San Diego Summer Free Outdoor Concerts 2013

summer-concert2San Diego offers the ultimate in outdoor living, and there is nothing like a San Diego summer to remind us of that. And what better way to celebrate San Diego and the outdoors? Combine it with music! And if there’s anything better than San Diego summertime music it’s FREE San Diego summertime music.

Below is a list of all of the free outdoor music concerts in San Diego this summer. From Chula Vista to Coronado, El Cajon to Encinitas, North Park to North County, and everywhere in between you’re sure to find the perfect summer free music spot.

Free Outdoor Summer Concerts 2013

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 24, 2013; Mondays – 7:30 p.m. Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park

Balboa Park Twilight in the Park – Begins June 18, 2013; 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 28, 2013; Fridays – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Various locations

Chula Vista Village Walk – Begins June 2nd. Every Sunday in June and one concert in July, 5:00 p.m. Village Walk at Eastlake, Eastlake Parkway & Miller Drive

Coronado Ferry Landing – Begins May 25, 2013; mostly Saturdays and Sundays – 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 1201 1st Street

Coronado Concerts in the Park – Begins May 26, 2013 – Sundays – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. except July 4th when the concerts begin at 4:00 p.m. September concerts start at 5:00 p.m. Spreckels Park, 7th Street & Orange Avenue

Del Mar Summer Concert Series – Begins July 19, 2013; various dates – concerts start after the horse races. Seaside Stage Note: These concerts are FREE for fans attending the races.

Del Mar Twilight Concerts – Begins June 18, 2013 – third Tuesday of the month from June to September. Most concerts start at 7:00 p.m. Powerhouse Park, 1600 Coast Boulevard, Del Mar

El Cajon Concerts on the Promenade – Begins May 3, 2013; Fridays – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Prescott Promenade, E. Main Street & Prescott Avenue

Encinitas Summer Concert Series – First and 3rd Sundays in July and August from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Moonlight State Beach, 400 B Street

La Jolla Concerts By the Sea – Sunday afternoons from July 7 through the Labor Day weekend; 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Ellen Browning Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove, 1133 Coast Boulevard

La Mesa Sundays at Six – Sundays in June and July.- 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Harry Griffen Park, 9550 Milden Street

Lemon Grove Concerts in the Park – Begins July 5, 2013; Thursdays in July and August 4th & 11th – 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Berry Street Park, 7071 Mt. Vernon Street

Mission Hills’ Summer Concerts in the Park 2013 – Begins June 21, 2013; Fridays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Pioneer Park, Randolph Street & Washington Place

North Park Bird Park Summer Concerts – Begins June 15, 2013; five Saturday concerts – 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Bird Park, 28th Street & Thorn Street

Oceanside has 2 different concert series at 2 different locations. The Sundays at Heritage Park Concerts will be held on Sundays starting on June 23, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. The Friday Concerts are on June 21 & July 19, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Sunday concerts are held at Heritage Park, 220 Peyri Road. The Friday concerts are held at Rancho del Oro Park, 4700 Mesa Drive.

Pacific Beach Concerts on the Green – July 21, July 28, August 4 & August 11, 2013; Sundays – 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 12, 2013; Fridays in July and August – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Point Loma Park, 1049 Catalina Boulevard (Catalina & Varona).

Poway Summer Concert Series – starts June 23, 2013 – Sunday concerts – 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Various locations, please check the website.

Santee Summer Concert Series – Begins June 20th and ends on August 22, 2013 (except July 4); Thursdays – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Town Center Community Park East, 550 Park Center Drive, Santee.

Scripps Ranch Symphony in the Park Series – Begins June 9, 2013; 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 13, 2013; 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 Concert Series starts Friday, July 5, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. every Friday through August 2, 2013. Trolley Barn Park, 1998 Adams Avenue

Each link above will take you to each concert website, so be sure to double-check the times and dates before heading out. Have fun!

(Source: San Diego Travel Tips. A terrific site everyone should check out!)