Spend this weekend enjoying everything going on in America’s Finest City, including Comic-Con, Del Mar Racing and these other top things to do in San Diego July 18-23, 2017.
Del Mar Racing
Del Mar Racing season in San Diego kicks off with Opening Day on Wednesday, July 19th. Every summer since 1937, fans have flocked to the Del Mar Racetrack where “the turf meets the surf” to wager on their favorite horses and jockeys. Races run mid-July to early-September, five days weekly (Wednesday through Sunday), with post time for the first race on most days at 2:00 PM. On Fridays first post is at 4:00 PM.
Where: Del Mar Racetrack – 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
When: July 19 – September 4, 2017
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Hop-Con 5.0: The w00tstout Festival at Stone Brewing
Stone Brewing’s annual celebration of nth-degree beer geekery is back for a fifth round. This year, in celebration of the Drew Curtis / Wil Wheaton / Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout quinquennial, Stone Brewing will have all 5 versions on tap for you to sample the full vertical! They are taking over the entire Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station for the celebration and will be hosting a blast from the past with the best drafts, collaborations & creations from Hop-Cons of yesteryear! Not to mention three custom casks of this year’s Drew Curtis / Wil Wheaton / Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout!
Where: 2816 Historic Decatur Rd, San Diego, CA 92106
When: July 19, 2017
Time: 7:00 to 11:00 PM
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Comic-Con® International: San Diego
It’s that time of year again! Comic-Con® International arrives at the San Diego Convention Center. Comic-Con®I is the largest comics and pop culture event in the United States, attracting thousands of artists, filmmakers, celebrities, and comic fans. This year, Comic-Con® International will once again feature a huge schedule of events. In fact, this year, it’s the most extensive Comic-Con International programming schedule to date– spaning all four days and including 19 separate rooms in the Convention Center, ranging from 168 seats to the massive 6,500-seat Hall H.
Where: 111 W. Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
When: July 20-23, 2017
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Ken Ludwig’s Robin Hood!
Comic genius Ken Ludwig is back with a brand-new Globe-commissioned world premiere comedy about Robin Hood, under the inventive direction of Jessica Stone. Packed with thrills, romance, laughs, and great characters like Little John, Friar Tuck, and Maid Marian, Robin Hood! tells the timeless story of a hero of the people who takes on the powers that be. So get ready to duck a quarterstaff or two – you won’t want to miss a moment of the swashbuckling fun!
Where: The Old Globe – 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA 92101
When: July 22 – August 27, 2017
Cost: Tickets start at $29
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Heroes Brew Fest at Waterfront Park
Heroes Brew Fest returns to transform Waterfront Park in downtown San Diego into a Craft Beer Comic Book on Saturday, July 22nd! Just a short distance from the Convention Center, the year’s craft beer festival will feature Game of Thrones’ Kristian Nairn (Hodor) as the headlining DJ!
Where: San Diego County Waterfront Park – 1600 Pacific Hwy, San Diego, CA 92101
When: July 22, 2017
Time: 4:00 to 8:00 PM
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Want More Fun Things to Do in San Diego?
San Diego has a jam-packed summer full of fun events. Click any of the happenings below to learn more.
- SeaWorld’s Electric Ocean – Thru September 4, 2017
- Nighttime Zoo at the San Diego Zoo – Thru September 4, 2017
- Sunset Luaus on Mission Bay – Thru September 1, 2017
- California Dreaming Beach Party – Thru August 31, 2017
- Twilight in the Park Summer Concerts – Thru August 31, 2017
- Stagecoach Days – Thru August 26, 2017
- Summer Safari at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park – Thru August 13, 2017
- Guys and Dolls – Thru August 13, 2017
- Wonderspaces – Thru July 30, 2017
- Explore UTC: Storytime – July 18, 2017
- The Sword – July 18, 2017
- Doug Loves Movies – July 19-20, 2017
- Green Flash Concert Series: Steve Poltz – July 19, 2017
- Colin Hay – July 19, 2017
- Liberty Public Market Family Con – July 20, 2017
- Beer & Paint Party – July 20, 2017
- Jay and Silent Bob Get Old – July 20, 2017
- Comic Con After Party at BASSMNT – July 20, 2017
- Dana Gould – July 21-22, 2017
- Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live! – July 21-22, 2017
- Summer Concert Series – Hullabaloo – July 21, 2017
- Hollywood Babble-On – July 21, 2017
- Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 – July 21, 2017
- Insect and Ladybug Festival – July 22-23, 2017
- Kids Obstacle Challenge – July 22, 2017
- Mandy Harvey – July 22, 2017
- Fatman on Batman – July 22, 2017
- Market Night – July 22, 2017
- Live Music with Jerry “Hot Rod” Demink – July 22, 2017