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THE GUIDE / ENTERTAINMENT FESTIVALS + SPECIAL EVENTS

MAINLY MOZART FESTIVAL  May 30-June 23. The region’s 31st annual music festival celebrates Mozart and other classical masters with concerts and events.  Various venues. mainlymozart.org. SAN DIEGO COUNTY FAIR  May 31-July 4 (closed Mondays except July 1, and Tuesdays except July 2). “Ozsome”—inspired by The Wonderful World of Oz—is this year’s theme at San Diego’s largest annual event, featuring car shows, animals, games, exhibits, carnival rides, arts and crafts, food vendors, concerts and more.  Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, sdfair.com.  Map X22 SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW  June 6-9. Browse and board dozens of docked boats at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina and Spanish Landing Park, from sailing yachts to family cruisers to “superyachts.”  1380 Harbor Island Drive, Harbor Island, sandiegointernationalboatshow.com.  Map P13 SAN DIEGO FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS  June 8-9. The annual arts festival hosts nearly 200 award-winning local and national artists.  Waterfront Park, Embarcadero, sdfestivalofthearts.org.  Map P15 SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL BEER FESTIVAL    June 14-16. Enjoy hundreds of beers from all over the globe—including many hard-to-find specialty craft beers— alongside local favorites at this 13th annual event.  Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, sandiegobeerfestival.com.  Map X22 TASTE OF GASLAMP  June 15, 1-4 p.m. Sample dishes from more than 25 Gaslamp Quarter restaurants during this 25th annual event, which includes a self-guided walking tour and after-party.  Check-in: 538 L St., Gaslamp Quarter, gaslamp.org.  Map Q16 SUMMER SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL  June 16-Sept. 15. The Old Globe presents Shakepeare’s As You Like It (June 16-July 21) and Romeo and Juliet (Aug. 11-Sept. 15) performed in nightly repertory on the outdoor stage.  The Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, theoldglobe.org.  Map O17 TASTE OF LITTLE ITALY  June 19, 5-9 p.m. Stroll along Little Italy’s sidewalks and enjoy samples of more than 30 restaurants’ most popular dishes, including appetizers, entrees, desserts and beverages.  tasteoflittleitalysd.com DEL MAR SUMMER SOLSTICE  June 20, 5-8 p.m. Annual culinary event features samples from top Del Mar eateries, wine and beer tastings, and live music. 21+.  Powerhouse Park, 1658 Coast Blvd., Del Mar, visitdelmarvillage.com.  Map X22 OCEAN BEACH STREET FAIR & CHILI COOK-OFF    June 22, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Enjoy a day of live music across five stages in O.B., plus an artists’ alley, children’s activities, a beachside beer garden and a chili cook-off featuring more than two dozen amateur entrants at this 40th annual event.  Newport Avenue, Ocean Beach, oceanbeachsandiego.com.  Map J8 INTERNATIONAL SUMMER ORGAN FESTIVAL  June 24-Aug. 26. On Monday nights at 7:30 p.m., enjoy free concerts by renowned organists performing on the world’s largest outdoor pipe organ.  Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park, spreckelsorgan.org.  Map O17

North Coast Repertory Theatre

Guidelines Map locators at the end of each listing (Map A3; Map H10, etc.) refer to maps on pages 60-63. The compendium includes editors’ recommendations and advertisers.

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TASTE OF ADAMS AVENUE  June 30, 11 a.m-3 p.m. Sample eats from more than 45 restaurants along Adams Avenue, serving everything from Thai to Mexican to dessert.  Adams Avenue, Normal Heights, adamsavenuebusiness.com.  Map I12

MAY 29–JUNE 23

BIG BAY BOOM  July 4. The Port of San Diego presents this annual festive display of fireworks from barges in the bay. Best viewing sites include downtown, Coronado, Harbor and Shelter Islands, and Imperial Beach.  bigbayboom.com.  Map Q14

JULY 10–AUG 4

CORONADO INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION  July 4. Parade starts at 10 a.m. along Orange Avenue, followed by a concert at 4 p.m. in Spreckels Park and fireworks over Glorietta Bay at 9 p.m.    Coronado, sandiego.org.  Map K10 HISTORIC OLD TOWN FOURTH OF JULY  July 4, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. This 19th-century-inspired celebration features a parade, crafts, wagon rides, period games, music, pieeating contest and more.  Old Town State Historic Park, Old Town, sandiego.org.  Map M13 SAN DIEGO PRIDE FESTIVAL & PARADE  July 12-14. The 45th annual LGBT celebration is one of the largest in the nation.  Parade: Sa 10 a.m. at University Avenue and Normal Street, Hillcrest. Festival: Sa 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Su 11 a.m.-9 p.m. at Balboa Park, sdpride.org.  Map N17 66TH ANNUAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OVERTHE-LINE TOURNAMENT  July 13-14 and 20-21. Threemember teams compete in S.D.’s original beach softball tournament, a colorful event for mature audiences.  Fiesta Island, Mission Bay, ombac.org.  Map I9 DEL MAR RACING  July 17-Sept. 2. Catch thoroughbred racing five days a week (dark M and Tu, except Labor Day). Post time most days is 2 p.m. Special events include Four O’Clock Fridays concert series, Beer Festival, family weekends and the $1 million Pacific Classic (Aug. 17).    Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, dmtc.com.  Map X22 COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL  July 18-21. The nation’s largest convention celebrating comics and the popular arts features comic-book publishers, game companies, film studios and toy makers. Event space features more than 500,000 square feet of exhibits. Sold out.  San Diego Convention Center, 111 W. Harbor Drive, Embarcadero, comic-con.org.  Map R16 SUMMERFEST  Aug. 2-23. La Jolla Music Society’s 33rd annual chamber music festival features more than 80 international artists and ensembles performing concerts. The Society also celebrates its 50th anniversary. The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center, 7600 Fay Ave., La Jolla, ljms.org.  Map W19

> Looking for live music? Check out San Diego Symphony’s Bayside Summer Nights. pp. 50-51

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Tickets: 619.337.1525 www.cygnettheatre.org

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BASEBALL  Ongoing. Catch a San Diego Padres home game at Petco Park, with rivals including the St. Louis Cardinals (June 28-30), San Francisco Giants (July 1-3 and 26-28) and Los Angeles Dodgers (Aug. 26-28).  100 Park Blvd., East Village, mlb.com/padres.  Map R17

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