The sun and the fun are heating up in San Diego this July! Make your way to San Diego over the next two weeks and enjoy one of the largest Pride festivals in the United States, plus all these other top things to do — including a cool dip in one of our refreshing San Diego pools.
When: July 7, 2022
Guests of all ages are invited to celebrate the Tanabata Festival at the beautiful Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego. Bring the family and join in on games, crafts, dancing and more!
Downtown Chula Vista Block Party
When: July 8, 2022
What could be better than a block party to kick off the summer in Chula Vista? Come out to historic Third Avenue for this FREE summer extravaganza! Summer is a great time to check out the area’s fabulous eateries, breweries, sweets stores and more. The block party will feature the latest Chula Vista Champions (recognized for their diverse contributions to the community), plus a low-rider car show, Las Jefas Market, live music, entertainment, a San Diego Padres watch party and more!
San Diego Pride
When: July 9 – 17, 2022
A major San Diego summer happening, Pride Weekend takes in the Spirit of Stonewall Rally, Pride of Hillcrest Block Party, Pride Parade and Pride Festival, and attracted some 350,000 people to its last live edition. Be a part of the first full-scale, live San Diego Pride celebration since 2019!
San Diego Bayfest
When: July 9, 2022
From high-energy musical performances to local food and beverages — including taco stands and San Diego bartenders pouring craft beer and cocktails — Bayfest promises a whole lot of fun at San Diego’s scenic Waterfront Park.
2022 Annual Over The Line Tournament
When: July 9 – 17, 2022
The Old Mission Beach Athletic Club is calling all OTL players, beachgoers and sports enthusiasts to one of the biggest summer events in San Diego! The 69th Annual World Championship Over-the-Line (OTL) Tournament will once again unfold at Fiesta Island on Mission Bay. Over 1,000 teams will hit the sand at sunrise Saturday morning — complete with creative team names — to resume a 69-year San Diego tradition.
California State Games
When: July 14 – 17, 2022
United States Police & Fire Championships brings together law enforcement and fire athletes from across the country to compete in Olympic-style sports.
Imperial Beach Sun & Sea Festival
When: July. 15 – 16, 2022
The California State Games are a sprawling athletic happening, with 24-plus sports — from archery to pickleball to synchronized swimming —at venues across San Diego County. Come check out the largest amateur sports festival in the state!
San Diego Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
When: July 15 – 17, 2022
The San Diego Padres host the Arizona Diamondbacks at beautiful Petco Park, named by USA Today as the best ballpark in America for 2022! Be sure to check out all the great promotions. On Friday, grab your light saber and come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character! Sunday is Military Appreciation Day, when the Padres will recognize and honor those who serve our country.