Besides the usual summer (and year-round) activities you can do in San Diego (view the Top 20 Must-Do Activities in San Diego list here!), this weekend also has several fun events throughout San Diego County to join in with the family!
Head to La Mesita Park in La Mesa for a free outdoor screening of “Despicable Me 2.” The movie starts at 8 p.m., but family-friendly, pre-show activities and entertainment begins at 7:30 p.m. Pack a lawn chair, blanket and snacks for this event.
When: Friday, July 24 | 7:30 pm
Where: La Mesita Park | 8855 Dallas St, La Mesa, CA
More information: www.cityoflamesa.com/DocumentCenter/View/6019
Point Loma Summer Concerts: LomaPalooza
The Point Loma Summer Concerts series is back for its 15th season. On Friday, an all-volunteer committee is hosting the “LomaPalooza,” an evening of free live music performed by local bands from Point Loma and Ocean Beach.
When: Friday, July 24 | 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Where: Point Loma Community Park | 1060-1080 Catalina Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92106
More information: plconcerts.org
The 2015 Summer Walkabout
Enjoy the fun-filled evening festival that showcases all the unique businesses in South Park. There will be complimentary treats, special offers and live entertainment. Come support local businesses!
When: Saturday, July 25 | 6 – 10 pm
Where: South Park neighborhood in San Diego | The Walkabout starts at Kalmia and 30th St. and goes to Beech and 30th St.
Cost: Free, unless you buy from and support the local businesses!
More information: www.southparkscene.com/walkabout
The 35th Annual Padres Tailgate and Fire Fighter Chili Cook-off
Go to Embarcadero Marina Park South for the 35th Annual Padres Tailgate and Fire Fighter Chili Cook-off to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association, then head on over to Petco Park for an exciting game of Padres baseball!
Sponsored by San Diego City Fire Fighters Local 145, more than 25 local fire departments are expected to compete for bragging rights for the best firehouse chili in all of San Diego. The Padres Tailgate & Fire Fighter Chili Cook-off will feature all-you-can-eat hamburgers, hot dogs, bratwurst and snacks
Admission is all inclusive! $50 for adults and $20 for children includes a ticket to the Padres vs. Marlins game at Petco Park that evening.
When: Saturday, July 25 | 12 – 4:45 pm, the game begins at 5:40 pm
Where: Tailgate Party/ Chili Cook-off: Embarcadero Marina Park South, 1 Marina Park Way, San Diego, CA 92101 | Padres vs. Marlins Game: Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: All-inclusive tickets (includes both admission to the tailgate party/chili cook-off and the Padres game): $50 for adults, $20 for kids. Tickets are available at an increased price the day of the event (game tickets are available while supplies last).
More information: www.kpbs.org/events/2015/jul/25/35th-annual-padres-tailgate-fire-fighter-chili-coo/?et=49959 or call MDA to purchase tickets at (858) 492-9792
23rd Annual Sea Chantey Festival
Take a trip back in time when you spend an afternoon aboard the Star of India Sunday, the world’s oldest active sailing ship. Enjoy sailors singing the chanteys they used to sing during their off-watch time and bring the kids to sing along.
When: Sunday, July 26 | 11 am
Where: Maritime Museum of San Diego | 1492 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: $8 – $16 museum entrance; festival is free with price of museum admission
More information: sdmaritime.org/tickets
Sundays at Six Summer Concert
“Sundays at Six” summer concerts are held 6:00-7:00 pm on Sundays at the Harry Griffen Park Amphitheatre. This Sunday features Fanny and the Atta Boys (Folk/Swing).
When: Sunday, July 26 | 6 – 7 pm
Where: Harry Griffen Park | 9550 Milden Street, La Mesa
More information: www.cityoflamesa.com/DocumentCenter/View/2535