April Calendar of Events

April Calendar of Events

Jurassic World: The Exhibition   Through Apr. 16

Visitors walk through the world-famous “Jurassic World” gates, explore richly themed environments and encounter life-sized Velociraptors, a Brachiosaurus, and the most fearsome dinosaur of all, the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex.

11am-6pm / Westfield Mission Valley Center



The Flower Fields   Through May 14

The nearly fifty acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers that make up the Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch in Carlsbad, California, are in bloom for approximately 6-8 weeks each year.

9am-6pm / The Flower Fields of Carlsbad

855-235-2867 / www.theflowerfields.com


SeaWorld's Seven Seas Craft Beer & Food Festival   Mar. 3-Apr. 30

Featuring craft beer from favorite local breweries, plus fresh international cuisine infused with local, sustainable ingredients and unique signature flavors from around the world.

10am-6pm / SeaWorld San Diego

619-222-4732 / www.seaworld.com/san-diego


San Diego Restaurant Week   Mar. 26-Apr. 2

Over 100 participating restaurants will offer three-course prix-fixe dinner menus starting at just $20 for casual dining all the way to exquisite 5 star meals. The participating restaurants span across the county from the South Bay to East County and to the borders of Oceanside and Fallbrook to the north.



Art Alive 2023   Mar. 30-Apr. 2

The San Diego Museum of Art’s signature fundraiser, providing essential support for the Museum’s exhibitions, education, and outreach programs.

8am-6pm / San Diego Museum of Art, Balboa Park

619-232-7931 / www.sdmart.org/artalive


Goodguys Meguiar's Del Mar Nationals   Mar. 31-Apr. 2

The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association hosts legendary classic car shows around the United States each year bringing together Hot Rodder's of all kinds, families and vintage auto appreciators for weekends of good times.

Fri & Sat 8am-5pm, Sun 8am-3pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds

800-777-1258 / www.good-guys.com/dmn


San Diego Crew Classic   Mar. 31-Apr. 2

Regarded as the first major regatta of the year, the SD Crew Classic brings together thousands of athletes from more than 100 universities, clubs and high school programs across the U.S.

6am-7pm / Crown Point Shores, Mission Bay



East Village Opening Day Block Party   Apr. 1

This event honors all things East Village including local small businesses, live music and entertainment, tasty bites, beer and cocktails, local retail vendors, photo opportunities, a variety of fun family-friendly activities, and of course a celebration of East Village’s very own San Diego Padres.

10am-5pm / J St in front of Petco Park

619-546-5636 / www.eastvillagesandiego.com/block-party


Hang-ten With the Easter Bunny   Apr. 1

Hop on over to the Village for some fun in the sun! Snap a photo of the kids catching a wave with Seaport’s very own Beach Bunny.

11am-4pm / Seaport Village

619-530-0704 / www.seaportvillage.com


Santee Hop Down the Bunny Trail   Apr. 1

Great music and interactive fun! Crafts & Activities, Easter Bunny Photos, Bunny Trail Egg Hunt, Carnival Rides, and Giveaways.

10am-1pm / Santee Trolley Square

619-258-4100 / www.cityofsanteeca.gov


Race for Autism   Apr. 1

Kick off April's Autism Acceptance Month by joining us for the 19th annual Race for Autism SUPERHERO 5K and 1 Mile Family Walk in beautiful Balboa Park. This family friendly event attracts thousands of Superheroes from all across San Diego to promote awareness, shine a spotlight on neurodiversity, and inclusion efforts, and to raise funds to support local autism programs and initiatives.

6:30-11am / Balboa Park

858-679-8800 / www.raceforautism.org


America's Schooner Cup Sail aboard State Tall Ship   Apr. 1

Maritime Museum of San Diego, with an international reputation for excellence in restoring, maintaining, and operating historic vessels, will race the 142-foot schooner Californian in the 34th annual America’s Schooner Cup.

10am-3pm / Maritime Museum of SD   www.sdmaritime.org


Carlsbad 5000   Apr. 2

This iconic event features individual 5K races for all ages & abilities, including Men’s & Women’s Masters Divisions, Men’s & Women’s Open Divisions, the Non-Competitive People’s Race, & the world’s fastest Elites. Carlsbad 5000 Health & Fitness Expo and the legendary Pizza Port Beer Garden.

6am-12pm / Carlsbad Village   www.carlsbad5000.com


Fallbrook Family Health & Wellness Event   Apr. 5

Free Easter Baskets and Resources while supplies last for children 2-10 years old.

1:30-4pm / Fallbrook Family Health Center

909-222-9532 / www.fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org


Pucks & Pints   Apr. 8

A full day of hockey & craft beer for a purpose! All proceeds raised are donated to local charities. Tickets are only $60 (plus ticket fees) which include your admission to the Brewers Charity game, access to the Craft Beer Festival with food from Phil's BBQ provided & craft beer from local breweries, along with a ticket to the San Diego Gulls vs. Calgary Wranglers!

1-9pm / Pechanga Arena San Diego   www.pucksnpints.com


San Marcos Bunny Breakfast & Spring Egg Scramble   Apr. 8

Pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage & orange juice or coffee. The "scramble" includes 20,000 prize-filled eggs. Come early for free children's carnival with games, jumpers, and activities.

8-11:30am / Walnut Grove Park

760-744-1050 / www.san-marcos.net


Solana Beach Children’s Spring Festival & Egg Hunt   Apr. 8

Free games and refreshments will be provided. The major event is the Egg Hunt where boys and girls, in third grade or younger, will search for eggs filled with treats and prizes. Participants are being asked to bring their own basket.

