With the arrival of Comic-Con, San Diego welcomes a week of events that are nothing short of action-packed. Featuring 3 days of endless activity at Comic-Con, the start of the Del Mar Racing Season, and the South Park Walkabout, San Diego has so much to offer the whole family!
Comic-Con International: San Diego
Be part of the largest pop culture convention in the United States and one of San Diego’s signature summer events! Comic-Con invites visitors of all ages to suit up as their favorite superhero for over 350 hours of pop culture movie and comic-inspired activity. Featuring a sneak peek of upcoming feature films, a costume contest, and autograph signings by the superheroes themselves, this animated event is one you won’t want to miss.
When: Jul 19 – Jul 22, 2018
Where: San Diego Convention Center, 111 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Del Mar Racing Season
Head down to Del Mar Racetrack this week to see where the “turf meets the surf.” With the ocean as your backdrop, fans can witness the nation’s top horses and jockeys in action weekly. Wager to see if your horse will make the cut, enjoy the latest talent at the Summer Concert Series, or bring the kids along for free games and rides during Family Weekends.
When: July 18- Sept. 3, 2018, 11:30am- 6:30pm (Recurs every Sun. & Wed. – Sat.)
Where: Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
Cost: $6-10, Opening Day – $15-30
Comic-Con Invades Searsucker
Celebrate the arrival of Comic-Con with a 4-day brunch and happy hour cocktails in the historic Downtown Gaslamp. Savor dishes and specialty drinks inspired by your favorite comic-action films. Sip on $18 bottomless Mimosas like Black Widow or splash some “green eggs and ham” on your plate to channel your inner Hulk. Reserve your seat to be part of all the action!
When: Jul 18 – Jul 22, 2018
Where: Searsucker, 611 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: $18 Bottomless Mimosas. See menu for more food & beverage options.
Summer Chef Series
Cooking up a storm this week is the Summer Chef Series plating nothing but superb flavor at the Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant. Soak in a scenic outdoor ambiance while you experience the authentic flavors of Southeast Asia complimented by the finest paired beverages.
When: July 19, 2018, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant at Rancho Bernardo Inn, 17550 Bernardo Oaks Dr, San Diego, CA 92128
Cost: $60 per person ($25 optional beverage pairing)
South Park Summer Walkabout
Lace up your walking shoes and join South Park for a free celebration of its local businesses. Stroll along the tree-filled streets of one of San Diego’s most diverse neighborhoods to enjoy live entertainment, complimentary treats, and plenty of family-friendly activities. There’s no better way to celebrate the warm summer weather!
When: July 21, 2018, 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Where: Beech St. & 30th St., San Diego, CA 92102
2018 Annual Over the Line Tourney
San Diego’s own Over the Line Tournament is back for another year of friendly competition on the beach. This free event invites players of all ages to participate in a unique ball game raising funds for OMBAC’s charitable programs fueling the community year round.
When: Jul 14 – Jul 22, 2018, 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM (Recurs every Saturday & Sunday)
Where: Fiesta Island, Mission Bay Park, 1590 E Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109
More Events in San Diego This Week
Looking for more exciting events in San Diego this week? Browse all the local activity at San Diego’s Calendar of Events.