1st June – 4th July 2018: San Diego County Fair
For a real taste of Americana, there is nothing more authentic than a county fair. San Diego’s takes place in June, featuring live music, stalls, horse racing and a fairground.
2nd June - 3rd June 2018: The Rock 'N' Roll Half Marathon
Running a half-marathon can be hard work. The Rock 'N' Roll Half Marathon cleverly addresses any motivation problems by placing live rock bands at every mile of the course.
13th July - 16th July 2018: San Diego Pride
More than 200,000 people make their way through Hillcrest and Balboa Park to celebrate tolerance. The party gets wild.
19th July – 22nd July 2018: Comic-Con International
An enormous exhibition dedicated to comic books, movies and science fiction, this event brings all kinds of special guests into contact with an adoring public. One of the most spectacular elements of the event is the effort attendees put into dressing up as their heroes.
29th September - 30th September 2018: Miramar Air Show
If you need a reminder that the US military is not to be messed with, the Miramar Air Show is it. Watch fast planes up close as they roar overhead, check out the military hardware and rock out to some good, old-fashioned patriotic gee-tar music. Aviator sunglasses highly recommended.