What’s Happening in San Diego this April?

Spring is here! Take a look at what’s happening in San Diego this month!

CITY BEAT FESTIVAL OF BEERS

April 7 | 12-4pm
Location: 2223 El Cajon Blvd (in front of the Lafayette Hotel)
Info: www.citybeatbeerfest.com
Approximately 45-50 craft breweries are coming together to offer samples from a variety of homegrown beers. It’s a beer lover’s paradise where you can stroll from booth to booth and sample your particular choices of beer. Food and music accompany the event.

 

LA JOLLA CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE

April 7-8 | See website for details
Location: 1133 Coast Blvd
Info: www.lajollaconcours.com
Featuring various types of fine automobile gems. Past years have showcased horseless carriages, Italian marques, British marques, woodies, 50s classics, American sports cars ( with a salute to GM on their 100th Anniversary), and the automobiles of Carroll Shelby.

 

2018 SAN DIEGO TOUR DE CURE

April 14 | 6am-1pm
Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds
Info: www.main.diabetes.org/site/TR/TourdeCure/TourAdmin?pg=entry&fr_id=12339
The Tour de Cure is all new and is perfect for all abilities. Choose your distance and know that every mile helps make a difference. Whether you choose to ride your bike, run or walk, all the roads we take, lead to the same destination to fundraise for a cure. Choose the course that best suits you, your co-workers and friends.

 

GRUNION RUN WITH BIRCH AQUARIUM AT SCRIPPS

April 2, May 2, June 1 at 11pm, May 31 at 10:30pm
Location: Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Info: aquarium.ucsd.edu/events/2017/grunion-run
Get ready for a true Southern California experience! Watch hundreds of small silver fish called grunion ride the waves onto La Jolla beaches to spawn.

 

GOODGUYS 18TH MEGUIAR’S DEL MAR NATIONALS

April 6-8 | Fri-Sat: 8am-5pm, Sun: 8am-3pm
Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds
Info: www.good-guys.com/dmn-2018
The Goodguys 18th Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals is 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.

 

IRONMAN 70.3

April 7 | See website for details
Location: Oceanside Beach Community Center
Info: www.ironmancalifornia.com
Oceanside is located at the northern end of San Diego’s North County, which includes the beach communities of Del Mar, Cardiff, Encinitas, and Carlsbad – home to surf, triathlon, and beach culture.

 

SAN DIEGO WHALE & DOLPHIN WATCHING ADVENTURES

April 1-22 | 9:15am-5pm
Location: Departs from Pier 2, 970 North Harbor Drive
Info: www.hornblower.com/port/overview/sd+whalewatching
San Diego is one of the top locations to watch gray whales as they migrate from feeding grounds in the Arctic to calving lagoons in Baja California, Mexico. Hop on board a Hornblower Cruise for a breathtaking experience on the open ocean in search of gray whales and other wildlife.

 

TASTE OF HILLCREST

April 14 | 12-4pm
Location: 5th Avenue & University Avenue
Info: www.fabuloushillcrest.com/taste-of-hillcrest
More than 35 fantastic Hillcrest restaurants are participating, giving foodies a chance to sample some of their best and signature dishes. From quaint cafés and French or Italian style bistros to five-star dining delights.

 

FALLBROOK AVOCADO FESTIVAL

April 15 | 9am-5pm
Location: E Alvarado Street & S Main Avenue
Info: www.fabuloushillcrest.com/taste-of-hillcrest
The 32nd Annual Avocado Festival includes local artisans on the Artisan Walk on Alvarado, Cazadores Margaritas at the Main Stage area, featuring local talent, food, wine garden local beer, community stage, kid’s zone and Avocado Central (located in the center of the event) where avocados and trees can be purchased.

 

PORT OF SAN DIEGO’S DAY AT THE DOCKS

April 15 | 9am-5pm
Location: San Diego Sportfishing Landings
Info: www.sportfishing.org/day-docks-to-do
This is the 39th year the San Diego Sportfishing Council has sponsored its special showcase of San Diego sportfishing. We hope you’ll take this opportunity to join us and discover a bit more of what the Port of San Diego holds for you.

 

48TH CHICANO PARK DAY CELEBRATION

April 21 | 10am-5pm
Location: Chicano Park in Logan Heights
Info: chicano-park.com
This family event is free and open to the public. The theme for the celebration is “Chicano Park: El Corazón de Aztlán.” Visitors to Chicano Park Day will experience traditional music and dances. In addition, there will be a display of classic lowrider cars presented by Amigos Car Club, children’s art workshop and various food and informational booths.

 

LA JOLLA HALF MARATHON & SHORES 5K

April 22 | 7-11am
Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds
Info: www.inmotionevents.com/event/la-jolla-half-marathon
Starting at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, the course follows a scenic coastal route before reaching the challenging climb to the summit of Torrey Pines State Park.

 

SAN DIEGO EARTH FAIR

April 22 | 10am-5pm
Location: Balboa Park
Info: www.earthdayweb.org/EarthFair.html
Produced by 300 volunteers, EarthFair 2018 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 & Crafts Show, and the Cleaner Car Concourse.

 

ART ALIVE -THE MUSEUM IN FULL BLOOM

April 26-29 | 10am-5pm
Location: San Diego Museum of Art
Info: www.sandiego.org/members/museums/sandiego-museum-of-art/events/art-alive-the-museum-in-fullbloom.aspx
A blaze of color, bright blossoms, and lush foliage-a garden of earthly delights-the Museum blooms again. With 100+ floral interpretations of masterworks of art and four flower-filled days of events, Art Alive returns for its 37th year.

 

ANNUAL LAKESIDE RODEO

April 27-29 | See website for details
Location: Lakeside Rodeo Grounds
Info: www.lakesiderodeo.com
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.

 

ENCINITAS APRIL STREET FAIR

April 28-29 | 9am-5pm
Location: India Street & W Date Street
Info: www.kennedyfaires.com/encinitas
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. COme for the sun, stay for the moonlight.

 

MISSION FEDERAL ARTWALK

April 28-29 | 11am-6pm
Location: Little Italy, India Street & W Date Street
Info: artwalksandiego.org/missionfederal
One of the largest fine art festivals in Southern California and San Diego’s premier arts and cultural event is returning to connect the community and visitors alike to fine artists, interactive art pieces, entertainment and a peek into the city’s arts scene.

 

 

Free Admission Museum Days
FIRST TUESDAY Reuben H. Fleet Science • Center Centro Cultural de la Raza • SD Model Railroad • SD Natural History

SECOND TUESDAY Museum of Photographic Arts • SD History Center • Veterans’ Museum & Memorial Center

THIRD TUESDAY SD Art Institute • Mingei Int’l • SD Museum of Art • San Diego Museum of Man • Japanese Friendship Garden

FOURTH TUESDAY San Diego Air & Space • San Diego Automotive • SD Hall of Champions • Select Pacific Relations Int’l Cottages

Colby Arrington, PSIR Marketing

Director, Communications & Public Relations Pacific Sotheby's International Realty carrington@pacificsir.com | www.pacificsothebysrealty.com

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