Events | Find the Best San Diego Things To Do In June 2014

Find the Best San Diego Things To Do In June 2014

the-fray-juneFind the best things to do this June in our events roundup. We’ve gathered the best San Diego things to do in June 2014.

San Diego Padres
Ongoing.
Catch a San Diego Padres home game at Petco Park, with rivals including the Los Angeles Dodgers (June 20-22), San Francisco Giants (July 4-6), New York Mets (July 18-20), Atlanta Braves (Aug. 1-3) and Colorado Rockies (Aug. 11-13), among many others. Check the website for special park promotions. Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd., East Village. 619.795.5000. padres.com

Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon
June 1. Rock out during this 26.2-mile trek that features live music lining the streets, cheer squads and a huge post-marathon concert. The race route includes more than nine miles of San Diego’s scenic waterfront and a stretch through Petco Park. The post-race concert at the finish line is open to the public. runrocknroll.competitor.com

San Diego County Fair
June 7-July 6
. San Diego’s largest annual event becomes “The Fab Fair” to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the British Invasion, and features car shows, animals, games, exhibits, carnival rides, arts and crafts, food vendors, and more. This year’s entertainment includes performances by Joe Nichols, Darius Rucker, Hunter Hayes, Credence Clearwater Revisited and Smokey Robinson, many of which are included with fair admission. Closed Mondays and June 10 and 17. Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. 858.755.1161. sdfair.com

The Book of Mormon
Through June 8.
From the creators of South Park, experience the religious satire musical that everyone’s raving about. The Broadway hit is also the winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Contains explicit language. Broadway/San Diego, Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown. 619.570.1100. sandiegotheatres.org

The Fray
June 10. 
The Denver-based quartet responsible for such hits as “Heartbeat,” “How to Save a Life” and “Over My Head” has been striking a chord with audiences for more than a decade. Growing to success from grassroots exposure, The Fray was one of the most licensed bands of 2006, has earned numerous awards and recognitions, and has been streamed more than 16 million times. The band’s fourth album, “Helios,” dropped in December. Open Air Theatre at SDSU, 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego. 619.594.0429. thefray.com

Matt Nathanson and Gavin DeGraw
June 15
. Multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated Gavin DeGraw and acclaimed singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson are making women everywhere swoon by co-headlining a summer tour. Nathanson has long been a fan favorite with his vivid songwriting and infectious melodies, while DeGraw’s raw vocals and fresh energy drives crowds wild. Expect to hear songs off Nathanson’s latest album “Last of the Great Pretenders” and DeGraw’s “Make A Move.” Humphreys Concerts by the Bay, 2241 Shelter Island Drive, Shelter Island. 619.224.3577. humphreysconcerts.com

Del Mar Summer Solstice
June 19.
This annual culinary event celebrates the arrival of summer with food and drink samples from top Del Mar eateries, wine and beer tastings and live music from Semisi & FulaBula. $75. 5-8 p.m. Powerhouse Park, 1658 Coast Blvd., Del Mar. 858.755.1179. delmarmainstreet.com

San Diego International Beer Festival
June 20-22. Hundreds of handcrafted beers from dozens of international breweries are featured at this eighth annual event. The competition will crown a Champion Brewery in addition to the Best of Show Beer. The Champion Brewery will be awarded based on points earned for beers entered in the judging. Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. 858.755.1161. sdfair.com

La Jolla Festival of the Arts
June 21-22.
Celebrating its 28th year, this neighborhood art festival hosts nearly 200 of the West’s finest artists. Complete with live entertainment, wine and craft beer, delicious food and interactive performance art, the La Jolla Festival of the Arts is hard to pack into just two short days. Stroll the show with wine or beer from the festival’s Restaurant Row—where you’ll also find a number of food trucks and eateries offering savory bites—as you spend time mingling with juried artists. $14-16. Warren Field, UC San Diego campus, La Jolla. 760.753.1670. lajollaartfestival.org

The Motherf**Ker With The Hat
Through June 22.
 A dysfunctional love story set in New York’s mean streets, this hilarious and irreverent Broadway hit is a surprising examination of acceptance, loyalty and love. Recently sprung from prison, Jackie has an AA sponsor and is back with Veronica, the love of his life since eighth grade. The problem is, Veronica can’t shake her drug habit, and she refuses to answer when he asks about “the man hat that ain’t my hat” on their bedside table. Cygnet Theatre in Old Town, 4040 Twiggs St., Old Town. 619.337.1525. cygnettheatre.com

Summer Shakespeare Festival: Othello
June 22-July 27
. For the first production in the Summer Shakespeare Festival, The Old Globe presents Othello, the classic tragedy filled with rumors and deceit. When general Othello marries Desdemona, his envious lieutenant Iago sets in motion a diabolical plan to destroy him in one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies. Rumor has it Blair Underwood will star in the title role! Old Globe Festival Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park. 619.234.5623. theoldglobe.org

International Summer Organ Festival
June 23-Aug. 25.
Every Monday night, enjoy free concerts by internationally renowned organists performing on one of the world’s largest outdoor pipe organs. Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park. 619.702.8138. sosorgan.org

San Diego Symphony Summer Pops
June 28-Aug. 31.
The annual outdoor concert series kicks off with the Classical Mystery Tour (a Beatles tribute), and continues through the summer. Marina Park South, Embarcadero. 619.235.0804. sandiegosymphony.org

Ocean Beach Street Fair and Chili Cook-off
June 28.
Ocean Beach’s biggest annual event attracts more than 70,000 visitors throughout the day for tasty festival food, art, beachfront entertainment, shopping and imbibing in the beer garden. The chili competition will feature more than 24 tastings from amateur entrants competing for Hottest Chili, Judges’ Award and the grand prize People’s Choice Award. Newport Avenue, Ocean Beach. 619.224.4906. oceanbeachsandiego.com

Taste of Adams Avenue
June 29.
Sample eats from 30 restaurants along Adams Avenue—including everything from appetizers to desserts—through three of San Diego’s hippest neighborhoods–Kensington, Normal Heights and North Park. Participating restaurants include El Zarape, Kensington Grill, Sabuki Sushi and Café 21. Purchase tickets at any participating location. $35-40. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Adams Avenue. 619.282.7329. adamsavenuebusiness.com

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