ACT Today 5K Apr. 6
Join this event where the proceeds provide care and treatment for children of military families who cannot otherwise afford it. The event offers a 5K run, 10K run, and a 1-mile fun run for kids. 7:30-11am. E Mission Bay. (714) 546-4431 / www.
Project Wildlife 4th Annual Baby Shower Apr. 6
Project Wildlife’s Central Triage Center (887 1/2 Sherman St. near Custer St.) is open for tours of its facility. There will be live animal encounters and wildlife related items for sale. Donations accepted. 10am-2pm. (858) 866-0555 x-201 / www.projectwildlife.org
La Jolla Concours d’ Elegance Apr. 6-7
An elite car show is presented at beautiful La Jolla Cove where guests can gaze upon historic cars and premier collections against a backdrop view of the ocean. 6-9pm. Ellen Browning Scripps Park. (619) 233-5008 / www.lajollaconcours.com
After Dark Dash Apr. 6
This 5K is taking place in downtown San Diego under city streetlights. The purpose of the event is to raise money and bring awareness for the Children’s Tumor Foundation. 10-11:30pm. $35. (970) 301-6130 / www.afterdarkdash.com
Carlsbad 5000 Apr. 7
Features a fast and fun seaside course where 16 world records have been set. Both rookie runners and serious speedsters alike enjoy running or walking in one of seven people’s races. Celebrate after your race with two free beers at the Pizza Port Beer Garden! 7am-1pm. http://carlsbad.competitor.
East Village Opening Day Block Party Apr. 9
Come to East Village to celebrate the Padres season opener of baseball. This exceptional block party is a great place to mingle with other baseball fans and get in on some good conversation. There’s music, food, beer, and retail merchandise. 11am-6pm. (619) 992-7525 / www.eastvillagesandiego.com
Super Heroes 5K & 10K Apr. 13
Participants are encouraged to wear a costume of their favorite Super Hero. Proceeds from the event benefit the Joan Kroc Scholarship Foundation. 7:30-9:30am. W Mission Bay. (619) 368-9944 /http://racetimers.com/super-
Step Into Discovery – Walk for Salk & Explore Salk Apr. 13
The Salk Institute is hosting a 5K walking event and a free Open House of the Institute. There’ll be a wellness festival, vendor booths, speakers, family activities, behind-the-scenes lab tours and self-guided architectural tours. 8am-5pm. (858) 453-4100 / http://stepintodiscovery.
Gran Fondo San Diego (Expo) Apr. 13-14
Today, a registration booth is set up so cyclists can sign up to participate in the Gran Fondo Bicycle Ride that is scheduled for tomorrow. In conjunction with “Gran Fondo Bicycle Ride”. 10am-5pm. County Admin. Bldg. parking lot (1600 Pacific Hwy.) (858) 668-1739 / www.sdgranfondo.com
Experience delightful sights, sounds and smells to a large crowd and wonderfully unique vendors. Features kid’s area, entertainment, Arts & Crafts, delicious food, and unique vendor booths. 9am-5pm. Held on Via Vera Cruz St. www.sanmarcoschamber.com
Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad presents 61st Annual Golf Tournament Apr. 18 “Clubs for a Brighter Future” to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad. 12:30-6:30pm. 12:30 pm shot gun start, 11:00 registration, lunch, driving range, putting contest. Aviara Golf Club, Carlsbad. (760) 729-0207 / www.bgccarlsbad.org
Chicano Park Day Anniversary Celebration Apr. 20
A community celebration at Chicano Park is presenting a fantastic event that includes the largest ceremonial performance of Aztec dance in America. There’s a low rider car show, music, booths with food and merchandise; plus craft activities. 10am-6pm. (619) 563-4661 / www.chicanopark.com
Youths will assist in the assembly of soap box derby cars for the purpose of teaching responsibility and basic workmanship skills. Today is the big day when they ride them in a race down a 500-foot hill! 10am-6pm. Skyline Dr. (between 61st St. & Omeara Way) (619) 264-6870 / www.pazzaz.org
Approximately 45-50 craft breweries are coming together to offer samples from a veriety of homegrown beers. Stroll from booth to booth and sample your particular choices of beer. Food and music accompany the event. 1-6pm. El Cajon Blvd. (619) 549-2644 / www.citybeatbeerfest.com
A large and popular earthly festival is showcasing a wide range of causes, goods, and services pertaining to the environment and quality of life. Event is accompanied by a parade, music, earth-friendly foods, and a Kids Zone. 10am-5pm. Balboa Park. (858) 272-7370 / www.earthdayweb.org
Celebrate Israel with an array of presentations, displays, and entertainment. Come and enjoy jewish music, Israeli folk dancing, kosher foods, cultural merchandise, and art exhibits. Nobel Athletic Field & Rec. Center (8810 Judical Dr.) (858) 737-7122 / www.sandiegocelebratesisrael.
Three staging areas are set up on side streets near Adams Avenue to intice a festival atmosphere wih food, merchandise, and hours of acoustic musical performances. Participating restaurants and bars are celebrating in festive flair. 12-6pm. (619) 282-7329 / www.adamsavenuebusiness.com
Linda Vista is celebrating the diversity of its community with a festival that offers a veriety of performances, food, merchandise, and carnival rides. In conjunction with the “Linda Vista Multi-Cultural Parade”. 12:30-5pm. Linda Vista Charter School parking lot. (504) 390-3271
March of Dimes “March for Babies” is the longest-running and widely recognized 5K walk in the nation. Proceeds help to prevent birth defects and infant mortality through education, research, and services. 7-11am. Balboa Park. (858) 576-1211 x-6402 / www.marchforbabies.org
Approximately 400,000 people in the United States have it. You’re welcome to join other individuals, corporations, and teams on this walk. An expo area offers refreshments, live music, and merchandise. 7am-1pm. NTC Park. (760) 448-8435 / www.mswalk.com
Participants in the 5K will travel along coastline views of the ocean and through neighborhoods of La Jolla. The finish area is at Scripps Park for a celebration. Half Marathon begins at Del Mar Fairgrounds. 7:30-11:30am. (858) 454-0777 / www.lajollahalfmarathon.com
Little Italy presents an adventurous art walk that showcases visual and performing art such as paintings, sculpture, photography, digital art, mixed media, music, and dance performances. The Kids Walk is at Amici Park. 11am-6pm. (619) 615-1090 / www.missionfederalartwalk.org
Have & FUN & Happy April! 🙂