Fourth of July Luaus, Big Bay Boom fireworks and more… Check out the top San Diego weekend events for July 4-7.
Edited by Brooke Knetzger.
The Plunge at FIT at Belmont Park
July 4.The newly renovated historic pool located within Belmont Park at FIT Athletic Club is reopening its doors this July 4th. Known to be one of the largest indoor pools in Southern California, the beachfront pool that originally opened in 1925 is refreshed with a new contemporary design featuring floor-to-ceiling glass walls for ocean views and a retractable roof allowing for a climate controlled environment. The Plunge at FIT is open to the public and welcomes swimmers of all ages. 12-5 p.m. daily. 3115 Ocean Front Walk, Mission Beach. belmontpark.com
San Diego Pride Week Kicks Off
July 6. San Diego Pride Week 2019 kicks off with She Fest, which celebrates and supports the talents and contributions of women while fostering meaningful connections within and between the LGBT and larger San Diego communities. Pride week festivities continue through July 14. See website for more information. sdpride.org
FOURTH OF JULY
Manchester Grand Hyatt
July 4. Settle in for unmatched views of the Big Bay Boom fireworks and decadent cuisine at Manchester Grand Hyatt. Indulge in artisan cheese and charcuterie with crackers, bread and honey, a magnificent seafood selection, jerk chicken skewers with peaches and cilantro and much more! 6-10 p.m. Manchester Grand Hyatt, 1 Market Place, Embarcadero, 619.232.1234. manchester.grand.hyatt.com
Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
July 4. Embrace independence with warm sun rays, cold brews and a poolside BBQ at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, a hacienda-style resort nestled between the seaside villages of La Jolla and Del Mar. Friends and families can celebrate with an elevated pool day and a classic $16 burger & brew pairing featuring made-to-order BBQ and craft beer. The pairing is available to hotel guests, as well as San Diego locals interested in purchasing a resort day pass. Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, 9700 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, 855.318.7602. meritagecollection.com/estancia-la-jolla
Park 101 Luau
July 4. The Carlsbad dining establishment will be hosting a 4th of July Luau with island-inspired food and drink specials throughout the day. The party doesn’t stop once the sun goes down, as guests can look forward to performances from Polynesian dancers and a fire show. Aloha attire is encouraged! 3040 Carlsbad Boulevard, Carlsbad, 760.434.2217. park101carlsbad.com
Viewpoint Brewing Co.
July 4. Head to Viewpoint Brewing Co. this holiday for a pig roast with unlimited barbecue, plenty of their signature brews and a spot to watch the fireworks. As usual, their communal tables are first come, first serve and limited valet spots will be available, included in the ticket price. 5-10.30 p.m. $85 adults, $25 kids. 2201 San Dieguito Dr., Del Mar, 858.356.9346. Tickets
FOOD + DRINK
Serẽa at Hotel del Coronado
Now Open. San Diego’s newest sea-to-table concept powered by Clique Hospitality has officially opened its doors at the iconic Hotel Del Coronado. The menu, curated by Clique Hospitality Executive Chef and Partner JoJo Ruiz, offers sustainable seafood, meats and other signature selections with a Mediterranean flair. The concept also boasts an impressive selection of beer, wine, sake and other spirits in addition to a specialty cocktail menu that honors the history of The Del and the nautical nature of Serẽa. Open daily at 4 p.m. ; Saturdays for lunch starting at 11 a.m. Hotel Del Coronado, 1500 Orange Ave, Coronado, 619.522.8100. hoteldel.com
New Breakfast Menu at CLARA
Now Available. Carlsbad’s CLARA recently launched their new brunch menu, sure to satisfy all brunch goers. The restaurant takes pride in serving local, farm fresh ingredients, simply prepared to celebrate each flavor. Menu highlights include crab cake benedicts, fluffy German pancakes, a brunch burger and more. Open at noon Saturdays; 11 a.m. on Sundays. 300 Carlsbad Village Dr #213, Carlsbad, 760.994.0699. claracoastal.com
National Fried Chicken Day at The Crack Shack
July 6. To Celebrate National Fried Chicken Day, The Crack Shack has hatched a scheme and invite all to participate! Five golden eggs will be hidden in either a 5-piece or 10-piece order of fried chicken, one egg per location. The five lucky golden egg finders will win the ultimate reward: more of southern California’s beloved friend chicken! 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. See website for participating locations. crackshack.com
ARTS + CULTURE
First Friday at Arts District Liberty Station
July 5. Meet working artists, enjoy dance, theatre and music performances featuring community partners and discover intriguing public art installations. Wander and explore the galleries, museums, artist studios, distinctive shops and dining at historic Liberty Station. 5- 9 p.m. 2848 Dewey Rd, Liberty Station. ntcfoundation.org
The Tale of Despereaux
Premieres July 6. Despereaux is a courageous mouse who dreams of becoming a knight. He sets off on a noble quest that will take him down into dungeons and up to the heights of a castle tower to rescue a beautiful human princess—but the dark-hearted rat Roscuro has other ideas. See website for show times and ticket prices. The Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623. theoldglobe.org
Photos: Plunge at FIT courtesy Belmont Park, She Fest courtesy SD Pride, Manchester Grand Hyatt courtesy J Public Relations, Estancia courtesy J Public Relations, Park 101 courtesy Alternative Strategies, Viewpoint courtesy William Perls, Serẽa courtesy J Public Relations, CLARA photo courtesy Alternative Strategies, Crack Shack courtesy Bay Bird, Despereaux courtesy The Old Globe, First Friday at Arts District courtesy NTC Foundation.