San Diego November 2017 Events


San Diego November 2017 Events


San Diego Farmers Markets Ongoing

San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing

San Diego Beer Week Nov 3-12
San Diego Beer Week is a ten-day celebration inspiring people to drink local, craft beer, and promote San Diego’s thriving brewing culture with multiple events happening across the county. San Diego is home to more than 100 breweries and has gained an international reputation for brewing award-winning beers.

Carlsbad Village Faire Nov 4
The Carlsbad Village Faire stretches 14 blocks, with 900 vendors offering handcrafted arts and gifts, art, antiques, jewelry, unique clothing, home décor, plants, and more. The international food court will once again feature more than 50 booths serving everything from Thai to Hawaiian cuisine. The children’s area will entertain youngsters with games, a super slide, a bounce house, a rock climbing wall, and face painting.

Bike the Coast: Ride and Expo Nov 4
Join riders of all kinds as you travel Southern California beaches and surf towns on routes of 25, 50, or 100 miles. There are also 7- or 15-mile paths along the San Luis River bike trail. Everything starts and finishes on the beach at the Taste the Coast at the Oceanside Pier with local cuisine, music, a beer garden, and a sports expo.

Ramona Art and Wine Festival Nov 4
At the 5th annual Ramona Art and Wine Festival, attendees can view and purchase fine art created using acrylic, fabric, glass, mixed media, jewelry, oil, wood, and watercolor media. Area wineries will provide tastes of hand-crafted wine.

Curie Craft Fair Nov 4
Curie Elementary School’s 39th annual Holiday Craft Fair. Artisans will be selling handcrafted wares including holiday gifts, ceramics, jewelry, clothing, folk art. All items for sale are handmade by local artisans; no commercial resale items are allowed. With carnival games, silent auction baskets, bake sale, lunch grill, used book tent, and more. Entry is free and proceeds benefit the Curie PTA.

San Diego Fashion Fest Nov 8-11
SDFF is the home of California’s emerging and celebrity designers that showcase Spring/Summer Collection annually. SDFF features celebrity fashion shows, Hollywood style runway presentation, cutting edge installation, industry meet n’ greets, trunk shows, showroom presentations, and private events.

Escondido Tamale Festival Nov 11
Presented by the Escondido Downtown Business Association, the Escondido Tamale Festival, an official San Diego Beer Week event, is a celebration of tamales and all the great Latin foods that have become iconic staples of California’s culture. With food, craft beer, and wine to purchase, entertainment, competitions (including the chihuahua costume contest and fashion show) and celebrity chefs.

Veterans Day Parade Nov 11
See over 4000 Veterans, active military, bands, floats, and civic groups. The San Diego Veterans Day Parade is produced by “Veterans Week San Diego”, an all-volunteer team of Veterans and citizens of all ages and walks of life, dedicated to honoring Veterans annually during “Veterans Week”.

BBQ Fest Nov 11
Treat yourself to all the BBQ and other great treats only at this one-time-a-year BBQ event. Discounted appetizer dishes to full-plate options of the best BBQ and sides from pulled pork, coleslaw, baked beans, chicken wings, sliders, ribs, burnt ends, short ribs, corn, smoked sausage, to mac n’ cheese.

Chowder & Wine Tasting Festival Nov 16-19
Seven tasting sessions over four days to sample three-ounce servings of New England, Manhattan, Seafood, Corn & Tortilla, and Fusion Chowders from up to 60 restaurants along with beverages from 40 wineries, 20 craft brewers and 8 cideries, and 8 non-alcohol beverage vendors. Listen to music from the event stage on the pier and view a variety of products from artisans and crafters.

Grand Tasting at The San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival Nov 18
The grand finale of the seven-day San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival is the Grand Tasting. 150 wine, beer, and spirit purveyors with over 700 different wines. Taste from a wide range of domestic and international wineries, discover new labels to add to your home collection, and visit old favorites. Taste cuisine from over 60 chefs as they pull out all the stops to wow you for their chance to win over $50,000 in cash and prizes. We’ve also brought together over 30 gourmet food companies for you to nosh through.

Holiday Street Fair Nov 19
Enjoy over 450 unique food, arts and crafts vendors, plus four entertainment stages, children’s rides, bike valets, and a beer garden.

