San Diego Events Calendar by Month

June

June 1
Pacific’s Margarita Festival and Grand Tasting Event
12:00pm – 5:00pm
The Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier
Enjoy margaritas crafted on-site, dance to live music, fill up on grub from gourmet food trucks and shop ’till you drop at the marketplace at PACIFIC’s Margarita Festival & Grand Tasting Event! The Margarita Festival is a celebration of San Diego’s original craft cocktail. Taste margaritas from over 25 of the city’s top bars and restaurants all in one place as they battle to be YOUR favorite. Cast your votes and witness who will win the trophy for San Diego’s Best Margarita.

June 1
Mexico Gourmet Festival
5:00pm – 9:00pm
Mexico Gourmet Festival will take place at the Embarcadero Marina Park South in the San Diego Bay. The festival is a one-night tribute to Mexican gastronomy, traditions and art, offering 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.

June 1–4
San Diego County Fair at the Del Mar Fair Grounds

June 1-2
Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon
6:30am – 10:00am
Begins in Balboa Park
858-450-6510
The marathon consists of a 26.2-mile foot-race, a half marathon, and a post race concert at the end of the route. 20+ bands will play live music along the course. The races feature a revamped half marathon course. The marathon and half marathon will continue to start in Balboa Park, with both distances starting together at 6:15am. The half marathon course highlights include: A Balboa Park Start Line, a city tour under the iconic Hillcrest, North Park, Mission Hills, and Normal Heights signs, and a downhill finish to the end at the Waterfront Park.

June 7-9
Saint Spyridon Church Greek Festival 3-day Event
Saint Spyridon Church, 3655 Park Blvd.
This Greek festival offers a friendly atmosphere of lively music and dancing, wine & spirits, delicious Greek foods and tempting pastries. You can shop for imported merchandise that you might not find anywhere else. Tours of the Saint Spyridon Church are also offered.

June 8-9
San Diego Festival of the Arts
Waterfront Park
San Diego Magazine and Torrey Pines Kiwanis’ San Diego Festival of the Arts gathers nearly 200 artists in a bay view setting of original fine art, entertainment and delicious cuisines, complemented with fine wine and craft beer as you stroll the turf of Waterfront Park. San Diego Festival of the Arts garners critically acclaimed artists from around the country for an elegant and high-quality showcase. Guests will enjoy an exceptional dining experience from San Diego’s favorite restaurants, sample San Diego craft beer, and experience interactive activities for the whole family.

June 13
17th Annual Beer & Sake Festival
Flight deck of the USS Midway
7:00pm – 10:00pm
The Japan Society’s Beer & Sake Festival is a popular and fast-growing charity tasting event featuring local restaurants serving sumptuous appetizers and breweries pouring tasty beers and sakes. The festival also includes a silent auction, a raffle, and exciting entertainment. Guests will enjoy the dynamic sounds of San Diego Taiko, and a tuna cutting demonstration. Proceeds from the Beer & Sake Festival support educational and community outreach programs.

June 15
San Diego Brew Fest
2:00pm – 6:00pm
Liberty Station
The 9th annual San Diego Beer Fest returns to Liberty Station promising another fun filled day with beer, food trucks, and music. The event will feature dozens of local and international craft beers, as well as San Diego’s most popular food trucks (food sold separately).

June 15
Taste of Gaslamp
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Enjoy this downtown San Diego urban food safari as you taste interesting dishes in the historic Gaslamp Quarter. Includes a self-guided walking tour and special beer tasting garden.

June 22
Mass Creativity Day
9:00am – 4:00pm
200 W. Island Avenue and the park across from the New Children’s Museum
Mass Creativity Day demonstrates the power of the arts to foster creativity and communication across generational, cultural, and geographical boundaries. It’s an all-day, all-age play day with hands-on workshops.

June 22
OB Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off Festival
10:00am – 8:00pm
Newport Avenue & Sunset Cliffs Blvd.
This beachside festival has it all! Just follow the aroma of hot chili and the sounds of rock, blues, and jazz. Nestled along Antique Row, the streets are lined with booths of food, art, and merchandise. There are games, rides, and raffles. Be sure to watch the super chili cook-off contest.

June 29
The San Diego Smooth Jazz Festival
1:00pm – 7pm
Join music lovers from around the world at the picturesque site of Embarcadero Marina Park North in the San Diego Marina. This annual event combines the soothing sounds of smooth jazz, a variety of delicious cuisine, and an amazing atmosphere that creates an unparalleled experience.

July

July 4
Old Town July 4th Celebration
10:00am – 4:00pm
Parade, crafts and activities of early San Diego recreate an old fashioned Independence Day celebrated on the frontier. (No fireworks)

July 4
Coronado Crown City Classic 12K/5K Run
7:00am – 10:00am
Crown City Classic is excited to bring back the newest addition to the 45th Annual 4th of July Run – the Crown City Mile on Orange Avenue! After runners complete their 12K or 5K runs, join the crowds on Orange Avenue before the parade takes off.

July 4
71st Annual Coronado Independence Day Parade
10:00am
Orange Ave. from 1st Street to Churchill Place.

