Feel Good Events in San Diego May 15-20, 2018

    Feed your body, mind, and soul this weekend with some feel good events that inspire. Swing to the sounds of Salsa Under the Stars, feel the wind kiss your cheek while crossing the Coronado Bay Bridge, or reminisce over familiar rock ballads as you witness green hues spark the horizon. Whatever flavor lends to you, make it an experience worth sharing with your family and loved ones.

    Salsa Under the Stars 

    Salsa band performing for all to dance to

    This Friday, kick off your weekend with a scenic dance event requiring no partner, cost, or previous experience. Sway your hips to the rhythm of Manny Capeda and his orchestra with the harbor sunset as your backdrop. Looking for a little more spice? Shimmy over to Puesto for a taste of freshly mixed margaritas, oeuvres, and a salsa of their own guaranteed to get you moving!

    When: May 18, 2018, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

    Where: The Headquarters at Seaport –789 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

    Cost: Free

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    Navy’s Bay Bridge Run/Walk

    Runners crossing the Coronado Bay Bridge

    Fire up for this weekend’s Bay Bridge Run/Walk crossing waters for it’s 32nd annual year! With funds going to welfare and recreation programs aiding over 500,000 members of our county’s military family, this Navy-hosted event invites the public to support a better quality lifestyle for themselves and those who support them. Glimpse 4 miles of sweeping bay views as you make your way from downtown to the finish line at Coronado’s Tideland’s Park, where a completion medal, event t-shirt, and free downtown transportation await you.

    When: May 20, 2018, 8:00am – 12:00pm

    Where: Starting Line – Hilton San Diego Bayfront – 1 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

    Cost: $16-42

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    Fiesta Del Sol 2018 

    Solana Beach views from Fiesta Del Sol

    Ring in summer at Solana Beach with the 39th annual Fiesta Del Sol! This free 2-day arts and music festival blends an eclectic mix of international live music including rock, reggae, blues, soul, funk, jazz, and worldbeat. Relish gourmet finds at the many food trucks, explore unique shopping specials as you wander the festival grounds, or let your kids be the guide at the Children’s Area offering arts & crafts, rides, games, a climbing wall, and much more!

    When: May 19-20, 2018, 9:00am – 9:00pm

    Where: Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce – 210 West Plaza, Solana Beach, CA 92075

    Cost: Free

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    Green Flash Concert Series: Jumping Jack Flash

    Sunset at Green Flash concert event

    The Green Flash concert series returns for its 13th season with Jumping Jack Flash at its stage paying tribute to one of the “greatest rock-n-roll bands” of its time. Soak in 360-degrees of waterfront views from the aquarium’s Tide-Pool Plaza as you reminisce to the riffs of “Angie” and “Sympathy for the Devil.” Don’t forget to peak up at the horizon for a rare “green flash” as the sun settles over San Diego.

    When: May 16, 2018, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

    Where: Birch Aquarium at Scripps– 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, CA 92093

    Cost: Members $33, General Public $38

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    Sake Talks

    Pouring sake

    “If life is a nightmare, wake up to a dream.” Dr. Rev. Kenji Akahoshi offers his wisdom and knowledge on mindfulness for Sake Talks this month as Balboa Park celebrates the 150th anniversary of its construction. Sip on warm sake while you savor light bites by the JFG Cafe and many more thought-provoking discussions. Guest lecturers will also lend their time to topics commemorating the rise of Balboa Park, followed by a Q&A.

     When: May 15, 2018, 5:00pm – 7:00pm

    Where: Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego – 2215 Pan American Way E, San Diego, CA 92101

    Cost: General $15, JFG Members $10, Day of $20

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    SoCal Etsy Guild Artisan Market

    Crowds shopping at the Market

    Crafting a day of handmade festivities this weekend is the SoCal Etsy Guild Artisan Market. Featuring live art, local designers, music, and various new vendors, explore artistry at its finest as you wander through the stalls of Horton Plaza Park. Discover one-of-a-kind clothing, jewelry, paintings, and other accessories that inspire ideas for the inner artist in you.  

    When: May 19, 2018, 10:00am-5:00pm

    Where: Horton Plaza Park – 900 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

    Cost: Free

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