This weekend’s events in San Diego County involve food, art, kid activities, and a whole lot more!
The 32nd Annual Fallbrook Avocado Festival is back, and you can check it out for free. Of course, all things avocado will be there, along with craft and food booths, beer and margarita garden, artisan walk, avocado educational area, live bands, and lots of things for the kids!
When: Sunday, April 15 | 9am – 5pm
Where: Along Main Street, around Alvarado Street and surrounding area
More information: www.fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org/events-v2/avocado-festival
The Inflatable Run & Festival San Diego Event
The Inflatable Run is an all-ages family event featuring a 5k inflatable obstacle course plus fun games, shows, and attractions in the festival area. There are Free activities for kids and interactive attractions available the entire day –including zorb ball races, bounce houses, carnival games, go-cart racing, water balloon battles, live music, delicious food, face painting, magic shows, and so many more surprises.
When: Saturday, April 14 | 8am – 4pm
Where: SDCCU Stadium | 9449 Friars Rd, San Diego, CA 92108
Cost: Kids Free | Adults Start at $15
More information: www.theinflatablerun.com
Planting for Pollinators
Birds, Butterflies, Bees and . . . Bats? Oh My! Join us as we learn about these and other animals that help to pollinate our world. Get out on to the trails with several guided walks to learn about the plants and animals that call San Diego Home. Enjoy crafts and make this a fun day for all ages!
When: Saturday, April 14 | 10am – 2pm
Where: Living Coast Discovery Center | 1000 Gunpowder Point Dr, Chula Vista, CA 91910
Cost: Free with admission
More information: www.thelivingcoast.org
Oceanside Days of Art | The Shakespeare Connection
Oceanside 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, stained glass, ceramics, fine jewelry, photography and more.
When: Saturday & Sunday, April 14 & 15 | 10am – 5pm
Where: 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA 92054
More information: www.ocaf.info/oceanside-days-of-art
17th Annual Taste of Hillcrest
Over 35 fantastic Hillcrest restaurants are participating, giving foodies a chance to sample some of their best and signature dishes. From quaint cafes and French and Italian style bistros to five-star dining delights, this is the most anticipated self-guided culinary walking tour in San Diego! Sample bites such as Pad Thai, Sashimi, Italian Antipasto, or Classic American Comfort Food! Your taste buds are going to go wild on this culinary journey throughout Hillcrest! Enjoy your friends, the gorgeous weather, and one unforgettable tasting adventure!
When: Saturday, April 14 | 12 – 4pm
Where: Rite Aid Check-In Station (535 Robinson Ave.) or Rich’s San Diego Check-In Station (1051 University Avenue)
Cost: $30; $35 on the day of the event
More information: www.fabuloushillcrest.com/taste-of-hillcrest
Family Movie Night: The Princess Bride
Comedy, adventure, romance, and fantasy! There is something for everyone in the classic film The Princess Bride, and you can experience it on the big screen. Rated PG. Come early for fun pre-movie activities the entire family can participate in.
When: Saturday, April 14 | Gates open at 6pm, movie starts at 7:30pm
Where: Moonlight Amphitheatre | 1250 Vale Terrace Dr, Vista, CA 92084
Cost: $5 – $10 | Order by phone at 760.724.2110, or in-person at VisTix
More information: www.moonlightstage.com/performances/the-princess-bride
Sunday Organ Concert
Enjoy a free, hour-long organ concert Sunday at Balboa Park’s famed Spreckels Organ Pavilion. At the keys, the audience will find Raul Prieto Ramirez, the city’s newest San Diego Civic Organist and Artistic Director of the Spreckels Organ Society. Prieto Ramirez hails from Spain and, as he told NBC 7, hopes to keep the program interesting – from Bach to Queen – at the historic Spreckels Organ.
When: Sunday, April 15 | 2 – 3pm
Where: Spreckels Organ Pavilion at Balboa Park | 2125 Pan American Rd E, San Diego, CA 92101
More information: spreckelsorgan.org
If these aren’t enough events, check out my list of the top 20 must-do activities to do in San Diego here!
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