Ready to know more about San Diego?


12 Things to Do in San Diego This Weekend: July 11–14

Party with the Padres in the East Village, see an acrobatic “Romeo and Juliet” rendition at The Old Globe, and kick off your San Diego Pride celebrations
Things to do this weekend July 11-14, 2024 in San Diego featuring the Same Same But Different Music Festival at the Music Box
Courtesy of Same Same But Different Festival

Another beautiful summer weekend brings a multitude of things to do in San Diego, from a wealth of live music—including a Polynesian music fest and a concert from “Low Rider” artist, War—to a tournament featuring the best athletes in the SD-born Over-the-Line tournament, plus plenty more San Diego events. Here are 12 things to do in San Diego this weekend:

Food & Drink | Festivals & Art | Concerts & Theater | More Fun Things to Do

Things to do this weekend July 11-14, 2024 in San Diego featuring the University of San Diego Wine Classic 2024 fundraiser gala
Courtesy of University of San Diego

Food & Drink Events in San Diego This Weekend

University of San Diego Wine Classic

July 13

Help fundraise for student recipients of the Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund at University of San Diego’s annual Wine Classic. In the courtyard of the Joan Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, attendees can enjoy a live band and beer and endless wine samples from more than 20 wineries, including several from the heart of California wine country. Tickets are $165 at the door and come with unlimited drink samples, gourmet food options, the chance to bid in a silent auction, and an engraved tasting glass.

5998 Alcala Park, Linda Vista

Things to do this weekend July 11-14, 2024 in San Diego featuring Border Blasters, Desintegrador de Fronteras 
art exhibit at Bonita Museum and Cultural Center
Courtesy of Bonita Museum

Festivals & Art Exhibits in San Diego This Weekend

Border Blasters, Desintegrador de Fronteras at Bonita Museum

July 12–August 17

Dive into the history and legacy of culture-shifting, genre-bending border-region music and radio with Border Blasters, Desintegrador de Fronteras at the Bonita Museum and Cultural Center. The exhibition will include oral histories from influential musicians and radio hosts from SD and TJ with an array of audio and visual elements. To celebrate the showcase, a car-painting event with Renee Richetts will take place this Saturday from noon to 4 p.m., followed by an opening reception from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Once open, the exhibition will be on display to the public Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; admission is free and donation-based.

4355 Bonita Road, Bonita 

Things to do this weekend July 11-14, 2024 in San Diego featuring the Holo Holo Festival at Snapdragon Stadium
Courtesy of Holo Holo Festival

Concerts & Theater in San Diego This Weekend

Duel Reality at The Old Globe

Through August 4

Taking Romeo and Juliet to daring new heights, Duel Reality makes its West Coast debut this Thursday at The Old Globe. Performing arts group 7 Fingers combines acrobatics, music, and exhilarating action in this twist on the classic tale of forbidden love. Tickets for previews start at $34. After opening night, prices start at $44. 

1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park

Same Same But Different Battle of the Bands at the Music Box

July 11

This Thursday at the Music Box, four bands compete for a performance spot in the Same Same But Different Festival. The live music lineup will feature LA psych rock group Tide-Eye and three San Diego-based bands (SOULPLANT, Virginia Crime, and Three Legged Dog) for a night of alt rock, jazz, roots reggae, and more. Doors will open at 7 p.m. for this 21-plus show, with the concert beginning at 8 p.m. General admission tickets are $16.52 and can be purchased on TicketWeb

1337 India Street, Downtown

WAR at the Belly Up

July 11 & 12

As part of Belly Up’s summer-long 50th anniversary celebration, the music venue will host two shows from War this Thursday and Friday. If you’ve ever heard the George Lopez theme song, “Low Rider,” then you’re definitely familiar with these LA legends. Tickets start at $87.90 for each show; you can purchase them here

143 South Cedros Avenue, Solana Beach

Point Loma Summer Concerts

July 12–August 9

The first of five free community concerts at Point Loma Park will take place Friday night from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Junior stage band Maniacs in Charge and singer Ryan McCarty will open for headliner Fleetwood MAX. Catering at this Friday’s concert will be provided by Stump’s Family Marketplace. Concertgoers can find free parking at All Souls’ Episcopal Church and take a complimentary shuttle to the park beginning at 5:30 p.m. Proceeds from the purchase of raffle tickets at the event will support local schools and music nonprofits. 

