Entertainment & Events
This Weekend in San Diego 7/19-7/21
The highly anticipated, biggest event of the year, Comic-Con is going down this weekend in San Diego, and whether or not you’ll be attending the festival, the entire town will be celebrating. From super-hero themed libations to delicious discounted bites, there is no shortage of action happening this weekend.
Friday, July 19
The festival will be kicking off its second day on Friday, and there is so much see. If you’re one of the lucky ones who has access to this elusive event, check out the panels we are most excited about here.
Kick off your summer weekends in style every Friday evening at Balboa Park’s hottest after-hours event from 4:00 -8:30 pm. Visitors of all ages can enjoy live entertainment and activities for kids while eating gourmet dishes from a rotating selection of more than a dozen popular food trucks parked on the Plaza de Panama and El Prado walkway. Throughout the summer, Food Truck Fridays will present different musical performers or DJs each night in the Plaza de Panama.
Start your Friday off at the Digital Gym Cinema to see Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blache. Learn about this impactful woman of film and her unique story. The program starts at 8 a.m. with tickets starting at $7.50.
The CADO is the world’s first avocado pop-up museum experience, opening this summer at North City in San Marcos. Step into a world of the green fruit you love to ‘gram and emerge with more than a pretty picture (but you’ll get plenty of those, too!). You’re invited to feel the avocado-skinned walls and find the ripe spot, get schooled on the growing process by Jason Mraz (via cassette tape), meet the Hass Mother Tree of California, pause at The Pit Stop and enjoy the best of avocado culture. Tickets start at just $14. Get yours here.
Wanna get away from it all? Gather your mates and come cruise with San Diego’s local brewery, Green Flash for a beer lovers event of a lifetime. Hops on the Harbor craft beer dinner cruise features a different San Diego brewery each month. Chef Brian Gist collaborates with the brewers to create an exciting dinner menu that pairs perfectly with the distinctive flavors of each brewer’s beer selections.
Saturday, July 20
Take a walk (or swim?) on the wild side and explore the Leopard Sharks and other creatures of the deep. Join aquarium naturalists and visit leopard sharks in their underwater home off the La Jolla Coast. Pick up snorkel tips as you discover the abundant variety of animals that make their homes among the kelp, sandy bottom, and rocks. Intermediate swimming ability is required and previous snorkeling experience is recommended. Participants must supply their own gear. Head to the Bitch Aquarium at Scripps to get the adventure started. The session starts at 8 a.m. Cost: $30 (for non-members).
What started as a few friends playing ball at the beach has now evolved into a worldwide championship with over 1,000 teams participating. Over-the-Line is a classic summertime sport that was created right here in San Diego. On July 20-21, the Old Mission Beach Athletic Club (OMBAC) will host the 66th Annual World Championship OTL Tournament taking place on Fiesta Island at Mission Bay. Grab your best friends, your favorite six-pack and kick back to enjoy a thrilling day of OTL.
The San Diego Botanic Garden is hosting Insect Fest this Saturday at 10 a.m. This is every kid’s dream as they will be able to learn more about their favorite creepy crawlers and explore the beauty of lizards, ladybugs, and snakes.
There is no better combo than ice cream and art. Come to The Erin Hanson Gallery at 10 a.m. for amazing paintings and enjoy the ice cream bar until 6 p.m.
Set sail with your favorite beverage in style at Hornblower Dinner Cruises. Enjoy the live music and amazing breakfast buffet as you ride off into the beautiful San Diego waters with your best friends. Tickets start at $40.
Sunday, July 21
San Diego Reggae Vegan Fest features music, food, fashion, chefs, speakers, and headliner Third World, celebrating 45 years as one of reggae’s most iconic bands. Co-starring The Movement and Yami Bolo, and featuring Iakopo, Empress Akua, Prime Livity, Jah Mikey, Quinto Sol, Lamour & the Mystik Band, and Sensi Trails. Tickets start at $40. Get yours here.
The House of Blues Gospel Brunch experience includes local talent performing both traditional and contemporary Gospel songs. Before and during the show treat yourself to an all-you-can-eat buffet featuring breakfast favorites plus tender carving stations, southern specialties and desserts. Don’t miss their signature chicken and waffles. And if you’re in the mood you just might end up on stage waving a napkin and dancing off some of that delicious cuisine. Get your tickets here starting at $22.
Start your Sunday off by clearing your mind at the local farmers market at Lewis Middle School starting at 10 a.m. Pick our fresh flowers, enjoy delicious treats, and treat yourself to a day with family and friends.
Start Sunday Funday the right way with dancing at the Hard Rock hotel with a mimosa in your hand. Feel the disco music as you go through the practice of yoga while sipping n your favorite drink.
Brunch is the best part of any day. Enjoy delicious food and drinks at Chandler’s to commence your Sunday and close a chapter to the weekend in style.