Sample delicious food from Grossmont Center’s fantastic collection of restaurants at the annual Taste of Grossmont. Taste of Grossmont is an amazing opportunity to feast on cuisines from around the globe—Mexican, Italian, Irish, American, and more—all in one day. More than 20 of Grossmont Center’s participating restaurants will serve delectable bites of their signature dishes that can be savored while spending the afternoon shopping.
When: May 11 | 2 – 5pm
Where: Grossmont Center | 5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa
Festival of Arts – North Park
The 23rd Annual SDCCU Festival of Arts in North Park is back Saturday, May 11th from 11AM to 10PM! Experience this local North Park tradition, with live music, live street art demonstrations, music stages and local food! This event is FREE and for all ages! Don’t miss a fun-filled day and night of entertainment in San Diego’s hippest neighborhood.
When: Saturday, May 11 | 11am – 10pm
Where: University Ave in North Park, San Diego
Cost: Free; $27 for Craft Beer Block tasting tickets
Mountain Man Rendezvous
Visit a “mountain man” encampment to meet characters from the North American Fur Trade era (1815-1840). See demonstrations of flint and steel fire-starting, archery, tomahawk & knife throwing, blackpowder shooting, trap setting, primitive cooking, and candle making. Listen to the stories of those who followed Lewis and Clark into the western mountains. Primitive camps, teepees, a blacksmith shop and period-dressed people will be ready to talk with you and show you around.
When: Friday, May 10
Where: Northcote Ranch, 2294 Lake Morena Drive, Campo
The largest, unlimited taco event in San Diego. Tacos from TJ to LA, from established taco chains to mom and pop taco stands and trucks. A diverse selection of crispy fish tacos, fancy gourmet tacos, and savory street tacos from 60 of the best taco vendors. Unlimited taco tasting, beer tastings from 20 local breweries, full-sized pours and margaritas available at the bar, live music, lucha libre wrestling, and lawn games.
When: Saturday, May 11 | 1 – 4pm
Where: Golden Hill Community Park|2590 Golden Hill Drive, San Diego
Cost: $15 – $55 | 21+
31st Annual Balboa Park Pow Wow
The Balboa Park Pow Wow showcases the heritage of American Indians. Participants of all ages will be present from American Indian tribes, drum groups. and communities, wearing ornate regalia. Kumeyaay singers will open the event both days with Birds Songs. Gourd Dancing will follow, and then the Grand Entry, which opens a day of inter-tribal dancing. Vendors will be selling handmade jewelry, pottery, basketry, clothing, fry bread, and Indian tacos.
When: Saturday, May 11 | 10am – 6pm
Where: Balboa Park Activity Center, 2145 Park Boulevard, San Diego
Gator by the Bay
Music, Louisiana food and crawfish festival!
When: May 9 – 12
Where: Spanish Landing Park | 3900 North Harbor Drive (Across from San Diego Airport), San Diego