San Diego County Fair, through July 4. Adult $14; Seniors age 62+ $8; Children age 6-12 $8; 5/under Free. *Discount admission available at Albertson’s/Sav-On San Diego’s annual county fair is the largest fair in California, offering a variety of food, entertainment, exhibits, rides & games throughout the beautiful and historical Del Mar Fairgrounds in the oceanfront village of Del Mar.
Flag Day, Fri., June 14, 4:45-6 p.m. Free. Military groups, families, and guests will gather at the Mormon Battalion Historic Site for a program to honor all military units, starting with a flag-retiring ceremony and featuring performances by the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Brass Band and Color Guard. Guest speaker and historian, Randy Madsen, will also give a 10-minute presentation about the history of the military. A cake-cutting ceremony will follow the event. Reservations requested. (619) 298-3317 or email@example.com. Old Town State Historic Park, 4002 Wallace Street, Old Town.
Padres vs Braves, meet up with the DBacks Fri.-Sun., June 14-16. Games broadcast on radio station XX Sports Radio (1090 AM). Tickets (619) 795-5000. Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd., downtown SD.
Camp Pendleton Mud Run, Sat., June 15, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $70-$90. Fun and challenging 10K run with rolling hills, river crossings, two five-foot walls, three massive mud pits, tunnels, slippery hill, a cargo climb, and more. Come for the run and stay for the fun at the Filthy Fun Fest, featuring food, a beer garden, live music, and more. Camp Pendleton, Harbor Drive at I-5, Oceanside, 92054
Old House Fair, Sat., June 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free-$25. 15th annual festival is centered at 30th Street and Beech Street, with exhibit booths, vendors, live music, kids’ crafts, festival food, “green-living” displays. Historic home tour ($25) includes docent-led tours of five classic homes in South Park and Burlingame. Self-guided walking/biking tours of historic homes (free). (619) 233-6679. 30th Street and Beech St., Southpark.
History/Nature Mini Tour, Sat., June 15, 10-11 a.m. Free. Mini tour includes a short walk in the valley to Buena Vista creek and around the grounds of historic Marron Adobe. Info (760) 724-3887 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Buena Vista Creek Ecological Preserve at the end of Haymar Drive, Carlsbad.
Summer Twilight Walk, Sat., June 15, 7:15-8:45 p.m. Free. Experience nocturnal world of Mission Trails Regional Park as dusk sets in and transitions into night on a trail guide-led walk. Bring jacket and flashlight. Meet at Bushy Hill parking lot, across from Campground Entry Station. Kumeyaay Lake Campground, Two Father Junípero Serra Trail, Santee
San Diego Oysterfest 2013, Sat., June 15, 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. $25-$100. Age 21+. Enjoy oysters, beer, music by Mayor Hawthorne, Poolside, Tyrone Wells, Blood Diamonds, Family Wagon, Social Club, and DJ performances by Chris Clouse, Fresh One, Mike Czech, Who, and DJ Artistic during 4th annual event. Oysters from British Columbia along west coast to Mexico will be available as well as offerings from many SD restaurants. Cooking demos by celebrity chefs, “Shuck and Suck” competition, more. Embarcadero Marina Park North, 500 Kettner Boulevard, downtown San Diego.
Bird the Loop, Sat., June 15, 8-10 a.m. Free. Birder Jeanne Raimond leads an avian adventure on VC Loop Trail. Experience varied habitats while observing typical species that make the area their home. Recommend binoculars and bird book. Meet in front of Visitor Center. Mission Trails Regional Park, One Father Junípero Serra Trail, San Carlos.
Carlsbad Beach Fest, Sat., June 15, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Enjoy a day of fun in the sun. Take Tamarack Avenue west to the Beach. Carlsbad. carlsbadbeachfest.com
Alpha Warrior, Sat., June 15, 8 a.m. $10-$120. “No mud. No miles. No mercy.” Event features 30-plus extreme obstacles, 16 structures. Qualcomm Stadium, 9449 Friars Road, Mission Valley. www.alphawarrior.com
1000 Family Rummage Sale, Sat., June 15, 7 a.m.-p.m. Free. Everything you can imagine, and more. First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego, 4190 Front St., Hillcrest.
Farm Tour Day 2013, Sat., June 15, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.$10 - $25. Behind-the-scenes look at how local food and flowers are grown on the fourth annual Farm Tour Day. Guided walking tours led by the farmers themselves will take participants through their unique farming operations and showcase a variety of the region’s agricultural specialties. Demonstrations, samples, and other activities for all ages. Valley Center, Fallbrook, and San Pasqual Valley farms. sdfarmbureau.org
Miniature Show and Sale, Sat.-Sun., June 15-16, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.4-$7. San Diego Miniature Crafters host the annual event with exhibits, sales, workshops, classes for crafters, artists, collectors of dollhouse-size miniatures. (858) 454-4959.Al Bahr Shrine Center, 5440 Kearny Mesa Road, Mission Valley.