California Festivals


San Diego Festivals : Gator By the Bay

San Diego California is really made for festivals with its wonderful beaches, mission and harbor. There is so much authentic culture to celebrate and they do just that in this Southern California city, the southernmost major city on the West Coast and second largest city in California. From Latin cultural celebrations to Brazilian Mardi Gras, Italian Festas and more, get your party hat on and come on down to the festival town!

Gator By The Bay May 10-13, 2018

Spanish Landing Park
North Harbor Drive - directly across from the San Diego International Airport
$35-95, age 17 and under free with a paid adult,

Thurs., May 10: 6-10:30 p.m.
Fri., May 11: 3:30-10:30 p.m.
Sat., May 12: 10:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Sun., May 13: 10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.    

Bon Temps Social Club of San Diego annual celebration features four days of:
live music with more than 100 musical acts
seven stages
southern cuisine, including 10,000 pounds of fresh crawfish  from Opelousas, Louisiana

2018 Entertainment

Shana Morrison (Van Morrison's daughter) | Sonny Landreth |  Horace Trahan & The Ossun Express | The Pine Leaf Boys |  The Revelers | Keith Frank | Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers | Igor Prado | Carolyn Wonderland | Mr. Sipp | Earl Thomas |
Bayou Grove Stage musicians tell of their personal journeys  behind the heritage of their crafts

  • DANCE: two 3,000 square foot shaded dance floors
  • FOOD: Taste of Louisiana Food Pavilion cooking demos,  and food for sale includes crawfish, boudin sausage, catfish, alligator, barbecue and oysters, gumbo, jambalaya, po' boys and etouffée, beignets, sweet potato pie, homemade ice cream, pralines and bread pudding.
  • KIDS: costumed Mardi Gras parades, outrageous hat-making with the Rad Hatter and colorful face painting.
  • SHOPPING: clothing, art, hand-made jewelry, shoes and accessories.

San Diego Brazil Carnival

Cabrillo Festival, Point Loma

San Diego Cinco de Mayo in early May

San Diego Day at the Docks

San Diego Day of the Dead Festival

San Diego Fringe Festival or Festival of Fringe

Gingerbread City San Diego Fundraiser

San Diego Heritage Day Parade & Festival Weekend

San Diego Little Italy Festival

Mardi Gras San Diego Gaslamp Quarter February or March

Beats by the Beach Ocean Beach San Diego Festival

Ocean Beach Kite Festival: annual event in Ocean Beach, a region of San Diego. This is produced a family affair sponsored by Ocean Beach Kiwanis for many years.

San Diego South Park Old House Fair Annual Festival

Plumeria Flower Festival in San Diego Balboa Park

San Diego Pride Parade and Festival in July

San Diego Psychic and Healing Arts Festival

San Diego Sand Sculpting Challenge

San Diego Old Globe Theatre Shakespeare Festival

San Diego Sicilian Festival

San Diego South Park Annual Festivals

San Diego St. Patrick's Day Festival

San Diego Taste of Hillcrest Food Tasting Festival

Tiki Oasis San Diego Tiki Festival, California

Tiki Oasis San Diego Tiki Festival, California

San Diego Parade of Lights Christmas Boat Parade

San Diego County Christmas Holiday Parades

San Diego Balboa Park December Nights

San Diego Free Things to Do this Christmas

San Diego Surfing Santa Holiday Photos

Clairemont Mesa San Diego Egg Hunt Annual Event

Kearny Mesa San Diego Egg Hunt Annual Event

Kearny Mesa San Diego Egg Hunt Annual Event

San Diego Monster Bash Gaslamp Quarter

San Diego County Fair, Del Mar California

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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