La Jolla & San Diego Weekend Events: July 15 – 16

Another weekend of fantastic SoCal weather is forecast for the greater San Diego area, so why not roll off the sofa and hit one of several exciting events this weekend and make it enjoyable? Check out these area happenings!

Bird Rocks Sunset On The Block With Moonglow
5763 La Jolla Blvd
6:00PM To 10PM
Friday 07/14/2017

Bird Rock Second Friday Fun, Sunset on the Block at Moonglow Design La Jolla Art Gallery. Join us on the deck for entertainment, wine, food, and refreshments for a wonderful midsummer evening! Sponsored by Erling Rohde Plumbing serving La  Jolla since 1910.

Sun & Sea Festival
8 a.m. on Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday, Portwood Pier Plaza, Imperial Beach

Oh, yeah, baby! An established ritual in Imperial Beach returns Friday and Saturday to the Portwood Pier Plaza, showing off the exceptional talent of topnotch sandcastle sculptors. The two-day festival includes a colorful community parade, live music by Tyler Boone, Bayou Brothers, Teagan Taylor and more. In addition, there are plenty of arts and crafts for the kiddos, an enticing international food fair, and the ever popular sand sculpting competition for kids ages 5 to 12. The Sun & Sea Festival runs from 8 a.m. to dusk on Friday, replete with a Sandcastle Ball for the over 21 crowd from 6 p.m. to midnight ($15 bucks a head). This year’s theme is “Pirates in Paradise.” Consequently, people who plan on attending the ball are highly encouraged to sport their bestest pirate get-up. On Saturday, the annual festival begins at 7 a.m. and continues until 5 p.m. Parking is limited but festival organizers maintain there are three paid lots near the festival: Mar Vista High School ($10 a spot); Imperial Beach Boulevard and Seacoast Drive ($20 per vehicle); and the Imperial Beach Charter West Campus ($10 per car). The kiddos will enjoy such activities as face painting, a sword fighting demonstration, and much more! Best of all, the event is absolutely free!

Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market
10 a.m., Saturday and Sunday, Ingram Plaza at Liberty Station

In excess of a 100 vintage, antique and handmade vendors will set up shop at San Diego’s ever friendly Liberty Station. Patrons may look around for goodies, lend an ear to live music, or grab a hold of nearby food and beverages. In addition, there will be photo opps and plenty of design inspiration. Saturday early goers can get first pick of all things chippy, rusty, vintage and handmade! Kids under 12 are free, adult ticket are $12 a throw at the gate, and parking is free!

San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants
5:40 p.m., Petco Park

Fresh from the All Star game break, the beloved San Diego Padres swing the bats against the San Francisco Giants in game two of this weekend’s series at Petco Park. Get out with the kids and watch All Stars Buster Posey of the Giants and reliever Brad Hand of the Padres. For added excitement, there will be a post-game fireworks display Saturday evening. Tickets to the game begin at $22. Get out with the family and celebrate this great American tradition!

Snorkel with the Leopard Sharks
Sunday at 8 a.m., Birch Aquarium at Scripps, La Jolla

Get your snorkel on in La Jolla and mix it up with leopard sharks! Come visit leopard sharks in their underwater habitat off the scenic La Jolla coast. Adventurers can pick up snorkeling tips as well as discover the profuse variety of animals that make their homes among the kelp, sandy bottom, and rocks. Please note that intermediate swimming ability is required and previous snorkeling experience is highly recommended. Partakers have to supply their own gear. Minors must be accompanied by a paid adult. A pre-purchase is required. Tickets are $30 for the general public and $25 for Birch Aquarium Members. In addition, please also note, shark snorkels does not meet at Birch Aquarium. Shark snorkels occur from July through September. For additional information or to purchase tickets, visit aquarium.ucsd.edu or call 858-534-7336. Proceeds support exhibits and educational programming at Birch Aquarium at Scripps. Get wet, don’t sweat, live and let in La Jolla!

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