This weekend in San Diego holds quite the variety of activities; enjoy: gardens, fairs and parades, festivals, music, food, films, and more.
San Diego Botanic Garden is featuring local artists through the end of this month. ArtFest at the Garden features some of the finest regional artists displaying their talents with the beautiful San Diego Botanic Garden as a back drop. You can take a self-guided tour of the sculptures.
When: Until the end of April 2017
Where: San Diego Botanic Garden | 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas CA 92024
Cost: Included with admission to the gardens | $14 for adults, $10 for seniors, students and active military and $8 for children ages 3 to 12. Kids 2 and under get in free. On-site parking is $2.
More information: www.sdbgarden.org/sculpture
32nd Annual Linda Vista Multi-Cultural Fair And Parade
The 2017 Linda Vista Multi-Cultural Fair and Parade’s theme in 2017 will be focused on Healthy Communities — emphasizing the health resources available to Linda Vista and San Diego. Numerous cultural exhibits, varied ethnic food offerings and artistic performances are will be offered.
When: Saturday, April 22 | 10am
Where: Linda Vista | 6900 Linda Vista Rd., San Diego, CA
More information: www.lindavistafair.org
NAKland: Children’s Carnival & Community Resource Fair
This free event includes a children’s carnival with a variety of games, inflatable jumpers, giveaways, prizes, a traditional baile folklorico performance, a lion dance show, bubble soccer, a petting zoo and free food!
When: Saturday, April 22 | 10am
Where: Teralta Park | Orange Ave. & 40th St. , San Diego, CA 92105
More information: www.facebook.com/NAKland-Childrens-Carnival-Community-Resource-Fair
San Diego Guitar Festival
Back for its second year, the San Diego Guitar Festival is proud to present award-winning guitarists, including Grammy-winners David Russell and Paul O’Dette. The San Diego Guitar Festival has once again partnered with Museum of Making Music Carlsbad for the unique “Classic Strings & Modern Brew.” The very best of the classical guitar world meets the very best San Diego brewers –Stone Brewing Company, Karl Strauss Brewing Company and Bagby Beer Company– in a unique concert, beer-tasting experience not to be missed.
Masterclasses, lecture and workshop are free and open to the public. The schedule is available here.
When: Various dates from April 21 – 30
Where: San Diego State University | 5500 Campanile Dr., San Diego, CA
Cost: $10 – $200
More information: www.sdguitarfest.org
7th San Diego Asian Film Festival Spring Showcase
With 21 films, the 7th annual SDAFF Spring Showcase is the biggest yet.
When: Multiple dates from Apr 20 – Apr 27
Where: Ultrastar Mission Valley Cinemas | 7510 Hazard Center Dr #100, San Diego, CA 92108
Cost: $9 – $15
More information: www.ultrastarmovies.com/theaters/mission-valley-hazard-center-movie-theater
27th annual Multicultural Earth Day
A free festival with music and dance and food and libations and performers. The “World’s Largest Seed Exchange,” heirloom plant sale, activities designed for kids, and some 50 various vendors will be at the event in Balboa Park.
When: Sunday, April 23 | 12 – 7pm
Where: WorldBeat Cultural Center, Balboa Park | 2100 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA
More information: worldbeatcenter.org
Fallbrook Avocado Festival
Celebrating its 31st year, the event draws up to 100,000 visitors and features all things avocado — from sweet and savory foods to avocado-related products. Special events include a guacamole contest, a “Little Miss” or “Little Mister” Avocado contest (ages 6-10), a Best Decorated Avocado contest and the Avo 500 children’s car race. There will be live music, a beer and margarita garden, children’s activities and the Artisan Walk on Alvarado Street, featuring more than 30 local artists.
When: Sunday, April 23 | 9am – 5pm
Where: Main Avenue, Downtown Fallbrook, CA
More information: www.fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org
25th Annual Oceanside Days of Art
TheOceanside Days of Art is a juried fine art festival featuring up to and sometimes over 100 local artists selling a variety of unique artwork including paintings, sculptures, glass, ceramics, fine jewelry, and photography — with live stage performances, children’s and adult’s hands on art activities, street chalk artist, painting and sculpture demonstrations, and a delicious variety of food.
When: Saturday & Sunday, April 22 & 23 | 10am – 5pm
Where: Route 101 (Pacific Coast Highway) and Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA
More information: www.ocaf.info/oceanside-days-of-art
Home Show USA
Check out the latest trends in remodeling, landscaping, decorating and design on the expo floor.
When: Friday – Sunday, April 21 – 23 | Friday, 10am – 5pm; Saturday, 10am – 6pm; Sunday, 10am – 5pm
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds | 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
Cost: Free admission; parking is $13
More information: Home Show USA