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San Diego County Events for April 24 – 26

This weekend’s things to do in San Diego County include plenty of festivals! Bring the kids and family to a children’s book party, garden festivals and exhibits, a music festival, and a Hawaiian celebration.San Diego county events this weekend31st Annual Children’s Book Party

Calling all children and families in San Diego! The 31st Annual Children’s Book Party will be held at the world famous Spreckel’s Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park on April 25, 2015!

All children in attendance will receive two brand-new books (for free)! And there will be light refreshments and entertainment for all.
When: April 25, 2015 | 8:30am
Where: Balboa Park: Spreckels Organ Pavilion, El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: Free
More information: www.carlsbadca.gov


Adams Avenue Unplugged

Adams Avenue Unplugged is a weekend music and art festival with more than 170 live acoustic performances over 4 outdoor and 22 indoor stages.

When: April 25 – 26, 2015
Where: Adams Avenue, from University Heights on the West through Normal Heights in San Diego
Cost: Free
More information: www.adamsavenuebusiness.com/Adams-Avenue-Unplugged


Encinitas April Street Fair

At the Encinitas April Street Fair, enjoy unique food, five live music stages, children’s rides, beer garden, and more than 450 vendors.

When: April 25 – 26, 2015 | 9am – 5pm
Where: Highway 101 between D and J Streets, Encinitas
Cost: Free
More information: www.encinitas101.com


Art Alive 2015: Floral Exhibition

Art Alive is the Museum’s signature fundraiser and annual floral exhibition featuring floral interpretations of art in the Museum’s collection.

When: April 24 – 26, 2015 | 9am – 5pm
Where: San Diego Museum of Art | 1450 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: Members – Free; Nonmembers – $20
More information: www.sdmart.org/calendar/art-alive-2015-floral-exhibition-2


22nd Spring Garden Festival

For one day each year, the Rancho San Diego campus transforms into a green mecca, with fun programs, exhibitors and demonstrations designed to inspire the gardener in everyone.  From urban farming to water-conserving landscaping ideas, the festival is the place to go to learn about sustainability, all the while relishing Southern California’s springtime weather.

When: April 25, 2015 | 9am – 3pm
Where: Cuyamaca College | 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway in Rancho San Diego, El Cajon, CA
Cost: Free
More information: http://web2.cuyamaca.edu/springfest/2015/


Shaka Fest 2015

The San Diego Shaka Fest is the Fusion of Hawaiian Culture, Arts, & Athletics!  So bring the entire family to this super fun and family oriented event which includes a Stand Up Paddle race open to adult and youth racers, the Keiki Heihei Waa (Youth only Hawaiian canoe regatta), SUP & Health Wellness Expo, Classic Woody Car exhibit, Hoomau Hula O Nā Keiki  – Keiki Hula Competition, lots of your favorite boutique and food vendors, and da kine Hawaiian entertainment.  This festival will take place at Crown Point Park, located on beautiful San Diego Mission Bay.

When: April 25, 2015 | 8am – 4pm
Where: Crown Point | Corona Oriente Rd, San Diego, CA 92109
Cost: Free
More information: sandiegoshakafest.com


10th Annual “It’s How We Live!” Health and Wellness Fair

Have fun and learn how to be healthy too? Yes, the two will go hand in hand at the 10th Annual “It’s How We Live!” health and wellness fair at Spring Valley County Park.

For the kids, there will be bounce houses, an inflatable obstacle course, games (bird-watching, anyone?) and arts and crafts. The Spring Valley Fire Department will also bring out some fire trucks. Visitors can try healthy food samples, watch dance performances and martial arts demonstrations, listen to live entertainment and stroll along the various informational booths.

