Experience the ultimate fusion of pop culture, music and sports in San Diego over the next two weeks, featuring San Diego Comic-Con, outdoor concerts, the epic soccer clash between Manchester United and Wrexham AFC, and more top things to do listed below.
When: Now – Jul. 31, 2023
Discover the world’s largest outdoor pipe organ at the free San Diego International Organ Festival. Every Monday this month, the Spreckels Organ Pavilion comes alive with enchanting performances by globally acclaimed concert and theater organists. Experience the magic of warm summer nights as you go on a musical journey, featuring a diverse lineup of themed concerts, including a Young Artists showcase and the grand culmination of a Five Year Celebration Concert.
When: Now – Sept. 23, 2023
Get ready to be dazzled by the Conrad Prebys 2023 Summer Season at The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park! Join the San Diego Symphony’s premier outdoor venue and experience the magic of live music, surrounded by friends, family and fellow music enthusiasts. Indulge in a diverse lineup of captivating performances, including weekend series and special concerts throughout the week. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the unrivaled beauty, extraordinary acoustics and awe-inspiring views that this exceptional venue has to offer.
When: Jul. 20 – 23, 2023
Be a part of the ultimate celebration of pop culture at Comic-Con International, the largest event of its kind in the U.S. Rub shoulders with renowned artists, celebrities and fellow fans as you unleash your inner superhero at the San Diego Convention Center. With exclusive film previews, captivating panels, workshops and a costume contest, Comic-Con offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience for fans of all ages.
When: Jul. 21 – Sept. 10, 2023
Experience the thrilling intersection of turf and surf at the legendary Del Mar Racetrack during its summer racing season. From mid-July to early September, immerse yourself in the rich tradition of horse racing while placing bets on top-notch racehorses, skilled trainers and talented jockeys. Join the festivities and bask in the magic and nostalgia of an event that has captivated fans since 1937, with its historic moments and unforgettable races, all under the warm California sun.
When: Jul. 25, 2023
Celebrate National Carousel Day at the iconic Dorothea Laub Balboa Park Carousel. This FREE community event, presented by Forever Balboa Park, promises an unforgettable day filled with complimentary carousel rides, family-friendly activities and live entertainment. Indulge in delicious local food from vendors while enjoying captivating performances by circus artists, jazz ensembles, mariachi bands and more. Don’t miss out on this magical day of fun and joy for everyone in beautiful Balboa Park.
When: Jul. 25, 2023
Don’t miss the highly anticipated clash between legendary soccer teams as Manchester United takes on Wrexham AFC at Snapdragon Stadium. Witness history being made as Wrexham AFC makes their first-ever trip to the U.S. , marking an exciting milestone for the club. Experience the energy and excitement of top-tier football as these historic clubs rekindle their age-old rivalry on American soil, offering an unforgettable evening of sports entertainment.
When: Jul. 28, 2023
Indulge in a delightful evening at Beers by the Bay, where you can savor a scrumptious four-course beer dinner in collaboration with Bay City Brewing. Executive Chef Roy Henderickson has expertly crafted a menu that perfectly complements each course with the flavors of Bay City Brewing’s exceptional beers. From the refreshing Crushing Tiger Asian-style Lager to the hop-forward Murky Muchacho Hazy IPA, each beer is paired with such delectable dishes as Hamachi Two Ways and Lamb Vindaloo. It is an unforgettable gastronomic adventure for beer enthusiasts and food lovers alike.
When: Jul. 28 – Aug. 26, 2023
Embark on an extraordinary musical adventure as La Jolla Music Society presents SummerFest, a monthlong extravaganza featuring 21 captivating performances by 75 talented international musicians. Dive into the enchanting world of innovative chamber music and be swept away by the unparalleled artistry on display. Do not miss this opportunity to experience the magic of SummerFest and create lasting memories amid the breathtaking beauty of La Jolla.
When: Jul. 28 – 30, 2023
Experience three days of nonstop excitement and family fun at the Ramona County Fair, presented by the Ramona Chamber of Commerce. Discover a world of entertainment with off-road shows, Western performances and medieval demonstrations, and indulge in a delectable array of food and beverage options.
When: Jul. 29, 2023
Indulge your taste buds with a delightful journey through the picturesque mountain community of Julian during the Seventh Annual “Sip of Julian.” Discover a wide array of delectable handcrafted beverages, including wine, craft beer, hard cider and craft cocktails, all offered for sampling at Julian’s charming tasting rooms. With breathtaking scenery, gourmet bites and a self-guided tour of participating locations, this event is the perfect excuse to escape for a weekend adventure and savor the flavors of Julian’s finest libations.
When: Jul. 29, 2023
Join the party and listen to live music at the Marine Band San Diego Summer Concert, presented by the Little Italy Association of San Diego. Experience the pulsating beats of Sound Strike, a sensational music group comprised of talented Marines who will have you swaying and feeling the energy. Get ready to be captivated and feel the ooh-rah spirit at the inviting Piazza della Famiglia.