The Big List of Things To Do in San Diego This Weekend

Check out this week’s Big List of Things To Do in San Diego this Weekend and make your plans!

Check out the vibrant East Village Block Party, offering live music, local vendors, and delicious food. Explore Nat at Night at the Natural History Museum for evening exhibits and rooftop views. And don’t miss Camino Fest, a cultural celebration with performances, food, and art.

If that’s not enough…there is plenty more below! Have a great weekend!

Top Concerts in San Diego This Week

Don’t miss Stick Figure’s reggae vibes at Petco Park, “Beethoven by the Bay” at The Rady Shell, and the electrifying beats of Beauz at House of Blues. A diverse lineup promises thrilling experiences for all music lovers.

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Watch a Movie With a View at Manchester Grand Hyatt

The Rooftop Cinema Club at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Embarcadero has unveiled its new late-summer lineup of +150 new releases and yesteryear hits, as well as exciting special events.

Outdoors at ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station

Outdoors at ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station: Art, Music, and More

Find a new favorite pastime outdoors and bask in the sun at ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station this month. As summer sets in, this vibrant arts and culture center will be hosting a huge array of experiences and activities.

Nature Events at Nature Collective

July Nature Events for the Whole Family

Nature Collective is a local conservation and science education nonprofit organization that works to restore habitats, provide healthier waters, and increase wildlife diversity. They are dedicated to providing experiences for people to fall in love with nature. Don’t miss these special events!

New Children's Museum expansion

Help the New Children’s Museum Add More Room for Learning, Joy, and Creativity

The New Children’s Museum in San Diego is expanding by 8,600 square feet, adding more gallery space, classrooms, and an enlarged art-making studio. This expansion aims to accommodate over 200 people and enhance creative opportunities for visitors of all ages. The museum is fundraising $650,000 by the end of August to complete the project.

Thursday, July 11

San Diego Botanic Garden Summer Nights

Summer Nights Magic at San Diego Botanic Garden

San Diego Botanic Garden’s Summer Nights offers extended hours every Thursday, featuring concerts, storytelling, and wine tasting. Visitors can explore the tropical Rainforest, Bamboo Garden, and enjoy ocean sunsets. Some events require additional tickets, with pre-ordered charcuterie platters and beverages available.

San Diego Swim Week at Techo Beso

Kick Off San Diego Swim Week in Style: Cover Release Party at Techo Beso

During the party, SDSW will unveil the 2024 magazine cover, which features the hottest swimwear trends of the season from showcasing designers. Mingle with industry insiders and fashion enthusiasts under the starlit sky with music, cocktails, and plenty of style inspiration.

Kids’ Camps and Parent Perks – Summer Fun at San Diego’s Animal Sanctuary

The San Diego Animal Sanctuary & Farm (formerly known as the Children’s Nature Retreat), a 20-acre animal sanctuary in Alpine, is embracing the ‘dog days of summer’ with a new summer program!

New Betty Boop Exhibit Now Open at Comic-Con Museum

In collaboration with Fleischer Studios, Comic-Con Museum curated this one-of-a-kind multimedia exhibit to take fans on a nostalgic journey, from Betty’s beginnings to her rise to international popularity and what makes her a fan favorite today.

things to do in san diego this weekend

Summerfest Events at Loews Coronado Bay Resort

The program returns to the waterfront resort with an exclusive celebration with TODAY’s Read with Jenna, the launch of “Local by Loews Hotels,” a new brand-wide, locally-minded hallmark program, and a continuation of the recently unveiled “Free Spirited by Loews Hotels.”

Friday, July 12

Summer Nights at Comic-Con Museum: Cosplay, Dungeons & Dragons, Zombies, and More

Join the fun and games these “Summer Nights at Comic-Con Museum”—a series of Friday night events that includes cosplay, Dungeons & Dragons, puzzle building, Makerspace, and Zombicide game night.

La Valencia Hotel Yoga: Your Weekly Flow of Energy This Summer

Yoga with a view? Yes, please! La Valencia invites you for a weekly 60-minute Vinyasa yoga class every Friday morning all summer long. Align body, mind, and spirit as you flow to the soothing backdrop of ocean views with La Valencia yoga instructor Dr. Austin Shutler.

Nat at Night at San Diego Natural History Museum

Kick Off Your Weekends With Nat at Night

Nat at Night at the San Diego Natural History Museum offers after-hours access to exhibitions, Sketch Party sessions, rooftop views, and a variety of drinks and small plates. Enjoy this unique, family-friendly experience with general admission and member benefits.

