July 2022 San Diego Calendar of Events
Beach towns like Pacific Beach, La Jolla, and the downtown Gaslamp Quarter should come alive with tourists seeking beach fun and nightlife. The occasional coastal fog means the mornings can be cloudy, but the sun usually burns away the clouds by early afternoon. San Diego gets into the summer spirit with exciting outdoor offerings and events.
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1. San Diego Pride
Formed in 1974 as a sponsored program of The Center for Social Services, we produced the first Lesbian and Gay Parade in San Diego to celebrate the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion on New York’s Christopher Street. San Diego Pride incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 1994, and today it continues to bring together the skills, talents, and visions of our diverse community through numerous programs.
San Diego Pride raises funds primarily through festival ticket and beverage sales, and through sponsorships, and exhibitor fees. These funds support San Diego Pride’s community philanthropy which has distributed more than $2.5 million in advancement of its mission to foster pride, equality, and respect for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities locally, nationally, and globally.
2. 69th annual OMBAC
Since our founding in 1954 the Old Mission Beach Athletic Club has supported many organizations and individuals through charitable donations of money and/or labor. Old Mission Beach Athletic Club’s Articles of Incorporation define our organization’s founding goals of promoting and sponsoring youth sports as well as educational, philanthropic and civic activities.
Proceeds from OMBAC’s activities and events have supported a wide range of local, national and international beneficiaries. For over sixty years OMBAC has been content to quietly support these causes. Today we feel it is important for the public at large to know that OMBAC is more than just those guys at Over The Line.
3. Comic-Con International: San Diego
Comic-Con International is the largest comics and pop culture event in the United States, attracting thousands of artists, celebrities and fans of comic books, movie memorabilia and all things related to pop culture.
Visitors can be Super Man or Wonder Woman for a day at Comic-Con International at the San Diego Convention Center. Comic-Con has become a signature summertime event for San Diego; it is the largest comics and pop culture event in the United States, attracting thousands of artists, celebrities and fans of comic books, movie memorabilia and all things related to pop culture.
4. Little Italy Summer Film Festival
EVERY SATURDAY FROM JULY 2, 2022 TO SEPTEMBER 3, 2022
Come enjoy a movie under the stars at our annual Little Italy Summer Film Festival every Saturday night of the Summer. The Little Italy Summer Film Festival is presented by the Little Italy Association and Cinema Little Italy. The movies are screened at the Amici Park Amphitheater (W. Date & State Streets).
These amazing Italian films, complete with English subtitles, will make you feel like you’re in Italy for the night! Feel free to bring your own picnic, snacks and blanket to enjoy the show! It may be a little chilly, so be sure to bring a light jacket to keep warm.
No outside alcoholic beverages or animals permitted.
5. University Heights Summer in the Park
Come out this summer for fun & free entertainment on Fridays during University Heights Summer in the Park concert series! Bring a picnic dinner and try our mobile vendor Mrs. Frostie for ice cream treats, or visit any of the University Heights restaurants for a bite before or after the concerts.
July 8 — Billy Lee & the GulfCoasters
July 15 — IT’S NEVER 2L8
July 22 — PLOW on July 22, 2022
July 29 — Sue Palmer & Her Motel Swing Orchestra
6. Pride of Hillcrest
The best way to kick off Pride weekend in San Diego!
Pride of Hillcrest Block Party will return to Pride Plaza to kick off San Diego Pride weekend on Thursday and Friday. The event celebrates the culture, history, diversity and LGBTQ+ community that lives, works and plays in San Diego's most colorful and vibrant community.
Pride Block Party features a diverse lineup of local and international talent. The festival features a gigantic cocktail bar and beer garden, food trucks, spectacular drag shows, go-go dances, a massive Ferris wheel, a DJ dance party, and YOU!
7. Point Loma Summer Concerts
Since 2001, Point Loma Summer Concerts has been bringing family-friendly concerts to Point Loma Park, with crowds swelling to nearly 3,000. The concerts are now a community tradition, with strolling teenagers who attended their first concerts in strollers.
While many aspects of the concerts have changed over the years, the warm community atmosphere remains the same – as do many of the concert’s sponsors, including the original presenting sponsor, Willis Allen Real Estate, which hasn’t missed a season, the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture, the County of San Diego, and many local businesses and local civic groups.
8. SIP of Julian
lian Tasting Rooms offering samples of their wine, beer, hard cider, or craft cocktails at this Town Wide Event that will take you to the beautiful mountain community of Julian, California.
