San Diego County Fair | June 1-July 4
“How Sweet it Is” Whether it’s sampling chocolate bubbling from a fountain, soaking up the glittery ocean views from atop the Ferris wheel, discovering how nature’s sweet fruits grow and ripen, or enjoying the Fair’s golden-ticket entertainment, your toughest decision will be choosing what to indulge in first!
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Del Mar Fairgrounds
Contact: 858-755-1161 / www.sdfair.com

The CADO | June 16-Aug. 30
An immersive pop-up experience devoted to California Avocados will feature seven imaginative rooms of large-scale interactive art installations.
Time/Place: Liberty Station, South Promenade
Contact: www.thecado.co

San Diego Smooth Jazz Festival | June 29-July 1
The soothing sounds of smooth jazz, a variety of delicious cuisine, and an amazing atmosphere that creates an unparalleled experience.
Time/Place: Embarcadero Marina Park North
Contact: 562-424-0013 / www.sandiegosmoothjazzfestival.com

Summer Family Mural Project | July 6
Join us during “Food Truck Fridays” in Balboa Park! Help paint a large mural in front of the Timken, then go inside for an art treasure hunt.
Time/Place: 5-7pm / Timken Museum of Art, Balboa Park
Contact: 619-239-5548 x109 / www.timkenmuseum.org

Fallbrook Summer Carnival | July 6-8
Food, Carnival, Beer & Wine and Live Music!
Time/Place: Community Parking Lot, Alvarado Street
Contact: 760-723-8384 / www.fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org

Green Living Tour of Solana Center | July 7
Join the staff of the Solana Center as they walk you through easy steps to address issues around water, waste, soil health and more. You’ll walk away with practical solutions that you can incorporate into your life and home right now! Space is limited – registration required.
Time/Place:
10am – 11am / Solana Center for Environmental Innovation
Contact: 760-436-7986 / www.solanacenter.org

SheFest | July 7
A woman-centered event that celebrates and supports the talents and contributions of women while fostering meaningful connections within the LGBT and larger San Diego community.
Time/Place: 11am-3pm / North Park Community Park
Contact: 619-297-7683 / www.sdpride.org/shefest

Lake Poway Family Campout | July 7-8 & 21-22
Activities include: guided evening hikes, campfire with s’mores, and Extreme Rahim returns with his family pleasing magic/comedy show. Remember to bring your own camping equipment, dinner supplies to barbeque, and grill/charcoal. Kiwanis club will be offering a pancake breakfast.
Time/Place: 5pm-9am / Lake Poway
Contact: 858-688-4772 / www.poway.org

California State Games | July 12-15
Includes 10,000 competing in 23 sports. Opening Ceremonies includes an athlete parade, torch lighting and fireworks.
Time/Place: SDCCU Stadium
Contact: 619-223-2033 / www.calstategames.org

Imperial Beach Sun & Sea Festival | July 13-14
World-class sandcastle sculptors creating some of the best sand creations on the West Coast as well as a community parade and pancake breakfast, live music, children’s craft activities, a Kids ‘n Kastles competition, Farmer’s Market and International Food Fair.
Time/Place:
Fri 8am-Dusk, Sat 7am-5pm / Pier Plaza
Contact: www.sunandseafestival.com

San Diego Pride Festival | July 13-15
Celebrate diversity under San Diego’s amazing sky and dance the day and night away! There will be 4 phenomenal stages, spanning 2 days, with over 100 entertainers and thousands of your closest friends. Time/Place: 12-10pm / Marston Point, Balboa Park
Contact: 619-297-7683 / www.sdpride.org

Del Mar Racing Season | July 13-Sept. 3
The Del Mar Racetrack is a world-class Thoroughbred racing destination welcoming the industry’s top athletes and California’s most spirited partygoers.
Time/Place:
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club: 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Contact: 858-755-1141 / www.dmtc.com

Mission San Diego de Alcala Festival of the Bells | July 14-15
The festivities include food, live entertainment, dancing, and traditional activities like the Blessing of the Bells and the Blessing of the Animals.
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / 10818 San Diego Mission Road
Contact: 619-283-7319 / www.missionsandiego.org

Over The Line Tourney | July 14-15 & 21-22
San Diego’s beach softball Over the Line Tournament is played by men and women into their 80’s and is one of the last pure Southern California traditions.
Time/Place: 7:30am-6pm / Fiesta Island, Mission Bay Park
Contact: www.ombac.org/over-the-line

Comic-Con International | July 19-22
The largest comics and pop culture event in the United States, attracting thousands of artists, celebrities and fans of comic books, movie memorabilia and all things related to pop culture. Time/Place: San Diego Convention Center
Contact: www.comic-con.org

Insect and Ladybug Festival | July 21-22
Children can practice bug collecting, hands-on insect arts and crafts, and even taste cooked mealworm larva. Entomologists and other bug experts will be available for questions.
Time/Place: 9am-5pm / San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas
Contact:
760-536-3036 / www.sdbgarden.org

