Monthly Archives: April 2016

San Diego May 2016 Events Calendar


San Diego Farmers Markets Ongoing

San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing

Little Italy ArtWalk May 1
Covering 15 blocks in San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood. Thousands of attendees come to view and purchase artwork, enjoy the music and dance, and participate in interactive art experiences. Performers include Bart Mendoza, Raelee Nicole, Jesse LoMonaca, Dani Bell and the Tarantist, and Travis Luce.

Bridal Bazaar May 1
Chat with experts, see the latest trends, and compare the work of San Diego’s top wedding pros. Plus, see San Diego’s largest bridal fashion show.

Adams Avenue Unplugged  Apr 30 – May 1
The fifth annual Adams Avenue Unplugged will feature 150 artists performing on 22 stages along Adams Avenue. This year’s headliners will include Minneapolis-based singer/songwriting brothers the Cactus Blossoms, So-Cal country artist Sam Outlaw, and Grammy-award keyboardist Augie Meyers.

Gator By the Bay May 5-8
San Diego’s 15th annual Gator By The Bay features four days of live music with over 90 musical acts and special performances on seven stages, along with 10,000 pounds of crawfish trucked from Louisiana, non-stop dancing, shopping, playing, and eating on the San Diego Bay.

Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo 2016 May 6-8
Old Town will be transformed into the largest Cinco de Mayo celebration north of the border, filled with mariachis, cervezas, and food.

Oceanside Jazz Fest: Band Festival May 7
The Oceanside Jazz Festival consists of educational and performance opportunities for school and community jazz bands and choirs, and featured concerts by internationally recognized performing artists.

Paella & Wine Festival May 7
A culinary celebration featuring entertainment, live music, paella chefs from across the globe, wineries, and breweries from California and Mexico.

San Diego Zoo Garden Festival May 7-8
Join in a bouquet of activities and experiences for all ages, whether you have a green thumb or just wish you did! Discover the wealth of beautiful and fascinating plants at the Zoo, and connect with garden experts who can give you the dirt on all things botanical and horticultural.

Boardroom International Surfboard Show May 14-15
Trade show for the surfboard manufacturing industry. Surfboards and gear by the surf industry’s top shapers, designers, and manufacturers plus art, music, and surf culture, seminars, demos, and exhibits.

Festival of Colors May 14
Rooted in ancient Indian tradition, Color Festival invites all its participants to let go of cares and worries, embrace joy, and live life in full color. Enjoy a sampling of locally sourced vegetarian cuisine, live music, yoga, dancing, and of course, the opportunity shower yourself (and total strangers) in vibrant colors.

Tacotopia May 14
Try signature tacos from more than 40 of the best restaurants as they compete to win the “Best Taco” award. Curated exclusively by Reader food writers, this event brings together the very best taco vendors — and you decide who will ultimately win.

Avenue Amps & Ales May 14
Get amped up for Chula Vista’s first craft beer and musical festival, Avenue Amps & Ales. Rocking the hops off of Chula Vista’s original neighborhood, Avenue Amps & Ales will host over 20 local breweries, live bands and artisans in and around Memorial Park.

Navy’s Bay Bridge Run/Walk May 15
This unique 4-mile run/walk has a one of a kind spectacular panoramic view as participants make their way to Coronado’s beautiful Tidelands Park from downtown San Diego over the Coronado Bay Bridge.

Festival of Arts in North Park May 21
Experience the culture that has made our community a go-to for food, local craft beer, shopping, and art. With local art, live music, dance performances, vendor booths, food, and a craft beer block.

Bacon & Barrels May 21
On Saturday May 21st, the hottest chefs from the finest local restaurants will prepare and serve small plates starring bacon in its most inventive forms. The best mixologists, brewers and wine makers will quench your thirst with refreshing bacon-based and bacon-inspired cocktails and brews.

Foodie Fest Encinitas 2016  May 21
Sustainable locally sourced food, artisanal products, and premiere San Diego talent.

Vista Strawberry Festival  May 29
Live entertainment on multiple stages and local craft brews all day long in the beer garden. Carnival rides and 300+ vendors. Contests include: Little Ms. Strawberry Shortcake, Strawberry Costume, Strawberry Idol, Pie Eating. Vista was once the Strawberry Capital of the World!