Weekend Events: May 11-13

Looking to get out and enjoy San Diego’s beautiful weather this weekend?

By Sarah Grieco and Mari Payton
|  Saturday, May 12, 2012  |  Updated 9:49 AM PDT
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Looking to get out and enjoy San Diego’s beautiful weather this weekend? Good thing the climate allows San Diegans to enjoy outdoor events. Here’s a few festivals to make your weekend super:

Allied Gardens Spring Fest
5 to 11 p.m. Friday, May 11 and 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, May 12

Head over to the Allied Gardens Community Park this weekend to check out live performances and family-friendly activities – so bring the kids! There will be a beer garden for the 21+ crowd and an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast for only $5 that Saturday.

Kaiser Permanente will also host a blood drive on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Good thing there will be plenty of food vendors to get your sugar back up!

Saturday will offer up kid-appropriate games, including a dunk tank and bounce house. During the evening, live entertainment will include music from Pullman Standard and Fusion Beat.
Allied Gardens Spring Fest is free and open to the public.

MiraCosta Car Show

9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday May 12

The students at MiraCosta College in Oceanside have organized a car show to raise education funds for veterans and active-duty service members.

Flashy and vintage cars will be shown at parking lot 2A on 1 Barnard Dr. in Oceanside. The event is free, but if you want to register your car prices start at $5.

Asian Cultural Festival of San Diego

11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday May 12

Join NBCSanDiego’s Mari Payton in observing Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at the Asian Cultural Festival of San Diego.

Visit NTC Liberty Station Park in Pt. Loma on Saturday to check out San Diego's largest celebration of Asian-American and Pacific Islander heritage.

The festival provides an open space for family-based activities sharing traditional Asian cultures with the community, featuring a dedicated martial arts stage, cultural dances and song, the expansive Cultural Row of Asian countries, supporting local business, and most importantly: Food.

True to the values of Asian culture, the festival solidifies the essence of community and gathering, drawing crowds of nearly 10,000 every year. There will be two stages for entertainment, live cooking demos, a martial arts demonstration and more.

The Asian Cultural Festival is a fun, free, family-friendly event that is open to the public. 

Mother’s Day Shamu Brunch
9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and noon to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 13

There’s plenty going on for Mother’s Day, but don’t you think mom would like dining poolside...with a whale? Then check out the Shamu Brunch that gets you and the family up close and personal with SeaWorld’s largest mammal.

Tickets start at $59 and park tickets are not included in the price.
 

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