July Events in San Diego
Here are just a couple things happening this month in San Diego!
San Diego horse racing takes place where the “turf meets the surf” at the Del Mar Racetrack. Fans flock to the track each summer to wager on their favorite horses during the popular, annual Del Mar Thoroughbred Club racing season, mid-July – early-September. Be part of the magic and nostalgia of this long-time horse race tradition dating back to 1937 when Bing Crosby greeted the first guests, and Seabiscuit won by a nose in the infamous race in 1938. This season features the nation’s top race horses, trainers and jockeys, and plenty of fun in the sun.
The races run five days weekly, except Monday and Tuesday.
Horse racing at Del Mar happens 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. Opening day July 16
This weekend event celebrates the anniversary of Mission San Diego de Alcalá, the Mother of California’s 21 Missions, which was founded by Blessed Father Junipero Serra on July 16, 1769.
Each year in mid July, parishioners, volunteers and visitors all gather for one weekend to celebrate the beginning of Christianity in the western United States with food, entertainment, dancing and traditional activities like the Blessing of the Bells and the Blessing of the Animals. All five Mission bells are rung during the weekend festivities, including an original bell dating back to 1802. The Festival of the Bells is a great family event and is a great opportunity for everyone to visit and learn more about this historical landmark.
July is full of superheroes in San Diego and The New Children’s Museum downtown is no exception! Tickets start at just $15 and include dinner, dessert, superhero-themed activities, costume parades and much more! We also have an opportunity drawing to win superhero-themed prizes. All proceeds benefit Museum programs and activities.
Members – $15 child | $25 adult
General Admission – $25 child | $35 adult
Children under 2 are free! Adult admission includes two drink tickets.
Winner of the 1977 Oscar for Best Picture, Woody Allen’s classic romance Annie Hall (1977, PG) opens with Alvy Singer’s flashback to his childhood home, built under Coney Island’s Thunderbolt roller coaster.
Take a trip to the rollicking shores of Coney Island this summer, not only in the galleries with the exhibition Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861–2008 (July 11–October 11, 2015) but also under the stars in the May S. Marcy Sculpture Garden as the Museum presents films inspired by this theme. Grab a blanket, bring a few friends, and be sure to arrive early for a good seat on the lawn. Panama 66 will be open to serve you from their menu, including a full bar. Please note no outside alcoholic beverages will be allowed.