Thursday July 18th though July 21nd Comic Con event will close the following trolley tour stops: Stop D-Marriott Marquis, Stop E_Convention Center, Stop F-Gaslamp Quarter, and Stop G-Petco Park. The City Lights Night Tour will not include the Gaslamp District portion of the tour. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Learn something new about your city this month! San Diego County residents can take advantage of some of our tours and attractions for FREE when accompanied by a full fare adult paid guest with Hometown Pass!
Shaken or Neat… the choice is yours! Enjoy UNLIMITED tastings of Tequila and Mezcal from Mexico’s Top purveyors in a signature cocktail or straight up, savor mouth-watering food from local food trucks (food sold separately), groove to Live Music, and let your inner kid out with our Jumbo Lawn Games!
Marine Band San Diego Summer Concert
W. Date Street between India & Columbia Streets
The Little Italy Association of San Diego is proud to present the Marine Band San Diego Summer Concert to be held in the new Piazza della Famiglia. 6:00pm – dusk.
5:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Balboa Park 8 Miler
Pan American East & President’s Way
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
MPS Superhero’s 5K
North Harbor Drive & Spanish Landing Parking Lot
Chula Vista Lemon Festival
Third Avenue between E and G Streets, 303 Third Avenue Chula Vista
When life gives you lemons, take them over to the Chula Vista Lemon Festival, an annual celebration of the tart and juicy yellow fruit. The festival, which takes place in the “Lemon Capital of the World,” features live entertainment, arts and crafts for sale and a Lemon Pie Eating Contest. The Kids’ Corner offers engaging exhibits, games and inflatable rides for the little lemon lovers.
ArtWalk NTC at Liberty Station
Ingram Plaza, 2751 Dewey Road
This fine art festival is part of the ArtWalk San Diego brand known for bringing together all facets of the arts in San Diego while promoting the experience of owning original art. More than 130 artists/artist groups participated and the positive reviews have been pouring in. Saturday: 10:00am – 6:00pm. Sunday: 10:00am – 5:00pm.
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Philippine Cultural Arts Festival
Presidents Way Lawn area in Balboa Park
Enjoy traditional and contemporary music, dance, exhibitions, and hands-on activities at the 2019 Philippine Cultural Arts Festival in Balboa Park! Local, national, and international artists will perform, and you can find a variety of food and merchandise vendors, and more.
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Spirit of ‘45
Veterans Memorial Garden in Balboa Park
The Spirit of ’45 Day honors the legacy of service of America’s “Greatest Generation” with music and entertainment. Come and meet WWII Veterans and share their stories from that time in our history.
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
North PB Sip N Stroll
Cass Street between Loring St. & Opal St.
A community street fair in Pacific Beach showcases local businesses and provides patrons with an opportunity to sample beer & wine. In addition, there will be musical entertainment, food booths, a boutique area for shoppers, and an area where children can have fun.
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Annual Hillcrest CityFest
Uptown District of Hillcrest, 5th Ave. & University Ave.
CityFest 2019 is going to be a spectacular feast for the senses! With over 250 arts, crafts, and food vendors, a grand stage, and a beer garden, there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy. CityFest boasts a one-of-a-kind magical atmosphere. The intersection under the Hillcrest sign is going to be closed off and will enclose a Grand Stage and a lush Spirit’s Garden.
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
San Diego’s Little Italy brings you “Pirates Invade Sicily”, a blockbuster, fun-filled wild, wild romp. It is our biggest neighborhood bash yet — and the last! A Pirate’s bounty of food, wine, beer, cocktails, and yes, there will be RUM awaiting you as you set sail.
San Diego Padres Fall Beerfest
Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd.
Forgo the peanuts and cracker jacks at the annual San Diego Padres Fall Beerfest in San Diego, and instead opt for the double-play of craft brews and baseball. The one-day event features over 20 microbreweries serving up their session-able flagships and latest concoctions. Taking place two hours prior to the first pitch, the fest includes live music and stand-up comedians.
Latin Food Fest
Embarcadero Marina Park North, 400 Kettner Blvd.
Latin Food Fest is a celebration of the culinary diversity of Latin American nations. Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean, are known for savory and flavorful dishes and sumptuous desserts. At this fest, epicureans are treated to a variety of delicious dishes that are well-known throughout the world like sándwiches cubanos, tacos, tamales and arepas, as well as more regional fare like lomo saltado and llapingachos. What’s more, attendees can enjoy a diverse array of beverages to accompany the great cuisine, from mezcals, piscos, sotols and tequilas to fine wines from countries like Argentina and Chile.
