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What to do from May 18 to 22


SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – This weekend, enjoy all that San Diego has to offer with live music, mouth-watering food, vintage wine, outdoor activities and plenty of indie movies.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the North Park Music Fest brings together the best entertainment in the neighborhood.

Also, it’s that time of year to revel in the California Wine Festival where people can taste varied wines from local and state producers.

Here are some things to do this weekend:


GI Film Festival
Where: Balboa Park; Costs: Varies
After two years of virtual screenings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the GI Film Festival will be held in person at the Museum of Photographic Arts. 27 films will have themes such as post-traumatic stress, veteran suicide, women in service and the transition to civilian life, as well as experiences from WWI, WWII, Vietnam and These days. The festival begins on Wednesday May 18 and continues until Saturday May 21.


Concert by Roberto Fonseca
Where: La Jolla; Costs: $66 – $83
Pianist Roberto Fonseca pays homage to his deep Afro-Cuban roots by hosting two jazz shows at the Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center. The first show starts at 6:30 p.m. and the second show starts at 8:30 p.m.


California Wine Festival
Where: Carlsbad; Costs: $70 – $180
This weekend at the Park Hyatt Aviara, wine lovers can sample varietals from local and statewide makers, including Napa Valley’s Cuvaison, Sonoma’s Adobe Road and Temecula’s Wilson Creek. The Beachside Wine Festival is the next day where visitors can experience artisan cheeses, breads, olive oil, as well as shellfish, salads, chocolates, cakes and a live band that will keep the beat going for this party all day. The two-day festival will run from Friday May 20 to Saturday May 21.

San Diego International Short Film Festival
Where: Del Mar; Costs: $29 – $79
ShortsFest, which is the little brother of the San Diego International Film Festival, will feature a variety of genres (animation, documentary, indie) all of which aim to showcase the art of filmmaking in 30 minutes or less. The film festival will run from Friday May 20 to Sunday May 22.

Jennings Lake Catfish Opener
Where: Lakeside/East County; Costs: $4 – $12
Fishermen and catfish lovers, here is your chance! Lake Jennings will pump the lake with 1,750 pounds of catfish for the opener. Even if you don’t like fishing, visitors can enjoy a nice hike or relax. The event starts on Friday May 20 and will run until Sunday May 22. Hours are Friday (3 p.m. to midnight), Saturday (6 a.m. to midnight) and Sunday (6 a.m. to 7 p.m.).


San Diego Century Bike Tour 2022
Where: North County/Cardiff; Costs: Varies
Want a challenging and rewarding experience as you travel some of San Diego’s most scenic routes? Runners of all skill levels can choose to run three runs by choosing 33, 67, or 102.5 miles.

Soil Festival
Where: Solana Beach; Costs: FREE
Experience one of Southern California’s best free festivals when you head to Fiesta del Sol! The annual two-day beachside festival, held at Fletcher Cove Park, runs from Saturday, May 21 through Sunday, May 22. Hours are 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.

North Park Music Festival
Where: North Park; Costs: Varies
Listen to performances by local bands such as Tulengua, Little Hurricane and Wavves. Not only will there be plenty of food at this two-day event, but there will also be drinks and snow cones. The music festival will run from Saturday May 21 to Sunday May 22. Hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.

car party
Where: Broadway Pier/Downtown San Diego; Costs: $15 – $50
Calling all car enthusiasts! The San Diego Car Festival will showcase imported custom cars, exotics, classics, American muscle cars, low riders, trucks, and the hottest new car models. There will also be a car cruise on Harbor Drive after the show. The festival will feature model cars, DJ entertainment, general vendors and food vendors.