La Colonia Community Center

858-720-2400 / www.cityofsolanabeach.org


Lemon Grove "Egg"stravaganza Egg Hunt   Apr. 8

9-11am / Recreation Center: 3131 School Lane

619-825-3800 / www.lemongrove.ca.gov


Lilac Festival   Apr. 8-23

Weekends only. Fresh cut lilac bouquet sales, hayrides, hoedowns & jug band shows, crafts, candle dipping, farm animal visit, reptile show, archery, tomahawk throwing, slingshot gallery, treasure hunt, and more!

10am-5pm / Fort Cross Old Timey Adventures, Santa Ysabel

951-847-1904 / www.fortcross.com/lilac-festival


Poway Valley Garden Club

Annual Flower Show & Plant Sale   Apr. 15

Come and see a wide variety of dazzling plants and flowers on display in Templars Hall, or express your own creativity by submitting your own entry.

9am-3pm / Old Poway Park

858-668-4576 / www.poway.org


Poway Teen Glow-in-the-Dark Egg Hunt   Apr. 15

Join the quest for over one thousand glow-in-the-dark eggs filled with candy, kickin’ gift cards, and tons of boss prizes.

5-9pm / Community Park

858-668-4576 / www.poway.org


Salute to the Military Ball   Apr. 15

Black tie affair giving Coronado citizens and surrounding business communities an opportunity to show their thanks and support to local military members and their families.

5-11pm / Hotel del Coronado

619-435-9260 / www.coronadochamber.com


Celebrate the Craft   Apr. 16

The premier culinary festival showcases So Cal’s finest chefs, food artisans, produce, wine, and craft beer. Sip and savor during this unique event to benefit The Ecology Center.

11:30am-3pm / The Lodge at Torrey Pines



Earth Day at the Gardens   Apr. 22

Food will be available for purchase courtesy of Amigos de Vista Lions. There will be a plant sale and garden advice from our very own Growgetters. Our garden shop will be open and there will be vendor booths!

10am-3pm / Alta Vista Botanical Gardens, Vista

760-945-3954 / www.altavistabotanicalgardens.org


Annual Creek to Bay Cleanup    Apr. 22

In partnership with I Love a Clean San Diego, Green Oceanside will host multiple cleanup sites along Loma Alta and Buena Vista Creek for volunteers to remove debris and litter to help keep O'side classy.

9am-12pm / 300 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside



La Mesa Earth Day Festival   Apr. 22

Arts & crafts, bicycle rodeo, eco-friendly vendors, fix-it clinic, food truck, kids zone with bounce house, and tile painting.

10am-1pm / MacArthur Park

619-463-6611 / www.cityoflamesa.us


Green Transpo Expo   Apr. 22

Learn about everything from electric cars, bikes and school buses to EV trends, alternative fuels, and home solar & battery storage.

9am-3pm / North County Mall, Escondido

760-745-2125 / www.greaterescondido.org


San Diego EarthFest   Apr. 22

A FREE Earth Day celebration presented by Vegan Food Popup. Featuring over 100 eco-friendly food, product and service vendors as well as environmental, conservation and animal rescue groups. Food & Drink Samples, Live Music and DJs, Speakers and Demos, Games and Prizes, Kid-Friendly Activities.

12-4pm / Balboa Park   www.eventbrite.com


Lemon Grove Arbor Day Event   Apr. 22

10am-12pm / Treganza Heritage Park

619-825-3800 / www.lemongrove.ca.gov


Campagnolo GranFondo San Diego   Apr. 23

The festival features a timed Gran Fondo with 3 route options, timed King and Queen of the Mountain competitions, The Bike & Fitness Expo. Challenging and inspiring routes, outstanding ride support, delicious food on course, followed by an Italian Feast at the Finish.

7:15am-5pm / Little Italy   www.sdgranfondo.com


San Diego Beach & Bay Half Marathon, 5K & 10K   Apr. 23

Run through San Diego’s most beautiful beaches, picturesque bays, iconic resorts, and must-see destinations. After you cross the finish line, the celebration begins with a bayside festival featuring live music, a craft beer garden, a vendor village and an awards ceremony for top finishers.

6:30am-2:30pm / Tecolote Shores Park



Fallbrook Avocado Festival   Apr. 23

Craft & food vendors, artisan walk, free shuttles, beer & wine garden, live bands, guacamole contest, community stage entertainment, and kids activities.

9am-5pm / Main Avenue



Lakeside Rodeo   Apr. 27-30

The El Capitan Stadium Association (Lakeside Rodeo) is a Non-Profit 501 c3. Working Together to Benefit the Youth of Lakeside.

See website for schedule. / Lakeside Rodeo Arena

619-561-4331 / www.lakesiderodeo.com


Linda Vista Multi-Cultural Fair & Parade   Apr. 29

Numerous cultural exhibits, varied ethnic food offerings and delightful artistic performances are eagerly anticipated by residents and visitors to San Diego.

10am-5pm / 6900 Linda Vista Road   www.lindavistafair.org


Lakeside Western Days Parade   Apr. 29

A long-time tradition of celebrating our Lakeside Rodeo and Western heritage. We are so HAPPY to be able to continue to host this great community tradition!! Our theme this year is "Fighting for Justice".

9:35am-12pm / Main Street   www.LakesideChamber.org

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