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Top June Events

It's Summertime in San Diego

With the arrival of summer, an exciting lineup of events, and plenty of outdoor adventures and things to do throughout the county, it's fair to say that you'll be smiling when in San Diego this June.

Due to ongoing event cancellations and postponements regarding Covid-19, events listed on this page have not been updated for the current year. Please check with event organizers for the most up-to-date information.

Don't miss these exciting events happening in San Diego this June.

Featured Events

San Diego Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series

When: June 1-2, 2019
It all began in San Diego in 1998 and for over 20 years, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series has made running fun by infusing each course with live bands, cheer teams and more. In 2018, we brought our best to the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & 1/2 with more music, runner support, and community engagement every step of the way. This event has always been our Epic Summer Run, and we’re already planning on ways to make 2019 even better! This year our event will feature a Full (26.2 miles) and 1/2 (13.1 miles) Marathon, a fun 5k Race and a 1/2 Marathon Relay Race.

SeaWorld's Electric Ocean

When: June 15 - September 2, 2019
Surf beyond your expectations as the sea comes alive at night and dive into Electric Ocean, SeaWorld's fantastic summer nighttime celebration.

Nighttime Zoo at the San Diego Zoo

When: June 16 - September 2, 2019
Stay after dark and help us celebrate summer during Nighttime Zoo! Come "rock and roar" every day this summer with live music, fun shows, and special animal encounters. The fun begins before the sun goes down with an amazing trampoline act, Dr. Zoolittle's special performances, and African-themed entertainment for the whole family. Musicians will serenade and engage guests with tunes ranging from classic rock riffs to jaunty brass band sounds to sweet beats from throughout Africa.

Father's Day

When: June 16, 2019
Let's face it: Dad's toolbox is already full, and he doesn't need another tie! Instead, treat your old man to a day in San Diego. Let him choose or surprise him with one of the many exciting activities offered throughout the county.

San Diego County Fair

When: Thru July 4, 2019
The San Diego County Fair offers all of the deep fried-food-on-a-stick, rides, animals, and games you've experienced at other state and county fairs, but is also known for world-class exhibits in fine art, photography, woodworking, jewelry/gems & minerals, and home & hobby, and the Paul Ecke Jr. Flower & Garden Show...not to mention an unsurpassed view of the Pacific Ocean from the Ferris Wheel! The Toyota Summer Concert Series at the San Diego County Fair features nationally recognized entertainment every night; the entertainment lineup is usually announced in late March. With an additional eight stages located throughout the grounds, you're sure to find a band, dance troupe, DJ or comedian to suit your fancy!

Summer Safari at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

When: Thru September 1, 2019
Go wild at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park this summer! Summer Safari presented by Groupon brings later hours and more fun. Walk among kangaroos and wallabies at the newest habitat, Walkbout Australia, and hear a didgeridoo played. Enjoy guitar music, roaming jugglers and magicians, and summer food and drink specials throughout the Park.

Sesame Street Party Parade

When: Thru September 1, 2019
The Sesame Street Party Parade is marching Sesame Street excitement throughout SeaWorld San Diego. This colorful, musical, show-stopping parade is fun enough to get the whole family dancing.

San Diego Padres 50th Season

When: Thru September
The Padres will celebrate 50 years as Major League franchise in America’s Finest City throughout 2019.

More Great June Events

San Diego Bay Festival

When: June 1, 2019
San Diego Bay Festival gives attendees an opportunity to enjoy the first of San Diego’s summer sun. Delicious specialty foods, craft beers, craft cocktails, and fine wines will all presented by local restaurants, bars, and nightclub staff. Local arts and crafts, as well as booths, will be on sale throughout the festival.

Mexico Gourmet

When: June 1, 2019
A one-night tribute to Mexican gastronomy, traditions and art that offers guests the chance to sample the cuisine and products from some of the most prominent chefs, restaurants, artists and vendors on both sides of the border, while experiencing the sights and sounds of Mexico.

Art Around Adams

When: June 1, 2019
Enjoy Adams Avenue in a friendly, relaxed and carefree environment where taste-makers and free thinkers mix freely with family and friends. Experience exhibits and performances that will dazzle the eye and stir the senses. Each year we strive to infuse new and exciting artists and talents that reflect this year’s local trends in art and business. Stroll the entire route, or take the complimentary "Comedy Trolley."

RB Alive! Street Fair

When: June 2, 2019
Come and help us celebrate the Annual RB Alive! in Rancho Bernardo with a full day of entertainment and fun.

Taste of San Diego – East

When: June 3, 2019
Make plans to "Taste, Savor and Mingle". Enjoy great food samplings, free prizes from business sponsors/vendors, a silent auction and raffles during this fun-filled evening.

San Diego International Fringe Festival

When: Jun 6-16, 2019
The San Diego International Fringe Festival brings the beautiful, the bizarre and the unexpected to America’s Finest City.

