12 Things to Do in San Diego This June

Summer is right around the corner, and San Diego is already gearing up for school vacations, work holidays, and warm weather. Check out these 12 things to do in San Diego this June! And as always please be sure to check *ticket availability prior to attending any event.

San Diego County Fair

June 5 – July 5
2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar 92014. This year’s fair theme is A Fair to Remember: A Celebration of World’s Fairs and Balboa Park. Help commemorate the centennial anniversary of the 1915 Panama-California Exposition held in Balboa Park, and the great traditions and inventions arising from fairs. Enjoy the usual deep-fried goodies, rides, animals, and games as well as world-class exhibits in fine art, photography, woodworking, jewelry/gems & minerals, and the Paul Ecke Jr. Flower & Garden Show. TIP: Pick-up $4 fair tickets (while supplies last) at our Find It Visitors Center located at 7966 Herschel Ave (cross street Prospect St) in la Jolla, CA 92037. The center is open 7 days a week from 11:00 A.M to 3:00 P.M.

San Diego Greek Festival

June 5-7
St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church; 3655 Park Blvd., San Diego 92103. Share Greece’s unique heritage, culture, music, traditions, customs and culinary skills. In over four decades, the St. Spyridon Community has established a reputation of serving the finest homemade Greek Foods and Pastries in all of California. Treat yourself to an enjoyable weekend with delicious Greek food, imported wine and beer, live Greek music and dancing.

things to do in san diego this june

Art Around Adams

June 6
Adams Avenue, San Diego 92116. A free and family-friendly event, Art Around Adams will showcase numerous visual and performance artists, stretching from Oregon street in Normal Heights to Vista street in Kensington. More than 100 businesses will change into impromptu art galleries and/or performance arenas for the day.The event consists of multiple performance areas along Adams Avenue featuring music, performance art, community murals, circus performers, dance, theatre, projection art, intergalactic superhero wrestling, and comedians.

Toast of the Coast Wine Competition & Festival

June 13
2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar 92014. The Toast of the Coast will feature the finest wines from licensed wineries in California and Baja California. Your ticket will include unlimited 1-oz samples of wines entered in the 2015 Toast of the Coast Wine Competition. When you find one you like, you’ll be able to buy bottles to take home. Bonus: the Festival also includes entertainment and admission to the San Diego County Fair!

San Diego Oysterfest

June 13
Marina Embarcadero North; 500 Kettner Blvd., San Diego 92101. The 6th Annual San Diego Oysterfest brings an amazing live music performance to the beautiful bayside setting of Marina Embarcadero North. Musical headliner will be Thievery Corporation. At the center of a great selection of food booths from prominent San Diego restaurants will be fresh succulent oysters from all along the western seaboard. Beverages range from crafted beers, cocktails to wines and champagne.

SEE ALSO: La Jolla Concerts by the Sea Announces 2015 Season

36th Annual Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off

June  17 
Newport Avenue, Ocean Beach, 92122. The 36th Annual Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off Festival will offer attendees eclectic fun in the sun that’s great for all ages. Join more than 65,000 visitors for tasty festival nosh, art, beachfront entertainment, shopping and, more. The Chili Competition will feature more than two dozen tastings from amateur entrants competing for the titles of Hottest Chili, Judges’ Award and Grand Prize: People’s Choice Award.

Craft Beer Dinner Series at The Lodge

June 17
11480 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla 92037. Join The Lodge at Torrey Pines as they partner with AleSmith Brewing Company to celebrate selectively handcrafted beer. The Grill Chef and beer enthusiast, Kyle Wiegand, constructs an inventive menu complementing each brew. Entry is $75 per person and includes food, beer pairings, and valet parking.

San Diego International Boat Show

June 18-21. 
Sheraton Harbor Island; 1380 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego 92101. Check out boats for sale in addition to dozens of booths showcasing the newest nautical gear, gadgets and accessories. An expanded selection of superyachts 80’+ will also be on display for those seeking a life of luxury! The boat show is the perfect place to get your feet wet in the boating lifestyle with activities for all ages: free opportunities to test your skills kayaking, Stand Up Paddleboarding and more watersports.

San Diego International Beer Festival

June 19-21. 
2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar 92014. With more than 400 beers from around the world to choose from, beer aficionados will enjoy hard-to-find specialty craft brews alongside favorites from the local brewing scene. Specialty vendors will be selling a variety of accessories and gifts for the beer lover. With a stage featuring everything from home brewing advice to educational demos to food pairings presented by Venissimo Cheese and The Lost Abbey, you won’t want to miss out.

Chalk artist Mark Cummings last year at the Festival.

Chalk artist Mark Cummings last year at the Festival.

La Jolla Festival of the Arts

June 20 & 21
Warren Field at UC San Diego; 3453 Voigt Dr, San Diego 92093. The 29th Annual La Jolla Festival of the Arts returns with a new Surf Culture theme, bringing guests the finest in art, cuisine, live entertainment, and fun for the whole family. LJFA will feature 200 prestigious local and national artists showcasing their work in painting, sculpture, photography, glass, jewelry, ceramics, wood, fiber and mixed media. The festival is sponsored by the Torrey Pines Kiwanis, and all proceeds benefit sports and recreation programs for San Diegans with disabilities.

SEE ALSO: New Foods At The 2015 San Diego County Fair

Wooden Boat Festival

June 20 & 21
2302 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, 92106. The San Diego Wooden Boat festival is the premier annual event for traditional wooden boat enthusiasts and provides a rare opportunity for the general public to view beautiful wooden crafts up close. While the event features mostly well preserved vintage vessels, there are also plenty of new crafts that have been hand crafted. The event is sponsored by Koehler Kraft Boat Yard and is held at the Koehler Kraft Facility and adjoining marina.

Julian Gold Rush Days

June 27 & 28
Julian Gold Rush Days is a great opportunity to turn back the clock and give visitors an idea what Julian was like in its early days. It’s entertainment for the whole family! Enjoy and explore historical encampments, arts and crafts, gem mining, gun fighting, reenactments & mock claim jumping, tomahawk throwing demonstrations, gold panning, scavenger hunts, train rides, mine tours, and more.

**Regarding all ticketed events – please double check the event/venue website prior to arrival to ensure tickets are still available and the event has not sold out or been closed the public.**

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Emily Ruchlewicz

Emily Ruchlewicz

News & Feature Writer at http://www.lajollabluebook.com/
Emily Ruchlewicz is a News and Feature writer at Blue Book Publishers and has written more than 100 La Jolla-related articles. Follow her blogs to stay informed about new businesses, read exclusive interviews with local business owners, and keep up with community events. (emily@lajollabluebook.com)

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