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13 Things To Do in San Diego This Weekend: June 6–9

Attend a gallery opening in La Jolla, sing along to Janet Jackson in Chula Vista, and stop by San Diego Mag’s scrumptious shindig in Carlsbad
Things to do this weekend in San Diego including San Diego Magazine's Best of North County party at the Carlsbad flower fields on Jun 6, 2024
Photo Credit: Kambria Fischer

Happy June! Welcome summer’s first month with a robust roundup of things to do in San Diego, from a suds-soaked brew fest and a long-distance bike race to a handful of musicals and a museum showcase of youth-made art—plus more fun happenings in our beloved city.

Food and Drink | Concerts and Theater | Festivals and Art | More Things to Do 

Things to do this weekend in San Diego including a flyer of theSan Diego Magazine's Best of North County party at the Carlsbad flower fields on Jun 6, 2024

Food & Drink Events in San Diego This Weekend

San Diego Magazine‘s Best of North County Party

June 7

Want to party with San Diego Mag and North County’s most influential tastemakers? Have your fill of unlimited food and drink offerings from the area’s standout restaurants, distilleries, brands, and more at the Carlsbad Flower Fields this Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. Guests can also take part in golden hour photo-ops, listen to live music, and check out over 40 local vendors. General admission to this 21-plus party is $85 per person

5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad

San Diego Brew Festival

June 8

The 13th annual San Diego Brew Festival is back with food trucks, live music, and many, many beers. This 21-plus event at Liberty Station NTC Park is a craft beer lover’s paradise, with more than 70 local breweries serving up a couple hundred different selections—from hazy IPAs to malty pale ales—plus several food trucks, lawn games, and cover-band concerts to enjoy. Ticket options include $50 general admission passes, which get you access to the brews from 1 to 4 p.m., and $65 VIP passes, which come with an extra hour of sipping from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., as well as specialty pours. 

2455 Cushing Road, Point Loma

Things to do this weekend in San Diego including a new theater production of The Ballad of Johnny and June at the La Jolla Playhouse premiering this weekend
Courtesy of La Jolla Playhouse

Concerts & Theater in San Diego This Weekend

Mrs. Doubtfire at the San Diego Civic Theatre

Through June 9

In this musical adaptation of the beloved 1993 Robin Williams movie, a down-on-his-luck actor desperately attempts to reconnect with his family by posing as an eccentric Scottish nanny. As expected, hijinks and hilarity ensue. Following successful stints on Broadway and abroad, the musical heads to the San Diego Civic Theatre for eight shows. Tickets for Mrs. Doubtfire start at $48.

1100 Third Avenue, Downtown

Pásale Pásale at Bayfront Charter High School

Through June 30 

Written by Mario Vega with music and lyrics from Eliza Vedar, Pásale Pásalea poignant love letter to South Bay—continues its month-long run at Bayfront Charter School. TuYo Theatre’s new musical (which premiered at the La Jolla Playhouse’s Without Walls Festival earlier this year) tells the story of a community coming together when vendor fees are raised at the local swap meet. Ticket prices range from $25 to $39. 

830 Bay Boulevard, Chula Vista

The Ballad of Johnny and June at the La Jolla Playhouse

Through July 7

The La Jolla Playhouse hosts the world premiere of The Ballad of Johnny and June, a musical detailing the passionate and sometimes volatile love story of country music’s beloved “it couple.” There will be four performances of The Ballad of Johnny and June this weekend, and tickets start at $25

2910 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla

Janet Jackson & Nelly Concert at SDSU

June 6

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Janet Jackson stops by the North Island Credit Union Amphitheater this weekend, performing crowd favorites from her hit-heavy discography. The concert will also feature rap legend Nelly, known for addictive chart-toppers like “Hot In Herre” and “Ride Wit Me.” Tickets for Thursday night’s performance start at $40.75. 

2050 Entertainment Circle, Chula Vista

Things to do this weekend in San Diego including the Teen Arts Collective Showcase a the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego on June 7-8, 2024
Courtesy of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Festivals & Art Exhibits in San Diego This Weekend

room in a room in a room at (LOS/NR) Gallery

Opens June 6

Through July 14, new La Jolla gallery levels of service not required (LOS/NR) hosts its first-ever exhibition, room in a room in a room. The show’s group of eight local artists includes photographers, psychologists, and woodworkers. This Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m., room in a room in a room will open with a free reception featuring a ribbon-cutting ceremony and free soft-serve ice cream cones. 

7910 Ivanhoe Avenue, La Jolla

Teen Arts Collective Showcase at MCASD

June 7–9

Interconnections: The Relationships that Form Us will showcase the work of 20 high school juniors and seniors from San Diego County for one weekend only at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. Museum visitors can hear from the young artists and enjoy refreshments and a local DJ set during the museum’s Teen Night event this Friday at 4:30 p.m. The free exhibition will be on display in the Axline Court gallery from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

700 Prospect Street, La Jolla

Latino Book & Family Festival

June 8

At MiraCosta College from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, the 74th annual Latino Book & Family Festival brings together more than 120 educational, health, and author-led booths; a food village; bilingual workshops; and more. Keynote speakers at this free event include La Bamba writer and director Luis Valdez; Dr. Beatriz Villareal, director of the Mano a Mano Foundation; and author and O’side lifer Victor Villaseñor. The night before the fest, catch a screening of La Bamba at the Little Theatre on campus at 7:30 p.m. Seating is first-come, first-served.

1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside

San Diego Greek Festival

June 8–9

St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church hosts the San Diego Greek Festival this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Spend the weekend watching folk music and dance performances and sampling Greek bites, beers, wines, and spirits—but be sure to go easy on the ouzo. General admission is $4, and children under the age of 12 get in for free. A complimentary park-and-ride shuttle will take off from the San Diego Unified School District lot (4301 Campus Avenue) every ten minutes throughout the festival. 

3655 Park Boulevard, North Park

Things to do this weekend in San Diego including the Giro Di San Diego GranFondo Bike Race featuring two cyclists waving
Courtesy of the Giro Di San Diego GranFondo

More Fun Things To Do in San Diego This Weekend

Giro Di San Diego GranFondo Bike Race

June 8

Cyclists can test their endurance on this Tour de France–esque ride through inland San Diego. Riders will start bright and early at Ryan Park with the choice of 20-, 32-, 56-, and 95-mile ride options. Once you cross the finish line, celebrate with a beer garden, live music, and the greatest reward of all: an Italian feast. There’s still time to register for this long-distance ride

390 Hidden Trails Road, Escondido

Queer Mvmnt Fest at the City Heights Performance Annex

June 9–15

This week-long movement and arts festival kicks off Sunday with free dance workshops and performances at City Heights Performance Annex from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Bring blankets and chairs to stay comfy during the outdoor happenings!) Highlighting local queer artists, the week-long event series includes workshops, panels, and live performances throughout San Diego and Tijuana. All offerings are free, but attendees are encouraged to RSVP ahead of time.

795 Fairmount Avenue, City Heights

By Ryan Hardison

Ryan Hardison is a freelance arts and entertainment writer and recent graduate of San Diego State. When he's not staring at his laptop, he's likely eating an adobada burrito or getting sunburnt at the beach.

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