San Diego County Events for May 17 – 19

There’s many events going on in San Diego County! I recommend checking the events’ websites to see if it’s a rain-or-shine event, just in case.

San Diego county events this weekendGrand Avenue Festival

The Grand Ave Festival, Escondido, takes place in their historic downtown on Grand Ave, from Center City to Ivy. You’ll be able to shop from hundreds of vendors for unique hand-crafted gifts and imports, and enjoy international cuisine, local entertainment, and much more!

When: Sunday, May 19 | 9am – 5pm
Where: On Grand Ave from Center City to Ivy, Escondido
Cost: Free
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Kids to Parks Day

Kids to Parks Day – celebrated annually on the third Saturday of May – is a national day of play that connects kids and families with their local, state, and national parks. By discovering our public lands, kids across the country:

— Enjoy outdoor recreation
— Learn STEM and history
— Embrace their role as park stewards

When: Saturday, May 18
Where: Local, state and national parks: search for one near you here
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Taste of Julian

Taste of Julian gives you the opportunity to sample many of the culinary delights Julian has to offer all at once, including apple pie. This year, many of the town’s restaurants, wineries and breweries will be participating in this self-guided culinary tour of the historic mountain town’s unique restaurants.

When: May 18 | 1 – 5pm
Where: Town-wide, but begin at town hall | Julian Town Hall, 2129 Main St, Julian, CA 92036
Cost: $25 in advance, $30 day-of
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Fiesta del Sol

The 40th Annual Fiesta del Sol will be on May 18th and 19th from 9AM to 9PM each day. The Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce has been hosting this FREE 2-day Arts & Music Festival for 40 years as a kick off to Summer in Solana Beach! The event takes place at Fletcher Cove.

When: May 18 and 19 | 9am – 9pm
Where: Fletcher Cove, Solano Beach, CA
Cost: Free
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Van Go! STEAM Festival

Van-Go! is a free event in the beautiful and historic Little Italy San Diego, showcasing the accomplishments and talents of San Diego county STEAM enthusiasts. Van-Go! is an opportunity for schools and businesses to highlight their interests in science, technology, engineering, art and math through multiple interactive experiences throughout the day.

This event features a silly soap box race; fine arts exhibition, live music as well as visual & performing arts entertainment and a beer & wine garden.

When: May 18 | 10am – 2pm
Where: Little Italy | 1789 State St, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: Free
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SoCal Taco Festival

91X presents SoCal TACO FEST 2019! Over 25 of your favorite restaurants at Waterfront Park for San Diego’s biggest taco festival! Plus, Lucha Libre wrestling, Chihuahua races & beauty pageant, and the Milagro Cantina Margarita Tent.

When: May 18 | 11am – 10pm
Where: San Diego County Waterfront Park | 1600 Pacific Hwy, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: $25-$125
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Ocean Beach Kite Festival

Spend the day at the Ocean Beach Kite Festival enjoying live music, street fair, carnival rides and, of course, kites.

When: May 18 | 10am – 4pm
Where: Robb Athletic Field | 2525 Bacon Street, San Diego, CA 92107
Cost: Free
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America on Main Street 2019

Join El Cajon for this annual event in Downtown El Cajon, America on Main Street 2019 . Three live stages, free amusement rides and attractions, contest and scavenger hunts, interactive zones, food and refreshments.

This year is a “Out Of This World” theme with a variety of entertainment and activities for the whole family to enjoy. Come join us as we have fun in the sun and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1969 lunar landing at this annual event.

When: Saturday, May 18 | 2pm
Where: Downtown El Cajon | 200 Main Street, El Cajon, CA 92020
Cost: Free
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If these aren’t enough events, check out my list of the top 20 must-do activities to do in San Diego here!

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