos Celebrate Freedom
Live music, family entertainment and food. Location: Bradley Park. Info: www.san-marcos.net/Home.
7/4 6 – 9 pm
Imperial Beach Sun & Sea Festival
Featuring world-class sandcastle sculptors creating some of the best sand creations, as well as a parade & pancake breakfast, live music, and more. Location: Pier Plaza, 10 Evergreen Ave. Info: www.sunandseafestival.com. 7/12&7/13 Fri.8am–dusk,Sat.7am–5pm
San Diego LGBT PRIDE weekend
PRIDE weekend with multiple stages of entertainment, 100+ entertainers, vendor booths, a run, a party, food and of course the PARADE! Location: various locations around Hillcrest & Balboa Park. Info: www.sdpride.org. 7/13 & 7/14 Festival Sat. 11 am – 10 pm, Sun. 11 am – 9 pm; 7/13 5K 8 am; 7/13 Parade 11 am
250th Jubilee Festival of the Bells
Celebrating the 250th anniversary of the founding of the Mission. Location: Mission San Diego. Info: www.missionsandiego.org.
7/13 – 7/14 All Day
Opening Day at The Del Mar Race Track
Dust off your wildest hat, grab your best suit and head to where the turf meets the surf! Location: Del Mar Race Track. Info: www.dmtc.com.
7/17 11:30 am
Comic-Con International: San Diego
Thousands of artists, celebrities and fans of comic books, movie and gaming studios, and pop culture! Location: SD Convention Center, and downtown SD. Info: www.comic-con.org. 7/18 – 7/21 Wed 6 – 9 pm, Thu-Sat 9:30 am – 7 pm, Sun 9:30 am – 5 pm
Supergirl Surf Pro
The world’s top professional female surfers are back for a jam-packed weekend of world-class surfing. Location: Oceanside Pier at the end of Mission Ave. Info: www.supergirlpro.com.
7/26 – 7/28 8 am – 6 pm
Solana Beach Triathlon
A triathlon/duathlon/aquabike in an idyllic location. Location: Fletcher Cove. Info: www.kozevents.com/Triathlons.
7/28 6:50 am
So much to do, so much to see!
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