May 1st, 2015 at 9:30 am
Whether your mom wants to spend her special day outdoors, brunching and relaxing, or being active, there are hundreds of ways to spend Mother’s Day in beautiful San Diego. Here’s just a few options to choose from that will make your mom feel even more loved this Mother’s Day, May 10:
Balboa Park–Perfect for moms who want to spend the day outside while still enjoying a relaxing day. Start your morning with brunch at The Prado, where you can enjoy a Champagne Buffet Brunch featuring omelets, a pancake station, a chocolate fountain, and more. Once you’ve had your fill of mimosas and omelets, explore beautiful Balboa Park and be sure to check out the free Sunday Organ Concert at Spreckels Organ Pavilion, which features one of the world’s largest outdoor pipe organs. Among the many other activities happening at Balboa Park, is an Art Glass Guild Show and Patio Sale in Spanish Village Art Center, BEERology at the San Diego Museum of Man, and the Floral Show of the San Diego Epiphyllum Society in Casa del Prado.
April 29th, 2015 at 5:00 pm
See more than 85 performances on six stages over the four-day Gator by the Bay Festival in San Diego. Returning for its 14th year, it’s the largest authentic Louisiana-themed festival this side of the bayous. Enjoy parades, shopping, crawfish, and other Louisiana cuisine, music, and beverages. Headliners include Grammy-winner BeauSoleil, Sara Petite, G Burns Jug Band, Pine Leafe Boys, California Honeydrops, and more
Spanish Landing Park
3900 N. Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
April 28th, 2015 at 5:00 pm
If there is a better combination than tacos and tequila, it has yet to be found. The Tacos and Tequila Festival will feature 10 margaritas from 10 mixologists, and signature tacos from 10 restaurants. Voting cards will be distributed so you can pick your top three margaritas and top two cantinas. There will also be a beer garden–in case tequila isn’t enough–where you can enjoy 5-ounce samples of local and regional craft beer. Music by Siddhartha, Scott Russo, Los Hollywood, and more will entertain at this 21-and-over event in downtown San Diego.
SILO in Makers Quarters
753 15th St.
San Diego, CA 92101
April 27th, 2015 at 5:00 pm
Take in the thrills and spills of athletics at the American Kennel Club Dog Agility Competition. Dogs and their handlers of every experience and training level race against the clock as they take on obstacles and courses that require concentration, training, and teamwork. More experienced dogs usually take the field first, and the afternoon is reserved for newcomers to the agility scene. Admission is free and seating is wherever you can find it. And if you think the Agility Competition might be a great way for you and your pup to get involved in some mutual exercise, agility trainers are usually on site both days to point you in the right direction.
Ingram Plaza at Liberty Station
2640 Cushing Road
San Diego, CA 92106
April 24th, 2015 at 9:30 am
Sand castles have gone big time. There’s “Sand Masters” on the Travel Channel, building competitions such as the Sun & Sea Festival in Imperial Beach south of San Diego, and now, thanks to a former math teacher, you can attend “sandcastle school.”
San Diegan JT Estrela came up with the idea after getting laid off from his charter school job. He looked for work at night and spent his days sculpting in the sand at a local beach. He decided to combine his love of teaching and art by showing others how to work with the grainy medium. So he cashed in his 401k, signed up his first students, and founded San Diego Sand Castles. In a very short time, his classes in Del Mar rose to No. 1 on TripAdvisor.com’s “Top 10 Things to Do in San Diego” list. He hopes to expand operations to other area beaches soon.