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San Diego County Events for June 23 – 25

Celebrate summer with some wonderful activities this weekend in San Diego County. Concerts, family activities, festivals, cultural events and so much more is going on this Friday – Sunday!

San Diego county events this weekend

Mass Creativity Day 2017

Make, share and create art during Mass Creativity Day, a free outdoor arts festival at The New Children’s Museum. Bring the whole family out for a day full of art-making activities, free Museum admission, music, food and more!

When: Saturday, June 24 | 10am
Where: The New Children’s Museum | 200 West Island Ave., San Diego
Cost: Free
More information: thinkplaycreate.org/learn/signature-events/mass-creativity


2017 Ocean Beach Street Fair and Chili Cook-Off Festival

Join more than 70,000 visitors for the 38th annual oceanfront chili cook-off in Ocean Beach. Live stages of continuous live music and entertainment, the community mural project, Artists Alley, carnival rides and games, food and vendor booths, a beachside beer garden and more.

When: Saturday, June 24 | 10am – 8pm
Where: 4800 to 5000 block of Newport Avenue in Ocean Beach, CA
Cost: Free
More information: oceanbeachsandiego.com/attractions/annual-events/ob-street-fair-chili-cook-off


44th Annual San Diego Scottish Highland Games

Scottish culture will fill the park during the two day festival, which will feature a variety of activities and entertainment for guests of all ages: Sheepdog trials, Highland dancing, Scottish vendors, cuisine and beverages, bagpipe and drumming competitions, clan heritage tents, and hands-on children’s activities.

When: Saturday & Sunday, June 24 & 25 | 9am – 5pm
Where: Brengle Terrace Park | 1200 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista, CA
Cost: $15 for adults, $10 for seniors/active military, and $5 for children ages 6-16. Children under 5 are free.
More information: sdhighlandgames.org


12th Annual Switchfoot Bro-Am

BRO-AM Beach Fest is an annual celebration that gives back to the San Diego Community. Surf contests, free concert, numerous vendor booths… all to celebrate community and to raise awareness and funds for local youth organizations.

SCHEDULE:

  • 7AM – 3PM: Surf Events
  • 12PM-5PM: Live Music
  • 12PM: 91X Battle For The BRO-AM Winner – Sights and Sages
  • 1PM: Jamtown
  • 2:20PM: Lifehouse, Acoustic Set
  • 3:25PM: SWITCHFOOT

When: Saturday, June 24
Where: Moonlight Beach | 400 B St., Encinitas, CA 92024
Cost: Free – $125
More information: broam.org


32nd Philippine Cultural Arts Festival

The 32nd Philippine Cultural Arts Festival will take place in Balboa Park this weekend. Learn about Philippine culture through dance and music. Taste Filipino delicacies and support local vendors.

When: Saturday & Sunday, June 24 & 25 | 11am
Where: Balboa Park, (Visitors Center) | 1549 El Prado , San Diego — Corner of Park Blvd. & Presidents Way, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA
Cost: Free
More information: www.samahanphilippinedance.com/festival


San Diego County Fair

The yearly county fair is here! This year’s theme is “Where the West is Fun”; the fair runs through Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

When: Friday, June 2, 4 – 11pm (other Fridays 11am – 11pm) | Saturdays, 10am – 11pm | Sundays, 10am – 10pm | Wednesdays & Thursdays, 11am – 10pm | All date and time details online
Where: The Del Mar Fairgrounds | 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
Cost: Adults – $18, Seniors and kids under 13 – $11, Kids 5 and younger – free | Season pass – $26
More information: sdfair.com


Sundays at Six Summer Concert Series

This Sunday, Fanny and the Atta Boys will be performing swing, bluegrass and jazz songs as part of La Mesa’s Sundays at Six Summer Concert Series.

When: Sunday, June 23| 6 – 7pm — plus more Sundays during the summer
Where: Harry Griffen Park | 9550 Milden St, La Mesa, CA
Cost: Free
More information: www.cityoflamesa.com/409/Events-Activities


Summer Movies in the Park

Summer Movies in the Park is a series of free outdoor movie screenings in community parks and recreation centers throughout San Diego.

Movies begin at dusk, which is about 15 minutes after sunset. People are encouraged to come early for picnics and activities.

