Check out where to eat and drink in San Diego this June! There are a ton of awesome foodie-friendly activities happening. Craft beer, wines, the best local restaurants, and our favorite food trucks come together in 7 different festivals, art shows, and “Taste Ofs” this month in San Diego and La Jolla.
San Diego Oysterfest – Saturday, June 14
When/Where: 11am – 7:30pm/Embarcadero Marina Park North
The Yum: Enjoy oysters from British Columbia and Mexico as well as from many beloved seafood restaurants in San Diego while watching live music performances by Matt & Kim, Boombox, 22 Kings, and more. Pacifico and Victoria will be served throughout the event, but true to San Diego tradition, there will also be a craft beer area with selections from Ballast Point, Coronado and Green Flash. And if oysters aren’t your thing, there will be plenty of alternative food options available! Tickets cost $27.50
Taste of the Gaslamp – Saturday, June 14
When/Where: 1pm – 4pm/Check-In at Latitude Lounge, 660 K Street, San Diego
The Yum: More than 30 Gaslamp Quarter restaurants will be featuring samples of their most delicious house specialties; guests 21+ can enjoy the Beer Garden from 2pm-5pm at Altitude Sky Lounge atop the San Diego Marriott. Admission includes tastings at all participating restaurants and the Beer Garden presented by Samuel Adams, as well as a copy of the Taste of Gaslamp Chefs’ Secrets recipe book. Be your own tour guide as you experience the culinary visions of master chefs from all over the world!
Taste of Little Italy – Wednesday, June 18
When/Where: 5pm – 9pm/India St & Date St, San Diego 92101
The Yum: Get a taste of more than 30 restaurants in the Little Italy area; tickets will be available for north or south routes, each with more than a dozen restaurants, as well as an all-inclusive option that includes both routes. Participating restaurants will offer a sample consisting of an appetizer, entree, and dessert or drink. Each ticket, or “taste passport,” includes a map and a list identifying each restaurant’s menu offerings. You’ll be able to meander through the restaurants at your leisure, and your taste passport will be stamped at each stop. Tickets are $29 for a single route and $45 for the all-inclusive set.
Del Mar Summer Solstice – June 19
When/Where: 5pm – 8pm/Powerhouse Park, 1658 Coast Blvd, Del Mar
The Yum: Experience delectable culinary creations from Del Mar´s highly regarded restaurants, enjoy selections from some of California’s best wineries and breweries, and enjoy live music by Semisi & FulaBula. Participating restaurants include The Brigantine, Il Fornaio, Poseidon, Prepkitchen, Del Mar Pizza, Jimmy O’s, Jake’s Del Mar, En Fuego Cantina, and more! This is the way Del Mar celebrates the arrival of summer!
San Diego International Beer Festival – June 20-22 La Jolla Festival of the Arts
When/Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar 92014
The Yum: Taste, enjoy, and purchase more than 400 different types of beer from more than 15 countries! Participants include Societe Brewing Co, Maui Brewing Co, The Lost Abbey, Pizza Port Brewing Co, Angry Orchard Cider, Hangar 24, and tons more. The weekend is split up into 5 different tasting sessions. Where else can you taste award winning beers, ride the Ferris wheel, chomp on a turkey leg, explore award-winning exhibits and attend a concert all in the same day?
La Jolla Festival of the Arts – June 21-22
When/Where: 10am – 5pm/3453 Voigt Drive, San Diego 92093
The Yum: 2 days packed with live entertainment, wine and craft beer, delicious food, and interactive performance art, the La Jolla Festival of the Arts is quickly becoming a must-do event. Stroll the show with wine or beer from the festival’s Restaurant Row—where there will be a number of food trucks and eateries offering savory bites—and listen to artists discuss their work. Tickets are $14-16 per person.
Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off – June 28
When/Where: 11am – 8pm/Cable St & Newport Ave, San Diego 92107
The Yum: The 35th Annual Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-off Festival is here! Enjoy tasty festival nosh, art, beachfront entertainment, shopping, and more. The chili competition will feature more than two dozen tastings from amateur entrants.
It’s safe to say San Diego has some pretty awesome food and art festivals in the summer! Which ones do you plan on going to this year? Let us know in the comments below!
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