San Diego County Calendar of Events, May 2017

April 24, 2017

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More Than Pink   Through May 31
Donate $10 to Susan G. Komen and receive a special discount card offering 15-25% off one item at participating retailers.
Time/Place: 12pm / Fashion Valley Mall
Contact: www.simon.com/shop-support-save

MS Golf Invitational   May 1
Come join us at this esteemed golf tournament featuring premier tee prizes, silent and live auction, lunch, on-course contests, hosted reception, gourmet dinner and player awards.
Time/Place: 10am / La Jolla Country Club: 7301 High Ave.
Contact: http://golfms.org

Small Business Expo, Awards, And Mixer   May 2
The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce annually honors our region’s small businesses for their significant contributions.
Time/Place: 3:30-7:30pm / Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
Contact: 619-544-1343 / www.sdchamber.org

Fiesta Cinco De Mayo Old Town   May 5-7
This celebration attracts over 100,000 people with its bustling mercado, non-stop music and live entertainment, lucha libre wrestling, and a huge display of lowriders!
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Old Town, San Diego
Contact: www.CincoDeMayoOldTown.com

Serra Mesa Spring Craft Fair   May 6
Over 50 vendors with handmade and artesian items, Fair Trade, vintage. Something for everyone and every budget.
Time/Place: 10am / City View Church San Diego: 8404 Phyllis Pl.
Contact: 858-560-1870 / www.cityviewsd.com

Asian Cultural Festival   May 6
Martial arts, ethnic dances, cultural exhibitions, entertainment, games, and of course, food!
Time/Place: 10am-6pm / Mira Mesa Community Park: 8575 New Salem St.
Contact: www.asianculturalfestivalsd.com

LakeFest   May 6
The whole family is invited to attend this all-ages event that features live bands, craft beer, kid’s activities and great food.
Time/Place: 12-5pm / Mountain Hawk Park: 1475 Lake Crest Dr., Chula Vista
Contact: www.chulavistaca.gov/LakeFest

Horses, Hats & Hope   May 6
A Kentucky Derby Party benefiting REINS Therapeutic Horsemanship Program & The Foundation for Senior Care.
Time/Place: 12-4pm / 4461 S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook
Contact: 760-731-9168 / www.reinsprogram.org

Bikes Boards and Brews   May 6
Participants will enjoy tasters from San Diego’s best Craft Brewers, food pairings from local Pacific Beach Restaurants, a bike show, local artists and more.
Time/Place: 1-5pm / Crown Point, Mission Bay Park
Contact: 858-273-3303 / www.pbbeerfest.com

Rhythm & Brews Fest   May 6
The San Diego Brewers Guild’s Rhythm & Brews music and craft beer festival will pair many of the country’s most celebrated craft breweries with local musicians.
Time/Place: 1-4pm / Historic Downtown Vista Village
Contact: www.sdrhythmandbrews.com

Escondido Renaissance Faire   May 6-7
Our goal is to educate and entertain guests young and old, about the life back in the Elizabethan Era. From battles on the field, to having a drink at the pub, to browsing through our many vendors, or watching the variety of shows.
Time/Place: 10am-6pm / Felicita Park
Contact: 805-665-0359 / www.oldetymeproductions.com

Girls on the Run Spring 5k   May 7
More than 500 girls ages 8-14, will celebrate their “girl power” by running 3.1 miles with their coaches, families, friends, teachers and community members.
Time/Place: 8:30am / Crown Point Park, Mission Bay
Contact: 619-816-6991 / www.gotrsd.org/5k

Carlsbad Village Street Faire   May 7
The streets will come alive with the sights and smells of fair-time as 800 vendors set up unique booths, fairgoers search for handmade gifts, try mouthwatering foods, and have some fun in the sun. 
Time/Place: 8am-5pm / Grand Avenue
Contact: www.carlsbad.org

