San Diego Calendar of Events – May 2019

San Diego Calendar of Events – May 2019

Taste of Cardiff

Featuring the cuisine of several local restaurants, located throughout the downtown Cardiff village and along Restaurant Row.

Location: Various


5/2 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm


Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo

This celebration has sizzling flamenco beats, Mariachi Music, and tons of food and drinks.

Location: San Diego Ave. (between Conde & Twiggs)


5/3 – 5/5 Fri 4 – 9 pm, Sat 10 am – 10 pm, Sun 11 am – 8 pm


The Point Loma Garden Walk

Features self-guided tours of private residential gardens, and a fantastic garden boutique as part of the event.

Location: Various, Point Loma


5/4 10 am – 4 pm


Free Comic Book Day

Participating comic book specialty stores will be giving a free comic book to anyone who comes into their shop!

Location: Various Comic Book Retailers


5/4 Various Times


Rhythm & Brews Music & Craft Beer Festival

Unforgettable jams from local musicians and tastes from more than 50 breweries from San Diego County and other vibrant
craft beer regions.

Location: Historic Vista Village


5/4 12 – 4 pm


Walk for Animals

Festivities will include a beautiful two mile walk with your canine friend, great vendors, tasty food, and much more.

Location: NTC Park at Liberty Station


5/4 7 am


Spring Sprint Triathlon Festival

Whether you are an experienced or a first-time Triathlete, Duathlete, or Aquabike Racer, this is the event for you!

Location: East Mission Bay (South Shores Park)


5/4 – 5/5

Expo: Sat 10 am – 3 pm, Sun 6 am – 2 pm; Race Starts Vary


San Diego Ho’olaule’a

Two fun filled days of entertainment, food, vendors, and a cultural village. Come and share your Aloha Spirit!

Location: De Anza Cove


5/4 – 5/5 Sat 9 am – 6 pm, Sun 10 am – 5 pm


Carlsbad Village Faire

Art fair, arts and crafts, antiques, unique clothing, food and more.

Location: Carlsbad Blvd. to Jefferson St., Beech Ave. to Carlsbad Village Dr.


5/5 8 am – 5 pm


Gator by the Bay

Four days of music, food, and the culture of the Louisiana Bayou. Zydeco and Blues, Creole food and Crawfish.

Location: Spanish Landing Park


5/9 – 5/12 Th 6 – 10:30 pm, F 3:30 – 10:30 pm, St 10:30 am – 8 pm, St Dance 9 pm – Midnite, Sn 10:30 am – 7 pm


North Park Festival of the Arts

Experience this local tradition with live music, street art demonstrations, music stages, and local food!

Location: University & 30th


5/11 11 am – 10 pm


San Diego Brain Tumor Walk

Enjoy a walk to raise awareness and much needed resources to fund critical brain-tumor specific programs.

Location: The Waterfront Park


5/11 10:10 am



Celebrate the pure magic that tacos offer to the world! At the end of day, attendees will ultimately decide who will win Best Taco Award!

Location: Golden Hill Park


5/11 1 – 4 pm


Crystal Pier Outrigger Canoe Race

Over 2,500 participants will battle in a 5-mile novice and kid’s race, 10-mile men, women and co-ed races in six person outrigger canoes.

Location: Crown Point, Mission Bay


5/11 7 am


Bike to Work Day

This day is Bike to Work Day where people are riding their bikes to work, school, or wherever they may need to go.

Location: San Diego (citywide & countywide)


5/16 pit stops open 6 – 9 am


Ramona Rodeo

Cowboys will compete for cash prices in barrel racing, tie-down roping, bull riding, saddle bronc riding, team roping, and bareback riding.

Location: Ramona Outdoor Community Center


5/17-5/19 Various Times


D6 Night Market

A modern adaptation of a traditional outdoor night market. Features include food, merchandise, live entertainment, in a festival atmosphere.

Location: Mira Mesa Community Park


5/18 4 – 10 pm


San Diego Century Bike Ride

Beautiful, scenic, courses for a challenging and rewarding experience.

Location: MiraCosta College


5/18 6 – 8 am Start


Navy’s Original Bay Bridge Run/Walk

A rare opportunity to run/walk across the Coronado Bay Bridge!

Location: One Park Blvd. at Harbor Dr. to Tidelands Park, Coronado.


5/19 8 am – 11 am


Escondido Grand Ave Festival

Shop unique hand-crafted gifts and imports. Enjoy great international cuisine and local entertainment.

Location: Grand Ave., Escondido


5/20 9 am – 5 pm


Legacy Week

The activities range from a Wreath Memorial ceremony, benefit concert, family activities, blood drive, interactive exhibits and more— each element designed to honor and remember our heroes and celebrate our military heritage.

Location: USS Midway


5/24 – 5/27 Various


Annual Butterfly Release

The Friends of Balboa Park will celebrate the beginning of Spring by bringing in 400 live Painted Lady butterflies into the garden to encourage pollination in beautiful Balboa Park.

Location: Zoro Garden, Balboa Park


5/25 10 am – 3 pm


Vista Strawberry Festival

Live entertainment on multiple stages, local craft brews, and carnival rides all day long! Contests like Little Ms. Strawberry Shortcake, Vista’s Got Talent, pie-eating, as well as 10k/5k/kids’ runs.

Location: 127 Main Street, Vista


5/26 8 am – 6 pm