Things to do in June


Events to look out for this month around San Diego include Art Around Adams, San Diego Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon, Rendezvous in the Zoo and Festival of Yoga.

6.1: Art Around Adams

Amble along two miles of art, crafts and live music — or catch a ride on the complimentary Comedy Trolley — during Normal Heights’ multisensory showcase of emerging talent.

Adams Avenue, Normal Heights,

6.1: Mabuhay Festival

Commemorate the anniversary of Philippine Independence Day and celebrate the country’s culture, language and diversity during this free event that highlights rising artists with ties to the Southeast Asian nation.

Kimball Park, National City,

6.1: San Diego Bayfest

Join 7,000 attendees — and headlining band Slightly Stoopid — for this day of local arts and specialty foods complemented by craft beers, craft cocktails and fine wines from nearby venues.

Embarcadero Marina Park North, Marina District,

6.2: San Diego Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon

Featuring a finish-line festival in Waterfront Park, the mother of all music-themed marathons returns with more bands and multiple routes, including a 5K, half-marathon and two-person relay.

Throughout central San Diego,

6.2: RB Alive! Expo

Join 20,000 locals in browsing through the wares of 300-plus merchants during this event touting tasty treats, historical re-enactments and a can’t-miss classic car show.

Bernardo Center Drive, Rancho Bernardo,

6.7-8: Ninth annual Expo Cerveza Artesenal

Baja’s behemoth beer expo is back with 100 local, national and international brewers plus some of Mexico’s most exquisite cuisine and live performances by Caifanes and Thievery Corporation.

Monumental Plaza Playas de Tijuana, Tijuana,

6.8-9: Marine Corps Mud Run

Prove how “hard corps” you are by signing up for this insane 10K obstacle course that boasts four mud pits, a cargo-net climb and 300 motivational Marines.

Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton,

6.6-9: San Diego International Boat Show

Make your dreams of owning a yacht a reality at SoCal’s premier boat-buying event, brimming with more than 150 nautical vessels alongside the latest aquatic gear, gadgets and accessories.

Spanish Landing Park East, downtown,

6.7-9: Greek Festival

Serving some of the finest Greek foods and pastries in the region (including several recipes handed down through generations) this event touts a medley of Mediterranean treats and drinks along with live performances by Grecian musicians.

Saint Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church, North Park,

6.8: Fido Fest

Grab your furry, four-legged friend and head to this delightful day for dogs that includes adoptions, canine-centric services and a contest to determine which pet owner most closely resembles their companion.

Town Center Community Park East, Santee,

6.8: Second annual Avolution Fest

This one-day event celebrating all things avocado includes 15,000 square feet of immersive art installations, a fleet of food trucks and tons of mushy green goodness for your gustatory enjoyment.

Broadway Pier, Marina District,

6.8: San Diego Pin & Patch Con

Trade your pins, patches and other pieces of flair during this wearable art convention dedicated to generating awareness of — and appreciation for — this niche facet of geek culture.

Montezuma Hall, San Diego State University,

6.8-9: San Diego Festival of the Arts

Nearly 200 critically acclaimed artists from around the country exhibit their original creations at this annual event that includes interactive activities, cuisine from local restaurants and a curated selection of fine wine and craft beer.

Waterfront Park, Little Italy,

6.14-16: AURA AURA

Develop a deeper understanding of your aura at this experiential practice that uses analog technology and instant film to capture your vibrational energy in a personalized one-of-a-kind portrait.

Pendry San Diego, downtown,

6.15: Rendezvous in the Zoo (RITZ)

Don’t miss this magical evening of cocktails, gourmet dining and exotic animal encounters as the Zoo’s annual black-tie gala takes place beneath the stars.

San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park,

6.15: Sixth annual San Diego County Fair 5K

See a whole new side of the county’s famous fair during this behind-the-scenes run/walk that takes place prior to the park opening to the public.

Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar,

6.20: Impractical Jokers: The Cranjis McBasketball World Comedy Tour

The stars of truTV’s hit improv series bring their outrageous, over-the-top hijinks to the county fair.

Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar,

6.22: Not-So-Silent Short Film Festival — Women Filmmakers: Pioneers of Cinema

Feast your eyes on a selection of silent short films made by women during this lively screening event where the audience is encouraged to create a cinematic soundtrack using birdcalls, thunder sheets and old-fashioned car horns among other noisemakers.

IDEA1, East Village,

6.22-23: Scottish Highland Games

Revel in a day of bagpipes, drums and sheepdog trials at this long-running sporting event that includes a beer garden, two stages of entertainment and an abundance of Scottish traditions.

Brengle Terrace Park, Vista,

6.23: Festival of Yoga and Healthy Living

One of the region’s largest free yoga festivals returns with merchant booths, food trucks and five stages of simultaneous sessions to inspire and empower yogis from all walks of life.

Waterfront Park, Little Italy,

6.23: 37th annual San Diego International Triathlon

One of the longest-running triathlons in the country, this event features two courses that each include a scenic swim in the Big Bay, an ambitious bike ride to Cabrillo Point and a waterfront run to cap it off.

Spanish Landing Park, Downtown,

6.28-30: 2019 San Diego Tattoo Invitational

More than 150 international tattoo artists and 5,000 ink aficionados showcase their creative diversity at this first-year event that aims to advance the craft and grow the community.

San Diego Golden Hall Concourse, downtown,

6.28: Social Media Day San Diego

Learn the latest in social media marketing at this lucrative networking event punctuated by talks from today’s top influencers and thought leaders.

Bahia Resort Hotel, Mission Bay,

6.28-30: 4th annual IMPRIDE LGBTQi Pride Comedy Festival

Enjoy three days of LGBTQi-focused improv, along with workshops, classes, parties and more during this festival that is put on as a collaboration between San Diego Pride and Finest City Improv.

Finest City Improv, Hillcrest

6.28-29: The Bush Family Celebrity Weekend

NFL superstar and Spring Valley native Reggie Bush welcomes guests to enjoy a weekend of charitable events including a comedy show, an A-lister dinner and a celebrity golf tourney.

Pendry San Diego and the Del Mar Country Club, Downtown and Rancho Santa Fe,

6.29: 15th annual BRO AM Beach Fest

Organized by San Diego’s celebrated rock band Switchfoot, this surf competition is expected to attract 17,000 spectators for an empowering day of waves, food and fun.

Moonlight Beach, Encinitas,


Padres Home Games

5.31-6.2 vs Florida Marlins

6.3-5 vs Philadelphia Phillies

6.6-9 vs Washington Nationals

6.17-19 vs Milwaukee Brewers

6.28-30 vs St. Louis Cardinals

San Diego Legion

6.2 vs NOLA Gold


Full plate: June food + drink happenings