Supergirl Surf Pro | July 27-19
The weekend will be jam-packed with world-class competition that will have you on your toes and a festival village loaded with female-inspired vendors, activities and entertainment.
Time/Place:
8am-6pm / Oceanside Pier
Contact: www.supergirlpro.com

California Clambake | July 28
With a sunset backdrop, live entertainment and interactive beach games, guests donned in white attire will cozy up on communal tables and enjoy a shellfish feast featuring menus from renowned Guest Chef Javier Plascencia.
Time/Place: 5:30-8pm / Hotel del Coronado
Contact: 619-522-8490 / www.hoteldel.com

Imperial Beach Surf Dog Competition | July 28
Check out the action where more than 60 dogs are expected to participate in this family friendly event, which raises funds for the San Diego Humane Society.
Time/Place: 8am-3pm / Next to the Imperial Beach Pier
Contact: 949-297-6536 / www.surfdogevents.com/imperial-beach

Concert At The Lakes | July 28
A benefit for the Santee-Lakeside Rotary Foundation & Santee Lakes Foundation. “Disco is Reborn for One Night Only at Santee Lakes”
Time/Place: 4-10pm / Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve, Lake 1
Contact: 619-596-7188 / www.concertatthelakes.com

Solana Beach Triathlon, Duathlon, Aquabike | July 29
The surf-entry ocean swim is supported by lifeguards and swim buddies. The bike and run courses cruise down the world famous Pacific Coast Highway. Finally, a tunnel of high-fives awaits you at the finish line – a gauntlet of excitement.
Time/Place: 6:50am / Fletcher Cove
Contact: www.kozevents.com

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Mainly Mozart Festival | June 1-24
Orchestral and Chamber Music concerts, lectures, parties, and presentations throughout San Diego and Tijuana illustrate the story of one of the greatest geniuses of all time.
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Balboa Theatre, San Diego
Contact: 619-239-0100 / www.mainlymozart.org

San Diego County Fair | June 1-July 4
“How Sweet it Is” Whether it’s sampling chocolate bubbling from a fountain, soaking up the glittery ocean views from atop the Ferris wheel, discovering how nature’s sweet fruits grow and ripen, or enjoying the Fair’s golden-ticket entertainment, your toughest decision will be choosing what to indulge in first!
Time/Place: Del Mar Fairgrounds
Contact: www.sdfair.com

Art Around Adams | June 2
Each year we strive to infuse new and exciting artists and talents that reflect this year’s local trends in art and business.
Time/Place: 12-8pm / Adams Avenue, Kensington
Contact: 619-663-9278 / www.artaroundadams.org

Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego | June 2-3
Marathon, Half, 5K and Relay. Tour San Diego by foot as you run through all of the city’s favorite neighborhoods on a course lined with live music and entertainment.
Time/Place: Downtown San Diego
Contact: www.runrocknroll.com/san-diego

RB Alive! Street Fair | June 3
Visitors can partake of tasty treats, browse over 300 booths featuring arts and crafts, information from regional and local businesses, service clubs and religious organizations.
Time/Place: 10am-4pm / Bernardo Center Drive
Contact: www.sdbusinesschamber.com

United States Police & Fire Championships | June 2-9
Athletes representing law enforcement, firefighters, and officers from corrections, probation, border protection, immigration and customs from across the country compete in Olympic-style sports in 50 different sports in 35 venues throughout the county.
Contact: www.uspfc.org

FilmOut San Diego LGBT Film Festival | June 7-10
Some films will have their premiere with FilmOut San Diego along with award-winning films, independent features and a variety of short films.
Time/Place: Observatory North Park Theatre, San Diego
Contact: www.filmoutsandiego.com

San Diego International Boat Show | June 7-10
Make your boating dreams a reality by checking out the approximately 140 boats for sale, as well as the latest nautical gear, gadgets and accessories.
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Spanish Landing Park, East
Contact: 949-757-5959 / www.sandiegointernationalboatshow.com

San Diego Greek Festival | June 8-10
Come and enjoy fine foods, pastries, imported Greek beers and wines! Get your annual super-dose of traditional and contemporary Greek Music all weekend!
Time/Place: St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church – 3655 Park Boulevard
Contact: www.sdgreekfestival.com

Toast of the Coast Wine Competition/Festival | June 9
Your ticket will include unlimited 1-oz samples of wines entered in the 2018 Toast of the Coast Wine Competition. Includes entertainment and admission to the San Diego County Fair.
Time/Place: 12-3pm and 4-7pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds
Contact: 858-755-1161 / www.thetoastofthecoast.com

Marine Corps Mud Run Camp Pendleton | June 9-10
Get ready to run through the terrain of Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton where our U.S. Marines train. There will be over 300 Marines “Motivating” participants along the course, as well as Military vehicle displays.
Time/Place: 6am / MCB Camp Pendleton
Contact: www.marinecorpsmudrun.com

