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This Weekend in San Diego 7/4 – 7/7

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This weekend in San Diego, locals will be celebrating Independence Day along with the rest of the country.  Start the weekend off early on Thursday to celebrate the 4th of July by enjoying festivals, parades, and pool parties.

Thursday, July 4

4th Of July Celebration

The Healing Center San Diego will be starting off the 4th celebration with deals all day along with free food and live music. The events start at 7 a.m. with free admission.

4th of July Parade & Festival

Start off your holiday weekend at Alpine Community Center at 10a.m. The festival will be held right after the parade where there will be a dunk tank, delicious food, and live entertainment.

4th of July Cookout

What’s the 4th of July without a BBQ? Starting at 11 a.m. at Carnitas’ Snack Shack, there will be hotdogs, cocktails, and delicious ice cream, to help celebrate Independence Day with all of your favorite things.

Fourth of July Pool Party

Starting at noon at the Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club and Bungalows, you can dance all day by the pool with live music and a drink in your hand. Party in style on your favorite holiday, along with making memories with your best friends.

Friday, July 5

Painted Furniture

At the Bravo School of Art South Park at 10 a.m. Lauren Becker Downey will show you how to create your own functional art. Please bring in a small table, chair, or bench to fix up and make brand new.

Sparkling Sounds

Sparkling Sounds at Eddie V’s is a summer event where you can enjoy delicious French wine or impeccable gourmet meals. This 8-week summer offer includes lobster specials, live music, and your favorite cocktails.

July Tequila Tasting

Taco Friday is the new tradition at Galaxy Taco. Enjoy taco Friday from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. and enjoy a complimentary tequila tasting. Start the weekend off right with your favorite food and a shot of tequila in your hand.

Saturday, July 6

Little Italy Summer Film Festival

Little Italy’s Summer Film Festival continues with another screening under the stars at the Amici Park Amphitheatre. The screenings feature Italian films with English subtitles. Attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic, snacks and blanket to snuggle up in during the show.

Green Living Tour

Enjoy a peaceful tour through the Solana Center for Environmental Innovation. You can explore the innovative compost projects and learn about water waste, while educating yourself on how to teach others about the importance of protecting our home.

Champagne Jazz Brunch Cruise

Enjoy your favorite Saturday tradition at Hornblower Dinner Cruises, but with some added jazz music. Dance the afternoon away with your best friends and holding onto the holiday weekend.

Sunday, July 7

Open Cockpit Days

Enjoy a day out at Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum with the whole family. Explore 31 different historical aircrafts while spending the day bonding with your children, and giving them the adventure their craving. 

Yoga, Brunch & Booch

Come down to Local Roots Kombucha for a peaceful yoga session and enjoy a delicious glass of kombucha after. Enjoy an optional lunch after and end your weekend by enjoying a refreshing time dedicated to yourself.

The Cado: A Pop-Up Museum

The Cado, an interactive pop-up museum celebrating the beloved pitted fruit, continues its run in San Marcos, just a few blocks away from Cal State University San Marcos. The museum promises to give guests a thorough look at the power of the avocado – from seed to skin – and everything that makes it such a special fruit. Six large-scale art installations will make the pop-up museum especially selfie-worthy, so make sure your phone is fully charged before making your way through The Cado. The attraction is open Thursday through Sunday, through Sept. 22. To visit, you must reserve your time slot ahead of time online. Tickets cost $19 for adults and $14 for kids age 12 and under. 

Mean Girls at Rooftop Cinema Club

Rooftop Cinema Club will be showing Mean Girls (2004) at 8:30 pm atop Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego. With its stunning views of the city from every angle imaginable, Rooftop Cinema Club is revolutionizing the movie-going experience in its unique and one-of-a-kind setting underneath and among the stars. Open to adults 18-and-over. Ticket prices start at just $17 per person for a single deck-chair underneath the moon and the stars. Get your tickets here.

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