Skating by the Sea Nov 23 – Jan 3
Skating by the Sea returns to Hotel del Coronado from Thanksgiving Day through January 1. This ice rink is located seaside on Windsor Lawn and features views of the Pacific and Coronado beach. The Del’s iconic Victorian Building, adorned with thousands of white lights, provides a visual backdrop and adds holiday music and hot chocolate and libations. Skating is $25 per person, and ice skate rentals are free.

Craft Beer & Cider Festival Nov 25
San Diego is a hub for some of the best drinks around. Visit the track and choose from more than 100 local and international brews, plus a variety of seasonal ales, ciders, and hard-to-find specialty craft brews, wine, and craft cocktails. Sip your drinks while you groove to DJs and mingle with the local brewers. Entry is free with track admission



San Diego October 2017 Events


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San Diego Farmers Markets Ongoing

San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing

Oktoberfest in El Cajon Sept 29 – Oct 1; Oct 6-8
San Diego County’s oldest and most traditional Oktoberfest, featuring Germany’s own Guggenbach-Buam performing live oom-pah music on stage, an array of German hot foods, sausages, pretzels and desserts, and German beers on tap. Games, dancing, raffles, contests, a Kids’ Zone. $10 Friday and Saturdays; $5 Sundays.

Adams Avenue Street Fair Sept 30 – Oct 1
Southern California’s largest free two-day music festival is held each year during the last weekend in September. The 35th annual event offers 70 musical acts on 9 stages plus beer gardens and beer tastings, carnival rides, food, and more than 350 arts and crafts booths.

Walk, Run, Celebrate 5K Oct 1
9th annual LightBridge Hospice Walk, Run, Celebrate 5K. Registration $30, kids 12 & under free, leashed dogs welcome. 5K will include free family entertainment, DJ, vendor village, food trucks, animal adoption, and prizes. Proceeds support LightBridge Hospice programs.

La Mesa Oktoberfest Oct 1
Since 1973, the La Mesa Oktoberfest has featured hundreds of exhibitors, family friendly activities, German food, music, dancing, games, and of course beer.

Encinitas Oktoberfest Oct 1
Music, Bavarian dancers, German food and drink, and a street craft faire featuring more than 200 vendors.

San Diego International Film Festival Oct 4-8
The San Diego International Film Festival is the region’s premier film event and one of the leading stops on the independent festival circuit. SDIFF offers a unique film experience including world premieres, never-before-seen studio releases, independent filmmaking, and a full schedule of glamorous parties and intimate events with filmmakers.

Ocean Beach Oktoberfest Oct 6-7
The 13th annual Ocean Beach Oktoberfest. Festivities kick off Friday at noon with the Oktoberstretch yoga festival, beer garden, live music, and games. The fun picks back up Saturday morning with the OB Brot Trot and DI workout, followed by a German microbrew tasting benefiting the Warrior Foundation Freedom Station, live music, and the annual competitions including the Sausage Toss Competition for a cash prize, bratwurst-eating contest, stein-holding contest, and more.

Carlsbad Rotary Oktoberfest Oct 7
Great fun, great food, great beers, great cause – great price! 35th Annual Carlsbad Rotary Oktoberfest & Family Fall Festival Oct 7, noon to 10PM. Plenty to do for kids and adults: costume contests, music, arts & crafts, games, rides, and of course – good times with family and friends.

Cooking Light & Health Fit Foodie Festival & 5K Oct 7
The Fit Foodie Festival & 5K celebrates the balance of a delicious, healthy, and active lifestyle as runners eat their way to the finish line with bites at every mile, then celebrate at the post-race John Hancock Vitality Village Food and Fitness Festival. Inside the John Hancock Vitality Village Food and Fitness Festival, runners are rewarded for making healthy choices with tastes from local restaurants, beer and wine gardens, mini-workout classes, cooking demonstrations, meet-and-greets with elite athletes and more.

La Jolla Art + Wine Festival Oct 7-8
This two-day free, family-friendly celebration boasts a footprint of over ½ mile and an expansive collection of over 150 juried artists from around the globe. Roving entertainment, gourmet marketplace serving bites, family art center, silent auction, more.

Fleet Week Oct 11-17
The mission of Fleet Week San Diego is to honor and celebrate the men and women of the military through public events that entertain and alliances that support and thank these heroes.

Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show Oct 13-15
Now in our 45th year. See over 300 of the nation’s most talented artisans and shop thousands of American handmade arts and crafts.

