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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

SeaWorld's Seven Seas Craft Beer & Food Festival

When: Now - April 28, 2024
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.

Spring Safari Featuring Butterfly Jungle

When: Now - May 12, 2024
Spring brings the perfect chance to get outdoors, spend time with family, and experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of the season! From special entertainment and culinary creations to amazing wildlife encounters like Butterfly Jungle, come make spring memories to last a lifetime!

The Flower Fields

When: Now - May 15, 2024
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. 

Belmont in Bloom

When: Now - May 31, 2024
Belmont Park is hosting their annual Belmont in Bloom festival this spring, featuring photo opportunities, floral-inspired cocktails, live art performances, community events, and Mother's Day celebrations. Don't miss out on the chance to enjoy the colorful festivities and support your local art community.

San Diego Padres Baseball Season

When: Now - September 29, 2024
Kickoff the 2024 baseball season at Petco Park with the San Diego Padres!

San Diego Wave FC Soccer Season

When: Now - November 3, 2024
Experience San Diego Wave Fútbol Club, the 12th and newest member of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL), during their third season at Snapdragon Stadium! 

Elmo’s Springtacular

When: April 13 – May 19, 2024
Don’t miss the spring fun during Elmo’s Springtacular at Sesame Place, featuring the Sesame Street Party Parade, a Furry Friends Dance Party, a craft station, character meet-and-greets and a whole lot more.

Annual La Jolla Concours d’Elegance Motor Car Classic

When: April 19-21, 2024
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. 

Art Alive - San Diego Museum of Art

When: April 25 - 28, 2024
The Museum blooms again in a kaleidoscope of color this spring. 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.

More Awesome April Events

Elmo's Eggstravaganza

When: Now - April 7, 2024
Guests can visit Sesame Place for a hoppin' good time with rides, a stage show, the Sesame Street Party Parade, and special Easter fun with everyone's favorite furry friends dressed in their Easter best!

Without Walls (WOW) Festival

When: April 4-7, 2024
The 2024 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.

Goodguys Meguiar's Del Mar Nationals

When: April 5-7, 2024
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!

Ironman 70.3 Oceanside California

When: April 6, 2024
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 6, 2024
The 14th annual North Park Festival of Beers is back 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 6, 2024
You can be a SUPERHERO for Autism! Join us in celebrating 19 years of making a difference and changing the futures for thousands with autism in San Diego at the Race for Autism Superhero 5K.

Carlsbad 5000

When: April 7, 2024
The Carlsbad 5000 presented by National University is a full day of road racing on the seaside streets of Carlsbad, California. 

Cajon Classic Cruise

When: Wednesday's beginning April 10, 2024
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.

Taste of Hillcrest

When: April 13, 2024
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!

South Bay Earth Day

When: April 13, 2024
Show Mother Nature Some Love with the South Bay Earth Day Celebration! We only have one big, beautiful planet to live on- let’s give it the appreciation it deserves!

20th Annual Celebrate the Craft

When: April 14, 2024
Join us for The Lodge at Torrey Pines’ 20th annual Celebrate the Craft. Set on The Lodge's outdoor terrace overlooking the Torrey Pines Golf Course, the premier culinary festival showcases Southern California’s finest chefs, food artisans, produce, wine, and craft beer. Sip and savor during this unique event to benefit The Ecology Center. 

San Diego Beach & Bay Half Marathon & 5K

When: April 14, 2024
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.

San Diego EarthFest

When: April 20, 2024
San Diego’s BIGGEST Earth Day Festival! Celebrate our planet with delicious food, fun activities and live entertainment at Balboa Park.

Annual Chicano Park Day Celebration

When: April 20, 2024
This free annual event in Barrio Logan celebrates the art and culture of San Diego's Latino residents with traditional music, dance, a lowrider car show, vendor booths, kids' arts workshops and more.

Coronado Flower Show

When: April 20-21, 2024
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!

Party for the Planet

When: April 20-21, 2024
In honor of Earth Day, Birch Aquarium is throwing a Party for the Planet. Join us as we celebrate our ocean planet, highlighting some of the simple steps we all can take to make a difference.

Fallbrook Avocado Festival

When: April 21, 2024
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.

The Campagnolo GranFondo San Diego

When: April 21, 2024
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. 

Annual Lakeside Rodeo

When: April 25-28, 2024
The Premier Rodeo of Southern California in Lakeside, CA, San Diego County, is wonderful family fun held annually in April. 

Adams Avenue Unplugged

When: April 27, 2024
Adams Avenue Unplugged, a free musical walkabout, takes place 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.

Linda Vista Multi-Cultural Fair & Parade

When: April 27, 2024
We are very excited for the 2024 return of the Linda Vista Multi-Cultural Fair and Parade!

Encinitas Spring Street Fair

When: April 27-28, 2024
At the Encinitas April Street Fair, enjoy unique food, five live music stages, children's rides, beer garden, and more than 450 vendors. 

Annual Spring Home/Garden Festival

When: April 27-28, 2024
Now in its 38th 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.

Mission Federal ArtWalk

When: April 27-29, 2024
Returning to Little Italy, for 39 years, Mission Fed ArtWalk has celebrated both visual and performing arts in San Diego. We believe art has the power to connect communities, cultivate new artistic talent and create a better quality of life for all through cultural enrichment.

Motorcars on Main Street

When: April 28, 2024
Coronado MainStreet hosts an annual car show, MotorCars on MainStreet, featuring over 400 pre-73 restored classic, rod and custom cars & trucks. The event is held in downtown Coronado, one block from the beach, at Isabella & Orange Avenues.

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