San Diego County Fair
5/31 – 7/4
10AM – 6PM
It’s time for the 2019 San Diego County Fair!!!
This year’s theme is an “Oz-some” world inspired by L. Frank Baum’s classic tale, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.”
Come journey to the Emerald City, bring your friends and meet new magical ones along the way.
As usual the fair is packed to the fills with carnival rides and games, educational exhibits, delicious food, orld-class exhibits in fine art, photography, woodworking, jewelry/gems & minerals, and home & hobby, and the Paul Ecke Jr. Flower & Garden Show, Live Entertainment and adventures around every corner.
The San Diego County Fair is the largest annual event in San Diego County & the largest county fair in America, drawing 1.6 million visitors annually so be sure to stop by and experience it for yourself!!!
Old Town Fiesta Cinco de Mayo
5/3 – 5/5
Friday: 4pm – 9pm
Saturday: 10am – 10pm
Sunday: 10am – 8pm
Grab your amigos and head over to historic Old Town to spice up your weekend at the free annual Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo! Celebrating 36 years of fiery fun, Fiesta Old Town is sure to be muy caliente as it transforms the historic Old Town area into the largest Cinco de Mayo celebration on the West Coast.
Taking place Friday, May 3rd, 2019 through Sunday, May 5th, 2019, this weekend celebration attracts over 100,000 people over the course of three days with its bustling mercado, non-stop music and live entertainment, lucha libre wrestling, and a huge display of lowriders and other incredible autos!
Get ready to shake your maracas! Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo will feature live entertainment, with over 40 Latin bands and groups on the Café Coyote Stage, Mariachis and the Ballet Folklorico competition in the historic state park. Stroll through the iconic Lowrider Lane and be wowed by the unique paint jobs and car modifications that have become a Fiesta favorite. Don’t forget to grab your máscaras (masks) and head to the Lucha Libre Cantina Ring for Fiesta’s rowdiest entertainment that is too thrilling to miss! Whether you’re there to see the costumes or the suspenseful three count pins, you can cheer on your favorite luchadores all weekend, with wrestling matches scheduled throughout the night.
All that grappling leave you thirsty for some Baja-inspired beverages? Stop by the Lucha Cantina for an ice-cold cerveza, craft margaritas and traditional cocktails! Looking to challenge your spice tolerance? Check out the Cinco specials from participating restaurants at Old Town’s top Mexican eateries or treat your taste buds to one of the many vendors offering a wide selection of authentic cuisine, local grub, agua frescas, and so much more!
Between the music, feed your curiosity and love for history by exploring the museums, specialty shops and the lively streets of the bustling Mercado where you can purchase an array of merchandise: handmade leather pieces, beautiful jewelry and many more treasures. With free activities for the children, there will be no time for a siesta at this fun-filled fiesta! Proceeds benefit the Historic Old Town Community Foundation.
Rhythm & Brews Music and Craft Beer Festival
12pm – 4pm
General Admission $35
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 4, 2019. VIP kicks off at 12 PM and general admission is from 1 – 4 PM.
San Diego Surf Film Festival
5/8 – 5/11
Staring @ $5
The 8th Annual San Diego Surf Film Festival (SDSFF) invites everybody to come celebrate the passion that we all share for simply being in and around the ocean.
2019 Festival highlights include:
* 15 of the finest international surf films
* Opening night featuring live art, music and local beer
* Grant Ellis slideshow presentations
* Surfing expression sessions
* Salty surf housings
* VIP nautilus pass holder happy hours
* Meet the filmmakers and artists lunch
* much, much more…
5/24 – 5/27
Varies By Event
The USS Midway Museum is the heart and soul of Memorial Day celebration in San Diego. The lineup of activities range from a Wreath Memorial ceremony, benefit concert, family activities, blood drive, interactive exhibits and more. Each element of Midway’s Legacy Week commemoration is designed to honor and remember our heroes and celebrate our military heritage. Events also offer the community an affordable and inspiring way to kick off summer in San Diego on one of the most iconic museums in the world.
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