San Diego Calendar of Events May 2015

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May 2015 San Diego Events Calendar

El Cajon Dinner and a Concert

From May through September, the El Cajon Dinner and a Concert (formerly Concerts on the Promenade) take place every Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Prescott Promenade near the corner of Main St. and Magnolia. Entertainment includes rock, western, rock-a-billy, country, Caribbean and Spanish flamenco.

Date: May 1 – September 25, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: East Main St., El Cajon, CA 92020
For more info.: 619.401.8858 or visit downtownelcajon.com


Old Town Fiesta Cinco de Mayo
Don’t miss the 32nd annual Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo 2015, a San Diego tradition since 1983. There will be 3 live music stages / Catina Garden / Low rider car show / Equestrian performances plus more!

Date: May 1 – 3, 2015
Location: 4002 Wallace St. San Diego, CA 92110
For more info. visit www.oldtownsandiegoguide.com


Cinco de Mayo Trail Run
The challenging and unique courses will take you out on the Lake Poway Trail through the foothills around the lake near Blue Sky Ecological Reserve. The 5K is designed to let you pick your pace. Enjoy it as an elite trail runner, as a challenging family run or simply a gorgeous morning nature hike.

Date: May 2, 2015
Time: 6:30 am to 10:30 pm
Location: 14644 Lake Poway Road, Poway, CA 92064
For more info. visit www.cincodemayotrailrun.org


SeaWorld’s Seven Seas Food Festival
Explore and celebrate a world of flavor at SeaWorld San Diego’s Seven Seas Food Festival. Local craft beer and California wine are perfectly paired with fresh and bold culinary creations, which will feature local, sustainable ingredients and unique signature flavors from around the world.

Date: May 2-3 / 9-10 / 16-17 / 23-24
Location: 500 SeaWorld Dr., San Diego, CA 92109
For more info.: 800.257.4268 or visit seaworldparks.com/seaworld-sandiego


Tacos and Tequila Festival
Tacos and Tequila festival in a fun interactive event celebrating the best margaritas and tacos in San Diego. Ten of the best mixologists in town will be serving complimentary samples of their signature margaritas, guest vote for their favorites.

Date: May 2, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Price: $35 – $45
Location: 753 15th St., San Diego, CA 92101
For more info. visit www.tacostequilafestival.com


San Diego Ho’oluale’a 2-Day Event
Come early to observe the Hawaiian greeting of the blowing of the conch shell. There will be hula dancing, music, a canoe display, craft shopping, storytelling, and divine foods. You can also learn the meaning of Hawaiian words.

Date: May 2, 2015
Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: East Mission Bay Park
For more info.: Jordan Martin @ (760) 807-5567 or visit www.sdhoolaulea.com


Gator By The Bay-Zydeco, Blues & Crawfish Festival
Gator by the Bay – Zydeco, Blues & Crawfish Festival returns to San Diego for its 14th year! Join the largest, authentic Louisiana-themed festival this side of the bayous, featuring four days of live music on six stages, dancing, parading, shopping, playing and eating over 10,000 pounds of mouthwatering crawfish straight from Louisiana!Date: May 7 – 10, 2015

Time: 10:30 am to 8:00 pm (times vary from day to day)
Price: Thur – $25-$95 / Fri & Sun – $30 / Sat – $35
Location: 3900 North Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101
For more info. visit www.gatorbythebay.com


Girls On The Go Run
Mother’s Day is celebrated with an athletic event that is designed for women on the go and energetic girls ready to run. So, choose between a Half Marathon, 10K, or 5K. There are Kids Dash, too! There are medals for all finishers and complementary polish stations to brighten the nails.

Date: May 9, 2015
Time: 7:00 am to 12:00 pm
Price: $20 – $80
Location: East Mission Bay Park
For more info.: Rosemarie Gibson @ (619) 491-0677 or visit www.girlsontherun.com


67th Annual Ocean Beach Kite Festival
Make and decorate your own kite / Get free materials, instructions, and help with kite making / Prizes awarded for best decorated kites / Several prize contests by age groups throughout the day.

Date: May 9, 2015
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: Sunset Cliffs Blvd. at Nimitz, SD, CA 92107
For more info. visit www.oceanbeachkiwanis.org


Bacon & Barrels
Bacon & Barrels is the definitive outdoor festival for the bacon obsessed foodies and those who prefer their drinks from a barrel! The all-day, all inclusive event includes live music and games, live chef and mixology demos, and challenges participating chefs to create their most imaginative, fresh recipes incorporating bacon, and highlights the best artisan and craft barrel beverages such as bourbon, beer, wine, and scotch.

