Flag Day Parade – La Mesa     June 4
The 14th Annual Flag Day Parade “A Salute to Old Glory” is a community sponsored event. Pre-Parade concerts begin at 9 am followed by parade at 10 am. Parade marches west on La Mesa Blvd through Downtown La Mesa Village. (619) 667-1172

Dodge Rock n’ Roll San Diego Marathon     June 5
Live bands and cheerleading groups entertain athletes along a televised 26.2-mile course. In conjunction with the “Rock n’ Roll Half Marathon”.  6:10 am –  4:00 pm.
Balboa Park to Sea World. $130-$160 (individual) Information desk (858) 450-6510 / www.san-diego.competitor.com

Rancho Bernardo Alive! Expo     June 5
Musicians and performers; plus a Business Showcase, Cultural Center, Food Court, and Kids Zone. You can come for health screenings, shop for merchandise, or enjoy pleasurable games and rides. 10:00 am –  4:00 pm. Bernardo Center Drive.  Debra Rosen (858) 487-1767 x-101

Rock, Blues & BBQ Festival – San Marcos     June 11
A relaxing day in the park listening to live music. Food will be sold with partial proceeds donated to “Angel’s Depot.” Beer garden for those 21 and over. 12-8pm. Walnut Grove Park: 1950 Sycamore Drive, San Marcos. $10 presale. $15 at the door, $5 for kids under 10. (760) 744-9000

Fiesta Metric Century Bicycle Ride – San Diego     June 11
20, 45, and a 65-mile. Downtown SD to Otay Lakes and back. Mexican buffet and expo. 6:30 am –  2:00 pm. County Admin. Building parking lot (1600 Pacific Hwy.) $55 (62-mile course) ~ $40 (45-mile course) ~ $40 (20-mile course) Jim Knight (858) 692-6220 / www.shadowtour.com

Philip Rivers 5K Walk & Fun Run – San Diego     June 11
Festivities include music, snacks, and a Kids Zone. Proceeds benefit the Rivers of Hope Foundation that supports SD adoptions and foster care. 7:00 am –  1:00 pm. Liberty Station (NTC Park) $45 (adult) ~ $25 (child) David Miller (858) 836-0133 / www.philiprivers5K.com

Summer FaceLift 2011 – City Heights     June 11
Volunteers spruce up the neighborhood by doing minor landscaping, fixing fences, and removing trash for low income families, seniors, and disabled. 8:00 am –  2:00 pm.  City Heights (Trojan Ave. between Dawson Ave. & 54th St.) Linda Pennington (619) 563-4014 / www.chworks.org

Philippine Independence Festival – Mira Mesa     June 11
Shows, presentations, staged performances, and demonstrations. Sit down for lunch, shop for merchandise, and be highly entertained all day long. It’s an event for all ages to enjoy. 9:00 am –  5:30 pm. Mira Mesa Community Park (8575 New Salem St.) Zeny Ravelo (858) 484-2277

Linda Vista Park Festival     June 11
Enjoy fun, wholesome entertainment and receive free food, clothing, and medical screenings. Activities, games, jumpers, raffles, obstacle course and prayer booth. 1:00 pm –  6:00 pm. Linda Vista Recreation Center (7064 Levant St.) Angela Kuhn (619) 504-6838 / www.horizonsd.org

Snores & S’mores – Chula Vista     June 17
A night under the stars with your family. Jumpers, arts & crafts, telescope viewing and a movie. Dinner and breakfast provided. Bring their own tent! 5:00 pm. $7 per person (children two [2] years and younger are free. Montevalle Rec. Center: 840 Duncan Ranch Rd. (619) 409-1977

Old House Fair – San Diego     June 18
See vendor exhibits and meet local craftspeople and community businesses that specialize in preserving homes. Historic home tours. 10:00 am –  4:00 pm. 30th Street (between Cedar St. & Ash St.) ~ Beech St. (between Fern St. & Date St.) (619) 233-6679 / www.theoldhousefair.com

The Cooper Family Juneteenth Celebration – San Diego     June 18
Celebrate Black Independence Day. African drumming, dancing, and singing; plus a Teen Stage, and a Fun Zone for kids. 11:00 am –  6:00 pm. Imperial Avenue (between 29th St. & 30th St.) Marla Cooper (619) 245-3387 / www.thecooperfamilyjuneteenth.com

Set Free North Park Outreach     June 18
This community outreach event presents a car and motorcycle show where lowriders, bombers, and choppers will be displayed. Raffle drawings, activities, and wonderful Christian music. 11:00 am –  4:00 pm. North Park Rec. Center (4044 Idaho St.) Jake Richards (619) 647-4344

Outrigger Iron Canoe Championships – Mission Bay     June 25
The Kai Elua Outrigger Canoe Club is hosting a long-distance outrigger canoe race for members of the Southern California Outrigger Racing Association. 7:00 am –  5:00 pm. West Mission Bay Park (Mariner’s Point) Betsy Service (619) 929-7334 / www.kaieluaoutrigger.com

Ocean Beach Festival & Chili Cook-Off     June 25
Follow the aroma of hot chili and the sounds of rock, blues, and jazz to streets lined with hundreds of vendor booths nestled in Antique Row. 10:00 am – 8:00 pm. Denny Knox (619) 224-4906 / www.oceanbeachsandiego.com

Linda Vista Recreation Center Carnival     June 25-27
Residents near the Linda Vista Recreation Center (7064 Levant St.) can have a good time at this carnival. Soda and snack food will be available.1:00 pm – 11:00 pm. $1.50 (age 7 & older) Bill Jacob (760) 735-8542 / www.amusements.com

San Diego Spirits Festival     June 25-26
Celebration of spirits, cocktails and local culture. Takes place at the stunning Port Pavilion Pier on Broadway– an expansive oasis surrounded by the sparkling SDBay. Early Bird: $50 – $130 / Regular: $75 – $175. 858-551-1605 / www.sandiegospiritsfestival.com

San Diego International Triathlon     June 26
$10,000 prize. 6:30 – 11:45 am. Expo (Spanish Landing Park) ~ Triathlon (SLP – Embarcadero Marina Park N) $105 (individual for Sprint) ~ $130 (individual for Int’l) ~ $130 (individual Relay Team Member for Int’l) (858) 268-1250 / www.kozenterprises.com