It’s the first heat wave of the summer, a great time to be out and about in San Diego (as if there are really any bad times). Strolling and taking in the sun are the order of these three days.
The main event for San Diego Pride, the Pride Parade, kicks off at 10 a.m. Saturday, with entrants flowing west along University Avenue before heading south on Sixth Avenue. For an early start, celebrants can join in the Pride of Hillcrest Block Party, beginning at 2 p.m. Friday at the Pride flag at 1600 University, followed by the Spirit of Stonewall rally at 6 p.m. That will be more poignant this year, as the Pride theme “Stonewall 50: Legacy of Liberation,” commemorates the famous gay rights milestone. Post-parade, there’s the Pride Festival at Balboa Park, at 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.
The recent hit movie “Aquaman” will be screened in a most appropriate place – on the water. The Midway Museum, the retired aircraft carrier on San Diego Bay, presents the film on the flight deck at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Other free “Summer in the Park” series movies on Friday include “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at Ocean Air Community Park in Carmel Valley, “Incredibles 2” at Silver Wing Neighborhood Park in Otay Mesa, and “The Lego Movie 2” at 4S Ranch Sport Park. Movies will be shown at outdoor venues throughout the county through Oct. 26.
South Bay has its own parade Saturday. IB’s Sun & Sea Festival runs along Seacoast Drive off Portwood Pier Plaza. Imperial Beach’s signature summer event includes the 9 a.m. parade, the Master Sand Sculpture competition, a Kids’ Zone and live music.
The Old Mission Beach Athletic Club opens the Over-the-Line Tournament on Fiesta Island, Saturday and Sunday. Stages of play for the sports fest begin at 7:30 a.m. and continue throughout the day. The rules? Simple: “No Bs: No Bottles, No Bicycles, No Bowzers, No Babies, No Boas, No Bad Attitudes, No Battles.” (Bowzers – that’s beach for dogs.) The fun extends to next weekend.
In the market for an antique or two? Nearly 100 vendors of vintage gear will put their wares on display at the Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market at Liberty Station at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission starts at $10, with an additional fee charged for early entry.
The fair may be over, but the music continues in Del Mar. Randy Houser headlines CountryFest 2019 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, along with Uncle Cracker and Caroline Jones. Admission for the Saturday show, sponsored by radio station KSON, is $35. Doors open at 3:30 p.m.
– Staff reports
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