When: April 25, 2015 | 12 – 4pm
Where: Spring Valley County Park | 8735 Jamacha Road, Spring Valley, CA 91977
Cost: Free
More information: www.countynewscenter.com/news/go-play-have-fun-free-health-fair

Christmas Events: Great Things To Do In San Diego

As a metropolitan, San Diego has plenty to do year-round, but here are a few fun Christmas activities from SanDiego.com:

ChristmasAmerica’s Finest City may be closely tied to a beach lifestyle, but that doesn’t mean that winter is completely ignored! San Diego has plenty of holiday events going into the New Year – here’s our top picks for a great time:

Del Mar Fairgrounds presents Holiday of Lights (November 24 – January 1)
The Holiday of Lights at the Del Mar Fairgrounds and Racetrack has become a favorite holiday tradition for Southern California families.  Visitors view the lighted and animated holiday creations from the comfort of their vehicle as they drive along a 1.5 mile route through the Fairgrounds, all while enjoying festive holiday music. 

Desert Holidays at Miramonte Resort and Spa (November 24 – January 1)
Activities abound for children, as well as for couples seeking a romantic holiday getaway. Enjoy incredible dining options daily at the restaurant Grove Artisan Kitchen as Chef Nyerick presents ‘Holiday Dining Around The World’ featuring traditional dining from countries around the globe.
 
Holly Jolly Holidays at LEGOLAND California (November 28 – December 31)
The theme park transforms into a holiday wonderland during Holly Jolly Holidays, which features festive entertainment every weekend including nightly fireworks Dec. 26 through 30 and an enchanting holiday musical. All Holly Jolly Holidays activities are included in the price of LEGOLAND California admission.
 
Festive holiday activities will include carolers, horse-drawn carriage rides, crafts and a photo opportunity with Santa. New this year is a hand-writing analyst to help determine your Christmas card personality style. Seasonal treats and spirits created by Chef Eugenio Martignago will be available for tastings at Bistro West and West Steak and Seafood.
 
Jungle Bells at the San Diego Zoo (December 10 – January 1)
Wintertime brings something special to the San Diego Zoo – a Jungle Bells celebration! During December, lighted sculptures of animals and storybook characters fill the grounds while guests are treated to holiday music and foods, crafts, games, and special presentations. It’s the a great family outing to join in the spirit of the season while also learning about animals.
 
Once a year, San Diego pets and owners are invited to dress up in their favorite costumes for a special promenade throughout the Gaslamp Quarter to celebrate the holiday season.  You can only imagine as downtown became filled with costumed pets & their handlers all vying for prizes and bragging rights including Best Costumed Duo, Cutest Critter, Best Pet Costume & Best of Show! The Parade originates and concludes at the Hilton Park adjacent to the Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter at 4th Avenue and K Street. The Parade steps-off promptly at 3pm.
 
Enjoy a buffet breakfast with views of the wildlife, an animal presentation, and a visit with Santa Claus, all at at the scenic Kilima Point in San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
 
Five performers are the key to this  musical comedy adventure. A line-up of original comedy scenarios mixed with a bevy of holiday inspired songs that will melt your heart and tickle your funny bone. 
 
An UnScripted Carol at North County Repertory Theatre (December 19 & 20)
This show is where keen imaginations steeped in Dickens and Christmas work feverishly to create theatre on the spot. The pace is swift, and the performers are pushed to the peak of their abilities as they attempt to juggle character, plot and staging all at once. An UnScripted Carol is a holiday treat that is never, ever the same story twice and gives fans of A Christmas Carol a whole new way to celebrate the season.
 
It’s going to be one ho-ho-holy night as Sister tackles the question that’s been puzzling historians through the ages: Whatever happened to the Magi’s gold? CSI-goes-to-Bethlehem-in-Solana Beach as Sister delivers a sleigh load of side-splitting holiday laughs. Bring your camera to capture all the action.
 
Bring your loved ones together for a rare view of San Diego from the harbor, as the town sparkles with twinkling lights strung in the spirit of the holidays. Complimentary champagne will be served upon boarding and talented chefs will cook up a buffet feast fit for kings. On the menu will be colorful salads, seasonal farm-fresh vegetables, red potatoes with turkey gravy, oven roasted turkey roulades filled with traditional bread stuffing, hand-carved New York strip and a variety of decadent desserts. Passengers will enjoy live entertainment and breathtaking views of the harbor as they cruise along in the luxury and comfort of a signature Flagship luxury yacht.
Read more of the ideas from SanDiego.com!