Best May Events in San Diego!

Summertime Sips at Breakfast Republic | May

Breakfast Republic is launching their May beverage specials, which include a Creamsicle Mimosa that tastes like a summertime treat! Vanilla, Fresh OJ and a little cream will remind you of that childhood favorite, but with an adult twist of brut sparkling. You can also enjoy their Iced Cherry Mocha, which tastes just like a chocolate covered cherry. This breakfast beverage has a nice mild cherry flavor balanced with espresso, mocha and milk, and a little whipped cream and a dusting of mocha finish it off.

Old Town Cinco de Mayo Fiesta | Friday, May 3rd – Sunday, May 5th

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Old Town’s three-day festival, beginning Friday, May 3rd. Partake in restaurant specials at favorites Café Coyote, Fred’s Mexican Café, Rockin’ Baja Lobster and many more. Each day there will be plenty of entertainment, from traditional Mexican dancers to performances from local bands and singers. Each day will also feature a car show and Lucha Libre matches, so you won’t want to miss out on any of the fun. Check out the website here for more information and participating restaurants!

Rhythm & Brews Music and Craft Beer Festival | Saturday, May 4th

Join the San Diego Brewers Guild’s annual spring Rhythm and Brews Craft Beer and Music Festival, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 4th! You’ll have the opportunity to sample over 120 beers from 50 award-winning breweries such as AleSmith Brewing Company, North Park Beer Company, Amplified Ale Works, Duck Foot and many more. Enjoy live musical performances and delicious eats – tickets can be purchased here!

Asian Cultural Festival of San Diego | Saturday, May 4th

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and the 10th Annual Asian Cultural Festival of San Diego will be held on Saturday, May 4th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Held at the Mira Mesa Community Park, this FREE event 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! There will also be martial arts demos, children’s arts and crafts, video game competitions, cooking demos, Asian food vendors and much more.

Cinco de Mayo Lucha-Mania at Mavericks | Sunday, May 5th

PB’s top party destination, Mavericks Beach Club, is going big for Cinco de Mayo this year with a Cinco De Mayo Lucha-Mania fiesta! From Noon to 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 5th, the beach bar will have a full-size wrestling ring with professional luchadores from Mexico, announcers and wrestling matches, including a battle royale at the end of the evening! The first match will begin at 2:30 p.m. so don’t be late. There will also be a ring-side bar, street taco station, taco eating contest during half-time of the wrestling competition, tons of giveaways and much more!

Gator by the Bay | Thursday, May 9th – Sunday, May 12th

If you’re looking for music, dancing, food and fun, look no further than Gator by the Bay, a Louisiana food and crawfish festival held at the Spanish Landing, across from the San Diego Airport. From Thursday, May 9th through Sunday, May 12th, enjoy non-stop music from blues, Cajun, swing, salsa, country and jazz artists on the seven stages setup throughout the event. There will also be cooking demos by Southern chefs, delicious Creole and Cajun food, including over 10,000 pounds of live crawfish straight from Louisiana. Kids 17 and under are FREE, and tickets for adults can be purchase on the event website here!

Reader Tacotopia 2019 | Saturday, May 11th

Join San Diego Reader on May 11th for the largest unlimited taco event in the city –  Reader Tacotopia 2019! Not only will you get to taste tacos from 60 of the very best taco vendors, but you’ll also get to vote for who will win the Best Taco Award at the end of the day. Unlimited taco tastings, beer tastings from 20 local breweries, full-sized pours and margaritas available at the bar, live music, Lucha Libre wrestling, lawn games and San Diego sun makes this one of San Diego’s most popular events every year. Ticket options, which include General Admission and VIP, can be purchased through the website or by clicking here.

SDCCU Festival of Arts North Park | Saturday, May 11th

The 23rd Annual SDCCU Festival of Arts in North Park is back Saturday, May 11th  from 11:00 am to 10pm! Experience this local North Park tradition with live music, live street art demonstrations, music stages and local food – this event is FREE and for all ages. There will also be a Craft Beer Block, for those 21 and older, to taste samples from 35 different craft brewers. Tickets for the Craft Beer Block can be purchased at the event or by visiting the event website. Don’t miss a fun-filled day and night of entertainment in San Diego’s hippest neighborhood.

Mother’s Day Bayfront Brunch at the Catamaran | Sunday, May 12th

If you’re looking to treat mom to an extra special Mother’s Day, book brunch at the Catamaran Resort Hotel! Gather with friends and family to celebrate the special women in your life at the grand bayfront Mother’s Day Brunch at the Catamaran. With both indoor and outdoor dining options along with live piano entertainment, guests will enjoy an endless brunch buffet including made-to-order omelets, peel-and-eat shrimp and special options for kids. Guests will also receive a complimentary Mother’s Day cruise on Mission Bay aboard the sternwheelers, the Bahia Belle and William D. Evans.

Sagamore Whiskey Tasting at The Whiskey House | Wednesday, May 15th

The Gaslamp District’s premier whiskey bar and Guinness World Record holder The Whiskey House is hosting its May Whiskey Club Tasting featuring Sagamore Spirits, recently voted the World’s Best Rye Whiskey! Whether you’re a whiskey aficionado or new to the club, The Whiskey House’s knowledgeable bar manager will lead you through the tasting with ease. This month’s Whiskey Club tasting takes place on Wednesday, May 15th at 7:00 PM. Taste five Sagamore whiskeys including the Signature Rye, Cask Strength Rye, Double Oak Rye, the rare Moscatel Barrel Finished Rye and the famous Port Finish Rye along with a welcome cocktail, light snacks and a guided whiskey tasting provided by the president of Sagamore Spirits himself, Brian Treacy, all for only $25 per person!

Ramona Rodeo | Friday, May 17th – Sunday, May 19th

Dust off your cowboy boots and hats because the Ramona Rodeo is back in town May 17th through May 19th! This year will mark the Ramona Rodeos’ 39th year in operation and they are proud to offer a rodeo with some of the greatest cowboys around. Watch bareback riding, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, bull riding and barrel racing, among other exciting shows! On Saturday, there will be a parade honoring first responders and each day will feature live music entertainment. Yee-Haw!

SoCal Taco Fest | Saturday, May 18th

Taco ‘bout a good time! The SoCal Taco Fest  is coming to Waterfront Park on Saturday, May 18th from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm. Taste tacos from over 20 local restaurants, participate in the Chosen Foods GuacOff competition, watch Lucha Libre Wrestling and Chihuahua races, and sip margaritas at the Milagro Cantina Margarita Tent! You won’t want to miss out on San Diego’s best taco event, so purchase your tickets here.


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