Welcome to July, San Diego. Summer is in full swing + there’s so much local fun to be had. ☀️
We’ve rounded up 200+ ways to enjoy America’s Finest City this month, from Summer Movies in the Park and live music at The Rady Shell, to some of our city’s biggest summer events like Pride, Over-The-Line, San Diego Comic-Con International, Del Mar Racing, and more. Let’s do this.
The Rady Shell will light up all summer with live shows. | Photo via Monica Garske + SDtoday
Marvel’s “Black Panther” in Concert |Fri., July 1 | 7:30 p.m. | The Rady Shell | $30+ | Wakanda forever — watch the movie while the San Diego Symphony Orchestra performs the score. 🐈
Sean Kingston | Fri., July 15 | 7 p.m. | House of Blues | $30+ | The rapper + singer performs his “The Road To Deliverance Tour.” 🎤
Styx + REO Speedwagon with Loverboy | Tues., July 19 | 6:45 p.m. | North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre | $28.50+ | A trifecta of rock legends take over the Chula Vista venue. 🎸
Sights like this could only mean one thing: Comic-Con is near. | Photo via SDtoday
Only in San Diego: Summertime staples
Over-The-Line Tournament | Sat., July 9 | 7:30 a.m. | Mission Bay Park | $120 to register a team | It’s the first round of this longtime San Diego sporting tradition that also helps support the Old Mission Beach Athletic Club. If you can’t get a team together this year, that’s OK — go as a spectator, for free. 🥎
San Diego Pride Parade | Sat., July 16 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Hillcrest Pride Flag | Free | The procession through the heart of Hillcrest runs along Normal Street, west on University Avenue, south on Sixth Avenue, Balboa Drive + ends at Laurel Street — right at the Pride Festival entrance. 🌈
San Diego Comic-Con International | Thurs., July 21-Sun., July 24 | Times vary | San Diego Convention Center | There are no more badge sales for Comic-Con 2022, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t tell you about this longtime downtown tradition. Head to the Gaslamp Quarter to see the costumes, crowds + installations, for free. 💥
Del Mar Racing 2022 | Fri., July 22-Sun., Sept. 11 | Gates open between 11 a.m.-2 p.m., depending on day | Del Mar Thoroughbred Club | $8+ | Glam up + bet big where the turf meets the surf. 🏇
There’s an elaborate web of history at this brand-new exhibition. | Video via SDtoday
SDtoday got a sneak peek of the exhibition yesterday. It was immersive — the sights, the sounds, all made it feel like we were inside the pages of Stan Lee’s + Steve Ditko’s comic books. The exhibition is co-curated by pop culture/comic expert Patrick A. Reed + comic scholar Ben Saunders; Reed told SDtoday the creative collaboration came to life thanks to years of tireless dedication of many superheroes. 🦸
Tickets are available now. It’ll be on display locally through at least the end of the year.
A date has been set for the 2022 SDCCU Holiday Bowl —Wed., Dec. 28, at 5 p.m. at Petco Park. The pandemic has canceled the college football game for thepast two years, but if it does go down this winter, it’ll be the first time the game is played at the downtown venue. 🏈 (Fox 5)
Beachgoers (so, all San Diegans), take note: Today, the county will start using a new beach safety category at local beaches. The “Warning” signs tell beachgoers that the water may contain sewage + may cause illnessif contacted. Those heading to the shorelines this holiday weekend may see the signs in South County. Learn more. ⚠️
One Safe Place — a new family justice center in San Marcos designed to support victims of crimes — opens on Tues., July 5. The county-run facility will offer
free acute crisis care, advocacy, counseling, therapy, legal services, long-term mentoring, educational programs + more for adults and children, all under one roof. 💙
James Coffee Co. debuted a new location in Escondido, at 341 E. Pennsylvania Ave. (east of Grape Day Park). The coffee shop is open daily from7 a.m.-2 p.m. and is the brand’s fourth location — but its first in the North County; the others are in North Park, Little Italy + Bankers Hill. ☕
UC San Diegoreceived a $1 million gift from late SoCal philanthropist Norma Kershaw to expand its archaeological research in Israel and other parts of the Mediterranean. The money will support cyber-archaeology studies and tools like3-D digital data that help scientists create visualizations of sites + artifacts. 🔬 (San Diego Union-Tribune)
Rouleur Brewing Company — the cycling-centric craft brewery in North Park + Carlsbad — will host its 35-mileFourth of July Bike Ride on Monday from Rouleur North Park to Mt. Soledad and back. The free ride is from 9 a.m.-12 p.m., and participants get 15% off allfood and beverages once they return to the taproom. 🚲
The Surfrider Foundation of San Diego County will host its 20th Annual Art Gala & Auction on Sun., July 24, from 5-9 p.m. at Stone Brewing in Liberty Station. The fundraiser will feature local artwork, music, beer + food to support the organization’s mission to protect our ocean, waves, and beaches. 🌊
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