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Exploring San Diego: Things to do May 10 - 13

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Posted at 1:48 PM, May 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-10 12:11:23-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Mother's Day weekend has plenty of options for San Diegans to head outside with mom and enjoy our city!

Gator By The Bay will be running throughout the weekend, giving locals a taste of fresh Louisiana crawfish, live music, and more during a massive food and music festival.

The North Park Festival of Arts will also bring locals outside to experience the finest in local artistry, from crafts and fine art to music and local brews.

Don't see anything interesting? Check our 10News event calendar for even more local happenings!

Those looking for a calm family day in the sun won't want to miss Ocean Beach's annual Kite Festival, herald as the oldest kite festival in the U.S. (it also helps that it's in beautiful San Diego!)

And of course, there's Sunday: Mother's Day. Don't forget!

THURSDAY

Gator By The Bay

Where: Spanish Landing Park; Cost: Free - $150

(Runs Thursday to Sunday) Celebrate Louisiana's rich culture in San Diego's annual Gator By The Bay music and food festival. More than 100 musical acts and 10,000 pounds of crawfish straight from Louisiana will be had at Spanish Landing Park over the four-day festival.

 

7th annual San Diego Surf Film Festival

Where: Various venues; Cost: Free - $145

(Thursday to Saturday) More than a dozen locations will host San Diego's annual surf film festival, featuring 15 international surf films, live art at the beach, and more.


FRIDAY

Costume-Con 36

Where: Hilton San Diego Mission Valley; Cost: $25 - $100

(Friday to Saturday) "Costume-Con" is returning to San Diego for the first time in 30 years. The event brings fans of costuming and cosplaying together for a weekend of panels, workshops, contests, and fun meet-ups.

 

Hops on the Harbor: with Mike Hess Brewing

Where: Flagship Cruises & Events; Cost: $44.70 - $74.50

Enjoy a flight of delicious local craft beer, great food, and panoramic views of the San Diego Bay. Guests on the cruise can meet and greet with the brewers and take part in giveaways.


SATURDAY

22nd annual North Park Festival of Arts

Where: 30th St. and University Ave.; Cost: Free

North Park will host a free festival celebrating art, craftsmanship, music, and more from local talents. Nine blocks of the neighborhood will host interactive exhibits, fine works of art, food, and vendors.

 

Ocean Beach Kite Festival

Where: Robb Field; Cost: Free

The oldest children's kite festival in the U.S. returns to Ocean Beach. Guests can take part in kite building and decorating, watch demonstrations, play games, check out carnival activities, and more.


SUNDAY

Celebrate mom: Mother's Day deals, discounts and freebies

It’s Mother’s Day, and if you’re still looking for gift ideas -- or even freebies -- here are a few deals to help you celebrate mom on Sunday, May 13!

 

Great San Diego waterfront brunch spots
One of the greatest is perhaps not only the food, but the fact that it also comes with a beautiful view.

 

Great brunch spots in San Diego County
We've compiled a list of several great brunch spots around San Diego County

 

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness

Where: Humphreys by the Bay; Cost: $32.50 - $107.50

Enjoy an acoustic evening with singer and songwriter Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness at Humphreys by the Bay.

 

Mother's Day events

Where: Everywhere!; Cost: Your call!

Don't forget! Sunday is Mother's Day! We have plenty of ways to celebrate mom on our website, including deals at retail and restaurant outlets.