July 11, 2018 | Scott E Wachter
The CADO   June 16-Aug. 30
An immersive pop-up experience devoted to California Avocados will feature seven imaginative rooms of large-scale interactive art installations.
Time/Place: Liberty Station, South Promenade
Contact: www.thecado.co

California State Games   July 12-15
Includes 10,000 competing in 23 sports. Opening Ceremonies includes an athlete parade, torch lighting and fireworks.
Time/Place: SDCCU Stadium
Contact: 619-223-2033/ www.calstategames.org

Imperial Beach Sun & Sea Festival   July 13-14
World-class sandcastle sculptors creating some of the best sand creations on the West Coast as well as a community parade and pancake breakfast, live music, children’s craft activities, a Kids ‘n Kastles competition, Farmer’s Market and International Food Fair.
Time/Place: Fri 8am-Dusk, Sat 7am-5pm / Pier Plaza
Contact: www.sunandseafestival.com

San Diego Pride Festival   July 13-15
Celebrate diversity under San Diego’s amazing sky and dance the day and night away! There will be 4 phenomenal stages, spanning 2 days, with over 100 entertainers and thousands of your closest friends.
Time/Place: 12-10pm / Marston Point, Balboa Park
Contact: 619-297-7683/ www.sdpride.org

Del Mar Racing Season   July 13-Sept. 3
The Del Mar Racetrack is a world-class Thoroughbred racing destination welcoming the industry’s top athletes and California’s most spirited partygoers.
Time/Place: Del Mar Thoroughbred Club: 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Contact: 858-755-1141/ www.dmtc.com

Mission San Diego de Alcala Festival of the Bells   July 14-15
The festivities include food, live entertainment, dancing, and traditional activities like the Blessing of the Bells and the Blessing of the Animals.
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / 10818 San Diego Mission Road
Contact: 619-283-7319/ www.missionsandiego.org

Over The Line Tourney   July 14-15 & 21-22
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.
Time/Place: 7:30am-6pm / Fiesta Island, Mission Bay Park
Contact: www.ombac.org/over-the-line

Comic-Con International   July 19-22
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.
Time/Place: San Diego Convention Center
Contact: www.comic-con.org

Lake Poway Family Campout   July 21-22
Activities include: guided evening hikes, campfire with s’mores, and Extreme Rahim returns with his family pleasing magic/comedy show. Remember to bring your own camping equipment, dinner supplies to barbeque, and grill/charcoal. Kiwanis club will be offering a pancake breakfast.
Time/Place: 5pm-9am / Lake Poway
Contact: 858-688-4772/ www.poway.org

Insect and Ladybug Festival   July 21-22
Children can practice bug collecting, hands-on insect arts and crafts, and even taste cooked mealworm larva. Entomologists and other bug experts will be available for questions.
Time/Place: 9am-5pm / San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas
Contact: 760-536-3036/ www.sdbgarden.org

Supergirl Surf Pro   July 27-19
The weekend will be jam-packed with world-class competition that will have you on your toes and a festival village loaded with female-inspired vendors, activities and entertainment.
Time/Place: 8am-6pm / Oceanside Pier
Contact: www.supergirlpro.com

California Clambake   July 28
With a sunset backdrop, live entertainment and interactive beach games, guests donned in white attire will cozy up on communal tables and enjoy a shellfish feast featuring menus from renowned Guest Chef Javier Plascencia.
Time/Place: 5:30-8pm / Hotel del Coronado
Contact: 619-522-8490/ www.hoteldel.com

Imperial Beach Surf Dog Competition   July 28
Check out the action where more than 60 dogs are expected to participate in this family friendly event, which raises funds for the San Diego Humane Society.
Time/Place: 8am-3pm / Next to the Imperial Beach Pier
Contact: 949-297-6536/ www.surfdogevents.com/imperial-beach

Concert At The Lakes   July 28
A benefit for the Santee-Lakeside Rotary Foundation & Santee Lakes Foundation. “Disco is Reborn for One Night Only at Santee Lakes”
Time/Place: 4-10pm / Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve, Lake 1
Contact: 619-596-7188/ www.concertatthelakes.com

Solana Beach Triathlon, Duathlon, Aquabike   July 29
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.
Time/Place: 6:50am / Fletcher Cove
Contact: www.kozevents.com



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