San Diego County Calendar of Events July 2019

June 27, 2019

SheFest | July 6
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-6pm / North Park Community Park
Contact: www.sdpride.org

Tanabata Festival | July 7
Originating from Chinese folklore, Tanabata is a holiday that celebrates the meeting of Orihime and Hikoboshi! 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. 
Time/Place: 12-6pm / Japanese Friendship Garden of SD, Balboa Park 
Contact: 619-232-2721 / www.niwa.org/tanabata

San Diego Pride Business Mega-Mixer | July 11
Mix and mingle during a festive happy hour with a diverse group of LGBT and allied business professionals, E.R.G.s, and organizations at the 3rd Annual Pride Business Mega-Mixer & Pride Kick Off Ribbon Cutting! 
Time/Place: 5:30-8pm / San Diego LGBT Visitors Center: 529 University Ave. 
Contact: 619-432-5428 / www.pridemixer.com

Pride of Hillcrest Block Party | July 12
A diverse line up of local and international talent. The festival features a craft cocktail bar and beer garden sponsored by Miller Coors, food trucks, go-go dancers, a DJ dance party, and YOU aboard our giant Ferris-Wheel as your take in the views of Hillcrest’s giant 65 foot high- 20 x 30 foot Rainbow Pride Flag! 
Time/Place: 2-11pm / Hillcrest Pride Flag at Pride Plaza 
Contact: 619-299-3330 / www.fabuloushillcrest.com

Movies & More by the Lake | July 12
Bring your blankets and join us for a movie under the stars! Food Trucks and snack bar treats will be on site. Parking is $10 per carload of movie goers and movie is free.  
Time/Place: 6-10pm / Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve
Contact: 619-596-3141 / www.santeelakes.com

SD Pride | July 12-14
The Rally: Inspiring speakers, LGBTQ leaders, and raising the Pride flag.
Pride 5k: Run the parade route right before the parade starts! Rainbow gear, tutus and streamers encouraged.
The Parade: The largest single-day civic event in the region and one of the largest Prides in the United States.
The Festival: Celebrate diversity and inclusion in Balboa Park with community resources, booths and four stages of live entertainment. 

Contact: 619-297-7683 / www.sdpride.org 

Imperial Beach Sun & Sea Festival | July 12-13
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, childrens craft activities, a Kids n Kastles competition, Farmers Market and International Food Fair. 
Time/Place: Fri 8am-Dusk, Sat 7am-6pm / Pier Plaza 
Contact: www.sunandseafestival.com

Mission San Diego de Alcala Festival of the Bells | July 13-14
Food, live entertainment, dancing, and traditional activities like the Blessing of the Bells and the Blessing of the Animals. All five Mission bells are rung during the weekend festivities. 
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / 10818 San Diego Mission Road 
Contact: 619-281-8449 / www.missionsandiego.org

Over The Line Tournament | July 13-14 & 20-21
Over 1,000 teams will hit the sand at sunrise on Saturday morning with their bats, balls and most creative team names to kick-off 66 years of San Diego tradition 
Time/Place: 7:30am-6pm / Fiesta Island, Mission Bay Park
Contact: www.ombac.org

Craft Classic Half Marathon & 5K | July 14
Sweeping views, challenging hills and a delicious craft beer reward at the finish line at Green Flash Brewing Co. 
Time/Place: 6:30am-12pm / Green Flash Brewery: 6550 Mira Mesa Blvd. 
Contact: www.craftclassic.com

Del Mar Racing Season | July 17-Sept. 2
Be part of the magic and nostalgia of this long-time horse race tradition dating back to 1937 when Bing Crosby greeted the first guests, and Seabiscuit won by a nose in the infamous race in 1938. This season features the nations top race horses, trainers and jockeys, and plenty of fun in the sun. 
Time/Place: Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
Contact: www.dmtc.com

Stone Brewing Hop-Con 7.0 | July 18
Your $75 ticket includes: Fifteen 3oz tasters, 3 specialty casks of w00tstout, Commemorative glassware to take home, Gourmet food, Lawn games, Silent Disco, Interactive Art Wall, Our famous churros for dessert, Costume contest. 
Time/Place: 7-11pm / Liberty Station
Contact: www.stonebrewing.com

Burgers and Brews Invitational | July 20
Pass includes a ticket to the races, access to an exclusive trackside viewing area, access to the Del Mar Concert Series performance following the event featuring Ziggy Marley, gourmet fries & tater tots, five (5) 5oz. beer tastings & UNLIMITED samples of the BEST burgers SD has to offer! 
Time/Place: 1:30-5:30pm / Del Mar Racetrack
Contact: www.burgersandbrews.com

Cabrillo Sunset 5K | July 20
The route passes the parks most important landmarks before linking with the road down to the tidepools – where participants can enjoy spectacular views as the sun sets below the horizon. 
Time/Place: 6:30-8:30pm / Cabrillo National Monument
Contact: www.cnmf.org

Insect and Ladybug Festival | July 20-21
Features thousands of fascinating creepy-crawlies including live insects, lizards, snakes, and the famous Madagascar hissing cockroaches. Children can practice bug collecting, hands-on insect arts and crafts, and even taste cooked mealworm larva. 
Time/Place: 10am-4pm / San Diego Botanic Garden
Contact: www.sdbgarden.org

Supergirl Surf Pro | July 26-28
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

SIP of Julian | July 27
Julian Tasting Rooms offering samples of their wine, beer, hard cider, mead or craft cocktails. 
Time/Place: 11am-5pm / Julian Town Hall
Contact: www.sipofjulian.com

Live Well San Diego 5K | July 28
This years event will celebrate the hero in all of us with a superhero-themed race and activities throughout the morning. Includes a Kids 1-Mile Fun Run. 
Time/Place: 7:30am / SD County Waterfront Park
Contact: www.livewellsd5k.com

Nat Diego | July 28-29
Come taste the exciting world of natural wine and learn about what you drink at a weekend festival packed with winemakers, importers and advocates of natural wine. 
Contact: www.natdiego.com 

Photo Credit: www.visitoceanside.org

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