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Do you live in San Diego County or are you planning a trip there in July and looking for some fun things to do? This San Diego County Calendar of Events, courtesy of our colleagues, Peggy Sue, Catherine and Kathleen, at First American Title, might help. Please note that San Diego County’s July 4th Celebrations are listed separately below. Some highlights:

San Diego County Fair - June 1-July 4

“How Sweet it Is” Whether it’s sampling chocolate bubbling from a fountain, soaking up the glittery ocean views from atop the Ferris wheel, discovering how nature’s sweet fruits grow and ripen, or enjoying the Fair’s golden-ticket entertainment, your toughest decision will be choosing what to indulge in first! See website for schedule. | Del Mar Fairgrounds | 858-755-1161 | www.sdfair.com

The CADO - June 16-Aug. 30

An immersive pop-up experience devoted to California Avocados will feature seven imaginative rooms of large-scale interactive art installations. | Liberty Station, South Promenade | www.thecado.co

San Diego Smooth Jazz Festival - June 29-July 1

The soothing sounds of smooth jazz, a variety of delicious cuisine, and an amazing atmosphere that creates an unparalleled experience. | Embarcadero Marina Park North | 562-424-0013 | www.sandiegosmoothjazzfestival.com

Summer Family Mural Project - July 6 - 5-7pm

Join us during “Food Truck Fridays” in Balboa Park! Help paint a large mural in front of the Timken, then go inside for an art treasure hunt. | Timken Museum of Art, Balboa Park | 619-239-5548 x109 | www.timkenmuseum.org

Fallbrook Summer Carnival - July 6-8

Food, Carnival, Beer & Wine and Live Music! | Community Parking Lot, Alvarado Street | 760-723-8384  | www.fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org

SheFest - July 7 - 11am-3pm

A woman-centered event that celebrates and supports the talents and contributions of women while fostering meaningful connections within the LGBT and larger San Diego community. | North Park Community Park | 619-297-7683  | www.sdpride.org/shefest

Lake Poway Family Campout - July 7-8 & 21-22 - 5pm-9am

Activities include: guided evening hikes, campfire with s’mores, and Extreme Rahim returns with his family pleasing magic/comedy show. Remember to bring your own camping equipment, dinner supplies to barbeque, and grill/charcoal. Kiwanis club will be offering a pancake breakfast. | Lake Poway | 858-688-4772 | www.poway.org

California State Games  - July 12-15

Includes 10,000 competing in 23 sports. Opening Ceremonies includes an athlete parade, torch lighting and fireworks. | SDCCU Stadium | 619-223-2033 | www.calstategames.org

Imperial Beach Sun & Sea Festival  - July 13-14 - Fri 8am-Dusk, Sat 7am-5pm

World-class sandcastle sculptors creating some of the best sand creations on the West Coast as well as a community parade and pancake breakfast, live music, children’s craft activities, a Kids ‘n Kastles competition, Farmer’s Market and International Food Fair. | Pier Plaza | www.sunandseafestival.com

San Diego Pride Festival - July 13-15 - 12-10pm

Celebrate diversity under San Diego’s amazing sky and dance the day and night away! There will be 4 phenomenal stages, spanning 2 days, with over 100 entertainers and thousands of your closest friends. | Marston Point, Balboa Park | 619-297-7683 | www.sdpride.org

Del Mar Racing Season - July 13-Sept. 3

The Del Mar Racetrack is a world-class Thoroughbred racing destination welcoming the industry’s top athletes and California’s most spirited partygoers. | Del Mar Thoroughbred Club: 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. | 858-755-1141 | www.dmtc.com

Mission San Diego de Alcala Festival of the Bells - July 14-15 - 10am-5pm

The festivities include food, live entertainment, dancing, and traditional activities like the Blessing of the Bells and the Blessing of the Animals. | 10818 San Diego Mission Road | 619-283-7319 | www.missionsandiego.org

Over The Line Tourney - July 14-15 & 21-22 - 7:30am-6pm

SD’s beach softball Over the Line Tournament is played by men and women into their 80’s and is one of the last pure Southern California traditions. | Fiesta Island, Mission Bay Park | www.ombac.org/over-the-line

Comic-Con International - July 19-22

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

Insect and Ladybug Festival - July 21-22 - 9am-5pm

Children can practice bug collecting, hands-on insect arts and crafts, and even taste cooked mealworm larva. Entomologists and other bug experts will be available for questions. | San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas | www.sdbgarden.org

Supergirl Surf Pro - July 27-29 - 8am-6pm

The weekend will be jam-packed with world-class competition that will have you on your toes and a festival village loaded with female-inspired vendors, activities and entertainment. | Oceanside Pier | www.supergirlpro.com

California Clambake - July 28 - 5:30-8pm

With a sunset backdrop, live entertainment and interactive beach games, guests donned in white attire will cozy up on communal tables and enjoy a shellfish feast featuring menus from renowned Guest Chef Javier Plascencia. | Hotel del Coronado | www.hoteldel.com

Imperial Beach Surf Dog Competition - July 28 - 8am-3pm

More than 60 dogs are expected to participate in this family friendly event, which raises funds for the San Diego Humane Society. | Next to the Imperial Beach Pier | 949-297-6536 | www.surfdogevents.com/imperial-beach

Concert At The Lakes - July 28 - 4-10pm

A benefit for the Santee-Lakeside Rotary Foundation & Santee Lakes Foundation. “Disco is Reborn for One Night Only at Santee Lakes” | Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve, Lake 1 | 619-596-7188 | www.concertatthelakes.com

Solana Beach Triathlon, Duathlon, Aquabike - July 29 - 6:50am

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.kozevents.com

San Diego County 4th of July Celebrations: All events take place on July 4 unless otherwise noted.

