Things To Do

Things to do in April

Events to look out for this month around San Diego include the annual Earth Fair, Ironman 70.3, evARTS Block Party and BAYKED 2019.

Events to look out for this month around San Diego include the annual Earth Fair, Ironman 70.3, evARTS Block Party and BAYKED 2019.

4.4: Sip & Savasana

After being rained out in March, head to the rooftop of the Solamar Hotel to celebrate the coming of the spring equinox while enjoying light cocktails and a new brew from 32 North Brewing Company before and after a light vinyasa flow yoga class. BYOM (bring your own mat). — Leslie Hackett

Kimpton Hotel Solomar’s Upper East Bar rooftop, 435 Sixth Ave., downtown,

4.4, 6: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in Concert

Immerse yourself in the Wizarding World of the franchise’s fifth film as a symphony orchestra provides the score and the magical story unfolds on an enormous screen.

Copley Symphony Hall, downtown,

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in Concert

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in Concert

4.5: Transgender Day of Empowerment

Celebrate the diversity of our city’s transgender community during this free event featuring speakers, entertainers, community awards and the announcement of scholarship recipients.

San Diego LGBT Community Center, North Park,

4.5-7: 19th Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals

Scope out more than 2,500 hot rods, muscle cars and one-of-a-kind rides during this competitive indoor auto show that includes live music, a dragster exhibition and a 16-car autocross dubbed the “Duel in Del Mar.”

Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar,

Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals

Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals

4.6: South Bay Earth Day

South County’s largest Earth Day celebration returns with even more merchants and activities, including an abundance of money-saving products and services to help you reduce your impact on Mother Earth.

Memorial Park, Chula Vista,

South Bay Earth Day

South Bay Earth Day

4.6: Ironman 70.3 Oceanside  

Swim across 2.4 miles of Oceanside Harbor before biking 112 miles to San Clemente and back then enjoying a leisurely 26.22-mile run to the Strand — without any breaks in between.

Oceanside Harbor, Oceanside,

Ironman 70.3 Oceanside

Ironman 70.3 Oceanside  

4.6-7: San Diego Crew Classic

San Diego’s premiere spring regatta showcases the competitive field of rowing and offers an array of activities and merchants in addition to world-class racing.

Mission Bay Park, Pacific Beach,

San Diego Crew Classic

San Diego Crew Classic

4.6-7: Julian Gold Rush Days

Celebrate the discovery of gold in Julian and learn more about the mountain community’s history during this free, weekend-long festival that includes gold panning, tomahawk throwing and a Civil War reenactment, among many other attractions.

Throughout historic Julian,

Julian Gold Rush Days

Julian Gold Rush Days

4.7: 23rd annual Triton 5k and Festival

Support tomorrow’s changemakers today by walking or running through 3.1 miles of UCSD’s campus during this scenic fundraiser for student scholarships.

Spanos Athletic Training Facility, UC San Diego,

Triton 5k and Festival

Triton 5k and Festival

4.7: Autism Awareness Bar Crawl

This scavenger hunt-themed bar crawl in honor of National Autism Awareness Month enters its fourth year of providing participants small bites and cocktails plus the chance to win prizes along the way.

Various locations throughout the Gaslamp (starting at Mezé Greek Fusion),

Autism Awareness Bar Crawl

The Gaslamp District Media's Autism Awareness Bar Crawl.

4.7-8: 11th Annual Campagnolo GranFondo

Cyclists of all experience levels are invited to choose a 20-, 34-, 60- or 101-mile route for this two-day biking bonanza that features a fitness expo, an Italian feast and a beer garden on San Diego’s stunning waterfront.

Multiple routes originating in Little Italy,

4.11-18: San Diego Asian Film Festival Spring Showcase

Run as a counterpart to the San Diego Asian Film Festival’s traditional November event, this mini-festival features even more of the best Asian and Asian-American cinema.

Enter here for a chance to win tickets! 

Venues throughout San Diego, 

4.12: Bloom Bash

Now featuring five additional activity areas, twice as many cocktail bars and even more mouth-watering munchie stations, the annual opening celebration for Art Alive weekend offers after-hours access to nearly 100 museum pieces reimagined as floral arrangements. Click here for more info about the three-day Art Alive.

