San Diego County Fair June 2-July 4
“Where the West Is Fun” Grab your cowboy hat, pull on your boots, and ride on over to this year’s San Diego County Fair as we celebrate the legendary rough-and-tumble Wild, Wild West. San Diego’s annual county fair is the largest fair in California, offering a variety of food, entertainment, exhibits, rides & games throughout the beautiful and historical Del Mar Fairgrounds in the oceanfront village of Del Mar.
Del Mar Fairgrounds 858-755-1161 / www.sdfair.org
Food Truck Friday June 2- Ongoing
Kick off the perfect San Diego weekend at Balboa Park’s Food Truck Friday event! Each Friday evening from June 2 to September 29, visitors can enjoy live entertainment while eating gourmet dishes served by a rotating selection of more than a dozen food trucks parked in Balboa Park’s historic Plaza de Panama and El Prado walkway.
4-8pm / Balboa Park House of Hospitality San Diego, CA 92101
Moonlight Cultural Foundation-“Under the Sea” Gala June 3
The premier nonprofit arts foundation supporting North County San Diego, will host their annual summer gala. Guests will enjoy a gourmet sit down dinner, silent and live auctions, and top-notch entertainment courtesy of Moonlight Stage Productions.
6-10pm / Moonlight Amphitheatre, Vista
760-630-7650 / www.moonlightfoundation.com
Encinitas Rotary Wine & Food Festival June 3
Tickets include entrance into the event where you can sample fine wines and beverages, taste the best dishes and desserts from our local restaurants & caterers, and enjoy live music.
5-8pm / Encinitas Ranch Golf Course
760-753-1977 / www.encinitaswinefestival.com
Sam Hinton Folk Festival June 3
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
858-6613-0858 / www.sdfolkheritage.org
CSU San Marcos Monopoly Gala June 3
Dining, dancing, casino games and entertainment at our annual black-tie gala! Proceeds from the evening support research, student programming and faculty professional development.
6-11pm / CSU San Marcos / 760-750-4408 / www.csusm.edu/gala
Art Around Adams June 3
Art Around Adams is family friendly event that showcases an array of artists, musicians, street performers, comedians, interactive installations and more!
12-8pm /Adams Avenue from Hamilton Street in Normal Heights
to Biona Drive in Kensington, San Diego, CA 92116
La Mesa Flag Day Parade June 3
“A Salute to Old Glory” Grand Marshal: La Mesa Lumber.
10am-12pm / La Mesa Village / 619-667-1300 / www.cityoflamesa.us
Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon, Half, 5K & Relay June 3-4
This 26.2 mile marathon and 13.1 mile half-marathon features live music lining the streets, cheer squads, and a huge post-marathon concert to end the race with a bang.
800-311-1255 / www.runrocknroll.com
Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show June 3-4
Beautiful mineral specimens, cut gems, gem rough, fossils and eye catching jewelry made from gems and minerals may be purchased.
Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm / California Center for the Arts, Escondido
Fallbrook Open Tennis Tournament June 3-4 & 10-11
Benefits The Boys & Girls Club of North County. Up to $3000 prize money for the open divisions.
Fallbrook Tennis Club / 760-728-1100 / www.bgcnorthcounty.org
RB Alive! Street Fair June 4
Come and help us celebrate the Annual RB Alive! In Rancho Bernardo with a full day of entertainment, more than 300 booths, food, a Kids Zone and more.
10am-4pm / Bernardo Center Drive, San Diego, CA 92128
San Diego Kidney Walk June 4
The nation’s largest event to raise awareness of kidney disease and raise funds to support lifesaving programs for patients, their families, and those at risk.
9am / NTC Park, Liberty Station / www.kidney.org
Golf for Wildlife Tournament June 4
This 18-hole golf event to promote public awareness and contributes to local and global conservation efforts through fundraising and scholarships.
10am-5pm / Coronado Golf Course
603-689-5497 / www.golfforwildlife.org
State Beach Classic June 4
Annual surf contest is also a Tribute to Banning Capps. Bringing the entire community together for a day of family fun, organizers Ulises Thomas and Phil Antonopoulos created the event as a tribute to local professional surfer Banning Capps.
Tamarack Beach, Carlsbad
760-908-0235 / www.statebeachclassic.com
America Celebrates the 45th Anniversary of Apollo 16 June 7
A star-studded forum of astronauts and mission control directors will share in-depth personal experiences from NASA’s legendary Mercury, Gemini and Apollo space programs with Museum guests during a special event.
5:30-10pm / San Diego Air & Space Museum
619-234-8291 x111 / www.sandiegoairandspace.org
San Diego Greek Festival June 9-11
A variety of Greek cuisine, handmade pastries, and traditional Greek coffee, all within the festive atmosphere of music and dance.
