Summer Events

Supervisor Joel Anderson's office has compiled a short list of free and family-friendly summer events happening this summer in East County. Take a look and enjoy some of the things our communities have to offer this summer!

 

This list is not exhaustive, and if we accidentally missed your local event, we'd love to include it— as long as it's free and open to the public. Please send our staff an email and we'd be happy to get it added to the list.


East County Events

Event: The La Mesa Classic Car Show
Date: Every Thursday from June 2nd Until August 25, 2022
Time: 5:00 – 8:00 PM
Location: La Mesa Boulevard, Downtown La Mesa

Event: Tour of The Water Conservation Garden
Date: June 9, 2022
Time: 12:30 PM
Location: 12122 Cuyamaca College Dr W, El Cajon, CA

Event: Spaghetti Night Plus a Show
Date: June 9, 2022
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: 1830 Alpine Blvd, Alpine, CA 92101

Event: Summer Movies in the Park - Encanto
Date: June 9, 2022
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Dos Picos County Park – 17953 Dos Picos Park Road, Ramona, CA 92065

Event: Santee Summer Concert Series – The Mighty Untouchables
Date: June 9, 2022
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Location: Town Center Community Park, 550 Park Center Dr, Santee, CA

Event: El Cajon Free Concerts – Darin Greatly
Date: June 10, 2022
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Location: Prescott Promenade, Downtown El Cajon

Event: Junior Nature Ranger
Date: June 11, 2022
Time: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Location: 16275 Espola Road, Poway, CA 92064

Event: Queen Bee Luncheon
Date: June 12, 2022
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: 1830 Alpine Blvd, Alpine, CA 92101

Event: Santee Summer Concert Series - Upstream
Date: June 16, 2022
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Location: Town Center Community Park, 550 Park Center Dr, Santee, CA

Event: El Cajon Free Concerts – Fortunate Son
Date: June 17, 2022
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Location: Prescott Promenade, Downtown El Cajon

Event: El Cajon Free Concerts – 80’s All Starz
Date: June 17, 2022
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Location: Prescott Promenade, Downtown El Cajon

Event: Free Shredding and Compost Pick-up Event for Poway
Date: June 18, 2022
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 12325 Crosthwaite Circle, Poway, CA

Event: La Mesa Concerts in the Park – Breezn (Variety Band)
Date:  June 19, 2022
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Location: Harry Griffen Park, 9550 Milden Street, La Mesa, CA

Event: La Mesa Juneteenth and Friends 2022 Celebration
Date: June 19, 2022
Time: 12:00 – 4:30 PM
Location: MacArthur Park – 4975 Memorial Drive La Mesa, CA 91942

Event: Santee Summer Concert Series – 8 Track Highway
Date: June 23, 2022
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Location: Town Center Community Park, 550 Park Center Dr, Santee, CA

Event: San Diego Kidpreneur Expo
Date: June 25, 2022
Time: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: 550 Park Center Dr, Santee, CA

Event: FREE Nature Day
Date: June 25, 2022
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: 4901 Mt Helix Dr, La Mesa, CA

Event: 2022 Summer Concert Series - BETAMAXX
Date: June 26, 2022
Time: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: 14644 Lake Poway Road, Poway, CA 92064

Event: Poway Summer Concerts - Betamaxx (80s Music)
Date: June 26, 2022
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Location: Lake Poway, 14644 Lake Poway Rd, Poway, CA

Event: La Mesa Concerts in the Park – Rachel Aldous and The Road Home (Bluegrass)
Date:  June 26, 2022
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Location: Harry Griffen Park, 9550 Milden Street, La Mesa, CA

Event: Summer Week Fun!
Date: June 27, 2022 to June 30, 2022
Time: 6:00 AM
Location: 12222 Poway Rd suite 18-19, Poway, CA

Event: Lemon Grove Summer Concert – Berry Street Park
Date: June 30, 2022
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Location: 7071 Mt Vernon St, Lemon Grove, CA 91945

Event: El Cajon Free Concerts – The Verge
Date: July 1, 2022
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Location: Prescott Promenade, Downtown El Cajon

Event: Julian 4th of July Parade
Date: July 4, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Main Street, Julian, CA 92036

