San Diego California Events

MAY 2019


Eat Drink Read – May 2 

Experience imaginative dishes created by the most popular chefs from every corner of San Diego County, with each bite inspired by the chefs favorite books. Eat. Drink. Read. is the San Diego Council on Literacys annual culinary event that brings together friends of food and literacy every spring to raise literacy awareness and generate funding for the SDCOLs ongoing efforts.  
Time/Place: 6-8:30pm / San Diego Air and Space Museum  
Contact: 619-574-1641 /


Old Town Fiesta Cinco de Mayo May 3-5 

Bustling mercado, non-stop music and live entertainment, lucha libre wrestling, and a huge display of lowriders and other incredible autos!  
Time/Place: Old Town San Diego State Historic Park  
Contact: 619-291-4903 /


Rhythm & Brews Music & Craft Beer Festival May 4 

Complete with jams from local musicians and tastes of more than 50 of the most renowned breweries from San Diego County and other vibrant craft beer regions around the country.  
Time/Place: 12-4pm / Historic Vista Village  


Asian Cultural Festival of San Diego May 4 

We will be featuring cultural, traditional, and contemporary acts. Family-friendly, fun, and FREE event.  
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Mira Mesa Community Park  


Cinco de Mayo Trail Run May 4 

5K and 10K and The Kathy Crafts Young Memorial Kids Race. Professionally chip timed. More than $1,600 in cash awards. Male and female age division awards.  
Time/Place: 6:30-10:30am / Lake Poway Trail  


Carlsbad Spring Village Faire May 5 

More than 850 vendors will selling clothes, accessories, plants, household products, art, antiques and home decor. The international food court will feature more than 50 booths serving everything from Thai to Hawaiian cuisine.

Childrens area.  

Time/Place: 8am-5pm / Grand Avenue  


Cinco de Mayo in Balboa Park May 4 

The days collaborative, community-driven programming includes Mexican-themed music and dance performances, colorful horseback riders, strolling mariachis, hands-on activity booths for kids, arts and crafts vendors, gourmet food trucks, and more.  
Time/Place: 11am-6pm / House of Hospitality 


Chocolate Festival May 11 

Enjoy dozens of delectable chocolate tastings, demonstrations, a chocolate fountain, and more. Lots of childrens activities and a variety of Mothers Day gifts. 
Time/Place: 10am-4pm / San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas  
Contact: 760-436-3036 /


Ocean Beach Kite Festival May 18 

Kite building and decorating, prizes, professional kite fliers and amazing kite demonstrations and games, crafters, community organizations, gourmet food, carnival activities and live music!  
Time/Place: 10am-4pm / Robb Athletic Field  
Taste of Julian May 18 
This year, many of the towns restaurants, wineries and breweries will be participating in this self-guided culinary tour of the historic mountain towns unique restaurants.  
Time/Place: 1-5pm / Town Hall   
SoCal TACO FEST May 18 
Over 25 of your favorite restaurants, plus Lucha Libre wrestling, Chihuahua races & beauty pageant, and the Milagro Cantina Margarita Tent. Ages 21+ only.  
Time/Place: 11am-10pm / San Diego County Waterfront Park  
Valley Center Stampede Rodeo & Memorial Festival May 24-25 
Mutton Bustin event, Junior Barrel Racing, and a Calf Scramble during intermission that is open to children in attendance free of charge. Rodeo proceeds are donated to local youth organizations, as well as organizations that promote the morale of our local military.  
Time/Place: Star Valley Park  



Navys Bay Bridge Run/Walk May 19 
A one of a kind spectacular panoramic view as participants make their way to Coronados beautiful Tidelands Park from downtown San Diego over the Coronado Bay Bridge.  
Time/Place: 8am-12pm / Hilton San Diego Bayfront  

Contact: 858-848-5786 /


Fiesta del Sol May 18-19 
The Belly Up is lining up a great list of musicians to perform. A large, fun, and exciting Childrens Area. Food Trucks along with other great specialty food vendors will be back as well as our Arts & Crafts area, Sponsor area, Solana Beach Firemans Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, and much more!  
Time/Place: 9am-9pm / Fletcher Cove, Solana Beach  



Santee Street Fair and Craft Beer Festival May 25 
Featuring live music and entertainment, more than 300 food and craft vendor booths, carnival rides and more! 
Time/Place: 10am-6pm / Riverview Parkway & Town Center Parkway 
Contact: 619-449-1515 /


La Vista Memorial Park and Mortuary Memorial Day Celebration May 27 

A community wide event supported enthusiastically by National City public officials and draws visitors from all over San Diego County.  
Time/Place: 1-3pm / 3191 Orange Street, National City  
Contact: 619-475-7770 /


San Diego County Fair May 31-July 4 

Skip down the yellow brick road and enter into an Oz-some world inspired by L. Frank Baums classic tale, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.  
Time/Place: Del Mar Fairgrounds  
Contact: 858-755-1161 /