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Spring Festivals and Events

Street Fairs, Craft Beer Tastings, Car Shows and More

Spring is a wonderful time in San Diego for strolling the streets, listening to live music, perusing local art and tasting delicious food during any one of these events.

Featured Events

Annual La Jolla Concours d'Elegance

When: April 19-21, 2024
The chic allure of La Jolla, the embodiment of luxury, has drawn the finest automobiles to this coastal town for the La Jolla Concours d'Elegance.

54th Annual Chicano Park Day

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. 

Gator By The Bay - Zydeco, Blues & Crawfish Festival

When: May 9-12, 2024
This is the largest, authentic Louisiana-themed festival this side of the bayou, featuring four days of live music with dancing and more than 100 performances on seven stages. Enjoy delicious Southern food, including beignets, gumbo, jambalaya, and 10,000 lbs of crawfish.

Wonderfront Music & Arts Festival

When: May 10 - 12, 2024
A highly-anticipated 7+ stage, 80+ bands, 3-day music, culinary and arts festival will descend upon the stunning waterfront of downtown San Diego all along the Embarcadero. The festival offers diverse attractions including yacht parties, water sports, art installations, after-parties, a craft beer village and plenty of local flavors.


March

San Diego Latino Film Festival

When: March 14-24, 2024
San Diego's proximity to Mexico makes it a natural venue for the 11-day San Diego Latino Film Festival, focusing on works by Latinos and the Latino experience.

San Diego Padres FanFest

When: March 24, 2024
Festivities begin with Padres FanFest at 12:30-6:30 PM, featuring scheduled appearances by Manny Machado, Fernando Tatis Jr., Xander Bogaerts, Joe Musgrove, Yu Darvish, Mike Shildt and more. Padres Members receive early entry at 12 PM.

Uncorked: San Diego Wine Festival

When: March 30, 2024
Uncorked Wine Festivals is back for the fourth annual Uncorked: SD spring wine festival. Enjoy over 200 wines and champagnes from across the globe, gourmet food trucks, live dj, lawn games and more! Bring your picnic blankets or beach chairs and come hang out to sip and savor on the water.


April

Goodguys Meguiar's Del Mar Nationals

When: April 5-7, 2024
The Goodguys Meguiar's Del Mar Nationals has become one of the nation's favorite automotive events! It's a full weekend of roddin' at the beach in ol' Del Mar.

CityBeat Beer Fest

When: April 6, 2024
The CityBeat Beer Fest is the perfect marriage of two of San Diego's best known exports - music and craft beer.

Port of San Diego's Day at The Docks

When: April 7, 2024
Day at the Docks is the West Coast's largest public celebration of sportfishing and signals the official start of SoCal's spring saltwater fishing season. 

Annual La Jolla Concours d'Elegance

When: April 19-21, 2024
The chic allure of La Jolla, the embodiment of luxury, has drawn the finest automobiles to this coastal town for the La Jolla Concours d'Elegance.

54th Annual Chicano Park Day

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. 

Fallbrook Avocado Festival

When: April 21, 2024
Thousands of avocado lovers converge on Fallbrook to sample avocados, check out the crazy cooking contest entries, buy funky avocado-themed gifts and enjoy live entertainment.

Adams Avenue Unplugged

When: April 27, 2024
This free, two-day festival features 150+ musical performances staged inside restaurants, bars, coffee houses and galleries lining the neighborhood along Adams Avenue.

Mission Federal ArtWalk

When: April 27-28, 2024
Art takes over the streets of downtown San Diego's Little Italy neighborhood during the Mission Federal ArtWalk, the longest-running and largest art festival in Southern California. The free event showcases fine art in many mediums alongside live musical performances, food and beverage booths, and activities for kids and families.

Encinitas Spring Street Fair

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

MotorCars on MainStreet Car Show

When: April 28, 2024
Coronado MainStreet's annual car show, MotorCars on MainStreet, features over 400 pre-73 restored classic, rod and custom cars & trucks.


May

Carlsbad Spring Village Faire

When: May 5, 2024
At the Carlsbad Spring Village Faire, more than 850 vendors sell a variety of things, including clothes, accessories, plants, art, antiques and home decor.

Gator By The Bay - Zydeco, Blues & Crawfish Festival

When: May 9-12, 2024
This is the largest, authentic Louisiana-themed festival this side of the bayou, featuring four days of live music with dancing and more than 100 performances on seven stages. Enjoy delicious Southern food, including beignets, gumbo, jambalaya, and 10,000 lbs of crawfish.

Wonderfront Music & Arts Festival

When: May 10 - 12, 2024
A highly-anticipated 7+ stage, 80+ bands, 3-day music, culinary and arts festival will descend upon the stunning waterfront of downtown San Diego all along the Embarcadero. The festival offers diverse attractions including yacht parties, water sports, art installations, after-parties, a craft beer village and plenty of local flavors.

Ocean Beach Kite Festival

When: May 18, 2024
Kites of all shapes and sizes will soar high in the sky during the 71st Annual Ocean Beach Kite Festival, along with kite building and decorating, professional kite fliers, kite demonstrations and games, crafters, carnival activities, and live music.

Fiesta del Sol in Solana Beach

When: May 18-19, 2024
Enjoy live music, an arts and crafts fair, children's activities, an international food court, and a beer & wine garden at the 40th Annual Fiesta del Sol in Solana Beach.

Santee Street Fair and Craft Beer Festival

When: May 25, 2024
Join more than 30,000 visitors at the Santee Street Fair and Craft Beer Festival with lots of fun for the whole family to enjoy. Celebrating its 11th year, the Street Fair will host its 6th annual beer festival featuring local breweries. There will also be more than 300 various food and vendor booths, art, kids zone, local entertainment and more!

Vista Strawberry Festival

When: May 26, 2024
Celebrate all the joys and pleasures of the strawberry in Vista, once known as the "Strawberry Capital of the World." The berry celebration also includes unique strawberry dessert creations, a pie eating competition, costumes and contests, carnival rides, 5K and 10K runs, music on five stages, international selection of foods, beer garden and much more.

Valley Center Western Days

When: May 31 - June 1, 2024
Celebrate Valley Center's western heritage with a series of events including the Western Days Parade, music, a carnival and so much more at the 69th Annual Western Days in San Diego's North Inland region.

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