1049 Catalina Boulevard, Point Loma

Marine Band San Diego Summer Concert in Little Italy

July 13

The Marine Band San Diego’s 40 musicians will play patriotic standards, jazz selections, and crowd-pleasing songs at their annual Little Italy concert, taking place this Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Piazza della Famiglia. Rock band Sound Strike and Hot Brass will join the group at this family-friendly outdoor show.

523 West Date Street, Little Italy

Holo Holo Music Festival at Snapdragon Stadium

July 13–14

Expect sweet-sounding riffs and irresistible melodies at Snapdragon Stadium’s Thrive Park as reggae stars like J Boog, Maoli, and Fiji hit the stage during this traveling celebration of Polynesian music and culture. Tickets are $130 for single-day admission ($105 for kids ages 4 to 10 years old), while single-day VIP (Sunday only) is $195. Two-day general admission is also still available for $200.

2101 Stadium Way, Mission Valley

Things to do this weekend July 11-14, 2024 in San Diego featuring the East Village Block Party at

More Fun Things to Do in San Diego This Weekend

Bloody Anniversary Screening at Regal Parkway Plaza

July 13

The newest feature film from local production company Florenzano Films will premiere at Regal Parkway Plaza this Thursday evening. In Bloody Anniversary, Florenzano Films’ third full-length feature, a housewife’s special day turns frantic and deadly. Guests are invited to stroll the red carpet and mingle before the screening at 7 p.m., which is followed by a half-hour Q&A with the main cast members, executive producer Scott Oram, and director Daniel Florenzano. Tickets for this independent film screening are $22 and can be purchased on Eventbrite. 

405 Parkway Plaza, El Cajon

East Village Block Party

July 13

This Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the East Village Association’s free block party will celebrate the Friars and SD’s increasing multitude of sports teams. Just a couple blocks from Petco Park, explore dozens of local vendors; three live music stages; and plenty of bites, beer, and cocktails. Attendees can also enjoy appearances from the San Diego Wave and SD Legion, a car show, and artwork from Sharky and Hasler before the Padres take on the Braves at 4:15 p.m. 

 J Street from 7th to 10th Avenue, East Village

San Diego Pride 

July 13–21

Though many Pride celebrations nationwide fall during Pride Month in June, San Diego Pride is a defining July event in the city. The official Pride festivities begin this Saturday at noon with She Fest, a free community event at the Hillcrest Pride Flag featuring workshops, vendors, performances, and more. Additional Pride programming happening this weekend includes the Nonbinary People’s Day Pride Flag Raising this Friday from 2 to 3 p.m. and a free artist reception for the seventh annual PROUD+ Exhibition at The Studio Door from 6 to 9 p.m. this Saturday.

1500 University Avenue, Hillcrest

OMBAC Over the Line Tournament at Fiesta Island

July 13–21

Old Mission Beach Athletic Club’s yearly Fiesta Island gathering of the best over-the-line players in the world begins this weekend. More than 1,000 teams—from beginners to legends of the shore—will step up to bat from sunrise to sundown at the beach. Teams will compete in a winner-take-all tournament, with seeded teams that participated in last year’s event hitting the sand during weekend two (June 20–21). 

1590 East Mission Bay Drive, Mission Bay

By Ryan Hardison

Ryan Hardison is a freelance arts and entertainment writer and recent graduate of San Diego State. When he's not staring at his laptop, he's likely eating an adobada burrito or getting sunburnt at the beach.

Share this post

Contact Us

1230 Columbia Street, Suite 800,

San Diego, CA