May Calendar of Events

May Calendar of Events

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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.

12pm / Fashion Valley Mall

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.

10am / La Jolla Country Club: 7301 High Ave.

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.

3:30-7:30pm / Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina

619-544-1343 /

Cinco de Mayo Concert / Food Truck Friday   May 5

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Balboa Park with a fun, free concert inside the Spreckels Organ Pavilion starting at 6:00 PM. Jarabe Mexicano will perform their unique, uptempo style of music, accompanied by SDSU School of Music and Dance Jazz Band and Wind Symphony. Pre-concert festivities begin at 4:00 PM in the Plaza of Panama with City Heights Mariachi and a variety of cuisines from some of San Diego’s best food trucks, presented as part of the Balboa Park Conservancy’s Food.

4-7pm / Balboa Park – House of Hospitality, San Diego, CA 92101

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!

See website for schedule. / Old Town, San Diego

Serra Mesa Spring Craft Fair  May 6

Over 50 vendors with handmade and artesian items, Fair Trade, vintage. Something for everyone and every budget.

10am / City View Church San Diego: 8404 Phyllis Pl.

858-560-1870 /

Asian Cultural Festival  May 6

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage month with two stages of cultural and traditional performances from a dozen Asian countries and cultures. There will also be children’s arts and crafts, a ramen-eating contest, a video game tent, a beer garden, and lots of delicious Asian foods! This is a free event.

10am-6pm / Mira Mesa Community Park: 8575 New Salem St.

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.

12-5pm / Mountain Hawk Park: 1475 Lake Crest Dr., Chula Vista

Horses, Hats & Hope  May 6

A Kentucky Derby Party benefiting REINS Therapeutic Horsemanship Program & The Foundation for Senior Care.

12-4pm / 4461 S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook

760-731-9168 /

Bikes Boards and Brews  May 6

Enjoy tasters from San Diego’s best Craft Brewers, food pairings from local Pacific Beach Restaurants, a bike show, local artists and more.

1-5pm / Crown Point, Mission Bay Park

Rhythm & Brews Fest  May 6

Join fellow craft beer aficionados to sample over 100 beers from over 50 of our county’s award-winning breweries! You’ll also groove to live musical performances and enjoy delicious eats from local food trucks.

1-4pm / Historic Downtown Vista Village

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.

10am-6pm / Felicita Park

805-665-0359 /

Girls on the Run Spring 5k  May 7

More than 500 girls will celebrate their “girl power” by running 3.1 miles with their coaches, families, friends, teachers and community members.

8:30am / Crown Point Park, Mission Bay

619-816-6991 /

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.

8am-5pm / Grand Avenue

Bark in the Park  May 7

Dog Contest: Smallest, Biggest, Best Trick and Owner-Pet Look Alike.

1-4pm / La Colonia Park, Solana Beach

858-720-2400 /

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.

8am-1pm / NTC Park, Liberty Station

San Diego Surf Film Festival  May 10-13

Over 25 of the finest international surf films.

Misfit Pictures HQ: 565 Pearl Street #100, La Jolla

Ignite San Diego  May 11

Showcases the community’s movers, shakers, creators, thinkers, innovators, doers and dreamers.

6pm / The McMillin Center – Liberty Station: 2875 Dewey Rd.

Gator by the Bay  May 11-14

Experience Louisiana culture with food, music, dancing, a parade, and a marketplace. Indulge in authentic Gulf Coast fare such as crawfish, oysters, and Creole cuisine while you listen to Cajun, zydeco, jazz, rockabilly and blues music.

Spanish Landing Park, 3900 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego

Mama’s Day Benefiting Mama’s Kitchen  May 12

More than 55 chefs from SD’s restaurants, hotels and catering companies.

6:30pm / Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine

619-233-6262 /

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!

10am-1pm / La Mesa Community Center

619-667-1322 /

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.

6pm / Paradise Point Resort: 1404 Vacation Rd.

858-622-9661 /

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! Benefitting EastLake Educational Foundation.

6:30am / EastLake Middle School, Chula Vista

619-997-6470 /

Avenue Amps & Ales  May 13

An overflow of craft breweries, live bands and good eats.

1-5pm / Memorial Park – Third Avenue, Chula Vista

Kite Festival  May 13

Go fly a kite at the oldest children’s kite festival in the United States. There will be kite building and decorating, prizes, professional kite fliers, games, crafts, community organizations, food, carnival activities, and live music! This is a free event.

10am-4pm / Dusty Rhodes Park, 2483 Sunset Cliffs Blvd., Ocean Beach

Touch A Truck 2017  Mar. 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.

11am-3pm / Pacific Trails Middle School, San Diego

858-621-3473 /

Balboa Park Pow Wow  May 13-14

The SD American Indian Health Center’s Balboa Park Pow Wow is a cultural

event that showcases the heritage and traditions of American Indians.

