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San Diego Weekend Events Roundup May 30-June 2

“Fiddler on the Roof” gets reimagined with powerful new dance numbers through June 2.

San Diego County Fair, Bayfest, new brunch options and more… Check out the top San Diego weekend events for May 30-June 2.

Edited by Jordan Fraser.


Art and Commerce Night Stroll
May 30. Head to North County’s most unique shopping destination for an evening of art, fashion, home specialties, beauty, fitness, food, drinks and music. Stores, galleries and local businesses on Cedros stay open late the last Thursday of each month for this nighttime stroll. 5-8 p.m. Cedros Ave., Solana Beach.




San Diego County Fair
Opens May 31. There’s no place like the fair! San Diego’s largest annual event features car shows, animals, games, carnival rides, arts and crafts, exhibits, food and much more. Country star Justin Moore and comedian Jim Gaffigan perform this weekend. This year’s theme is inspired by The Wizard of Oz. F 4-11 p.m., Sa 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Su 11 a.m.-10 p.m. $20 GA; $14 seniors 62+ and children 6-12; free for children 5 and under. Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar.


Padres Baseball
May 31-June 2. Catch a San Diego Padres home game at Petco Park this weekend against the Miami Marlins. Don your best ’80s gear for Party in the Park on Friday, take home a Swingin’ Friar hat on Saturday, and pay tribute to the 75th anniversary of D-Day on Sunday during Military Appreciation. F-Sa 7:10 p.m., Su 3:10 p.m. See website for ticket prices. 100 Park Blvd., East Village.



June 1. Enjoy the San Diego sun at this day-long music festival headlined by local favorites Slightly Stoopid. Other performers include Hirie, Tribal Seeds, Don Carlos and Band of Gringos. Plus specialty foods, craft beers, cocktails and fine wines will be presented by local restaurants, bars, and nightclub staff; and local arts and crafts will be on sale throughout the festival. 18+. Noon-10 p.m. $40. Embarcadero Marina Park North, 400 Kettner Blvd., downtown.


Freddy Cole Centennial Tribute to Nat King Cole
June 2. To honor 100 years since his late brother was born, Freddy Cole will pay tribute to Nat King Cole with an elegant outdoor concert. Enjoy the Freddy Cole Quartet’s unforgettable jazz standards and Nat King Cole classics along with complimentary wine. A menu of gourmet bites prepared by The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe’s top-flight culinary team will also be available. 3-6 p.m. $65 GA; $100 VIP meet-and-greet experience. 5951 Linea Del Cielo, Rancho Santa Fe. Tickets



San Diego Startup Week
Through June 2. Meet thousands of entrepreneurs, startup founders, developers, designers, community advocates, and leaders in the local startup scene at one of the nation’s largest events geared towards improving San Diego’s startup business ecosystem. Happening throughout the region, activities include speaker sessions, pitch competitions, speed-networking, mentorship and a startup crawl and party. See website for schedule. $119 GA, $59 students and military. Tickets


Sip’n Savor
June 2. Sample food from local restaurants; sip unlimited beer, cider and Boochcraft tasters; and listen to music from local bands while raising awareness and funds for the American Liver Foundation. Each ticket includes eight food samples and unlimited beer tastings. VIP tickets include an extra hour of sampling, as well as cocktail and spirit tastings. Noon-4 p.m. $45 GA; $75 VIP; $25 designated driver. Barracks 17, 2710 Historic Decatur Road, Liberty Station.



An’s Dry Cleaning 1-Year Anniversary
Starts May 30. Revisit the seven favorite flavors of An’s first year during its anniversary celebration such as Cotton (rice, milk and cinnamon) and Plaid (chocolate, honey cinnamon and pepper.) On Saturday, the first 50 customers of the day will receive one free small gelato and everyone will receive $1 off each cup (or cone) of gelato all day. 3017 Adams Ave., Normal Heights, 619.450.6166.



Sip the City
May 31. Hosted at the scenic Headquarters at Seaport District, Sip the City features more than a dozen of San Diego County’s urban wineries pouring their unique and award-winning wines. Guests will enjoy unlimited wine tastings, light snacks and live music while supporting local winemakers and the flourishing urban wine movement. Participating wineries include BK Cellars, 2 Plank Vineyards, Mission Cellars and Negociant Winery. 5:30 p.m. $29-$59. 789 West Harbor Drive, Seaport Village. Tickets


Gold Party
June 1. Join Carruth Cellars in celebrating the release of its 2016 Knights Valley Malbec, which received the prestigious gold medal in the 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Enjoy live music from The Gold Standard and food pairings from Smokin’ J’s BBQ while taking advantage of special sale prices on 2016 Knights Valley Malbec during the party. 6-9 p.m. 118 S Cedros Ave. #C, Solana Beach, 858.847.9463.



Maretalia Brunch Menu
Now Available. Just a block from the beach, this beautiful Coronado restaurant recently introduced a brand-new weekend brunch service. Don’t miss the tomato and goat cheese bruschetta, lobster-stuffed squash blossoms and soft shell crab Benedict. In addition, all pastries and pastas made in-house daily. 1300 Orange Ave., Coronado, 619.522.0946.



Tahona Brunch Menu
Now Available. Old Town’s newest gem now offers a Oaxacan twist on weekend brunch. Offered Saturdays and Sundays between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., Tahona’s brunch menu includes Chilaquiles with a traditional Oaxacan-style dried meat called tesajo, a twist on eggs Benedict with a sopes-style thick corn tortilla bottom and guacamole avocado toast. Don’t miss the Bloody Mayahuel brunch cocktail made with mezcal. 414 San Diego Ave., Old Town, 619.255.2090.




Out at the Globe
May 30. Arrive early to performances of The Gods of Comedy and What You Are for a pre-show event celebrating the LGBTQ+ community. Tickets include three drinks from the wine and martini bar, appetizers, door prizes and a pre-show mixer. $24 per person in addition to your theater ticket. Craig Noel Garden at The Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623.



Fiddler on the Roof
Through June 2. Featuring the Broadway classics “Tradition,” “If I Were a Rich Man,” “Sunrise, Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and “To Life,” the original production won 10 Tony Awards and became the longest-running Broadway musical of all time. Tony-winning director Bartlett Sher brings a fresh, yet authentic, vision to this musical masterpiece. Th-F 7:30 p.m., Sa 2 and 7:30 p.m., Su 1 and 6:30 p.m. See website for ticket prices. Broadway San Diego at Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown, 619.570.1100.


Put Your House in Order
Opens June 2. Equal parts romantic comedy and old-school thriller, this new play from one of Chicago’s hottest playwrights, Ike Holter, explores new beginnings and learning to trust at the end of the world. See website for show times and ticket prices. La Jolla Playhouse, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla, 858.550.1010.



Photos: Startup Week courtesy Startup San Diego. Freddy Cole by Clay Walker. Bayfest courtesy Bayfest. Night Stroll courtesy Lofty Coffee. Gold Party courtesy Bay Bird Inc. Sip the City courtesy Lee and London. San Diego Fair courtesy San Diego Fair. Sip’n Savor courtesy American Liver Foundation. An’s Dry Cleaning by Jim Sullivan. Tahona brunch by Haley Hill Photography. Fidder on the Roof by Joan Marcus. Put Your House In Order by Jim Carmody. Out at the Globe courtesy The Old Globe.

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