Event Calendar

Calendar of Events in Carlsbad and San Diego

When it comes to events in and around Carlsbad and Coastal North San Diego, the options are as diverse as the landscape itself. From music and food and wine showcases to sporting events, flower shows, seasonal festivals and county fairs, there is something for every visitor and every age.

Here’s a look at some of the most popular upcoming events – all just moments from West Inn & Suites hotel. Each highlights the fun loving spirit and culture of the Carlsbad area, while giving visitors a wide range of opportunities to join the locals at play.

Upcoming Events:

July 2015

Oceanside Fireworks Show- Start off your Independence Day celebration a day early by bringing a beach chair and the whole family to enjoy Oceanside Fireworks Show.

  • When: July 3
  • Where: El Corazon Site at Rancho Del Oro Road, Oceanside
  • Cost: Free

Red, White and BOOM! Rocks LEGOLAND- LEGOLAND® California kicks off summer with a star-spangled Fourth of July celebration of awe-inspiring fireworks and throughout the day.

  • When: July 4
  • Where: One LEGOLAND Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008
  • Cost: Included with Admission | Buy tickets

San Diego County Fair Fourth of July- What better place is there to spend Independence Day than at The San Diego County Fair? Highlighting the day will be the traditional fireworks display.

  • When: July 4
  • Where: 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Del Mar, CA 92014
  • Cost: Included with Admission | Buy tickets

Big Bay Boom!- Join over 500,000 people at the Big Bay Boom as San Diego celebrates the 4th of July with the largest fireworks display in the county.

  • When: July 4
  • Where: Downtown San Diego, Gaslamp Quarter, Hillcrest, Coronado, Mission Bay and Beaches, Mission Valley and Old Town, South Bay | View Locations
  • Cost: Free

Sea to Shining Sea 4th of July Fireworks- SeaWorld San Diego is excited to light up the sky with an amazing fireworks extravaganza to celebrate the 4th of July.

  • When: July 4
  • Where: 500 Sea World Dr. San Diego, CA 92109
  • Cost: Included with Admission | Buy tickets

Athenaeum Summer Festival- The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library's Summer Festival with pianist Gustavo Romero has become a cherished tradition in San Diego. The 17th annual Athenaeum Summer Festival, a four-part series of concerts will feature the works of Franz Schubert.

  • When: July 5 – 26
  • Where: The Scripps Research Institute, 10620 John Jay Hopkins Drive San Diego 92121
  • Cost: Individual Tickets - $45-$165 Series Tickets - $132-$192 | Buy tickets

Point Loma Summer Concerts- Families, friends and neighbors will enjoy a picnic and settle in for free concerts at Point Loma Park. This year's lineup promises to please a variety of musical tastes.

  • When: July 10 – August 7
  • Where: Point Loma Park, 1049 Catalina Blvd San Diego, CA 92107
  • Cost: Free

11th Annual Switchfoot Bro-Am- The Annual Switchfoot Bro-Am will feature a surf contest, live music performances, and nerf surf jousting exposition between surf contest heats.

  • When: July 11
  • Where: Moonlight Beach, Encinitas CA
  • Cost: Free

Summer Pops - Star Trek Into Darkness- Star Trek's bigger, badder 2013 sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness comes to Summer Pops. Captain Kirk and his crew match wits with super-genius and terrorist Khan as the San Diego Symphony performs Michael Giacchino's heart-pounding film score live.

  • When: July 11
  • Where: Embarcadero Marina Park South- 200 Marina Park Way, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Cost: $20 - $85 | Buy tickets

2015 Annual Over The Line Tourney- San Diego's beach softball Over the Line Tournament is played by men and women into their 80's and is one of the last pure Southern California traditions.

  • When: July 11 – 19
  • Where: Fiesta Island, Mission Bay Park- San Diego
  • Cost: Free

Green Flash, Bad Suns and Zella Day- Green Flash concerts pair live music with panoramic ocean views on Birch Aquarium's stunning outdoor Tide-Pool Plaza.