Event: Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration
Date: July 4, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Old Poway Park, 14134 Midland Rd Poway, CA

Event: El Cajon Fourth of July Fireworks
Date: July 4, 2022
Time: 9:00 – 9:30 PM
Location: John F. Kennedy Park – 1675 E Madison Ave, El Cajon, CA

Event: Lake Murray Fireworks and Musicfest
Date: July 4, 2022
Time: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location: Lake Murray Playground – 7001 Murray Park Dr, San Diego, CA 92119

Event: Ramona Fireworks
Date: July 4, 2022
Time: 4:00 - 9:15 PM
Location: Olive Peirce Middle School – 1521 Hanson Ln, Ramona, CA

Event: Santee Salutes
Date: July 4, 2022
Time: 2:00 - 10:00 PM
Location: Town Center Community Park – 550 Park Center Dr, Santee, CA

Event: 4th of July Festival
Date: July 4, 2022
Time: TBA
Location: 1830 Alpine Blvd, Alpine, CA 92101

Event: Santee Summer Concert Series – Patrick Howard Trampus Band
Date: July 7, 2202
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Location: Town Center Community Park, 550 Park Center Dr, Santee, CA

Event: El Cajon Free Concerts – Morgan Leigh
Date: July 8, 2022
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Location: Prescott Promenade, Downtown El Cajon

Event: La Mesa Concerts in the Park – San Diego Concert Band
Date:  July 10, 2022
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Location: Harry Griffen Park, 9550 Milden Street, La Mesa, CA

Event: Poway Summer Concerts – Mighty Untouchables Motown to Classic Rock
Date: July 10, 2022
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Location: Lake Poway, 14644 Lake Poway Rd, Poway, CA

Event: Santee Summer Concert Series - Journeymen
Date: July 14, 2022
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Location: Town Center Community Park, 550 Park Center Dr, Santee, CA

Event: All Inclusive Day of Play and Resource Fair
Date: July 15, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: 10440 Black Mountain Rd, San Diego, CA

Event: Summer Concert in the Park
Date: July 17, 2022
Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: 1830 Alpine Blvd, Alpine, CA 92101

Event: La Mesa Concerts in the Park – Captain J and the Jive Crew (Yacht Rock)
Date:  July 17, 2022
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Location: Harry Griffen Park, 9550 Milden Street, La Mesa, CA

Event: El Cajon Free Concerts – Stone Soul
Date: July 22, 2022
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Location: Prescott Promenade, Downtown El Cajon

Event: El Cajon Free Concerts – Detroit Underground
Date: July 22, 2022
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Location: Prescott Promenade, Downtown El Cajon

Event: Poway Summer Concerts – Blue Breeze Band Motown, R&B, Funk, Soul
Date: July 24, 2022
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Location: Lake Poway, 14644 Lake Poway Rd, Poway, CA

Event: La Mesa Concerts in the Park – 8 Track Highway (Classic 702 & 80s Cali Rock)
Date:  July 24, 2022
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Location: Harry Griffen Park, 9550 Milden Street, La Mesa, CA

Event: Summer Concert Series Blue Breeze Band
Date: July 24, 2022
Time: 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: 14644 Lake Poway, Poway, CA 92064

Event: El Cajon Free Concerts – Billy Nation
Date: July 29, 2022
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Location: Prescott Promenade, Downtown El Cajon

Event: Ramona Country Fair 2022
Date: July 29 - July 31, 2022
Time: Daytime
Location: 421 Aqua Ln Ramona, CA

Event: Pine Valley Days BBQ, Parade, and Activities
Date: July 29th & 30th, 2022
Time: Daytime
Location: Pine Valley Park – 28810 Old Hwy. 80, Pine Valley, CA

Event: Outdoor Movie Night) Luca
Date: July 29, 2022
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: 2400 Admiral Baker Rd, San Diego, CA

Event: Movies in the Park
Date: July 29, 2022
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: 5100 Memorial Drive, La Mesa, CA

Event: La Mesa Concerts in the Park – The Moonlight Serenade Orchestra
Date:  July 31, 2022
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Location: Harry Griffen Park, 9550 Milden Street, La Mesa, CA

