San Diego Calendar of Events April 2018

March 29, 2018

April 1
Easter Sunday at The Del
Savor the bounty of spring at the Champagne Easter Brunch in the magnificent Crown Room or Ocean View Ballroom. Then, head out into the spring sunshine for a colorful egg hunt on the Windsor Lawn.
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Hotel del Coronado
Contact: 619-522-8100 / www.hoteldel.com/events/easter

April 1
Peg Leg Smith Liar’s Contest
Stories should be of no more than five minutes in length (another little joke). Judges award points for originality, props, costumes, presentation, and whether Peg Leg or lost gold is included in the tale.
Time/Place: Dusk-10pm / Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Contact: http://www.borregospringschamber.com/

April 6-8
La Jolla Concours d’Elegance   
This collection is truly a display of “moving sculpture” – each automobile rarer and more beautiful than the next.
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / La Jolla Cove lawn
Contact: 619-233-5008 / www.lajollaconcours.com

April 6-8
Goodguys Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals   
A colorful “Full Throttle Fun” hot rod & custom car automotive themed festival featuring over 2,500 hot rods, customs, classics, street rods, muscle cars & trick trucks through 1987 vintage.
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Del Mar Fairgrounds
Contact: 925-838-9876 / www.good-guys.com/dmn-2018

April 6-8
Gaslight Gathering 8   
A convention to promote Steampunk and Victoriana aesthetics as it relates to dress, art, music, crafts, pop culture, and literature.
Time/Place: Handlery Hotel, Mission Valley
Contact: http://gaslightgathering.org/

April 7
Citybeat Beer Fest  
The perfect marriage of two of San Diego’s best known exports – music and craft beer.
Time/Place: 12-4pm / Lafayette Hotel: 2223 El Cajon Blvd.
Contact: www.citybeatbeerfest.com

April 7
Art Auction   
Over 100 works by notable artists will be up for bidding during this fun and festive event that is equal parts auction and party. 
Time/Place: 6-9:30pm / Oceanside Museum of Art
Contact: 760-435-3721 / www.oma-online.org/auction

April 7
America’s Schooner Cup   
Maritime Museum of San Diego will sail California’s official tall ship Californian on San Diego Bay to support Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS), a Navy sponsored 501c (3) public nonprofit organization.
Time/Place: 9am-3pm / 1492 N Harbor Drive, San Diego
Contact: 619-234-9153 x101 / www.sdmaritime.org

April 7-8
San Diego Botanic Garden ArtFest   
Our fine arts show features more than 20 artists displaying and selling their work at amazing prices just for Garden guests.
Time/Place: 9am-5pm / 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas
Contact: 760-436-3036 / www.sdbgarden.org/artfest.htm

April 7-8
Campagnolo GranFondo San Diego   
Features a mass-start, timed GranFondo with 4 route options, timed King and Queen of the Mountain, The Bike & Fitness Expo, challenging and picturesque routes, outstanding Campagnolo ride support, and delicious food on course.
Time/Place: Little Italy
Contact: www.sdgranfondo.com

April 8
Black Mountain Trail Run   
Part of the XTERRA SoCal Trail Run Series, this course is great for beginners and advanced athletes with plenty of wide fire road trails and some single track sections.
Time/Place: 6-11:30am / Black Mountain Ranch State Park
Contact: www.trailrace.com/black-mountain-trail-run

April 14
San Diego Tour de Cure   
Whether you choose to ride your bike, run or walk, all the roads we take lead to the same destination to fundraise for a diabetes cure.
Time/Place: 6am-1pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds
Contact: www.diabetes.org/sandiegotourdecure

April 14
Wanderlust 108   
This day is all about community, bringing together a 5K run/walk, an outdoor yoga experience, and a guided meditation.
Time/Place: 7:30am-3:30pm / Liberty Station NTC Park
Contact: www.wanderlust.com/108-events/san-diego

April 14
SD Beach & Bay Half Marathon, 5K & 8K   
Stick around because the party starts at the finish line with live music, a beer garden (your first 12 ounce beer is on us!), snacks, photo opportunities, and much more.
Time/Place: 6:30am-12pm / Tecolote Shores Park
Contact: www.sandiegobeachandbayhalfmarathon.com

April 14
VinDiego Wine & Food Festival  
Over 70 Top Tier Wineries and 25 of San Diego’s very best Chefs come together to create San Diego’s Classy Wine and Food Experience!
Time/Place: 3-7pm / NTC Liberty Station
Contact: www.vindiego.com

April 14
Heartbreak Ridge Run   
It offers multiple distance choices with a challenging hill climb and scenic views of surrounding mountains and meadows.
Time/Place: 8am-1pm / Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton
Contact: www.mccscp.com/heartbreak

April 14
Taste of Hillcrest   
More than 35 fantastic Hillcrest restaurants are participating, giving foodies a chance to sample some of their best and signature dishes.
Time/Place: 12-4pm / 5th Ave. and University Ave.
Contact: www.fabuloushillcrest.com/taste-of-hillcrest

April 14-15
Oceanside Days of Art   
A juried fine art festival featuring up to and sometimes over 100 local artists selling a variety of unique artwork including paintings, sculptures, stained glass, ceramics, fine jewelry, photography and more.
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / 704 Pier View Way
Contact: 760-433-3632 / www.ocaf.info/oceanside-days-of-art

