Top Things to Do in San Diego – Fourth of July Weekend

Big Bay Boom

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:

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Big Bay Boom

Catch fireworks shows throughout the county including the Big Bay Boom. Photo courtesy of Port of San Diego/Dale Frost

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.

> Fourth of July Fireworks, Parades and Festivals in San Diego

San Diego International Fringe Festival

San Diego Fringe Festival - Top Things to Do

Discover the unexpected at the San Diego Fringe Festival. Photo courtesy of Culture Shock Dance.

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-winning venture by introducing Visual Fringe and Family Fringe!

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

Dash & Dine Gaslamp 5K takes runners through the lively <a title=”San Diego”s Historic Gaslamp Quarter” href=”” target=”_blank”>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
Cost: $40-$45
> Find out more about the Dash & Dine Gaslamp 5K

San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants

Inside Petco - Courtesy Petco Park

Watch the Padres take on their rivals at the beautiful Petco Park

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
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Big Bite Bacon Fest

Big Bite Bacon Fest

All you can eat bacon. Need you know more?

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
Cost: $22-$85
> 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
Cost: Free
> Find out more about Friday Night Liberty on a Saturday

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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.

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