Top Things to Do in San Diego – June 19-24, 2018

Top Things to Do in San Diego

Spend the first weekend of Summer in San Diego enjoying everything California’s Beach City has to offer including these top things to do.

Twilight Summer in the Park Summer Concerts

When: June 19 – August 30, 2018
Where: Spreckels Organ Pavilion – 1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
For 37 years, Twilights live music under the stars has been delighting visitors to Balboa Park. The music program ranges from military bands and Dixieland jazz, to big band swing and Latin salsa.

San Diego Padres vs. Oakland Athletics

When: June 19-20, 2018
Where: Petco Park, San Diego, CA 92101
Catch the San Diego Padres take on the Oakland Athletics at Petco Park! Game day promotions and events include: Tuesday – Taco Tuesday & Fathers Day; Wednesday – Wayback Wednesday.

California Dreaming

When: June 21 – August 30, 2018
Where: Bahia Resort Hotel – 998 W Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109
California Dreaming, the beach party of the summer, returns to the Bahia just in time to celebrate warm nights on Mission Bay. Watch the sunset with family and friends while enjoying the fresh clambake and fiery BBQ on the sand with a cocktail in hand. Then dance the night away to the tunes of The Mar Dels, performing a decades-long soundtrack of summer hits that will have everyone singing along and reminiscing about summers past.

Sculpture & Cocktails: Epic Summer

When: June 21, 2018
Where: San Diego Museum of Art – 1450 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
Join us for an epic summer kick off at Sculpture & Cocktails! The Museum’s sundown series returns this June with Sculpture & Cocktails—a special edition of Culture & Cocktails celebrating a San Diego Summer and the exhibition Epic Tales from Ancient India. Bring a date, grab some friends, and experience art in a whole new way! 21+ event.

Make Music Day

When: June 21, 2018
Where: Museum of Making Music – 5790 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music is open to anyone who wants to take part. Every kind of musician — young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion — pours onto streets, parks, plazas, and porches to share their music with friends, neighbors, and strangers. All of it is free and open to the public.

Del Mar Village Summer Solstice

When: June 21, 2018
Where: Powerhouse Park, Del Mar, CA 92014
Come experience delectable culinary creations during Del Mar Village Summer Solstice, enjoy selections from some of California’s best wineries and breweries.

Sunset Luaus on Mission Bay

When: June 22 – August 31, 2018
Where: Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa – 3999 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109
A San Diego summer tradition on the shores of Mission Bay, our annual Sunset Luaus on Mission Bay are a festive celebration of Polynesian food, music, and dances perfect for family and friends…without having to travel all the way to Hawaii, Samoa, Tonga, or the Cook Islands!

Vans Warped Tour

When: June 22, 2018
Where: SDCCU Stadium Parking Lot – 9449 Friars Road, San Diego, CA 92108
Vans Warped Tour – More than 70 artists playing on 7 stages at San Diego’s SDCCU Stadium!

Little Italy Summer Film Festival

When: June 23 – August 25, 2018
Where: Amici Park Amphitheater – State St And Date St, San Diego, CA 92101
Watch a summer night movie at the annual Little Italy Summer Film Festival every Saturday night this summer from June through August. You’ll feel like you’re being transported to Italy for the night as you enjoy these wonderful Italian films, complete with English subtitles.

Summer Safari at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

When: June 23 – August 12, 2018
Where: San Diego Zoo Safari Park – 15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd, Escondido, CA 92027
The San Diego Zoo Safari Park’s Summer Safari brought to you by Groupon opens up a world of exciting entertainment and foods from around the globe, including Africa, Thailand, India, the Pacific Islands, and Mexico.From the moment guests enter the Park they are immersed in an exciting adventure that includes our new Walkabout Australia experience, with a walk-through kangaroo habitat, viewing of cassorwaries, tree-kangaroos, and other Australian wildlife—to sound of a talented didgeridoo musician. The Park is filled with fun things to do and up-close encounters with spectacular animals like tigers at Tiger Trail, lemurs at Lemur Walk, unique and amazing birds at the Frequent Flyers bird show, and so much more.

