Summers around Côta Vera are the best with endless things to do. Music fills the air. Weekends get even better with all sorts of festivals and events. Every day is met with a new opportunity for excitement, fresh air and unadulterated fun. Let’s take a look at what this summer has in store for you and your family.
Nothing goes as smoothly as live local music on a warm summer evening. And nowhere knows how to serve it up quite as well as San Diego. If you’re a family of music lovers, consider your summer plans set with this fantastic lineup of concerts near you.
- Coronado Summer Concert Series: From now through September 4, you can head out to Spreckles Park on Sundays at 6 pm and sway to the musical stylings of local bands sponsored by a variety of local businesses around the area. There will be 15 concerts held throughout the summer, so there’s plenty of time to catch multiple shows.
- Balboa Park Twilight Concerts: Happy hour doesn’t have to end at 6pm. June 21-August 25, Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday night from 6:30pm-7:30pm, you can keep the good times rolling at the Balboa Park Twilight Concerts. We can’t think of any better way to end a work day than catching a killer sunset and even better tunes.
- Spreckles Organ Concerts: Looking for a different sound? Head over to Balboa Park for a Sunday afternoon organ performance. Located at Pavilion-Pan American Place from 2pm-5pm.
- Kraftwerks 3D: This show is for you if you’re into concerts and performing arts. This highly creative mashup has been called a real work of art. Performing Sunday, July 3 at the Civic Theatre, Click here to get your tickets.
Events and Festivals
There’s never a dull moment during the San Diego summers. Mark your calendar for these upcoming events.
- Summer Sundays: Now through July 10, you can enjoy fun-filled afternoons at Village Walk in Eastlake.. Music, food, fun activities, crafts, balloon sculptures, and face painting will be a hit for the whole family.
- Big Bay Boom: Fireworks are already a sight to see. But watching them explode in technicolor above the Pacific Ocean? Now that’s breathtaking. Don’t miss this annual treasure on July 4. Plan accordingly and try to get there a few hours before the main event. Parking isn’t easy, and you don’t want to let anything get between you and this spectacular show.
- Comic Con: San Diego’s premiere summer event. People travel from all over the world to be a part of this incredible weekend. July 21-July 24th, you can live out all your superhero fantasies. Even if you don’t want to go to the actual comic convention, heading up to downtown San Diego during this time is a must. Fun events celebrating comics fill the streets. People watching is unmatched. Trust us, you don’t want to miss it.
- Downtown Chula Vista Block Party: What could be better than a block party to kick off the summer in Chula Vista? Come out to historic Third Avenue on Friday, July 8, from 4pm–9pm for a party to remember. Enjoy the best of Chula Vista, including local breweries, eateries, a lowrider car show, Farmer’s Market vendors, entertainment, and more.
- Bonita Fest: Come celebrate the heritage and spirit of Bonita and the Sweetwater Valley. Enjoy a variety of entertainment including live music and food trucks as you raise funds to give back to the community. Located in Downtown Chula Vista on September 1.
- Cruise for the Cause: Xavier the X-Man’s Cruise for the Cause is a great way to get your fill of cool rides all while supporting San Diego kids and their families battling cancer. Swing by Otay Ranch Town Center on Sunday August 7th to participate in this free event and either make a donation, donate blood to the American Red Cross or register your name in the National Bone Marrow Registry.
When the kids need a place to burn some energy outside in the glorious summer weather, look no further than Sesame Place.
- Sesame Place: This much anticipated Chula Vista attraction is finally open to all. Round up the family and enjoy a day filled with Sesame Street-themed rides, and water attractions, including a wave pool, live character shows parades, restaurants, and shopping. Single-day tickets to the theme park start at $75/per person, and season passes are $135, but the look of pure joy on the young ones’ faces is priceless.
This is just a taste of what summer is cooking up this year. Be sure to check the Côta Vera event calendar to stay on top of all the fun waiting to be had.