San Diego is heating up, and we don’t just mean the temperature. There are hot local events happening at every turn and the best place to find them is on the Yelp events page. Beat the “May Gray” with these fun spring activities!
Kentucky Derby Day, May 3 (Surfside Race Place Del Mar):
Kentucky Derby Day is the Super Bowl of horse racing: the best horses, trainers, and jockeys will compete for their place in history in the biggest race day of the year. While the event is not live down in old Del Mar, you can catch all the action broadcast across more than 1,000 televisions and celebrate the season at Surfside Race Place. Bust out those fabulous hats and get tickets ASAP. While you’re watching the adrenaline-pumping action from horse racetracks around the world, enjoy mint juleps and a patio barbecue – sounds like a winning combo right there.
5th Annual Taste Of Cardiff, May 8 (Cardiff-By-The-Sea):
Immerse yourself in the flourishing culinary vibe of Cardiff-by-the-Sea at the 5th Annual Taste of Cardiff event. Enjoy an evening of strolling through the beautiful coastal community while savoring the very best of Cardiff's delectable cuisine. Downtown Cardiff has more than 20 unique eateries and many of these restaurants are well-known throughout San Diego County for their excellent food. Pre-sale Tickets cost $25 per person online and $35 the day of, if it doesn’t sell out first.
FWSD Bikini Fashion Show @ Neon Nights, May 16 (Harrah’s Resort Southern California):
The FWSD Bikini Fashion Show will take place at Harrah's Resort Southern California, with the resort’s incredible luxury pool area serving as the backdrop. Just when you thought things would be cooling off for the day, FWSD will heat things up with the “Hautest” pool party in town. Models will strut down the runway clad in the latest bikini trends created by local designers while guests enjoy music, sip on blended cocktails and lounge poolside. This will be one staycation you surely won't want to miss.
Wines, Blues & Booze Festival, May 17 (California Center For The Arts)
The ticket price to this 19th annual festival presented by the Rotary Club of Bonsall includes wine tasting from more than 80 wineries and beer tasting from many of your favorite local microbreweries. Plus, more than 20 local restaurants will provide tasty samples all night long will live musicians including the Restless Blues Band and SugarRay provide the entertainment. This premier North County fundraising event also boasts a fabulous silent auction, and all proceeds will benefit local charities.
Fiesta del Sol, May 31-June 1 (Solana Beach)
The Fiesta del Sol rocks Solana Beach with a diverse showcase providing continuous live music. The musical lineup is rich with rock, reggae, soul, funk, jazz, blues, Latin and world beat, spanning cultures and countries from Africa and Brazil to the USA. As the tunes fill the air, festival-goers can shop an eclectic array of arts and crafts exhibits that include original paintings, locally handcrafted jewelry, pottery, clothing and other one-of-a-kind items. To keep up the energy for groovin’, gourmet food trucks will offer a variety of choices along with several food vendors and booths offering sweets, coffee and more.
Trish Sanderson is the community manager and marketing director for Yelp North County San Diego. She leads the local community of Yelp reviewers both online and off.