San Diego County Fair May 31-July 4
Skip down the yellow brick road and enter into an “Oz-some” world inspired by L. Frank Baum’s classic tale, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” Deep fried-food-on-a-stick, rides, animals, and games. World-class exhibits in fine art, photography, woodworking, jewelry/gems & minerals, and home & hobby, and the Paul Ecke Jr. Flower & Garden Show. The Toyota Summer Concert Series features nationally recognized entertainment.
See website for schedule. / Del Mar Fairgrounds
858-755-1161 / www.sdfair.com
Art Around Adams June 1
Experience exhibits and performances that will dazzle the eye and stir the senses. Each year we strive to infuse new and exciting artists and talents that reflect this year’s local trends in art and business.
12-8pm / Kensington www.artaroundadams.org
San Diego Bay Festival June 1
Delicious specialty foods, craft beers, craft cocktails, and fine wines will all presented by local restaurants, bars, and nightclub staff. Local arts and crafts, as well as booths, will be on sale throughout the festival.
12-10pm / Embarcadero Marina Park North
San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series June 1-2
Making running fun by infusing each course with live bands, cheer teams and more.
See website for schedule. / Balboa Park
858-768-6437 / www.runrocknroll.com
RB Alive! Street Fair June 2
Visitors can partake of tasty treats, browse over 300 booths featuring arts and crafts, and gain information from regional and local businesses, service clubs and religious organizations. The Kids Zone provides rides, games and special carnival foods.
10am-4pm / Bernardo Center Drive
858-487-1767 / www.sdbusinesschamber.com
San Diego International Boat Show June 6-9
Make your boating dreams a reality by checking out more than 150 boats for sale, as well as the latest nautical gear, gadgets and accessories. If you’re dreaming big, our expanded selection of 80’+ superyachts continue to grow.
See website for schedule. / Spanish Landing Park, East
949-757-5959 / www.sandiegointernationalboatshow.com
San Diego Greek Festival June 7-9
We enjoy sharing our heritage, culture, music, traditions, customs and culinary skills with you, our neighbors and friends in San Diego and Southern California.
St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church: 3655 Park Boulevard
619-297-4165 / www.sdgreekfestival.com
The Toast of the Coast Wine Competition & Festival June 8
Your ticket will include unlimited 1-oz samples of wines entered in the 2019 Toast of the Coast Wine Competition. When you find one you like, you’ll be able to buy bottles to take home.
12-7pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds
858-755-1161 / www.thetoastofthecoast.com
Marine Corps Mud Run June 8-9
10K, 5K and 1K. There will be over 300 Marines “motivating” participants along the course, as well as Military vehicle displays. T-shirt, finisher medal, free parking and parking shuttle, post-race refreshments and course-aid/hydration stations.
See website for schedule. / Camp Pendleton
Inter-Tribal Powwow June 8-9
Join the San Luis Rey Band of Luiseño Mission Indians for the Annual Inter-Tribal Powwow with arts and craft booths, food, dancers, drums, an opportunity drawing and contest dancing.
Sat 10am-11pm, Sun 10:30am-6pm / Mission San Luis Rey
San Diego Festival of the Arts June 8-9
Showcasing stunning works of painting, sculpture, photography, glass, jewelry, ceramics, wood, fiber and mixed media from nearly 200 world renowned artists. A silent auction and wine and beer garden all contribute towards this philanthropic effort spearheaded by the Torrey Pines Kiwanis Foundation.
10am-6pm / San Diego County Waterfront Park
619-744-0534 / www.sdfestivalofthearts.org
Beer & Sake Festival June 13
The Japan Society’s Beer & Sake Festival is a unique and popular charity tasting event featuring local restaurants serving sumptuous appetizers and breweries pouring tasty beers and sakes. The festival also includes art booths, a silent auction, a raffle, and exciting entertainment.
4-10pm / USS Midway www.japan-society.org
Wild Night Out June 13
Join us for an evening of music, socializing, and animal friends, and a preview of Jungle Bells at the San Diego Zoo! Adults—ages 21 and up only—can visit parts of the Zoo, savor a complimentary beverage, talk with a keeper, meet some animal ambassadors, and enjoy a variety of music and more!
6-9:30pm / San Diego Zoo www.sandiegozoo.org
Sam Hinton Folk Festival June 15
This wonderful outdoor event will feature musical performances, musical workshops, group jams and an open mic stage. A great variety of folk music will be offered including Bluegrass, Olde Time, Irish music, and much more.
11am-5pm / Old Poway Park www.poway.org
Wine, Brews & Blues Festival June 15
Wine & Handcrafted Beer Tastings, silent auction, live music, dancing, beer n’ brats courtyard, tasty bites by local restaurants.
5:30-10pm / Pala Mesa Resort, Fallbrook
Taste of Gaslamp June 15-16
Showcasing the excellent dining options available in our vibrant district.
1-4pm / Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego
619-233-5227 / www.tasteofgaslamp.com
Taste of Little Italy June 19
Each year, our neighborhood’s one-of-a-kind eateries open their doors for food lovers to enjoy a sample of each restaurant’s most popular dishes, including appetizers, entrees, desserts and beverages.
5-9pm / Piazza della Famiglia www.tasteoflittleitalysd.com
Summer Solstice June 20
Enjoy Del Mar’s favorite local eateries and California’s best wineries, breweries and distilleries. With balmy ocean breezes, amazing front-row sunset views, and live music, this is the way Del Mar celebrates the arrival of summer!
5-8pm / Powerhouse Park, Del Mar
858-735-3650 / www.visitdelmarvillage.com
Make Music Day June 21
Explore the world of instrument making through a variety of stations where kids and their families can “Make ‘n Play” their own musical instruments. Jump on stage and play your new instruments along with ukuleles, drums and percussion instruments provided by the Museum.
10am-4pm / Museum of Making Music, Carlsbad
760-304-5844 / www.museumofmakingmusic.org
California Wine Festival June 21-22
California’s best wineries pouring hundreds of vintage red and white wines, complemented by dozens of the region’s top chefs and specialty food purveyors serving gourmet appetizers along with live music and an ocean view.
Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Carlsbad
Fairy Festival June 22-23
Wear your fairy costume or come just as you are. Create a fairy house, make fairy treasures, leave messages on the wishing bush, or shop in the Fairyland market. Be sure to bring your camera for a picture with the Fairy Queen.
San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas
760-436-3036 / www.sdbgarden.org
Festival of Yoga June 23
This free, all-ages event will feature guided yoga, meditation, music, a vendor marketplace, and other activities intended to instill peace and to inspire and empower people of all ages and walks of life.
8am-3pm / Waterfront Park: 1600 Pacific Hwy
San Diego Smooth Jazz Festival June 28-30
This three-day event combines the soothing sounds of smooth jazz, a variety of delicious cuisine, and an amazing atmosphere that creates an unparalleled experience.
Embarcadero Marina Park North
562-424-0013 / www.sandiegosmoothjazzfestival.com
Switchfoot BRO-AM June 29
Surf contests, free concert, numerous vendor booths…all to celebrate community and to raise awareness and funds for local youth organizations.
7am-5pm / Moonlight Beach, Encinitas www.broam.org
Oceanside Independence Day Parade June 30
Join us as it marches up Coast Highway from Wisconsin Street to Civic Center Drive. Viewing of the parade is available from the sidewalks along the entire route. Spectators are encouraged to bring folding chairs.
10am-12pm / South Coast Highway