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Exploring San Diego: Things to do July 16-19

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Posted at 1:45 PM, Jul 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-15 16:47:21-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — This weekend is filled with events celebrating San Diego Pride, fun at the fairgrounds, and virtual events to keep locals busy at home.

San Diego Pride's Spirit of Stone Wall Rally and Pride Live events will celebrate the region's LGBTQ community and leaders who have contributed to the community with awards, presentations, and entertainment during what would traditionally be the city's Pride weekend.

The Natural History Museum is continuing its Friday night trivia events with a virtual rendition with the same flavor of the museum's rooftop event at home.

And, of course, with beaches open, locals can safely soak in the rays on the sand, or head to the Del Mar Fairgrounds for a bite of fair food throughout the weekend.

(As a reminder, residents are encouraged to stay home if they feel ill and avoid large gatherings with people not from the same household. The county also requires residents to practice social distancing and wear a facial covering when within six feet of those not from the same household.)

Hit the beach (Thursday - Sunday): San Diego County's beaches are open for laying out and relaxing, and parking lots, boardwalks, and piers have reopened. With warm temperatures lingering this week, it's the perfect time for a beach day. Just remember to wear a facial covering and practice distancing when near non-household members.

Spirit of Stone Wall Rally (Friday): 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. More info

Trivia with Nat at Night (Friday): Trivia night at the Natural History Museum has gone virtual, with the rooftop becoming your couch! The Nat will hold Friday night trivia online every Friday at 7 p.m. on Facebook. The digital rendition of the museum's 21+ rooftop trivia nights will still be led by museum trivia hosts. More info

Little Italy Al-Fresco dining (Saturday): From 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., Little Italy will open several streets for its weekly open-air dining experience. Tables are distanced to allow for social distancing and diners will be required to have facial coverings, except when eating and drinking. More info

Pride Live (Saturday): The annual Pride festival and parade may not happen in-person, but virtually, organizers are holding a full day of showcasing community organizations, volunteers, leaders, and entertainment. More info

San Diego County Fair food fun (Friday-Sunday): The Del Mar Fairgrounds is offering delicious bites from fair vendors Friday through Sunday until Sept. 7. Grab a bit from vendors like Chicken Charlies, Roxy's, Sugar Bear, and more! The fair is also hosting virtual exhibits showcasing student artwork, photography, and livestock shows. More info