World Oceans Day
When, where: June 4, Marine Mammal Center
Highlights: To commemorate National Oceans Month, this marine mammal rehabilitation center invites families for a tour, a book signing for kids, a film screening and educational exhibits about seals.
Cost: Free, including docent-led tours.
Info: (415) 289-7325, http://www.marinemammalcenter.org
Reggae in the Desert
When, where: June 11, Clark County Ampitheater
Highlights: Caribbean vibes head to Vegas. Popular reggae musicians perform and vendors sell Jamaican-inspired food and wares.
Cost: $25 advance; $30 at the door; free for ages 5 and younger
CHERRY VALLEY, CALIF.
When, where: June 11-12, 18-19,Highland Springs Resort
Highlights: The fields are violet as the historic resort offers farm tours, lavender-inspired cuisine, a petting zoo, art, live classical music and a marketplace selling organic wares.
Cost: $5; $3 for seniors and students; free for ages 12 and younger
Info: (951) 845-1151, http://www.hsresort.com
Live Oak Music Festival
When, where: June 17-19, Live Oak Camp
Highlights: Folk, bluegrass, gospel and jazz musicians perform under the oaks. Headliners include Grammy winner Mavis Staples and popular ska group Toots & the Maytals. There's also camping, dancing, kids' activities and craft vendors and classes.
Cost: $122 for a full-festival pass ($77 for teens; $37 for children; free for ages 3 and younger); single-day tickets are $42 for adults and teens ($17 for children). Proceeds benefit public radio.
Info: (805) 781-3030, http://www.liveoakfest.org
North Beach Festival
When, where: June 18-19, Grant Avenue and Washington Square Park
Highlights: This outdoor arts festival in San Francisco's Little Italy includes live music, a pizza crust toss, cooking demos, craft and food booths, a blessing of the animals, chalk art and poetry readings.
Info: (415) 989-2220, http://www.northbeachchamber.com
— Avital Binshtock