Credit: Fred Greaves / San Diego County Fair
Credit: Fred Greaves / San Diego County Fair

15 Activities and Events on Our SoCal Bucket List This June

From Fairs and Brews to Boat Rides and Sporting Events, Make it a June to Remember 

With so many different festivals and events on the horizon, there is absolutely no time for June Gloom in 2022. Whether you’re a devout foodie or adventurous traveler, Southern California is the ultimate place to plan a summer full of sun and fun. From beer festivals with the best craft brew to outdoorsy activities that immerse you in nature, here is everything on our SoCal bucket list this June.  June Events Southern California

Fun at the San Diego County Fair

When: June 8-July 4

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No SoCal bucket list is complete without a visit to the county fair. The San Diego County Fair, which operates from June 8 to July 4, welcomes more than one million visitors every year, proving that it’s one of the best. Enjoy live performances from artists like Jason Derulo and the Goo Goo Dolls in between rides or carnival games, and don’t forget to buy a legendary smoked turkey leg.  

Location: Del Mar

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Make a Splash at Splash House 

When: June 10-12

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Looking to attend the hottest pool party in Palm Springs? Splash House is happening from June 10-12, and it is the perfect festival for good vibes, groovy tunes and cool cocktails. The festival stretches across three local hotels, creating one massive adult playground that encourages you to let loose and let the good times roll. Be sure to save your energy for the After Hours series and dance the night away at the Palm Springs Air Museum. 

Location: Palm Springs 

Celebrate and Shine a Light at LA Pride

When: June 11-12

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LA Pride is the ultimate place to come together as a community in love, solidarity and celebration. Though all of June is dedicated to recognizing the LGBTQIA+ community, the big LA Pride Parade takes place Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12. Gather with friends, family and strangers to check out amazing food vendors and dance the days away for the 52nd anniversary of the original and official LA Pride Parade. Be sure to stop by the Corona Glow and Go activation to elevate your LA Pride Festival look with a little shine! 

Location: Hollywood 

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game

When: June 14-15

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Ready to watch two beloved LA-area teams go head to head? On June 14 and 15, the Los Angeles Angels will face off against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Though the city may seem divided, it’s all in the name of sport, making this the perfect opportunity to get in the spirit and enjoy some (hopefully) friendly competition. No matter who you’re rooting for, don’t skip on these delicious bites at the stadium

Location: Downtown Los Angeles 



Enjoy Brews By the Beach

When: June 18-19

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The San Diego International Beer Festival is bringing more than 200 breweries from around the world to the Del Mar Arena over Father’s Day weekend. Whether you’re a fan of craft brews or beloved classics, beer-lovers won’t want to miss out on this exciting outdoor event. If you want to take your experience to the next level, purchase VIP tickets to enjoy unlimited beer samples, food pairings, and early admission. 

Location: Del Mar

Get Inspired and Bring Your Dreams to Life

When: June 25

Create & Cultivate is back with in-person conferences with inspiring female-founders and entrepreneurs. With guest speakers like Bella Hadid and Winnie Harlow, there’s no doubt you’ll leave feeling inspired, motivated and full of new knowledge. Plus, LOCALE readers can get a special 20% off tickets with code CREATE20 at checkout. See you there!

Location: Downtown Los Angeles

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Cool Off at Sunset

When: June 26

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The luxury wellness club, Remedy Place, is hosting a Cooling Down Sunset Series that will feature a DJ and ice baths on Sunset Blvd. Tickets are $35, and an additional event will be held in both July and August, too!

Location: West Hollywood


Make Your Way Around Town Via MOKE

When: Anytime

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MOKE’s make it easy to explore Newport Beach in style and sustainability. These electric low-speed vehicles are adorable and safe, reaching a maximum speed of 25 miles per hour. The battery life goes for up to 40 miles, giving you plenty of time and space to see the very best of this vibrant beach town. Plus, you’re sure to snap an Instagram-worthy pic in these colorful cars so that the memory can live on for a lifetime. 