Event: Cajon Classic Cruise
Date: August 3, 2022
Time: 12 AM – 8 PM
Location: 270 E Douglas Ave, El Cajon, CA

Event: Santee Summer Concert Series - Betamaxx
Date: August 4, 2022
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Location: Town Center Community Park, 550 Park Center Dr, Santee, CA

Event: El Cajon Free Concerts – Soul Persuaders
Date: August 5, 2022
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Location: Prescott Promenade, Downtown El Cajon

Event: Poway Summer Concerts – Pop Vinyl
Date: August 7, 2022
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Location: Lake Poway, 14644 Lake Poway Rd, Poway, CA

Event: Santee Summer Concert Series – Cassie B’s 90s Remix
Date: August 11, 2022
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Location: Town Center Community Park, 550 Park Center Dr, Santee, CA

Event: El Cajon Free Concerts – Jimmy Allen Band
Date: August 12, 2022
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Location: Prescott Promenade, Downtown El Cajon

Event: Summer Concert in the Park
Date: August 14, 2022
Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: 1830 Alpine Blvd, Alpine, CA 92101

Event: Summer Concert Series Pomerado Community Band
Date: August 14, 2022
Time: 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: 14134 Midland Road, Poway, CA 92064

Event: Santee Summer Concert Series – New Rules Collective
Date: August 18, 2022
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Location: Town Center Community Park, 550 Park Center Dr, Santee, CA

Event: El Cajon Free Concerts – Heart of Rock and Roll
Date: August 19, 2022
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Location: Prescott Promenade, Downtown El Cajon

Event: Summer Concert in the Park
Date: August 21, 2022
Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: 1830 Alpine Blvd, Alpine, CA 92101

Event: 21st Annual Chamber Golf Classic
Date: August 24, 2022
Time: 8:00 AM
Location: 17750 Old Coach Rd, Poway, CA

Event: El Cajon Free Concerts – Siers Brothers
Date: August 26, 2022
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Location: Prescott Promenade, Downtown El Cajon

Event: Christian Rods and Customs Classic Car Show
Date: August 27, 2022
Time: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Faith Chapel, 9400 Campo Rd, Spring Valley CA 91977
Link: www.cracsd.com

Event: El Cajon Free Concerts – Back to the Garden
Date: September 2, 2022
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Location: Prescott Promenade, Downtown El Cajon

Event: El Cajon Free Concerts – Journeyman
Date: September 9, 2022
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Location: Prescott Promenade, Downtown El Cajon

Event: Summer Concert in the Park
Date: September 11, 2022
Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: 1830 Alpine Blvd, Alpine, CA 9201

Event: El Cajon Free Concerts – Pettybreakers
Date: September 16, 2022
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Location: Prescott Promenade, Downtown El Cajon

Event: El Cajon Free Concerts – Upstream
Date: September 23, 2022
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Location: Prescott Promenade, Downtown El Cajon

Event: El Cajon Free Concerts – The Mighty Untouchables
Date: September 30, 2022
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Location: Prescott Promenade, Downtown El Cajon

North County Events

Event: Vista Strawberry Festival
Date: May 29, 2022
Time: 8:00 am - 6:00 PM
Location: 253 Main Street, Vista, CA 92084

Event: Pupapalooza Summer Dog Festival
Date: June 4, 2022
Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Second Chance Beer Company – 15378 Avenue of Science #222 San Diego, CA 92128

Event: Summer Movies in the Park – The Princess Bride
Date: June 11, 2022
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Felicita County Park, 742 Clarence Lane Escondido, CA 92029

Event: Vermicomposting Workshop Series
Date: June 11, 2022
Time: 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Location: Solana Center

Event: Father’s Day Market
Date: June 12, 2022
Time: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: 17224 San Pasqual Valley Rd, Escondido, CA 92027

Event: TGIF Concerts in the Parks
Date and Location: June 24 & July 1 at Stagecoach Park. July 8,15 & 22 at Poinsettia Park. July 29 & August 5 at Calavera Hills Park. August 12 & 19 at Alga Norte Park.
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:45 PM

Event: All-Inclusive Read 3x3 Literacy Event
Date: June 25, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA

