Visit San Diego over the next two weeks and unwind under the sun with fun-filled events like Gator by the Bay, Fiesta del Sol, multiple Mother’s Day celebrations and many more top things to do.
When: May 11 – 14, 2023
Experience the vibrant spirit of Louisiana with the largest and most-authentic Louisiana-themed music and food festival, Gator By The Bay-Zydeco, Blues & Crawfish Festival. Get ready for four days of non-stop music, dancing, and mouth-watering Cajun, Creole and Southern cuisine, including 10,000 pounds of crawfish straight from Louisiana. With seven stages, dance floors and a picturesque location, Gator By The Bay is a family-friendly cultural celebration that will transport you straight to the heart of the Bayou. Don’t miss out on this Mardi Gras in May experience!
When: May 12, 2023
Don’t miss out on the chance to see the iconic Red Hot Chili Peppers live in concert, as they continue their world tour. With two #1 album releases this year and numerous awards under their belt, including the prestigious Global Icon Award, the band promises to deliver a show-stopping performance. Make sure to secure your spot and enjoy the amazing lineup with The Mars Volta and Thundercat.
When: May 13, 2023
The 7th annual OMBAC Over the Line Beerfest is back at Mariner’s Point. The event will feature craft breweries and food trucks, along with the kickoff to the summer Over the Line tournament. Participants can dust off their bats and enjoy their favorite local beers while competing in various divisions, including Men’s Pro, Men’s Open, Men’s Masters, and Women’s Open. This 21 and up event is sure to provide a fun and exciting day of beer, food and friendly competition.
When: May 14, 2023
Treat the mom in your life to the perfect Mother’s Day getaway in sunny San Diego! With fantastic weather, family-friendly activities, and countless ways to pamper her, she’ll feel refreshed and appreciated. Take advantage of special packages and offers from hotels and restaurants, book a spa appointment, and enjoy a delicious brunch with a stunning view.
When: May 18-28, 2023
Get ready for a unique and unforgettable experience at the San Diego International Fringe Festival! This festival celebrates fringe artists and encourages innovative artistic expression, with no censorship and a focus on community. With affordable tickets and the chance to see multiple shows a day, including free outdoor performances, this is a must-attend event for anyone looking for beautiful, bizarre and unexpected entertainment.
When: May 20, 2023
The oldest running children’s kite festival in the United States returns to San Diego. The 76th Annual Ocean Beach Kite Festival! With free kite making, decorating, and flying, this festival offers something for all ages. Watch spectacular kite-flying demonstrations from top professionals and enjoy live music and delicious festival food. Come join in the fun and see why Westways Magazine featured it as one of the “five worth the drive.”
When: May 20 – 21, 2023
The Fiesta del Sol in Solana Beach is a 2-day Arts & Music Festival celebrating its 42nd year. The event is free to attend and includes a diverse range of attractions, such as live music, an arts & crafts fair, international food court, beer & wine garden, and children’s activities. It’s a great way to kick off the summer season in Solana Beach and features an impressive amount of fun for the whole family to enjoy!
When: May 21, 2023
Sip on the best of San Diego County’s award-winning wines at the 2023 Annual Vintners Wine Festival at the charming Bernardo Winery. With unlimited wine tasting, charcuterie plates, live music and a silent auction, it’s the perfect way to spend a sunny afternoon. Don’t miss this exclusive wine festival and the capstone event of San Diego Wine Week!
When: May 21, 2023
Support the military and their families while experiencing a unique and spectacular panoramic view of San Diego! Join the Navy’s 36th Annual Bay Bridge Run/Walk, a 4-mile run/walk that takes you from downtown San Diego over the Coronado Bay Bridge to Tidelands Park in Coronado. Along with the breathtaking views, complimentary transportation back to downtown and participants will receive a finisher’s medal and an event T-shirt. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to support a great cause and enjoy San Diego’s beauty!