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San Diego Events Calendar by Month

June

June 6-7
36th Annual Mission Federal Artwalk
Little Italy, India St. & W. Date St.
Featuring more than 300 artists filling 17 square blocks of the iconic urban neighborhood with art, craftsmanship and beautiful goods, this event attracts artists from across the globe. More than just an art event, the festival is a family-friendly opportunity to participate in interactive art installations and features live music and dance performances. The festival will showcase every medium, including painting, sculpture, glass work, photography, fine jewelry and more. Every year Mission Federal ArtWalk brings even more live visual art performance pieces incorporated into the entertainment lineup so attendees can be a part of the art, live musical performances, “Spoken Word” performances, interactive art activities for kids and those kids at heart, street food and many other special attractions. Unique to this year’s event, Artist & Craftsman Supply will be hosting an interactive art project where attendees will come together and create an abstract painting using Ampersand panels, Jacquard alcohol inks, and POSCA acrylic paint markers.

June 6-7
RB Alive! Street Festival
Bernardo Center Drive between Lomica Drive and Bernardo Plaza Court
Come and help us celebrate the Annual RB Alive! in Rancho Bernardo with a full day of entertainment and fun. Visitors can partake of tasty treats, browse over 300 booths featuring arts and crafts, and gain information from regional and local businesses, service clubs and religious organizations. Several special interest areas are in store for the 35,000 expected visitors. The Kids Zone provides rides, games and special carnival foods. The Cultural Center performs historical reenactments, and local organizations will share their art, culture, history and/or handiwork. Everyone will want to stop by to view the Classic Car Show!

June 6-7
Open Cockpit Days at the Flying Leatherneck Museum
Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum, 4203 Anderson Ave.
858-693-1723
Come sit in a cockpit and experience Marine aviation from a pilot’s perspective at the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum! Cockpits of select aircraft will be open and pilots will be available to answer questions every other weekend during the summer. Every day at the museum kids and adults can strap into an ejection seat, try on a helmet and complete an “I Spy” activity. See 31 historical aircraft up close at this indoor/outdoor attraction as well as hundreds of artifacts from the earliest days of aviation to present. The Museum is open Tuesdays-Sundays from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm (except some federal holidays).

June 17
Taste of Little Italy
Piazza della Famiglia, 555 W. Date Street
5pm – 9pm
Calling all food lovers: Come experience Taste of Little Italy! Walk along Little Italy’s charming flower and tree-lined sidewalks enjoying bites from San Diego’s top eatery hub, all while enjoying live music scattered throughout the 48-square-block neighborhood and spectacular views of San Diego’s sparkling embarcadero. Each year, our neighborhood’s one-of-a-kind eateries open their doors for food lovers to enjoy a sample of each restaurant’s most popular dishes, including appetizers, entrees, desserts and beverages. This is your opportunity to get a taste from every restaurant in Little Italy all in one night!

June 20-21
Open Cockpit Days at the Flying Leatherneck Museum
Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum, 4203 Anderson Ave.
858-6931-723
Come sit in a cockpit and experience Marine aviation from a pilot’s perspective at the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum! Cockpits of select aircraft will be open and pilots will be available to answer questions every other weekend during the summer. Every day at the museum kids and adults can strap into an ejection seat, try on a helmet and complete an “I Spy” activity. See 31 historical aircraft up close at this indoor/outdoor attraction as well as hundreds of artifacts from the earliest days of aviation to present. The Museum is open Tuesdays-Sundays from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm (except some federal holidays).

June 27
The Annual Switchfoot BRO-AM
Moonlight Beach, 252 5th St., Encinitas, CA
7am – 5pm
Featuring a surf contest, live music performances, and nerf surf jousting exposition between surf contest heats. BRO-AM Beach Fest is an annual celebration that gives back to the San Diego Community. Surf contests, free concert, numerous vendor booths… all to celebrate community and to raise awareness and funds for local youth organizations.

July

July 4
Old Town Fourth of July
Old Town State Historic Park
11am – 4pm
Parade, crafts and activities of early San Diego recreate an old-fashioned Independence Day celebrated on the frontier. You can also compete in contests, such as cherry pit spitting or the egg toss, for handmade ribbons.

July 4
Independence Day Fireworks – Annual Big Bay Boom July 4 Fireworks Show
Multiple Locations along San Diego Bay
9pm
Take in the largest display in the county. With fireworks launched from four barges strategically placed around North San Diego Bay, they can be seen from Shelter Island, Harbor Island, the Embarcadero area and Seaport Village/Coronado Landing, and the score is simulcast live on Star 94.1, Channel 93.3, JAM’N 95.7, 101.5 KGB, ROCK 105.3, NewsRadio 600 KOGO, and XTRA Sports 1360. Just find a place along the bay and you will not be disappointed.

