Upcoming San Diego Events

Below is a list of fun events that can be found throughout San Diego, La Jolla, and Pacific Beach. Check back regularly to stay in the know on all the fun that can be found in your backyard!

San Diego County Fair

When: May 31-July 4

Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds

Skip down the yellow brick road and enter into an Oz-some world inspired by L. Frank Baums classic tale, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Legacy Week

When: May 24-27

Where: USS Midway Museum

The lineup of activities ranges from a Wreath Memorial ceremony, benefit concert, family activities, blood drive, interactive exhibits and more. Each element of Midways Legacy Week commemoration is designed to honor and remember our heroes and celebrate our military heritage.

Valley Center Stampede Rodeo & Memorial Festival

When: May 24-25

Where: Star Valley Park

Mutton Bustin event, Junior Barrel Racing, and a Calf Scramble during intermission that is open to children in attendance free of charge. Rodeo proceeds are donated to local youth organizations, as well as organizations that promote the morale of our local military.

OMBAC Over the Line Beerfest

When: May 18-19

Where: Mariners Point, San Diego   

Time: 11am-6pm

Kick off summer with the Over the Line tournament, a baseball tournament complete with San Diego’s finest craft breweries and food trucks. Beerfest on Saturday and OTL Tourney on Sunday.

Van Go! STEAM Festival

When: May 18

Where: Little Italy

Time: 10am-2pm

This event features a silly soapbox race; fine arts exhibition, live music as well as visual & performing arts entertainment and a beer & wine garden.

Ramona Rodeo

When: May 17-19

Where: See website for schedule / Fred Grand Arena    

A Top Notch PRCA rodeo with some of the greatest cowboys around, boasting a professional attitude with the best hometown hospitality you will find at a rodeo.

Carry the Load

When: May 8

Where:  San Diego Fire-Rescue Station 35, La Jolla

Time: 6:45-9:30am

Join Carry The Load in honoring our military, veterans and first responders by walking with the West Coat relay team through Miramar National Cemetery as they continue on their 4,600-mile trek to Dallas, Texas. Participants are encouraged to bring a memento that symbolizes the load they are carrying.

Carlsbad Spring Village Faire

When: May 5

Where: Grand Avenue

Time: 8am-5pm

More than 850 vendors will sell clothes, accessories, plants, household products, art, antiques, and home decor. The international food court will feature more than 50 booths serving everything from Thai to Hawaiian cuisine. Children’s area.

Eat Drink Read

When: May 2

Where: San Diego Air and Space Museum

Time: 6-8:30pm

Experience imaginative dishes created by the most popular chefs from every corner of San Diego County, with each bite inspired by the chefs’ favorite books. Eat. Drink. Read. is the San Diego Council on Literacy’s annual culinary event that brings together friends of food and literacy every spring to raise literacy awareness and generate funding for the SDCOLs ongoing efforts.

Foxy Trail Half Marathon & 5K

When:Apr. 28
Where: Rancho Bernardo Community Park
Time: 7am

The out-n-back 5K is flat and fast with lots of lake views and single track technical trail. This is race #1 in the annual Dirt Devil Half Marathon Series.

San Diego Earth Fair

When:Apr. 28
Where: Balboa Park
Time: 10am-5pm

Will feature more than 300 exhibitors, special theme areas, a Food Pavilion, a special Childrens Activity Area, four entertainment venues, the Childrens Earth Parade, the eARTh Gallery arts and crafts show, and the Cleaner Car Concourse.

Spring Garden & Butterfly Festival

When:Apr. 27
Where: Cuyamaca College, El Cajon
Time: 9am-3pm

The festival features various kid friendly activities such as tour of the Butterfly Pavilion, Butterfly Releases, the Pollinator Party & the Butterfly Discovery Lab, an appearance by Ms. Smarty-PlantsTM and Storytime with Miss Metamorphosis.

Taste of Liberty Station

When:Apr. 24
Where: 2460 Historic Decatur Rd., San Diego
Time: 5-9pm

Enjoy live entertainment and art demos at, while indulging in all of the delicious bites of neighborhoods restaurants.

Chicano Park Day Celebration

When:Apr. 20
Where: Logan Av & Cesar E Chavez Parkway
Time: 10am-5pm

Performances by ballet folklrico groups and numerous live bands, lowrider car show coordinated by Amigos Car Club, vendor booths, kids arts workshop and speakers.

