Local May events in North County San Diego cover all the bases! From food and festivals, to fashion and local brews, Yelp’s event page explains all the need to know details. Read on for sneak peak of exciting activities featured in the next couple of weeks.
Carlsbad Village Street Faire
May 5, Carlsbad Village
The highly anticipated, largest single day street fair in the nation is this Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jump on the convenient coaster and ride into the midst of the fest featuring over 900 booths, including the international food court, entertainment, unique shopping, arts and crafts. Don’t forget to browse the local businesses, who throw open their doors to the expected 100,000 visitors each year. Rad C-bad residents know the people watching place to be is the Coyote Bar & Grill patio with a margarita in hand!
Hwy 78 Craftbrew & Foodtruck Festiv(ale)
May 11, San Marcos
Take your mom out for a beer on the Saturday before Mother’s Day at 4 p.m., because after all, any mom from North County has gotta love craft breweries! Throw in gourmet food trucks and you’ve got yourself a party. Only $20 gets you eight 4-oz. tastes and access to the decadence on wheels that will be present at the event. Although breweries and trucks could change, we’ve heard that Yelper favorites like The Lost Abbey, Chop Soo-ey, and Devilicious won’t disappoint.
5th Annual Encinitas Lifestyles Fashion Show
May 18, Escondido
Make sure you hit the scene to see some strutting for a good cause! Start this fashion forward evening off with the reception that begins at 6:30 p.m. You’ll enjoy a selection of beverages and tasty treats from local restaurateurs. The models take the runway wearing ensembles from over a dozen Encinitas retailers at 8 p.m. to the beats of entertainment by DJ Vega. Head to the event page for ticket details, benefiting Carol’s House and other Community Resource Center Programs.
4th Annual Taste Of Cardiff
May 16, Cardiff
Consider yourself booked on that Thursday from 5-8 p.m.! Get tickets and walk or grab your beach cruiser to taste over 20 kooky kitchens in cliff-side Cardiff. All those local eats are combined with live music stations and your chance to vote for your favorite to win the coveted “Golden Fork Award.” Participating business can be found along restaurant row and downtown Cardiff-By-The-Sea village and include 2012’s winner The Beach House and the well-known Bull Taco.
Cruisin’ On Grand
Friday nights, Escondido
Hot Rods heat up the inland empire! Every Friday night from May through September from 5-9 p.m. you’ll find some sweet rides cruisin’ down Grand Ave in Esco. They're bringing back down home vibes from the 1950’s. It’s a free event so grab the family or your sweetie and check out over 500 fabulous vehicles: They'll line the street sides for the evening. Local pubs for libations and restaurants in the area stay open late. Enter a contest, hula-hoop, or just admire the American muscle!
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