Another beautiful weekend in San Diego is upon us, and with the Races already happening at the Del Mar Racetrack, there’s a lot going on! From an outdoor festival to a sand castle competition and the 40th annual Pride Parade, you won’t want to miss any of these La Jolla weekend events. Check out everything that’s happening in and around the city here.
Celebrate The 125th Anniversary Of Tijuana In Balboa Park
When: Friday July 18, 6pm-9pm
Where: Mingei International Museum, 1439 El Prado, San Diego, 92101
What: Celebrate Tijuana’s 125th anniversary! Enjoy a tequila tasting by Tequila El Cachanilla, Mexican food tastings, local TJ craft beers from BCB Brewery and Cerveceria Tijuana, learn the original Caesar Salad recipe, and listen to music from Hiperboreal (Nortec Collective, DJ set) and DJ Mateo. Admission is $15.
Sun & Sea Festival
When: Saturday July 19, 10am-5pm
Where: Imperial Beach Pier, 2 Elder Ave., Imperial Beach 91932
What: Home of The Original Imperial Beach Sandcastle Competition! Along with featuring world-class, award-winning sandcastle builders fashioning some of the best sand creations on the West Coast, The Sun & Sea Festival will also include a community parade, pancake breakfast, live music, children’s activities, the annual Kids ‘n Kastles competition, a Farmers Market and an International Food Fair. A pancake breakfast at St. James Lutheran Church, 866 Imperial Beach Blvd., will kick off Saturday’s activities from 7 to 9 a.m.
40th Annual San Diego Pride Parade
When: Saturday July 19, 11am-2pm
Where: The parade begins at the Hillcrest Pride Flag at University Avenue and Normal Street and ends at Laurel Street.
What: This free event is one of the largest in the country and on average draws more than 300,000 spectators. This year’s grand marshall is Toni Atkins, who is the speaker for the California State Assembly and a member representing the 78th district. Join Hillcrest and the San Diego community for a whole weekend of festivities, including a music festival & a block party.
Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast
When: Saturday July 19, 7am-11am
Where: La Jolla Recreation Center, 615 Prospect St., La Jolla 92037
What: Join the Kiwanis Club and the La Jolla Recreation Center for a fun day of activities for kids with pony rides, jumper, face painter, arts and crafts and of course, pancakes! Entry costs $10 per person; but children 10 years and under are free.
Summer Festival: Beethoven
Where: The Auditorium at Scripps Research Institute, 10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive, San Diego 92121
What: The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library’s Summer Festival with pianist Gustavo Romero will be celebrating composer Ludwig van Beethoven. Romero, a native San Diegan, first performed at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library as a young boy, and he and the Athenaeum planned its first Summer Festival in 1999. Each year, Romero chooses composers to study in depth, sharing the full range of their artistry. Dinners will be offered after the concert. Call for availability.
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