5 to Try This Weekend

San Diego in July – it doesn’t get any better than this!  Check out these five things to try this weekend and tell us what you will be up to this weekend!

1. Summer Pipe Organ Festival – This event actually runs all summer and features a different internationally known organist playing the world’s largest outdoor pipe organ.  The concerts are free, and there are great area’s to bring your own picnic.  It’s a great way to get outside and enjoy the beautiful San Diego weather and listen to some unique music!  

2. 36th Annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Celebration – San Diego Pride’s famous cultural festival includes multiple stages of entertainment, more than 80 musicians, bands, comedy and dance performers, 300 participating vendor booths, an Art exhibit, cultural presentations, and great food! The annual San Diego LGBT Pride Parade is the 5th largest in the United States attracting 150,000 cheering spectators.

3. Shark Week at Birch Aquarium at Scripps – Soak up an entire week dedicated to sharks this weekend at the Birch Aquarium.  SHARK WEEK runs July 17-23 and features a week of hands-on exploration for all ages into the world of these mesmerizing and misunderstood ocean predators.

4. 57th Annual World Championship Over-the-Line Tournament – A form of softball, this tournament is more than beer, babes and bats on the beach.  This is the last weekend of the two weekend event, attracting over 52,000 people to Mission Bay.

5. Festival of the Bells – This one weekend event is the anniversary celebration of Mission San Diego de Alcalá, the Mother of California’s 21 Missions. This is a great family event with activities and entertainment for the whole family and is a great opportunity for everyone to visit and learn more of this historic landmark.

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About Suzzanne

I love to buy books, but seldom actually finish one. I like african violets, my iPhone, and everything that smells like lavender.  I am seriously adverse to the cold and am known to bring a sweatshirt to the beach in the summer.  I have two kids – a boy whose 10 and a girl 12.

What would you do on your ideal San Diego Day?

It would start by having breakfast somewhere near the ocean – either Pannikin in Encinitas or Beach Grass Café in Solana Beach.  Then we would head to the beach hang out for a few hours, head home and then catch a concert in the park in Balboa Park.

What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?

We love riding our bikes around town.  There are great places to ride in San Diego that kids can handle – Coronado Island, Point Loma or the boardwalk in Pacific Beach are just a few.

Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine?

Depends on the day, a good burger and craft brew can really hit the spot, but I would probably end up ordering linguine and white wine.

Latest music purchases for my iPod player are…

Snow Patrol, O.A.R., Mike Moran, Eric Hutchinson

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4 thoughts on “5 to Try This Weekend

  1. I am a life long resident of the gulf coast of central fl. I love it here and after 30 years of OTR truck driving and having spent weeks at a time in Ca. I long ago decided SanDiego is the one of the few places in Ca I actually enjoyed. There is seemingly something different to do on a regular basis and the temps are wonderful.

  2. I brought my family to shark week and didn’t really know what to expect, but was pleasantly surprised it was insightful and very interesting. It was well worth the price of admission and captivated our attentions throughout the day. I’m glad I found blog.

  3. Thanks for the great ideas on fun things to do this weekend. We’re so lucky to live in a city with all of these choices.

    I think I’ll head to the beach and then the Pipe Organ Concert at Balboa Park.

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