San Diego Museum of Art, Balboa Park,

Bloom Bash

Bloom Bash

4.12-13: Ragnar SoCal

Round up five or 11 fellow maniacs for this insane, overnight relay race that kicks off in Huntington Beach and carves through Orange County before concluding at the Embarcadero downtown.

Finish Line at Embarcadero Marina Park South, downtown,

4.12-14: La Jolla Concours d’Elegance

Feast your eyes on sports cars, Woodies and hundreds of other classic wheels from around the world at this annual auto show overlooking La Jolla’s coast.

La Jolla Cove, La Jolla,

4.13: San Diego County Credit Union Walk MS: San Diego 2019

Help end multiple sclerosis once and for all by walking 1 or 3 miles around NTC Park to raise awareness about this debilitating disease and the millions of people it affects.

Liberty Station, Point Loma,

Walk to cure MS

Walk to cure MS 

4.13: San Diego Beach & Bay Half Marathon, 5k & 10k

Behold some of San Diego’s most stunning beaches, bays and boardwalks on the oceanfront course of your choice, then cap it off with a finish-line celebration boasting live music, a beer garden and plenty of snacks to go around.

Tecolote Shores, Mission Bay Park,

San Diego Beach & Bay Half Marathon

San Diego Beach & Bay Half Marathon

4.13: evARTS Block Party

With live music, artistic creations and a silent disco, this celebration of East Village’s evolution aims to unite locals through the power of art, coffee and craft beer.

Quartyard, East Village,

evARTS Block Party

evARTS Block Party

4.13: 10th annual Boob Ride

Bike for boobs during this tongue-in-cheek fundraiser for breast-cancer patients, then cheers to a successful ride at the event’s after-party hosted by Tidewater Tavern.

Fletcher Cove, Solana Beach,

Boob Ride

Boob Ride

4.13: Bidi Bidi Boogie: A Selena Art and Music Tribute Show

Honoring the rising Tejano music star who was slain in 1995, this 18-and-up show includes art, food and a Selena look-alike contest, plus live musical performances and celebrated guest DJs.

Centro Cultural de la Raza, Balboa Park,

Bidi Bidi Boogie: A Selena Art and Music Tribute Show

Bidi Bidi Boogie: A Selena Art and Music Tribute Show

4.13-14: 2019 Coronado Flower Show

Feast your eyes on flowers — and save the rest of your senses for the music, food and adult beverages — at this affair that follows a Flower Power-theme that harkens back 50 years to 1969.

Spreckels Park, Coronado,

Coronado Flower Show

Coronado Flower Show

4.14: Day at the Docks

With casting contests, historical displays and how-to seminars, this celebration of sportfishing boasts boat rides on San Diego Bay, displays by marine artists and open houses aboard luxurious vessels. 

Sportfishing Landing, Point Loma,

Day at the Docks

Day at the Docks

4.19: Second annual Anti-Defamation League Walk Against Hate

Highlighting the multicultural tapestry of San Diego’s schools, businesses and communities, this event aims to unite like-minded locals by promoting diversity and celebrating the value of respect.

Liberty Station, Point Loma,

4.17: Cajon Classic Cruise Car Shows

Thousands of car fanatics from across Southern California descend upon downtown El Cajon for the opening day and mother of all classic auto shows, which will then run weekly through October.

Prescott Promenade, El Cajon,

Cajon Classic Cruise Car Shows

Cajon Classic Cruise Car Shows

4.20: BAYKED 2019

Revel in support of the cannabis revolution during this daytime festival featuring live music, cocktails and interactive exhibits adjacent to a Feel Good Lounge.

Embarcadero Marina Park, downtown,



4.20: 49th annual Chicano Park Day

This free, family-friendly event includes traditional music, authentic Aztec dancing, a lowrider car show plus performances by ballet folklórico groups and several live bands.

Chicano Park, Logan Heights,

Chicano Park Day

Chicano Park Day

4.20: I’m Not Like You: Notes from the San Diego Underground Opening Reception

Celebrate the subcultures of San Diego’s yesteryear during the opening reception of this exhibition that explores overlooked facets of local life from the 1970s through 1990s.

San Diego History Center, Balboa Park,

4.21: Seventh annual Easter Bash

Spend Easter on the sand at this all-day event that includes live music, a 20,000-egg hunt and oodles of other activities for the young and young at heart.

