December 2, 2023
Nothing attracts a seaside crowd in San Diego like a giant vacation weekend. Picture by Chris Stone

OK, it’s not really July 4th weekend. Independence Day, is in any case, not till Tuesday. However significantly, the occasion goes till Tuesday. Proper?!?

One factor that solely goes via Tuesday? The San Diego County Honest. Head out for the ultimate weekend of the 2023 occasion, which incorporates Saturday’s Beer Pageant, with native faves, the Grammy-winning Switchfoot, taking the stage Monday. Fireworks comply with for the massive truthful finale Tuesday night time.

And actually, the July 4th goodness will keep on all this San Diego weekend, with group celebrations beginning or persevering with from Friday onward. Right here’s a range (see an entire record right here):

  • Nationwide Metropolis – The 4th of July Carnival continues via Tuesday at Kimball Park. Particular occasions embrace the Miss Nationwide Metropolis Instructional Pageant on Saturday, with fireworks at 9 p.m. Gates open Friday and Monday at 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. and midday on Tuesday.
  • Mira Mesa – the native celebration, the primary in Mira Mesa since earlier than the pandemic, will embrace a 5 p.m. picnic on Sunday at Hourglass Area Neighborhood Park, and fireworks at 9 p.m. from the fields at Wangenheim Center Faculty.
  • Oceanside – received’t simply be celebrating our nation, but additionally town’s one hundred and thirty fifth anniversary, with fireworks starting at 9 p.m. Monday. Head to the SoCal Soccer Complicated at El Corazon. Gates open at 5 p.m. with meals vehicles and two stay musical performers.
  • Escondido – the free Independence Day Live performance at 5 p.m. Tuesday options the Navy Band Southwest’s thirty second Avenue Brass Band and the City Renewal Undertaking from Los Angeles. Head to the Nice Inexperienced on the California Heart for the Arts.

The summer time pops season formally opens on the Rady Shell at 7:30 p.m. Friday with Rafael Payare conducting the San Diego Symphony, that includes Pacho Flores as solo trumpeter. The Seashore Boys comply with Saturday, with a tribute to Aretha Franklin set for Sunday and an evening billed as “San Diego’s 4th of July Dance Social gathering”, with C&C Music Manufacturing facility approaching Tuesday. Tickets can be found for all 4 reveals.

The second annual Julian Gem & Mineral Present continues via Sunday on the Santa Ysabel Buying Heart, 30250 CA-79. On Saturday, it opens at a second spot, Julian City Corridor, additionally going via Sunday. Each websites open at 10 a.m.

The Somali Bantu Affiliation of America marks Somali Independence and Eid al-Adha at midday Sunday with a picnic that includes performances, face-painting, a bouncy home and henna portray at Harry Griffen Regional Park in La Mesa.

You could have heard of a baseball sensation by the identify of Shohei Ohtani. He and the Los Angeles Angels come to city Monday and because the Padres haven’t been as much as snuff up to now this yr, why not go see Shohei? Tickets for the three video games at Petco Park are very scarce, with one of the best availability on July 4th.

And don’t neglect the Huge Bay Increase, which could be seen from the waterfront on spots that encompass San Diego Bay. It has some historical past. We’re positive all will likely be copacetic on Tuesday.