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San Diego Free Outdoor Summer Concerts 2011

May 19, 2011

Outdoor Summer Concerts in San Diego 2011 (Photo Courtesy: The Del Mar Foundation)

San Diego is summer concert central and people flock to parks, beaches, and outdoor amphitheaters to take in the local sounds of musicians and singers.

From the East to the West, outdoor summer concerts pepper San Diego county’s communities and offer something unique to do during the summer. Best of all, each community’s concert series has its own flavor and style. For the most part, the concerts become an extension of the communities themselves. Best of all, most the concerts are free!

If you are visiting San Diego and want to find out where the locals go, be sure to check our list of San Diego summer concerts. You’ll be welcomed! And, if you don’t have a beach chair, be sure to bring a beach towel, blanket, or hotel towel to sit on.

San Diego Summer Concerts Guide 2011

Alpine Concerts in the Park – Starts on June 26, 2011; various dates; all start at 5:30pm.
Alpine Community Center, 1830 Alpine Boulevard

Balboa Park Spreckels Organ Society –  Year ’round Sunday concerts at 2:00 p.m.
Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park

Balboa Park International Summer Organ Festival Begins June 20, 2011; Monday concerts – 7:30 p.m.
Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park

Balboa Park Twilight in the Park – Begins June 21, 2011; Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday concerts – 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park

Carlsbad TGIF Jazz in the Park – Begins June 24, 2011; Friday concerts – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Various locations, please check the website.

Chula Vista Village Walk – Begins June 5th; Sunday concerts – 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Village Walk at Eastlake, Eastlake Parkway & Miller Drive

Chula Vista Village Vibes – Begins July 13, 2011; Wednesday concerts – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Memorial Park Bowl, 373 Park Way

Coronado Ferry Landing – Begins June 4, 2011; mostly Saturday and Sunday concerts – 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
1201 1st Street

Coronado Concerts in the Park – Begins May 30, 2011; Sunday concerts – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. except July 4th & September dates.
Spreckels Park, 7th Street & Orange Avenue

Del Mar Racetrack Summer Concert Series – Begins July 20, 2011; mostly Friday concerts.
The concerts take place after the races and are free to racing attendees/$20 for non-race attendees.
New venue! Seaside Stage,  2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard

Del Mar Twilight Concerts – Begins June 21, 2011; third Tuesday of the month concerts – most start at 7:00 p.m.
Powerhouse Park, 1600 Coast Boulevard, Del Mar

El Cajon Concerts on the Green – Begins May 6, 2011; Friday concerts – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Prescott Promenade, E. Main Street & Prescott Avenue

Encinitas Summer Concert Series – Begins July 10, 2011; four Sunday concerts in July and August  – 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Moonlight State Beach, 400 B Street

La Jolla Concerts by the Sea – Begins July 10, 2011; Sunday concerts – 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
 Ellen Browning Scripps Park, 1133 Coast Boulevard

La Mesa Sundays at Six – Begins June 12, 2011; Sunday concerts – 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Harry Griffen Park, 9550 Milden Street

Lemon Grove Concerts in the Park – Begins July 7, 2011; Thursday concerts in July and August 4th & 11th – 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Berry Street Park, 7071 Mt. Vernon Street

18th Annual Mission Hills Concerts in the Park  July 4, 2011 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Two additional Friday concerts in July from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Pioneer/Mission Hills Park, 1425 Washington Place

North Park Bird Park Summer Concerts – Begins July 2, 2011; four Saturday concerts – 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Bird Park, 
28th Street & Thorn Street

Oceanside Concerts in the Park  Friday Concerts 7/15/11 & 8/26/11 – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Rancho del Oro Park, 4700 Mesa Drive, Oceanside

Pacific Beach Concerts on the Green – Begins July 24, 2011; Sunday concerts – 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Kate Sessions Park, Lamont Street just north of Beryl Street

Point Loma Summer Concerts  – Begins July 15, 2011; Friday concerts in July and August – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Point Loma Park, 1049 Catalina Boulevard

Poway Summer Concert Series – Begins June 26, 2011; Sunday concerts – 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Various locations, please check the website.

San Marcos Concert – August 13, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.
Hollandia Park, 12 Mission Hills Court

Santee Summer Concert Series – Begins June 16, 2011; Thursday concerts – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Town Center Community Park East, New Venue! 550 Park Center Drive, Santee

Scripps Ranch Symphony  in the Park Series – Begins June 12, 2011; 2nd Sunday of the month concerts – 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Hoyt Park, Scripps Ranch Boulevard & Aviary Drive

Solana Beach Concerts at the Cove Begins June 16, 2011; Thursdays in June, July, and August – 6:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Fletcher Cove Park, 140 S. Sierra Avenue

University Heights Summer in the Park Concerts   Begins July 8, 2011. Friday concerts held every Friday in July and the first Friday in August – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Trolley Barn Park, 1998 Adams Avenue

Vista Summer Music Concerts – Begins June 24, 2011; Friday concerts – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Corner of Main Street and S. Indiana Avenue

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Rachel Crivelli permalink
    May 22, 2011 4:05 pm

    When do the concerts for University Heights start? The community website still has 2010 schedule up.

    • May 23, 2011 6:15 pm

      We noticed that, too! We will update that link/information as soon as we get it from them. Thank you for writing in, Rachel.

    • June 8, 2011 1:51 pm

      We just looked at the University Heights Community Association’s June Newsletter and saw that the Trolley Barn Concerts are going to start on Fridays evenings in July 2011. The actual start date is July 8, 2011. They don’t have the line-up yet, however.

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