Enjoy these fun San Diego events May 2020. Don't forget Mother's Day - Sunday May 10 2020. Why not invite mom out for something fun this year? May is a great month for fun outdoor activities in San Diego, The weather is nice (well it is nice most of the year!), and the summer crowds don't start to arrive until Memorial Day weekend.
Are you thinking of some plans for Memorial Day weekend in San Diego? This year Memorial day is on Monday May 25 2020.
Coronado Bay Bridge Run/Walk - Sunday May 17 2020. Once a year, pedestrians are allowed on the Coronado bridge during the annual Bay Bridge Run/Walk, sponsored by the US Navy. Amazing views. 4 miles from San Diego to Tidelines Park.
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California Tower Tours - See the fantastic views from The California Tower, in Balboa Park at the San Diego Museum of Man. The tours opened in 2015 after being off-limits to the public for the last 80 years. Advance reservations required. Includes admission to the Museum of Man.
Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo - dates TBD 2020. Join in the free and fun event with activities and entertainment for all ages to enjoy. Interactive kids activities, strolling entertainers, food, stagecoach rides, museums and more in Old Town, San Diego, California. Check out this old-fashioned San Diego event in May. San Diego Old Town
Ocean Beach Kite Festival - Saturday May 9 2020. Join in the fun at the annual Ocean Beach Kite Festival. Crafts fair, food, and make your own kite to take to the beach for kite flying (free for kids). Great kids activity. 10 AM to 4 PM, at Dusty Rhodes Park. One of the best San Diego events March.
Temecula Wine Tasting Tours - Enjoy a wine tasting tour in beautiful Temecula Valley. A romantic weekend adventure awaits you. See Temecula Wine Tasting Tours.
Grunion Runs - May dates TBD 2020 from 11 PM to 1 AM. Birch Aquarium at Scripps naturalists host grunion runs. 2 hours, $20 per person. A must-see adventure is the grunion runs on the beaches of La Jolla, where hundreds of silvery grunion fish ride the waves to shore to mate. They return to see while the eggs stay and hatch into baby grunion, to wash out with next high tide. One of the unique San Diego events May. Kids of all ages will love it! Grunion Runs in La Jolla
Carlsbad Village Faire - Sunday May 3 2020 from 8 AM to 5 PM in Carlsbad, CA. Features over 850 unique vendors, making it the largest street festival of its kind in the county. Art fair, arts and crafts, antiques, jewelry, unique clothing, food, fun kids activities and more. On Carlsbad Village Drive west of Interstate 5.
Taste of La Jolla Walking Tours - Enjoy a 3 hour walking tour along the La Jolla coast walk and downtown, with a local guide. Drink fine wine and eat gourmet food in the lovely town of La Jolla by the sea. Private tastings and 4-5 tour stops. Price around $75 per person. Phone number for reservations 858-551-5115
Hotel del Coronado - Tuesdays and Friday at 10:30 AM, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 PM. Explore this beautiful and unique San Diego site on the 75 minute Historic Walking Tour of the famous Hotel del Coronado. $15 for adults, children 12 and under free. Reservations recommended. 619.437.878
San Diego Rock 'n' Roll Marathon - May 30 to 31 2020 in San Diego, California. Join in the fun for the annual San Diego Rock 'n' Roll Marathon. The best SoCal marathon and half marathon! This race goes through some scenic areas of San Diego including Balboa Park and Mission Bay Park. www.runrocknroll.com/en/events/san-diego
Weekend Kayak Tour - Enjoy a beautiful weekend kayaking tour in La Jolla. Guided kayak tour through the beautiful la Jolla Ecological Reserve. La Jolla Kayaking
Mother’s Day Celebration at the Flower Fields - Sunday May 10 2020 from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Visit the spectacular 50 acres of Flower Fields overlooking the Carlsbad, California coastline on this special day – Mother’s Day. One of the best San Diego events in May for mothers. Prices approx. $14 for adults, $7 for children. Carlsbad Flower Fields
Carlsbad Flower Fields - early March through May 10 2020 from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Visit the spectacular 50 acres of Flower Fields overlooking the Carlsbad, Cali coastline, open daily from March 1 through Mother's Day (Sunday May 14 2017). Special events most weekends. $14 for adults, $7.00 for children. For more information see Carlsbad Flower Fields.
