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It’s here…the first weekend of summer! That means it’s time for body surfing at the beach, hiking through to mountains, cycling along the boardwalks, bonfires in the evening and these top things to do in San Diego:

An Evening with Rita Coolidge

An Evening with Rita Coolidge

Spend an evening with Grammy award-winning Rita Coolidge.

Join The ASI Way in beautiful San Diego for a night with Rita Coolidge, a multiple Grammy award-winning vocalist.

Where: Town & Country Resort Center
When: June 18, 2013
Cost: $30-$40
> Find out more about An Evening with Rita Coolidge

Taste of Little Italy

Taste of Little Italy - Top Things to Do in San Diego

Savor the Italian flavors from restaurants throughout Little Italy.

Enjoy live music while strolling and dining in San Diego’s hip and historic Little Italy. Appetizers, entrees, beverages and desserts will be served by the area’s finest restaurants. This year there will be two smaller routes to choose from, and if you are feeling very hungry, the two routes can be combined.

When: June 19, 2013
Time: 5:00 to 9:00 PM
Cost: North or South Route Only – $28. Combine Route – $42.
> Find out more about Taste of Little Italy

San Diego Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Festival

San Diego Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Festival

Sample wine, cheese and chocolates while supporting a local non-profit.

Sample mare than 50 wines, cheeses and chocolates from donors, private chefs and local California vineyards while dancing to the music of Sue Palmer, San Diego’s “Queen of Boogie Woogie.” There will also be a silent auction.

Where: North Promenade at Liberty Station – 2730 Historic Decatur Rd, San Diego, CA 92106
When: June 21, 2013
Time: 6:30 to 9:30 PM
Cost: $35-$50
> Find out more about the San Diego Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Festival

San Diego International Beer Festival

Breweries from around the world will come to the San Diego County Fair with over 300 beers for you to sample. New this year for the competition will be crowning a Champion Brewery in addition to our Best of Show Beer.

Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds – 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar, CA 92014
When: June 21-23, 2013
Cost: $55-$90. Includes admission to the San Diego County Fair
> Find out more about the San Diego International Beer Festival

Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off

Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off

Music, shopping, art and chili at the Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off.

Spend the day in Ocean Beach enjoying over 5 stages of live music, a community mural art project, a children’s play area, shopping and chili from more than two dozen entrants vying for the titles of Hottest Chili, Judges’ Award and grand prize People’s Choice Award.

Where: Newport Avenue, San Diego, CA 92107
When: June 22, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
> Find out more about the Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off

2013 Loews Surf Dog Competition-Unleashed by Petco

Surfs Up! Whether catching a wave with a furry friend or seeking fun on the beach with friends and family, this year’s attendees can expect a fun-filled day on the beach. Activities also include a chance to meet Petco’s most experienced trainers or try relaxing with a Puppy Massage/People Massage.

Where: Imperial Beach Pier – 10 Evergreen Avenue, Imperial Beach, CA 92118
When: June 22, 2013
Time: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Cost: Free to attend. $50-$55 to compete.
> Find out more about the 2013 Loews Surf Dog Competition-Unleashed by Petco

Annual San Diego Scottish Highlands Game & Gathering of the Clans

Rival clansmen will test each other’s prowess at various sports – running, jumping, wrestling, or primitive forms of weight putting with stones, or dividing into roughly equal sides against each other in a very early form of camanachd or shinty. Lastly the clansmen will vie with each other in piping and in dancing, the pipers taking turns to demonstrate their skills and the clansmen to demonstrate their agility and neatness of movement by dancing complicated steps to the pipe music. These relaxations were in effect the forerunners of the modern Highland games.

Where: Brengle Terrace Park – 1200 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista, CA 92084
When: June 22-23, 2013
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Cost: $6-$14
> Find out more about the Annual San Diego Scottish Highlands Game & Gathering of the Clans

La Jolla Festival Of The Arts

La Jolla Festival of the Arts 2013

Stroll through La Jolla browsing among art from more than 200 local and national award-winning artists, listening to live music and marveling at live chalk art creations. There will be plenty of food and a children’s area. Proceeds from the festival support recreational and rehabilitative services to injured veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Where: UC San Diego Warren Field – 3453 Voigt Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093
When: June 22-23, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Cost: $12-$15. Active military and kids 16 and under – Free.
> Find out mare about the La Jolla Festival Of The Arts

> Browse more top things to do on the San Diego Event Calendar

Know of some other top things to do this weekend? Let everyone know in the comments below.

2 Responses to Top Things to Do in San Diego – June 18-23, 2013

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  2. If you can’t make it to the Chili Cook-Off in OB then head over to Bonita on Sunday for the Rootin’ Tootin’ Chili Cook-Off and Fair! I’ve been going every year with my family and we always have a blast. Check out the website for more info http://www.bonitacalifornia.org/chili-cookoff.html.

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