Fairs and cultural festivals are commonplace in San Diego. Arts and crafts, LIVE entertainment, dance, music, vendors, scrumptious food and jovial atmosphere are characteristic of San Diego street fairs and cultural festivals. In May, two popular fairs and festivals are going to take place in the city. Let's discuss what's in store in these fairs:
Carlsbad Spring Village Fair
International food court, arts and crafts, unique booths and lots to shop! The Carlsbad Spring Village Fair is set to be held on 5th May, 2013 from 8am to 5pm at Carlsbad Village in the seaside city of Carlsbad. Considered as the largest one day street fairs in all of California, the bi-annual fair attracts more than 100,000 visitors every year.
There will be more than 900 exhibitors displaying everything up for grabs including antiques, clothes, accessories, home decoration items, art works and many other quality items. With such wide variety of vendors, anything you want to buy is up for sale at the fair.
Carlsbad Spring Village Fair is a haven for food lovers. You will have abundance of dining choices that is sure to please varied taste buds ranging from Thai, Chinese, American, French to Hawaiian cuisine. To keep the children occupied, take them to the Kids entertainment area which includes a rock climbing wall, bounce house, super slide, face painting, arts and crafts and fun games.
The beer and wine garden will have a large screen TV and LIVE bands performing to enthrall the audience. You can enjoy a pancake breakfast at the Carlsbad railroad depot which will include sausages, juices, coffee and of course, pancakes.
Carlsbad Spring Village Fair takes place every year in May and November. If you are arriving for a vacation to San Diego during this time, spare a day to enjoy the festivities of this event. Indulge in delectable food, enjoy family entertainment and shop, shop and shop on this largest one-day street fair.
20th Annual Sicilian Festival in Little Italy
Get a slice of Italian culture and cuisine at the upcoming Sicilian Festival. The 20th annual Sicilian Festival will take place in Little Italy on May 19, 2013 from 10am to 6pm.
Entertainment will include marching bands consisting of dancers in costumes, and representatives from various San Diego Italian organizations carrying flags from different regions of Sicily and Italy. Enjoy original Sicilian music played by talented musicians and watch lively dance performances.
For food aficionados, Sicilian Festival is the perfect event to try out Sicilian delicacies. Some of the renowned chefs will present demonstrations of delicious Sicilian dishes. A pasta-eating contest will also be held. Relish authentic Sicilian food and enjoy participating in grapes stomping in a barrel.
Also check out the photographs and works by artisans that display Sicilian American culture and heritage. Sicilian Festival is a complete family friendly FREE event. Not a surprising guess, there will be lots of children' activities such as puppet shows, face painting, inflatable slide, and games. 'Eat, Drink & Be Sicilian' for a day in San Diego.
To ensure a memorable stay in the city, book a San Diego accommodation well in advance. Preferably, look for a hotel in San Diego which is centrally located from where Little Italy, Carlsbad, beaches and other interesting places and attractions are nearby. It will help you save time and money on commuting to different tourist attractions.