San Diego County Calendar of Events April 2019

March 26, 2019

Seven Seas Craft Beer & Food Festival | Through April 28
Featuring craft beer from favorite local breweries, plus fresh international cuisine infused with local, sustainable ingredients and unique signature flavors from around the world. Price included with park admission. 
Time/Place: SeaWorld San Diego

Sounds and Swells | April 1
Pairs a curated selection of surf footage with a live performance by the Hausmann Quartet. Food and drink are available for purchase. Lawn chairs or blankets are recommended. 

Time/Place: 7pm / Stone Brewing Liberty Station

Goodguys Meguiars Del Mar Nationals | April 5-7
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: Del Mar Fairgrounds
Contact: 925-838-9876 /

Uncorked: San Diego | April 6
Enjoy over 200 wines and champagnes from across the globe, gourmet food trucks, live dj, lawn games and more!  

Time/Place: 1-5pm / Embarcadero Marina Park North 
Contact: 323-395-7263 /

North Park Festival of Beers | April 6
More than 50 beers from the best breweries on the planet! 

Time/Place: 12-4pm / Historic Lafayette Hotel

Peg Leg Smith Liars Contest | April 6
Sign up is on arrival at the contest site, which is held at the Peg Leg Smith memorial. Bring a lawn chair and refreshments! 

Time/Place: 7:15-10pm / Anza-Borrego Desert State Park 

Race for Autism | April 6
A SUPERHERO 5K chip-timed run, 5K walk or 1-mile Family Fun Walk, scenic Balboa Park course, educational resource fair, childrens activities, music, commemorative medals and t-shirts, capes for kids, prizes, refreshments and more! 

Time/Place: 7am-12pm / Balboa Park

San Diego Crew Classic | April 6-7
An athletic event with rowers at the peak of physical fitness, and a social gathering for enthusiasts to enjoy great local food, a beer garden with SDs famous local craft breweries, and shopping.  

Time/Place: 6am-7pm / Crown Point Shores

Julian Gold Rush Days | April 6-7
The old-fashioned mining camp will offer re-enactors, an arts and crafts market, food and drink, old fashioned laundry, free parking and plenty of family fun. 

Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Julian Farm: 4381 Highway 78 
Contact: 760-765-1857 /

Carlsbad 5000 | April 6-7
The event features multiple age-group races throughout the morning leading up to the legendary pro womens and mens races. The Party by the Sea gets started as soon as the first runners cross the finish line. 

Time/Place: 7am-4pm / Jefferson St & Grand Ave

Campagnolo GranFondo San Diego | April 7
Southern California meets Italy in this celebration of cycling, food, and San Diegos picturesque water front.  

Time/Place: 5am-5:30pm / Little Italy

Triton 5K & Festival | April 7
The 3.1 mile, USATF-sanctioned course is a scenic trek through the heart of campus, past towering eucalyptus groves and familiar campus landmarks. 

Time/Place: 7:30am / UCSD

Black Mountain Trail Run | April 7
All participants get a great race t-shirt, cool finisher medal, hot breakfast, coffee, entry into the raffle of swag, and the satisfaction of completing one of the best races around! 

Time/Place: 6-11:30am / Black Mountain Ranch State Park

Bloom Bash | April 12
The high-voltage celebration to kick off Art Alive 2019. With food & cocktails, art installations & performers, BLOOM BASH attendees love to dance the night away. 

Time/Place: 7pm / SD Museum of Art, Balboa Park

La Jolla Concours DElegance | April 12-14
Over 150 spectacularly restored vehicles and a spectacular vintage aviation show featuring the finest restored aircrafts from yesteryear. 

Time/Place: La Jolla Cove lawn

Gaslight Gathering 9 | April 12-14
A convention to promote Steampunk and Victoriana aesthetics as it relates to dress, art, music, crafts, pop culture, & literature. 

Time/Place: Handlery Hotel, San Diego

VinDiego Wine & Food Festival | April 13
Over 70 Top Tier Wineries and 25 of San Diegos very best Chefs come together to create San Diegos Classy Wine and Food Experience! 

Time/Place: 3-7pm / SD County Waterfront Park

Heartbreak Ridge Run | April 13
Half marathon, 10K, 5K and 1K kids run. For Marines and Civilians Ages 4 and Up. 

Time/Place: 8am-1pm / Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton 

Taste of Hillcrest | April 13
More than 35 Hillcrest restaurants are participating, giving foodies a chance to sample some of their signature dishes. 

Time/Place: 12-4pm / 5th Avenue and University Ave 
Contact: 619-299-3330 /

SD Beach & Bay Half Marathon, 5K & 10K | April 13
Stick around because the party starts at the finish line with live music, a beer garden (your first beer is on us!), snacks, photo opportunities, and much more. 

Time/Place: 6:30am-12pm / Tecolote Shores Park, San Diego 

Coronado Flower Show | April 13-14
Exhibits surround a central gazebo which stages continuous live music entertainment, announcements, and trophy presentations. Food pavilion and beer garden on site! 

