The first day will include an opening ceremony at 3:30 p.m. at the O'Brien Gate, which will include a raising of the American flag, music and celebrity guests. All gates will be opened at 4 p.m., with opening day admission set at $4.
KC and the Sunshine Band will headline the first Grandstand Stage concert at 7:30 p.m. The lineup at the fair's main concert venue includes country singer Gary Allan on Saturday; Peter Frampton and Cheap Trick next Wednesday; Christina Perri on June 17; and comic Dana Carvey on July 4.
Other stages will feature Mindi Abair & the Boneshakers, June 11; Vicki Carr, June 11; the Robert Cray Band, June 14; Tony Orlando, June 18; Three Dog Night, June 24; Tanya Tucker, July 1; and the Average White Band, July 2.
This year's theme is “A Fair to Remember,'' which looks back at the 1915 Panama-California Exposition, the event that first brought international attention to San Diego.
The fair, which runs through July 5, will be closed Mondays and a pair of Tuesdays, June 9 and June 16.
For more information, visit the fair's website.