Kick back, relax and enjoy our latest issue of From the Front Porch Journal. We’ve included several fun tidbits for summer – from creating your very own outdoor living space to discovering your favorite type of bubbly using our expert’s handy guide to champagne flavor profiles. We hope you enjoy this quarter’s publication!

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Friday, July 6

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Lemon Grove | Berry Street Park | 6pm

Jumanji (1995)
Downtown SD | Pantoja Park | 6pm

Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Old Town | Presidio Park | 6pm

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
Pine Valley Country Park | Pine Valley | 7pm

Peter Rabbit
Southcrest | Willie Henderson Sports Complex | 7pm

Saturday, July 7

Ferdinand
Poway | Poway Community Park | 6:30pm

Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Campo | Lake Morena County Park | 7pm

The Lion King
National City | Las Palmas Pool | 7pm

The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature
Lakeside | Oakoasis County Preserve | 7pm

Back to the Future
Downtown SD | Horton Plaza Park | 7pm

Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Chollas | Chollas Lake Community Park | 7:45pm

Friday, July 13

Karate Kid (1984)
North Park | North Park Community Park | 6pm

Coco
Carmel Valley | Ocean Air Community Park | 6pm

Ferdinand
Ocean Beach | Dusty Rhodes Neighborhood Park | 6:30pm

Monsters University
Tierrasanta | Tierrasanta Community Park | 7pm

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
4S Ranch | 4S Ranch Sport Park | 7:30pm

Saturday, July 14

Despicable Me 3
Vista | Brengle Terrace Park | 5:30pm

Spider-Man: Homecoming
Chula Vista | Mount San Miguel Park | 5:30pm

Coco
Lakeside | Lindo Lake County Park | 6:30pm

Coco
Rancho Peñasquitos | Los Peñasquitos Adobe | 7pm

Coco
Escondido | Felicita County Park | 7:30pm

Ferdinand
North Park | Balboa Park/Morley Field | 8pm

Friday, July 20

The Incredibles
Fallbrook | Live Oak County Park | 6:30pm

Coco
San Ysidro | Larsen Field | 7:25pm

Moana
La Mesa | La Mesa Municipal Pool | 7:30pm

Coco
College Area | Clay Neighborhood Park | 7:45pm

Beauty and the Beast (2017)
La Jolla | Villa La Jolla Neighborhood Park | 8pm

Saturday, July 21

Coco
Carmel Valley | Carmel Valley Community Park | 6pm

Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Downtown SD | Fault Line Park | 6pm

Coco
Poway | Poway Community Park | 6:30pm

Coco
Golden Hill | Golden Hill Community Park | 6:30pm

Coco
Clairemont | North Clairemont Community Park | 6:30pm

Coco
Oceanside | Junior Seau Pier Amphitheater | 8pm

Friday, July 27

The Sandlot
Carmel Mountain | Carmel Mountain Ranch Community Park | 5:30pm

Cars 3
Rancho San Diego | Hilton Head County Park | 6pm

Despicable Me 3
4S Ranch | 4S Ranch Sport Park | 7:30pm

Coco
Logan Heights | Memorial Community Park | 8pm

Saturday, July 28

Wonder
Mira Mesa | Hourglass Field Community Park | 6pm

Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Chollas | Chollas Lake Community Park | 6pm

Coco
Normal Heights | Ward Canyon Neighborhood Park | 6pm

Coco
Julian | Jess Martin County Park | 7:30pm

Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Rancho Bernardo | Rancho Bernardo Community Park | 7:45pm

Friday, August 3

Guardians of the Galaxy
Bay Ho | Tecolote Community Park | 5:30pm

Coco
Lemon Grove | Berry Street Park | 6pm

Coco
Fallbrook | Fallbrook Community Park | 6:30pm

The Sandlot
Lakeside | Lindo Lake County Park | 6:30pm

Coco
La Mesa | La Mesita Park | 7:30pm

Saturday, August 4

Cars 3
Rancho Peñasquitos | Rolling Hills Neighborhood Park | 6pm

Cars 3
Poway | Poway Community Park | 6:15pm

Ferdinand
Bonita | Sweetwater Regional Park | 7:15pm

WALL-E
Chollas | Chollas Lake Community Park | 7:45pm

Coco
Otay Mesa | Montgomery-Waller Community Park | 8pm

The Incredibles
University City | Nobel Community Park | 8pm

Tuesday, August 7

Zootopia
National City | Kimball Park | 5pm

Friday, August 10

The Sandlot
Allied Gardens | Allied Gardens Community Park | 5pm

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Carmel Valley | Sage Canyon Neighborhood Park | 6pm

