This weekend in San Diego, catch adorable dogs along with amazing professional surfers like Rob Machado surf the waves of the Pacific and more with these top things to do.
Free Summer Concerts
Nothings like a warm summer evening filled with amazing music and even better views! Check out the free summer concerts starting this week:
- Point Loma Summer Concerts – July 11 – August 8, 2014
Where: Point Loma Park – 1049 Catalina Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92107
- TGIF Concerts in the Park – July 11 – August 22, 2014
Where: Various Park in Carlsbad
New Summer Theater
This week, enjoy the premiere and return of world-class theatre to stages throughout the county:
- The Orphan of Zhao – July 8 – August 3, 2014
In the aftermath of a violent coup, a young orphan discovers the shattering truth of his origins.
Where: La Jolla Playhouse – 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037
- Pageant the Musical – July 10 – August 31, 2014
Cygnet brings back one of the funniest musicals you’ve ever seen! Six beauty contestants face off to claim the Miss Glamouresse tiara. Every night is a different winner. Let the beauty begin!
Where: Cygnet Theatre – 4040 Twiggs Street, San Diego, CA 92110
- Into the Woods – July 12 – August 10, 2014
One of the greatest musicals of all time returns in triumph to its birthplace, nearly three decades after its world premiere at The Old Globe.
Where: The Old Globe – 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA 92101
Culture & Cocktails: Sorolla and America
Featuring the summer exhibition Sorolla and America, Culture & Cocktails sets sail on July 10. This modern twist on Sorolla’s beach scenes and sun soaked landscapes features: “Valencian Grog” signature cocktails by Ballast Point, a seafaring photo-booth, table-top shuffle board, a candy bar, and more nautical-themed treats. In addition, DJ Gabe Vega will be spinning along with a saxophone performance by Jason Whitmore. Come dressed in maritime stripes or your summer’s best.
Where: San Diego Museum of Art – 1450 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
When: July 10, 2014
Time: 6:00 to 10:00 PM
Cost: Members – Free. Nonmembers – $20
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2014 Annual Over The Line Tourney
Batter Up! It’s time once again for sun, sand and the annual Over the Line (OTL) tournament, a San Diego invented sport. If you have never seen OTL before, go check it out on Fiesta Island in Mission Bay. You will not regret it. Remember, observe the five B’s rule: No Babies, No Bottles, No Bowsers, No Bikes, No Boas. Enjoy!
Where: Fiesta Island in Mission Bay
When: July 12-13 and July 19-20
Time: 7:30 AM to Dusk
Cost: Free to watch
> Find out more about the 2014 Over the Line Tournament
Fiesta del Sol
The 9th Annual Fiesta del Sol is a two-day street festival celebrating the history, diverse cultures, and civic engagement of the people of San Diego. It’s a fun, family-friendly, alcohol- and tobacco-free event focused on creating positive change by empowering communities. Fiesta del Sol includes an entertainment stage, a multi-cultural food court, four community pavilions, and over one hundred booths sponsored by local small businesses, non-profit organizations, and corporate partners.
Where: Chicano Park – Logan Avenue & Cesar Chavez Parkway, San Diego, CA 92101
When: July 12-13, 2014
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10th Annual Switchfoot Bro-AM
The 10th Annual Switchfoot Bro-Am surf contest and concert returns to Moonlight Beach in Encinita. The free daylong beach event features a variety of activities including a charity surf contest, a nerf surf jousting exposition between surf contest heats, the Rob Machado Bro Junior, and live music performances from Switchfoot, The Future’s League, Run River North, and Cody Lovaas on the beach. The evening will round out with a screening of Switchfoot’s documentary, Fading West, along with an intimate performance from Switchfoot at La Paloma Theatre.
Where: Moonlight Beach – 252 5th Street, Encintas, CA 92024
When: July 12, 2014
Time: 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM
> Find out more about the 10th Annual Switchfoot Bro-Am
Unleashed by Petco Surf Dog Competition
Get stoked! It’s time for the most adorable surf event of the year. At the 2014 Unleashed by Petco Surf Dog Competition, the most fearless dogs will jump on their boards, paddle out and hang 20! This event must be seen to be believed. Bring the whole family for a day of rad competitions, goodies and fun!
Where: Imperial Beach Pier – 2 Elder Ave., Imperial Beach, CA 91932
When: July 13, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Cost: Free. There is a registration fee for competitors.
> Find out more about the 2014 Unleashed by Petco Surf Dog Competition
Ballast Point Beer Festival
This is a beer festival in an un-paralleled setting…what better way to enjoy some beers than aboard historic ships and submarines while taking in the waterside scenery! Attendees will be able to walk aboard each of the vessels and sample around 50 beers at different locations throughout the museum.
Where: Maritime Museum of San Diego – 1492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
When: July 13, 2014
Time: 1:00 to 5:00 PM
Cost: $40. Designated Drive – $10
> Find out more about the Ballast Point Beer Festival
More Top Things to Do in San Diego
- Laugh Factory Comedy Show at Hotel del Coronado – July 10-12, 2014
- 77th Del Mar Races Kickoff Party – July 11, 2014
- Full Moon Dinner Cruise on San Diego Bay July 11-12, 2014
- Summer Pops – Boz Scaggs – July 11-12, 2014
- OMMS Christmas in July Artisan Fair & Carnival – July 12-13, 2014
- University of San Diego Wine Classic – July 12-13, 2014
- San Diego Pride She-Fest – July 12, 2014
- San Diego Costume Party Half Marathon & 5K / 10K – July 13, 2014