Save and Play with These 2014 San Diego County Fair Deals

San Diego County Fair Ride
Ride for less with these 2014 San Diego County Fair Deals

Ride for less with these 2014 San Diego County Fair Deals

Adult admission to the San Diego County Fair is only $14 – but deals abound. Find out how you can have a great time and go easy on the wallet with these San Diego County Fair Deals.

San Diego County Fair Deals on Admission

Best Pass Ever

For super fans, the “Best Pass Ever” can’t be beat. It includes daily admission – all 24 days of the fair – for just $24. You’ll need a school or government-issued photo ID to use the pass.

Kids Reading Certificate

Tuesdays June 24 and July 1 are the magic day for kids 6-12 years old. They get in free. (Kids 5 and younger get in free everyday.) Youngsters 12 and younger can get in free any day through July 5, if they read 10 books and have it verified by their teacher or librarian. The certificate you’ll need to get signed can be downloaded in English or Spanish.

Shop at Albertsons and Save

Get Fair admission for just $4 on June 7 or 11, with a ticket available with any $10 purchase at Albertsons/SavOn stores. (Tickets must be purchased in advance; none will be available at the fair.)

Visit a Toyota Dealership and Save

County auto dealers are in on the action this year. Visit a Toyota dealership to get a coupon valid for two adult admissions for the price of one. Visit a Ford dealership to get a 4-tickets-for-$32 coupon.

Free Concerts

Once you’re inside, there are tons of free things to enjoy – including concerts by big name artists. Get free unreserved seats at performances by top artists including the Smokey Robinson, REO Speedwagon, Huey Lewis and the News, Taylor Hicks and Grand Funk Railroad.

Love the Rides – Ride All Day for One Price

On “Pepsi Pay-One-Price” days, spend $35 for a wristband that allows unlimited access to Fun Zone and Kid Zone rides from noon until 8:00 PM. The deal is valid June 7-8, 11-15, 18-19 and 25-26. On valid Wednesdays or Thursdays wristbands are for sale at the fair; on other valid days, they must be purchased online. (You’ll buy and print out your Pay-One-Price voucher online; there’s an additional $2.50 fee for online purchases.)

Don’t Forget About the Food

On Tuesdays, June 24 and July 1, until 5:00 PM, more than 100 food vendors offer smaller portions for $2. Or bring your own picnic; there are six designated picnic areas. (No alcohol, glass containers or metal utensils.)

Getting to the San Diego County Fair


Avoid the fair’s $10 parking fee by opting for free parking at Horsepark, about 2 miles east of the fairgrounds, at 14550 El Camino Real; a free shuttle will get you to the front gate. On weekends and July 4 there’s additional free parking (with shuttle service) at Torrey Pines High and Mira Costa College’s San Elijo campus.

Public Transportation

Taking public transportation to the fair is a super deal. For $15, travel roundtrip on the Coaster and get free fair admission. The “Fair Tripper” is valid for any age, but those 62 and older save more by buying fair admission and Coaster tickets separately. Kids 5 and younger ride the Coaster free and get free fair admission.

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Top Things to Do in San Diego – June 5-9, 2013

Start planning for a beautiful weekend enjoying all that San Diego has to offer including these fun and family-friendly top things to do:

San Diego County Fair


The longer days means more time to enjoy all the delights of the San Diego County Fair, including plenty of food (try the Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joe), rides, concerts, a bacon festival, a beer festival and more. This year, the fair will spotlight classic and nostalgic games and show how these have evolved over the years.

> Save with these San Diego County Fair Deals and Discounts

Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds – 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
When: June 8 – July 4, 2013 (Closed on Mondays except July 1)
Cost: $8-$14
> Find out more about the San Diego County Fair

San Diego Greek Festival

San Diego Greek Festival - Top Things to Do

Opa! Learn how to dance like a Greek at the San Diego Greek Festival

Escape to the Greek Isles without ever leaving San Diego. The St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church community invites you to share in their heritage, culture, music, traditions, customs and culinary skills.

Where: St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church – 3655 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92103
When: June 7-9, 2013
Cost: Free. $3 donation after 1:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday.
> Find out more about the San Diego Greek Festival

Inter-Tribal Pow-Wow at Mission San Luis Rey

San Luis Rey Band of Luiseño Mission Indians Annual Inter-Tribal Powwow

Learn about the culture and dance of the San Luis Rey Band of Luiseño Mission Indians

Join the San Luis Rey Band of Luiseño Mission Indians for the 17th annual Inter-Tribal Powwow with arts and craft booths, food, dancers, drums, an opportunity drawing and dancing contest.

Sunset Artwalk at the Winery

Sunset Artwalk at the Winery - Bernardo Winery - Top Things to Do

You had me at sunsets and a winery! Starting this Friday, the Bernardo Winery will host a sunset artwalk with local artists on display, live music and plenty of food and wine.

Where: Bernardo Winery – 13330 Paseo del Verano, San Diego, CA 92128
When: Every Friday, June 7 – October 4, 2013
Time: 4:00 to 8:00 PM
> Find out more about Sunset Artwalk at the Winery

Outdoor Movie Nights

Summer Outdoor Movies

Savor the warm summer evenings with the family, popcorn and a good movie.

Who needs sticky floors and long ticket lines when the grass can be your seat and the stars your theater lighting? On Wednesday, June 5, grab a rug for The Big Lebowski during Stone Late Movies at the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens in Escondido. This Saturday, June 8, Summer Movies in the Park will be showing Hotel Transylvania, Madagascar, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted and The Sandlot at various parks throughout the county.

Want to see some current releases? Hop in the car and drive over to one of San Diego’s classic drive-in movie theaters.

> 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.