Things to do in June


June is filled with cool events including the 19th LGBT Film Festival, San Diego County Fair, Taste of Liberty Station and the Marine Corps Mud Run.

6.2-7.4: San Diego County Fair

Learn to saddle up like a pro, then go panning for gold at the county’s signature summertime event, now themed as the Wild, Wild West. Yee-haw!

Del Mar Fairgrounds: 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar.

6.3: Art Around Adams

Explore two miles of music, merchants and art on a leisurely stroll through the vibrant neighborhoods of Normal Heights and Kensington.

Adams Avenue, Normal Heights.

6.3-4: Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon

Celebrating 20 years of running and rock music, the city’s most popular marathon now ends in Waterfront Park, where racers can knock back a finish-line beer and attend a post-race concert.

6th & Quince, Balboa Park .

6.9-11: 19th Annual LGBT Film Festival

Feast your eyes on works from some of today’s best and brightest moviemakers during three days of phenomenal film, wrapping with a closing night party at West Coast Tavern.

The Observatory:

2891 University Ave.,

North Park.

6.9-10: San Diego Oysterfest

Show off your shucking skills and check out live performances from Matisyahu, Vokab Kompany, and many more musical acts during this annual appreciation of everything oyster.

Marina Embarcadero North:

500 Kettner Blvd., downtown.

6.10: Fido Fest

Bring your four-legged friend or pick up a new pup at this furry festival featuring live demonstrations, discounted vaccinations and a variety of exhibitors.

Town Center Community Park East:

550 Park Ctr Dr

ive, Santee.

6.10-11: San Diego Festival of the Arts

Appreciate the work of nearly 200 acclaimed artists while enjoying interactive activities and dining on fare from some of the city’s most reputable restaurants.

Waterfront Park:

1600 Pacific Hwy.,

Little Italy.

6.10-11: Marine Corps Mud Run

Conquer nine intense obstacles then finish at the world’s muddiest pit while supporting Camp Pendleton’s Marines and their families.

Camp Pendleton:

Harbor Dr At Vandegrift Blvd

., Camp Pendleton.

6.11: Opening Day of Polo

Local and international polo players compete in front of 4,500 spectators when the season’s Sunday matches kick off.

San Diego Polo Club:

14555 El Camino Real, Rancho Santa Fe


6.12: 9th Annual Taste of La Mesa

Try food from numerous new establishments when dozens of La Mesa’s best restaurants bring their signature plates to one place.

La Mesa Community Center:

4975 Memorial Dr

ive, La Mesa.

6.14: Taste of Little Italy

Consider wearing sweatpants while sampling appetizers, entrees and desserts from every one of Little Italy’s eateries, complemented by live music performances throughout the neighborhood. Mangia!

Little Italy.

6.16: 15th Annual Beer & Sake Festival

Taste more than 100 types of sake and craft beers while noshing on appetizers from some of San Diego’s most talented chefs.

Harrah’s Resort Southern California, Valley Center.

6.17: Margarita Month Grand Tasting Event

Sip on more than two dozen mini-margaritas mixed by the city’s premier bartenders while live DJs and mariachi bands provide a mesmerizing soundtrack.

Horton Grand Hotel,

311 Island Ave

., downtown,

6.21: Taste of Liberty Station

Sink your teeth into samples from Liberty Station’s array of restos while listening to live music and perusing art from the city’s most creative individuals.

Liberty Station, NTC Promenade.

6.24: 38th Annual OB Street Fair & Chili Cookoff

More than 70,000 San Diegans descend upon OB to vote for the county’s tastiest chili while rocking out to five stages of nonstop music.

Ocean Beach.

6.25: 35th Annual San Diego International Triathlon

Choose to compete in either the international course or the sprint course in one of the country’s longest-running triathlons.

Spanish Landing Park:

3900 N Harbor Dr

., Harbor Island.

6.25: 17th Annual Taste of Adams Avenue

Treat your taste buds to food from 40-plus restaurants, coffee shops and bars while walking, biking, or riding in a free trolley up and down Adams Avenue.

Adams Avenue, University Heights to Kensington.

Padres Home Games

6.2-4: vs. Colorado Rockies

6.9-11: vs. Kansas City Royals

6.12-14 vs. Cincinnati Reds

6.23-25: vs. Detroit Tigers

6.27-29: vs. Atlanta Braves

6.30-7.2: vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

Petco Park:

100 Park Blvd

., downtown.