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What to do in San Diego This June

Erin Jackson | May 29, 2019 | Lifestyle

Olivewood Gardens Annual Seedling Soiree
Enjoy garden-inspired cocktails and a farm-to-table feast by some of the city’s best chefs and beverage makers at this alfresco event at Olivewood’s historic property in National City. Proceeds support gardening, cooking and environmental education programs for students and families from underserved communities. Go VIP with an Honorary Committee ticket, which includes drinks, appetizers and dinner. 5pm, tickets from $50, VIP tickets from $500, National City


Helen Woodward Animal Center Spring FlingJoin fellow animal lovers in support of programs that promote the importance of the animal-human bond, including humane care and adoption for animals, and educational and therapeutic programs for people. VIP tickets include private dining and bar servers, two bottles of fine wine, take-home treats and more. 5:30pm, tickets from $300, VIP tickets from $550, Fairbanks Ranch Country Club

Viva Seniors Gala
San Diego’s top culinary talent will serve gourmet appetizers (and compete for votes) at the Meals on Wheels-hosted gala featuring live and silent auctions, entertainment and a seated dinner. 5:30pm, tickets from $250, tables from $2,250, Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

Leading With Love Gala
Show your support for the North County LGBTQ Resource Center’s life-saving programs for the LGBTQ community (including homeless youth and marginalized adults) at this festive event at the Leichtag Foundation’s Coastal Roots Farm. Fittingly, the dress code is “come as you are.” 2pm, tickets from $125, 441 Saxony Road, Encinitas

Father’s Day Concert and Barbecue
The Del’s annual Father’s Day celebration opens with a thrilling skydiving show and features live music courtesy of Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band. Proceeds support veterans and military via the Gary Sinise Foundation. VIP tickets include Adirondack seating, validated parking, a VIP reception and a photo-op with Sinise. Food and drinks are available for purchase. 11am, tickets from $75, VIP tickets $500, Hotel del Coronado

Rob Thomas
The singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist best known as the frontman for Matchbox Twenty comes to San Diego for an intimate concert on his Chip Tooth tour, also featuring special guest Abby Anderson. Tickets $127, Humphreys Concerts by the Bay

Endless Summer Art Gala and Auction
Celebrate the summer solstice at Surfrider Foundation’s annual fundraiser and art auction on the shores of Mission Bay. Proceeds help the grassroots nonprofit environmental organization protect and preserve San Diego’s 72 miles of coastline. 7pm, tickets from $85, Marina Village


Beachside Wine Festival
This high-spirited bash promises hundreds of fine wines, regional craft brews and an array of gourmet bites ranging from artisanal cheeses to decadent desserts. VIP tickets include perks like early entry (starting at noon), a keepsake wine glass, exclusive admission to the VIP Pavilion, and reserve-level wines and cheeses. 1pm, tickets from $35, VIP tickets from $110, Park Hyatt Aviara Resort Carlsbad

Festival of Yoga and Healthy Living
Join thousands of yoga enthusiasts for a full day of yoga and healthy living classes, music and sound experiences, guided meditation, and more at this free outdoor festival. Become a Festival Founder’s Circle member for free parking, exclusive lounge access and 30 days of yoga, or make a tax-deductible donation to OG Yoga and help make yoga accessible to at-risk youth, seniors and adults. 8am, free, Waterfront Park


Eddie Izzard
Strap in for a wild ride when the idiosyncratic British comedian and political activist drops in downtown to wax about life, love, history and animal superheroes. 8pm, tickets from $51, Civic Theatre


Photography by: eddie izzard photo by Amanda Searle | beachside wine festival photos courtesy of beachside wine festival | spring fling photo courtesy of helen woodward animal center