With summer just around the corner, San Diego is gearing up for a bright calendar of events that flaunt its famous weather and keep its residents’ spirits shining. This week features the return of the San Diego County Fair, a Silent Disco, and a rich taste of Sip the City to kick off San Diego Urban Wine week.
2018 San Diego County Fair
The San Diego County Fair is back for another season to kick off the warm months ahead! A favorite amongst San Diego locals, this exciting family-friendly event draws 1.6 million visitors annually with its abundant assortment of rides, games, 8 stages of live entertainment, fresh and fried treats, and not to mention ocean views from the top of the Ferris wheel. Book online or save by picking up tickets at your local Vons or Albertsons!
When: June 1 – July 4, 2018
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds 22nd DDA –2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
San Diego Padres vs. Cincinnati Reds
Don’t miss the San Diego Padres batting another game this season from California’s favorite stadium, Petco Park. Keep your eyes peeled and gloves open for a fly ball near the field, or relish an exclusive view from the Upper Pavilion. This week’s special events and promotions feature Party in the Park, a Star Wars themed game night, and Hawaiian shirt giveaways.
When: June 1- 3, 2018, Game times vary
Where: Petco Park – 100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
Move to your own beat this weekend with Sound Off’s Silent Disco at Horton Plaza Park. Each set of headphones lets listeners control their own experience with three different channels provided by a live DJ and genre-specific playlists. Gaze up at the stars above the dance floor or watch the headsets below change colors to see which channel others are listening to!
When: June 2, 2018, 9:00pm – 12am
Where: Horton Plaza Park – 900 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Art Around Adams
Celebrate all things free and carefree in this artistic event fit for the entire family. Stroll along 2-miles of galleries, exhibits, and live performances reflecting this year’s local trends in art and business. From live painting to music to photography, ceramics, and wooden sculptures, Adams Avenue is guaranteed to paint an experience worth remembering.
When: June 2, 2018, 12:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: Adams Avenue from Hamilton Street in Normal Heights to Biona Drive in Kensington, San Diego, CA 92116
Food Truck Fridays
Savor summer nights at Balboa Park with Food Truck Fridays dishing up a variety of live musical performances, free activities for kids and, of course, a bounty of food trucks. While foodies enjoy a variety of flavors parked along the Plaza de Panama and El Prado walkway, art aficionados can feast their eyes on the exhibits inside San Diego’s Museum of Art, with all admissions priced at $5 after 5:00pm on Friday nights.
When: June 1, 2018 – ongoing, 4:00pm – 8:30pm, recurs every Friday
Where: Balboa Park, House of Hospitality – 1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: Entertainment – Free, Food trucks – Prices vary
Sip the City
Swirling together the best of San Diego’s Urban Wineries is a full-bodied experience not to be missed! Revel in exquisite dishes and desserts followed by live entertainment and tastings from over a dozen urban wineries to wash it all down. Taking place under the stars at The Headquarters at Seaport, Sip the City is the perfect way to greet San Diego Urban Wine week.
When: June 1, 2018, 5:30pm-8:00pm
Where: The Headquarters at Seaport – 789 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Discover More Events in San Diego
- Summer Movies in the Park – Thru October 27, 2018
- Sesame Street Party Parade – Thru September 2, 2018
- Nat at Night – Thru August 31, 2018
- Rooftop Cinema Club – Thru Jul 11, 2018
- Bluesy Mash-Up – Thru June 30, 2018
- Native Gardens – Thru June 24, 2018
- A Thousand Splendid Suns – Thru June 17, 2018
- San Diego Padres vs. Miami Marlins – Thru May 31, 2018
- Oceans: Our Blue Planet – Opens May 29, 2018
- Xavier Rudd: Storm Boy Tour – May 30, 2018
- Ryan Hamilton – May 31 – June 3, 2018
- The Dead Milkmen – May 31, 2018
- Grunion Run with Birch Aquarium at Scripps – May 31, 2018
- Greg Laswell with Tolan Shaw – June 1, 2018
- Grunion Run with Birch Aquarium at Scripps – June 1, 2018
- International Gold Medal Celebration – June 2, 2018
- Arthur Wheelock – Collector’s Dinner – June 2, 2018