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San Diego County Events for April 27 – 29

Head out and enjoy the perfect weather this weekend with any one of these great outdoor events and activities!

San Diego county events this weekendMission Federal ArtWalk

One of the largest fine art festival in Southern California and San Diego’s premier arts and cultural event, Mission Federal ArtWalk is returning for its 34th year to connect the community and visitors alike to fine artists, interactive art pieces, entertainment and a peek into the city’s arts scene.

On April 28 – April 29, 2018, Mission Federal ArtWalk will transform 17 blocks of Downtown San Diego’s nationally recognized Little Italy neighborhood creating an arts and culture event visitors travel thousands of miles to experience and purchase art from over 350 local, national and international emerging and established artists at the free two-day festival.

When: Saturday & Sunday, April 27 | 11am – 6pm
Where: Little Italy | India St & W Date St, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: Free
More information: www.artwalksandiego.org/missionfederal


San Diego Shaka Fest

The San Diego Shaka Fest is the Fusion of Hawaiian Culture, Arts, & Athletics! A beautiful day on Mission Bay filled with amazing events such as a youth-only canoe regatta, SUP race for adults and keiki’s, stages of da kine Hawaiian and Tahitian entertainment, your favorite boutique vendors and island inspired food vendors to enjoy. With an amazing day on the bay, this event is held by non-profit charity and youth-only program Nā Koa Kai Canoe Club!

When: Saturday, April 28 | 8am – 4pm
Where: De Anza Cove Park | 3000 N Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109
Cost: Free to Attend | Registration fee for SUP races
More information: www.sandiegoshakafest.com


Spring Garden & Butterfly Festival at Cuyamaca College

The Spring Garden & Butterfly Festival at Cuyamaca College is a family-friendly community celebration of spring and a greener future that attracts more than 3,000 visitors annually.

When: Saturday, April 28 | 9am – 3pm
Where: Cuyamaca College | 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway, El Cajon, CA 92019
Cost: Free
More information: thegarden.org/events/springgardenfestival


Annual Lakeside Rodeo

The 54th Annual Lakeside Rodeo brings the exciting action of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association to the Lakeside Arena April 27th, 28th & 29th, 2018 with four full rodeo performances featuring the 7 events of rodeo to include bull riding, Bareback riding, Saddle bronc riding, Steer wrestling, Calf roping, Barrel racing (WPRA), Tie down roping, and Team roping…plus, the Kids Stick Horse Race is a hilarious to watch at each performance!

When: Friday – Sunday, April 27 – 29
Where: Lakeside Rodeo Grounds | 12584 Mapleview St., Lakeside, CA 92040
Cost: $10 – $20
More information: www.lakesiderodeo.com


Annual MotorCars on MainStreet Car Show

Coronado MainStreet hosts an annual car show, MotorCars on MainStreet, featuring over 400 pre-73 restored classic, rod and custom cars & trucks. The event is held in downtown Coronado, one block from the beach, at Isabella & Orange Avenues, usually on the last Sunday in April from 10:00 to 3:00 PM. Co-Sponsors Ron Baker Chevrolet, the City of Coronado and the County of San Diego welcome participants and spectators to the grand gathering. There is live music featuring The Cat-illacs and drawings throughout the day.

When: Sunday, April 29 | 10am – 3pm
Where: Downtown Coronado | Isabella & Orange Avenues, Coronado, CA 92118
Cost: Free
More information: www.coronadomainstreet.com


Adams Avenue Unplugged

Adams Avenue Unplugged, a free musical walkabout, takes place April 28, 2018 along a two-mile stretch of Adams Avenue, from University Heights on the West through Normal Heights, and into parts of Kensington to the East. The event will feature live musical performances staged inside restaurants, bars, coffee houses and galleries lining the neighborhood. Being able to pair the Avenue’s unique dining and drinking establishments, each with their own special ambiances and selections, with free musical performances, makes Adams Avenue the place to be on the last weekend of April. The AABA hopes to treat musical aficionados and foodies to the rich neighborhood culture.

When: Saturday, April 28 | 12 – 10pm
Where: Adams Avenue | Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116
Cost: Free
More information: www.adamsavenuebusiness.com/event-info/adams-avenue-unplugged


San Diego Kids Expo & Fair

The San Diego Kids Expo & Fair presented by Toyota every April and October is part businesses and non-profits on display, part fun fair and part music and dance festival. And definitely all kids!

When: Satuday & Sunday, April 28 – 29 | 10am – 5pm
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds | 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar, CA 92014
Cost: $8 – $35
More information: www.sandiegokidsexpo.com


Chocolate Festival

The history of chocolate and how it came to our country is an interesting tale of seafaring travels.