10am-6pm / Balboa Park

619-234-1521 /

La Mesa Rocks  May 19

Delicious Food, Live & Silent Auction! Cocktail Attire. Live Music by Disappointing Joseph. Benefiting the La Mesa Parks and Recreation.

6-10pm / La Mesa Community Center

619-667-1319 /

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 local craft beer and food.

11am-10pm / North Park 9-Block Festival

619-294-2501 /

Bowling for Rhinos  May 20

The American Assoc. of Zoo Keepers San Diego Chapter will be hosting their Bowling for Rhinos bowl-a-thon fundraiser benefitting rhino conservation.

6-9pm / Kearny Mesa Bowl: 7585 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.

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!

12-8pm / Downtown El Cajon

619-873-1641 /

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.

12-2pm / Bayside Park, Chula Vista

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.

3-7pm / Lions Tigers & Bears: 24402 Martin Way, Alpine

619-659-8078 /

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.

8am-1pm / Mance Buchanon Park, Oceanside

760-940-5708 /

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.

Sat 10am-7:30pm, Sun 11am-7:30pm / Old Poway Park

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.

9am-9pm / Fletcher Cove, Solana Beach

Pirate Days  May 20-21

All aboard the Maritime Museum for Pirate Days, a celebration for kids of all ages! There will be kids’ costume contests, cannon firings, weapon demonstrations, sword fights, scary stories, and a scavenger hunt for Pirate Treasure.

Maritime Museum of San Diego / 1492 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego 

Beach Soccer Jam  May 20-21

Play the most popular sport in the world San Diego style: in the sand! The Soccer Jam will feature Beach Soccer, Brazilian Samba, Capoeira, live entertainment, DJs, a beer garden, and much more. This is a free event.

Fiesta Island, 1550 Fiesta Island Rd., Mission Bay

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.

8am / One Park Blvd.

858-848-5786 /

Grand Avenue Festival  May 21

Enjoy special attractions and great family fun! Over 500 vendors, live entertainment, and food from around the world make the Escondido Grand Avenue Festival a family tradition since 1989. This is a free event.


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.

See website for schedule. / Valley Center Community Center

Aquatic Adventures by the Bay  May 27

Youth fishing, kayaking, rowing, bounce houses, scavenger hunt, obstacle courses, face painting, arts & crafts, entertainment, food & beverages.

10am-2pm / Pepper Park, National City

619-336-4290 /

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!

7am-4pm / Downtown Vista

760-726-1122 /

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 guest speaker.

11am-12pm / Veterans Honor Courtyard at La Colonia Park

858-720-2453 /


05  Cinco de Mayo

06  National Teacher’s Day

14  Mother’s Day

29  Memorial Day

20  Armed Forces Day


The Birthstone is Emerald

The Zodiac signs are Taurus (Apr. 19 – May 20)

and Gemini (May 21 – June 21)

The Flower is Lily of the Valley

Asian American Heritage Month

Jewish American Heritage Month

Skin Cancer Awareness Month

National Bike Month



Escondido – Welk: 3-7 pm


Coronado: 2:30–6 pm

Escondido: 2:30 – 6 pm

Mira Mesa: 2:30-7 pm

Otay Ranch: 4-7 pm

Pacific Beach: 2-7 pm

UCSD/La Jolla: 10-2 pm


Carlsbad: 3-7 pm

Encinitas: 4-7 pm

Mission Bay: 10 am – 2 pm

Ocean Beach: 4-7 pm

Santee 3-6 pm


Carmel Valley: 2:30-7 pm

Chula Vista: 3-6 pm

El Cajon : 3-6 pm

Fallbrook: 4:30 – 8 pm

Linda Vista: 3-7 pm

North Park: 3-7 pm

Oceanside CFM : 9 am – 1 pm

Oceanside Sunset: 5-9 pm

UC– Doyle Elementary: 3-7 pm

Valley Center 3-7 pm


Imperial Beach: 12-6 pm

Kearny Mesa: 11 am -1:30 pm

La Mesa: 1-5 pm

Rancho Bernardo: 9 am -1 pm


City Heights: 9-1 pm

Del Mar: 1-4 pm

Escondido: 10 am – 2 pm

Golden Hill: 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

Little Italy: 8 am – 2 pm

Pacific Beach: 8 am – noon

Poway: 8 am – 1 pm

Rancho PQ 10 am – 1 pm

Ramona: 9 am – 1 pm

Scripps Ranch: 9 am – 1 pm

Vista: 8 am – 1 pm


Sikes Adobe: 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Gaslamp District: 9 am –2 pm

Hillcrest: 9 am – 2 pm

Julian: 11 am – 4 pm

La Jolla: 9 am – 1 pm

Leucadia/Encinitas: 10 am – 2 pm

Point Loma: 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Rancho Santa Fe: 9:30 am – 2 pm

San Marcos: 11 am – 3 pm

Solana Beach: 1 – 5 pm

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