On this beautiful spring weekend, there are lots of things to do in and around San Diego — both in and outside! While there’s a whole list of great activities and events in San Diego County listed, the top ones include: the musical Adams Avenue Unplugged, La Mesa’s physics event, and Encinitas’ street fair. But check them all out below!
Free day of fun with physics in La Mesa this weekend!
When: Saturday, April 29 | 9am – 12pm
Where: La Mesa – Brady Family Teen Center & Highwood Park | 7775 Junior High Drive, La Mesa, CA 91941
More information: www.cityoflamesa.com/409/Events-Activities
The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch
The famous Flower Fields in Carlsbad Ranch officially opened for the season on March 1; the fields are open daily, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., through May 14. Patrons will enjoy nearly 50 acres of colorful displays of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers, which are in bloom for six to eight weeks. The famous fields also include roses, orchids, sweet pea blossoms, petunias and poinsettias.
Mission Federal ArtWalk
The 33rd annual Mission Federal ArtWalk returns to Little Italy in San Diego this weekend. Stroll over 15 blocks filled with artwork from over 350 local, national, and international artists on Saturday. The weekend-long event is recognized as one of San Diego’s premier arts and cultural event and the largest fine art festival in Southern California. The free family-friendly event also features live music, street food, interactive art activities and KidsWalk.
When: Saturday & Sunday, April 29 & 30 | 11am
Where: Little Italy | Ash and Grape Street 92101, San Diego, CA
More information: www.artwalksandiego.org/missionfederal
Spring Butterfly And Garden Festival
A family-friendly event at Cuyamaca College and The Water Conservation Garden featuring the Ornamental Horticulture department’s biggest plant sale of the year, and exhibitors and vendors with garden-related information and merchandise.
The Garden will be hosting tours of the butterfly pavilion and feature kids activities, butterfly release, storytime and more.
When: Saturday, April 29 | 9am
Where: Water Conservation Garden at Cuyamaca College | 12122 Cuyamaca College Drive West, El Cajon, CA
More information: www.thegarden.org
Encinitas Spring Street Fair
Down six blocks of the scenic South Coast Highway 101, the Encinitas Spring Street Fair features international food, children’s rides, four live stages and the craft brewery beer garden guarantee that there will be fun for the whole family.
When: Saturday & Sunday, April 29 & 30 | 9am
Where: Downtown Encinitas S, Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA
More information: www.encinitas101.com
2017 Adams Avenue Unplugged
The sixth annual Adams Avenue Unplugged along a two-mile stretch of Adams Avenue this weekend. The popular music festival is free, and will feature more than 80 artists performing on 30 stages.
When: Saturday, April 29 | 12 – 10pm
Where: Adams Avenue, from Kensington through Normal Heights until University Heights, San Diego, CA
More information: www.adamsavenueunplugged.com
San Diego Rose Show
The San Diego Rose Show at the McMillin Event Center (2875 Dewey Rd.) at Liberty Station. The show, presented by the San Diego Rose Society, invites amateurs to showcase their roses in the exhibit hall to be admired by judges and attendees. Local rosarians will be on-hand to share tips on how to select and grow the best roses, depending on where your garden grows.
When: Saturday & Sunday, April 29 & 30 | 1 – 5pm
Where: McMillin Event Center at Liberty Station | 2875 Dewey Rd, San Diego, CA
Cost: $5; 12 and under free
More information: www.sdrosesociety.org
At the Chocolate Festival, learn about the history of chocolate and how it came to the U.S.; browse and taste a variety of chocolate from more than a dozen local vendors. Make your own chocolate pizza; for adults, there will be a wine and chocolate or beer and chocolate pairings, plus live baking and cooking demonstrations.
When: Sunday, April 30 | 10am
Where: Maritime Museum of San Diego | 1492 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
More information: sdmaritime.org/visit/public-events/chocolate-festival