Whether you live in Coronado or are just visiting, there’s plenty of summer events for everyone to participate in. We’ve rounded up some of our favorites!

4th of July Fireworks and Parade

Everyone should experience the 4th of July in Coronado is an event at least once in their lifetime. Festivities take place throughout the entirety of the day, starting with the classic Coronado Independence Day Parade at 10AM. What’s better than watching a spectacular firework display on the beach? The Coronado Ferry Landing is a perfect spot to catch the Big Bay Boom. Grab a lawn chair or find a boat to watch the display right on the water.

Hotel Del Coronado Summer Events

No matter the time of year, you’ll want to check the Hotel Del Coronado’s event calendar. During the warmer months, head to the hotel to catch Movies on the Beach, where you can snuggle up on the sand and watch your favorite flick under the night sky. Feeling artsy? Get your creative juices flowing with Painting by the Sea, a 90-minute class where you can paint with the ocean serving as your backdrop.

Coronado Summer Concert Series

The city of Coronado loves to support its local businesses. You can bet that includes local musicians! This marks the 49th year of the Coronado Summer Concert Series, where every Sunday a different band performs a mixture of classics and original music. So head to Spreckels Park for an afternoon filled with tunes!

Bike the Bay

Have you ever dreamed of riding your bike over the beautiful Coronado Bay Bridge? Dream no more, as Bike the Bay will make your dreams come true. This non-competitive bike ride takes you on a 25-mile trek, ALL the way around San Diego Bay!.  On August 28th, head to the Embarcadero Marina Park in downtown San Diego to get started. Don’t forget to register!

Photo from Sandra H. on Yelp.


While this event is not located in Coronado, it’s an easy ferry ride away. You can catch Comic-Con July 18-21. Head over to the San Diego Convention Center to take part in this year’s 50th annual event, or take a walk around the busy streets of the Gaslamp for exhibits. Many downtown restaurants fully embrace the Comic-Con scene, with some even collaborating with big brands to offer unique themed dining experiences.

The Nelson Riddle Team

We think Coronado is pretty magical, and think you will too. If you’re looking to call Coronado your new home, please reach out to us, we’d love to help! You can reach us at 619-878-5244 or use our contact form. Talk to you soon!