Guests will experience the delicious range of samples from dozens of vendors, make your own chocolate pizzas, cooking demonstrations, chocolate pairings with wine and beer for the adults, and a scavenger hunt.

Included Activities

  • Experience chocolate at our vendor booths
  • Kitchen tricks with chocolate
  • Culinary demonstrations starts at noon
  • Build your own Chocolate Pizza
  • Beer & Wine Chocolate pairings (21+ up)
  • Limited sample quantities
  • While supplies last
  • Maritime Dancers will be on the dance floor performing aboard the Berkeley at 11:00am, 12:30pm, and 2:00pm.

When: Sunday, April 29 | 10am – 4pm
Where: Maritime Museum of San Diego | 1492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego CA 92101
Cost: Adults $25.00 | Child 12-3 $13.00 | Child 2 and under free – free child doesn’t recieve a sample card.
More information: here


Encinitas Spring Street Fair

Enjoy over 450 unique food, arts and crafts vendors plus four entertainment stages, children’s rides, Bike Valets, and a Beer Garden! Take advantage of free family fun, entertainment, a National Award Winning MainStreet and a traditional So-Cal beach town. Come for the sun, stay for the moonlight.

Savor craft beers and soak up the sun while listening to the best bands in San Diego rock out at the Beer Garden Stage. You can even bring your kids and your dogs! Take a break from the hustle and bustle by listening to the eclectic music at The Lumberyard Courtyard Stage. See the stars of tomorrow perform at the Hansen’s Community Stage! Great news cyclists, our two Bike Valet stations are open both days to store your bicycles while you peruse the Street Fair!

When: Saturday & Sunday, April 28 & 29
Where: Encinitas
Cost: Free
More information: visitencinitas.org/event/april-street-fair


If these aren’t enough events, check out my list of the top 20 must-do activities to do in San Diego here!

San Diego county activities and events this weekend

San Diego County Events for April 8 – 10

Even with rain predicted for the weekend, there are still festivals, events and activities abounding in San Diego County! And if these aren’t enough events for your weekend, check out my list of the top 20 must-do activities to do in San Diego here!


 5th Annual Healthy Living Festival

At the 5th Annual Healthy Living Festival, there will be a wealth of healthy-living information! Plan on checking out the 30 free workshops, seminars and cooking demos, and visit the 200 exhibitors focused on healthy living. There will also be free medical testing, yoga and other classes, and belly dancing and zumba shows!

When: April 9 & 10 | Saturday 10am – 6pm, Sunday 10am – 5pm
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall | 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
Cost: $10 — or FREE if you print off a pass from their website
More information: www.healthylivingfestival.com


ArtFest at San Diego Botanic Gardens

This two-day ArtFest at the Garden will feature fine art, Asian art, a quick-draw contest and a classic woody car show. Several of the finest regional artists will be at the festival; more than 20 artists will be displaying and selling their art there.

When: Saturday & Sunday, April 9 & 10 | 9am
Where: San Diego Botanic Garden | 230 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas, CA
Cost: Free with paid admission or membership to the gardens
More information: www.sdbgarden.org


Vista Gem & Mineral Society Show

Unique and handcrafted items. All kinds of jewelry. Rocks, gems, minerals, rough, cabs, slabs, beads, books, tools and other fun stuff! Huge raffle with over 50 prizes and a highly coveted Grand Prize- a beautiful amethyst cathedral!

When: April 8 – 10 | 10am – 5pm
Where: Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum | 2040 N. Santa Fe Ave., Vista, CA 92083
Cost: Free
More information: www.vistarocks.org


24th Annual 2016 Grand Spring Festival & Street Faire

The 2016 Grand Spring Festival & Street Faire kicks off the North County San Diego festival season; it’s a great family outing to attend! There will be more than 200 local and nationwide vendors, carnival rides, local talent on the community stage, live music, food and a craft beer garden!

When: Sunday, April 10 | 9am – 5pm
Where: Via Vera Cruz between San Marcos Blvd and Grand Ave, San Marcos, CA 92078
Cost: Looks like it’s free!
More information: here


12th Annual La Jolla Concours d’Elegance

Celebrating its 12th year this weekend, the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance, will be returning to the stunning shores of La Jolla. Read much more here!

When: Friday – Sunday, April 8 – 10 | 10am
Where: Ellen Browning Scripps Park | 1133 Coast Blvd.,, La Jolla, CA 92037
Cost: Free – $325
More information: www.lajollaconcours.com

Event: An Automative Weekend in La Jolla

10th Anniversary of the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance
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Known as the diamond of the West Coast, La Jolla will forever stay true to the name’s meaning, “the jewel” of the Southern California shoreline. Continue reading