San Diego July 2023

San Diego July 2023 Events

San Diego July 2023 Events

July in San Diego Marks Peak Tourist Season and a Month Post-Reopening

Average temperature low and high: 66° - 76°
July is the peak of San Diego's tourist season, and there should be lots to do with COVID restrictions lifted in  June. The weather is warm, and days are sunny with little to no rain. Although warm, the ocean helps the city's temperatures stay cooler than other parts of California, so it's the perfect place to visit if you are trying to escape a scorching summer.

July Event Calendar

Big Bay Boom

Big Bay Boom

A fourth of July celebration isn't complete without fireworks. Durring one of the largest celebrations in San Diego, fireworks can be seen at multiple locations along the city's Bay, as they are launched from 4 barges north of the Bay. Best and popular viewing spots include Helter Island, Harbor Island, the Embarcadero area, and Coronado Landing, but any spot along the Bay will provide an enjoyable view. The show starts at 9 pm. 

San Diego Bay Fest

San Diego Bay Fest

Local restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and artists are joining together for an unforgettable event, and you should, too. The San Diego Bay Fest will have craft beers and cocktails, specialty food and wines, and live entertainment for you to enjoy. You won't want to miss this year's lineup, which features Iration and Tribal Seeds. Get your tickets here. 

San Diego Pride Festival

San Diego Pride Festival

San Diego in mid-June is sunny, warm, and lively. Join thousands of spectators and parade-goers for a weekend of pride celebrations. Hosted by the decades-old nonprofit organization San Diego Pride, expect a lively festival with performances, interactive exhibits, and a music-filled parade. Come and show your support for the LGBTQ+ community by attending the San Diego Pride celebration. If you get your tickets before July 17, you can purchase Early Bird tickets. 1-day tickets start at $20, 2-day start at $26, and exclusive VIP tickets which include a full weekend, better views, and food and drink, start at $175. More information and details about San Diego Pride 2022 can be found online. 

Escapade San Diego Pride Yacht Party

Escapade San Diego Pride Yacht Party

Keep celebrating Pride at the Escapade San Diego Pride Yacht Party. There will be the "Escapade" Sunset Cruise and the "Happiness" Tea Dance, and there will be food and drinks available for purchase on the yacht. There are VIP Gold or VIP Platinum tickets for sale, with prices ranging from $80 to $140, and for one ticket, you get to attend two events. 21+ only.

Taste of San Diego - East

Taste of San Diego - East

Don't miss this popular event, on its 13th annual year, where you can eat your heart out with unlimited, yummy bites. In a giant ballroom, lots of restaurants and businesses will have stands offering tasting samples. The event will also feature free prizes from business sponsors/vendors, a silent auction, and raffles. Early bird, general admission, and VIP tickets range from $40-$60 and can be purchased here.   

Comic Con

Comic Con

You can't miss one of the most iconic conventions while in town. The San Diego Comic Con is back for the weekend with thousands of attendees and hundreds of exhibitors. Dress up in your best cosplay and get ready to meet fellow comic book lovers.

San Diego International Beer Festival

San Diego International Beer Festival

Get your drink on at the San Diego International Beer Festival! This amazing event is a three-day whirlwind of the best drinks of the summer. Almost 200 global breweries are slated to be here in 2022, so grab your tickets before they run out! Prices start at $98/ticket or VIP Lounge tickets for $182.

San Diego Events in July

Concerts

Theater & Headliners

Sports

Nightclubs

Things to do in San Diego

Things to Do in San Diego in July

San Diego's 59-mile Scenic Drive

San Diego's 59-mile Scenic Drive
San Diego's 59-mile scenic drive loops through neighborhoods, showing unique attractions and natural wonders, like the downtown skyline, Mexico, and the surrounding mountains. Blue and yellow signs with white seagulls mark the drive every quarter mile. Find directions here. 

Get adventurous and speed boat around the city

Get adventurous and speed boat around the city
Call yourself captain for the day and drive your own speed boat around San Diego! It doesn’t matter if you’ve never driven a boat before—San Diego Speed Boat Adventures will make sure you’re comfortable driving your boat and they’ll be guiding you throughout the tour. There are single, double, or triple passenger boats available, and prices start at $120. It’s a 2-hour tour and you’ll get to see almost all that San Diego has to offer.