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Weekend Fair Highlights: June 27-28

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It's the fourth weekend of the San Diego County Fair and the calendar is jam-packed with fun. Plan your visit to the fullest using this events list as your guide.

Saturday, June 27

11th Annual Gospel Festival
10 a.m. to 10 p.m., multiple locations
This all-day event will feature gospel artists across five stages, ending with the Grandstand Stage performance (see below) in the evening. The shows are free with paid fair admission. For the full musical lineup, click here.

Distilled: San Diego Spirit & Cocktail Festival
1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Paddock Green
New to the fair this year, this festival features samplings of personally crafted distilled spirits and cocktails, as well as bartender competitions and entertainment. A $39 general admission ticket gets you a 10-tab wristband good for quarter-ounce pours of spirits and 1-ounce pours of cocktails, plus admission into the fair. A VIP ticket is $125 and includes unlimited pours of cocktails, food stations, access to a lounge area and admission into the fair.

Donald Lawrence & Co. and Tamela Mann
7 p.m., Heineken Grandstand Stage
This gospel music event includes uplifting performances from Donald Lawrence & Co. and Tamela Mann. Unreserved seats (3rd and 5th levels and standing room in front of the stage) are free with paid fair admission. Reserved seats (2nd and 4th levels and Terrace) range in price from $24 to $36 for children, seniors and adults.

DSB: An American Journey

9 p.m., Coors Light Rock-On Stage
This Journey tribute band will bring the house down performing all the hits you know and love. This 21+ show is free with paid admission into the fair. There’s no reserved seating, so get there early to secure a prime spot.

Sunday, June 28

My Big Fair Wedding Day
10 a.m. to 5 p.m., various locations
Love is in the air! This is the perfect event for brides-to-be: a wedding-centric set-up featuring floral demonstrations, wedding trends, gourmet catering samples, photographers, décor and more. The fun happens throughout the day at the Paul Ecke Jr. Flower Show. During the event, six couples will get married or renew their vows. Swoon.

Espinoza Paz
7:30 p.m., Heineken Grandstand Stage
Latin Grammy nominee Espinoza Paz will entertain at the Grandstand Stage on Sunday with his forte: Mexican regional tunes. Unreserved seats (3rd and 5th levels) are free with paid admission into the fair, while reserved seats (2nd and 4th levels, Terrace and standing room on the floor) range between $24 and $36 for children, seniors and adults.

Trüe 2 Crüe
9 p.m., Coors Light Rock-On Stage
This tribute band was once dubbed "The Worlds’ Greatest Tribute to Mötley Crüe” by AXS TV Katie Daryl, Mark Cuban and Ryan Seacrest, and even had a one-hour national TV special. The band will hit the stage with the look, sound and attitude of the real deal performing iconic hits like "Dr. Feelgood," "Girls Girls Girls," and many more. This 21+ show is free with pair fair admission. There’s no reserved seating, so get there early and be prepared to rock.
 

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