Events | San Diego Things To Do In June 2013

San Diego Things To Do In June 2013

Find the best San Diego things to do in June 2013, in our events roundup.


Canadian crooner Justin Bieber hits the Valley View Casino Center on June 22.

San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon
June 2. Rock out to live entertainment during this 26.2-mile marathon featuring live music lining the streets, cheer squads, and a huge post-marathon concert to end the race with a bang. The race route includes more than nine miles of San Diego’s scenic waterfront, a stretch through Petco Park and a 13.1-mile half marathon. Spectators are encouraged to use public transportation to get to the race. The race is sold out, but the post-race concert at the finish line festival is open to the public.

Summer Shakespeare Festival 
June 2-Sept. 29. The Old Globe presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merchant of Venice and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, performed in nightly repertory on its lovely outdoor stage. Be sure to bring a jacket, it get’s chilly at night. 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park. 619.234.5623.

Mumford & Sons
June 3. After the smashing success of its debut album “Sigh No More,” Mumford & Sons received two Grammy Award nominations, one for Best New Artist and the other for Best Rock Song for “Little Lion Man.” Touring now to support their sophomore effort, “Babel,” the folk rockers each play multiple instruments during live performances. Expect to hear chart-topping hits including “Sigh No More” and “I Will Wait,” but also some of the group’s slower ballads such as “Timshel.” Michael Kiwanuka and the Mystery Jets also perform. Sleep Train Amphitheater, 2050 Entertainment Circle, Chula Vista. 619.671.3600.

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 how they have 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.

Padres Baseball
June 10-12, 14-16, 20-26. It’s a baseball-filled kick off to summer at Petco Park this June as the Padres are home with exciting series against the Atlanta Braves, Arizona Diamondbacks, Los Angeles Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies. On Saturday, June 1 attendees will receive a Padres replica jersey and pet bandana; Friday, June 14 is retro night and stick around after the Saturday, June 15 game for the Summer Sky Blast. Check the schedule for a complete list of special events. Petco Park, 1 Park Blvd., East Village.

Sausage Fest
June 19. Ten of the city’s meat masters will attempt to cut the competition for rights to the best sausage in town. In this lively, outrageous cook-off chefs will enter their favorite sausage recipes from chorizo to bratwurst, and be at the mercy of a public vote. Also enjoy liters of beer with a souvenir mug and live entertainment by The Tighten Ups. $10. 6-9 p.m. Lounge Six at Hotel Solamar, 616 J Street, downtown. 619.531.8744.

San Diego International Beer Festival 
June 21-23. Hundreds of handcrafted beers from dozens of international breweries are featured at this seventh annual event. New this year, the competition will be 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.

Ocean Beach Street Fair and Chili Cook-Off
June 22. Enjoy a day of live music across six stages and a chili cook-off featuring more than two-dozen amateur entrants at this 34th annual event. The Ocean Beach Street Fair and Chili Cook-Off attracts more than 70,000 visitors throughout the day for tasty festival food, art, beachfront entertainment, shopping and the beer garden. The chili competition will feature more than 24 tastings from amateur entrants competing for the titles of Hottest Chili, Judges’ Award and the grand prize People’s Choice Award. Newport Avenue, Ocean Beach, 619.224.4906.

Justin Bieber
June 22. Beliebers of Southern California, unite! The Canadian superstar and Usher protégé is bringing his Believe World Tour to San Diego for one night only. Expect all Bieber’s radio hits including “Boyfriend,” “Never Say Never” and “As Long as You Love Me.” Valley View Casino Center, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., Midway, 619.594.0429.

San Diego Symphony Summer Pops 
June 27-Sept. 1. KC and the Sunshine Band kick off the Symphony’s 2013 Summer Pops season at the Tux ‘n’ Tennies Bash on June 17. The rest of the season includes the music of the Rolling Stones, the music of the Bee Gees, Star Spangled Pops, En Vogue, Burt Bacharach, Michael Bolton and music from the ‘80s. Marina Park South, Embarcadero. 619.235.0804.

30th on 30th
June 30. Head to North Park and South Park for this monthly, unofficial restaurant and bar crawl. On the 30th of each month, various eateries and bars located on 30th street offer food and drink specials, allowing patrons to check out all the amazing places along the 30th street corridor. Participating restaurants usually include Urban Solace, The Linkery, Alchemy, Vagabond, Mosaic Wine Bar, Sea Rocket Bistro and many others.

Taste Of Adams Avenue 
June 30. Everyone’s favorite tasting event returns to Adams Avenue with mouth-watering food and drink samples from more than 25 local restaurants. Sample everything from appetizers to desserts along the Adams Avenue corridor 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. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Adams Avenue. 619.282.7329.



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