22 Things to Do in June
Padres Home Games
6.1-2: vs. Seattle Mariners (promotions: Roberto Clemente Day 6/1; Italian Heritage Night, Dog Days of Summer and College Night 6/2)
6.3-5: vs. Colorado Rockies (promotions: Beach-themed Party in the Park, UCSD Night and San Diego Police Department Salute 6/3; Girl Scout Night, Filipino Heritage Night and TBA Giveaway 6/4; Military Salute and U.S. Coast Guard Appreciation Day 6/5)
6.6-8: vs. Atlanta Braves (promotions: Portuguese Heritage Night 6/6; Taco Tuesday, Zombie Day and Biotech All-Stars 6/7; Way Back Wednesday 6/8)
6.13-15: vs. Miami Marlins (promotions: Taco Tuesday and Biotech All-Stars 6/14; Way Back Wednesday and Play Sun Smart 6/15)
6.16-19: vs. Washington Nationals (promotions: College Night 6/16; USC and UCLA Rivalry Night, San Diego Fire-Rescue Department Salute, Knockaround Sunglasses giveaway and BeerFest 6/17; Postgame Fireworks, Irish Heritage Night and Padres Fedora 6/18; Domingos Padres, Military Appreciation Day and Father’s Day 6/19)
6.28-29: vs. Baltimore Orioles (promotions: Taco Tuesday, Comunidad Award and and Biotech All-Stars 6/28)
6.1: Mexico vs. Chile @ Qualcomm Stadium, Mission Valley, ticketmaster.com
Copa América’s 2015 defending fútbol (aka soccer, to gringos) champs, Team Chile, will compete against Mexico at this Mexican National Team U.S. Tour stop in America’s Finest City.
6.2: Dog Days of Summer @ Petco Park, East Village, sandiego.padres.mlb.com
Bring your (licensed, vaccinated and approved) pooch to the ballpark for a tail-waggin’ good time as the Pads take on the Seattle Mariners.
6.3: Beer and Sake Festival @ Harrah’s Resort SoCal, Valley Center, harrahssocal.com
Sample more than 100 sake varieties and local craft beers, taste apps from local chefs and enter the Cosplayer Competition to help raise funds for The Japan Society of San Diego and Tijuana’s educational programs.
6.3-5: LGBT Film Festival @ The Observatory North Park, filmoutsandiego.com
Catch a few dozen films and shorts, many making their U.S. or West Coast premiere, at FilmOut San Diego’s 18th annual three-day film festival in North Park.
6.3-5: Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon @ Starting Line at Quince Street and Sixth Ave., Balboa Park , runrocknroll.com
This health-conscious weekend, which kicks off with a two-day Health & Fitness Expo at the San Diego Convention center, culminates in a Sunday morning full and half marathon featuring live bands performing at every mile-marker. Pop rocker Gavin DeGraw headlines the post-race concert at downtown’s Waterfront Park.
6.3-7.4: San Diego County Fair @ Del Mar Fairgrounds, sdfair.com
Four weeks of fried foods, farm animals and nightly concerts draw an average of 1.5 million fair fans (about 60K per day) to where the turf meets the surf. This year’s fair highlights include Toast of the Coast Wine Festival (6/11), San Diego International Beer Festival (6/17-19), County Fair 5K (6/18) and more.
6.4: Art Around Adams @ Adams Ave., North Park to Kensington, artaroundadams.org
Stroll along a two-mile stretch of Adams Avenue (between Hamilton Street and Biona Drive) to peruse works by local artists, enjoy live music and other entertainment, and check out the eats and other offerings provided by nearly 80 neighborhood businesses.
6.4-5: World Famous Marine Corps Mud Run @ Camp Pendleton, mccscp.com
Survive this muddy, obstacle-laden, drought-conscious (recycled water is used to make the mud) 5K or 10K race around Camp Pendleton to enjoy the food and beer garden just beyond the finish line.
6.5: Opening Day of Polo @ San Diego Polo Club, Rancho Santa Fe , sandiegopolo.com
Celebrating San Diego Polo Club’s 30 years in Rancho Santa Fe, dapper dudes and dames will enjoy two polo matches, a champagne-fueled divot stomp and more while benefiting the San Diego Film Foundation.
6.11: Margarita Month Grand Tasting Event @ Horton Grand Hotel, Gaslamp, margaritamonth.com
Enjoy two dozen mini margaritas (included with ticket) crafted by the city’s top bartenders at the second annual Margarita Month Grand Tasting Event, featuring mariachis and DJs mixing Latin beats accompanied by a live guitar - plus a taco bar, Mexican munchies, whiskey tastings y mucho mas!
6.11: Fido Fest @ Town Center Community Park East, Santee, cityofsanteeca.gov
Bring a pooch to (or arrive solo and adopt one at) Santee’s first-ever Fido Fest for discounted vaccinations, obedience demonstrations and more.
6.11: Blacklight Slide @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, blacklightslide.com
Grab an inner tube and head to South Bay for this nighttime Slip ‘N Slide-esque experience featuring black-light-lit neon waters and DJ beats.
6.11-12: San Diego Festival of Arts @ Waterfront Park, Downtown, sdfestivalofthearts.org
The event formerly known as La Jolla Festival of the Arts gets a new name and location in 2016, this year showcasing nearly 200 artists, live bands and more at Downtown’s Waterfront Park.
6.17-18: San Diego Oysterfest @ Embarcadero Marina Park North, Downtown, oysterfestsd.com
DJ duo Thievery Corporation and reggae band Rebelution (respectively) headline this year’s two-day shuck-and-suck celebration, which features lots of beer and wine to wash down the bivalves
6.18: Village Music Walk @ Magee Park, Carlsbad, carlsbadmusicfestival.org
See dozens of musicians and bands of all genres perform during this free, six-hour music fest in Carlsbad’s seaside village.
6.18-25: U.S. Police & Fire Championships @ Venues Throughout San Diego County, uspfc.org
Thousands of law enforcement personnel, firefighters, prison workers and border protection agency reps from all 50 states descend on America’s Finest to compete in more than 50 sporting events.
6.19: Ilan-Lael Foundation Open House @ Ilan-Lael Foundation, Julian, ilanlaelfoundation.org
Be one of the first to see the nearly-completed Ilan-Lael Center while touring the residential compound of James Hubbell when the celebrated local artist and architect opens his doors to the public on Father’s Day.
6.25: Ocean Beach Street Fair and Chili Cook-Off Festival @ Newport Ave., Ocean Beach, oceanbeachsandiego.com
Join the crowd of 70,000 heading to O.B. to sample more than two dozen varieties of chili, rock out to live bands on five stages and make their mark on a community mural. Still hungry? Enter Hodad’s Burger-Eating Competition.
6.26: San Diego International Triathlon @ Spanish Landing Park, Midway District, kozevents.com
Choose the International (1K swim, 30K bike, 10K run) or Sprint (1/2K swim, 20K bike, 6K run) triathlon course at this 34th annual race benefiting Father Joe’s Villages’ services for homeless people in San Diego.
Who says you can’t buy taste? Self-guided restaurant-sampling tours:
6.6: Taste of La Mesa, lamesachamber.net
6.15: Taste of Little Italy, tasteoflittleitalysd.com
6.26: Taste of Adams Avenue, adamsavenuebusiness.com
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