Fleet Week’s Sea & Air Parade Oct 14
The best of the U.S. military on display and in action with cruisers, amphibious ships, destroyers, frigates, submarines, landing craft, Coast Guard Search and Rescue, fly-overs of contemporary military and Vintage Military Aircraft, and more.

Surftoberfest Oct 14
Community empowerment, beer, food, and ocean. Proceeds provide healthy back surgery and health alternatives to Veterans, economically disadvantaged persons, and animals.

Filipino American Arts & Culture Festival Oct 21
The Filipino American Arts & Culture Festival, better known as FilAmFest, is an event for all ages to enjoy and learn more about Filipino and Filipino American culture. We will be featuring culinary arts, music, martial arts, literature, dance, and more.

Bayside Brew & Spirits Festival Oct 21
Bayside Brew and Spirits Festival is the first binational beer festival in San Diego. We’re bringing together the best of both sides of the border to create an afternoon of fun for the South Bay. Try 100 beers, wines, and spirits from over 50 local purveyors.

Dia de los Muertos Oct 29
Join more than 40,000 visitors in celebrating a Mexican Fiesta filled with beautiful music, traditional satirical dancing, cultural eateries, Por Siempre Car Club, Las Ofrendas, chalk cemetery, arts and crafts for kids, a Day of Dead retail Mercado, and more.

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San Diego September 2017 Events


San Diego September 2017 Events

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San Diego Farmers Markets Ongoing

San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing

U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge & 3D Art Expo Sept 1-4
This will be the sixth year that one of the world’s most important sand-sculpting competitions will be held on this built-for-the-occasion beach, with over 300 tons of sand dumped on the pier on San Diego’s Big Bay.

San Diego Festival of Sail Sept 1-4
The Festival of Sail is the largest tall ship festival on the West Coast and is hosted at the Maritime Museum of San Diego, transforming the North Embarcadero over Labor Day weekend into a nautical theme park.

Bacon Fest Sept 2
San Diego Bacon Fest celebrates International Bacon Day. This all-inclusive feast features “baconclusive” bites prepared by local chefs and beverages from local breweries and distilleries.

Sorrento Valley Beer Festival 2017 Sept 8
Go on an adventure and explore the art of the brew. Games, comfortable seating, fire pits, live music, food trucks.

Revolt Summer Surf Series: Ocean Beach Sept 9
he Revolt Summer Surf Series returns for its 11th season with the third leg of a four-event competition. Season 10 saw record turnouts and some great surfing by carvers from all over the globe.

Cardiff Greek Festival 2017 Sept 9
Greek food, pastries, Greek folk dance performances, church tours, musical performances, kids games, market/deli, and more. Dance to live Greek music. Free parking at Mira Costa College next door.

San Diego Blues Festival Sept 9
The 7th Annual San Diego Blues Festival features Mavis Staples, California Honeydrops, Joe Louis Walker, Rick Estrin & the Nightcats, Chris James with Patrick Rynn & Aki Kumar, Missy, Mercedes & Sharifah, Leo Bud Welch, Blue Largo, and TJ & the Suitcase. The event includes local craft beer, food vendors, specialty cocktails, and wine, along with arts and crafts vendors. The Food Bank asks all attendees to bring two cans of food to donate.

South Bay Pride Art & Music Festival Sept 9
The 10th annual celebration of South Bay’s LGBTQ pride features music, dancing, artisans with food, vendors, and exhibitors.

Carlsbad Brewfest Sept 9
More than 24 craft brewers will come together at this year’s fourth annual event, sponsored by Harrah’s Resorts Southern California and SR76 Brewery. Music from local band OSS, “Oceanside Sound System,” and yard games will complement the fun offered by brewers’ booths.

Pizza & Beer Festival Sept 9
Unlimited tastings of pizza from some of the top restaurants and food trucks in Southern California as well as unlimited tastings of craft beer from local and regional breweries. Shop boutique vendors where you can purchase original art. With DJs, games, hand-rolled cigars.

Alley Art Festival Sept 10
The 4th annual Alley Art Festival features a puppet parade to kick off the day of events. Randall Art Ranch will be installing the fifth of a series of sculptures, a steampunk-themed Time Machine.

