Updated: Aug 17, 2019
School is out for summer! Whether your looking for a day trip, weekend getaway, or family vacation Julian is the place for you. Summer is our "slow season" meaning no long lines for pie.
Similar to spring time mornings and evening can be on the cooler side. You can count on the days heating up to 80-100 plus degrees. Occasionally we get humidity, so make sure to dress properly, bring sunscreen, and keep hydrated.
Things To Do
Just like in thee spring, hiking in our local mountains remains popular throughout the summer. I definitely recommend hiking in the morning and early evenings. If you do decide to take a stroll in the fresh air, please pay attention to the weather and hike during the cooler times of the day. Just to name a few hiking spots; try Stonewall Peak, Green Valley Falls, Lake Cuyamaca, Volcan Mountain, and Santa Ysabel East and West. We don't recommend Ceder Creek or Three Sisters despite their growing popularity. (See our blog post for additional information.)
Summer weather also makes for a great day of fishing. Lake Cuyamaca has many on shore fishing spots as well as boats available to give you an all-around fishing experience. You never know what you might catch! With Lake Cuyamaca being stocked with bass, catfish, trout, bluegill, crappie, and sturgeon all year long, there's always fish.
Spring and summer weather make tent camping in the mountains is a great family activity. There are so many beautiful campgrounds to choose from you might just have to come back and try them all out! Be sure a take some time to enjoy our beautiful night sky. It is sure to take your breath way.
The Dance is a family-fun community fundraiser put on by the Julian Sons of the American Legion. Every year it's held in June at Menghini Winery. There's free parking, activities for kids, local vendors, great food, and dancing. All proceeds go to help veterans and the Julian Community. Come dance the night away under the starry night sky.
The annual Julian 4th of July Parade is truly a great way to celebrate
our country's birthday. Nothing says small town America like the Julian Parade! The whole community and visitors from all over line Main Street to watch the incredible fly-over of bi planes used in WW2, wave flags, and cheer on the parade entries as they compete for the Golden Nugget award. A small committee of volunteers work all year long to plan and fundraise ($25,000) to make the parade happen. Be sure to buy a Julian 4th of July Parade commemorative t-shirt to take home with you! After the parade, join the Julian American Legion for their 76th annual deep pit BBQ.
Once or twice during the summer Jess Martin Park hosts a Movie In The Park. It's really a great family event. Everyone brings blankets and snacks for this fun movie night under the stars.
There's so much to do and see! Don't forget to take a Mountain Made souvenir home with you.