Inter-Tribal Powwow | June 9-10
Join the San Luis Rey Band of Luiseño Mission Indians for the Annual Inter-Tribal Powwow with arts and craft booths, food, dancers, drums, an opportunity drawing and contest dancing.
Time/Place: Sat 9am-11pm, Sun 9am-6pm / Mission San Luis Rey, Oceanside
Contact: www.slrmissionindians.org

San Diego Festival of the Arts | June 9-10
Gathers nearly 200 artists in a bay view setting of original fine art, entertainment and delicious cuisines, complemented with fine wine and craft beer.
Time/Place: 10am-6pm / San Diego County Waterfront Park
Contact: 619-744-0534 / www.sdfestivalofthearts.org

Surfing America 2018 USA Surfing Championships | June 10-14
Competition includes Adaptive, Longboard, SUP and Jr. Teams.
Time/Place: Oceanside Harbor North Jetty
Contact: 949-391-1010 / www.surfingamerica.org

Taste of La Mesa | June 11
Eat your “heart out” while you stroll table to table and sample great food from many local restaurants – all in ONE location! You won’t want to miss this night of fun, food and more!
Time/Place: 6-8pm / La Mesa Community Center
Contact: 619-465-7700 x1 / www.lamesachamber.net/taste

Taste of Little Italy | June 13
Walk along Little Italy’s charming flower and tree-lined sidewalks enjoying bites from San Diego’s top eatery hub, all while enjoying live music scattered throughout the 48-square-block neighborhood and spectacular views of San Diego’s sparkling embarcadero.
Time/Place: 5-9pm / Little Italy, San Diego
Contact: www.littleitalysd.com

San Diego International Beer Festival | June 15-17
Nearly 200 breweries represented from around the world, specialty vendors selling a variety of accessories and gifts for the beer lover and educational demonstrations.
Time/Place: 11am-9pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds
Contact: www.sandiegobeerfestival.com

Taste of Gaslamp | June 16
The Gaslamp Quarter will be showcasing the excellent dining options available in our vibrant district.
Time/Place: 1-4pm / Gaslamp Square (Check-In): 538 L Street
Contact: 619-233-5227 / www.tasteofgaslamp.com

Tony Gwynn 5.5K Run & Walk | June 16
A scenic route through Miramar (aka Beer-a-Mar) for all ages to enjoy. There will be beer pit-stops along the course. Post-event celebration at AleSmith’s Miramar headquarters.
Time/Place: 8am-1pm / AleSmith Brewing Company: 9990 AleSmith Court
Contact: www.tonygwynn5k.org

SoCal Etsy Guild Artisan Market | June 16
Join us for an amazing day of handmade fun! Local designers, live art, handmade vendors, and music.
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Amphitheater & South Plaza of Horton Plaza Park
Contact: 626-274-1434 / www.socaletsyguild.com

California Clambake | June 16
With a sunset backdrop, live entertainment and interactive beach games, guests donned in white attire will cozy up on communal tables and enjoy a shellfish feast featuring menus from renowned Guest Chef Stefan Peroutka.
Time/Place: 5:30-8pm / Hotel del Coronado
Contact: www.hoteldel.com

San Diego Wooden Boat Festival | June 16-17
A rare opportunity for the public to view some of the most beautiful and well maintained wooden crafts up close.
Time/Place: Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 9am-4pm / Koehler Kraft Boat Yard, Shelter Island
Contact: www.sdwoodenboatfestival.org

The CADO | June 16-Aug. 30
An immersive pop-up experience devoted to California Avocados will feature seven imaginative rooms of large-scale interactive art installations.
Time/Place: Liberty Station, South Promenade
Contact: www.thecado.co

Cooper Family Foundation Juneteenth | June 16
Free event! Educational program, kid zone, teen stage, cultural entertainment, health vendors, vendors, free food and much more. Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.
Time/Place: 11am-6pm / 2900 Block of Imperial Avenue
Contact: 619-245-3387 / www.cfjuneteenth.com

Father’s Day Concert & BBQ | June 17
Supporting America’s veterans and military through the Gary Sinise Foundation. The show will open with a spectacular skydiving show from Skydiving Innovations. Attendees will enjoy delicious BBQ and drinks as they listen to Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band.
Time/Place: 11am-7pm / Hotel del Coronado
Contact: www.hoteldel.com

Taste of Vista | June 20
Savor food samples and craft beers and enjoy live country music all while discovering historic downtown.
Time/Place: 5-8pm / Main Street
Contact: www.vvba.org

Make Music Day | June 21
Every kind of musician — young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion — pours onto streets, parks, plazas, and porches to share their music with friends, neighbors, and strangers.
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Museum of Making Music, Carlsbad
Contact: 760-438-5996 / www.museumofmakingmusic.org