Lakehouse Resort Sail Club

Join the Exclusive Sail Club at Lakehouse Resort

Lakehouse Resort is excited to unveil the launch of its newest offering, Sail Club. Designed to provide an exclusive lake experience in Southern California, Sail Club invites resort guests and locals alike to enjoy adventures on the water!

Saturday, July 13

Shark Summer at Birch Aquarium

Shark Summer Makes a Splash at Birch Aquarium

It’s Shark Summer at Birch Aquarium! Have you ever wondered what species swim in our local waters? Or wanted to know what makes sharks such unique animals? This July, dive deep into the world of these amazing animals, with fin-tastic fun for shark fans of all ages!

things to do in san diego in july

Celebrate the East Village Community at the 12th Annual East Village Block Party

The East Village Association invites the community to join them in celebrating the 12th Annual East Village Block Party! Taking place on J Street from 7th to 10th Avenues in front of Petco Park, this family-friendly event celebrates all things East Village, including the Padres!

The Marine Band Summer Concert Set to Light Up Little Italy

The Marine Band’s full 40-member group and renowned local ensemble “Sound Strike” will take over the Piazza della Famiglia soon, bringing with them the vibrant sounds and lively energy for the Marine Band San Diego Summer Concert!

Maritime Museum of San Diego

Boarded! A New Pirate Adventure Docks at the Maritime Museum

Ahoy, San Diego! Get ready to hoist the colors and embark on a one-of-a-kind swashbuckling adventure with Boarded! A New Pirate Adventure at the Maritime Museum of San Diego. This interactive, family-friendly experience promises an afternoon filled with thrilling pirate antics, maritime merriment, and a treasure chest’s worth of memories!

Art, Power, Equity

Kelvin Lopez Brings Mexican Textiles to Life in New Art Show

Art, Power, Equity (APE) and J. Walcher Communications are presenting the second artist residency of their summer series at JWC’s historic offices in Sherman Heights, featuring San Diego-based artist Kelvin Lopez. The exhibition, “Casa de las Flores,” showcases Lopez’s monotype and relief prints, inspired by Mexican textiles and natural elements.

Hotel del Coronado summer events

Dust Off Your Skates at The Del’s Retro Roller Rink

Skate against the backdrop of The Del’s stunning Victorian architecture near the resort’s beautifully restored main entrance. Cool down rink-side with a summer cocktail, snacks, and a cup of Dippin’ Dots. Skate sessions last 90 minutes and are available daily, with themed nights to get your groove on.

All-New Summer Spectacular at SeaWorld San Diego

SeaWorld San Diego’s 2024 Summer Spectacular celebrates its 60th anniversary with new interactive experiences, live shows, a summer concert series, and animal encounters. Highlights include the “So Much More to Sea” parade, Enchanted Wonders fireworks, and various stunt and performance shows.

Grand Cinema Under the Stars at Fairmont Grand Del Mar

Grand Cinema Under the Stars at Fairmont Grand Del Mar

Enjoy movie nights at the resort’s newly reimagined outdoor lounge, Grand Social, while relaxing on Fatboy’s one-of-a-kind loungers. Movie nights start at 8 PM at Grand Social. Entrance Ticket is $20/person. Seatings are based on a first-come, first-served basis. You are welcome to bring blankets and chairs.

Holo Holo Music Festival

Good Vibez Presents announces the Holo Holo Music Festival at San Diego’s Thrive Park at Snapdragon Stadium. The festival celebrates island and reggae music with performances by Grammy-nominated J Boog, FIJI, Maoli, Katchafire, and more. The event features great music, food, and company.

Annual Over The Line Tournament

The Old Mission Beach Athletic Club (OMBAC) hosts the 71st Annual World Championship Over-the-Line (OTL) Tournament at Fiesta Island on Mission Bay. With over 1,000 teams, this San Diego tradition offers exciting beach games across two weekends.

Sunday, July 14

Camino Fest 2024

Savor the Flavor at Camino Fest

Camino Fest 2024 isn’t just a festival; it’s a celebration of community. With family-friendly activities and a chill vibe, it’s perfect for everyone. Whether you’re a music lover, foodie, or just looking for a fun day out, Camino Fest 2024 has something for you.

Cuddle Up Under the Stars for Movies on Del Beach

Snuggle up on Del Beach for your favorite family movies and cult classics in a theater under the stars! Stay cozy around a private bonfire with s’mores and relax in a beach daybed while you watch for an upscale experience, or sit right on the beach in Del Beach sand chairs.

San Diego Awesome ’80s Run 5K & 10K

The San Diego Awesome ’80s Run at Embarcadero Park South features a 5K/10K run-walk with participants in ’80s costumes. All finishers receive a medal and T-shirt. Enjoy a team challenge, costume contest, and ’80s entertainment with prizes and photo ops.

See you there, San Diego!

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