Top Things to Do in San Diego – May 15-20, 2018

Navy's Bay Bridge Run Walk - Top Things to Do

Spend the upcoming weekend in San Diego enjoying everything California’s Beach City has to offer including these top things to do.

Eat Drink Read

When: May 17, 2018
Where: San Diego Air and Space Museum – 2001 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101
Experience imaginative dishes created by the most popular chefs from every corner of San Diego County, with each bite inspired by the chefs’ favorite books. A culinary event with a twist for literacy.

Ramona Rodeo

When: May 18-20, 2018
Where: Fred Grand Arena – 421 Aqua Lane, Ramona, CA 92065
A Top Notch PRCA rodeo with some of the greatest cowboys around, boasting a professional attitude with the best hometown hospitality you will find at a rodeo.

Festa do Espirito Santo

When: May 18-20, 2018
Where: United Portuguese S.E.S. Hall – 2818 Avenida De Portugal, San Diego, CA 92106
Celebrate Portuguese Heritage by joining in the city’s oldest ethnic festival, Festa do Espirito Santo, that commemorates Portugal’s Queen St. Isabel.

Summer Movies in the Park

When: May 19 – October 27, 2018
Looking for a Fun, Free and Fabulous Family Activity throughout San Diego? Summer Movies in the Park is a perfect chance to relax and enjoy a safe and special night under the stars. Come early and get a good seat! All movies start at dusk (approx. 15 minutes after sunset). Movies are subject to change.

Beach Soccer Jam

When: May 19-20, 2018
Where: Fiesta Island – 1550 Fiesta Island Road, San Diego, CA 92109
Beach Soccer Jam is a Faster, Hotter Version of the World’s most Popular Sport filled with Entertainment. Come enjoy the excitement including Beach Soccer, Brazilian Samba and Capoeira dancers, some of San Diego’s best Entertainment DJs and a Beer Garden.

Pirate Days

When: May 19-20, 2018
Where: Maritime Museum of San Diego – 1492 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
Pirate Days, a two day celebration for kids of all ages, will include kids costume contests, cannon firings, weapon demonstrations, sword fights, scary stories, and a scavenger hunt for Pirate Treasure. Plus our add-on show “BOARDED! A New Pirate Adventure!” The first 100 children each day will receive a free Pirate Booty Bag while supply lasts.

Fiesta del Sol 2018

When: May 19-20, 2018
Where: Fletcher Cove Park – 111 S Sierra Ave, Solana Beach, CA 92075
The Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce has been hosting this FREE 2-day Arts & Music Festival for 39 years as a kick off to Summer in Solana Beach! The event takes place at Fletcher Cove. The Belly Up is lining up a great list of musicians to perform over the two day event, which includes local community talent. We also have a large, fun, and exciting Children’s Area set up for families to enjoy rides, games, and a climbing wall. Just like last year, we have included the Cedros Design District and they will be celebrating on their street with bands and shopping specials during the weekend.

Stone Liberty Station 5th Anniversary Celebration

When: May 19, 2018
Where: Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station – 2816 Historic Decatur Rd, San Diego, CA 92106
Can you believe Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station is reaching it’s fifth year in operation? To commemorate, we are throwing a celebration along with the awesome other local businesses in Liberty Station and Liberty Public Market! We will be tapping the best of Kris Ketcham’s creations from over the years along with other specialty beers just for the event!

San Diego Taco Fest

When: May 19, 2018
Where: San Diego County Waterfront Park – 1600 Pacific Hwy, San Diego, CA 92101
The San Diego Taco Fest is a food, music, and cultural celebration of all that makes San Diego America’s Finest City. Thirty of the region’s best taco-centric restaurants will offer a wide range of mouth watering taco creations. The day will be packed with incredible local and national musical performances.

D6 Night Market

When: May 19, 2018
Where: Mira Mesa Community Park – 8575 New Salem St, San Diego, CA 92126
More social event than shopping trip, a night market is a blend of sights, sounds, smells, and tastes. Night markets, which are a popular tradition throughout Asia and other parts of the world, are an open-air casual social gathering and fill a need for civic community. They are a chance to leisurely stroll, shop, and eat while enjoying the excitement and pleasure that comes from being part of a festive crowd.

Navy’s Bay Bridge Run/Walk

When: May 20, 2018
Starting Line: Hilton San Diego Bayfront – 1 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101
This annual Navy-hosted event includes the public in raising money for the Navy’s Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR) programs. MWR provides Quality of Life programs for our 500,000+ active duty and retired military, reservists, their family members and civilian employees who make up our San Diego Military Family. This unique 4-mile run/walk has a one of a kind spectacular panoramic view as participants make their way to Coronado’s beautiful Tidelands Park from downtown San Diego over the Coronado Bay Bridge. During the finish line celebration, runners receive a special Finisher’s Medal and event shirt to commemorate our 32nd year, plus complimentary transportation back to downtown. See you on the bridge!

Escondido Grand Ave Festival

When: May 20, 2018
Where: E Grand Avenue, Escondido, CA 92025
The Grand Ave Festival is one of the biggest street fairs in Southern California, with more than 500 vendors, and has been happening since 1989…bringing unique crafts and imports, fine international cuisine and family entertainment to Historic Downtown Escondido’s Grand Avenue.

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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.