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Spring Festivals

Street Fairs, Craft Beer Tastings, Car Shows and More

Party this Spring in San Diego

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.

March

San Diego Comic Fest

When: March 7-10, 2019
The San Diego Comic Fest is a friendly comic convention with a casual atmosphere that features panels on comic books, an "artists alley" where fans can shop for autographed art, and an exhibitor hall full of your favorite comics, books, toys, and collectibles. It's the place where you can indulge your love of comics, science fiction, and films, and meet an outstanding array of professional creators.

Rocket Con

When: March 9-10, 2019
The 2nd annual San Diego Rocket Con is a 2-day comic and toy show with many unique vendors selling all kinds of geeky collectibles, from statues to comics to games. You can meet some spectacular artists and enjoy many speaker panels. If you're looking for a show with great vendors and a friendly crowd, Rocket Con is the place to go.

San Diego Latino Film Festival

When: March 14-24, 2019
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.

Sabor Latino Food, Beer & Wine Fest

When: March 16, 2019
Sabor Latino Food, Beer & Wine Fest pairs the best Latin cuisine in San Diego with the finest brewery and wineries in both San Diego and Baja California Mexico.

Water Lantern Festival

When: March 30, 2019
Enjoy local food trucks, music, and the beauty of lanterns lighting up the water at sunset. Water Lantern Festival is filled with fun, happiness, hope, and great memories that you'll cherish for a lifetime.

April

Goodguys Meguiar's Del Mar Nationals

When: April 5-7, 2019
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.

Uncorked: San Diego Wine Festival

When: April 6, 2019
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.

CityBeat Beer Fest

When: April 6, 2019
The CityBeat Beer Fest is the perfect marriage of two of San Diego's best known exports - music and craft beer.

Annual La Jolla Concours d'Elegance

When: April 12-14, 2019
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.

Gaslight Gathering

When: April 12-14, 2019
For a blend of Victorian-inspired clothing and technology with a bit of science fiction and fantasy, attend the 9th annual Gaslight Gathering in Mission Valley, a convention promoting Steampunk and Victoriana aesthetics as it relates to dress, art, music, crafts, pop culture, and literature.

San Diego Botanic Garden ArtFest

When: April 14, 2019
ArtFest at the Garden features more than 20 of the finest regional sculptors, painters, glass artists, potters, and gourd and fiber artists providing demonstrations of their craft with the beautiful San Diego Botanic Garden as a backdrop.

Fallbrook Avocado Festival

When: April 14, 2019
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.

Port of San Diego's Day at The Docks

When: April 14, 2019
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.

49th Annual Chicano Park Day

When: April 20, 2019
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.

Mission Valley Craft Beer & Food Festival

When: April 27, 2019
For the eighth year, the Mission Valley Craft Beer & Food Festival combines unlimited beer and spirits from a multitude of America's finest craft brews and distilleries paired with some of San Diego's best restaurants and chefs, plus great live music.

San Diego EarthFair

When: April 28, 2019
Set in San Diego's Balboa Park, the San Diego EarthFair features 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 and crafts show, and the Cleaner Car Concourse.

Adams Avenue Unplugged

When: April 27, 2019
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, 2019
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.

San Diego Kids Expo & Fair

When: April 27-28, 2019
The San Diego Kids Expo & Fair is the largest public kids expo in the U.S. Enjoy tons of hands-on activities, performers on multiple stages, a full outdoor fair, and hundreds of family-focused shops. Children 12 and under are free.

Spring Garden & Butterfly Festival

When: April 27, 2019
The Spring Garden & Butterfly Festival at Cuyamaca College is a community celebration of spring and a greener future featuring fun programs, kids activities, exhibitors and demonstrations.

Encinitas Spring Street Fair

When: April 27-28, 2019
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, 2019
Coronado MainStreet's annual car show, MotorCars on MainStreet, features over 400 pre-73 restored classic, rod and custom cars & trucks.

May

Asian Cultural Festival of San Diego

When: May 4, 2019
Martial arts showcases, ethnic dances, cultural exhibitions, two stages featuring live music and dance performances, games and food make up this annual celebration of the various cultures and nations that make up the Asian and Pacific Islander diasporas.

Carlsbad Spring Village Faire

When: May 5, 2019
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, 2019
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.

Ocean Beach Kite Festival

When: May 11, 2019
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.

Festival of the Arts in North Park

When: May 11, 2019
The Festival of the Arts in North Park has grown into a local tradition that includes local art, music and dance performances, vendor booths and fabulous food.

