San Diego Weekend Events | June 3 – 5

The weekend is finally here! Opening day at the 2016 San Diego County Fair, Balboa Park After Dark, and a bunch of other great things are happening around town. Check out our top six San Diego weekend events right here.

2016 San Diego County Fair

When: June 3 – July 4
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds; 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar 92014
What: Mad HatterWe will make this year’s Fair into a grand-scale tea party featuring the renowned Lewis Carroll classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, fused with influences from steampunk, cosplay, great literature, whacky machinery, and all the fun and magic you’ve come to expect. Get ready for outlandish landscapes, crazy rides, unique foods, fabulous festivals and enthralling entertainment!

Filmout San Diego

When: Friday, June 3 – Sunday, June 5
Where: Observatory North Park; 2891 University Ave., San Diego
What: FilmOut San Diego’s 18th Annual LGBT Film Festival returns this weekend! Over thirty films will be screened during the three-day film festival. Eighteen films will premiere, along with award-winning films from both the Sundance and Berlin Film Festivals, a number of independent features, and a variety of short films. Q&A’s will follow many films with director and cast members in attendance. See website for screening schedule.

Balboa Park After Dark

When: Friday, June 3; 5pm (through September 2)
Where: Balboa Park, San Diego
What: Every Friday, from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend, enjoy extended evening hours until 8pm at nine museums along with food trucks and entertainment throughout the Park (on select dates). Participating museums include the San Diego Museum of Man, Natural History Museum, and the San Diego Museum of Art – to name a few!

SEE ALSO: 15 Awesome Ways to Spend June in San Diego

Art Around Adams

When: Saturday, June 4; 12pm-8pm
Where: Adams Avenue; San Diego, 92116
What: Experience Adams Avenue in a friendly, relaxed and carefree environment where taste-makers and free thinkers mix freely with family and friends. Since 2004, Art Around Adams has been serving the San Diego community with thought-provoking art, performances and musical acts you won’t see anywhere else; each year showcase new talent and exciting performances that reflect this year’s local trends in art and business. Stroll the entire route, or take the complimentary “Comedy Trolley.”

San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

When: Sunday, June 5; 6:15am
Where: 6th Ave & Quince Street, San Diego
What: One of San Diego’s favorite (and the most fun) marathons happens this weekend! The 26.2 mile marathon and 13.1 mile half-marathon features live music lining the streets, cheer squads, and a huge post-marathon concert to end the race with a bang. Join more than 20,000 runners and 100,000 enthusiastic spectators for a music-filled run through San Diego.

SPF 949

When: Sunday, June 5; 3pm-10pm
Where: Oceanside Pier Ampitheatre; 200 N the Strand, Oceanside 92054
What: A day of music by the beach! Head to Oceanside to see 7 bands for just $25. The lineup includes Awolnation, Jake Bugg, The Wombats, and more. Presented by FM 94/9 in San Diego; General Admission tickets can still be purchased at

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