Full plate: June food and drink events
Food and drink events during the month of June include Stone Sour Fest, the Margarita Month Grand Tasting Event, Taste of Little Italy and By The Barrel.
6.1: 16th annual Beer and Sake Festival
Show your support for the Japan Society’s educational outreach programs by feasting on Asian fare and sipping on sakes and beers at this cultural event that also includes art booths, a silent auction and a unique tuna-cutting demonstration.
Harrah’s Resort SoCal, Funner, japan-society.org
6.1-3: 35th annual Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival
This fun-filled 3-day event features hot air balloon flights from dawn till dusk as well as wine and beer tastings amid more than 150 merchants with wares from around the world.
Lake Skinner Regional Park, Temecula, tvbwf.com
6.1-8: Urban Wine Week and Sip the City Party
Uniting San Diego’s finest vintners, this celebration of the local wine scene includes pours from more than a dozen urban wineries alongside fabulous food tastings and enthralling entertainment.
The Headquarters, Seaport Village, sdurbanwineries.com
6.2: 15th annual Encinitas Rotary Food & Wine Festival
Sip and taste beverages from dozens of wineries, breweries and restaurants while some of the city’s top local musicians perform at this event benefiting several noteworthy nonprofits.
Encinitas Ranch Golf Course, Encinitas, encinitaswinefestival.com
6.3: Uncork for a Cause with Clayton Richard
Rub elbows with professional athletes and local celebs at this wine-centric event focused on giving back to communities and people in need of assistance.
Omni San Diego Hotel, East Village, uncorkforacause.com
6.9: Avolution Fest
This one-day event celebrating all things avocado includes art installations, live entertainment and plenty of mushy green treats for your gustatory enjoyment.
The Quartyard, East Village, avolutionfest.com
Knock back unlimited beer tasters from Mike Hess and more than two dozen other brewers at this street festival that also includes 10 food vendors, three bands and comedy acts during intermissions.
Mike Hess Brewing Co., North Park, mikehessbrewing.com
6.9: 10th Pechanga Microbrew Craft Beer & Chili Cook-off Festival
Pechanga’s top chefs invite you to fill your belly with chili at this decaversary event that includes tastings of more than 30 beers, alongside live entertainment and a silent auction benefiting the Inland Valley’s Habitat for Humanity.
Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, pechanga.com
6.9: Artisan Cheese Festival
This inaugural event hosted in conjunction with the Toast of the Coast wine competition features around 20 American fromagers serving up samples of their cheesy treats.
Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, venissimocheese.vendecommerce.com
6.9: The Toast of the Coast Wine Competition & Festival
What better way to celebrate National Rosé Day than by swirling, sniffing and sipping more than 130 award-winning wines at this event that also includes free admission to the Fair.
Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, thetoastofthecoast.com
6.10: Stone Sour Fest
Showcasing acidic creations from Stone’s own program along with an incredible selection of other sours, this is your chance to pucker up for fifteen 3 oz. pours while meeting some of our city’s spectacular brewers.
Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, Escondido, stonebrewing.com
6.11: 10th annual Taste of La Mesa
Celebrate the La Mesa Chamber’s 10th anniversary at this foodie favorite that brings the neighborhood’s best bites together for a one-stop epicurean extravaganza.
La Mesa Community Center, La Mesa, lamesachamber.net
6.13: 10th annual Taste of Little Italy
Sample dishes from dozens of Little Italy’s eateries — all in one night — during this beloved restaurant walk punctuated by loads of live, local music.
Throughout Little Italy, littleitalysd.com
6.15-17: San Diego International Beer Festival
California’s biggest beer fest is back with nearly 200 breweries serving signature suds and hard-to-find favorites with a handful of educational demonstrations led by the industry’s best.
Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, sandiegobeerfestival.com
6.16: 4th annual Margarita Month Grand Tasting Event
Taste dozens of margaritas at the fourth annual Margarita Month Grand Tasting Event, June 16 at Horton Grand Hotel. Tickets include 31 mini margaritas, Mariachis and more. Get your tickets for the PACIFIC-hosted event here.