San Diego International Boat Show

When: June 6-9, 2019
Grab the entire family for a fun weekend on San Diego Bay! Now is the time to get yourself and your boat ready for the water. What is more San Diego then being on the water in America's Finest City?

Festa do Espirito Santo

When: June 7-9, 2019
Celebrate Portuguese Heritage by joining in the city's oldest ethnic festival, Festa do Espirito Santo, that commemorates Portugal's Queen St. Isabel.

San Diego Greek Festival

When: June 7-9, 2019
Enjoy heritage, culture, music, traditions, customs and culinary skills of Greece.

Marine Corps Mud Run Camp Pendleton

When: June 8-9, 2019
Get ready to run through the terrain of Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton where U.S. Marines train. There will be over 300 Marines “motivating” participants along the course, as well as Military vehicle displays.

Annual Inter-Tribal Powwow

When: June 8-9, 2019
Join the San Luis Rey Band of Luiseño Mission Indians for the Annual Inter-Tribal Powwow with arts and craft booths, food, dancers, drums, an opportunity drawing and contest dancing.

San Diego Festival of the Arts

When: June 8-9, 2019
Showcasing stunning works of painting, sculpture, photography, glass, jewelry, ceramics, wood, fiber and mixed media from nearly 200 world renowned artists downtown San Diego's beautiful Waterfront Park.

The Toast of the Coast Wine Competition & Festival

When: June 8, 2019
The Toast of the Coast will feature the finest wines from around the world. Your ticket will include unlimited 1-oz samples of wines entered in the 2019 Toast of the Coast Wine Competition. When you find one you like, you'll be able to buy bottles to take home.

Stone Sour Fest

When: June 9, 2019
One of Stone's most popular annual events is back and more mouth-puckering than ever. Stone Sour Fest features an incredible lineup of sour creations from Stone, as well as a ridiculous lineup of guest beers from some of Stone's favorite breweries.

USA Surfing Championships

When: June 12-15, 2019
Surfing America is the IOC-recognized National Governing Body for the sport of surfing in the USA. Surfing America is responsible for holding the USA Championships each year and for selecting the official USA Surf Team to compete internationally.

Best Restaurants Party

When: June 12, 2019
Watch the chefs and their teams in action as they artfully create the dishes that won our readers over, plus sample unlimited bites and beverages while listening to live music.

Santee Summer Concert Series

When: June 13 - August 22, 2019
Join the community of Santee for Summer Concert Series and the weekly Food Truck Rally every Thursday throughout the summer.

Beer & Sake Festival

When: June 13, 2019
The Japan Society’s Beer & Sake Festival is a unique and popular charity tasting event featuring local restaurants serving sumptuous appetizers and breweries pouring tasty beers and sakes. The festival also includes art booths, a silent auction, a raffle, and exciting entertainment.

San Diego International Beer Festival

When: June 14-16, 2019
With nearly 200 breweries represented from around the world, beer aficionados will enjoy hard-to-find specialty craft brews alongside favorites from our local brewing scene.

University of San Diego Wine Classic

When: June 14, 2019
More than 700 wine aficionados from across Southern California will enjoy tastes from approximately 25 wineries (owned or operated by USD alumni, parents, and friends), gourmet food, and live entertainment.

San Diego Wooden Boat Festival

When: June 15-16, 2019
The San Diego Wooden Boat Festival provides a rare opportunity for the public to view some of the most beautiful and well maintained wooden crafts up close.

Julian Dance and Back Country BBQ

When: June 15, 2019
Fabulous BBQ has been a keystone of the event with all the food cooked on-site in the Santa Maria style on an open oak flame. The wholesome family event is staged each year in a beautiful mountain setting at the Menghini Winery. With separate events for kids in their own area, the "Dance" is a throwback to a simpler time with twinkly lights and bonfires back-dropped by dark mountain skies.

San Diego County Fair 5K

When: June 15, 2019
The San Diego County Fair 5K is an all-ages, all-access behind the scenes run/walk of the iconic County Fair like you've never seen it before!

Taste of Gaslamp

When: June 15, 2019
Sample 25+ different restaurants on a self-guided walking tour with a beer garden featuring different brews from the Karl Strauss brewery.

U.S. Soccer Summer Showcase and Playoffs

When: June 17-29, 2019
A culminating event for the Boys' and Girls' current Season, the U.S. Soccer Development Academy will host the Summer Showcase and Playoffs in San Diego.

Twilight in the Park Summer Concerts

When: June 18 - August 29, 2019
A fabulous, free, family-oriented venue for folks to come and listen to some great music. Bring a picnic, sit back and relax, or kick up your heels to some wonderful tunes.

Del Mar Summer Twilight Concerts

When: June 18 - August 20, 2019
Gather by the Powerhouse for the Del Mar Summer Twilight Concerts to socialize, picnic, and enjoy music as the sun sets over the ocean.

