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Top April Events

San Diego shines this Spring.

Experience exciting baseball action, global cuisine and a variety of fun local activities this April in San Diego.

Don't miss these exciting events happening in San Diego this April.

Featured April Events

The Flower Fields

When: Now - May 8, 2022
The nearly fifty acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers that make up the Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch in Carlsbad, California, are in bloom for approximately six to eight weeks each year. This annual burst of color is one of nature’s official ways of announcing the arrival of spring here in Southern California.

SeaWorld's Seven Seas Craft Beer & Food Festival

When: Now - May 1, 2022
Foodies and craft beer aficionados will love SeaWorld's Seven Seas Craft Beer & Food Festival, featuring craft beer from favorite local breweries, plus fresh international cuisine infused with local, sustainable ingredients and unique signature flavors from around the world.

San Diego Restaurant Week

When: April 3-10, 2022
This foodie-favorited week is the perfect time to take a culinary tour throughout the diverse and thriving food culture of San Diego. With over 90 participating restaurants offering prix-fixe menu options throughout San Diego County, you’re sure to find the perfect place to satisfy any craving.

San Diego Padres Baseball Season

When: April 14, 2022
Kickoff the 2022 baseball season at Petco Park as the San Diego Padres play the Atlanta Braves!

Annual La Jolla Concours d’Elegance Motor Car Classic

When: April 22, 2022
Set along the breathtaking oceanfront cliffs of La Jolla Cove, the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance is exceptional in every sense of the word. Walk amongst 125 world-class automobiles, visit the elegant tasting and champagne gardens, and revel in the beauty of the Pacific Ocean – the ultimate La Jolla experience.

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Old Town

When: April 28 - May 1, 2022
Join us for a weekend of FIERY FUN on Saturday, April 30th and Sunday, May 1st. This FREE annual event will be EN FUEGO with entertainment for the whole family- live music, traditional dance performances, local food vendors, festive drink specials and authentic artwork crafted by talented local artisans.

More Awesome April Events

Goodguys Meguiar's Del Mar Nationals

When: April 1-3, 2022
The Goodguys shows are for all Hot Rod and Classic Car fans alike. Whether it's your first show or tenth trip out we are very excited to have you come out for the day or stay for the whole weekend!

Uncorked: San Diego Wine Festival

When: April 2, 2022
Sip and savor over 150 wines from across the globe plus some fun “outside the bottle” options like cider, seltzer and canned cocktails. Enjoy favorite local food trucks, a live dj, and a gorgeous view at this fabulous new location.

Ironman 70.3 Oceanside California

When: April 2, 2022
Start your race season where triathlons originated in beautiful southern California with the beach breeze and chill vibes. IRONMAN 70.3 Oceanside is the first race on the North American circuit with a stacked pro field that is sure to test your winter training.

North Park Festival of Beers

When: April 2, 2022
The 13th annual North Park Festival of Beers is back on Saturday, April 2, 2022 sampling more than 50 beers from the best breweries on the planet. Plus live music, specialty food vendors and more! Presented by 91X

Race for Autism

When: April 2, 2022
You can be a SUPERHERO for Autism! Join us in celebrating 18 years of making a difference and changing the futures for thousands with autism in San Diego at the Race for Autism Superhero 5K.

The Campagnolo GranFondo San Diego

When: April 3, 2022
Southern California meets Italy in this celebration of cycling, food, and San Diego’s picturesque water front. Held in beautiful Downtown San Diego, the two-day festival features a mass-start, timed Gran Fondo with 4 route options, timed King and Queen of the Mountain competitions, The Bike & Fitness Expo with guest speakers and bike, health and fitness clinics. 

South Bay Earth Day

When: April 9, 2022
Join us as the City of Chula Vista hosts the South County’s largest Earth Day celebration at the FREE family-friendly 2022 South Bay Earth Day event taking place Saturday, April 9, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Taste of Hillcrest

When: April 9, 2022
Over 25 fantastic Hillcrest restaurants are participating, giving foodies a chance to sample some of their best and signature dishes. From quaint cafes and French and Italian style bistros to five-star dining delights, this is the most anticipated self-guided culinary walking tour in San Diego! Sample bites such as Pad Thai, Sashimi, Italian Antipasto, or Classic American Comfort Food!

Encinitas Spring Street Fair

When: April 9-10, 2022
At the Encinitas April Street Fair, enjoy unique food, five live music stages, children's rides, beer garden, and more than 450 vendors.

San Diego Beach & Bay Half Marathon & 5K

When: April 10, 2022
Run through some of San Diego’s most beautiful beaches, bays and resorts, with this fast, flat and scenic half marathon, 5k and 10k. 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.

