Seven Seas Craft Beer & Food Festival Through Apr. 28
Featuring craft beer from favorite local breweries, plus fresh international cuisine infused with local, sustainable ingredients and unique signature flavors from around the world. Price included with park admission.
Time/Place: SeaWorld San Diego
Sounds and Swells Apr. 1
Pairs a curated selection of surf footage with a live performance by the Hausmann Quartet. Food and drink are available for purchase. Lawn chairs or blankets are recommended.
Time/Place: 7pm / Stone Brewing Liberty Station
Goodguys Meguiars Del Mar Nationals Apr. 5-7
A colorful Full Throttle Fun hot rod & custom car automotive themed festival featuring over 2,500 hot rods, customs, classics, street rods, muscle cars & trick trucks through 1987 vintage.
Time/Place: Del Mar Fairgrounds
Contact: 925-838-9876 / www.good-guys.com
Uncorked: San Diego Apr. 6
Enjoy over 200 wines and champagnes from across the globe, gourmet food trucks, live dj, lawn games and more!
Time/Place: 1-5pm / Embarcadero Marina Park North
Contact: 323-395-7263 / www.uncorkedwinefestivals.com
North Park Festival of Beers Apr. 6
More than 50 beers from the best breweries on the planet!
Time/Place: 12-4pm / Historic Lafayette Hotel
Peg Leg Smith Liars Contest Apr. 6
Sign up is on arrival at the contest site, which is held at the Peg Leg Smith memorial. Bring a lawn chair and refreshments!
Time/Place: 7:15-10pm / Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Race for Autism Apr. 6
A SUPERHERO 5K chip timed run, 5K walk or 1-mile Family Fun Walk, scenic Balboa Park course, educational resource fair, childrens activities, music, commemorative medals, and t-shirts, capes for kids, prizes, refreshments and more!
Time/Place: 7am-12pm / Balboa Park
San Diego Crew Classic Apr. 6-7
An athletic event with rowers at the peak of physical fitness, and a social gathering for enthusiasts to enjoy great local food, a beer garden with SDs famous local craft breweries, and shopping.
Time/Place: 6am-7pm / Crown Point Shores
Julian Gold Rush Days Apr. 6-7
The old-fashioned mining camp will offer re-enactors, an arts and crafts market, food and drink, old fashioned laundry, free parking and plenty of family fun.
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Julian Farm: 4381 Highway 78
Contact: 760-765-1857 / www.juliangoldrushdays.com
Carlsbad 5000 Apr. 6-7
The event features multiple age-group races throughout the morning leading up to the legendary pro womens and mens races. The Party by the Sea gets started as soon as the first runners cross the finish line.
Time/Place: 7am-4pm / Jefferson St & Grand Ave
Campagnolo GranFondo San Diego Apr. 7
Southern California meets Italy in this celebration of cycling, food, and San Diegos picturesque water front.
Time/Place: 5am-5:30pm / Little Italy
Triton 5K & Festival Apr. 7
The 3.1 mile, USATF-sanctioned course is a scenic trek through the heart of campus, past towering eucalyptus groves and familiar campus landmarks.
Time/Place: 7:30am / UCSD
Black Mountain Trail Run Apr. 7
All participants get a great race t-shirt, cool finisher medal, hot breakfast, coffee, entry into the raffle of swag, and the satisfaction of completing one of the best races around!
Time/Place: 6-11:30am / Black Mountain Ranch State Park
Bloom Bash Apr. 12
The high voltage celebration to kick off Art Alive 2019. With food & cocktails, art installations & performers, BLOOM BASH attendees love to dance the night away.
Time/Place: 7pm / SD Museum of Art, Balboa Park
La Jolla Concours DElegance Apr. 12-14
Over 150 spectacularly restored vehicles and a spectacular vintage aviation show featuring the finest restored aircrafts from yesteryear.
Time/Place: La Jolla Cove lawn
Gaslight Gathering 9 Apr. 12-14
A convention to promote Steampunk and Victoriana aesthetics as it relates to dress, art, music, crafts, pop culture, & literature.
Time/Place: Handlery Hotel, San Diego
VinDiego Wine & Food Festival Apr. 13
Over 70 Top Tier Wineries and 25 of San Diegos very best Chefs come together to create San Diegos Classy Wine and Food Experience!
Time/Place: 3-7pm / SD County Waterfront Park
Heartbreak Ridge Run Apr. 13
Half marathon, 10K, 5K and 1K kids run. For Marines and Civilians Ages 4 and Up.
Time/Place: 8am-1pm / Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton
Taste of Hillcrest Apr. 13
More than 35 Hillcrest restaurants are participating, giving foodies a chance to sample some of their signature dishes.
Time/Place: 12-4pm / 5th Avenue and University Ave
Contact: 619-299-3330 / www.fabuloushillcrest.com
SD Beach & Bay Half Marathon, 5K & 10K Apr. 13
Stick around because the party starts at the finish line with live music, a beer garden (your first beer is on us!), snacks, photo opportunities, and much more.
Time/Place: 6:30am-12pm / Tecolote Shores Park, San Diego
Coronado Flower Show Apr. 13-14
Exhibits surround a central gazebo which stages continuous live music entertainment, announcements, and trophy presentations. Food pavilion and beer garden on site!