Bark in the Park   May 7
Dog Contest: Smallest Dog, Biggest Dog, Best Trick and Owner-Pet Look Alike.
Time/Place: 1-4pm / La Colonia Park, Solana Beach
Contact: 858-720-2400 / www.ci.solana-beach.ca.us

Miracle Babies 5K and Kids Festival  May 7
Dress up as your favorite hero! Kid Zone, Family Resource Fair, vendors, food trucks and exotic cars. Participants are encouraged to fundraise to help raise funds for NICU families.
Time/Place: 8am-1pm / NTC Park, Liberty Station
Contact: www.miraclebabies.org

San Diego Surf Film Festival   May 10-13
Over 25 of the finest international surf films.
Time/Place: Misfit Pictures HQ: 565 Pearl Street #100, La Jolla
Contact: www.sdsurffilmfestival.com

Ignite San Diego   May 11
Showcases the community’s movers, shakers, creators, thinkers, innovators, doers and dreamers.
Time/Place: 6pm / The McMillin Center – Liberty Station: 2875 Dewey Rd.
Contact: www.ignitesandiego.org

Mama’s Day Benefiting Mama’s Kitchen   May 12
Features more than 55 chefs from San Diego’s finest restaurants, hotels and catering companies.
Time/Place: 6:30pm / Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
Contact: 619-233-6262 / www.mamaskitchen.org

East County Senior Health & Info Fair   May 12
Join us at this free event and receive free health screenings, health and community resources and much more!
Time/Place: 10am-1pm / La Mesa Community Center
Contact: 619-667-1322 / www.eastcountychamber.org

Surfrider Foundation Art Gala & Auction   May 12
Silent and live auctions, an exclusive fashion show by Fashion Week San Diego®, a delectable menu designed by Executive Chef JoJo Ruiz of Lionfish, and music by DJ Hevrock.
Time/Place: 6pm / Paradise Point Resort: 1404 Vacation Rd.
Contact: 858-622-9661 / https://sandiego.surfrider.org/artgala

Cycle EastLake & Run   May 13
1/2 Marathon, 10K, 5K Super Hero Family Roll & Roll, 25 Mile Marty Garcia Memorial Ride, or our 18 Mile Mountain Bike & Poker Ride! Benefiting EastLake Educational Foundation.
Time/Place: 6:30am / EastLake Middle School, Chula Vista
Contact: 619-997-6470 / www.eefkids.org/cycle

Avenue Amps & Ales   May 13
An overflow of craft breweries, live bands and good eats.
Time/Place: 1-5pm / Memorial Park – Third Avenue, Chula Vista
Contact: www.chulavistaca.gov

Touch A Truck 2017   May 13
Car show for kids where sitting in the driver’s seat is part of the deal. Star Wars & Marvel characters, play laser tag, build a rocket, go on a scavenger hunt, and eat from a food truck.
Time/Place: 11am-3pm / Pacific Trails Middle School, San Diego
Contact: 858-621-3473 / www.TouchATruckSD.com

Balboa Park Pow Wow   May 13-14
The San Diego American Indian Health Center’s Annual Balboa Park Pow Wow is a cultural event that showcases the heritage and traditions of American Indians.
Time/Place: 10am-6pm / Balboa Park
Contact: 619-234-1521 / www.facebook.com/BalboaParkPowWow

La Mesa Rocks   May 19
Delicious Food, Live & Silent Auction! Cocktail Attire. Live Music by Disappointing Joseph. Benefiting the La Mesa Parks and Recreation.
Time/Place: 6-10pm / La Mesa Community Center
Contact: 619-667-1319 / www.lamesaparks.org

Festival of the Arts   May 20
This celebration of the historic North Park neighborhood is a free art and live music festival that also highlights the local craft beer and food community.
Time/Place: 11am-10pm / North Park 9-Block Festival
Contact: 619-294-2501 / www.northparkmainstreet.com

