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TODAY - Friday, Jul 12, 2024

  • Unlock Fridays
    Unlock Fridays
    July 12 @ 7am - 8am

    Law Street Beach, 671 Ocean Boulevard #601, San Diego, CA 92037

    Let’s make Summer Fridays even better by getting off our phones and into the ocean! We will “jump in” and enjoy what makes San Diego so special — the beach ...
  • Summer Happy Hour with The Selby Team @ Rabbit Hole
    Summer Happy Hour With The Selby Team @ Rabbit Hole
    July 12 @ 5pm - 7pm

    3377 Adams Ave, 3377 Adams Avenue, San Diego, CA 92116

    Join The Selby Team for a Summer Happy Hour at Rabbit Hole! Let's kick back and relax with some drinks and good company at this awesome spot. The event will be ...
  • Marquee Pavilion Grand Inauguration
    Marquee Pavilion Grand Inauguration
    July 12 @ 5pm - 8pm

    G&A Marquee Pavilion, 540 National City Boulevard, National City, CA 91950

    Exclusive parking lot within the venue & plenty of street parking! First 50 attendees will receive a free hot dog during the event & all attendees will ...
  • Frenchie Friday Meetup
    Frenchie Friday Meetup
    July 12 @ 5pm - 7pm

    6331 University Ave, 6331 University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92115

    Bonjour, Frenchie fans! Join us for Frenchie Friday on July 12th, 5-7 pm! Let your French Bulldogs mingle while you enjoy refreshments!
    Niks Medical Spa Grand Opening
    July 12 @ 5:30pm - 8pm

    318 9th St suite b, 318 9th Street #suite b, Del Mar, CA 92014

    Welcome to the NIKS Medical Spa GRAND OPENING event! Join us at NIKS Medical Spa for a day of celebration and rejuvenation. Experience our new space and meet ...


TOMORROW - Saturday, Jul 13, 2024

  • Sweat Collective Shop Party at Girard St.
    Sweat Collective Shop Party At Girard St.
    July 13 @ 8:30am - 10am

    lululemon La Jolla, 7835 Girard Ave, San Diego, CA 92037

    We are inviting you AND your friends & family into the store on Saturday, July 13th at 8:30am for a PRIVATE Sweat Collective Shop Party! The morning will ...
  • East Village Opening Weekend Block Party
    East Village Opening Weekend Block Party
    July 13 @ 10am - 4pm

    J Street, J Street, San Diego, CA 92102

    The East Village San Diego Padres Block Party, orginally set for Opening Weekend, has been rescheduled for July 13. It will take place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m, on J ...
  • Chappell Roan Flea - 4 the Girls, Gays, and Theys! San Diego
    Chappell Roan Flea - 4 The Girls, Gays, And Theys! San Diego
    July 13 @ 10am - 4pm

    3366 Adams Ave, 3366 Adams Avenue, San Diego, CA 92116

    Check out our Instagram here! Cover your teeth in lipstick and fly down to the pink pont club! Over 70 vendors in this outdoor venue! Tattoos, tooth gems, ...
  • EFMP Summer Fest 2024
    Efmp Summer Fest 2024
    July 13 @ 11am - 1pm

    2525 Bauer Rd, 2525 Bauer Road, San Diego, CA 92126

    Join us at our EFMP Summer Fest! We will have community resources, games, light refreshments, and prizes for the whole family to enjoy! Families will also have ...
  • North Park Vegan Market & Record Fair
    North Park Vegan Market & Record Fair
    July 13 @ 12pm - 4pm

    North Park Mini Park, 3812 29th Street, San Diego, CA 92104

    San Diego’s Biggest Vegan Market Presented by Vegan Food Popup Events on the 2nd Saturday of every month. Live DJ | Family-Friendly | Dogs Allowed | Free ...

Sunday, Jul 14, 2024

  • 🎨FREE Entry to Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla🖌️
    🎨Free Entry To Museum Of Contemporary Art In La Jolla🖌️
    July 14 @ 10am - 12pm

    Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, 700 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA

    🎨 Free Entry to Museum of Contemporary Art In LA JOLLA!!🖼️ Step into a world of creativity and imagination with FREE admission to the Museum of Contemporary ...
  • Snowflake & The Downtown Gurls: 90's Divas Brunch Show
    Snowflake & The Downtown Gurls: 90's Divas Brunch Show
    July 14 @ 11am - 3pm

    ROOFTOP BY STK, 600 F Street, San Diego, CA 92101

    Join us for an EPIC experience at Andaz 💃✨ Snowflake and her Downtown Gurls are bringing their best dance moves to our rooftop, celebrating all things LADY ...
  • Sunday House Brunch Party at Meraki
    Sunday House Brunch Party At Meraki
    July 14 @ 11am - 5pm

