Well, it’s officially summer in San Diego. The County Fair is here, but that’s not all that our fair county has to offer.
Here are the top events for this weekend.
San Diego County Fair
The quintessential summer time fun in San Diego. The San Diego County Fair opens Friday at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.
The first day will include an opening ceremony at 3:30 p.m. at the O’Brien Gate, which will include a raising of the American flag, music and celebrity guests.
All gates will be opened at 4 p.m., with opening day admission set at $4. Regular admission is $15 for adults, $8 for seniors and children, and free for children 5 and under.
San Diego Greek Festival
The Greek Festival has been going on at the St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church for the past 40 years.
The festival is a celebration of Greek heritage, culture, music, traditions, customs and culinary treasures.
The festival goes from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free but a donation of $3 is suggested.
Philippine American Celebration
As part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration, the Philippine American Celebration is commemorating U.S.-Philippine relations.
The three-day celebration includes performances at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion and concludes with the House of Philippines lawn event.
The event goes from Friday to Sunday at various times.
Art Around Adams
A free showcase of numerous visual and performance arts, Art Around Adams is exactly what the name implies.
The event consists of multiple performance areas along Adams Avenue featuring music, performance art, community murals, circus performers, dance, theater, projection art, intergalactic superhero wrestling, and comedians.
Art Around Adams stretches from Oregon Street to Vista Street with more than 100 businesses will change into impromptu art galleries and/or performance arenas for the day.
The event goes from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday.
Valley Center MusicFest and BBQ Cookoff
An official Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned event, the Valley Center MusicFest and BBQ Cookoff will features 50 teams from the Western US to compete for bragging rights, as well as prize money and trophies.
The event is on Saturday but the teams will arrive on Friday to prepare for the competition.
The Valley Center MusicFest and BBQ Cookoff starts at noon on Saturday and is free to attend.
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