Ocean Beach Street Fair/Chili Cook-Off | June 23
An oceanfront chili cook-off, five stages of continuous live music and entertainment, the community mural project, Artists Alley, carnival rides and games, food and vendor booths, a beachside beer garden and more.
Time/Place: 10am-8pm / Newport Avenue
Contact: 619-224-4906 / www.oceanbeachsandiego.com

91X Presents BeerX | June 23
A day of great music and craft beer at Waterfront Park. Although the event is 21+ from 1-4pm, all ages are welcome after 4pm once the craft beer tasting portion is complete. Locally sourced food trucks and vendors will be on site to serve great nibbles all day long!
Time/Place: 1-11pm / San Diego County Waterfront Park
Contact: www.beerxsandiego.com

Fairy Festival | June 23
Wear your fairy costume or come just as you are. Create a fairy house, make fairy treasures, leave messages on the wishing bush, or shop in the Fairyland market. Be sure to bring your camera for a picture with the Fairy Queen.
Time/Place: 10am-4pm / San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas
Contact: 760-632-0917 / www.sdbgarden.org

Summer Fun on the 101: Leucadia’s Music Festival | June 23
Encinitas’ most epic music festival and is free and open to the community! Ride your bike and walk to win excellent prizes!
Time/Place: 12-7:30pm / Leucadia Roadside Park
Contact: 760-436-2320 / www.leucadia101.com

Festival of Yoga | June 24
This free, all-ages event will feature guided yoga, meditation, music, a vendor marketplace, and other activities intended to instill peace and to inspire and empower people of all ages.
Time/Place: 8am-3pm / San Diego Waterfront Park
Contact: 619-7274930 / www.festivalofyogasandiego.org

San Diego Smooth Jazz Festival | June 29-July 1
The soothing sounds of smooth jazz, a variety of delicious cuisine, and an amazing atmosphere that creates an unparalleled experience.
Time/Place: Embarcadero Marina Park North
Contact: 562-424-0013 / www.sandiegosmoothjazzfestival.com

Oceanside Independence Day Parade | June 30
Come see floats, bands, walking groups, cool cars and much more! The grand marshal of this year’s parade and the first Hometown Hero to be recognized is Jim Wood, former mayor of Oceanside.
Time/Place: 10am-12pm / South Coast Highway
Contact: 760-754-4512 / www.mainstreetoceanside.com

Switchfoot BRO-AM | June 30
A surf contest, live music performances, and nerf surf jousting exposition between surf contest heats.
Time/Place: 7am-5pm / Moonlight Beach, Encinitas
Contact: www.broam.org

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West Coast Weekender | May 3-6
A music conference and boutique festival spanning over four days in May. With a strong focus on local art and industry, we pay homage to the American westside’s underground music culture.
Time/Place: WorldBeat Cultural Center: 2100 Park Blvd
Contact: www.westcoastweekender.net

Old Town Fiesta Cinco de Mayo | May 4-6
Bustling mercado, non-stop music and live entertainment, lucha libre wrestling, and a huge display of lowriders and other incredible autos! Delectable dining establishments throughout Old Town and enjoy margarita and tequila specials.
Time/Place: Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
Contact: 619-291-4903 / www.cincodemayooldtown.com

Julian Woman’s Club Wildflower Show | May 4-6
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.
Time/Place: 10am-4pm / Julian Town Hall: 2129 Main St.
Contact: www.julianwomansclub.org

Rhythm & Brews Music & Craft Beer Festival | May 5
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: 209 E Broadway
Contact: www.sdbeer.com/rhythm-and-brews

Cinco de Mayo Trail Run | May 5
The challenging and unique courses will take you out on the Lake Poway Trail through the foothills around the lake near Blue Sky Ecological Reserve. Kids Race at 9:30am.
Time/Place: 6:30am / Lake Poway Trail
Contact: www.cincodemayotrailrun.org

Asian Cultural Festival of San Diego | May 5
Cultural and traditional performances from a dozen countries and cultures. Children’s Art and Crafts, Martial Arts Demos, Video Game Tent, Cooking Demos, Ramen Eating Contest, Cultural Row Exhibition, Beer Garden, and delicious Asian food!
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Mira Mesa Community Park
Contact: www.asianculturalfestivalsd.com

Carlsbad Spring Village Faire | May 6
Clothes, accessories, plants, household products, art, antiques and home decor. The international food court will once again feature more than 50 booths. The children’s area will entertain youngsters with games, a super slide, a bounce house, a rock climbing wall, face painting and arts and crafts. Time/Place: 8am-5pm / Carlsbad Blvd & Grand Ave
Contact: www.kennedyfaires.com/carlsbad

Spring Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon | May 6
With a calm bay swim and a flat bike and run course, the Spring Sprint is the perfect race to kick off your season.
Time/Place: 7-11am / South Shores Park, Mission Bay
Contact: 858-268-1250 / www.sdtriseries.com

