It’s time to take a trip! There are many great events coming to Southern California in the next few months.

Pride Events – Across Southern California (Multiple Dates)

Many of the nation’s largest Pride events are not far from Pacific Surfliner stations. From Pride in the Park in Downtown Los Angeles to the Pride Festival in San Diego, and the first-ever After Dark Pride Night at the Disneyland® Resort, there are a lot of events scheduled for this summer. Learn more.

San Diego County Fair Del Mar (June 7-July 4)

The Del Mar Fairgrounds will be transformed into one of the largest county fairs in the country, with thrilling rides, games, live entertainment, unique food creations, animal exhibits, and more. The annual craft brew festival, which features nearly 200 breweries, will also take place at the fairgrounds in June. Ride to the Solana Beach train station and show your train ticket for a free shuttle connection to the fairgrounds. Learn more.

Independence Day Festivities – Across Southern California (July 4)

Check out our top picks for live entertainment, patriotic parades, fun activities, and spectacular fireworks displays to celebrate the Fourth of July. Learn more.

California Wine Festival – Santa Barbara (July 14-15)

Ride to Santa Barbara and head to Chase Palm Park for the California Wine Festival. Choose from hundreds of fine wines to sample, enjoy delicious gourmet foods, listen to live music, and take in the ocean views at this two-day festival. Learn more.

California Mid-State Fair – Paso Robles (July 19-30)

Ride to San Luis Obispo and connect to a Thruway bus for a quick ride to Paso Robles, home of the California Mid-State Fair. See top musical acts perform, check out unique food and drink creations, watch special demonstrations, participate in contests, explore carnival rides and games, and check out the horse show. Learn more.

Comic-Con – San Diego (July 20-23)

The world-renowned comic book and pop culture convention returns to San Diego July 20-23, 2023, featuring workshops, panels, film screenings, and competitions. Even without a convention ticket, it’s still fun to be part of the excitement in the downtown area – see intricate cosplay, attend events and exhibits open to the public, participate in elaborate interactive experiences, and pick up exclusive merchandise. Learn more.

X Games California – Ventura (July 21-23)

The world’s most elite action sports athletes are coming to Southern California for the Summer X Games. Fans will come together at the Ventura County Fairgrounds to see Skateboard, BMX, and Moto X competitions during Finals Weekend Friday, July 21 through Sunday, July 23, 2023. Ride to the Ventura Station and arrive steps from the action. Learn more.

Del Mar Racing Season – Solana Beach (July 21 - September 10)

The summer season at the Del Mar Racetrack features races from Wednesdays to Sundays, with special activities scheduled on the weekends, including concerts, food and beer festivals, happy hours, and more. Enjoy horse racing with an ocean view. Learn more.

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