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San Diego Festivals – 2024

Whether you’re looking for things to do in San Diego this weekend or putting together a plan for a future trip and searching for food and wine events in Oceanside or Carlsbad, you’ll certainly have no problem finding a lot of entertaining options to consider. But, you should also be sure to check out the list below to see if there’s a culinary festival or event happening during your visit. It’s a perfect way to enjoy some tasty treats and libations, oftentimes in a gorgeous outdoor setting and accompanied by music. What’s not to love about that?

San Diego Bay Wine + Food FestivalAs you might guess given this wonderful city’s inclinations, tacos and beer are often the stars of the show. It’s one of the best places in California to enjoy them, after all.

Another cool thing about San Diego is that they celebrate Restaurant Week two times each year, once in the Spring and another in the Fall, when you’ll also find lighter crowds to go along with the beautiful weather. Talk about a win-win-win situation!

This San Diego area festival list is arranged by month, and you can easily determine what’s happening there during your visit. For each entry on the list, you’ll find the date(s) it’s scheduled to occur, the hosting city, plus a link to a website that provides additional details.

Currently, the list still shows some 2023 festival schedule dates but the 2024 dates are ***noted with a triple asterisk*** to avoid any confusion. Many of these events are held annually and often scheduled to occur around the same time every year, so if a 2023 event looks interesting you may want to click through to see if the organizer’s website now provides the new date. Also, if you plan to attend an event, we strongly recommend that you make note of the website and recheck it closer to the actual date.

If your travel dates are already set, here are some handy jump links that you can use to advance to a specific month’s events quickly:

January ### February ### March ### April ###
May ### June ### July ### August ###
September ### October ### November ### December

January

San Diego Brew Fest
January 6, 2024***

Pure Project Brewery 7th Anniversary, Miramar
January 27, 2024***

Sea World Mardi Gras
January 27 through February 25, 2024*** (select dates)

February

Escondido Chocolate Festival
February 10, 2024***

San Diego Tết Festival
February 16-18, 2024***

San Diego Chinese New Year Fair
February 24 & 25, 2024***

San Diego Magazine Taste of
South Bay, Imperial Beach

February 25, 2024***

March

Lakehouse Resort Food & Wine Festival, San Marcos
March 3, 2024***

San Diego Restaurant Week – Spring
March 3-10, 2024***

Sea World Seven Seas Food Festival
March 3 through April 28, 2024*** (select dates)

San Diego Cherry Blossom Festival
March 7-10, 2024***

Stone Brewing International Women’s Day Dinner, Liberty Station
March 8, 2024***

West Coast Taco & Beer Festival,
Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier

March 9, 2024***

Family Winemakers of California
Tasting Showcase, Del Mar Fairgrounds

March 10, 2024***

San Diego St. Patrick’s
Day Parade & Irish Festival

March 16, 2024***

Shamrock Music & Beer Festival, Gaslamp Quarter
March 16, 2024***

George’s at the Cove’s 40th Anniversary Guest Chef
Dinner Series with Sam Peters & Stephen Kurpinsky, La Jolla

March 16, 2024***

Taste of Third, Chula Vista
March 21, 2024***

Barks & Brews Dog Festival at
Waterfront Park, San Diego

March 23, 2024***

Uncorked Wine Festival, Spanish Landing Park
March 30, 2024***

April

George’s at the Cove’s 40th Anniversary Guest Chef
Dinner Series with Christopher Kostow, La Jolla