  • When: July 15
  • Where: Birch Aquarium at Scripps- 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, CA 92037
  • Cost: $29.95 - $38.95| Buy tickets

Del Mar Racing Season- San Diego horse racing takes place where the "turf meets the surf" at the Del Mar Racetrack. Fans flock to the track each summer to wager on their favorite horses during the popular, annual Del Mar Thoroughbred Club racing season

  • When: July 16 – September 7
  • Where: Del Mar Racetrack, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd Del Mar, CA 92014
  • Cost: Stretch Run: $6 (Opening Day $10) Clubhouse: $10 (Opening Day $20) | Buy tickets

Festival of the Bells- A weekend celebrating the anniversary of Mission San Diego de Alcalá, California's first Missions, with the the blessing and ringing of all five Mission bells.

  • When: July 18 – 19
  • Where: 10818 San Diego Mission Road San Diego, CA 92108
  • Cost: Free

La Jolla Concerts by the Sea- The family-friendly La Jolla Concerts by the Sea a great way to spend a summer Sunday afternoon in an idyllic setting overlooking La Jolla Cove.

  • When: July 19 – September 6
  • Where: Ellen Browning Scripps Park, La Jolla, CA 92037
  • Cost: Free

Comic-Con International-  Comic-Con has become a signature summertime event for San Diego; it is the largest comics and pop culture event in the United States, attracting thousands of artists, celebrities and fans of comic books, movie memorabilia and all things related to pop culture.

  • When: July 24 – 27
  • Where: San Diego Convention Center, 111 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Cost: Sold-Out

June 2015

San Diego County Fair- San Diego's annual county fair is the largest fair in California, offering a variety of food, entertainment, exhibits, rides & games throughout the beautiful and historical Del Mar Fairgrounds in the oceanfront village of Del Mar.

  • When: June 5 - July 5
  • Where: 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Del Mar, CA 92014
  • Cost: Adult: $15 | Seniors age 62+: $8 | Children age 6-12: $8 | Children age 5 and under: Free | Buy tickets

 

San Marcos Rock, Blues & BBQ Festival- San Marcos will be rocking with 8 phenomenal bands, mouth-water barbecue and family fun at the Rock, Blues & BBQ Festival.

  • When: June 5 - 6
  • Where: Walnut Grove Park 1950 Sycamore Drive San Marcos, CA 92068
  • Cost: $10-$20 | Buy tickets

 

San Diego Greek Festival- St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church invites you to share in Greek heritage, culture, music, traditions, customs and culinary skills.

  • When: June 5 – 7
  • Where: 3655 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92103
  • Cost: $3 Donation After 1:00 PM

 

Tchaikovsky & Premiere- LJS&C will be performing Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto and a premiere by Jonathan Dove, There Was a Child.

  • When: June 6 – 7
  • Where: University of California San Diego, Mandeville Auditorium San Diego, CA 92161
  • Cost: General Admission - $29 | Senior (65+) - $27 | Student - $15 | Buy tickets

 

2015 World Famous Mud Run at Camp Pendleton- This course includes military obstacles that will get your juices pumpin'. Keep the traditions going strong by tackling the original World Famous Mud Run.

  • When: June 6 – 14
  • Where: Camp Pendleton, Oceanside CA
  • Cost: $55-$80 | Register

 

19th Annual Gerry Wilson Golf Classic- As the BBB's only fundraiser of the year, proceeds from the tournament help the BBB Foundation, a 501(c)3, attain its mission to educate and expand the ever-growing array of services provided.

  • When: June 8
  • Where: Lomas Santa Fe Country Club 1505 Lomas Santa Fe Drive Solana Beach, CA 92075
  • Cost: Individual Golfer - $325 | Foursome - $1,300 | Dinner Guest - $60 | Buy tickets

 

2015 Best Restaurants Kick Off- Celebrate San Diego Magazine's Best Restaurants issue with an evening of indulgent bites and chef encounters, live entertainment, drinks, and product demos.

  • When: June 10
  • Where: Pirch UTC 4545 La Jolla Village Dr #1 San Diego, CA 92122
  • Cost: $45-$75 | Buy tickets

 

Fashion Week San Diego Viva La V Series- The FWSD Viva La V series showcases our designers in an informal setting to give the audience an up close and personal look at their signature collections.

