Big Bay Boom! When: Thursday, July 4 • 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm Where: San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA Largest fireworks display in San Diego county, discharged simultaneously from barges placed strategically around the Bay for approximately 17 minutes. bigbayboom.com

Annual 4th of July Run & Ride When: Thursday, July 4 • 6:00 am – 10:00 amWhere: Red Cedar Dr. & Aviary Dr., San Diego, CA Join the Scripps Ranch Old Pros at the annual 10K Race & Fun Run and bike rides that both end at the Scripps Ranch Fourth of July Parade! srop.org/scripps-ranch-4th-of-july-run-and-ride

The Spirit of the Fourth When: Thursday, July 4 • 9:00 am – 9:30 pmWhere: Webb Park – Avena Pl. And Bernardo Center Dr., San Diego, CACommunity Fair with events including live entertainment, classic motor show, patriotic pet contest, veterans memorial service, parade, fireworks and more!spiritofthefourth.org

Fireworks Spectacular at SeaWorld When: Thursday, July 4 • 9:00 pmWhere: SeaWorld San Diego -500 SeaWorld Dr.,San Diego, CA SeaWorld will celebrate Independence Day with a 15-minute display of fireworks set to a patriotic soundtrack, starting at 9:45 PM. Park will be open all day.seaworld.com/san-diego/shows/fireworks

San Diego County Fair 4th of July Celebration When: Thursday, July 4 • 10:00 am – 11:00 pm Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds – 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA Fireworks Spectacular starts about 9:00 pm. Fireworks are launched from the west end of the racetrack and are visible from many areas of the fairgrounds. sdfair.com/events/fireworks

Independence Day at the Border When: Saturday, July 6 • 3:00 pm – 9:00 pmWhere: Larsen Field, Cesar Chavez Park – 4061 Camino de la Plaza, San Ysidro, CA Enjoy family activities, live music, drinks, food and fireworks! This is a perfect event for family and friends. Admission is free and open to all ages.business.sanysidrochamber.org/independence-day-festival-the-border

Dvořák’s New World Symphony When: Sunday, July 7 • 7:30 pmWhere: Embarcadero Marina Park South- 200 Marina Park Way, San Diego, CAGet swept away with some of classical music’s most enduring melodies featuring Dvořák’s New World Symphony. Francesco Lecce-Chong conducts.sandiegosymphony.org

JFG Summer Camp When: Friday, July 8-12 • 9:00 am – 12:00 pmWhere: Japanese Friendship Garden – 2215 Pan American Way E., San Diego, CAInstructors offering demonstrations and lessons for Japanese cooking, Karate, Chanoyu (tea ceremony), Ikebana (flower arrangement), traditional folk dances, Kokedama and much more. Arts & crafts, traditional games and storytelling.niwa.org/jfgsummer

Night Fishing When: Thursday, July 11 • 5:00 pm – 11:30 pm Where: Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve – 9310 Fanita Pkwy., Santee, CA A night of fishing in Lakes 1-4. No state fishing license is required, only a permit from the General Store. Adults $10, Jrs & Seniors $6, Extra pole stamp $4. Bring your lanterns!santeelakes.com/events-calendar

Sunset Poolside Jazz Series When: Thursday, July 11 • 6:30 pm – 9:30 pmWhere: The Westgate Hotel – 1055 Second Ave., San Diego, CA An evening of rich sounds and cool vibes with the Matt Hall Quartet at the rooftop pool of Westgate Hotel. westgatehotel.com

Imperial Beach Sun & Sea Festival When: Friday and Saturday, July 12-13 • see website for details Where: Pier Plaza – 10 Evergreen Ave., Imperial Beach, CAWorld-class sandcastle sculptors, community parade and pancake breakfast, live music, children’s craft activities, a kids ‘n kastles competition, farmer’s market and international food fair. sunandseafestival.com

Movies & More by the Lake When: Friday, July 12 • 6:00 pm – 10:00 pmWhere: Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve – 9310 Fanita Pkwy., Santee, CA Bring your blankets and join us for a movie under the stars! Pre-movie fun starts at 6pm. Food Trucks will be on site. Movie: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Versesanteelakes.com

