Top Things to Do in San Diego – May 1-6, 2018

Spend the upcoming weekend in San Diego enjoying everything California’s Beach City has to offer including Cinco de MayoRhythm & Brews Music and Craft Beer Festival and these top things to do.

Cinco de Mayo Celebrations

When: Thru May 6, 2018
From Old Town to the waterfront, celebrate Cinco de Mayo with rich, cultural festivals, live mariachi music, traditional folklorico dancing, margaritas, authentic Cali-Baja tacos, lucha libre and more.

West Coast Weekender

When: May 3-6, 2018
Where: WorldBeat Cultural Center – 2100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
West Coast Weekender is a music conference and boutique festival spanning over four days in May. With a strong focus on local art and industry, West Coast Weekender pays homage to the American westside’s rich underground music culture. World class talent will participate in daytime panel discussions, and play parties that will run from afternoon to early morning.

Sesame Street Party Parade

When: May 4 – September 2, 2018
Where: SeaWorld San Diego – 500 SeaWorld Dr, San Diego, CA 92109
Featuring everyone’s favorite Sesame Street friends, themed floats, contemporary tunes including Sesame Street favorites and two show-stopping performances throughout the parade route. SeaWorld San Diego is the only place to see this exclusive parade experience in California.

Southern California Beach Soccer Championships

When: May 4-6, 2018
Where: 1200 N Pacific St, Oceanside, CA 92054
The largest Beach Soccer Festival on the West Coast, this annual beach soccer festival is a competitive tournament for regional and worldwide teams that is also a fun family event on Harbor Beach in Oceanside.

91st Annual Julian Woman’s Club Wildflower Show

When: May 4-6, 2018
Where: Julian Town Hall – 2129 Main St, Julian, CA 92036
Because of Julian’s mountain valley location, bordering a national forest and close to the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, there are 855 species of plants within 25 miles of town, many of which were used for health and healing by Native Americans. The Wildflower Show is meant to educate club members, local residents, out-of-town visitors and children about the botanical wealth of Julian and its vicinity.

Rhythm & Brews Music and Craft Beer Festival

When: May 5, 2018
Where: Historic Vista Village – 209 E Broadway, Vista, CA 92084
The Rhythm & Brews Music and Craft Beer Festival is one unforgettable day, complete with jams from local musicians and tastes of more than 50 of the most renowned breweries from San Diego County and other vibrant craft beer regions around the country. Known as the ‘Capital of Craft’, San Diego is the birthplace of some of our industry’s most respected brewers and home to more than 130 craft breweries. From Karl Strauss to Stone Brewing, America’s finest city has been brewing up high quality beers since the late 80s.

Asian Cultural Festival of San Diego

When: May 5, 2018
Where: Mira Mesa Community Park – 8575 New Salem St, San Diego, CA 92126
The Asian Cultural Festival of San Diego is the LARGEST celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in San Diego and features two stages of cultural and traditional performances from a dozen countries and cultures, including Japan, China, the Philippines, Vietnam, Korea, Myanmar, Indonesia, Hawaii, Cambodia, Thailand, Taiwan, Polynesia, and more!

Carlsbad Spring Village Fair

When: May 6, 2018
Where: Carlsbad Blvd & Grand Ave, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Just like at past faires, over 850 vendors will sell everything fathomable, including clothes, accessories, plants, household products, art, antiques and home decor. The international food court will once again feature more than 50 booths serving everything from Thai to Hawaiian cuisine. The children’s area will entertain youngsters with games, a super slide, a bounce house, a rock climbing wall, face painting and arts and crafts.

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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.