May 2019 San Diego County Calendar of Events

Local

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 / www.eatdrinkread.com

 
West Coast Weekender   May 2-6 
With a strong focus on local art and industry, West Coast Weekender pays homage to the American westsides rich underground music culture. World class talent will participate in daytime panel discussions, and play parties that will run from afternoon to early morning.  
Time/Place: Viejas Casino & Resort, Alpine 
Contact: www.westcoastweekender.net

 
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 / www.cincodemayooldtown.com

 
Julian Womans Club Wildflower Show   May 3-5 
The Wildflower Show is meant to educate club members, local residents, out-of-town visitors and children about the botanical wealth of Julian and its vicinity. The flowers are arranged on tables representing the different geographical areas and plant zones in which they are picked.  
Time/Place: 10am-4pm / Julian Town Hall  
Contact: www.julianwomansclub.org

 
Southern California Beach Soccer Championships   May 3-5 
The largest Beach Soccer Festival on the West Coast, this annual beach soccer festival is a competitive tournament for regional and worldwide teams that is also a fun family event.  
Time/Place: Harbor Beach, Oceanside  
Contact: www.beachsoccerusa.org

 
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  
Contact: https://rhythmandbrews.sdbeer. com 

 

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   
Contact: www.asianculturalfestivalsd. com

 
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  
Contact: www.cincodemayotrailrun.org


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   
Contact: www.kennedyfaires.com/carlsbad


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 
Contact: www.balboaparkconservancy.org

 
Carry the Load   May 8 
Join Carry The Load in honoring our military, veterans and first responders by walking with the West Coat relay team through Miramar National Cemetery as they continue on their 4,600-mile trek to Dallas, Texas. Participants are encouraged to bring a memento that symbolizes the load they are carrying. 
Time/Place: 6:45-9:30am / San Diego Fire-Rescue Station 35, La Jolla  
Contact: 972-757-1828 / www.carrytheload.org

 
San Diego Surf Film Festival   May 8-11 
15 of the finest international surf films. Opening night featuring live art, music and local beer. Grant Ellis slideshow presentations. Surfing expression sessions. Salty surf housings. VIP nautilus pass holder happy hours. Meet the filmmakers and artists lunch.  
Time/Place: Misfit Gallery, La Jolla   
Contact: www.sdsurffilmfestival.com


Gator By The Bay-Zydeco, Blues & Crawfish Festival   May 9-12 
Features 4 days of live music - more than 100 performances on 7 stages, dancing, delicious Southern food - including beignets, gumbo, jambalaya & 10,000 lbs of crawfish.  
Time/Place: Spanish Landing Park, Point Loma   
Contact: www.gatorbythebay.com 
 

SDCCU Festival of Arts   May 11 
This unique and vibrant neighborhood festival brings out over 40,000 people from all over San Diego County to celebrate and enjoy live music, art, crafts, delicious food and some of San Diegos top Craft Beers.  
Time/Place: 11am-10pm / North Park Main Street  
Contact: 619-294-2501 / www.northparkmainstreet.com

 
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 / www.sdbgarden.org

 
FilmOut San Diego LGBT Shortfest   May 15 
This mini-festival will be a pre-Summer/Pride screening featuring only LGBTQ short films!  
Time/Place: 7pm & 9pm / Hillcrest Landmark Theatres  
Contact: www.filmoutsandiego.com

 
Ramona Rodeo   May 17-19 
A Top Notch PRCA rodeo with some of the greatest cowboys around, boasting a professional attitude with the best hometown hospitality you will find at a rodeo.  
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Fred Grand Arena   
Contact: 760-788-0811 / www.ramonarodeo.net

 
San Diego Century   May 18 
Take on one of 3 beautiful courses for a challenging and rewarding cycling experience on San Diegos most scenic routes. Experience the beautiful hills and coastline along 33, 67 or 105 mile routes.  
Time/Place: 6am-5:30pm / MiraCosta College, Cardiff-by-the-Sea  
Contact: 909-399-3553 / www.spectrumsportsevents.com

 
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   
Contact: www.oceanbeachkiwanis.org

 
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 
Contact: www.atasteofjulian.com 

Van Go! STEAM Festival   May 18 
This event features a silly soap box race; fine arts exhibition, live music as well as visual & performing arts entertainment and a beer & wine garden.  
Time/Place: 10am-2pm / Little Italy
Contact: www.littleitalysd.com


SDCVA Wine & Food Festival   May 18 
Spend the day discovering the array of varietals produced county wide. This is the only wine event exclusively featuring San Diego County wines.   
Time/Place: 1-4pm / Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead, Escondido  
Contact: 858-487-1866 / www.sandiegowineries.org 


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  
Contact: www.91x.com


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  
Contact: www.fiestadelsol.net 


OMBAC Over the Line Beerfest   May 18-19 
Kick off summer with the Over the Line tournament, a baseball tournament complete with San Diegos finest craft breweries and food trucks. Beerfest on Saturday and OTL Tourney on Sunday.  
Time/Place: 11am-6pm / Mariners Point, San Diego  
Contact: www.ombac.org/beerfestotl


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 / www.navybaybridgerun.com 


Escondido Grand Avenue Festival   May 19 
With over 500 vendors, and has been happening since 1989, bringing unique crafts and imports, fine international cuisine and family entertainment.  
Time/Place: 9am-5pm / Grand Avenue   
Contact: www.kennedyfaires.com 


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 
Contact: www.vcstampede.com

 
Legacy Week   May 24-27 
The lineup of activities range from a Wreath Memorial ceremony, benefit concert, family activities, blood drive, interactive exhibits and more. Each element of Midways Legacy Week commemoration is designed to honor and remember our heroes and celebrate our military heritage. 
Time/Place: USS Midway Museum   
Contact: 619-544-9600 / www.midway.org