- ALISO VIEJO
July Celebration & Fireworks 6-9:30pm / Grand Park www.avca.net
Celebration & Fireworks 7am-9pm / Peralta Cyn Park/Canyon H.S. 714-765-4311 / www.anaheim.net
- Disneyland Fireworks
9:30pm / Disneyland Park https://disneyland.disney.go.com
Country Fair 9am-3pm / City Hall Park 714-990-7771 / www.ci.brea.ca.us
- BUENA VISTA
July 4th Fireworks - July 2-4 9:30pm / Knott’s Berry Farm 714-220-5200 / www.knotts.com
Salute to America - June 30 5:30-9:30pm / Cypress College 714-229-6700 / www.cypressca.org
- DANA POINT
4th of July Fireworks 9pm / Doheny State Beach 949-248-2536 / www.danapoint.org
- Fireworks Cruise
7:30-9:30pm / Dana Wharf Sportfishing 888-224-0603 / www.danawharf.com
- Fireworks On The Water Cruise
8-10pm / Dolphin & Whale Safari 949-415-5954 / www.dolphinsafari.com
- HUNTINGTON BEACH
Parade, Celebration & Fireworks June 30-July 4 Various locations. www.hb4thofjuly.org
The Music of The Beatles & Fireworks 8pm / FivePoint Amphitheatre www.pacificsymphony.org
- LADERA RANCH
Run, Parade, Celebration & Fireworks 6am-9pm / Founders Park 949-218-0900 / www.laderalife.com
- LAGUNA HILLS
4th of July Celebration 4-9:30pm / Laguna Hills Comm. Center 949-707-2680 / www.lagunahillsca.gov
- LAGUNA NIGUEL
Pancake Breakfast & Expo 7:30-10:30am / Crown Valley Park 949-363-0136 / www.lnchamber.com
- Run in The Parks
8am / Laguna Niguel Family YMCA/ Laguna Niguel Regional Park www.ymcaoc.org/run
- LAGUNA WOODS
Fourth of July Festivities 11am-4pm / Various locations www.lagunawoodsvillage.com
- LA HABRA
Celebration & Fireworks 4-9:30pm / La Bonita Park 562-383-4200 / www.lahabraca.gov
- LAKE FOREST
Fourth of July Parade 9:30am / Lake Forest Sports Park 949-461-3439 / wwww.lakeforestca.gov
- LA PALMA
Fitness Run for Fun 6am / Central Park 714-690-3300 / www.cityoflapalma.org
- LOS ALAMITOS
Fireworks Spectacular - July 3 4-9pm / Joint Forces Training Base 562-430-1073 / www.cityoflosalamitos.org
- MISSION VIEJO
Street Faire & Fireworks Spectacular 12-9pm / Olympiad 949-830-7066 / www.mvactivities.com
- NEWPORT BEACH
Independence Day on the Back Bay 8am-10pm / Newport Dunes Resort 949-729-3863 / www.newportdunes.com
- 4th of July is for Families
9am-12pm / Channel Place Park 949-644-3151 / www.newportbeachca.gov
- Old Glory Boat Parade
1-3:30pm / Newport Harbor 949-673-5002 / www.alyc.com
- Cruise & Fireworks
7-9:30pm / Newport Bay www.cruisenewportbeach.com
- Fireworks Extravaganza
9pm / Newport Dunes 949-644-3151 / www.newportbeachca.gov
Celebration & Fireworks - July 3 4-9pm / Grijalva Park 714-744-7278 / www.cityoforange.org
- RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA
July 4th Activities & Fireworks Various locations 949-709-0010 / www.samlarc.org
- SAN CLEMENTE
Fireworks Display 9pm / San Clemente Pier 949-361-8200 / www.san-clemente.org
- SANTA ANA
Celebration & Fireworks 5-9:30pm / Centennial Regional Park 714-571-4227 / www.santa-ana.org
Celebration & Fireworks 6:30-9:30pm / Tustin High School 714-573-3326 / www.tustinca.org
- VILLA PARK
Bike & Walk Parade 8:30am / Villa Park High School www.vpcsfoundation.org
- YORBA LINDA
Fourth of July Spectacular & Fireworks 5-9:20pm / Veterans Park/Yorba Linda M.S. 714-961-7100 / www.yorbalindaca.gov
Festival of Arts July 5-Sep. 1
This juried fine art show features the work of over 100 award-winning OC artists. From paintings, glass, ceramics, photography and more, the Festival showcases a variety of mediums and artwork styles for avid collectors and festivalgoers to browse and purchase directly from the artists. 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach www.foapom.com
Pageant of the Masters July 7-Sep. 1
Ninety minutes of tableaux vivants (living pictures), incredibly faithful re- creations of classical and contemporary works of art, with real people posing to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces. 8:30pm / 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach www.foapom.com
