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Check Out the Best San Diego June Events

San Diego County Fair

San Diego County Fair

From summer soirees to world class theater, find the best things to do in San Diego this June.

EVENTS
Mainly Mozart Festival
Through June 20. The region’s largest spring music festival is a celebration of Mozart and other classical masters. Various venues. 619.466.8742. mainlymozart.org.

Shore Thing
Through Aug. 27. On Thursday nights, enjoy extended hours and free admission (from 5-8 p.m.) at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) La Jolla campus. Tour the galleries, hear live DJs and bring your own picnic to enjoy as you watch the sun set from the ocean-view terrace. 700 Prospect St., La Jolla, 858.454.3541. mcasd.org

San Diego County Fair
June 5-July 5. San Diego’s largest annual event becomes “A Fair to Remember: A Celebration of World’s Fairs and Balboa Park” in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Panama-California Exposition, and features car shows, animals, games, exhibits, carnival rides, arts and crafts, food vendors and concerts. Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, 858.755.1161. sdfair.com

Del Mar Summer Solstice
June 18. From 5-8 p.m., enjoy the annual culinary event that features samples from top Del Mar eateries, wine and beer tastings and live music. Attendees must be 21+. Powerhouse Park, 1658 Coast Blvd., Del Mar, 858.735.3650.  summer.delmarmainstreet.com

San Diego International Boat Show
June 18-21. Browse and board dozens of docked boats at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, from sailing yachts to family cruisers, plus boating lessons and stand-up paddle-boarding. 1380 Harbor Island Dr., Harbor Island, 714.633.7581. sandiegointernationalboatshow.com

San Diego International Beer Festival
June 19-21. Enjoy nearly 400 beers from 15 international breweries, including many hard-to-find specialty craft beers, alongside local favorites at this ninth annual event. Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, 858.755.1161.  sandiegobeerfestival.com

La Jolla Festival of the Arts
June 20-21. Celebrating its 29th year, this neighborhood art festival hosts nearly 200 local and national artists. Warren Field, UC San Diego, La Jolla, 619.744.0534.  lajollaartfestival.org

International Summer Organ Festival
June 22-Aug.31. Every Monday night at 7:30 p.m., enjoy free concerts by internationally renowned organists performing on one of the world’s largest outdoor pipe organs. Spiracles Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park, 619.702.8138. spreckelsorgan.org

Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off
June 27. Enjoy a day of live music across five stages, plus an artists’ alley, children’s activities, a beachside beer garden and a chili cook-off featuring more than two dozen amateur entrants at this 36th annual event. Newport Ave., Ocean Beach, 619.282.7329.  oceanbeachsandiego.com

Taste of Adams Avenue
June 28. Sample eats from 30 restaurants along Adams Avenue, serving everything from Thai to Mexican to dessert. Adams Ave., Normal Heights, 619.282.7329. adamsavenuebusiness.com
THEATER
Betrayal
June 3-28. Master playwright Harold Pinter explores the shifting balance of power within a love triangle in this passionate, explosive and surprisingly funny drama. North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987-D Loma Santa Fe Dr., Solana Beach, 858.481.1055. northcoastrep.org

Motown the Musical
June 9-14. Witness the true American dream story of Motwon founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more legends. Broadway/San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown, 619.570.1100. civictheatre.net

Rich Girl
Through June 21. A modern retelling of the Henry James novel Washington Square, Rich Girl is a moving and funny new play about mothers and daughters, love and money, and whether they can ever coexist. White Theatre at the Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park 619.234.5623. theoldglobe.org

West Side Story
June 12-July 26. An updated production of this enduring stage classic features favorite songs such as “Tonight,” “Somewhere,” “When You’re A Jet,” and “Maria.” Lamb’s Players Theatre, 1142 Orange Ave., Coronado, 619.437.6000. lambsplayers.org

Twelfth Night
June 21-July 26. The Old Globe presents Twelfth Night as the first performance on the outdoor stage for the season. Shipwrecked and alone in foreign Illyria, young Viola masquerades as a boy and becomes the go-between for the lovesick Duke Orsino and the beautiful Countess Olivia. Soon Viola finds herself in the middle of a topsy-turvy love triangle with lunacy on every side in one of the Bard’s true comic masterpieces. 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623. theoldglobe.org

Come From Away
Through July 5. An original, rock-inspired world-premiere musical based on the true story: What started as an average day in a small town turned into an international sleepover when 38 planes were diverted to Gander, Newfoundland on Sept. 11, 2001. Pottier Theatre at La Jolla Playhouse, 2910 La Jolla Village Dr., La Jolla, 858.550.1010. lajollaplayhouse.org

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