Downtown San Diego July 2014 Events

June 27th, 2014

San Diego County Fair Through July 6 The Fab Fair is celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ first visit to the United States, sparking the British Invasion in music and pop culture, influencing even today’s musicians. Del Mar Fairgrounds. 858-755-1161 / www.sdfair.com
Dash & Dine Gaslamp 5K July 3 It’s a nighttime 5K run through the Gaslamp Quarter amid the beat of nightclub music and the wafting smells of fine dining. After the run, participating bars and restaurants await the runners with delicious local fare. 7-8pm. (619) 269-7047 / www.sandyfeetevents.com
University City 4th of July Celebration July 4The Independence Day celebration at Standley Park begins with a pancake breakfast and continues with music & dance, a bike & pet parade, photo scavenger hunt, field games, rock wall, merchandise, and a beer garden. 7am-9pm. (619) 987-1377 /
Yankee Doodle Dinghy Parade July 4 In celebration of Independence Day on 4th of July, participants decorate their dinghies in a patriot theme and parade around the inner harbor. Sponsored by Oceanside Yacht Club. 1-2:30pm. Oceanside Habor. (760) 722-5751 / www.visitoceanside.org
Rancho Bernardo Spirit of the Fourth Festival July 4 Highlights include military displays, a veterans memorial, antique cars, food, art, games, a talent competition, and a fireworks show. In conjunction with the “Rancho Bernardo Spirit of the Fourth Parade”. 9am-10pm. Webb Park. (858) 335-7906 / www.spiritofthefourth.org
Scripps Ranch 4th of July Parade July 4School bands will play their music in a marching beat that sets the pace for community groups and other entries to follow. In addition, there will be a fun Ice Cream Social at Hoyt Park. 10-11:15am. (858) 774-0567 / www.scrippsranch.org
Mira Mesa Community 4th of July Parade July 4 Patriotic parade of high school bands, marching groups of local organizations and businesses, and dignitaries riding in decorated cars. In conjunction with the “Mira Mesa 4th of July Fun Day”. 11:30am-1:30pm. Mira Mesa Shopping Center (858) 342-2033 / www.miramesatowncouncil.org
Encinitas Summer Sunday Concerts by the Sea Jul. 6 & 20, Aug. 3 & 17 Come enjoy the fun at the beautiful Moonlight Beach this summer! Remember that alcohol, glass, smoking and dogs are prohibited on beaches. All concerts are 3-5pm, right on the sand. / www.ci.encinitas.ca.us
Silverwing Park Carnival July 10-13 You can’t say you don’t have anything to do when there’s a carnival going on. Come to Silverwing Park to enjoy the thrill of awesome carnival rides and entertaining carnival games. 5-10pm. Silverwing Park: 3737 Arey Dr. (951) 316-1382 /
World Championship Over-The-Line Tournament July 12-13 & 19-20 This rough and tumble Southern California sport is a form of softball played on sand. Over 1,300 three-person teams play in different age divisions. The games are played on 50-mini courts over two consecutive weekends. 7am-7pm. E Mission Bay. (858) 571-0711 / www.ombac.org
Fiesta del Sol San Diego July 12-13 There’ll be concert-level performances, fun activities, plenty of merchandise, and food; plus resource booths offering information on health, education, civic engagement, and green technology. 11am-8pm. Logan Avenue. (619) 400-7267 / www.fiestadelsolsandiego.org
San Diego Night Market July 12-13 Modeled after traditional night markets in Asia where vendors line the streets with their wares, there will be dozens of Asian food & merchandise booths, live musical entertainment, and a craft beer garden. 4-8pm. Raytheon Rd. (858) 218-5323 / www.sdnightmarket.com
Costume Party Run July 13 Would you like to join a costume-themed half marathon? Participants are encouraged to wear whatever costume they prefer as long as it’s safe for running in. Proceeds will benefit local homeless shelters. 6-11am. Qualcomm Stadium. (415) 889-9595 / www.superheroevents.com
Memorial Park Carnival July 17-20 You can’t say you don’t have anything to do when there’s a carnival going on. Come to Memorial Park to enjoy the thrill of awesome carnival rides and entertaining carnival games. All ages are sure to have a good time. 5-11pm. Memorial Park (Ocean View Blvd. & 30th St.) (951) 316-1382 /
Del Mar Racing Season July 17-Sept. 3 Summertime in Del Mar means one thing…the horse races! Join the locals in this infamous event. Watch horses, mingle, enter contests, etc! Check the web site for the latest schedule. Del Mar Fairgrounds: 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. / www.dmtc.com
Pride Block Party & Stonewall Rally July 18-19 As a prelude to the upcoming LGBT Pride Parade & Festival events, an evening block party rally takes place that consists mostly of speeches. Afterwards, the event continues and becomes more like a street fair. 11:30am-6pm. University Avenue. (619) 233-5008 / www.fabuloushillcrest.com
Summersun Fest July 19 Music festival that is geared towards embracing Oceanside’s beach culture as well as various eco-friendly initiatives. Veteran reggae band, The Wailers, will be performing as headliner along with other local San Diego artists. 2-10pm. Junior Seau Pier Amphitheater. / www.summersunfest.com
San Diego LGBT Pride Festival July 19-20 There’s a Garden with Pride Zone, Gaming Zone, Youth Zone, Kids Zone, wedding chapel, car show, dunk tank, rock wall, mechanical bull, and massage. 12-10pm. Balboa Park. Run & Stride with Pride 5K: 10-11am. Parade: 11am-2:30pm.  (619) 297-7683 / www.sdpride.org
Kaiser Permanente Bolt to the Q 5K & Kids Fun Run July 20 Get ready for the football season by joining this 5K event where you can run with Charger players and staff. It’ll begin at Qualcomm Stadium. The Kids Fun Run takes place in the parking lot. 7:30-11am. (619) 599-6041 / www.nflrunseries.com
Montgomery Waller Community Park Carnival July 25-27 Bring your friends to a super carnival at Montgomery Waller Community Park where persons of all ages can have a good time. Attractions include traditional carnival rides and games, snacks, and a computer portrait novelty booth. 5-11pm. (760) 735-8542 / www.amusements.com
Joggin’ For Frogmen 5K & Tadpole Trot July 26 Come and join this 5K run/walk at Liberty Station in honor of Navy SEALS (Frogmen) and all military heroes who have sacrificed their lives while protecting our country. A Tadpole Trot for kids accompanies the event. 8am-12pm. (818) 636-9301 / www.jogginforfrogmen.com
San Diego Surf Cup July 26-31 This nationally recognized premier youth soccer tournament is one of the top two youth soccer tournaments in the nation. Participating teams (age 9-18) come from as many as 25 states and other countries. 8am-8pm. San Diego Polo Club Field. (760) 944-7176 / www.surfcup.com

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