July 4
SeaWorld San Diego 4th of July Fireworks
SeaWorld San Diego – 500 SeaWorld Dr.
10am – 10pm
SeaWorld will celebrate Independence Day with a 15-minute display of fireworks set to a musical soundtrack, starting at 9:40pm.

July 4
Ocean Beach July 4th Celebration
Ocean Beach Pier at the end of Newport Ave.
9:00pm
Spend the day picnicking, swimming in the ocean, walking and playing in the sand and shopping along Newport Ave. Then bundle up as the sun sets and pull up a blanket for a really spectacular fireworks show launched from the OB Pier.

July 4
4th of July Celebration in Coronado
Various Locations in Coronado
7am – 9pm
Celebrate the 4th of July in the Crown City including a parade down Orange Avenue at 10:00 am, a concert in Spreckels Park at 4:00 pm and fireworks over Glorietta Bay at 9:00 pm.

July 4-5
Open Cockpit Days at the Flying Leatherneck Museum
Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum, 4203 Anderson Ave.
9am – 3pm
Come sit in a cockpit and experience Marine aviation from a pilot’s perspective at the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum! Cockpits of select aircraft will be open and pilots will be available to answer questions every other weekend during the summer. Every day at the museum kids and adults can strap into an ejection seat, try on a helmet and complete an “I Spy” activity. See 31 historical aircraft up close at this indoor/outdoor attraction as well as hundreds of artifacts from the earliest days of aviation to present. The Museum is open Tuesdays-Sundays from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm (except some federal holidays).Check the website for more information or call 858-693-1723.

July 11-19
67th Over the Line Tournament
Fiesta Island on Mission Bay
The Old Mission Beach Athletic Club (OMBAC) is calling all players, beach-goers, and sports enthusiasts to the biggest summer event in San Diego! Over 1,000 teams will hit the sand at sunrise on Saturday morning, July 11, with their bats, balls and most creative team names to kick-off 66 years of San Diego tradition. The first three game days will start promptly each morning at 7:30 a.m. and continue until sunset, concluding on Sunday afternoon, July 19, with the Men’s Open Championship. Games will be three innings only for the first weekend of the tournament and four innings during the second weekend. The tournament will follow a double-elimination format for all participating teams in all nine divisions. This summertime staple draws teams from all over the world, but Over-the-Line originated right here in San Diego. The sport has grown dramatically from a few friends playing ball in the sand to an annual two-weekend tournament that attracts thousands of players and spectators.

July 18-19
Insect and Ladybug Festival
San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas, CA 92024
This one-of-a-kind event features thousands of fascinating creepy-crawlies including live insects, lizards, snakes, and the famous “Madagascar hissing cockroaches.” Children can practice bug collecting, hands-on insect arts and crafts, and even taste cooked mealworm larva (in various flavors such as mesquite, teriyaki, and barbecue!). Entomologists and other bug experts will be available for questions and more than 20 informational booths will teach and entertain children and adults alike.

July 18-19
Open Cockpit Days at the Flying Leatherneck Museum
Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum, 4203 Anderson Ave.
9am – 3pm
Come sit in a cockpit and experience Marine aviation from a pilot’s perspective at the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum! Cockpits of select aircraft will be open and pilots will be available to answer questions every other weekend during the summer. Every day at the museum kids and adults can strap into an ejection seat, try on a helmet and complete an “I Spy” activity. See 31 historical aircraft up close at this indoor/outdoor attraction as well as hundreds of artifacts from the earliest days of aviation to present. The Museum is open Tuesdays-Sundays from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm (except some federal holidays).Check the website for more information or call 858-693-1723.

August

August 1
Marine Band San Diego Summer Concert
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 (W. Date Street between India & Columbia Streets). Come out for an evening of amazing live music by the popular music group “Sound Strike.” These talented Marines will get you pumped with a performance that will be sure to keep you swaying – ooh-rah! 6:00pm to dusk.

August 1
Balboa Park 8 Miler
7:00am
The Balboa Park 8 Miler is the oldest race in San Diego and the only one that offers a full tour of Balboa Park! Starts at Air & Space Museum Parking Lot.

August 8-9
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 participate and the positive reviews have been pouring in. Saturday: 10:00am – 6:00pm. Sunday: 10:00am – 5:00pm.

August 8-9
Philippine Cultural Arts Festival
Presidents Way Lawn area in Balboa Park
Enjoy traditional and contemporary music, dance, exhibitions, and hands-on activities at the 2020 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. Time to be determined.

August 9
Annual Hillcrest CityFest
12:00pm – 11:00pm
Uptown District of Hillcrest, 5th Ave. & University Ave.
CityFest 2020 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.

August 14-15
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.

August 21
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.