Hello April! Don’t be fooled. We have a full list of exciting festivals, hikes, and new places to go! Enjoy some delicious avocado’s at the Fallbrook Avocado Festival. Get outdoors & enjoy our beautiful city with a hike at Calaveras Hills or Torrey Pines. Head out on Friday night with the family at Cruisin’ Grand in Escondido for people watching, hot rods & good times. Spring is in the air & there’s plenty to enjoy this month!
Car enthusiasts mark your calendars! Opening night of Cruisin’ Grand in Escondido is on April 6th from 5-9pm! This free event showcases over 500 cars as they line the streets of historic downtown Escondido on East Grand Avenue. Can’t make opening night? No sweat! Cruisin’ Grand runs every Friday night from April through September. Get ready for a roaring good time!
Are you looking to spice up your palette and try something totally new? Do you have a list of restaurants you have been meaning to try? Now is your chance. Join the community in celebrating local culinary flavors and local libations for Taste of Leucadia on Thursday, April 5th from 5:30 – 8:30pm. This event will be featuring 19 restaurants with live music and poetry! Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 the day of (if still available). Spend only a few extra bucks and additionally enjoy 8 local beer and wine tasting “Sip Stops!” Tickets go on sale March 15th! This has been a sold out event for four years running so be sure to get your tickets as soon as possible!
Mark your calendars! The San Marcos Spring Festival is just around the corner. This festival is a huge hit! Bring the whole family for a day of fun and community engagement. Over 250 local and nationwide vendors! Event takes place Sunday April 8th from 9am-5pm.
Celebrate Earth Day at the Earth Fair located in the beautiful Balboa Park! Mark your calendars for Sunday, April 22nd from 10am-5pm. In addition to a myriad of exhibitors, don’t miss the adorable Children’s Earth Parade. Show your earth arts and crafts at the eARTh Gallery, and so much more!
Celebrate the agricultural heritage of Fallbrook at the annual Fallbrook Avocado Festival! Did we say “Avocado” Festival?!? We certainly did. Enjoy craft + food booths, artisan walks, beer garden, live bands, educational area and obviously a farmer’s market for you to purchase some of the goodness for yourself! Kids LOVE this festival! Kids can participate in the “Best Dressed Avocado” Contest, the “Avo 500 Races”, kids entertainment and so much more! Don’t miss this! Sunday, April 15th from 9am-5pm
Looking to explore a hiking trail in North County? Check out Calaveras Preserve Trail in East Carlsbad. A little over 3 miles, this loop takes you up a hillside with views to the west. A moderate hike that is dog friendly just remember to keep your pup on a leash.
Fuel the soul and embrace the beauty with a hike at Torrey Pines Natural Reserve. Trails are open daily at 7:15am and close at sunset. Located right along the coastline, this fragile environment is home to our nation’s rarest pine tree – Pinus torreyana. Needless to say, Theodor Geisel (better known as Dr. Seuss) used these trees as inspiration for his illustrations in books such as The Cat in the Hat. Just another reason to visit and enjoy the great outdoors!
April can be a stressful time of year but then again what time of year isn’t? Need instant stress relief? Take deep breaths, take a quick walk outside, Listen to your favorite music. Ahh, much better. Need a massage? Owner/Therapist Lisa Pattison is one of the best! Check out her reviews on Yelp!
“Around 2008, Dave started experimenting with making cider and mead, partially due to Kerry’s gluten intolerence, after 20 plus years of home brewing. He fell in love with the idea of wild fermented, locally sourced ciders which has led to the creation of Raging Cider & Mead Co. All of the fruits and honey used are locally grown here in San Diego County, including apples and other fruits from Dave & Kerry’s estate orchard and farm. All their ciders & meads are produced using traditional methods, including wild fermentation of all the ciders and perrys as well as maceration and fermentation on the skins of various fruits for addition to the meads.” Check out the newest San Marcos establishment dedicated to craft beverage!
“Where dreams really do come true” is the theme for the 39th Annual auction fundraising dinner at the Boy’s & Girl’s Club of San Marcos, Disney style! Over 3300 youth say, “ There’s no place like the Club” & are looking to raise money for their home away from home. A silent auction with all sorts of cool prizes followed by a gourmet dinner, guests are encouraged to dress up in their best oz attire.
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