When: July 28-29
Come taste the exciting world of natural wine and learn about what you drink at a weekend festival packed with winemakers, importers, and advocates of Natural wine.
When: July 28
Where: SD County Waterfront Park
This year’s event will celebrate the hero in all of us with a superhero-themed race and activities throughout the morning. Includes a Kids 1-Mile Fun Run.
When: July 26-28
Where: Oceanside Pier
The weekend will be jam-packed with a world-class competition that will have you on your toes and a festival village loaded with female-inspired vendors, activities, and entertainment.
When: July 20-21
Where: San Diego Botanic Garden
Features thousands of fascinating creepy-crawlies including live insects, lizards, snakes, and the famous Madagascar hissing cockroaches. Children can practice bug collecting, hands-on insect arts, and crafts, and even taste cooked mealworm larva.
When: July 20
Where: Del Mar Racetrack
Pass includes a ticket to the races, access to an exclusive trackside viewing area, access to the Del Mar Concert Series performance following the event featuring Ziggy Marley, gourmet fries & tater tots, five (5) 5oz. beer tastings & UNLIMITED samples of the BEST burgers SD has to offer!
When: July 18
Where: Liberty Station
Your $75 ticket includes Fifteen 3oz tasters, 3 specialty casks of w00tstout, Commemorative glassware to take home, Gourmet food, Lawn games, Silent Disco, Interactive Art Wall, Our famous churros for dessert, Costume contest.
When: July 17-Sept.2
Where: Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
Be part of the magic and nostalgia of this long-time horse race tradition dating back to 1937 when Bing Crosby greeted the first guests, and Seabiscuit won by a nose in the infamous race in 1938. This season features the nations top racehorses, trainers and jockeys, and plenty of fun in the sun.
When: July 14
Where: Green Flash Brewery: 6550 Mira Mesa Blvd.
Sweeping views, challenging hills and a delicious craft beer reward at the finish line at Green Flash Brewing Co.
When: July 13-14 & 20-21
Where: Fiesta Island, Mission Bay Park
Over 1,000 teams will hit the sand at sunrise on Saturday morning with their bats, balls and most creative team names to kick-off 66 years of San Diego tradition.
When: July 13-14
Where: 10818 San Diego Mission Road
Food, live entertainment, dancing, and traditional activities like the Blessing of the Bells and the Blessing of the Animals. All five Mission bells are rung during the weekend festivities.
When: July 12
Where: Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve
Bring your blankets and join us for a movie under the stars! Food Trucks and snack bar treats will be on site. Parking is $10 per carload of moviegoers and movie is free.
When: July 11
Where: San Diego LGBT Visitors Center: 529 University Ave.
Mix and mingle during a festive happy hour with a diverse group of LGBT and allied business professionals, E.R.G.s, and organizations at the 3rd Annual Pride Business Mega-Mixer & Pride Ribbon Cutting!
When: July 7
Where: Japanese Friendship Garden of SD, Balboa Park
Originating from Chinese folklore, Tanabata is a holiday that celebrates the meeting of Orihime and Hikoboshi! Guests of all ages are invited to enjoy the summer sun with festival foods, carnival games, cultural performances and demonstrations as well as partake in the Tanabata celebration by creating kazari.
When: July 6
Where: North Park Community Park
A woman-centered event that celebrates and supports the talents and contributions of women while fostering meaningful connections within the LGBT and larger San Diego community.
When: Through July 4
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Deep fried-food-on-a-stick, rides, animals, and games. World-class exhibits in fine art, photography, woodworking, jewelry/gems & minerals, and home & hobby, and the Paul Ecke Jr. Flower & Garden Show. The Toyota Summer Concert Series features nationally recognized entertainment.
When: June 30
Where: South Coast Highway
Join us as it marches up Coast Highway from Wisconsin Street to Civic Center Drive. Viewing of the parade is available from the sidewalks along the entire route. Spectators are encouraged to bring folding chairs.
When: June 29
Where: Moonlight Beach, Encinitas
Surf contests, free concert, numerous vendor booths…all to celebrate community and to raise awareness and funds for local youth organizations.
When: June 28-30
Where: Embarcadero Marina Park North
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.
When: June 22-23
Where: San Diego Botanic Garden, 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.
When: June 22
Where: Newport Avenue, Point Loma
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.
When: June 21
Where: Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve
Bring your blankets and join us for a movie under the stars! Pre-movie fun starts at 6pm. Food Trucks and snack bar treats will be on site for your munching pleasure. Parking is $10 per carload of moviegoers and movie is free.
When: June 20
Where: Powerhouse Park, Del Mar
Enjoy Del Mars favorite local eateries and Californias best wineries, breweries and distilleries. With balmy ocean breezes, amazing front-row sunset views, and live music, this is the way Del Mar celebrates the arrival of summer!
When: June 19
Where: Piazza della Famiglia
Each year, our neighborhoods one-of-a-kind eateries open their doors for food lovers to enjoy a sample of each restaurant’s most popular dishes, including appetizers, entrees, desserts, and beverages.
When: June 15-16
Where: Koehler Kraft Boat Yard
Time: Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 9am-4pm
Live music, a galley run by members of the Koehler Family along with a few dedicated volunteers, a variety of booths, activities for children and a raffle with a large assortment of valuable items donated from local businesses.
When: June 15
Where: Pala Mesa Resort, Fallbrook
Wine & Handcrafted Beer Tastings, silent auction, live music, dancing, beer n brats courtyard, tasty bites by local restaurants.