Bunco Blast Party!-Red, White and Bunco July 5
The party theme will be "Red, White and Bunco!" Suggested: Dress in red, white, and blue and/or wear patriotic attire or accessories. Refreshments and prizes will be provided. 1-3pm / Sea Country Senior & Comm. Center, Laguna Niguel 949-425-5151 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org
All Media Reception July 8
Irvine Fine Arts Center is pleased to announce its annual juried All Media exhibition. Irvine Fine Arts Center is a community venue that presents exhibitions designed to expand awareness, understanding, and sensitivity to art for diverse audiences. This year’s guest juror is Gabriela Urtiaga, an Argentinian art historian and curator. 2-4pm / Irvine Fine Arts Center www.irvinefinearts.org/allmedia
Wine, Women, & Song...and Men, Too July 8
Join us for an evening of uplifting music, excellent food and wine, a raffle drawing and silent auction. You will make a difference to women cancer survivors when you join us to partake of wine and light dinner, mingle with delightful company, and enjoy the exceptional entertainment. 6-9pm / Downtown Anaheim Community Center www.healingodyssey.net
From Dinosaurs to People July 9
Enjoy our wildly popular event showcasing Orange County's history from dinosaurs to present day! Fun, educational pet and family friendly! 11am-3pm / Heritage Museum of OC www.heritagemuseumoc.org
Arts & Crafts Marketplace July 9 & 23
Arts, crafts, jewelry, soaps, apparel, home accents and more! 10am-4pm / Old World German Village, Huntington Beach 714-202-4504 / www.rcpalmer.com/sell-with-us
American Red Cross Blood Drive July 10
To schedule your appointment for this Blood Drive, visit RedCrossBlood. org. Use Sponsor Code: Ladera Ranch 7am-7pm / 28192 O'Neill Drive, Ladera Ranch www.laderalife.com
Golf Tournament & Taste July 10
Money raised by this event affords us the opportunity to develop new programming geared toward professional and educational development, business growth and advocacy. Please consider joining our efforts by participating in our golf tournament as a golfer, taste host, auction donor or sponsor. 9am-5pm / The Huntington Club www.hbchamber.com
Orange County Fair July 14-Aug. 13
The premier family attraction in Southern California offering a wide variety of exhibits, foods, entertainment, rides and hands-on activities. Summer headline concert series, working farm and petting zoos, thrill rides, contests, and games. OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa www.ocfair.com/oc-fair
Wiener Dog Races July 16
1-3:30pm / Old World German Village, Huntington Beach 714-202-4504 / www.rcpalmer.com/wienerdog
Safety Day July 19
The event provides children and their families an opportunity to become familiar with the City’s safety staff and services. The event also features demonstrations by the Westminster Police Department and Orange County Fire Authority. Sigler Park, Westminster www.westminster-ca.gov
San Juan Capistrano Chamber Installation & Awards July 20
Celebrating 100 Years. 5:30-9pm / Inn at the Mission www.sanjuanchamber.com
Fountain Valley Chamber Business Expo July 20
Come promote your business to thousands of people! Reserve your vendor booth TODAY! 5-8pm / Fountain Valley Sports Park www.fvchamber.com
Screen on the Green July 21
Grab a blanket, a lawn chair, family, and friends and join us for a movie at Central Park! Bring a picnic dinner or purchase refreshments provided by various vendors. Popcorn will be served to guests free of charge. Registration is not required. 6:30-9:30pm / Central Park, Rancho Santa Margarita 949-709-0010 / www.samlarc.org
Hometown Heroes Concert July 22
6pm / Central Park www.cityoflapalma.org
Old Fashioned Day at the Park July 23
