Celebrate San Diego’s vibrant reading community and join thousands of local readers, writers and word lovers at the San Diego Festival of Books.
The Festival of Books connects San Diego area readers, booksellers, authors and businesses around their common love of the written word.
Best day of the summer! If you’re a surfer or have any ocean experience, come to Del Mar and push some awesome kids into waves. Most of them have never even been to the beach, much less surfed. Even if you can only come push kids in for an hour, please come and help make some memories (for you and for the kids!). There will be free Rickaroons!
What: STAR/PAL Surf Clinic The annual STAR/PAL Surf Clinic brings together law enforcement officers, firefighters, & lifeguards from a variety of agencies in San Diego to teach 100 boys & girls the fundamentals of surfing while learning about water safety. Youth 9-15 years old have been selected from underserved communities to participate in the program.
Rain or Shine Schedule
9:30am-10:00am: Youth registration
10:00am: Introduction & water safety talk /surf lesson
10:20am: Free surf with volunteers
12:30pm-2:00pm: Beach games and free surf with volunteers
Join us for a San Diego beach clean up! We’re joining forces with Project Kolika to clean up the east side of Fiesta Island. Look for a green canopy as you drive onto the island, and please bring reusable bags to collect the trash in! We recommend bringing gardening gloves to protect yourself while handling the trash.
Rickaroon samples included!
Join us at the San Diego Lifeguards annual Longboard Classic!
Bring your own longboard and your family to South Mission Beach for surf contests, food provided by Sandbar, and a raffle at 8pm! $25 entry fee gets you food, raffle tickets, event shirt, and contest entry, but it’s free to watch!
5:00pm Ankle Biters (11 years and under)
5:20pm Mega Groms (12 - 17 years)
5:45pm Tandem and Sweepers
6:20pm Still got it? (36+)
6:50pm Chloe Buckley commemorative wahine event (women only!)
7:20pm Unsponsored (18 - 35 years)
8:00pm Raffle (Rickaroons included!)