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Summer Scene: Here’s What’s Coming to California in July

Pageant of the Masters

July 6-August 30

The 2024 Pageant of the Masters production of À La Mode: The Art of Fashion will revisit some of history’s grandest spectacles and fashion trends through the magic of living pictures, unforgettable live music and engaging storytelling. Whether making an entrance or casting a spell, what people have worn through the ages has always been telling. From the splendors of royal courts to today’s catwalks, prepare to be dazzled!

Festival Napa Valley

July 6-21

Festival Napa Valley engages audiences with innovative programs that uplift and inspire. Napa Valley’s flagship festival presents international stars and emerging talent during the summer season in Napa and year-round on iconic stages in California and beyond. With inspiring education programs for youth and seniors, tuition-free academies for vocalists and instrumentalists, and scholarships for talented students, Festival Napa Valley plays a vital part in creating a thriving, healthy, and engaged community.

Photo by Nicholas Wilson 

Mendocino Music Festival

July 13-27

Join the Mendocino Music Festival for its 38th year of music on the coast. With a wide variety of music featured from classical to folk, opera to bluegrass, there is truly something for everyone. Acts traveled far and wide to Mendocino this year to give guests unforgettable performances in one of the most magical spaces around.

Opening Day at Del Mar

July 20

There’s race day… and then there’s Opening Day. Don your fascinators, grab your best suit and join us for Opening Day at Del Mar. This day is not only about big bets and fast horses but celebrating the season in style.

Photo courtesy of the Jimmy Miller Foundation 

BeneFiesta 2024

July 20, 7 p.m.

Hosted at iconic South Bay private residences, the BeneFiesta is all about fun and fundraising for the Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation’s Ocean Therapy program. Enjoy delicious bites from local chefs, specialty cocktails and beer, wine and tequila tastings all paired with fabulous desserts to satisfy the most discerning palate. Special entertainment both in and out of the water, live and silent auction for attendees and online bidders and a headline performance round out the evening. 

Photo by Frazer Harrison


July 25-28

San Diego’s Comic-Con is the premier event for all things comics and related popular art, including movies, television, gaming, interactive multimedia and so much more. Enjoy cosplay galore and take part in unique programming, exclusive previews and presentations, not to mention the expansive and diverse Exhibit Hall featuring merchandise and displays representing all fandoms.

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