Things to do in June
Events in San Diego during June include the San Diego County Fair, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, the 20th annual LGBT Film Fest and Festival of Yoga.
6.1-7.4: San Diego County Fair
Following a “How Sweet It Is!” theme, the county’s signature summer event returns to the Fairgrounds with an even more impressive lineup of concerts, comedians and deep-fried fare. Check out our preview on some of the treats to keep an eye out for.
Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, sdfair.com
6.2: Art Around Adams
Stroll — or board the complimentary Comedy Trolley — along two miles of art, crafts and live music during Normal Heights’ annual showcase of emerging talent.
Adams Avenue, Normal Heights, artaroundadams.org
6.2: Fourth annual Toast to the Coast
Surfers, snorkelers, SUPers and other ocean lovers are invited to attend this eco-friendly fundraiser benefiting San Diego Coastkeeper.
Soledad Club, Pacific Beach, heartsforsd.org
6.2: Mabuhay Festival
Honoring the 120th anniversary of Philippine Independence Day and celebrating the nation’s language, culture and diversity, this free event shines a light on artists affiliated with the Southeast Asian nation.
Kimball Park, National City, wesaymabuhay.org
6.2-3: San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon
Headlined by The Revivalists and featuring a finish-line festival at Waterfront Park, the original music-themed marathon promises more tunes — and more courses — including a 5K, a half-marathon and a two-person relay.
throughout uptown and downtown, runrocknroll.com
6.3: 30th annual RB Alive! Expo
Join more than 35,000 attendees browsing through wares from north of 300 merchants during this jam-packed event touting tasty treats, historical re-enactments and a classic car show.
Bernardo Center Drive, Rancho Bernardo, sdbusinesschamber.com
6.3: Elevated Cannabis Wedding Expo
The first of its kind in San Diego since it became legal in January, this expo brings brides- and grooms-to-be together with vendors who specialize in celebrations that incorporate cannabis.
Queen Bee’s Art and Cultural Center, North Park, sdcannaevents.com
6.7-10: 20th annual LGBT Film Fest
Prepare your palate for plenty of popcorn as FilmOut San Diego presents 30-plus mold-breaking movies during three days of screenings that include premieres, award-winners and Q&As with many directors and actors in attendance.
The Observatory, North Park, filmoutsandiego.com
6.7-10: SD International Boat Show
Get your towels ready, because it’s about to go down as SoCal’s premier boat-buying event showcases 140ish nautical vessels alongside the latest aquatic gear, gadgets and accessories.
Spanish Landing Park, Harbor Island, sandiegointernationalboatshow.com
6.8: Legends: A Circus Show with Music Icons Theme
Attendees are encouraged to dress up as iconic artists for this event in which professional performers and experienced athletes demonstrate their physical prowess during a nostalgic adventure through music history.
Aerial Revolution, Bay Park, aerialrevolution.com
6.8-10: Greek Festival
Expect an authentic Greek marketplace with food, wine, beer, live Greek music and dancing, Kids’ Fun Zone and church tours.
St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church, Hillcrest, sdgreekfestival.com
6.9: Fido Fest
Grab your furry, four-legged friend and head to this delightful dog day that features flea meds, vaccinations and microchipping, among other canine-centric services.
Town Center Community Park East, Santee, cityofsanteeca.gov
6.9: ‘90s Bar Crawl
Dig out your chain wallet, DiscMan, and other ’90s-era ephemera before heading to this themed bar crawl that includes stops at several of downtown’s raddest bars.
Throughout downtown, facebook.com/90sbarcrawlunlimited
6.9: SōKO Cannabis Ball One Year Anniversary Party
Join some of SoCal’s best cannabis brands while sipping on finely crafted cocktails and listening to extraordinary live music at this fashion show highlighting a handpicked group of up-and-coming designers and models.
Lafayette Hotel, North Park, sokocanna.com
6.9-10: SD Festival of the Arts
Close to 200 critically acclaimed artists from around the country gather for this annual event that includes entertainment and delicious cuisine complemented by a curated selection of fine wine and craft beer.
Waterfront Park, Little Italy, sdfestivalofthearts.org
6.9-10: Marine Corps Mud Run
Prove how “hard corps” you are by signing up for this insane obstacle course that includes a cargo net climb, six mud pits and 300 Marines barking at you the entire time.
Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, marinecorpsmudrun.com
6.10: Yoga After Dark
Surround yourself with yogis young and old during this DJ-spun vinyasa flow in which all attendees get noise-canceling headphones so they can block out background noise and focus on their breath.
Horton Plaza Park, Gaslamp, yogaafterdarkevent.com
6.10: Opening Day of Polo
Kick off the summer with family and friends while watching two thrilling games of polo: the finals of the Rancho Santa Fe Cup and the Mexico vs. USA match.
