June Calendar of Events

Padres Home Games:

5/31-6/2: vs. Toronto Blue Jays
6/10-12: vs. Atlanta Braves
6/14-16: vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
6/20-23: vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
6/24-26: vs. Philadelphia Phillies


It's A Date

6/1: Clash at Clairemont 7
Location: YMCA, Mission valley
Admission: $10 donation
Info: clashatclairemont.com
Pro skateboarders Tony Hawk, Andy McDonald, Bucky Lasek and more go head-to-head to raise money for Grind For Life, a financial assistance program for cancer patients.

6/1-2: Wings Over Gillespie Air Show
Location: Gillespie Field, El Cajon
Admission: Free
Info: ag1caf.org
This 18th annual festival of aviation history will feature acrobatic flights in vintage planes, wing-walking and pyrotechnically enhanced mock air battles.

6/1-2: Fiesta Del Sol
Location: Fletcher Cove, Solana Beach
Admission: Free
Info: fiestadelsol.net
Live music, a beer garden and arts & crafts draw more than 50,000 people to Solana Beach for this annual oceanfront celebration of sun.

6/2: Survivor Beach
Location: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla
Admission: Free
Info: survivorbeachsup.org
Stand up (and paddle) against cancer at this seventh annual stand-up paddleboard race/clinic/festival that draws 300 people to the beach in La Jolla.

6/8-7/4: San Diego County Fair
Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar
Admission: $13
Info:
sdfair.com
If it smells like animals, you're eating something fried and you aren't at the Swap Meet, you're probably at the County Fair.

6/15: San Diego Oysterfest
Location: Embarcadero Marina Park North, Seaport Village
Admission: $25
Info: oysterfestsd.com
Chow down on slimy aphrodisiacs and scope the shuck and suck competition while bands and DJs amplify a Seaport Village.

6/16: Big Bite Bacon Fest
Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar
Admission: $55
Info: bigbitebaconfest.com
Pork lovers unite at this gluttonous, sizzling paradise of bacon-y goodness that finds its way into appetizers, entrees and even desserts.

6/19: Sausage Fest 2013
Location: LOUNGEsix, Downtown
Admission:
$10-$30
Info: sdsausagefest.com
Watch chefs compete for the Best Sausage in Town and 2013 Sausage King titles at this fully clothed celebration of chorizo, kielbasa and everything in between.

6/22: Loews Surf Dog Competition
Location:
Pier Plaza, Imperial Beach
Admission:
Free
Info: facebook.com/loewssurfDog
Watch as a gang of man's best friends show up their owners by hangin' 20.

6/22: Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off 
Location: Newport Avenue, Ocean Beach
Admission: Free
Info: oceanbeachsandiego.com
Join a crowd of 70,000 chili samplers eating their way through two-dozen varieties, one of which will be bestowed the "Hottest Chili" award.

6/22: Giving Back: The New Black
Location:
Costa Verde Shopping Center, La Jolla (by UTC)
Admission: $10 donation
Info: mysisterscloset.com
Save huge on big-name brands including Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Gucci and more at this fashion show and sale supporting the Helen Woodward Animal Rescue Center.

6/24: Phil's Big BBQ at the Ballpark
Location: Petco Park, Downtown
Admission: $20-$50
Info: philsbbq.net
Pre-game with 4,000 lbs. of BBQ chicken and ribs before the Padres smoke the Phillies.


What's Afoot

Running Events

6/1: Arthritis Walk 2013
Location: Liberty Station, Point Loma
Admission: Free; donations encouraged
Info: arthritis.org
Benefits the Arthritis Foundation.

6/1-2, 8-9, 15: World Famous Mud Run
Location: Lake O'Neill Recreation Park, Camp Pendleton
Admission: $90
Info: worldfamousmudrun.com
Military-style 10K run through the muck with Marines screaming in participants' ears.

6/2: San Diego Rock 'n' Roll Marathon
Location: 6th Ave. & Quince St., Balboa Park
Admission: $140-$175
Info: runrocknroll.competitor.com/san-diego
16th annual race with live bands at nearly every mile.

6/8: UCSD Triton 5K
Location: UCSD campus, La Jolla
Admission: $10-$30
Info: 5k.ucsd.edu
5K supporting student scholarships.

6/8: Color Me Rad
Location: Petco Park, Downtown
Admission: $30-$50
Info: colormerad.com
Run this 5K to be dripping with sweat... and paint.

6/9: Super Hero 5k and BBQ
Location: Liberty Station, Point Loma
Admission: $36
Info: active.com
Benefits the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.

6/15: LT 5K Walk and Run
Location: Liberty Station, Point Loma
Admission: $40-$50
Info: lt5k.com
LaDainian Tomlinson's run supporting his Touching Lives Foundation.

6/15-16: Alpha Warrior
Location: Qualcomm Stadium, Mission Valley
Admission: $90-$115
Info: alphawarrior.com
No miles, no mud, no paint - just obstacles.

6/29: Gladiator Rock 'n' Run
Location:
Barona Indian Reservation, Ramona
Admission: $70-$80
Info: gladiatorrocknrun.com
More American Gladiator-esque obstacles, this time with mud.

6/30: The San Diego International Triathlon
Location: Spanish Landing Park, Midway
Admission: $140-$190
Info: kozevents.com
This 31st annual event tempts professional athletes with a $10K purse.


Do Me A Flavor

Self-guided walking tours of neighborhood restaurants

6/8-9 Taste of Gaslamp, gaslamp.org
6/10 Taste of La Mesa, lamesachamber.net
6/19 Taste of Little Italy, tasteoflittleitalysd.com
6/30 Taste of Adams Avenue, adamsavenuebusiness.com

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