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San Diego Events Calendar: June 2017

How to be busy and important this month in San Diego


International Organ Festival

June 1:

Rock out step by step to ’80s and ’90s hits from New Kids on the Block with Paula Abdul and Boyz II Men at Viejas Arena.

Meet local winemakers and sample their pours at The Headquarters during Sip the City, a kickoff to the 10-day San Diego Urban Wine Week.

San Diego County Fair

June 2:

Get your fill of fried treats and Ferris wheels during the San Diego County Fair at Del Mar Fairgrounds, promising a month “Where the West is Fun” (through 7/4).

Enjoy music from orchestras and chamber ensembles across the country during the Mainly Mozart Festival at various local venues (through 6/25).

June 3:

Hip-hop teams from across the world perform in the Body Rock dance competition at San Diego Civic Theatre.

Take in artwork, live music, and exhibits at the two-mile Art Around Adams walk.

June 4:

Country trio Lady Antebellum takes the stage as part of their You Look Good World Tour at Mattress Firm Amphitheatre.

June 9:

Beer, bands, and bivalves converge for the two-day San Diego Oyster Fest at Embarcadero Marina Park North.

Show your pride while viewing more than 40 movies over three days at FilmOut San Diego’s 19th annual LGBT Film Festival at The Observatory North Park.

Shout “opa!” and join the three-day San Diego Greek Festival featuring traditional music, dance, food, and drink at St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church in Hillcrest.

June 10:

Try more than 100 award-winning domestic and Mexican wines during The Toast of the Coast Wine Festival & Competition at Del Mar Fairgrounds.

Spend a weekend in Waterfront Park admiring the work of nearly 200 international artists featured in the San Diego Festival of the Arts.

Stone Sour Fest

June 11:

Prepare to pucker while sipping from more than 100 sour beers during Stone Sour Fest at the brewery’s Escondido location.

The Old Globe kicks off its annual Shakespeare festival with King Richard II (through 7/15).

June 12:

Upgrade your summer barbecue at The Grill at Torrey Pines during its new Playing with Fire dinner series featuring special guest chef Trey Foshee.

June 13:

Hang ten during the five-day Surfing America 2017 USA Surfing Championships at Oceanside Harbor North Jetty.

June 14:

Sample award-winning dishes and meet the chefs behind them at San Diego Magazine’s Best Restaurants Party at Pirch, Westfield UTC.

Enjoy music by Elton John in the timeless love story Aida at Moonlight Amphitheatre (through 7/1).

Carbo-load to your heart’s content at the ninth annual Taste of Little Italy gastronomic walking tour.

June 16:

Nobel Prize winner His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama will speak about “Embracing the Beauty of Diversity in our World” at UC San Diego’s RIMAC Field.

June 17:

Visit historic South Park homes during the Old House Fair, including neighborhood tours, entertainment, and special exhibits.

Take to the streets for Neighborhood’s 10-Year Anniversary block party along Eighth Avenue (between Market and G) to celebrate the East Village bar and restaurant.

June 18:

Jam with Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band during a beachside Father’s Day Concert & BBQ at Hotel del Coronado.

June 21:

Sample craft beer and bites from 25 local restaurants during the Taste of Vista along historic Main Street.

Stroll through historic halls and plazas during Taste of Liberty Station, featuring food, drinks, live entertainment, and art demos.

June 22:

Celebrate the bizarre and beautiful at the San Diego International Fringe Festival, showcasing lesser-known performing artists in various venues (through 7/2).

June 23:

Sing whiskey lullabies with Brad Paisley as he performs at Mattress Firm Amphitheatre.

June 24:

Join a crowd of 70,000 people for the 38th annual OB Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off with live music, handmade artwork, and beachfront beer gardens.

Get a taste of Asia during the two-day San Diego Night Market at Kearny Office Park for cultural performances, food, and shopping.

Raise your glass to try 100 types of liquor and mixers at Distilled: San Diego Spirit & Cocktail Festival at Del Mar Fairgrounds.

Cucina Sorella’s series of pasta classes

June 25:

Learn how to make and stuff your own noodles in Cucina Sorella’s series of pasta classes taught by chef Daniel Wolinsky (next class 7/23).

Enjoy a four-course family-style farm-to-table dinner alongside local producers during Farmers, Friends and Fishermen X at the Red Door Family Garden in La Mesa.

June 26:

Sit alfresco and enjoy music from the Spreckels Organ Society’s 30th annual International Summer Organ Festival at Balboa Park (Mondays, through 8/28).

June 29:

Discover your artsy side at the latest edition of San Diego Museum of Art’s sculpture-themed Culture & Cocktails event.

June 30:

Kick-off San Diego Symphony’s Bayside Summer Nights outdoor concert series with a weekend of Star Spangled Pops performances at Embarcadero Marina Park South.

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