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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 14, 2023
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 - April 30, 2023
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 14, 2023
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!

San Diego Restaurant Week

When: Through April 2, 2023
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.

Art Alive - San Diego Museum of Art

When: Through April 2, 2023
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.

Belmont in Bloom

When: April 1 - May 31, 2023
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.

Elmo's Eggstravaganza

When: April 1-9, 2023
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!

San Diego Padres Baseball Season

When: Now - September 24, 2023
Kickoff the 2023 baseball season at Petco Park with the San Diego Padres!

San Diego Wave FC Soccer Season

When: Now - October 15, 2023
Experience San Diego Wave Fútbol Club, the 12th and newest member of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL), during their second season at Snapdragon Stadium!

San Diego Loyal SC Soccer Season

When: Now - October 14, 2023
Watch as San Diego's premier outdoor professional men’s soccer club, competing in The USL Championship, plays their fourth season at Torero Stadium (University of San Diego).

Annual La Jolla Concours d’Elegance Motor Car Classic

When: April 21-23, 2023
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. 

More Awesome April Events

Ironman 70.3 Oceanside California

When: April 1, 2023
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.

The Bunny Train

When: April 1-8, 2023
Looking for a new way to celebrate the Easter holiday with your family? Look no further than the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum! Complete with a train ride, a visit from the Easter Bunny, and an Easter egg hunt, the Bunny Train event at the Museum is perfect for the whole family.

East Village Opening Day Block Party

When: April 1, 2023
“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.

North Park Festival of Beers

When: April 1, 2023
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 1, 2023
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 2, 2023
The Carlsbad 5000 presented by National University is a full day of road racing on the seaside streets of Carlsbad, California.

Goodguys Meguiar's Del Mar Nationals

When: Through April 2, 2023
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 8, 2023
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.

Taste of Hillcrest

When: April 8, 2023
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!

Cajon Classic Cruise

When: Wednesday's beginning April 12, 2023
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.

South Bay Earth Day

When: April 15, 2023
Show Mother Nature Some Love with the South Bay Earth Day Celebration! On Saturday, April 15, 2023 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Chula Vista Bayfront Park (off J St.). We only have one big, beautiful planet to live on- let’s give it the appreciation it deserves!

Coronado Flower Show

When: April 15-16, 2023
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!

Elmo's Springtacular

When: April 15 - May 21, 2023
Elmo’s Springtacular at Sesame Place is filled with furry fun and an exciting lineup of special events!

20th Annual Celebrate the Craft

When: April 16, 2022
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 EarthFest

When: April 22, 2023
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 22, 2023
The 53th Chicano Park Day commemoration will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2023 from 10am to 5 pm. This family event is free and open to the public. The theme for the 53rd Chicano Park Day commemoration is "Chicano Park Day 53: Kindling the New Fire".

Party for the Planet

When: April 22-29, 2023
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.

San Diego Beach & Bay Half Marathon & 5K

When: April 23, 2023
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.

Fallbrook Avocado Festival

When: April 23, 2023
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 23, 2023
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 27-30, 2023
The Premier Rodeo of Southern California in Lakeside, CA, San Diego County, is wonderful family fun held annually in April. 

Without Walls (WOW) Festival

When: April 27-30, 2023
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.

38th Annual Spring Home/Garden Festival

When: April 29-30, 2023
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.

Adams Avenue Unplugged

When: April 29, 2023
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 29-30, 2023
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.

Linda Vista Multi-Cultural Fair & Parade

When: April 29, 2023
We are very excited for the 2023 return of the Linda Vista Multi-Cultural Fair and Parade! The 2023 theme is "A Community Love Letter to Linda Vista!"

Encinitas Spring Street Fair

When: April 29-30, 2023
At the Encinitas April Street Fair, enjoy unique food, five live music stages, children's rides, beer garden, and more than 450 vendors.

SoCal Taco Fest

When: April 29, 2023
SoCal Taco Fest RETURNS to WATERFRONT PARK for the 9th year in a row! Dozens of the best taco shops from SoCal in one place.

Motorcars on Main Street

When: April 30, 2023
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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