The kids are out of school, the sunshine is out, and summer is in full swing! Enjoy the outdoors and everything San Diego has to offer with our top ten favorite events happening in the city this month – from outdoor concerts to Opening Day at the racetrack, we’ve got you covered! Spend July in San Diego the right way.
1500 Orange Ave, Coronado 92118. Celebrate Independence Day in Coronado! Come to The Del early on July 2 for a beach party with a live band and fireworks for overnight guests, an annual tradition for Hotel del Coronado and Beach Village guests alike. We transform the beach into a party to remember with live music, bars, fire pits, s’mores and a spectacular fireworks display.
July 5 – 26 (Sundays)
10640 John Jay Hopkins Dr., San Diego 92121. The Athenaeum’s Summer Festival with pianist Gustavo Romero has become a cherished tradition in San Diego. The 17th annual Athenaeum Summer Festival, a four-part series of concerts will feature the works of Franz Schubert. Each year, Romero chooses composers to study in depth, sharing the full range of their artistry. Dinners are offered after each concert in private homes or at the Athenaeum. All concerts take place at The Scripps Research Institute.
July 8 – 12
111 W. Harbor Dr., San Diego 92101. Comic-Con returns to the San Diego Convention Center in 2015 for one of the biggest events of the summer! The action starts with Preview Night on Wednesday (July 8) and goes through Sunday, July 12. This year marks the 46th year for the show, making it the country’s longest continuously-run comics and popular arts convention. Check the website regularly for updates and new information!
2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar 92014. More than 40,000+ race fans are expected to attend what’s defined as one of the most fabulous, fashionable and fun festivities in the west! This day is not only about big bets and fast horses, but celebrating the season in style. Fashion-minded guests may participate in Del Mar’s annual tradition, the Hat Contest where entrants compete for cash prizes and judged on creativity and style.
July 18 & 19
University Ave. and Normal Street, Hillcrest 92103. The annual San Diego LGBT Pride Parade is the 4th largest in the United States! The parade begins at the Hillcrest Pride Flag at University Ave. and Normal St. and ends at Laurel St. The festival will be held in Balboa Park afterward, featuring more than 80 musicians, bands, comedy and dance performers, 300 participating vendor booths, an Art exhibit, cultural presentations, and great food for 2 days.
July 19 – August 9
5115 Soledad Rd., San Diego 92109. Pack up the family, bring your own blankets and chairs, and join us for free Sunday afternoon concerts in beautiful Kate Sessions Park. Concerts will happen every Sunday from 4pm – 6:30pm until August 9. Visit their website for a full schedule and concert details.
July 19 – September 6
La Jolla Concerts by the Sea has been providing free summer concerts to the community since 1984. On a series of Sundays afternoons, La Jolla Cove is filled with the sounds of live music, food and family fun. Enjoy a wide variety of musical styles performed by local bands. These family-friendly concerts are great for people of all ages, in an idyllic setting overlooking La Jolla Cove. It’s a great way to spend a summer Sunday afternoon!
4020 Goldfinch Street, San Diego 92103. Join Fashion Week San Diego for the latest looks from designer, TaSanni and local Luv Surf Apparel Co. all while brunching on delicious bites and specialty “Bubbles & Bling” cocktails at The Patio on Goldfinch. Complimentary valet parking. Partial proceeds will go toward the Rancho Coastal Humane Society.
1450 El Prado, San Diego 92101. Winner of the 1977 Oscar for Best Picture, Woody Allen’s classic romance Annie Hall (1977, PG) opens with Alvy Singer’s flashback to his childhood home, built under Coney Island’s Thunderbolt roller coaster. Grab a blanket, bring a few friends, and be sure to arrive early for a good seat on the lawn! Panama 66 will be open to serve you from their menu, including a full bar. Please note no outside alcoholic beverages will be allowed. 7:30 pm –9:45 pm; $5.
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July 25 – 26
1492 N Harbor Dr., San Diego 92101. Spend a night aboard the historic Star of India and embark on an imaginary voyage to relive the lives and times of the many emigrant passengers in the Great Age of Sail. Instructors will be in character and in costume, teaching various activities such as moving cargo and raising sails. Not only will you see areas of the ship that are closed to the public, but you’ll get a taste of what life at sea might have been like in the 19th century.
[images: preslimo.com, comic-con.org, timesofsandiego.com, ljconcertsbythesea.org, balboapark.org]
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