  • When: June 11
  • Where: La Valencia Hotel 1132 Prospect Street, La Jolla, California, United States
  • Cost: Free

 

Annual Inter-Tribal Powwow- Join the San Luis Rey Band of Luiseño Mission Indians for the 19th Annual Inter-Tribal Powwow with arts and craft booths, food, dancers, drums, an opportunity drawing and contest dancing.

  • When: June 13-14
  • Where: San Luis Rey Mission Grounds 4050 Mission Avenue Oceanside CA
  • Cost: Free

 

San Diego Oysterfest- Held at the beautiful Marina Embarcadero North by Seaport Village, San Diego Oysterfest will feature a superb line up of local and national bands and DJs.

  • When: June 13
  • Where: Marina Embarcadero North 500 Kettner Blvd San Diego, CA 92101
  • Cost: $32-$75 | Buy tickets

 

The Toast of the Coast Wine Competition & Festival- The Toast of the Coast will feature the finest wines from licensed wineries in California and Baja California. When you find one you like, you'll be able to buy bottles to take home.

  • When: June 13
  • Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Del Mar, CA 92014
  • Cost: $15-$90 | Buy tickets

 

Flag Day Concert with Gary Sinise- Hotel Del Coronado presents a relaxing Flag Day BBQ and concert on The Del's scenic North Beach in support of Gary Sinise Foundation.

  • When: June 14
  • Where: Hotel Del Coronado 1500 Orange Avenue Coronado, CA 92118
  • Cost: General- $75 | Military- $35 | Buy tickets

 

Craft Beer Dinner Series- Enjoy Chef Wiegand's select menu designed to complement AleSmith Brewing Company's selection of locally crafted beer.

  • When: June 17
  • Where: The Lodge at Torrey Pines 11480 North Torrey Pines Road La Jolla, CA 92037
  • Cost: $75 | Buy tickets

 

San Diego International Boat Show- The San Diego International Boat show has it all with yachts, family cruisers, nautical gear, gadgets, paddle sports, and more.

  • When: June 18 – 21
  • Where: Sheraton Harbor Island 1380 Harbor Island Drive · San Diego, California, 92101
  • Cost: Adult - $12 | Kids 15 and Younger – Free | Active Military - Free | Buy tickets

San Diego International Beer Festival- Breweries from around the world will come with hundreds of beers for you to sample. We'll crown the Champion Brewery and Best of Show Beer during the Festival.

  • When: June 19 – 21
  • Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Del Mar, CA 92014
  • Cost: $15-$105 | Buy tickets

 

La Jolla Festival of the Arts- Juried art festival featuring nearly 200 artists displaying original work, as well as live entertainment and your choice of delicious cuisines, fine wines and craft beers.

  • When: June 20 – 21
  • Where: UCSD Warren Field San Diego, CA 92161
  • Cost: $9-$13 | Buy tickets

 

Fairy Festival- Fairies! Come celebrate summer at the Hamilton Children's Garden. Wear your fairy costume or come just as you are. Create a fairy house, make fairy treasures, leave messages on the wishing bush, or shop in the Fairyland market.

  • When: June 20
  • Where: San Diego Botanic Garden 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas CA 92024
  • Cost: Free with Paid Admission

 

Oceanside Independence Day Parade- Come see floats, bands, walking groups, cool cars and much more during the annual Oceanside Independence Parade in San Diego's North County.

  • When: June 27, 10am-12pm
  • Where: Pacific Coast Highway from Wisconsin Avenue to Civic Center Drive
  • Cost: Free

 

Distilled: San Diego Spirit & Cocktail Festival- Celebrate and sample distilled spirits and cocktails while you enjoy music, food and more!

  • When: June 27
  • Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Del Mar, CA 92014
  • Cost: $15-$125 | Buy tickets

 

Summer Safari Asian Celebration- Summer Safari is an extravaganza of dance, music, gymnastics and more. In honor of the Park's spectacular new Tiger Trail exhibit, this year's Summer Safari pays tribute to Asia!

  • When: June 29 – August 16
  • Where: San Diego Zoo Safari Park 15500 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, California 92027
  • Cost: Free with Paid Admission

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