July Calendar of Events!

July 1 – 7, San Diego Fringe Festival

For seven days, San Diego will have artists from across the United States and around the world participate alongside home-grown talent in street performing, cabaret, comedy, circus, dance, film, poetry, spoken word, theatre, puppetry, music, visual art, design, and much more. Refer to website for ticket information.

Time: Refer to website for specific times
Location: Refer to website for specific locations
For more information visit www.sdfringe.org

July 4, University City 5K and 4th of July Celebration

This course features a fast, flat, and scenic run and a 1-mile fun run. Celebration event includes a pancake breakfast, a pet and bike parade, family field games, festival booths, and much more.

Time: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Location: Standley Middle School, 6298 Radcliffe Dr., San Diego
For more information visit www.universitycitynews.org/uc-4th-of-july/

July 4, 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks

Live music, food, children’s activities, educational activities, a special performance by the 1st Division Marine Band, and more. For the first time, the Center will open its doors for a gourmet picnic, drinks, and reserved seating for the fireworks spectacular. Refer to website for admission information.

Time: 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Grape Day Park, 321 N. Broadway, Escondido
For more information visit www.escondido.org/independence-day-celebration.aspx

July 6 – 7, Reptile Super Show

Over 100 vendors will fill more than 500 tables packed with reptiles, amphibians and all related supplies for the reptile enthusiast in your family. Refer to website for admission information.

Time: Sat: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Sun: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: San Diego Community Concourse, 202 C St., San Diego
For more information visit www.reptilesupershow.com

Jul. 12 – 14, Festival of the Bells

This event celebrates the anniversary of Mission San Diego de Alcalá, the Mother of California’s 21 Missions. There will be food, 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, including an original bell dating back to 1802. This is a free event.

Time: Refer to website for specific times
Location: 10818 San Diego Mission Rd., San Diego
For more information visit www.festivalofbells.com

July 13, Padres Tailgate Party and Firefighter Chili Cook-off

Over 25 fire departments will create their signature chili and serve it from a specially themed and decorated booth. Awards will be given for people’s choice, best booth, best chili, and top fundraising team. This event will also feature all-you-can-eat hamburgers, hot dogs, bratwurst, and snacks, and cold beverages from Rock Bottom, Manzanita Brewing Company, Gordon Biersch, and more. Refer to website for admission information.

Time: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Embarcadero Marina Park South, 206 Marina Park Way, San Diego
For more information visit www.sandiegoreader.com/events/2013/jul/13/59276/

July 13, Breakwater Brew Festival

This is a 5 year anniversary beer festival featuring Gone Baby Gone and other bands that will be performing. Refer to website for admission information.

Time: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Location: Junior Seau Oceanside Pier Amphitheatre, 200 North of the Strand, Oceanside
For more information visit www.breakwaterbrewing.com

July 14, San Diego Vintage Flea Market

This is San Diego’s only vintage and vintage inspired flea market. This market features over 40+ vendors with goods ranging from turn-of-the-century to midcentury modern.

Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Heartland Masonic Lodge, 695 Ballantyne St., El Cajon
For more information visit www.facebook.com/SDVintageFleaMarket

July 14, San Diego Blood Bank 5K Walk/Run

Enjoy a beautiful walk or run along a scenic course with spectacular views of San Diego Bay, cruise ships, U.S. Navy ships and the classic sailing craft, the Star of India. This walk/run also includes a “family fun zone,” music, and much more. Refer to website for registration information.

Time: 7:00 am – 11:00 am
Location: Embarcadero Marina Park North, 500 Kettner Blvd., San Diego
For more information visit www.sandiegobloodbank.org

Jul. 17, Opening Day at the Del Mar Racetrack

San Diego horse racing takes place where the “turf meets the surf” at the Del Mar Racetrack. Fans flock to the track each summer to wager on their favorite horses during the popular, annual Del Mar Thoroughbred Club racing season. Don’t miss the fun on Opening Day at the Races! Refer to website for admission information.

Time: 11:30 am – 6:30 pm
Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar
For more information visit www.dmtc.com

Jul. 18 – 21, Comic-Con International

The largest comics and pop culture event in the United States attracts thousands of artists, celebrities and fans of comic books, movie memorabilia and all things related to pop culture to San Diego. Traditional events include an eclectic film program, screening rooms devoted to Japanese animation, gaming, as well as over 350 hours of other programming on all aspects of comic books and pop culture.

Time: Refer to website for specific times
Location: San Diego Convention Center, 111 W. Harbor Dr., San Diego
For more information visit www.comic-con.org

July 20, Heroes Brew Fest

This is a superhero-themed craft beer festival benefiting San Diego Coast Keeper and Surfrider Foundation. There will be 150 craft beers, solar-powered live music, a costumed crusader contest, food trucks, and more!

Time: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Embarcadero Marina Park North, 500 Kettner Blvd., San Diego
For more information visit www.heroesbrewfest.com

July 20, Summer of Love Walkabout

This is a fun-filled evening festival to introduce you to the shops and cafes of South Park.Explore shops, galleries, and eateries at this walkabout. There will be a streetcar used to tour and many people touring on foot.

Time: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: Along 30th St. and Fern St., San Diego
For more information visit www.southparkwalkabout.weebly.com

July 20 – 21, Fiesta Del Sol San Diego 2013

A two day street festival featuring performances, arts and culture, a children’s area, and resources on health, education, civic engagement, and green/technology.

Time: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Location: Logan Avenue between César E. Chávez Parkway and 26th, San Diego
For more information visit www.fiestadelsolsandiego.org

July 27, San Diego Run For The Warriors

A 5k race dedicated to the men and women wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan, their families, and families of the fallen. Refer to website for registration information.

Time: 6:00 am – 8:00 am
Location: Embarcadero Marina Park South, 206 Marina Park Way, San Diego
For more information visit www.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1075225

July 27, 5th Annual Doggie Street Festival

This event celebrates furry friends and is dedicated to educating the public about pet care, training, spay/neuter and responsible adoption options. Besides traditional festival-type food and music, the event also offers pet merchandise, pet sitting services, and dog washing and grooming. This is a free event.

Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: NTC Park at Liberty Station, 2455 Cushing Road, San Diego
For more information visit www.doggiestreetfestival.org

July 27, Superheroes’ Night Out

Take a break from saving the world and come experience an evening of play and art-making at NCM! Families will have the opportunity to enjoy superhero-themed activities, dinner, dancing and costume contests! You’ll even be able to win a variety of prizes during our opportunity drawing!

Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: New Children’s Museum, 200 West Island Ave., San Diego
For more information visit www.thinkplaycreate.org

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