Discover the soul of San Diego at our family-friendly festivals, beer and
wine events, concerts and art shows, and culinary adventures in every
corner of the county.
Spring into Summer Fun
1-3 San Diego celebrates its Mexican roots at the Fiesta Old Town Cinco
de Mayo, with traditional music, dance,
food and festivities.
3 A shopper’s delight and the largest single-day street fair in the nation,
the Carlsbad Village Faire takes over the
streets of coastal Carlsbad.
7-10 Get your fill of Cajun fare and Louisiana-style festivities at
the Gator by the Bay zydeco, blues and
8 More than 55 of San Diego’s finest foodies serve their fare at the Mama’s
Day fundraiser for Mama’s Kitchen.
13 Restaurant lovers dine out on the delicacies of dozens of downtown
establishments on the Taste of Gaslamp
17 The flavors of Italy are fit to be savored on the Taste of Little Italy
20-21 Formerly known as Wings Over Gillespie, AirShow San
Diego delights aviation fans with flight
demonstrations, classic planes and family-friendly activities.
Art, music, food and wine are all on display at the two-day La Jolla Festival of the
Arts on the campus of UC San Diego.
JUN 21-SEP 20 The 80th Annual
Summer Shakespeare Festival returns with
Twelfth Night and The Comedy of Errors at
The Old Globe.
27 Eclectic Ocean Beach draws
crowds for the annual
OB Street Fair &
JUN-SEP San Diego Symphony treats music lovers to
a season of outdoor performances at the
Summer Pops bayside concert series at the
scenic Embarcadero Marina Park South.
The Comedy of Errors at
10 It’s three cheers to Mom and a day on the bay on Hornblower’s
Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch Cruise.
16 San Diego’s hippest ’hood shows its artsy side at the North Park Festival
of the Arts, with live music and dance,
vendors, food and a craft beer block.
31 Runners move their feet and spectators line the street for the
San Diego Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon.
SAN DIEGO COUNTY FAIR (June 5-July 5)
It’s “A Fair to Remember” as the San Diego County Fair commemorates the centennial
of the 1915 Panama-California Exposition in Balboa Park and the innovations that
originated at World Fairs throughout history. The month-long event at the Del Mar
Fairgrounds features exhibits, rides, games, car shows, livestock, concerts and more.