Tour vintage yachts and classic cars from the 1920s to 1960s. Free admission! A food truck or two will have items for sale. 10am-3pm / Burton Chace Park, Marina Del Rey https://cya.wildapricot.org
Brew at the Zoo July 28
Attendees will be able to explore the zoo grounds while enjoying craft beer tastings of the finest of OC breweries. Admission is only for adults 21+ and includes: Unlimited beer tastings, Access to the zoo after operating hours, One commemorative Brew at the Zoo cup. 4-8pm / Santa Ana Zoo www.santaanazoo.org
Délicatesse Events Bridal Expo July 29
Owner, Lubna Yazouri, is all about supporting small business owners and bringing the community together. 12pm / Thomas Lasorda Jr Field House, Yorba Linda www.eventbrite.com
Family Campout July 29-30
Crafts, field games, roasting s'mores, and watching a movie at dusk. Dinner and continental breakfast are included. Families should bring camping equipment, including a tent and sleeping bag, as well as lawn chairs, a picnic blanket, snacks, water, and flashlights. 4pm-9am / Chaparral Park, Ladera Ranch www.laderalife.com
2023 US Open of Surfing July 29-Aug. 6
The Huntington Beach U.S. Open of Surfing is the world's largest surf competition. The event will include world-class surfing and product demos and samples from your favorite action sport industry brands. The U.S. Open of Surfing is free to the public with a large event footprint south of the Huntington Beach Pier. Huntington City Beach www.usopenofsurfing.com
Killer Rides July 30
Killer Shrimp hosts this car show on the last Sunday of summer in the parking lot of its waterfront restaurant space. Free to show and attend! Come check out hot rods, muscle cars, exotic cars, motorcycles and more. 10am-2pm / 4211 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey 310-578-2293 / www.killershrimp.com
World of Barbie Through Sep. 4
Discover, explore, and revel in the iconic Barbie® doll’s lifestyle and many careers through a wide selection of exciting and interactive activities.
395 Santa Monica Place www.theworldofbarbie.com
Boat Cinema Through Sep. 9
Reserve a mini electric boat or grab a ticket to sit on the boat cinema beach for the film. Pack a picnic or we can have one on your boat prepared for you, but come ready for a summer night on the water with incredible films, food, music and even our one-of-a-kind Canoe Concessions offering boat side service and pizza delivery!
Castaic Lake, Los Angeles www.boatcinema.com
Anime Expo July 1-4
Panels, special events and plenty of cosplay. Thousands of fans come to celebrate the quirky art and culture of anime as figureheads and stars of the industry visit to speak and sign autographs. Plus, a massive wing of the convention is set aside specifically for gaming—both electronic and card-based.
Sat-Mon 10am-Mid, Tue 10am-5pm / LA Convention Center www.anime-expo.org
Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival July 8
Watch chamber ensemble Helix Collective perform commissioned original scores at this festival of indie short films.
Barnsdall Art Park & Hollyhock House, Los Feliz www.lalsff.org
Hawaiian Gardens Car Show July 8
Co-sponsored by Compas SE, Tovar Restorations, Murguia Classic Cars and Restoration. Please come and support the City of Hawaiian Gardens Youth Non-Profit Organizations.
11am-5pm / Pharis Fedde Jr. High School Grounds 562-420-2641 x254 / www.hgcity.org
South El Monte Community Bike Ride July 8
Bring your bike and helmet and join the city council in an 8-mile bike ride around the city.
8:30am / South El Monte Community Center 626-579-2043 / www.cityofsouthelmonte.org
Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ+ Film Festival July 13-23
Outfest programs give artists, filmmakers and entertainment professionals the opportunity to discover their voice, provide the pathways to the visibility of their work by all members of the public, and assure that their legacy will live on for generations to come.
