July Calendar of Events & 4th of July Celebration


La Mesa Classic Car Show    Through-Aug. 31

Every Thursday the La Mesa Village Association is proud to host a car show featuring pre-1974 cars, trucks, and vans. DJ’s and bands and an award giveaway each event.

5-8pm / 3rd and La Mesa Blvd

619-784-6372 / www.lamesavillageassociation.org


Patrons of the Prado's Masterpiece Gala   July 8

Noche de Suenos–Night of Dreams. The gala recognizes its 20/20 Circle sponsors for their Leadership Gifts. Sunset cocktails, dining catered by Chef Jeffrey Strauss and moonlight dancing.

6pm / Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park

858-256-6140 / www.patronsoftheprado.org


Over The Line Tourney   July 8-9 & 15-16

Beach softball played by men and women into their 80's and is one of the last pure Southern California traditions.

7:30am-6pm / Fiesta Island, Mission Bay Park



Lake Poway Family Campout   July 8-9 & 22-23

Activities include: guided night hikes, campfire with s'mores, magic show by Extreme Rahim. Don’t forget your own camping equipment, dinner supplies to barbeque, and grill/charcoal.

5pm-9am / Lake Poway   www.poway.org


South Bay Salsa Festival   July 9

Music, Food, and Craft Beer.

12-6:30pm / 550 Marina Bayside North, Chula Vista

619-602-9146 / www.facebook.com/salsadura


Carlsbad Triathlon   July 9

This sprint triathlon boasts a 1k ocean swim, a 25k rolling bike course and a 5k smooth run for the finish.

7:30am / Tamarack Surf Beach

760-602-7519 / www.carlsbadtriathlon.com


Bluegrass & Ice Cream Social   July 9

Ice Cream Sundaes and Root Beer Floats will keep you cool as you listen to some of the best bluegrass in San Diego.

2-4pm / Rancho Buena Vista Adobe, Vista   www.cityofvista.com


National City Chamber Golf Tournament   July 10

Scramble format/hole in one. BBQ lunch, raffle drawings, cash prizes and contests.

12-6pm / Coronado Municipal Golf Course  

619-477-9339 / www.nationalcitychamber.org


Nine and Wine Foundation Fundraiser   July 14

Support the SD East County Chamber Foundation. Scramble game of 9 holes followed by wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres.

4-7:30pm / Steele Canyon Golf Club, Jamul

619-440-6161 / www.eastcountychamber.org


Del Mar Racing Kickoff Party   July 14

Join racing enthusiasts, designers, jockeys, and Turf Club members in kicking off the 80th Del Mar Racing Season.

7:14pm-1:30am / Club M at The Grand Del Mar  



Imperial Beach Sun & Sea Festival   July 14-15

Features world-class sandcastle sculptors, music, children's activities, a Kids 'n Kastles competition, and more. "Pirates In Paradise" is the theme for this year’s Festival.

Sat 8am-Midnight, Sun 7am-5pm / Pier Plaza



San Diego LGBT Pride   July 14-16

Fostering pride in and respect for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities. Kicks off with Pride Block Party on Friday. Music Festival on Saturday and Sunday. Parade on Saturday.  

See website for schedule. / Hillcrest, San Diego   www.sdpride.org


Wild Animal Show   July 15

See, touch and learn all about wild animals.

11am / Oceanside Civic Center Library   www.ci.oceanside.ca.us


Junior Ranger Day   July 15

Experience hands-on learning opportunities about nature, trail safety, conservation, local plants and animals, and natural history of this amazing city in which we live.

10am-12pm / Jack's Pond Nature Center, San Marcos

760-744-9000 x3508 / www.san-marcos.net


Festival of the Bells   July 15-16

A weekend celebrating the anniversary of Mission San Diego de Alcalá, California's first Mission, with the blessing and ringing of all five Mission bells.

Mission Valley and Old Town   www.missionsandiego.org


Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market   July 16

Come shop more than 100 vintage, antique and handmade vendors. Live music, delicious food, drinks, photo ops and infinite amounts of design inspiration.

10am / Ingram Plaza at Liberty Station

480-599-8974 / www.junkinthetrunkvintagemarket.com


2017 Del Mar Racing Season   July 19-Sept. 4

Thoroughbred horse racing from Southern California. Concerts from Violent Femmes, Billy Currington, Ludacris and more. Special events including Food Truck Festival, Burgers and Brews Invitational, Pizza & Beer Festival and more.

See website for schedule. / Del Mar Racetrack   www.dmtc.com


Heroes Brew Fest   July 22

Live comic book artists, costumed-themed activities enhanced by augmented reality technology, live virtual reality artwork, and custom augmented reality set pieces.

2pm / Waterfront Park in downtown San Diego



71st Flag, General & Senior Officers Ball   July 28

The Chamber is honored to devote this year’s Ball to highlighting the important role of the Coast Guard.

5:30-10:30pm / The Prado, Balboa Park

619-544-1354 / www.sdchamber.org


Supergirl Pro   July 28-30

Join thousands of fans to watch more than 100 of world's best female surfers compete.

