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San Diego Events Calendar: July 2018

How to be busy and important this month in San Diego


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Del Mar Racetrack

July 3:

Strong female voices rise up in a New York borough for the West Coast premiere of Queens at La Jolla Playhouse (through 7/29).

 

July 4:

Stand-up comedian and roast master Jeff Ross takes the stage at the San Diego County Fair.

 

July 7:

Comedian Kevin Hart brings the laughs to Viejas Arena as part of The Irresponsible Tour.

 

July 11:

Don’t be caught “running on empty” while singer-songwriter Jackson Browne and his band hit the Civic Theatre stage.

Broadway musical comedy A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum opens at North Coast Repertory Theatre (through 8/12).

 

July 12:

Jason McLeod of Consortium Holdings heads up the kitchen for A.R. Valentien’s monthly Artisan Table dinner series.

Stimulate your palate at La Valencia’s The Med restaurant for a wine-pairing dinner featuring Napa’s Pahlmeyer winery.

 

San Diego LGBT Pride

July 13:

Rainbows abound during the three-day San Diego LGBT Pride celebration, which includes a rally, parade, festival, and a concert by TLC.

Sing along to “Jessie’s Girl” and other ’80s hits with Rick Springfield for two nights at San Diego Symphony’s summer concert series in Embarcadero Marina Park South.

 

July 14:

Bring your bat—and your booze!—and hit the sand for the weekend Over the Line Tournament at Fiesta Island (also 7/21–22).

Imperial Beach Sun & Sea Festival

Watch the world’s best sand sculptors at the 62nd annual Imperial Beach Sun & Sea Festival, whose theme this year is Superheroes in the Sand.

Tap into your thrifty side while browsing Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market, showcasing more than 90 vendors over two days in Liberty Station.

 

July 15:

Feel like a superhero at Helen Woodward Animal Center’s PAWmicon Convention pet adoption event at Hazard Center, including a costume contest and fashion show for dogs and their owners.

 

July 18:

Grab your hats because it’s off to the races for Del Mar Racetrack’s Opening Day.

Sing along to Broadway hits from Disney’s Newsies at Moonlight Amphitheatre, based on the New York City newsboys’ strike of 1899 (through 8/4).

 

July 19:

Fasten your cape and head to Comic-Con International at San Diego Convention Center for four days of cosplay, films, exhibitors galore, and more.

Stone Brewing at Liberty Station presents Hop-Con 6.0, with beer tastings, unlimited food samples, and lawn games.

Rock band Paramore comes to Mattress Firm Amphitheatre in their After Laughter concert tour, along with Foster the People.

See what’s on trend from around the world during the La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival at UC San Diego’s Price Center and The Lot La Jolla (through 7/21).

 

July 20:

Country star Brad Paisley sings hits from his latest album, Love and War, at Mattress Firm Amphitheatre.

Brad Paisley

 

July 21:

Cruise the neighborhood on foot during the South Park Summer Walkabout block party to score special deals at restaurants.

South Bay Salsa Festival turns up the energy at J Street Marina Bayside Park, with music by Spanish Harlem Orchestra and dancing.

 

July 24:

Rapper Logic takes the stage at Mattress Firm Amphi-theatre.

 

July 27:

The world’s top female professional surfers shred in Oceanside for the Supergirl Surf Pro competition (through 7/29).

Supergirl Surf Pro

 

July 28:

Patti LaBelle joins the San Diego Symphony for a Bayside Summer Nights concert in Embarcadero Marina Park South.

Roll up your sleeves and take to the beach for a Southern California Clambake at Hotel del Coronado, featuring a menu from guest chef Javier Plascencia.

Cheer on your four-legged friends as they hang ten at the Imperial Beach Surf Dog Competition.

Once the honeymoon is over, newlyweds Corie and Paul struggle to adjust in the comedic play Barefoot in the Park at The Old Globe (through 8/26).

Expect no filter in the Kathy Griffin: Laugh Your Head Off World Tour comedy show at the Civic Theatre.

Do cardio and calisthenics on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier with Fitness for Freedom on the USS Midway.

 

July 31:

Get On Your Feet! for Emilio and Gloria Estefan’s Broadway musical at the Civic Theatre (through 8/5).

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