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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.

Party this Spring in San Diego

This page is updated as soon as event details are available. Please check with event organizers for the most up-to-date information. Events are subject to change and cancellation.

March

San Diego Comic Fest

When: March 5-8, 2020
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.

San Diego Latino Film Festival

When: March 12-22, 2020
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 14, 2020
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.

Rocket Con

When: March 20-22, 2020
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.

Best Coast Beer Fest

When: March 21, 2020
Bringing together over 100 breweries from all across the Best Coast, the festival will allow nearly 5,000 beer lovers the opportunity to sippity, sip, sip on over 200 beers from 100 of the West Coast’s best breweries. The beers will be perfectly paired with unbeatable views of San Diego Bay and the downtown skyline.

Best Coast Brunch Bash

When: March 22, 2020
Embarcadero Marina Park North will be transformed into Best Coast Brunch Bash – a celebration of the best meal in the history of all mankind!

Uncorked: San Diego Wine Festival

When: March 28, 2020
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 3-5, 2020
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 4, 2020
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 19, 2020
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 17-19, 2020
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.

San Diego Botanic Garden ArtFest

When: April 18-19, 2020
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 19, 2020
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.

San Diego EarthFair

When: April 19, 2020
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.

Mission Federal ArtWalk

When: April 25-26, 2020
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 25-26, 2020
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.

Encinitas Spring Street Fair

When: April 25-26, 2020
At the Encinitas April Street Fair, enjoy unique food, four live music stages, children's rides, beer garden, and more than 450 vendors.

50th Annual Chicano Park Day

When: April 25, 2020
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.

Adams Avenue Unplugged

When: April 25, 2020
This free, two-day festival features 150+ musical performances staged inside restaurants, bars, coffee houses and galleries lining the neighborhood along Adams Avenue.

Spring Garden & Butterfly Festival

When: April 25, 2020
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.

MotorCars on MainStreet Car Show

When: April 26, 2020
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 3, 2020
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 7-10, 2020
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 9, 2020
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 9, 2020
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. 

SoCal Taco Fest

When: May 16, 2020
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 16, 2020
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.

Santee Street Fair and Craft Beer Festival

When: May 23, 2020
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!

Valley Center Western Days

When: May 23, 2020
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.

Vista Strawberry Festival

When: May 24, 2020
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.

Fiesta del Sol in Solana Beach

When: May 30-31, 2020
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.

Festa do Espirito Santo

When: May 29-31, 2020
Celebrate Portuguese heritage by joining in the city's oldest ethnic festival, Festa do Espirito Santo that commemorates Portugal's Queen St. Isabel.

June

San Diego County Fair

When: June 5 - July 5, 2020
Pow! Wham! Shazam! Superheroes are the stars of this year’s Fair, so embrace your inner hero and show off your super powers June 5-July 5 (closed on Mondays) at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. You’ll soar through the air on adrenaline-pumping carnival rides, strike a power pose with your favorite superheroes, taste your way through the Fair’s superfoods, discover entertainment surprises around every corner, learn the science and history of being a superhero and meet real-life community heroes who put Clark Kent to shame.

Mainly Mozart Festival

When: June 6-20, 2020
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.

RB Alive! Street Fair

When: June 7, 2020
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.

San Diego Festival of the Arts

When: June 13-14, 2020
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.

23rd Annual Inter-Tribal Powwow

When: June 13-14, 2020
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.

Toast of the Coast Wine Competition & Festival

When: June 13, 2020
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.

Taste of Little Italy

When: June 17, 2020
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.

San Diego International Beer Festival

When: June 19-21, 2020
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.

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