Top Things to Do in San Diego – July 2-7, 2019

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Celebrate 4th of July in San Diego with Big Bay Boom, fireworks and Independence Day celebrations throughout the county, and these top things to do.

Independence Day Celebrations

When: Thru July 4, 2019
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.

San Diego County Fair

When: Thru July 4, 2019
Visitors will journey to the Emerald City, meeting magical new friends along the way. Channel your inner courage in our whirlwind of carnival rides. Expand your brain by immersing yourself in creative and educational exhibits. Warm your heart creating new memories with your friends and family. With all of the adventures you’ll encounter, you’ll discover, “There’s no place like the Fair.”


When: July 6, 2019
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.

Bayside Summer Nights The Doo Wop Project with Fireworks

When: July 6, 2019
Featuring stars of Broadway’s smash hits Motown: The Musical and Jersey Boys, The Doo Wop Project “Doo-Wopifies” some of the greatest music in American pop and rock history including songs made famous by Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, Michael Jackson, Jason Mraz and Maroon 5.

Stagecoach Days

When: July 7 – August 18, 2019
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.

Tanabata Festival

When: July 7, 2019
Originating from Chinese folklore, Tanabata is a holiday that celebrates the meeting of Orihime and Hikoboshi! Separated by the Milky Way, the stars Orihime and Hikoboshi are able to meet once per year on the seventh day of the seventh month. Guests of all ages are invited to enjoy the summer sun with festival foods, carnival games, cultural performances and demonstrations as well as partake in the Tanabata celebration by creating kazari (decorations).

2019 Women’s Rugby Super Series

When: Thru July 14, 2019
For the first time in three years, No. 1 New Zealand, No. 2 England, No. 3 Canada. No. 4 France and No. 5 USA all face-off in the 2019 Women’s Rugby Super Series. This massive event will bring 10 international test matches to a growing population of rugby fans in Southern California, with competition spanning five rounds and two venues in San Diego.

Summer Safari at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

When: Thru September 1, 2019
Go wild at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park this summer! Summer Safari presented by Groupon brings later hours and more fun. On Saturdays and Sundays from May 25 through September 1, you can stay until 7 p.m. for evening safari adventures. Walk among kangaroos and wallabies at the newest habitat, Walkbout Australia, and hear a didgeridoo played. Enjoy guitar music, roaming jugglers and magicians, and summer food and drink specials throughout the Park.

Sesame Street Party Parade

When: Thru September 1, 2019
The Sesame Street Party Parade is marching Sesame Street excitement throughout SeaWorld San Diego. This colorful, musical, show-stopping parade is fun enough to get the whole family dancing. This event features 10 larger-than-life themed floats including Sesame Street favorites such as Mr. Hooper’s Store and Count’s Castle. The whole family will be singing and dancing along with Elmo and his furry cast of friends as they join more than 20 dancers along the parade route.

Nighttime Zoo at the San Diego Zoo

When: Thru September 2, 2019
Stay after dark and celebrate summer during Nighttime Zoo presented by One Medical, June 16 through September 2. Enjoy live music, fun shows, animal encounters, food, and more!

SeaWorld’s Electric Ocean

When: Thru September 2, 2019
Surf beyond your expectations as the sea comes alive at night and dive into Electric Ocean, SeaWorld’s fantastic summer nighttime celebration.

Food Truck Fridays

When: Thru September 27, 2019
Enjoy free live entertainment while eating gourmet dishes from a rotating selection of more than a dozen food trucks. Each evening features fantastic local performers, vibrant music, and family-friendly activities. Foodies can also explore the many park museums hosting evening hours and special programs.

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