01 Apr April Calendar of Events
Goodguys Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals Mar. 31-Apr. 2
Over 2,500 hot rods & custom cars plus exhibits, swap meet, cars for sale, entertainment, indoor car show, Goodguys Autocross racing, specialty parking areas, kids zone and more.
Fri & Sat 8am-5pm, Sun 8am-3pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds
925-838-9876 / www.good-guys.com
The Flower Fields Apr. 1-30
Take yourself out of the ordinary and spend a few hours in one of nature’s wonders; a place where kids can run and adults can linger. This 50 acres of extraordinary color, better known as The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch®, is in bloom on a hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean and offers a special nursery, garden, and gift shop by Armstrong Garden Centers in addition to festivals throughout the season.
Julian Gold Rush Days Apr. 1
Julian Gold Rush Days,, celebrates the discovery of gold in this mountain community and invites visitors to learn more about its history with a weekend of entertainment including gold panning, tomahawk throwing, candle dipping and more.
10am-5pm / Julian Mining Company
760-765-1857 / www.juliangoldrushdays.com
Latin American Art Festival Apr. 1-2
After being selected by a panel of experts, artists from Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Guatemala and many cities of Mexico and the United States,
will be present.
11am-6pm / Arts District, Liberty Station
619-752-6118 / www.latinamericanartfestival.com
Carlsbad 5000 Apr. 1-2
The World’s Fastest 5K will return to Carlsbad for its 32nd year in 2017. And don’t forget about the kids, they can join in on the fun too at Junior Carlsbad 5000, on April 1!
See website for schedule. / Carlsbad Village
CSHP-UCSD 12th Annual Phun Run Apr. 2
ALL proceeds from the race go to UCSD Student-Run Free Clinic Project, which provides high quality, free-of-cost, evidence-based healthcare to San Diego’s underserved population.
9:30am / UCSD: Parking lot P604
San Diego Padres Home Opener Apr. 7
Come enjoy a weekend of baseball at Petco Park as the Padres begin the 2017 season against the San Francisco Giants!
La Jolla Concours d’Elegance Apr. 7-9
A weekend of prestigious automotive events. Experience the chic allure of La Jolla’s Avenues, which exudes first class hospitality, magnificent boutiques and world-class cuisine.
Ellen Browning Scripps Park: 1133 Coast Blvd.
619-233-5008 / www.lajollaconcours.com
VinDiego Wine & Food Festival Apr. 8
Spend an afternoon at beautiful Liberty Station enjoying hundreds of California’s finest vintage award-winning wines, delectable gourmet food samples and lively music.
3-7pm / 2640 Historic Decatur Rd.
Taste Of Julian Apr. 8
A great opportunity to sample many of the culinary delights Julian has to offer all at once, including famous apple pie!
South Bay Earth Day Apr. 8
Fun activities and a showcase of products and services to help you reduce your impact on the environment, save money and live greener and healthier.
11am-4pm / Chula Vista Bayside Park & Marina
REINS Spring Hop Egg Hunt Apr. 8
All proceeds benefit REINS Therapeutic Horsemanship Program. Games, music, food, bunny photo, bake sale and petting zoo!
11am-1pm / 4461 S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook
760-731-9168 / www.reinsprogram.org
Coronado Flower Show Apr. 8-9
The largest tented Flower Show in the U.S. and Coronado’s longest running tradition.
Sat 1-4pm, Sun 10am-4pm / Spreckels Park: 601 Orange Avenue
Healthy Living Festival Apr. 8-9
Over 200 exhibitors offering the latest in health and fitness and beauty products and services.
Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds
805-667-9290 / www.healthylivingfestival.com
Ugly Dog Contest Apr. 9
Cutest dog, best trick, dog who looks like their owner and more. Gift baskets with dog products will be given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each category. Gift bags with samples will be handed out to the first 100 to check in that morning.
10am-3pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds / www.bitly.com/dog2017
Onehope Act Today! For Military
Families 5k/10k Run/walk & Family Festival Apr. 15
Cross the finish-line and celebrate at our festival featuring live music, ONEHOPE wine & beer garden, 35+ booths and a kids’ zone with bounce houses, carnival games and arts and crafts.
6:30-11am / Tecolote Shores, Mission Bay Park
Wanderlust 108 Apr. 15
Wanderlust’s unique triathlon consists of a five-kilometer run (or walk), a large-scale, outdoor yoga class led by some of the world’s top teachers and a guided meditation led by renowned teacher, Noah Levine. Mindful triathletes will also enjoy music from live DJs and an array of surprises throughout the day.
