Downtown San Diego June 2014 Events

June 3rd, 2014

San Diego County Fair June 7-July 6 The Fab Fair is celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ first visit to the United States, sparking the British Invasion in music and pop culture, influencing even today’s musicians. Del Mar Fairgrounds. 858-755-1161 / www.sdfair.com
Arthritis Walk 2014 June 7

A good way to help combat arthritis is to walk. Walking moves the muscles and lubricates the joints for more flexibility. So, let’s move together by participating at this event. Proceeds will benefit the Arthritis Foundation. 7am-1pm. Liberty Station. (858) 492-1090 x-6711 / www.sdarthritiswalk.org
Encinitas Rotary Wine Festival June 7Stroll around the garden and the rest of this beautiful property sampling fine wines and beverages from around the world. 5-8pm. Hamilton Children’s Garden, the newest part of San Diego Botanic Garden located at 230 Quail Gardens Dr. 760-753-1977 / www.encinitaswinefestival.com
Cycle Southcrest June 7 Collaborative effort to introduce Southcrest and Shelltown neighborhoods to Chollas Creek and the Bayshore Trail Project. Non-competitive bike ride, but also allows walkers to participate. 10am-1pm. Southcrest Rec. Center: 4149 Newton Ave. (619) 543-0430 / www.groundworksandiego.org
Art Around Adams June 7 A community art festival is happening along Adams Avenue where merchants proudly display their wares. Performing art, interactive art, display art, and the Sculpture Garden. Circus performances, a Kids Zone, and a community mural. 2-10pm. (858) 342-7496 / www.artaroundadams.com
Sam Adams Brew & View June 7 The event is designed for adults (age 21+) where attendees can enjoy Sam Adams Beer and a comedy movie presentation entitled “Wedding Crashers”. The event is accompanied with live music, games, and food. 6-10:30pm. Liberty Station. (303) 819-9780 / www.samadamsbrewandview.com
Carlsbad Beach Fest June 14 Celebration of coastal environmental stewardship, education, and public outreach at Tamarack State Beach. Free beach activities, music and entertainment, beach cleanup, interactive booths, exhibitors, sand castles, food, and fun. 8am-3pm. 760-271-5787 / www.carlsbadbeachfest.com
Fiesta Metric Century Bicycle Ride June 7 Riders can enjoy scenic views from Downtown to Otay Lakes. Upon returning, cyclists can partake in a delicious Mexican Buffet and an expo with bike-related merchandise. 6:30am-2pm. County Admin. Building parking lot: 1600 Pacific Hwy. (858) 692-6220 / www.shadowtour.com
LaDainian Tomlinson 5K by EDCO June 14 It’s early summer and the sun is up! Come and join celebrities and others on a 5K run/walk and a 1-mile kid’s run at Liberty Station. Proceeds benefit the LaDaninian Tomlinson Touching Lives Foundation. Enjoy the post-event celebration. 7am-1pm. (858) 836-0133 / www.lt5k.com
Old House Fair June 21 Local craftsmen and community businesses that specialize in the repair, remodel, and preservation of homes will be there. Historic home tours. 10am-4pm. Beech Street (between Fern St. & Dale St.) / 30th Street (between Cedar St. & Ash St.) (619) 233-6679 / www.theoldhousefair.com
PThe Cooper Family Juneteenth Celebration June 218 Juneteenth celebrates Black Independence Day. The event presents African history, drumming, and dancing and includes a Teen Stage, a Fun Zone, merchandise booths, light refreshments, and a talent show. 11am-6pm. Imperial Avenue. (619) 245-3387 / www.cfjuneteenth.com
United States Police & Fire Criterium June 22 Today, law enforcement and firefighting personnel from throughout the United States will compete at a fast-paced cycling criterium on a circular course. Come and watch and cheer them on. 7:30am-12:30pm.  Mira Mesa: Huennekins St. & Wapples St. (858) 571-9919 x-107 / www.uspfc.org
Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chile Cook-Off Festival June 28 Follow the aroma of hot chili and the sounds of music. Nestled along Antique Row, the streets are lined with booths of food, art, and merchandise. There are games, rides, and raffles. Be sure to watch the super chili cook-off contest. 10am-9pm. (619) 224-4906 / www.oceanbeachsandiego.com
Golden Triangle Art & Craft Beer Festival June 28 Amid musical entertainment, children can slide and play on a big mound of snow. Adults can enjoy wine tasting and the craft beer garden. Shoppers can listen to music while visiting merchandise booths. 10am-4pm. Nobel Rec. Center: 8810 Judicial Dr. (858) 602-2532 / www.lajollagtrotary.org
Mass Creativity Day June 28 Demonstrates the power of the arts to foster careativity and communication across generational, cultural, and geographical boundaries. 10am-4pm. West Island Avenue and the park across the street from the New Children’s Museum. (619) 795-1774 / www.thinkplaycreate.org
San Ysidro Independence Day Festival June 28 Highlights include staged musical performances, a car show, food, and game booths. There’s an activity area for children, and a beer garden for adults. The event concludes with an evening fireworks show. 3-10pm. Larson Athletic Field: 455 Sycamore Rd. (619) 428-5200 / www.sanysidrobid.com
The San Diego International Triathlon June 29 Top pro athletes will compete for a $10K prize purse. The International Course consists of a 1,000-meter swim, 30K cycle, and a 10K run. The Sprint Course consists of a 500-meter swim, 20K cycle, and a 6-mile run. 6:30am-12pm. (858) 268-1250 / http://www.kozenterprises.com

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