San Diego County Events for May 8 – 10

Take your mom out for Mother’s Day! Here in San Diego County, there are several options to choose from — there’s always plenty of things to do every weekend here!

San Diego county events this weekendGator By The Bay 2015

It’s already one day in, but the Gator By The Bay festival is happening every day until Sunday evening. It’s a Zydeco, Blues & Crawfish festival that sounds like a great time!

The Gator By The Bay is the largest, most authentic Louisiana-themed music and food festival on the west coast. at the Spanish Landing Park, across from San Diego International Airport.

Presented by San Diego’s Bon Temps Social Club, it features four days of live music with over 85 musical acts on six stages, along with 10,000 pounds of crawfish trucked from Louisiana, non-stop dancing, shopping, playing and eating on the beautiful San Diego Bay.

When: Friday May 8, 3:30 – 10:30pm | Saturday May 9, 10:30am – 8:30pm | Sunday May 10, 10:30am – 7:30pm
Where: Spanish Landing Park |North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: Varies; Children 17 and under are admitted free with a paid adult.
More information: www.GatorByTheBay.com


Bacon & Barrels San Diego

The all-day, all-inclusive festival featuring unlimited bacon-inspired samples and libation booths, will be held Saturday, May 9th, 2015 at the Embarcadero Marina Park South. The event begins at 12:00pm for VIP and Early Entry and 1:00pm for General Admission. Event ends at 5:00pm. Venue Address: 1 Marina Park Way, San Diego, CA 92101

When: May 9, 12pm (VIP)/1pm (general admission) – 5pm
Where: Embarcadero Marina Park South | 1 Marina Park Way, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: Prices vary – ticket information here
More information: www.baconandbarrels.com


Ocean Beach Kite Festival

The Ocean Beach Kite Festival invites attendees to make and decorate their own kites and then show off those creations in a kite-flying celebration. The event, which started in 1948, will also have prizes, stunt kite demonstrations, a carnival and refreshments.

When: May 9, 10am – 4pm
Where: Dusty Rhodes Park | 2483 Sunset Cliffs Blvd., Ocean Beach, CA
Cost: Free
More information: www.oceanbeachsandiego.com


Garden Party of the Century

The Garden Party of the Century will be a day-long affair celebrating the Balboa Park Centennial and honoring the Panama-California Exhibition of 1915.

When: May 9, 9am – 5pm
Where: Balboa Park, House of Hospitality | 1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: Free
More information: www.balboapark.org/garden-party


Asian Cultural Festival of San Diego

The Asian Cultural Festival of San Diego will celebrate its 6th year as San Diego’s largest celebration for Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month!

When: May 9, 10am- 6pm
Where: Mira Mesa Community Park | 8575 New Salem St, San Diego, CA 921126
Cost: Free
More information: www.asianculturalfestivalsd.com


Butterfly Festival

Come enjoy the spring weather and the start of the butterfly season at this annual festival. Interact with the wonderful winged creatures and find out how to create a butterfly garden of your own. This festival also features performers and vendors. Members get in for free; non-members pay $5.

When: May 9, 9am
Where: Water Conservation Garden at Cuyamaca College | 900 Rancho San Diego Pkwy, El Cajon, CA 92019
Cost: Free for members, $5 non-members
More information: www.thegarden.org/butterfly


Mother’s Dayhappy-mothers-day

Make sure to celebrate your mom and everything she’s done for you!

When: Sunday, May 10

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