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San Diego County Events for May 4 – 6

San Diego has a whole list of Cinco de Mayo events and activities to choose from — check out the list below!

San Diego county events this weekendFiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo

In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, Old Town is putting on their 35th annul free fiesta — the largest Cinco de Mayo celebration north of the border. Lively music and entertainment, auto showcase, children’s activities and area, and more.

When: Friday – Sunday, May 4 – 6 | Friday 4-10pm, Saturday 11am – 10pm, Sunday 11am – 5pm
Where: San Diego Avenue, between Conde and Twiggs in San Diego, CA
Cost: Free
More information: www.cincodemayooldtown.com


Fiesta de Reyes Cinco de Mayo Folklorico Festival

Dancers from throughout Southern California and some from as far away as Sacramento and Las Vegas have competed for the past eight years in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park at the annual Fiesta de Reyes Folklórico Competition. This year the event, to be held over the Cinco de Mayo weekend, is expanding to include dance troupes from Mexico and throughout the Western United States.

The competition is free for the public to attend and will take place in the center of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. Children and adult performances alternate throughout the day, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, and 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 6. Live bands will take the stage in the afternoon until 9 p.m. on Saturday and 7:30 p.m. on Sunday. In addition, the state park will showcase children’s activities throughout the day.

When: Saturday , May 5, 9am – 9pm | Sunday, May 6, 10am – 5pm
Where: Fiesta de Reyes | 2754 Calhoun St, San Diego, CA 92110
Cost: Free
More information: fiestadereyes.com


Julian Woman’s Club Wildflower Show

A wonderful spring event, the Julian Woman’s Club hosts their 91st annual Wildflower Show in the historical Town Hall in Julian in San Diego’s East County.

When: Friday – Sunday, May 4 – 6 | 10am – 4pm
Where: Julian Town Hall | 2129 Main St, Julian, CA 92036
Cost: Free
More information: www.julianwomansclub.org/event/julian-wildflower-show


Taste of the Derby

Fifth & Rose presents the Official Woodford Reserve Kentucky Derby Party! Come dressed in your derby best and enjoy light bites & southern inspired cocktails.

When: Saturday, May 5, 10am – 4pm
Where: Pendry San Diego | 550 J Street, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: Free
More information: www.pendryhotels.com/san-diego/dining/fifth-rose


Cinco de Mayo Trail Run

The Cinco de Mayo Trail Race & 5K offer challenging and unique courses that will take you out on the Lake Poway Trail around the lake.

There’s a 5K, 10K and a kids race.

When: Saturday, May 5 | 6:30am – 10:30pm
Where: Lake Poway Trail | 14644 Lake Poway Road, Poway, CA 92064
Cost: $10 – $40
More information: www.cincodemayotrailrun.org


Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Balboa Park presents one of the region’s largest free Cinco de Mayo celebrations. The family-friendly fiesta includes Mexican-themed music and dance performances, colorful horseback riders, strolling mariachis, a fashion show of traditional Mexican dress, hands-on activity booths for kids, arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, and more! The event culminates with a 5 p.m. concert in Spreckels Organ Pavilion featuring crowd-favorite Jarabe Mexicano, accompanied by the SDSU School of Music Percussion Ensemble.

When: Saturday, May 5
Where: Balboa Park | House of Hospitality, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: Free with entrance admission
More information: balboaparkconservancy.org/project/cinco-de-mayo-concert


24th Annual EastLake Cycle & 5K Run, and Technology & Innovation Fair

Explore majestic hills, a stunning lake and exceptional running trails along the Chula Vista Park District while participating in either the 25 Mile Road Bike Ride, the 18 Mile mountain bike ride or the 5K community run/walk.

When: Saturday, May 5 | 6:30am – 12pmj
Where: EastLake Middle School | 900 Duncan Ranch Rd, Chula Vista, CA 91914
Cost: $10 – $50
More information: www.eefkids.org/event/cycle


Asian Cultural Festival of San Diego

The 9th Annual Asian Cultural Festival of San Diego is coming on Saturday, May 5th, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM!

We will be back at the Mira Mesa Community Park and featuring two stages with over 30 cultural, traditional, and contemporary acts! There will be plenty for everyone at this family-friendly, fun, and FREE event!