Date: May 9, 2015
Time: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Price: $20 – $90
Location: 1 Marina Park Way, San Diego, CA 92101
For more info. visit www.baconandbarrels.com


Mother’s Day Brunch at Estancia La Jolla
Bring the whole family to Estancia La Jolla on May 10th for our beloved Mother’s Day Celebration Buffet, a local La Jolla favorite for ten years! Breakfast will be served from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM, and Brunch from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM.

Date: May 10, 2015
Time: 7:00 am to 2:00 pm
Price: $54.95
Location: 9700 N Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla, CA 92037
For more info. visit estancialajolla.com


Teen Art Café: Visualizing Music
Teen artists are invited to a celebration of the special exhibition, Young Art 2015: Visualizing Music,The San Diego Museum of Art’s biennial exhibition of K–12 student artwork from San Diego County schools.

Date: May 13, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: 1450 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
For more info. 619.232.7931 or visit www.sdmart.org


Girl Scout Bridging Ceremony
The Girl Scout Bridging Ceremony celebrates when Girl Scouts move from one program grade level to another. The ceremony begins at the Organ Pavilion and ends on the southwest end of Cabrillo Bridge where Girl Scouts will celebrate the day with activities on the lawn.

Date: May 16, 2015
Time: 8:30 am to 11:30 am
Location: Balboa Park
For more info. Rea de la Cruz @ (619) 610-0739 or visit www.sdgirlscouts.org


Escondido Grand Avenue Festival
Since 1989, the Escondido Street Faire has brought live entertainment, over 500 vendors, children’s rides and activities, and food from around the world to the downtown tree-lined streets of Escondido.

Date: May 17, 2015
Time: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
Location: W Grand Ave & S Orange St., Escondido 92025
For more info. visit www.kennedyfaires.com/escondido


San Diego Surf Film Festival
Since the festival’s inception, we have been anchored towards celebrating those who draw a different line in life.

Date: May 20 – 23, 2015
Price: $5 – $100
Location: 700 Prospect Street, San Diego, CA 92037
For more info. visit www.sandiegosurffilmfestival.com

San Diego Jazz Festival
Building on the long history of having smooth jazz in the San Diego area, the San Diego Jazz Festival is a must attend event for R&B and smooth jazz starved fans in “America’s Finest City”.

Date: May 22 – 24, 2015
Price: $65
Location: 2100 Costa Del Mar Road, Carlsbad, CA 92009
For more info. visit www.sandiegojazzfest.com


Santee Street Fair & Craft Beer Festival
Join for a day of fun this year at the Santee Street Fair! More than 60,000 people are expected to attend this year’s event. The Santee Street Fair is free and open to all-ages.

Date: May 23, 2015
Time: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Location: Town Center Pkwy & Riverview Pkwy, Santee.
For more info. visit www.santeestreetfair.com


House of Pacific Relations’ Ethnic Food Fair
Annual celebration of food from around the world! Sample the culinary treats of 33 different cultures and witness performances in native costumes.

Date: May 23 – 24, 2015
Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: 2191 W Pan American Rd., San Diego, CA 92101
For more info. visit www.sdhpr.org/events-food.html


Vista Strawberry Festival
The Vista Strawberry Festival is the only festival in San Diego County that celebrates all the joys and pleasure of the Strawberry. Vista was once the “Strawberry Capital of the World” and still boasts many strawberry fields.

Date: May 24, 2015
Time: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Price: $20 – $47
Location: 127 Main St., Vista, CA 92084
For more info. visit www.vistastrawberryfest.com


Coronado Promenade Summer Concert Series
Sunday concerts in the park are signature elements of the Coronado experience where friendships and family memories are made. This summer’s series promises to be as entertaining, fun and awesome as any in our 45-year history.

Date: May 24 – September 6, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm (Recurs every Saturday)
Location: 601 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118
For more info. visit www.coronadoconcert.com


FilmOut San Diego LGBT Film Festival
The mission of FilmOut San Diego is to enlighten, educate, and entertain the communities of San Diego County & beyond through the exhibition of LGBT-themed films. FilmOut San Diego seeks to recognize, promote, celebrate and support the important diverse artistic contributions LGBT filmmakers make to our community!

Date: May 29 – 31, 2015
Location: 2891 University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92104
For more info. visit www.filmoutsandiego.com