Upcoming July Events in San Diego
Fourth of July Celebrations
Fireworks, festivals and patriotic parades are held in numerous communities throughout San Diego County. Coronado’s popular Independence Day celebration features a two-hour parade followed by a family concert in Spreckels Park. The Port of San Diego celebrates with its Big Bay Boom fireworks extravaganza over San Diego Bay, the largest fireworks display in the county.
World Championship Over-the-Line Tournament
A San Diego original, this boisterous, rowdy, fast-paced beach softball event is played at Fiesta Island on Mission Bay.
Major League Baseball’s All Star Game/Week
The 87th Major League All-Star Game hosted by the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on July 12, 2016, marks the third time that the Padres will serve as hosts of the Midsummer Classic, and a first for Petco Park in downtown San Diego. The game serves as symbolic halfway-point in the baseball season and matches up players from the American League and the National League, selected by fan votes. Other activities scheduled around the break in the season include a Home Run Derby, All Star Celebrity game, and an All Star Futures game featuring young prospects from other nations.
San Diego LGBT Pride Parade, Rally and Festival
One of the city’s largest grassroots organizations, San Diego LGBT Pride sponsors a weekend of festivities including a headlining parade through Hillcrest and two-day festival in Balboa Park.
The largest comics and pop culture event in the United States attracts thousands of artists, celebrities and fans of comic books, movie memorabilia and all things related to pop culture to the San Diego Convention Center in downtown San Diego.
The La Jolla Music Society presents classical and new compositions with renowned artists and ensembles from around the world, held at various locations in La Jolla and San Diego.
San Diego Symphony Summer Pops Season
Summer performances are held under the stars in downtown San Diego along San Diego Bay; fireworks occur on some nights.
Del Mar Racing
Horses and fans alike meet for live thoroughbred racing, held five days a week at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in oceanfront Del Mar.