Spend the upcoming three-day weekend in San Diego enjoying everything California’s Beach City has to offer including these top things to do.
Memorial Day Observances
This weekend, take the time to reflect and thank those who gave all in service to our country at one of the many Memorial Day observances throughout the county.
Balboa Park After Dark
This summer, Balboa Park comes alive after 5. On Fridays from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend, enjoy extended evening hours at nine museums, as well as food trucks and entertainment throughout the Park on select dates.
Where: Balboa Park
When: Fridays, May 27 – September 2, 2016
Time: 5:00 to 8:00 PM
Cost: General admission rates apply unless otherwise noted.
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Summer Vibes Ready to Reverberate at SeaWorld
SeaWorld’s got a summer full of good times and good vibrations ready to roll as the park transforms after dark with extended hours, exciting live entertainment in the park’s Mission Bay Theater, seasonal nighttime-only animal shows and fireworks! SeaWorld is open late starting May 28, and the party really kicks into high gear June 25 when Summer Vibes reverberate throughout the park.
Where: 500 SeaWorld Dr, San Diego, CA 92109
When: May 28 – September 5, 2016
Cost: Included with Admission
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Balboa Park Garden Party
The Balboa Park Garden Party will feature: garden talks and tours, special horticulture discussions, a butterfly release in Zoro Gardens, food trucks, and a wide variety of activities for the whole family.
Where: Balboa Park
When: May 28, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
> Find out more about the Balboa Park Garden Party
Outdoor Summer Movies
After a day enjoying San Diego’s beautiful beaches, world-class attractions, numerous golf courses, fabulous shopping and amazing cultural institutions, spend the evening under the stars relaxing with a great movie, family, food and fun.
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. Come enjoy our celebration of the ‘berry as we bring over 300 vendors, athletic competition, pie eating, costumes, beauty, carnival rides, music, food, and much more together in Historic Downtown Vista.
Where: 127 Main Street, Vista, CA 92084
When: May 29, 2016
Time: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
> Find out more about the Vista Strawberry Festival
House of Pacific Relations’ Ethnic Food Fair
Annual celebration of food from around the world all in one place, Balboa Park! Sample the culinary treats of 33 different cultures and witness live performances in native costumes.
Where: HPR Cottages – 2191 W Pan American Rd, San Diego, CA 92101
When: May 29, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Cost: Free. Nominal fee for food
> Find out more about the House of Pacific Relations’ Ethnic Food Fair
Valley Center Western Days and Stampede Rodeo
Each May, the Valley Center community celebrates its western heritage with a week-long series of events including the Western Days Parade, the Valley Center Stampede Rodeo, an evening musical performance, the election of Valley Center’s “Honorary Mayor,” a carnival and so much more.
Where: 28246 Lilac Road, Valley Center, CA 92082
When: Thru May 30, 2016
Cost: Parade – Free. Rodeo: $15-$40
> Find out more about Valley Center Western Days and Stampede Rodeo
More Top Things to Do in San Diego
- SeaWorld’s Seven Seas Food Festival – Thru June 12, 2016
- Hollywood at La Jolla Playhouse – Thru June 12, 2016
- Camp David at the Old Globe Theatre – Thru June 19, 2016
- San Diego Surf Film Festival – Thru May 28, 2016
- Pint of Science – Thru 25, 2016
- Hopped Up: Tap Takeover – May 24, 2016
- Artist Talk: Gloria Muriel – May 25, 2016
- Sticky Fingers (AUS) – May 25, 2016
- Jared Logan – May 26-28, 2016
- Flagship’s Spirits at Sunset Cocktail Cruise – Stating May 27, 2016
- Memorial Day Stickball Tournament – May 28-29, 2016
- Santee Street Fair & Craft Beer Festival – May 28, 2016
- Painting by the Sea – May 28, 2016
- Coronado Promenade Summer Concert Series – Starting May 29, 2016