Annual San Diego Pride Parade When: Saturday, July 13 • 10:00 amWhere: Hillcrest Pride Flag at University Ave. and Normal St., San Diego, CALargest single-day civic event in the region and is among the largest Prides in the United States, attracting over 250,000 people. Cheer on colorful floats & parade participants as we celebrate and honor the LGBTQ community!sdpride.org/parade

San Diego Pride Festival When: Saturday and Sunday, July 13-14 • 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm Where: Marston Point, Balboa Park – Sixth Ave., & Laurel St., San Diego, CA Enjoy the city’s largest celebration while dancing to live entertainment from over 100 entertainers at 4 phenomenal stages. See website for ticket prices.sdpride.org/festival

250th Jubilee Festival of the Bells When: Saturday and Sunday, July 13-14 • see website for details Where: Mission San Diego de Alcalá – 10818 San Diego Mission Rd., San Diego, CA This year the Festival of the Bells will commemorate the 250th anniversary of the founding of Mission San Diego de Alcala. Live entertainment, Blessing of the Bells, Blessing of the Animals and more!missionsandiego.org/250th-jubilee-festival-of-the-bells

66th Annual Over The Line Tourney When: Saturday and Sunday, July 13-14 • 7:00 am – 6:00 pm Where: Fiesta Island, Mission Bay Park – 1590 E. Mission Bay Dr., San Diego, CA San Diego’s beach softball Over the Line Tournament is played by men and women into their 80’s and is one of the last pure Southern California traditions. ombac.org/over-the-line

Doug Loves Movies: Comic Con Edition When: Wednesday, July 17 • see website for details Where: The American Comedy Company, 818 B 6th Ave., San Diego, CA Comedian Doug Benson hosts a podcast where he talks to his hilarious special surprise guests about his first love…movies!americancomedyco.com/doug-loves-movies

Comic-Con International: San Diego When: Thursday through Sunday, July 18-21 • see website for details Where: San Diego Convention Center – 111 W. Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA Largest comics and pop culture event in the US, attracting thousands of artists, celebrities and fans of comic books, memorabilia and all things pop culture. comic-con.org

SDMA + The San Diego Opera When: Friday, July 19 • 6:00 pm – 7:00 pmWhere: San Diego Museum of Art – 1450 El Prado, San Diego, CA Performances by singers from the San Diego Opera inspired by the Museum’s exhibition Art and Empire: The Golden Age of Spain. Selections from Spanish-language and Spanish-set operas. sdmart.org/the-san-diego-opera-the-golden-age-of-spain

Insect and Ladybug Festival When: Saturday and Sunday, July 20-21 • 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Where: San Diego Botanic Garden – 230 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas, CA This one-of-a-kind event features live insects, lizards, snakes, and the famous “Madagascar hissing cockroaches.” Children can practice bug collecting, hands-on insect arts and crafts, and even taste cooked mealworm larva.sdbgarden.org/insect

Hooray for Hollywood: A Night at the Oscars When: Friday and Saturday, July 26-27 • 7:30 pm Where:Lights, camera, cue the orchestra! A concert featuring all new film clips accompanied by famous scores led by conductor Ted Sperling. And fireworks! sandiegosymphony.org/hooray-for-hollywood-a-night-at-the-oscars

Supergirl Surf Pro When: Friday through Sunday, July 26-28 • 8:00 am – 6:00 pm Where: Oceanside Pier – Oceanside, CA World-class competition that will have you on your toes and a festival village loaded with female-inspired vendors, activities and entertainment. supergirlpro.com/welcome-to-super-girl-jam

Live Well San Diego 5K When: Sunday, July 28 • 7:30 am Where: San Diego County Waterfront Park – 1600 Pacific Hwy., San Diego, CA Live Well San Diego 5K will be a fun, family-friendly event for all ages, including a kids fun zone all while supporting a great charity. mainstreetoceanside.com/independence-parade