Colorado Street Bridge Party July 15
Live music; dancing; vintage and rare cars; children’s activities; festive foods from local eateries; craft beers; specialty cocktails; hand-picked wine varietals and so much more! All proceeds support the mission of Pasadena Heritage to identify, preserve and protect the historic, architectural and cultural resources of the City of Pasadena.
6-11:30pm / Colorado Street Bridge, Pasadena www.pasadenaheritage.org/bridgeparty
Lotus Festival July 15-16
Expect plenty of food, music, dragon boat races, lantern launches and— fingers crossed—the lotus flower beds in full bloom. The historic event celebrates the contributions of Asian-Americans to L.A., and this year, the 42nd, will honor the Indonesian community.
Sat 12-8pm, Sun 12-7pm / Echo Park Lake 213-202-2700 / www.laparks.org/lotusfestival
Manhattan Beach Open Tennis Tournament July 20-23
The tournament is sure to provide a fun-filled weekend of competition for everyone!
Live Oak Park Tennis Courts & Mira Costa Tennis Courts 310-802-5432 / www.manhattanbeach.gov
Midsummer Scream July 28-30
Ghouls, goblins, the undead and fans of the macabre will see some of the biggest names in the genre lead panels, sign autographs and pose for pictures—all in between shopping the best horror merch in town and taking in the grade-A blood-curdling cosplay, of course. There’ll be hundreds of vendors on-site with spooky trinkets, antiques and collectors items.
Long Beach Convention Center www.midsummerscream.org
Temecula 4th of July Extravaganza: Parade & Fireworks July 4 Begin your morning with spirited marchers and patriotic entries at the 4th of July Parade in Old Town at 10am! In the afternoon, head over to Ronald Reagan Sports Park to enjoy live music, vendors and a fun zone for the kids from 2-10pm. Fireworks display at 9pm.
951-694-6480 / https://temeculaca.gov
Riverside Front Row Fireworks July 4
Live Band “Ransom” playing the best of the 70s, 80s, and 90s. Face Painting, “Chris Cross Magic” Balloon Man, Bounce Houses, Kid’s Fun Zone, Guided Tours, Scavenger Hunt, Food Vendors! Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic baskets to watch the Fireworks after dark!
5-9:30pm / Evergreen Memorial Historic Cemetery 951-522-6462 / www.evergreen-cemetery.info
Riverside 4th of July Spectacular Fireworks Show July 4
9pm / La Sierra Park & Mt. Rubidoux 951-826-2220 / www.riversideca.gov
Lake Elsinore 4th of July Celebration July 4
Party in the Park is 9-11am at Summerly Park: Kids bike parade, carnival- style games, inflatable attractions, and interactive play zones. Fireworks Spectacular at 9pm. Free viewing locations: Lakepoint Park, Swick & Matich Park, Elm Grove Beach, and Whiskers Beach have been designated as prime spots to witness the fireworks display.
951-674-3124 / www.lake-elsinore.org
Corona 4th of July Celebration July 4
Corona’s Main Street USA Independence Day Parade is a non-competitive parade which provides entertainment, community spirit, and fun for all to enjoy. Entertainment begins at 5pm. The celebration concludes with fireworks.
Parade: 9am / Main Street, Festival: 5pm / Santana Park 951-736-2241 / www.coronaca.gov
Perris Movies in the Park July 7
Grab a blanket, pack up the kids and watch a family-friendly movie under the stars. Tonight's movie is: Meet The Robinsons.
- pm / Copper Creek Park, www.cityofperris.org
Norco Concerts in the Park July 7 & 28
Upstream (Reggae) on the 7th and Country Nation (Country) on the 28th. Parking and admission are free. Registration is not required. Seating is first come, first served. Bring your own chairs/blankets. BBQ and refreshments available for purchase.
6:30-8:30pm / Pikes Peak Park, www.norco.ca.us
A Summer Soiree, An Evening For The Animals July 8
This is an opportunity to support the amazing work of Sale Ranch Animal Sanctuary. Our mission is to provide medical care, rehabilitation, and forever sanctuary to farm animals that have been abused and neglected by the food industry.
6-10pm / Vineyard Rose at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa, Temecula 949-235-8895 / https://saleranch.org
Jurupa Valley Concerts in the Park July 11, 18 & 25
Food trucks and vendors will also be on site. Free entry (does not include food).
