San Diego County Fair June 2-July 4
“Where the West Is Fun” There’s a new sheriff in town and it’s you, Pardner. 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.
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Del Mar Fairgrounds
Contact: 858-755-1161 / www.sdfair.org
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.
Time/Place: 6-10pm / Moonlight Amphitheatre, Vista
Contact: 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.
Time/Place: 5-8pm / Encinitas Ranch Golf Course
Contact: 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.
Time/Place: 11am-5pm / Old Poway Park
Contact: 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.
Time/Place: 6-11pm / CSU San Marcos
Contact: 760-750-4408 / www.csusm.edu/gala
La Mesa Flag Day Parade June 3
“A Salute to Old Glory” Grand Marshal: La Mesa Lumber.
Time/Place: 10am-12pm / La Mesa Village
Contact: 619-667-1300 / www.cityoflamesa.us
Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon, Half, 5K and 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.
Contact: 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.
Time/Place: 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.
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Fallbrook Tennis Club
Contact: 760-728-1100 / www.bgcnorthcounty.org
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.
Time/Place: 9am / NTC Park, Liberty Station
Contact: 818-783-8153 / 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.
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Coronado Golf Course
Contact: 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.
Time/Place: Tamarack Beach, Carlsbad
Contact: 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 rare special event.
Time/Place: 5:30-10pm / San Diego Air & Space Museum
Contact: 619-234-8291 x111 / www.sandiegoairandspace.org
San Diego Greek Festival June 9-11
This annual gathering offers a variety of Greek cuisine, handmade pastries, and traditional Greek coffee, all within the festive atmosphere of music and dance.
Time/Place: Fri 5-10pm, Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 11am-8pm / St. Spyrdion Greek Orthodox Church: 3655 Park Blvd.
Contact: 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. Food and beverage will be sold.
Time/Place: 12-8pm / Walnut Grove Park
Veterans Park Flag Retirement Ceremony June 10
Hosted by The Poway Veterans Park Committee in partnership with the Fleet Reserve Association, Branch 70; the Veterans of Foreign War; the Elks Lodge; and the American Legion. Flags may be dropped off between the hours of 8:30-11am.
Time/Place: 10am / Veterans Park, Poway
“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.
Time/Place: 5:30pm / Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
Contact: 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.
Time/Place: 11am-4pm / National City Chamber of Commerce
Filipino American Cultural Celebration June 10
This is a FREE family friendly event with a costume show, food vendors and much more.
Time/Place: 12-7pm / Oceanside Civic Center Plaza & Library
Contact: 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.
Time/Place: 10am-2pm / Portwood Pier Plaza, Imperial Beach
Contact: 619-621-5900 / www.piersouthresort.com
Fido Fest June 10
Dog adoptions, exhibitors, giveaways & fun, discounted vaccinations, microchipping, dog licensing and heartworm & flea preventatives provided by San Diego County Animal Control, demonstrations, entertainment and silent auction.
Time/Place: 9am-1pm / Town Center Community Park East, Santee
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. Fabulous BBQ has been a keystone of the event with all the food cooked on-site.
Time/Place: 2-10pm / Menghini Winery: 1150 Julian Orchard Drive
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.
Time/Place: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton
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.
Time/Place: 5-7pm / Village Walk at EastLake
Taste of La Mesa June 12
Eat your heart out with tastings from many local restaurants!
Time/Place: 5-8pm / La Mesa Community Center
Contact: 619-465-7700 x1 / 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.
Time/Place: 5:30-7:30pm / 1991 Village Park Way, Encinitas
Contact: 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.
Time/Place: 5-9pm / Streets of Little Italy, San Diego
Contact: 619-233-3898 / www.littleitalysd.com
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.
Time/Place: 10:30am-5pm / Imperial Avenue, San Diego
Contact: 619-788-2898 / 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.
Time/Place: 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.
Time/Place: 10am-4pm / San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas
Contact: 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.
Time/Place: 9am / Camp Surf YMCA, Imperial Beach
Contact: 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.
Time/Place: 8am / 9990 AleSmith Ct., San Diego
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.
Time/Place: 8am / NTC Park, Liberty Station
Contact: 619-442-0277 x108 / www.walkforsobriety.com
Taste of Gaslamp June 17
The Gaslamp Quarter will be showcasing the excellent dining options available in our vibrant district.
Time/Place: 1-4pm / Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego
80th Anniversary of Lamplighters Theatre June 21
Great hors d’ oeuvres and beverages will be served. Raffles will be held to enhance the evening.
Time/Place: 5:30-7pm / 5915 Severin Drive, La Mesa
619-465-7700 x2 / www.lamesachamber.net
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.
Time/Place: Sat 11am-7:30pm, Sun 11am-5pm / Leucadia
Contact: 760-436-2320 / www.leucadia101.com