Head out and enjoy the perfect weather this weekend with any one of these great outdoor events and activities!
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
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.
The festival features various kid friendly activities such as tour of the Butterfly Pavilion, Butterfly Releases, the Pollinator Party & the Butterfly Discovery Lab, an appearance by Ms. Smarty-PlantsTM and Storytime with Miss Metamorphosis. Kids are encouraged to dress as a caterpillar or their favorite winged pollinator for the Pollinator Party.
When: Saturday, April 28 | 9am – 3pm
Where: Cuyamaca College | 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway, El Cajon, CA 92019
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
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
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
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.
- 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
More information: visitencinitas.org/event/april-street-fair