Top Things to Do in San Diego – 2013 4th of July Weekend Edition

Get ready to spend the long summer weekend in San Diego with the family enjoying fireworks, barbecues, the beach, fun and these top things to do:

Fourth of July

San Diego's Big Bay Boom 4th of July Celebration

Celebrate the birth of our nation with fireworks in San Diego including the Big Bay Boom 4th of July Extravaganza.

Celebrate the birth of our nation by spending Fourth of July at the beach and enjoying a night full of fun, friends, family and fireworks throughout the county. Big Bay Boom, the largest in the county, will offer 17 minutes of excitement starting at 9:00 PM. Many of the boating and cruise companies will be offering special fireworks cruises, just make sure to book early to guarantee a spot on the boat!

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Star Spangled Pops with Bill Conti

San Diego Symphony Summer Pops Concert Series

San Diego Symphony Summer Pops pairs music with the beautiful downtown skyline.

Celebrate the Fourth of July weekend with a patriotic extravaganza featuring all-American hits from Main Street to Broadway, complete with John Philip Sousa marches, a tribute to the military and a spectacular fireworks display to light up the sky!

Where: Embarcadero Marina Park South – 206 Marina Park Way, San Diego, CA 92101
When: July 4-6, 2013
Time: 7:30 to 10:00 PM
Cost: $20-$79
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US Mens National Soccer Team versus Guatemala

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Be prepared to stand, sing and cheer on the USNMT as they take on Guatemala

For the first time since 2006, the U.S. Men’s National Team will return to San Diego and face CONCACAF rival Guatemala in the team’s only tune-up before the start of the 2013 Gold Cup.

Author’s Note: Join me and the American Outlaws at the game to show Seattle and Salt Lake City that San Diego has the largest number of true soccer fans. I want to see Qualcomm filled with Red, White and Blue Jerseys!

Where: Qualcomm Stadium – 9449 Friars Road, San Diego, CA 92108
When: July 5, 2013
Time: 8:00 to 10:00 PM
Cost: $22-$175
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San Diego Clásico: Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles vs Club América

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See Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles take on Club América at the San Diego Clásico

Two great soccer games in one weekend! Petco Park will host the San Diego Clásico exhibition soccer match featuring storied Mexican franchises, Club America from Mexico City, Mexico and region favorite – Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles de Caliente from Tijuana, Mexico.

Where: Petco Park – 100 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101
When: July 6, 2013
Time: 7:30 to 9:30 PM
Cost: $20-$50
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San Diego Junior Masters

San Diego Fringe Festival

San Diego Fringe Festival

Breathing new life and inspiration into the performing arts community, the Fringe Festival will bring local, national, and international artists together for a week of performances including; theatre, dance, music, puppetry, cabaret, cirque, comedy, multi-media presentations and more!

Where: Various Locations
When: Through July 7, 2013
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Know of some other top things to do this weekend? Let everyone know in the comments below.

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Brent Bernasconi

About Brent Bernasconi

I am a local San Diegan (though surprisingly, I do not know how to surf). While not at work, I enjoy biking, running, soccer, bocce ball, craft brew (I hope to make a batch of home brew one day), reading, movies, and a video game here and there. My goal is to set foot in as many states, countries and continents as I possibly can (I have hit 14 states, 9 countries, and 3 continents), though I will always call San Diego home. How would you describe your ideal San Diego day?So after a good night's sleep, first I would take the puppy for a nice long walk. Then I would pack the bicycle panniers with a picnic lunch for the wife and I and we would ride over to Mission Trails for some trail riding and then a lovely lunch under the shade by the river. After the ride home, a shower and a nap would follow. Once rested, we would head out to the Blind Lady and enjoy a local brew and some organic pizza.If you were invisible, where would you go?Area 51! I would love to know what they are doing that is so top secret.What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?So many choices, but if I have to pick one I would choose bikingrunningsoccerbocceball. Though sitting outside with a good book on a sunny day would come in close second.Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine?Nothing could be better than a San Diego Craft Beer (Hess, Stone, Ballast Point, Automatic, and many many more) and a burger with onion rings and BBQ-sauce. Though you will often find me boiling some pasta with a glass of wine in my hand and Ratatouille on in the background.Latest music purchases for my iPod/MP3 player are…A few albums by Jonathan Coulton, the ultimate geek musician. If you get a chance, listen to Code Monkey.If you like, you can follow me on Twitter @bernasconi.