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Free summer concerts and street fairs in San Diego, 2021
Listings compiled by Glenn Tesler
Last updated: September 7, 2021

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Events are subject to changes and cancellations. Check for announcements from event organizers / venues / performers to confirm details.


Free street fairs


Balboa Park

6th & Laurel
600 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92103 [map]

  • Selected Saturdays 4:30pm (time varies): Chunky Hustle Brass Band [*]. Check band’s social media for last-minute announcements to confirm specific dates/times.

Spreckels Organ Society
2211 Plaza de Panama, San Diego, CA 92101 (Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park) [map]

  • Sundays 2-3pm live at the Organ Pavilion, starting June 27. Year-round. Check venue’s website for details of each show, and info about online concerts.
  • Sat Jul 31, 5:30-10:30pm: Spreckels Organ Reopening Celebration Concert

International Summer Organ Festival [*]
2211 Plaza de Panama, San Diego, CA 92101 (Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park) [map]
Mondays 7:30-9pm unless noted

  • Aug 30: Opening Concert: from Vivaldi to Piazzola w/Hector Olivera
  • Sep 6: Labor Day Rock Concert
  • Sep 13: Music from three continents w/Fang Gao (violin) & Weichgeng Zhai (organ)
  • Sep 20: From Bach’s finess to the Strauss’s Radetzky March w/Daryl Robinson
  • Sep 27: Wagner, Bach, Rachmaninoff, Schuman and more w/Alcee Chris
  • Oct 4: Three Jazz Organ Preludes, Jacques Offenbach and more w/Ahreum Han
  • Oct 11: Organist at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in NYC w/Michael Hey
  • Oct 18: Maria Teresa Sierra (piano) & Raul Prieto Ramirez (Civic Organist) (organ)
  • Oct 25: A Halloween Night of Mystery and Fantasy w/Raul Prieto Ramirez (Civic Organist)
  • Sat Oct 30: Halloween Silent Movie Night: Movies w/Laurel & Hardy and Buster Keaton + Mark Herman on organ

Twilight in the Park [FB]
2211 Plaza de Panama, San Diego, CA 92101 (Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park) [map]
6:30-7:30pm


Carlsbad TGIF

Virtual
Fridays 6pm


Carmel Mountain Ranch Plaza

Carmel Mountain Ranch Plaza [FB]
11602 Carmel Mountain Rd., San Diego, CA 92128 (Carmel Mountain Ranch Plaza food court) [map]


Chula Vista Village Walk

Chula Vista Village Walk
Eastlake Pkwy & Miller Dr., Chula Vista, CA 91915 [map]
Sundays 5-7pm


Civita Park

Civita Park [FB]
7960 Civita Blvd, San Diego, CA 92108 [map]
Sundays 6-7:30pm


Clairemont Town Square Summer Concerts

Clairemont Town Square Summer Concerts [FB]
4665 Clairemont Dr, San Diego, CA 92117 (Clairemont Town Square) [map]
6-9pm


Coronado Concerts in the Park

Coronado Concerts in the Park
7th Street & Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118 (Spreckels Park) [map]
Sundays


Coronado Ferry Landing

Coronado Ferry Landing [FB]
1201 1st Street, Coronado, CA 92118 [map]
2-5pm


El Cajon Classic Cruise

El Cajon Classic Cruise
North Magnolia Avenue & Main, El Cajon, CA 92020 [map]

  • Wednesdays 5-8pm, May 5 – October 27. Check event website for details on specific dates.

El Cajon Dinner and a Concert

Prescott Promenade [FB]
230 E Douglas Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020 [map]
Fridays 6-8pm


Embarcadero

Near USS Midway
848 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101 [map]

  • Selected Sundays 2-4pm (time varies): Uptown Rhythm Makers (New Orleans jazz and swing). Check band’s social media for last-minute announcements to confirm specific dates/times.

