Monthly Archives: June 2015

San Diego July Events 2015


2015 San Diego County Fair June 5 – July 5
Start your summer at the 2015 San Diego County Fair – Friday, June 5 through Sunday, July 5 (closed Mondays and the first two Tuesdays). For centuries, people across the world have traveled to World’s Fairs to celebrate innovations, art and agriculture. In 1915, people flocked to San Diego for the Panama-California Exposition, held in Balboa Park. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of this milestone event, and the history and influence World’s Fairs have had on the modern-day, the 2015 San Diego County Fair theme is A Fair To Remember: A Celebration of World’s Fairs and Balboa Park.

Independence Day/July 4th Celebrations

National City’s 4th of July Carnival July 1-4
Kimball Park, National City

Independence Day at the Border July 3
Larsen Field – Cesar Chavez Park, San Ysidro

The Spirit of the Fourth July 4
Webb Park, Rancho Bernardo

Mira Mesa Fourth of July Celebration July 4
Mira Mesa Community Park, Mira Mesa

4th of July Celebration in Ocean Beach July 4

Independence Day Festival & Fireworks July 4
Great Green – California Center for the Arts, Escondido

Julian 4th of July Parade July 4
Downtown Julian

El Cajon 4th of July Picnic and Fireworks July 4
Kennedy Park, El Cajon

Scripps Ranch 4th of July Parade and Festivities July 4
Hoyt Park, Scripps Ranch, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Rancho Santa Fe’s Annual 4th of July Parade & Picnic July 4 , 1-3 p.m.

San Diego Comic Con 2015 July 9-12

Point Loma Summer Concerts July 10 – Aug 7

2015 Annual Over The Line Tourney July 11-19

Christmas in July July 11-12
Christmas in July: Sat & Sun, July 11-12, 2015 More than 10,000 people expected to attend the finest HANDCRAFTED art fair in San Diego County. Artisan Booth Space STILL AVAILABLE! 150 artisan booths, live entertainment, large food court, Kid’s Zone, silent and live auction, huge rummage sale, Farmer’s Market, bake sale, beer garden, and carnival rides.

11th Annual Switchfoot Bro-Am July 11
The 11th Annual Switchfoot Bro-Am beach day on July 11 will feature a surf contest, live music performances, and nerf surf jousting exposition between surf contest heats. This year’s event will welcome back the 4th annual Rob Machado Bro Junior.

Del Mar Racing Season July 16 – Sept 7
Be part of the magic and nostalgia of this long-time horse race tradition dating back to 1937 when Bing Crosby greeted the first guests, and Seabiscuit won by a nose in the infamous race in 1938. This season features the nation’s top race horses, trainers and jockeys, and plenty of fun in the sun. The races run five days weekly, except Monday and Tuesday. Horse racing at Del Mar happens Wednesday through Sunday, with post time for the first race on most days at 2:00 PM. On Fridays first post is at 4:00 PM.

Lemon Zest and Garlic Fest July 18
San Diego’s first ever festival dedicated to lemon and garlic dishes is coming to downtown San Diego’s Waterfront Park at the county administration building July 18! Perfect for all ages, the fest features live entertainment, cooking demonstrations and contests, arts and crafts and a 21+ beer and wine garden. Tickets include admission to the fest along with unlimited food, wine and craft beer samples.

Annual LGBT Pride Parade July 18
The annual San Diego LGBT Pride Parade is the 4th largest in the United States attracting more than 100,000 cheering spectators and significant media participation. The parade begins at the Hillcrest Pride Flag at University Ave. and Normal St., proceeds west on University Ave., turns south on 6th Ave., turns left onto Balboa Dr. and ends at Laurel St.

Annual LGBT Pride Festival July 18-19
San Diego Pride’s famous cultural Festival includes multiple stages of entertainment, more than 80 musicians, bands, comedy and dance performers, 300 participating vendor booths, an Art exhibit, cultural presentations, and great food! This two day Pride Festival in Balboa Park has become a premier PRIDE event in California.

San Diego County Fair: A Fair to Remember, June 5 – July 5

A Fair To Remember

San Diego County Fair : Info and Quick Links
June 5 – July 5

Home Page

General admission ranges from $8 to $15. Be sure to check local businesses or online for special deals or promotions.

Best Pass Ever: A $25 pass that’s good for all 25 days of the fair. Yes, that means $1 a day. You can purchase it online or at the ticket window through July 4.

Kids’ Day: Children 12 and younger get in the park for free on June 23 and 30.

Dates, Hours & Admission

Tickets & Promotions

Events Calendar

Concerts & Entertainment

The paid parking lots are open at 9 a.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
$10 for cars and motorcycles
$20 for RVs and motor homes.
There’s a preferred parking area that’s also $20. Remember these lots are cash only.

There are three off-site lots that offer free parking and free shuttle service to the main O’Brien Gate.

  • Horsepark, at 14550 El Camino Real, is open daily
  • MiraCosta College’s San Elijo Campus, at 3333 Manchester Ave., is available Saturdays and Sundays
  • Torrey Pines High School, at 3710 Del Mar Heights Road, is available on Saturdays and Sundays.

Public Transportation
Fair Tripper logo

Additional Parking Info

Attractions & Exhibits

Some of the new friend items on the list this year include: deep-fried Starbucks, deep-fried SlimFast bar and fried peanut butter pickle.

Want to stray from the norm? Try sweet corn ice cream, Sriracha corn dog or a Wasabi bacon bomb.

Check the link for a list of food vendors and other specialty foods to be featured at the fair.

Special Days
Taste of the Fair:
On June 23 and 30 (until 5 p.m.), you can buy $2 taste-sized portions of popular fair foods.

One-Price Ride Day: There are 11 days when you can purchase a wristband for unlimited carnival rides. To go on June 6, 7, 12, 13 and 14, you must purchase the $35 voucher online at If you’re going on June 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 or 25, you can buy the voucher online or at fair kiosks.

School Programs & Educational Opportunities