Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend in San Diego by honoring the heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice, as well as immersing yourself in exciting festivals, outdoor activities and more top things to do.
When: May 25 – 28, 2023
Join the extraordinary celebration of Black youth, family and community at the Kuumba Festival! Immerse yourself in a dynamic showcase of talent, community development, health initiatives and the powerful creativity that has defined this festival since its inception in 1986. Don’t miss this premier event where history, culture and community converge for an unforgettable experience!
Summer Fun Fest
When: May 26 – Sept. 4, 2023
Experience the ultimate summer extravaganza at Sesame Place’s Summer Fun Fest! Get ready for a sun-sational adventure filled with thrilling rides, exciting water attractions and nonstop entertainment with all your favorite “Sesame Street” characters. From the exhilarating water slides to the captivating live shows, this event promises endless fun and laughter for the whole family. Don’t miss out on the chance to create unforgettable memories at Sesame Place’s Sesame Summer Splash — the ultimate destination for summer fun!
Santee Street Fair and Craft Beer Festival
When: May 27, 2023
The ultimate combination of entertainment, gastronomy and local craftsmanship can be found at the Annual Santee Street Fair and Craft Beer Festival. Prepare for a day filled with live music, thrilling rides, delectable food and a wide array of vendors showcasing their unique crafts. It’s a free, public event that promises unforgettable fun for everyone!
North Park Music Festival
When: May 27-28, 2023
Immerse yourself in the vibrant and eclectic atmosphere of the North Park Music Fest, where music, art and food come together in perfect harmony. Experience the unique charm of San Diego’s North Park neighborhood as it transforms into a lively music venue, art gallery and culinary extravaganza. With a lineup featuring Southern California’s coolest bands, mouth-watering global cuisine from over 15 local vendors, and a wide selection of craft beers and cocktails, this festival promises an unforgettable weekend filled with delicious flavors, great tunes and endless fun.
Vista Strawberry Festival
When: May 28, 2023
Indulge in a berry-filled extravaganza at the Vista Strawberry Festival, where the luscious fruit is celebrated in all its glory. Enjoy a day of family-friendly fun, with hundreds of vendors, mouth-watering food, exciting activities and more in the heart of historic Downtown Vista. Discover the rich history of Vista as the former “Strawberry Capital of the World” while enjoying contests, a kids play zone, live entertainment, art, film screenings and an abundance of scrumptious strawberry treats. Come dressed in your most festive strawberry attire and bring your berry happy grin for an unforgettable experience!
When: May 29, 2023
Celebrate the kickoff of summer in the sun-soaked paradise of San Diego during Memorial Day weekend. Amidst the fun, take a moment to honor and remember the brave individuals who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country, with numerous Memorial Day observances and memorial sites throughout the city. Get inspired and discover the exciting events waiting for you this Memorial Day weekend.
San Diego Wave FC vs. Angel City FC
When: Jun. 1, 2023
Witness an electrifying clash between San Diego Wave FC and Angel City FC as they face off in a thrilling soccer match at Snapdragon Stadium. Brace yourself for an unforgettable evening of intense competition, skillful play and passionate fans, as these two powerhouse teams battle it out on the field. Whether you’re a soccer enthusiast or simply love the exhilarating atmosphere of live sports, this showdown promises to deliver nonstop action and leave you on the edge of your seat.
Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon
When: Jun. 3-4, 2023
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the epic Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & 1/2, an event that has been rocking the running scene since 1998. Lace up your running shoes and embark on a thrilling journey through the vibrant neighborhoods of San Diego, from iconic Balboa Park to the heart of Downtown. Experience an insider’s tour of America’s Brightest City, and soak up the energetic atmosphere that locals and tourists alike can’t get enough of.