San Diego County Fair
Get ready for 26 days of rides, farm animals, cinnamon rolls and throwback musical acts, as the 2018 San Diego County Fair opens Friday at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. This year’s theme is, “How Sweet It Is.”
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 $5. The $5 deal extends through Sunday.
The fair runs through July 4 but is closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Fair hours are 4 p.m. -11 p.m. this Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. Click here for more on what to expect at the Fair
Art Around Adams
A free showcase of numerous visual and performance arts, Art Around Adams is exactly what the name implies.
As the Adams Avenue District continues to evolve, so has the event. Each year, the organizers try to infuse new and exciting artists and talents that reflect the local trends in art and business.
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 and goes from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday.
Balboa Park Summer Kickoff Concert
To kick off Summer in the Park, Balboa Park will host the San Diego Youth Symphony as it performs a special open-air concert on the steps of the San Diego Museum of Art on Friday.
Friday is also the start of Food Truck Fridays, Friday Night Alive! Select museums and attractions will open late-night hours from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The event is part of Balboa Park’s 150th Anniversary celebration.
RB Alive! Street Fair
With more than 300 booths, the annual RB Alive! promises to be a full day of fun and entertainment.
The event features arts and crafts as well as plenty of food booths so visitors can partake in the tasty treats. There’s a Kids Zone with rides, games and carnival foods. Visitors can also see historical reenactments at the Cultural Center. For the car enthusiasts, there is also a classic car show.
RB Alive! goes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Ramen might be a simple, no-fuss, no-frills meal, but with the right ingredients and you can turn it into a gourmet meal.
The San Diego Historial Museum is hosting a Noodle Cook-Off competition featuring local chefs from popular Asian eateries in town. The chefs will use 99-cent ramen packages and turn it into a culinary masterpiece. They will be judged by celebrity judge Mike Chen from the Simple Dumpling YouTube channel as well as Cathlyn Choi from KPBS’s Korean Kitchen and Candice Woo, the founding editor of San Diego Eater.
Guests will get a chance to sample dishes from Parq’s executive chef Marcus Twilegar, Happy Sushi’s executive chef Tress Balch, Zen Mordern Asian Bistro’s Ethan Yang and Sushi on a Roll’s executive sushi chef Jeff Roberto.
The Noodle Cook-Off goes from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $35 for museum members and $40 for nonmembers.
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