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San Diego County Events for May 12 – 14

For Mother’s Day weekend here in San Diego County, celebrate Mom with one of these fantastic family activities or great events!

San Diego county events this weekend

The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch

It’s the last weekend for the famous Flower Fields in Carlsbad Ranch — and a perfect place to take Mom for Mother’s Day! The fields are open daily, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., through May 14. Patrons will enjoy nearly 50 acres of colorful displays of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers, which are in bloom for six to eight weeks. The famous fields also include roses, orchids, sweet pea blossoms, petunias and poinsettias.

When: Now – May 14 | 9am – 6pm daily
Where: Carlsbad Ranch | 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Cost: $14 | details here
More information: www.theflowerfields.com


Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival

If Mom’s into crafting, take her to the Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival — this three-day supply show at Bing Crosby Hall at the Del Mar Fairgrounds caters to quilters, sewers, stitchers and crafters looking for inspiration. The expo will feature hundreds of booths and vendors, plus free classes and make-and-take workshops. Admission is $10 for all three days; parking is $13.

When: Friday – Sunday, May 12 – 14 | 10am – 5pm
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds | 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
Cost: $10 for all three days; parking is $13
More information: quiltcraftsew.com/del-mar


Queen Bee Market

More than 100 vendors will line Wyland Hall at the Del Mar Fairgrounds both Friday (4 p.m. to 9 p.m.) and Saturday (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) for the Queen Bee Market, selling all kinds of good things – from home décor and accessories to clothing, vintage finds, paper art and more.

When: Friday, May 12, 4 – 9pm | Saturday, May 13, 9am – 4pm
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds – Wyland Hall | 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
Cost: $3; military and kids 12 and under are free
More information: www.thequeenbeemarket.com


Hops and Shop Spring Market

Celebrate Mother’s Day weekend at this Miramar brewery’s Spring Market. Shop handmade gifts, participate in workshops, try some tasty sips or enjoy patio games at this festival for the whole family, including dogs.

When: Saturday, May 13 | 10am
Where: 32 North Brewing Company | 8655 Production Ave, San Diego, CA 92121
Cost: Free
More information: www.facebook.com/events/1230036570450235


40th Annual Spring Arts and Crafts Fair

Enjoy the weekend with the 40th Annual Spring Arts and Crafts Fair, a popular tradition in San Diego! A truly ALL-artisan fair, where all the works are hand-crafted and sold by the artists and crafters themselves.

Over 125 hand-picked vendors from across Southern California, with everything from handmade jewelry, soaps, paintings and sculpture, local honey, clothing, pottery, items for the home and garden and much more!

Enjoy live music, a food court, free admission, parking and shuttle.

When: Saturday & Sunday, May 13 & 14 | 10am – 5pm
Where: Bernardo Winery | 13330 Paseo Del Verano Norte, San Diego
Cost: Free
More information: 40th Annual Spring Arts and Crafts Fair

San Diego County Events for May 6 – 8

Happy Mother’s Day! It’s time to celebrate Mom this weekend with a full social calendar — and there are many family activities and events to check out in San Diego County!

San Diego county events this weekend33rd Annual Fiesta Cinco de Mayo

The 33rd Annual Fiesta Cinco de Mayo celebration in San Diego’s Old Town is the largest in Southern California. Friday through Sunday, the three-day celebration offers music, food and fun, with: three live music stages, a cantina garden, car show, equestrian performances, historical demonstrations, and much more!

When: Friday – Sundat, May 6 – 8 | Friday: 4 – 10pm, Saturday: 11am – 10pm (with competitions in the state park at 9am), Sunday: 11am – 5pm
Where: Old Town San Diego State Historic Park | 4002 Wallace St, San Diego, CA 92110
More information: www.oldtownsandiegoguide.com/cinco


Winery Spring Arts and Crafts Fair

Join Bernardo Winery on Mother’s Day Weekend, May 7th and 8th, 2016, 10-5pm, for their Annual Spring Arts and Crafts Fair. A truly ALL-Artisan fair, where all the works are hand-crafted and sold by the 125 artists and crafters themselves.

When: Saturday & Sunday, May 7 – 8 | 10am – 5pm
Where: Bernardo Winery | 13330 Paseo Del Verano Norte, San Diego, CA 92128
Cost: Free
More information: Winery Spring Arts and Crafts Fair


Trails of the Kumeyaay

If your mom prefers the outdoors, then perhaps a short hike is the perfect activity for the weekend! Explore the scenic, historic trails of Mission Gorge with a trail guide. The tour takes off from the visitor’s center at 9:30 a.m. and the guided tour is free.

When: Saturday, May 7 | 9:30am

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


Chocolate Festival

What mom doesn’t like chocolate? Especially a chocolate festival surrounded by beautiful botanical gardens. Enjoy dozens of delectable chocolate tastings, demonstrations, a chocolate fountain and more. This family-friendly event also features lots of children’s activities and a variety of Mother’s Day gifts.

When: Saturday, May 7 | 10am
Where: San Diego Botanic Garden | 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas, CA
Cost: $10 – $12 | “Tasting” tickets will be sold on site. | Coupon on their website
More information: www.sdbgarden.org/chocolate


Mother’s Day Weekend Craft Fair and more

Celebrate Mom at Myrtle Creek Botanical Gardens May 7th & 8th. Huge Craft Fair – Butterfly Release – Picnic Basket Lunches for Adults and Kids and there are still a few reservations available for the first ever Plantation House Mother’s Day Luncheon.

When: Saturday & Sunday, May 7 & 8 | Open 10am – 5pm, various events at specific times
Where: Myrtle Creek Botanical Gardens
Cost: Free
More information: discovermyrtlecreek.com/craft-fairs-farmers-markets-and-events

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

Event: Chocolate Festrival

Chocolate Festival
Saturday, May 12, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Spend the Saturday before Mother’s Day at San Diego Botanic Garden’s famous Chocolate Festival. Enjoy dozens of delectable chocolate tastings, demonstrations, a chocolate fountain, and more. This family-friendly event also features lots of children’s activities and a variety of Mother’s Day gifts. “Tasting” tickets will be sold on site.

Cost: Free with admission or membership, plus tasting tickets as desired. More information is available on the Botanic Garden’s website here: www.sdbgarden.org/chocolate.htm