Gator By The Bay Zydeco, Blues & Crawfish Festival | May 10-13
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 Peninsula
Contact: 619-234-8612 / www.gatorbythebay.com

Disco Ball 2018 | May 12
An elegant evening and help support our programs to enrich the lives of children and their families. Hosted Cocktail Reception, 3-Course Gourmet Dinner, Live and Silent Auction, Live entertainment.
Time/Place: 6-10pm / Mission Bay Hilton: 1775 East Mission Bay Drive
Contact: 619-320-4942 / www.childrensnatureretreat.org

Holi Festival of Colors | May 12
Dedicated to spiritual & social harmony, awakening a sense of brotherhood thru ecstatic dance, mantra music, yoga, free hugs and delicious vegetarian meals.
Time/Place: 11am-4pm / Oceanside Pier Amphitheater
Contact: www.festivalofcolorsusa.com

Ocean Beach Kite Festival | May 12
We have 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 / Dusty Rhodes Park
Contact: www.oceanbeachkiwanis.org

Art Glass Guild Fall Patio Show & Sale | May 12-13
View beautiful art glass created by local artists. There will be entertainment for all including: live music, demonstrations featuring torch-work, and glass cutting as well as an area for children & adults alike to create their own unique mosaic art piece.
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Spanish Village Art Center, Balboa Park
Contact: 619-702-8006 / www.artglassguild.com

Festa do Espirito Santo | May 18-20
Celebrate Portuguese Heritage by joining in the city’s oldest ethnic festival, Festa do Espirito Santo, that commemorates Portugal’s Queen St. Isabel.
Time/Place: United Portuguese S.E.S. Hall, Point Loma
Contact: 619-223-5880 / www.upses.com

San Diego Taco Fest | May 19
30 of the region’s best taco-centric restaurants will offer a wide range of mouthwatering taco creations. Local and national musical performances. Chihuahua Beauty Pageant and Race.
Time/Place: 11am-10pm / San Diego County Waterfront Park
Contact: www.sdtacofest.com

Festival of Arts in North Park | May 19
The festival features a live art element: contemporary urban artists will create unique works of art using creative everyday objects like cars, refrigerators and boom boxes. Craft Beer Block, Live Music, Kids Arts Block, Cocktail Garden and more!
Time/Place: 10am-10pm / University Avenue & 30th Street
Contact: 619-294-2501 / www.northparkfestivalofarts.com

San Diego Century | May 19
Experience the beautiful hills and coastline during one of the nation’s most scenic rides along 33, 67 or 105 mile routes. Finish-line expo in Encinitas.
Time/Place: 6am-5:30pm / MiraCosta College, Cardiff-by-the-Sea
Contact: 909-399-3553 / www.sdcentury.com

Stone Liberty Station 5th Anniversary | May 19
To commemorate, we are throwing a celebration along with the awesome other local businesses in Liberty Station and Liberty Public Market!
Time/Place: 12-4pm / 2816 Historic Decatur Rd.
Contact: www.stonebrewing.com

Armed Forces Day Military Operation Appreciation | May 19
Thousands of active duty military and their family members are treated to a day of free food, carnival rides and entertainment.
Time/Place: 11am-4pm / Junior Seau Oceanside Pier Amphitheatre
Contact: 760-722-1534 / www.oceansidechamber.com

Pirate Days | May 19-20
Kids costume contests, cannon firings, weapon demonstrations, sword fights, scary stories, and a scavenger hunt.
Time/Place: 10am-4pm / Maritime Museum of San Diego
Contact: 619-234-9153 / www.sdmaritime.org

Beach Soccer Jam | May 19-20
Come enjoy the excitement including Beach Soccer, Brazilian Samba and Capoeira dancers, some of San Diego’s best Entertainment DJs and a Beer Garden.
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Fiesta Island
Contact: www.beachsoccerjam.com

Community Band Festival | May 19-20
Old Poway Park Action Committee members, the Pomerado Community Band and the Poway Arts and Crafts Guild, will host the annual CA Band Festival and Arts and Crafts Market.
Time/Place: 10am-7pm / Old Poway Park
Contact: www.poway.org

Fiesta del Sol | May 19-20
Food Trucks and other great specialty food vendors will be back as well as our Arts & Crafts area, Sponsor area, Solana Beach Fireman’s Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, and more!
Time/Place: 9am-9pm / Fletcher Cove, Solana Beach
Contact: 858-755-4775 / www.fiestadelsol.net

Escondido Grand Ave Festival | May 20
One of the biggest street fairs in Southern California, with over 500 vendors bringing unique crafts and imports, fine international cuisine and family entertainment.
Time/Place: 9am-5pm / Historic Downtown Escondido’s Grand Avenue
Contact: 760-839-4777 / www.visitescondido.com

