Top Things to Do in San Diego – June 18-23, 2019

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Celebrate the arrival of summer with a weekend under the San Diego sun enjoying everything California’s Beach City has to offer including these top things to do.

U.S. Soccer Summer Showcase and Playoffs

When: June 17 – June 29, 2019
A culminating event for the Boys’ and Girls’ 2018-19 Season, the U.S. Soccer Development Academy will host the 12th Summer Showcase and Playoffs for the second time in San Diego.

San Diego Padres vs. Milwaukee Brewers

When: June 17-19, 2019
Catch the San Diego Padres take on the Milwaukee Brewers at Petco Park!

Twilight in the Park Summer Concerts

When: June 18 – August 29, 2019
For 38 years, Twilight’s live music under the stars has been delighting visitors. The music program ranges from military bands and Dixieland jazz to big band swing and Latin salsa.

Taste of Little Italy

When: June 19, 2019
Calling all food lovers, come experience Taste of Little Italy! Walk along Little Italy’s charming flower and tree-lined sidewalks enjoying bites from San Diego’s top eatery hub, all while enjoying live music scattered throughout the 48-square-block neighborhood and spectacular views of San Diego’s sparkling embarcadero.

California Dreaming Beach Party

When: June 20 – August 29, 2019
California Dreaming is the beach party of the summer and is back just in time to celebrate warm nights at the Bahia Resort Hotel on Mission Bay. Watch the sunset with family and friends while enjoying the fresh clam bake and fiery BBQ on the sand with a cocktail in hand.

Summer Solstice

When: June 20, 2019
Enjoy Del Marʼs favorite local eateries and Californiaʼs best wineries, breweries and distilleries. With balmy ocean breezes, amazing front-row sunset views, and live music, this is the way Del Mar celebrates the arrival of summer!

Legendary Drag Queens of San Diego

When: June 21 – September 8, 2019
LGBTQ+ San Diego: Stories of Struggles + Triumphs, the San Diego History Center will shine the spotlight on the performance art of drag. We invite you to experience Legendary Drag Queens of San Diego and help commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall rebellion–a pivotal moment in LGBTQ+ history.

Little Italy Summer Film Festival

When: June 22 – August 24, 2019
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.

United States Police & Fire Championships

When: June 22-29, 2019
United States Police & Fire Championships brings together law enforcement and fire athletes from across the country to compete in Olympic-style sports.

46th Annual San Diego Scottish Highland Games

When: June 22-23, 2019
Highlights include massed bagpipe bands, Scottish athletics, kid’s area, sheepdog trials, Highland dancing, foot and arts, Scottish clans area, and more!

Distilled: San Diego Spirit & Cocktail Festival

When: June 22, 2019
At Distilled, we raise our glass to honor the best distillers and mixologists throughout San Diego and beyond! Learn who is serving it up neat, and who is shaking it up in our cocktail competition.

40th Annual Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off

When: June 22, 2019
Oceanfront chili cook-off, an array of food and merchandise vendors, 4 stages of continuous music, the Community Mural Project, a Local Art & Artisans showcase, 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 and the Beachside Bar will be rockin’ all day for guests 21+ looking to enjoy an ice-cold brew or cocktail with an ocean view and live music.

Summer Fun on the 101

When: June 22, 2019
Summer Fun on the 101 is the annual musical celebration taking place just a block from Beacon’s Beach in beautiful Encinitas, California at the Leucadia Roadside Park (860 N. Coast Hwy 101). Summer Fun on the 101 is Encinitas’ most epic music festival and is free and open to the whole community!

Festival of Yoga

When: June 23, 2019
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.

San Diego County Fair

When: Thru July 4, 2019
Visitors will journey to the Emerald City, meeting magical new friends along the way. Channel your inner courage in our whirlwind of carnival rides. Expand your brain by immersing yourself in creative and educational exhibits. Warm your heart creating new memories with your friends and family. With all of the adventures you’ll encounter, you’ll discover, “There’s no place like the Fair.”

Summer Safari at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

When: Thru September 1, 2019
Go wild at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park this summer! Summer Safari presented by Groupon brings later hours and more fun. On Saturdays and Sundays from May 25 through September 1, you can stay until 7 p.m. for evening safari adventures. Walk among kangaroos and wallabies at the newest habitat, Walkbout Australia, and hear a didgeridoo played. Enjoy guitar music, roaming jugglers and magicians, and summer food and drink specials throughout the Park.

Sesame Street Party Parade

When: Thru September 1, 2019
The Sesame Street Party Parade is marching Sesame Street excitement throughout SeaWorld San Diego. This colorful, musical, show-stopping parade is fun enough to get the whole family dancing. This event features 10 larger-than-life themed floats including Sesame Street favorites such as Mr. Hooper’s Store and Count’s Castle. The whole family will be singing and dancing along with Elmo and his furry cast of friends as they join more than 20 dancers along the parade route.

Nighttime Zoo at the San Diego Zoo

When: June 16 – September 2, 2019
Stay after dark and celebrate summer during Nighttime Zoo presented by One Medical, June 16 through September 2. Enjoy live music, fun shows, animal encounters, food, and more!

SeaWorld’s Electric Ocean

When: Thru September 2, 2019
Surf beyond your expectations as the sea comes alive at night and dive into Electric Ocean, SeaWorld’s fantastic summer nighttime celebration.

Food Truck Fridays

When: Thru September 27, 2019
Enjoy free live entertainment while eating gourmet dishes from a rotating selection of more than a dozen food trucks. Each evening features fantastic local performers, vibrant music, and family-friendly activities. Foodies can also explore the many park museums hosting evening hours and special programs.

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