Location: Newport Beach 

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Vibe Out in Vegas 

When: Weekends throughout the summer 

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Even though it’s technically not in SoCal, skipping town for a weekend away in Las Vegas is always a good idea. Élia Beach Club at Virgin Hotels transports you to a far-away Greek island with a globally inspired design and state-of-the-art DJs. From Lane 8 to Elderbrook, the June lineup is sure to be the hottest of the summer. Dance the day away while dipping in the pool or reserve a VIP cabana and experience the ultimate level of Las Vegas luxury. 

Location: Las Vegas

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Happy Hour in the Harbor

When: Anytime

Set sail at sunset with The Boat People in Newport Beach for a cocktail-filled cruise. The Original Cruise allows guests to bring their own alcohol and food so that they can enjoy a tasty scene around the harbor. From the epic views to the crisp ocean breeze, The Boat People Cruise is an unforgettable adventure that is sure to start your summer off right. They even have an Acoustic Cruise that includes live music for double the entertainment. Plus, you’ll get the cutest Instagram picture! 

Location: Newport Beach



Horseback Riding in Hollywood

When: Anytime

Experience Los Angeles from a totally new perspective by booking a horseback-riding session with Sunset Ranch Hollywood. Watch the sky change colors as the sun goes down while enjoying a leisurely stroll on horseback. This is a truly magical experience that blends nature and city life, offering show-stopping views from high up on the hills in Griffith Park. Though you can book a one-hour tour during the day, the evening tours are the best. 

Location: Hollywood

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Send It at Sender City

When: Anytime

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Sender City in Los Angeles is a unique and adventurous place that offers indoor bouldering, climbing challenges and ropes courses. Though it is just as fun for adults, Sender City is super kid-friendly, making it a great activity once school lets out for summer. Get an adrenaline rush as you run across the Trembling Towers or attempt to jump onto a floating punching bag at Jump Catch. 

Location: Los Angeles


Quench Your Thirst with Kookslams

When: Anytime 

Kookslams Hard Seltzer is a San Diego-based brand with a local brewpub that welcomes guests on Fridays and Saturdays. Set the scene for a groovy summer by visiting this retro bar and sipping (or slamming) some refreshing Kookslams Hard Seltzers. The pink and blue neon lights make you feel as if you’ve traveled back in time to the ‘80s while sipping on a refreshing blood orange or pineapple mango seltzer.

Location: Vista

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Poolside Piña Coladas at Lido House

When: Wednesdays-Sundays through Labor Day weekend

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Lido House Hotel in Newport Beach (the only rooftop bar in Newport Beach) is the premier place to grab poolside cocktails thanks to the nautical decor and luxury cabanas. With a new menu of over-the-top summer cocktails, sip on anything from sorbet-based margaritas to orangesicle mimosas. Whether you want to spend the day swimming in the saltwater pool or you plan to head down to The Mayor’s Table for dinner after, guests are sure to fall in love with Lido House. 

Location: Newport Beach 


Get in Touch with Your Inner Artist in LA 

When: Anytime

Located in a 55,000 square foot building, the Immersive Frida Kahlo exhibit in Los Angeles is one of the most breathtaking activities for art lovers and history buffs. With more than 500,000 cubic feet of art, this exhibit literally immerses guests in the art, story and life of the iconic Frida Kahlo. Learn more about her history as you take in the beauty and pain of her art across 1,200,000 frames of projected video. 

Location: Hollywood 

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Allie Lebos graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2017 with a BA in Communication. While in school she was a staff writer at The Daily Nexus for nearly two years. Since graduating she has written for The Palisades Magazine, as well as Hidden Hills Magazine. Currently living in Santa Monica, Allie loves to indulge in good food, hot yoga, and daily walks along the beach; writing articles on travel, special events, as well as features on local businesses and individuals.




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