Navy’s Bay Bridge Run/Walk | May 20
This unique 4-mile run/walk has a one of a kind spectacular panoramic view as participants make their way to Coronado’s beautiful Tidelands Park from downtown San Diego over the Coronado Bay Bridge. Followed by a finish line celebration.
Time/Place: 8am-12pm / Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Contact: 858-848-5786 / www.navylifesw.com/bridgerun

Classic Car/Motorcycle Show | May 20
From antique to current cars and motorcycles of beauty. Breakfast served, shrimp boil or hot dogs for lunch.
Time/Place: 8am-2pm / Chula Vista Elks Lodge 2011: 901 Elks Ln.
Contact: 619-421-2011 / www.chulavistaca.gov

Walk For the One Barefoot Walk-A-Thon | May 20
It’s .. in dirt… for 4 miles… barefoot (you can wear sandals or shoes if you need to.) This is what so many Ethiopian kids face daily to get to and from school. Gain a broader awareness of what others deal with on a daily basis!
Time/Place: 11am / Ingold Field: 2551 Olive Hill Rd., Fallbrook
Contact: 559-304-2100 / www.unforgottenfaces.org

Valley Center Western Days | May 23-26
Each May, the Valley Center community celebrates its western heritage with a series of events including the Western Days Parade, Library kick-off party, the election of Valley Center’s “Honorary Mayor,” and so much more.
Contact: 760-440-8293 / www.westerndays.org

Valley Center Stampede Rodeo & Festival | May 25-27
This year’s rodeo will kick-off on Friday at the rodeo grounds. On Saturday, the grounds will reopen following our town’s historic parade. Then on Sunday, the rodeo grounds will feature a locals roping event.
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / 28246 Lilac Rd.
Contact: www.vcstampede.com

Legacy Week | May 26-28
The lineup of activities range from a Wreath Memorial ceremony, benefit concert, family activities, blood drive, interactive exhibits and more. Each element of Midway’s Legacy Week commemoration is designed to honor and remember our heroes and celebrate our military heritage.
Time/Place: USS Midway Museum: 910 North Harbor Drive
Contact: 619-544-9600 / www.midway.org

House of Pacific Relations’ Ethnic Food Fair | May 27
Annual celebration of food from around the world! Sample the culinary treats of 34 different cultures and witness performances in native costumes. Features musical and dance performances on the HPR stage.
Time/Place: 11am-5pm / Balboa Park
Contact: www.sdhpr.org

Vista Strawberry Festival | May 27
Come enjoy our celebration of the ‘berry as we bring over 300 vendors, athletic competition, pie eating, costumes, beauty, carnival rides, music, food, and more.
Time/Place: 8am-6pm / Historic Downtown Vista
Contact: www.vistastrawberryfest.com

Fallbrook Vintage Car Club Car Show | May 27
Featured Cars – Packard. Restoration Road – Porsche. Swap Meet, Beer & Wine Garden, Food Vendors and Live Music.
Time/Place: 9:30am-4pm / Pala Mesa Resort, Fallbrook
Contact: www.fallbrookvintagecarclub.org

National City Memorial Day Celebration | May 28
As a symbol of that community spirit, several public officials will roll up their sleeves to serve the lunch in what has become an important component of La Vista’s Memorial Day tradition.
Time/Place: 1-3pm / La Vista Memorial Park & Mortuary: 3191 Orange St.
Contact: 619-475-7770 / www.nationalcityca.gov

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April 1
Easter Sunday at The Del
Savor the bounty of spring at the Champagne Easter Brunch in the magnificent Crown Room or Ocean View Ballroom. Then, head out into the spring sunshine for a colorful egg hunt on the Windsor Lawn.
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Hotel del Coronado
Contact: 619-522-8100 / www.hoteldel.com/events/easter

April 1
Peg Leg Smith Liar’s Contest
Stories should be of no more than five minutes in length (another little joke). Judges award points for originality, props, costumes, presentation, and whether Peg Leg or lost gold is included in the tale.
Time/Place: Dusk-10pm / Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Contact: http://www.borregospringschamber.com/

April 6-8
La Jolla Concours d’Elegance   
This collection is truly a display of “moving sculpture” – each automobile rarer and more beautiful than the next.
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / La Jolla Cove lawn
Contact: 619-233-5008 / www.lajollaconcours.com

April 6-8
Goodguys Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals   
A colorful “Full Throttle Fun” hot rod & custom car automotive themed festival featuring over 2,500 hot rods, customs, classics, street rods, muscle cars & trick trucks through 1987 vintage.
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Del Mar Fairgrounds
Contact: 925-838-9876 / www.good-guys.com/dmn-2018

April 6-8
Gaslight Gathering 8   
A convention to promote Steampunk and Victoriana aesthetics as it relates to dress, art, music, crafts, pop culture, and literature.
Time/Place: Handlery Hotel, Mission Valley
Contact: http://gaslightgathering.org/