San Diego Polo Fields, Rancho Santa Fe, sandiegosurfpolo.com
Unleash your inner fan at this intimate event where you can nerd out without the anxiety that generally accompanies next month’s colossal con.
Town and Country Hotel, Mission Valley, intergalacticonsd.com
6.16: RITZ (Rendezvous in the Zoo)
A magical evening of cocktails, gourmet dining and animals await you at this annual black-tie gala benefit taking place beneath the stars.
San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, sandiegozoo.org
6.16: Fifth annual San Diego County Fair 5K
See a whole new side of the famous county fair during this behind-the-scenes run/walk that takes place before the park gates open to the public.
Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, sdfair5k.com
6.16: Pin and Patch Con
Trade pins, patches and other pieces of flair during this peculiar party that includes a scavenger hunt, hourly giveaways and free pins for the first 1,000 people.
Montezuma Hall, San Diego State University, pinandpatchcon.com
6.16-17: A Ship in the Woods Music and Arts Festival
This inaugural outdoor music and art festival invites attendees to experience a lineup of diverse and notable performers representing a wide range of genres and focusing on protecting our environment.
Felicita County Park, Escondido, shipfest.org
6.22-23: Reggie Bush Charity Weekend
A flurry of foursomes — each featuring a high-profile player — take to the greens in what’s certain to be an entertaining day of golfing for social good.
Del Mar Country Club, Rancho Santa Fe, reggiebush.org
Share your passion for pedaling at this bike-themed festival featuring music, food trucks and an impressive beer garden, raising funds for both San Diego’s Bicycle Coalition and Mountain Biking Association.
San Diego Velodrome, Balboa Park, sdbikecoalition.org
6.23-24: 45th annual San Diego Scottish Highland Games
Enjoy a day of bagpipes, drums and sheepdog herding events among other Scottish traditions at this long-running celebration that also features local breweries.
Brengle Terrace Park, Vista, sdhighlandgames.org
6.24: Festival of Yoga
Taking place on International Yoga Day, one of San Diego’s largest free yoga festivals will feature two community classes, plus live music, vendor booths, food trucks and a variety of breakout sessions to inspire and empower yogis from all walks of life.
Waterfront Park, Embarcadero, festivalofyogasandiego.org
6.24: Happy Camper 5K Run/Walk
Walk alongside patients, survivors and doctors during this fun run that helps send San Diegans to Seany’s Camp Reach for the Sky, a unique camping program for locals affected by cancer.
Liberty Station, Point Loma, classy.org
6.24: San Diego International Triathlon
Benefiting Father Joe’s Villages, the city’s most significant contributor to homeless causes, the two courses offered at this event each include a scenic San Diego Bay swim, an ambitious bike ride to Cabrillo National Monument and a waterfront run to cap it all off.
Spanish Landing Park, near Lindbergh Field, kozevents.com
6.25-29: San Diego Startup Week 2018
Designers, developers, investors and entrepreneurs gather to attend more than 100 sessions and 200 talks during five days of learning, networking and sharing, all centered around innovative ideas.
San Diego Concourse and Civic Center, downtown, startupsd.org
6.27-7.1: IDEA World Convention
Join more than 14,000 passionate personal trainers, successful studio owners and other health professionals for four days of networking, motivation and eye-opening education.
San Diego Convention Center, downtown, ideafit.com
6.29: David Sedaris Book Signing
Humorist, podcast personality and distinguished author David Sedaris signs copies of his latest book, Calypso, and indulges audience members during what’s certain to be a captivating Q&A.
Warwick’s Bookstore, La Jolla, warwicks.com
6.29: Social Media Day San Diego
Learn the latest in social media marketing at this networking event punctuated by talks from today’s top thought leaders.
Bahia Resort Hotel, Mission Bay, socialmediadaysandiego.com
6.30: Third annual All-White Party for Miracle Babies
Wear only your finest whites to this upscale event featuring casino games, handmade cigars and a silent auction benefiting Miracle Babies, an organization that unites parents of sick newborns through financial assistance and supportive services.
Humphreys by the Bay, Shelter Island, whiteparty4miraclebabies.com
Vanguard Culture presents an evening themed around the five senses, including immersive art installations, food from notable chefs, wine tastings and creative networking, all taking place among 15 transformed condo lofts at IDEA1 Downtown.
IDEA1, East Village, vanguardculture.com
Padres home games
6.1-3 vs. Cincinnati Reds
6.4-6 vs. Atlanta Braves
6.19-20 vs. Oakland Athletics
6.29-30 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
Legion home games
6.17 vs. Austin Elite Rugby
6.23 vs. Glendale Raptors
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