Museum of Contemporary Art La Jolla Reopening

When: April 10, 2022
MCASD has reopened in La Jolla after completing a 30,000 square feet expansion to the gallery and special exhibition space.

37th Annual Spring Home/Garden Festival

When: April 10-12, 2022
Now in its 37th year, the Spring Home/Garden Show returns to Del Mar Fairgrounds for a three-day extravaganza of inspiring real "Garden Masters" landscapes (created exclusively for the Show), hands-on demonstrations, hundreds of home-improvement products and services exhibitors, educational seminars, plant sales and face-to-face consultations with top experts - all with the convenience of one-stop shopping for everything pertaining to home and garden, inside and outside.

Cajon Classic Cruise

When: Wednesday's beginning March 13, 2022
The famous Cajon Classic Cruise Car Shows are back again!One of El Cajon’s premier events is back again this year for another stay in the center of Downtown El Cajon on the Prescott Promenade.

East Village Opening Day Block Party

When: April 14, 2022
“Root, root, root for the home team!” as attendees’ rock out to live band and DJ entertainment; and “swing batter, batter, swing!” as fans test their skills in the interactive game zone. Quench your thirst at the micro-brew beer garden featuring local craft beer, baseball-themed cocktails, and an adult-geared fun “activation zone”; while munching on the large varietal of local culinary delights from the food truck-lined streets.

La Jolla Half Marathon & 5K

When: April 16, 2022
The La Jolla Half Marathon is one of America's most picturesque and beautiful point-to-point races. 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. The course then rolls atop Torrey Pines mesa, continues down through residential La Jolla Shores, and finishes at La Jolla Cove.

Annual Chicano Park Day Celebration

When: April 18-24, 2022
The theme for this years virtual Chicano Park 52 is 'Tommie Camarillo, Adelita del Parque Por Vida!'Established by Chicano activists on April 22, 1970, Chicano Park has received international recognition as a major public art site for its commanding mural paintings of the past and present struggle of Mexican and Chicano history.

Annual Taste of Liberty Station

When: April 20, 2022
Liberty Station invites San Diegans to stroll and explore all its offerings at Taste of Liberty Station. Liberty Station businesses will open their doors for attendees to discover the variety of bites of Liberty Station’s eateries, live music and artisan goods in the storied corridors and artwork from the local galleries.

San Diego Comic Fest

When: April 20, 2022
Indulge your love of comics, science fiction, and films, and meet an outstanding array of professional creators in a casual atmosphere and an intimate scale that allows fans to mingle directly with professionals and exhibitors.

Without Walls (WOW) Festival

When: April 21-24, 2022
The 2022 Without Walls (WOW) Festival will feature four action-packed days of site-based and immersive theatre, dance and music, with multiple performances by acclaimed local, national and international artists occurring simultaneously throughout the weekend.

Annual Lakeside Rodeo

When: April 21-24, 2022
The Premier Rodeo of Southern California in Lakeside, CA, San Diego County, is wonderful family fun held annually in April.

Coronado Flower Show

When: April 23-24, 2022
Largest tented flower show in the nation! Exhibits surround a central gazebo which stages continuous live music entertainment, announcements, and trophy presentations. Food pavilion and beer garden on site!

Fallbrook Avocado Festival

When: April 24, 2022
The 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.

San Diego EarthFair

When: April 24, 2022
Our annual EarthFair in Balboa Park is the largest free annual environmental fair in the world. EarthFair 2022 will be our 31st Anniversary event!Each year, the EarthFair draws around 50,000 visitors looking for ways to live a more sustainable life and support a clean, healthy, prosperous environment - and have a great day in the Park!

Art Alive - San Diego Museum of Art

When: April 28 - May 1, 2022
The Museum blooms again in a kaleidoscope of color this April 28-May 1, 2022. Talented floral designers will fill the galleries with fragrant arrangements inspired by the Museum collection, offering a brilliantly colored backdrop for a weekend of beloved traditions and art-inspired activities.

Adams Avenue Unplugged

When: April 30, 2022
Adams Avenue Unplugged, a free musical walkabout, takes place April 30, 2022 along a two-mile stretch of Adams Avenue, from University Heights on the West through Normal Heights, and into parts of Kensington to the East. The event will feature live musical performances staged inside restaurants, bars, coffee houses and galleries lining the neighborhood.

Mission Federal ArtWalk

When: April 30 - May 1, 2022
Mission Fed ArtWalk is returning to the streets of Little Italy with an in-person event on Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1. Our Little Italy festival is the longest-running and largest fine art festival in Southern California, going on 38 years in 2022.

11th Annual Taste of Julian

When: April 30, 2022
While apples will always be revered by the hamlet of Julian, we have more than apples to celebrate and Taste of Julian is designed to do just that…celebrate the deliciously diverse culinary delights Julian has to offer.

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