April 15
Port of San Diego’s Day at the Docks   
The West Coast’s largest public celebration of sportfishing. Signaling the official start of Southern California’s spring saltwater fishing season.
Time/Place: 9am-5pm / San Diego Sportfishing Landings, Point Loma
Contact: www.sportfishing.org

April 15
Fallbrook Avocado Festival   
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 where avocados and trees can be purchased.
Time/Place: 9am-5pm / Main St.
Contact: www.fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org

April 20-22
San Diego Comic Fest   
Indulge your love of comics, science fiction, and films, and meet an outstanding array of professional creators without high-priced tickets, crowding, or long lines.
Time/Place: Town & Country Resort & Convention Center, Mission Valley
Contact: http://www.sdcomicfest.org/

April 21
Margarita 5k  
Join us for a flat and fast 5k run on hard pack sand at low tide on the beaches of Mission and Pacific Beach! We will have color T-shirts, post-race refreshments, and finisher medals for all entrants, plus great prizes from our sponsors!
Time/Place: 7:30am-12pm / 3115 Ocean Front Walk, San Diego
Contact: www.togetheras31.com/ra/r/margarita-5k/details

April 21
Chicano Park Day Celebration   
Performances by ballet folklórico groups and numerous live bands, lowrider car show coordinated by Amigos Car Club, vendor booths, kids arts workshop and speakers.
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Logan Ave & Cesar E Chavez Parkway
Contact: 619-563-4661 / www.chicano-park.com

April 22
La Jolla Half Marathon & Shores 5K   
The La Jolla Half Marathon is race #2 in the Half Marathon Triple Crown Series.
Time/Place: 7-11am / Del Mar Fairgrounds
Contact: 760-692-2900 / www.lajollahalfmarathon.com

April 22
San Diego EarthFair   
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.
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Balboa Park
Contact: www.earthdayweb.org

April 26-29
Art Alive-The Museum in Full Bloom   
Stunning works of art on display in the Museum with more than 100 floral interpretations created by top local and national designers.
Time/Place: San Diego Museum of Art, Balboa Park
Contact: 619-232-7931 / www.sdmart.org/artalive

April 27-29
Lakeside Rodeo   
Four full rodeo performances featuring the 7 events of rodeo to include bull riding, Bareback riding, Saddle bronc riding, Steer wrestling, Calf roping, Barrel racing (WPRA) and more.
Time/Place: Lakeside Rodeo Grounds: 12584 Mapleview St.
Contact: 619-561-4331 / www.lakesiderodeo.com

April 28
Spring Garden & Butterfly Festival   
Programs, exhibitors and demonstrations that will help you become a better gardener and learn how to conserve our precious resources. Kid friendly activities such as tour of the Butterfly Pavilion, Butterfly Releases, the Pollinator Party & the Butterfly Discovery Lab and more.
Time/Place: 9am-3pm / Cuyamaca College, El Cajon
Contact: 619-660-0614 x10 / www.thegarden.org

April 28
Barrio Logan Grand Prix   
Join in the thrill of fast-paced bicycle racing by pro racers, top-level amateurs, and a fun children’s cycling event.
Time/Place: 7am-7pm / Historic Barrio Logan
Contact: www.sdbc.org/barrio-logan

April 28
San Diego Shaka Fest   
Youth-only canoe regatta, SUP race for adults and keiki’s, stages of da kine Hawaiian and Tahitian entertainment, your favorite boutique vendors and island inspired food vendors.
Time/Place: 8am-4pm / De Anza Cove Park
Contact: 858-449-2078 / www.sandiegoshakafest.com

April 28
Adams Avenue Unplugged   
Live musical performances staged inside restaurants, bars, coffee houses and galleries lining the neighborhood.
Time/Place: Noon-10pm / Adams Avenue
Contact: 619-282-7329 / www.adamsavenuebusiness.com

April 28-29
Mission Federal ArtWalk   
Arts and culture event with over 350 local, national and international emerging and established artists. The festival will showcase every medium, including painting, sculpture, glass work, photography, fine jewelry and more.
Time/Place: 11am-6pm / Little Italy
Contact: www.artwalksandiego.org

April 28-29
Encinitas April Street Fair   
Enjoy over 450 unique food, arts and crafts vendors plus four entertainment stages, children’s rides, Dog Zone, Kids Zone, Bike Valets, and a Beer Garden!
Time/Place: 9am-5pm / South Coast Hwy 101 between D & J Streets
Contact: 760-943-1950 / www.kennedyfaires.com/encinitas

April 28-29
San Diego Kids Expo & Fair   
Part businesses and non-profits on display, part fun fair and part music and dance festival. And definitely all kids!
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds
Contact: 619-269-9441 / www.sandiegokidsexpo.com

April 29
Chocolate Festival   
Over 15 vendors showcasing and sampling various types of chocolate has something for every palette.
Time/Place: 9am-5pm / Maritime Museum of San Diego
Contact: 619-234-9153 / www.sdmaritime.org

April 29
MotorCars on MainStreet Car Show   
Featuring over 400 pre-73 restored classic, rod and custom cars & trucks. There is live music featuring The Cat-illacs and drawings throughout the day.
Time/Place: 10am-3pm / Downtown Coronado
Contact: 619-437-0254 / www.coronadomainstreet.com

April 29
San Diego Awesome ‘80s Run 5K & 8K  
This is the perfect opportunity for you to dress up in your favorite ‘80s gear!
Time/Place: 7:30am-12pm / De Anza Cove Park
Contact: www.awesome80srun.com/san-diego

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