Top Things to Do in San Diego – May 14-19, 2013

Sicilian Festival in Little Italy

With sunny skies and warm weather in the forecast, it’s not too late to plan your escape to San Diego for the weekend and enjoy these outdoor top things to do:

Festa do Espirito Santo

Festa do Espirito Santo

Celebrate Portuguese Heritage by joining in the city’s oldest ethnic festival that commemorates Portugal’s Queen St. Isabel feeding the poor during a centuries-ago famine. This family friendly festival will feature plenty of live music, a bazaar, food and a parade on Sunday.

Where: United Portuguese S.E.S. Hall – 818 Avenida De Portugal, San Diego, CA 92106
When: May 17-19, 2013
> Find out more about the 103rd Annual Festa do Espirito Santo

Ramona Rodeo

Ramona Rodeo - Top Things to Do in San Diego

Steer Wrestling, Barrel Racing and Bull Riding at the Ramona Rodeo

Yeehaw! One of the country’s top PRCA sanctioned full-scale pro rodeos, the Ramona Rodeo is a 3-day event featuring barrel racing, tie-down roping, bull riding, saddle bronc riding, team roping, and bareback riding. Also, don’t miss the Ramona Main Street Parade on Saturday.

Where: Fred Grand Arena – 421 Aqua Lane, Ramona, CA 92065
When: May 17-19, 2013
Cost: $5-$15
> Find out more about the Ramona Rodeo

Southern California Beach Soccer Championships

North Park Festival of the Arts & Craft Beer Block

North Park Festival of the Arts & Craft Beer Block

Live music, art, food and craft beer at the North Park Festival of Arts & Craft Beer Block

Spend the day in North Park enjoying a diverse line-up of bands, dancers and artists into one marathon day of performances spread across multiple stages. For the beer lovers in the audience, a ticket to Craft Beer Block will include over 25 local breweries, 12 4-ounce tasters and a commemorative glass.

Where: University Avenue & 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92104
When: May 18, 2013
Time: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Cost: Festival – Free. Craft Beer Block – In Advance – $25, Day of – $30.
> Find out more about the North Park Festival of the Arts & Craft Beer Block

Pirate Days

Pirate Days at the Maritime Museum of San Diego

Are ye brave enough to climb aboard for Pirate Days?

Arrr, matey! Sail on down to the Embarcadero to embark on a two-day celebration for kids of all ages. The days will include kids costume contests, carnival games, cannon firings, weapon demonstrations, sword fights, scary stories, and scavenger hunt for the pirate treasure, which the mermaid holds at the end of the treasure hunt.

Where: Maritime Museum of San Diego – 1492 N Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
When: May 18-19, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost: Adults – $16. Kids (3-12) – $8. Kids 2 and Under – Free.
> Find out more about Pirate Days

Escondido Street Faire

Escondido Street Fair - Top Things to Do in San Diego

The Escondido Street Faire is fun for the whole family

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.

Where: Grand Avenue, between Center City Pkwy and Ivy, Escondido, CA 92025
When: May 19, 2013
Time: 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about the Escondido Street Fair

20th Annual Sicilian Festival in Little Italy

Sicilian Festival in Little Italy

Godetevi il cibo, la musica e la danza della Sicilia al festival siciliano a Little Italy

Venite a festeggiare un anniversario…stile siciliano! La musica, la danza, la cultura e la cucina della Sicilia arrivano in piazza di San Diego, in zona Little Italy come parte della celebrazione l’annuale Festa di Siciliano.

Come celebrate an anniversary…Sicilian-Style! The music, dance, culture and cuisine of Sicily come to the streets of San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood as part of the 20th Annual Sicilian Festival celebration.

Where: 1600 – 1700 India Street, San Diego, CA 92101
When: May 19, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about the 20th Annual Sicilian Festival in Little Italy

CicloSDias Mini

In anticipation of the main CicloSDias event on Sunday, August 11, this weekend’s CicloSDias Mini will close the Marston Loop in Balboa Park to cars and open it up to everyone on bikes, roller blades, skateboards, two feet and anything else. Make sure to bring a blanket, and picnic food and games to enjoy a car free afternoon.

Where: Balboa Park – Balboa Drive at Juniper Street, San Diego, CA 92101
When: May 19, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about the CicloSDias Mini

> Browse more top things to do on the San Diego Event Calendar

Know of some other top things to do this weekend? Let everyone know in the comments below.

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Brent Bernasconi

About Brent Bernasconi

I am a local San Diegan (though surprisingly, I do not know how to surf). While not at work, I enjoy biking, running, soccer, bocce ball, craft brew (I hope to make a batch of home brew one day), reading, movies, and a video game here and there. My goal is to set foot in as many states, countries and continents as I possibly can (I have hit 14 states, 9 countries, and 3 continents), though I will always call San Diego home. How would you describe your ideal San Diego day?So after a good night's sleep, first I would take the puppy for a nice long walk. Then I would pack the bicycle panniers with a picnic lunch for the wife and I and we would ride over to Mission Trails for some trail riding and then a lovely lunch under the shade by the river. After the ride home, a shower and a nap would follow. Once rested, we would head out to the Blind Lady and enjoy a local brew and some organic pizza.If you were invisible, where would you go?Area 51! I would love to know what they are doing that is so top secret.What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?So many choices, but if I have to pick one I would choose bikingrunningsoccerbocceball. Though sitting outside with a good book on a sunny day would come in close second.Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine?Nothing could be better than a San Diego Craft Beer (Hess, Stone, Ballast Point, Automatic, and many many more) and a burger with onion rings and BBQ-sauce. Though you will often find me boiling some pasta with a glass of wine in my hand and Ratatouille on in the background.Latest music purchases for my iPod/MP3 player are…A few albums by Jonathan Coulton, the ultimate geek musician. If you get a chance, listen to Code Monkey.If you like, you can follow me on Twitter @bernasconi.

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