San Diego Calendar of Events – July 2023

San Diego Calendar of Events – July 2023


San Diego County Fair  

Through July 4

“Get Out There!” to explore the great outdoors and get s’more of what life has to offer. Scout out Best-of-Show winners in the Fair’s competitive exhibitions. Reach new heights as you spin upside-down in the FunZone. Be prepared for an unsurpassed line-up of entertainment on the fair’s featured stages.

Del Mar Fairgrounds


Night Fishing   

July 6

Join us for a night of fishing in Lakes 1-4. No state fishing license is required, only a permit from the General Store. Adults $10, Jrs & Seniors $6, Extra pole stamp $4. Bring your lantern.

5-11:30pm / Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve

619-596-3141 /


July 2023 Art Walk 

July 7

La Jolla has long been known for its iconic and cutting-edge galleries and proudly presents First Friday Art Walks a free sip, snack, and stroll through 16+ iconic galleries.

4-7pm / La Jolla Village Merchants Association

858-230-2725 /


Tanabata Festival 

July 7

Originating from Chinese folklore, Tanabata is a holiday that celebrates the meeting of stars Orihime and Hikoboshi! This year’s festival will be full of kid-friendly fun, such as games, performances, crafts and food !

10am-4pm / Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego

619-232-2721 /


Nat Diego 

July 7-8

Come taste the exciting world of natural wine and learn about what you drink at a weekend festival packed with winemakers, importers and advocates of Natural wine.

Fri 7-10pm, Sat 1-5pm & 7-11pm / Bread & Salt, San Diego


San Diego Bayfest   

July 8

The goal of Bayfest is to break down what works in San Diego and stick with it. At the festival aside from high energy musical performances you will find local food vendors including Taco Stands, local bartenders pouring Craft Beer and Craft Cocktails as well as an assortment of local crafts and vending booths.

1-10pm / Waterfront Park


San Diego Pride   

July 8-16

Event include She Fest, Light Up the Cathedral, the Rally, Pride 5K, the Parade, and the Festival. San Diego Pride’s mission is fostering pride, equality, and respect for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities locally, nationally, and globally.

See website for schedule of events.


California State Games  

July 13-16

Join 10,000 athletes competing for gold in 24 sports throughout San Diego. The Athlete Parade at Opening Ceremonies is one of the many highlights of this Olympic-style festival.

See website for schedule.


Summer FunFest & Movie in the Park  

July 15

Come early for Summer FunFest from 5:30-7pm with activities for the entire family to enjoy. Then, get ready for a blockbuster movie! After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him.

5:30pm / Brengle Terrace Park


Mopar Club San Diego’s 24th All-American Car Show   

July 15

All years, all vehicles; food trucks & vendors; 30+ trophies: judged categories and People’s Choice awards, plus judged award for best vehicle owned by active-duty military or reservist.

8am-3pm / Seaport Village Embarcadero North

858-530-0533 /


Over The Line Tournament   

July 15-23 & 22-23

The Old Mission Beach Athletic Club (OMBAC) is calling all players, beach-goers, and sports enthusiasts to the biggest summer event in San Diego! Over 1,000 teams will hit the sand at sunrise with their bats, balls, and most creative team names.

Fiesta Island, Mission Bay Park


Pupologie Cardiff Dog Days of Summer   

July 16

This free event features numerous dog-related vendors, rescue groups, and pet adoption agencies. Activities include dog contests, live music, libation lounge, food trucks, and more!

10am-4pm / Encinitas Community Park

760-436-0431 /


Comic-Con International   

July 20-23

The largest comics and pop culture event in the United States, attracting thousands of artists, celebrities and fans of comic books, movie memorabilia and all things related to pop culture.

San Diego Convention Center


Del Mar Racing

July 21-Sept. 10

The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club (DMTC) hosts world-class thoroughbred horse racing, welcoming the industry’s top athletes to the Del Mar Racetrack.

2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.


Next Episode Summer Sizzle Car Show   

July 22

Cruise on down and join us for the Next Episode of Groupe SD Summer Sizzle. The legendary D.J Will on 1’s & 2’s, live norteno, Vendors, Raffles & Awards. Benefiting the Mother Teresa charities in Tijuana.