April 7
Citybeat Beer Fest  
The perfect marriage of two of San Diego’s best known exports – music and craft beer.
Time/Place: 12-4pm / Lafayette Hotel: 2223 El Cajon Blvd.
Contact: www.citybeatbeerfest.com

April 7
Art Auction   
Over 100 works by notable artists will be up for bidding during this fun and festive event that is equal parts auction and party. 
Time/Place: 6-9:30pm / Oceanside Museum of Art
Contact: 760-435-3721 / www.oma-online.org/auction

April 7
America’s Schooner Cup   
Maritime Museum of San Diego will sail California’s official tall ship Californian on San Diego Bay to support Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS), a Navy sponsored 501c (3) public nonprofit organization.
Time/Place: 9am-3pm / 1492 N Harbor Drive, San Diego
Contact: 619-234-9153 x101 / www.sdmaritime.org

April 7-8
San Diego Botanic Garden ArtFest   
Our fine arts show features more than 20 artists displaying and selling their work at amazing prices just for Garden guests.
Time/Place: 9am-5pm / 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas
Contact: 760-436-3036 / www.sdbgarden.org/artfest.htm

April 7-8
Campagnolo GranFondo San Diego   
Features a mass-start, timed GranFondo with 4 route options, timed King and Queen of the Mountain, The Bike & Fitness Expo, challenging and picturesque routes, outstanding Campagnolo ride support, and delicious food on course.
Time/Place: Little Italy
Contact: www.sdgranfondo.com

April 8
Black Mountain Trail Run   
Part of the XTERRA SoCal Trail Run Series, this course is great for beginners and advanced athletes with plenty of wide fire road trails and some single track sections.
Time/Place: 6-11:30am / Black Mountain Ranch State Park
Contact: www.trailrace.com/black-mountain-trail-run

April 14
San Diego Tour de Cure   
Whether you choose to ride your bike, run or walk, all the roads we take lead to the same destination to fundraise for a diabetes cure.
Time/Place: 6am-1pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds
Contact: www.diabetes.org/sandiegotourdecure

April 14
Wanderlust 108   
This day is all about community, bringing together a 5K run/walk, an outdoor yoga experience, and a guided meditation.
Time/Place: 7:30am-3:30pm / Liberty Station NTC Park
Contact: www.wanderlust.com/108-events/san-diego

April 14
SD Beach & Bay Half Marathon, 5K & 8K   
Stick around because the party starts at the finish line with live music, a beer garden (your first 12 ounce beer is on us!), snacks, photo opportunities, and much more.
Time/Place: 6:30am-12pm / Tecolote Shores Park
Contact: www.sandiegobeachandbayhalfmarathon.com

April 14
VinDiego Wine & Food Festival  
Over 70 Top Tier Wineries and 25 of San Diego’s very best Chefs come together to create San Diego’s Classy Wine and Food Experience!
Time/Place: 3-7pm / NTC Liberty Station
Contact: www.vindiego.com

April 14
Heartbreak Ridge Run   
It offers multiple distance choices with a challenging hill climb and scenic views of surrounding mountains and meadows.
Time/Place: 8am-1pm / Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton
Contact: www.mccscp.com/heartbreak

April 14
Taste of Hillcrest   
More than 35 fantastic Hillcrest restaurants are participating, giving foodies a chance to sample some of their best and signature dishes.
Time/Place: 12-4pm / 5th Ave. and University Ave.
Contact: www.fabuloushillcrest.com/taste-of-hillcrest

April 14-15
Oceanside Days of Art   
A juried fine art festival featuring up to and sometimes over 100 local artists selling a variety of unique artwork including paintings, sculptures, stained glass, ceramics, fine jewelry, photography and more.
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / 704 Pier View Way
Contact: 760-433-3632 / www.ocaf.info/oceanside-days-of-art

April 15
Port of San Diego’s Day at the Docks   
The West Coast’s largest public celebration of sportfishing. Signaling the official start of Southern California’s spring saltwater fishing season.
Time/Place: 9am-5pm / San Diego Sportfishing Landings, Point Loma
Contact: www.sportfishing.org

April 15
Fallbrook Avocado Festival   
Local artisans on the Artisan Walk on Alvarado, Cazadores Margaritas at the Main Stage area, featuring local talent, food, wine garden, local beer, community stage, kid’s zone and Avocado Central where avocados and trees can be purchased.
Time/Place: 9am-5pm / Main St.
Contact: www.fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org

April 20-22
San Diego Comic Fest   
Indulge your love of comics, science fiction, and films, and meet an outstanding array of professional creators without high-priced tickets, crowding, or long lines.
Time/Place: Town & Country Resort & Convention Center, Mission Valley
Contact: http://www.sdcomicfest.org/

