San Diego has no shortage of things to do in the summer. With more daylight to burn and perfect weather, it’s no wonder locals and visitors alike love to be outdoors. San Diego offers many summer concert series to enjoy all summer long showcasing all genres of music.
La Jolla Concerts By the Sea (July 15-Sept 2 Every Sunday afternoon 2-4pm)
Where: Ellen Scripps Browning Park – 1133 Coast Boulevard La Jolla, CA 92037
Details: Family-friendly free summer concerts overlooking the La Jolla Cove. Perfect for a family picnic during the summer. They also have free raffle giveaways each week for local activities and restaurants!
Green Flash Concert Series (now – Sept 19 @ 6:45pm)
Where: Birch Aquarium at Scripps 2300 Expedition Way in La Jolla.
Details: Enjoy live music during warm summer evenings while overlooking the Pacific Ocean. All aquarium exhibits will be open for viewing and are included in the ticket price.
San Diego Symphony Summer Pops (July 23-Sept 2 @ 7:30pm)
Where: Embarcadero Marina Park South (behind the San Diego Convention Center)
Details: Come see the San Diego Symphony accompany some of today’s hottest pop acts such as Wilson Phillips and The Temptations
Del Mar Summer Twilight Concerts (June 19-Sep 9)
Where: Del Mar Powerhouse Park- 1600 Coast Bl, Del Mar
Details: Load up the family, a picnic and a blanket and enjoy an ocean view with great music. Arrive early, the park is large but gets packed.
Del Mar Summer Concert Series (July 20-Sept 1)
Where: Del Mar Fair Grounds
Cost: Free with race track admission
Details: Go for the races stay for the music! Four o’ Clock Fridays hosts a live band free with admission to the races. This year 12 bands will be playing which include Cake, The Offspring, Ben Harper, and much more!
Toyota Summer Concert Series at the San Diego County Fair (June 8-July 4 @ 7:30pm)
Where: Heineken Grandstand Stage at the San Diego Fair
Cost: Various (tickets on sale through Ticketmaster). Select concerts are free with fair admission such as the Coors Light Rock on Series (21+ only*), and Ford Dealers Paddock Concert Series.
Details: *Shows prior to 8:00PM on the Coors Light Rock On Series stage are open to all ages. Concerts held almost daily featuring performances by Train, Demi Lovato, Hot Chelle Rae and many others.
Balboa Park Twilight in the Park Summer Concerts (June 19-Aug 30 @ 6:15-7:15 pm)
Where: Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park
Details: Concerts are every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings with music styles ranging from rock and country to Motown and oldies.
La Mesa “Summers at Six” Concerts (June 10-Aug 12 @ 6-7 pm)
Where: Harry Griffin Park Amphitheatre, 9550 Milden St, La Mesa
Details: Concerts are every Sunday evening starting June 10. Each week will showcase music from a different decade starting with the 1910’s and ending with music from the 2000’s.
For more summer activities for the whole family, head over to our visitor’s guide.