May Calendar of Events

Padres Home Games:
5/3-5: vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
5/6-8: vs. Miami Marlins
5/16-19: vs. Washington Nationals
5/20-22: vs. St. Louis Cardinals
5/29-31: vs. Seattle Mariners

5/3-5: The Chocolate Festival
Location: Maritime Museum of San Diego, Downtown
Admission: $5-$15
Info: sdmaritime.org/chocolate-festival
Learn which alcoholic beverages go best with the many chocolate samples being served, and then completely forget after your fifth pairing.

5/4: Barrio Logan Grand Prix
Location: Beardsley St., Barrio Logan
Admission: $20-$35
Info: sdbc.org
Pros and amateurs race around a Figure 8 track in one of SoCal's largest cycling events.

5/4-5: PBR Rodeo
Location: Pala Casino, Pala
Admission: $28-$83
Info: palacasino.com
Bucking bulls, broken bones and plenty of beer. Yee-haw? (We're rooting for the bulls.)

5/4-5: Ramona's Bluegrass and Old West Festival
Location: Ramona Community Park, Ramona
Admission: $10 per day
Info: ramonabluegrassfest.com
Good ol' boys and girls gettin' down on the farm (or park).

5/5: Re:RUN San Diego
Location: Balboa Stadium, Downtown
Admission: $35-$70
Info: rerunsandiego.com
Complete the 5K/10K race before watching some of the nation's top track and field athletes compete in four events for a $60,000 purse.

5/5: Safari Park Half Marathon
Location: San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Escondido
Admission: $110
Info: safariparkhalf.com
Because nothing motivates like the hungry stares of wild animals.

5/4-5: Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo
Location: old Town
Admission: Free
Info: fiestaoldtown.com
Grab your mariachi garb and head to the booze garden for tequila samples and la música.

5/5: Carlsbad Village Faire
Location: Carlsbad village, Carlsbad
Admission: Free
Info: carlsbad.org
Dubbed the largest one-day street fair in the u.s., this event draws more than 100,000 visitors, despite the organizers' pretentious spelling habits.

5/8-12: San Diego Surf Film Festival
Location: Bird's Surf Shed, Bay Park
Admission: $5-$100
Info: sandiegosurffilmfestival.com
Sandy beach dwellers pay homage to their passion with 35-plus international surf films, a surf art gallery, live music, beach cleanups and board-shaping demos.

5/10: Mama's Day EventLocation: Hyatt Regency La Jolla
Admission: $125
Info:  mamaskitchen.org
San Diego's premiere tasting event with over 55 local top chefs and specialty dishes, honoring the number one woman in your life.

5/10-12: Gator by the Bay
Location: Spanish Landing Park, Midway
Admission: $15-$25
Info: gatorbythebay.com
The West Coast's biggest Zydeco and Cajun festival brings a taste of Louisiana to San Diego with 10,000 lbs. of crawfish and hopefully not quite that much gator.

5/11: R.O.C Race
Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar
Admission: $65-$70
Info: rocrace.com
The 5K Ridiculous Obstacle Challenge consists of American Gladiator-esque wrecking balls, Tarzan swings, tight ropes and a whole lot more. Fun, fun, fun!

5/16: MCASD's 25 and Under Art Contest
Location: MCASD, Downtown
Admission: $10
Info: mcasd.org
Vote for your favorite piece of art inspired by the "Greedy Organ," which isn't nearly as dirty as it sounds. (it's the eye.)

5/16-19: Celebrity Championship
Location: la Costa Resort and spa, Carlsbad
Admission: $15 for all three days
Info: celebritychampionship.com
Professional athletes and celebrities swing at balls for bragging rights and a $100,000 purse.

5/17-19: The Beach Soccer USA Cup 
Location: North Pacific Dr., Oceanside
Admission: Free
Info: beachsoccerusa.org
The San Diego sockers (2011 champs) and seven other professional teams go head-to-head for the title.

5/18: North Park Festival of Arts
Location: University Ave. and 30th St., North Park
Admission: General admission, free; beer block, $25
Info: northparkfestivalofarts.com
There's a Craft Beer Block! See this page for more details.

5/18: Deep Pit BBQ
Location: San Dieguito Heritage Museum, Encinitas
Admission: $20
Info: sdheritage.org
Live entertainment, a bake sale and, of course, barbequed beef.

5/19: Navy's Bay Bridge Run
Location: Park Blvd. and Harbor Dr., Downtown
Admission: $47
Info: navylifesw.com
Run/walk four miles across the Coronado Bridge to support the Navy's Morale Welfare and Recreation programs.

5/21: Coast of Pacific Beach Restaurant Walk
Location: Several restaurants in Pacific Beach
Admission: $20-$25
Info: pacificbeach.org
Cruise the streets and taste some of PB's best eats during this self-guided restaurant tour.

5/25: Gaslamp Music & Art Festival
Location: 5th Ave., Gaslamp
Admission: Free until 9 p.m.
Info: gaslamp.org
if you're skipping the sand Memorial Day weekend, check out the live bands, fashion shows and art displays hosted inside restaurants and other venues all over Gaslamp.

5/26: Vista Strawberry Festival
Location: Main St., Vista
Admission: Free
Info: vistastrawberryfest.com
Join 55,000 spectators for a berry entertaining Sunday of pie-eating contests, carnival rides and the Miss Strawberry Pageant.

5/29-6/2: 2013 LGBT Film Festival
Location: Birch North Park Theatre, North Park
Admission: $10-$150
Info: filmoutsandiego.com
Catch nightly screenings of award-winning LGBT films and shorts, many of which have already been recognized at
the Sundance and Berlin Film Festivals.

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