The Big List Of Things To Do In San Diego This Fourth Of July WeekendSee + Do July 4th to 7th
Thursday, July 4
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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!
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!
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!
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.