Don’t miss out on the great competition at the 10th Anniversary San Diego International Dragon Boat Race on Sept. 28-29 at Tecolote Shores Mission Bay. Enjoy a lion dance, music and performances, plus food trucks, clothing, jewelry, paddling gear and more!
Dragon boating is a growing, global sport with crews of 16-20 paddling in a boat decorated with an ornately carved dragon head at the bow and a tail in the stern. During races, boats consist of a crew, drummer and steersman.
Tecolote Shores North, Mission Bay Park, immediately south of the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa off East Mission Bay Drive
For more info visit SDDragonBoatRace.com
Experience San Diego’s Bayfront at this year’s Rock the Bay San Diego Triathlon on September 8, 2019. Swim, bike and run along the boardwalk until the Embarcadero Marina Park. Register to be a racer and get the VIP Party package or volunteer! Will you be there?
Rock the Bay San Diego Triathlon is a sprint and Olympic distance triathlon race in downtown San Diego. The Sprint Course consists of a 500-meter swim, 9-mile cycle, and a 3.1-mile run. The Olympic Course consists of a 1,500-meter swim, 25-mile cycle, and a 6.2-mile run. An expo accompanies the event.
ROCK THIS TRI – This Rock Themed Triathlon Will Rock You from Start to finish! The 65′ Adventrous Yacht will be anchored out on the swim course to provide swimmers with Classic Rock, runners will enjoy the awesome tunes of Mystique near the Midway aircraft carrier, and Finishers will be Rocked into the Finish Line!
All Finishers will be Rock Stars and will receive a T-Shirt and Finisher Medal
This is Southern California at its best. This bay swim is supported by lifeguards and swim buddies. Come join us for the Sprint or International Distance Triathlon. Same location and great course as the Original TriRock San Diego!!
Click here for more info rockthebaytri.com
The U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge and Dimensional Art Exposition are returning to San Diego’s downtown waterfront for 2019. World Master Sand Sculptors from the Netherlands, Italy, Canada, Latvia, and Russia will be here to challenge the best in the U.S. Be amazed and fall in love with their works of art. Come one, come all!
This will be the eighth year that one of the world’s most important sand-sculpting competitions will be held on this built-for-the-occasion beach, with over 300 tons of sand dumped on the pier on San Diego’s Big Bay. The 8th annual edition will be open to the public.
Date & Time
Aug 31 – Sep 2, 2019
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Open til 7:00pm on Sat. and Sun.
There’s also live entertainment (tribute bands, singers and more), a sandbox and rides for kids, a dozen gourmet food trucks, a fantastic view of the bay and all the great stuff that you always find on the Embarcadero, like Seaport Village and the Headquarters, the U.S.S. Midway Museum, Maritime Museum and more!
For more info, click here.
Austin is coming to San Diego!
Come and join the Texacali Music Festival, bringing Austin to San Diego and spend the day, on Mission Bay, with some of the BEST artists, The Live Music Capital of the World has to offer!
Saturday, August 10th, 2019
San Diego Mission Bay Boat & Ski Club
Gates Open @ 2pm / Music @ 3pm
Bring the whole family and enjoy music from Austin’s JACKIE VENSON BAND (2019 Austin Music Awards “Guitarist of the Year”), DAWN & HAWKES (Billboard Charts & The Voice), BARBARA NESBITT (Austin & San Diego Music Awards Nominee).
Have a taste of Texas & San Diego inspired Food Court provided by “2009 SD Chef of the Year” Hanis Cavin Creations (Kensington Grill, The Pioneer BBQ, The Porchetta Shack).
Texacali Music Festival is a Main Stage, outdoor, general admission event, on grass.
Please dress accordingly and be prepared by reading the General Information here.
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.