When: June 13
Where: San Diego Zoo
Join us for an evening of music, socializing, and animal friends, and a preview of Jungle Bells at the San Diego Zoo! Adults ages 21 and up only can visit parts of the Zoo, savor a complimentary beverage, talk with a keeper, meet some animal ambassadors, and enjoy a variety of music and more!
When: June 8-9
Where: San Diego County Waterfront Park
Showcasing stunning works of painting, sculpture, photography, glass, jewelry, ceramics, wood, fiber and mixed media from nearly 200 world-renowned artists. A silent auction and wine and beer garden all contribute towards this philanthropic effort spearheaded by the Torrey Pines Kiwanis Foundation.
When: June 8
Where: Kimball Park
Once completing the scavenger hunt you are welcomed to a FREE community breakfast in the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center which will include community presentations and a kid zone.
When: June 6-9
Where: Spanish Landing Park, East
Make your boating dreams a reality by checking out more than 150 boats for sale, as well as the latest nautical gear, gadgets, and accessories. If you’re dreaming big, our expanded selection of 80+ superyachts continues to grow.
When: May 31-July 4
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds
Skip down the yellow brick road and enter into an Oz-some world inspired by L. Frank Baums classic tale, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
When: May 27
Where: 3191 Orange Street, National City
A community-wide event supported enthusiastically by National City public officials and draws visitors from all over San Diego County.
When: May 26
Where: Balboa Park
Sample the culinary treats of 34 different cultures and witness performances in native costumes. Features musical and dance performances on the HPR stage.
When: May 25
Where: Riverview Parkway & Town Center Parkway
Featuring live music and entertainment, more than 300 food and craft vendor booths, carnival rides and more!
When: May 24-27
Where: USS Midway Museum
The lineup of activities ranges from a Wreath Memorial ceremony, benefit concert, family activities, blood drive, interactive exhibits and more. Each element of Midways Legacy Week commemoration is designed to honor and remember our heroes and celebrate our military heritage.
When: May 24-25
Where: Star Valley Park
Mutton Bustin event, Junior Barrel Racing, and a Calf Scramble during intermission that is open to children in attendance free of charge. Rodeo proceeds are donated to local youth organizations, as well as organizations that promote the morale of our local military.
When: May 18-19
Where: Mariners Point, San Diego
Kick off summer with the Over the Line tournament, a baseball tournament complete with San Diego’s finest craft breweries and food trucks. Beerfest on Saturday and OTL Tourney on Sunday.
When: May 18
Where: Little Italy
This event features a silly soapbox race; fine arts exhibition, live music as well as visual & performing arts entertainment and a beer & wine garden.
When: May 17-19
Where: See website for schedule / Fred Grand Arena
A Top Notch PRCA rodeo with some of the greatest cowboys around, boasting a professional attitude with the best hometown hospitality you will find at a rodeo.
When: May 15
Where: Hillcrest Landmark Theatres
Time: 7pm & 9pm
This mini-festival will be a pre-Summer/Pride screening featuring only LGBTQ short films!
When: May 9-12
Where: Spanish Landing Park, Point Loma
Features 4 days of live music – more than 100 performances on 7 stages, dancing, delicious Southern food – including beignets, gumbo, jambalaya & 10,000 lbs of crawfish.
When: May 8
Where: San Diego Fire-Rescue Station 35, La Jolla
Join Carry The Load in honoring our military, veterans and first responders by walking with the West Coat relay team through Miramar National Cemetery as they continue on their 4,600-mile trek to Dallas, Texas. Participants are encouraged to bring a memento that symbolizes the load they are carrying.
When: May 5
Where: Grand Avenue
More than 850 vendors will sell clothes, accessories, plants, household products, art, antiques, and home decor. The international food court will feature more than 50 booths serving everything from Thai to Hawaiian cuisine. Children’s area.
When: May 3-5
Where: Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
Bustling mercado, non-stop music and live entertainment, lucha libre wrestling, and a huge display of lowriders and other incredible autos!
When: May 2
Where: San Diego Air and Space Museum
Experience imaginative dishes created by the most popular chefs from every corner of San Diego County, with each bite inspired by the chefs’ favorite books. Eat. Drink. Read. is the San Diego Council on Literacy’s annual culinary event that brings together friends of food and literacy every spring to raise literacy awareness and generate funding for the SDCOLs ongoing efforts.
Where: Rancho Bernardo Community Park
The out-n-back 5K is flat and fast with lots of lake views and single track technical trail. This is race #1 in the annual Dirt Devil Half Marathon Series.
Where: Balboa Park
Will feature more than 300 exhibitors, special theme areas, a Food Pavilion, a special Childrens Activity Area, four entertainment venues, the Childrens Earth Parade, the eARTh Gallery arts and crafts show, and the Cleaner Car Concourse.
Where: Cuyamaca College, El Cajon
The festival features various kid friendly activities such as tour of the Butterfly Pavilion, Butterfly Releases, the Pollinator Party & the Butterfly Discovery Lab, an appearance by Ms. Smarty-PlantsTM and Storytime with Miss Metamorphosis.
Where: 2460 Historic Decatur Rd., San Diego
Enjoy live entertainment and art demos at, while indulging in all of the delicious bites of neighborhoods restaurants.
Where: Logan Av & Cesar E Chavez Parkway
Performances by ballet folklrico groups and numerous live bands, lowrider car show coordinated by Amigos Car Club, vendor booths, kids arts workshop and speakers.
Where: Spreckels Park
Time: Sat 1-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm
Exhibits surround a central gazebo which stages continuous live music entertainment, announcements, and trophy presentations. Food pavilion and beer garden on site!