Top Things to Do in San Diego – 4th of July Weekend – 2015

Big Bay Boom - 4th of July Fireworks

Imagine the warm sand beneath your toes and an amazing fireworks display above you! This can happen when you spend this 4th of July weekend in San Diego.

4th of July Fireworks and Celebrations

Big Bay Boom - 4th of July Fireworks

Big Bay Boom – 4th of July Fireworks. Photo courtesy of Tristan Looper

You don’t want to miss out on 4th of July in San Diego! The festivities start on July 1st and conclude on Saturday with Big Bay Boom and 15 other fireworks displays throughout the County.

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San Diego Padres vs. Florida Marlins

Petco Park

Catch the San Diego Padres take on the Florida Marlins at Petco Park.

Catch the San Diego Padres take on the Florida Marlins at Petco Park! Game day promotions and events include Taco Tuesday and Way Back Wednesday.

Where: Petco Park – 100 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101
When: June 30 – July 1, 2015
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Kiss Me Kate

Kiss Me Kate - The Old Globe Theatre

Fresh off his Tony Award-winning smash, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Darko Tresnjak returns to the Globe to helm one of the greatest romantic musical comedies of all time. Cole Porter’s witty and high-spirited songs will transport you into the wings as a touring company gets ready to open a musical version of The Taming of the Shrew, starring a divorced couple whose offstage battles threaten to bring down the curtain. This beloved classic features show-stopping dance numbers, Shakespeare-quoting mobsters, and a knockout score including “Another Op’nin’, Another Show,” “So In Love,” and “Brush Up Your Shakespeare.” Get ready for a sizzling summer evening that’s simply “Too Darn Hot”!

Where: The Old Globe – 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA 92101
When: July 1 – August 2, 2015
Cost: Tickets start at $39
> Find out more about Kiss Me Kate

Friday Night Liberty


This month explore Barracks 14, with artist studios, galleries, a charming tea shop and ceramic studio. For the comic lover, meet Kevin Eastman co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at the San Diego Comic Art Gallery, signing autographs from 6:00 to 7:30 in Barracks 3. Special for this month we welcome the Living Coast Discovery Center and some of their animal friends! Snap a selfie with Tyco the Owl, and support conservation efforts upstairs in Barracks 15.

Where: NTC at Liberty Station – 2801 Rosecrans St., San Diego, CA 92106
When: July 3, 2015
Time: 5:00 to 9:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about Friday Night Liberty

Hops on the Harbor

Hops on the Harbor - Flagship Cruises & Events

This two-and-a-half-hour cruise features multiple gourmet food stations including gourmet pastas, seafood, smoked brisket, pulled pork and a selection of delicious desserts. Our full bar features rotating local brews and craft beer flights selected to pair perfectly with your meal. This month’s craft beer is brought to you by Ballast Point. Then, the fun continues after dinner with live music and dancing.

Where: Flagship Cruises & Events – 990 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
When: Fridays – Through December 18, 2015
Time: 7:00 to 10:00 PM
Cost: $69.50
> Find out more about Hops on the Harbor

Athenaeum Summer Festival

Athenaeum Summer Festival

The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library’s Summer Festival with pianist Gustavo Romero has become a cherished tradition in San Diego. The 17th annual Athenaeum Summer Festival, a four-part series of concerts will feature the works of Franz Schubert. This Sunday’s program includes: Impromptus, D. 899 C Minor, E-flat Major, G-flat Major, A -flat Major Nielsen- At the Bier of a Young Artist 4 Impromptus, D. 935 F Minor, A-flat Major, B-Flat Majro, F Minor Emma Lou Diemer-Toccata (1979) Wanderer Fantasie, D. 760.

Where: 10640 John Jay Hopkins Dr., San Diego, CA 92121
When: Sundays – July 5-26, 2015
Time: 4:00 to 6:00 PM
Cost: $45-$620
> Find out more about Athenaeum Summer Festival

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4th of July Weekend Forecast

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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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