San Diego is bountiful this week with events that speak to the heart. Whether you choose to honor your love for chocolate, film and the arts, the outdoors, or mothers everywhere, let this week’s family-friendly mix of activity raise you up for an experience to remember. Highlights this week include screenings at the San Diego Surf Film Festival, street art displays in North Park, and a Mother’s Day brunch overlooking the Pacific coastline!
Mother’s Day Brunch at George’s
Show your appreciation for her this year with an exclusive Mother’s Day brunch at George’s at the Cove. Salivate a decadent 3-course menu at California Modern with fine dining service, signature Lobster Quiche, George’s upscale spin on Eggs Benedict, and much more! For more relaxed dining, bask in exquisite coastline views at George’s Level 2 and Ocean Terrace open on Mother’s Day from 11 am to 10 pm.
When: May 13, 2018 10:00am-11:00pm
Where: George’s at the Cove– 1250 Prospect, La Jolla, CA 92037
Cost: $40+ per person for 3-Course Brunch Menu
Ring in Mother’s Day early at San Diego Botanic Garden’s Chocolate Festival indulging guests of all ages with tastings, demonstrations, and a streaming fountain of pure chocolate. Sink your teeth into Hand Crafted Artisan made toffees, custom truffles, and a variety of Mother’s Day specials. No golden ticket is required for this event with tasting tickets starting at $1 sold on site!
When: May 12, 2018, 9:00am-4:30pm
Where: San Diego Botanic Garden– 230 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024
Cost: Free with Paid Admission or Garden Membership
San Diego Surf Film Festival
Dropping into San Diego this week is the 7th Annual San Diego Surf Film Festival (SDSFF) screening 15 of the most outstanding international surf films guaranteed to stoke you out! Riding through 6 locations across the coastline, enjoy highlights such as an opening night of live music, art displays, Happy Hour by Saint Archer Brewing Co, and an opportunity to meet the filmmakers and artists over brunch! To seal the deal, the SDSFF will also offer bathers a chance to get back in the water with a group Surf Expression Session at Pacific Beach inviting any and all surf types to paddle out!
When: May 9-12, 2018
Where: Misfit Gallery– 565 Pearl St, La Jolla, CA 92037
SDCCU Festival of Arts in North Park
Embrace the eclectic art of North Park at this year’s San Diego County Credit Union (SDCCU) Festival of the Arts! Stretching 9 blocks across the historic district, this colorful event invites all ages to spend the day gallivanting amongst interactive exhibits, live music, street art displays, the Kids Art Block, and the newly featured Craft Beer Block!
When: May 12, 2018, 11:00am-10:00pm
Where: North Park Main Street – 3939 Iowa Street, San Diego, CA 92104
Cost: Free – Beer & food sampling ticket available for $25
Ocean Beach Kite Festival
Celebrating its 70th year in the sky this weekend is the Ocean Beach Kite Festival. Gaze up at the unique shapes and colors dancing amongst the clouds at Dusty Rhodes Park. Marked as the oldest children’s kite festival in the United States, this event is guaranteed to raise your spirits with a lively street fair of carnival rides, live music, gourmet food, kite building and more!
When: May 12, 2018, 10:00am-4:00pm
Where: Dusty Rhodes Park –Sunset Cliffs Blvd. at Nimitz, San Diego, CA 92107
El Cajon Dinner and a Concert
Dinner & A Concert is back for another year of outdoor entertainment and unbeatable local dishes! Lighting up the stage in the heart of Downtown El Cajon, this family-friendly event will showcase a rich mixture of sounds including Funk, 80’s Rock, Soul, Blues, and tribute bands to legends like Tom Petty and Elvis. Get comfy with a chair or blanket to savor this experience perfect for spring and the summer months to come!
When: May 4th– Ongoing, 2018, 6:00-8:00 pm – Recurs every Friday
Where: Prescott Promenade – East Main St, El Cajon, 92020
More Events in San Diego This Week
- Sesame Street Party Parade – Thru September 2, 2018
- San Diego Padres vs. Washington Nationals Thru May 9, 2018
- Taimane Gardner – May 9, 2018
- Bryan Callen – May 10-12, 2018
- Shayne Smith – May 10-12, 2018
- Nature & Me Storytime: Desert Animals – May 10, 2018
- Timken Travel Day: Getty Villa in Malibu – May 10, 2018
- Crafter Hours – May 10, 2018
- Shana Morrison & Sonny Landreth in Concert – May 10, 2018
- Poptone – May 10, 2018
- Easy Wind with Santanaways – May 11, 2018
- World Migratory Bird Day – May 12, 2018
- San Diego Scratch Day – May 12, 2018
- Disco Ball 2018 – May 12, 2018
- Farfoa – May 12, 2018
- Mark Morris Dance Group: Pepperland – May 12, 2018
- Portraits in Jazz: Salute to West Coast Jazz Sound