July in San Diego: What to See and Do

July in San Diego: What to See and Do

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Lakey Peterson header photo courtesy of Jack Barripp

There’s a metric ton of stuff going down in the San Diego area this July, so we’re just going to jump right into it with some highlights. Let’s do the dang thing!


1. Garden Party: Tequila


When: Jul 12, 2019 

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Where: Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa

9700 N Torrey Pines Rd

La Jolla, CA 92037

Price: $125 per ticket



If you’re looking to flash some cash and impress someone special—or if you just really, really dig tequila—this Garden Party is for you. Tastings and margaritas from Casa Noble, Herradura, Califino, and Azunia are complemented with Baja-inspired stations, as well as dancing and live mariachi. Your ticket includes all beverage experiences, unlimited food, and complimentary valet parking. Boom.


2. San Diego Pride Festival


When: Jul 12 - Jul 14, 2019 

12:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Where: Marston Point, Balboa Park

Eighth Ave

San Diego, CA 92101

Price: $15 1 Day, or $20 Weekend Pass Early Bird (Online only)



An all-inclusive event spanning two days with more than 100 entertainers and four stages—one of the biggest dance parties of the summer!


3. University of San Diego's Wine Classic Event


When: Jul 14, 2019 

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Where: USD Hospitality Services

5998 Alcala Park, UC 144

San Diego, CA 92110-2492

Price: $100



Tequila not so much your thing? If you’re feeling fancy af, consider the 2019 Wine Classic. The event boasts the participation of 25 wineries as well as the inclusion of live entertainment and gourmet food.


4. Craft Classic Half Marathon & 5K


When: Jul 14, 2019 

6:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Where: Green Flash Brewery

6550 Mira Mesa Blvd

San Diego, CA 92121

Price: $55-$165



Hard to feel guilty about a beer after you finish a half marathon, right? The Craft Classic Half Marathon and 5K is a great way to stay active, train for something challenging, and enjoy some amazing weekend views. The bonus is that the finish line is at Green Flash Brewing Co., meaning you’ll have the chance to enjoy the post-race beer garden and 25% off on all drafts. Your participation in the event also earns you a free beer, a finisher’s medal, and complimentary race photos. Dope.


5. Comic-Con International: San Diego


When: Jul 18 - Jul 21, 2019

Where: San Diego Convention Center

111 W. Harbor Drive

San Diego, CA 92101



What really needs to be said? It’s friggin’ Comic-Con, the biggest comics and pop culture event in the United States. Thousands of artists and celebrities converge for workshops, seminars, screening rooms, and panels. Film previews, awards ceremonies, the Masquerade costume contest, and more than 350 hours of other pop culture programming are all on the table.


6. Burgers and Brews Invitational


When: Jul 20, 2019 

1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Where: Del Mar Racetrack

2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd

Del Mar, CA 92014

Price: $34



Feel like a day at the track? The Burgers and Brews Invitational includes a ticket to the races, access to an exclusive trackside viewing area, five 5oz. beer tastings, unlimited burger samples, and gourmet fries & tater tots. Also, after the race, you’ll be granted access to the Del Mar Concert Series performance featuring Ziggy Marley—all for just 34 bucks.


7. Beck & Cage The Elephant


When: Jul 20, 2019 

6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Parking lots typically open 2 hours prior to doors.

Where: North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre

2050 Entertainment Circle

Chula Vista, CA 91911

Price: Tickets start at $30



Spoon and Starcrawler open for Beck & Cage The Elephant. Tickets start at just 30 bucks!


8. Supergirl Surf Pro


When: Jul 26 - Jul 28, 2019 

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Where: Oceanside Pier

Oceanside Pier

Oceanside, CA 92054

Price: Free



Blenders is the official sunglasses sponsor of this year’s Supergirl Surf Pro, so as you can imagine, we’re pretty stoked. It’s a three-day event featuring world-class athletes and a freak-ton of things to do. Free concerts featuring 16 artists, DJs, hair styling, art, seminars, signings, yoga lessons, Zumba classes, dancing, a beer and wine garden, a women’s DJ competition, a women’s skateboarding contest, and more.

Oh, and Blenders athlete and former Supergirl champion, Lakey Peterson, will be competing!

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