29 Apr May Calendar of Events
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 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.
10am / La Jolla Country Club: 7301 High Ave. 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.
3:30-7:30pm / Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
619-544-1343 / www.sdchamber.org
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 / www.cityviewsd.com
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 / www.reinsprogram.org
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 www.pbbeerfest.com
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 / www.oldetymeproductions.com
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 / 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.
8am-5pm / Grand Avenue www.carlsbad.org
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 / 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.
8am-1pm / NTC Park, Liberty Station www.miraclebabies.org
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 / 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!
10am-1pm / La Mesa Community Center
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.
6pm / Paradise Point Resort: 1404 Vacation Rd.
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! Benefitting EastLake Educational Foundation.
6:30am / EastLake Middle School, Chula Vista
619-997-6470 / www.eefkids.org/cycle
Avenue Amps & Ales May 13
An overflow of craft breweries, live bands and good eats.
1-5pm / Memorial Park – Third Avenue, Chula Vista www.chulavistaca.gov
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 www.oceanbeachsandiego.com/attractions/annual-events/kiwanis-kite-festival
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 / www.TouchATruckSD.com
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 / 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.
6-10pm / La Mesa Community Center
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 local craft beer and food.
11am-10pm / North Park 9-Block Festival
619-294-2501 / www.northparkmainstreet.com
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. 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!
12-8pm / Downtown El Cajon
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.
12-2pm / Bayside Park, Chula Vista 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.
3-7pm / Lions Tigers & Bears: 24402 Martin Way, Alpine
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.
8am-1pm / Mance Buchanon Park, Oceanside
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.
Sat 10am-7:30pm, Sun 11am-7:30pm / Old Poway Park www.poway.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.
9am-9pm / Fletcher Cove, Solana Beach www.fiestadelsol.net
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 / www.navylifesw.com/bridgerun
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 / 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!
7am-4pm / Downtown Vista
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 guest speaker.
11am-12pm / Veterans Honor Courtyard at La Colonia Park
858-720-2453 / www.ci.solana-beach.ca.us
05 Cinco de Mayo
06 National Teacher’s Day
14 Mother’s Day
29 Memorial Day
20 Armed Forces Day
FUN “FACTS” FOR MAY
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
SAN DIEGO FARMERS MARKETS
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
For more info and location specifics for San Diego Farmers Markets visit: