Top Things to Do in San Diego – April 30 – May 5, 2019

Folklorico Dancers in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park - Top Things to Do

From Cinco de Mayo in Old Town to the Rhythm & Brews Music and Craft Beer Festival in Vista, here are 12 events and top things to do you’ll want to see in San Diego this week.

West Coast Weekender

When: May 2-6, 2019
Where: Viejas Casino & Resort – 5000 Willows Rd, Alpine, CA 92901
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.

Rock the Yacht! Cruise

When: May 3 – October 26, 2019
Where: Hornblower Cruises & Events – 970 N Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Get the night started right with San Diego’s newest party. Step on board, grab a drink, snap some selfies, hit the dance floor, then head out to the Gaslamp and keep the party going all night long.

San Diego Padres vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

When: May 3-5, 2019
Where: Petco Park, San Diego, CA 92101
Catch the San Diego Padres take on the Los Angeles Dodgers at Petco Park! Game day promotions and events include: Friday – BeerFest, Play Ball Weekend, Nurse Appreciation Weekend; Saturday – All-fan giveaway Bucket Hat, Play Ball Weekend, Nurse Appreciation Weekend; Sunday – KidsFest, Play Ball Weekend, Friar Family Days, all-kid giveaway Play Ball Set, Nurse Appreciation Weekend, Theme Game: Cinco de Mayo Celebration.

Southern California Beach Soccer Championships

When: May 3-5, 2019
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.

Julian Woman’s Club Wildflower Show

When: May 3-5, 2019
Where: Julian Town Hall – 2129 Main St, Julian, CA 92036
The Julian Wildflower Show has been a historical event for over 91 years. Because of Julian’s mountain valley location, bordering a national forest and close to the Anza-Borrego State Park, we have 855 species of plants within 25 miles of town, many of which were used for health and healing by Native Americans. The Show is meant to educate club members, local residents, out-of-town visitors and children about the botanical wealth of Julian and its vicinity.

Secret Society of Adultologists Garden Party

When: May 3, 2019
Where: San Diego Natural History Museum – 1788 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
The Secret Society of Adultologists takes on a garden party theme to celebration spring ins San Diego. This exclusive, after-hours 21+ event offers full access to the museum’s exhibitions as well as the rooftop. Guests can enjoy science, hands-on activities, demonstrations, and more.

Rhythm & Brews Music and Craft Beer Festival

When: May 4, 2019
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 4, 2019
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!

Cinco de Mayo

When: Thru May 5, 2019
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.

Carlsbad Spring Village Faire

When: May 5, 2019
Where: Carlsbad Blvd & Grand Ave, Carlsbad, CA 92008
More than 850 vendors will sell everything fathomable, including clothes, accessories, plants, household products, art, antiques and home decor. The international food court will 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.

Butterfly Jungle

When: Thru May 12, 2019
Where: San Diego Zoo Safari Park – 15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd, Escondido, CA 92027
Walk through the Butterfly Jungle, a greenhouse filled with butterflies of all colors and sizes. There’s a special thrill in being surrounded by these fluttering beauties—and guests wearing bright colors may find the winged wonders perching on them!

The Flower Fields

When: Thru May 12, 2019
Where: 5704 Paseo del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008
For more than sixty years, Mother Nature has transformed the rolling hills of North San Diego County into one of the most spectacular and coordinated displays of natural color and beauty anywhere in the world.

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