If you don’t live in the Point Loma neighborhood yet, you are going to wish you did after you hear about all the awesome summer events at Liberty Station this year. Aside from being just minutes from Ocean Beach, where you can relax in the sand or practice your surfing skills, Point Loma is centrally located to numerous other hidden gems of San Diego, making the entire peninsula your playground. Especially alluring are the numerous activities offered by Liberty Station.
Liberty Station, San Diego
Previously the Naval Training Center back in 1923, Liberty Station is now a hub of culinary and musical entertainment. The former naval base covers more than 300 acres and maintains much of its historical and cultural identity. Around each corner, you’ll find gorgeous views and original Spanish Colonial style architecture.
Liberty Station simply oozes history, as the historic buildings are now the perfect backdrop for the interesting residential and commercially based community. You’ll find unique museums, preserved historical landmarks, and even a 46-acre green space dedicated to strolling along the boat channel.
At the northern end of Liberty Station, you’ll find the Arts District where businesses are redesigning the Navy base’s utilitarian buildings into consumer-friendly activities. There’s a luxury cinema, The Lot, Liberty Public Market, and super hip fusion restaurants, coffee bars, and taprooms.
Activities are scheduled throughout the entire year at Liberty Station, so no matter the season, you are sure to find something to do. That’s especially true this summer.
2019 Summer Events at Liberty Station
There are so many events that take place throughout the summer. You’re certain to find something that makes you excited to get on down to Liberty Station. The area is very walkable, so you’ll be able to enjoy all the sights and sounds of this bustling neighborhood while on foot.
Liberty Station’s First Friday Arts Program
This free event takes place every first Friday of the month from 5-9 pm across all of Liberty Station. You can meet artists, enjoy watching dance, theater, and musical performances, and even participate in creating some cool community art pieces. Not only that, you can stroll through art galleries, explore the shops, and purchase art pieces from local artisans.
June 7th: First Friday Quarterly Concert Series
Quarterly, Liberty Station amplifies the fun of their First Friday event by including a concert accompanied by a pop-up market with a beer garden and food vendors. The concert starts at 6:30 (Look for the next ones to follow in September and December). After enjoying the nightly entertainment and trying some local brews in the beer garden, it is an easy walk back to residential sections of Point Loma for the night.
Liberty Station Concerts: June through September
Every 4th Sunday, all summer long, the Arts District at Liberty Station brings a free, live concert to the grassy, North Promenade (North Promenade is located at 2848 Dewey Road). You can bring a blanket, a picnic, and your dancing shoes to enjoy concerts beginning at 5 pm on Sunday evenings this summer. The event was wildly popular last summer, so it is suggested you arrive early to get a great seat to enjoy the free concert series.
The summer events at liberty station this year include:
Sunday, June 24th, The Six String SocietyThe Six String Society mixes theater, music, and multimedia arts with some great performers including Nathan James, Whitney Shay, and Casey Hensley.
Cold Fact offers a soulful beach vibe to its music which will definitely be a great introduction to the headliner, Earl Thomas. Thomas is a twice Grammy Award-nominated artist who will entertain you with a mixture of rock and roll, R&B, and blues.
Sunday, August 26th, The Redwoods Revue
The Redwoods is a local independent record label. They plan to bring with them several new talents from their ever-growing list of musicians.
Sunday, September 23rd, Iron Sage Wood and Vaud & The Villains
Be ready to dance and sing along with the catchy musicians of Iron Sage Wood before Vaud & The Villans (back by popular demand from last summer) impresses you with their 19-piece orchestra and cabaret show.
Summer Solstice with the Arts Event
The second annual Summer Solstice with the Arts in the Arts District at Liberty Station takes place over the span of a three-day event to celebrate the start of summer. It’s especially fun because it is free.
There will be an opening dance from the San Diego Dance Theater, open art studios, and all kinds of open exhibits throughout the Arts District.
Summer activities at liberty station will take place from Friday, June 21, to Sunday, June 23, 2019. As the sun goes down on the longest day of the year, sit back and enjoy a meal at one of Liberty Station’s excellent restaurants before strolling home.
- June 21 6pm-8pm
- June 22 noon-4pm
- June 23 noon-4pm
So many other activities to choose from at Liberty Station
The list is really endless. You can take classes in drawing or novel writing, enjoy a dance performance, or meet friends for a casual lunch. Liberty Station is bustling with activity all summer long. You can check out their event page and calendar for more information. There are several parking options including valet parking to make arriving in the area a piece of cake. However, for major events, it can get filled up quite quickly. The area is easy to walk to from nearby residential areas though and makes navigating for an event much less of a hassle.
Making Point Loma your home
If you are interested in making the Point Loma your home and being within walking distance to all of Liberty Stations‘ activities and restaurants, I would love to help you locate your dream home. Contact us today to talk about what really makes San Diego the best place to live, and find out more about why this neighborhood is right for you. Summer is a great time to buy, and I look forward to your call.