May 2013 San Diego Events May 5, 2013

May 4 – 5
Escondido Renaissance Faire
The age of chivalry will be recreated among the wonders of nature in an idyllic setting. Activities include several of Will Shakespeare’s plays, battle pageants, music in the streets, jugglers and hundreds of costumed re-enactors performing in this giant outdoor play. Refer to website for admission information.
Time: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Location: Felicita Park, 742 Clarence Lane, Escondido
May 4 – 5
30th Annual Old Town Cinco de Mayo

Old Town comes alive with a celebration of art, culture, and history of the 1800’s. Ride in a horse drawn stagecoach, enjoy music, carnival rides and games, a car show, and many other activities. This is a free event.
Time: Sat: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm, Sun: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Old Town State Historical Park, San Diego Ave., San Diego
For more information visit www.fiestaoldtown.com
May 4 – 5
4th Annual Ramona Bluegrass & Old West Festival

This event will include top performers and bands, day and night jam sessions, fireside storytelling, and overnight camping. Refer to website for admission information.
Time: Refer to website for specific times
Location: Ramona Rodeo Grounds, 421 Aqua Lane, Ramona
For more information visit www.ramonabluegrassfest.com
May 10 – 12
12th Annual Gator by the Bay

Enjoy a Zydeco, Blues and Crawfish Festival! This is a family event featuring Zydeco and Cajun bands, Blues bands and community musical groups performing on multiple stages. Enjoy Cajun and Creole food, cooking demonstrations, strolling entertainers, dance lessons, and more. See website for admission.
Time: Refer to website for specific times
Location: Spanish Landing Park at Harbor Island, Harbor Dr., San Diego
For more information visit www.gatorbythebay.com
May 11
Miracle Babies 5k Run/Walk for Hope

Proceeds from this Miracle Babies event support families in need who have a newborn in the neonatal intensive care unit. Following the race will be a red rose ceremony and a champagne toast celebrating mothers. In addition, the day will be full of activities for kids, health and wellness expo, local food, and more! Refer to website for registration information.
Time: 7:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Embarcadero Marina Park South, San Diego
For more information visit www.miraclebabies.org
May 11
Ridiculous Obstacle Challenge

This challenging, military-style obstacle course features wild and crazy game show-inspired obstacles creating the most fun 5K race in Southern California. The common theme is ridiculous and challenging fun! See website for registration information.
Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar
For more information visit www.rocrace.com
May 11
20th Annual Letter Carriers “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive

This is the nation’s largest food drive to combat hunger. Letter carriers will collect non-perishable donations from homes as they deliver mail along their postal routes. Help stamp out hunger by leaving a bag of non-perishable food donations next to your mailbox before your mail delivery arrives. The letter carriers will do the rest.
Time: Refer to website
Location: All over San Diego
For more information visit www.helpstampouthunger.com
May 12
5th Annual Mother’s Day Fancy Dress Swim

This is a fundraiser for World Swims Against Malaria. Mothers will “dip” in the ocean wearing their Mother’s Day finest. A five dollar donation is all that is needed for World Swim Against Malaria to purchase an insecticide treated bed net and save a child’s life.
Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Location: Oceanside Pier, Oceanside
For more information visit www.onesandiego.org
May 17 – 18
Annual Allied Gardens Spring Fest 2013

Take the whole family to this festival for guaranteed fun. A music fest with popular local bands, mechanical rides, food and beer, a car show and parade, craft merchandise, mechanical rides, and even inflatable bounce houses.
Time: Fri: 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm, Sat: 9:00 am – 11:00 pm
Location: Allied Gardens Community Park, 5155 Greenbrier Ave., San Diego
For more information visit www.navajoevents.com
May 18
Annual North Park Festival of the Arts

This is an explosion of art, culture and entertainment. There will be arts and crafts booths, a food court, beer garden, Kid’s Art Beat, and tons more stuff! Refer to website for admission information.
Time: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Location: North Park, University Ave. & 30th, San Diego
For more information visit www.northparkfestivalofarts.com
May 19
Annual Navy’s Original Bay Bridge Run/Walk

A running and walking event across the Coronado Bay Bridge is a rare opportunity. The route begins in downtown San Diego then across the bridge to Coronado Island concluding at Tidelands Park with fun festivities. Refer to website for registration information.
Time: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Bayfront Hilton parking lot, One Park Blvd., San Diego
For more information visit www.navylifesw.com/bridgerun
May 19
La Mesa Village Antique Street Faire

Once a year, antique dealers from far and wide set out their wares in La Mesa. The event generally features more than 125 booths with genuine antiques and collectibles, plus appraisal and restoration booths. Reminiscent of an old fashioned Midwest flea market, there’s live music and entertainment.
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: La Mesa Village, La Mesa Blvd., La Mesa
For more information visit www.lmvma.com
May 25
Santee Street Fair

This event includes live bands, rides, entertainment, food, arts and craft vendor booths and a beer garden. In just three years the Santee Street Fair has become one of the best events in town! There will be more than 300 food and vendor booths, 3 stages of live music and entertainment, and fun rides. The beer garden will feature the Manzanita Brewing Company label. This is a free event.
Time: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Location: Santee Town Center, Mission Gorge Rd., Santee
For more information visit www.santeestreetfair.com
May 24 – 26
Annual Valley Center Western Days

Be sure to invite all your friends and family and go prepared to eat local food, shop local vendor booths, play with your kids, and see the rodeo and most of all have fun!
Time: Refer to website for specific times
Location: Valley Center Community Center, 28246 Lilac Rd., Valley Center
For more information visit www.westerndays.org
May 26
2013 Vista Strawberry Festival

The Vista Chamber of Commerce and the Vista Village Business Association are hosting the Annual Vista Strawberry Festival. Strawberries will be the main event along with a 5K Fun Run and a Kids Run, as well as 200+ vendors at the street fair, a strawberry pie eating contest and much more. This is a free event.
Time: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Location: Downtown Vista, 127 Main St., Vista
For more information visit www.vvba.org
May 31
The Jewels of San Diego – All That Jazz

This is the Arc of San Diego’s annual gala benefiting children and adults with disabilities. The evening begins with a cocktail reception and silent auction, followed by dinner, dancing, and entertainment. The Arc of San Diego currently serves over 2,500 children and adults with disabilities and greatly depends on the generous spirit of the community to assist with the continuation of vital services. Refer to website for admission information.
Time: 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Location: US Grant Hotel, 326 Broadway, San Diego
For more information visit www.arc-sd.com/jewels
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