Ride the bridge, Bike the Bay! Join the Bike the Bay 2019 and enjoy the opportunity to ride over the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge. After the ride, everyone will return to San Diego for a festival with food, beverage, beer garden, and entertainment. Come join the fun!
On Sunday, August 25, 2019, this non-competitive community bike ride is for riders of all abilities and will take you on a scenic, and primarily flat ride, around the San Diego Bay via the Bayshore Bikeway. Along the way, riders will travel through the surrounding cities of Coronado, Imperial Beach, Chula Vista and National City before finishing back at the start/finish line at Embarcadero Marina Park in downtown San Diego.
Learn more on bikethebay.net
Enjoy the largest public star party in SoCal at the Julian StarFest on August 1-3, 2019. Explore astronomy during the three-day fest and view the night sky in telescopes then have fun camping through the event. Who wants to join?
The event is hosted by the San Diego Astronomy Association, under the dark skies of Menghini Winery near the mountain resort of Julian (think fine wine and fresh baked hot apple pie)!
- Free public star party on Saturday night, August 3
- Camping availability for tent and RV campers
- Exhibits by major telescope and accessory vendors
- Food and beverage vendors
- Astronomy games and crafts for kids
- Raffle for donated astronomy equipment on Saturday
- Optional behind the scenes tour of the world-famous Palomar Observatory on Saturday
Primitive camping is available for tent campers and RVs for up to three nights at the beautiful Menghini Winery.
Learn more here julianstarfest.com
The Super Girl Pro is a 3-day event on July 26-28, 2019 in Oceanside, CA. See the world’s top professional female surfers and other female-inspired vendors, activities, and entertainment at the jam-packed with world-class competition. The event is free to attend!
An experience for all ages, the Supergirl Pro Festival Village includes autograph signings, various vendors and activities, giveaways, contests, celebrities, skateboarding, DJ’s, art, hair styling, fashion, live music, fitness, dance, yoga, sustainability, seminars, speakers, great food, a beer and wine garden and so much more!
Live entertainment is scheduled throughout the event weekend to include free concerts from 16 top music artists, a female skateboarding contest, a female DJ competition, the only female-driven multi-title esports tournament in the U.S., a Celebrity Surf Invitational, fitness classes, Zumba classes, free yoga instruction, fashion, speed art, inspirational speakers and more.
Learn more about the event, visit supergirlpro.com
The Big Bay Boom July 4th Fireworks Show is back!
The biggest fireworks show in San Diego which will showcase a choreographed display that will last approximately 17 minutes.
Come down and bring your family and friends to watch this spectacular event.
Bring your lawnchairs, friends and boats to watch the Big Bay Boom fireworks show from these locations:
- Shelter Island
- Harbor Island
- North Embarcadero
- Marina District
- Coronado Ferry Landing
- Boating/On The Water
Parking and Shuttles
To accommodate the large crowd expected on San Diego Bay this Fourth of July, the Port of San Diego has set up free parking lots with shuttle service to Harbor Island and Shelter Island.
- Free shuttle service to Harbor Island and Shelter Island
- Free parking at SDCCU Stadium (formerly Qualcomm) with an MTS Trolley Ticket
- Expanded 4th of July train, trolley and bus service from MTS
- New: Guaranteed Parking with pre-purchased tickets
- Parking Meters are Free on the July 4th
Come to San Diego Bay for the fireworks – but try not to bring your car.
Please visit bigbayboom.com for more details.
Experience the on-the-water adventures! Come and join the Port of San Diego Festival of the Sea on May 25-27, 2019 at Maritime Museum of San Diego. Enjoy this event with your entire friends and family!
Festival of the Sea, produced by the Maritime Museum and sponsored by the Port of San Diego, is one of the keynote events that will take place during 2019 commemorating the 250th Anniversary of the beginning of modern-day San Diego. The Port of San Diego Festival of the Sea will be held Memorial Day weekend and has something for everyone to enjoy. General admission tickets for the three-day event include entrance to all vessels, exhibits, live music, education zone and artist exhibition with market.
Please visit sdmaritime.org for more details.
Hey chocolate lovers! Have fun and join the Chocolate Festival on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at San Diego Botanic Garden. Come and enjoy this event!
The Chocolate Festival is the day before Mother’s Day, so it makes a perfect gift for Mom. Come and enjoy the day relaxing in our beautiful garden oasis while sampling edibles made from the ground beans of the Theobroma cacao. Demonstrations and tips on creating delicious chocolate treats will also be featured at the Chocolate Festival. This family-friendly event also features lots of children’s activities and a variety of Mother’s Day gifts. Bring Mom and enjoy a beautiful walk in the Garden between tastings!
Please visit sdbgarden.org for more details.
Create a clean, healthy, prosperous future! Come and join the San Diego EarthFair on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at Balboa Park San Diego. Enjoy and have fun!
Our annual EarthFair in Balboa Park is the largest free annual environmental fair in the world. EarthFair 2019 will be our 30th annual event! Each year, the EarthFair draws around 60,000 visitors. Produced by 300 volunteers, EarthFair 2019 will feature more than 300 exhibitors, special theme areas, a Food Pavilion, a special Children’s Activity Area, four entertainment venues, the Children’s Earth Parade, the eARTh Gallery arts and crafts show, and the Cleaner Car Concourse.
Please visit earthdayweb.org for more details.
Who loves avocado? Come and experience the Fallbrook Avocado Festival on Sunday, April 14, 2019. Enjoy and discovered the joys of guacamole!
Since the 1960s, tens of thousands of avocado lovers converge in Fallbrook, located in San Diego’s North County Inland to sample avocados, check out the crazy cooking contest entries, buy funky avocado-themed gifts and enjoy bands, live entertainment and friendly beer gardens. Come prepared to visit the many craft and food booths – you can never go hungry at the Avocado Festival. Colorful booths line Main and Alvarado Street featuring unique clothing, hats, arts, crafts, jewelry, and farm-fresh produce for purchase. A variety of bands and other live entertainment are offered for the pleasure of festival-goers. Beer gardens and numerous food vendors cater to every whim.
Please visit sandiego.org for more details.
Come and have fun! Celebrate the Water Lantern Festival on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Chollas Lake Park San Diego. Create a peaceful and memorable experience!
Water Lantern Festival is filled with fun, happiness, hope, and great memories that you’ll cherish for a lifetime. This is a family friendly event that can be shared by everyone. Friends, families, neighbors, and lots of people that you haven’t met can come together to create a peaceful, memorable experience.
Please visit sandiego.org for more details.
Mark your calendar! Come and join the Circle of Art on March 16-17, 2019 at East County Christmas Circle. Enjoy the original artwork of selected fine artists!
This free outdoor art show is staged at Christmas Circle in the heart of the village of Borrego Springs. Approximately 60 artists will exhibit their quality work, representing a variety of media including: fine arts, oils and watercolors, photography, sculpture, pottery/ceramics, jewelry, fabric art and more.
Please visit circle-of-art.org for more details.