Coco
Southcrest | Willie Henderson Sports Complex | 6pm

Coco
Pine Valley | Pine Valley County Park | 7pm

Coco
South Bay | Robert Egger Sr. South Bay Community Park | 7:30pm

Saturday, August 11

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Serra Mesa | Cabrillo Heights Neighborhood Park | 5pm

Coco
Scripps Ranch | Scripps Ranch Community Park | 6pm

Moana
Rancho Peñasquitos | Los Peñasquitos Adobe | 6:30pm

Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Vista | Brengle Terrace Park | 7pm

A Wrinkle in Time
Rancho Bernardo | Rancho Bernardo Community Park | 7:30pm

Coco
North Park | Balboa Park/Morley Field | 8pm

Friday, August 17

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
Point Loma | Liberty Station NTC Park | 5:30pm

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Otay Mesa | Silver Wing Neighborhood Park | 5:30pm

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
San Diego Harbor | Waterfront Park | 6pm

A Wrinkle in Time
National City | Kimball Park | 6:30pm

A Bug’s Life
El Cajon | Flinn Springs County Park | 7pm

Toy Story 3
University City | Doyle Community Park | 7:30pm

Saturday, August 18

Despicable Me
Carmel Mountain | Carmel Mountain Ranch Community Park | 5:30pm

Guardians of the Galaxy
Carmel Valley | Carmel Valley Community Park | 6pm

Coco
La Jolla | La Jolla Community Park | 6pm

Robin Hood (1973)
Poway | Old Poway Park | 6pm

Cars
Clairemont | Cadman Recreation Center | 7:30pm

Friday, August 24

Sing
Point Loma | Point Loma Community Park | 5:30pm

Peter Rabbit
Pacific Beach | Kate O. Sessions Neighborhood Park | 6pm

Ferdinand
4S Ranch | 4S Ranch Sport Park | 7pm

Coco
Mid-City | Colina Del Sol Community Park | 7:30pm

Saturday, August 25

Despicable Me 3
Golden Hill | Golden Hill Community Park | 6pm

Finding Nemo
University Heights | Old Trolley Barn Neighborhood Park | 6pm

The Lion King
Ocean Beach | Robb Field | 6:30pm

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Escondido | Felicita County Park | 7pm

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Downtown SD | Horton Plaza Park | 7:30pm

Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Oceanside | Junior Seau Pier Amphitheater | 7:30pm

Friday, August 31

The LEGO Ninjago Movie
Chula Vista | Montevalle Community Park | 5:30pm

Coco
Spring Valley | Spring Valley County Park | 6pm

Coco
Ocean Beach | Ocean Beach Elementary Joint Use | 6:30pm

Saturday, September 1

Moana
Cortez Hill Downtown | Tweet Street Park | 5:30pm

Casablanca
Old Town | Heritage County Park | 6:30pm

Moana
Campo | Lake Morena County Park | 7pm

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Allied Gardens – First Fridays Summer Concerts
Allied Gardens Community Park
First Friday of the Month at 6pm
Contact: www.agfirstfridays.com

Balboa Park – Twilight in the Park
Spreckels Organ Pavilion
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays at 6:30pm
Contact: (619) 239-0512 / www.balboapark.org

Spreckels Organ Pavilion Concerts
Balboa Park
Sundays at 2pm
Contact: (619) 702-8138 / www.spreckelsorgan.com

International Summer Organ Festival
Spreckels Organ Pavilion
Mondays at 7:30pm
Contact:
(619) 702-8138 / www.spreckelsorgan.com

Carlsbad TGIF Jazz in the Parks
Various Parks Throughout Carlsbad
Fridays at 6pm
Contact: (760) 434-2904 / www.carlsbadca.gov

Chula Vista Village Walk
Eastlake Parkway and Miller Drive
Sundays at 5pm
Contact:
www.shopvillagewalk.com

Coronado Ferry Landing
Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm
Contact: www.coronadoferrylandingshops.com

Coronado Summer Concerts in the Park
Spreckels Park | Sundays at 6pm
Contact: (619) 437-8788 / www.coronadovisitorcenter.com

Del Mar Foundation Summer Concert Twilight Series
Powerhouse Park
Various Dates Throughout the Summer
Contact: (858) 635-1363 / www.delmarfoundation.org

