Can’t Miss July 2023 Events

Hello and Welcome to Can’t Miss July 2023 Events. Read on to discover a full month of July things to do! Waterfront Blues Festival over July 4th weekend is a great way to start the month. Rhode Island Anime Convention is a great way to end the month. There is so much to do and see from start to finish. Start filling in your July calendar now! Let’s travel can’t miss July 2023 events.

BayCon July 1 – July 4, 2023

BayCon will be taking place Saturday July 1st through Tuesday July 4th in the San Francisco Bay Area. Thee website states they are the longest-running fan-run science fiction and fantasy convention in the Bay Area. Photo courtesy of BayCon.

VIP Weekend Passes are $400. Full Weekend Passes are $125. No single day passes listed on their website at the time of this post. Single day passes may or may not come at a later date. Click here to learn more.

Waterfront Blues Festival July 1 – July 4, 2023

The Waterfront Blues Festival takes place every year over July 4th weekend. This year in Portland Oregon enjoy four days of Blues Saturday. Waterfront Park, along the west bank of the Willamette River in downtown Portland is the place to be. A day by the water is always a great day.

General Admission 4 Day Passes are currently $120. General Admission Plus 4 Day Passes are currently $200. Gold VIP 4 Day Passes are currently $440. Platinum Passes are currently $1250. I say currently because the prices will change the close to the event date it becomes. To see current ticket prices visit Waterfront Blues Festival. Photo courtesy of Waterfront Blues Festival.

Shore Leave July 7 – July 9, 2023

Shore Leave Convention is taking place Friday July 7th though Sunday July 9th in Baltimore, Maryland. Adventures during the Can’t Miss Event include celebrity guests, gaming, photo ops, workshops and more. Visit their website to learn more about the event, schedules and tickets! Photo courtesy of Shore Leave Convention.

Buying tickets early online will save you some money for a weekend pass. Weekend Passes are $105 in advance; $120 at the door. Saturday Single Day which includes entrance to the Masquerade and Ten-Forward are $85 in advance and at the door.

Wonderstruck Festival July 8 – July 9, 2023

Wonderstruck Festival is taking place Saturday July 8 and Sunday July 9th at Lakeland Community College in Kirtland, Ohio. Multiple stages showcasing artists like Khalid, Nelly and more. Start planning your next can’t miss event now!

General Admission Saturday Only Tickets are $92 plus fees. General Admission Weekend Pass $150 plume fees. VIP Saturday Only tickets are $299 plus fees. VIP Weekend Tickets are $499 plus fees. Visit their website for lineups, schedules, tickets and more. Photo courtesy of Wonderstruck Festival.

Texas Author Con July 14 – July 15, 2023

Texas Author Con is a can’t miss event scheduled to take place Friday July 14th and Saturday July 15th. Every year artists and fans gather in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex to meet each other. Have you met the author of a book you really enjoy? I have! It is such an amazing experience to meet the artists, talk about their work and get their autograph on their latest masterpiece! That’s a win, win, win for me! Photo courtesy of Texas Author Con.

Texas Author Con’s Facebook page states there will be door prizes, giveaways, photo ops, and more! And, wait for it:

Admission is FREE!

Pendleton Whisky Music Fest July 15, 2023

Do you like whisky? I sure do, so a day of whisky and live music is definitely going on my to do list for July! My autocorrect wants to keep adding an “e” into whisky. The grains used with in the liquid gold determine the spelling of the word. I am a fan of either spelling, its all about the taste me. Pendelton Whisky Music Festival is taking place in Pendleton, Oregon on Saturday July 15, 2023.

Grand Stand Seats are $79 – $99. Box Seats are $125. Party Pit, NO Seats to sit on are $145. Premium Arena Seats are $150 or $175 depending on the location. Visit their website and start planning your whisky and music getaway. Photo courtesy of Pendleton Whisky Music Festival.

San Diego Comic Con International July 20 – July 23, 2023

When I was asked to post Can’t Miss Events earlier so that the events won’t sell out, I thought 2 months out would be enough time before tickets sold out?! Well, I tried. This is from SDCC’s website:

“Comic-Con will return on July 20-23, 2023! Badge sales have been completed and all Comic-Con 2023 attendee badges are sold out. We thank you for your support and look forward to seeing you in July!” Looks like Open Badge Sales started November 5, 2022. Photo courtesy of San Diego Comic Con International.

Big Dub Festival July 25 – July 30, 2023

Big Dub Festival is not only the longest running electronic music festival in the Northeast it is also the longest event with 5 days of music and activities. 4 stages of music. Interactive art. Workshops. And more. If you are a fan of dubstep, deep dub, bass music and more, Big Dub Festival needs to go on your must see and do list! Photo courtesy of Big Dub Festival.

Camping is included in the price of each ticket. And guess what, some tickets are SOLD OUT already. I just can’t win :/

Main Camp 5 Day Tickets are $299 plus fees. New Camp 1 Day Tickets are $89 plus fees. Car Camping Tickets are SOLD OUT. RV Passes are SOLD OUT. Visit their website to find tiakets and camping passes still available at

Rhode Island Anime Con July 29 – July 30, 2023

They say, Big Things Come in Small Packages. Rhode Island Anime Convention states they are The Biggest Anime Show in the Smallest State! Rhose Island Anime Con is scheduled Saturday July 29 and Sunday July 30, 2023 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence.

VIP Weekend Passes are $139.99 plus fees. 2 Day General Admission Passes are $60 plus fees. Singel Day Saturday General Admission Passes are $40 plus fees. Click here to learn more. Photo courtesy of Rhode Island Anime Con.

Can’t Miss July 2023 Events

Thank you for joining me as we discovered Can’t Miss July 2023 Events. We explored BayCon, Wonderstruck Festival, Big Dub Festival and many more. Did your favorite Can’t Miss July Event make my list? If not, please share it is the comments. I love discovering new treasures.

Looking for things to do in June 2023? Read my blog post Can’t Miss June 2023 Events and discover Mountain Music Festival, Phoenix Fan Fusion, Forbidden Kingdom Music Festival and more! Make it a June to remember!

Until Next Time,

Erin at WonderLesch

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