Top San Diego and Tijuana Festivals To Attend In May

Fiesta del sol

Get ready to experience the vibrant cultural scene of Southern California and Tijuana with these exciting events happening in May. From live music and art installations to delicious food and drinks, these festivals have something for everyone.


North Park Music Fest
This event on May 27 – 28 has everything North Park has to offer, including stunning artwork, delicious craft beer and cocktails, and plenty of photo opportunities.


Fiesta del Sol
Get ready for a fun-filled weekend at the 42nd Annual Beachside Music Festival on May 20 – 21. Dubbed Southern California’s “best free festival,” this event offers a variety of activities such as food trucks, specialty vendors, and arts and crafts.


Tijuana Jazz Festival
Set to be held on May 28, the Tijuana Jazz Festival is a celebration of the city’s artistic spirit. Hosted by the Promotora de Cultura de Baja California, the festival offers attendees an immersive experience that celebrates the best of local and international talent.


Vista Strawberry Festival
May 28th commemorates the 12th anniversary of the Vista Strawberry Festival! Come and indulge in all the delicious Strawberry treats and pay homage to this beloved fruit in all its forms.


Gator by the Bay
From May 11 – 14, experience four days of non-stop live music, with over 100 musical acts and special performances on seven stages. Presented by San Diego’s Bon Temps Social Club, this festival is perfect for the whole family with southern cuisine, including 10,000 pounds of crawfish from Louisiana!


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Esteban Villanueva