April 2, 2024***

626 Night Market at
Mission Valley Mall, San Diego

April 5-7, 2024***

North Park Festival of Beers
April 6, 2024***

Mellano Farm Stand Spring Festival, Oceanside
April 6 & 7, 2024***

Tequila & Taco Music Festival
April 6 & 7, 2024***

Chef’s Friends Dinner Series
with Val Cantú at Valle, Oceanside

April 10, 2024***

Field to Vase Dinner, Carlsbad
April 11, 2024***

San Diego Vegan Festival
April 13, 2024***

Taste of Hillcrest
April 13, 2024***

Celebrate the Craft Culinary Festival,
Lodge at Torrey Pines

April 14, 2024***

Taste of Leucadia
April 18, 2024***

Fallbrook Avocado Festival
April 21, 2024***

San Diego Magazine Brunch Bash, Carlsbad
April 24, 2024***

Dining Out for Life, San Diego
April 25, 2024***

Padres Beer Fest
Gallagher Square, Petco Park

April 26, 2024***

Fleet Science Center Gala, Balboa Park
April 27, 2024***

Encinitas Spring Street Fair
April 27 & 28, 2024***

Mission Fed Art Walk, Little Italy
April 27 & 28, 2024***

Liquid City Cheese Expo at BRICK, Liberty Station
April 28, 2024***

Olivehain Beer & Bratwurst Festival
April 28, 2024***

May

Taste of Cardiff, Cardiff-by-the-Sea
May 2, 2024***

Foodie Land Night Market, Del Mar Fairgrounds
May 3-5, 2024***

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, Old Town
May 4 & 5, 2024***

Carlsbad Village Street Faire
May 5, 2024***

George’s at the Cove’s 40th Anniversary Guest Chef
Dinner Series with Jon Bautista, Brad Chance & Lori Sauer, La Jolla

May 7, 2024***

Gator by the Bay Mardi Gras in May
May 9-12, 2024***

San Diego Wine Week
May 13-19, 2024***

Coast of Pacific Beach Restaurant Walk
May 15, 2024***

World’s Largest Crawfish Boil, Waterfront Park
May 18, 2024***

Taste of Ramona
May 18, 2024***

Escondido Street Festival
May 19, 2024***

San Diego Vintner Association Wine
Festival at Bernardo Winery, San Diego

May 19, 2024***

San Diego Martini Week
May 20-26, 2024***

Pacific Islander Luau Fundraiser, Shelter Island
May 23, 2024***

Vista Strawberry Fest
May 26, 2024***

June

Taste of Julian
June 1, 2024***

Vines and Vittles Western Family
Festival, Rancho Bernardo

June 1, 2024***

Best of North County, Location TBD
June 7, 2024***

Encinitas Wine & Food Festival
June 8, 2024***

San Diego Greek Festival
June 8 & 9, 2024***

George’s at the Cove’s 40th Anniversary Guest Chef
Dinner Series with Stephanie Prida, La Jolla

June 11, 2024***

San Diego County Fair, Del Mar Fairgrounds
June 12 through July 7, 2024***

Taste of Little Italy
June 18 & 19, 2024***

Del Mar Summer Solstice
June 20, 2024***

San Diego Beer Weekend
June 21-23, 2024***

Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-off
June 22, 2024***

Scoop San Diego Ice Cream Festival
June 23, 2024***

California Wine Festival, Carlsbad
June 28 & 29, 2024***

NatDiego Natural Wine Festival
June 28 & 29, 2024***

Taste of Adams Avenue, San Diego
June 30, 2024***

Filipino Cultural Celebration, Oceanside
June 10, 2023

West Coast Hot Sauce Experience, Broadway Pier
June 17 & 18, 2023

July

George’s at the Cove’s 40th Anniversary Guest Chef
Dinner Series with Elizabeth Murray & Yolanda Santos, La Jolla

July 16, 2024***

Cardiff Dog Days of Summer
July 21, 2024***

Sip of Julian
July 27, 2024***

Tiki Oasis, Town & Country Resort
July 31 through August 4, 2024***

Fallbrook Summertime Wine Trail
(at participating Fallbrook wineries)

July 1 through August 20, 2023

Ramona Country Fair
July 28-30, 2023

August

Best of San Diego Party, Location TBD
August 2, 2024***

Art Walk @ Liberty Station
August 3-5, 2024***

San Diego Craft Beer Con
August 13, 2024***

Chula Vista Lemon Festival
August 17, 2024***

SoCal Taco Fest, Waterfront Park
August 17, 2024***

George’s at the Cove’s 40th Anniversary Guest Chef
Dinner Series with Anthony Secviar, La Jolla