    Meraki, 1648 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92102

    Welcome to the Sunday House Brunch Party at Meraki! Join us for a fun-filled day of delicious food, great music, and good vibes at Meraki. Indulge in a variety ...
  • ASCEND to Kemet Fest
    Ascend To Kemet Fest
    July 14 @ 11am - 3pm

    3795 Fairmount Ave, 3795 Fairmount Avenue, San Diego, CA 92105

    Immerse yourself in a diverse array of captivating workshops at our ASCEND to Kemet Fest, where we will delve into Kemetic Yoga, poetry, and artistic ...
  • TAP HQ Open House
    Tap Hq Open House
    July 14 @ 11am - 5pm

    The Animal Pad, 4620 Avocado Boulevard, La Mesa, CA 91941

    We’re opening our doors on Sunday, July 14 from 11 AM to 5 PM and giving you a behind the scenes peek of what we do. You’ll also have an opportunity to meet ...


Monday, Jul 15, 2024

  • PICKLEBALL at Big Rock Park, all levels, come play anytime between 5 till dark
    Pickleball At Big Rock Park, All Levels, Come Play Anytime Between 5 Till Dark
    July 15 @ 5pm - 7pm

    Big Rock Park, 8125 Arlette St, Santee, CA

    Hi everyone! People show up and leave often and if this is your first-time attending, please find me on or near the court. This is a community park so there ...
  • Donation-Based Community  Yoga Event
    Donation-Based Community Yoga Event
    July 15 @ 5:30pm - 6:30pm

    Redwood Circle, Balboa Park, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101

    Join myself and my co-leads in Gaia Yoga School's trainings Kelly and Justice, for an amazing event on Monday 7/15 at 5:30pm at Redwood Circle in Balboa Park ...

Tuesday, Jul 16, 2024

  • Brunch Friends SD- Edición Verano
    Brunch Friends Sd- EdicióN Verano
    July 16 @ 10:30am - 12:30pm

    Great Maple - Hillcrest, 1451 Washington Street, San Diego, CA 92103

    Acompáñanos a nuestro brunch mensual de Friends SD. RSVP por eventbrite y paga tu reserva $7 dlls por Venmo. Te esperamos.
  • Residents Free Days at Balboa Park Museums (Third Tuesday)
    Residents Free Days At Balboa Park Museums (Third Tuesday)
    July 16 @ 1pm - 4pm

    2001 Pan American Plaza, 2001 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA

    ARRIVE EARLY TO GET PARKING. WE WILL MEET IN THE FRONT of the San Diego Museum of Art, -This is a No Host event- Please note the Start TIME San Diego Museum of ...
  • The Truth About Reading Documentary Screening
    The Truth About Reading Documentary Screening
    July 16 @ 4:30pm - 7pm

    San Diego Central Library - Neil Morgan Auditorium, 330 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101

    Join the San Diego Council on Literacy and San Diego Public Library for a screening of The Truth About Reading, a new eye-opening documentary from Emmy-Award® ...
  • Golden Retriever Meetup
    Golden Retriever Meetup
    July 16 @ 5pm - 7pm

    6331 University Ave, 6331 University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92115

    Join us for The Dog Society's Golden Retriever Meetup on July 16th, 5-7 pm. Enjoy golden smiles, fluffy cuddles, and lots of fun!
  • Dog Gone Fun Costume Contest
    Dog Gone Fun Costume Contest
    July 16 @ 6pm - 7pm

    Otay Ranch Town Center Food Pavillion, 2015 Birch Road, Chula Vista, CA 91915

    Welcome to the Dog Gone Fun Costume Contest! Join us at the Otay Ranch Town Center Food Pavillion for a day of furry fun. Dress up your pup in their best ...

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2024

  • Happy Llama Day Celebration (July Mid-Week Meet and Greet)
    Happy Llama Day Celebration (July Mid-Week Meet And Greet)
    July 17 @ 1pm - 3pm

    Meraki Cafe, 1735 Adams Avenue, San Diego, CA

    Hello solar lovers! We're trying something new with a Wednesday event. Consider this a celebration! Of? How lovely it is to be able to meet and take a break in ...
  • San Diego Social Network Welcome Party
    San Diego Social Network Welcome Party
    July 17 @ 7pm - 9pm

    Hasta Mañana Cantina, 310 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

    Welcome to the San Diego Social Network! This group is perfect for people looking to meet new friends and make connections through fun activities. Join us for ...
  • Sunset Standup @ U31 hosted by Josiah Moreno - Jul 17
    Sunset Standup @ U31 Hosted By Josiah Moreno - Jul 17
    July 17 @ 7:30pm - 9pm

    U-31, University Avenue, San Diego, CA, USA, 3112 University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92104

    Sunset Standup @ U31 hosted by Josiah Moreno - Jul 17 Come join us for a night of laughter at U-31 on University Avenue in San Diego! Hosted by Josiah Moreno, ...

