San Diego Weekend Events | July 15 – 17

san diego weekend eventsFrom the annual San Diego LGBT Pride Parade to the kickoff of racing season at Del Mar, there is a lot happening this weekend in San Diego! Stay up-to-date on San Diego weekend events with our event guide. Please be sure to check ticket availability prior to attending ticketed events, as some may sell out. Happy weekend, San Diego! Continue reading

La Jolla Concerts by the Sea Announces 2016 Schedule

la jolla concerts by the sea

It’s never too early to start thinking about summer in San Diego – the La Jolla Concerts by the Sea lineup has officially been announced! Every Sunday afternoon from 2pm-4pm (July 17 through Sept. 4), Ellen Browning Scripps Park at the Cove will once again be filled with the sounds of live music. With the gorgeous Pacific as a backdrop and the beautiful green grass and trees of the Park as the setting, these concerts are a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon with friends and family. Bring a picnic, spread a blanket, and enjoy some of the best music La Jolla has to offer. Continue reading

10 Awesome Ways to Spend July in San Diego

july in san diegoThe 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. Continue reading

Sunday Funday: La Jolla Concerts by the Sea

It may only be Monday, but at La Jolla Blue Book we believe it’s never too early to start making plans for the weekend! This Sunday, and each Sunday through Labor Day Weekend, head to the Ellen Browning Scripps Park at the La Jolla Cove for Concerts by the Sea.

La Jolla Concerts by the Sea is a tradition that has been hosted at the Scripps Park since 1984. A non-profit organization, the local community and the generosity of sponsors and donors contributes greatly to the success of this annual La Jolla event.

Each Sunday from 2pm-4pm, La Jolla residents and visitors can enjoy live music at this family friendly, free summer concert series. Individuals of all ages can dance and enjoy the summer sunshine while listening to local bands and artists, highlighting a range of musical styles.

New prizes will also be raffled off each week, including gift certificates for local activities, restaurants and resorts in La Jolla. Gather your friends and family for some beach fun and end the day with music and a picnic. There will also be a variety of concessions stands supporting the concert, offering popcorn, chips, candy, sodas and ice cream. For foodies, there will also be a few food trucks on-site, with a portion of their proceeds also supporting the concert.

So plan ahead and reserve Sunday for La Jolla Concerts by the Sea. Did you go to the event last Sunday? What was your favorite part? Share your experience with us by commenting below!

San Diego Summer Concert Series

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
Cost: FREE
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!

Ellen Scripps Browning Park

Green Flash Concert Series (now – Sept 19 @ 6:45pm)
Where: Birch Aquarium at Scripps 2300 Expedition Way in La Jolla.
Cost: $24-$32
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.

Birch Aquarium at Scripps

San Diego Symphony Summer Pops (July 23-Sept 2 @ 7:30pm)
Where: Embarcadero Marina Park South (behind the San Diego Convention Center)
Cost: $18-$76
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
Cost: Free
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 Powerhouse Park

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!

Seaside Stage

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.

San Diego County Fair

Balboa Park Twilight in the Park Summer Concerts (June 19-Aug 30 @ 6:15-7:15 pm)
Where: Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park
Cost: Free
Details: Concerts are every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings with music styles ranging from rock and country to Motown and oldies.

Spreckels Organ Pavilion

La Mesa “Summers at Six” Concerts (June 10-Aug 12 @ 6-7 pm)
Where: Harry Griffin Park Amphitheatre, 9550 Milden St, La Mesa
Cost: Free
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.

Harry Griffin Park Amphitheatre

For more summer activities for the whole family, head over to our visitor’s guide.