Heart & Stroke Walk Sept 16
Join the American Heart Association at Sixth & Laurel for the 26th Annual Heart & Stroke Walk. The celebration includes several local San Diego vendors, work-out demos, health screenings, entertainment, Subway sandwiches, and more. The expo opens at 6 am; the walk and festivities kick-off at 7 am. The Heart Walk designed to promote physical activity and heart-healthy living.

Cookie Con & Sweets Show Sept 16-17
It’s batter up when the San Diego Cookie Con & Sweets Show comes to the San Diego Convention Center. This baking and pastry convention has been called Comic Con for cookie lovers. You’ll encounter a weekend’s worth of celebrity guests from TV and YouTube, tastes and treats galore, swag for grabs.

Fall Home Garden Show Sept 22-24
The 28th-annual Fall Home/Garden Show features interior design and garden displays, remodeling inspiration, hands-on demonstrations, educational seminars, and one-stop shopping for everything pertaining to the home and garden.

PIFA Festival Sept 23-24
The Asian and Pacific Islander community in general has unique needs and strengths. The Pacific Islander Festival is the largest and longest running event attracting not only Pacific Islander communities, but Asian and other communities as well. We offer 2 days of fellowship, culture, entertainment, shopping, and food.

International Harvest Festival Sept 23-24
Two-day dance event hosted by the five international folk dance clubs belonging to the International Dance Association of San Diego County. Free dance lessons, dance performances, folk arts, and craft vendors plus food and beverages. A partner is not needed to participate in the dance lessons.

San Diego Restaurant Week Sept 1 – Oct 1
For one week only, over 180 restaurants will offer three-course prix-fixe dinner menus for $20, $30, $40, or $50 per person and/or two-course prix-fixe lunch menus for $10, $15, or $20 per person. The restaurants span across the county from the South Bay to East County and to the borders of Oceanside and Fallbrook to the North and touch on all cuisine types and cravings.

La Mesa Oktoberfest Sept 29 – Oct 1
Celebrating its 44th year. Vendors featuring craftwork and knick-knacks plus sausages, food truck favorites, and live entertainment.

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August 2017 Events



San Diego Farmers Markets Ongoing

San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing

Bayside Summer Nights 2017 Thru August
This is where music lovers gather to enjoy a picnic on the lawn, share a bottle of champagne at reserved tables, or sit in the grandstand taking in the beauty of San Diego Bay. All concerts begin at 7:30pm unless otherwise noted on purchase page.

Sip of Julian Aug 5
The Sip features many of Julian’s alcoholic beverage purveyors. “Proof that we’re not just about apples and great pie, we have growers and producers of wine, craft beer, craft cocktails, and hard cider, offering up a sampling of their hand-crafted specialties.”

Vans Warped Tour Aug 5

Farm to Bay Aug 5
Enjoy tastes and sips from over 40 food and beverage partners. Experience animal encounters on a National Wildlife Refuge with views of San Diego Bay. Support sustainability with a Zero Waste event goal.
Eighth-annual fundraiser, a unique tasting event that supports coastal wildlife, education, and sustainability programs at the Living Coast.

Lemon Festival Aug 6
Celebrate this juicy jubilee with the community by sporting your brightest yellow outfit and enjoying lemon-infused activities including live bands, sour contests, a Festival Fun Zone, craft beer garden, and hundreds of festive booths.

Oceanside International Film Festival 2017 Aug 6-13
Over the course of eight days, OIFF 2017 will screen over 70 films and showcase some of the best San Diego has to offer in local craft brew and catering. Founded by the Oceanside Cultural Art Foundation in 2009.

Automobile Heritage Day Festival & Car Show Aug 12
26th annual event, hosted by the National City Chamber of Commerce. Live music, food from a variety of National City eateries, entertainment for children, and specialty booths. A drive-by awards ceremony at 2 pm will showcase first-place winners for each of the classes as well as second- and third-place winners.

CityFest Aug 13
This year’s festival include over 250 artisans and crafters from across the country, international food court, live music, kids’ zone, Furry Fosters petting zoo, over six blocks of fun, beer garden, four Artist Alleys showcasing up-and-coming work from local artists. Proceeds go toward the upkeep of the Hillcrest sign and beautification projects in Hillcrest.

Cardiff Dog Days of Summer Aug 13
Cardiff 101 Main Street is proud to partner with the City of Encinitas to present the 12th Annual Cardiff Dog Days of Summer with 200 dog-related vendors and rescue groups, pet adoptions, live music, dog contests, kids’ activities, beer & wine garden, food trucks, and more.

