Every Saturday in July
Stagecoach Days: Celebrating The West On The Move
This celebration includes children’s activities, historic interpretation, cannon and anvil firing and more. In addition to the permanent collection of historic wagons on display at Seeley Stable museum, coaches and wagons will be out in the plaza. Stay the day and enjoy activities that reflect life in San Diego during the mid-1800s. Each week will offer a different theme and activities. The activities are free.
Time: Every Saturday 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Old Town, San Diego State Historic Park
For more information visit www.parks.ca.gov/Events/EventDetail.aspx?id=3618
Annual Big Bay Boom Fireworks Show
A display of some of the most technically advanced pyrotechnics will be fired from four barges floating in the bay off Shelter Island, Harbor Island, Embarcadero, Seaport Village/ Coronado Ferry Landing, and Imperial Beach Pier, and will last more than 17 spectacular minutes. Good viewing areas:Shelter Island, Harbor Island, Spanish Landing, Seaport Village, Embarcadero
Marina Park North, Tuna Harbor, Coronado Landing, & Coronado Tidelands Park, or on your own yacht on the bay.
Time: 9:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Location: B Street Pier off Seaport Village, North Embarcadero
For more information visit www.thebigbay.com
Historic 4th of July Celebration
An historic 1800s 4th of July celebration in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park! Free admission. Parade, crafts and activities of early San Diego. Wagon rides, period games, music, food specials, pie-eating contest and more. Flag raising, keynote speakers, and military involvement.
Time: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: 4002 Wallace St., Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
For more information visit http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/EventDetail.aspx?id=3602
July 6 – 8
Robert Egger South Bay Recreation Center Carnival
A 4-day community carnival–fun for the whole family. There will be traditional carnival rides, challenging games, snacks, and a portrait novelty booth. Small admission fee of $2.00. Free for age 6 & under.
Time: Weekdays: 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm / Sat & Sun 1:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Location: Robert Egger South Bay Recreation Center, 1885 Coronado Ave.
For more information visit www.amusements.com
Bay to Bay Rowing & Paddling Regatta
An excursion race for kayaks, paddleboards, and outrigger canoes. There will be long and short courses for any type of human powered water craft. Post race activities include lunch, raffle giveaways, local business vendors, entertainment, and an award presentation to the winners of each category. Cost: $45.
Time: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Refer to website for course maps
For more information visit www.peninsula.ymca.org
July 12 – 15
Comic Con International 2012
Comic Con International features special guests, exhibitors, panels, seminars, previews and more on the world of comics, movies, television, animation, art. Artist’s Alley , art auction, art show, autographs, film festival, and more. This is the largest comic book and pop culture event in the United States. See website for admission fee & details.
Time: Refer to website for schedule
Location: San Diego Convention Center, 111 W Harbor Drive, Downtown San Diego
For more information visit www.comic-con.org
59th Annual World Championship Over-the-Line Tournament
Over fifty years of adult sandbox play. A form of softball, limited to 1,200 teams of three persons each, playing almost 2,400 games in two weekends with close to 50,000 expected to attend. Admission is free.
Time: 7:30 am to dusk
Location: Fiesta Island, Fiesta Island Road, East Mission Bay
For more information visit www.ombac.org
Descanso Days Parade & Fair
Parade, games & rides, food, vendor booths, arts, crafts, dancing & live entertainment (2-6 pm). There is a new parade route this year: starts on Viejas Grade Road and ends at the elementary school. The fair helps raise funds for the preservation of the historic town hall.
Time: Parade: 10:00 am, Fair 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Location: 24536 Viejas Grade Rd., Descanso Town Hall
For more information visit descansotownhall.org/descansodays.html
July 18 – September 5
Del Mar Racing Season
Hold on to your horse hat…The Del Mar Racing Season Begins!
Time: Refer to website for schedule
Location: 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar Fairgrounds
For more information visit www.delmarracing.com
38th Annual LGBT Pride Parade, Rally, and Festival
The mission of this event is to foster pride in and respect for all LGBT communities, locally and globally. The annual San Diego LGBT Pride Parade is the 4th largest in the United States attracting over 197,000 cheering spectators. The festival is held in historic Balboa Park on Saturday, and includes live entertainment, farmers market, beer gardens, children’s garden, youth zone, Art
of Pride, over 300 vendors and much more.
Time: Refer to website for schedule of events
Location: Refer to website for various venues
For more information visit www.sdpride.org
Bolt to the Q 5K & Kids 1K Fun Run
Join this 5K event that begins at the Chargers Training Facility
and finishes at the 50-yard line in Qualcomm Stadium. The Kids 1K Fun Run will start and finish at Qualcomm Stadium. Presented by Kaiser Permanente. Proceeds will benefit the Trish & Ryan Mathews Door of Hope Chest. See website for registration fees.
Time: 7:00 am – 10:00 am
Location: 4020 Murphy Canyon Rd., Chargers Training Facility
For more information visit www.chargers5K.com
Golden Hill Street Fair
The community of Golden Hill will present a street fair to showcase the creative local talent within the neighborhood. There will be musical entertainment, games & activities, goods & services, crafts, food, craft beer, and a fire truck display. A free event.
Time: 10:30 am – 6:00 pm
Location: 25th Street between B & C Streets, Golden Hill
For more information call 619-261-7411
Movie in the Park
Free family fun in La Mesa. Movie in the Park will feature
How to Train Your Dragon.
Time: Pre-show: 7:30 pm, Movie: 8:00 pm
Location: 8855 Dallas St., La Mesita Park, La Mesa
For more information visit www.cityoflamesa.com
July 28 – July 29
American Cancer Society’s Vista Relay for Life
Team members take turns walking the track throughout the 24 hours.
At Relay for Life, cancer survivors are honored for their courage and
strength. Caregivers are recognized for their encouragement and support.
Paper bag luminarias bearing the names of cancer survivors and those who
are no longer with us line the track, are lit at dusk, and glow all night.
Fight back today by volunteering or forming a team.
Time: 9:00 am 28th – 9:00 am 29th
Location: Vista Magnet Middle School, 151 Civic Center Dr., Vista
For more information visit www.relayforlife.org/vistaca
San Diego Blood Bank 5K Walk/Run
The San Diego Blood Bank is hosting a 5K running and walking event along a waterfront route near the downtown area. Get some healthy exercise and enjoy scenic views of San Diego Bay. Proceeds benefit the Blood Bank’s programs & services. Enjoy delicious food and visit the family fun zone with games for all ages. There’s something for everyone and fun for the whole family. See website for details.
Time: 8:00 am
Location: Embarcadero Marina Park North, Downtown San Diego
For more information visit www.sandiegobloodbank.org
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