This (June 23 & 24) Friday & Saturday’s free movies (find locations via the schedule link) include:

  • The Secret Life of Pets
  • Free Willy
  • Despicable Me 2

When: Ongoing from now until October 28, 2017
Where: Parks and recreation centers throughout San Diego County
Cost: Free
More information: Summer Movies in the Park; schedule here


Taste of Adams Avenue

Nearly 50 restaurants, breweries, wine bars, coffee houses and other eateries in University Heights, Normal Heights, and Kensington will showcase their best meals, sips, and snacks. Take a stroll along Adams Avenue by foot, bike or trolley and get a taste of the neighborhood. Tickets start at $35.

When: Sunday, June 25 | 11am – 3pm
Where: Will Call: 3441, Adams Avenue, San Diego
Cost: $35 advanced, $40 day of (cash only)
More information: www.adamsavenuebusiness.com/event-info/taste-of-adams-avenue


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 June 16 – 18

This Father’s Day, celebrate Dad by spending time together here in San Diego County! Perhaps one of the events below will spark his interest:

San Diego county events this weekend

San Diego County Fair

The yearly county fair is here! This year’s theme is “Where the West is Fun”; the fair runs through Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

When: Friday, June 2, 4 – 11pm (other Fridays 11am – 11pm) | Saturdays, 10am – 11pm | Sundays, 10am – 10pm | Wednesdays & Thursdays, 11am – 10pm | All date and time details online
Where: The Del Mar Fairgrounds | 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
Cost: Adults – $18, Seniors and kids under 13 – $11, Kids 5 and younger – free | Season pass – $26
More information: sdfair.com


Summer Movies in the Park

Summer Movies in the Park is a series of free outdoor movie screenings in community parks and recreation centers throughout San Diego.

Movies begin at dusk, which is about 15 minutes after sunset. People are encouraged to come early for picnics and activities.

This (June 16 & 17) Friday & Saturday’s free movies (find locations via the schedule link) include:

  • The Secret Life of Pets
  • The LEGO Batman Movie
  • Grease
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • Rouge One
  • The Jungle Book

When: Ongoing from now until October 28, 2017
Where: Parks and recreation centers throughout San Diego County
Cost: Free
More information: Summer Movies in the Park; schedule here


Sundays at Six Summer Concert Series

This Sunday, Ginger Cowgirl will be performing country songs as part of La Mesa’s Sundays at Six Summer Concert Series.

When: Sunday, June 16 | 6 – 7pm — plus more Sundays during the summer
Where: Harry Griffen Park | 9550 Milden St, La Mesa, CA
Cost: Free
More information: www.cityoflamesa.com/409/Events-Activities


San Diego International Boat Show

If Dad’s yearning for a yacht, perhaps the International Boat Show this weekend will help quench that thirst. Check out the approximately 140 boats for sale, as well as the latest nautical gear, gadgets and accessories. If you’re dreaming big, our expanded selection of 80’+ superyachts.

When: Thursday – Sunday, June 15 – 18 | 12 – 7pm on Thursday & Friday, 10am – 7pm Saturday, 10am – 5pm Sunday
Where: Harbor Island, Spanish Landing Park, East
Cost: $15 for adults, kids 12 and under are free
More information: www.sandiegointernationalboatshow.com


Little Italy Summer Film Festival

Every Saturday night this summer, stop by San Diego’s Little Italy Amici Park and enjoy a series of Italian films with English subtitles. The screenings start at 8 p.m. The entry fee is a $5 donation.

When: Saturday, June 17 | 8pm
Where: Amici Park | 1660 Union St, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: $5 donation
More information: www.littleitalysd.com/events/little-italy-summer-film-festival

San Diego County Events for June 9 – 11, 2017

Check out what San Diego County has to offer this weekend — there’s a full schedule of activities and events!

San Diego county events this weekendThe 9th Annual Taste of La Mesa

La Mesa Chamber of Commerce and La Mesa Courier invite you to Taste of La Mesa. Network with businesses while eating your heart out!

Taste of La Mesa | La Mesa, CA event

When: Monday, June 12 | 5 – 8pm
Where: La Mesa Community Center | 4975 Memorial Drive, La Mesa, CA
Cost: $40 – $60
More information: lamesachamber.net


Sundays at Six Summer Concert Series

The San Diego Concert Band will be kicking off the Summer Concert Series this Sunday!