45th Annual San Diego Scottish Highland Games

When: June 23-24, 2018
Where: Brengle Terrace Park – 1200 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista, CA 92084
Join us for the 45th annual San Diego Scottish Highland Games in Vista, CA. Highlights include massed bagpipe bands, Scottish athletics, iid’s area, sheepdog trials, Highland dancing, foot and arts, Scottish clans area, and more!

Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off

When: June 23, 2018
Where: Newport Avenue, San Diego, CA 92107
Join more than 70,000 visitors for an oceanfront chili cook-off, five stages of continuous live music and entertainment, the community mural project, Artists Alley, carnival rides and games, food and vendor booths, a beachside beer garden and more. The one-of-a-kind Hodad’s Burger-Eating Competition will offer contestants a chance to be featured on the Hodad’s Wall of Fame in Ocean Beach.

Summer Fun on the 101: Leucadia’s Music Festival

When: June 23, 2018
Where: Leucadia Roadside Park – 860 N Coast Hwy 101, Leucadia, CA 92024
Summer Fun on the 101 is Encinitas’ most epic music festival and is free and open to the whole community! Ride your bike and walk to win excellent prizes!

91X Presents BeerX

When: June 23, 2018
Where: San Diego County Waterfront Park – 1600 Pacific Hwy, San Diego, CA 92101
Beer X is a day of great music and craft beer at Waterfront Park. Although the event is 21+ from 1:00-4:00 PM, all ages are welcome after 4:00 PM once the craft beer tasting portion is complete. This year’s BeerX brings Slightly Stoopid‘s “School’s Out For Summer Tour” to their hometown. The music lineup also features Stick Figure, Pepper, Fishbone (classic lineup), Ethan Tucker Band and Marujah.

Festival of Yoga

When: June 24, 2018
Where: Waterfront Park – 1600 Pacific Hwy, San Diego, CA 92101
Hosted by Pilgrimage of the Heart Yoga, the Festival of Yoga San Diego returns for the third year to celebrate the United Nations International Day of Yoga. This free, all-ages event will feature guided yoga, meditation, music, a vendor marketplace, and other activities intended to instill peace and to inspire and empower people of all ages and walks of life.

Taste of Adams Avenue

When: June 24, 2018
Where: Adams Avenue, San Diego, CA 92116
The 18th annual Taste of Adams is a gastronomic trek featuring 45 restaurants, coffee houses, pubs, wine bars and unique eateries in one of San Diego’s hottest and historic neighborhoods.

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Brent Bernasconi

About Brent Bernasconi

I am a local San Diegan (though surprisingly, I do not know how to surf). While not at work, I enjoy biking, running, soccer, bocce ball, craft brew (I hope to make a batch of home brew one day), reading, movies, and a video game here and there. My goal is to set foot in as many states, countries and continents as I possibly can (I have hit 14 states, 9 countries, and 3 continents), though I will always call San Diego home. How would you describe your ideal San Diego day?So after a good night's sleep, first I would take the puppy for a nice long walk. Then I would pack the bicycle panniers with a picnic lunch for the wife and I and we would ride over to Mission Trails for some trail riding and then a lovely lunch under the shade by the river. After the ride home, a shower and a nap would follow. Once rested, we would head out to the Blind Lady and enjoy a local brew and some organic pizza.If you were invisible, where would you go?Area 51! I would love to know what they are doing that is so top secret.What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?So many choices, but if I have to pick one I would choose bikingrunningsoccerbocceball. Though sitting outside with a good book on a sunny day would come in close second.Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine?Nothing could be better than a San Diego Craft Beer (Hess, Stone, Ballast Point, Automatic, and many many more) and a burger with onion rings and BBQ-sauce. Though you will often find me boiling some pasta with a glass of wine in my hand and Ratatouille on in the background.Latest music purchases for my iPod/MP3 player are…A few albums by Jonathan Coulton, the ultimate geek musician. If you get a chance, listen to Code Monkey.If you like, you can follow me on Twitter @bernasconi.