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Due to Covid-19 social distancing event restrictions, many events featured on this page have been postponed or cancelled. Please check with with event organizers for updated information.

In addition to 70 miles of beach and plenty of sunshine, summer in San Diego also comes with plenty of family fun and excitement at world-class attractions.

This page is updated as soon as event details are available. Events are subject to change or cancellation, so please check with event organizers for the most up-to-date information.

SeaWorld's Electric Ocean

SeaWorld San Diego

Emperor Dive Coaster

Soaring more than 60 mph, SeaWorld San Diego’s all-new coaster, Emperor, is the tallest and fastest floorless dive coaster in the state. Dangle and drop more than 150 ft on Emperor before plunging 90 degrees into exhilarating loops, a tribute to the Emperor penguins’ journey from chilly, frosted cliffs to their deep dive into the depths of the ocean. Emperor is California’s first floorless dive coaster.

Electric Ocean

Surf beyond your expectations as the sea comes alive at night and dive into Electric Ocean, SeaWorld's fantastic summer nighttime celebration! Make plans to celebrate summer with nine amazing experiences, including two shows, Cirque Electrique and Illuminight, and an end-of-night laser light spectacular. Give yourself permission to voyage into exotic underwater worlds that come alive as the sun sets with brilliant energy, electrifying dance music, and dazzling light. Join live performers inspired by playful sea creatures at the party along the shore where world-class DJ's transform the night into an all-ages club beneath the waves.

When: June 13 - August 16, 2020

Rex - San Diego Zoo

San Diego Zoo

Nighttime Zoo at the San Diego Zoo

Stay after dark and help us celebrate summer during Nighttime Zoo. Come "rock and roar" every day this summer, with live music, a variety of surprise encounters, and African-themed entertainment for the whole family, which will add a chorus of excitement to your summertime plans. An amazing trampoline act, Dr. Zoolittle, and more are ready to "wow," plus a procession of larger-than-life animal puppets headline an end-of-the-evening performance. Rock-and roar-on!

When: June - September, TBD

San Diego Zoo Safari Park

San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Walkabout Australia

Get transported to a faraway land featuring a walk-through exhibit teeming with kangaroos, grasslands where wombats frolic, and forests filled with kookaburras and cassowaries. Experience wildlife from the Land Down Under and come face-to-face with some of the most mysterious animals on Earth.

Summer Safari at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

This family friendly, summertime festival celebrates culture with music, dancing, drumming and acrobatics! During Summer Safari, Park hours are extended from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM daily.

When: June  - August, TBD

Aquatica SeaWorld's Waterpark

Aquatica SeaWorld's Waterpark

Aquatica is like no other waterpark, combining high-speed thrills with the amenities of a beachside resort. From serene to extreme, experiences range from lounging on sandy beaches or luxuriating in a private, reserved cabana, to splashing and playing in heated pools, to journeying down high-speed water slides. All this sun-powered fun takes place amongst a lushly landscaped, South Seas-themed, resort-style environment. Up-close encounters with Caribbean flamingos and freshwater turtles round out the experience, as only SeaWorld can.

Open Dates:
Daily: May 23 - September 7, 2020

LEGO® City Deep Sea Adventure

LEGOLAND California Resort

At LEGOLAND California, you’ll find more than 60 rides, shows and attractions including Pirate Reef and LEGO Legends of CHIMA Water Park.

LEGO® MOVIE WORLD

When: Opening Spring 2020
Movie World, opening ispring 2020, is based on the blockbuster films The LEGO Movie and The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part. The new land fully immerses you into the LEGO Movie universe and places you onto the streets of Bricksburg. On the flagship ride, Masters of Flight, guests hop aboard Emmet’s triple decker flying couch for a thrill-seeking adventure. Enjoy the rush of falling from Unikitty’s Disco Drop after being launched to the top of Cloud Cuckoo Land, then dropped, spun and bounced down to earth. Explore Benny’s Play Ship, ride a fully reimagined carousel, and meet Emmet and friends in Emmet’s Super Suite apartment.

Summer is a time to relax, explore and enjoy – and there’s no better place to experience all summer has to offer than Balboa Park. From evening concerts to extended museum hours to food truck feasts to gardens and picnics and more, Balboa Park is the destination for summer fun – all day and into the night.

Balboa Park

Food Truck Fridays

Summer is a time to relax, explore and enjoy – and there's no better place to experience all summer has to offer than Balboa Park. From evening concerts to extended museum hours to food truck feasts to gardens and picnics and more, Balboa Park is the destination for summer fun – all day and into the night.

When: June 5 - September 25, 2020

Mission Beach's Belmont Park

Belmont Park

Located on the surf and sand of Mission Beach, Belmont Park is San Diego's only beachfront amusement center! From the historic Giant Dipper roller coaster to the famous simulated wave machines and four dynamic oceanfront restaurants, Belmont Park is the quintessential Southern California beach experience.

Living Coast Discover Center

Living Coast Discover Center

SEA the Change

Come imagine a better world with both humans and wildlife positively impacting one another. Drawing from artistic elements, SEA the Change seeks to inspire new ideas for making a difference in your own community. You will discover the issues our local wildlife face daily by stepping into their shoes while enjoying exciting interactive exhibits, nature-influenced art, and new animal ambassadors that connect and inspire the love of nature in each one of us.

When: TBD

Seadragon at birch

Birch Aquarium at Scripps

SEAHORSE BEHIND-THE-SCENES TOUR

When: 10:30 AM Daily

Take a sneak peek behind the scenes at the unique and diverse world of seahorses. See and feed seahorse babies, learn about Birch Aquarium’s renowned seahorse breeding program, and understand what it takes to care for these unusual fish. Find out how all the pieces of the seahorse conservation puzzle come together on this first-of-its-kind behind-the-scenes tour! Additionally this spring through summer the aquarium will feature a full lineup of family friendly events, guest lectures, and the Green Flash Concert Series.

USS Midway Museum

USS Midway Museum

Visitors can explore this remarkable City at Sea and relive nearly 50 years of world history on the longest-serving Navy aircraft carrier of the 20th century.

Cabrillo National Monument

Cabrillo National Monument

A visit to San Diego's "only" National Park offers tremendous views of the San Diego region and excellent opportunities to explore the natural, historical and cultural history of the area.

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