7:30am-3:30pm / Preble Field, NTC Park
Taste of Hillcrest Apr. 15
Over 35 fantastic Hillcrest restaurants are participating, giving foodies a chance to sample some of their best and signature dishes.
12-4pm / Robinson and 5th Avenue / www.fabuloushillcrest.com
AVG Earth Day Fest Apr. 15
Vendors will offer crafts for sale and share earth-friendly ideas.
10am-3pm / Alta Vista Gardens – Brengle Terrace Park, Vista
760-822-6824 / www.altavistagardens.org
Easter Egg Hunt at Vista Optimist Club Apr. 15
The Vista Optimist Club hosts an All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt. Crafts, face painting and pictures with the Easter Bunny.
7:30am-1pm / 600 Optimist Way / www.vistaoptimist.org
Children’s Spring Festival & Egg Hunt Apr. 15
Limited to children 3rd grade and under. Bring a bag or basket to collect your eggs. Games and refreshments.
10:30am / La Colonia Park: 715 Valley Ave., Solana Beach
858-720-2453 / www.ci.solana-beach.ca.us
San Marcos Spring Egg Scramble Apr. 15
After an early morning breakfast, toddlers through 5th graders are invited to the community “Spring Egg Scramble.
8-10am / Walnut Grove Park / www.san-marcos.net
Santee Spring Eggstravaganza Apr. 15
Crafts, Food, Primo DJ, Pony Rides, Inflatables, Petting Zoo, Carnival Rides, Face Painting, Continuous Egg Hunts.
9am-3pm / Santee Lakes – Lake #5 / www.ci.santee.ca.us
Poway Kid’s Easter Egg Hunt Apr. 15
Create spring masterpieces with free arts and crafts; Fun Zone; take your picture with Benny and Bonnie Bunny. Teen egg hunt on the 22nd.
8am-1pm / Poway Community Park / www.poway.org
Oceanside Easter Egg Hunt Apr. 15
There will be 4 egg hunt areas with prizes, food vendors, a fire engine and a magic show.
10am-1pm / Mance Buchanon Park: 425 College Blvd.
760-435-5041 / www.ci.oceanside.ca.us
Encinitas Spring Egg Hunt Apr. 15
Adding to the fun in addition to the 20,000 eggs, this year we’ve got two live shows from Hulabaloo.
10am-1pm / Encinitas Community Park / www.ci.encinitas.ca.us
Taste of Point Loma Apr. 19
Gives SD food lovers a chance to sample fresh seafood, decadent desserts and a variety of ethnic cuisine from an array of restaurants. United Portuguese SES Inc.: 2818 Avenida De Portugal
March for Babies Apr. 22
This is an annual fundraiser walk used to bring awareness and raise funds for the local San Diego – Imperial Division office for March of Dimes.
7-10:30am / Junior Seau Pier Amphitheater, Oceanside
858-576-1211 / www.ci.oceanside.ca.us
Maritime Fest Apr. 22-23
Live music, entertainment, a Tall Ship and variety of boats on display, and waterfront tours. Engaging displays with hands-on nautical activities, a marine science lab and more.
10am-4pm / Chula Vista Marina / www.chulavistaca.gov
Earth Day Fair Apr. 23
More than 300 exhibits from groups sharing what they are doing to help the environment and how you can help.
10am-5pm / Balboa Park www.earthdayweb.org
Bonita’s Chili “Cook-Off” & Fair Apr. 23
The event features; Entertainment Stage featuring youth groups and a magician. Kids zone with booth activities!
10am-3pm / Bonita Village Shopping Center / www.bonitakiwanis.org
Fallbrook Avocado Festival Apr. 23
Since the 60’s thousands of avocado lovers come to Fallbrook to sample the cuisine, contests, avacado-themed gifts, bands, entertainment, clothing, crafts, jewelry, and farm fresh produce.
San Diego Wedding Party Expo Apr. 23
From venues to caterers, florists to DJs and photographers to gown designers you will not want to miss this show!
12-4pm / Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Resort
Spring Fling – Business Expo Apr. 27
Take this opportunity to join fellow members and mix and mingle! Enjoy beverages and food provided by local businesses and the Chamber.
5-8pm / La Mesa Community Center: 4975 Memorial Drive
619-465-7700 x2 / www.lamesachamber.net
Lakeside Rodeo Apr. 28-30
The annual good old-fashioned rodeo featuring bull riding, bareback bronco riding, barrel racing and steer wrestling. Something for the entire family!
