Exploring San Diego


Exploring San Diego: Things to Do, May 23 - 26

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Posted at 1:14 PM, May 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-23 14:25:28-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — It's bound to be a delicious Memorial Day weekend in San Diego.

Flight Club brings the world of fermented foods and deliciously brewed beers to North Park in a tasting event, while Balboa Park's House of Pacific Relations hosts a food fair featuring tastes from all of the International Houses.

Vista's Strawberry Festival returns with tons of tasty strawberry treats, live entertainment, and more for the tenth year.

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The Port of San Diego will host the first Festival of the Sea at the Maritime Museum, a new community festival celebrating San Diego and our waterfront.

Plus, Western Days hits Valley Center with tons of rootin-tootin fun in town. And Santee is bringing along more deliciousness with a craft beer festival and street fair.


Where: Fleet Science Center; Cost: $18.95 - $21.95
Check your "adulting" at the door. Fleet Science Center is celebrating the simple act of playing with a new exhibit geared toward the young and young-at-heart. Pause|Play brings science to some of your favorite playground activities in an interactive exhibit that will have you sliding, spinning, and playing hide-and-seek.

Flight Club
Where: North Park Beer Company; Cost: $16
Learn about the delicious world of fermented flavors with beers and food at North Park Beer Co. The event will walk tasters through the science and chemistry involved in creating fermented treats, from sauerkraut to chimichurri.


Legacy Week
Where: USS Midway Museum; Cost: Free
(Friday - Sunday) Legacy Week marks San Diego's Memorial Day commemorations with a wreath laying ceremony, family activities, interactive exhibits, benefit concert with Daughtry, and more for the family, all from the USS Midway Museum.

Summer Movies in the Park: The Incredibles 2
Where: Waterfront Park; Cost: Free
Enjoy a movie in the park along San Diego's waterfront, as the county's Summer Movies in the Park series brings to The Incredibles 2 to Waterfront Park.


Valley Center Western Days
Where: Valley Center; Cost: Free
The annual Western Day community-wide celebration returns to Valley Center, featuring the Western Days festival and parade, chili cook-off, election of Valley Center's "honorary Mayor," pancake breakfast, and library carnival.

American Heritage Car Show
Where: Grape Day Park; Cost: Free
Thousands of autos will be on display in Escondido during the American Heritage Car Show, featuring a beer garden, food vendors, live music and a DJ, a raffle, and of course, classic cars from across the U.S.

Santee Street Fair and Craft Beer Festival
Where: Riverview Parkway and Town Center; Cost: Free (food prices vary)
More than 30,000 visitors will get to enjoy more than 300 food and vendor booths, craft beer from local breweries, local art, a kids zone, live entertainment, and more during the Santee Street Fair and Craft Beer Festival.


Vista Strawberry Festival
Where: Downtown Vista; Cost: Free (food prices vary)
The 10th annual Strawberry Festival returns to downtown Vista, once called the Strawberry Capital of the World. The festival celebrates the city's berry tasty heritage with live entertainment across multiple stages, delicious drinks, carnival rides, strawberry-themed pie eating contests and more, and delicious strawberry creations.

House of Pacific Relations' Ethnic Food Fair
Where: Balboa Park; Cost: Free (food prices vary)
Sample a taste of more than 20 cuisines at Balboa Park's International Cottages and enjoy cultural performances throughout the day during the 39th annual Ethnic Food Fair.

Port of San Diego Festival of the Sea
Where: San Diego Maritime Museum; Cost: Free - $18
(Saturday - Sunday) For the first time, the Port of San Diego is celebrating the sea and San Diego's 250th anniversary with a new community festival on the waterfront. Festival of the Sea features live performances, an artwork exhibition, and (for the older crew) a special on-board pub on the HMS Surprise.