Summergrass Festival Aug 18-20
The bill includes Bluegrass Etc., Sideline, Nu Blu, Chris Jones & the Night Drivers, Chris Cerna & Bluegrass Republic, MojaviSoul, Front Porch Music Preservation Society, Prairie Sky, the Brombies, and Vulcan Mountain Boys.

Taco & Spirits Revolution Aug 19
Step into the revolution of 2017 at HarborFest! For its third year in a row, the Taco & Spirits Revolution returns to Bayside Park where chefs and spirit companies compete for the title of #1 Taco and #1 Spirit.

Stone 21st Anniversary Celebration & Invitational Beer Festival Aug 19
This festival is not only the largest craft beer festival in Southern California, it’s also our largest annual charitable event. We’re proud to support our community by donating 100% of the proceeds.

World Bodysurfing Championships Aug 19-20
During the World Bodysurfing Championships, 350-400 bodysurfers from around the world compete in their respective age divisions for trophies and prizes.

BBQ State Championship Aug 20
More than 40 of the nation’s top professional BBQ Pitmasters, local restaurants, and chefs will be competing in this State Championship sanctioned by the Kansas City BBQ Society. Attendees will enjoy tasty BBQ samples, local craft beer, and live music throughout the day.

International Kids Film Festival Aug 25-27
San Diego International Kids Film Festival will screening 100+ films from 30+ countries complete with red carpet, fashion presentation, speakers, and celebrity guests. One of the only multicultural events for families with kids.

Brew & Food Festival Aug 26
The third annual Brew & Food Festival (BFF) invites craft beer and food enthusiasts to experience tastings of more than 200 craft beers from 70 brewers, and culinary creations from more than 20 top chefs from San Diego, Tijuana and Baja. In addition, BFF will host live music performances, including a silent disco dome with dueling DJs on separate channels.

10th Annual Bike the Bay August 27
Ride the bridge, Bike the Bay! This non-competitive community bike ride is for riders of all abilities and will take you on a scenic, and primarily flat, ride around the San Diego Bay via the Bayshore Bikeway. All riders will return to San Diego for a post-ride festival with food, beverage, beer garden and entertainment.


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July 2017 Events


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San Diego Farmers Markets Ongoing

San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing

Where the West Is Fun: San Diego County Fair 2017 Ends Jul 4
Where the West Is Fun at the 2017 San Diego County Fair offers a stampede of fun, food, and entertainment this year, from June 2 through July 4, at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The fair is closed the first four Mondays and the first three Tuesdays.

Scripps Ranch Old Pros 10K/2-Mile Runs, Bike Rides July 4
The event offers running and cycling options for different age and skill levels. You can choose between a 10K Road Race, 2-mile Fun Run, or a 12-mile bike ride, 28-mile bike ride, or a 50-mile bike ride. Proceeds benefit community athletic programs and scholarships for local high school students.

Carlsbad TGIF Jazz in the Parks 2017 July 7, 14, 21, 28
Carlsbad’s TGIF Jazz in the Parks is a free outdoor concert series that takes place in the city every summer. The concert series runs for nearly two months, giving revelers numerous opportunities to catch a show.

El Cajon Dinner and a Concert 2017 July 7, 14, 21, 28
The El Cajon Dinner and a Concert in El Cajon, California, is a summer live music and nosh series that promotes the downtown area’s hottest restaurants and the local music scene’s noisemakers.

La Mesa Sundays at Six Summer Concert Series 2017 July 9, 16, 23
The wildly popular Sundays at Six Summer Concert Series in La Mesa, California, caps off the week with an outdoor musical celebration that’s open to the public. The multi-date event is held at the Harry Griffen Park amphitheater and showcases eclectic regional acts and ensembles from such genres as New Orleans-style brass bands, ’70s rock and modern jazz, just to name a few.

Over-the-Line (OTL) Tournament July 8-9 and July 15-16
A San Diego summertime tradition, Over-the-Line (OTC), is hosted over the course of two weekends every July at Fiesta Island. Put on by the Old Mission Bay Athletic Club (OMBAC), the annual tournament typically gathers approximately 1,200 teams from around the world to play Over-the-Line, a bat and ball sport first played in Mission Beach in the 1950s. Teams dress up in wacky costumes and bring tents, chairs, beer and hilarious signs to the beach for the carefree, daytime tournament.