When: Saturday, May 5 | 10am – 5pm
Where: Mira Mesa Community Park | 8575 New Salem St, San Diego, CA 92126
Cost: Free
More information: www.asianculturalfestivalsd.com


Rhythm & Brews Music and Craft 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 and other vibrant craft beer regions around the country. Known as the ‘Capital of Craft’, San Diego is the birthplace of some of our industry’s most respected brewers and home to more than 130 craft breweries. From Karl Strauss to Stone Brewing, America’s finest city has been brewing up high quality beers since the late 80s. It’s all happening on May 5, 2018. VIP kicks off at 12 PM and general admission is from 1 – 4 PM.

When: Saturday, May 5 | 12pm (for VIP, 1 – 4pm
Where: Historic Vista Village | 209 E Broadway, Vista, CA 92084
Cost: VIP, $65 | general admission $45
More information: www.sdbeer.com/rhythm-and-brews


If these aren’t enough events, check out my list of the top 20 must-do activities to do in San Diego here!

San Diego County Events for May 1 – 3

In town this weekend? Below are featured some top events for San Diego county from now through Sunday — where else can you find so many things to do?

San Diego county events this weekendOld Town Fiesta Cinco de Mayo

Why party when you can Fiesta at the 32nd Annual Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo presented by Dos Equis. At this two-day festival attendees of all ages will enjoy three stages of live entertainment, a low rider display, kid’s activities, over 50 food and retail booths, a Cantina Garden, restaurant specials and more! Latin fever is spreading throughout San Diego, so come on down to historic Old Town to celebrate!

When: May 2 – 3
Where: Old Town San Diego State Historic Park | 4002 Wallace St, San Diego, CA 92110
Cost: Free
More information: www.CincodeMayoOldTown.com


Old Town Cinco de Mayo

This iconic San Diego celebration showcases mariachis, ballet folklorico, a mercado, a lowrider car show, a kids area, food and beer, and lots more.

When: May 2 – 3, 11am – 10pm Saturday, 11am – 5pm Sunday
Where: Throughout Old Town San Diego
Cost: Free
More information: www.fiestaoldtown.com


Cinco de Mayo Trail Run

The Cinco de Mayo Trail Race & 5K offer challenging and unique courses that will take you out on the Lake Poway Trail around the lake.

When: April 25 – 26, 2015
Where: Adams Avenue, from University Heights on the West through Normal Heights in San Diego
Cost: Free
More information: www.adamsavenuebusiness.com/Adams-Avenue-Unplugged


Sage & Songbirds Garden Tour and Festival

Celebrating Alpine’s designation as America’s First Community Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. The tour will feature 5 private home gardens plus a Hummingbird Haven and a Raptor Rehabilitation Facility.

When: May 1 – 3, 10am – 4pm
Where: Viejas Outlet Center | 5000 Willows Road, Alpine, CA 91901
Cost: $20
More information: www.chirp.org


San Diego Made In Bloom Market

In Bloom Market will feature handmade goods by more than 40 local artists and craftsman, food trucks, craft cocktails and large scale floral installations.

When: May 2 – 3, 10am – 5pm, Sunday until 3pm
Where: UNION – Barrio Logan | 2191 Main Street, San Diego, CA 92113
Cost: Free
More information: www.sandiegomade.org


Flagship’s 100th Anniversary Party

Originally founded on May 1, 1915, Flagship Cruises & Events be commemorating a hundred years on San Diego Bay with food, drinks and fun aboard their fleet of luxury yachts.

When: May 2, 2 – 6pm
Where: 990 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: Free
More information: www.flagshipsd.com/100-year-celebration


Tacos and Tequila Festival

Tacos and Tequila festival in a fun interactive event celebrating the best margaritas and tacos in San Diego at SILO at Makers Quarters.

When: May 2 – 3, 2 – 5pm
Where: SILO in Makers Quarter | 753 15th St, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: $25 – $35
More information: www.tacostequilafestival.com/


70th Annual Del Mar National Horse Show

One of the oldest equestrian competitions, the Del Mar National Horse Show is comprised of a week each of Western, Dressage and Hunter/Jumper competition

When: April 25, 2015 | 12 – 4pm
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds | 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
Cost: Price: Daytime Shows – Free; Night Shows – $10-$19
More information: www.delmarnational.com


El Cajon Dinner and a Concert

El Cajon’s Dinner & a Concert offer music from every genre so that there is something for everyone each concert season from May through September.

When: May 1 – ongoing, 6 – 8pm | recurs every Friday
Where: Prescott Promenade | East Main St., El Cajon, CA 92020
Cost: Free
More information: downtownelcajon.com/Events/DinnerandaConcert.aspx