Time/Place: Sat 1-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm / Spreckels Park
San Diego Botanic Garden ArtFest Apr. 13-14
Many of these fantastic sculptors, painters, glass artists, potters, gourd and fiber artists who participate in ArtFest will also provide interesting demonstrations of their craft.
Time/Place: 9am-5pm / 230 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas
Contact: 760-436-3036 / www.sdbgarden.org
SD Magazines Best of North County Party Apr. 14
A sunset celebration of the top restaurants, breweries and businesses in NoCo.
Time/Place: 4-7pm / Park Hyatt Aviara, Carlsbad
Contact: 619-230-9292 / www.sandiegomagazine.com
Fallbrook Avocado Festival Apr. 14
Check out the crazy cooking contest entries, buy funky avocado-themed gifts and enjoy bands, live entertainment and friendly beer gardens.
Time/Place: 9am-5pm / E Alvarado St & S Main Ave
Chicano Park Day Celebration Apr. 20
Performances by ballet folklrico groups and numerous live bands, lowrider car show coordinated by Amigos Car Club, vendor booths, kids arts workshop and speakers.
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Logan Av & Cesar E Chavez Parkway
Contact: 619-563-4661 / www.chicano-park.com
Easter Bash at Belmont Park Apr. 21
Egg hunts, activities for children, Easter Bunny photo op, live music, entertainment and FREE parking; PLUS, brunch on the boardwalk will be offered at the beachfront restaurants.
Time/Place: 8am-5pm / 3190 Mission Blvd
Taste of Liberty Station Apr. 24
Enjoy live entertainment and art demos at, while indulging in all of the delicious bites of neighborhoods restaurants.
Time/Place: 5-9pm / 2460 Historic Decatur Rd., San Diego
Contact: 619-756-7992 / www.libertystation.com
Lakeside Rodeo Apr. 26-28
Four full rodeo performances featuring the 7 events of rodeo to include bull riding, bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, calf roping, barrel racing (WPRA), tie down roping, and team roping.
Time/Place: Lakeside Rodeo Grounds
Barrio Logan Grand Prix Apr. 27
Fast-paced bicycle racing by pro racers, top-level amateurs, a community walk, and a fun childrens cycling event.
Time/Place: 7:15am-5:30pm / Beardsley St. & Newton St.
San Diego Shaka Fest Apr. 27
A Fusion of Hawaiian Culture, Arts, & Athletics! Youth-only canoe regatta, SUP race for adults and keikis, stages of da kine Hawaiian and Tahitian entertainment, your favorite boutique vendors and island inspired food vendors to enjoy.
Time/Place: 8am-4pm / De Anza Cove Park
Adams Avenue Unplugged Apr. 27
The event will feature live musical performances staged inside restaurants, bars, coffee houses and galleries lining the neighborhood.
Time/Place: 12-10pm / Adams Ave
San Diego Kids Expo & Fair Apr. 27
Inside, expect to see 150 local and national companies that have products and services catered to kids and families. Get your wristbands and head to the outdoor fair!
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds
Contact: 619-977-4277 / www.sandiegokidsexpo.com
Mission Valley Craft Beer & Food Festival Apr. 27
Beer, food, and spirits all included! All guests MUST be 21 years of age.
Time/Place: 1:30-5pm / SDCCU Stadium
Spring Garden & Butterfly Festival Apr. 27
The festival features various kid friendly activities such as tour of the Butterfly Pavilion, Butterfly Releases, the Pollinator Party & the Butterfly Discovery Lab, an appearance by Ms. Smarty-PlantsTM and Storytime with Miss Metamorphosis.
Time/Place: 9am-3pm / Cuyamaca College, El Cajon
Mission Federal ArtWalk Apr. 27-28
More than 300 artists filling 17 square blocks of the iconic urban neighborhood with art, craftsmanship and beautiful goods, this event attracts artists from across the globe.
Time/Place: 11am-6pm / Little Italy
Encinitas Spring Street Fair Apr. 27-28
Enjoy over 450 unique food, arts and crafts vendors plus four entertainment stages, childrens rides, Dog Zone, Kids Zone, Bike Valets, and a Beer Garden!
Time/Place: 9am-5pm / Highway 101 between D and J Streets
Contact: 760-943-1950 / www.kennedyfaires.com/encinitas
La Jolla Half Marathon & Shores 5K Apr. 28
The course follows a scenic coastal route before reaching the challenging climb to the summit of Torrey Pines State Park and finishes at La Jolla Cove.
Time/Place: 6:30-11am / Del Mar Fairgrounds
Contact: 760-692-2900 / www.lajollahalfmarathon.com
San Diego Earth Fair Apr. 28
Will feature more than 300 exhibitors, special theme areas, a Food Pavilion, a special Childrens Activity Area, four entertainment venues, the Childrens Earth Parade, the eARTh Gallery arts and crafts show, and the Cleaner Car Concourse.
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Balboa Park
MotorCars on MainStreet Car Show Apr. 28
Featuring over 400 pre-73 restored classic, rod and custom cars & trucks.
Time/Place: 10am-3pm / Downtown Coronado
Contact: 619-437-0254 / www.coronadomainstreet.com
Foxy Trail Half Marathon & 5K Apr. 28
The out-n-back 5K is flat and fast with lots of lake views and single track technical trail. This is race #1 in the annual Dirt Devil Half Marathon Series.
Time/Place: 7am / Rancho Bernardo Community Park
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