West Coast Weekender
West Coast Weekender is a music conference and boutique festival spanning over four days in May. With a strong focus on local art and industry.
Date: May 2 - May 6, 2019
Time: refer to website
Price: $50-$240
Location: Viejas Casino & Resort - 5000 Willows Road, Alpine, CA 92901
For info. visit West Coast Weekender


Eat Drink Read
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.
Date: May 2, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Price: $75-$125
Location: San Diego Air and Space Museum - 2001 Pan American Plaza
For info. visit Eat Drink Read


Southern California Beach Soccer Championships
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 on Harbor Beach in Oceanside.
Date: May 3 - May 5, 2019
Time: refer to website
Price: Free to View
Location: 1200 N Pacific St., Oceanside, CA 92054
For info. visit Beach Soccer Championships


Secret Society of Adultologists
The Secret Society of Adultologists takes on a garden party theme to celebration spring ins San Diego. This exclusive, after-hours 21+ event offers full access to the museum’s exhibitions as well as the rooftop.
Date: May 3, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Price: Non-Members: $25; Members: $15
Location: San Diego Natural History Museum - 1788 El Prado Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101
For info. visit Society of Adultologists


Spring Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon
With a calm bay swim and a flat bike and run course, the Spring Sprint is the perfect race to kick off your season.
Date: May 4 - May 5, 2019
Time: 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Price: $60-$170
Location: South Shores Park - South Shores Park, Mission Bay, San Diego, CA 92109
For info. visit Spring Triathlon and Duathlon


Asian Cultural Festival of San Diego
Featuring cultural, traditional, and contemporary acts. There will be plenty for everyone at this family-friendly, fun, and FREE event.
Date: May 4, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: free
Location: Mira Mesa Community Park - 8575 New Salem St., San Diego, CA 92126
For info. visit Asian Cultural Festival


Cinco de Mayo Celebration in Balboa Park
Experience one of the region’s largest free Cinco de Mayo events at the Cinco de Mayo Celebration in Balboa Park.
Date: May 4, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Price: refer to website
Location: Balboa Park - House of Hospitality San Diego, CA 92101
For info. visit Cinco de Mayo at Balboa Park


Rhythm & Brews Music and Craf Beer Festival
The Rhythm & Brews Music and Craft Beer Festival is one unforgettable day, complete with jams from local musicians and tastes of more than 50 of the most renowned breweries from San Diego County.
Date: May 4, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Price: VIP, $60 | GA, $35
Location: Historic Vista Village - 209 E Broadway, Vista, CA 92084
For info. visit Beer Festival


Carlsbad Spring Village Faire
More than 850 vendors will sell everything fathomable, including clothes, accessories, plants, household products, art, antiques and home decor.
Date: May 5, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: free
Location: Carlsbad Blvd & Grand Ave., Carlsbad, CA 92008
For info. visit Carlsbad Faire


San Diego Surf Film Festival
The 8th Annual San Diego Surf Film Festival (SDSFF) invites everybody to come celebrate the passion that we all share for simply being in and around the ocean.
Date: May 8 - May 11, 2019
Time: refer to website
Price: Starting at $5
Location: Misfit Gallery - 565 Pearl St., La Jolla, CA 92037
For info. visit Surf Film Festival


Gator By The Bay-Zydeco, Blues & Crawfish Festival
Largest, authentic Louisiana-themed festival this side of the bayou. Family friendly & fun!
Date: May 9 - May 12, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Price: $25-$95
Location: Spanish Landing Park - 3900 North Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101
For info. visit Gator by the Bay


Chocolate Festival
Spend the Saturday before Mother’s Day at San Diego Botanic Garden’s famous Chocolate Festival! Enjoy dozens of delectable chocolate tastings, demonstrations, a chocolate fountain, and more.
Date: May 11, 2019
Time: refer to website
Price: Free with Paid Admission or Garden Membership
Location: San Diego Botanic Garden - 230 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas, CA 92024
For info. visit Chocolate Festival Encinitas


SDCCU Festival of Arts in North Park
San Diego’s most diverse and celebrated neighborhood North Park, will once again be hosting the San Diego County Credit Union Festival of Arts in North Park.
Date: May 11, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Price: Beer sampling ticket starting at $27
Location: North Park Main Street - 3939 Iowa Street, San Diego, CA 92104
For info. visit Festival of Arts North Park


