San Diego Weekend Events Roundup July 12-15

Indulge in this s’mores pancake from Claim Jumper’s new weekend breakfast menu.

From outdoor concerts to fresh summer menus, check out the top San Diego weekend events for July 12-15.

Edited by Eva Scattergood.


Little Italy Food Hall Opening
July 12. Intended to be a place of community gathering and familiar faces, the food hall offers six locally-driven food stations, a bar program complete with an Italian-inspired craft cocktail menu and a mobile outdoor chefs’ area featuring pop-up cooking demonstrations from names such as Sam the Cooking Guy. Vendors include Ambrogio15, Not Not Tacos, Wicked Maine Lobster and more. 3 p.m. Free. 550 W. Date St., Little Italy.  



Summer and Songs
Thursdays Starting July 12. Spend your summer evenings at the Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch with this eight-week outdoor concert series. Headliners include Grammy-nominated Steven Cade, Lee Coulter, Justin Froese, Corey Leal, Gaby Aparicio, Lola and Ariel Levine. Dine on the restaurants’ patios or hang out in the courtyard to take in the night’s music. 6-8:30 p.m. Free. Village Square between Westroot Tavern and Casa Rústica, 13490 Pacific Highlands Ranch Pkwy., Carmel Valley.  



Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market
July 14-15. Peruse all things chippy, rusty, vintage and handmade from more than 90 vendors at this vintage market. Expect live music, delicious food, drinks and photo ops as you find unique treasures and inspiring design. Early entry 9 a.m., event 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $10 GA per day; $20-$25 early entry; free kids 12 and under. Ingram Plaza at Liberty Station, 2645 Historic Decatur Road, Point Loma.    




FIFA World Cup Championship Outdoor Viewing Party
July 15. Soccer fans gather for the largest West Coast outdoor viewing party of the FIFA World Cup Championship. Massive jumbotrons will be showing the game all morning along this block of fun which will also feature food trucks; a Mike Hess beer garden and 619 Spirits Bloody Mary Bar for those 21+; plus a family zone for those of all ages. 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. 30th Ave. and University Ave., North Park.  




Breakfast at Claim Jumper Restaurant & Saloon
Now Available. Claim Jumper Restaurant & Saloon now offers breakfast weekend mornings at their Carmel Mountain location. Guests are invited to try new menu items such as Sriracha Candied Bacon; S’mores Pancake, a fluffy buttermilk chocolate chip pancake featuring marshmallows and chocolate fudge; Carrot Cake French Toast topped with mandarin oranges, toffee pecans and cream cheese frosting; and much more. Sa-Su 9 a.m.-noon. 12384 Carmel Mtn. Road, Carmel Mountain.



Mendocino Farms Summer Menu
Now Available. With summer now in full swing, Mendocino Farms has released three brand-new sandwiches to enjoy. Try the vegan Smokehouse Tempeh Sandwich with barbecue house-smoked organic tempeh, mustard pickle slaw, tomatoes, pickled red onions and vegan aioli on toasted ciabatta or the Nam’s Charity Chicken Banh Mi with Vietnamese-style Mary’s free range chicken, lemongrass relish, Asian pickled slaw, cilantro, sweet chili sauce, chili aioli on a toasted soft roll. A portion of the proceeds from every banh mi sold will go to the Children of Vietnam Organization’s Me & U 4 C’Tu fund. Daily 11 a.m.-9 p.m. 8795 Villa La Jolla Dr., La Jolla, 858.731.8130; 12873 El Camino Real, Del Mar, 858.436.0000.



Route 29
Now Open. Designed with Northern California’s iconic wine country culture in mind this farm-to-table wining and dining destination features an open kitchen that’s hyper-focused on preparing sustainable, local ingredients and a healthy list of vegan options. Guests can expect to savor charcuteries and a selection of “jars,” featuring house-layered creations such as Babaganoush or Chicken Cacciatore with mushrooms, garlic, tomatoes, herbs and bell peppers. Small bites include Crab Spinach Artichoke Dip and Roasted Duck Confit Wings, and entrees like Shiitake Rubbed Ribeye and Crispy California Halibut enhance the menu. Su-Th 4-10:30 p.m., F-Sa 4-11:30 p.m. 644 Fifth Ave., Gaslamp, 619.235.8144.  



Passport to Peru: Masters Cocktail Reception
Upcoming | July 16. Sip and savor your way through the evening as you learn about Peruvian flavors from three of the most well-known names in the country’s booming culinary scene. Executive Chef Emmanuel Piqueras—Peru’s culinary ambassador—and renowned Chef Ricardo Zarate will present six tray-passed dishes alongside mini pisco cocktails by Master Distiller Johnny Schuler, who will be flying in from Lima to share his expertise. 6-8:30 p.m. $35. Pisco Rotisserie and Cevicheria, 2401 Truxtun Road, Suite 102, Point Loma, 619.222.3111. Tickets   



Rick Springfield
July 13-14. With hits like “Jessie’s Girl,” “I’ve Done Everything for You,” “Don’t Talk to Strangers” and more, Rick Springfield brings his performance to the San Diego Symphony’s Bayside Summer Nights. 7:30 p.m. $27+. Embarcadero Marina Park South, 200 Marina Park Way, Embarcadero, 619.235.0804.




King Taylor Project, Josh Weinstein, and Julia Othmer
July 14.
 King Taylor Project celebrates their return from the road and the revival of the Lestat’s West Music Venue with a show that features new original music from every act on the bill. The night opens with L.A.-based singer-songwriter Julia Othmer, followed by songwriter/composer Josh Weinstein, who plays keyboards with KTP as well as a host of other acts around town. Tickets include a signed copy of About Time, a KTP decal and a Julia Othmer sticker. 8-11 p.m. $10. 3343 Adams Ave., Normal Heights, 619.282.0437. Tickets  

FIFA World Cup photo by Joseph Balestrieri. Claim Jumper photo by Landry’s. Passport to Peru photo courtesy of Pisco Rotisserie. Rick Springfield photo by Jay Gilbert. King Taylor Project photo by David Bazabal.