A Heatwave Of San Diego Sizzling Fun

It’s hard to believe the Fair is over. I miss it, sort of. But racing season starts soon and all this weekend, we have tickets to get you into the world famous Del Mar track. And let’s not forget Over the Line.

Saturday July 8th

64th Annual Over-the-Line Tournament 7:30 a.m., Fiesta Island) San Diego’s summertime tradition, the Over-the-Line (OTL) Tournament, returns for its 64th year. Hosted by the Old Mission Bay Athletic Club (OMBAC), the annual tournament typically gathers about 1,200 teams from around the world to play Over-the-Line, a bat and ball sport first played in Mission Beach in the 1950s. The rules are simple: games last three innings, no one had to run bases and the main goal is to hit the ball “over the line” about 55 feet in front of the batter. Teams dress up in wacky costumes and bring tents, chairs, beer and hilarious signs to the beach for the carefree, daytime tournament. OTL goes down Saturday and Sunday, and comes back on July 15-16, same time, same place.

Stagecoach Days 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Old Town San Diego State Historic Park) Old Town’s annual summer celebration kicks off Saturday, bringing free, family-friendly fun to the central plaza each Saturday in July and August. From 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., visitors can check out historical demonstrations, partake in activities, listen to stories and songs, and learn all about the mid-1800s history that shaped San Diego. This year, “Stagecoach Days” will focus on early modes of transportation so visitors can learn about what it took to get around back in the day. Saturday’s theme is “Games & Amusements,” showcasing the games San Diegans played in the 19th century.

Spirits at Sunset: Summer Cocktail Cruise 5:30 p.m., Flagship Cruises and Events)
Treat yourself to a nice evening on the Bay this Saturday for the all-new Spirits at Sunset cruise. Board an 82-foot yacht for an evening for 360 views of the beautiful San Diego and bay and your favorite cocktails. Tickets start at $42.50.

Little Italy Summer Film Festival 8 p.m., Amici Park) Every Saturday night this summer, stop by San Diego’s Little Italy Amici Park and enjoy a series of Italian films with English subtitles. The screenings start at 8 p.m. The entry fee is a $5 donation

Tour de Fat: San Diego 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Waterfront Park) The San Diego Bike Coalition will lead thousands of bicyclists in crazy costumes on a parade from Panama 66 in Balboa Park to downtown’s Waterfront Park to partake in Tour de Fat, a festival brimming with live music, circus performers, vaudeville-inspired acts, comedians and brews. The 21+ event benefits the San Diego Bike Coalition and the San Diego Mountain Bike Association; tickets cost $25.

Summer Movies in the Park 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Las Palmas Pool (National City)
The free “Summer Movies in the Park” series offers these screenings Saturday night: “The Jungle Book” at Las Palmas Pool (1800 E. 22nd St.) in National City; “The LEGO Batman Movie” at Presidio Park (2811 Jackson St.); “The Sandlot” at Felicita County Park (742 Clarence Lane) in Escondido; “The Jungle Book” at Los Penasquiots Adobe (12122 Canyonside Park Driveway).

San Diego Smooth Jazz Festival 10:30 a.m., North Embarcadero Marina Park)
The San Diego Smooth Jazz Festival returns to the Bay after a 12 year hiatus. The three day event will be open to the public on Saturday and Sunday, when a lineup of some of the year’s top artists perform soothing summer jazz. The festival will also have delicious local food and alcoholic beverages for those of age.

Duck Foot Second Anniversary Party 11 a.m., Duck Foot Brewing Company (8920 Kenamar Drive, Ste. 210) Duck Foot Brewing celebrates two years brewing beers with the release of a brand-new IPA this Saturday. The Mega-Duckzilla Triple IPA will be on tap, poured straight from the fermenter, for all attendees. Tickets start at $35 and include one bottle of the IPA, a commemorative taster glass and ten tasters.

Coronado’s Free Summer Shuttle Service 8:57 a.m. to 9:42 p.m. (shuttle service times), Coronado) Coronado’s free summer shuttle service is back, running now through Labor Day. The service aims to make it easier for locals and visitors to cruise around Coronado and catch a ride to popular spots during the busy summer months. Hop on!

NEW MOVIES:  Just one this weekend and it will be HUGE

SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING (Action/Adventure) Starring: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Marisa Tomei and Tyne Daly. A young Peter Parker begins to navigate his newfound identity as the Spider-Man. WHAT IT’S RATED: PG-13 RUNNING TIME: 2 hours 14 minutes

If you’re out enjoying the heat remember to hydrate and put the sunscreen on a lot.



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