• Top Things to Do in San Diego, Calif. – May 14-19, 2013
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    With sunny skies and warm weather in the forecast, it’s not too late to plan your escape to San Diego for the weekend and enjoy these outdoor top things to do:

    Festa do Espirito Santo

    Festa do Espirito Santo

    Celebrate Portuguese Heritage by joining in the city’s oldest ethnic festival that commemorates Portugal’s Queen St. Isabel feeding the poor during a centuries-ago famine. This family friendly festival will feature plenty of live music, a bazaar, food and a parade on Sunday.

    Where: United Portuguese S.E.S. Hall - 818 Avenida De Portugal, San Diego, CA 92106
    When: May 17-19, 2013
    > Find out more about the 103rd Annual Festa do Espirito Santo

    Ramona Rodeo

    Ramona Rodeo - Top Things to Do in San Diego

    Steer Wrestling, Barrel Racing and Bull Riding at the Ramona Rodeo

    Yeehaw! One of the country’s top PRCA sanctioned full-scale pro rodeos, the Ramona Rodeo is a 3-day event featuring barrel racing, tie-down roping, bull riding, saddle bronc riding, team roping, and bareback riding. Also, don’t miss the Ramona Main Street Parade on Saturday.

    Where: Fred Grand Arena - 421 Aqua Lane, Ramona, CA 92065
    When: May 17-19, 2013
    Cost: $5-$15
    > Find out more about the Ramona Rodeo

    Southern California Beach Soccer Championships

    North Park Festival of the Arts & Craft Beer Block

    North Park Festival of the Arts & Craft Beer Block

    Live music, art, food and craft beer at the North Park Festival of Arts & Craft Beer Block

    Spend the day in North Park enjoying a diverse line-up of bands, dancers and artists into one marathon day of performances spread across multiple stages. For the beer lovers in the audience, a ticket to Craft Beer Block will include over 25 local breweries, 12 4-ounce tasters and a commemorative glass.

    Where: University Avenue & 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92104
    When: May 18, 2013
    Time: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    Cost: Festival – Free. Craft Beer Block – In Advance – $25, Day of – $30.
    > Find out more about the North Park Festival of the Arts & Craft Beer Block

    Pirate Days

    Pirate Days at the Maritime Museum of San Diego

    Are ye brave enough to climb aboard for Pirate Days?

    Arrr, matey! Sail on down to the Embarcadero to embark on a two-day celebration for kids of all ages. The days will include kids costume contests, carnival games, cannon firings, weapon demonstrations, sword fights, scary stories, and scavenger hunt for the pirate treasure, which the mermaid holds at the end of the treasure hunt.

    Where: Maritime Museum of San Diego - 1492 N Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
    When: May 18-19, 2013
    Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    Cost: Adults – $16. Kids (3-12) – $8. Kids 2 and Under – Free.
    > Find out more about Pirate Days

    Escondido Street Faire

    Escondido Street Fair - Top Things to Do in San Diego

    The Escondido Street Faire is fun for the whole family

    Since 1989, the Escondido Street Faire has brought live entertainment, over 500 vendors, children’s rides and activities, and food from around the world to the downtown tree-lined streets of Escondido.

    Where: Grand Avenue, between Center City Pkwy and Ivy, Escondido, CA 92025
    When: May 19, 2013
    Time: 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
    Cost: Free
    > Find out more about the Escondido Street Fair

    20th Annual Sicilian Festival in Little Italy

    Sicilian Festival in Little Italy

    Godetevi il cibo, la musica e la danza della Sicilia al festival siciliano a Little Italy

    Venite a festeggiare un anniversario…stile siciliano! La musica, la danza, la cultura e la cucina della Sicilia arrivano in piazza di San Diego, in zona Little Italy come parte della celebrazione l’annuale Festa di Siciliano.

    Come celebrate an anniversary…Sicilian-Style! The music, dance, culture and cuisine of Sicily come to the streets of San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood as part of the 20th Annual Sicilian Festival celebration.

    Where: 1600 – 1700 India Street, San Diego, CA 92101
    When: May 19, 2013
    Time: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    Cost: Free
    > Find out more about the 20th Annual Sicilian Festival in Little Italy

    CicloSDias Mini

    In anticipation of the main CicloSDias event on Sunday, August 11, this weekend’s CicloSDias Mini will close the Marston Loop in Balboa Park to cars and open it up to everyone on bikes, roller blades, skateboards, two feet and anything else. Make sure to bring a blanket, and picnic food and games to enjoy a car free afternoon.

    Where: Balboa Park – Balboa Drive at Juniper Street, San Diego, CA 92101
    When: May 19, 2013
    Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    Cost: Free
    > Find out more about the CicloSDias Mini

    > Browse more top things to do on the San Diego Event Calendar

    Know of some other top things to do this weekend? Let everyone know in the comments below.

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