Make the trip to San Diego over the next two weeks and experience vibrant Cinco de Mayo celebrations, mouth-watering taco festivals and awe-inspiring outdoor art shows, the city is packed with so many top things to do.
La Jolla Playhouse Without Walls (WOW) Festival
When: Apr. 27 – 30, 2023
Experience the magic of immersive and site-based theater at the Without Walls (WoW) Festival in San Diego. Enjoy newly commissioned pieces from San Diego artists that break through the boundaries of traditional theater spaces. Don’t miss out on OPTIKA PIÑATA, an all-ages immersive experience featuring ongoing performances throughout the weekend. Bring your blanket, lawn chairs, and friends for a weekend of unforgettable entertainment at the WOW festival.
SoCal Taco Fest
When: Apr. 29, 2023
Get ready for the ultimate taco experience at SoCal Taco Fest! This year’s festival promises to be bigger and better than ever before, with dozens of the best taco shops from Southern California in one place. Enjoy live music from legendary artists such as Kool & The Gang and Calibre 50, and take part in activities like Lucha Libre wrestling, Chihuahua races and beauty pageants.
Adams Avenue Unplugged
When: Apr. 29, 2023
Stroll along Adams Avenue and indulge in an array of free live musical performances at restaurants, bars, coffee houses, and galleries along the two-mile stretch. With its distinctive dining and drinking venues, Adams Avenue Unplugged offers a perfect blend of food and music to immerse yourself in the rich neighborhood culture. This free event welcomes everyone. Put on your comfortable walking shoes and explore all that the avenue has to offer.
38th Annual Linda Vista Multi-Cultural Fair & Parade
When: Apr. 29, 2023
Immerse yourself in the vibrant cultural diversity of San Diego at the Linda Vista Multi-Cultural Fair and Parade. Join the fun at the day-long celebration featuring numerous cultural exhibits, delicious ethnic food offerings, and captivating artistic performances. Be a part of the community love letter to Linda Vista and experience the richness of San Diego’s diverse heritage at this unforgettable fair.
38th Annual Mission Federal ArtWalk
When: Apr. 29 – 30, 2023
For nearly four decades, Mission Fed ArtWalk has been showcasing San Diego’s visual and performing arts, connecting communities and promoting cultural enrichment. Attendees can expect to see and purchase artworks, enjoy live music performances, and engage in interactive art experiences against the beautiful backdrop of Little Italy. By attending this two-day festival, visitors not only support local artists but also contribute to ArtReach, a non-profit organization that brings art lessons to schools with limited resources.
San Diego Padres vs Cincinnati Reds
When: May 1 – 3, 2023
Experience America’s #1 Ballpark by catching a San Diego Padres game at Petco Park. Join the excitement as they take on the Cincinnati Reds, with fun giveaways and promotions, including the Joe Musgrove Bucket Hat presented by UC San Diego Health.
Cinco de Mayo
When: May 5, 2023
Get ready to party at San Diego’s Cinco de Mayo celebrations! Experience a cross-border celebration of rich cultural festivals, live mariachi music, and traditional folklorico dancing. Indulge in delicious Cali-Baja tacos, margaritas, and exciting lucha libre matches while soaking up the festive atmosphere from Old Town to the waterfront.
Viva La Música
When: May 5 – 21, 2023
Groove to the beat of sensational live Latin music while savoring delicious cuisine and soaking up the festive atmosphere at SeaWorld’s Viva La Música festival. Don’t miss the Zócalo festival area featuring community performances and local musicians. Come join the fun and spice up your weekend with this can’t-miss extravaganza celebrating Latin music, food, drinks, and culture.