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Live in or planning a visit to the San Diego area? Looking for some fun things to see and do there in July? Then please check out this July 2019 San Diego County Calendar of Events, courtesy of our colleagues, Peggy Sue, Catherine and Kathleen, at First American Title:

San Diego County Fair | Through July 4 | Del Mar Fairgrounds

“The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” Deep fried-food-on-a-stick, rides, animals, and games. World-class exhibits in fine art, photography, woodworking, jewelry/gems & minerals, and home & hobby, and flower show The Toyota Summer Concert Series features nationally recognized entertainment. For more information: 858-755-1161 | www.sdfair.com

SheFest | July 6 from 11am-6pm | North Park Community Park

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. For more information: www.sdpride.org

Tanabata Festival | July 7 from 12-6pm | Japanese Friendship Garden of SD, Balboa Park

Originating from Chinese folklore, Tanabata is a holiday that celebrates the meeting of Orihime and Hikoboshi! Enjoy the summer sun with festival foods, carnival games, cultural performances and demonstrations as well as partake in the Tanabata celebration by creating kazari. For more information: 619-232-2721 | www.niwa.org/tanabata

San Diego Pride Business Mega-Mixer | July 11 from 5:30-8pm | San Diego LGBT Visitors Center

Mix and mingle during a festive happy hour with a diverse group of LGBT and allied business professionals, E.R.G.’s, and organizations at the 3rd Annual Pride Business Mega-Mixer & Pride Kick Off Ribbon Cutting! For more information: www.pridemixer.com

Pride of Hillcrest Block Party | July 12 from 2-11pm | Hillcrest Pride Flag at Pride Plaza

The festival features a craft cocktail bar and beer garden sponsored by Miller Coors, food trucks, a go-go dances, a DJ dance party, and you aboard our giant Ferris-Wheel as your take in the views of Hillcrest’s giant 65 foot high- 20’ x 30’ foot Rainbow Pride Flag! For more information: www.fabuloushillcrest.com

Movies & More by the Lake | July 12 from 6-10pm | Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve

Bring your blankets and join us for “Spider Man: Into The Spider-Verse” under the stars! Food Trucks and snack bar treats will be on site. For more information: www.santeelakes.com

SD Pride | July 12-14 | Balboa Park

The Rally: Inspiring speakers, recognize LGBTQ leaders, and raise the Pride flag. Pride 5k: Run the parade route right before the parade starts! Rainbow gear, tutus, and streamers encouraged. The Parade: The largest single-day civic event in the region and is among the largest Prides in the United States. The Festival: Celebrate diversity and inclusion in Balboa Park with community resources, booths, and four stages of live entertainment. For more information: 619-297-7683 | www.sdpride.org

Imperial Beach Sun & Sea Festival | July 12-13: Fri 8am-Dusk, Sat 7am-6pm | Pier Plaza

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. For more information: www.sunandseafestival.com

Mission San Diego de Alcala Festival of the Bells | July 13-14 from 10am-5pm | 10818 San Diego Mission Road

Food, live entertainment, dancing, and traditional activities like the Blessing of the Bells and the Blessing of the Animals. All five Mission bells are rung during the weekend festivities. For more information: www.missionsandiego.org

Over The Line Tournament | July 13-14 & 20-21 from 7:30am-6pm | Fiesta Island, Mission Bay Park

Over 1,000 teams will hit the sand at sunrise on Saturday morning with their bats, balls and most creative team names to kick-off 66 years of San Diego tradition. For more information: www.ombac.org

Craft Classic Half Marathon & 5K | July 14 from 6:30am-12pm | Green Flash Brewery

Sweeping views, challenging hills and a delicious craft beer reward at the finish line at Green Flash Brewing Co. For more information: www.craftclassic.com

Del Mar Racing Season | July 17-Sept. 2 | Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

Be part of the magic and nostalgia of this long-time horse race tradition dating back to 1937 when Bing Crosby greeted the first guests, and Seabiscuit won by a nose in the infamous race in 1938. Features the nation’s top race horses, trainers and jockeys, and plenty of fun in the sun. For more information: www.dmtc.com

Stone Brewing Hop-Con 7.0 | July 18 from 7-11pm | Liberty Station

Your $75 ticket includes: Fifteen 3oz tasters, 3 specialty casks of wootstout, Commemorative glassware to take home, Gourmet food, Lawn games, Silent Disco, Interactive Art Wall, Our famous churros, Costume contest. For more information: www.stonebrewing.com

Burgers and Brews Invitational | July 20 from 1:30-5:30pm | Del Mar Racetrack

Pass includes a ticket to the races, access to an exclusive trackside viewing area, access to the Del Mar Concert Series performance following the event featuring Ziggy Marley, gourmet fries & tater tots, five (5) 5oz. beer tastings & UNLIMITED samples of the BEST burgers SD has to offer! For more information: www.burgersandbrews.com

Cabrillo Sunset 5K | July 20 from 6:30-8:30pm | Cabrillo National Monument

The route passes the park’s most important landmarks before linking with the road down to the tidepools - where participants can enjoy spectacular views as the sun sets below the horizon. For more information: www.cnmf.org

Insect and Ladybug Festival | July 20-21 from 10am-4pm | San Diego Botanic Garden

Features thousands of fascinating creepy-crawlies including live insects, lizards, snakes, and the famous “Madagascar hissing cockroaches.” Children can practice bug collecting, hands-on insect arts and crafts, and even taste cooked mealworm larva. For more information: www.sdbgarden.org

Supergirl Surf Pro | July 26-28 from 8am-6pm | Oceanside Pier

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. For more information: www.supergirlpro.com

SIP of Julian | July 27 from 11am-5pm | Julian Town Hall

Julian Tasting Rooms offering samples of their wine, beer, hard cider, mead or craft cocktails. For more information: www.sipofjulian.com

Live Well San Diego 5K | July 28 at 7:30am | SD County Waterfront Park

This year’s event will celebrate the hero in all of us with a superhero-themed race and activities throughout the morning. Includes a Kids 1-Mile Fun Run. For more information: www.livewellsd5k.com

Nat Diego | July 28-29 | See website for schedule

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. For more information: www.natdiego.com

4th of July Celebrations

All events take place on July 4 unless otherwise noted.

