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San Diego Festivals – 2022

While you’ll certainly have no problem finding fun things to do in San Diego, you can also check out the list below to see if there’s a 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!

For each entry on the list, you’ll find the date(s) it’s scheduled to occur, plus a link to a website that provides additional details. We recommend you make note of the website because it’s wise to check again and verify the event details closer to the actual date.

The list includes many dates for 2022 festivals and others with 2021 dates. ***Events for which a 2022 date is not yet available are marked with a triple-asterisk.***

Many of these are annual events that are held around the same time every year. While we plan to check and update this list from time to time, if a 2021 event looks particularly interesting you may want to click through to see if the organizer’s website has been updated.

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 8, 2022

February

Escondido Chocolate Festival
February 12, 2022

San Diego Chinese New Year Fair
February 19 & 20, 2022

March

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

March 12, 2022

Taste of Third, Chula Vista
March 31, 2022

April

North Park Festival of Beers
April 2, 2022

Uncorked Wine Festival, Spanish Landing Park
April 2, 2022

San Diego Restaurant Week – Spring
April 3-10, 2022

Taste of Hillcrest
April 9, 2022

Encinitas Spring Street Fair
April 9 & 10, 2022

Field-to-Vase Dinner, Carlsbad
April 21, 2022

San Diego Taco + Beer Festival, Downtown
April 23, 2022

Fallbrook Avocado Festival
April 24, 2022

SoCal Margarita Crawl
April 24-30, 2022

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, Old Town
April 30, 2022

Taste of Julian
April 30, 2022 – SOLD OUT

Tequila & Taco Music Festival
April 30 & May 1, 2022

May

Carlsbad Village Street Faire
May 1, 2022

Liquid City Cheese Expo, BRICK
May 1, 2022

Gator by the Bay Mardi Gras in May
May 5-8, 2022

Tacotopia, Golden Hill Park (within Balboa Park)
May 7, 2022

SoCal Taco Fest, Waterfront Park
May 14, 2022

Foodie Land Night Market, Del Mar
May 13-15, 2022

San Diego County Vintners Association
Wine Festival, Bernardo Winery

May 15, 2022

Outstanding in the Field at Tuna Harbor Dock
May 18, 2022 – Tickets on sale March 20!

Sunset Rare and Reserve Tasting, Carlsbad
May 20, 2022

World’s Largest Crawfish Boil, Waterfront Park
May 21, 2022

Wing Fest, Broadway Pier
May 21, 2022

Escondido Street Festival
May 22, 2022

El Cajon Maifest
May 22, 2022

Vista Strawberry Fest
May 29, 2022

Taste the World Festival
May 2022 ***clink link to see if date and location are now more specific

June

San Diego Brew Fest, Liberty Station NTC Park
June 11, 2022

Pacific Islander Festival
June 11, 2022

NatDiego Natural Wine Festival
June 18, 2022

San Diego Greek Festival
June 18 & 19, 2022

West Coast Hot Sauce Experience, Broadway Pier
June 18 & 19, 2022

Taste of Little Italy
June 21 & 22, 2022

Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-off
June 25, 2022

July

Taste of the Pacific
July 28, 2022

Sip of Julian
July 30, 2022

August

Taste of Encinitas
August 2, 2022

Tiki Oasis, Town & Country Resort
August 3-7, 2022 – Tickets on sale February 2022!

Chula Vista Lemon Festival
August 13, 2022

San Diego Distillers Guild Fest
August 27, 2022

Chula Vista Harbor Fest
Postponed for 2022 (usually held in August)

September

San Diego Zoo Food,
Wine and Brew Celebration

September 17, 2022

Oceanside Harbor Days Festival
September 17 & 18, 2022

San Diego Spirits Festival
September 24 & 25, 2022

El Cajon Oktoberfest
September 30 through October 2, 2022

Beer & Wine Festival, Balboa Park
September 6, 2021***

San Diego Chocolate Festival
September 18, 2021***

San Diego Restaurant Week – Fall
September 26 through October 3, 2021***

October

El Cajon Oktoberfest
October 7-9, 2022

La Jolla Food & Wine Festival
October 8 & 9, 2022

Blended Festival
October 8 & 9, 2022

Taste of Carlsbad Village
October 13, 2022

Escondido Grand Avenue Festival
October 16, 2022

Untappd Beer Festival, Petco Park East Village
October 1 & 2, 2021***

San Diego Serbian Festival
October 9, 2021***

Taste of Coronado
October 13, 2021***

Great Pumpkin Beer Festival, Gaslamp Quarter
October 30, 2021***

November

Carlsbad Village Street Faire
November 6, 2022

San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival
November 9-13, 2022

Encinitas Holiday Street Fair
November 20, 2022

San Diego Beer Week
November 5-14, 2021***

December

Taste & Tinis, Hillcrest
December 8, 2022

Taste of December Nights, Balboa Park
December 3-5, 2021***

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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