6-8:30pm / Shadow Rock Park www.jarpd.org
Menifee Movies in the Park July 13
Enjoy family-oriented movies while experiencing Menifee’s beautiful parks. Movies in the Park will feature themes related to the title, and family picnic games. Everyone is encouraged to bring your dinner, a lawn chair and/or a blanket! Tonight's movie is: Wreck It Ralph.
6-10pm / Nova Park www.cityofmenifee.us
Foundation Classic Car Show July 14
Live music from The Radion Flyers. Held during Market in the Park which joins arts, crafts and merchandise booths with food vendors and entertainment for family-fun Friday nights.
5:30-9:30pm / 650 W Oak Valley Pkwy., Beaumont 951-845-9555 / www.bcvparks.com
EATSvale Food Truck Festival July 14
Will feature a variety of food trucks, food booths, limited craft-retail booths, live music performances, a mini-beer garden, and children’s activities.
4-9pm / 7155 Hamner Ave. www.eastvaleca.gov
Riverside Movies in the Park July 14-Aug. 18
Every Friday. This is a free event. Seating will be in the grass, so bring a blanket or beach chair.
Dusk / See website for locations. www.riversideca.gov
Family Camp Out July 14-15
You will enjoy family games, crafts for the kids, movie and a campfire under the stars. Dinner and continental breakfast provided. Registration is required, spaces fill up quickly so register in advance.
Lazy Creek Park, Menifee
951-679-8092 / www.cityofmenifee.us/Register
Perris Movies in the Park July 21
Grab a blanket, pack up the kids and watch a family-friendly movie under the stars. All movies begin at dusk. Tonight's movie is: Lyle, Lyle Crocodile. 7-10pm / Goetz Park www.cityofperris.org
Menifee Moonlight Markets July 21
Moonlight Markets will consist of local vendors, food, music, live entertainment, family activities and a popular movie! Tonight's movie is: Puss in Boots.
6-10pm / Centennial Park www.cityofmenifee.us
Temecula Movie in the Park July 21
Activities begin at 6:30pm and movie will be shown at dusk. Tonight's movie is Monsters University.
6:30pm / Sports Ranch @ Sommers Bend 951-694-6480 / https://temeculaca.gov
Gov in the Park July 22
Gov in the Park is your chance to meet with a variety of City deparments and have your questions answered.
9-11am Wildflower Park, Beaumont 951-769-8524 / www.beaumontca.gov
March Field Wing Ding July 22
Come join us for an evening of casual fun, period music from the Riverside Swing Ensemble, 1940s costume contests, drink and sampling of food from local restaurants and caterers as we bring the “Wing Ding” back to March Field! Swing dancing, food, live music, drink, silent auction.
6-10pm / March Field Air Museum, Riverside www.marchfield.org
Starlight Bazaar July 28
Temecula’s favorite night time mini-festival in the spirit of showcasing local music, art, food and culture with. Join us for: 30 local artisans, Music, Photo op Food at Vail HQ restaurants and Pop Up food vendors and Food trucks, Alcohol available for purchase to guests 21+ at Vail HQ restaurants.
6-10pm / Vail Headquarters www.vailhq.com
IE International Food Festival July 29-30
Will feature approximately 120 Food Vendors, Food Trucks, Retail Vendors, Entertainment, and a Beer Garden.
11am-10pm / Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside 760-956-0758 / https://fb.me/e/2L2745rV6
Beaumont Concerts in the Park June 28, July 4, 12 & 19 Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets. Food trucks will be available. Admission is free.
7pm / Stewart Park www.beaumontca.gov
MoVal Rocks June 29, July 13, 20 & 27, & Aug. 3
Enjoy free family-friendly live concerts with local artists every summer. Bring lawn chairs (chairs not permitted in Amphitheater seating area) and blankets, and enjoy a variety of local food vendors.
6:30-8:30pm / City Amphitheater, Moreno Valley 951-413-3280 / www.movalparks.org
Temecula Summer Concerts June 29, July 13, 20 & 27
Don’t forget your blankets, lawn chairs, and snacks. Free admission. July 27 will be at Civic Center Front Steps at 6:30pm.
