Family Events

 1) What: Fairy Festival


When: Saturday, June 21, 2014 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 


Where: San Diego Botanic Garden

230 Quail Gardens Dr
Encinitas, CA 92024

(760) 436-3036


Cost: Free with paid admission or membership.  Adults $14 Seniors (+60), students, active military $10 Children ages 3-12 $8 Members; children ages 2 & under FREE
Parking $2* *Members park free.



Calling all Fairy Prince and Princesses!Children (and parents) are invited to celebrate summer at the annual Fairy Festival at the Hamilton Children's Garden at San Diego Botanic Gardens. The Fairy Festival features fairy- and garden-themed crafting, where children can make anything from their own flower fairy doll to treasure chests. Plus face painting, a fairy land to be explored, and an official fairy queen and fairy princess ready to have their picture taken. In addition to the crafting and shopping in the Fairyland Market, Snap-Tap-N-Sing will perform dance and sing-along music. Adult attendees are asked not to dress up for the festival.  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 Princess. Small fee for crafts. Absolutely no adults in costumes please.


Insider Tips:  Free admission on the first Tuesday of every month! San Diego Botanic Garden Goes Green: Carpool to San Diego Botanic Garden and Go Green. If you have 4 people or more in your car when you come to San Diego Botanic Garden we will waive the parking fee.


2) What: La Jolla Festival of Arts

When: June 21-22nd

Time: 10am- 5pm

Where: UCSD Warren Field



WHAT:            The 28th Annual La Jolla Festival of the Arts (LJFA) will feature nearly 200 of the West’s finest artists, live entertainment, delicious food and drinks and interactive performance art – all benefiting San Diegans with disabilities.


One hundred percent of the net proceeds will be given to over 30 San Diego programs that empower locals and wounded warriors to live beyond their disabilities. Many of them will be at the Festival to talk about their organizations.


VISUALS:         Not your typical street fair, this fine art showcase will offer sought-after art including paintings, sculptures, photography, glass, jewelry, ceramics, wood, fibers and mixed media – all atop UC San Diego’s lush Warren Field.


American Idol season 10 finalist Casey Abrams, a singer/songwriter, is joining returning guests Dave Scott & Monsoon Jazz, Peter Sprague, Fred Benedetti and the Jazz 88 All-Stars on the main entertainment stage. Casey Abrams performance, Saturday from 2-5 p.m.


Guests can enjoy “Restaurant Row,” which features Stone Brewing Co., Homeplate Fries, Bottaro Pizza, Green Truck and more delicious cuisine.  The Festival’s “Activities Zone” will offer art, fun and golf games for younger visitors.


Join us at UC San Diego’s Warren Field located on the corner of Gilman Drive and Voigt Drive on the east campus area. Take I-5 to La Jolla Village Drive or Genesee Ave and follow the signs. Free parking!  Children under 16 and military with ID admitted FREE! Ticket prices at the door are $14 for daily admission and $16 for weekend admission. Order tickets online for lower pricing.  Single Day pass is $11 dollars and weekend pass is $13.  Meet nearly 200 artists in an intimate setting of original fine art, entertainment and delicious cuisines, complemented with fine wine and craft beer as you stroll the turf of UCSD Warren Field. This is not a street fair but an elegant and high quality showcase.




Singles Events


1) What: San Diego International Beer Festival


When: Friday June 20th, Saturday June 21st, Sunday June 21st


Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds 


Cost: $58-$100



Raise your glass to the largest beer festival on the West Coast. The San Diego County Fair will be buzzing with more than 400 beers from breweries around the world. Five Sessions. 400+ Beers. One Glass.


General admission: includes San Diego International Beer Festival session admission, 1oz souvenir tasting glass with unlimited samplings of 400+ beers, and admission to the San Diego County Fair. Ticket Price: $58


Vip Brewer’s lounge: Half-hour early session admission to SDIBF, 6oz souvenir glass with unlimited samplings of 400+ beers, access to a special lounge area overlooking the beer festival, five craft beer stations with food pairings and unlimited grazing for the first two hours of each session, and admission to the San Diego County Fair. Ticket Price: $100 


Non-drinking admission: Designated drivers, family members and friends can all visit the San Diego International Beer Festival for free with admission to the San Diego County Fair! Ticket Price: $14 for Fair Admission or $60 for the non-drinking VIP Lounge

Fair tripper


Insider Tips:


Let us be your designated driver! Adding a Fair Tripper ticket includes round-trip transportation using the COASTER, SPRINTER, or BREEZE.


Google San Diego International Beer Festival “COUPON” and TONS of coupons come up for discounts into the festival.



2) What: Intervention Pool Party at the Hard Rock Hotel: Afrojack 


When: Sunday June 22nd 


Time: 12pm


Cost: $60 Presale $70 at the door




This is the biggest pool party in San Diego.  The coolest of the cools show up baring it all for an all day outdoor party starting at noon.  Afrojack will be there performing.


Insider Tips:

Get there early to avoid waiting outside in a long line.  Don’t show up with a big group of guys, you may find it a little harder to get in.  Yes, girls wear bikinis and heels to this party.  Dress to impress (as much as you can at least while wearing a bathing suit). When you get there download their Intervention app so you can easily edit your pics and post to social media day.  It’s actually pretty cool.


Couples Events

 1) What: CarlsbadMusicFestivalVillage Walk

When: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 4-10pm


Where: Locations throughout the Village of Carlsbad


Cost: Admission free, suggested donation of $5-$20 per person




The June 21 Carlsbad Music Festival Village Walk is a free community event featuring 40+ performances of adventurous music of all kinds drawing thousands of people to indoor and outdoor venues throughout the seaside Village of Carlsbad.  There will be more than 50 musicians. 


Insider Tip:

If you live in the area try bike riding to the Festival! PCH is a particularly scenic ride for coming from the North or South.


 2) What: Food for the Fight 


When: June 22nd

Time: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Sushi on a Roll in Barrio Logan 


Food Truck Heaven!! 

Calling all Food Network fans: “The Great Food Truck Race” Season 4 winner Aloha Plate is rolling into San Diego this weekend.They’ll join with local food trucks and restaurants to raise cash for cancer research. The inaugural Food for the Fight event to support the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Light The Night Walk will be held at Sushi on a Roll on Sunday, June 22 from 4 to 8 p.m. Tickets include food and drink from Carnitas' Snack Shack, HG Sausageworks, Blind Tiger Cocktail Co., URBN ST. Brewing, SuperNatural Sandwiches and more, including special guests Aloha Plate, the season four winner of The Food Network's 'The Great Food Truck Race'.