Thursday, Jul 18, 2024

  • Lets Get Reel
    Lets Get Reel
    July 18 @ 12pm - 1:30pm

    10325 Meanley Dr, 10325 Meanley Drive, San Diego, CA 92131

    Are you a Realtor looking to elevate your social media game and harness the power of video content to attract more clients? Join us for an exciting and ...
  • July Happy Hour
    July Happy Hour
    July 18 @ 4pm - 6pm

    Downtown Works - Coworking Office Space San Diego, 550 West B Street #4th Floor, San Diego, CA 92101

    July Happy Hour Come join us for a fun-filled July Happy Hour at Downtown Works - Coworking Office Space San Diego! It's time to unwind, socialize, and enjoy ...
  • Excalibur Cigar & Scotch Pairing
    Excalibur Cigar & Scotch Pairing
    July 18 @ 4pm - 7pm

    Excalibur Cigar & Scotch Lounge, 8199 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard #o, San Diego, CA 92111

    Join 1-800 Packout, Superior Abatement and VERT Environmental for an afternoon of scotch with a cigar pairing.
  • NIRI San Diego Summer Social
    Niri San Diego Summer Social
    July 18 @ 4:30pm - 6:30pm

    Postino Del Mar, 3745 Paseo Place #Suite 800, San Diego, CA 92130

    Toast to the season with fellow IR professionals in San Diego!
  • San Diego Survivor Social For Young Adults with Cancer
    San Diego Survivor Social For Young Adults With Cancer
    July 18 @ 6:45pm - 8:30pm

    AleSmith Brewing Company, 9990 AleSmith Court, San Diego, CA 92126

    By popular demand, b-present is thrilled to launch the Young Adult Cancer Survivor Social Group in San Diego! These FREE events are specially designed for ...

Free Things To Do in San Diego This Week

Planning a trip to San Diego on a tight budget can be tough. Did you know there are plenty of free things to do in this beautiful city? San Diego offers a plethora of free attractions and activities, perfect for budget-friendly fun. From exploring the cultural experiences at Balboa Park Museums to enjoying the scenic beauty of beaches and ocean activities, there's something for everyone to enjoy without breaking the bank.

Balboa Park Museums

Balboa Park Museums offer a cultural journey through time and creativity, making it a top pick for budget-friendly activities in San Diego. Visitors can explore a variety of museums that often feature free admission days each month.

From the history of aviation to local art, these institutions provide an enriching experience without the hefty price tag. Art enthusiasts and history buffs alike will find something captivating among the park’s collections.

Families and solo travelers looking to soak up some culture can plan their visit around these no-cost entry days. Each museum showcases unique exhibits ranging from science innovations to contemporary art, ensuring there's always something new to discover.

With such diverse offerings, Balboa Park Museums stand out as a must-visit destination for anyone seeking educational and entertaining outings in America's Finest City.

Beaches & Ocean Activities

San Diego's stunning coastline and pristine beaches are perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and beach volleyball. Explore the tide pools at Cabrillo National Monument or enjoy a leisurely stroll along Ocean Beach.

Catch some waves while surfing or boogie boarding at Mission Beach, where you'll also find amenities like fire pits and picnic areas. Families can spend the day building sandcastles and flying kites at La Jolla Shores, famous for its gentle waves and clear waters ideal for snorkeling.

Experience the beauty of San Diego's marine life by visiting the Ellen Browning Scripps Pier in La Jolla or taking a kayak tour to explore sea caves along the coast. For those seeking adventure on the water, consider paddleboarding in Mission Bay or joining a whale watching excursion from Point Loma.

Free Attractions

Explore the wealth of free attractions in San Diego, from stunning public art displays to beautiful parks and nature reserves that offer breathtaking views. Discover the riches of Balboa Park, home to numerous free museums showcasing diverse cultural and artistic experiences.

Spend a day at the beach, where you can enjoy ocean activities without spending a dime. Whether it's taking in the sights or participating in recreational activities, there are plenty of budget-friendly options for everyone to enjoy.

Uncover hidden gems throughout the city with an array of free attractions tailored towards family-friendly outings and outdoor adventures. Delve into San Diego's vibrant cultural scene by visiting Old Town, where history comes alive amidst unique shops and performances.

Attend free concerts & festivals

Local San Diego offers a vibrant array of free concerts and festivals throughout the year, providing entertainment for all ages. From live music performances at local parks to cultural celebrations in historic districts, there's always something to enjoy without spending a dime.

Families can gather at community events with music, food vendors, and activities for kids while enjoying the lively atmosphere. Music enthusiasts can groove to diverse genres at open-air concerts or discover talented local bands showcasing their skills during neighborhood festivals.

Exploring this dynamic city means embracing its rich cultural scene through engaging with the sounds and rhythms of free concerts and festivals – an integral part of San Diego’s artistic tapestry.

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