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San Diego Events Calendar: July 2019

How to be busy and important this month in San Diego


Miss Saigon | Photo: Matthew Murphy

July 2:

Hit the sand for Del Beach Bash to enjoy live music, s’mores, and a firework show at Hotel del Coronado.


July 4:

Cap off Independence Day with the 18-minute Big Bay Boom firework display, which will light up the sky above San Diego Bay.

Grammy Award winner Lyle Lovett and His Large Band play hit favorites like “Cowboy Man” at Embarcadero Marina Park South.


July 6:

Party by the bay with Big Boi and other artists at Horizon Music Festival, featuring food, drinks, and other vendors at Embarcadero Marina Park North.

Honor the work of Frida Kahlo at La Bodega Gallery’s Friducha Art Show & Market, showcasing original pieces by more than 50 artists.


July 7:

Rock legend Ian Anderson presents a Jethro Tull 50th anniversary concert at Civic Theatre.


July 8:

Tell friends “there’s nothing holding me back” from seeing pop star Shawn Mendes at Pechanga Arena.


July 9:

At the Civic Theatre, the musical Miss Saigon tells the story of a young Vietnamese woman orphaned by war (through 7/14).


July 10:

Take Another Roll of the Dice at North Coast Repertory Theatre in this musical from the creators of Guys and Dolls (through 8/4).


July 11:

Indulge in five courses of the Caymus Vineyards wine dinner at La Valencia’s The Med.

Expect an extravagant affair at Drag Me to The Del, a kickoff party for LGBT Pride weekend at Hotel del Coronado.


July 12:

Salt and lime are optional at By the Barrel: Tequila, featuring Herradura tastings, Baja-inspired cuisine, and live mariachi music at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa.

By the Barrel: Tequila


Imperial Beach Sun & Sea Festival

July 13:

Shop from more than 90 unique vendors at the two-day Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market at Liberty Station.

Head to the Imperial Beach Sun & Sea Festival and watch world-class sandcastle sculptors in action, keeping in line with this year’s theme: Under the Sea.

Spread good vibes at the poolside Rainbow Flow with CorePower Yoga and an LGBTQ-inspired playlist at Manchester Grand Hyatt.

Batter up—and plan to BYOB—for two weekends at the 66th annual Over-the-Line Tournament on Fiesta Island (also 7/20–21).

Watch the wizarding world of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in Concert with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra at Embarcadero Marina Park South.


July 16:

Join the multitalented Broadway and film star Hugh Jackman as he performs hits from The Greatest Showman, Les Misérables, and The Boy From Oz at Pechanga Arena.

Dive into Cucina Urbana’s family-style, whole-animal dinner series Beast Feast, where tuna will be the star of this month’s menu.


July 17:

Spectators will get a trifecta of hats, hooves, and hollering to mark Opening Day at Del Mar Racetrack.

The power of one girl’s clever imagination drives Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical at Moonlight Amphitheatre (through 8/3).


July 18:

Tap into your superpowers to make it through four days of cosplay for Comic-Con International, at and surrounding the San Diego Convention Center.

Comic-Con International

Emerging Latin artist Natalia Lafourcade brings her pop-rock music to California Center for the Arts, Escondido.


July 20:

Sing to ’90s hits like “Loser” while Beck and special guest Cage the Elephant perform at North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre.

Feel-good music and plant-based food come together for Reggae Vegan Fest at Liberty Station’s NTC Park.


July 23:

Follow the hilarious misadventures of two missionaries in The Book of Mormon, a nine-time Tony Award winner by the creators of South Park, at Civic Theatre (through 7/28).

The Book of Mormon | Photo: Julieta Cervantes


July 26:

See what’s en vogue from around the globe during the two-day La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival at Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center.

It’s an all-female lineup at the three-day Supergirl Surf Pro competition and festival in Oceanside.

Supergirl Surf Pro


July 27:

Spice things up during the South Bay Latin Music Festival at Bayside Park.

A wardrobe malfunction begins Steve Martin’s hilarious new play The Underpants at The Old Globe (through 8/25).

Sip and swirl your way through more than 150 types of vino at Uncorked Wine Festival at the races, benefiting Urban Surf 4 Kids.


July 28:

Bob your head to hip-hop artist Common with the San Diego Symphony at Embarcadero Marina Park South.

Roll out your mat for Namaste on the Bay with CorePower Yoga atop Coasterra’s harbor float deck.

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