When: Sundays, June 11 – 25, July 9 – 23 | 6 – 7pm
Where: Harry Griffen Park | 9550 Milden St, La Mesa, CA
Cost: Free
More information: www.cityoflamesa.com/409/Events-Activities


San Diego County Fair

The yearly county fair opens TODAY! This year’s theme is “Where the West is Fun”; the fair runs today, June 2, through Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

When: Friday, June 2, 4 – 11pm (other Fridays 11am – 11pm) | Saturdays, 10am – 11pm | Sundays, 10am – 10pm | Wednesdays & Thursdays, 11am – 10pm | All date and time details online
Where: The Del Mar Fairgrounds | 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
Cost: Adults – $18, Seniors and kids under 13 – $11, Kids 5 and younger – free | Season pass – $26
More information: sdfair.com


Julian Dance and Back Country BBQ

The Julian Dance and Back Country BBQ is an outdoor event in its 11th year. From the beginning, the “Dance” has featured the best in country music and dancing on the huge floor and stage built by the Sons. Fabulous BBQ has been a keystone of the event with all the food cooked on-site in the Santa Maria style on an open oak flame.

The wholesome family event is staged each year in a beautiful mountain setting at the Menghini Winery. With separate events for kids in their own area the “Dance” is a throwback to a simpler time with twinkly lights and bonfires back-dropped by dark mountain skies.

When: Saturday, June 10 | 2pm
Where: Menghini Winery | 1150 Julian Orchard Drive, Julian, CA 92036
Cost: $20 – $25
More information: Julian Dance and Back Country BBQ


Summer Movies in the Park

Summer Movies in the Park is a series of free outdoor movie screenings in community parks and recreation centers throughout San Diego.

Movies begin at dusk, which is about 15 minutes after sunset. People are encouraged to come early for picnics and activities.

This (June 9) Friday’s free movies include:

  • The LEGO Movie, at Doyle Community Park
  • Moana, at Pine Valley County Park
  • Sing, at Las Palmas Park

When: Ongoing from now until October 28, 2017
Where: Parks and recreation centers throughout San Diego County
Cost: Free
More information: Summer Movies in the Park; schedule here


2017 San Diego Oysterfest Music Festival

San Diego Oysterfest brings an amazing live music performance to the beautiful bayside setting of Marina Embarcadero North. The mixture of a music festival and an oyster festival featuring oysters from a variety of oyster farms throughout the shores of America creates a stimulating effect on the festival goers.

When: Friday & Saturday, June 9 & 10 | 2pm
Where: Embarcadero Marina Park North | 400 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: $30 – $200
More information: San Diego Oysterfest

San Diego County Events for June 2 – 4, 2017

So many great events are happening this weekend in San Diego County (the La Mesa Flag Day Parade is a classic)! And many of the annual summer activities are starting up for the season: the San Diego County Fair, Sunday Concert Series, and Summer Movies in the Park.

San Diego county events this weekend20th Annual La Mesa’s Flag Day parade 2017

“A Salute to Old Glory” is the theme for this year’s annual La Mesa Flag Day Parade. View (or join!) the parade at 10am or come earlier and enjoy the pre-parade bands at 9am.

La Mesa Flag Day parade

When: Saturday, June 3 | 10am – parade, 9am – pre-parade band
Where: La Mesa Village
Cost: Free
More information: www.cityoflamesa.com/409/Events-Activities


San Diego County Fair

The yearly county fair opens TODAY! This year’s theme is “Where the West is Fun”; the fair runs today, June 2, through Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

When: Friday, June 2, 4 – 11pm (other Fridays 11am – 11pm) | Saturdays, 10am – 11pm | Sundays, 10am – 10pm | Wednesdays & Thursdays, 11am – 10pm | All date and time details online
Where: The Del Mar Fairgrounds | 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
Cost: Adults – $18, Seniors and kids under 13 – $11, Kids 5 and younger – free | Season pass – $26
More information: sdfair.com


Peter Pan: Free Circus Show in City Heights

Mid-City Gym in City Heights will be transformed into a thrilling Circus experience, inspired by the classic story of Peter Pan. Performed by local professional circus artists and accomplished circus students from the Sophia Isadora Academy of Circus Arts.
All shows FREE.

