Ready to know more about San Diego?


San Diego’s Best Events in May

Things to do this month in San Diego
Things to Do: April 30-May 5

La Jolla Cove’s Food and Wine Festival


May 3:

It’s margaritas and mariachis all weekend at the 30th annual Old Town Fiesta Cinco de Mayo.

May 4:

Junior League of San Diego brings the spirit of the Kentucky Derby to La Jolla Cove at its annual themed Food and Wine Festival.

May 5:

Things to Do: May 6-12

Aziz Ansari

The street fair of all street fairs returns to North County as the Carlsbad Village Faire comes to town.

The Maritime Museum of San Diego presents A Celebration of Chocolate on the Bay, a decadent two-day chocolate festival.

May 6:

The laughs are guaranteed as actor-comedian Aziz Ansari brings his Buried Alive tour to the Civic Theatre.

Things to Do: May 6-12

San Diego Surf Film Festival at Bird’s Surf Shed

May 8:

Celebrate with international film, surf art, music, parties, beach cleanups, and more at the San Diego Surf Film Festival at Bird’s Surf Shed.

May 10:

The Channel 93.3 Summer Kickoff Concert brings musical-acts-of-the-moment to Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Chula Vista.

Philanthropic foodies head to the Mama’s Day culinary extravaganza at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla.

May 11:

The best of the bayou takes over Spanish Landing Park for the three-day Gator by the Bay zydeco, blues, and crawfish festival.

Make memories with Mom during the Mother & Daughter Teas at the Westgate Hotel. Pinkies up for making memories with Mom.

May 12:

If Mom prefers Cabernet to chamomile, Orfila Winery has the answer at its Mother’s Day Festival, featuring food trucks, live music and, of course, plenty of wine and craft beer.

There is such a thing as a free meal—if you’re a mom dining with two other paying guests—at Indigo Grill, Corvette Diner, Blue Point Coastal, BO-Beau, 100 Wines, or the La Jolla or Gaslamp Strip Clubs.

May 14:

Fifteen local chefs dish out their best street eats for the Front Burner Fund during this foodie fundraiser at Carnitas’ Snack Shack.


May 15:

UCSD’s ArtPower! highlights future film stars at its two-day Up&Coming Student Film Festival.

May 17:

If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, chocolate is a close second. The Bazaar del Mundo offers both at its Chocolate + Jewelry festival.

May 18:

Take a look into the lush, secluded world behind La Jolla’s unlocked garden gates at La Jolla Historical Society’s Secret Garden Tour.

Downtown Chula Vista gets in on the after-hours action with its new Third on Third self-guided social event.

2,000 Sausages Can’t Be Wrong

Sicilian Festival

May 19:

The streets of Little Italy transform into old world Sicily at the Sicilian Festival.

May 20:

Westfield UTC goes fashion forward with its Fresh Beginnings Spring Fashion Event, a 10-day multi-sensory celebration of the season.

May 21:

In support of the Old Globe, the Globe Guilders Fashion Show is “Celebrating Couture 2013” with designer Naeem Khan’s Fall Couture line on display at the Hilton Bayfront.

May 22:

A good book, a glass of wine, and a sumptuous food sample. Have it all at the Eat.Drink.Read. fundraiser for the San Diego Council on Literacy at NTC Promenade.

May 26:

Relax and refresh at Rancho Valencia Resort’s five-day Serenity and Sunshine Luxury Yoga Retreat.

May 28:

It’s not your grandmother’s musical! Punk rock meets Broadway in Green Day’s American Idiot.

Things to Do: May 28-June 2


May 29:

Who makes the best poke in town? Food for thought at the I Love Poke Festival at Bali Hai, where dozens of Hawaiian delights will be sampled and a winner will be crowned.

May 30:

Because you can’t possibly eat all the amazing food Italy has to offer in just one day, the San Gennaro Feast takes over Qualcomm Stadium for four days.

May 31:

Comedian-ventriloquist Jeff Dunham proves you can learn a lot from a dummy as he takes the stage at Palomar Starlight Theatre at Pala Casino.

Share this post

Contact Us

1230 Columbia Street, Suite 800,

San Diego, CA