Enjoy these fun San Diego events May 2023. Don't forget Mother's Day - Sunday May 14 2023. 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 29 2023.
Updated March 26, 2023 by San Diego Beaches and Adventures
Coronado Bay Bridge Run/Walk - Sunday May 21, 2023. 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.
Fireworks at Sea World San Diego - May dates TBD 2023 at 8 PM. Sea World is showing fireworks to celebrate May, and why not? They are open again. SeaWorld Discounts.
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Fish Tacos at Rubios - Enjoy fish tacos at the original Rubios's on Mission Bay Drive, or on Grand Avenue near Pacific Beach and Mission Beach. Spend a day exploring these beaches.
La Jolla Half Marathon - Saturday May 20 2023. Begins 7:30 am, Del Mar Fairgrounds; ends La Jolla Cove Park. Scenic and challenging run from Del Mar, through Torrey Pines State Preserve, through La Jolla Shores community to the picturesque La Jolla Cove. Limited to 6500 runners, must register early. Also, a 5K run at La Jolla Shores. If you love La Jolla in the spring, don't miss this athletic San Diego event in April. www.ljhalf.com
California Tower Tours - See the fantastic views from The California Tower, in Balboa Park at the San Diego Museum of Man. Advance reservations required. Includes admission to the Museum of Man.
Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo - May dates TBD 2023. 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
Drink, Ride, Sing & Dance Bar Tour - Every Friday and Saturday night in the Gaslamp Quarter. Discount drinks and stop at 4 bars, karaoke, followed by dancing. If that sounds fun to you, get your tickets at www.gaslamp.org diego/
Ocean Beach Kite Festival - Saturday May TBD 2023. 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.
Brewery Tour - If you prefer beer instead of wine, try a brewery tour, such as one at Stone Brewery in Escondido. Learn how beer is made, and sample some local specialty beers. Ages 21 and up.
Grunion Runs - May dates TBD from 11 PM to 1 AM. Guided tours may not available due to COVID-19, but you can do it yourself. 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 7, 2023. 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.
San Diego Harbor Cruise - Reserve your spot on a harbor cruise, dinner cruise or sunset cruise around San Diego Harbor. See the beautiful Coronado Bridge, sea lions and more as you tour this large harbor and see the shore. San Diego Harbor Cruise
Hike in San Diego - May is one of the best times to enjoy one of the hiking trails in San Diego. There are many to choose from - near the beach, in the mountains or in a park. Check out the best hiking trails in 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 - Reservations required. Sunday May 14 2023 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. $20 for adults, $10 for children. Carlsbad Flower Fields
Carlsbad Flower Fields - March 1 through May 14 2023 from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Visit the spectacular 50 acres of Flower Fields overlooking the Carlsbad, Cali coastline. Special events most weekends. Prices approx. $20 for adults, $10 for children. For more information see Carlsbad Flower Fields.
Gator By the Bay & Blues Festival - May 11 to 14, 2023. 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 - Date TBD 2023 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
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
Birch Aquarium - Enjoy this lovely aquarium in La Jolla, right off the ocean. Beautiful indoors and outdoor exhibits. Birch Aquarium.
North Park Festival of the Arts - Scheduled Saturday May TBD 2023 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/
Sea World - Visit SeaWorld for Memorial day weekend May 27 to 29 2023. Spend Memorial Day weekend at SeaWorld San Diego, and enjoy an evening of Electric Ocean fun. A great San Diego event 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 dates TBD 2023. The USS Midway is now open so make your reservation 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 - Saturday May 20, 2023. North San Diego County. Choose from three different courses – 37 miles, 66 miles or 103 miles.
Fiesta del Sol - May 20 to 21, 2023. 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
More fun activities in San Diego - For more San Diego events in May, check out these Activities in San Diego and 101 Activities at the Beach.
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