By Catlin Dorset
6/6, 7, 13, 14 World Famous Mud Run
Tackle the Sandbag Overhead Press, Cargo Net Climb, 30-foot Mud Pit and the many other obstacles along this 5K/10K before taking your dirtiest selfie, ever.
6/5 Beer and Sake Festival
Harrah’s Resort SoCal, Valley Center
Sip local craft brews and sample 100 kinds of sake at this 13th annual event.
6/5-7/5 San Diego County Fair
Del Mar Fairgrounds
See shloads of free concerts (included with Fair admission), smell sheep and scarf down deep-fried bacon-wrapped-anything-on-a-stick. For 21-and-over fun, purchase tickets to the Toast of the Coast Wine Festival (6/13), San Diego International Beer Festival (6/19-21) and Distilled: San Diego Spirit & Cocktail Festival (6/27).
6/6 Art Around Adams
Adams Ave., Normal Heights
Enjoy live entertainment, local grub, art exhibits and more while strolling along a two-mile stretch of Adams Avenue.
6/7 Wine & Roses Charity Wine Tasting
The Grand Del Mar
Hobnob with a few hundred Del Martians while sipping 70 international wines and sampling offerings from local eateries at this 32nd annual event.
6/12 Neon Nights at Sea
Adventure Hornblower, Downtown
Embark upon a floating nightclub experience - with nearly 600 party people aglow with neon and raging to Deejay Al’s booming beats - as Neon Nights 2.0 sets sail on San Diego Bay.
6/13 San Diego Oysterfest
Embarcadero Marina Park North, Downtown
Electronic duo Thievery Corporation headlines this sixth annual event known for its Shuck and Suck Contest, celebrity chef demonstrations, beer and spirit offerings, and more.
6/13 Sabor on the Bay
Inspiration Yacht, Downtown
Billed as the “biggest Latin boat cruise in America,” this annual yacht party offers sweeping views of San Diego’s skyline, three floors of music, five bars and more to its 1,000 guests dressed entirely in white.
6/13 Carlsbad Beach Fest
Tamarack State Beach, Carlsbad
Fly a kite, sculpt a sand masterpiece, listen to live music and participate in a massive beach cleanup to raise awareness for the need to protect and improve the coastline.
6/17 Whiskey & Waffles
Brian’s 24 Restaurant, Downtown
Celebrate the rebirth of downtown’s darling 24/7 restaurant as PacificSD presents the grand re-unveiling of the all-new Brian’s 24. There’ll be whiskey, waffles and an exclusive rooftop view of the skyline from eleven stories above Sixth Avenue.
6/17 Sausage Fest
Jsix, East Village
Ten of America’s Finest meat masters present their best beef (and pork and chicken) to the tasting and voting crowd while vying for the “2015 Sausage King” title. Local brews and live music from rock/soul group The Tighten Ups round out this sizzling event.
6/19-20 The Price is Right Live
Harrah’s Resort SoCal, Valley Center
Jerry Springer hosts this traveling version of the famous TV show and will ask a few lucky San Diegans to “Come on down!” to play for primo prizes.
6/20 Village Music Walk
State St. and Grand Ave., Carlsbad
See a few dozen musicians and bands performing at several venues throughout the historic seaside village of Carlsbad during this free event.
6/20-21 AirShow San Diego
Gillespie Field, El Cajon
Vintage aircraft displays, a mock aerial dogfight with pyrotechnics, C-47 rides and more commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII.
6/20-21 Wooden Boat Festival
Koehler Kraft, Shelter Island
This Father’s Day-weekend tradition presents a plethora of perfectly preserved vintage vessels to raise money for Challenged America, a local organization that offers sailing as a means of therapy and rehabilitation for disabled veterans.
6/20-21 La Jolla Festival of the Arts
UCSD Warren Field, La Jolla
Grab a glass of fine wine or craft beer (or both) before strolling through Restaurant Row and perusing the works of nearly 200 award-winning artists on display at this annual showcase.
6/21 Jim Hubbell’s Father’s Day Open House
Ilan-Lael Foundation, Julian
Meet San Diego artist James Hubbell and his wife, Anne, while exploring the incredible structures on their mountain retreat and getting the first-ever chance to tour the nearly completed Ilan-Lael Center.
6/25 Fireside Thursdays
Roppongi Restaurant, La Jolla
Summer heats up in La Jolla as PacificSD presents the 2015 launch of Fireside Thursdays at Roppongi, where Asian Fusion cuisine fuses with DJ beats and the sexy, sultry sounds of saxophone impresario Jason Whitmore.
6/27 Ocean Beach Street Fair and Chili Cook-Off Festival
Newport Ave., Ocean Beach
Join 70,000 foodie fiends for chili and Bloody Mary samples, a Hodad’s burger-eating competition, a beachside beer garden and carnival rides amplified by five stages of nonstop music.
6/28 For the Love of Country
Moonshine Flats, Downtown
Catch country music star James Otto in a live concert performance at Moonshine Flats, the East Village (and only San Diego) stop on his West Coast tour. PacificSD presents this rockin’ night downtown.
6/28 San Diego International Triathlon
Spanish Landing Park, Seaport Village
Run/swim/bike for the $7,000 prize purse and to raise money for Father Joe’s Villages
6/29 FLUXX Industry Boxing
FLUXX Nightclub, Gaslamp
Cheer for your favorite hospitality industry heavy-hitters as they go head-to-head in a boxing ring set up in the middle of the dance floor
Who says You Can’t Buy Taste?
Self-guided restaurant-sampling tours
6/8: Taste of La Mesa
6/17: Taste of Little Italy
6/28: Taste of Adams Ave.
PADRES HOME GAMES
6/1-3: vs. New York Mets (Taco Tuesday 6/2)
6/12-14: vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (Party in the Park 6/12; Summer Sky Blast 6/13; U.S. Army and Army National Guard Appreciation Day 6/14)
6/15-16: vs. Oakland Athletics (Taco Tuesday 6/16)
6/26-28: vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (All First Responder Salute and Party in the Park 6/26; Padres Beach Towel 6/27; U.S. Navy Appreciation Day 6/28)
6/30-7/1: vs. Seattle Mariners (Taco Tuesday 6/30; Dog Days of Summer and Way Back Wednesday 7/1)