El Cajon Dinner and a Concert
Prescott Promenade
Fridays at 6pm
Contact:
(619) 401-8858 / www.downtownelcajon.com

Encinitas Sunday Summer Concerts by the Sea
Moonlight Beach | Sundays at 3pm
Contact: (760) 633-2740 / www.cityofencinitas.org

La Mesa Sundays at Six
Harry Griffen Park | Sundays at 6pm
Contact: (619) 667-1300 / www.cityoflamesa.org

Lemon Grove Concerts in the Park
Berry Street Park | Thursdays at 6:30pm
Contact: (619) 825-3815 / www.lemongrove.ca.gov

Liberty Station Concert Series
North Promenade | Sundays at 5pm
Contact: www.libertystation.com

Mission Hills Summer Concerts in the Park
Pioneer Park | Fridays at 6pm
Contact: www.missionhillstowncouncil.com

North Park Community Association Summer Concerts
Bird Park | Saturdays at 3pm
Contact: (619) 284-0156 / www.northparksd.org

Point Loma Summer Concert Series
Point Loma Park | Fridays at 5:30pm
Contact: (619) 523-3787 / www.plconcerts.org

Poway Summer Concerts in the Park Series
Lake Poway & Old Poway Park | Sundays at 5:30pm
Contact: (858) 668-4770 / www.poway.org

Santee Summer Concert Series
Town Center Community Park East | Thursdays at 6:30pm
Contact: www.santeesummerconcerts.com

Scripps Ranch Symphony in the Park
Hoyt Park | One Sunday a Month at 6pm
Contact: www.symphonyinthepark.org

Seaport Village
Different acts each day during the summer
Contact: (619) 235-4014 / www.seaportvillage.com/entertainment

Solana Beach – Concerts at the Cove
Fletcher Cove Park | Thursdays at 6pm
Contact: www.ci.solana-beach.ca.us

Summer Concerts in Standley Park
Sundays at 5pm
Contact: (858) 552-1652 / www.universitycitynews.org

University Heights Summer in the Park
Trolley Barn Park
Fridays at 6pm
Contact: (619) 297-3166 / www.uhcdc.org

 

 

 

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Alpine 4th of July Parade and Carnival
Time: 9am-2pm
Contact: Alpine Community Center, www.alpinekiwanis.org

Camp Pendleton Ken Grody Ford 4th of July Beach Bash
Time:
8am-10pm
Contact: DM Beach Resort, www.mccscp.com/beachbash

Carlsbad Red, White and BOOM! w/ Fireworks
Time:
10am-9pm
Contact: LEGOLAND California, www.legoland.com

Chula Vista 4th Fest Fireworks
Time:
9pm
Contact: CV Elite Athlete Center, www.chulavistaca.gov

Coronado Independence Day Parade & Festivities
Time:
7am-9:30pm
Contact: www.coronadochamber.com

Del Beach Bash & Fireworks
Time:
7-10pm | Hotel del Coronado
Contact: www.hoteldel.com

San Diego County Fair 4th of July Celebration
Time:
10am-11pm
Contact: www.sdfair.com

Fourth of July Sunset BBQ & Fireworks Show
Time:
6:45-9:30pm | The Fairmont Grand Del Mar
Contact: www.fairmont.com

El Cajon 4th of July Picnic & Fireworks
Time:
2-9:30pm | Kennedy Park
Contact: www.ci.el-cajon.ca.us

Escondido Independence Day Festival & Fireworks
Time: 4-9:30pm | Grape Day Park/Art Center
Contact: www.artcenter.org

Imperial Beach Independence Day Fireworks
Time:
4-9pm | Imperial Beach Pier
Contact: www.imperialbeachca.gov

Julian 4th of July Parade & Celebration
Time:
10am-5pm | Downtown Julian
Contact: www.julianparade.com

Mira Mesa Parade, Family Fun Day in the Park and Fireworks
Time:
7am-9:30pm | Mira Mesa Park
Contact: www.miramesatowncouncil.org

National City 4th of July Festivities
Time:
Various; June 29-July 4 | Kimball Park
Contact: www.ci.national-city.ca.us

Ocean Beach 4th of July Fireworks
Time:
9pm | Ocean Beach Pier
Contact: www.oceanbeachsandiego.com

Oceanside Independence Parade
Time:
10am-12:30pm on June 30 | South Coast Highway
Contact: www.mainstreetoceanside.com

