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San Diego Events Calendar by Month

June

June 2-12
San Diego International Fringe Festival
Balboa Park
Theater lovers from all over the West Coast and across the United States are attracted by this great festival, celebrating performing arts in all forms from street performers to cabaret, comedy, circus, and dance. But this festival is not only about theater, there is film, poetry, spoken word, puppetry, music, visual art, design and any other form of art which is part of modern culture.

June 4
Western Days Festival and Parade
Valley Center
10am
Established in 1950, Western Days is a historic and premiere annual event celebrating Valley Center’s western heritage. Every year the Valley Center community celebrates its western heritage with a series of events including the Western Days Festival, parade, chili cook-off, and the election of Valley Center’s “Honorary Mayor”.

June 4
East Village Blues Fest
Quartyard
This is the Inaugural East Village Blues Fest with Casey Hensley, Sue Palmer & her Motel Swing Orchestra, The Tighten Up, The Bill Magee Blues Band & Robin Henkel.

June 4
Sam Hinton Folk Festival
Old Poway Park
The San Diego Folk Heritage will host the Annual Sam Hinton Folk Festival at Old Poway Park. This wonderful outdoor event will feature musical performances, musical workshops, group jams and an open mic stage.

June 5
San Diego Psychic and Healing Arts Fair
Marina Village Conference Center
This wellness expo features psychics, healers, vendors and speakers. Get free access to the lecture hall. Experience readings and healings for yourself and/or buy gift certificates for your loved ones – astrology readings, tarot readings, energy healing. Shop crystals and gemstone jewelry.

June 10
Mainly Mozart All-Star Orchestra Festival
San Diego Surf Cup Sports Park
Experience the largest gathering of concertmasters and principal players in North America, all together on one stage.

June 11
Family Fun Festival
Rising Co.
Plenty of fun for everyone. Pet friendly and kid friendly. Local makers, jewelry makers, leather goods, boutiques, kids boutique, men’s apparel, dog goods, fine art, home goods, good grub, live music, photo op. Free admission!

June 11
San Diego Brew Fest
Liberty Station NTC Park
The 11th annual San Diego Beer Fest returns to NTC Park, promising another fun filled day with beer, food trucks, and music.

June 11
Alley Arts Festival
Green Oak Ranch
The Alley Art Festival is an inclusive and interactive art festival featuring both emerging and established artists. All are welcome – art is for everyone.

June 11
Pride by the Beach
Oceanside Civic Center Plaza
Free and family friendly, Pride by the Beach is a program of the North County LGBTQ Center. Celebrating for the 15th year in Oceanside, the festival attracts up to 10,000 visitors and hosts food, retail vendors , LGBTQ resources and a youth zone.

June 18
San Diego International Beer Festival
Del Mar Fairgrounds
This festival features over 350 brews from around the world. Drinking age is strictly enforced.

June 19
2nd Annual Juneteenth Wellness Festival
InterContinental San Diego, IHG Hotel
A day dedicated to the Black community! Shop local black-owned businesses, eat, dance, enjoy live DJs and take a variety of fitness classes!

June 25
San Diego Kidpreneur Expo
Town Center Community Park
Kids ages 5-17 will come together to promote their business. Food, workshops, speakers, fashion show, and more!

July

June 8 – July 4
Del Mar County Fair
Del Mar Fairgrounds
This summer, the San Diego County Fair returns to the Del Mar Fairgrounds with power-packed plans to celebrate the action-packed pop culture superheroes from comic books and the silver screen to those awe-inspiring community heroes we’ve found right in our own neighborhoods. Join us as “Heroes Re-Unite!” at the San Diego County Fair, June 8 – July 4 (closed Mondays and Tuesday in June.) You can soar through the air on adrenaline-pumping carnival rides, strike a power pose with your favorite superheroes, taste your way through the Fair’s superfoods, discover entertainment surprises around every corner, learn the science and history of being a superhero and meet real-life community heroes who put Clark Kent to shame.

July 4
Coronado Crown City Run
Coronado Tidelands Park
7am – 10am
The Crown City Classic returns for its 49th year! Run 12K (7.4 miles) or 5K (3.1 miles) to kick off your 4th of July festivities! Enjoy the scenic views of the Coronado Bridge along Glorietta Boulevard. Also returning in 2022 is the Crown City Half Mile for kids 12 and under! 

July 4
Independence Day Parade
Coronado
7:30am – 12:30pm
Enjoy Coronado’s popular annual Independence Day activities: parade, Art-in-the-Park, concerts in the park, and fireworks display over Glorietta Bay.

July 4
4th of July, Big Bay Boom
San Diego Bay
9pm – 9:20pm
On July 4th, San Diego’s North Bay, known as THE BIG BAY, will light up with a spectacular fireworks display orchestrated to originally produced music selections. Given the natural amphitheater from Point Loma to Shelter Island to Harbor Island to Liberty Station to Little Italy to the North Embarcadero to Seaport Village and the South Embarcadero to the Coronado Ferry Landing, the “show” will capture the attention of hundreds of thousands of people. This is the largest annual event in the western United States with over 500,000 people viewing the show.