10am-4pm / 2504 Transportation Ave., National City

619-719-6704 /


Drive Out Hunger Golf Classic   

July 24

The annual tournament will kick off with a shotgun scramble and feature lunch, prizes for the top winning teams and contest winners, choice swag for each player, and a LIVE auction that will take place during our cocktail reception and post-tournament dinner.

12pm / Shadowridge Golf Club, Vista


National City Chamber Golf Tournament   

July 28

The Chamber has held an annual golf tournament in memory of Kile Morgan. Highlights: Lunch & Dinner, Hole-in-One Car, Raffle Drawings, Cash Prizes, Contests.

11am-6:30pm / Chula Vista Golf Course

619-477-9339 /


Ramona County Fair   

July 28-30

This family event features a cornhole competition, live music, amusement rides and carnival games, an off-road show, food & beverage vendors, craft & commercial vendors, Western shows, medieval demonstrations, and much more!

Ramona Outdoor Community Center


Sip of Julian   

July 29

The Sip features many of Julian’s alcoholic beverage purveyors. Tasters will enjoy their samples paired with small bites at each venue, take in the scenery, and spend a relaxing day enjoying the sights and sounds of Julian. Ticket holders enjoy a self-guided day throughout Julian to visit the various participating locations. This is a 21 and Over Event.

11am-5pm / Julian Town Hall


Street Nights Festival   

July 29

An amazing day of music, craft beer and dozens street food vendors. Guests will experience bottomleess samples of craft beer, cider & other beverages from dozens of breweries/ beverage companies + access to food truck and restaurant vendors for purchase.

4-10pm / Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier


Solana Beach Triathlon  

July 30

The surf-entry ocean swim is supported by lifeguards and swim buddies. The bike and run courses cruise down the world famous Pacific Coast Highway. Finally, a tunnel of high-fives awaits you at the finish line – a gauntlet of excitement.

Fletcher Cove


4th of July Celebrations


* All events take place on July 4 unless otherwise noted. *



Red, White and BOOM!

10am-9pm / LEGOLAND California /


Chula Vista 

4th Fest & Fireworks

7-10pm / Elite Athlete Training Center,



Crown City Classic

7-9am / Coronado Tidelands Park,

4th of July Events – July 1-4 Various locations.

July 4: Fireworks at 9pm / Glorietta Bay /


Del Mar  

San Diego County Fair Fireworks

9pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds, 858-755-1161 /


El Cajon 

4th of July Activities & Fireworks

2-9:30pm / Kennedy Park, 619-441-1540 /



Independence Day Concert & Fireworks

5pm / Escondido Center for the Arts, 800-988-4253 /

Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks

9pm / Grape Day Park, 760-839-4880 /



Independence Day Pancake Breakfast

8-11am / Friends of the Community Center

760-728-5845 /


Imperial Beach  

Independence Day Fireworks

9pm / Pier Plaza /



4th of July Parade

10am-1:30pm / Downtown Julian, Main St. /


Mira Mesa 

4th of July Celebration & Fireworks – July 2

4-9:30pm / Hourglass Field Community Park,



Independence Day Parade – June 24

10am-12pm / South Coast Highway /

Fireworks Show –  July 3

5-10pm / SoCal Soccer Complex at El Corazon /



Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration

10am-4pm / Old Poway Park

Fourth of July Activities & Fireworks

6-10pm / Poway H.S., Fireworks Only: Poway Sportsplex /



Family Picnic & Fireworks

4-9pm / Olive Peirce Middle School /


Rancho Bernardo 

The Spirit of the Fourth & Fireworks

Community Fair: 9am-12pm / Webb Park

Parade: 3:30-5pm / Downtown RB

Festivities: 6-9:30pm / RB High School /


San Carlos  

Lake Murray Fireworks & Musicfest

11am-9pm / Lake Murray Playground /


San Diego 

University City San Diego Celebration

7:45am-6:30pm / Standley Park /

Port of San Diego Big Bay Boom!

9pm / San Diego Bay /

SeaWorld July 4th Fireworks Spectacular

8:50pm / SeaWorld San Diego, 800-257-4268 /


San Marcos 

Red, White & Boom

5-9:30 / Bradley Park /



Santee Salutes & Fireworks

2-10pm / Town Center Comm. Park East /


Scripps Ranch 

4th of July Run & Ride /