America’s Finest City celebrates America’s most patriotic holiday with Fourth
of July fireworks up and down the coast—
from Oceanside to the Big Bay Boom and
everywhere in between.
Score a front-row seat to the
night sky as the Julian Star Fest
proves that there’s more to the mountain
town than apples.
In this summertime tradition since
1916, swimmers brave the brisk Pacific
in the La Jolla Rough Water Swim.
San Diego proves its position as a
microbrew mecca with the 19th
annual Festival of Beer.
Beer steins and bratwurst
abound in El Cajon at the
traditional two-weekend Oktoberfest
celebration presented by the German
American Societies of San Diego.
Arts, crafts, food and music
fill the neighborhoods of
Normal Heights and Kensington at the
free Adams Avenue Street Fair.
Shop and stroll your way through
the fabulous Hillcrest CityFest
Break out the banjo and enjoy
the jam sessions at Summer-
grass San Diego, at the outdoor Antique
and Steam Engine Museum in Vista.
Master mixologists pour
creative craft cocktails at the
sixth annual San Diego Spirits Festival at
Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier.
San Diego Bay boasts the largest tall
ship festival in the West: the Festival
of Sail at the Maritime Museum.
Downtown’s cruise ship terminal transforms
into a sandcastle wonderland at the four-day
U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge and 3D
San Diego’s LGBT community
shows its Pride with a parade
and two-day festival in Balboa Park.
Fashionistas and film fanat-
ics flock to the Museum of
Contemporary Art San Diego for panels,
screenings and parties at the La Jolla
Fashion Film Festival.
Superheroes, sci-fi and
celebrities, oh my!
Costumed characters and TV and movie
stars take over the San Diego Convention
Center at Comic-Con International.
The Old Mission
Bay Athletic Club
goes Over the Line with its unique combi-
nation of partying and athletic prowess at
this two-weekend event on Fiesta Island.
The streets of Little
Italy are overtaken
with art at the 30th
Federal Art Walk.
Making fine art available
to everyone, this free
two-day festival features more than 350
artists representing a
wide variety of media,
and a special Kids
Walk with hands-on
activities that inspire
June 7–July 6
The British Invasion
takes over Del Mar as
the San Diego County
Fair presents “The Fab
Fair,” a month-long
celebration of the
music and culture of
the 1960s. With rides,
games, exhibits, concerts, shopping, food,
food and more food,
the fair is an annual
tradition that’s not to
July 18–September 3
Hats and horses are
the main highlights
of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Racing
Season, a San Diego
summer social scene
staple since 1937,
when Bing Crosby
at the gate. Today,
a day at the races
is equally exciting,
the season’s special
events, which include
the 4 o’clock Friday
free concert series,
weekend wine and beer
festivals and special
Twice a year, diners
take advantage of
menus offered at more
than 180 restaurants
during San Diego
Celebrating its 10th
anniversary in 2014,
Restaurant Week offers
two- and three-course
lunch and dinner
menus priced from
$10 to $45 per person,
allowing foodies on a
budget to experience
San Diego’s booming
culinary scene without
breaking the bank.
Autumn in San Diego wouldn’t be complete with-
out a day trip to Julian to experience the annual
Are you ready for some football? The San Diego
Chargers return to Qualcomm Stadium for
another season’s quest for the Super Bowl.