San Diego Weekend Events Roundup June 29-July 2

Find the best San Diego things to do for June 29-July 2.

Edited by Madelyn Harris

California Dreaming
June 29 – Aug. 31. Celebrate warm nights and summer sunsets on Mission Bay with a fresh clam bake and fiery BBQ. Taking place every Thursday throughout the summer, this beach party will feature a live concert by The Mar Dels, performing an extensive soundtrack of summer hits that will get you movin’ and groovin’. Thursdays, 6-9 p.m. Bahia Resort Hotel. 998 Mission Bay Drive, 858.488.0551.



International Summer Organ Festival
Through Aug. 28. On Mondays, enjoy free concerts by internationally renowned organists performing on the world’s largest outdoor pipe organ. 7:30 p.m. Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park,




Summer Shakespeare Festival
Through Sept. 10. The Old Globe presents King Richard II (June 11-July 15) and Hamlet (Aug. 6-Sept. 10) performed nightly on the outdoor stage. 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623.




San Diego County Fair
Through July 4.
San Diego’s largest annual event—the San Diego County Fair—is celebrating all things Wild, Wild West with this year’s theme “Where the West is Fun.” The event will feature car shows, animals, games and more. Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, 858.755.1161.




Meet the Winemaker 
June 29. Join We Olive for a wine tasting featuring Paso Robles winery Powell Mountain Cellars. Tickets include four tastes of artisan wine from this boutique California winery. Pair your tastes with their carefully cultivated selections of cheese and charcuterie or choose another small bite from their menu. $15.  1158 Prospect St., La Jolla. 858.551.8250.




Sound Bite Dinner
June 29. Take part in an interactive dining experience in which food and music collide. Three chefs will collaborate for a six-course dinner paired with six original songs performed for guests while they enjoy their meal. Each plate will be inspired by a specific song and its meaning. 6:30 p.m. $60. Lot 8, 1201 Hotel Circle South,




Nose to Tail Pig Dinner
June 29. Enjoy a diverse dinner involving an entire free-range, locally-sourced pig from Taj Farms. Some of the menu’s features include a braised pork belly, bacon wrapped stuffed pork loin and chocolate pot de crème. $95. 6:30 p.m. Ponsaty’s, 6106 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe, 858.771.1871.




Shop with the Chef Dinner Series
June 29. Meet chef Phil Esteban from Soda & Swine and learn about his world-class culinary experience, and how his menu is rooted in the nostalgia of two classic dishes: meatballs and apple pie. After, guests can expect a farm-fresh multi-course dinner using ingredients found and purchased directly from the market. $50. 5:45 p.m. Soda & Swine Liberty Station, 2750 Dewey Road #104, 619.501.9989.




Big Bay Boom
July 4. The Port of San Diego presents this annual festive display of fireworks from barges in the bay. Best viewing sites include downtown, Coronado, Harbor and Shelter Islands, and Imperial Beach.




Coronado Independence Day Celebration
July 4. Parade starts at 10 a.m. along Orange Avenue, followed by a concert at 4 p.m. in Spreckels Park and fireworks over Glorietta Bay at 9 p.m. Coronado, 619.437.8788.




Historic Old Town Fourth of July
July 4. This 19th-century-inspired celebration features a parade, crafts, wagon rides, period games, music, a pie-eating contest and more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Old Town State Historic Park, Old Town, 619.220.5422.







Monet’s Water Lilies at the San Diego Museum of Art
Opening June 24. San Diegans will have the opportunity to experience Monet’s renowned water lilies with a special viewing of painting Le Bassin de Nympheas in the museum’s Reflections on Monet exhibit, opening this June. 1450 El Prado, 619.232.7931.




Big Fish
Through July 30.
The Broadway hit based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton is a delightful, adventurous musical journey about the importance of imagination and storytelling in our lives. Lamb’s Players Theatre, 1142 Orange Ave., Coronado, 619.437.6000.




Guys and Dolls
July 2-Aug. 13.
Based on Damon Runyon’s famous tales of small-time hoods and showgirls, Guys and Dolls is filled with some of the most loved showtunes, including “Luck Be a Lady,” “I’ve Never Been in Love Before” and “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat.” Shiley Stage at The Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623.