Celebrate the Fourth of July with a long weekend in San Diego enjoying the sunshine, outdoor adventures, live outdoor concerts and these top things to do:
4th of July
Whether you’re traveling with friends or family, San Diego is everyone’s first choice for 4th of July celebrations. Even locals can’t think of anything better than relaxing with loved ones on a long stretch of sand and watching an extraordinary show of lights in the sky. Click the link below for a list of spectacular fireworks shows, parades and festivals in San Diego including the Big Bay Boom.
San Diego International Fringe Festival
The Second Annual San Diego International Festival (#sdff14) brings the beautiful, the bizarre and the unexpected to America’s Finest City by hosting over 35 World Premieres, 7 United States Premieres, 21 local premieres (ranging from seasoned international artists to young, aspiring new artists). This year is expanding the award-
When: July 3-14, 2014
Cost: Varies by event
> Find out more about the San Diego International Fringe Festival
Dash & Dine Gaslamp 5K
Dash & Dine Gaslamp 5K takes runners through the lively Gaslamp Quarter and Downtown San Diego. The grand finale of this unique 3.1-mile course is the exhilarating finish down Fifth Avenue to the iconic Gaslamp Quarter Archway. Following the 5K, runners that flash their race bib to participating Gaslamp Quarter restaurants will enjoy special deals on post-race refreshments.
When: July 3, 2014
> Find out more about the Dash & Dine Gaslamp 5K
San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants
Over the 4th of July Weekend, catch America’s Pastime at Petco Park as the Padres take on the San Francisco Giants. On Saturday, arrive early for the free Padres Beach bags and bring the kids on Sunday for Kids Fest.
Where: Petco Park – 100 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101
When: July 4-6, 2014
> Find out more about the San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants
Big Bite Bacon Fest
The Big Bite Bacon Fest brings all of the best bacon foods to one location in celebration of the world’s most beloved protein! This fun-filled tasting event features creative bacon dishes from the best chefs and competitive cooks in San Diego and beyond. Indulge in unlimited bacon-y deliciousness ranging from appetizers to desserts and everything in between, and wash down that bacon goodness with samples of San Diego’s top craft beer!
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds – 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
When: July 5, 2014
> Find out more about the Big Bite Bacon Fest
Friday Night Liberty on a Saturday
Bring out the whole family for this special holiday event featuring open artist studios, galleries, shopping and entertainment throughout NTC at Liberty Station’s Arts & Culture District in Point Loma. Throughout the evening you can enjoy 20+ Galleries, museums and artists studios, Barracks 19 5th Anniversary (cake!), live music performances and 4 food trucks.
Where: NTC at Liberty Station – 2801 Rosecrans St, San Diego, CA 92106
When: July 5, 2014
Time: 1:00 to 9:00 PM
> Find out more about Friday Night Liberty on a Saturday
More Top Things to Do in San Diego
- Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell – July 1, 2014
- Fahim Anwar at the The American Comedy Company – July 3-6, 2014
- Movie Night aboard the USS Midway: The Lone Ranger – July 3, 2014
- 80’s Heat Aloha Dance Party – July 3, 2013
- Roots in the Barrio – July 5, 2014