Celebration & Fireworks Show
Time: 6-10pm on July 3 | Rancho Del Oro Road
Contact: www.ci.oceanside.ca.us

Ramona Rotary Community Fireworks & Family Picnic
Time:
5:30-9:30pm | Olive Peirce Middle
Contact: www.ramonarotary.org

Ranch Bernardo Spirit of the Fourth
Community Fair: 9am | Webb Park
Parade: 3:30pm | Downtown Rancho Bernardo
Festivities & Fireworks: 6-9:30pm | Bernardo Heights Middle
Contact: (858) 945-1616, www.spiritofthefourth.org

Rancho Santa Fe 4th of July Parade & Picnic
Time:
1-3pm | 16948 Avenida De Acacias
Contact: www.rsfassociation.org

San Carlos Fireworks and Music Fest
Time: 11am-9:30pm | Lake Murray Playground
Contact: www.lakemurrayfireworks.org

San Diego Symphony: Star Spangled Pops
Time:
7:30pm, June 29-July 1 | Embarcadero Marina Park South
Contact: www.sandiegosymphony.org

Big Bay Boom
Time:
9pm | San Diego Bay
Contact: www.bigbayboom.com

Old Town 4th of July
Time:
11am-4pm | Old Town SD State Park
Contact: www.parks.ca.gov

SeaWorld 4th of July Fireworks
Time:
9:40pm | SeaWorld
Contact: www.seaworldparks.com

San Marcos Celebrate Freedom, A Fireworks Extravaganza
Time: 6-9:30pm | Bradley Park
Contact: www.san-marcos.net

San Ysidro Independence Day at the Border
Time: 3-9pm, July 1| Larsen Field
Contact: www.facebook.com/syccNbid

Santee Salutes w/ Fireworks
Time:
2:30-10pm | Town Center Community Park East
Contact: www.ci.santee.ca.us

Scripps Ranch 4th of July Run & Ride
Time:
6-10am | Red Cedar Dr. & Aviary Dr.
Contact: www.srop.org

Scripps Ranch 4th of July Parade
Time:
10am-1pm | Red Cedar Pl. – Hoyt Park
Contact: www.scrippsranch.org

Vista Independence Day Celebration w/Fireworks
Time:
5-10pm | Brengle Terrace Park
Contact: www.cityofvista.com

Poway 4th of July Celebrations
Old Fashioned Fourth of July: 10am-4pm | Old Poway Park
4th of July Veterans Ceremony: 11am | Veterans Park
Fourth of July Fireworks: 6-10pm | Poway High School
Contact:
(858) 668-4576, www.poway.org

All events take place on July 4 unless otherwise noted.

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San Diego County Fair | June 1-July 4
“How Sweet it Is” Whether it’s sampling chocolate bubbling from a fountain, soaking up the glittery ocean views from atop the Ferris wheel, discovering how nature’s sweet fruits grow and ripen, or enjoying the Fair’s golden-ticket entertainment, your toughest decision will be choosing what to indulge in first!
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Del Mar Fairgrounds
Contact: 858-755-1161 / www.sdfair.com

The CADO | June 16-Aug. 30
An immersive pop-up experience devoted to California Avocados will feature seven imaginative rooms of large-scale interactive art installations.
Time/Place: Liberty Station, South Promenade
Contact: www.thecado.co

San Diego Smooth Jazz Festival | June 29-July 1
The soothing sounds of smooth jazz, a variety of delicious cuisine, and an amazing atmosphere that creates an unparalleled experience.
Time/Place: Embarcadero Marina Park North
Contact: 562-424-0013 / www.sandiegosmoothjazzfestival.com

Summer Family Mural Project | July 6
Join us during “Food Truck Fridays” in Balboa Park! Help paint a large mural in front of the Timken, then go inside for an art treasure hunt.
Time/Place: 5-7pm / Timken Museum of Art, Balboa Park
Contact: 619-239-5548 x109 / www.timkenmuseum.org

Fallbrook Summer Carnival | July 6-8
Food, Carnival, Beer & Wine and Live Music!
Time/Place: Community Parking Lot, Alvarado Street
Contact: 760-723-8384 / www.fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org

Green Living Tour of Solana Center | July 7
Join the staff of the Solana Center as they walk you through easy steps to address issues around water, waste, soil health and more. You’ll walk away with practical solutions that you can incorporate into your life and home right now! Space is limited – registration required.
Time/Place:
10am – 11am / Solana Center for Environmental Innovation
Contact: 760-436-7986 / www.solanacenter.org