Reader Tacotopia 2019
To celebrate the pure magic that tacos offer to the world, the San Diego Reader is pleased to invite you to the beautiful land of tacos & beer referred to as ‘Reader Tacotopia 2019’!
Date: May 11, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Price: $40-$60
Location: Golden Hill Park - 2590-2596 Golden Hill Dr., San Diego, CA 92102
For info. visit Tacotopia 2019


FilmOut San Diego LGBT Shortfest
Our special one-day film festival will feature the “Best of 2019 LGBTQ Short Films” on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at the Hillcrest Landmark Theatres.
Date: May 15, 2019
Time: refer to website
Price: Varies per show
Location: Hillcrest Landmark Theatres - 3965 Fifth Ave # 200, San Diego, CA 92103
For info. visit FilmOut San Diego


Ramona Rodeo
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.
Date: May 17 - May 19, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Price: $10-$100
Location: Fred Grand Arena - 421 Aqua Lane, Ramona, CA 92065
For info. visit Rodeo


Fiesta del Sol 2019
Commerce has been hosting this FREE 2-day Arts & Music Festival for 40 years as a kick off to Summer in Solana Beach!
Date: May 18 - May 19, 2019
Time: refer to website
Price: free
Location: Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce - 210 West Plaza, Solana Beach, CA 92075
For info. visit Fiesta del Sol


San Diego Century
Take on one of 3 beautiful courses for a challenging and rewarding cycling experience on San Diego’s most scenic routes. Experience the beautiful hills and coastline along 33, 67 or 105 mile routes.
Date: May 18, 2019
Time: 6:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Price: $40-$140
Location: MiraCosta College - 3333 Manchester Ave., Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA 92007
For info. visit San Diego Century


Ocean Beach Kite Festival
Spend the day at the Ocean Beach Kite Festival enjoying live music, street fair, carnival rides and, of course, kites.
Date: May 18, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Price: free
Location: Robb Athletic Field - 2525 Bacon Street, San Diego, CA 92107
For info. visit OB Kite Festival


Over 25 of your favorite restaurants at Waterfront Park for San Diego’s biggest taco festival!
Date: May 18, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Price: $25-$125
Location: San Diego County Waterfront Park - 1600 Pacific Hwy., San Diego, CA 92101
For info. visit Taco Fest


Taste of Julian
Taste of Julian gives you the opportunity to sample many of the culinary delights Julian has to offer all at once.
Date: May 18, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Price: $25 in Advance. $30 the day of Event
Location: Julian Chamber of Commerce - 2129 Main Street, PO Box 1866, Julian, CA 92036
For info. visit Taste of Julian


SDCVA Wine & Food Festival
San Diego County’s finest wines will be featured – many of them award winning. Spend the day discovering the array of varietals produced county wide.
Date: May 18, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Price: General Admission - $50 Designated Driver - $15
Location: Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead - 12655 Sunset Drive, Escondido, CA 92025
For info. visit Wine and Food Festival


Escondido Grand Avenue Festival
Over 400 vendors, live entertainment, and food from around the world have combined to make the Escondido Grand Avenue Festival a family tradition since 1989.
Date: May 19, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: free
Location: W. Grand Ave. & S. Orange St., Escondido, CA 92025
For info. visit Escondido Festival


South Bay Culinary Tour
Come eat and drink your way through San Diego with us!
Date: May 25, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Price: $110.00 per person
Location: Epicurean San Diego Culinary Tours & Events - 4005 Taylor Street
For info. visit South Bay Culinary Tour


Santee Street Fair and Craft Beer Festival
Join more than 30,000 visitors for the 10th Annual Santee Street Fair and Craft Beer Festival featuring live music and entertainment!
Date: May 25, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Price: Free Beer Festival: $15-25
Location: Riverview Parkway and Town Center Parkway - Santee, CA 92071
For info. visit Santee Street Fair


2019 San Diego County Fair
The 2019 San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons|Vons, invites guests to skip down the yellow brick road and enter into an “Oz-some” world inspired by L. Frank Baum’s classic tale, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.”
Date: May 31 - Jul 4, 2019
Time: refer to website
Price: Discount tickets at Albertsons & Vons.
Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds 22nd DAA - 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014
For info. visit San Diego County Fair