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Events and Special Days

We will add to this list throughout the spring. Click the event title for more information.


Meet our Street Team before the Fair begins!

The San Diego County Fair Street Team will be out and about during the weeks leading up to the Fair. Meet up with them at these events to learn about what's happening at the Fair in 2016, and win some great prizes, such as Fair merchandise and discount ticket vouchers.

May 28 - Balboa Park Garden Party


Every Day

Opening Ceremonies

Every day at 9:30AM weekends; 10:30AM weekdays
Apply to raise the flag or sing the national anthem!

Del Mar Arena Events

Festivals, motorsports, animal shows and more!



Pepsi Pay-One-Price Days

Every Wednesday and Thursday
(June 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30 plus select "online-only" days)

Seniors' Day

Every Thursday

Día de la Familia

Every Sunday

Tea Time In Wonderland

Every Sunday


Select Days

Listed in chronological order

Albertsons | Vons $4 Fair Days

Friday, June 3; Saturday, June 4; and Wednesday, June 8. Tickets available only at Albertsons and Vons stores.

Summer of Robotics

Saturdays and Sundays, June 4-5 and June 11-12

Watch and Wager on the Belmont Stakes

Saturday, June 11
The final leg of the famed Triple Crown

The Toast of the Coast Wine Festival

Saturday, June 11

Out at the Fair

Saturday, June 11

Asian Festival

Sunday, June 12

Star Wars Steampunk Universe Day

Sunday, June 12

Best Dance Crew

Sunday, June 12

Summer STEAM Maker Festival

Wednesday-Thursday, June 15-16

San Diego International Beer Festival

Friday-Sunday, June 17-19

San Diego County Fair 5K

Saturday, June 18

Commotion By The Ocean Motorcycle Ride

Saturday, June 18

Bluegrass Festival

Saturday, June 18

Fair Flower Festival

Sunday, June 19

Singer-Songwriter Contest

Sunday, June 19

In The Spotlight Contest

Tuesday, June 21, Youth
Wednesday, June 22, Teens

Kids' Day

Tuesday, June 21 and June 28

Taste of the Fair

Tuesday, June 21 and June 28

Distilled: Spirit and Cocktail Festival

Saturday, June 25

Battle of the Bands

Sunday, June 26

My Big Fair Wedding Day

Sunday, June 26

Acoustic Showcase (formerly Acoustic Friday)

Saturday, July 2

Whole Life Festival (formerly Enviro Fair)

Saturday, July 2

Farm To Table Dinner

Saturday, July 2
A gourmet dinner featuring the products of local farms

Junior Livestock Auction

Saturday, July 2

Hometown Heroes

Monday, July 4
Nominate someone to become a Hometown Hero, and we will honor them with a day at the Fair.

Fourth of July Celebration

Monday, July 4, the closing day of the 2016 Fair, will feature the Hometown Heroes parade, patriotic contests, great entertainment and, of course, spectacular fireworks.