Coronado Flower Show

When:Apr. 13-14
Where: Spreckels Park
Time: Sat 1-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm

Exhibits surround a central gazebo which stages continuous live music entertainment, announcements, and trophy presentations. Food pavilion and beer garden on site!

Bloom Bash

When:Apr. 12
Where: SD Museum of Art, Balboa Park
Time: 7pm

The high voltage celebration to kick off Art Alive 2019. With food & cocktails, art installations & performers, BLOOM BASH attendees love to dance the night away.

Triton 5k & Festival

When:Apr. 7
Where: UCSD
Time: 7:30am

The 3.1 mile, USATF-sanctioned course is a scenic trek through the heart of campus, past towering eucalyptus groves and familiar campus landmarks.

Carlsbad 5000

When:Apr. 6-7
Where: Jefferson St & Grand Ave
Time: 7am-4pm

The event features multiple age-group races throughout the morning leading up to the legendary pro womens and mens races. The Party by the Sea gets started as soon as the first runners cross the finish line.

Julian Gold Rush Days

When:Apr. 6-7
Where: Julian Farm: 4381 Highway 78
Time: 10am-5pm

The old-fashioned mining camp will offer re-enactors, an arts and crafts market, food and drink, old fashioned laundry, free parking and plenty of family fun.

Race for Autism

When:Apr. 6
Where: Balboa Park
time: 7am-12pm

A SUPERHERO 5K chip timed run, 5K walk or 1-mile Family Fun Walk, scenic Balboa Park course, educational resource fair, childrens activities, music, commemorative medals, and t-shirts, capes for kids, prizes, refreshments and more!

Goodguys Meguiars Del Mar Nationals

When: Apr. 5-7
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds

A colorful Full Throttle Fun hot rod & custom car automotive themed festival featuring over 2,500 hot rods, customs, classics, street rods, muscle cars & trick trucks through 1987 vintage.

Sounds and Swells (C3)

When: Apr. 1
Where: Stone Brewing Liberty Station
time: 7pm

Pairs a curated selection of surf footage with a live performance by the Hausmann Quartet. Food and drink are available for purchase. Lawn chairs or blankets are recommended.

Seven Seas Craft Beer & Food Festival

When: Through Apr. 28
Where: SeaWorld San Diego

Featuring craft beer from favorite local breweries, plus fresh international cuisine infused with local, sustainable ingredients and unique signature flavors from around the world. Price included with park admission.

SD Hot Chocolate 15K & 5K Road Race

When: Mar.24
Where: Petco Park, Park Boulevard
Time: 6:45am

Goodie bags, free instantaneous race photos, and scrumptious post-race treats are just three reasons you’ll want to sign up. Benefits Make-A-Wish, a national charity that creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

Light the Water Lantern Festival

When: Mar.23
Where: Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve
Time: 4-8pm

You will enjoy local food trucks, vendors, and carefully curated live music. Just as the sun dips behind the horizon, we unify our hopes and dreams as we launch thousands of water lanterns onto the water to illuminate the night.

Cherry Blossom Festival

When: Mar.22-24
Where: Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego
Time: 10am-6pm

Visitors are able to enjoy the Japanese custom of hanami – appreciating the beauty of cherry blossom flowers. Each day will be accompanied by food vendors, cultural performances and demonstrations, and family-friendly activities!

San Diego Cake Show

When: Mar.16-17
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds
Time: 10am-5pm

Red Carpet Cakes A weekend with celebrity chef appearances, raffles, cake competitions, classes by world-renowned cake artists, shopping from the top caking vendors, and free stage demos.

Irish 4 A Day

When: Mar.15-17
Where: Gaslamp Quarter
Time: Fri 6pm-2am, Sat & Sun 1pm-2am

Truly a one-of-a-kind celebration and unlike any other pub crawls! So all you jolly lasses and lads, get your tickets now and get ready to party in true Irish fashion!

San Diego Latino Film Festival

When: Mar.14-24
Where: AMC Fashion Valley Mall
Media Arts Center San Diegos prestigious and internationally recognized festival celebrates the best films by Latinos and/or about the Latino experience. Screenings of more than 160+ movies as well as the Sabor Latino Food, Beer & Wine Fest, celeb appearances, Virtual Reality Lounge, Sonido Latino concerts, 25th Anniversary Awards Ceremony Gala, and more!

