Downtown San Diego May 2013 Events

May 1st, 2013

May 4th
San Diego SPCA Walk for Animals

Walk with (or without) your dog to promote the humane treatment of animals. The event takes place from 7 a.m. until noon at Liberty Station.

More information: Call (619) 243-3408 or visit http://www.sdhumane.org

May 4th
Junior League of SD Food and Wine Festival

Guests can enjoy food and wine from local restaurants, wineries, and microbreweries with the breathtaking La Jolla Cove as a backdrop from 2 ‘til 6 p.m. in Ellen Browning Scripps Park. This is an adult only event.

More information: Call (858) 848-5883 or visit http://www.jlsd.org/

May 4th
KPBS 2013 Gala

Fine dining, classic cars, dancing, and cocktails will all be present at the annual Gala, with proceeds going to KPBS for the support of quality education programs. The event is held at the U.S. Grant Hotel from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.

More information: Call (619) 594-4266 or visit www.kpbs.org

May 4th
Oceanside Jazz Festival

The festival features performances by internationally renowned musicians, community jazz bands, plus school bands and choirs. Daytime performances are free and open to the public.

More information: Call (760) 757-2121 x6438 or visit www.oceansidejazzfestival.com

May 4th & 5th
Old Town Cinco de Mayo

Costumes, live performances, food, Carnival rides, Mexican wrestling, pony rides, rope tricks, a car show, cocktails, and food will all be present at this Old Town Cinco de Mayo event, held from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m..

More information: Call (619) 233-5008 or visit www.fiestaoldtown.com

May 5th
Safari Park Half Marathon

This 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. half marathon offers great views of the San Pasqual Valley wine country and orchards, as well as the San Diego Safari Park.

More information: Call (310) 821-7898 or visit safariparkhalf.com

May 5th
Fiesta de los Penasquitos

The Rancho Penasquitos fiesta will be held from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. and feature local artists and musicians, a Kid’s area, carnival rides, and a Skateboarding area.

More information: Call (619) 994-8687 or visit www.rpcouncil.com

May 9th
BoConcept Little Italy Smart Car Show

Come check out the 75 fuel-efficient smart cars that will be showcased in Little Italy from 7 until 9 p.m.

More information: (619) 223-3898 or visit campaign.boconcept.com

May 11th
Liver Life Walk

Participants have the choice between a 5K Safari run/walk or 1.5-mile walk within the San Diego zoo. The walk takes place in the morning, when the animals are being cared for by the zoo keepers. Both the Safari run/walk and the walk within the zoo are held from 7:30 until 10:30 a.m.

More information: Call (619) 291-5483 or visit www.liverfoundation.org

May 11th
Stepping Up for Project Walk

This free charity event will feature prizes, music, food, and games in support of Project Walk, a local program that treats spinal chord injuries. The event is held from 12 until 4 p.m. in Carlsbad, on the Crossing Drive.

More information: Call (760) 634-9800 or visit www.projectwalk.org

May 11th
OMBAC Music Party

The event, once known as the “Coming Out Party”, pays tribute to a Prisoner of War from the Korean War. A 21+ beach bash with music, food, and dancing will be held at W Mission Bay from 12 until 10 p.m.

More information: Call (619) 281-7538 or visit www.ombac.org

May 16th
Taste of Cardiff

Walk, bike, enjoy live music from local musicians and food at the 5 until 8 p.m. event. Tickets are $25 in advance, and $30 the day of.

More information: Call (760) 436-0431 or visit tasteofcardiff.com

May 17th and 18th
SpringFest 2013

Spring is being celebrated in Allied Gardens with performances from local bands, a beer garden, food, and rides! The event is held in the Allied Gardens Community Park from 5 until 11 p.m.

More information: Call (619) 279-6974 or visit www.navajoevents.com

May 18th
Spring Fling

Live music, food, a Kid’s zone, art, and guided tours of the floral park will all be featured at this free event, held from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Carpentier Parkway.

More information: Visit cardiff101.com

May 18th
Tierrasanta Patriot’s Day

A beer garden, Kid’s area, dancing, music, food, and evening fireworks will all be included at this event, held from 4 until 9 p.m. on Clairemont Mesa Blvd.

More information: Call (858) 268-0044.

May 18th
North Park Festival of the Arts

Six stages of music and performances will be featured, along with crafts, a beer garden, international foods, and a Kid’s art area. The event will be held from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m.

More information: Call (619) 294-2501.

May 19th
Community Band Festival

The city of Poway and the Pomerado Community Band are presenting the Community Band Festival, which will feature a steam locomotive train, food, crafts, and live music. The event is held in Old Poway Park from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m.

More information: Call (858) 668-4576 or visit www.poway.org

May 19th
Navy’s Original Bay Bridge Run/Walk

Begin in the Gaslamp District and run or walk across the Coronado Bay Bridge to enjoy a celebratory party in Coronado’s Tidelands Park. The event is held from 5 a.m. until 12 p.m.

More information: Call (619) 556-9413 or visit www.navylifesw.com

May 19th
San Diego Sicilian Festival

Little Italy will be celebrating Italian-American and Sicilian culture with food, wine, beer, music, and crafts from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

More information: Call (619) 733-0483 or visit www.sicilianfesta.com

May 19th
SRCA Community Fair

A wine tasting booth, music, food, dancing, and a Kid’s area with rides and an obstacle course will be set up in the Scripps Ranch Community Park from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m.

More information: Call (858) 337-6344 or visit www.scrippsranch.org

May 25th
American Heritage Car Show

Hundreds of cars will be on display in Grape Day Park from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. A pancake breakfast, D.J., raffle, and museum tours will also be offered. The event is free, however, there is a vehicle entry fee.

More information: Call (760) 743-8207 or visit www.escondidohistory.org

May 27th
KSAC Holiday at Home Parade

This Kensington parade features clowns, marching bands, and groups from local businesses, churches, and schools. The event is in conjunction with the “Holiday at Home Relay Race”, and is held from 10:30 a.m. until 12 p.m.

More information: Call (619) 234-2266.

May 28th and 29th
Law Enforcement Torch Run

Hundreds of law enforcement will run with a torch from Chula Vista to Camp Penelton to raise money for the Southern California Special Olympics. The event will be held from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

More information: Call (619) 283-6100.

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