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Live in or planning a visit to the San Diego area? Looking for some fun things to see and do there in May? Then please check out this May 2019 San Diego County Calendar of Events, courtesy of our colleagues, Peggy Sue, Catherine and Kathleen, at First American Title:

Eat Drink Read | May 2 from 6-8:30pm | San Diego Air and Space Museum

Experience imaginative dishes created by the most popular chefs from every corner of San Diego County, with each bite inspired by the chefs’ favorite books. Eat. Drink. Read. is the San Diego Council on Literacy’s annual culinary event that brings together friends of food and literacy every spring to raise literacy awareness and generate funding for the SDCOL’s ongoing efforts. For more information: 619-574-1641 | www.eatdrinkread.com

West Coast Weekender | May 2-6 | Viejas Casino & Resort, Alpine

With a strong focus on local art and industry, West Coast Weekender pays homage to the American westside’s rich underground music culture. World class talent will participate in daytime panel discussions, and play parties that will run from afternoon to early morning. For more information: www.westcoastweekender.net

Old Town Fiesta Cinco de Mayo | May 3-5 | Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

Bustling mercado, non-stop music and live entertainment, lucha libre wrestling, and a huge display of lowriders and other incredible autos! For more information: 619-291-4903 | www.cincodemayooldtown.com

Julian Woman’s Club Wildflower Show | May 3-5 from 10am-4pm | Julian Town Hall

The Wildflower Show is meant to educate club members, local residents, out-of-town visitors and children about the botanical wealth of Julian and its vicinity. The flowers are arranged on tables representing the different geographical areas and plant zones in which they are picked. For more information: www.julianwomansclub.org

Southern California Beach Soccer Championships | May 3-5 | Harbor Beach, Oceanside

The largest each Soccer Festival on the West Coast, this annual beach soccer festival is a competitive tournament for regional and worldwide teams that is also a fun family event. For more information: www.beachsoccerusa.org

Rhythm & Brews Music & Craft Beer Festival | May 4 from 12-4pm | Historic Vista Village

Complete with jams from local musicians and tastes of more than 50 of the most renowned breweries from San Diego County and other vibrant craft beer regions around the country. For more information: https://rhythmandbrews.sdbeer.com

Asian Cultural Festival of San Diego | May 4 from 10am-5pm | Mira Mesa Community Park

We will be featuring cultural, traditional, and contemporary acts. Family friendly, fun, and FREE event. For more information: www.asianculturalfestivalsd.com

Cinco de Mayo Trail Run | May 4 from 6:30-10:30am | Lake Poway Trail

5K and 10K and The Kathy Crafts Young Memorial Kids Race. Professionally chip timed. More than $1,600 in cash awards. Male and female age division awards. For more information: www.cincodemayotrailrun.org

Carlsbad Spring Village Faire | May 5 from 8am-5pm | Grand Avenue

More than 850 vendors will selling clothes, accessories, plants, household products, art, antiques and home decor. The international food court will feature more than 50 booths serving everything from Thai to Hawaiian cuisine. Children’s area. For more information: www.kennedyfaires.com/carlsbad

Cinco de Mayo in Balboa Park | May 4 from 11am-6pm | House of Hospitality

The day’s collaborative, community-driven programming includes Mexican-themed music and dance performances, colorful horseback riders, strolling mariachis, hands-on activity booths for kids, arts and crafts vendors, gourmet food trucks, and more. For more information: www.balboaparkconservancy.org

Carry the Load | May 8 from 6:45-9:30am | San Diego Fire-Rescue Station 35, La Jolla

Join Carry The Load in honoring our military, veterans and first responders by walking with the West Coast relay team through Miramar National Cemetery as they continue on their 4,600-mile trek to Dallas, Texas. Participants are encouraged to bring a memento that symbolizes the load they are carrying. For more information: 972-757-1828 | www.carrytheload.org

San Diego Surf Film Festival | May 8-11 | Misfit Gallery, La Jolla

15 of the finest international surf films. Opening night featuring live art, music and local beer. Grant Ellis slideshow presentations. Surfing expression sessions. Salty surf housings. VIP nautilus pass holder happy hours. Meet the filmmakers and artists lunch. For more information: www.sdsurffilmfestival.com

Gator By The Bay-Zydeco, Blues & Crawfish Festival | May 9-12 | Spanish Landing Park, Point Loma

Features 4 days of live music - more than 100 performances on 7 stages, dancing, delicious Southern food - including beignets, gumbo, jambalaya & 10,000 lbs of crawfish. For more information: www.gatorbythebay.com

SDCCU Festival of Arts | May 11 from 11am-10pm | North Park Main Street

This unique and vibrant neighborhood festival brings out over 40,000 people from all over San Diego County to celebrate and enjoy live music, art, crafts, delicious food and some of San Diego’s top Craft Beers. For more information: 619-294-2501 | www.northparkmainstreet.com

Chocolate Festival | May 11 from 10am-4pm | San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas

Dozens of delectable chocolate tastings, demos, a chocolate fountain, and more. Lots of children’s activities and a variety of Mother’s Day gifts. For more information: www.sdbgarden.org

FilmOut San Diego LGBT Shortfest | May 15 at 7pm & 9pm | Hillcrest Landmark Theatres

This “mini-festival” will be a pre-Summer/Pride screening featuring only LGBTQ short films! For more information: www.filmoutsandiego.com