- :30pm / CRC Amphitheater
951-694-6480 / https://temeculaca.gov
Norco Movies in the Park June 30 & July 14
Puss in Boots - The Last Wish on the 30th and Sing 2 on the 14th. Parking and admission are free. Bring your own chairs/blankets. BBQ and refreshments available for purchase.
8pm / Community Center Park, www.norco.ca.us
MoVal Movies June 30, July 14, 21 & 28, Aug. 4
City residents and visitors can enjoy free family-friendly movies. Bring a blanket and snacks to enjoy and enjoy the show! Bring lawn chairs (chairs not permitted in Amphitheater seating area) and blankets, and enjoy a variety of local food vendors.
7-10pm / City Amphitheater, Moreno Valley 951-413-3280 / www.movalparks.org
Menifee Movies in the Park June 30
Enjoy family-oriented movies while experiencing Menifee’s beautiful parks. Movies in the Park will feature themes related to the title, and family picnic games. Everyone is encouraged to bring your dinner, a lawn chair and/or a blanket! Tonight's movie is: High School Musical.
6-10pm / Remington Park
951-672-6777 / www.cityofmenifee.us
Wildomar City Birthday Celebration July 1
Marna O'Brien Park www.cityofwildomar.org
Perris 4th of July Fireworks Celebration July 1
The City of Perris presents the first annual fireworks celebration and event come early to enjoy arts, crafts & food vendors. Movie (The Sandlot) begins at dusk. Firework show begins at 9pm.
6-10pm / Morgan Park, www.cityofperris.org
Murrieta Concerts in the Park July 1-29
Every Saturday. Free to attend.
- pm / Town Square Park Amphitheater 951-304-2489 / www.murrietaca.gov
Jurupa Valley Independence Day Celebration July 3 Features: Live Music by Triple Shot and Stone Soul, Food Vendors, Jumpers, Game Booths, (requires separate purchase) Capped off by a Spectacular Fireworks Show at 9pm.
4-9:30pm / Vernola Family www.jarpd.org
Banning 4th of July Celebration July 4
Recreational Swim: 10:30am-12:30pm and 1-3pm at Repplier Park Aquatic Center. Aerial Fireworks and Family Fun Fest with music, food, inflatable interactives, and craft vendors at 6pm at Nicolet Middle School Stadium. 951-922-3242 / www.banning.ca.us
Beaumont 4th of July Freedom Festival July 4
An all-day event featuring food, fun, and free entertainment. Entertainment Schedule: 4-8pm Vendor & Kids Zone, 5pm Dramarama, 7:30pm A Flock of Seagulls. The festivities will be capped off with a bang during a fireworks display at 9pm.
4-9:30pm / Stewart Park, www.beaumontca.gov
Canyon Lake Fireworks July 4
5-9pm / Canyon Lake www.canyonlakepoa.com
Moreno Valley 4th of July
Parade & FunFest & Fireworks July 4
Parade: 9:30am-12pm, Starts at Frederick St. and Alessandro Blvd., proceding North on Frederick St., then West onto Towngate Blvd. Family FunFest: 2-9:30pm, Civic Center Amphitheater. Beer Garden, Food Vendors, FunZone, National Anthem and Presentation of Colors, Live Bands, Aerial Fireworks Show.
951-413-3280 / www.moval.org
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 www.sdfair.com
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 / www.santeelakes.com
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 / www.lajollabythesea.com
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 / www.niwa.org/tanabata
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 www.natdiego.com
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 www.sandiegobayfest.com
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. www.sdpride.org
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. www.calstategames.org
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 www.cityofvista.com
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 / www.moparclubsandiego.net
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 www.ombac.org
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 / www.cardiff101.com
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 www.comic-con.org
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. www.dmtc.com
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 / www.sandiegoassociationofcarclubs.org
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 www.northcountyfoodbank.org/golf
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 / www.nationalcitychamber.org
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 www.ramonachamber.com/ramona-country-fair
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 www.visitjulian.com
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 www.snfest.com
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 www.solanabeachtriathlon.com