Are you going to the biggest 3-day Reggaeton & Latin Music Festival? The festival takes place in the beach town of Rosarito, Baja CA, Mexico. The stomping grounds are on the beach; approximately 1-hour south of San Diego, CA. From the giants to the up and coming, check out the heat that’s hitting the Baja Beach Fest stage this August!
For the first time, August of 2021, this Reggaeton and Latin music festival will be across 3 days with 2 separate Weekends, featuring more high-level artists on the lineup than ever before. After just 30 days of dropping the Year 3 lineup, Baja Beach Fest 2021 sold out, making it “one of the first sellouts of a 2021 festival during the pandemic” – Billboard. After a heavy influx of demand post-sell-out, the Baja Beach Fest team decided to go live with Weekend 2. The team is now working behind the scenes to bring a heightened onsite experience with new art installations, activities, sponsors, surprises, and more to wow every attendee upon arrival.
For more info, visit bajabeachfest.com
Miracle Babies will be holding its 13th Annual Superhero 5K in-person from 7 a.m. – 11 a.m. on Sunday, August 15, 2021, at NTC Park at Liberty Station (2455 Cushing Road, San Diego, CA 92106). Grab your cape and mask and walk, run, fly or jog 3.1 miles and support NICU parents along the way. Participate in person or virtually.
Registration fees range from $20 for youth participants (11-17 years old) to $45 for adult runners. Four-legged furry friends are also encouraged to participate as “Paw Walkers.” This event will include on-site registration beginning at 7a.m., a timed 5K run at 8 a.m., followed by a family-friendly 5K walk at 9 a.m., perfect for all levels.
For those unable to make the in-person event, there is also a virtual 5K open to everyone. To register for the in-person or virtual 5K, please visit https://www.miraclebabies.org/calendar-event/2021-miracle-babies-superhero-5k/.
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Let’s celebrate Pride! Let us honor the beautiful diversity of the community and the struggles we’ve overcome. Join the different events and activities from July 10-18,2021 and the resilience will continue to shine!
San Diego Pride board, staff, and volunteer leadership team has been working since the fall of 2020 on contingencies for interactive virtual gatherings, a full in-person event, and a mid-road of both live streaming content with scaled back in-person events.
Once public health and safety guidance becomes clear we will update this event page on how we’re moving forward with planning this year’s Pride celebrations.
She Fest: 7/10/21
Light Up the Cathedral: 7/14/21
Spirit of Stonewall Rally: 7/16/21
Pride Weekend: 7/17-18/21
Visit sdpride.org for more info.
The Big Bay Boom July 4th Fireworks Show is back! Come down to the bay and enjoy Southern California’s largest fireworks show starts at 9 PM, 4 barges on San Diego Bay and the choreographed display will last approximately 17 minutes.
Promising another spectacular display over San Diego Bay. Fireworks will be discharged simultaneously from barges placed strategically around the Bay off Shelter Island, Harbor Island, Embarcadero North, Seaport Village, Embarcadero South Marina Park, and Coronado Ferry Landing.
Where to Watch
Seaport Village/South Embarcadero
Coronado Ferry Landing
Parking and Shuttles
Come to San Diego Bay for the fireworks – but try not to bring your car. Parking along San Diego Bay fills up quickly. Get there early and plan where to park. We strongly encourage you to use our transportation partners.
Learn more about the event, visit bigbayboom.com
On Sun, June 20, 2021, from to 2:00 AM – 5:00 AM PST, choose to walk, run, bike, hike, kayak, or use whatever mode of transportation you would like at this 3-hour event with teams participating in their respective communities simultaneously. You get to enjoy the outdoors at the same time help raise money to support food security in Northern Nicaragua.
Captains organize your teams of up to 5 people, design your route and how your team will get around. Local teams can join together, depending on COVID-19 restrictions in place at the time of the event. You select up to 3 stops at local establishments or people’s homes where you will enjoy a beverage of your choice; coffee, wine, beer or whatever you please.