  • Alpine 4th of July Parade and Carnival | From 10am-1pm | Alpine Comm. Center Park | For more information: alpinekiwanis.org
  • Camp Pendleton Ken Grody Ford 4th of July Beach Bash | From 8am-10pm | DM Beach Resort | For more information: www.mccscp.com/beachbash
  • Carlsbad Red, White and BOOM! | From 1-9pm | LEGOLAND California | For more information: www.legoland.com
  • Chula Vista 4th Fest Fireworks | From 6-9pm | CV Elite Athlete Training Center | For more information: chulavistaca.gov
  • Coronado Independence Day Parade & Festivities | From 7am-9:30pm | Various Locations | www.coronadochamber.com
  • Del Beach Bash & Fireworks | From 7-10pm | Hotel del Coronado | For more information: www.hoteldel.com
  • Del Mar San Diego County Fair 4th of July Celebration | From 10am-11pm | Del Mar Fairgrounds | For more information: www.sdfair.com
  • Fourth of July Sunset BBQ & Fireworks Show | From 6:45-9:30pm | Fairmont Grand Del Mar | For more information: www.fairmont.com
  • El Cajon 4th of July Picnic & Fireworks | From 2-9:30pm | Kennedy Park | For more information: www.ci.el-cajon.ca.us
  • Escondido Independence Day Festival & Fireworks | From 4-9:30pm | Grape Day Park & The Art Center | www.artcenter.org
  • Imperial Beach Independence Day Fireworks | From 4-10pm | Imperial Beach Pier | For more information: www.imperialbeachca.gov
  • Julian 4th of July Parade & Celebration | From 10am-5pm | Downtown Julian | For more information: www.julianparade.com
  • Mira Mesa Parade, Family Fun Day in the Park & Fireworks | From 7am-9:30pm ·|Mira Mesa Comm. Park | For more information: miramesatowncouncil.org
  • National City 4th of July Festivities | July 3-7 | Kimball Park For more information: www.ci.national-city.ca.us
  • Ocean Beach 4th of July Fireworks | At 9pm | Ocean Beach Pier | For more information: www.oceanbeachsandiego.com
  • Oceanside Independence Parade | June 29 from 10am-12pm | S Coast Hwy | For more information: www.mainstreetoceanside.com
  • Celebration & Fireworks Show | July 3 From 6-10pm ·|Rancho Del Oro Road | For more information: www.visitoceanside.org
  • The Yankee Doodle Dinghy Parade | From 1-3pm | Oceanside Harbor | For more information: www.visitoceanside.org
  • Poway Old Fashioned Fourth of July | From 10am-4pm | Old Poway Park || 4th of July Veterans Ceremony: 11am | Veterans Park || Fourth of July Fireworks: 6-10pm | Poway High School | For more information: (858) 668-4772 | www.poway.org
  • Ramona Rotary Community Fireworks & Family Picnic | From 5-9:30pm | Olive Peirce Middle | For more information:  www.ramonarotary.org
  • Rancho Bernardo Spirit of the Fourth Community Fair | At 9am | Webb Park || Parade: 3:30pm | Downtown Rancho Bernardo || Festivities & Fireworks | At 6-9:30pm | Bernardo Heights Middle | For more information: (858) 945-1616 | www.spiritofthefourth.org
  • Rancho Santa Fe 4th of July Parade & Picnic | From 10:30am-2pm | 16948 Avenida De Acacias | For more information: www.rsfassociation.org
  • San Carlos Fireworks and Music Fest | From 11am-9:30pm | Lake Murray Playground | For more information: lakemurrayfireworks.org
  • San Diego Symphony: Star Spangled Pops | June 28-29 at 7:30pm | Embarcadero Marina Park S | 7:30pm | For more information:  www.sandiegosymphony.org
  • Big Bay Boom | At 9pm | San Diego Bay | For more information: www.bigbayboom.com
  • Old Town 4th of July | From 11am-4pm | Old Town SD State Historic Park | For more information: parks.ca.gov
  • SeaWorld 4th of July Fireworks | At 9:40pm | SeaWorld | For more information: www.seaworldparks.com
  • San Marcos Celebrate Freedom, A Fireworks Extravaganza | From 6-9:30pm | Bradley Park | For more information: www.san-marcos.net
  • San Ysidro Independence Day at the Border | July 6 from 3-9pm; Fireworks 9pm | Larsen Field-Cesar Chavez Park | For more information: (619) 428-5200 | www.sanysidrochamber.org
  • Santee Santee Salutes with Fireworks | From 2:30-10pm | Town Center Comm. Park E, | For more information: www.ci.santee.ca.us
  • Scripps Ranch 4th of July Run & Ride | From 6-10am | Red Cedar Dr. & Aviary Dr. | For more information: www.srop.org
  • 4th of July Parade | From 10am-1pm | Red Cedar Place to Hoyt Park| For more information: scrippsranch.org
  • Vista Independence Day Celebration with Fireworks | From 5-10pm | Brengle Terrace Park | For more information: www.cityofvista.com
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