7/4: Fourth of July Fun on San Diego Bay
Location: Maritime Museum, Embarcadero
Admission: $18-85
Chow down on BBQ and watch fireworks from the decks of San Diego’s historical ships.

7/5-8: IDEA World Fitness Convention
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Downtown
Admission: $469-559 for all-access; tickets available for individual sessions
See what’s new in the world of working out at the world’s largest fitness and wellness expo and convention.

7/7: San Diego Soul Food Festival
Location: Qualcomm Stadium, Mission Valley
Admission: $60
Be a soul survivor with a crowd of 2,000 people chowing BBQ chicken and ribs, cornbread and more, then wash it all down in the beer garden and check out the live bands.

7/12: Air Guitar Regional Competitions
Location: Soda Bar, North Park
Admission: $12-14
Let your fingers fly at this rockin'-mime qualifier for the upcoming nationals in Denver and the Air Guitar World Championships in Finland.

7/12-14: The Walking Dead Escape
Location: Petco Park, Downtown
Admission: $80 to do; $15 to watch; $19-149 to be a zombie
Live the apocalypse at this haunted house 5K with the option of being chased by zombies or getting done-up in zombie gear to do the chasing.

7/12-15: Comic-Con INTERNATIONAL
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Downtown
Admission: Sold out
They’re baaaack. Orcs, Jawas, Jedis, Darths and C3P0s return to the Gaslamp for the 42nd annual original Comic-Con pop culture convention. (See page 34 to learn about some of the local artists exhibiting this year.)

7/13: Lisa Lampanelli
Location: Humphrey’s by the Bay, Mission Bay
Admission: $71.90-141.90
Cringe at the Queen of Mean’s jokes that straddle the line between funny and over-the-top in a stand-up comedy show not intended for the faint of heart.

7/14-15 & 21-22: Over the Line Tournament
Location: Fiesta Island, Mission Bay
Admission: $90 per team, free to watch
Join the more than 50,000 competitors and fans flocking to Fiesta Island to drink beer while playing and/or watching this San Diego-born, three-man baseball game for the 59th annual good time.

7/18: Opening Day
Location: Del Mar Racetrack, Del Mar
Admission: $10-100
Big hats, bigger spenders, short guys and tall horses (see story page 28).

7/20-22: San Diego Pride
Location: Balboa Park at 6th and Laurel, Hillcrest
Admission: $15
Be loud and proud with a crowd of 200,000 people at this parade, festival and afterparty extravaganza, celebrating and supporting San Diego’s fabulous LGBT population with headliner Natasha Bendingfield (see story page 25).

7/21: Outdoor Pet Snow Park
Location: Unleashed by Petco, Chula Vista
Admission: Free
Watch dogs bound around in this leash-free snow park, cooling the summer sizzle with doggie ice cream and 20 tons of snow.

7/21: Streetbeat
Location: Anthology, Little Italy
Admission: $49-160
Rock out with Blue Oyster Cult, Steppenwolf and the Lowrider Band at this Little Italy music festival featuring the finest local booze and bites.