July 9
San Diego Bay Fest
Waterfront Park
Local restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and artists are joining together for an unforgettable event, and you should, too. The San Diego Bay Fest will have craft beers and cocktails, specialty food and wines, and live entertainment for you to enjoy. You won’t want to miss this year’s lineup, which features Iration and Tribal Seeds.

July 16
San Diego Pride Parade
Balboa Park
10am – 12pm
The annual San Diego Pride Parade is the largest single-day civic event in the region and is among the largest Prides in the United States, attracting over 300,000 people. Cheer on colorful floats & parade participants as we celebrate and honor the LGBTQ community at the San Diego Pride Parade in Hillcrest.

July 13-14
San Diego Pride Festival
Balboa Park
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: 12pm – 10pm. Sunday: 11am – 9pm.

July 21–24
San Diego Comic Con
San Diego Convention Center
Comic-Con International is the largest comics and pop culture event in the United States, attracting thousands of artists, celebrities and fans of comic books, movie memorabilia and all things related to pop culture. Comic-Con has become a signature summertime event for San Diego; it is the largest comics and pop culture event in the United States, attracting thousands of artists, celebrities and fans of comic books, movie memorabilia and all things related to pop culture.

July 22
Opening Day at Del Mar Racetrack
Del Mar Fairgrounds
1pm – 7pm
There’s race day… and then there’s Opening Day. Don your fascinators, grab your best suit and join us for Opening Day at Del Mar. This day is not only about big bets and fast horses, but celebrating the season in style.

August

August 5-7
San Diego Tattoo Arts Festival
San Diego Convention Center
World’s largest tattoo convention tour returns to San Diego for the 5th edition. Get Tattooed by some of the best local, national, or international tattoo artists. Vendors with every supply a tattoo professional could need, as well as vendors geared towards the tattoo enthusiast, with everything from jewelry, clothing, and artwork. See great sideshow entertainment and live human suspension to round out an amazing weekend of fun. August 5: 3PM – 11PM. August 6: 11AM – 11PM. August 7: 11AM – 8PM.

August 6-7
ArtWalk
Liberty Station
In 2022, ArtWalk at Liberty Station celebrates 17 years of bringing fine art to San Diego at beautiful Liberty Station. The show celebrates the creativity from both sides of the border, with more than 150 artists coming from across several states and Mexico to show and sell their artwork, including paintings, photography, glass and ceramic, jewelry and sculpture. The Arts District at Liberty Station has blossomed into San Diego’s premier venue for the arts, museums, dining and entertainment. The fabulous outdoor setting features a verdant lawn, gorgeous water features, and an abundance of free parking. August 6: 10AM – 6PM. August 7: 10AM – 5PM.

August 6
Balboa Park 8 Miler
Pan American East & President’s Way
5:30am – 9:30am
The Balboa Park 8 Miler is the longest consecutively run race in San Diego (68 years old!) and the only one that offers a full tour of Balboa Park! The race will start and finish in the Pan American Plaza, located in front of the Comic-Con Museum. Participants will enjoy a unique and challenging route through Balboa Park’s scenic landmarks, trails, bridges and windy roads!

August 13-30
Sandcastle City
Imperial Beach
Summertime and sandcastles are an Imperial Beach tradition. For one year only, the Sun & Sea Festival Committee will honor Imperial Beach’s love of sandcastles. San Diego County’s largest sandcastle competition will be replaced by the largest sandcastle ever built on Imperial Beach sand. This massive sandcastle will be built at Portwood Pier Plaza by the multi-award-winning professional team and hometown favorite, I.B. Posse.

August 14
City Fest
431-499 University Ave.
12pm – 11pm
Our annual celebration of community spirit will feature live bands, electric dance music DJs, arts, crafts, and food that attracts over 150,000+ visitors from San Diego and Southern California! This is San Diego’s LARGEST and BEST art and music festival– stretching nearly half a mile in size on over 9 city blocks!

August 21
Bridal Bazaar
9:30am – 4pm
111 W. Harbor Drive
The Bridal Bazaar is San Diego’s #1 Wedding Expo where you can see and experience everything you need to make your wedding day complete. This is San Diego’s largest fall bridal show, so you’ll find more ideas, more style, and more choices to help you plan your day, your way. We partner with top wedding professionals to bring you the biggest and best collection of wedding products and services in San Diego. Small bridal shows held in hotels don’t come close to offering the variety of services, selection and options you’ll find at the Bridal Bazaar. Perhaps that’s why the Bridal Bazaar has been named “San Diego’s Best Bridal Show” year after year.

August 28
Bike The Bay
San Diego Bay
7am – 11am
San Diego’s finest annual cycling event across the Coronado Bridge and around the bay. A fun time for all ages and all skill levels. Ride the bridge, Bike the Bay! Cruise around San Diego Bay and enjoy your only opportunity to ride across the San Diego Coronado Bay Bridge. This non-competitive community bike ride is for riders of all abilities and will take you on a scenic, and primarily flat ride, around the San Diego Bay via the Bayshore Bikeway.