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Things to do in April

April is filled with cool events including the Red Bull Air Race World Championship, MLB and the Padres return, the San Diego Beer & Music Festival and Cabrillo Under the Stars.

April is filled with cool events including the Red Bull Air Race World Championship, MLB and the Padres return, the San Diego Beer & Music Festival and Cabrillo Under the Stars. 

4.1 Peace Love Run

Don’t stop to smell the patchouli during this hippie run around Mission Bay.

Mission Bay,

Peace Love Run. (Courtesy photo)


4.1 Uncorked Wine Fest

Taste more than 50 wines at this bayside festival, featuring live music and gourmet food trucks along the downtown waterfront.

Marina Park North,

Uncorked Wine Festival. (Courtesy photo)


4.1-2 San Diego Crew Classic

Thousands of athletes from around the world will compete at this annual rowing event on Mission Bay.

Mission Bay,

San Diego Crew Classic. (Courtesy photo)


4.1-2 Julian Gold Rush Days

Celebrate the discovery of gold in the former mining town of Julian with a weekend of gold panning, tomahawk throwing and historical re-enactments.

Julian Mining Company, Julian,

Julian Gold Rush Days. (Courtesy photo)


4.7-9 La Jolla Concours D’Elegance

See an incredible array of classic automobiles above La Jolla Cove – including some valued in the millions – at what’s billed as one of the nation’s top luxury car shows.

La Jolla,

La Jolla Concours D’Elegance. (Courtesy photo)


4.8 VinDiego Wine & Food Festival

More than 70 wineries and 25 San Diego chefs come together to present their finest indulgences.

NTC Liberty Station, Point Loma,

VinDiego Wine & Food Festival. (Chris Blake)


4.8 San Diego Beer and Music Festival

Enjoy unlimited samples of craft beer while jamming out to live music by Weezerton (a Weezer tribute band) and Faux Fighters, covering Foo Fighters music.

Embarcadero Marina Park South, downtown,

San Diego Beer & Music Festival. (Courtesy photo)


4.8 Taste of Julian

Embark on a self-guided culinary stroll through Julian’s quaint restaurants, wineries, breweries and cafes.


Taste of Julian. (Courtesy photo)


4.8-9 Coronado Flower Show

The nation’s largest tented flower show is abloom with a wine/beer garden.

Spreckels Park, Coronado,

Coronado Flower Show. (Courtesy photo)


4.15 Wanderlust 108

This all-day, soul-soothing event series begins with a 5K, which is followed by a DJ-powered yoga flow class and meditation with spiritual leaders.

Preble Field, NTC Park, Point Loma,

Wanderlust Festival. (Alex Shaw)


4.15-16 Red Bull Air Race World Championship

The famed international flying competition returns to the skies above San Diego.

Embarcadero Marina Park,

Francois Le Vot of France performs during the finals at the eighth stage of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship. (Chris Tedesco/Red Bull Content Pool)


4.19 Taste of Point Loma

Sip and savor Point Loma and Shelter Island’s seafood, desserts and drinks during a self-guided tour of the neighborhoods’ restaurants

Point Loma.

Taste of Point Loma. (Miguel’s Cocina)


4.22 Life in Color

Get splattered with paint while soaking in the EDM sounds of Cash Cash, A-Trak and Rusko.

Valley View Casino Center,

Life in Color. (Kingdom Photo)


4.22 The Boob Ride

This bike ride for breast-cancer awareness begins and ends in Solana Beach, offering routes for various levels of riders.

Solana Beach,

The Boob Ride. (Courtesy photo)


4.22 Cabrillo Under the Stars

Get a rare chance to see Cabrillo National Monument late at night while enjoying gourmet grub, craft beer and live music under the stars.

Cabrillo National Monument, Point Loma,

Cabrillo Under the Stars. (Courtesy photo)


4.22 The Great Inflatable Race San Diego

Run, jump and bounce through an incredible course of inflatable obstacles.

Qualcomm Stadium, Mission Valley,

The Great Inflatable Race. (Courtesy photo)


4.23 La Jolla Shores 5K

Soak in seaside views while completing a hilly course that begins at La Jolla Shores Drive and runs along North Torrey Pines Road, Prospect Avenue and Coast Boulevard.

La Jolla Shores Drive, La Jolla,

Take in sweeping views of the La Jolla coastline. (Rich Cruise)


4.23 EarthFair in Balboa Park

Join other caring citizens of the planet in Balboa Park for what’s being billed as “the largest free annual environmental fair in the world.”

Balboa Park,

Earth Fair in Balboa Park. (Courtesy photo)


4.29 Adams Avenue Unplugged

Watch 100 musical acts perform live on stages inside 30 restaurants, bars, coffee shops and art galleries along Adams Avenue.

Adams Avenue, Normal Heights and Kensington

venue Unplugged. (Courtesy photo)


4.30 Tacos & Beer 5K

Tacos, Baja beer garden, live mariachi music, mechanical bull and piñatas make crossing the finish line worth it.

Embarcadero Marina Park South,

Tacos N Beer 5k. (Courtesy photo)


San Diego Padres home games

4.7-9 vs. San Francisco Giants

4.18-20 vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

4.21-23 vs. Florida Marlins

Petco Park, downtown,

The San Diego Padres. (Courtesy photo)


San Diego Gulls home games

4.7 vs. Ontario Reign

4.12 vs. Bakersfield Condors

4.15 vs. Ontario Reign (final regular season home game)

The San Diego Gulls play at Valley View Casino Center. (K.C. Alfred)

1 Comment

  1. Kathleen

    March 31, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    Excellent events in April!

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