1. San Diego’s original, Mission Federal ArtWalk is the largest art event in San Diego and is now in its 27th year. More than 300 visual artists from all over the world will show and sell their art April 30-May1. Seven music and dance stages, interactive art for children and the picturesque background of hip and historic Little Italy make this event a must-do every spring in San Diego.
2. At the San Diego Adams Avenue Roots & Folk Festival April 30-May 1, guests will enjoy vintage blues, folk, Appalachian, country, bluegrass and Celtic music performed by roots artists on seven outdoor stages. Held at Adams Park in University Heights, the free event also includes a beer garden, food and crafts.
3. Sunday, May 1st head over to one of the largest one-day street fairs in California. The Carlsbad Spring Village Faire features hundreds of exhibitors, international food and children’s rides in the downtown village of Carlsbad. Perfect for a family outing, kids can enjoy bounce houses, obstacle courses, street performers and more while you find the best in antiques and crafts from over 900 vendors. And of course there are lots of yummy eats like kettle corn, fried goods and international favorites.
4. Visitors can enjoy two full days of bluegrass and old-fashioned cowboy music, along with jam sessions and workshops for children, at the Ramona Bluegrass and Old West Festival April 30 and May 1. The event continues into the evening with jam sessions and fireside storytelling.
5. Get ready to celebrate Cinco de Mayo this weekend at the Annual Old Town Fiesta Cinco de Mayo celebration. This two-day fiesta in Old Town, is a celebration of Mexican spirit and culture and will feature music, food and drink, shopping, cultural exhibits and historical reenactments for the entire family.