Enjoy Top San Diego Events in July
Staying at a San Diego Hotel in July? Read about some of the top things to do in San Diego! San Diego is gearing up to welcome the summer visitors who come to enjoy the many things to do in San Diego in July. Top July San Diego Events include Comic-Con and the Big Bay Boom. Read below to learn about other July Events. Planning a visit?
San Diego Comic-Con International
July 9 through July 12
San Diego Convention Center | 111 West Harbor Drive San Diego, CA 92101
Attending the biggest comic con in the country is a hugely popular San Diego Thing to Do. Tickets to this San Diego Event typically sell out within hours of becoming available, making it 1 of the hottest tickets in town. Attendees will have the chance to meet their favorite comic book artists, writers, and the actors who have starred in sci-film films and TV shows. Exhibits, costume contests and panel discussions are other highlights of San Diego Comic-Con International.
Many sci-fi and comic book fans consider this Event in San Diego a sort of a pilgrimage. Getting tickets can be tricky as Comic-Con International sells out quickly each year. Those who do get tickets will enjoy meeting some of their favorite actors, writers, and illustrators, costume contests and all sorts of other geeky fun.
Big Bay Boom
Set to original music, the fireworks display at the Big Bay Boom is 1 of the most-watched in the country. Four barges shoot off the fireworks, and there are fabulous viewing areas at Coronado Ferry Landing Seaport Village, Marina District, North Embarcadero, Harbor Island, and Shelter Island. The fireworks are also shown live on local TV. Bring a blanket and a picnic and celebrate the 4th of July with an unforgettable show. Celebrate Independence Day with a big BOOM! A Big BAY Boom! Four barges will shoot a fabulous show of fireworks which can be seen from Seaport Village, Harbor Island, and Shelter Island. This is one of the most popular July 4th Activities in the City.
San Diego Symphony Summer Pops
June 27 through September 6
Embarcadero Marina Park South (behind the Convention Center)
The San Francisco Symphony Summer Pops boasts a number of shows that will please those who have been coming to the symphony for years and those who are coming for the very first time. A list of all of the concerts, which run on select dates through September 6th, can be found on the symphony website, so see what is offered during your summer stay at our San Diego Hotel.
La Jolla International Film Festival
July 24 through July 25
Museum of Contemporary Art La Jolla | 700 Prospect Street La Jolla, CA 92037
This San Diego Event is the largest of its kind. Hundreds of filmmakers will gather to see the films, attend award ceremonies, and much more. Meet the filmmakers, attend after-parties, and even have the chance to pitch your own film idea to industry pros. Purchase a single-day or 2-day pass or splurge for the Festival Patron Pass that includes reserved seating and other perks.
One Direction Concert
Qualcomm Stadium | 9449 Friars Road San Diego, CA 92108
Want to make a teenage girl very happy? Book a Guest Room at our San Diego Hotel and take her to see the One Direction concert at Qualcomm Stadium. The concert for this hugely popular boy band is sure to sell out in advance, so reserve your tickets as soon as possible. Tickets prices range from $64 to $107.
Christmas in July
July 11 through July 12
Mission San Luis Rey Parish | 4070 Mission Avenue Oceanside, CA 92057
Browse hundreds of tables of handmade arts and crafts at this popular San Diego Event. Shop for Christmas presents or find lovely things to help your own home be ready for the holidays. The items you’ll find at Christmas in July are made by local craftsmen, so you’ll be supporting their efforts as well as finding unique gifts and other holiday items.
San Diego County Fair
When: June 7 through July 6
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds | 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard Del Mar, CA 92014
This Event in San Diego is fun for visitors of all ages. When you come to the San Diego Fair you’ll enjoy all the best fair foods, rides, games, craft demonstrations, and much more. Attending this event is a perfect way to enjoy the lovely San Diego weather while spending a day with your family.
Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship
When: Through September 1
Where: San Diego Natural History Museum | 1788 El Prado San Diego, CA 92101
Ahoy, Matey! Learn about famed pirate Captain “Black Sam” Bellamy, and learn what daily life was like onboard the ship Whydah for him and his crew. You’ll see the authentic pirate treasure and artifacts when you visit this fascinating Event in San Diego.
Old Town 4th of July
Where: Old Town State Historic Park | 4002 Wallace Street San Diego, CA 92110
Another fun way to spend the 4th of July is to be exploring how the day was marked more than 100 years ago. Enjoy a parade and historical recreations that will bring a simpler, bygone time to life.