San Diego in July

“July: Just take me to the Ocean.”

— Unknown

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.

San Diego in July has lots of daylight hours to explore the city’s attractions. It’s not likely to rain and temperatures are not too hot, almost just right. Those July nights are perfect summer nights. It’s hard to predict San Diego’s July weather ahead of time. In some years, skies will be clear all month, but other times, the weather phenomenon nicknamed June Gloom can persist into the first few weeks of July. ​

Each month I have special fun events I want to show you so that you get the most out of this beautiful city!

49th Annual Crown City Classic

Kick off your 4th of July weekend by running 7.4 miles to celebrate 7/4! Location: Tidelands Park, Coronado. Info: 7/2 7 am

4th of July Run & Ride

Run or ride any time between July 3rd to 5th. Wear your Freedom Run & Ride bib to encourage others to honk and wave! Location: various in Scripps Ranch. Info: 7/3 – 7/5 various times

4th of July UC Celebration

The 5K run, bike and pet parade, concerts, and more! Location: Standley Recreation Center. Info: 7/4 8 am – 7 pm

The Spirit of the Fourth Rancho Bernardo

The theme for 2022 will be “Grateful to Celebrate Together Again!” Location: various. Info:
7/4 9 am – 9:30 pm, parade 3:30 pm

Coronado’s Independence Day Parade

Get your spot for this popular 4th of July event! Or live stream the parade on Coronado TV! Location: along Orange Avenue. Info: 7/4 10 am

Julian 4th of July Parade

This year’s theme is “Back in Bloom”! Location: Main St. from Julian HS to Frank Lane Park. Info: 7/4 pre-parade 10 am , parade 12 pm

Poway Old Fashioned 4th of July

Celebrate our country’s independence “turn-of-the- 20th-century-style”. Location: Old Poway Park. Info: 7/4 10 am – 4 pm

Lake Murray Music Fest & Fireworks

The beloved Music Fest is back! Location: Lake Murray Playground. Info: 7/4 11 am – 9 pm

Santee Salutes

Rock out with live music, a patriotic ceremony, kid’s fun zone and more! Location: Town Center Community Park East. Info: 7/4 2 – 10 pm

Vista – Independence Day Celebration

Celebrate with live music, an honorary ceremony, family fun, and fireworks! Location: Moonlight Amphitheatre. Info: 7/4 5 – 10 pm

San Diego County (Del Mar) Fair

This year, the world-class County Fair’s theme is “Heroes Reunite!” Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds. Info: 6/8 – 7/4 (closed Mondays & Tuesdays in June) Wed & Thu 11 am – 10 pm, Fri & Sat 11 am – 11 pm, Sun 11 am – 10 pm

Night Fishing

Bring your lanterns for a night of fishing! Location: Santee Lakes 1-4. Info: 7/7 & 7/21 5 – 11:30 pm

World Championship Over-the-Line Tournament

The Old Mission Beach Athletic Club (OMBAC) is calling all players, beach-goers, and sports enthusiasts to the biggest summer event in San Diego. Location: Fiesta Island, Mission Bay Park. Info: 7/9 – 7/10, 7/16 – 7/17 7:30 am until dark

Sun & Sea Festival

Summertime and sandcastles are an Imperial Beach tradition! Location: Pier Plaza, 10 Evergreen Ave. Info: 7/16 8 am

San Diego PRIDE weekend

San Diego LGBT Pride’s famous PRIDE weekend includes multiple stages of entertainment, more than 100 entertainers, dozens of vendor booths, exhibits, a run, a party, great food and, of course, the PARADE! Location: various locations around Hillcrest and Balboa Park. Info: 7/16 – 17 Festival Sat. 11 am – 10 pm, Sun. 11 am – 9 pm 7/16 5K 8 am 7/16 Parade 10 am – 3 pm

All-American Car Show

The All-American Car Show is the signature event put on by The Mopar Club San Diego! Location: Embarcadero Marina Pk N (Seaport Village). Info: 7/16 9 am – 3 pm

Taste of San Diego – East

Eat your “heart out” while you stroll from table to table and sample great food from many local restaurants. Location: Town and Country San Diego. Info: 7/18 5 – 8 pm

Opening Day at The Del Mar Racetrack

There’s race day… and then there’s Opening Day. This day is not only about big bets and fast horses, but celebrating the season in style. Location: Del Mar Racetrack. Info: 7/22 11:30 am

Comic-Con International: San Diego

Thousands of artists, celebrities and fans of comic books, movie and gaming studios, and all things related to pop culture! Location: SD Convention Center, and downtown SD. Info: 7/21 – 7/24 Thu – Sat 11 am – 4 pm, Sun 11 – 2

Solana Beach Triathlon, Duathon, & Aquabike

This is a spring triathlon/duathlon/aquabike that will be remembered! It’s made even more special by its idyllic location. Location: Fletcher Cove. Info: 7/24 6:50 am

The La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival

The Cannes of the fashion film world! The world’s largest gathering of fashion filmmakers! Location: THE LOT La Jolla. Info: 7/29 – 7/30 3 – 11:30 pm

The 2022 Donate Life Transplant Games

This event celebrates the lives of those who have received a second chance at life, recognizes those still waiting for a life-saving transplant, and all the donor families who have lost a loved one. Location: various. Info: 7/29 – 8/3 various times

San Diego Padres at Home

Are you ready for baseball season? See the Padres Location: PetCo Park. Info:


Farmer’s Markets are mostly all open! If you are looking to get out and get some fresh air and fresh produce and food, check out one of the many farmer’s markets in San Diego. Most likely the one in your neighborhood is open. Check out a full list here >>

As always, if you or anyone you know needs assistance buying or selling or if you have any real estate questions, please feel free to contact me by phone, text, or email! 

So much to do, so much to see!

If you want to see a home sometime this month, check out all my Featured Listings, and message me or contact me here.

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