SheFest | July 7
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.
Time/Place: 11am-3pm / North Park Community Park
Contact: 619-297-7683 / www.sdpride.org/shefest

Lake Poway Family Campout | July 7-8 & 21-22
Activities include: guided evening hikes, campfire with s’mores, and Extreme Rahim returns with his family pleasing magic/comedy show. Remember to bring your own camping equipment, dinner supplies to barbeque, and grill/charcoal. Kiwanis club will be offering a pancake breakfast.
Time/Place: 5pm-9am / Lake Poway
Contact: 858-688-4772 / www.poway.org

California State Games | July 12-15
Includes 10,000 competing in 23 sports. Opening Ceremonies includes an athlete parade, torch lighting and fireworks.
Time/Place: SDCCU Stadium
Contact: 619-223-2033 / www.calstategames.org

Imperial Beach Sun & Sea Festival | July 13-14
World-class sandcastle sculptors creating some of the best sand creations on the West Coast as well as a community parade and pancake breakfast, live music, children’s craft activities, a Kids ‘n Kastles competition, Farmer’s Market and International Food Fair.
Time/Place:
Fri 8am-Dusk, Sat 7am-5pm / Pier Plaza
Contact: www.sunandseafestival.com

San Diego Pride Festival | July 13-15
Celebrate diversity under San Diego’s amazing sky and dance the day and night away! There will be 4 phenomenal stages, spanning 2 days, with over 100 entertainers and thousands of your closest friends. Time/Place: 12-10pm / Marston Point, Balboa Park
Contact: 619-297-7683 / www.sdpride.org

Del Mar Racing Season | July 13-Sept. 3
The Del Mar Racetrack is a world-class Thoroughbred racing destination welcoming the industry’s top athletes and California’s most spirited partygoers.
Time/Place:
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club: 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Contact: 858-755-1141 / www.dmtc.com

Mission San Diego de Alcala Festival of the Bells | July 14-15
The festivities include food, live entertainment, dancing, and traditional activities like the Blessing of the Bells and the Blessing of the Animals.
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / 10818 San Diego Mission Road
Contact: 619-283-7319 / www.missionsandiego.org

Over The Line Tourney | July 14-15 & 21-22
San Diego’s beach softball Over the Line Tournament is played by men and women into their 80’s and is one of the last pure Southern California traditions.
Time/Place: 7:30am-6pm / Fiesta Island, Mission Bay Park
Contact: www.ombac.org/over-the-line

Comic-Con International | July 19-22
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. Time/Place: San Diego Convention Center
Contact: www.comic-con.org

Insect and Ladybug Festival | July 21-22
Children can practice bug collecting, hands-on insect arts and crafts, and even taste cooked mealworm larva. Entomologists and other bug experts will be available for questions.
Time/Place: 9am-5pm / San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas
Contact:
760-536-3036 / www.sdbgarden.org

Supergirl Surf Pro | July 27-19
The weekend will be jam-packed with world-class competition that will have you on your toes and a festival village loaded with female-inspired vendors, activities and entertainment.
Time/Place:
8am-6pm / Oceanside Pier
Contact: www.supergirlpro.com

California Clambake | July 28
With a sunset backdrop, live entertainment and interactive beach games, guests donned in white attire will cozy up on communal tables and enjoy a shellfish feast featuring menus from renowned Guest Chef Javier Plascencia.
Time/Place: 5:30-8pm / Hotel del Coronado
Contact: 619-522-8490 / www.hoteldel.com

Imperial Beach Surf Dog Competition | July 28
Check out the action where more than 60 dogs are expected to participate in this family friendly event, which raises funds for the San Diego Humane Society.
Time/Place: 8am-3pm / Next to the Imperial Beach Pier
Contact: 949-297-6536 / www.surfdogevents.com/imperial-beach

Concert At The Lakes | July 28
A benefit for the Santee-Lakeside Rotary Foundation & Santee Lakes Foundation. “Disco is Reborn for One Night Only at Santee Lakes”
Time/Place: 4-10pm / Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve, Lake 1
Contact: 619-596-7188 / www.concertatthelakes.com

Solana Beach Triathlon, Duathlon, Aquabike | July 29
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.
Time/Place: 6:50am / Fletcher Cove
Contact: www.kozevents.com

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