San Diego Weekend Events Roundup June 15-18

Find the best San Diego things to do for June 15-18.

Edited by Madelyn Harris


EVENTS
San Diego International Boat Show
June 15-18. Browse and board dozens of docked boats at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, from sailing yachts to family cruisers. 1380 Harbor Island Drive, Harbor Island. sandiegointernationalboatshow.com

 

 

San Diego International Beer Festival
June 16-18. Enjoy hundreds of beers from all over the globe—including many hard-to-find specialty craft brews—alongside local favorites at this 11th annual event. Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, 858.755.1161. sandiegobeerfestival.com

 

 

Taste of Gaslamp
June 17. Sample dishes from more than 25 Gaslamp Quarter restaurants during this 23rd annual event. At the end of your tour, enjoy a complimentary beer and one of the city’s best views at the Altitude Sky Lounge. 1-4 p.m. 600 Fifth Ave., Gaslamp Quarter, sandiego.org

 

 

Neighborhood’s 10th Anniversary Celebration
June 17. In honor of ten years in San Diego, Neighborhood invites guests to a street fest celebration. The event includes pop-ups and rare pours from San Diego’s best breweries, bites from local food trucks, branded merchandise for sale, a custom t-shirt screen print station and a surprise headline performer. 8th Street between Market St., and G St., neighborhoodsd.com

 

 

San Diego County Fair
Through July 4. This year, San Diego’s largest annual event is themed Where the West Is Fun—celebrating all things Wild, Wild West. Find car shows, animals, games, exhibits, carnival rides, arts and crafts, food vendors, concerts and more. Closed Mondays except July 3, and Tuesdays except June 27 and July 4. Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, 858.755.1161. sdfair.com

 

 

19th Annual Old House Fair
June 17. Learn more about historic homes in South Park at this home and garden festival. This event will bring together vintage home specialists, craft beer and wine, restaurants, food vendors, live music, artists and kid’s activities. $25. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. South Park Neighborhood. southparksd.com

 

 

3rd Annual Tony Gwynn 5.5K Run and Walk
June 17. Run or walk your way through the winding streets of Miramar and celebrate your finish with a post-race party. The distance of the race is a reference to the space between third base and shortstop where Tony Gwynn was known to hit balls and dubbed the “5.5 hole”. 8 a.m. AleSmith Brewing Company, 9990 AleSmith Court. tonygwynn5k.org

 
Belmont Park’s Fourth Annual Car Show
June 18. Step back in time with a viewing of over 75 classic cars. Then, head to the Belmont Park boardwalk for zip lining or laster tag in a three-story maze. Free. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 3146 Ocean Front Walk. belmontpark.com

 

 

 


FOOD + DRINK
Surf vs. Turf Chef’s Throwdown
June 15. Witness an epicurean battle as chefs from The Oceanaire Seafood Room and Morton’s Steakhouse go head-to-head in a five-course menu battle. Each guest will be given the opportunity to try each course and vote for their favorite dish, determining the winner. Wine pairings will complement each course. $150. 6:30 p.m. The Oceanaire Seafood Room. 400 J St., 619858.2277. theoceanaire.com

 

 


FATHER’S DAY
Brats and Beer on the Bay
June 17-18. Celebrate Father’s Day aboard the schooner Californian, the official tall ship of California. Each adult will receive a bratwurst sandwich, chips and a cold beer prior the three-hour sailing trip. $70. 1492 N. Harbor Dr., 619.234.9153. sdmaritime.org

 

 

 

Father’s Day Beer Brunch Cruise
June 18. Celebrate your Dad with a beer brunch cruise, featuring all of Dad’s favorite dishes as well as bottomless beer and champagne. Plus, Dad will get to take home a souvenir pint glass. Various boarding times. $76.95. Grape St., Pier, 1800 N. Harbor Drive, 619.686.8715. hornblower.com

 

 

 

Bourbon Pedicure at Hotel Del Coronado
Through June 19. Surprise Dad with a bourbon pedicure this Father’s Day. The unique 50-minute treatment includes a glass of bourbon while relaxing with a warm foot bath infused with essential oils, a mineral buff with a matte finish on clean, groomed nails. Continue the pampering with a gentleman’s facial at the spa. Hotel Del Coronado, 1500 Orange Ave, Coronado, 619.435.6611. hoteldel.com
Blues, Brews & Brunch
June 18. Spend quality time with Dad while sipping microbrews, swaying to the sounds of a live blues band and indulging in an award-winning Sunday Brunch. $75. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The Westgate Hotel, 1055 2nd Ave., 619.238.1818.  westgatehotel.com

 

 

 

Veladora
June 18. Special for Father’s Day, guests can delight in a pancake breakfast and barbecue geared towards Dads with sweet and savory offerings. Additionally, find roasted marshmallow cotton candy, horse rides, fresh kettle corn and ranch games for the whole family. Veladora at Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, 5921 Valencia Circle, Rancho Santa Fe, 858.756.1123.  ranchovalencia.com

 

 

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ARTS + CULTURE
Big Fish
Through July 30. The Broadway hit based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton is a delightful, adventurous musical journey about the importance of imagination and storytelling in our lives. Lamb’s Players Theatre, 1142 Orange Ave., Coronado, 619.437.6000. lambsplayers.org

 

 

MUSE: The San Diego Museum Mural Exhibition
June 17-30. The San Diego Museum Council, along with lead art curator Danielle Deery, has paired nine San Diego County museums with local artists to create inspiring murals for the community to witness. La Bodega Gallery, 2196 Logan Ave., 619.255.7036. sdnhm.org

 

 

 

Withering Heights
Through July 9. Enjoy a comic retelling of Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights as Heathcliff and Catherine take to the Moors unlike anything before; the two actors will perform all fourteen roles in the play for an action-packed rendition of one of the most romantic novels of all time. 4545 Park Blvd. #101, 619.220.0097. diversionary.org

 

 

King Richard II
Through July 15. Convinced of his divine right to rule, King Richard II acts recklessly and provides the canny Henry Bolingbroke an opening to seize the crown in this insightful portrait of how the forces of history collide and combust to shape a nation’s political landscape. The Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623. theoldglobe.org

 

 

The Bodyguard
June 13-18. A romantic thriller based on the hit film, The Bodyguard stars R&B superstar Deborah Cox and features many irresistible songs, including “Queen of the Night,” “So Emotional,” “Saving All My Love” and “I Will Always Love You.” Broadway/San Diego, Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown, 619.570.1100. broadwaysd.com

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