North Coast Rep The Spitfire Grill, A Musical
June 1 – June 25
Location: Solana Beach, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Dr, Suite D
Honest and emotional, this heartfelt musical tells the engaging tale of a young woman with an uncertain past.
Filled with inspirational melodies, and an emotionally soaring score, this all-American musical serves up an abundance of warmth, spirit and goodwill. Open your heart and visit The Spitfire Grill.
San Diego County Fair
June 2 – July 4
Location: Del Mar Fair Grounds, Del Mar, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd
There’s a new sheriff in town and it’s you, Pardner. Grab your cowboy hat, pull on your boots, and ride on over to this year’s San Diego County Fair as we celebrate the legendary rough-and-tumble Wild, Wild West.
The Fair has many one-day festivals and special events during its month-long run. Whether you like craft beer, fine wines, world cultural experiences, or great music, we probably have a festival or event you’ll like.
This year the Fair opens at 4:00 PM on Friday, June 2 and continues through Tuesday, July 4. The Fair is closed on Mondays, except July 3, and the first three Tuesdays. The Fair’s season pass, the Best Pass Ever, is on sale now! Attend all 26 days of the Fair for just $26.
Join local downtown businesses to promote our vibrant art community showcasing live performances, music, poetry, hands-on art, culinary and pop-up art galleries, embedded in local businesses and public spaces. Event maps are distributed every month, listing that month’s locations, art happenings and sponsors.
The Oceanside Cultural Consortium (OCC) was established in 2013 with the goal of establishing Oceanside and surrounding communities as an important arts, culture, entertainment and tourism hub/destination that catalyzes economic prosperity and a high quality of life for Oceanside’s future. Its members include nearly 50 different Oceanside arts, community, business, and civic organizations. This vibrant arts, performances, music, poetry, activities, food, and fun for all ages, is free!
National Trails Day
8:30 – 11:30 AM
Location: Carlsbad, Rancho Carrillo Trail
The City of Carlsbad will celebrate National Trails Day on Saturday, June 3, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., with a volunteer trail cleanup at Rancho Carrillo Trail. The volunteer trail work at Rancho Carrillo Trail will include:
- Weed removal
- Vegetation trimming
- Trail erosion repairs
- Litter pickup
The city will provide new volunteers with a short training on use of tools. The city will also provide shovels, McClouds, rakes, water and snacks. Please wear closed-toe shoes, sunscreen and gloves. In the event of rain, the event will be canceled.
Participants should check in at the west school parking lot off of Paseo Escuela at Carrillo Elementary School, 2875 Poinsettia Ln, Carlsbad.
RB Alive! Street Fair
10 AM – 4 PM
Location: Rancho Bernardo, Bernardo Center Dr between Lomica Dr and Bernardo Plaza Ct
Come and help us celebrate the North San Diego Business Chamber’s 27th Annual RB Alive!. There will be a full day of entertainment and enjoyment with over 300 booths. Visitors can browse the arts and crafts booths, get information from regional and local businesses, service clubs and religious organizations and of course partake in tasty treats and meals from food vendors.
Several special interest areas are in store for the 35,000 expected visitors. The Kids Zone will provide lots of rides, games and special carnival foods. The Cultural Center will have historical reenactments and local organizations will share their art, culture, history and/or handiwork. And everyone will want to stop by to view the Classic Car Show.
Ooh-rah! It is the race that inspired an industry! The Camp Pendleton World Famous Mud Run® is the world’s dirtiest party featuring challenging 10K and 5K runs with rolling hills, river crossings, two 5-foot walls, three massive mud pits, tunnels, slippery hill, a cargo climb and much more! Participants experience a day in Marine Corps life hanging with the few and the proud. Come for the run and stay for the fun at the Filthy Fun Fest! Enjoy food, live music, muddy merchants, family fun activities, beer, Marine Corps displays and the Mud Run Store.
The Camp Pendleton Hard Corps Race Series®, home of the World Famous Mud Run®, offers a variety of world class events to include a half marathon and 10K, 5K, 1K kids run, sprint triathlon and duathlon, Fat Tire mountain bike race, Warrior Warrior event and Tour de Camp Pendleton featuring a fun ride option.
The series boasts four divisions: civilian male, civilian female, military male and military female. Competitors enjoy fun and challenging races with commemorative t-shirts, extensive course support, custom awards and great locations.