When: Friday, June 2, 7pm | Saturday, June 3, 2pm and 7pm
Where: City Heights Mid-City Gym | 4302 Landis St, San Diego, CA 92105
Cost: Free
More information: www.kpbs.org/events/2017/jun/02/peter-pan-free-circus-show-city-heights


Art Around Adams

Enjoy Adams Avenue in a friendly, relaxed and carefree environment where taste-makers and free thinkers mix freely with family and friends. Experience exhibits and performances that will dazzle the eye and stir the senses. Each year they strive to infuse new and exciting artists and talents that reflect this year’s local trends in art and business. Stroll the entire route, or take the complimentary “Comedy Trolley.” It’s FREE FUN for young and old.

When: Saturday, June 3 | 12 – 8pm
Where: Along two miles of Adams Avenue from Hamilton Street to Biona Drive in Normal Heights
Cost: Free
More information: artaroundadams.org


Summer Movies in the Park

Summer Movies in the Park is a series of free outdoor movie screenings in community parks and recreation centers throughout San Diego.

Movies begin at dusk, which is about 15 minutes after sunset. People are encouraged to come early for picnics and activities.

This (June 3) Saturday’s free movie is The Sandlot, at Standley Community Park3585 Governor Dr, San Diego, CA 92122.

When: Ongoing from now until October 28, 2017
Where: Parks and recreation centers throughout San Diego County
Cost: Free
More information: Summer Movies in the Park


The Boardwalk Craft Market

This unique festival, now in its 25th year, offers Poway residents the chance to shop for unique and useful handmade arts and crafts from local artists. The event is free and fun for the whole family.

When: Saturday, June 3 | 8am
Where: Old Poway Park | 14134 Midland Rd, Poway, CA 92064
Cost: Free
More information: poway.org/454/Boardwalk-Craft-Market


Sophisticats concert – Seaport Village’s Free Sunday Concert Series

For more than 20 years, Sophisticats have brough 50s, 60s and 70s music to the free Sunday Concert Series. There’s always other bands playing at Seaport Village, too — check out the lineup online.

When: Saturday, June 4 | 1 – 4pm
Where: Seaport Village | 849 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: Free
More information: www.seaportvillage.com/events-calendar

San Diego County Events for May 26 – 29

This Memorial Day weekend, there’s much to choose from; use these activities and events to help you remember those who lost their lives in service to our county.

San Diego county events this weekendSantee Street Fair and Craft Beer Festival

Celebrating its ninth year, the Santee Street Fair and Craft Beer Festival will host its fourth annual beer festival featuring local breweries. Military will be honored this year with the Heroes Stage. New to this year’s event will be a special program to recognize children with parents currently serving in the armed forces. Festival highlights include a craft beer festival, live music and entertainment, more than 300 food and craft vendor booths, carnival rides–including a rock climbing wall–and games for the family.

When: Saturday, May 27 | 10am
Where: Town Center Parkway, Santee, CA 92071
Cost: Free | Tickets available for the craft beer festival
More information: santeestreetfair.com


Oasis Camel Dairy’s Open Farm and Show

Spend your Saturday socializing with camels at the well-known Oasis Camel Dairy’s open farm and show. Participants will get a chance to pet and ride the friendly animals. Later in the day, watch a birds show. Tickets start at $7.

When: Saturday, May 27 | 1pm
Where: Oasis Camel Dairy in Ramona
Cost: $7
More information: www.cameldairy.com


Legacy Week 2017 at the USS Midway Museum

The USS Midway Museum is the heart and soul of Memorial Day celebration in San Diego. Activities will honor and remember our heroes and celebrate our military heritage.

Line up of events include: Wreathe Memorial Ceremony, Lifehouse benefit concert, blood drive, kids discovery zone and more!

When: Saturday – Monday, May 27 – 29
Where: USS Midway Museum | 910 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: Free
More information: www.midway.org/legacy-week-2017


Birding Basics

Ever gone hiking and wondered, what is that bird? Wonder no more once you learn the basics of birding with this community class, aimed at teaching you how to identify birds at a glance. Experienced birder and trail guide Winona Sollock will lead the class, giving everyone tips and tricks.

When: Saturday, May 27 | 1pm
Where: Classroom A at the Visitor’s Center – Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor’s Center | 1 Father Junipero Serra Trail, San Diego, CA 92119
Cost: Free
More information: www.mtrp.org/events


Vista Strawberry Festival

Live entertainment on multiple stages, bands & local craft brews all day long in the beer garden. Carnival rides & 300+ vendors.