April 21
Margarita 5k  
Join us for a flat and fast 5k run on hard pack sand at low tide on the beaches of Mission and Pacific Beach! We will have color T-shirts, post-race refreshments, and finisher medals for all entrants, plus great prizes from our sponsors!
Time/Place: 7:30am-12pm / 3115 Ocean Front Walk, San Diego
Contact: www.togetheras31.com/ra/r/margarita-5k/details

April 21
Chicano Park Day Celebration   
Performances by ballet folklórico groups and numerous live bands, lowrider car show coordinated by Amigos Car Club, vendor booths, kids arts workshop and speakers.
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Logan Ave & Cesar E Chavez Parkway
Contact: 619-563-4661 / www.chicano-park.com

April 22
La Jolla Half Marathon & Shores 5K   
The La Jolla Half Marathon is race #2 in the Half Marathon Triple Crown Series.
Time/Place: 7-11am / Del Mar Fairgrounds
Contact: 760-692-2900 / www.lajollahalfmarathon.com

April 22
San Diego EarthFair   
More than 300 exhibitors, special theme areas, a Food Pavilion, a special Children’s Activity Area, four entertainment venues, the Children’s Earth Parade, the eARTh Gallery arts and crafts show, and the Cleaner Car Concourse.
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Balboa Park
Contact: www.earthdayweb.org

April 26-29
Art Alive-The Museum in Full Bloom   
Stunning works of art on display in the Museum with more than 100 floral interpretations created by top local and national designers.
Time/Place: San Diego Museum of Art, Balboa Park
Contact: 619-232-7931 / www.sdmart.org/artalive

April 27-29
Lakeside Rodeo   
Four full rodeo performances featuring the 7 events of rodeo to include bull riding, Bareback riding, Saddle bronc riding, Steer wrestling, Calf roping, Barrel racing (WPRA) and more.
Time/Place: Lakeside Rodeo Grounds: 12584 Mapleview St.
Contact: 619-561-4331 / www.lakesiderodeo.com

April 28
Spring Garden & Butterfly Festival   
Programs, exhibitors and demonstrations that will help you become a better gardener and learn how to conserve our precious resources. Kid friendly activities such as tour of the Butterfly Pavilion, Butterfly Releases, the Pollinator Party & the Butterfly Discovery Lab and more.
Time/Place: 9am-3pm / Cuyamaca College, El Cajon
Contact: 619-660-0614 x10 / www.thegarden.org

April 28
Barrio Logan Grand Prix   
Join in the thrill of fast-paced bicycle racing by pro racers, top-level amateurs, and a fun children’s cycling event.
Time/Place: 7am-7pm / Historic Barrio Logan
Contact: www.sdbc.org/barrio-logan

April 28
San Diego Shaka Fest   
Youth-only canoe regatta, SUP race for adults and keiki’s, stages of da kine Hawaiian and Tahitian entertainment, your favorite boutique vendors and island inspired food vendors.
Time/Place: 8am-4pm / De Anza Cove Park
Contact: 858-449-2078 / www.sandiegoshakafest.com

April 28
Adams Avenue Unplugged   
Live musical performances staged inside restaurants, bars, coffee houses and galleries lining the neighborhood.
Time/Place: Noon-10pm / Adams Avenue
Contact: 619-282-7329 / www.adamsavenuebusiness.com

April 28-29
Mission Federal ArtWalk   
Arts and culture event with over 350 local, national and international emerging and established artists. The festival will showcase every medium, including painting, sculpture, glass work, photography, fine jewelry and more.
Time/Place: 11am-6pm / Little Italy
Contact: www.artwalksandiego.org

April 28-29
Encinitas April Street Fair   
Enjoy over 450 unique food, arts and crafts vendors plus four entertainment stages, children’s rides, Dog Zone, Kids Zone, Bike Valets, and a Beer Garden!
Time/Place: 9am-5pm / South Coast Hwy 101 between D & J Streets
Contact: 760-943-1950 / www.kennedyfaires.com/encinitas

April 28-29
San Diego Kids Expo & Fair   
Part businesses and non-profits on display, part fun fair and part music and dance festival. And definitely all kids!
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds
Contact: 619-269-9441 / www.sandiegokidsexpo.com

April 29
Chocolate Festival   
Over 15 vendors showcasing and sampling various types of chocolate has something for every palette.
Time/Place: 9am-5pm / Maritime Museum of San Diego
Contact: 619-234-9153 / www.sdmaritime.org

April 29
MotorCars on MainStreet Car Show   
Featuring over 400 pre-73 restored classic, rod and custom cars & trucks. There is live music featuring The Cat-illacs and drawings throughout the day.
Time/Place: 10am-3pm / Downtown Coronado
Contact: 619-437-0254 / www.coronadomainstreet.com

April 29
San Diego Awesome ‘80s Run 5K & 8K  
This is the perfect opportunity for you to dress up in your favorite ‘80s gear!
Time/Place: 7:30am-12pm / De Anza Cove Park
Contact: www.awesome80srun.com/san-diego

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