Top Things to Do in San Diego – July 3-8, 2018

Big Bay Boom Over the USS Midway - Top Things to Do in San Diego

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

4th of July Celebrations

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.

Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax

When: July 2 – August 12, 2018
Where: The Old Globe – 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA 92101
Direct from London’s West End comes the critically acclaimed and Olivier Award-nominated musical event of the summer. Silky soft Truffula trees provide the perfect ingredient for a nifty new garment. But when demand skyrockets, who will speak for all the trees in the Truffula forest? Enter the Lorax. Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax has been enchanting adults and children alike for generations, and this summer his irresistible, big-hearted, mustachioed hero will be brought to inventive life in what critics call a “mad, uproarious delight” (The Independent). Audiences of all ages will be thrilled by the brilliant, eye-popping colors, infectious music, and beloved story that the Financial Times called “joyous and all-too-timely.”

Stagecoach Days

When: July 7 – August 18, 2018
Where: Old Town, San Diego, CA 92110
Stagecoach Days invites visitors to enjoy afternoons in Old Town filled with activities that reflect life in early San Diego and celebrate the West on the move. Attendees will enjoy afternoons filled with activities that reflect life in early San Diego and celebrate the West on the move. Through living history activities and demonstrations, stories and songs, visitors will gain an appreciation for early modes of transportation and daily life. All activities are geared toward children and adults of all ages.

Taste of San Diego

When: July 7, 2018
Where: Waterfront Park – 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101
Taste of San Diego at Waterfront Park is an Art & Culinary Festival celebrating America’s Finest City! Join us July 7th from 9am-4pm for a confluence of delicious food, creative gifts, and unique experiences! Adjacent to the Festival will be a World-Class Playground with Interactive Water fountains and scenic views of San Diego Bay! It’s the perfect place for both local & visiting families to experience San Diego’s authentic flavors, style and culture, all in one place! This event is FREE entry with food and goods available for purchase. There will be over 70 local businesses, a dining area, rideshare access, restrooms/facilities!

SheFest

When: July 7, 2018
Where: North Park Community Park – Howard Ave, San Diego, CA 92104
She Fest is a woman-centered event that celebrates and supports the talents and contributions of women while fostering meaningful connections within the LGBT and larger San Diego community.

Major League Rugby Championship

When: July 7, 2018
Where: Torero Stadium – 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92111
At the conclusion of the 10-week regular season, the top four teams will advance to the MLR playoffs at Infinity Park in Glendale, CO (June 30). The winners from the two Playoff matches will move onto the MLR Championship at Torero Stadium in San Diego, CA.

LGBTQ+San Diego

Opens: July 8, 2018
Where: San Diego History Center – 1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
In 1982, a Naval Intelligence Service investigation in San Diego to “ferret out the lesbians” aboard the submarine USS Dixon subjected twelve women to months of ordeal and ended in the dishonorable discharge of three of them. Just thirty-six years later, Sen. Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) became the first openly gay Senate leader in California’s state history. To highlight this and other stories of perseverance and achievement, the San Diego History Center is partnering with Lambda Archives of San Diego to bring the first exhibition on the history of San Diego’s LGBTQ+ community to Balboa Park.

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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.