5 to Try This Weekend in San Diego

Cinco de Mayo in San Diego doesn’t get any better…and on a weekend? Fabulous! Here are my 5 to Try for this weekend. What will you be doing?

29th Annual Old Town Fiesta Cinco de Mayo

1. 29th Annual Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo

A celebration of Mexican spirit and culture, the Cinco de Mayo Fiesta in Old Town, the birthplace of San Diego, features music, food and entertainment for the entire family. Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo will be extending its celebration this year from a two-day free festival to a three-day Free festival starting on Friday, May 4th at 3:00 pm and concluding on Sunday, May 6th at 5:00 pm.

Carlsbad Village Street Faire

Carlsbad Village Street Faire

2. Carlsbad Village Street Faire

One of the largest one-day street fairs in California takes place on May 6 in downtown Carlsbad and features hundreds of exhibitors, international food booths and children’s rides.

Oceanside Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

3. Oceanside Cinco De Mayo Fiesta

Guests can celebrate Mexican Independence at the Oceanside Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, held May 6 at the Oceanside Pier Amphitheatre in San Diego’s North County. In partnership with Univision, the event features live entertainment, vendor booths, food booths, music and more.

16th Annual Festival Cinco de Mayo

4. 16th Annual Festival Cinco De Mayo

On Sunday, May 6th, head to downtown Chula Vista, in San Diego’s South Bay to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. The festival includes over 200 vendors, live entertainment, authentic Mexican food and beverages, arts and crafts, a kid’s zone, rides, fashion shows and salsa dancing contests.

Coronado Ferry Landing Concert

Bayside concerts at Coronado Ferry Landing.

5. Coronado Ferry Landing Summer Concerts

Every weekend through September, the Coronado Ferry Landing will have free concerts from 2:00 – 4:00 pm on Sundays. This weekend come visit Coronado, sit on the grass, enjoy the views of the Big Bay and listen to Cool Fever.

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About Suzzanne

I love to buy books, but seldom actually finish one. I like african violets, my iPhone, and everything that smells like lavender.  I am seriously adverse to the cold and am known to bring a sweatshirt to the beach in the summer.  I have two kids – a boy whose 10 and a girl 12.

What would you do on your ideal San Diego Day?

It would start by having breakfast somewhere near the ocean – either Pannikin in Encinitas or Beach Grass Café in Solana Beach.  Then we would head to the beach hang out for a few hours, head home and then catch a concert in the park in Balboa Park.

What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?

We love riding our bikes around town.  There are great places to ride in San Diego that kids can handle – Coronado Island, Point Loma or the boardwalk in Pacific Beach are just a few.

Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine?

Depends on the day, a good burger and craft brew can really hit the spot, but I would probably end up ordering linguine and white wine.

Latest music purchases for my iPod player are…

Snow Patrol, O.A.R., Mike Moran, Eric Hutchinson

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1 thought on “5 to Try This Weekend in San Diego

  1. Cinco de Mayo is not the Mexican Independence!!! EDUCATE YOURSELF!!!  It’s the day that a small town in Mexico, Puebla, defeated the French in 1862. It’s commemorate and celebrated because the French army was a lot bigger, better trained and equipped than the struggling Poblano citizen.  Mexico Independence day was on September 16 1810!!

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