“Summer is a beautiful time in Julian and this event allows you to sample the region’s fine crafted beverages, taste gourmet bites, and explore the backcountry.” “It’s a perfect excuse to book a quaint room and make it a weekend adventure!”
Julian Tasting Rooms offering samples of their wine, beer, hard cider, or craft cocktails
9. La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival
La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival is the First International Fashion Film Festival founded in North America. All events take place in and around La Jolla's pristine coastline, parks, bays and famous Prospect Avenue, offering attendees a world-class seaside resort experience.
The 13th La Jolla will be held in July 29-30, 2022. The Cannes of the fashion film world. World’s largest gathering of fashion filmmakers. Home to the International Fashion Film Awards™ – The IFFAS.
10. Solana Beach Triathlon, Duathlon & Aquabike
The Solana Beach Triathlon, Duathlon & Aquabike invites you to an epic day living the active lifestyle!
This fantastic event is made even more special by its idyllic location…Fletcher Cove at Solana Beach. Iconic Southern California at its best. The surf-entry ocean swim is supported by lifeguards and swim buddies. The bike and run courses cruise down the world famous Pacific Coast Highway. Finally, a tunnel of high-fives awaits you at the finish line - a gauntlet of excitement. This is a sprint triathlon/duathlon/aquabike that will be remembered forever.
11. Imperial Beach Sun & Sea Festival
2022 Sun & Sea Festival takes place July 15-16th. See the biggest sandcastles on Imperial Beach’s sand or watch the Kids-n-Kastles contest.
Our professional sandcastle building competition will feature top San Diego sculptors. These means that there will be fewer sandcastles to view this year as we work our way out of the pandemic. The Kids-n-Kastles competition, for kids 10-years and under, will take place in the morning, thanks to sponsor Imperial Beach Optimist Club.
12. ¡VIVA LA VIDA! FRIDA KAHLO BIRTHDAY ART EXHIBIT/FESTIVAL
Enjoy a Frida Kahlo-themed art exhibition featuring 50 artists in celebration of her birthday. Live music, delicious food & drink, craft vendors, photo booth, crafts, flower crowns, and Frida lookalike contest.
13. Transplant Games SD2022
Join NCTA in sunny, San Diego, California! We’ll have tons of fun! Things kick off with a Transplant Games parade in conjunction with San Diego’s Holiday Bowl. We’ll have a team dinner — maybe even eat some delicious fish tacos that San Diego is famous for! Events will be held at the San Diego Convention Center, UC San Diego, and other places around town. New this year is a Living Donor Ceremony, as well as an event for Donor Families to participate in. Not to be missed is the Quarter Century Club dinner, which will be aboard the USS Midway.
14. Devil Pups Fun Day
Bring and drop off your school-age children, ages 5-12 to enjoy an event of games, crafts, and Marine Corps history and traditions.
15. THE 11TH ANNUAL SUMMER FUN ON THE 101 - SATURDAY JULY 9TH
Summer Fun on the 101 is a magical mini musical festival taking place just a block from Beacon’s Beach in beautiful Encinitas, California at the Leucadia Roadside Park (860 N. Coast Hwy 101).
SATURDAY JULY 9th 2022 - 11:30am-7pm
17. Taste of Barrio Logan
1pm - 4pm in Barrio Logan San Diego Grab your crawl tasting pass at Attitude Brewery.
Come and experience the culture of Barrio Logan on a food, spirits and beer crawl with an amazing fun mixer after party event at the amazing venue Re-Bru.
Get sample dishes and libations from participating venues while you see the culture which is Barrio Logan.
You will have the opportunity to discover, savor, and indulge in these incredible establishments in just one day! Grab a friend, bring the family.
Grab your tickets now! Will sell out fast!
No refunds. Event is rain or shine!
18. Sunny Series- A Hole in Fun
Joins us out at the golf course and see how much fun the sport of golf can be. There will be accommodations available upon request to ensure everyone can participate. This is a great opportunity to introduce kids to the sport of golf and give the family an outdoor activity that can support a variety of disabilities. No equipment needed and by answering the registration questions we can prepare for any supports that might be needed.
19. Sushi & Sake Festival
While you are enjoying your sake, sushi and beer, take a moment to listen to traditional Japanese music performed by a Taiko drummer. We are also featuring a silent auction to benefit Inland Valley Habitat for Humanity, the charitable beneficiary of this year’s event.
20. Coronado Summer Concert Series
Coronado Promenade Concerts (CPC) produces and manages the annual Spreckels Park summer concert series. The 2022 series featured 15 concerts across five months sponsored by individuals and business patrons.