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San Diego County June 2016 Events Calendar

Written by Dennis Smith
Let June be a fun month for you and your family with these events in San Diego CA.

San Diego County June 2016 Events Calendar

There are many events and happenings that families who live in single story homes in Carlsbad CA look forward to in June. The celebration of Father’s Day is a part of the things to do in June together with a bunch of other exciting activities and events lined up just for you.

Recurring Events


During the first Sunday of the month, the Oceanside Museum of Art offers free admission, while the Center for the Arts in Escondido holds its second Sunday Antiques, Art and Collection Show from 9 A.M. to 3 P.M. Check out and respectively for more details.

On the first and third Sunday, local artists organize Art-in-the-Park from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M.  Bring the family on Wacky Science Sundays and bond with your loved ones as you do some family activities at the Museum of Art from 1 P.M. to 3 P.M. with Family Drop-In Day. Both events will happen at Balboa Park. For more details on these art and science events, visit for art in the park, for a wacky science experience, and for family drop-in day.

Enjoy live music at Bernardo Winery from 2 to 5 P.M. and at Del Mar Plaza. Watch some live entertainment while enjoying your BBQ at the Music at the Julian Station. For more information on these music events, go to, and

If concerts are what you look for, concerts are what you will get on this eventful day. Balboa Park will be hosting a Pipe Organ Concert. Seaport Village and Coronado Ferry Landing will host free Sunday Concerts, while Poway will present free outdoor concerts on June 26 until August 14 from 5:30 to 7 P.M. through the Summer Concert Series. Learn about the performers and the time of performances by checking out the following: for the pipe organ concert,, and

If you like to watch historic skits, Julian is the place to be for Doves and Desperados. If you wish to get away from routine, reserve a slot for Champagne Brunch Cruise in Big Bay. For more details, visit for the historic skits and for the brunch cruise.


There is Tuesday Nite Out from 5 to 8 P.M. in Hillcrest and Tuesday Movie from 4 to 6 P.M. at the Encinitas Library. The latter offers free admission and a movie on a full-sized screen. Visit for Tuesday Nite out and call (760) 753-7376 for movie titles.


Adore the stars as you go to a guided telescope viewing at the Fleet Science Center at Balboa Park on Free 1st Wednesday Stars in the Park. Center for the Arts in Escondido will be hosting free concerts at 4 P.M. and 7 P.M. through WOW First Wednesdays. Go to El Cajon’s classic car show at Cajon Classic Cruise that will happen from 5 P.M. to 8 P.M on April 20 until October 26. For more details on these events, go to to appreciate the stars, for the concert, and for the car show.


Take part in special activities while enjoying shopping and some live entertainment in Encinitas from 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. at First Thursdays. Families can also look forward to bonding moments by doing special activities together at SD Botanic Garden through Family Fun Nights that will transpire from June 2 until August 25. Performers will entertain audiences in Santee from 6:30 to 8 P.M. on June 16 until August 25. TNT or Thursday Night Thing is also a “thing” at Balboa Park, while Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla and Downtown announces Free Third Thursdays. To know more about these happenings, visit for first Thursdays, www.sdbgarden for fun nights with family, for free outdoor concerts, and for TNT and free Third Thursdays at the museum.


First Friday will be happening in El Caljon from 5 to 9 P.M. Check out for more details.

Go to for First Friday Film and Lecture that will dominate Balboa Park at 7 P.M. For a night of fun, good music, and great food, check out for First Friday: Oceanside Art Walk that is happening from 6 to 9 P.M.

Another celebration of art, design, food, drink, and antiques, go to for more details on 2nd Friday Kettner Nights that will also transpire from 6 P.M. to 9 P.M.

There will be live music at Del Mar Plaza and free live entertainment in Wynola. The Coronado Public Library will be hosting Brown Bag Piano Concert from 12:30 to 1:30 P.M. Visit, and for more details.

There will be a discount on the IMAX experience from 6 to 9 P.M. at the Fleet Science Center at Balboa Park on Fridays At The Fleet. Visit for details.

Choose a date from April 1 to September 30 and enjoy this car cruise and fair that lasts from 5 to 9 P.M. in Downtown Escondido through Cruisin’ Grand. From June to September, enjoy live entertainment, food, wine, and the company of local artists at Bernardo Winery through Sunset Art Walk from 4 P.M. to 9 P.M. See and for more details.

