Exploring San Diego


Exploring San Diego: Things to do July 14 - 17

San Diego Pride
Posted at 10:33 AM, Jul 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-14 13:53:24-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — San Diego’s biggest summer party is calling your name! Celebrate diversity and inclusion in Balboa Park with community resources, booths, and four stages of live entertainment during Pride weekend in San Diego.

Plus, grab your lightsaber and come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character at Petco Park, or see the biggest sandcastles along Imperial Beach’s coastline.

We are making sure you don’t miss the best things San Diego County has to offer.

Where: Cygnet Theatre; Cost: $45 and up
The hit musical Cabaret, set in a sleazy Jazz Age Berlin nightclub, makes its way back to center stage at Cygnet Theatre after more than a decade. It won eight Tony Awards on Broadway, complete with lavish costumes, signature songs, and fabulous dancing.

Nighttime at the Zoo
Where: San Diego Zoo; Cost: $46 - $62
The gates are staying open at San Diego Zoo for special late-night fun during Nighttime Zoo, where guests can enjoy trampoline acrobatics, traditional music and dance at Africa Rocks, the roving Chameleons band, and several zoo characters making appearances around the park.

Star Wars Weekend at Petco Park
Where: Downtown; Cost: Varies
(Friday- Sunday) Join your fellow Star Wars fans and members of the 501st Rebel Legion as they take over Petco Park all weekend. Friday night, head to the Padres Cantina for a pregame Party in the Park, on Saturday there’s a post-game Star Wars-themed fireworks show, and on Sunday, KidsFest will have Star Wars characters on-hand for fan photos.

Spirit of Stonewall Rally
Where: Hillcrest Pride Flag; Cost: FREE
Pride's Spirit of Stone Wall Rally will honor community leaders during the annual presentation of the Spirit of Stonewall Awards, recognizing individuals who contribute significantly to the LGBTQ community through their leadership, activism, and fundraising efforts.

Imperial Beach Sun & Sea Festival
Where: Pier Plaza; Cost: FREE
(Friday & Saturday) Visitors will enjoy watching world-class sand castle sculptors create works out art from the sand. There will also be children’s craft activities, and a Kids-n-Kastles competition for10-years and under.

San Diego Pride Parade & Festival
Where: Hillcrest, Balboa Park; Cost: Varies
Cheer on floats, marching bands, and colorful cars as they roll through the Hillcrest neighborhood. Following the parade, Pride continues with multiple stages of music and dancing at the Pride Festival in Balboa Park. The family-friendly event also features community booths, games, beer gardens, art, and vendors.

Best Coast Beer Fest
Where: Waterfront Park; Cost: $55 -$150
Guests will get to taste nearly 100 West Coast aka the 'Best Coast' breweries, while enjoying live music from local bands and a variety of food truck cuisine. The beers will be perfectly paired with unbeatable views of San Diego Bay and the downtown skyline.

Mo’s Kpop Summer Beach Fest 2022
Where: Oceanside Pier Amphitheater; Cost: $20 - $75
Get ready for everything Kpop and its culture. Visitors will enjoy a BTS “Dynamite”/NCT Dream “Hello Future”/TXT “Blue Hour” retro theme kpop party on the beach. The event features music, kpop merch, live performances, activities, prizes, and more.

Oceanside Watermelon Festival
Where: Mellano Farm Stand; Cost: FREE
(Saturday & Sunday) Beat the heat while enjoying juicy red watermelon at the second annual Oceanside Watermelon Festival. The event will also feature food vendors like the OKC, FallbrkEats, Mamacita's Salsa. Visitors will also enjoy live music, crafts, tractor rides, u-pick strawberries and sunflowers, and more.

Where: Mission Valley; Cost: $5 - $25
Helen Woodward Animal Center is once again presenting PAWmicon, a free dog- and kid-friendly event for families to celebrate their canine companions and support the Animal Center. The event will also feature costume contests, music, games, comic-themed prizes, and dog goodies.

Nat Diego
Where: South Park; Cost: Varies
(Sunday & Monday) Come taste the exciting world of natural wine and learn about what you drink at a weekend festival packed with winemakers, importers and advocates of Natural wine.

Rise Against and The Used
Where: Petco Park; Cost: $40 -$80
Rise Against and The Used are coming to San Diego this Sunday at Gallagher Square, rocking along with special guest Senses Fail.

Over The Line Tournament
Where: Fiesta Island; Cost: FREE to watch
The second and final weekend of San Diego's annual Over-the-Line tournament is this weekend, featuring the best of the best squads from last weekend.