July 14-16

Hillcrest Pride Events: Hillcrest Pride Party and San Diego Pride Parade

San Diego Pride Week continues with the Pride of Hillcrest Block Party and San Diego Pride Parade at Pride Plaza in Hillcrest. The block party on Thursday and Friday will include a drag show, DJ performances, go-go dancing, free Ferris wheel rides, food trucks and a dance party under the mast. Tickets can be found here. On Saturday, the San Diego Pride Parade begins at 10 a.m. at Pride Flag Hillcrest with a 1.5-mile route that leads directly to the San Diego Pride Festival at Balboa Park. This year’s theme, “Justice With Joy,” calls for colorful, festive floats that combine commemoration of San Diego’s LGBTQ+ community with calls for justice in the ongoing fight for rights.

1500 University Avenue, Hillcrest

July 15th

Summer concerts in Point Loma

Bringing the neighborhood together with live music since 2001, the Summer concerts in Point Loma at Point Loma Park has five shows in store for summer 2022. Beginning performances, Cassie B’s 90s Remix hits the main stage at 6:15 p.m. with her powerful vocals as she blasts through the biggest hits of the decade. Local Market Jensen’s Foods will be selling grilled chicken, macaroni salad, potato salad and hot dogs at the event. And there will be raffles with wines, bouquets and bikes to be won.

1049 Catalina Blvd., Point Loma

Summer Festival Jazz Concert Series – Erika Davies

This Friday, local jazz singer Erika Davies is the lead performer at the Coronado Public Library’s Summer Festival Jazz Concert Series. A resident of San Diego for over 30 years, Davies will perform notable songs by jazz legends such as Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald, as well as other living room classics and several original songs. The concert series will continue with jazz performances by a new local artist every other Friday until August 26th.

640 Orange Ave, Coronado

Emo Nite LA presents Emo Nite

Enjoy a night of catharsis and musical community at the Casbah as Emo Nite LA celebrates “emo culture” and early 2000s nostalgic hits from artists like Blink 182, My Chemical Romance and Avril Lavigne. Having performed in over 30 cities and festivals like Coachella and Life is Beautiful, as well as a three-day festival in Las Vegas, Emo Nite LA features an exciting mix of old and new artists in the genre nationwide. . With a focus on the agonizing music of days gone by and a focus on emotional expression, Emo Nite attempts to take back the term “emo” and restore its positive roots one night at a time.

2501 Kettner Boulevard, Little Italy

July 15-16

Imperial Beach Sun and Sea Festival 2022

While sandcastle builders spend Friday and Saturday making their creations at the beach, festival-goers have plenty of other features of the Imperial Beach Sun and Sea Festival to look forward to. Friday nights from 6-10 p.m. is Sandcastle Ball at the Rancho La Laguna Recreation Center, tickets are $40 and include two tacos, an alcoholic beverage, and live musical performances by The Jackals and Michael Jay Dwyer. Saturdays at Imperial Beach features an afternoon entertainment lineup on the Portwood Pier Plaza outdoor stage that includes Afro-Latin band Vera Cruz Blues, The Luvalot Band and Cajun band Bayou Brothers. On the sand, you can admire the finished sand castles from 2 to 3 p.m. before the sandcastle prize giving at 3:30 p.m.

940 Seacoast Drive, Imperial Beach

July 16

Mo’s Kpop Summer Beach Fest 2022

As Kpop music fandom continues to sweep the nation, Mo’s Kpop Summer Beach Fest this Saturday is the first annual Kpop festival in San Diego County. Seeking to bring Kpop and music fans of all ages together, the event will feature performances by several Kpop artists, including singer BROOKLYN and Kpop dance crew Mirus. There will also be kpop merchandise, food vendors and dance performers at the Oceanside Pier Amphitheater for the waterfront day. Get your tickets here.

301 The Strand North, Oceanside

San Diego International Mariachi Summit Gala Concert

This Saturday at the San Diego Civic Theater, the Mariachi Scholarship Foundation is hosting their Mariachi Summer Gala Concert. Established in 1996 with the intention of expanding educational opportunities for students pursuing mariachi music, the foundation will use all proceeds from the event for mariachi education and college scholarships for mariachi and folk ballet students in San Diego. Performers for the evening include Lupita Infante, Alberto de la Rosa and the jarocho and huasteco ensemble “Tlen Huicani All Stars”, as well as the San Diego Binational Symphony Orchestra and Ballet Folklórico. Get your tickets here.

1100 Third Avenue, Downtown

watermelon party

July 16-17

San Diego Pride Festival

With four stages, seven entertainment areas and over 100 unique performers across Marston Point, the two days San Diego Pride Festival will feature several LGBTQ+ artists, cultural exhibits and community resources. Entertainment areas include the Pan-Asian Night Market, The Stonewall and Mundo Latino, and featured artists throughout the weekend include rappers Snow tha Product and Baby Tate. A weekend general admission pass is $38, VIP tickets are $225, and kids in high school and under can get free tickets at the box office. Tickets can be purchased in advance here.

6th Avenue and Laurel Street, Balboa Park

Watermelon Festival at the Mellano Farm Stand

This weekend, Mellano Farm Stand is celebrating its recent watermelon harvest with a watermelon party which also includes live music, vendors, watermelon-themed treats, and tractor rides around the stand. Visitors can enjoy its fresh produce and flowers and have the chance to pick strawberries and sunflowers. Enjoy the beauty of the farm from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and try their delicious watermelons, including their sweet yellow watermelons.

5750 North River Road, Oceanside