Easter Dining & Events at Fairmont Grand Del Mar   Apr. 1
This Easter, the rabbit’s out of the hat — and on the Aria Lawn — at the #1 Luxury Hotel in San Diego as voted by TripAdvisor travelers, Fairmont Grand Del Mar. 
Time/Place: Refer to the site / Fairmont Grand Del Mar
Contact: www.fairmont.com

 

Goodguys 18th Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals   Apr. 6-8
The Goodguys 18th Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals is a colorful “Full Throttle Fun” hot rod & custom car automotive-themed festival featuring over 2,500 hot rods, customs, classics, street rods, muscle cars & trick trucks through 1987 vintage.
Time/Place: 8am-5pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds
Contact: www.good-guys.com

 

Ironman 70.3 Oceanside California   Apr. 7
A season opener that attracts a who’s who of triathlon in North America.
Time/Place: Refer to the site / Oceanside Beach Community Center
Contact: asia.ironman.com

 

San Diego Botanic Garden ArtFest   Apr. 7-8
ArtFest at the Garden features some of the finest regional artists displaying their talents with the beautiful San Diego Botanic Garden as a backdrop.
Time/Place: 9am-5pm / San Diego Botanic Garden
Contact: www.sdbgarden.org

 

CityBeat Beer Fest   Apr. 7
The CityBeat Beer Fest is the perfect marriage of two of  San Diego’s best-known exports – music and craft beer.
Time/Place: 12pm-4pm / Swim Club & Bungalows 
Contact: www.citybeatbeerfest.com


Campagnolo GranFondo San Diego   Apr. 8
The Campagnolo GranFondo San Diego is well known as one of San Diego’s finest cycling events!
Time/Place: 5am-5:30pm /  Little Italy 
Contact: www.sdgranfondo.com

Black Mountain Trail Run   Apr. 8
Part of the XTERRA SoCal Trail Run Series, this course is great for beginners and advanced athletes with plenty of wide fire road trails and some single-track sections.
Time/Place: 6am-11:30am / Black Mountain Ranch State Park
Contact: trailrace.com

San Diego Film Awards   Apr. 8
The San Diego Film Awards celebrates excellence in over 27 categories including acting, directing, writing, makeup and more. Held at Humphrey’s by the Bay.
Time/Place: 5:30pm / Humphrey’s By the Bay
Contact:sdfilmweek.com

 

2018 San Diego Tour de Cure   Apr. 14
The Tour de Cure is an event where no matter what road you take, you will be joining thousands of people from around the country who have the same passion as you to fight diabetes.
Time/Place: 6am-1pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds
Contact: www.main.diabetes.org

San Diego Beach & Bay Half Marathon, 5K & 8K   Apr. 14
Run through some of San Diego’s most beautiful beaches, bays and resorts, with this fast, flat and scenic half marathon, 5k and 8k. 
Time/Place: 6:30am-12pm / Tecolote Shores Park
Contact: sandiegobeachandbayhalfmarathon.com

 

2018 Oceanside Days of Art   Apr. 14-15
Oceanside Days of Art is a juried fine art festival featuring up to and sometimes over 100 local artists selling a variety of unique artwork including paintings, sculptures, stained glass, ceramics, fine jewelry, photography and more.
Time/Place: 10am-5pm /  704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA 92054
Contact: www.ocaf.info

 


Taste of Hillcrest   Apr. 14

More than 35 fantastic Hillcrest restaurants are participating, giving foodies a chance to sample some of their best and signature dishes.

Time/Place: 12pm-4pm / 5th Avenue and University Ave.

Contact:www.fabuloushillcrest.com

 

VinDiego Wine & Food Festival   Apr. 14
The 6th Annual VinDiego Wine and Food Festival is a Wine and Food Lover’s dream come true! Over 70 top tier wineries and 25 of San Diego’s very best chefs come together to create San Diego’s classy wine and food experience! 
Time/Place: 4pm-7pm / NTC Liberty Station
Contact: www.vindiego.com

Triton 5K & Festival   Apr. 15
Students, alumni, staff, faculty, and the greater San Diego community are invited to the 22nd Annual Triton 5K & Festival.
Time/Place: 7:30am / UCSD
Contact: 5k.ucsd.edu

 

Fallbrook Avocado Festival   Apr. 15
The 32nd Annual Avocado Festival includes local artisans on the artisan walk on Alvarado, Cazadores Margaritas at the Main Stage area.
Time/Place: 9am-5pm / Main Street – E Alvarado St & S Main Ave.
Contact: http://www.fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org

2018 Del Mar National Horse Show   Apr. 17- May. 6
For nearly three-quarters of a century, equestrian sports aficionados have marked their calendars each April and May for the Del Mar National Horse Show, held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. 
Time/Place: 9am-9pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds 22nd DAA
Contact: delmarnational.com

 

San Diego Comic Fest   Apr. 20 – 22
The sixth annual San Diego Comic Fest is coming up fast. It will be held April 20-22, 2018 at the Town and Country Resort and Convention Center.
Time/Place: 10am-11pm / Town and Country Resort & Convention Center
Contact: www.sdcomicfest.org

 

Margarita 5k   Apr. 21
Join us for a flat and fast 5k run on hard pack sand at low tide on the beaches of Mission and Pacific Beach!
Time/Place: 7:30am-12pm / 3115 Ocean Front, San Diego, CA 92109
Contact: www.margaritamadness5krun.com

 

San Diego EarthFair   Apr. 22
Our annual EarthFair in Balboa Park is the largest free annual environmental fair in the world. 
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Balboa Park
Contact: www.earthdayweb.org

 

Annual Lakeside Rodeo   Apr. 27 -29
The 54th Annual Lakeside Rodeo brings the exciting action of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association to the Lakeside Arena. 
Time/Place: Refer to the site / Lakeside Rodeo Grounds
Contact: www.lakesiderodeo.com

 

Encinitas April Street Fair   Apr. 28-29
At the Encinitas April Street Fair, enjoy unique food, five live music stages, children’s rides, beer garden, and more than 450 vendors.
Time/Place: 9am-5pm / South Coast Hwy 101
Contact: www.kennedyfaires.com