Things to Do in San Diego – June 2018
Things to Do in San Diego – June 2018May 30th, 2018
It’s the first month of the summer season! Time for the San Diego County Fair, Rock ’n’ Roll San Diego and much more…
- The Birthstone: Pearl / Flower: Rose
- The zodiac signs are Gemini (May 21 – June 20) and Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
- National Rose Month / National Dairy Month / National Ice Tea Month
- Flag Day (June 14) / Father’s Day (June 17)
- First Month of the Summer Season
Mainly Mozart Festival June 1-24
Orchestral and Chamber Music concerts, lectures, parties, and presentations throughout San Diego and Tijuana illustrate the story of one of the greatest geniuses of all time.
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Balboa Theatre, San Diego
Contact: 619-239-0100 / www.mainlymozart.org
San Diego County Fair June 1-July 4
“How Sweet it Is” Whether it’s sampling chocolate bubbling from a fountain, soaking up the glittery ocean views from atop the Ferris wheel, discovering how nature’s sweet fruits grow and ripen, or enjoying the Fair’s golden-ticket entertainment, your toughest decision will be choosing what to indulge in first!
Time/Place: Del Mar Fairgrounds
Art Around Adams June 2
Each year we strive to infuse new and exciting artists and talents that reflect this year’s local trends in art and business.
Time/Place: 12-8pm / Adams Avenue, Kensington
Contact: 619-663-9278 / www.artaroundadams.org
Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego June 2-3
Marathon, Half, 5K and Relay. Tour San Diego by foot as you run through all of the city’s favorite neighborhoods on a course lined with live music and entertainment.
Time/Place: Downtown San Diego
RB Alive! Street Fair June 3
Visitors can partake of tasty treats, browse over 300 booths featuring arts and crafts, information from regional and local businesses, service clubs and religious organizations.
Time/Place: 10am-4pm / Bernardo Center Drive
United States Police & Fire Championships June 2-9
Athletes representing law enforcement, firefighters, and officers from corrections, probation, border protection, immigration and customs from across the country compete in Olympic-style sports in 50 different sports in 35 venues throughout the county.
FilmOut San Diego LGBT Film Festival June 7-10
Some films will have their premiere with FilmOut San Diego along with award-winning films, independent features and a variety of short films.
Time/Place: Observatory North Park Theatre, San Diego
San Diego International Boat Show June 7-10
Make your boating dreams a reality by checking out the approximately 140 boats for sale, as well as the latest nautical gear, gadgets and accessories.
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Spanish Landing Park, East
Contact: 949-757-5959 / www.sandiegointernationalboatshow.com
San Diego Greek Festival June 8-10
Come and enjoy fine foods, pastries, imported Greek beers and wines! Get your annual super-dose of traditional and contemporary Greek Music all weekend!
Time/Place: St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church: 3655 Park Boulevard
Toast of the Coast Wine Competition/Festival June 9
Your ticket will include unlimited 1-oz samples of wines entered in the 2018 Toast of the Coast Wine Competition. Includes entertainment and admission to the San Diego County Fair.
Time/Place: 12-3pm and 4-7pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds
Contact: 858-755-1161 / www.thetoastofthecoast.com
Marine Corps Mud Run Camp Pendleton June 9-10
Get ready to run through the terrain of Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton where our U.S. Marines train. There will be over 300 Marines “Motivating” participants along the course, as well as Military vehicle displays.
Time/Place: 6am / MCB Camp Pendleton
Inter-Tribal Powwow June 9-10
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.
Time/Place: Sat 9am-11pm, Sun 9am-6pm / Mission San Luis Rey, Oceanside
San Diego Festival of the Arts June 9-10
Gathers nearly 200 artists in a bay view setting of original fine art, entertainment and delicious cuisines, complemented with fine wine and craft beer.
Time/Place: 10am-6pm / San Diego County Waterfront Park
Contact: 619-744-0534 / www.sdfestivalofthearts.org
Surfing America 2018 USA Surfing Championships June 10-14
Competition includes Adaptive, Longboard, SUP and Jr. Teams.
Time/Place: Oceanside Harbor North Jetty
Contact: 949-391-1010 / www.surfingamerica.org
Taste of La Mesa June 11
Eat your “heart out” while you stroll table to table and sample great food from many local restaurants – all in ONE location! You won’t want to miss this night of fun, food and more!
Time/Place: 6-8pm / La Mesa Community Center
Contact: 619-465-7700 x1 / www.lamesachamber.net/taste
Taste of Little Italy June 13
Walk along Little Italy’s charming flower and tree-lined sidewalks enjoying bites from San Diego’s top eatery hub, all while enjoying live music scattered throughout the 48-square-block neighborhood and spectacular views of San Diego’s sparkling embarcadero.
Time/Place: 5-9pm / Little Italy, San Diego
San Diego International Beer Festival June 15-17
Nearly 200 breweries represented from around the world, specialty vendors selling a variety of accessories and gifts for the beer lover and educational demonstrations.