8am-6pm / Oceanside Pier   www.supergirlpro.com


Santee-Lakeside Rotary Concert   July 29

Featuring Dog n Butterfly (a Heart tribute band) and The Long Run (an Eagles tribute band), dinner and an auction. Benefits the funding of scholarships for local high school students.

4-9pm / Santee Lakes   www.concertatthelakes.com


Joggin' For Frogmen 5k Run/Walk   July 29

Beer garden, food trucks, a kids' tadpole trot, free giveaways and beautiful views, all while honoring our military heroes.

8am / NTC Park at Liberty Station



South Bayfront Powwow  July 29-30

An annual inter-tribal celebration of traditional dances and music, organized collaboration with the Soaring Eagles Dance Troupe and Capuli Mexica Azteca dance group.

10am-6pm / Marina View Park, Chula Vista

619-796-6769 / www.southbayfrontpowwow.com


Family Fun Festival   July 23 & 30

Bring the entire family for an afternoon of fun including local musicians, pony rides, petting zoo, arts & crafts and more!

12pm / Flower Hill Promenade, Del Mar   www.flowerhill.com




4th of July Celebrations

All events take place on July 4 unless otherwise noted.


Camp Pendleton

Ken Grody Ford 4th of July Beach Bash - Includes Fireworks

10am-10pm / Del Mar Beach Resort



Red, White and BOOM! Includes Fireworks

10am-9pm / LEGOLAND California, www.legoland.com

Chula Vista

4th Fest Fireworks

9pm / Elite Athlete Training Center, www.chulavistaca.gov


Independence Day Parade & Festivities

7am-9:30pm / Various Locations, www.coronadochamber.com

Del Mar

San Diego County Fair 4th of July Celebration w/Fireworks

10am-11pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds, www.sdfair.com

Independence Day BBQ & Fireworks

6:30-9:30pm / Fairmont Grand Del Mar, www.fairmont.com

El Cajon

4th of July Picnic & Fireworks

1-9:30pm / Kennedy Park, www.ci.el-cajon.ca.us


Independence Day Festival & Fireworks

4-9:30pm / Grape Day Park & The Center, www.artcenter.org

Imperial Beach

Independence Day Fireworks

12-6pm / IB Pier, www.imperialbeachca.gov


4th of July Parade

10am-5pm / Downtown Julian, www.julianparade.com

La Jolla

Fourth of July Fireworks

9pm / Ellen Browning Scripps Park, www.lajollabythesea.com

Mira Mesa

Parade, Family Fun Day in the Park & Fireworks

7am-9:30pm / Community Park, www.miramesatowncouncil.org

National City

4th of July Festivities - June 29-July 4

Kimball Park, www.ci.national-city.ca.us

Ocean Beach

4th of July Fireworks

9pm / Ocean Beach Pier, www.oceanbeachsandiego.com


Independence Parade

10am-12pm / Coast Hwy, www.mainstreetoceanside.com

Oceanside Fireworks Show - July 3

5-9:30pm / Rancho Del Oro Rd., www.ci.oceanside.ca.us


Old Fashioned Fourth of July

10am-4pm / Old Poway Park

4th of July Veterans Ceremony

11am / Veterans Park

Fourth of July Fireworks

6-10pm / Poway High School, www.poway.org


Rotary Community Fireworks & Family Picnic   

5:30-9:30pm / Olive Peirce Middle, www.ramonarotary.org

Ranch Bernardo

Spirit of the Fourth

Community Fair: 9:00am / Webb Park

Parade: 3:30pm / Downtown Rancho Bernardo

Festivities/Fireworks: 6:30-9:30pm / Bernardo Heights Middle

(858) 945-1616 / www.spiritofthefourth.org

Rancho Santa Fe

4th of July Parade

1pm / Avenida De Acacias, www.rsfassociation.org

San Carlos

Fireworks and Music Fest

11am-9:30pm / Lake Murray Community Park


San Diego

San Diego Symphony: Star Spangled Pops - June 30-July 2

7:30pm / Embarcadero Marina Park South


Big Bay Boom 9pm / San Diego Bay, www.bigbayboom.com

Old Town 4th of July

11am-4pm / SD State Historic Park, www.parks.ca.gov

SeaWorld 4th of July Fireworks   

9:40pm / SeaWorld, www.seaworldparks.com

San Marcos

4th of July Celebration w/Fireworks

6-9:30pm / Bradley Park, www.san-marcos.net

San Ysidro

Independence Day at the Border - July 1

3-9pm / Cesar Chavez Park, www.sanysidrochamber.org


Santee Salutes - Includes Fireworks

2:30-10pm / Town Center Park East, www.ci.santee.ca.us

Scripps Ranch

4th of July Parade

10am / Red Cedar Place to Hoyt Park, www.scrippsranch.org


Independence Day Celebration w/Fireworks

7am-10pm / Brengle Terrace Park, www.cityofvista.com


Thanks to First American Title for keeping us update with events in San Diego County.