San Diego Calendar of Events – May 2023

San Diego Calendar of Events – May 2023


5/5 Cinco de Mayo

5/14 Mother’s Day

5/20 Armed Forces Day

5/29 Memorial Day


Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo

Enjoy sizzling flamenco beats and Mariachi Music and tons of food and drinks.

Location: Old Town, San Diego Avenue (between Conde and Twiggs)


4/30, 5/1 Sat 10 am – 10 pm, Sun 10 am – 6pm


Taste of Cardiff

Celebrate the culinary flavors and locally crafted libations that make downtown Cardiff district so unique.

Location: Various


5/4 5:30 – 8:30 pm


FoodieLand Night Market

A foodies will find 190+ vendors, a variety of amazing foods, games, and entertainment for the whole family.

Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds


5/5 – 5/7 Fri 3 – 10 pm, Sat & Sun 1 – 10 pm


Free Comic Book Day

A committee of comic shop retailers chose 43 titles for fans to discover!

Location: Participating comic bookstores.


5/6 various hours


Clairemont Garden Tour

The CTC’s Garden Tour showcases beautiful private gardens throughout the Clairemont Community.

Location: various in Clairemont, Bay Park, and Bay Ho


5/6 10 am – 4 pm


Spring Sprint Triathlon Festival

The Spring Sprint Triathlon, Duathlon & Aquabike is a fantastic event to start the Triathlon season in San Diego.

Location: East Mission Bay (South Shores Park)


5/7 6:45 am


House of England Lawn Program King Charles Coronation

Celebrate the coronation of Charles III as King of the United Kingdom.

Location: House of England, Balboa Park

Info: program-king-charles-coronation

5/6 11 am – 4 pm



Celebrate the pure magic that tacos offer to the world, at ‘Reader Tacotopia 2023’!

Location: Golden Hill Park


5/6 2–5pm


Carlsbad Village Faire

Over 750 unique vendors with a little of everything: arts & crafts, antiques, unique clothing, items from around the world, and more.

Location: Carlsbad Village Dr


5/7 8 am – 5 pm


Gator by the Bay

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

Location: Spanish Landing Park, Saturday Night Dance at the Sheraton Hotel Ballroom.


5/11 – 5/14 Thu 6 – 10:30 pm, Fri 4 – 10:30 pm, Sat 11 am – 8 pm, Sat Dance 9 pm – 12 am, Sun 11 am – 7 pm


Crystal Pier Outrigger Race

The race draws 1500+ participants annually who battle in a 6-mile short course, novice and kid’s race as well as a 10-mile men, women and coed races in six- person outrigger canoes.

Location: Crown Point.


5/13 7 am


Old Escondido Historic District Mother’s Day Home Tour 2023

Tour the interiors and gardens of five historic homes and enjoy refreshments in a lovely garden.

Location: 329 E. 7th Ave., Escondido.


5/13 11 am – 4 pm


Relive Beatlemania

Get ready to “Relive Beatlemania!” with So Cal’s very own foremost Beatles tribute band Britain’s Finest.

Location: Fallbrook Mission Theater


5/13 6-9pm


Bike Anywhere Day

Whether you are a student, commuter, bike enthusiast, or someone who is new to biking, pledge to GO by BIKE

Location: San Diego.


5/18 pit stops open from 6 am – 9 am


San Diego Fringe Festival

This festival allows artists to showcase their works and performances in a setting unconstrained by censorship, judgement, or the status quo.

Location: various


5/18 – 5/28 various show times



This annual pawty features photo ops, pop-up shopping, beer for people, and pups!

Location: Second Chance Beer Company


5/20 2 – 6 pm


La Jolla Half Marathon & Shores 5K

One of America’s most picturesque and beautiful point-to-point races.

Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds


5/20 6:30 am


OB Kite Festival

Enjoy kite building & decorating, prizes, pro kite fliers, demonstrations, games, and more.

Location: Robb Field


5/20 10 am – 3 pm


Island Vibe Music Festival

Enjoy unique cultural dancers, a vendor village, art, apparel, and food.

Location: Surf Cup Sports Park, Del Mar


5/20 1 – 8 pm


42nd Annual Fiesta Del Sol

This free beachside music festival features The English Beat, Iya Terra, and more!

Location: Fletcher Cove, Solana Beach.


5/20 – 5/21 Sat 9 am – 10 pm, Sun 9 am – 8 pm


Navy’s Original Bay Bridge Run/Walk

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

Location: Downtown to Coronado


5/21 8 am


Santee Street Fair

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

Location: Riverview Pkwy. & Town Center Pkwy


5/27 10 am – 6 pm


North Park Music Fest

A music venue, art gallery, and food festival all rolled into one.

Location: North Park Mini Park


5/27, 5/28 Sat 11 am – 10 pm, Sun 11 am – 9 pm


Vista Strawberry Festival

Honor thy Grand Strawberry in all its forms during our family friendly day of fun.

Location: Vista’s main Street Historical Area


5/28 8 am – 6 pm


Legacy Week

Each element of Midway’s Legacy Week commemoration is designed to honor and remember our heroes and celebrate our military heritage.

Location: USS Midway


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