San Diego Pride July 14-16
The annual San Diego LGBT Pride Parade colors the streets of Hillcrest in July, with the parade starting at the Hillcrest Pride Flag at University Avenue and Normal Street. The 1.1-mile route proceeds west on University Avenue, turns south on 6th, left onto Balboa Drive and ends at Laurel Street. Pride weekend also features live music acts, a street festival, a Pride 5K run and other fun events in the hip Hillcrest community.

Little Italy Summer Film Festival July 17 – Aug 26
Little Italy hosts the Little Italy Summer Film Festival in collaboration with Cinema Little Italy, a series of Italian films with English subtitles. Screenings are every Saturday night in Little Italy’s Amici Park outdoor amphitheater starting at 8:00 p.m. in mid-June through August (located at the corner of State and Date Streets). The entry fee is a $5 donation.

Opening Day July 19
More than 40,000 race fans are expected to attend what’s defined as one of the most fabulous, fashionable and fun festivities in the west – Opening Day at Del Mar. This day is not only about big bets and fast horses, but celebrating the season in style. Fashion-minded guests may participate in Del Mar’s annual tradition, the Opening Day Hats Contest where entrants compete for cash prizes and judged on creativity and style.

San Diego Comic-Con International July 20-25
A signature San Diego event, the enormous pop culture spectacular returns to the San Diego Convention Center in 2017 with celebrity panels, elaborate costumes, sneak peek screenings, exhibits and events galore. As always, Comic-Con badges are hard to come by and the event will sell out. On the bright side, many interactive Comic-Con events are hosted outside the Convention Center, too, as downtown San Diego transforms into a lively hub for fanboys and fangirls of all ages.

Heroes Brew Festival 2017 July 22
The Heroes Brew Festival in San Diego, California, melds the beloved worlds of craft beer and comic book cosplay to create a one-of-a-kind event. The one-day festival is held during the world-class pop culture and comic convention San Diego Comic Con and offers a taste of Southern California’s microbreweries. Over 40 breweries sling suds to patrons dressed as their favorite DC, Marvel, TV and video game super heroes.

Impossible Science Festival July 29-30
The Impossible Science Festival is a unique, interactive event that explores the science behind the seemingly impossible. Come learn how to turn objects invisible, explore levitation, play with the science of mind control, and even learn how to walk on water.

Del Mar Gourmet Food Truck Festival 2017 July 29
Enjoy some of the most popular eats in Southern California as chefs serve up a diverse assortment of gourmet options, from lobster and stuffed hamburgers to fancy grilled cheese sandwiches and creative Asian-inspired dishes. There are also options representing the best in culinary culture from all over the U.S. as well as international offerings, elevated comfort food and premium desserts and sweets.

Southern California Extreme AutoFest 2017 July 29
Extreme Autofest is for gear heads who love seeing what’s under the hood. The car show features suped up rides from racers to hot rods. More than cars, there’s also a concert to make the car show a party.

San Diego June 2017 Events Calendar



San Diego Farmers Markets Ongoing
San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing

Where the West Is Fun: San Diego County Fair 2017 Jun 2 – Jul 4
Where the West Is Fun at the 2017 San Diego County Fair offers a stampede of fun, food, and entertainment this year, from June 2 through July 4, at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The fair is closed the first four Mondays and the first three Tuesdays.

Art Around Adams June 3
Stroll storefront art galleries and businesses and listen to lots of music on several stages. Take the free trolley if your feet get tired. Music acts will appear on several stages.

9th Annual Baca on the Bay  June 3
Baca on the Bay, Bikers Against Child Abuse’s 9th annual event at Campland on the Bay! Carnival style games, bike games, biker games, crafts, vendors, prizes, music, Dinner at 4pm. Come on out and join the fun. Everyone welcome!

Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon June 4
Synchrony Financial Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego will welcome more than 30,000 marathon and half-marathon runners, showcasing some of San Diego’s most iconic neighborhoods. The races will take off from Balboa Park and travel through Hillcrest, North Park, and Normal Heights before the marathon breaks from the half marathon at mile 8. The route will also run through Mission Hills, Old Town, and Mission Bay Park before both distances finish downtown near Waterfront Park.