Time/Place: 11am-9pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds
Taste of Gaslamp June 16
The Gaslamp Quarter will be showcasing the excellent dining options available in our vibrant district.
Time/Place: 1-4pm / Gaslamp Square (Check-In): 538 L Street
Contact: 619-233-5227 / www.tasteofgaslamp.com
Tony Gwynn 5.5K Run & Walk June 16
A scenic route through Miramar (aka Beer-a-Mar) for all ages to enjoy. There will be beer pit-stops along the course. Post-event celebration at AleSmith’s Miramar headquarters.
Time/Place: 8am-1pm / AleSmith Brewing Company: 9990 AleSmith Court
SoCal Etsy Guild Artisan Market June 16
Join us for an amazing day of handmade fun! Local designers, live art, handmade vendors, and music.
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Amphitheater & South Plaza of Horton Plaza Park
Contact: 626-274-1434 / www.socaletsyguild.com
California Clambake June 16
With a sunset backdrop, live entertainment and interactive beach games, guests donned in white attire will cozy up on communal tables and enjoy a shellfish feast featuring menus from renowned Guest Chef Stefan Peroutka.
Time/Place: 5:30-8pm / Hotel del Coronado
San Diego Wooden Boat Festival June 16-17
A rare opportunity for the public to view some of the most beautiful and well maintained wooden crafts up close.
Time/Place: Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 9am-4pm / Koehler Kraft Boat Yard, Shelter Island
The CADO June 16-Aug. 30
An immersive pop-up experience devoted to California Avocados will feature seven imaginative rooms of large-scale interactive art installations.
Time/Place: Liberty Station, South Promenade
Cooper Family Foundation Juneteenth June 16
Free event! Educational program, kid zone, teen stage, cultural entertainment, health vendors, vendors, free food and much more. Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.
Time/Place: 11am-6pm / 2900 Block of Imperial Avenue
Contact: 619-245-3387 / www.cfjuneteenth.com
Father’s Day Concert & BBQ June 17
Supporting America’s veterans and military through the Gary Sinise Foundation. The show will open with a spectacular skydiving show from Skydiving Innovations. Attendees will enjoy delicious BBQ and drinks as they listen to Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band.
Time/Place: 11am-7pm / Hotel del Coronado
Taste of Vista June 20
Savor food samples and craft beers, and enjoy live country music all while discovering historic downtown.
Time/Place: 5-8pm / Main Street
Make Music Day June 21
Every kind of musician — young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion — pours onto streets, parks, plazas, and porches to share their music with friends, neighbors, and strangers.
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Museum of Making Music, Carlsbad
Contact: 760-438-5996 / www.museumofmakingmusic.org
Ocean Beach Street Fair/Chili Cook-Off June 23
An oceanfront chili cook-off, five stages of continuous live music and entertainment, the community mural project, Artists Alley, carnival rides and games, food and vendor booths, a beachside beer garden and more.
Time/Place: 10am-8pm / Newport Avenue
Contact: 619-224-4906 / www.oceanbeachsandiego.com
91X Presents BeerX June 23
A day of great music and craft beer at Waterfront Park. Although the event is 21+ from 1-4pm, all ages are welcome after 4pm once the craft beer tasting portion is complete. Locally sourced food trucks and vendors will be on site to serve great nibbles all day long!
Time/Place: 1-11pm / San Diego County Waterfront Park
Fairy Festival June 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.
Time/Place: 10am-4pm / San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas
Contact: 760-632-0917 / www.sdbgarden.org
Summer Fun on the 101: Leucadia’s Music Festival June 23
Encinitas’ most epic music festival and is free and open to the community! Ride your bike and walk to win excellent prizes!
Time/Place: 12-7:30pm / Leucadia Roadside Park
Contact: 760-436-2320 / www.leucadia101.com
Festival of Yoga June 24
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.
Time/Place: 8am-3pm / San Diego Waterfront Park
Contact: 619-7274930 / www.festivalofyogasandiego.org
San Diego Smooth Jazz Festival June 29-July 1
The soothing sounds of smooth jazz, a variety of delicious cuisine, and an amazing atmosphere that creates an unparalleled experience.
Time/Place: Embarcadero Marina Park North
Contact: 562-424-0013 / www.sandiegosmoothjazzfestival.com
Oceanside Independence Day Parade June 30
Come see floats, bands, walking groups, cool cars and much more! The grand marshal of this year’s parade and the first Hometown Hero to be recognized is Jim Wood, former mayor of Oceanside.
Time/Place: 10am-12pm / South Coast Highway
Contact: 760-754-4512 / www.mainstreetoceanside.com
Switchfoot BRO-AM June 30
A surf contest, live music performances, and nerf surf jousting exposition between surf contest heats.
Time/Place: 7am-5pm / Moonlight Beach, Encinitas