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Children’s Day May 5
Children’s Day at the Japanese Friendship Garden features kid-friendly activities, live performances, games, food, and more!

Julian Wildflower Show May 5-6
The Julian Wildflower Show has been a tradition since 1926! Enjoy the beautiful scenery and art from local schools and club members.

Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo May 5-7
Get into the fiesta spirit! Head to Historic Old Town to spice up your weekend with the Annual Fiesta Old Town Cinco De Mayo! This weekend celebration attracts over 100,000 people over the course of three days with its bustling mercado, non-stop music and live entertainment, lucha libre wrestling, and a huge display of low riders and other entertainment.

Open Play Toddler Time May 5-19
Carmel Mountain Recreation Center is hosting a toddler playtime for parents and kids that features gym mats, large blocks, legos, and a coloring area.

Cinco De Mayo Trail Run May 6
The challenging and unique courses will take you out on the Lake Poway Trail through the foothills around the lake near Blue Sky Ecological Reserve. The 5K is designed to let you pick your pace. Enjoy it as an elite trail runner, as a challenging family run or simply a gorgeous morning nature hike. The 10K adds to this course — with a grueling out-and-back trek (or up-and-down if we’re being honest) into Blue Sky and a quad-burning +10% climb to the Ramona Dam. Take our advice and start training now!

Walk for Animals May 6
You can help create a more humane San Diego for companion animals and wildlife across our region by joining us at the Walk for Animals on Saturday, May 6 at Liberty Station.

Asian Cultural Festival of San Diego May 6
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! We will be featuring cultural, traditional, and contemporary acts. There will be plenty for everyone at this family-friendly, fun, and FREE event.

Gator By the Bay May 11-14
Gator By The Bay, the largest, most-authentic Louisiana-themed music and food festival this side of the bayou is held each year around Mothers’ Day weekend, the second weekend in May. Presented by San Diego’s Bon Temps Social Club, it features
four days of live music with over 100 musical acts and special performances on seven stages, southern cuisine including 10,000 pounds of crawfish trucked from Louisiana, non-stop live music, dancing and family fun at Spanish Landing Park on beautiful San
Diego Bay across from the airport.

Ocean Beach Kite Festival May 20
Started in 1948, the Kite Festival is the oldest children’s Kite Festival in the United States. Generations have enjoyed this fabulous, free, and family-friendly event.

Island Vibe Music Festival May 20
This festival features musicians, artists, and dancers from the Pacific Islands including Polynesia, Micronesia, and Melanesia. Enjoy a day of live entertainment, music, food, and shopping!

North Park Music Fest May 27-28
This two-day event features the best local musicians, food, art, craft beer, and spirits San Diego has to offer!

Santee Street Fair May 27
Enjoy more than 300 vendor booths with food, craft beer, art, and more! This event is FREE to attend.

Vista Strawberry Festival May 28
Vista was once the “Strawberry Capital of the World”! San Diego County’s only celebration of the strawberry. Live entertainment on multiple stages, bands, local craft brews in the beer garden, food, carnival rides, contests, 400 vendors that include strawberry desserts, food, crafts. Contests include Little Ms. Strawberry Shortcake, Strawberry Costume, Strawberry Idol, Pie-Eating.