Event Date

Event Description




June 2-6

Maxfield’s Time Traveling Flea Circus

Wed.-Fri.: 10 am and 11:30 am; Sat.-Sun.: 11 am, 1 pm and 2:30 pm

Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater

2130 Pan American Plaza, San Diego

Adults: $6, Children: $4

June 2

The Sky Tonight

Explore Saturn in a planetarium show.

7 pm and 8 pm

Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado, Balboa Park


June 4

Friday Night Liberty

Performances, interactive activities, open artist studios

5-9 pm

NTC Promenade, 2690 Historic Decatur Rd., Point Loma


June 5

La Mesa Flag Day Parade

Dress in red, white a blue for this annual parade featuring military vets, equestrian units, floats and marching bands.

10 am

La Mesa Blvd., through downtown La Mesa Village


June 5-6

Fiesta del Sol

Street fair featuring arts and crafts, live music, kids activities and food.

9 am-9 pm

Fletcher Cove, Solana Beach


June 5

Hillcrest Community Celebration

Given by UC San Diego. Free health screenings, live music, barbecue lunch and kids activities.

10 am-2 pm

Intersection of Front St. and Dickinson St. In Hillcrest at UC San Diego Medical Center


June 5-6

Wieghorst Western Heritage Days

Western music, reenactments, shootouts, storyteller, children’s pavilion, pony rides and more.

10 am-5 pm

Olaf Wieghorst Museum

131 Rea St., El Cajon


June 5

Sam Hinton Folk Heritage Festival

Live performances, music workshops, storytelling, dancing, steam locomotive rides and more.

10:30 am-5:30 pm

Old Poway Park, 14131 Midland Rd., Poway

Free; small fee for train ride

June 5

Family Film Day

Watch movies from around the world, special activities and more.

1 pm

Museum of Photographic Arts

1649 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego

Free; Suggested donation: $5

June 5

Alpine Novelty Dog Show

Come see the decked out pooches as they compete for the $50 top dog prize.

10 am

Viejas Outlet Center

5505 Willows Rd., Alpine

Free for spectators; entry fees are $6 per class or $20 for four classes

June 9-13 and June 16-20

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

Summer Hours: Wed.-Sun.: 11 am, 1 pm and 2:30 pm

Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater

2130 Pan American Plaza, San Diego

Adults: $6, Children: $4

June 11-July 5

San Diego County Fair

Great live music, rides, Kid Zone, animals, contests and more.


Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar

Adults: $7-13, Kids under 5: free; Tuesdays: Kids 12 and younger are admitted for free.

June 11

Mommy and Me Makeover Event

Receive a free kid’s haircut and a makeover for mom! Also receive a free 5x7 photo to remember the event.

4-6 pm

Westfield Plaza Bonita

3030 Plaza Bonita Rd., National City


June 12-13

Inter-Tribal Powwow

Native American cuisine, arts and crafts, drumming, dancing and contests.

Sat.: 10 am-12 am

Sun.: 10 am -6 pm

San Luis Rey Mission, 4050 Mission Ave., Oceanside


June 12

Filipino Cultural Celebration

Ethnic dances, traditional costume show, storytelling and Filipino cuisine.

10 am-4 pm

Oceanside Civic Center Plaza

330 N. Coast Hwy., Oceanside


June 12

Wicked, Wise and Wonderful Women: A Day with the Ladies of Old Town

Period presentations, living history demos, 19th century games and crafts and more.

11 am-4 pm

Old Town State Historic Park, San Diego Ave., and Twiggs St., San Diego


June 12

Family Day: Straw Rockets

Build paper rockets launched with a straw using the power of your lungs.

12:30 pm, 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm

San Diego Air & Space Museum

2001 Pan American Plaza, San Diego

Free with admission.

Adults: $15, Seniors and Students: $12, Children (3-11): $6

June 13

Old Globe Open House

Celebrate the Old Globe’s 75th anniversary with performances, backstage tours, kids crafts, circus performances, costume displays, sword fighting demonstrations, bagpipes and Elizabethan dances.

9:30 am-2 pm

The Old Globe

1363 Old Globe Way,

San Diego


June 19

Fire Expo at the San Diego Fair

Parade of 100+ fire trucks, demos, booths, kids activities, live music and burn prevention education

10:30 am-6 pm

Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar

Fair admission:

Adults: $7-13, Kids under 5: free; Tuesdays: Kids 12 and younger are admitted for free.

June 19

Fairy Festival

Meet the fairy queen, join a fairy parade and make a fairy house and fairy treasures.

10 am-2 pm

San Diego Botanic Gardens

230 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas

Free with admission; fee for some crafts.

Admission is $6-12.

June 19

Children’s Pirate Concert

Hot dog barbecue, pirate-themed games and prizes and a Raggle Taggle Buccaneer Pirate band performance.

4:30-8 pm

Wood House, 1148 Rock Springs Rd., San Marcos


June 19-20, June 26-27

Tractor Show

Antique farm and construction equipment demonstrations, blacksmithing demos, train and wagon rides and more.

9 am-4:30 pm

Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum

2040 North Santa Fe Ave., Vista

$7-10; ages 6 and younger: free

June 20

Father’s Day Barbecue and Live Music

One hour train ride, barbecue lunch, singing and display of steam engines.

11 am-3:30 pm

Pacific Southwest Railway Museum

Adults: $25, Children 6-12: $15, Chilren under 6: Free with paying adult. Price includes barbecue lunch.

June 20

Celebrate Fathers at The Wave Waterpark

Print out the coupon online.

11 am-5 pm

101 Wave Dr., Vista

Dads get in free with a paid child’s admission

June 21

History for Half-Pints: Merry-Go-Round Mondays

Listen to a carousel tale, check out the animals that are on the carousel and make a spinning craft.

10-11 am

San Diego History Center, Balboa Park


June 26-27

La Jolla Festival of Arts

200 local and national artists, street chalking exhibition, international cuisine and children’s area.

9 am-5 pm

UCSD East Campus, Genesse Ave. And Regents Rd., San Diego

$10; Children ages 10 and younger are free

June 26

Ronald McDonald Fun!

Songs, games and activities with the famous character.

1 pm

8730 Jamacha Blvd., Spring Valley


June 26

Bats are Beautiful

Get up close to these fascinating creatures with Ms. Frizzle from the San Diego Natural History Museum

11:30 am

Clairemont Branch Library

2920 Burgener Blvd., San Diego


June 26

Reptile Super Show

Get hands-on with thousand of reptiles including frogs, lizards and turtles.

Sat.” 10 am-6 pm; Sun.: 11 am-5 pm

San Diego Civic Center

202 C. St., San Diego

Adults: $9, Children: $5

June 26

Generations Together: An Intergenerational Street Fair

Pet costume contest, arts and crafts, live music, food and jumper.

10 am-3 pm

3rd St. and Maple Ave., San Diego

Free admission.

June 25

July 9, 23

August 6, 20

Movies By the Lake

Bring a blanket or chairs and a picnic to enjoy games, contests and a family movie.

6-10 pm

9310 Fanita Pkwy., Santee

Free admission, parking is $8

June 26

Ocean Beach Street Fair and Chili Cook-Off Festival

Five stage with live music, pony rides, Wonderland Children’s Area, chili and a skateboard competition.

10 am-8 pm

Newport Ave., Ocean Beach


June 26

San Diego Scottish Highland Games

Dancing, bag piping, drumming, sheep dog demos, food and kids activities.

9 am-5 pm

Brengle Terrace Park

1200 Vale Terrace Dr., Vista


June 2010 Family Events in San Diego