San Diego Mother’s Bay Run Apr. 29
5K, 10K and Lil’ Tykes 100m Dash. Benefiting the San Diego Rescue Mission.
7am / De Anza Cove Park, Mission Bay / www.sdmothersbayrun.com
NAMIWalks/Runs San Diego
County and HHSA Wellness Expo Apr. 29
We walk together to raise awareness of mental illness and raise funds for those affected by mental illness in San Diego.
9am / NTC Park at Liberty Station / www.namiwalks.org
Black & White Ball and Auction Gala Apr. 29
Silent auction, dinner, awards, dancing and entertainment. All proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of North County.
6-10pm / Pala Casino Spa Resort / www.bgcnorthcounty.org
PVGC Annual Flower Show & Plant Sale Apr. 29
A wide variety of dazzling plants and flowers on display in Templars Hal. 9am-3pm / Old Poway Park
858-668-4576 / www.powayvalleygardenclub.org
National City Community Service Day Apr. 29
Help volunteer to paint, landscape, build, or even with general maintenance and clean up. Lunch will be provided!
8am-2pm / El Toyon Park: 2005 E 4th Street, National City
619-336-4290 / www.nationalcityca.gov
Mission Federal ArtWalk Apr. 29-30
Stroll through Little Italy to enjoy over 15 blocks filled with artwork from over 350 local, national, and international artists.
11am-6pm / Between Ash and Grape Streets / www.artwalksandiego.org
Chocolate Festival Apr. 30
Popular annual event with over 15 vendors showcasing and sampling various types of chocolate.
10am-4pm / Maritime Museum of San Diego / www.sdmaritime.org
SDCVA Wine & Food Festival Apr. 30
We welcome you and your friends for an afternoon filled with some of San Diego County’s finest wines – ranging from Cabernet Sauvignon to Syrah and everything in between.
1-4pm / Bernardo Winery www.sandiegowineries.org
MotorCars on MainStreet Apr. 30
Featuring over 400 pre-73 restored classic, rod and custom cars & trucks. 10am-5pm / Orange & Isabella Avenues, Coronado
619-437-0254 / www.coronadomainstreet.com
09 Palm Sunday
11 First Day Of Passover
14 Good Friday
18 Tax Day
22 Earth Day
26 Administrative Professionals Day
SAN DIEGO FARMERS MARKETS
Escondido – Welk: 3-7 pm
Coronado: 2:30–6 pm
Escondido: 2:30 – 6 pm
Mira Mesa: 2:30-7 pm
Otay Ranch: 4-7 pm
Pacific Beach: 2-7 pm
UCSD/La Jolla: 10-2 pm
Carlsbad: 3-7 pm
Encinitas: 4-7 pm
Mission Bay: 10 am – 2 pm
Ocean Beach: 4-7 pm
Santee 3-6 pm
Carmel Valley: 2:30-7 pm
Chula Vista: 3-6 pm
El Cajon : 3-6 pm
Fallbrook: 4:30 – 8 pm
Linda Vista: 3-7 pm
North Park: 3-7 pm
Oceanside CFM : 9 am – 1 pm
Oceanside Sunset: 5-9 pm
UC– Doyle Elementary: 3-7 pm
Valley Center 3-7 pm
Imperial Beach: 12-6 pm
Kearny Mesa: 11 am -1:30 pm
La Mesa: 1-5 pm
Rancho Bernardo: 9 am -1 pm
City Heights: 9-1 pm
Del Mar: 1-4 pm
Escondido: 10 am – 2 pm
Golden Hill: 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Little Italy: 8 am – 2 pm
Pacific Beach: 8 am – noon
Poway: 8 am – 1 pm
Rancho PQ 10 am – 1 pm
Ramona: 9 am – 1 pm
Scripps Ranch: 9 am – 1 pm
Vista: 8 am – 1 pm
Sikes Adobe: 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Gaslamp District: 9 am –2 pm
Hillcrest: 9 am – 2 pm
Julian: 11 am – 4 pm
La Jolla: 9 am – 1 pm
Leucadia/Encinitas: 10 am – 2 pm
Point Loma: 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Rancho Santa Fe: 9:30 am – 2 pm
San Marcos: 11 am – 3 pm
Solana Beach: 1 – 5 pm
For more info and location specifics for San Diego Farmers Markets visit: