Pier 1, Hornblower Landing
Hornblower Cruises invites good pups and their human companions on a one-hour harbor cruise, complete with a treat buffet sponsored by Petco. The narrated cruise takes you all around the bay for close up views of the San Diego skyline, military ships and possible seabird and marine life sightings. Note: a current rabies tag, ID tag and non-retractable leash is required; you are also encouraged to bring a new or gently used blanket or towel to donate to the Helen Woodward Animal Center.
Cost: $28 for each human, dogs cruise for free
April 27 - April 28
Embarcadero Marina Park South
Enjoy two full days of tacos, tequila and music while basking in 360 degree views of the San Diego Bay at the San Diego Tequila and Taco Music Festival. General admission is just $10, but you can upgrade to include a tasting of six tequilas on Saturday for $40, or margaritas for two on Sunday for $25.
Cost: From $10
April 27 - April 28
The Mission Federal Art Walk, now in its 35th year, is one of Little Italy’s most popular events, attracting more than 300 fine artists from all over the world, as well as tens of thousands of art lovers. Covering sixteen square blocks, artists in nearly every media type and style show and sell their works, from miniature sculptures and glass art to enormous, wall-covering paintings. It’s a perfect opportunity to purchase affordable, one of a kind art while supporting local artists.
You & Yours Distilling Company, East Village
This hour-long, hands-on class will have you measuring, shaking, stirring and pouring like a pro. You’ll learn a brief history of the featured cocktails and mixology basics, all taught by the You & Yours staff, then make two cocktails for your own enjoyment. Attendees get $10 off any bottle bought on the day.
Friday May 3 - Sunday May 5
Old Town San Diego
This free, three-day fiesta starts the weekend off with restaurant specials on Friday and continues through Sunday. Saturday and Sunday, stop by Lowrider Lane on Harney Street to vote for the finest tricked-out ride, then cheer on your favorite lucha libre wrestler. There’s live music all day featuring Latin rock, Norteña, Conjunto Jarocho, Mariachi, Banda Sinaloense, and more, as well as a kid’s area with activities from 11am-5pm and a two-day Ballet Folklorico competition.