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Exploring San Diego: Things to do May 16 - 19

Posted: 1:10 PM, May 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-18 13:57:43Z
Encinitas Cruise Nights starts for the summer

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — San Diego's weekend is filled with opportunities to get out and experience art, food, and the city's finest.

Encinitas is celebrating the beauty of classic automobiles with Cruise Nights, giving locals the chance to enjoy a variety of autos and spend the night strolling along Highway 101's shops and restaurants.

In celebration of Art Museum Day, the San Diego Museum of Art is offering free admission to visitors to come enjoy everything the museum has to offer.

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Tacos will play center stage at Waterfront Park as SoCal Taco Fest returns with delicious tacos, live music, Lucha Libre wrestling, and chihuahua races.

Plus Space Day and some free kite fun in OB are on the docket. Here's a look at what's happening this weekend.

THURSDAY

Encinitas Cruise Nights
Where: S. Coast Highway 101; Cost: Free
The streets of Encinitas will be filled with classic cars, hots rods, and exotic autos for Cruise Nights. The free events invites the public to come check out amazing automobiles and enjoy the restaurants and shops along Highway 101.

Pints for Paws fundraiser
Where: Novo Brazil Brewing; Cost: $10
Come out to Novo Brazil Brewing to help raise funds for the Chula Vista Animal Care Facility. A $10 donation will get guests a pint glass or entry into a raffle for VIP ticket to Rebelution or Santana. Plus, you can enjoy some of the South Bay's delicious craft beer while donating to a local cause.

FRIDAY

Art Museum Day
Where: San Diego Museum of Art; Cost: Free
In celebration of Art Museum Day and to highlight the opportunities art museums foster in the community, the San Diego Museum of Art is offering free admission to the museum all day Friday.

Mass Creativity workshop
Where: Harborside Elementary School; Cost: Free
The New Children's Museum is hosting a Mass Creativity workshop in Chula Vista, an engaging workshop with artist Tanya Aguiñiga that encourages kids to exploretheir creativity and imagination.

SATURDAY

SoCal Taco Fest
Where: Waterfront Park; Cost: $30 - $125
More than 25 restaurants will swarm Waterfront Park for SoCal Taco Fest, packed with a variety of delicious tacos, live music, Lucha Libre wrestling, chihuahua races, beauty pageant, margarita tent, and more.

Space Day Celebration
Where: San Diego Air and Space Museum; Cost: Free - $19.95
It's Space Day at the San Diego Air and Space Museum, a day filled with opportunities to learn about the great beyond, tale with space experts, touch a meteorite, design your own space patch or rocket, and hands-on activities at the San Diego Air and Space Museum.

Ocean Beach Kite Festival
Where: Robb Athletic Field; Cost: Free
Grab a kite and head down to Robb Athletic Field for some kite designing, watching, and most importantly flying at the OB Kite Festival, featuring a community fair, food vendors, and more.

SUNDAY

OMBAC Over the Line Beerfest
Where: Mariner's Point, Mission Bay Park; Cost: $35 - $120
(Saturday - Sunday) Enjoy some over-the-line, delicious food, and craft beer in Mission Bay during the two-day OMBAC tournament. OTL players will face off in a double elimination tournament in four divisions.

Escondido Grand Ave Festival
Where: Downtown Escondido; Cost: Free
Downtown Escondido will be abuzz with food, live music, games and rides for Grand Ave Festival. New this year, the festival will host an art show with talented local artists and interactive booths for kids.

Fiesta del Sol 2019
Where: Fletcher Cove Beach Park; Cost: Free
(Saturday - Sunday) Solana Beach's annual Fiesta del Sol celebration brings out a lineup of great, diverse local bands, delicious gourmet food trucks and booths, and rides, games, and hands-on activities for kids to the beachside park for two days of outdoor festival fun.