July 1 – 5, National City’s 4th of July Carnival
The National City Host Lions Club invite you to celebrate the 4th of July with a weekend long carnival complete with rides, games, food, fun and fireworks!
Time: Wednesday-Friday: 5:00 to 11:00 PM
Saturday (4th of July): 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Fireworks at 9:00 PM
Location: D Ave & E 12th St., National City, CA 91950
For more info: visit www.nationalcityhostlions.org
July 3, 80’s Heat Aloha Party
Enjoy the dance party with 80’s heat, make sure you come in a costume! Costume Contest with prizes.
Time: 9:00 PM to 11:45 PM
Price: Advance – $13 / Day of – $15 / Reserved – $23
Location: 143 S Cedros, Suite T, Solana Beach, CA 92075
For more info: 858.481.8140 or visit bellyup.com/80s-heat-aloha-party
July 10-12, Cabrillo Dog Show
Over 1000 dogs of all breeds will be at Bates to compete in this AKC accredited dog show. Dog lovers will enjoy the top-notch competition, and will also have the opportunity to look behind the scenes to watch groomers, trainers & owners prepare their dogs for the show ring.
Place: Bates Nut Farm: 15954 Woods Valley Rd., Valley Center
Contact: (760) 749-3333 / www.batesnutfarm.biz
July 11, 11th Annual Switchfoot Bro-Am
The 11th Annual Switchfoot Bro-Am beach day on July 11 will feature a surf contest, live music performances, and nerf surf jousting exposition between surf contest heats.
Time: 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: 252 5th Street, Encintas, CA 92024
For more info: visit www.switchfoot.com/c/bro-am
July 12, Carlsbad Triathlon
The triathlon boasts a calm ocean swim, a rolling bike course and a smooth run for the finish. This race is for everybody: from first-timers to the elites, and their friends and family!
Place: Tamarack Surf Beach
Contact: (760) 434-2820 / www.carlsbadca.gov
July 17, San Diego Pride Rally
Pride celebrations everywhere trace their heritage to the eventful evening of June 28, 1969 when patrons of the Stonewall Inn in New York City said “No more!” to the harassing tactics of the New York Police. That protest has grown to annual events held in major cities throughout the world. In San Diego, our first rally was held in 1975.
Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: University Ave & Normal St., Hillcrest, CA 92103
For more info: call 619.297.7683 or visit sdpride.org/rally.htm
July 18 – 19, Annual LGBT Pride Festival
San Diego Pride’s famous cultural Festival includes multiple stages of entertainment, more than 80 musicians, bands, comedy and dance performers, 300 participating vendor booths, an art exhibit, cultural presentations, and great food!
Time: 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Price: $15+ / Volunteers and Youth Under 15 – Free
Location: 6th Ave & Laurel St., San Diego, CA 92103
For more info: call 619.297.7683 or visit sdpride.org/festival.htm
July 18, Mopar All American Car Show
Open to all makes, models and years of cars, trucks and motorcycles and is the signature event put on by The Mopar Club San Diego each year. The show annually draws 250-300 vehicles and 2,500-3,500 people.
Place: MiraCosta College’s San Elijo Campus: 3333 Manchester Avenue, Cardiff
Contact: (760) 598-9809 / http://www.moparclubsandiego.net
July 19, Carlsbad Grand Prix
0.9 mile closed course with a finish boasting sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean. This full day of races will feature more than 600 junior, amateur, professional, and Paralympics hand cyclists racing in timed races for prizes and/or cash in front of 3,000 spectators. The Carlsbad Family Fun Race adds an additional 500 participants.
Place: Armada Drive & Fleet Street
Contact: (619) 993-3997 / www.carlsbadgrandprix.com
July 25 – 26, Insect Festival
This one-of-a-kind event features thousands of fascinating creepy-crawlies including live insects, lizards, snakes, and the famous “Madagascar hissing cockroaches.”
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Price: Free with paid admission or membership
Location: 230 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas, CA 92024
For more info: visit www.sdbgarden.org/insect.htm
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