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Oceanside Art Walk. Fri, July 3. Free. Enjoy live performances, music, food, & fun for all ages.
Star Spangled Pops!Fri & Sat, July 3 & 4, 7:30pm. A Symphony celebration including patriotic classics and fireworks! Embarcadero Marina South.
INDEPENDENCE DAY. Sat, July 4
Old Pros 10K Race, Fun Runs & Bike Rides. Sat, July 4, 6am-1pm. Scripps Ranch - Miramar Ranch School parking lot (858) 885-6948 www.srop.org
Celebrating The West On The Move. Sat, July 4, 10am-4pm. Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, SD Ave & Twiggs St (next to Old Town Transit Center)(619) 220-5422
WHERE’S WALDO: SCAVENGER HUNT. Sun, July 5, 1-2pm. Free. Central Library, 330 Park Boulevard
Festival of the Arts. Sun July 5 - Mon Aug 31. Laguna Beach.
INTERACTIVE ZONE. Wed-Sun, July 8 - July 12. (Wed 5-9pm; Thurs-Sun 12-9pm) Free. MTV Fandom Fest & Fandom Awards & a slate of band performances. Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd.
Comic Con International. Thurs-Sun, July 9-12, 9:30am-7pm. San Diego Convention Center. 111 W Harbor Dr. (619) 491-2475 www.comic-con.org
Chris Hardwick. Fri, July 10. Stand-up comedian. Balboa Theatre. (619) 570-1100.
WEALTH OF WILD SAN DIEGO. Sat, July 11, 8:30-10am. Free. Explore both human and wildlife connections to historic open-space lands. Meet under the flags at Campground Entry Station. Kumeyaay Lake Campground, Two Father Junípero Serra Trail, SD.
COMIC-CON HORROR GATHERING. Sat, July 11, 5-6:30pm. Children’s Park, Martin Luther King Promenade, SD
Bake at the Lake. Sat, July 11, 7:30-10:30am. Lake Hodges - Escondido (760) 723-3257 www.northcountyroadrunners.com
Lifestyle & Fitness Festival. Sat, July 11, 10am-2pm. Pine Avenue Community Park, 3333 Harding St, Carlsbad (760) 602-7519
Beach Bocce Ball World Championship. Sat, July 11. Dog Beach in Del Mar. (760) 729-0207.
Lake Poway Family Campout. Sat & Sun, July 11 & 12, (5pm Sat-9am Sun) Enjoy guided night hikes, campfire with s’mores, and continental breakfast. (858) 668-4772
Christmas in July Artisan Fair. Sat & Sun, July 11 & 12. 9am-5pm. Mission San Luis Rey Parish, 4070 Mission Ave, Oceanside (760) 757-3232 www.christmasinjulyartisans.com
Over-The-Line Tournament. Sat & Sun, July 11 & 12; July 18 & 19, 7am-7pm. Fiesta Island Rd - East Mission Bay (858) 571-0711 www.ombac.org
Carlsbad Triathlon. Sun, July 12, 7:30am-12pm. Tamarack Surf Beach, Carlsbad (760) 602-7519
Lagoon Walks. Saturdays, July 4, July 11, July 18, July 25. 10-11am. San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center. (760) 634-3026. FAMILY DISCOVERY WALK, Sundays, July 26, Aug 23, Sept 27, Oct 25, Nov 22, Dec 27. 3-4:30pm. Free. Interactive outing focuses on childhood enrichment and fun. Meet inside the Visitor Center. Mission Trails Regional Park, One Father Junípero Serra Trail, San Carlos, 92119
Movie at Encinitas Library. Tuesdays, July 7, July 14, July 21 & July 28. 4-6pm. (760) 753-7376.
“Concerts at the Cove”. Thursdays, July 9, July 16, July 23, July 30, 6pm. Solana Beach’s Fletcher Cove. (858) 720-2453
Trek with the Trackers, Saturdays, 8-10:30am. July 4, Aug 1, Sept 5, Oct 3, Nov 7, Dec 5. Free. Discover and identify tracks, scat, bedlays, and other evidence of critters living in local underbrush and trees. Join a Mission Trails Regional Park guide for two hours of dirt-time fun -- wear long pants! Meet in front of Visitor Center. Mission Trails Regional Park, One Father Junípero Serra Trail, San Carlos.
Encinitas Classic Car Nights. Thurs, July 16, 5:30-7:30pm. Free. Downtown Encinitas. (760)943-1950.
Fun Friday Nites! July 17, 6-10pm. Children will enjoy a night of games, crafts, pizza and movies with friends. (760) 744-9000 x3500.
Cruisin’ Grand, Escondido, 5-9pm. Era cars line Escondido’s Grand Avenue every Friday night. Amazing display of cars! www.cruisingrand.com.
SWIFT BOAT at the Maritime Museum, Ongoing thru Sat, Dec 19, Sat-Sun, 10:30am-1pm. $18-$29. The U.S. Navy officially called them Patrol Craft Fast -- PCFs for short -- but the men who served on them during Vietnam have always known them as Swift Boat. Feel the history and power of the twin 12 cylinder Detroit diesels as you take a behind the scenes tour of San Diego’s military history. Enjoy this one of a kind adventure aboard our historic Swift Boat, PCF-816. Tour route heads under Coronado Bay Bridge, Naval Base San Diego, and the Naval Amphibious Base. It then heads back by the aircraft carrier basin and Naval Air Station North Island before returning to the museum. This narrated tour is $10 plus Maritime Museum of San Diego admission. San Diego Maritime Museum, 1492 N. Harbor Drive, downtown San Diego.
Babies, Blooms & Bugs’ Family Fun Days, Sundays, 11:30-1:30pm. San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center. Cardiff-by-the-Sea.