San Diego Greek Festival 2017 June 9-11
Raise a glass (of ouzo) to the San Diego Greek Festival. The three-day event is a cultural celebration that transforms Southern California into the Mediterranean and features live lute-heavy tunes, folkloric dance performances, imported wines and the finest in authentic Greek cuisine. Additional attractions include church tours, a kid’s area filled with inflatables and crafts and the Opa beer garden.

19th Annual FilmOut San Diego LGBT Film Festival  June 9-11
FilmOut San Diego’s 19th Annual LGBT Film Festival will take place from June 9–11, 2017. Thirty-seven films will be screened during the three-day film festival at the historic Observatory North Park Theatre in San Diego. We have World, U.S., West Coast and California premiere screenings including award-winning feature and short films. Q&A’s will follow most films with director and cast members in attendance. The Opening Night Film will take place on Friday, June 9, 2017 at 7:00pm followed by an after-party, and our Closing Night Film will end the festival on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 7:00pm with another party immediately following the film.

San Diego Oysterfest 2017 June 9-11
The annual San Diego Oysterfest in San Diego, California, is a celebration of the succulent treat of the sea, the oyster. The one-day event features local and celebrity chefs preparing delectable oyster dishes and a rock concert that boasts a lineup of big-name national touring indie acts. Additional attractions include a “schuck and suck” competition, cooking demos and a beer garden.

San Diego Festival of the Arts June 10-11
The San Diego Festival of the Arts will highlight diverse works of painting, sculpture, photography, glass, jewelry, ceramics, wood, fiber, and mixed media from internationally known artists. In addition to art displays, guests at the 2017 event will enjoy live music and entertainment, a craft beer and wine garden, and a variety of cuisine from San Diego restaurants. Festival tickets start at $12 (advance, online) with proceeds benefitting adaptive sports programs for San Diegans with disabilities.

Taste of Little Italy June 14
Held in San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood, Taste of Little Italy is a food festival that provides guests with an opportunity to sample authentic Italian cuisine from many of the area’s finest restaurants. In addition to the numerous food options, attendees can enjoy live musical performances, which are scattered throughout the neighborhood’s 48 blocks.

San Diego International Beer Festival 2017 June 16-18
Home brewers, hopheads, craft enthusiasts and beer nerds unite! The annual San Diego International Beer Festivals in Del Mar, California, is a celebration of all things hops, barley, wheat and water. The two-day event features five tasting sessions, over 200 breweries from over 15 countries and more than 400 beers! New and established breweries alike are showcased and serve up their most unique brews.

Brats and Beer on the Bay June 17-18
The Maritime Museum of San Diego invites you to a Fathers Day celebration aboard Californian or San Salvador. Before the sail each adult receives a bratwurst sandwich, chips, and a beer prior to sailing. Hot dogs and soft drinks are available for the kids. Food will be served from 10 am-11:30 am and the three-hour sailing trip will begin boarding at 11:30 and returns approximately at 3 pm. Guests are welcome to enjoy the museum before and after the sail.

Island Vibe Music Festival June 24
The event features island reggae music, Polynesian dancers, island foods, and a vendor village.

Taste of Adams Avenue 2017 June 25
The Taste of Adams Avenue is an extensive food festival that features the best restaurants on Adams Avenue in San Diego. With over thirty restaurants, bars and coffee houses participating, the event provides guests with an all-encompassing overview of local culinary culture. This family-friendly event is a fantastic way to get to know the area and celebrate the culinary talents of San Diego.

Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off  June 24
For more than thirty years, the Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off Festival has been providing Ocean Beach residents with a community-wide and family-friendly celebration. Guests can enter to compete in the chili cook-off and win esteemed awards in categories such as Hottest Chili and People’s Choice. In addition to the chili, festivalgoers can attend live musical performances right on the beach, peruse the many local vendors and sample from a variety of food and beverage options.


San Diego May 2017 Events


San Diego Farmers Markets Ongoing
San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing

Cinco de Mayo Trail Run May 6
The challenging and unique courses will take you out on the Lake Poway Trail through the foothills around the lake near Blue Sky Ecological Reserve. The 5K is designed to let you pick your pace. Enjoy it as an elite trail runner, as a challenging family run, or a morning nature hike. The 10K adds to this course with a gruelling out-and-back trek (or up-and-down if we’re being honest) into Blue Sky and a quad-burning +10% climb to the Ramona Dam. Benefits the Valley Elementary Educational Foundation.

