Hope everyone is Safe & Well thanks to the brave emergency responders ! Enjoy this San Diego weekend with a wide variety of events from Little Italy festival, Art Fest, Taste of East Village. Take part in walks, fairs, concerts, fundraisers, fests, parties and more. Have a great time with delicious foods and sumptuous drinks, awesome music and ambiance. Enjoy this summer with weekend gigs and affairs that will make you come alive.
When: Saturday, May 17, 2014, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Where: San Diego Polo Clubhouse, El Camino Real, Rancho Santa Fe
Description: Join the official San Diego Polo Club Summer Season Kick-Off Party at the San Diego Polo Clubhouse to celebrate the 28th season with star polo players, members of the club, great food and drinks plus music. Admission is free but you still need to purchase a ticket, without spending anything, so that they can have a head count.
When: Friday, May 16, 2014, 6pm to 9pm
Where: Style Lounge Salon, East Village, San Diego
Description: Taste and sample your local East Village favorites at the East Village Social on May 16 from 6-9 pm at Style Lounge Salon, 540 6th Avenue. Enjoy tastes from well-loved local haunts, such as The Blind Burro, Bub’s @ the Ballpark, Bootlegger, Mission Brewery, The Parlour on Park, and Southpaw Social Club. Listen to tunes from the DJ while you enjoy a photo booth and taste the food and drink of the East Village.
When: Sunday, May 18, 2014, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Where: Little Italy, San Diego
Description: The Annual Sicilian Festival offers great family entertainment along India Street with many stages and street levels. The festival includes the Sicilian Band live performance, folk dancers of Balboa Park in colorful costumes from more than 50 countries, Roman Holiday Ensemble of musicians and dancers, Screamin’ Primas, Franco Z and Z-Bop, Tim Foley, pasta eating contest, Judy Ciotti, and more.
What: KidsFest San Diego
When: Saturday, May 17 and 18, 2014, 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Liberty Station, Point Loma, San Diego
Description: KidsFest is the largest interactive, hands-on creative festival for the kids and even their families. Join thousands of participants on Saturday and Sunday, May 17 and 18, for a fun time doing everything. There are dozens of activity stations and more than 50 exhibitors. Share your work and buy those that you like. Get a KidsFest Family Swag Bag full of great goodies. The Snack Shack is a cooking station for kids where you can taste their wares. Free parking and free fun, with delicious foods from many food trucks; turn an ordinary day into an extraordinary one.
Cost: $2.99/kid, below 2 years enter free.
When: Saturday, May 17, 2014, 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Where: Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas, San Diego
Description: Have fun at the 26th Annual BBQ with the traditional ‘Deep Pit BBQ’ when the meat is cooked in the ground and tastes otherworldly. Celebrate the BBQ with the recipients of the “Living Heritage Award,” Doug and Karen Long. The tradition is 20 years strong and enjoys making the best BBQ ever. The food starts cooking by noon and served from 12:30 to 2:30 pm. The museum and exhibits will stay open for a look along with costume photo shoots, kids’ activities, silent auction and a bake goodies sale.
Cost: $20/adult before the event, $25/adult at the door, $15/teen (13-17 years), $7/child (5-12 years), Free under 5 years of age.
What: Mito Walk & Roll 5K
Where: NTC Park Liberty Station, Point Loma
When: Saturday, May 17, 2014, 11:00 am
Description: The second Annual Mito Walk and Roll 5K is here and the whole family can join in the event. For a fun weekend outing, there will be interactive games, pictures with princesses, face painting, bounce house, magic show, food trucks, Charger cheerleaders, live music and a lot more. Walk, run or even roll to support the cause. You will get an event t-shirt during registration to manifest your support for the Mito family. All proceeds go to the UCSD Mitochondrial and Metabolic Disease Center.
Cost: Youth – $30, Adult – $35
When: Saturday, May 17, 2014, 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Tierrasanta Recreation Center, San Diego
Description: Hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Tierrasanta, the event celebrates Armed Forces Day with a great BBQ dinner accompanied by music, dancing, a beer or wine garden, a wide play area for your kids and a beautiful fireworks show. The event is in conjunction with the Tierrasanta Patriot’s Day Parade that features the high school band, the youth sports league, ROTC Unit, community groups, dignitaries and marvelous floats.
Cost: $1 to $8
When: Saturday, May 17, 2014, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Where: 30th to 32nd University Avenue, San Diego
Description:The 18th Annual North Park Festival of Arts brings together the cool and hip atmosphere of the North Park at the same time. The annual festival boasts of gorgeous local art, live music, dance performances, eco-friendly art activities, shopping opportunities, great food and local beer. Celebrate all types of art, starting from North Park’s Craft Mafia to the Juried Arts section with over 40 rival artists.
What: Wild West Fest
When: Saturday, May 17, 2014, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where: Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park, San Diego
Description: Step back in time at this event with the Leo Carrillo Rancho as the backdrop. Watch cowboys, listen to western music, take photos with western background, enjoy a mechanical bull ride, indulge in Rodeo Roper activity, take pony rides and more. Enter a salsa contest and take part in dozens of fun activities. Bring the family for a great weekend enjoyment. Food, beverages and merchandise are all available by the truckload.
Cost: Free, Activity Card – $6/person
What: 34th Annual Ramona Rodeo
When: Friday, May 16 to May 18, 2014
Where: Aqua Lane, Ramona, San Diego
Description: Get a dose of the Rodeo action at Ramona. Watch real cowboys do some curious moves while staying on a baying bull or a wild horse. Join the crowd and cheer on the cowboys and the cowgirls while they indulge you in some death-defying antics. Purchase your tickets today and be eligible to be upgraded to the cowboy’s station. Get complementary food and beverages and have an exciting time. Join the Rodeo Mega Mixer for some fun with some finger-licking grub and delicious desserts.
When: Sunday, May 18, 2014
Description: Starting at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, the annual event hosted by the Navy raises money for the Navy’s Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR) programs. MWR provides Quality of Life programs for more than 500,000 active duty personnel, retired military, reservists, family members and civilian employees of San Diego. This 4-mile walk or run has a great scenic view as participants run through Coronado’s Tidelands Park over to the Coronado Bay Bridge. Celebrate with an event t-shirt and complimentary transport.
Cost: $19 to $215
When: Sunday, May 18, 2014, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
Where: Grand Avenue, Escondido, San Diego
Description: The Street Faire will come alive with more than 500 vendors selling their wares, live music and other entertainments plus food from all around the world. Enjoy the many special attractions and bring your family downtown for a day of fun.
When: May 18, 2014, 12:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Where: Scripps Ranch Community Park, San Diego
Description: The Scripps Ranch Community Fair is just around the corner so wear your fun hat and make your way to the Scripps Ranch Community Park. The event will flaunt dozens of booths, community performers, activities, food court, kids’ zone, wine and beer garden, and Breez’n free concert. Celebrate living in Scripps Ranch with over 100 exhibitors, musical performances, and the return of the “Green Street.” Join Rob the DJ in his antics and twi new special performers, the Opera Singing Chef and Richard Lederer.
When: Sunday, May 18, 2014, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: SILO Makers Quarter
Description: 2nd Annual Brew Rendezvous is being hosted by the Community Health Improvement Partners (CHIP). The event features a food, craft beer and farm products pairing. Celebrate the great contribution of craft brewers, restaurateurs and local producers in this gala. Rejoice the shaping of the community and all-round health of the people with the shaping up of a healthy and sustainable local food system by CHIP. Only adults above 21 years of age will be admitted.
Cost: General – $55/person, Designated Driver – $25