Celebration of City of Oceanside
The Oceanside Chamber of Commerce is hosting an event complete with music, speeches, and cake at 11 a.m. at the Civic Center Plaza. At 9 p.m., there will be fireworks at El Corazon.
More information: (760) 435-4500 / www.ci.oceanside.ca.us
University City July 4th Celebration
Music, crafts, food, picnic games, a dunk tank, and a bike/pet parade will all be at this Standley Park and Recreation Center. event! The recreation center pool will also be open for swimming.
More information: (619) 987-1377
Rancho Bernardo Spirit of the Fourth Festival
Military displays, an antique car show, food, a talent show, fireworks, and a Marine Corps Band concert will be featured in conjunction with the “Rancho Bernardo Spirit of the Fourth Parade” from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m. in Webb Park.
More information: (858) 335-7906 / www.spiritofthefourth.org
Scripps Ranch 4th of July Festival
An ice cream social, face-painting, picnic games, a DJ, and inflatable bounce houses will be featured in conjunction with the “Scripps Ranch 4th of July Parade” from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Hoyt Park.
More information: (858) 240-2045 / www.scrippsranch.org
Mira Mesa 4th of July Fun Day
Music, skateboarding, carnival games and rides, food, fireworks, and a puppet show in conjunction with the “Mira Mesa 4th of July Parade”. The event is held from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. in Mira Mesa Community Park.
More information: (858) 342-2033 / www.miramesatowncouncil.org
Costume Party Run
From 6 until 11 a.m. in Qualcomm Stadium, run a 5K in a costume, whether it be a superhero get-up, princess dress, or your old Halloween attire!
More information: (619) 800-4376 / www.costumepartyrun.com
Pride Stonewall Rally and Street Party
This nighttime event is a prelude to the LGBT pride parade and festival. The event will begin with a flag-raising ceremony and end with food, entertainment, and speeches. It is held from 5 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. on University Ave.
More information: (619) 252-5826 / www.fabuloushillcrest.com
July 12th to 14th
Encinitas Elks Annual Charity BBQ
Music, dancing, and food in association with the San Diego Boys and Girls Club.
More information: www.encinitaselks.org
July 13th and 14th, 20th and 21st
This sport is like softball, but on the sand. With over 1,200 three-person teams playing in different age divisions, this event will be a ton of fun! It is held from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. in East Mission Bay. The games will be played on 50 mini courts over two weekends.
More information: (858) 571-0711 / www.ombac.org
July 13th and 14th
LGBT Pride Festival
Almost 250 food and merchandise booths, an art exhibit, cocktail garden, Children’s Garden and a Green With Pride Zone will all be featured at this event, held from noon until 10 p.m. in Balboa Park.
More information: (619) 297-7683 / www.sdpride.org
San Diego Blood Bank 5K Walk/Run
A 5K walk/run presented by the San Diego Blood Bank will begin and end at the Embarcadero Marina Park near Seaport Village from 7 until 11 a.m. A celebration festival will be held in conjunction with the event.
More information: (619) 400-8166 / www.sandiegobloodbank.org
Starting at Tamarack Surf Beach and following the Carlsbad coast, the triathlon features an ocean swim, beautiful bike course, and a run. It begins at 8 a.m.
More information: (760) 602-7519 / www.carlsbadca.gov
July 15th and 16th
Course of the Force
A 7-day relay walk from San Francisco to San Diego, leading up to the San Diego Comic-Con. The first five days will be spent traveling from San Francisco to San Diego. The last two will be spent in San Diego!
More information: (479) 715-6100 / http://courseoftheforce.starwars.com
July 17th until September 4th
Del Mar Races
Races are held Wednesday through Sunday at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. All 12 performances of the Del Mar Summer Concert Series are free for those attending the races.
More information: (858) 793-5533 / www.dmtc.com
July 18th to 21st
San Diego Comic-Con International
This world-renowned event is dedicated to raising appreciation of comics through conventions and events. It is held at the San Diego Convention Center.
More information: www.comic-con.org
July 20th to 21st
Fiesta Del Sol San Diego
This event focuses on education, culture, entertainment, and community empowerment! Celebrate with concerts, a Kids’ zone, shopping, and food from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Logan Ave.
More information: (619) 884-8833 / www.fiestadelsolsandiego.org
Kaiser Permanente Bolt to the Q 5K
Prepare for football season by running this 5K with Charger players and staff. The run begins at Qualcomm Stadium and ends at the 50-yard line. It is held from 7:30 until 11 a.m.
More information: (858) 450-6510 / www.nflrunseries.com
This event will address the needs of homeless persons in downtown San Diego, with volunteers providing food, clothing, housing, and legal resources. Lend your services from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on 15th St. and Island Ave.
More information: (858) 349-6443 / www.diveintoflood.com
July 27th to August 1st
Soccerioco San Diego Surf Cup
This is one of the nation’s top two youth soccer tournaments. Participating teams come from up to 25 states and even other countries to compete! The event is held from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. in the San Diego Polo Field.
More information: (760) 944-7176 / www.surfcup.com
Joggin’ For Frogmen 5K and Tadpole Trot
This 5K run/walk, held on the SDSU campus, honors the heroes killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan on August 6th, 2011. Proceeds benefit the Navy SEAL Foundation and Special Operations Warrior Foundation. Event is from 7 until 11:45 a.m.
More information: (760) 427-9132 / www.jogginforfrogmen.com