Event: Parrot Camp (Ages 7-10) Free Flight Exotic Bird Santuary
Date: July 5, 2022 – July 9 2022
Time: 9:00 AM July 5 to 12:00 PM July 9
Location: 2132 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA

Event: Encinitas Concerts by the Sea
Date: Every other Sunday starting July 10 – August 21
Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Moonlight Beach – 400 B Street Encinitas, CA

Event: Coffee and Conversation
Date: July 20, 2022
Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: 3211 Business Park Dr #3b, Vista, CA

Event: Free Interpretive Nature Walks
Date: August 14, 2022
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: 8833 Harmony Grove Rd, Escondido, CA

Central San Diego Events

Event: City Heights Almost Summer Solstice Swap
Date: June 12, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: 4455 Wightman St, San Diego, CA

Event: Women in Health Sciences Spring Event
Date: June 15, 2022
Time: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Birch Aquarium at Scripps 2300 Expedition Way San Diego, Ca 92037

Event: Balboa Park Twilight Concerts
Date: Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday starting June 21 – August 25, 2022
Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: Forever Balboa Park House of Hospitality San Diego, CA 92101

Event: International Summer Organ Festival
Date: Every Monday from June 27 – September 5, 2022
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Spreckels Organ Society 1549 El Prado San Diego, CA 92101

Event: Port of San Diego Big Bay Boom!
Date: July 4, 2022
Time: 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Location: Shelter Island, Harbor Island, North Embarcadero, Marina District, Coronado Ferry Landing, Boating/On the water

Event: La Jolla Kiwanis Concerts by the Sea
Date: July 11, 2022
Time: 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Location: La Jolla Cove, San Diego, CA

Event: Free Yoga at Telecote Shores
Date: July 13, 2022
Time: 9:50 PM – 10:50 PM
Location: 1740 E Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA

Event: Point Loma Summer Concerts – Cassie B’s 90s Remix
Date: July 15, 2022
Time: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Point Loma Park, 1049 Catalina Boulevard

Event: Resident Free Tuesday – Balboa Park
Date: July 19, 2022 (Every 3rd Tuesday of the month)
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: 1450 El Prado, San Diego, CA

Event: Point Loma Summer Concerts – Kenny Metcalf as Elton
Date: July 22, 2022
Time: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Point Loma Park, 1049 Catalina Boulevard

Event: Point Loma Summer Concerts – 24K Magic Tribute Show
Date: July 29, 2022
Time: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Point Loma Park, 1049 Catalina Boulevard

Event: Point Loma Summer Concerts – The Mighty Untouchables
Date: August 5, 2022
Time: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Point Loma Park, 1049 Catalina Boulevard

Event: Point Loma Summer Concerts – The Pine Mountain Logs
Date: August 12, 2022
Time: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Point Loma Park, 1049 Catalina Boulevard

Event: Pupologie Cardiff Dog Days of Summer
Date: August 14, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: 425 Santa Fe Dr, Encinitas, CA

Event: Children’s Storytime
Date: September 7, 2022
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Location: Point Loma Park, 1049 Catalina Boulevard 

South County Events

Event: Hot Bands, Cool Cars and Family Fun
Date: Every Sunday from June 5 - July 10, 2022
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Village Walk 878 Eastlake Pkwy Chula Vista, CA 91914

Event: ECS Community Cleanup Event
Date: June 25, 2022
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: Pepper Park 3299 Tidelands Avenue National City, CA 91950

Event: Chula Vista 4th Fest
Date: July 4, 2022
Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Location: Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center 2800 Olympic Pkwy Chula Vista, CA 91915

Ongoing Events

Event: The La Mesa Classic Car Show
Date: Every Thursday Until August 25, 2022
Time: 5:00 – 8:00 PM
Location: La Mesa Boulevard, Downtown La Mesa

Event: El Cajon Free Concerts
Date: Every Friday Until September 2022
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Location: Prescott Promenade, Downtown El Cajon

Event: Cajon Classic Cruise Car Show
Date: Every Wednesday During Summer
Time: 5:00 – 8:00 PM
Location: Downtown El Cajon – Main Street & Magnolia Ave