San Diego in July

“I love how summer just wraps its arms around you like a warm blanket.”

― Kellie Elmore

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!

Crown Island Jazz

The Coronado Ferry Landing weekly concert series is back! Enjoy an array of local music talent every weekend. Location: Coronado Ferry Landing. Info:

Sat & Sun 2 – 5 pm

San Diego County Fair

Celebrate San Diego and all of the wonderful food & agriculture, art & talent, business & innovation, and all-around FUN of our community. Don’t forget the 4th of July Fireworks to close the Fair! Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds. Info:

6/11 – 7/4 (closed Mon & Tue) 11 am – 9 pm

Candlelight Concerts

Enjoy a host of concerts illuminated by candlelight and performed by live musicians in some of the most iconic venues in San Diego. Location: various. Info:
7/1, 7/2, 7/15, 7/16 Beethoven’s Best Works, at CHAPEL (Liberty Station)
7/7, 7/10, 7/14 Open Air: Songs from Magical Movie Soundtracks, at Seaport Village
7/8, 7/9 Mozart’s Best Works, at CHAPEL (Liberty Station)
7/22, 7/23 Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, at CHAPEL (Liberty Station) or J11 Event Space
7/29, 7/30 Hollywood Epics and Movie Soundtracks, at CHAPEL (Liberty Station) various times

Coronado’s 4th of July Run

Kick off your 4th of July weekend and test your speed by running a 5K or 12K (7.4 miles to celebrate 7/4!). Location: along the Coronado Bay. Info:
7/3 7am

Port of San Diego Big Bay Boom

Southern California’s largest fireworks show from four barges in different locations on San Diego Bay. Listen to the musical simulcast on 101.5 KGB or watch live on Fox 5! Location: various. Info:
7/4 9 pm launch

Julian 4th of July Parade

This year Julian salutes July Fourth with the theme “Julian 150 Year Jubilee – Again!” Location: Main St., Julian. Info:
7/4 10 am pre-parade, Noon parade begins after National Anthem

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

The Spirit of the Fourth Rancho Bernardo

Enjoy a fireworks display and evening entertainment at the Rancho Bernardo High School complex. Location: the High School Student Parking Lot south of the Bronco Stadium. Info:

7/4 6 pm “US” Band, 9 pm fireworks

Cajon Classic Cruise

Classic car aficionados are invited to Downtown El Cajon for great music, great food from local restaurants, and of course – classic cars! Location: Main & Magnolia, Downtown El Cajon. Info:

7/7 Rive your Tri-Five
7/14 Off Road Madness (street closure) 7/21 Camaro Cruise Nite
7/28 Convertible Nite
Wednesdays 5 8 pm

Night Fishing

Bring your lanterns for a night of fishing! Location: Santee Lakes 1 – 4. Info: 7/8 & 7/22 5 – 11:30 pm

Dinner and a Concert Shows

Enjoy an evening of local bands and musicians! Have a fun time with amazing food from local restaurants. Location: Prescott Promenade, El Cajon. Info: and-a-concert-shows

7/9 Marine Rock Band 7/16 Soul Persuaders 7/23 Fortunate Son Fri 6 – 8 pm

Holidays —

Fourth of July 7/4

Parents Day 7/25

Spreckels Organ Sunday Webcast

Enjoy a new webcast directly from the world’s largest outdoor musical instrument. SUNDAYS 2-3PM

Don’t forget San Diego Padres Games ⚾️

Check out the schedule >

San Diego Bayfest 2021

The raggae-based line up includes Dirty Heads, Sublime with Rome, Fortunate Youth, KBong, and Denm. Location: Waterfront Park. Info:

7/10 12 pm

Summer Movies in the Park Series

The City of Poway invites you to bring a blanket, snacks or a picnic dinner, and enjoy a family-friendly movie under the stars. Location: Community Park, Poway. Info:
7/10 Frozen 2
7/24 Onward
6:30 – 10 pm


It’s time to celebrate PRIDE with a variety of events – some virtual and some live, in-person! Location: various. Info:

7/10 SheFest 7/14 Light Up the Cathedral (interfaith celebration) 7/16 Spirit of Stonewall Rally 7/16 – 7/18 Virtual Pride 5K 7/17 Virtual Pride Live

Poway Summer Concert Series

Some of the best local entertainment and summer fun returns to Poway! Come hungry – we will have food trucks offering food for purchase! Location: various. Info:

7/11 The Mighty Untouchables, at Lake Poway 7/18 Berkley Hart, at Old Poway Park 7/25 Blue Breeze Band, at Lake Poway 5:30 – 7 pm

California State Summer Games

The largest Olympic-style sports festival in the state with 26 sports from archery to softball. Location: various locations. Info: 7/15 – 7/18 various times


San Diego Comic-Con won’t be happening in-person this year, but log on for the special event that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home! Location: online. Info:

7/23 7/25


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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