You’ll be sharing your streets with all and sundry this month — visitors surely are welcome, not just at San Diego’s biggest events, but at our street fairs and community to-dos as well. Here’s what’s coming up for the remainder of the holiday weekend.
After the fireworks displays and parades are over, the celebration continues with several free local concerts this weekend – including a couple at or near the beach. That’s a win-win!
Campland Rocks on Mission Bay hosts tribute bands Weezerton on Friday and Cool Rush on Saturday, both at 8 p.m., in the area behind Mission Bay High School. Cold Duck will play Encinitas Summer Concerts at Moonlight State Beach at 3 p.m. Sunday. Bee Gees Gold appears a few miles to the south at Spreckels Park for the Coronado Promenade Summer Concerts at 6 p.m.
Circus Alegria comes to the Westfield North County Mall in Escondido Friday and continues through July 15. Tickets start at $15, but discounts and free tickets from community sites are available. Kids under 2 get in free.
Horizon, a day of music at the Embarcadero Marina Park North, begins at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, culminates with a performance by Grammy-winner Big Boy of Outkast fame. General admission costs $30.
Looking to get in a Pride-ful mood a little early? While San Diego’s Pride parade is next weekend, at 11 a.m. Saturday the free She Fest takes place at Community Park in North Park. Pride calls it “a woman-centered event” to foster connections within and beyond the LGBT community. It includes a full slate of entertainment too.
Yeah, there’s the World Cup, but for a local playoff game, you might try the San Diego Sea Lions, which open the Women’s Premier Soccer League post-season at Cathedral Catholic High at 3 p.m. Saturday.
But you can root on Team USA too! Petco Park will host a viewing party for the women’s World Cup final and if you prefer a more intimate venue, Digital Gym in North Park will open its doors as well. Both events are free. The game starts at 8 a.m.
The Japanese Friendship Garden in Balboa Park hosts the first Tanabata Festival at noon Sunday. The event marks the tale of the meeting of the stars Orihime and Hikoboshi. The lively setting includes cultural demonstrations, food, games and more. One activity – an invite to create tanzaku – results in a decoration on which guests can write their wishes. We all have one we want granted, right? Admission costs $16.
– Staff reports
>> Subscribe to Times of San Diego’s free daily email newsletter! Click hereFollow Us: