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.

4.1 Peace Love Run

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

Mission Bay,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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 ,

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,

4.8 Taste of Julian

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


4.8-9 Coronado Flower Show

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

Spreckels Park, Coronado,

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,

4.15-16 Red Bull Air Race World Championship

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

Embarcadero Marina Park,

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.

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,

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,

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,

4.22 The Great Inflatable Race San Diego

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

Qualcomm Stadium, Mission Valley,

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,

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,

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

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,

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,

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)