Rhythm & Brews: Music and Craft Beer Festival May 6
Join your fellow craft beer aficionados in the heart of Vista Village at the San Diego Brewers Guild’s annual music and craft beer festival that celebrates San Diego’s world renowned brewing culture. You’ll have the opportunity to sample over 100 beers from over 50 of our county’s award-winning breweries, all while grooving to live musical performances and enjoying delicious eats from local food trucks.

San Diego Surf Film Festival May 10-13
6th annual event. Project Wildlife, PEAC, Cheyenne Arabians & Miniatures, Legalize Ferrets, and The San Diego Turtle and Tortoise Society will be in attendance. We will have everything from shells to scales and feathers to hoof stock. Enjoy raffles, music, snacks, and more. Info: 858-488-0658.

Gator By the Bay May 10-14
The event features four days of live music with over 90 musical acts on seven stages performing Cajun, zydeco, swing, jazz, blues, salsa, and country. Plus 10,000 pounds of crawfish trucked from Louisiana, Cajun and Creole cooking, cooking demos by Louisiana chefs, and lots of dancing with free lessons and huge wooden dance floors on the San Diego Bay. Performers include Marcia Ball, Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie, Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, Igor Prado Band, and the Dennis Jones Band.

Chocolate Festival May 13
Spend the Saturday before Mother’s Day at San Diego Botanic Garden’s famous Chocolate Festival. Enjoy dozens of 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. Free with paid admission. Tasting tickets are a $1 for one tasting ticket. Vendors provide tasting items ranging from 1-3 tickets in most cases.

Springtime with Camels May 13-14 & 27-28
Spend a beautiful Spring day in San Diego’s back country! Come visit the famous Oasis Camel Dairy during our Open Farm and Show. Ride camels, meet friendly farm animals, be amazed by gorgeous performing birds in our 1:30 Animal Show. Find us on facebook and instragram: Oasis Camel Dairy and see why we are such a favorite attraction!

40th Annual Spring Arts & Crafts Fair  May 13-14
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! Live music, a food court, free admission, parking and shuttle. Families welcome! Please no pets or outside food and beverage.

Santee Aloha 5K Fun Run & Walk May 13
Get your Hawaiian shirts and grass skirts and bring your entire family to participate in the 3rd Annual Santee Aloha 5K Fun Run & Walk.All ages and fitness levels welcome! There will be Hawaiian dancers, commemorative T-shirts, and medals for runners overall, by age, and for the best child and adult costumes! Participants will travel through scenic parts of the City of Santee, over several different terrains including the Walker Preserve Trail! A Community Fair will be at the finish line with refreshments, merchandise, youth and sports activity signups, hands-on crafts, booth activities for the kids, and lots more!

North Park Festival of the Arts May 20
This celebration of the historic North Park neighborhood attracts more than 40,000 attendees from around San Diego. The nine-square block festival will be held along University near 30th Street, which is packed full with entertainment and activities including art, a popular array of live music and dance performances, interactive experiences and artisan items for sale. This year  locally driven food and beverage vendors will also be spotlighted, including the Waypoint Craft Beer Block. Experience unlimited tasters from a selection of over 30 local craft brewers, several of which are ranked as the best new breweries in San Diego.

Taco Fest May 20
Featuring 30 of San Diego’s best taco-centric restaurants, a lineup of local and national concert acts, live Lucha Libre wrestling matches, a Chihuahua beauty pageant and race, and interactive experiences. San Diego Taco Fest is open to anyone ages 21 and up. In 2016, Taco Fest sold out and entertained more than 7000 fans who consumed more than 20,000 tacos in the one-day event.

San Diego Beach & Bay Half May 20
Kick off your summer with a fun, flat and scenic half marathon. Take a tour through some of San Diego’s most beautiful beaches, bays and resorts, followed by a festive bayside party with live music, beer garden, snacks, photo opportunities, and much more.

Vista Strawberry Festival May 28
The Strawberry Festival is an entertaining event for all your family and friends that is sure to create new memories. It is a free event to the public, so bring your family and friends and take part in the tradition of Vista! The festival will be held in Historic Downtown Vista, beginning with the early morning Strawberry runs. There are runs for children and all levels of adult runners. If running isn’t your thing, there will also be the Miss Strawberry Pageant, cooking contests, pie eating contests, costume contests, Strawberry Idol, local artists and much more.