San Diego's Best Events in May
How to be busy and important this month in San Diego
Mariachis, margaritas, and Mexican food abound at the “hot, hot, hot” Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo weekend celebration.
Wine, Women, and Shoes
Wine tasting + shoe shopping = the perfect Saturday afternoon in support of Voices for Children at the Wine, Women and Shoes fundraiser in Rancho Santa Fe.
More than 100,000 shoppers descend on downtown Carlsbad to stroll the Carlsbad Village Faire.
Meanwhile, more than 400 classic autos cruise into Coronado at Motor Cars on Main Street.
If there’s a punk rock mariachi band performing, it must be a Cinco de Mayo Party at the Belly Up.
San Diego Surf Film Festival
Catch a wave, catch a flick, or catch them both at the four-day San Diego Surf Film Festival at Bird’s Surf Shed.
Live it up like a Louisiana local and get your groove on at the four-day Gator by the Bay zydeco, blues, and crawfish festival.
Fly high with hippies and families alike at the OB Kite Festival.
Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with food and family-friendly fun at the Asian Cultural Festival.
Near the Oceanside Pier, Rubio's Coastfest includes a beach cleanup, food, music, and beer garden.
Whether it’s a Champagne brunch cruise on the bay or an upscale dinner downtown, whatever you do, don’t forget Mom on Mother’s Day.
Three words say it all: Eat. Drink. Read. with dozens of San Diego chefs dishing it out in support of literacy.
Giddy up and escape the city for some countrified fun at the Ramona Rodeo.
It’s booth after booth of artsy bliss—including a Craft Beer Block—at the North Park Festival of Arts.
Calling all country fans! Megastar Tim McGraw performs live at Sleep Train Amphitheatre.
Manicotti, cannoli, Chianti, oh my! Feast on the flavors of (Little) Italy at the Sicilian Festival.
Fight your fear of heights and conquer the Coronado Bay Bridge in the Navy’s Bay Bridge Run/Walk.
Scripps Health celebrates survivorship at its annual Concert for Cancer featuring blues artist Keb’ Mo’ at Humphreys Concerts by the Bay.
Witness the strength of workout wonders at the Reebok CrossFit Games at the Del Mar Arena.
Omni La Costa Resort and Spa hosts a hot lineup of cool jazz at the three-day San Diego Jazz Festival
American Freedom Festival
Kick off your Memorial Day Weekend by waving your red, white, and blue in concert with some “world classic rockers” at the American Freedom Festival on board the USS Midway.
Take a culinary tour around the world via Balboa Park at the Ethnic Food Fair at the House of Pacific Relations International Cottages.
Get ready to laugh yourself religiously silly at the Tony-award winning Best Musical, The Book of Mormon, from the creators of South Park.
Bacon Cupcakes | Photo by Jeremy Ball - Bottle Branding
Please your palate all day long at the Bacon and Barrels Festival. Visit 140 booths in the Embarcadero Marina Park South for bourbon, beer, and dishes featuring bacon. There will be an all-bacon dinner for VIPs (Very Important Pigs).