August 19, 2024***

San Diego Soul Food Festival
August 5, 2023

Uncorked Wine & Vine, Carlsbad
August 12, 2023

SIP the City Tasting
Festival, Escondido

August 12, 2023

September

Negroni Week
September 16-22, 2024***

Carlsbad Art Walk
September 21 & 22, 2024***

Cutwater’s Cocktail Classic
Food Bank Benefit, San Diego

September 2, 2023

Julian Grape Stomp Festa, Menghini Winery
September 2, 2023

The Grass Skirt Tiki Luau, Pacific Beach
September 3, 2023

Tacos & Tequila at the Cassara Carlsbad
September 7, 2023

Escondido Grape Day Festival
September 9, 2023

Taste of Gaslamp
September 9, 2023

Reader Tacotopia
Festival, Golden Hill Park

September 9, 2023

Fall Fest at Belmont Park, San Diego
September 9 through October 31, 2023

San Diego Sake Week
September 16-24, 2023

Taste of Encinitas
September 19, 2023

San Diego Zoo Food,
Wine and Brew Celebration

September 23, 2023

San Diego Distillers Guild Fest
September 23, 2023

Beer by the Bay, Coronado
September 23, 2023

West Coast Taco & Beer
Festival, San Diego

September 23, 2023

O’side Flavor Food & Beverage Festival, Oceanside
September 23, 2023 – 21+ only!

Adams Avenue Street Fair, San Diego
September 23 & 24, 2023

Pacific Islander Festival
September 23 & 24, 2023

San Marcos Serb Fest
September 23 & 24, 2023

Julian Autumn Jubilee
September 23 through October 29, 2023 – Weekends Only

Encinitas Oktoberfest
September 24, 2023

San Diego Restaurant Week – Fall
September 24 through October 1, 2023

La Mesa Oktoberfest
September 29 through October 1, 2023

El Cajon Oktoberfest
September 29 through October 1, 2023 (first weekend)

October

Del Mar Food & Wine Festival
October 2-6, 2024***

SommCon Conference & Beverage Expo, San Diego
October 5-7, 2024***

George’s at the Cove’s 40th Anniversary Guest Chef
Dinner Series with the Pendry San Diego Crew, La Jolla

October 15, 2024***

Bella Vita Fest, Little Italy
October 19 & 20, 2024***

Olivehain Oktoberfest
October 1, 2023

El Cajon Oktoberfest
October 6-8, 2023 (second weekend)

Ocean Beach Oktoberfest
October 6 & 7, 2023

Carlsbad Family Fall Fest
October 7, 2023

One Paseo Oktoberfest, Carmel Valley
October 7, 2023

Pacific Beachfest
October 7, 2023

Taste of Oceanside
October 7, 2023

Taste of North Park
October 7, 2023

San Diego Spirits Festival
October 7 & 8, 2023

La Jolla Wine & Art Festival
October 7 & 8, 2023

Mexico In A Bottle
October 8, 2023

Lobsterfest at Tuna Harbor
Dockside Market, San Diego

October 8, 2023

A Taste of Coronado
October 11, 2023

Taste of Carlsbad Village
October 12, 2023

Surftoberfest, Oceanside
October 14, 2023

San Diego Serbian Festival
October 14, 2023

North Park Fall Festival, San Diego
October 14 & 15, 2023

Escondido Grand Avenue Festival
October 15, 2023

Rancho Beernardo Festival
October 21, 2023

Borrego Days Desert
Festival, Borrego Springs

October 21 & 22, 2023

Fallbrook Harvest Faire
October 22, 2023

Hallo-Wine Fall Festival, Balboa Park
The Historic Burnham-Marston House

October 28, 2023

November

San Diego Beer Week
November 3-13, 2023

Calienté Latin Music and
Food Fest, Broadway Pier

November 4, 2023

Carlsbad Village Street Faire
November 5, 2023

San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival
November 8-12, 2023

Uncorked Derby Days at Del Mar
November 18, 2023

Encinitas Holiday Street Fair
November 19, 2023

Adams Avenue Spirit Stroll, San Diego
November 25, 2023

December

Del Mar Village Winter Taste & Sip
December 8, 2024***

Taste of December Nights, Balboa Park
December 1 & 2, 2023

Cardiff Kringle Mingle, Cardiff-by-the-Sea
December 3, 2023

Taste & Tinis, Hillcrest
December 14, 2023

If you know of any other San Diego festivals that we should add to this list, would you please use our Contact form to let us know? (Thanks in advance!)

Photo of San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival by sdbaywinefoodfest via flickr (Creative Commons).

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