Free Document Shred Event
9 AM – 12 PM
Location: Vista, 200 Civic Center Dr
The City of Vista and EDCO Disposal are hosting a FREE document shredding event on Saturday, June 10. This is a great opportunity to safely dispose of sensitive or personal documents that need shredding. Documents are limited to two bankers boxes per household (10 inch x 12 inch x 15 inch). Electronic waste will also be accepted, including computer and TV monitors, printers, cell phones, laptops, fax machines, VCR’s, radios, and other miscellaneous computer components.
San Marcos Summer Music Fest
12 – 8 PM
Location: San Marcos, Walnut Grove Park, 1950 Sycamore Dr
Twenty four years ago, Dennis and Lorri Allen started their automotive business, Allen’s Wrench. After one year of growing success, they decided to show their appreciation to their customers. Dennis got his band together and Lorri brought out her BBQ and together they had a day of music and food for their customers. The day was such a success, that they decided to do this every year. And with each year, the event grew and so did the bands. At one point they had eleven bands and served up over 500 burgers! Most of the bands were friends of the Allens, who would play for free, just to join in the fun. Bill Magee, Aunt Kizzyz Boyz and many other well known local artists, played every year.
After 15 years of holding their ROCk Blue & BBQ Fest in Allen’s Wrench parking lot, the Allens decided to join with the City of San Marcos and let their event grow. Now called the San Marcos Summer Music Fest, this will be the 6th year with the city of San Marcos and the Allens are happy to have the opportunity to share their event with the community.
Tickets are $12 limited availability early bird and $20 at the door. Free admission for children 12 and under. Special prize drawings and give aways. Bring beach chairs or blankets for lawn seating. Beach umbrellas allowed in designated area. No outside alcohol, glass or EZ Ups allowed.
Annual Inter-Tribal Powwow
June 10 – 11
Location: Oceanside, 4050 Mission Ave
Join the San Luis Rey Band of Luiseño Mission Indians for the Annual Inter-Tribal Powwow with arts and craft booths, food, dancers, drums, an opportunity drawing and contest dancing.
Surfing America USA Surfing Championships
June 13 – 17
Location: Oceanside, Oceanside Harbor North Jetty
As the official ISA-recognized National Governing Body for the sport of surfing in the United States, Surfing America is responsible for holding the USA Surfing Championships event each year and for selecting the official USA Surf Team to compete internationally.
The Surfing America USA Championships bring the best surfers and stand-up paddlers from across the country and include longboard, SUP and adaptive divisions.
Race Across America
June 13 & 17
Location: Oceanside, Oceanside Pier
Race Across America (RAAM) is one the most respected and longest running endurance sports events in the world. RAAM is seen as a pinnacle of athletic achievement not only in cycling circles but the greater sporting community as well. Racers must traverse 3000 miles across 12 states and climb over 175,000 vertical feet. Team racers have a maximum of nine days and most finish in about seven and a half days. Teams will ride 350-500 miles a day, racing non-stop. Solo racers have a maximum of 12 days to complete the race, with the fastest finishing in just over eight days. Solo racers will ride 250-350 miles a day, balancing speed and the need for sleep. Come show your Oceanside spirit by cheering on the start of these endurance racers!
Solo racers will start from the Oceanside Pier on Tuesday, June 13. Relay teams will start on Saturday, June 17.
Moonlight Amphitheatre Aida
June 14 – July 1
Location: Vista, 1200 Vale Terrace Dr
The triumphant love story between an Egyptian prince and a slave transcends warring nations and brings a country together. Winner of four 2000 Tony Awards, Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida is an epic tale of love, loyalty and betrayal chronicling the love triangle between Aida, a Nubian princess stolen from her country, Amneris, an Egyptian princess, and Radames, the soldier they both love.
With an unforgettable score featuring soaring ballads and rousing choral numbers, Aida is a rock version of the Verdi opera.
Encinitas Music By The Sea Concert Series
Location: Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Dr
Under the artistic direction of Laura Schmieder, talented local and international artists are selected at the Beverly Hills National Auditions and presented monthly in concert in three cities: Encinitas, Torrance and Beverly Hills. There are nine concerts from September 2016 through June 2017.
June 16 will feature Firebird Balalaika Ensemble. The ensemble performs with Russian traditional instruments and costumes and has toured extensively in the U.S. and abroad to critical acclaim. The dynamic group often includes vocalists and dancers and performs traditional Russian, Ukrainian, and Eastern European songs, well-known classics and folk songs.
Free Movie in the Park
Location: Vista, Buena Vista Ball Fields, 1851 S Melrose Dr
The Movies in the Park free summer series is sponsored by the City of Vista. Relax with family and friends under the stars. Come early, get a good seat, and bring a jacket for the cool nights. Free popcorn and movie.
This month’s movie is Star Wars Rogue One (PG-13).
