Spend the upcoming Father’s Day weekend in San Diego enjoying everything California’s Beach City has to offer including these top things to do.
Father’s Day Weekend
Let’s face it: Dad’s toolbox is already full, and he doesn’t need another tie! Instead, treat your old man to a day in San Diego. Let him choose or surprise him with one of the many exciting activities offered throughout the county.
Taste of Little Italy
Foodies are invited to experience Taste of Little Italy. Each year, Little Italy’s neighborhood’s one-of-a-kind eateries open their doors for food lovers to enjoy a sample of each restaurant’s most popular dishes, including appetizers, entrees, desserts and beverages.
Where: Little Italy, San Diego, CA 92101
When: June 15, 2016
Time: 5:00 to 9:00 PM
> Find out more about the Taste of Little Italy
San Diego Padres vs. Washington Nationals
Catch the San Diego Padres take on the Washington Nationals at Petco Park! Game day promotions and events include: Thursday: college night, Friday: BeerFest & Knockaround Sunglasses, Saturday: Fedora & post-game fireworks, Sunday: Father’s Day & Kids Fest.
Where: Petco Park – 100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
When: June 16-19, 2016
> Find out more about the Padres vs. Nationals
San Diego International Boat Show
Whether you’ve been yearning for a yacht, coveting a family cruiser, or anxious to dive into the exciting and healthy world of paddle sports, now is the time to make that dream a reality with nearly 150 boats for sale in addition to dozens of booths showcasing the newest nautical gear, gadgets and accessories. Not in the market to buy a boat? The boat show is the perfect place to get your feet wet by trying kayaking, stand up paddleboarding and more.
Where: Sheraton Harbor Island – 1380 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
When: June 16-19, 2016
> Find out more about the San Diego International Boat Show
San Diego Magazine’s Best Restaurants Party
Celebrate San Diego Magazine’s Best Restaurants issue with an evening of indulgent bites and chef encounters. The top restaurants and their chefs will takeover the kitchens at Pirch UTC to prepare signature dishes for an intimate crowd. Enjoy live entertainment, drinks, and product demos. Space is limited and this event will sell out. Advance purchase of tickets is highly recommended.
Where: Pirch UTC – 4545 La Jolla Village Dr #1, San Diego, CA 92122
When: June 16, 2016
Time: 6:30 to 8:30
> Find out more about San Diego Magazine’s Best Restaurants Party
San Diego International Beer Festival
With nearly 200 breweries represented from around the world, beer aficionados will enjoy hard-to-find specialty craft brews alongside favorites from our local brewing scene. Specialty vendors will be selling a variety of accessories and gifts for the beer lover – from craft beer art to brewed beer bones! With a stage featuring educational demonstrations with recognized industry professionals to food pairings presented by So Rich Chocolates and Venissimo Cheese – these are demonstrations you won’t want to miss!
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds – 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
When: June 17-19, 2016
> Find out more about the San Diego International Beer Festival
United States Police & Fire Championships
The first California Police Olympics were held in San Diego, California in 1967, and were founded by San Diego Police Lieutenant Veon “Duke” Nyhus who recognized the need to promote physical fitness and camaraderie among members of the law enforcement community. Since 2012, the Games have been known as the United States Police and Fire Championships. During the 2016 USPFC, Athletes representing law enforcement, firefighters, and officers from corrections, probation, border protection, immigration and customs from across the country compete in Olympic-style sports in 35 venues through-out the county.
Where: Various Locations Throughout the County
When: June 18-25, 2016
Cost: Free to Spectators
> Find out more about the United States Police & Fire Championships
Carlsbad Music Festival Village Walk
Join the community of Carlsbad for a day of adventurous music and fun by the beach. More than 30 performers will take the stage at locations around the Village, plus there will be a beer garden, food trucks, an artisan market and much more.
Where: 400 Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008
When: June 18, 2016
Time: 2:30 to 10:00 PM
> Find out more about the Carlsbad Music Festival Village Walk
Tempted by an evil prophecy, and encouraged by his wife ever deeper into his own dark ambition, Macbeth murders his way to the throne of Scotland. Shakespeare’s chilling tragedy is filled with ferocious battles, supernatural horrors, famously gorgeous poetry, and some of the Bard’s most vivid characters. A stellar cast, under the direction of renowned Shakespearean Brian Kulick, will electrify the San Diego night with a stunning rendition of one of Shakespeare’s masterpieces.
Where: The Old Globe – 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA 92101
When: June 19 – July 24, 2016
Cost: Starting at $29
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Nighttime Zoo at the San Diego Zoo
This summer, the San Diego Zoo is celebrating its centennial year in a big way, with live music and fun activities during Nighttime Zoo presented by Cymer. Evenings at the Zoo will be filled with plenty of toe-tapping, body-moving music, special shows, and tons of fun!
Where: 2920 Zoo Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
When: June 19 – September 5, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Cost: Included with admission
> Find out more about Nighttime Zoo at the San Diego Zoo
More Top Things to Do in San Diego
- San Diego County Fair – Thru July 4, 2016
- Summer Vibes Ready to Reverberate at SeaWorld – Thru September 5, 2016
- Pure Project Beer Release – Hoppy Pawject – June 15, 2016
- Taste of Vista – June 15, 2016
- Viva La V | FWSD 16 – June 15, 2016
- Mainly Mozart Festival: A Tale of Two Geniuses – June 15, 2016
- Santee Summer Concert Series – June 16 – August 25, 2016
- Tommy Davidson – June 16-18, 2016
- Downtown at Sundown – June 16, 2016
- Mission Hills Summer Concerts in the Park – June 17 – July 22, 2016
- Fashion + Flavors – June 17-18, 2016
- San Diego Oysterfest – June 17-18, 2016
- Little Italy Summer Film Festival – June 18 – August 27, 2016
- San Diego County Fair 5K – June 18, 2016
- San Diego TOWERthon – Climb for a Cause! – June 18, 2016
- Tony Gwynn 5k – June 18, 2016
- San Diego Wooden Boat Festival – June 18-19, 2016
- Fairy Festival – June 18, 2016
- Julian Blues Bash – June 18, 2016
- Escondido Roots Series Presents Israel – June 18, 2016
- Surf Diva x FM94/9 Subaru Surf Session #1 – June 18, 2016
- Rendezvous #3 – Tiki Pop-up Party – June 18, 2016
- Point Break Live, Can You Keanu? – June 19, 2016