Summer is here! 

And if you're looking for fun things to do this month, from free summer concerts to movies in the park and tons of other spectacular events, there's always something for everyone in San Diego North County.  Check out our list of top events happening this month!

Sunday Summer Concerts by the Sea

July 1 and 15, 2018

Moonlight Beach, 400 B St, Encinitas

Summers at the beach are always fun and add a great concert, your Summer nights will definitely be memorable. Aside from the great music, there will be hands-on exhibits, demos, concerts and tons of free stuff! Summer Concerts are held right on the sand at beautiful Moonlight Beach in Encinitas.

San Diego County Fair

July 1 - 4, 2018

Del Mar Fair Grounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar

There's just something magical and fun at County Fairs!  There are concerts, exhibits, attractions and festivals, just to name a few and don’t miss the entertainment, animals and contests too! Get ready for treats that will tempt all of your senses at the 2018 San Diego County Fair.

TGIF Concerts in the Parks 

July 6, 13, 20 and 27


For over 3 decades, the City of Carlsbad Cultural Arts Office has presented live music events throughout the city. Friday nights are always fun but in Carlsbad, it's time for TGIF Concerts in the Parks! There's something for everyone at the Concerts in the Park, different music genres will be playing to cater to everyone's taste. The music at TGIF is just the beginning. A variety of food vendors are onsite at the events, or you can bring your own feast from home. And the best thing about this - the concert is free for everyone! Friday nights will never be the same again this Summer.

Summer Fun Fest & Movie in the Park

July 14, 2018

Brengle Terrace Park, 1200 Vale Terrace Dr, Vista

While school's out for the kids and you're looking for fun activities to fill their Summer days, the Summer Fun Fest and Movie in the Park is definitely a great way to entertain them. Activities include Kids’ face painting, crafts, activities, bounce houses, and more!

Vista BBQ Classic

July 14, 2018

Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, 2040 N Santa Fe Ave, Vista

Summers and BBQ always go together! And this year, the Vista BBQ Classic will be held on July 14 and teams from all over the state will travel to compete prize money, trophies, points and bragging rights to take home the 9th Annual Vista BBQ title.

Moonlight Amphitheatre Disney’s Newsies

July 18 - August 4, 2018

1250 Vale Terrace Dr, Vista

Newsies is a high-energy explosion of song and dance based on the popular 1992 Disney film of the same title which became a hit Broadway musical in 2012. It features an amazing score by Alan Menken and is based on the thrilling true story of the Newsboy strike in 1899, when a bunch of ragtag orphans took on the mighty Joe Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst, nearly bringing down the city of New York. The musical features many of the beloved songs from the movie that will get you dancing and singing alone to the tunes!

Del Mar Racing Season

July 18 - September 3

2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar

The Del Mar Racing Season which draws thousands of visitors each year will be held from July 18 - September 3 at the "turf meets the surf" Del Mar Racetrack. 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 racehorses, trainers and jockeys, and plenty of fun in the sun!

Insect and Ladybug Festival

July 21 - 22, 2018

San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas

This one-of-a-kind event features thousands of fascinating creepy-crawlies including live insects, lizards, snakes, and the famous “Madagascar hissing cockroaches.” Children can practice bug collecting, hands-on insect arts and crafts, and even taste cooked mealworm larva in various flavors such as mesquite, teriyaki, and barbeque! Entomologists and other bug experts will be available for questions and more than 20 informational booths will teach and entertain children and adults alike. Free for members and children 12 and under. Included with paid admission for non-members.

Supergirl Pro

July 27 - 29, 2018

Oceanside Pier, 300 The Strand N, Oceanside

The Supergirl Pro is the only 6-star WSL sanctioned Women’s Surf Contest in the world, with more than 100 of the planet’s top pros expected to compete. In addition to the best surfing talent in the world, the Supergirl Pro features an action-packed Festival Village with 20 top musical artists performing live on the Supergirl Music Stage. There will also be autograph signings, various vendors, and activities, giveaways, contests, celebrities, skateboarding, DJ’s, art, hair styling, fashion, live music, fitness, dance, yoga, sustainability, seminars, speakers, great food, a beer and wine garden and so much more! Admission to the event is free.

Solana Beach Triathlon & Duathlon

July 29, 2018

Fletcher Cove, 111 S Sierra Ave, Solana Beach

The surf-entry ocean swim is supported by lifeguards and swim buddies. The bike and run courses cruise down the world famous Pacific Coast Highway. Finally, a tunnel of high-fives awaits you at the finish line – a gauntlet of excitement. This sprint triathlon/duathlon/aquabike is an event that will be remembered forever.

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