Belmont Park, Mission Beach,

Easter Bash

Easter Bash

4.26: Rock ‘n’ Roll Rebellion Ball

Celebrate the unyielding determination of Diversionary Theatre, the country’s third-oldest LGBT theater, during this high-energy party complete with decadent dining, incredible auction items and an electrifying musical performance.

US Grant Hotel, downtown,

4.26-27: Queen Bee Market

The city’s original urban-style artisan market returns with more than 100 local and national merchants specializing in handmade and vintage accessories, along with clothing, home décor, furniture and more.

Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar,

Queen Bee Market

Queen Bee Market

4.26-28: Lakeside Rodeo

Get ready for bull riding, barrel racing, broncos bucking and more during a long weekend filled with edge-of-your-seat rodeo action. 

Lakeside Rodeo Grounds, Lakeside,

Lakeside Rodeo

Lakeside Rodeo

4.27: 3rd annual Pacific Rim Festival

Celebrate some of the Pacific Rim’s many cultures during this free community event featuring food, live music, workshops and demonstrations from China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam, among other countries.

Bayside Park, Chula Vista,

4.27: Adams Avenue Unplugged

Featuring 80 artists performing on 24 stages, this free event (except for headliner concerts from David Lindley and Gaby Moreno) showcases talent staged in participating restaurants, bars and coffeehouses. 

Along Adams Avenue from Kensington to University Heights,

4.27: 17th annual Creek to Bay Cleanup

Join more than 6,000 volunteers at more than 100 locations to collect thousands of pounds of litter in an effort to beautify San Diego’s many waterfronts.

Sites throughout San Diego,

Creek to Bay Cleanup

Creek to Bay Cleanup

4.27: Out at the Park

San Diego Pride joins forces with the Padres to take on the New York Mets during this game that begins by a rendition of the national anthem performed by the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus and the San Diego Women’s Chorus.

Petco Park, East Village,

4.27: 23rd annual Barrio Logan Grand Prix

Professional cyclists, top-level amateurs and first-time racers speed along a 0.8-mile course in one of SoCal’s largest cycling events followed by an expo at the Logan Heights Family Health Center.

Newton Avenue, Barrio Logan,

4.27: 34th annual Linda Vista Multicultural Fair & Parade

Promoting cultural awareness and understanding throughout our city, this year’s Celebrating Our Youth theme will include several cultural exhibits, various ethnic food offerings and artistic performances inspired by life in Linda Vista.

Linda Vista Road at Comstock Street, Linda Vista,

Linda Vista Multicultural Fair & Parade

Linda Vista Multicultural Fair & Parade

4.27-28: Mission Federal ArtWalk

Get lost amid 16 blocks of visual, performing and interactive exhibits during this annual event attended by thousands of art aficionados and lookie-loos from around the region.

Throughout Little Italy,

Mission Federal ArtWalk

Mission Federal ArtWalk

4.28: 30th annual EarthFair 2019

The annual environmental fair and Earth Day celebration returns with 60,000 attendees, 300 hundred exhibitors, four entertainment venues and a Cleaner Car Concourse.

Balboa Park,

Earth Fair at Balboa Park

Earth Fair at Balboa Park

4.28: San Diego County Credit Union Walk MS: Carlsbad 2019

Do your part to eradicate multiple sclerosis by walking 1 or 3 miles around North County’s whimsical Flower Fields in an effort to raise awareness about this debilitating disease.

Flower Fields, Carlsbad,

Walk to cure MS

Walk to cure MS

4.28: La Jolla Half Marathon

Starting at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, this 13.1-mile course follows a scenic coastal route before climbing to the summit of Torrey Pines State Park and concluding at La Jolla Cove.

Begins at the Del Mar Fairgrounds,

La Jolla Half Marathon

La Jolla Half Marathon


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4.15-16 vs Colorado Rockies

4.18-21 vs Cincinnati Reds

4.23-24 vs Seattle Mariners

San Diego Gulls

4.5 vs Ontario Reign

4.10 vs San Jose Barracuda

San Diego Sockers

4.7 vs RGV Barracudas

4.13 vs Monterrey Flash

San Diego Legion

4.7 vs Austin Elite Rugby

4.20 vs Glendale Raptors

San Diego Seals

4.12 vs Saskatchewan Rush

4.19 vs Colorado Mammoth

4.27 vs Buffalo Bandits