  • Alpine 4th of July Parade and Carnival | 9am-2pm  | Alpine Comm. Center | www.alpinekiwanis.org
  • Camp Pendleton Ken Grody Ford 4th of July Beach Bash | 8am-10pm | DM Beach Resort | www.mccscp.com/beachbash
  • Carlsbad Red, White and BOOM! w/Fireworks | 10am-9pm | LEGOLAND California | www.legoland.com
  • Chula Vista 4th Fest Fireworks | 9pm | CV Elite Athlete Center | www.chulavistaca.gov
  • Coronado Independence Day Parade & Festivities | 7am-9:30pm | Various locations | www.coronadochamber.com
  • Del Mar Del Beach Bash & Fireworks | 7-10pm | Hotel del Coronado | www.hoteldel.com
  • San Diego County Fair 4th of July Celebration | 10am-11pm | Del Mar Fairgrounds | www.sdfair.com
  • Fourth of July Sunset BBQ & Fireworks Show | 6:45-9:30pm | Fairmont Grand Del Mar | www.fairmont.com
  • El Cajon 4th of July Picnic & Fireworks | 2-9:30pm | Kennedy Park | www.ci.el-cajon.ca.us
  • Escondido Independence Day Festival & Fireworks | 4-9:30pm | Grape Day Park/Art Center | www.artcenter.org
  • Imperial Beach Independence Day Fireworks | 4-9pm | Imperial Beach Pier | www.imperialbeachca.gov
  • Julian 4th of July Parade & Celebration | 10am-5pm | Downtown Julian | www.julianparade.com
  • Mira Mesa Parade, Family Fun Day in the Park-Fireworks | 7am-9:30pm | Mira Mesa Park | www.miramesatowncouncil.org
  • National City 4th of July Festivities | June 29-July 4 | Kimball Park | www.ci.national-city.ca.us
  • Ocean Beach 4th of July Fireworks | 9pm | Ocean Beach Pier | www.oceanbeachsandiego.com
  • Oceanside Independence Parade | June 30 - 10am-12:30pm | S Coast Hwy | www.mainstreetoceanside.com
  • Celebration & Fireworks Show | July 3 - 6-10pm | Rancho Del Oro Road | www.ci.oceanside.ca.us
  • Poway Old Fashioned Fourth of July | 10am-4pm | Old Poway Park | (858) 668-4576 | www.poway.org
  • Poway 4th of July Veterans Ceremony | 11am | Veterans Park | (858) 668-4576 | www.poway.org
  • Poway Fourth of July Fireworks | 6-10pm | Poway High School | (858) 668-4576 | www.poway.org
  • Ramona Rotary Community Fireworks & Family Picnic | 5:30-9:30pm | Olive Peirce Middle | www.ramonarotary.org
  • Ranch Bernardo Spirit of the Fourth  | Community Fair -  9am at Webb Park | Parade: 3:30pm in Downtown Rancho Bernardo | Festivities & Fireworks: 6-9:30pm at Bernardo Heights Middle | (858) 945-1616 / www.spiritofthefourth.org
  • Rancho Santa Fe 4th of July Parade & Picnic | 1-3pm | 16948 Avenida De Acatacias | www.rsfassociation.org
  • San Carlos Fireworks and Music Fest | 11am-9:30pm | Lake Murray Playground | www.lakemurrayfireworks.org
  • San Diego Symphony: Star Spangled Pops | June 29-July 1 - 7:30pm | Embarcadero Marina Park South | www.sandiegosymphony.org
  • San Diego Big Bay Boom | 9pm | San Diego Bay | www.bigbayboom.com
  • San Diego Old Town 4th of July | 11am-4pm | Old Town SD State Park | www.parks.ca.gov
  • SeaWorld 4th of July Fireworks | 9:40pm | www.seaworldparks.com
  • San Marcos Celebrate Freedom, A Fireworks Extravaganza | 6-9:30pm | Bradley Park | www.san-marcos.net
  • San Ysidro Independence Day at the Border | July 1 - 3-9pm | Larsen Field | www.facebook.com/syccNbid
  • Santee Santee Salutes w/Fireworks | 2:30-10pm | Town Center Comm. Park E | www.ci.santee.ca.us
  • Scripps Ranch 4th of July Run & Ride | 6-10am | Red Cedar Dr. & Aviary Dr. | www.srop.org
  • Scripps Ranch 4th of July Parade | 10am-1pm | Red Cedar Pl.-Hoyt Park| www.scrippsranch.org
  • Vista Independence Day Celebration w/Fireworks | 5-10pm | Brengle Terrace Park | www.cityofvista.com 

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