The Big List Of Things To Do In San Diego This Fourth Of July Weekend


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Thursday, July 4

The Big List Of Things To Do In San Diego This Fourth Of July Weekend

Jazz And Petals Bloom In Italy

Don’t miss Cloak & Petal’s newly launched Jazz & Petals night. Feed your soul with sultry jazz every Thursday night in the location’s trendy backroom, as you delight in expertly crafted small plates and Japanese whiskey in an authentic jazz lounge setting.

Smoking Gun's Hot Dog Eating Contest

Smoking Gun’s Hotdog Eating Contest

Channel your inner Joey Chestnut and join us at The Gun for a 4th of July Hot Dog Eating Contest! Contestants will have two minutes to eat as many dogs as they can to advance to the Championship where we’ll go another round.

Upper East Bar

Summer Rooftop Event At Upper East Bar

Join Upper East Bar in celebrating Fourth of July weekend at “Red, White & BBQ.” Guests can enjoy food and beverage specials including $5 beers, $8 cocktails (featuring Jack Daniel’s Whiskey and Tito’s Vodka) and $5 bratwursts, bacon-wrapped hot dogs & other BBQ favorites.

pool parties

Sip & Swim: Pool Parties At The Lafayette

Sip & Swim returns to the infamous Weissmuller Pool at The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club and Bungalows for a series of sizzlin’ summer events.

Friday, July 5

First Friday Arts District

First Friday Arts District 

For nearly 10 years, San Diego residents and visitors have made ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station their destination for arts and culture every first Friday, thanks to a community open house called Friday Night Liberty — a fun, fresh, free arts experience.

City Lights Fireworks Dinner Cruises on San Diego Bay

City Lights Fireworks Dinner Cruises On San Diego Bay

Come aboard the Hornblower for their most popular three-hour dinner cruise, combining a boarding glass of champagne, mouth-watering three-course dinner, DJ entertainment, views of San Diego and a fireworks show above the Bay to top it all off!

Food Truck Fridays Returns In Balboa Park

Food Truck Fridays – Balboa Park

More than a dozen carefully curated gourmet food trucks will be parked along the El Prado walkway every Friday. Now in its fourth year, Food Truck Fridays is a program of the Balboa Park Conservancy in partnership with the City of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation.

Nat at Night

Nat At Night

The San Diego Natural History Museum will be open on most Thursday and Fridays from May to August, with half-price admission after 5 PM.

Morning After Mess Beach Cleanup With Pure Project

Morning After Mess Beach Cleanup With Pure Project

Join in as Pure Project teams up with San Diego Coastkeeper and Surfrider Foundation San Diego to clean up our beaches the morning after 4th of July. Meet up is on the north side of Crystal Pier in Pacific Beach. Look out for San Diego Coastkeeper and Pure Project tents.

Film & Float At The Lafayette Presents Top Gun

Film & Float: Top Gun

Hey, Maverick…. in case “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling,” grab your wingman and head to The Lafayette for the Film & Float screening of TOP GUN, filmed in their very own Mississippi ballroom!

Saturday, July 6

Beach House Live Summer Vibes

Beach House Summer Vibes Music Series

Beach House, located at Belmont Park in Mission Beach, has launched its Live Summer Vibes music series featuring live DJs and music on Saturdays from 4 to 8pm and Sundays from 2 to 5pm through Labor Day weekend. Beach House’s Live Summer Vibes is open to all with no cover charge.

Orfila Vineyard

Vine-Yasa: Yoga And Wine At Orfila Vineyards

Day begins with an all-levels yoga class overlooking the vineyard. After class, gather in friendship and wine for a glass of the award winning Orfila wines. The patio will be open for everyone’s enjoyment and you and your friends get access to the tasting room after class. Super!

National Fried Chicken Day At The Crack Shack

Celebrate National Fried Chicken Day At The Crack Shack

This Saturday, five golden eggs will be hidden in either a 5-piece or 10-piece order of fried chicken, one egg per location (Little Italy, Encinitas, Costa Mesa, Century City, and Pasadena). The five lucky golden egg finders will win the ultimate reward: more of southern California’s favorite fried chicken!

The 5th Annual San Diego California Freedom Fest At Liberty Station

The 5th Annual Freedom Fest

Ever think to yourself  – wouldn’t it be amazing to go to a party that’s during the day time, celebrates our freedom, that is by the water at Liberty Station, filled with house music, good people, BBQ, games, family friendly, and just good vibes?! Then join us!

San Diego Art Institute Debuts Unprecedented Exhibit With Forging Territories
San Diego Art Institute Debuts Unprecedented Exhibit With Forging Territories

As part of an ongoing pursuit of social justice and in response to today’s cultural climate, San Diego Art Institute (SDAI) will host new exhibit FORGING Territories: Queer Afro and Latinx Contemporary Art opening Saturday, June 29 and running through November 3, 2019.

Horizon Music Festival With Big Boi Of Outkast Plus Elephante


Horizon Music Festival 

Horizon Music Festival returns for the 4th year featuring a live performance by Big Boi of Outkast at the Embarcadero Marina Park North. Horizon events are seamless blend of relaxation and good beats by world renown artists.

Sunday, July 7

Theatre Box

Theatre Box Introduces Sunday Brunch And The Big Screen

The Chocolate Lounge inside Sugar Factory at Theatre Box®, located at 701 Fifth Ave. in the Gaslamp Quarter, becomes a brunch-lover’s paradise with the introduction of “Sunday Brunch and the Big Screen,” a weekly brunch complete with a buffet, bottomless build-your-own cocktail bar, movie tickets and more.


Vino Sundays At Lionfish Features Half-Priced Bottles Of Wine All Evening

Lionfish is a modern cutting-edge restaurant located inside Pendry San Diego, will kick off “VINO Sundays”. It will feature half-priced bottles of wine all evening starting on April 28th, 2019 and every Sunday thereafter.

James Hubbell: The Space Between Exhibition At Sparks Gallery

Sparks Gallery is pleased to announce new featured works by San Diego artist James Hubbell for a new show, “The Space Between”. Hubbell will be exhibiting works in a variety of mediums: sculpture, drawings, paintings, and mixed media.

Lady Brain Fest Brings All-Female Fronted Music Festival To San Diego

Lady Brain Fest Brings All-Female Fronted Music Festival To San Diego

The all-ages festival is hosted in partnership with Listen Local Radio and will encompass live music from 20 women-fronted musical acts, poetry readings, interactive art stations, special guest performers, local vendors, a kids’ zone and more.

The First Annual Tanabata Festival

The First Annual Tanabata Festival

The Japanese Friendship Garden (JFG) and Minatomo Japanese community(MJC) is proud to announce the inaugural Tanabata Festival! Originating from Chinese folklore, Tanabata is a holiday that celebrates the meeting of two deities that are separated by the Milky Way.

San Diego Museum Of Art Presents Family Drop-In Day: Spectacle And Satire

San Diego Museum Of Art Presents Family Drop-In Day: Spectacle And Satire

Come capture the childlike wonder of art through the artistic lens of Paul Klee. Explore Klee’s expressionist and surrealist techniques, while creating your own masterpiece.