Summer Grass San Diego Bluegrass Festival
Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum in Vista, CA
This San Diego bluegrass festival is held at a 40-acre outdoor museum facility in San Diego’s North County. There will be music workshops, impromptu jam sessions, vendors, kids activities, tasty food, and plenty of on-site dry camping.
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Hillcrest Car Show
Normal Street between Harvey Milk Street and University Avenue
4:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Annual America’s Finest City Half Marathon
1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr.
The Half Marathon begins at historic Cabrillo National Monument, with its majestic view of both San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean, follows scenic San Diego Bay and Harbor Island along the Embarcadero to The Star of India, winds through downtown San Diego, and ends in beautiful Balboa Park in front of the Hall of Champions. Starts at 6:45am. 5K Run/Walk – Fast loop course run completely within Balboa Park.
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
11th San Diego Spirits Festival
The Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier
The two-day event is set to delight everyone’s palate and promises to be a feast for all your senses with a weekend of cocktails and lots of entertainment. You will enjoy rubbing shoulders with Brand Ambassadors and Celebrity Chefs and of course a fantastic cocktail experience!
San Diego International Kids’ Film Festival
Multiple locations in San Diego and Carlsbad
The annual San Diego International Kids’ Film Festival in San Diego, California, is a cinematic event that gives young auteurs or children with an affinity for film an opportunity to celebrate their passion. The three-day festival boasts over 55 films from 25 countries, eight of which were shot by kids. Feature length screenings, Q&A sessions and discussions are among the additional attractions.
Modern Times Beer Festival of Dankness
Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Hwy.
What is Dankness? Dankness means excellent or high-quality. At the Modern Times Beer Festival of Dankness, you can expect to rejuvenate your taste buds with top quality brews. Bring along a friend and see which beers you like best.
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
La Vuelta Summer Festival
Logan Avenue, Evans Street and Sampson Street in Barrio Logan
La Vuelta Summer Festival is a free community event that features vendors and exhibits, food courts and food trucks, craft beer gardens, classic car show, and live music.
San Diego Spirits Festival is a destination event attracting high-profile members of the spirits and culinary trade, as well as affluent consumers. It’s a celebration where you can meet and mingle with industry professionals and be entertained by our creative culinary and mixology teams. San Diego Spirits Festival is now in its fourth year with unlimited tastings of spirits, including vodka, gin, tequila, whiskey, rum and much more. Saturday 2:00pm-6:00pm. Sunday 1:00pm- 5:00pm.
Annual Bike the Bay
Embarcadero Marina Park South
25-mile non-competitive community bike ride around the San Diego Bay featuring only opportunity to ride across the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge.
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
End of Summer 4 Mile Run/Walk
Prospect Street & Fay Avenue, La Jolla
This summertime 4-mile run/walk will travel from La Jolla to Pacific Beach. The course goes through lofty neighborhoods along the coast. The event concludes with an awards ceremony and benefits the Clairemont Hills Kiwanis Foundation and area high schools.
5:00 PM - 11:00 AM
NOMA ANNUAL CONVENTION
Kings Inn San Diego
U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge and 3D Art
Broadway Pier & Pavilion, 1000 N. Harbor Drive
Held in San Diego, the U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge and 3D Art Exposition invites professional sculptors from around the world to compete in a four-day contest. Guests can browse through the various pieces and watch as artists place the finishing touches on their work before the judging portion of the event. Guests can also peruse and purchase the work of other participating artists who create pieces in a range of media including jewelry, metal, glass and ceramics. With attractions such as live musical entertainment, sand sculpting classes and gourmet food trucks, this family-friendly festival offers something for guests of all ages.
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Little Italy’s Annual Labor Day Stickball Tournament
The Little Italy Association is proud to celebrate the time-honored East Coast sporting past time – Stickball. The Labor Day Stickball Tournament was one of San Diego Little Italy’s inaugural events that took over a few streets on Columbia Street to allow these players to revisit some childhood memories. Each year, the neighborhood erupts with shouts and cheers for the stickball teams, stirring up fun childhood memories for some. Join us in honoring and celebrating this long-standing tradition, loved from coast to coast. Street closures TBA.