Best San Diego Weekend Events: July 8-11


Thursday July 8

Charley crockett

The Texan songwriter performs his blues and country soul tunes for the second of a two-night concert at Belly Up. Jenny Don’t and Spurs opens. The concert is sold out, but for those of you with tickets, the show starts at 8 p.m.

Back from the 70s Thursday

The Gaslamp District returns every Thursday evening (themes change weekly) with extended happy hours and a themed roller skating session by TikTok’s Sunset Roller Club. The event takes place on Island Avenue between Fourth and Sixth Avenues from 6 pm to 9 pm;

The Village Square at the Pacific Highlands Ranch will host the Summer and Songs concert series.


Summer and songs!

The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch in Carmel Valley hosts this free weekly concert featuring a diverse lineup of musicians and singers (until August 19). This week’s session singer is Celeste Barbier, known for her covers of folk soul, jazz, pop and blues. The show takes place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the outdoor plaza of the village located between Pacific Standard and Death by Tequila;

Colin Kane

Actor, writer and comedian Colin Kane (Andrew Dice Clay’s The Blue Show, The Howard Stern Show, Kevin Hart’s The Wedding Ringer) appears in San Diego for a three-night stint at Gaslamp’s American Comedy Co. shows are 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. nightly; tickets start at $ 10. Visit

Friday July 9

The Old Globe Cabaret series: Eden Espinosa

The Old Globe concludes its outdoor cabaret series with Eden Espinosa, star of a variety of musicals including “Wicked”, “Rent” and “Rain” from the Old Globe. Espinosa will perform a collection of cabaret songs at 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday on the stage of the Lowell Davies Festival Theater. Tickets range from $ 29 to $ 65; find details and buy at

Eden Espinosa will perform cabaret shows at the Old Globe from July 9 to 11.

Eden Espinosa will perform cabaret shows at the Old Globe from July 9 to 11.

(Courtesy of Anthony Matula)

Phantom light masquerade

All of these haunted theatrical myths and superstitions will come to life on an outdoor walking show hosted by The Rosin Project. Guests enter with a secret password and explore the premises as the artists dance “between reality and legend”. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 8:30 p.m., there will be a lively bar from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. The masquerade will take place July 9-10 at Plaza 17 in Liberty Station. Find the rules, details and tickets at

Del Mar Antiques Fair + Art + Design

Head to the Del Mar Exhibition Center to browse over 100 exhibitors, featuring antique furniture, ceramics, jewelry, rare books, clothing, rugs, toys, vintage clothing and more. Tickets are $ 8 and the event runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Fahim anwar

Los Angeles-based comedian and writer Fahim Anwar, known for his hour-long special, “There is no business like show business,” performs Friday through Sunday at the Comedy Store in La Jolla. Tickets cost $ 25 plus a minimum of two drinks. The shows are at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., find tickets and details at

saturday july 10

San Diego Bayfest 2021

This all-reggae festival at Waterfront Park features live music, food, craft beer, DJs, and vendor stands. The lineup includes Dirty Heads, Sublime with Rome, Fortunate Youth, The Aggrolites, KBong and Denm as well as reggae-inspired DJs who perform between sets. The event is for 21+ and runs from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are $ 50 to $ 250 and can be purchased at

Silent Revival, a Gaslamp disco experience

Every Saturday evening in July and August, the Gaslamp Quarter presents Silent Revival, A Gaslamp Disco Experience. This quiet, family-friendly nightclub features three DJ booths with different styles of music, like 80s / 90s Top 40s, Reggaeton, House Music and more. Helmet rental is $ 20 in advance and $ 25 per day. The event runs from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Fifth and Island; for more information.

San Diego Pride: SheFest

San Diego Pride kicks off this weekend with its flagship event, SheFest. The day begins virtually with interviews, presentations and performances, which will be broadcast on SheFest’s Facebook page from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Then, head to Hillcrest for in-person festivities, including live music, workshops, activities, and LGBTQ + vendors and community groups. 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Hillcrest Flagpole, 1500 University Ave. Visit for more details.

Sunday July 11

High Tea Music and Arts Festival & Fundraising

Botica and The Hillstreet Country Club celebrate the arts, music, culture and cuisine of San Diego’s BIPOC communities with a picnic-style concert at Oceanside’s Goat Hill Park. Performers include Thee Sacred Souls, Chulita Vinyl Club, The Renters, Irenie West, T. Rexico and H / lf. There will also be speakers, art installations and other performances. Tickets start at $ 75 for an adult general admission ticket, with additions available for food and merchandise. Find details.

San Diego Pride: Resilient Community Walk

While the annual Pride Parade and Festival will not be held this year, the San Diego Pride will host a reduced march. Meet at 10:30 a.m. at Sixth Avenue and Upas Street in Balboa Park, with the Pride Flag March at Hillcrest starting at 11 a.m. Participants are encouraged to dress in pride attire, wave flags and hold signs. Visit for details.


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