San Diego Weekend Events Roundup May 31-June 3

Join the fun at the San Diego County Fair.

From foodie holidays to outdoor exhibitions, check out the top San Diego weekend events for May 31-June 3.

Edited by Eva Scattergood.


San Diego County Fair
June 1-July 4. It’s that time of year again! The San Diego County Fair is back and filled with things to do, eat and see. Highlights include the concert series with a variety of artists on the lineup, a petting farm for the little ones, all the fair food you can eat and much more. See website for dates and opening times. $19 adults; $12 seniors and children ages 6-12; free children ages 5 and under. The Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar.



San Diego Urban Wine Week 
June 1-8. Kick off San Diego Urban Wine Week at Sip the City with tastings from more than a dozen wineries. Highlights include meeting the winemakers, bites of artisan food and live entertainment. This is just the start of the week-long event featuring various tastings, parties and wine specials from each of the San Diego urban wineries. Sip the City 5:30-8 p.m. $25 pre-sale, $35 at the door. The Headquarters at Seaport Village, 789 W. Harbor Dr., Embarcadero.



Art Around Adams
June 2. Enjoy a summer art walk along Adams Avenue where businesses transform into galleries and stages for local artists. Highlights include Paul Elder, artist for Ballast Point Brewery, at Beerfish; a LUCKIE pop-up shop at the Rabbit Hole; Dan Stringfield, owner of Twiggs Bakery and Coffeehouse, who will be showcasing his pottery there; and much more. Noon-8 p.m. Free. Adams Ave. between Oregon St. and Vista St., Normal Heights.



3D Printing Workshop
June 3, 10, 17. Explore new frontiers in technology through a special workshop on computer-aided design (CAD) and 3D printing. Participants will design and execute the printing of their very own three-dimensional object. This is a three session workshop and purchase of one ticket includes all workshops. Noon-2 p.m. $85 members, $95 non-members. Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado, Balboa Park.




RB Alive Street Fair
June 3. Visit more than 300 booths filled with tasty treats, arts and crafts, information from local businesses, as well as service clubs. Be sure to check out the Kids Zone with activities and games, the Cultural Center with historical reenactment performances and local organizations sharing their art, culture and history. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Bernardo Center Dr. between Lomica Dr. and Bernardo Plaza Court, Rancho Bernardo.




National Donut Day Pairing
June 1. Celebrate National Donut Day by heading to AleSmith Brewing for their mini donut and brew pairing event. AleSmith will pair four ounce pours with four of Devil’s Dozen’s most popular flavors. Pairings include the citrus guava donut with Tart Lil’ Devil, mango chimoy donut with .394, the potato chip donut with Speedway Stout and more. 6-8 p.m. $20. 9990 AleSmith Ct., Miramar. Tickets




Salt & Straw June Guest Chef Collaboration Series
June 1-28. This month, co-founder and head ice cream maker Tyler Malek worked alongside top chefs from the neighborhoods near Salt & Straw scoop shops to create flavors inspired by each chef’s distinct culinary style. Working with our own Brian Malarkey of Herb & Wood, Tyler created a Roasted Beets & Humboldt Fog ice cream based on Brian’s roasted beet salad. Additional flavors were inspired by Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymanson (Kismet in Los Angeles), Traci Des Jardins (Jardinière in San Francisco) Renee Erickson (Walrus & The Carpenter in Seattle) and Gabriel Rucker (Le Pigeon in Portland). 10 a.m.-11 p.m. 1670 India St., Little Italy.



Grand Opening of Monzu Fresh Pasta
June 2. Taste authentic fresh pasta, among other dishes, at this family-owned restaurant of European husband-wife team Aldo de Dominicis Rotondi and Serena Romano. The grand opening features samples of “pop-up pastas,” spanning from crispy fried stuffed ravioli and chocolate-filled ravioli to novel pasta cupcakes and more, while supplies last. Monzu will also offer twenty percent off purchases of the restaurant’s retail selection of specialty foods. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Free. 455 10th Ave., East Village.



Noodle Cook-Off
June 2. Witness the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum’s first-ever noodle competition featuring guest judge and YouTube star Mike Chen of Strictly Dumpling. Each chef will create a noodle dish featuring a package of 99-cent ramen noodles, which will then be judged on technique, flavor, presentation and spice level. Guests can sample each noodle dish, along with other appetizers and beer from local Duck Foot Brewing Company. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $40 GA, $35 SDCHM member. Chuang Archive and Learning Center, 541 Second Ave., Gaslamp Quarter. Tickets  



Negroni Week at Prohibition
June 3-10. Negroni Week kicks off on June 3 with a Negroni competition in which the city’s finest mixologists showcase their skills in making updated versions of the classic cocktail. Ryan Andrews, Prohibition’s lead bartender, will compete with his twist—an ice cream variation made with liquid nitrogen, whiskey, Campari, vermouth, cream and honey, garnished with sprinkles and a miniature cone. Prohibition will serve classic Negronis throughout the week, made with gin, vermouth and Campari, as well as various “bartender’s choice” Negroni creations. Competition 2 p.m. 548 Fifth Ave., Gaslamp Quarter.



National Cheese Day at Bleu Bohéme
Upcoming | June 4. Indulge in three ways for this cheesy holiday at Bleu Bohéme. Try the cheeseboard, which includes a selection of imported French cheeses—Comte, Patte d’Ours, Bucheron, Delice de Bourgone and Bleu d’ Auvergne—with fig jam and honeycomb; the Camembert baked and melted in its own box, served with sliced apples and baguette; or the homard nouille fromage, executive chef and owner Ken Irvine’s twist on mac ‘n cheese made with campanelle noodles, a three cheese sauce, asparagus, bacon and lobster. 5-9 p.m. 4090 Adams Ave., Kensington.



Mainly Mozart Festival
June 1-24. Celebrate 30 years of bringing together the greatest orchestral players in North America to San Diego at this month of concerts. This year, musical director Michael Francis is focusing on year three of a six year journey which finds Mozart in his early twenties, rebelling against the established traditions of the court composer. The festival features masterpieces such as Sinfonia Concertante, Haffner Symphony and Concerto for Oboe. See website for dates and show times. $15-$88. Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave., downtown.



Through June 3. Explore this exhibition that features art addressing the topic of representation. Find works in the form of photography, sound installation, video, and social practice by Alanna Airitam, Morgan DeLuna, Michelada Think Tank, Quyên Nguyen-Le, Jimena Sarno and dana washington. See website for hours and prices. San Diego Art Institute, 1439 El Prado, Balboa Park, 619.236.0011.


Sip the City photo by Taylor Balding. Salt & Straw photo by Micah Fischer.