Taste of Vista

When: June 19, 2019
Walk along Downtown Vista’s tree-lined sidewalks enjoying bites & beverages from Vista restaurants, breweries, wineries and distilleries, all while enjoying live music scattered throughout the Historic Downtown.

Taste of Little Italy

When: June 19, 2019
Walk along Little Italy’s charming flower and tree-lined sidewalks enjoying bites from San Diego’s top eatery hub, all while enjoying live music scattered throughout the 48-square-block neighborhood and spectacular views of San Diego’s sparkling embarcadero.

Del Mar Village Summer Solstice

When: June 20, 2019
Come experience delectable culinary creations during Del Mar Village Summer Solstice, enjoy selections from some of California's best wineries and breweries.

Mission Hills Summer Concerts in the Park

When: June 21 - August 16, 2019
Mission Hills Summer Concerts in the Park, put on by the community organizations and businesses every summer, is a beloved musical tradition in Mission Hills.

Little Italy Summer Film Festival

When: June 22 - August 24, 2019
Watch a summer night movie at the annual Little Italy Summer Film Festival every Saturday night this summer from June through August.

TGIF Concerts in the Park

When: June 22 - August 17, 2019
Carlsbad's TGIF Concerts in the Parks offers great music, plenty of room to dance, picnicking, free shuttle buses, fun hands-on art activities for the kids.

United States Police & Fire Championships

When: June 22-29, 2019
United States Police & Fire Championships brings together law enforcement and fire athletes from across the country to compete in Olympic-style sports.

San Diego Scottish Highland Games

When: June 22-23, 2019
Highlights include massed bagpipe bands, Scottish athletics, iid's area, sheepdog trials, Highland dancing, foot and arts, Scottish clans area, and more!

Fairy Festival

When: June 22, 2019
Calling all fairies! Come celebrate summer at San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas. Wear your fairy costume or come just as you are. Create a fairy house, make fairy treasures, leave messages on the wishing bush, or shop in the Fairyland market. Be sure to bring your camera for a picture with the Fairy Queen.

Coronado Rotary Club Low Tide Ride & Stride

When: June 22, 2019
Once a year the US Navy makes a special exception for a thousand runners, walkers and bikers to enjoy an unspoiled and protected 5-mile stretch of beach starting at the Silver Strand State Beach and ending at Coronado’s North Beach.

Distilled: San Diego Spirit & Cocktail Festival

When: June 22, 2019
At Distilled, we raise our glass to honor the best distillers and mixologists throughout San Diego and beyond! Learn who is serving it up neat, and who is shaking it up in our cocktail competition.

Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off

When: June 22, 2019
Join more than 70,000 visitors for an oceanfront chili cook-off, an array of food and merchandise vendors, 4 stages of continuous music, the Community Mural Project, a Local Art & Artisans showcase, and more.

Summer Fun on the 101

When: June 22, 2019
Summer Fun on the 101 is Encinitas' most epic music festival and is free and open to the whole community!

Festival of Yoga

When: June 23, 2019
This free, all-ages event will feature guided yoga, meditation, music, a vendor marketplace, and other activities intended to instill peace and to inspire and empower people of all ages and walks of life.

San Diego International Triathlon

When: June 23, 2019
This race is one of the longest standing triathlons in the country and hopefully a favorite. There are two courses to choose from an international course and a sprint course, whichever you choose you’re guaranteed a great ride.

Mainly Mozart Festival

When: Thru June 23, 2019
For over 30 years, the Mainly Mozart Festival has been gathering the greatest collection of orchestral players in North America.

International Summer Organ Festival

When: June 24 - August 31, 2019
The Spreckels Organ Society lights up San Diego summer nights with the International Summer Organ Festival ­– an inspiring lineup of free outdoor concerts at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park, each designed to demonstrate the fresh sound of the historic 1914 Spreckels Organ, the largest outdoor pipe organ in the world.

The San Diego Smooth Jazz Festival

When: June 28-30, 2019
This three-day event combines the soothing sounds of smooth jazz, a variety of delicious cuisine, and an amazing atmosphere that creates an unparalleled experience.

Switchfoot BRO-AM

When: June 29, 2019
The Annual Switchfoot BRO-AM will feature a surf contest, live music performances, and nerf surf jousting exposition between surf contest heats.

Wild Horse Tail Half Marathon & 10K

When: June 30, 2019
The Wildhorse Trail Half Marathon and 10K promises to deliver the ultimate in a trail running experience around Otay Lakes and the USA Olympic Training Center.

Oceanside Independence Day Parade

When: June 30, 2019
A local tradition since 1892, the Oceanside Independence Parade is made possible by the assistance of over 100 volunteers.

Taste of Adams Avenue

When: June 30, 2019
A gastronomic trek featuring 45 restaurants, coffee houses, pubs, wine bars and unique eateries in one of San Diego’s hottest and historic neighborhoods.

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