Memorial Day Weekend Events in San Diego May 22-28, 2018

    With a long weekend ahead of us and plenty of events to look forward, it’s bound to be a fun weekend in San Diego. Memorial Day is the time to honor those who gave their life for our country. Make sure to honor these heroes during this weekend that signifies the start of summertime. Find the perfect event for you below.

    Legacy Week

    legacy week USS Midway Museum

    Head over to the USS Midway Museum to find your way to the heart of Memorial Day celebrations in San Diego this weekend. With a variety of different activities to enjoy at one of San Diego’s most iconic museums, you’ll find an affordable way to kick off summer and honor our nation’s heroes. Come out for a Wreath Memorial ceremony, family activities, interactive exhibits, a blood drive, benefit concert and more!

    When: May 26 – May 28, 2018

    Where: USS Midway Museum – 910 North Harbor Drive San Diego, CA 92101

    Cost: Varies by Event

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    Valley Center Stampede Rodeo & Festival

    valley center stampede rodeo and festival

    Lace up your cowboy boots and make your way to the small town of Valley Center to watch the Valley Center Stampede Rodeo & Festival to experience some western heritage. Each rodeo performance will pay tribute to our nation’s veterans. Some of the events taking place include the Mutton Bustin’ event for ages 4-7 and the Junior Barrel Racing. You can also enjoy live music and dancing, a kid’s section and more.

    When: May 25 – May 26, 2018

    Where: 29902 Valley Center Rd. Valley Center, CA 92082

    Cost: $15-$50

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    Fiesta Botanica

    fiesta botanica Balboa Park

    What better way to experience springtime in San Diego than with this celebration of Balboa Park’s Plants & Gardens. It’s been 150 years since Balboa Park’s founding and with that comes the second annual Fiesta Botanica. Kick off the historic festivities with a floral wagon parade followed by a day of gardening demonstrations, lectures, kid activities and tours of the park’s history. There will also be live entertainment, food trucks and butterfly releases during the celebration.

    When: May 26, 2018 – 10:00am – 3:00pm

    Where: Balboa Park House of Hospitality – 1549 El Prado, San Diego, 92101

    Cost: Free

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    American Heritage Car Show

    american heritage car show Escondido

    All classic car enthusiasts won’t want to miss the American Heritage Car Show taking place in Escondido over the weekend. For the 21st year, you can come out to see America’s rich automobile history with a glimpse at cars from the past century. The event attracts cars from all over California, Arizona, and Nevada. The car show has food vendors, a pancake breakfast, a DJ, shopping, a raffle, beer garden, and awards.

    When: May 26, 2018 – 9:00am – 3:00pm

    Where: Grape Day Park – 321 North Broadway Escondido, CA 92025

    Cost: n/a

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    Santee Street Fair & Craft Beer Festival

    santee street fair and craft beer festival

    Join over 30,000 visitors during the 10th Annual Street Fair and Craft Beer Festival. The event will feature live entertainment and music, over 300 food and craft vendors, carnival rides and more. The Craft Beer Festival will feature breweries from San Diego. Tickets for the Craft Beer Fest include a meal and 10 tasters for $25 during the presale or 10 tasters for $25 or 5 tasters for $15 at the door. In addition, military families will be honored at the “Heroes Stage.”

    When: Mays 26th, 2018 – 10am – 6pm

    Where: Riverview Parkway and Town Center Parkway Santee, CA 92071

    Cost: Street Fair: Free, Beer Fest: $15-$25

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    Vista Strawberry Festival

    vista strawberry festival

    Let us take you down to the famous strawberry fields in Vista which was once the strawberry capital of the world. Enjoy their berry exciting celebration with over 300 vendors, an athletic competition, costumes, carnival rides, food, music, pie eating and so much more in Vista’s Historic Downtown. Long live the Vista strawberry fields forever.

    When: May 27, 2018 – 8:00am – 6:00pm

    Where: 127 Main Street Vista, CA 92084

    Cost: Free

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