7/8-10: VS. Colorado Rockies
7/11-14: VS. San Francisco Giants
7/29-31: VS. Cincinnati Reds
7/3: Oceanside’s 125th Anniversary
Location: Several downtown Oceanside locations
A parade, fireworks and self-guided historical tour of downtown help Oceanside lovers celebrate the neighborhood’s 125th birthday.
7/5: The Morning After Mess
Location: Several San Diego beaches
Help Surfrider clean the beach (Ocean Beach, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach and Oceanside) after a trillion locals and tourists help make it dirty the day before.
7/9-16: Course Of The Force
Location: San Francisco to San Diego
Hardcore Star Wars fans will run a 500-mile relay from San Francisco to San Diego, pausing in Oceanside July 14 for a concert and Comic-Con themed “Conival.”
7/12-14: PRIDE 2013
Location: University Ave. & Balboa Park, Hillcrest
San Diego’s most colorful weekend kicks off with the Pride of Hillcrest Block Party on Friday night. The fabulousness continues into Saturday’s Pride 5k Run/Walk and Pride Parade along University Avenue. Morgan Page, Monica, Luciana and many others will perform live at the ensuring two-day festival in Balboa Park.
7/13: Padres Tailgate Party & Firefighter Chili Cook-Off
Location: Embarcadero Marina Park South, Downtown
Let firefighters start a fire in your belly with all-you-can-eat chili, burgers and hot dogs, then wash it all down with frosty microbrews while enjoying live entertainment before the Padres take on the Giants.
7/13-14, 7/20-21: Over The Line Tournament
Location: Mission Bay Park, Fiesta island
Admission: $90 per team
The 60th annual adults-only sporting event is expected to draw more than 50,000 people to Fiesta Island to watch/compete in a softball-like game, or just get mostly naked and create obscene team names.
7/17-9/4: Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
Location: Del Mar Racetrack, Del Mar
The horses and cougars return to Del Mar for another unforgettable, yet always hard to remember, Opening Day. This year’s post-race concert line-up includes live performances by The B-52s, Pinback, Steel Pulse, Weezer, Ziggy Marley and more. Good times? You bet!
7/18: W00tstock 5.0
Location: Balboa Theatre, Downtown
Adam Savage from MythBusters and Wil Wheaton from Star Trek: The Next Generation host a night of music, comedy and short films for geeks.
7/18-21: Comic-Con International
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Downtown
The 44th Comic-Con takes over the city, assuring streets filled with wannabe action heroes and absolutely zero parking downtown.
7/19-20: The Walking Dead Escape 5K
Location: Petco Park, Downtown
Try to survive a post-apocalyptic obstacle course swarming with professionally made-up, legitimately scary zombies during Comic-Con weekend. (see story, page 33.)
7/20: Heroes Brew Fest
Location: Embarcadero Marina Park North, Downtown
Leap over the Convention Center in a single bound and land at this Comic-Con-inspired craft beer festival featuring 150 different beers and a Caped Crusader Costume Contest.
7/20-21: Art in Bloom
Location: Spanish Village Art Center, Balboa Park
Floral arrangements will be displayed alongside the historical works of art that inspired them.
7/27: iMAN 2013
Location: Stingaree, Gaslamp
Admission: Free with RSVP
Watch some of SoCal’s hottest hunks parade around in their next-to-nothings while contending to be iTAN’s next iMAN.
7/29-8/4: Southern California Open
Location: La Costa Resort and spa, Carlsbad
Admission: $25-$260 per day
Big names in professional women’s tennis compete for a $740K purse.
Free Movies in the Park
7/3: Shaun of the Dead @ Stone Brewing, Escondido
7/3: Escape from Planet Earth @ USS Midway Museum, Downtown
7/5: The Goonies @ Heritage Park, Old Town
7/10: Anchorman @ Stone Brewing, Escondido
7/12: Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted @ Woodland Park, San Marcos
7/12: Wreck-it Ralph @ Pine Valley Park, Pine valley
7/13: Rise of the Guardians @ Sycamore Canyon, Lakeside
7/13: Despicable Me @ Grape Day Park, Escondido
7/17: Drop Dead Gorgeous @ Stone Brewing, Escondido
7/19: Here Comes the Boom @ Berry Street Park, Lemon Grove
7/20: Ice Age 4: Continental Drift @ Jess Martin Park, Julian
7/20: We Bought a Zoo @ Kearny Mesa Community Park, Kearny Mesa
7/24: Monty Python and the Holy Grail @ Stone Brewing, Escondido
7/25: Monsters, Inc @ Rancho Bernardo Community Park, Rancho Bernardo
7/26: The Croods @ Ocean Air Community Park, Carmel valley
7/27: Brave @ Grape Day Park, Escondido
7/31: The Lorax @ Stone Brewing, Escondido