San Diego Calendar of Events – May 2022

San Diego Calendar of Events – May 2022

Del Mar Antiques + Art + Design Show

May 1

Del Mar Antiques + Art + Design Show will feature over 100 premier exhibitors offering a broad range of quality antiques including fine antique furniture, silver, paintings, bronzes, porcelain, Asian antiques, antique and estate jewelry and watches, pottery, rare books, lighting, crystal, prints, rugs, textiles, posters, toys, dolls, vintage designer clothing and accessories and much more.

11am-4pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds

858-755-1161 /


Del Mar Electronics & Manufacturing Show

May 4-5

View products on display, attend seminars, and more. Featuring productive and fun ideas, assembly, manufacturing, quality, and testing.

10am-5pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds

858-755-1161 /


Taste of Cardiff

May 5

Join the community in celebrating culinary flavors and locally crafted libations that make the downtown Cardiff district so unique. Come enjoy food, drinks, live music at Taste of Cardiff! Restaurants in Cardiff will be crafting decadent tastes to win your vote for the 2022 Morgan Mallory Golden Fork Award, while local businesses host Sip Stops stationed with local libations.

5:30-8:30pm / Downtown and Restaurant Row, Cardiff

760-436-0431 /


Cinco de Mayo Sunset Sail

May 5

This fun, new festive activity is staged aboard the San Salvador, a replica of Explorer Juan Rodriquez Cabrillo’s galleon, the first European to reach America’s West Coast in 1542.

5-7pm / Maritime Museum of San Diego, Downtown

619-234-9153 /


Children’s Day May 5

Join JFG to celebrate Children’s Day on May 5th! All of the activities, vendors and performances will take place inside the garden’s gates. We invite guests to make special koinobori, play games, and eat kashiwamochi. Performances will run throughout the day.

10am-4pm / Japanese Friendship Garden, San Diego

619-232-2721 /


Gator by the Bay – Zydeco, Blues, & Craw Fish Festival

May 5-8

The spirit, sounds, and flavor of Mardi Gras come alive at the largest and most-authentic Louisiana-themed music and food festival this side of the bayou. With everything from A to Zydeco, this four-day, family-friendly cultural celebration takes place on the picture-perfect San Diego Bay.

Spanish Landing Park, Point Loma Peninsula

619-234-8612 /


Julian Woman’s Club Wild Flower Show

May 6-7

The Julian Wild Flower Show has been continuous since 1926, except for 3 years during World War II and in 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

10am-4pm / Julian Woman’s Club

760-484-0669 /


Homefront Cleanup May 7

The Imperial Beach Homefront Cleanup is a partnership with the City of Imperial Beach and EDCO at South Bay Union School District, 601 Elm Ave, held annually on the first Saturday of May.

8am-1pm / 601 Elm Ave, Imperial Beach

619-424-4095 /


City Ballet of San Diego’s: Don Quixote

May 7

A lavish production based on Miguel de Cervantes epic novel. Follow the adventures of the errant knight, Don Quixote, and his squire, Sancho Panza. This three-act story ballet sensation with opulent scenery and costumes, complete with moving windmills, is family orientated and filled with humor and magic.

8-10pm / California Center for the Arts, Escondido

858-272-8663 /


Walk for Animals

May 7

All registered participants will enjoy a pancake breakfast, doggie activities, Vendor Village, and a Walk for Animals T-shirt at the event! Together we can create a more humane San Diego!

7-11am / NTC Park at Liberty Station


Cinco De Mayo Festival

May 8

Your favorite Mexican food, Folkloric Groups all day. Crowning of Miss Cinco De Mayo.

11am-5pm / Grape Day Park, Escondido

760-855-8115 /


Historic Home Tour

May 8

We invite you to support the community you love, its history, and the Coronado Historical Association with someone special this Mother’s Day.

11am-4pm / Coronado Historical Association & Museum

619-435-7242 /


Music at the Maritime Featuring Hausmann Quartet

May 8

The Hausmann Quartet and Maritime Museum of San Diego are excited to partner to present the sixth season of Haydn Voyages: Music at the Maritime, a quarterly concert series performed aboard one of the Museum’s ten historic world-class vessels, the 1898 steam ferryboat Berkeley that operated for 60 years on San Francisco Bay. Enjoy world- class performances from San Diego’s only floating concert hall!

2:30-4:30pm / Maritime Museum of San Diego, Downtown

619-234-9153 /


Foodieland Night Market

May 13-15

FoodieLand Night Market is a foodie inspired multi-cultural food and entertainment event featuring more than 150 vendors with a variety of amazing foods, games, and entertainment for the whole family.