Carlsbad will host free outdoor concerts called TGIF Jazz in the Parks from 6 to 8 P.M.  Big Bay will have Bands on the Bay Dinner Cruises from June until September. Starting May 6 through October 7, there will be a Dinner and A Concert from 6 to 8 P.M. in Downtown El Caljon.

Know more about these events by going to for TGIF Jazz, for the dinner cruises, and for events in this area.


Take part in the beach clean up event by volunteering in Oceanside. Visit to see details for 1st Saturday Surfrider Beach Cleanup that is going to take place from 9 to 11 A.M.

Enjoy family day by going to the 2nd Saturday Art Walk (see, 2nd Saturday Family Art Discoveries with free admission at the Center for the Arts in Escondido from 10 A.M. until noon (seew, and 2nd Saturday Family Discovery Day at the Natural History  of Museum in Balboa Park (see

If you like arts, food, and entertainment, go to North Park at 6 P.M. for 2nd Saturday “Ray At Night” Artwalk. Big Bay also holds Champagne Brunch Cruise. For more information, visit for the art walk and for the cruise.

Whether you’re a business person or an artist, there are things in store for you. Discounts and great deals are offered to participating businesses in Chula Vista for Third on Third (see A free fishing class is offered for one hour in Julian. Classes start at 10 A.M. (see The Water Conservation Garden in El Caljon will hold seminars through Saturday Garden Tour. Families can enjoy Family Science Day from 1 to 3 P.M. at Balboa Park (see and experience watching an Italian film with subtitles at Amici Park at the Cinema Little Italy Summer Festival that will last from June through August.  Screening will start at 7 P.M. (see

While there is free live entertainment in Wynola (see, there are also free Saturday concerts at Coronado Ferry Landing. Check their website for the schedule and list of performers.

June Calendar of Events

June 1

A planetarium show entitled “Sky Tonight” will happen at Fleet Science Center, Balboa Park. Visit for more details.

June 3 and 4

There will be a Pops Concert held at The Chula Vista First United Methodist Church at 7 P.M. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Visit for more details.

June 4

While an Encinitas Rotary Wine Festival held at SD Botanic Garden will happen at 5 P.M, there will be a Valley Center Community Yard Sale, Music Festival, and Kansas City BBQ Cookoff happening at Bates Nut Farm. Visit and for more details.

June 5

Visit the Turbo Buick Car Show at Bates Nut Farm in Valley Center before bringing the whole family to an outdoor family film screening experience at the Movie Night at Del Mar Shores Park that will start at 7 P.M. and will last until 9. Visit and for more details.

June 6

After the wonderful outdoor movie family experience, the young –at-hearts can head to Senior Monday that will happen at the Fleet Science Center at Balboa Park. Tickets are priced $8 that is inclusive of an interesting lecture and an IMAX film. Experience La Mesa for three hours as you attend Taste of La Mesa in the afternoon from 5 P.M. to 8 P.M. Visit and for more details.

June 9

Bring your preschoolers to the Natural History of Museum at Balboa Park as they look forward to Nature and Me Preschool Storytime that will start at 10:30 A.M. Visit for more details.

June 11

Let your children enjoy two hours of fun and activities at the Kids in The Garden event that will happen at Alta Vista Botanical Garden from 10 A.M. until noon. After that, allow the girls to share their love for science as they attend the Saturday Science Club for Girls that will start at noon at the Fleet Science Center, Balboa Park. A four-hour event awaits you and your family as you have the chance to find your family’s new best friend by attending Fido Fest, a pet adoption event sponsored by PetCo. The search starts at 9 A.M. in Santee. Learn more about these events by visiting for the kids’ activities, for the science club, and for the pet adoption event.

Aside from these exciting affairs, there are other events happening on this day such as the Belmont Stakes Simulcast, which will happen in Del Mar, and Summer Music, Craft Brew and BBQ Festival that will take place in San Marcos. For more information, visit for the simulcast and for this outdoor music festival.

June 11-12

Thrilling and entertaining events await the excited crowd as the community experiences a free cultural event called Inter-Tribal Pow-Wow at the Mission San Luis Rey in Oceanside. An art, food, and entertainment festival will wow the participants, together with the more than 200 artists who will attend La Jolla Festival of the Arts at USCD. The festival will start at 9 A.M. and end at 5 P.M. For more details, visit for the cultural event and for the art fest.

June 11 through July 4

The San Diego County Fair will be held in Del Mar on the above dates. Visit for more details.

