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Top Things to Do and Events in San Diego

May 21 - June 2

Celebrate Memorial Day weekend and kick off a wet and wild summer in San Diego with exciting events at top attractions, plus outdoor concerts and festivals and so many more top things to do listed below.

Featured Events

Scroll down to check out a selection of top events in San Diego. Looking for something else? Click the "View More Events" at the end of the list to see all the top things to do in San Diego on the events calendar.

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Sesame Summer Splash

Sesame Place San Diego
May 24 - ongoing

Don’t miss out on all of the sun-sational events at Sesame Place during our Sesame Summer Splash!

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Nighttime Zoo at the San Diego Zoo

San Diego Zoo
May 25 - ongoing

As the sun goes down, the fun heats up this summer at the San Diego Zoo. From global rhythms and spectacular entertainment to one-of-a-kind moments with your favorite wildlife after dark, join us...

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SeaWorld Summer Spectacular

SeaWorld San Diego
May 24 - ongoing

From new rescue adventures to exciting new entertainment, it’s going to be a spectacular summer at SeaWorld San Diego! See new shows like SeaWorld's Summer Splashtacular Parade and Pirates...

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Santee Street Fair and Craft Beer Festival

May 25, 2024

Join us for the Annual Santee Street Fair and Craft Beer Festival featuring live music and entertainment, food and craft vendor booths, carnival rides and more! This is a free, public event.

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Vista Strawberry Festival

May 26, 2024

Join us for a family fun day and enjoy our ‘Celebration of the Berry’ as we bring hundreds of vendors, great food, fun activities and more to Historic Downtown Vista. The Vista Strawberry...

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Coronado Summer Concert Series

May 26 - ongoing

Coronado Promenade Concerts (CPC) produces and manages the annual Spreckels Park summer concert series. The 2024 series features 16 concerts across five months sponsored by individuals and business...

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Valley Center Western Days Festival & Parade

Visit Valley Center
May 31 - Jun 1, 2024

Established in 1950, Western Days is the historic and premiere annual event celebrating Valley Center's western heritage. 

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Marine Corps Mud Run Camp Pendleton

Jun 1, 2024

The 2024 version of the Marine Corps Mud Run features a 7K Distance Obstacle and Mud Run with multiple military themed obstacles, fitness stations, and MUD!

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Taste of Julian

Visit Julian
Jun 1, 2024

A Rural Dining Adventure

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Rock 'n' Roll San Diego Marathon & 1/2

Jun 1 - Jun 2, 2024

Bringing the fun to the run since 1998, Rock 'n' Roll Running Series San Diego is a favorite among locals and tourists alike.

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Fort Rosecrans Memorial Day

May 27, 2024

The Fort Rosecrans Memorial Day celebration is one of San Diego's largest and most celebrated memorials dedicated to our fighting men and women. On this day we honor all of our fallen soldiers and...

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Mt. Soledad's Memorial Day Ceremony

Mt Soledad National Veterans Memorial
May 27, 2024

Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial will hold its annual Memorial Day Ceremony on May 27, 2024. We join others across the country to honor the fallen Americans who served in our country’s...

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Show Your Badge & Save at The Desmond

The Desmond
Valid: Nov 28, 2023 - ongoing

Enjoy a 15% discount on exquisite seasonal cuisine and expertfly crafted cocktails at The Desmond--the hottest new destination restaurant in San Diego's famous Gaslamp District. Featuring the freshest...

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Beach, Breakfast, & Bubbles

Pacific Terrace Hotel
Valid: Nov 13, 2023 - ongoing

Start your San Diego Beach stay off  with a delicious breakfast for two and mimosas at the Pacific Terrace Hotel. Wake up each morning and savor a tasty meal with the...

Tours & Sightseeing

10% OFF Any San Diego Segway Tour!

Another Side Of San Diego Tours
Valid: Jul 17, 2023 - ongoing

Our Segway Tours are top ranked in San Diego according to TripAdvisor.com! Segway Tours are an ideal way to see San Diego because we cover so many areas of our city in less time and without...

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