5/1-4 Harbor to Harbor 50 Mile Urban Adventure Trek
Begins at Oceanside Harbor
Help raise funds for the women of Project Athena during this two-day coastal walk from Oceanside Harbor to San Diego Bay.

5/2 Australia’s Thunder from Down Under
Sycuan Casino, El Cajon
Have a one-night stand with shirtless, sexy, gyrating muscle men from down unda.

5/2 Latin Food & Wine Festival
Harrah’s Resort Southern California, Valley Center
Celebrating all things Latin America, this foodie fête features celebrity chefs, sumptuous Latin cuisine and unlimited sips of fine vino from more than 20 California wineries.

5/2 Pug Party
Del Mar Fairgrounds
Pug life! This annual fur fest offers pug massages and facials, pawticures and a Vegas-themed costume contest to benefit Pug Rescue of San Diego County.

5/2-3 Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo Old Town
Tequila tastings, live music, a low rider car show y mucho mas make this 32nd annual Cinco de Mayo celebration the largest of its kind in SoCal.

5/2-3 Hoops at the Beach
Bonita Cove Park, Mission Beach
Bounce over to the largest three-on-three basketball tourney in San Diego County, featuring half-court games, a three-point shootout and a slam dunk contest.

5/3 Carlsbad Village Faire
Carlsbad Village
Nearly 1,000 vendors, international food booths, live music and a beer-and-wine garden draw more than 100,000 spectators and shoppers to Carlsbad from all over the globe.

5/3 Spring Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon
South Shores Park, Mission Bay
This beginner-friendly running event offers a triathlon (quarter-mile swim, 10-mile bike, three-mile run), a duathlon (one-mile run, 10-mile bike, three-mile run) and a mini-triathlon (200-yard swim, six-mile bike, 1.5-mile run).

5/3 Del Mar Bridal Bazaar
Del Mar Fairgrounds
Here comes the bride... to what’s promoted as the biggest wedding planning expo in S.D., spotlighting 200 experts in food, fashion, photography and all things nuptial.

5/3 Miracle Babies 5K
Embarcadero Marina Park South, Downtown
Dress as your favorite superhero before jogging, walking or flying through this 5K benefiting the families of sick and premature babies.

5/7 Taste of Cardiff
Main Street, Cardiff-by-the-Sea
Sample food, brews and wines during this self-guiding tasting tour of Cardiff restaurants, and then vote for your favorites to help decide which eatery will win the town’s Golden Fork Award.

5/7-10 Gator By The Bay Festival
Spanish Landing Park, Midway District
Get a taste of the Bayou by feasting on 10,000 pounds of Louisiana crawfish and soaking in six stages of New Orleans-style entertainment at this 14th annual four-day event.

5/8 Mama’s Day
Hyatt Regency La Jolla
Taste an incredible, edible array of cuisine from nearly 60 local chefs while supporting Mama’s Kitchen, a local organization that provides free meals to adults and children affected by AIDS or cancer.

Del Mar Fairgrounds
Nearly 10,000 brave souls are expected to crash, smash and splash through 12 larger-than-life obstacles along a 5K course formerly known as R.O.C. (Ridiculous Obstacle Course) Race.

5/9 Bacon and Barrels
Embarcadero Marina Park South, Downtown
Pig out what’s being dubbed the “Coachella of bacon,” a porky party offering unlimited tastings of bacony goodness, craft barreled beverages (beer, bourbon, wine), live music and more.

5/9 OB Kite Festival
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Enjoy food truck grub and live music while building and flying kites, watching the Kite Ballet show and perusing the craft fair.

5/15 Bike to Work Day
Throughout San Diego County
Trade four wheels for two (unless you need training wheels) and log your miles on iCommute’s TripTracker ( to burn calories and support eco-friendly transportation in San Diego.

5/16 North Park Festival of the Arts
University Ave. and 30th St., North Park
Local arts and crafts, a craft beer block and several stages of live entertainment fill the streets of North Park for this 19th annual free affair.

5/16-17 Beach Soccer Championships
Oceanside Harbor Beach
Cheer alongside 35,000 soccer fans as more than 300 teams from around the world compete in this three-day tournament for cash and glory.

5/17 Bay Bridge Run/Walk
One Park Blvd. and Harbor Dr., Downtown
Complete a picturesque four-mile route from downtown to Coronado, crossing the San Diego-Coronado Bridge in this 19th annual event supporting the Navy’s Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR) programs. Participants receive a t-shirt and free transportation back to the mainland.

5/20-23: San Diego Surf Film Festival
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla
Drop in to catch more than 20 rad waverider flicks, a sick surf art gallery and more, brah. Shaka!

5/28-31 Celebrity Championship
Morgan Run Resort and Club, Rancho Santa Fe
Marshall Faulk, Alfonso Ribeiro (current Dancing with the Stars champ) and other celebs take a swing at a $100,000 purse to raise money for the Junior Seau and Marshall Faulk Foundations.

5/29-31 LGBT Film Festival
Observatory North Park
Watch more than 25 LGBT-themed features, shorts and documentaries during this annual film festival attended by movie buffs, filmmakers and actors.

5/29-31 Celebrity Chef Tour
The Lodge at Torrey Pines, La Jolla
Enjoy a luxury dinner prepared by world-class celebrity chefs, wine tastings and an overnight stay at The Lodge while taking in sprawling views of the Pacific Ocean.

5/31 San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon
Begins at Quince St. and Sixth Ave., Bankers Hill
Run a marathon course encircling the city, rock out to live bands at every mile and roll over to the headlining concert by O.A.R. at the finish line.


5/1-3: vs. Colorado Rockies (promotions: Fiesta in the Park and First Responder Opening Day 5/1; Postgame Fireworks 5/2; Military Spouse Appreciation Day 5/3)
5/14-17: vs. Washington Nationals (promotions: College Night 5/14; Party in the Park 5/15; Armed Forces Day 5/16; U.S. Coast Guard Appreciation Day 5/17)
5/19-21: vs. Chicago Cubs (promotions: Taco Tuesday 5/19; College Night 5/21)
5/28-31: vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (promotions: College Night 5/28; Party in the Park and San Diego Fire-Rescue Department Salute 5/29; Military Salute 5/31)