10 AM – 4 PM
Location: Encinitas, San Diego Botanical Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Dr
Calling all fairies! Come celebrate summer in the Eucalyptus Grove. Wear your fairy costume or come just as you are. Create a fairy house, make fairy treasures, leave messages on the wishing bush, or shop in the Fairyland market. Be sure to bring your camera for a picture with the Fairy Queen.
Cost is free with paid admission or membership. Small fee for crafts. No adults in costume please.
Antique Engine & Tractor Show and North County Mini Maker Faire
June 17 – 18, 24 – 25
Location: Vista, Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, 20240 N Santa Fe Ave
The Mini Maker Faire is a celebration of the maker movement and do-it-yourself culture. There will be steampunk exhibits, robots, 3D printers, pixelated art, antique tractor parades, battle pond shows, cardboard combat bots, air rockets and more! All the makings to inspire, create and invent all makers of all ages.
The Antique Engine & Tractor Show has something for everyone in the family. This includes Antique Equipment & Tractor Parades with tractors from all over the country, blacksmithing demos and classes, wheelwright demos, N’ scale model railroad, wagon rides, weaving and spinning demos, train rides, arts and crafts, Museum Gift Shop, music, merchant booths, food booths, and the only operating steam roller in the country.
San Diego Zoo Safari Park Father’s Day Buffet
Location: Escondido, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, 15500 San Pasqaul Valley Rd
Enjoy a delicious and bountiful barbecue buffet to celebrate Dad’s special day. There will be live musical entertainment, and a cash bar will be available. Guests will be seated at their own tables, set according to their guest count.
Make Music Day
10 AM – 5 PM
Location: Carlsbad, Museum of Making Music, 5790 Armada Dr
The Museum of Making Music is a proud participant in Make Music Day, a free global celebration of music on June 21st. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 750 cities in 120 countries.
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.
Join us for live music all day long presented on THREE different stages! In addition to a curated main stage, we will have two open mic stages featuring musicians of all ages and experience levels. So bring your instrument and sign up to play!
Kids and families are in for a treat with kid-friendly workshops and music making activities throughout the day. From building to jamming we’ll have something fun for whole family!
Join fellow musicians for group music making events throughout the day. Grab a djembe and rock out in a drum circle or bring your flute for a jam with the concert band.
All Make Music Day activities are included with Museum (pay what you wish) admission.
Location: Encinitas, Moonlight Beach, 400 B St
An annual event near and dear to Switchfoot’s heart, BRO-AM Beach Fest is a celebration that gives back to the San Diego Community and invests in the next generation. Surf contests, free concert, numerous vendor booths… all to celebrate community and to raise awareness and funds for local youth organizations.
Proceeds from 2017 BRO-AM events support local youth initiatives with these organizations: VH1 Save the Music, Challenged Athletes’ Foundation, Feeding San Diego, StandUp for Kids, A Step Beyond, and Rob Machado Foundation. BRO-AM is free to the public. Limited VIP Pit tickets are available for purchase.
This year’s lineup features Switchfoot, Lifehouse, Jamtown featuring Donovan Frankenreiter, G. Love and Cisco Adler, and the 91x Battle for the BRO-AM Winner.
San Diego Scottish Highland Games
June 24 – 25
Location: Vista, Brengle Terrace Park, 1200 Vale Terrace Dr
Come see everything Scottish. This includes Highland dancing, bagpiping and drumming, heavy athletics, sheep dog trials, Celtic history and other educational seminars, children’s activities, and Celtic bands.
When celebrating in times of peace one of the Highlanders’ favorite pastimes was the tainchel. For these “great hunts,” several clans would often combine. Chieftains would send word to the clansmen that an event was planned and when and where they should assemble.
After a successful hunt, a great feast and celebration would be held. Then the rival clansmen would test each other’s prowess at various sports – running, jumping, wrestling, or primitive forms of weight putting with stones. They would also vie with each other in piping and in dancing. These celebrations were the forerunners of the modern Highland games.
Location: Carlsbad, Alga Norte Aquatic Center, 6565 Alicante Rd
Bring a swimsuit and join us as we say Aloha to school and Aloha to summer 2017! All four floating obstacles will be out as well as our Key Logs where you can test your balance and agility! The night ends with a special movie presentation on the giant outdoor movie screen.
Admission is $10 per person. Kids ages 3 and under are free. Register now. Event maxes at 600 participants.
Enjoy dinner at the Dive in Grill open during the event. Menu includes made-to-order grilled burgers, chicken sandwiches, pizza, shaved ice, ice cream and other tasty treats.