Horton Grand Hotel, Gaslamp, margaritamonth.com
6.16: 24th annual Taste of the Gaslamp
San Diego’s original culinary tour is back with more than 20 of the Gaslamp’s best restaurants and an epic beer garden courtesy of Karl Strauss Brewery.
Throughout the Gaslamp, tickets.sandiego.org
6.16: North Park Beer Co. second annual IPA Festival
Be there when North Park’s eponymous brewery celebrates its second birthday with an epic IPA event where guests and judges vote for their most-beloved beer.
North Park Beer Co., North Park, northparkbeerco.com
6.16: Carne Asada Fries Fest
Nosh on an assortment of asada fries from 15 different restaurants, then wash down that deliciousness with a perfectly paired brew or cocktail at the live concert.
Chula Vista Marina Park, Chula Vista, asadafries.eventbrite.com
6.20: Taste of Vista
Take a leisurely walk — or hop aboard the convenient shuttle — while eating your way through downtown Vista during this foodie fiesta featuring 25 local restaurants and concluding with desserts and brews at the nearby Cinepolis.
throughout downtown Vista, vvba.org
6.23: 4th annual 91X BeerX
Slightly Stoopid, Stick Figure, Pepper and Fishbone are four of the bands performing at this year’s BeerX, which includes access to an extensive lineup of more than 150 craft beers in addition to some fine food selections.
Waterfront Park, Little Italy, 91x.com
6.23: Distilled at San Diego County Fair
Honoring distillers and mixologists — and including complimentary admission to the County Fair — this liquor-lovers event touts 180 spirits and grants guests an intoxicating 10 pours apiece.
Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, distilledsandiego.com
6.23: 39th annual OB Street Fair and Chili Cook Off
Be one of the 70,000-plus guests who attend OB’s largest annual event, this year packed with even more art, entertainment and shopping opportunities, as well as the signature chili cook-off where amateurs compete for your vote.
Newport Street, Ocean Beach, oceanbeachsandiego.com
6.23: 5th annual San Diego Night Market
Don’t miss it when, for the first time ever, Convoy Street shuts down as San Diego’s largest Asian-influenced after-hours market returns with delish dishes, poppin’ performances and drink specials at numerous nearby bars and restaurants.
Convoy Street, Golden Triangle, convoydistrict.com
6.24: 18th annual Taste of Adams Avenue
Walk, pedal or take the complimentary trolley along this gastronomic tour of nearly 50 restaurants, bars and unique eateries throughout three of San Diego’s hippest, historic neighborhoods.
Along Adams Avenue from University Heights to Kensington, adamsavenuebusiness.com
6.27-7.4: Summer County Fare Tasting Dinner
No need to deal with crowds and overly greasy fair food with this multi-course tasting menu that elevates favorite dishes such as corn dogs (shrimp corn dog, red curry ketchup, khaffir lime mustard).
Grant Grill, 326 Broadway, downtown, grantgrill.com
6.29: 3rd annual Ballast Point Brews Cruise
Two floors, three hours of entertainment and more than 20 different Ballast Point beers, all while sailing around San Diego Bay. What more do you need to know?
Hornblower Adventure Yacht, San Diego Harbor, socalbrewscruise.com
6.29: By the Barrel: Tequila
Learn all about the art of barrel aging at this outdoor tasting event celebrating Estancia’s annual pilgrimage to Casa Herradura and their return with hand-selected casks of reposado tequilas.
Estancia La Jolla, La Jolla, meritagecollection.com
6.30: Festival of International Food, Dessert and Beer
Feast on some of the world’s finest cuisine and most decadent desserts while imbibing unlimited samples of local beer and beholding awe-inspiring international entertainers.
Waterfront Park, Little Italy, facebook.com/events
6.30: Lumpia Festival and Eating Contest
Spring(roll) in to action at this annual lumpia-eating contest returning to The Local for another year of unforgettable indulgence.
The Local, Pacific Beach, thelocalpb.com
6.30: Farm to Table Dinner
Share a five-course meal with local farmers at this gorgeous garden affair boasting locally sourced food paired with the winning drinks from the Fair’s International Beer Festival and Toast of the Coast Wine Competition.
Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, sdfair.com
Find more events going on in June around San Diego here.
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