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Event Description




June 1

Friday Night Liberty

Performances, interactive activities, open artist studios

5-8 pm

NTC Promenade, 2690 Historic Decatur Rd., Point Loma


June 2

La Mesa Flag Day Parade

Dress in red, white a blue for this annual parade featuring military vets, equestrian units, floats and marching bands. There will also be free hot dogs and the start of the Amazing Geocache Challenge scavenger hunt.

10 am

La Mesa Blvd., through downtown La Mesa Village


June 2

Daring, Delightful and Determined 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 2-3

Fiesta del Sol

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

9 am-9 pm

Fletcher Cove, Solana Beach


June 2

Sam Hinton Folk Heritage Festival

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

11 am-6 pm

Old Poway Park, 14131 Midland Rd., Poway

Free; small fee for train ride

June 6-10

Peter and the Wolf

Prokofiev's classic children's tale of a boy capturing a wolf is shown brought to life using traditional marionettes and objects in a diorama form theater.

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 8-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 9-10

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 9

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 10

Doggie Street Festival

Adoption opportunities, gymnastics presentations, live entertainment, kids art project, food booths and pet-related products.

9 am-4 pm

Robb Field, Ocean Beach, San Diego

Free admission

June 16

Fire Expo at the San Diego Fair

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

10 am-7 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 17

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 16-17, June 23-24

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 17

Celebrate Fathers at The Wave Waterpark

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

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 18

History for Half-Pints: Summer Jam-berry!

Celebrate all the flavors of summer fruit as we explore how jams are made, read the Jamberry storybook, and make a berry gathering basket craft.

10-11 am

San Diego History Center, Balboa Park

$5 per child/ adult pair

June 22

July 6, 20

August 3, 17

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 23

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 23-24

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 23

Fairy Festival

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

10 am-1:30 pm

San Diego Botanic Gardens

230 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas

Free with admission; fee for some crafts.

Admission is $6-12.

June 23-24

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 30-July 1

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 Concourse

202 C. St., San Diego

Adults: $10, Children: $6

June 2012 Family Events in San Diego