Top Things to Do in San Diego – June 26 – July 1, 2018

Top Things to Do in San Diego

Spend the upcoming weekend in San Diego enjoying everything California’s Beach City has to offer including these top things to do.

San Diego Padres vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

When: June 29 – July 1, 2018
Where: Petco Park, San Diego, CA 92101
Catch the San Diego Padres take on the Pittsburgh Pirates at Petco Park! Game day events and promotions include: Friday – Party in the Park; Saturday – Trevor Hoffman 500th Save Commemorative Bobblehead & Postgame Laser Show; and Sunday – : 4th of July & KidsFest.

The San Diego Smooth Jazz Festival

When: June 29 – July 1, 2018
Where: Embarcadero Marina Park North – 400 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
The San Diego Smooth Jazz Festival unites music lovers from around the world at the picturesque site of Embarcadero Park North in the San Diego Marina. This three-day event combines the soothing sounds of smooth jazz, a variety of delicious cuisine, and an amazing atmosphere that creates an unparalleled experience.

Sunsets and Superheroes

When: June 29, 2018
Where: Birch Aquarium at Scripps – 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, CA 92093
Enjoy craft beer and wine with the best sunset views in town. Don’t miss live music and comic themed activities to celebrate our newest exhibit, Oddities: Hidden Heroes of the Scripps Collections. Little Fish Comic Book Studio will be on hand to create improv comics with guests.

14th Annual Switchfoot BRO-AM

When: June 30, 2018
Where: Moonlight Beach – 252 5th Street, Encinitas, CA 92024
The Annual Switchfoot BRO-AM will feature a surf contest, live music performances, and nerf surf jousting exposition between surf contest heats.

Oceanside Independence Day Parade

When: June 30, 2018
Where: South Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054
Come see floats, bands, walking groups, cool cars and much more during the annual Oceanside Independence Parade in San Diego’s North County.

Athenaeum Summer Festival

When: July 1-22, 2018
Where: The Scripps Research Institute – 10640 John Jay Hopkins Dr., San Diego, CA 92121
The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library’s Summer Festival with pianist Gustavo Romero has become a cherished tradition in San Diego. The 20th Annual Athenaeum Summer Festival, a four-part series of concerts, will feature the works of Enrique Granados.

Del Beach Bash

When: July 1, 2018
Where: Hotel del Coronado – 1500 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118
Celebrate Independence Week in Coronado! Come to The Del early on July 1 for a beach party with a live band, firepits with s’mores and a spectacular fireworks display. And then on July 4th, Coronado Island celebrates with an annual parade, community activities, and a spectacular fireworks finale at 8:45 pm.

Independence Day at the Border

When: July 1, 2018
Where: Larsen Field – Cesar Chavez Park – 4061 Camino de la Plaza, San Ysidro, CA 92173
Come and enjoy Independence Day at the Border Celebration in San Ysidro complete with family activities, live music, drinks, food and fireworks! This is a perfect event for family and friends! Admission is free and open to all ages.

International Summer Organ Festival

When: Thru September 3, 2018
Where: Spreckels Organ Society – 1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
The Spreckels Organ Society lights up San Diego summer nights with the International Summer Organ Festival ­– an inspiring lineup of free outdoor concerts at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park, each designed to demonstrate the fresh sound of the historic 1914 Spreckels Organ, the largest outdoor pipe organ in the world. The 2018 Festival features virtuoso performances by world-class organists, music for Independence Day, acclaimed string and organ duos, Rising Stars Night with 15-year-old twin organists, the always popular Spreckels Silent Movie Night, and Rocking Balboa: A Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin Tribute.

Big Bay Boom & 4th of July Celebrations

When: Thru July 4, 2018
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.

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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.