Are you looking for some fun and exciting things to do in San Diego this July 2022? This list has been created to make it easier to find just a few of the things to do that are going on in San Diego this July. Opening day at the Del Mar Racetrack, Comic Con and the San Diego County fair are just a few of the exciting things happening this July 2022.
San Diego County Fair Through July 4
This summer, the San Diego County Fair returns to the Del Mar Fairgrounds
with power-packed plans to celebrate the action-packed pop culture
superheroes from comic books and the silver screen, to those awe-inspiring
community heroes we’ve found right in our own neighborhoods.
11am-10pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds www.delmarfairgrounds.com
Crown City Classic 4th of July Race July 2
Official 2022 Patriotic Event Tee. Commemorative Finisher Medal. Live
Finisher Results. Access to the Crown City Run Expo. Overall and Age
7-10am / Coronado Tidelands Park www.crowncityrun.com
Tanabata Festival July 7
Originating from Chinese folklore, Tanabata is a holiday that celebrates
the meeting of Orihime and Hikoboshi! Bring the family and join in on
kid’s games, crafts, dancing and more! JFG partners with the Minatomo
Japanese Community to celebrate.
10am-6pm / Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego www.niwa.org
Downtown Chula Vista Block Party July 8
Features our very own Chula Vista Champions, lowrider car show, Farmer’s
Market vendors, live music, and entertainment.
4-9pm / Third Avenue www.chulavistaca.gov
California State Games July 14-17
The California State Games is the largest Olympic-style sports festival in
the state with 24+ sports from Archery to Softball at venues all across San
See website for schedule. www.calstategames.org
Spirit of Stonewall Rally July 15
Pride celebrations everywhere trace their heritage to the evening of June
28, 1969 when patrons of the Stonewall Inn in New York City said “No
more!” to police harassment. That protest has grown to annual events held
in major cities throughout the world.
6-7pm / Hillcrest Pride Flag www.sdpride.org/event/2022-stonewall-rally
San Diego Pride Parade July 16
Theme: Justice with Joy! The largest single-day civic event in the region
and is among the largest Prides in the United States, attracting over
300,000 people. Cheer on colorful floats & parade participants as we
celebrate and honor the LGBTQ community.
10am / Hillcrest www.sdpride.org/parade
San Diego Pride Festival July 16-17
Pride Festival is your time to be OUT and PROUD, San Diego style! Enjoy
the city’s biggest celebration with thousands of your closest friends while
dancing to live entertainment from over 100 entertainers at 4 phenomenal
See website for schedule. / Balboa Park www.sdpride.org
All-American Car Show – 7/16
The All-American Car Show is the
signature event put on by The Mopar
Club San Diego!
Location: Embarcadero Marina Pk N
(Seaport Village). Info: www.moparclubsandiego.net
7/16 9 am – 3 pm
Opening Day at The Del Mar Racetrack – 7/22
There’s race day… and then there’s Opening Day.
This day is not only about big bets and fast horses, but
celebrating the season in style.
Location: Del Mar
Racetrack. Info: www.dmtc.com
7/22 11:30 am
Comic-Con International: San Diego 7/21 – 7/24
The largest comics and pop culture event in the United States, attracting
thousands of artists, celebrities and fans of comic books, movie memorabilia
and all things related to pop culture.
Convention Center, and downtown SD. Info:
7/21 – 7/24 Thu – Sat 11 am – 4 pm, Sun 11 – 2
Solana Beach Triathlon, Duathon, & Aquabike – 7/24
This is a spring triathlon/duathlon/aquabike that will be
Location: Fletcher Cove. Info:
7/24 6:50 am
The La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival – 7/29 – 7/30
The Cannes of the fashion film world! The world’s
largest gathering of fashion filmmakers! Location:
THE LOT La Jolla. Info: www.ljfff.com
7/29 – 7/30 3 – 11:30 pm
The 2022 Donate Life Transplant Games – 7/29
This event celebrates the lives of those who have
received a second chance at life, recognizes those still
waiting for a life-saving transplant. Location: various.
7/29 – 8/3 various times
World Championship Over-the-Line Tournament
The Old Mission Beach Athletic Club (OMBAC) is
calling all players, beach-goers, and sports
enthusiasts to the biggest summer event in San
Diego. Location: Fiesta Island, Mission Bay Park.
7/9 – 7/10, 7/16 – 7/17 7:30 am until dark
Sun & Sea Festival – July 16
Summertime and sandcastles are an Imperial Beach
tradition! Location: Pier Plaza, 10 Evergreen Ave.
7/16 8 am
Taste of East County – July 17
Wineries, breweries, distilleries, eateries, and specialty vendors are
welcome to exhibit. Vendors will be able to sell to attendees. Chamber
Members and the public will enjoy a family-friendly afternoon of East
County’s delectable delights, flights, sips, and sounds.
2-5pm / St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center www.eastcountychamber.org
Poker Run July 17
A motorcycle road trip to Julian – a 5 stop Poker Run event to benefit
Ivey Ranch! Prizes, raffles, silent auction, 50/50, Chapter Challenge, Music,
Food, Beer & Wine.
8:30am-3:30pm / Ivey Ranch Park www.iveyranch.com
Taste of San Diego – East – July 18
Make plans to join us and “Taste, Savor and Mingle” in one ballroom, with
plenty of room to stroll throughout the food and business vendor tables.
Enjoy great food samplings, free prizes from business sponsors/vendors, a
silent auction and raffles during this fun-filled evening.
5-8pm / Town and Country San Diego www.lamesachamber.net/taste
Del Mar Racing – July 22-Sep. 11
The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club (DMTC) hosts world-class thoroughbred
horse racing, welcoming the industry’s top athletes to the Del Mar
See website for schedule. / 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
858-755-1141 / www.dmtc.com
Boogie Woogie Ball – July 23
Join Wounded Warrior Homes in making a difference for post-911 Veterans
with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and/or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
(PTSD) Live Music! Boogie-ing! Silent Auction! Tickets $150 each.
6-10pm / Veterans Association of North County, Oceanside
Solana Beach Triathlon – July 23-24
The surf-entry ocean swim is supported by lifeguards and swim buddies.
The bike and run courses cruise down the world famous Pacific Coast
Highway. Finally, a tunnel of high-fives awaits you at the finish line – a
gauntlet of excitement. Expo on Saturday and race on Sunday.
Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 5-10:45am / Fletcher Cove
Drive Out Hunger Golf Classic – July 25
The annual tournament includes a shotgun scramble at 12 noon to kick
off the tournament, contest & mulligan packages, opportunity drawings,
and a LIVE auction during the cocktail reception and post-tournament
dinner. Proceeds benefit the North County chapter’s critical hunger-relief
10am-5:45pm / Shadowridge Golf Club, Vista
858-527-1419 / www.northcountyfoodbank.org/golf
SIP of Julian July 30
Julian Tasting Rooms offering samples of their wine, beer, hard cider, or
craft cocktails at this Town Wide Event.
11am-5pm / Julian Town Hall
760-765-1857 / www.visitjulian.com