When: Sunday, May 28 | 8am – 6pm
Where: 127 Main Street, Vista, CA 92084
Cost: Free
More information: www.vistastrawberryfest.com


El Cajon Dinner & A Concert Series

One of El Cajon’s premier events, our Dinner & A Concert Series is back again this year in the center of Downtown El Cajon. Dinner & A Concert is a weekly concert and dance hosted by Downtown El Cajon Business Partners, performed on the Prescott Promenade, which is surrounded by a variety of restaurants. Thousands of people from all over San Diego County arrive to see and listen to many of our local bands and musicians. Join us Friday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 PM for a great time and great food from our downtown restaurants.

When: Fridays throughout the summer | 6 – 8pm
Where: Prescott Promenade | East Main St., El Cajon, CA 92020
Cost: Free
More information: downtownelcajon.com/dinner-and-a-concert


14th Annual Lebanese Food Festival

Come explore and experience the food, the culture and the heritage of Lebanon. Guests will feast on traditional healthy lebanese dishes like saj zaatar & cheese, tabouleh, hummus, stuffed grape leaves, falafel, beef shawarma, chicken kabob, kibbeh and gourmet sweets.

Along with the exquisite Lebanese food will be evening live music & dancing, folkloric performances throughout the day, beer & wine garden, carnival rides, cooking demonstrations and a raffle drawing for a $10,000 cash prize.

When: Saturday & Sunday, May 27 & 28 | 11am
Where: St. Ephrem Maronite Catholic Church | 750 Medford St., El Cajon, CA 92020
Cost: Free
More information: www.facebook.com/sdlebanesefestival


La Vista Memorial Park and Mortuary Memorial Day Celebration

La Vista Memorial Park and Mortuary, one of the San Diego’s oldest and most historic cemeteries, will host its annual Memorial Day ceremonies Monday, May 29th, at 1:00 PM at its picturesque hilltop setting.

When: Monday, May 29 | 1pm
Where: La Vista Memorial Park and Mortuary | 3191 Orange St., National City, CA
Cost: Free
More information: lavistamemorialpark.com/event/memorial-day-2017-05-30/2017-05-29

San Diego County Events for May 19 – 21

What a beautiful weekend coming up! Enjoy the lovely weather and San Diego County area with these great family activities and fun events! And 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 this weekendSalsa Under the Stars

Dance the night away with Manny Cepeda and his orchestra in the Headquarters at Seaport’s beautiful out door courtyard from 6 pm – 9 pm. No partner or experience necessary for this free event.

When: Friday, May 19 | 6 – 9pm
Where: The Headquarters at Seaport | 789 West Harbor Dr., San Diego
Cost: Free
More information: theheadquarters.com/events-calendar/salsa-under-stars-16


21st Annual Festival Of The Arts In North Park

21st Annual Festival of the Arts in North Park is a free art and live music festival that also highlights the local craft beer and food community. It will be a fun-filled day of entertainment and fun.

When: Saturday, May 20 | 11am – 10pm
Where: North Park San Diego | San Diego, CA
Cost: Free
More information: northparkmainstreet.com/events/festival-of-arts


2017 How-to Festival

Come learn “how-to” do something new and interesting in quick workshops taught by volunteers from your neighborhood. This interactive community educational event has something for everyone. All ages welcome.

When: Saturday, May 20 | 11am – 3pm
Where: San Diego Public Library, San Diego, CA — various locations
Cost: Free
More information: sdpl.bwcs-hosting.com/cal/event/showEventMore.rdo


Fiesta Del Sol 2017

The 38th Annual Fiesta del Sol will be on May 20- 21, 2017 from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. each day. The Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce has been hosting this FREE two day arts & music festival for 37 years as a kick off to Summer in Solana Beach! The event takes place at Fletcher Cove.

The Belly Up is lining up a great list of musicians to perform over the two day event, which includes local community talent. There will also be a large, fun and exciting Children’s Area set up for families to enjoy rides, games and a climbing wall.

When: Saturday & Sunday, May 20 & 21 | 9am – 9pm
Where: Fletcher Cove Beach Park | 111 S Sierra Ave., Solana Beach, CA 92075
Cost: Free
More information: fiestadelsol.net


Tierrafest Parade and Craft Fair

Come and visit our all-day Craft Fair (9am to 3pm), offering lots of handmade items by local artisans.  The day starts with a Patriot’s Day Parade at 10am, with schools, clubs, bands, businesses and local dignitaries marching or riding, and the day ends with a barbeque dinner (4-8pm) at the Tierrasanta Rec Center together with a fireworks display at dusk.  The Craft Fair and Parade are  free, and children are welcome.  Tickets for the dinner are available at the Craft Fair.