July 4
Ocean Beach July 4th Fireworks
9:00pm
Ocean Beach Pier at the end of Newport Ave.
Spend the day at this lovely beach or nearby Ocean Beach dog beach.

July 4
Big Bay Boom July 4th Celebration
9:00pm
Multiple locations along San Diego Bay
The Big Bay Boom July 4th Fireworks Show is back, promising another spectacular display over San Diego Bay. Fireworks will be discharged simultaneously from barges placed strategically around the Bay off Shelter Island, Harbor Island, Embarcadero North, Seaport Village, Embarcadero South Marina Park and Coronado Ferry Landing. The impeccably choreographed display will last approximately 17 minutes.

July 4
San Diego County Fair
9pm-11pm
Del Mar Fair Grounds
Start off the day at the Fair with a patriotic opening ceremony at 9:00am and then enjoy the Hometown Heroes Parade at 7:00pm, a concert provided by the Navy Band Southwest followed by a spectacular fireworks display.

July 4-6
Festival of Bells
10818 San Diego Mission Road
This weekend event celebrates the anniversary of Mission San Diego de Alcalá, the Mother of California’s 21 Missions, which was founded by Blessed Father Junipero Serra on July 16, 1769. Each year in mid-July, parishioners, volunteers and visitors all gather for one weekend to celebrate the beginning of Christianity in the western United States with food, 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, including an original bell dating back to 1802. The Festival of the Bells is a great family event and is a great opportunity for everyone to visit and learn more about this historical landmark.

July 8-12
Esri User Conference
San Diego Convention Center
Learn new, innovative solutions and tried-and-true best practices when you connect and collaborate with over 16,000 of your peers in the global GIS user community at Esri UC. This year’s agenda offers you thousands of hours of hands-on training, moderated sessions, technical workshops and demonstrations, user presentations, inspirational speakers, and more!

July 12-13
Sun and Sea Festival aka The Original Imperial Beach Sandcastle Competition
Portwood Pier, Imperial Beach
The event will include Kids N’ Kastles competition for children ages 12 and under (no adult sand castle competition). Join in the arts and crafts; enjoy some food from the Farmers’ Market and international food fair, and a fun day for all! Sandcastle Ball and exhibition will be the day before.

July 13-14
Over the Line Tourney
Fiesta Island, Mission Bay Drive
Over the Line (OTL) is a bat and ball game played with 2 teams of 3 players each. 7:30am – dusk.

July 13
San Diego LGBT Pride Parade
10:00am-3:00pm
University Ave./Normal St./University Ave./6th Ave./Balboa Dr./Quince St./Balboa Dr.
Rainbow banners wave as a symbol of diversity at this most diversified parade. A crowd of spectators cheer on caravans of lavish floats and hundreds of colorful contingents. It’s like no other parade! Shuttle service is available. This event is in conjunction with the “LGBT PrideFestival”.

July 13-14
San Diego LGBT Pride Festival (2-Day Event)
Balboa Park – Marston Point on the west side of the park near 6th Ave. & Laurel St.
In a rainbow of color, visitors can enjoy multiple stages of fantastic entertainment, food & drink. There’s a Garden with Pride Zone, Gaming Zone, Youth Zone, Kids Zone, and more. Saturday, July 13, 2019: 12pm-10pm. Sunday, July 14, 2019: 11am-9pm.

July 17-21
Comic-Con International
Convention Center, West Harbor Drive
Preview night July 8th. This is one of the most popular San Diego events and these tickets are already sold out. But join in the fun anyway in the area. July 17: 6:00pm-9:00pm; July 18-20: 9:30am-7:00pm; July 21: 9:30am-5:00pm. Preview Night on Wednesday, July 18: 6:00pm–9:00pm.

July 20-21
Over the Line Tourney
Fiesta Island, Mission Bay Drive
Over the Line (OTL) is a bat and ball game played with 2 teams of 3 players each. 7:30am – dusk.

July 21
San Diego Reggae Vegan Fest with Third World
12pm-9pm
NTC Park (Liberty Station)
Performances by Reggae Superstars & Top Local Favorites at a World-Class Vegan Festival… Vibrations Don’t Get More Positive than this!

July 21
An Evening With Cynthia Erivo
Embarcadero Marina Park South
200 Marina Park Way
Tony and Grammy Award winner Cynthia Erivo gives voice to music made famous by the greatest female singers of all-time including Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, and Ella Fitzgerald.

July 25-27
La Jolla Fashion Film Festival
La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art
619-889-3238

July 27 – August 18
Stagecoach Days
12pm-4pm
Old Town State Historic Park
Stagecoach Days invites visitors to enjoy afternoons in Old Town filled with activities that reflect life in early San Diego and celebrate the West on the move. Old Town San Diego State Historic Park is celebrating travel and transportation in the era of real horsepower during Stagecoach Days.

July 27
Annual Joggin’ For Frogmen 5K & Tadpole Trot
8:00am-12:00pm
Liberty Station (NTC Park & surrounding area)
Come and join this 5K run/walk at Liberty Station in honor of Navy SEALS (Frogmen) and all military heroes who have sacrificed their lives while protecting our country, including the 31 heroes who were killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. A Tadpole Trot for kids accompanies the event.