Bowling for Rhinos   May 20
The American Association of Zoo Keepers San Diego Chapter will be hosting their Bowling for Rhinos bowl-a-thon fundraiser benefitting rhino conservation.
Time/Place: 6-9pm / Kearny Mesa Bowl: 7585 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
Contact: www.sdaazk.com

America on Main Street   May 20
“Come Play For The Day” theme. Come join us as we have fun in the sun and salute our Veterans at this annual event. Admission is FREE!
Time/Place: 12-8pm / Downtown El Cajon
Contact: 619-873-1641 / http://americaonmainstreet.org

Bench Party with Fern Street Circus   May 20
Attendees will be entertained with puppets, jugglers, aerialists, and much more.  Attendees will also have a chance to test out their own circus skills in an interactive workshop in tightwire, hooping and puppetry. FREE FOOD and refreshments will be available.
Time/Place: 12-2pm / Bayside Park, Chula Vista
Contact: www.chulavistaca.gov

Wild in the Country 2017   May 20
“Casino Royale at the Ranch” will feature a live and silent auction, catered meal, opportunity drawing, live music, casino games and entertainment for the whole family!
Time/Place: 3-7pm / Lions Tigers & Bears: 24402 Martin Way, Alpine
Contact: 619-659-8078 / www.lionstigersandbears.org

Tails on the Trails Charity Walk   May 20
There will be pet vendors, therapy dog groups, dog adoptions, music, food, games, and K-9 demonstrations.
Time/Place: 8am-1pm / Mance Buchanon Park, Oceanside
Contact: 760-940-5708 / www.ci.oceanside.ca.us

Community Band Festival   May 20-21
Listen to bands that will offer a wide variety musical genres from blue grass ensembles to full concert bands.
Time/Place: Sat 10am-7:30pm, Sun 11am-7:30pm / Old Poway Park
Contact: 858-668-4576 / www.poway.org

Relay for Life El Cajon   May 20-21
The signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.
Time/Place: 9am-9am / El Cajon Valley High School
Contact: 619-682-7412 / www.relayforlife.org

Fiesta Del Sol   May 20-21
A diverse musical showcase providing continuous live music; an array of arts and crafts exhibits; an area just for kids with rides, games and hands-on activities; gourmet food trucks.
Time/Place: 9am-9pm / Fletcher Cove, Solana Beach
Contact: 858-755-4775 / www.fiestadelsol.net

Bay Bridge Run/Walk   May 21
Participants head east to National Avenue, then up and over the Coronado Bay Bridge. The race finishes in Tidelands Park.
Time/Place: 8am / One Park Blvd.
858-848-5786 / www.navylifesw.com/bridgerun

Valley Center Rodeo & Festival   May 26-28
Vendors, western arts & crafts, food booths, live bands, a horseshoe tournament, beer gardens and more. Head to the rodeo grandstands for a full rodeo event lineup.
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Valley Center Community Center
Contact: www.vcstampede.com

Aquatic Adventures by the Bay   May 27
Youth fishing, kayaking, rowing, bounce houses, scavenger hunt, obstacle courses, face painting, arts & crafts, entertainment, food & beverage concessions.
Time/Place: 10am-2pm / Pepper Park, National City
Contact: 619-336-4290 / www.nationalcityca.gov

Vista Strawberry Fest   May 28
Live entertainment on multiple stages, bands & local craft brews all day long in the beer garden. Carnival rides & 300+ vendors. Prizes galore!
Time/Place: 7am-4pm / Downtown Vista
Contact: 760-726-1122 / www.vistastrawberryfest.com

Solana Beach Memorial Day Ceremony   May 29
Camp Pendleton Young Marines Color Guard, Santa Fe Christian School Band, “Feathers from Heaven” doves, City Dignitaries and a special guest speaker.
Time/Place: 11am-12pm / Veterans Honor Courtyard at La Colonia Park
Contact: 858-720-2453 / www.ci.solana-beach.ca.us

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