Your personal list of Things To Do In May in San Diego North County:


May 1

10 am | La Jolla Country Club: 7301 High Ave.

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You are supporting a world free of MS whilst playing in one of the most exclusive courses in Southern California. Celebrate another year of hosted reception, lunch, silent and live auction, on course contests, gourmet dinner and of course, player awards with your foursome.

Small Business Expo, Awards, MixerMay 2

May 2

3:30 pm | Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

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Attend an expo of table top exhibits and mini workshops, as you munch on appetizers and have a drink as you listen to some networking opportunities upon waiting for the 2017 Small Business Award Winners.

Fiesta Cinco de Mayo Old Town   

May 5-7

Old Town, San Diego

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Celebrating 34 years of fiery fun, Fiesta is sure to be MUY CALIENTE! The 34th Annual Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo will transform the historic Old Town area into the largest Cinco de Mayo celebration north of the border taking place Friday, May 5th, 2017 through Sunday, May 7th, 2017.

Serra Mesa Spring Craft Fair

May 5-7

City View Church San Diego: 8404 Phyllis Pl.  

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Enjoy this fair of food, with over 50 vendors with vintage, artesian items, fair trade, and hand made.

Asian Cultural Festival

May 6

10 am | Mira Mesa Community Park

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Contemporary acts, cultural and traditional of more than 30 performances awaits you at their stage. It a Free, Fun and friendly event that you should not miss!

Lake Fest

May 6

12-5pm | Mountain Hawk Park, Chula Vista

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Free event for all ages with craft beer, festive booths, and food. Featuring Sprung Monkey Unwritten Law and the Montell Jordans.

Horses, Hats & Hope

May 6

12-4pm | 4461 S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook

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An event for a cause benefiting REINS Therapeutic Horsemanship Program & The Foundation for Senior Care. The Best Dressed Gent and lady with the best Hat will be awarded.

Bikes Boards and Brews

May 6

1-5pm | Crown Point, Mission Bay Park

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A fun filled event with a bike show, live music, beach inspired art plus craft beer and PB restaurant tastings.

Rhythm & Brews Fest

May 6

1-4pm | Historic Downtown Vista Village

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Tastes of over 50 of San Diego County’s most sought after brews while rocking to live music in the heart of historic Vista Village.

Escondido Renaissance Faire   

May 6-7
10am-6pm | Felicita Park

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Your fairy tale characters alive and performing in front of you. Knights, pirates, fairies and Royalties from Captain Jack down to the battles and quests to conquer to save the princess.This Faire has been a tradition for over 15 years!

Girls on the Run Spring 5k  

May 7

8:30 am | Crown Point Park, Mission Bay

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Proceeds of this event will benefit Girls on the Run of the Bay Area. It is a 5k fun run, with a photo booth, fun activities like face painting with DJ music and Zumba warm up.

Carlsbad Village Street Faire   

May 7

8am-5pm | Grand Avenue   

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Over 800 vendors will set up their booths.Avail an array of handmade gifts, window shop through their exclusive crafts while you dig into their mouth-watering food and have fun under the sun.

Bark in the Park   

May 7

1-4pm / La Colonia Park, Solana Beach

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Spend your day with your fluffy buddies and participate in their search for the smallest dog, the biggest dog, dog with the best trick and owner-pet look - alike to gain some treats.

Miracle Babies 5K and Kids Festival  

May 7

8am-1pm | NTC Park, Liberty Station

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Dress up as your favorite hero! Calling all Wonder woman, Superman, Soldiers, Police officers, whoever you wanted to be and celebrate with your family the post race fair, exotic cars, food trucks and lots of vendors. Participants are encouraged to fundraise to help raise funds and awareness for NICU families.

Mama’s Day for Mama’s Kitchen

May 12

6:30 pm | Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine 

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Mama’s Kitchen supplies three nutritional meals a day, seven days a week at no cost to men, women, and children living with AIDS or cancer. Aside from that, they also cater pantry services (Mama’s Pantry) and nutrition education to people affected by AIDS

East County Senior Health/Info Fair

May 12

10am-1pm | La Mesa Community Center

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Safety, Nutrition Services, Health Services, Educational programs,  Senior Community Services, Home Care Services, Financial Information, Volunteer opportunities, Housing Options,  and More!

Surfrider Foundation Art Gala

May 12

 6pm | Paradise Point Resort: 1404 Vacation

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Benefiting San Diego’s Ocean, Waves and Beaches, You are invited to celebrate with their amazing activist network and the impact that they are having while supporting the art community. Aiming to INSPIRE and empower everyone with the knowledge and tools needed to stand as Champions of Surf & Sand.

