Events to Check Out This July in San Diego

The midpoint of summer is upon us, and local events are really starting to heat up! With fantastic fireworks displays, festivals, parades, and conventions, San Diego is featuring plenty of must-see events to check out this July. Take a look at recommendations for the coming month, and make your San Diego summer truly special.

San Diego Pride

Celebrate your truth at the San Diego Pride Festival 2019! Head down to Marston Point, in Balboa Park, on July 13 and 14 and take pride in being who you are. Enjoy San Diego’s biggest celebration and experience the beauty of thousands of people gathering to spread love, positivity, and tolerance. Dance the weekend away with over 100 entertainers on four different stages.

Location: 5.7 miles from the hotel

San Diego Comic-Con

Unleash your inner fan at the largest annual convention in San Diego. Comic-Con International, held at the San Diego Convention Center, celebrates the fans of comic books and comic-related entertainment through celebrity panels, film screenings, interactive workshops, a giant exhibit hall, and an extensive programming schedule. Don’t miss any of the action and excitement of this world-famous event, taking place July 18 to 21.

Location: 6.8 miles from the hotel

Big Bay Boom

Known as one of the largest fireworks shows in the nation, the Big Bay Boom is the ultimate Fourth of July celebration. Fireworks will be set off from barges placed strategically around the San Diego Bay, with locations off Shelter Island, Harbor Island, Embarcadero Marina Park North, Seaport Village, Embarcadero Marina Park South, and the Coronado Ferry Landing. This ensures that you can catch a spectacular view of the show from a number of locations near the water. The extravaganza is set to start at 9:00 p.m. on the Fourth of July.

Location: 12 miles from the hotel

Watch the show from Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina. Shelter Island is an ideal spot to take in the spectacle, and you can do it all from the comfort of our hotel.