Fri 5-10pm, Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 11am-8pm / St. Spyrdion Greek
Orthodox Church: 3655 Park Blvd.
619-297-4165 / www.sdgreekfestival.com
San Marcos Summer Music Fest June 10
Featuring local craft brews. Family Lawn Games including cornhole, badminton, table tennis, soccer ball croquet and more.
12-8pm / Walnut Grove Park / www.san-marcos.net
Veterans Park Flag Retirement Ceremony June 10
Hosted by The Poway Veterans Park Committee in partnership with the Fleet Reserve Assoc., Branch 70; the Veterans of Foreign War; the Elks Lodge; and the American Legion. Flags may be dropped off 8:30-11am.
10am / Veterans Park, Poway / www.poway.org
“MOW”TOWN Gala & Chef Appetizer Challenge June 10
Meals on Wheels San Diego County’s largest annual fundraiser. Includes a full course meal, an open bar and experiential live auction items that cannot be found elsewhere.
5:30pm / Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
619-260-6110 / www.meals-on-wheels.org
South Bay Sustainability Fair June 10
Free event that promotes programs, products, and services to help you make a positive impact on the environment.
11am-4pm / National City Chamber of Commerce
Filipino American Cultural Celebration June 10
Family friendly event with a costume show, food vendors and much more.
12-7pm / Oceanside Civic Center Plaza & Library
760-435-5600 / www.ci.oceanside.ca.us
Global Wellness Day Bike Ride June 10
Free day of wellness activities, followed by our Friends & Family 5k Bike Ride. We kick-off the day at IB Pier Plaza with a yoga-inspired stretch, delicious food options, and fitness activities.
10am-2pm / Portwood Pier Plaza, Imperial Beach
619-621-5900 / www.piersouthresort.com
Fido Fest June 10
Dog adoptions, exhibitors, giveaways & fun, discounted vaccinations, microchipping, dog licensing and heartworm and flea preventatives, demonstrations, entertainment and silent auction.
9am-1pm / Town Center Community Park East / www.ci.santee.ca.us
Julian Backcountry Dance and BBQ June 10
The “Dance” has featured the best in country music and dancing on the huge floor and stage built by the Sons of the American Legion, Julian. BBQ has been a keystone of the event with all the food cooked on-site.
2-10pm / Menghini Winery / www.juliandance.org
Mud Run – 5k and 10K June 10-11
The obstacles in our run are all military inspired and include running through combat town complete with US Marine Corps vehicles and our very own United States Marines who are there to motivate you through this course.
Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton / www.mccscp.com/mudrun
San Diego Festival Of The Arts June 11-12
Stroll the turf of Waterfront Park at this prestigious juried art show, held to benefit disabled San Diego residents. This event showcases works by over 200 fine artists in a bay view setting. Entertainment, delicious foods, fine wine and craft beer will be available.
10am-5pm / Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Hwy., San Diego
Chula Vista Summer Sundays June 11, 18 & 25
Free musical performance every Sunday. Free photo booth complete with fun props and a free photo strip of the experience. Free merchant samples including food and other giveaways will also be offered.
5-7pm / Village Walk at EastLake / www.chulavistaca.gov
Taste of La Mesa June 12
Eat your heart out with tastings from many local restaurants!
5-8pm / La Mesa Community Center / www.lamesachamber.net
Salute to Education June 13
Come join Rancho Santa Fe Security, Denise Mueller and the Encinitas Chamber of Commerce in saluting teachers and students in the community.
5:30-7:30pm / 1991 Village Park Way, Encinitas
760-697-9864 / www.encinitaschamber.com
Taste of Little Italy June 14
Stroll the sidewalks of Little Italy enjoying live music on and taste offerings from dozens of popular restaurants.
5-9pm / Streets of Little Italy, San Diego / www.littleitalysd.com
San Diego International Beer Festival June 16–18
Have a cold one with your friends! Hundreds of award-winning varieties of ale, cider, mead, and more will be available for tastings. Festival admission includes San Diego County Fair admission.
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar
Cooper Family’s Juneteenth Celebration June 17
Healing the Community Street Fair that commemorates African-American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. Joyous celebrations, guest speakers, music, and dance performances and family gatherings.
10:30am-5pm / Imperial Avenue, San Diego / www.cfjuneteenth.com
Wine, Brews and Blues Festival June 17
Wine and handcrafted beer tastings, tasty bites from local restaurants, silent auction, dancing and live music.
5:30-10pm / California Center for the Arts, Escondido
Fairy Festival June 17
Kids dress up and enjoy fairy crafts, face painting, a fairyland market, enchanted butterfly garden, pizza, and Italian Ice.
