Sure, you've been living life like it's summer since Memorial Day, but Tuesday it becomes official. It's the longest day of the year – sunset isn't until 8 p.m. – so what are you going to do all weekend to celebrate?
In Coronado, San Diego and beyond, from June 16-22, we can guide you to what's happening, from a chance to take in the full sweep of beach along the Silver Strand to the re-opening of a community center.
And don't get so caught up in the glorious, seemingly never-ending daylight that you forget dear ol' dad. Look for restaurants, stores and museums to offer free or reduced admission and other special events, like the one at Tidelands Park, to celebrate Father's Day.
BEST BETS CLOSE TO HOME
- Where/when: , 4000 Coronado Bay Rd., Coronado, 6 p.m. Thursday.
- Why go: The evening includes a four-course dinner, wine pairings and a tour of the resort's root cellar.
- Price: $75.
- Where/when: , 2020 Mullinix Dr., Coronado, 9 a.m. Saturday.
- Why go: The San Diego Children Coalition and Lions Club host a two-mile bayside walk, followed by a festival that will include shopping health booths, art exhibits, music and a hot dog eating contest. The Lions Club plans to donate some of the proceeds to local fathers in need.
- Price: Free entry to fest.
- Where/when: , 5000 Highway 75, Coronado, 8 a.m. Sunday.
- Why go: , a race to benefit Rotary Club programs, gives participants the chance to take in the whole stretch of beach linking Coronado to Imperial Beach, a rare opportunity because the Navy SEALs usually train there. Benefits Naval Medical Center programs.
- Price: $18-$35.
- Where/when: , 1501 Glorietta Blvd., Coronado, 4 p.m. Wednesday.
- Why go: The year-long project to renovate the center has resulted in a facility that is double its previous size and features a new lounge. City officials host a dedication to celebrate.
- Price: Free.
BEST BETS, A LITTLE FARTHER OUT
- Where/when: Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, continues through July 4.
- Why go: The second week of the San Diego County Fair features a Father's Day pancake breakfast, two horse shows, an enviro fair, the “Motorcycle Ride to the Fair” and performers Tony Lucca and Sister Sledge.
- Price: $7-$13, with discounts available.
- Where/when: North Embarcadero, 849 W Harbor Dr., San Diego, noon Saturday.
- Why go: The San Diego Oyster Fest features the namesake bivalve, of course, along with live bands and cooking demos.
- Price: $25.