The Big List Of Things To Do In San Diego This Weekend

Happy Cinco de Mayo weekend, San Diego! The margaritas and tequila will be flowing, but there is plenty to do if that’s not your thing (why?!?)!

cinco de mayo celebration in Balboa Park

Cinco De Mayo Celebrations Around San Diego

Cinco de Mayo is here, and nobody does it bigger and better than San Diego does! Here’s the big list of where to dine, drink and party this Cinco de Mayo weekend!


The Top Concerts In San Diego This Weekend

Here’s your guide to the top concerts in San Diego this weekend. Watch a show or two. Enjoy!

Military Appreciation Month

Military Appreciation Month Offerings At Theatre Box And BOD Hospitality Group

This Military Appreciation Month, Theatre Box and GBOD Hospitality Group will be saluting soldiers throughout the month of May with exclusive food and beverage offerings.

Thursday, May 2

taste of cardiff

Celebrate Local Culinary Flavors And Crafted Libations At The 10th Annual Taste Of Cardiff

Join the community in celebrating local culinary flavors and crafted libations that make Cardiff-by-the-Sea district so unique. Enjoy food, drinks, live music, and photos with friends in the Vintage Camera Camper at this year’s Taste of Cardiff!


Local Restaurants Partner With Promises2Kids For Foodies 4 Foster Kids

Show you care by dining where it matters throughout the month of May to benefit 3,000 children in foster care.

San Diego Council On Literacy

San Diego Council On Literacy Celebrates Tenth Annual “Eat.Drink.Read. A Culinary Event For Literacy”

The 10th Annual “Eat. Drink. Read. A Culinary Event for Literacy.” is challenging San Diego’s finest chefs to prepare gourmet dishes inspired by their favorite book or literary character.

april in bloom

April In Bloom

See the latest looks for Spring and Summer from the apparel stores at The Forum Carlsbad. Enjoy an eclectic Makers’ Market featuring local makers showcasing their handmade and vintage items for sale.

Friday, May 3

Roaring Twenties Party

The Roaring 20s Part at The Observatory North Park

The Roaring Twenties Party presents the “Spectacle Extraordinaire”. Dress in your finest attire and feel the vibrant pulse of the Golden Twenties. A world aimed to amaze, amuse and entertain you. Become part of Jay Gatsby’s inner circle, while dancing the night away with your friends, creating everlasting memories. This party is FUN!

First Friday Arts District

First Friday Arts District: Come Experience Liberty Station’s Arts And Culture Event In Its Expanded Format

For nearly 10 years, San Diego residents and visitors have made ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station their destination for arts and culture every first Friday, thanks to a community open house called Friday Night Liberty — a fun, fresh, free arts experience. This year, it’s getting an upgrade that you don’t want to miss!

L’Auberge Del Mar

L’Auberge Del Mar Celebrates Their 30th Anniversary With A Big Bash Friday Night!

Come celebrate one of the San Diego area’s most beautiful hotels!

Gap Intelligence

gap intelligence Hosts 7th Annual Drives For Rides Benefiting The Emilio Nares Foundation

gap intelligence, a values-led market research firm focused on the information technology, consumer electronics, and home appliance industries, will host the 7th annual Drives for Rides to raise funds for the Emilio Nares Foundation (ENF).

Finding Your Feet movie

Coming Of Age Film Festival

Coming of Age is the only film festival in San Diego that promotes the process and power of aging. The community is invited to this free film series happening in May at the Museum of Photographic Arts.


Secret Society Of Adultologists

The Secret Society Of Adultologists Throws A Garden Party To Celebrate Spring

The Secret Society of Adultologists takes on a garden party theme to celebrate spring in San Diego. Enjoy cocktails, croquet lessons, crowns (floral, that is!), and plenty of interactive experiences.

Boardroom Show Surf Party

A Preview Of A Life Of Endless Summers, The Bruce Brown Project At The Boardroom Show Surf Party

The Boardroom Show Surf Party will feature a preview of A Life of Endless Summers, The Bruce Brown Project, which is the exclusive retrospective on Bruce Brown’s life.


Cinco De Mayo

Cinco De Mayo Fiery Fiesta At Old Town Starts Early!

Celebrating 36 years of fiery fun, Fiesta is sure to spice up your weekend as it transforms San Diego’s historic Old Town area into the largest Cinco de Mayo celebration on the West Coast!

Dinner with wine at Bernardo Winery Nights

Fridays And Saturdays At Bernardo Winery Nights

Bernardo Winery Nights are back! They’re open til 9:00pm every Friday and Saturday night throughout the summer season.

Saturday, May 4

three kids with a dog

Join The Walk For Animals And Create A More Humane San Diego

There’s plenty to look forward to at this year’s Walk! From delicious pancakes and live music to adoptable animals and exciting vendors. Best of all, every dollar you raise and every step you take will help create a more humane San Diego for animals in need.

San Diego Zoo

Breakfast With Elephants, Anyone?

This weekend, have breakfast at San Diego Zoo‘s Elephant Valley for a change. Guests will enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast at the Elephant Viewing Patio with exclusive viewing of this dynamic pachyderm group, followed by a keeper talk.

beer and music festival

The Rhythm And Brews Craft Beer And Music Festival Returns For Its 8th Year

Celebrate great craft beer and live music with your fellow craft beer aficionados in the heart of Downtown Vista Village.

Dragon Boat Festival

Race With The Dragons At The 15th Annual San Diego Dragon Boat Festival

Come out to this family-friendly event and enjoy watching local community teams compete in dragon boat racing! There are food vendors and cultural performances throughout the day.

Tacos, Tequila And Beer Music Festival

Tacos, Tequila And Beer Music Festival

The 5th Annual Tacos, Tequila, and Beer Festival in a fun interactive event celebrating the best tacos, tequila and craft beer in San Diego.

cultural performers on stage at the Asian Cultural Festival

Celebrate The Year Of The Pig At The 10th Annual Asian Cultural Festival Of San Diego

The 10th Annual Asian Cultural Festival of San Diego celebrates the diversity of cultures, ethnicity of all people from Asia and the Pacific Islands in San Diego!

San Diego Made Spring Market And Factory Grand Opening!

San Diego Made Spring Market And Factory Grand Opening

The time has come…join San Diego Made at their very own venue for the 5th Annual San Diego Made Spring Market and the Grand Opening of the San Diego Made Factory!

Sunday, May 5


Lionfish Kicks Off ‘Vino Sundays’ Featuring Half-Priced Bottles Of Wine All Evening

Lionfish is a modern cutting-edge restaurant located inside Pendry San Diego, will kick off “VINO Sundays”. It will feature half-priced bottles of wine all evening starting on April 28th, 2019 and every Sunday thereafter. Why not?!

See you there!