Fri 3-10pm; Sat, Sun 1-10pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds

858-755-1161 /


Movie in the Park – Encanto

May 14

Be sure to bring your blankets and low-backed chairs. Bring a picnic and drinks, but please no glass containers.

7-9pm / Glen Park, Cardiff


Come From Away

May 17-22

This New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed, and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

7-9pm / Broadway San Diego, San Diego

619-564-3000 /


20th Grip It & Rip It! Golf Tournament

May 19

Enjoy golf and lunch at the tournament as we celebrate its 20th year.

11:30am-5pm / Singing Hills Golf Resort, El Cajon

619-440-6161 /


A.R. Valentien Signature Wine Series

May 19

Set on A.R. Valentien’s relaxing al fresco terrace, experience an exquisite multi-course meal paired with acclaimed wines from Darioush Estates. Executive Chef Kelli Crosson and Advanced Sommelier Paul Krikorian joins forces with special guest Dan de Polo, President of Darioush Estates for this curated communal meal of seasonal bounty with some of California’s most notable wines.

6-8pm / The Lodge at Torrey Pines, La Jolla

858-777-6635 /


SANDAG Bike to Work Day!

May 19

Register for SANDAG Bike to Work Day! Join thousands of commuters throughout the San Diego region as we GO by BIKE on the morning of Thursday, May 19. When you register for Bike to Work Day, you can roll by one of our many pit stop locations throughout the San Diego from

6 – 9 a.m. to pick up a FREE t-shirt, snacks, and encouragement.


East Region Career Expo

May 19

Career training students, recent graduates, and regional candidates with industry experience will be searching for opportunities.

3-7pm / Cuyamaca College & East Region Adult Education


Concert in the Park

May 20

The San Diego County Library Imperial Beach and the City of Imperial Beach are teaming up to bring you a series of concerts in our beloved Veterans Park. Bring a chair and grab some dinner to enjoy a free night of entertainment!

5:30-7:30pm / Veterans Park, Imperial Beach

619-213-1627 /


Spring-in to Camping!

May 20

Sleep under the spring stars! Set up your tent and explore the park at your own pace. Hike the numerous trails; drop a line to catch a sh; cruise the lake on a motorboat; or simply relax by your campsite and enjoy all the natural beauty that Lake Poway offers.

1pm-10am / Lake Poway

858-668-4772 /


San Diego International ShortsFest

May 20-22

Celebrating the art of cinematic storytelling with films less than 30 minutes in length. See website for schedule.


Teen Music Fest

May 21

Get ready to party like a rock star! Spend the evening ravin’ with us as you sing your heart out to your fave karaoke song, find your groove while a DJ spins mad tunes, get amped with music-inspired activities, munch on delish snacks, sway your way to sweet prizes, and more! With catchy earworms and certified bops, you and your friends will be jammin’ all night long!

5-9pm / Community Park, Poway

858-668-4671 /


North Park Music Fest

May 21-22

This two day San Diego Music Festival will highlight San Diego’s best in local music, unique food vendors, live art, craft beer, and spirits.

11am-7pm / North Park Mini-Park, San Diego

619-294-2501 /


Community Band Festival

May 22

Come visit Old Poway Park where Old Poway Park Action Committee members, the Pomerado Community Band and the Poway Arts and Crafts Guild, will host the annual California Band Festival and Arts and Crafts Market. Listen to bands from near and far that will offer a wide variety musical genres from blue grass ensembles to full concert bands.

10am-7pm / Old Poway Park, Poway

858-668-4576 /


Pure Project Label Art Contest

May 22

Pure Project is excited to organize and host our first-ever label art contest! The contest will culminate in an exhibit held at the Pure Project Balboa Park Biergarten.

12-5pm / Pure Project Balboa Park, San Diego

619-323-2000 /


Carlsbad 5000

May 22

The annual event weekend kicks off with the Carlsbad 5000 Health & Fitness expo and packet pickup in the heart of Carlsbad Village. The World’s Fastest 5k welcomes runners of all ages and paces to a fast oceanfront course with unforgettable views and an energetic atmosphere.

400 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad


Santee Street Fair & Craft Beer Festival

May 28

This is a free, public event featuring a craft beer garden, vendor booths, food and entertainment.

10am-6pm / Riverview Parkway and Town Center

619-449-1515 /


Solana Beach Memorial Day Ceremony

May 30

The Veteran’s Memorial Wall, which honors the service of all Solana Beach Veterans of Foreign Wars, is available for viewing. Docents from the Civic and Historical Society are on hand to conduct tours of the historical museum.

11am / La Colonia Park

858-720-2400 /