San Diego County Fair

Special Events and Days

The San Diego County Fair has many events and special days, most happening just one or a few days only. Be sure to mark your calendar! Find a list of attractions and events on the Daily Schedules page (coming soon), a brief overview with additional downloadable schedules of each day's activities.

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Here are just a few exciting Fair events:

Every Day

Opening Ceremonies

Every day

World Memorial 9/11 Exhibit

Every day (special guest speakers July 4)


Kids' Day


Taste of the Fair


Seniors' Day

Every Thursday

PennySaver Value Day

Every Friday

Día de la Familia

Every Sunday

Select Days

Pepsi Pay-One-Price Days

Select Fair dates

Albertsons $4 Fair Days

Saturday, June 7 and Wednesday, June 11

Farmers Insurance Fire EXPO and Demo Derby

Saturday, June 7

Spy Del Moto Derby

Sunday, June 8

Charity Fair Horse Show

Wednesday, June 11 through Saturday, June 14

Fair Stimulus Days

Wednesday, June 11; Wednesday, June 18

State Employee Days

Friday, June 13; Friday, June 20; Friday, June 27

Toast of the Coast Wine Festival

Saturday, June 14

Southern California's Best Dance Crew

Sunday, June 15

Fair Flower Festival

Sunday, June 15

Del Mar Classic Amateur Horse Show

Wednesday, June 18

Timberworks Lumberjack Show

Thursday, June 19

Singer-Songwriter Contest

Friday, June 20

San Diego International Beer Festival

Friday, June 20 through Sunday, June 22

Country Run 5K

Saturday, June 21

Enviro Fair

Saturday, June 21

Commotion By The Ocean Motorcycle Ride

Saturday, June 21

Ultimate Triple Threat Contest

Wednesday, June 25, Singing round (youth)
Thursday, June 26, Singing round (teen)
Wednesday, July 2, final round

Tuff Truck Racing

Thursday, June 26 through Friday, June 27

Battle of the Bands

Friday, June 27

Antique Car Races

Saturday, June 28

Gospel Festival

Saturday, June 28

My Big Fair Wedding Day

Sunday, June 29

Demolition Derby

Saturday, June 28

Monster Trucks

Sunday, June 29 and Tuesday, July 1 through Friday, July 4


Friday, July 4

Fourth of July Celebration

Friday, July 4 will feature the Hometown Heroes parade, patriotic contests, pro wrestling, World Memorial 9/11 Exhibit's special guest speakers, other great entertainment and, of course, spectacular fireworks.

Big Bite Bacon Fest

Saturday, July 5

Acoustic Friday

Dates to be announced soon

Electronic Fridays

Dates to be announced soon