Encinitas Classic Car Cruise Nights

101 & F [FB]
S Coast Hwy 101 & W F St, Encinitas, CA 92024 [map]
Thursdays 5:30-7:30pm

Encinitas 101 Office [FB]
818 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024 [map]
Thursdays 5:30-7:30pm

Lumberyard Courtyard [FB]
947 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024 [map]
Thursdays 5:30-7:30pm


Escondido Cruisin’ Grand

Escondido Cruisin’ Grand [FB]
E Grand Ave & S Kalmia St, Escondido, CA 92025 (Grand from Maple to Juniper, and side streets) [map]
Fridays 5-9pm


Grossmont Center Concerts at Macy’s Courtyard

Grossmont Center Concerts at Macy’s Courtyard [*]
5500 Grossmont Center Dr., La Mesa, CA 91942 (Macy’s Grossmont Center) [map]
Saturdays 5-7pm


Hillcrest Walk in ART

Hillcrest Walk in ART
3867 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103 (Mural Alley between 4th-5th, south of University) [map]
Thursdays

  • First Thursdays 5-10pm. Check event website for details on specific dates.
  • Jul 1, 6-8pm: Los Salvajes (20s-40s Jazz)
  • Sep 2, 7-10pm: Los Salvajes (20s-40s Jazz) (dance lesson 7pm, band 8-10pm)

La Mesa Classic Car Show

La Mesa Classic Car Show
La Mesa Blvd & 3rd St, La Mesa, CA 91942 (La Mesa Blvd. between Acacia-Cypress) [map]
Thursdays 5-8pm


La Mesa Sundays at Six

Harry Griffen Park [*]
9550 Milden St., La Mesa, CA 91942 [map]
Sundays 6-7pm


Lemon Grove Berry Street Park

Lemon Grove Berry Street Park [*]
7071 Mt. Vernon St., Lemon Grove, CA 91945 (Berry Street Park) [map]
Thursdays 6:30-8pm


Little Italy Piazza della Famiglia

Little Italy Piazza della Famiglia [*]
523 W Date St, San Diego, CA 92101 (Piazza della Famiglia) [map]


Meshuggah Shack

Meshuggah Shack
4048 Goldfinch St, San Diego, CA 92103 [map]
Sundays 4-6pm


Mission Hills Concert in the Park

Pioneer Park [FB]
1425 Washington Pl., San Diego, CA 92103 [map]
Fridays 6-8pm unless noted


Pacific Beach Concerts on the Green

Kate Sessions Park [FB]
5115 Soledad Rd, San Diego, CA 92109 [map]


Point Loma Summer Concerts

Point Loma Park [FB]
1049 Catalina Blvd., San Diego, CA 92107 [map]


Poway

Lake Poway
14644 Lake Poway Road, Poway, CA 92064 [map]
Sundays 5:30-7pm

Old Poway Park
14134 Midland Rd, Poway, CA 92064 [map]
Sundays 5:30-7pm


San Marcos

Hollandia Park [*]
12 Mission Hills Court, San Marcos, CA 92069 [map]


Santee Town Center Community Park East

Santee Town Center Community Park East [*]
550 Park Center Dr., Santee, CA 92071 (Town Center Community Park East) [map]
Thursdays 6:30-8pm unless noted


Seaport Village

Carousel
857 W. Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101 (Seaport Village) [map]
Fridays 1-4pm unless noted

Salsa Under the Stars at Headquarters
789 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA (The Headquarters at Seaport) [map]
Fridays 6-9pm


Solana Beach Concerts at the Cove

Solana Beach Concerts at the Cove [FB]
111 S Sierra Ave, Solana Beach, CA 92075 (Fletcher Cove Beach Park) [map]
Thursdays 6-7:45pm


Tierrasanta Community Park

Tierrasanta Community Park [FB]
11220 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92124 [map]
Saturdays 6-9pm


University City Standley Park

University City Standley Park [*]
3585 Governor Dr., San Diego, CA 92122 (Standley Park) [map]
Sundays 5-7pm