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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 activities and events this weekend

San Diego County Events for June 3 – 5

It’s going to be a scorching weekend! If you’re not heading to the beach, try out one of these other great options here in San Diego County!


San Diego County Fair

Mad About the Fair is the theme of the San Diego County Fair, and it’s going to be 26 days of wild, wacky, whimsical, wonderous fun! The fair opens today, June 3, and goes until July 4!

When: June 3 – July 4, 2016
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds | 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014
Cost: $9 – $16
More information: www.sdfair.com


San Diego Urban Wine Week 2016

At the San Diego Urban Wine Week 2016, enjoy San Diego’s urban wineries at a dozen different locations! June 2 – June 8 gives you seven fantastic days to experience amazing wines, great food and fun events, all within city limits!!

When: June 2 – 8, 2016
Where: Various wineries in San Diego
More information: sdurbanwineries.com/216/san-diego-urban-wine-week


8th Annual Taste of La Mesa

While not technically over the weekend, the 8th Annual Taste of La Mesa is happening this Monday! Eat your heart out with tastings from many local restaurants!

When: Monday, June 6 | 5 – 8pm
Where: La Mesa Community Center | 4975 Memorial Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942
Cost: $35 – $50
More information: www.facebook.com/events/601711123314179


Art Around Adams

Craft, live music and commerce will rule at this summer celebration in the Adams Avenue District. This two-mile community gathering and art walk includes unique galleries and exhibits at businesses around Adams Avenue, plus stages featuring local artists.

When: Saturday, June 4 | 12 – 8pm
Where: Adams Avenue
Cost: Free
More information: www.artaroundadams.org


Flag Day Parade

La Mesa’s yearly Flag Day Parade happens this Saturday! The theme for this year’s parade is “A Salute to Old Glory”. Find out more here.

When: Saturday, June 4 | 9am – 12pm
Where: Downtown Village on La Mesa Boulevard, La Mesa, CA
Cost: Free
More information: www.cityoflamesa.com/DocumentCenter/View/8833

San Diego County Events for March 4 – 6

There are so many great things to do this weekend — San Diego has a full slate of family activities and fun events to attend, starting today through Sunday!

San Diego county events this weekendWest Sycamore Star Party

Mission Trails Regional Park hosts this free stargazing party at the West Sycamore Canyon Staging Area located at the east end of Stonebridge Parkway. The viewing shindig will be led by the park’s volunteer George Varga. Telescopes will be available for attendees to use to view the stars and planets.

When: Friday, March 4 | 6:30pm

Where: Mission Trains Regional Park | 1 Father Junipero Serra Trail, San Diego, CA 92119
Cost: Free
More information: www.mtrp.org/events


The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch

Carlsbad flower fieldsSpring is in the air and Carlsbad is in bloom at the Flower Fields, open daily through May 8th. Take yourself out of the ordinary and spend a few hours in one of nature’s wonders – our Fields of Dreams, our Fields of Color. A place where kids can run and adults can linger – 50 acres of extraordinary color in bloom on a hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean, with a special nursery, garden, and gift shop by Armstrong Garden Centers, and festivals throughout the season.

When: Now through May 8, 2016| 9am – 6pm
Where: The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch | 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA
Cost: $14 for adults, $13 for seniors 60+, $7 for children 3-10
More Info: www.theflowerfields.com


29th Annual Koi Showkoi show

The world’s largest Koi show comes to San Diego this Saturday. Stop by the free festival to marvel at more than 300 Koi displayed at Del Mar Fairgrounds in competition. Vendors will also be selling art, t-shirts, pond equipment and Koi of all sizes. If you’re looking to get a Koi garden started, experienced owners can offer advice.

When: Saturday & Sunday, March 5 & 6 | starting at 9am

Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds | 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
Cost: Free
More information: 29th Annual Koi Show 


Seaport Village Busker Festival

San Diego’s Seaport Village hosts the only Busker Festival in Southern California. We bring professionals from across the country to perform their bizarre talents from sword swallowing to knife throwing to pogo stick tricks and juggling on unicycles. Throughout the two-day festival, some of the nation’s top performers fill the bay front village drawing visitors to shop, dine and enjoy an entire day of one-of-a-kind entertainment.

When: Saturday & Sunday, March 5 & 6 | 12 – 6pm
Where: Seaport Village | 849 West Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: Free
More information: http://www.seaportvillage.com/events-calendar/busker-festival


31st Annual Spring Home Garden Show

The Spring Home/Garden Show returns to Del Mar Fairgrounds March 4-6, 2016 for a three-day extravaganza of inspiring real “Garden Masters” landscapes, hands-on demonstrations, hundreds of home-improvement products and services exhibitors, educational seminars, plant sales, and face-to-face consultations with top experts — all with the convenience of one-stop shopping for everything pertaining to home and garden, inside and outside. Much more info on their website or here.

When: Friday, March 4 starting at 11am | Saturday, March 5, 10am | Sunday, March 6, 10am
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds | 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar, CA
Cost: Free – $10
More information: www.delmarfairgrounds.com


Cherry Blossom Festival

The Cherry Blossom Festival, or Sakura Matsuri, is an opportunity to partake in the Japanese custom of hanami, enjoying the beauty of cherry blossom flowers. We will also have food, cultural performances, beer garden, and activities for the whole family.

When: Saturday & Sunday, March 5 & 6 | 10am
Where: Japanese Friendship Garden | 2215 Pan American Rd E,, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: $8 general admission, $7 seniors and students
More information: www.niwa.org


Free Family Day And Eco Fair

Enjoy this free event with the kids at our Indoor Family Day and Eco Fair presented by the San Diego Audubon Society Bird Festival.

When: Sunday, March 6 | 10am
Where: Marina Village Conference Center | 1936 Quivira Way, San Diego, CA 92109
Cost: Free
More information: San Diego Audubon Society Bird Festival

 

San Diego events for September 26-28

In looking for what’s going on this weekend in San Diego county, I discovered too many great events to blog — here are just 5 events for this weekend that you might want to check out:

Poway Rodeo

rodeoProfessional rodeo cowboys from around the country compete during the 41st Annual Poway Rodeo. Guests can watch contestants compete in events such as Bareback and Saddle Bronc Riding, Barrel Racing, Tie Down Roping, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping and Bull Riding. Kids events and activities will happen as well. Continue reading