San Diego Weekend Guide: May 13-15 – Foodie Edition

A Weekend Guide to San Diego
Taco, on the bay and lucha libre? Yes please. Image credit:

Sure, it’s Friday the 13th. But no loose kittens here! With that, weekend in San Diego, friends, we’ve got a tough (shaking) one for you.

Could it be, can fitness coexist when food festivities abound? Events start popping up all over the place in the summer in San Diego. But with swimwear season approaching, is one indulging in it? It’s a real mystery in Cali.

Take Figure A – Foodieland Night Market at 3 p.m. Friday at the Del Mar fairgrounds. The event, ‘inspired by the night markets of Asia’, includes live music on two stages, along with over 150 vendors and food carts serving up the most delicious dishes. The festival continues at 1 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets cost $5 and will be sold online only.

Is Foodieland the only temptation? Oh no. Read on.

San Diego Opera season concludes with West Coast premiere old age wizardA hybrid opera/theatrical production that combines multimedia, singing, puppetry and performance art. One reviewer described it as “shockingly beautiful”. The show takes place at Balboa Theater at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, along with Saturday mornings. Admission starts at $45.

Look, runners, not cars! The Bay Bridge Run/Walk is back for a chance to see a private view of the bay. Image credit: navybridgerun via Facebook

Exhibition B – SoCal Taco Festival on Saturday afternoon at Waterfront Park. More than twenty taco vendors offer plenty of goodies and there’s three-stage entertainment as well. They include Panda Machos, hip-hop pioneers Sir Mix-A-Lot, Treach by Naughty by Nature, and Young MC, as well as Lucha Libre and chihuahua wrestling races. Tickets cost $60.

Carlsbad hosts a free Hot Rods & Cool Treats Carnival and a classic car show at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pine Avenue Community Park, 3333 Harding St. For classic carnival prizes at game booths. There will be face painting and crafts too.

The US Navy hosts the 35 Bay Bridge Run/Walk, a four-mile trail that begins south of the San Diego Convention Center and ends at Coronado Tidelands Park. The big attraction – participants can take part in the wonderful view from the San Diego-Coronado Bridge, which has no walkway, so it’s a rare occurrence. Registration costs $53 and event starts at 8am

There’s more fun for all ages at 10 a.m. Sunday at the San Diego Family Fun Fest at Salvation Army Kroc Center in Rolando. The festival has 30 booths, some of which are educational, but most are filled with toys for young children. And what about adventure? Try zipline or “Angry birds slingshot.”

And finally, Exhibition C – Kex Sip & Savor Festival at 2pm on Sunday in Little Italy. Enjoy a variety of luxury experiences, including specialty bars, local tastings, live music and even workshops on how to roll cigars outside the Kettner Exchange. Admission costs $89, with VIP entry available for early access.

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