What a beautiful weekend coming up! Enjoy the lovely weather and San Diego County area with these great family activities and fun events! And if these aren’t enough events, check out my list of the top 20 must-do activities to do in San Diego here!
Dance the night away with Manny Cepeda and his orchestra in the Headquarters at Seaport’s beautiful out door courtyard from 6 pm – 9 pm. No partner or experience necessary for this free event.
When: Friday, May 19 | 6 – 9pm
Where: The Headquarters at Seaport | 789 West Harbor Dr., San Diego
More information: theheadquarters.com/events-calendar/salsa-under-stars-16
21st Annual Festival Of The Arts In North Park
21st Annual Festival of the Arts in North Park is a free art and live music festival that also highlights the local craft beer and food community. It will be a fun-filled day of entertainment and fun.
When: Saturday, May 20 | 11am – 10pm
Where: North Park San Diego | San Diego, CA
More information: northparkmainstreet.com/events/festival-of-arts
2017 How-to Festival
Come learn “how-to” do something new and interesting in quick workshops taught by volunteers from your neighborhood. This interactive community educational event has something for everyone. All ages welcome.
When: Saturday, May 20 | 11am – 3pm
Where: San Diego Public Library, San Diego, CA — various locations
More information: sdpl.bwcs-hosting.com/cal/event/showEventMore.rdo
Fiesta Del Sol 2017
The 38th Annual Fiesta del Sol will be on May 20- 21, 2017 from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. each day. The Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce has been hosting this FREE two day arts & music festival for 37 years as a kick off to Summer in Solana Beach! The event takes place at Fletcher Cove.
The Belly Up is lining up a great list of musicians to perform over the two day event, which includes local community talent. There will also be a large, fun and exciting Children’s Area set up for families to enjoy rides, games and a climbing wall.
When: Saturday & Sunday, May 20 & 21 | 9am – 9pm
Where: Fletcher Cove Beach Park | 111 S Sierra Ave., Solana Beach, CA 92075
More information: fiestadelsol.net
Tierrafest Parade and Craft Fair
Come and visit our all-day Craft Fair (9am to 3pm), offering lots of handmade items by local artisans. The day starts with a Patriot’s Day Parade at 10am, with schools, clubs, bands, businesses and local dignitaries marching or riding, and the day ends with a barbeque dinner (4-8pm) at the Tierrasanta Rec Center together with a fireworks display at dusk. The Craft Fair and Parade are free, and children are welcome. Tickets for the dinner are available at the Craft Fair.
When: Craft Fair: Saturday, May 20, 9am – 3pm | Parade: 10am | BBQ dinner: 4 – 8pm
Where: 10633 Tierrasanta Blvd, San Diego, CA 92124
Cost: Free entrance to the craft fair and parade; tickets available at the craft fair for the closing bbq dinner and fireworks display
More information: Info on the San Diego Union Tribune
24th Southern California Band Festival
The 24th Southern California Band Festival is being held May 20 and 21, 2017 at Old Poway Park. The festival presents 17 adult concert bands from Southern California and Arizona with a new band every hour. The festivities conclude with the Third Marine Aircraft Wing Band starting at 6:15 Sunday. Food and beverages are available. Gift baskets will be auctioned off.
When: Saturday & Sunday, May 20 & 21
Where: Old Poway Park Bandstand | 14134 Midland Road, Poway, CA 92064
More information: More info
Grand Ave Festival
The Grand Ave Festival, Escondido, takes place in our historic downtown on Grand Ave from Center City to Juniper. Shop from hundreds of vendors for unique hand-crafted gifts and imports, enjoy international cuisine and local entertainment from high school performing arts and future stars.
When: Sunday, May 21 | 9am – 5pm
Where: Downtown Escondido | 100 Grand ave, Escondido, CA 92026
More information: escondidochamber.org/grand-avenue-festival