Get your tickets here eventbrite.com
Campland offers live entertainment year-round! Over 40 bands are booked every summer from Old School Classics to Contemporary Country. Rock out at Campland on the Bay and enjoy all its amenities too.
By day, it’s bike, beach, and water sports, but when the sun goes down at Campland, it’s live entertainment, campfires and family togetherness. Enjoy a live show at Central Park without leaving your beach chair, or get up and boogie to the sounds of favorite tribute bands like Noise Pollution, Solitary Diamond, Who Generation, and Red Not Chili Peppers!
If you want something a little more intimate, get cozy on the Campland Cantina patio for an afternoon or evening of live music by local artists like Blue Jean Simmons or Tomcat Courtney.
For more info, visit campland.com/live-entertainment
On Mar 5 – May 2, 2021, come and set sail on a taste adventure at the SeaWorld San Diego. Find tasty delights for the family and for all foodies among more than 125 distinct offerings. We just can’t wait!
Explore more than 25 unique recipes from around the world (plus a new vegan-only station) to pair with over 75 craft beers and over 25 cocktail and wine selections. Revitalize your taste buds as you share this welcoming, open-air experience and add a taste of live acoustic guitar or jazz shows, and enjoy exciting sights and sounds at our new Polynesian dance presentations.
Make your plans today to embark on a special culinary voyage at SeaWorld San Diego, select dates in March and April!
For more info, visit seaworld.com
Get into the fiesta spirit at the Historic Old Town for the 37th Annual Fiesta Old Town. Grab your familia on May 1-2, 2021 from 10 am-6 pm to spice up your weekend for the FREE! Enjoy the vibrations and traditions of one of San Diego’s most iconic districts and explore the many vendors and establishments there.
After 37 years of fiery fun plus 1 dynamic virtual party in 2020, Fiesta Old Town will bring back the FUEGO as it transforms the historic Old Town San Diego, CA area into a Cinco de Mayo retail and cuisine experience
As you journey through lanes of mini-tiendas (stores) you will find colorful trinkets, masterful arts & crafts and yummy cuisines. This bustling Mercado will burst with dynamic energy and flavors as the community collaborates to bring vitality back to the beloved streets of Old Town, the site of the first Spanish settlement on the U.S. West Coast featuring Mexican lore and historical sites, colorful shops and eclectic restaurants.
For more info, visit cincodemayooldtown.com
Come and join The Garden’s Nature Therapy Experience every second Sunday of the month. It is a calming, internal experience that will help you connect with nature during a guided stroll through The Water Conservation Garden, and a brief sit in.
The formula is simple, and the resulting emotional wellness and inner peace taps into our sixth sense; the state of mind. Your instructor and guide for Nature Therapy is a Garden Docent with a PhD in performance psychology, specializing in wellness strategies. Nature Therapy in The Garden appeals to many types of people whether intellectually, physically, or emotionally-centered individuals, and is all-inclusive, suitable for any fitness level, and a wonderful fit for seniors.
Exercises and methods are based on the Japanese ‘Forest Bathing’ practice known as shinrin-yoku, which means “taking in the forest.” Among the benefits of forest bathing, say practitioners and researchers, are improved mood, relaxation, lower cortisol levels, connections with nature and insight.
For more information, visit thegarden.org
Celebrate the spring season as the cherry blossoms return to San Diego at the Japanese Friendship Garden (JFG) in Balboa Park! You can enjoy the festival in Mar. 1–31, 10 am–6 pm at 2215 Pan American Rd., Balboa
During the whole month of March, guests visiting JFG in person will be able to enjoy the upper and lower areas featuring koi ponds, bonsai and hanami — appreciating the beauty of cherry blossom flowers. For those unable to make their way to JFG, virtual programs will also be scheduled throughout the month of March for everyone to enjoy! Use the menu below to view additional details on general JFG FAQs and what to expect from this year’s Cherry Blossom Season!
For more info about the event, visit www.niwa.org