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Discover fun things to do in San Diego for you and your family!

It’s time to pack up the car or book your airline flights because San Diego’s white sandy beaches, amazing attractions, and sunny weather are the perfect ingredients for a great San Diego vacation.

A pristine coastline, mild climate, museums and theme parks, culture and entertainment – San Diego is one of those spectacular destinations with everything going for it, and seemingly something for everyone. The most difficult decision to make regarding a vacation to San Diego is determining what to do and see among the region's vast and diverse offerings.

Our perfect weather throughout the year attracts special events from all over the world. Known for its fresh local food, exquisite fine dining, one-of-a-kind shopping, historical significance and cultural activities, San Diego, offers a wonderful array of events and memories for families, romantics, & business travelers alike.

San Diego offers a variety of fairs, conventions, concerts, and festivals all year long, so check our event calendar here to see what might interest you.

General Events

April 2014

Apr 26- Apr 30
» Experimental Biology 2014

Experimental Biology 2014 is for scientists and researchers in the fields of: anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pathology, nutrition, and pharmacology to come together to discuss the strides and contributions made to the field of science. The 2014 meeting will feature over 400 booths, plenary award lectures, pre-meeting workshops, oral and poster presentations, and on-site career services.

July 2014

July 4, 2014
» 4th of July Fireworks and Celebrations

Whether you're traveling with friends or family, San Diego is everyone's first choice for 4th of July celebrations. Even locals can't think of anything better than relaxing with loved ones on a long stretch of sand and watching an extraordinary show of lights in the sky. Click website link for a list of our favorite stretches of sand, spectacular fireworks shows around and places to watch the fireworks in San Diego.

July 15- July 17
» ESRI/Environmental Systems Research Institute

It happens every summer in San Diego. The biggest geo event of the year. The conference that 99 percent of attendees say they recommend. Here we unite. United we trade ideas. United we build our skills. United we solve problems. United we move technology forward. United we speak, listen, dance, run, sing, and celebrate. United we transform our world.

July 18- July 20
» Annual LGBT Pride Festival

San Diego Pride's famous cultural Festival includes multiple stages of entertainment, more than 80 musicians, bands, comedy and dance performers, 300 participating vendor booths, an Art exhibit, cultural presentations, and great food! This two day Pride Festival in Balboa Park has become a premier PRIDE event in California and a source of great pride to San Diego's LGBT community.

June 2014

June 1
» Rock N Roll Marathon

Rock out at the annual Rock N Roll Marathon! The annual Rock n' Roll Marathon sprints into San Diego on June 1st. This 26.2 mile marathon and 13.1 mile half-marathon features live music lining the streets, cheer squads, and a huge post-marathon concert to end the race with a bang. With more than 20,000 runners and 100,000 enthusiastic spectators, this popular event is not to be missed!

June 7- July 6
» 2014 San Diego County Fair

The 2014 San Diego County Fair begins Saturday, June 7 through Sunday, July 6 (closed Mondays and the first two Tuesdays) and promises to be a rockin' FAB FAIR! We're celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles first visit to the United States of America, sparking the beginning of the British Invasion in music and pop culture, and even influencing today's musicians. Here comes the fun!

June 23- June 26
» 2014 Bio International Conference

2014 BIO International Convention, June 23-26, in San Diego, CA -- the place for connections, partnerships and innovations to get business done. BIO regularly attracts more than 15,000+ powerful biotech leaders, features education tracks and specialty forums on industry trends and perspectives on timely issues, and a BIO Exhibition with 1,800+ companies showcasing the latest technologies and services. BIO One-on-One Partnering makes it easy to set up more than 25,500 face-to-face meetings in the BIO Business Forum and the BIO Exhibition.

June 28
» Ocean Beach Street Fair- Chili Cook Off

The 35th Annual Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-off Festival will offer attendees eclectic fun in the sun that's great for all ages. Join more than 70,000 visitors throughout the day for tasty festival nosh, art, beachfront entertainment, shopping and more. The chili competition will feature more than two dozen tastings from amateur entrants competing for the titles of Hottest Chili, Judges' Award and grand prize People's Choice Award. Attendees of all ages can take part in creating the annual Street Fair mural or playing outdoor laser tag.

May 2014

May 16- May 21
» American Thoracic Society Convention

ATS 2014 San Diego will offer the latest information on clinical, basic science in pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine.

May 24, 2014- Sep. 1, 2014
» SeaWorld's Into The Blue Fireworks Show

During the summer season, be dazzled by SeaWorld's nightly display of sparkle and excitement. Don't miss these colorful sumnmer night fireworks!

The schedule varies monthly/nightly, be sure to check the schedule so you can enjoy the Blue Horizons spectacular!

2014 Schedule (shows last approx. 5 min):

May 24 & 25 – 9:50 pm

May 26 – 9:50 pm

May 31 – 9:50 pm

June 1 – 9:50 pm

June 7-8 – 9:50 pm

June 14 – Aug. 10 – 9:50 pm (except July 4 at 9:30)

Aug. 11-15 – 8:50 pm

Aug 16 – 9:50 pm

Aug 17 8:50 pm

Aug 22 – 8:50 pm

Aug 23 – 9:50 pm

Aug 24 – 8:50 pm

Aug 29 – 8:50 pm

Aug 30-31 – 9:50 pm

Sept. 1 – 8:50 pm