10am-4pm / San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas
760-436-3036 / www.sdbgarden.org
Low Tide Ride & Stride June 17
Coronado Rotary Club will hold an 8.2 mile run, walk or bike down the beautiful beach. At the end of the race is a fun, family oriented party with kids games, music and giveaways.
9am / Camp Surf YMCA, Imperial Beach
619-435-8334 / www.lowtiderideandstride.org
Tony Gwynn 5.5K Run & Walk June 17
AleSmith Brewing Company will be hosting a 5.5 kilometer walk/run to pay tribute to Tony Gwyn. Nicknamed “Mr. Padre” for his unfaltering commitment to his hometown.
8am / 9990 AleSmith Ct., San Diego/ www.tonygwynn5k.org
Walk For Sobriety June 17
The Walk is an opportunity to bring help and hope to thousands of individuals and families braving the unforgiving cycle of addiction. Tommy Sablan will serve as emcee.
8am / NTC Park, Liberty Station / www.walkforsobriety.com
Taste of Gaslamp June 17
The Gaslamp Quarter will be showcasing the excellent dining options available in our vibrant district.
1-4pm / Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego / www.tasteofgaslamp.com
80th Anniversary of Lamplighters Theatre June 21
Great hors d’ oeuvres and beverages will be served. Raffles will be held to enhance the evening.
5:30-7pm / 5915 Severin Drive, La Mesa
619-465-7700 x2 / www.lamesachamber.net
OB Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off June 24
Join more than 70,000 visitors for tasty nosh, art, beachfront entertainment, shopping, and more. The Chili Competition will feature tastings from amateur entrants competing for titles. Attendees of all ages can take part in creating the annual Street Fair Community Mural. This is a free event.
10am–8pm / Newport Ave., Ocean Beach
Taste of Adams Avenue June 25
Go on an adventurous tasting tour of over 40 restaurants, coffee houses, pubs, wine bars, and unique eateries! Taste attendees can also explore the many distinctive shops along the Adams Avenue business corridor.
11am–3pm / Adams Ave. from University Heights through Kensington
Summer Fun on the 101 June 24-25
Starts on Saturday with a concert at Leucadia Roadside Park that is free and open to the whole community. Sunday will be the music walk to support local businesses.
Sat 11am-7:30pm, Sun 11am-5pm / Leucadia / www.leucadia101.com
06 D Day, WWII
14 Flag Day
18 Father’s Day
20 Armed Forces Day
FUN “FACTS” FOR JUNE
• The Birthstone Is Pearl
• The Zodiac Signs Are Gemini (may 21 – June 20)
And Cancer (june 21 – July 22)
• The Flower Is Rose
• National Ice Tea Month
• The Longest Day Of The Year Occurs On The Summer Solstice
Between June 20th Or 22nd (in The Northern Hemisphere
And December In The Southern Hemisphere)
• June Is Known As A Great Month To Get Married
SAN DIEGO FARMERS MARKETS
Escondido – Welk: 3-7 pm
Coronado: 2:30–6 pm
Escondido: 2:30 – 6 pm
Mira Mesa: 2:30-7 pm
Otay Ranch: 4-7 pm
Pacific Beach: 2-7 pm
UCSD/La Jolla: 10-2 pm
Carlsbad: 3-7 pm
Encinitas: 4-7 pm
Mission Bay: 10 am – 2 pm
Ocean Beach: 4-7 pm
Santee 3-6 pm
Carmel Valley: 2:30-7 pm
Chula Vista: 3-6 pm
El Cajon : 3-6 pm
Fallbrook: 4:30 – 8 pm
Linda Vista: 3-7 pm
North Park: 3-7 pm
Oceanside CFM : 9 am – 1 pm
Oceanside Sunset: 5-9 pm
UC– Doyle Elementary: 3-7 pm
Valley Center 3-7 pm
Imperial Beach: 12-6 pm
Kearny Mesa: 11 am -1:30 pm
La Mesa: 1-5 pm
Rancho Bernardo: 9 am -1 pm
City Heights: 9-1 pm
Del Mar: 1-4 pm
Escondido: 10 am – 2 pm
Golden Hill: 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Little Italy: 8 am – 2 pm
Pacific Beach: 8 am – noon
Poway: 8 am – 1 pm
Rancho PQ 10 am – 1 pm
Ramona: 9 am – 1 pm
Scripps Ranch: 9 am – 1 pm
Vista: 8 am – 1 pm
Sikes Adobe: 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Gaslamp District: 9 am –2 pm
Hillcrest: 9 am – 2 pm
Julian: 11 am – 4 pm
La Jolla: 9 am – 1 pm
Leucadia/Encinitas: 10 am – 2 pm
Point Loma: 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Rancho Santa Fe: 9:30 am – 2 pm
San Marcos: 11 am – 3 pm
Solana Beach: 1 – 5 pm
For more info and location specifics for San Diego Farmers Markets visit: