The Big List of Things To Do in San Diego This Weekend

Check out this week’s Big List of Things To Do in San Diego this Weekend and make your plans!

Explore special events throughout the city in honor of Memorial Day, experience the adrenaline of the 53rd Season of the Pro Motocross Championship, and unwind with Movies on Del Beach under the stars.

If that’s not enough…there is plenty more below! Have a great weekend!

Top Concerts in San Diego This Week

Hip-hop star G-Eazy brings his dynamic show to town, while Maggie Rogers, the acclaimed indie-pop sensation, enchants with her soulful tunes.. Additionally, the Oxford Social Club hosts a thrilling Memorial Day Weekend lineup, promising unforgettable nights of music and celebration.

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The Dish

The Dish is your source for the latest menu updates, new cocktail programs, happy hours, and special offers from San Diego’s best restaurants and bars!

Where to Get the Best Burgers in San Diego

We asked our readers to tell us their pick for the best burgers in San Diego so we’ll know where to go when we’re in need of one…NOTHING beats a good burger when you’re craving one! This mouth-watering list is the result.

Memorial Day Specials at Coco Maya

Memorial Day Specials Around San Diego

Memorial Day is just around the corner, and many San Diego businesses will be offering great specials! Honor the occasion with friends by taking advantage of tasty food specials and raising a glass to the outstanding men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

Art, Music, and Dance Take Flight at ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station This May

Warmer weather is upon us, and there is no better place to soak up the sun than ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station. From hip-hop performances and new exhibitions to Mother’s Day shopping experiences and workshops, San Diego’s largest arts and culture district has something for everyone this May!

Thursday, May 23

Coastal Roots Introduces Farm Film & Music Series Lineup

Enjoy inspiring documentary films, local musicians, and discussions on environmental justice, equitable food systems, and regenerative agriculture. Bring picnic blankets, lawn chairs, food, and drinks for an engaging community experience from May to September in Encinitas.

big list of things to do in san diego this weekend

How to Astronaut with Terry Virts

Terry Virts, a former US Air Force pilot and Space Shuttle commander, retired after commanding the ISS and completing three spacewalks. He captured extensive space imagery, contributing to an IMAX film and a National Geographic book. Virts now shares his spaceflight insights through speaking engagements and books.

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Belmont in Full Bloom!

Belmont in Bloom Festival at Belmont Park features stunning floral arrangements, vibrant spring sculptures, interactive art installations, and live music. Enjoy seasonal treats like fruity funnel cakes and aromatic cocktails. Celebrate spring, creativity, and community in San Diego!

Immersive Displays at the Annual World of Orchids

The World of Orchids exhibition at San Diego Botanic Garden showcases stunning orchid displays in an 8,000-square-foot glass conservatory. It includes hands-on workshops and vendor weekends.

big list of things to do in San Diego this weekend

Discover James Hubbell’s Artistic Designs at the Ilan-Lael Foundation’s Spring Tours

Showcasing the awe-inspiring designs at the world-famous compound, the Ilan-Lael Spring Tours offer insights into Hubbell’s creative process and the foundation’s continuous efforts to promote art, nature, and community engagement through various programs and initiatives.

Friday, May 24

Memorial Day Weekend activities at Campland

Slide Into Summer at Campland & Mission Bay RV Resort Memorial Day Weekend

Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend at Campland on the Bay with family-friendly activities and the Campland Rocks live entertainment series. Enjoy camping, watersports, and delicious food at the Campland Cantina. Participate in games, yoga, and live music performances. Perfect for both RV and tent camping, offering a fun-filled getaway on San Diego’s Mission Bay.

Union Hall Gallery Inaugural Exhibition

“The Art of Experience” runs from May 4 through June 16 at Union Hall Gallery and invites the public to engage deeply with art that explores, questions, and celebrates all dimensions of human experience.

The Valley Center Stampede Rodeo & Memorial Festival

The Valley Center Stampede Rodeo & Memorial Festival showcases America’s western and agricultural lifestyles. Since 2002, this event has provided family-friendly entertainment, including rodeo activities and tributes to veterans. It is a PRCA-sanctioned event supporting local youth and military organizations through donations.

Sarah Stieber Gallery

Immerse yourself in creativity at the Sarah Stieber Gallery Annual Experiential Pop-Up! Step into a world of art and innovation where imagination knows no bounds. Explore unique installations, interact with immersive exhibits, and be inspired by the boundless creativity on display. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience art in a whole new way!

Saturday, May 25

SeaWorld San Diego Memorial Day Weekend Celebration

Memorial Day Weekend Celebration at SeaWorld San Diego

Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend at SeaWorld San Diego with a variety of activities. Enjoy a Memorial Day Flag Ceremony, live music by the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Band, and a fireworks display. Special military offers include free admission for veterans and active-duty military. Don’t miss this festive tribute!

Pro Motocross Championship

53rd Season of Pro Motocross Championship Kicks Off in San Diego Country

Experience the thrill of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship at Fox Raceway. Witness elite riders from around the globe tackle challenging obstacles on natural terrain. Enjoy high-speed action, massive jumps, and technical prowess in this prestigious off-road motorcycle racing event. Don’t miss out on this spectacular motorsport experience!

Ultimate Memorial Day Block Party at the Santee Street Fair

Join the ultimate Memorial Day block party at the Annual Santee Street Fair and Craft Beer Festival! Enjoy over 200 vendor booths, delicious food, a 21+ beer garden, and a kids’ area with carnival rides and games. Live music and performances on the community stage ensure fun for the whole family.

The Julian Rocks Gem Show

The Julian Rocks Gem Show features over 20 vendors showcasing local crafts, handmade jewelry, and a stunning array of minerals, gems, and crystals. Attendees can explore unique items and participate in a thrilling raffle. A must-visit for enthusiasts and collectors alike!

Sunday, May 26

Cuddle Up Under the Stars for Movies on Del Beach

Enjoy a magical movie night on the sands of Del Beach with a curated selection of films. Bring your own beach chair or reserve a comfy daybed. Delight in cinema under the stars while indulging in delectable snacks and beverages available for purchase. A perfect summer outing for everyone!

Have a Berry Fun Time at the Vista Strawberry Festival!

Join the Annual Vista Strawberry Festival for a fun-filled day in downtown Vista! Enjoy a variety of activities including 10K, 5K, and Kids’ Runs, a Strawberry Pie Eating Contest, and a Strawberry Costume Contest. Explore vendors, art, entertainment, and indulge in delicious strawberry treats. Perfect for the whole family!

Summer Kickoff Street Fair, Summer at Del Mar Beach

Summer Vibes at Del Mar Beach’s Summer Kickoff Street Fair

Celebrate summer at Del Mar Beach’s Summer Kickoff Street Fair! Enjoy a festive atmosphere with local vendors offering delicious food and exciting services. The event features live music, games, and a spectacular fireworks display at 9 PM. Perfect for families and friends to start the summer season with a bang.

Undocumented Times / Queer Yearnings exhibition

Undocumented Times/ Queer Yearnings: A Poignant Exhibition at OMA

Explore “Undocumented Times/ Queer Yearnings” at the Oceanside Museum of Art. Curated by M. Liliana Ramirez, this exhibit features César Miguel Rivera Vega Magallón and Alexa Vasquez, highlighting the experiences of undocumented queer immigrants through evocative art. Discover powerful narratives of identity and belonging.

See you there, San Diego!

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