June 15

Scripps La Jolla looks forward to the amazing performances at the Green Flash Concerts that will start at 5:30 P.M. Check their website for more details. Attendees aged 21 and above are allowed to take part in this concert.

June 16

Appreciate good music and classic vintage cars that would be lining up in Downtown Encinitas at the Rods and Woodies Classic Car Night that will happen from 5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. Visit for more details.

June 17

Bring your little ones to Poway for Free Kids’ Night Out. The supervised children’s activities for grades 1 to 5 will start at 4:30 P.M. and end at 9 P.M. Take this opportunity to relax, unwind, or enjoy some quality time with your special someone or with your friends from 7:30 P.M. onwards as you listen to some great music at the Music by the Sea Concert at the Encinitas Library. Visit for the free kids’ night out and for the concert.

June 17-19

Adore your little furry friends as you go to the Bahia Sur Kennel Club of Chula Vista Dog Show that is going to take place at Bates Nut Farm in Valley Center. Go to for more information.

June 18

There are many delightful events on this day. Fairy lovers, both young and old, will surely delight in the Fairy Festival from 10 A.M. to 3 P.M. at the San Diego Botanic Garden. Learn more about the ocean as you attend SEA Days, a four-hour ocean learning experience that will start at 11 A.M. at the Birch Aquarium in La Jolla. Go to for the fairy festival and for the ocean experience.

Once again, you can get to enjoy a free outdoor movie experience with your loved ones and friends as you go to the Summer Movie in the Park in Poway that will start at 6 P.M. and will end at 9:30 P.M. You also have the option to go to Julian Blues Bash at the Menghini Winery at Julian for a celebration of music and BBQ. For more details, visit for your movie night and for the BBQ and music fest.

June 18-19

For those who cannot wait to show their fathers how special these dads are, take your pops to a lunch-and-sail experience at the Maritime Museum through Father’s Day Sail on the Californian. This event will last from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. Visit for more information.

June 19 – Father’s Day

This is the one cool thing that every dad is waiting for – Father’s Day! Make this year the best Father’s Day for your dad as you treat him to the Father’s Day Beer Brunch and Sunset Dinner Cruises in Embarcadero. Check for departure times.

June 19 through September 18

Two outdoor productions will happen at the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre at Balboa Park called the Summer Shakespeare Festival. Visit for more details.

June 20

Give your loved one a special treat as you reserve for a Full Moon Dinner Cruise in Big Bay. Check for details.

June 21

Another free outdoor concert from 6 to 9 P.M. is going to happen in Del Mar called Summer Twilight Concert. Go to for more details.

June 23 through July 3

Appreciate different cultures by attending this one-of-a-kind festival that is going to take place in Coronado called the Nations of San Diego International Dance Festival. Don’t forget to bring that big smile and your dancing shoes with you. Check for more information.

June 24

Save the date for a 3-hour romantic night by going to Movies By The Lake. Ticket is priced $8 and is inclusive of parking and free movie. Go to for details.

June 24-26

Check out www.pacificlacrossefestival for a 3-day affair called the Pacific Lacrosse Festival happening at the Rancho Bernardo High School.

June 25

Another set of exciting events are lined up for this day. A Street Fair and Chili Cookoff in Ocean Beach offers free admission, art, and live music. Grape Day Park in Escondido will host Movie In the Park that will start at 5:30 P.M. and will last until 11 P.M., while Concert in the Garden will happen in San Marcos at 7:30 P.M. For more details, go to for the street fair and cook off, for the outdoor film screening experience, and for the garden concert.

June 25-26

Another festival is up called the Julian Gold Rush Days. Outdoor concerts will captivate the Leucadia community through Summer Fun on the 101 and Scottish Highland Games will excite its participants at Brengle Terrace Parks in Vista on this day. Visit for the Julian festival, for the outdoor concerts, and for the fun Scottish activities.

June 26

Look forward to Taste of Adams Avenue happening from 11 A.M. to 3 P.M. in Kensington or Normal Heights by visiting

The list above is proof of the many exciting, educational, and fun things happening in San Diego. If you wish to participate not only in all these thrilling events but also in the future ones to come, now is the time for you to consider moving forward by moving in this community. Don’t know where to start?  Click for more home buying tips in this area.

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Let June be a fun month for you and your family with these events in San Diego CA.

–   San Diego County June 2016 Events Calendar