Seven Seas Craft Beer & Food Festival   Thru 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.

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.

7pm / Stone Brewing Liberty Station 

 

Goodguys Meguiar’s 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.

Del Mar Fairgrounds 

 

Uncorked: San Diego   Apr. 6

Enjoy over 200 wines and champagnes from across the globe, gourmet food trucks, live dj, lawn games and more! 

1-5pm / Embarcadero Marina Park North

 

North Park Festival of Beers   Apr. 6

More than 50 beers from the best breweries on the planet!

12-4pm / Historic Lafayette Hotel  

 

 

Peg Leg Smith Liar’s 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!

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, children’s activities, music, commemorative medals, and t-shirts, capes for kids, prizes, refreshments and more!

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 SD’s famous local craft breweries, and shopping. 

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.

10am-5pm / Julian Farm: 4381 Highway 78

 

Carlsbad 5000   Apr. 6-7

The event features multiple age-group races throughout the morning leading up to the legendary pro women’s and men’s races. The “Party by the Sea” gets started as soon as the first runners cross the finish line.

7am-4pm / Jefferson St & Grand Ave   

 

 

Campagnolo GranFondo San Diego  Apr. 7

Southern California meets Italy in this celebration of cycling, food, and San Diego’s picturesque water front. 

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.

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!

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.

7pm / SD Museum of Art, Balboa Park  

 

La Jolla Concours D’Elegance   Apr. 12-14

Over 150 spectacularly restored vehicles and a spectacular vintage aviation show featuring the finest restored aircrafts from yesteryear.

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.

Handlery Hotel, San Diego   

 

VinDiego Wine & Food Festival   Apr. 13

Over 70 Top Tier Wineries and 25 of San Diego’s very best Chefs come together to create San Diego’s Classy Wine and Food Experience!

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.

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.

12-4pm / 5th Avenue and University Ave

 

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.

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!

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.

9am-5pm / 230 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas

 

SD Magazine’s Best of North County Party  Apr. 14

A sunset celebration of the top restaurants, breweries and businesses in NoCo. 4-7pm / Park Hyatt Aviara, Carlsbad

 

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.

9am-5pm / E Alvarado St & S Main Ave

 

 

 

 

Chicano Park Day Celebration   Apr. 20

Performances by ballet folklórico groups and numerous live bands, lowrider car show coordinated by Amigos Car Club, vendor booths, kids arts workshop and speakers.

10am-5pm / Logan Av & Cesar E Chavez Parkway

 

 

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.

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 neighborhood’s restaurants.

5-9pm / 2460 Historic Decatur Rd., San Diego

 

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.

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 children’s cycling event.

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 keiki’s, stages of da kine Hawaiian and Tahitian entertainment, your favorite boutique vendors and island inspired food vendors to enjoy. 

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.

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!

10am-5pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds 

 

Mission Valley Craft Beer & Food Festival   Apr. 27

Beer, food, and spirits all included! All guests MUST be 21 years of age.

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.

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.

11am-6pm / Little Italy  

 

Encinitas Spring Street Fair  Apr. 27-28

Enjoy over 450 unique food, arts and crafts vendors plus four entertainment stages, children’s rides, Dog Zone, Kids Zone, Bike Valets, and a Beer Garden!

9am-5pm / Highway 101 between D and J Streets

 

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.

6:30-11am / Del Mar Fairgrounds

 

San Diego Earth Fair   Apr. 28

Will feature more than 300 exhibitors, special theme areas, a Food Pavilion, a special Children’s Activity Area, four entertainment venues, the Children’s Earth Parade, the eARTh Gallery arts and crafts show, and the Cleaner Car Concourse.

10am-5pm / Balboa Park  

 

MotorCars on MainStreet Car Show   Apr. 28

Featuring over 400 pre-73 restored classic, rod and custom cars & trucks.

10am-3pm / Downtown Coronado

 

 

 

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.

7am / Rancho Bernardo Community Park

 

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