San Diego FilmOut LGBT Short Fest

When: May 15, 2019
San Diego's only Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Film Festival screens features and shorts from around the globe in a celebration of the important diverse artistic contributions LGBT filmmakers make to our community.

SoCal Taco Fest

When: May 18, 2019
Experience a taco festival unlike anything else. With more than 25 amazing restaurants participating, this is San Diego’s biggest taco festival! Plus, enjoy Lucha Libre wrestling, Chihuahua races & a beauty pageant, and the Milagro Cantina Margarita Tent.

D6 Night Market

When: May 18, 2019
Leisurely stroll, shop, and eat while enjoying the excitement and pleasure that comes from being part of a festive crowd at the D6 Night Market in Mira Mesa, a modern adaptation of a traditional outdoor night market.

Fiesta del Sol in Solana Beach

When: May 18-19, 2019
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.

Escondido Grand Ave Festival

When: May 19, 2019
With over 500 vendors, the Escondido Grand Ave Festival is one of the biggest street fairs in Southern California and has been happening since 1989, bringing unique crafts and imports, fine international cuisine and family entertainment to Historic Downtown Escondido's Grand Avenue.

Valley Center Western Days

When: May 25, 2019
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.

Santee Street Fair and Craft Beer Festival

When: May 25, 2019
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, 2019
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.

San Diego County Fair

When: May 31 - July 4, 2019
The 2019 San Diego County Fair invites guests to skip down the yellow brick road and enter into an "Oz-some" world inspired by L. Frank Baum's classic tale, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." Visitors will journey to the Emerald City, meeting magical new friends along the way. Channel your inner courage in our whirlwind of carnival rides. Expand your brain by immersing yourself in creative and educational exhibits. Warm your heart creating new memories with your friends and family. With all of the adventures you'll encounter, you'll discover, "There's no place like the Fair."

Mainly Mozart Festival

When: May 31 - June 23, 2019
A multiple-day annual festival celebrating 31 years, the Mainly Mozart Festival is a series of masterfully cultivated performances featuring a collection of the top professional musicians nationwide. Each concert highlights unique Mozart masterpieces with special performances by esteemed artists.

June

Mexico Gourmet

When: June 1, 2019
Indulge yourself with the Mexico Gourmet Festival, a one-night tribute to Mexican gastronomy, traditions and art that offers guests the chance to sample the cuisine and products from some of the most prominent chefs, restaurants, artists and vendors on both sides of the border, while experiencing the sights and sounds of Mexico.

RB Alive! Street Fair

When: June 2, 2019
Celebrate the annual RB Alive! Street Fair with more than 300 arts and crafts booths, a Kids Zone, games, special carnival foods, Cultural Center performances, a classic car show, and more.

Festa do Espirito Santo

When: June 7-9, 2019
Celebrate Portuguese heritage by joining in the city's oldest ethnic festival, Festa do Espirito Santo that commemorates Portugal's Queen St. Isabel.

San Diego Festival of the Arts

When: June 8-9, 2019
Festival of the Arts™ gathers nearly 200 critically acclaimed artists from around the country in a bay view setting of original fine art, interactive activities, entertainment and delicious cuisines, complemented with fine wine and craft beer, as you stroll the turf of Waterfront Park.

Toast of the Coast Wine Competition & Festival

When: June 8, 2019
The Toast of the Coast at the Del Mar Fairgrounds will feature the finest wines from around the world. Your ticket will include unlimited samples of wines entered in the 2019 Toast of the Coast Wine Competition. When you find one you like, you'll be able to buy bottles to take home. New this year, enjoy delicious creations from more than 20 award-winning artisan cheese makers from all over the country.

23rd Annual Inter-Tribal Powwow

When: June 8-9, 2019
Drawing participants from 15+ tribes in San Diego County, California, the Southwest and beyond, the 23rd Annual Inter-Tribal Powwow features parades, dancing, drumming, storytelling, arts and crafts and food for sale.

Taste of La Mesa

When: June 10, 2019
Celebrate the 11th anniversary of this popular community food extravaganza in La Mesa.

San Diego International Beer Festival

When: June 14-16, 2019
With nearly 200 breweries represented from around the world, beer aficionados will enjoy hard-to-find specialty craft brews alongside favorites from the local brewing scene at the San Diego International Beer Festival at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

Taste of Little Italy

When: June 19, 2019
Stroll the sidewalks of Little Italy, enjoy live music on street corners, and taste offerings from dozens of the most loved restaurants in San Diego's culinary hub in one evening at the 11th Annual Taste of Little Italy.

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