San Diego Botanic Garden Chocolate Festival - tentative Saturday May 9 2020 from 9 AM to 4:30 PM (day before Mothers Day) at 230 Quail Gardens Drive in Encinitas. Join us for a chocolate experience. Enjoy dozens of yummy chocolate tastings, cooking demonstrations, a chocolate fountain and more. This family-friendly San Diego event also features entertainment, food, children's activities, plant sales, and a variety of Mother's Day gifts. $1 off coupons at www.sdbgarden.org
Gator By the Bay & Blues Festival - May 7 to 10 2020. Gator by the Bay is a family oriented, 3-day music and food festival with Blues, Cajun and Zydeco bands, free dance lessons, food (lots of Louisiana Crawfish), cooking demonstrations with samples, cultural and music workshops. Location: Spanish Landing Park on San Diego Bay, Across from the Airport, adjacent to the Sheraton Hotel & Marina. A popular San Diego events May for music lovers. www.gatorbythebay.com
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Old Town Saturday Market - Saturdays from 9 AM - 3 PM at San Diego Old Town. Enjoy this large weekly artisan market, a one of the largest free weekly San Diego events featuring handmade works from local artists, including jewelry, photography, pottery, clothing, paintings, hand painted glass, glass blowing, woodworking, live music and more. San Diego Old Town
Green Flash Concert Series - May date TBD 2020 and 4 other dates through the summer.. Monthly adult only (ages 21 and up) summer concert series on the Tide Pool Plaza at Birch Aquarium at Scripps. Shows from 6 - 9 PM. One of the best outdoor San Diego events May. For more information on the Green Flash Concert Series at Birch Aquarium see aquarium.ucsd.edu
Southern California Beach Soccer Championship - May 1 to 3 2020 at Oceanside Beach. 125 teams compete in this beach soccer tournament featuring beach soccer teams of boys and girls under 8, open, co-ed, and military divisions. Uniforms are "come as you are" on the 30 x 45 yard field in the sand. www.beachsoccerusa.org
Outdoor Farmers Market - most weekends and weekdays throughout San Diego county. Enjoy fresh local produce, flowers and yummy food at an outdoor San Diego farmers market. There are many to choose from throughout the county. Why not make this one of your regular San Diego events in May? San Diego County Farmers Markets
North Park Festival of the Arts - Saturday May 9 2020 in North Park University Avenue between 30th & 32nd. Join in the fun at is a free community celebration of art, culture and entertainment for people of all ages. www.northparkfestivalofarts.com/
Breathing in Climate Change - tentative May 16 2020 from 11 AM to 3 PM at Birch Aquarium Scripps. Celebrate Clean Air Month and learn about climate change, pollution, and your amazing lungs at SEA Days. Help Scripps researchers test the quality of air we breathe through a special filter. Birch Aquarium Family Days – SEA Days
Sea World Fireworks Show - Memorial day weekend May 23 to 25 2020. Spend Memorial Day weekend at SeaWorld San Diego, and enjoy an evening of fireworks at Mission Bay. One of the best San Diego events May to kick off the summer. Sea World San Diego
Tiger Trail at Safari Park - Enjoy Memorial day weekend at the zoo's wild animal park, including the new Tull Family Tiger trail at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. See the 6 tigers in their new home and explore the rest of this beautiful wild animal park.
Legacy Week at USS Midway - tentative May 23 to 26 2020 at the USS Midway, San Diego Embarcadero. The USS Midway’s annual Legacy Week celebration for Memorial Day weekend will feature a variety of family activities and special programs. USS Midway Legacy Week Memorial Day Celebration.
San Diego Century Bicycle Tour - May date TBD 2020 North San Diego County. Choose from three different courses – 37 miles, 66 miles or 103 miles. Register now or 6:00 AM on day of race at Mira Costa College in Encinitas Cali.
Fiesta del Sol - Sat and Sun May dates TBD 2020 at Fletcher Cove in Solana Beach. 9 AM until evening, featuring 2 days of music, shopping, children's activities, international food, beer & wine and fun in Solana Beach. Music starts at 11 AM. www.fiestadelsol.net
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