Event Date

Event Description




June 1

The Sky Tonight

Explore Saturn in a planetarium show.

7 pm and 8:15 pm

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

Adults: $10.50, Children: $9

June 2-5

Two Frog Stories and a Spider Song

Frog learns the pitfalls of bragging in The Wide Mouth Frog. In Princess Elena's Promise Frog's feelings are hurt when he isn't invited to the princess' birthday party.

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 3

Friday Night Liberty

Performances, interactive activities, open artist studios

5-9 pm

NTC Promenade, 2690 Historic Decatur Rd., Point Loma


June 4

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 4-5

Fiesta del Sol

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

9 am-9 pm

Fletcher Cove, Solana Beach


June 4

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 10-July 4

San Diego County Fair

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


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

Adults: $13, Children (ages 6-12): $7, Kids under 5: free; Tuesdays: Kids 12 and younger are admitted for free.

June 11-12

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 11

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 18

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 18

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 18

Juneteenth Community Festival

Celebration of Black Independence Day. The event presents main stage performances of African drumming, dancing, and singing; plus a Teen Stage, and a Fun Zone for kids. You can shop for African art and other items or just sit and relax with a tasty lunch. Enjoy a mini-exhibition of photographs from the Norman Baynard Collection of African American photography.   

11 am-6 pm

2900 Block of Imperial Avenue, San Diego


June 18-19, June 25-26

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

Adults: $10, Children: $7; ages 6 and younger: free

June 18-19

La Jolla Festival of Arts

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

9 am-5 pm

UC San Diego Warren Field East Campus, Voigt Dr., San Diego

$10; Children ages 10 and younger are free

June 18-19

Father’s Day Barbecue and Live Music

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

11 am-3:30 pm

Pacific Southwest Railway Museum

State Highway 94 & Forrest Gate Rd.,


Adults: $25, Children 6-12: $15, Children 5 and under: $5. Price includes barbecue lunch.

June 18-19

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: $10, Children: $6

June 19

Celebrate Fathers at The Wave Waterpark

Celebrate with your father and bring him to The Wave! Father's in FREE with paid child admission ticke.

12 pm-6 pm

101 Wave Dr., Vista

Dads get in free with a paid child’s admission. Must have coupon - see coupon page on website one week prior to event for coupon - must have coupon for free ticket.

June 20

History for Half-Pints: It’s a Fairy Land

Balboa Park’s buildings make it a magical fairyland.  We’ll discover what people, plants and animals are hidden in the building’s architecture, look for fairies in the Zoro Garden, read The Midnight Fairies storybook, and make a fairy house to take home.

10-11 am

San Diego History Center, Balboa Park

$5 per child/ adult pair

June 24

July 8, 22

August 5, 19

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 25-27

Linda Vista Recreation Center Carnival

It's carnival time! It's a great place to bring a friend or a date for challenging carnival games and exciting carnival rides. Soda and snack food will be available.

1-11 pm

7064 Levant St., San Diego

Admission: $1.50 (age 7 & older)

All rides and games have an additional cost.

June 25

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 25-26

San Diego Scottish Highland Games

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

9 am-5 pm

Brengle Terrace Park

1200 Vale Terrace Dr., Vista


June 2011 Family Events in San Diego