San Diego Weekend Events Friday July 12 to Sunday July 14, 2013


pride-day-celebrations-2013What: Pride Day Celebrations in San Diego 

When:  Friday July 12, 2013

Where: Hillcrest Pride Day Parade & Block Party, Normal St & University Ave, San Diego

Description: San Diego Pride and Fabulous Hillcrest are hosting the second annual premier event, the Pride of Hillcrest Block Party & Parade to kick off Pride weekend with urban style and flare. It’s TGI-PRIDEDAY kids.We’re shutting down the streets, bringing in the dance stages and throwing a gigantic BLOCK PARTY. Immediately following the historical Stonewall Rally, enter the gates into the Pride of  Hillcrest Block Party, San Diego.

Cost: Free – $20


Art-IllustratedWhat: Art Illustrated: Celebrating Comic Art

When: Friday July 12, 2013

Where: California Center for the Arts, Escondido

Description: This summer, the Center presents a major exhibition featuring over 250 pieces of art from many of the most popular comic artists of the last 80 years. Among the pieces in the exhibition are Spider-Man, Dennis the Menace, Zits, Luann, Beetle Bailey, Sherman’s Lagoon and Family Circus.

The California Center for the Arts is grateful to the Escondido Charitable Foundation and the Dr. Seuss Fund at the SanDiego Foundation for their most generous support of the exhibition. We acknowledge with appreciation the cooperation of King Features, New York; Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles and the Rubin Museum of Art, New York.


foreverlandWhat: Foreverland – A Tribute to Michael Jackson

When: Friday July 12, 2013

Where: House of Blues San Diego

Descriptions: For more than three years, Foreverland has been mesmerizing audiences up and down the West Coast and beyond with their larger-than-life tribute to the one and only Mr. Michael Jackson. Featuring four dynamic vocalists, a powerhouse rhythm section, and the hardest working horn section in the biz, Foreverland recreates hits from the Jackson 5 era through the end of Michael’s incredible career in a way that honors the King of Pop’s musical genius and legendary showmanship like no other tribute band has ever done.

Cost: $10-$25


Point-Loma-Summer-ConcertsWhat: Point Loma Summer Concerts

When: Friday July 12, 2013

Where: Point Loma Park, San Diego

Description: The Point Loma Summer Concerts concerts are FREE and on Fridays starting at 5:30 p.m. 7/12 Jumping Jack Flash 7/19 Cashed Out With Special Guest “June Carter” 7/26 Back To The Garden Tribute to Woodstock with special guests Eve Selis and Mattie Mills 8/2 Left4Dead brings back the 80s 8/9 The Bayou Brothers with special guest Sue Palmer.

Concert goers bring their own seating and/or blankets, and can order dinner from one of the catering sponsors: Stump’s Family Marketplace, Barons Marketplace, Miguel’s Cocina, and Gabardine.


CinderellaWhat: Cinderella

When: Friday July 12, 2013

Where: Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater in Balboa Park 

Description: Do you believe in magic? You will when you see a fairy godmother transform Cinderella from humble serving maid to the belle of the ball who wins the heart of the prince in this elegant tale told with hand and rod puppets plus marionettes.



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What: All Inclusive Padres vs. Giants Game and Tailgate

When: Saturday July 13, 2013

Where: Padres Tailgate Park, San Diego

Description: Tickets are now available for a new, all-inclusive Padres Tailgate for their game versus the San Francisco Giants. Created by H Events, the masterminds behind Diner en Blanc, this large-scale event offers attendees a new way to cheer on their hometown Friars. Join over 1,000 Padres fans at one of the city’s largest organized tailgates. Along with a ticket to watch one of the best rivalries in baseball, your tailgate includes a BBQ lunch, hosted Craft Beers from Karl Strauss, tailgate games, contests, prizes, music, and more.

Cost: $40+

sandiego-reggae-festWhat:  San Diego Reggae Fest – Chocolate Revolution

When:  Saturday July 13, 2013

Where:  House of Blues San Diego

Description: The Chocolate Revolution was formed on September 2011 by two childhood friends David Grant & Gabriel Le Blanc. However, the major outside recruitment of Israel Arevalo has been a key factor to the bands growth, catapulting the Chocolate Revolution into a solidified band. Three different artist and a love for music influenced by many styles ultimately created “The Revolution”. Whose message is easy & that is to simply live life from a “Heart-Centered” state of mind & to always follow your heart & dreams.


the-art-of-natureWhat:  The Art of Nature: Hike & Craft

When: Saturday July 13, 2013

Where: San Dieguito River Park

Description: Create art from nature using natural materials found in the San Dieguito River Park. Participants will meet at the San Dieguito River Park Headquarters for a ranger-led interpretive hike on the Highland Valley Trails to collect materials. Once materials are collected, we will return to make art. Let’s hike and gather materials from the trail & make art in the park!

Cost: $5

 crossroads-delmarWhat: Crossroads of the West Gun Show

When: Sunday July 14, 2013

Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds 

Description: Events and activities produced by the 22nd DAA: These are the Del Mar National Horse Show in April, the San Diego County Fair in June/July, Professional Bull Riding in August, The Scream Zone in October, the Holiday of Lights in December, and Surfside Race Place year-round.

Cost: $14


bastille-day-celebrationWhat: Bastille Day Celebration 

When: Sunday July 14, 2013

Where:  Mimi’s Cafe, Mission Center Rd, Mission Valley 

Description: Mimi’s Cafe is offering great deals in celebration of their 35th anniversary and French heritage on Bastille Day! Mimi’s will offer a Heritage Menu featuring several classic dishes that have endured the test of time which will be offered at the original 1978 price in honor of Bastille Day!


summer-sunday-brunchWhat: Summer Sunday Brunch

When: Sunday July 14, 2013

Where: Marine Room, San Diego

Description: Mimi’s Cafe is offering great deals in celebration of their 35th anniversary and French heritage on Bastille Day! Mimi’s will offer a Heritage Menu featuring several classic dishes that have endured the test of time which will be offered at the original 1978 price in honor of Bastille Day!

Cost: Free

Bastille-Day-westgateWhat: Bastille Day, Westgate Style

When: Sunday July 14, 2013

Where: The Westgate Hotel, San Diego

Description: Celebrate this famous French national holiday in the most European hotel in vibrant downtown San Diego! For this occasion, Fabrice Hardel, executive Chef at the Westgate, has created a gourmet French-inspired Sunday Brunch including boeuf bourguignon, coq au vin and crepes station in the Fontainebleau Room.

Cost: $45

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