Cycle Eastlake & Run

May 13

6:30 am | Eastlake Middle School, Chula Vista

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A combination of a 1/2 marathon, 10k trail run and a 5k walk-run-stroll. With the premier event for all cycling enthusiasts who loves to ride.

Avenue Amps & Ales   

May 13

1-5pm | Memorial Park, Chula Vista

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Sponsored by Seven Mile Casino.The very first  Chula Vista’s craft beer event focusing on San Diego County craft breweries, with live music and select vendors.

Touch A Truck 2017   

May 13

11am-3pm | Pacific Trails Middle School

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Raising awareness in San Diego community about childhood cancers and their lack of financial support.A 100% volunteer-driven, almost all of the equipment and services used are donated or heavily discounted to maximize the money proceeds.

Balboa Park Pow Wow

May 13-14

10am-6pm | Balboa Park

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Honoring the heritage and traditions of American Indians through storytelling drumming, and singing performed by vibrant ceremonial dancers in the sound of rhythmic drums.

La Mesa Rocks   

May 19

6-10pm | La Mesa Community Center

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Have fun while playing in the five La Mesa park playgrounds with lots of climbers, flower shade structures, and fun climbing mushrooms. All of this along with food and Live/ Silent Auction.

Festival of the Arts   

May 20

11am-10pm | North Park 9-Block Festival

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Fabulous food, dance performances, vendor booths, amazing local art, exciting live music with DJ sets, world music, and funk rock are just a few of what this North Park neighborhood can offer you.

America on Main Street   

May 20

12-8pm | Downtown El Cajon

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Rock climbing wall, rides, American and ethnic food booths including a chili cook-off, appreciation  of a petting zoo, display booths, arts and crafts with multiple stages of live entertainment. Celebrating the American spirit by the appreciation of the many diverse ethnic and historical groups in the community.

Bench Party with Fern Street Circus   

May 20

12-2pm | Bayside Park, Chula Vista

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Be entertained with aerialists, jugglers, puppets and more plus a chance to unleash the circus skill in you as you participate in the Fern Street Circus interactive workshops in puppetry, hooping, and tightwires.

Wild in the Country 2017   

May 20

3-7pm | Lions Tigers & Bears, Alpine

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An advocacy of their mission: Lions Tigers & Bears is dedicated to providing a safe haven for unwanted and abused exotic animals and to educating the public about the abuses of the exotic-animal trade. We are a NO KILL, NO BREED sanctuary that allows the animals in our care to live out their lives with dignity in a caring and safe environment.

Tails on the Trails Charity Walk   

May 20

8am-1pm | Mance Buchanon Park, Oceanside

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Walk or bike down with your dogs in this one-day event at Mance Buchanon Park. Get to watch K-9 demonstrations, have a chat with pet adoption groups and rescue groups, participate in the agility courses and enjoy live music and food.

Fiesta Del Sol   

May 20-21

9am-9pm | Fletcher Cove, Solana Beach

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An annual fundraising event organized by Pilsen Neighbors Community Council (PNCC), a non-profit organization located in the heart of Pilsen in Chicago, IL.  During the four-day event, every year, this family-friendly festival draws over 1 million visitors. 

Bay Bridge Run/Walk  

May 21

8 am | One Park Blvd.

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A unique 4-mile run/walk that offers a  panoramic view as participants make their way to Coronado's beautiful Tidelands Park from downtown San Diego over the Coronado Bay Bridge. This event encourages the public in raising money for the Navy's Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR) programs.

Valley Center Rodeo & Festival   

May 26-28

Valley Center Community Center

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A family-friendly rodeo and festival this Memorial Day weekend that includes,  roping events, bronc riding, barrel racing, Bull riding, wild donkey race and more!  Horseshoe tournament, arts & craft vendors, Beer garden, and  yummy food  awaits you

Aquatic Adventures by the Bay   

May 27

10am-2pm | Pepper Park, National City

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An afternoon of free rowing, kayaking, fishing, and other water and land based activities for the whole family.  Provided for FREE during the event are all the equipment to participate in the activities.

Vista Strawberry Fest  

May 28

7am-4pm | Downtown Vista

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Celebrating the history with the beautiful berry. Whereas the berries are so much larger than they were used to.

Solana Beach Memorial Day 

May 29

Veterans Honor Courtyard-La Colonia Park

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A Memorial Day Ceremony to be held at the Veterans Honor Courtyard at La Colonia Park. The ceremony will take place from 11:00 until noon. Highlighting “Feathers from Heaven” doves, City Dignitaries, Camp Pendleton Young Marines Color Guard, Santa Fe Christian School Band and a special guest speaker who will address the community.