When: Craft Fair: Saturday, May 20, 9am – 3pm | Parade: 10am | BBQ dinner: 4 – 8pm
Where: 10633 Tierrasanta Blvd, San Diego, CA 92124
Cost: Free entrance to the craft fair and parade; tickets available at the craft fair for the closing bbq dinner and fireworks display
More information: Info on the San Diego Union Tribune


24th Southern California Band Festival

The 24th Southern California Band Festival is being held May 20 and 21, 2017 at Old Poway Park. The festival presents 17 adult concert bands from Southern California and Arizona with a new band every hour. The festivities conclude with the Third Marine Aircraft Wing Band starting at 6:15 Sunday. Food and beverages are available. Gift baskets will be auctioned off.

When: Saturday & Sunday, May 20 & 21
Where: Old Poway Park Bandstand | 14134 Midland Road, Poway, CA 92064
Cost: Free
More information: More info


Grand Ave Festival

The Grand Ave Festival, Escondido, takes place in our historic downtown on Grand Ave from Center City to Juniper. Shop from hundreds of vendors for unique hand-crafted gifts and imports, enjoy international cuisine and local entertainment from high school performing arts and future stars.

When: Sunday, May 21 | 9am – 5pm
Where: Downtown Escondido | 100 Grand ave, Escondido, CA 92026
Cost: Free
More information: escondidochamber.org/grand-avenue-festival

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 5 – 7

This weekend’s events include Liberty Station’s monthly art walk, Cinco de Mayo celebrations, and the Asian Cultural Festival, among all of the great things to do in San Diego County!

And check out my list of the top 20 must-do activities to do in San Diego here!

San Diego county events this weekendFriday Night Liberty

Stroll through Liberty Station at this monthly art walk showcasing artists and live dancing, theater and music. Experience the arts this month with dance performances featuring Malashock Dance, music performances featuring Key of She Spring and Recreational Music Center’s resident bands, inspiring photography, a new exhibit at the Women’s Museum of California welcoming you to Observe and Wonder, and more. More information on the website link below.

When: Friday, May 5 | 5 – 9pm
Where: Liberty Station | 2640 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego, CA 92106
Cost: Free
More information: ntcfoundation.org/community-impact/friday-night-liberty


Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo Festival

Step into one of San Diego’s oldest historic neighborhoods and celebrate the annual Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo in all of its tradition with a ballet folklorico competition, live music, a beer and margarita garden, and lots of lowrider cars along the main street. There’s plenty to do for the kids, including arts and crafts, stagecoach rides, equestrian performances, face painting, a petting zoo, pony rides and lucha libre wrestling.

When: Saturday, May 6, 11am – 10pm | Sunday, May 7, 11am – 5pm
Where: Old Town San Diego State Historic Park | 4002 Wallace St., San Diego, CA
Cost: Free
More information: oldtownsandiegoguide.com or cincodemayooldtown.com


Asian Cultural Festival of San Diego

The 8th Annual Asian Cultural Festival of San Diego is coming on Saturday, May 6th. Live cultural entertainment begins right at 10.

The Asian Cultural Festival of San Diego is the LARGEST celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in San Diego and features two stages of cultural and traditional performances from a dozen countries and cultures, including Japan, China, the Philippines, Vietnam, Korea, Myanmar, Indonesia, Hawaii, Cambodia, Thailand, Taiwan, Polynesia, and more!

This is a fun, family-friendly, and FREE event!

When: Saturday, May 6 | 10am – 6pm
Where: Mira Mesa Community Park | 8575 New Salem Street, San Diego, CA 92126
Cost: Free
More information: www.asianculturalfestivalsd.com


5 de Mayo Fest

Come celebrate Cinco De Mayo in Chula Vista this Sunday at this beloved cultural event, returning to Chula Vista after four years. The festival will feature more than 20 musical and culture dance performances in addition to music, interactive zones, and of course, plenty of delicious food for the entire family.

When: Sunday, May 7 | 11am – 6pm
Where: J St. Park Bayside Marina | 999 Bayside Pkwy, Chula Vista, CA 91910 
Cost: Free
More information: 5 de Mayo Fest