Things to Do This Weekend | San Diego Weekend Events

San Diego Weekend Events Roundup

Find the best San Diego things to do this weekend.

San Diego County Fair 
June 8-July 4 (closed Mondays except July 1). Let’s play a game! San Diego’s largest annual event adopts a “game on” theme, highlighting classic and nostalgic games and the way they’ve evolved over the years. From board games and pinball to television, videos and computers, technology has enhanced the gaming culture beyond our dreams. Also check out car shows, animals, games, exhibits, carnival rides, arts and crafts, dozens of food vendors, concerts and more. Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. 858.755.1161.

sycamore-den-openingSycamore Den Grand Opening
June 11. Normal Heights’ newest cocktail den invites you to celebrate its grand opening with a hosted George Dickel Tennessee Whisky housewarming cocktail, some piano tunes and friendly faces. In honor of the occasion, the GreenGo Grilled Cheese Gastro Truck will be parked outside the ’70s-inspired lounge, should any revelers get hungry. 7-10 p.m. 3391 Adams Avenue, San Diego. 619.563.9019.

greek-festivalSan Diego Greek Festival
June 7-9. St. Dive into the heritage, culture, music, traditions, customs and culinary delights of Greek life at this three-day festival. Over the spam of more than four decades, the St. Spyridon community has established a reputation of serving the finest homemade Greek foods and pastries in all of California. Also enjoy imported wine and beer, live Greek music and dancing. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church, 3655 Park Blvd., San Diego. 619.297.4165.

taste-of-gaslampTaste of Gaslamp
June 8-9. Take a self-guided urban tour of San Diego’s most notorious neighborhood’s culinary offerings, including tastes from more than 25 restaurants each day. This year’s highlights include New Leaf Restaurant’s new menu, Ciro’s Pizzeria and Beerhouse’s new craft beer bar and Dick’s Last Resort’s newly remodeled outdoor dining patio. Guests 21 and older can also imbibe at the Samual Adams beer garden atop the Marriott Gaslamp Quarter. 1-4 p.m. $30/pp, per day.  Altitude Sky Lounge, 660 K Street, San Diego. 619.233.5227.

Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
June 6. Grace Potter & The Nocturnals made waves with their self-made 2005 debut album, “Nothing but the Water.” Inspired by the music of the late ’60s and early ’70s, the band was fronted by a then-21-year-old dynamo whose sultry voice, organ playing and songwriting belied her age. The follow-up, 2007’s “This is Somewhere,” confirmed that the band had no interest in following trends but was instead in pursuit of timeless expression as it forged its identity. Seven years after hitting the radar, Grace and the band have been featured on Disney soundtracks and on the track “You and Tequila” with Kenny Chesney. Special guest He’s My Brother She’s My Sister also performs. Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay, 2241 Shelter Island Drive, Shelter Island, 619.224.3577.

beach-boysBeach Boys
June 8. The world was first introduced to the Beach Boys half a century ago with the debut of “Surfin.” Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 and recipients of the Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award, the Beach Boys are riding the momentum of their “50th Anniversary Tour” with the recent release of their latest single, “That’s Why God Made the Radio.”  Free with fair admission. Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. 858.755.1161.

tim-mcgrawTim McGraw
June 7. Country legend Tim McGraw has sold in excess of 40 million albums in the United States. With 11 consecutive number one albums on the Billboard charts and 23 number one singles, it’s no surprise he’s won nearly every accolade available, including Grammys, Academy of Country Music Awards and People’s Choice Awards. He’s more than just a country star, too—McGraw has ventured into acting with supporting roles in film and TV hits such as “The Blind Side,” “Friday Night Lights” and “Country Strong.” Sleep Train Amphitheater, 2050 Entertainment Circle, Chula Vista, 619.671.3600.

Dan St. Germain 
June 6-9. A regular on Vh1’s clip-comedy “Best Week Ever,” Dan St. Germain is eagerly looking forward to his half hour Comedy Central standup special this spring. He’s also the creator and star of the web series “Kicking Dan Out” and has his own podcast, “My Dumb Friends,” launching on Comedy Central Sirius this spring. American Comedy Co., 818 B Sixth Ave., San Diego. 619.795.3858.

San Diego Potters’ Guild Spring Sale
June 8-9. See the entire courtyard of Spanish Village Art Center explode with pottery as each potter showcases a load of new work from their home studios. The semi-annual is a unique opportunity to speak to almost all of the potters and ask them questions about their work. Guests are also welcome to visit the San Diego Potters’ Guild all year long in studio 29. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Studio 29, Spanish Village, Balboa Park, San Diego. 619.239.0507.

Ray-at-nightRay at Night
June 8. Shop local and find unique, one of a kind items amid performing arts and musical entertainment while meandering through the lively, creative area surrounding Ray Street. Businesses, galleries and shops in the North Park Arts District stay open late for this monthly art walk, which is now in its twelfth year. Participating galleries usually include Cirello Gallery, Ray Street Custom Framing, Soul Ryde, The Red Crow, Dani Dodge Art and more. Every second Saturday of the month. 6-10 p.m. North Park Arts District, Ray Street between University and North Park Way.

Be a Good Little Widow
Through June 9. Melody thought being a young wife was hard, and then she became a widow. Luckily, her mother-in-law is an expert in the field. As she navigates the prickly terrain of pressed black dresses, well-meant advice and inappropriate outbursts, she stumbles toward understanding what it means to find someone through losing them. Be a Good Little Widow is a bittersweet look at the messy parts of life that contemplates how grief, devotion and hope can persevere within us all. 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park. 619.234.5623.