Time/Place: Sat 1-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm / Spreckels Park 

San Diego Botanic Garden ArtFest | April 13-14
Many of these fantastic sculptors, painters, glass artists, potters, gourd and fiber artists who participate in ArtFest will also provide interesting demonstrations of their craft. 

Time/Place: 9am-5pm / 230 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas 
Contact: 760-436-3036 /

SD Magazine’s Best of North County Party | April 14
A sunset celebration of the top restaurants, breweries and businesses in NoCo.

Time/Place: 4-7pm / Park Hyatt Aviara, Carlsbad 
Contact: 619-230-9292 /

Fallbrook Avocado Festival | April 14
Check out the crazy cooking contest entries, buy funky avocado-themed gifts and enjoy bands, live entertainment and friendly beer gardens. 

Time/Place: 9am-5pm / E Alvarado St & S Main Ave 

Chicano Park Day Celebration | April 20
Performances by ballet folklrico 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 Av & Cesar E Chavez Parkway 
Contact: 619-563-4661 /

Easter Bash at Belmont Park | April 21
Egg hunts, activities for children, Easter Bunny photo op, live music, entertainment and FREE parking; PLUS, brunch on the boardwalk will be offered at the beachfront restaurants. 

Time/Place: 8am-5pm / 3190 Mission Blvd

Taste of Liberty Station | April 24
Enjoy live entertainment and art demos, while indulging in all of the delicious bites of neighborhoods restaurants. 

Time/Place: 5-9pm / 2460 Historic Decatur Rd., San Diego 
Contact: 619-756-7992 /

Lakeside Rodeo | April 26-28
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), tie down roping, and team roping.

Time/Place: Lakeside Rodeo Grounds

Barrio Logan Grand Prix | April 27
Fast-paced bicycle racing by pro racers, top-level amateurs, a community walk, and a fun childrens cycling event.

Time/Place: 7:15am-5:30pm / Beardsley St. & Newton St. 

San Diego Shaka Fest | April 27
A Fusion of Hawaiian Culture, Arts, & Athletics! Youth-only canoe regatta, SUP race for adults and keikis, stages of da kine Hawaiian and Tahitian entertainment, your favorite boutique vendors and island inspired food vendors to enjoy.  

Time/Place: 8am-4pm / De Anza Cove Park

Adams Avenue Unplugged | April 27
The event will feature live musical performances staged inside restaurants, bars, coffee houses and galleries lining the neighborhood. 

Time/Place: 12-10pm / Adams Ave

San Diego Kids Expo & Fair | April 27
Inside, expect to see 150 local and national companies that have products and services catered to kids and families. Get your wristbands and head to the outdoor fair! 

Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds  
Contact: 619-977-4277 /

Mission Valley Craft Beer & Food Festival | April 27
Beer, food, and spirits all included! All guests MUST be 21 years of age. 

Time/Place: 1:30-5pm / SDCCU Stadium

Spring Garden & Butterfly Festival | April 27
The festival features various kid friendly activities such as tour of the Butterfly Pavilion, Butterfly Releases, the Pollinator Party & the Butterfly Discovery Lab, an appearance by Ms. Smarty-PlantsTM and Storytime with Miss Metamorphosis. 

Time/Place: 9am-3pm / Cuyamaca College, El Cajon

Mission Federal ArtWalk | April 27-28
More than 300 artists filling 17 square blocks of the iconic urban neighborhood with art, craftsmanship and beautiful goods, this event attracts artists from across the globe. 

Time/Place: 11am-6pm / Little Italy

Encinitas Spring Street Fair | April 27-28
Enjoy over 450 unique food, arts and crafts vendors plus four entertainment stages, childrens rides, Dog Zone, Kids Zone, Bike Valets, and a Beer Garden! 

Time/Place: 9am-5pm / Highway 101 between D and J Streets 
Contact: 760-943-1950 /

La Jolla Half Marathon & Shores 5K | April 28
The course follows a scenic coastal route before reaching the challenging climb to the summit of Torrey Pines State Park and finishes at La Jolla Cove. 

Time/Place: 6:30-11am / Del Mar Fairgrounds 
Contact: 760-692-2900 /

San Diego Earth Fair | April 28
Will feature more than 300 exhibitors, special theme areas, a Food Pavilion, a special Childrens Activity Area, four entertainment venues, the Childrens Earth Parade, the eARTh Gallery arts and crafts show, and the Cleaner Car Concourse. 

Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Balboa Park

MotorCars on MainStreet Car Show | April 28
Featuring over 400 pre-73 restored classic, rod and custom cars & trucks. 

Time/Place: 10am-3pm / Downtown Coronado 
Contact: 619-437-0254 /

Foxy Trail Half Marathon & 5K | April 28
The out-n-back 5K is flat and fast with lots of lake views and single track technical trail. This is race #1 in the annual Dirt Devil Half Marathon Series. 

Time/Place: 7am / Rancho Bernardo Community Park 

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