San Diego Weekend Events | June 19 – 21

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From an air show to the La Jolla Festival of the Arts and the International Beer Festival at the Fair, there’s a lot happening around town that Dad will love – check out our list of San Diego weekend events and have an awesome Father’s Day Weekend! And as always please be sure to check *ticket availability prior to attending any event.

La Jolla Festival of the Arts

When: Saturday June 20 & Sunday June 21, 10am-5pm
Where: Warren Field at UC San Diego; 3453 Voigt Drive, La Jolla 92037
What: The 29th Annual La Jolla Festival of the Arts returns with a new look and 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.

AirShow San Diego

When: Saturday June 20 & Sunday June 21, 9am-5pm
Where: Gillespie Field; 1960 Joe Crosson Dr, El Cajon 92020
What: AirShow San Diego is a once-a-year family event with a free Kid’s Zone including educational displays, a variety of food and beverages, classic cars, a beer area, and plenty of vintage aircraft on display and in the air. This year’s AirShow will feature a representative collection of aircraft and acts to support the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII. The local military has been invited to display current military aircraft at the show and numerous additional aircraft will also be on ground display.

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San Diego Wooden Boat Festival

When: Saturday June 20 & Sunday June 21
Where: 2302 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego 92106
What: A San Diego Father’s Day weekend tradition, the San Diego Wooden Boat festival is the premier annual event for Southern California traditional wooden boat enthusiasts and provides a rare opportunity for the general public to view some of the most beautiful and well maintained wooden crafts up close. While this event features mostly well preserved vintage vessels, there are also plenty of new crafts.

SEE ALSO: The La Jolla Father’s Day Gift Guide

San Diego International Boat Show

When: Friday June 19-Sunday June 21
Where: Sheraton Harbor Island; 1380 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego 92101
What: The annual boat lovers’ paradise! Check out hundreds of 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, in partnership with the U.S. and San Diego Superyacht Association. There will also be educational seminars, opportunities to experience kayaking and paddle boarding, and an interactive learning center where complimentary DIY clinics will be held.

san diego weekend events

San Diego International Beer Festival

When: Friday June 19-Sunday June 21, 11am-9pm
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds; 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar 92014
What: 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 our local brewing scene. Specialty vendors will be selling a variety of accessories and gifts for the beer lover- from unique apparel to beer dog bones! With a stage featuring everything from home brewing advice to educational demonstrations these are demonstrations you won’t want to miss!

*Please double check venue websites for ticket information before heading out to any ticketed event – some of these events do sell out quickly and tickets may not be available on-site.

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Emily Ruchlewicz

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