Ramona Rodeo | May 17-19 - See website for schedule | Fred Grand Arena

A Top Notch PRCA rodeo with some of the greatest cowboys around, boasting a professional attitude with the best hometown hospitality you will find at a rodeo. For more information: www.ramonarodeo.net

San Diego Century | May 18 from 6am-5:30pm | MiraCosta College

Take on one of 3 beautiful courses for a challenging and rewarding cycling experience on San Diego’s most scenic routes. Experience the beautiful hills and coastline along 33, 67 or 105 mile routes. For more information: www.spectrumsportsevents.com

Ocean Beach Kite Festival | May 18 from 10am-4pm | Robb Athletic Field

Kite building and decorating, prizes, professional kite fliers and amazing kite demonstrations and games, crafters, community organizations, gourmet food, carnival activities and live music! For more information: www.oceanbeachkiwanis.org

Taste of Julian | May 18 from 1-5pm | Town Hall

This year, many of the town’s restaurants, wineries and breweries will be participating in this self-guided culinary tour of the historic mountain town’s unique restaurants. For more information: www.atasteofjulian.com

Van Go! STEAM Festival | May 18 from 10am-2pm | Little Italy

This event features a silly soap box race; fine arts exhibition, live music as well as visual & performing arts entertainment and a beer & wine garden. For more information: www.littleitalysd.com

SDCVA Wine & Food Festival | May 18 from 1-4pm | Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead, Escondido

Spend the day discovering the array of varietals produced county wide. This is the only wine event exclusively featuring San Diego County wines. For more information: 858-487-1866 | www.sandiegowineries.org

SoCal TACO FEST | May 18 from 11am-10pm | San Diego County Waterfront Park

Over 25 of your favorite restaurants, plus Lucha Libre wrestling, Chihuahua races & beauty pageant, and the Milagro Cantina Margarita Tent. For more information: www.91x.com

Fiesta del Sol | May 18-19 from 9am-9pm | Fletcher Cove, Solana Beach

The Belly Up is lining up a great list of musicians to perform. A large, fun, and exciting Children’s Area. Food Trucks along with other great specialty food vendors will be back as well as our Arts & Crafts area, Sponsor area, Solana Beach Fireman’s Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, and much more! For more information: www.fiestadelsol.net

OMBAC Over the Line Beerfest | May 18-19 from 11am-6pm | Mariner’s Point, San Diego

Kick off summer with the Over the Line tournament, a baseball tournament complete with San Diego’s finest craft breweries and food trucks. Beerfest on Saturday and OTL Tourney on Sunday. For more information: www.ombac.org/beerfestotl

Navy’s Bay Bridge Run/Walk | May 19 from 8am-12pm | Hilton San Diego Bayfront

A one of a kind spectacular panoramic view as participants make their way to Coronado’s beautiful Tidelands Park from downtown San Diego over the Coronado Bay Bridge. For more information: www.navybaybridgerun.com

Escondido Grand Avenue Festival | May 19 from 9am-5pm | Grand Avenue

With over 500 vendors, and has been happening since 1989, bringing unique crafts and imports, fine international cuisine and family entertainment. For more information: www.kennedyfaires.com

Valley Center Stampede Rodeo & Memorial Festival | May 24-25 | Star Valley Park

Mutton Bustin’ event, Junior Barrel Racing, and a Calf Scramble during intermission that is open to children in attendance free of charge. Rodeo proceeds are donated to local youth organizations, as well as organizations that promote the morale of our local military. For more information: www.vcstampede.com

Legacy Week | May 24-27 | USS Midway Museum

The lineup of activities range from a Wreath Memorial ceremony, benefit concert, family activities, blood drive, interactive exhibits and more. Each element of Midway’s Legacy Week commemoration is designed to honor and remember our heroes and celebrate our military heritage. For more information: 619-544-9600 | www.midway.org

Valley Center Western Days | May 25

Each May, the Valley Center community celebrates its western heritage with a series of events including the Western Days Festival, Parade, Library kickoff party, Chili Cook-off, the election of Valley Center’s “Honorary Mayor.” For more information: 760-440-8293 | www.westerndays.org

Santee Street Fair and Craft Beer Festival | May 25 from 10am-6pm | Riverview Parkway & Town Center Parkway

Featuring live music and entertainment, more than 300 food and craft vendor booths, carnival rides and more! For more information: 619-449-1515 | www.santeestreetfair.com

Port of San Diego Festival of the Sea | May 25-27 | Maritime Museum of San Diego

General admission tickets for the three-day event include entrance to all vessels, exhibits, live music, education zone and artist exhibition with market. For more information: www.sdmaritime.org

House of Pacific Relations’ Ethnic Food Fair | May 26 from 11am-5pm | Balboa Park

Sample the culinary treats of 34 different cultures and witness performances in native costumes. Musical and dance performances on the HPR stage. For more information: www.sdhpr.org

La Vista Memorial Park and Mortuary Memorial Day Celebration | May 27 from 1-3pm | 3191 Orange Street, National City

A community wide event supported enthusiastically by National City public officials and draws visitors from all over San Diego County. For more information: 619-475-7770 | www.lavistamemorialpark.com

San Diego County Fair | May 31-July 4 | Del Mar Fairgrounds

Skip down the yellow brick road and enter into an “Oz-some” world inspired by L. Frank Baum’s classic tale, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” For more information: 858-755-1161 | www.sdfair.com

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