25 Apr 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.
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: www.balboapark.org/event/house-of-england-lawn- 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
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
Get ready to “Relive Beatlemania!” with So Cal’s very own foremost Beatles tribute band Britain’s Finest.
Location: Fallbrook Mission Theater
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.
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
Each element of Midway’s Legacy Week commemoration is designed to honor and remember our heroes and celebrate our military heritage.
Location: USS Midway
Begins 5/26 times tba