San Diego Half Marathon & Padres 5K

When: March 10
Where: Petco Park
Time: 6:55am-12pm

Half Marathon, The 2-Person San Diego Half Marathon Relay, Padres 5K, Kids Mile and Virtual Runner. See for yourself why its more than just a race! The San Diego Half Marathon is a premier, nonprofit event organized by runners in our community, for our community.

San Diego Comic Fest

When: Mar. 7-10
Where: Four Points by Sheraton San Diego

Indulge your love of comics, science fiction, and films, and meet an outstanding array of professional creators in a casual atmosphere and an intimate scale that allows fans to mingle directly with professionals and exhibitors.

Gaslamp Mardi Gras

When: Mar. 1-2 & 5
Where: Fifth Avenue, Downtown San Diego

20+ FREE club admissions, Live music, DJ, Dancing, Masquerade themed festivities, New Orleans inspired menu, Hosted welcome libations, Extended Happy Hour. This is a 21+ event.

San Diego Yoga Festival

When: Mar. 1-4
Where: 10 Evergreen Avenue, Imperial Beach

Celebrates humanity and health offering nonstop yoga and healing classes open to all people, of all ages and all levels of yogic understanding.

Spring Home/Garden Show

When: Mar. 1-3
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds
Time: Fri & Sun 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-6pm

Extravaganza of inspiring real Garden Masters landscapes, hands-on demonstrations, home-improvement products and services exhibitors, educational seminars, plant sales and face-to-face consultations with top experts.

The Flower Fields (C3)

When: Mar. 1-May 12
Where: The Flower Fields of Carlsbad
Time: 9am-6pm

The nearly fifty acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers that make up the Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch in Carlsbad, California, are in bloom for approximately six to eight weeks each year – from early March through early May.

San Diego Bird Festival

When: Feb.27 – Mar.3
Where: Marina Village Conference Center

Were celebrating the birds and habitats of our county, which truly offer some of the best birding in the United States. Know that your experience is giving something back to the birds: the proceeds of this festival support the education, conservation, and sanctuary programs of San Diego Audubon Society.

San Diego Bird Festival

When: Feb. 27-Mar. 3
Where: Marina Village Conference Center

Were celebrating the birds and habitats of our county, which truly offer some of the best birding in the United States. Know that your experience is giving something back to the birds: the proceeds of this festival support the education, conservation, and sanctuary programs of San Diego Audubon Society.

East County Honors Annual Awards Gala

When: Feb. 23
Where: Courtyard by Marriott San Diego El Cajon
Time: 6-9:30pm

Honoring businesses and individuals for their accomplishments and recognizing the tremendous and lasting impact they’ve made in our community. East County Honors also serves as a fundraiser, raising money to fund community programs and services supported by the Chamber throughout the year.

San Diego Camp Fair

When: Feb. 23
Where: Casa Del Prado-Room 101, Balboa Park
Time: 12-3pm

Want to find a summer camp but don’t know where to start? Be sure to bring your whole family and all your friends as you go booth-to-booth meeting camp directors, asking questions, gathering promotional materials and learning about their programs. Well have games, food and prizes, too, plus lots of activities for the kids and the opportunity for you to win a free camp session from participating camps.

Black History Month

When: Feb. 23
Where: Logan Heights Library: 567 South 28th Street, San Diego
Time: 1-5pm

The Church of the Loving God (COLG) Choir, Errrrverybodi Line Dancers, Storyteller: Alyce Smith Cooper, Junkyard Dog Dance Crew, Christian Rapper: Charles Egypt, T.R.U.T.H. Gospel Mime Group, African drummer Nana Yaw Asiedu, Spoken Word with Gregory McKnight Jr., Poet Tomas Gayton. Special Guest Speaker: Rev. Richard Lawrence, Local Author of Light, Bright, Damn Near White and civil rights activist. Music provided by DJ Leon Ferguson. There will be vendors with raffle items and soul food.

American Red Cross Blood Drive

When: Feb. 21
Where: 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos
Time: 9am-3pm

Make sure to hydrate and eat lots of iron-rich foods to ensure a successful donation. Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and most of us will need blood in our lifetime.


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