If your calendars weren’t already booked, well we got you covered! From helping you keep those resolutions with several organized runs and of course plenty of street fairs, kid friendly events 👨👩👧👦 hot rods 🏎 & more! PLUS, we are hosting 2nd Annual Easter Egg 🐣 Hunt & Bunny 🐰 Bonanza! Yup! The Easter Bunny himself will be there to take photos 📸 with your kiddos. Be sure to sign up today! Only $5 for a family of 4 until April 5th then prices go up to $10. All proceeds benefit Charity Wings 🧚♀️ Check out the long list of things to do this month. Enjoy!😃
Carlsbad Art Wall Apr 4-7
Snyder Art featuring international artist slim.art are hosting a live mural painting session for the iconic #carlsbadartwall project at Senor Grubby’s happening this April 4th-7th
Art Show at Urge Gastropub San Marcos Apr 7
Charity Wings presents the closing reception for Art by Trevor Coopersmith. Enjoy food, drinks, entertainment on Sunday April 7th from 4-8pm.
Goodguys Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals Apr. 5-7
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.
Del Mar Fairgrounds 925-838-9876 www.good-guys.com
North Park Festival of Beers Apr. 6
More than 50 beers from the best breweries on the planet!
12-4pm / Historic Lafayette Hotel www.northparkbeerfest.com
Julian Gold Rush Days Apr. 6-7
The old-fashioned mining camp will offer re-enactors, an arts and crafts market, food and drink, old fashioned laundry, free parking and plenty of family fun.
10am-5pm / Julian Farm: 4381 Highway 78 760-765-1857 / www.juliangoldrushdays.com
Carlsbad 5000 Apr. 6-7
The event features multiple age-group races throughout the morning leading up to the legendary pro women’s and men’s races. The “Party by the Sea” gets started as soon as the first runners cross the finish line. 7am-4pm / Jefferson St & Grand Ave www.carlsbad5000.com
Black Mountain Trail Run Apr. 7
All participants get a great race t-shirt, cool finisher medal, hot breakfast, coffee, entry into the raffle of swag, and the satisfaction of completing one of the best races around!
6-11:30am / Black Mountain Ranch State Park www.trailrace.com
Bloom Bash Apr. 12
The high voltage celebration to kick off Art Alive 2019. With food & cocktails, art installations & performers, BLOOM BASH attendees love to dance the night away.
7pm / SD Museum of Art, Balboa Park www.sdmart.org
Gaslight Gathering 9 Apr. 12-14
A convention to promote Steampunk and Victoriana aesthetics as it relates to dress, art, music, crafts, pop culture, & literature.
Handlery Hotel, San Diego www.gaslightgathering.org
Easter Egg Hunt & Bunny Bonanza April 13
Get your baskets ready! 1850 Realty is hosting their 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Bunny Bonanza. This family friendly event is hoppening on Saturday April 13th from 11-2pm. The day will be filled with fun and adventure. PLUS, the kids will have a photo opp with the Easter Bunny himself! Remember to bring your baskets for an Egg Hunt adventure! PLEASE REGISTER before April 5th to take advantage of $5 admission pricing. We will have a FREE craft sponsored by Charity Wings Art Center. So make sure to get your tickets today!
Heartbreak Ridge Run Apr. 13
Half marathon, 10K, 5K and 1K kids run. For Marines and Civilians Ages 4 and Up.
8am-1pm / Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton
San Diego Botanic Garden ArtFest Apr. 13-14
Many of these fantastic sculptors, painters, glass artists, potters, gourd and fiber artists who participate in ArtFest will also provide interesting demonstrations of their craft.
9am-5pm / 230 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas 760-436-3036 / www.sdbgarden.org
SD Magazine’s Best of North County Party Apr. 14
A sunset celebration of the top restaurants, breweries and businesses in NoCo. 4-7pm / Park Hyatt Aviara, Carlsbad 619-230-9292 / www.sandiegomagazine.com
Fallbrook Avocado Festival Apr. 14
Check out the crazy cooking contest entries, buy funky avocado-themed gifts and enjoy bands, live entertainment and friendly beer gardens.
9am-5pm / E Alvarado St & S Main Ave www.fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org
Easter Sunday April 21
Spring Festival at Bates Nut Farm Apr 27-28th
Spring Festival Arts, Crafts & Vintage Market is coming to Bates Nut Farm in Valley Center. Shop for American handmade arts and crafts on the farm. Up-cycled, recycled, restored, vintage, antique, and handmade wares will be offered with a large variety of jewelry, woodworking, candles, soaps, fine art, and more.
Lakeside Rodeo Apr. 26-28
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. Lakeside Rodeo Grounds www.lakesiderodeo.com
San Diego Shaka Fest Apr. 27
A Fusion of Hawaiian Culture, Arts, & Athletics! 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. 8am-4pm / De Anza Cove Park www.sandiegoshakafest.com
Adams Avenue Unplugged Apr. 27
The event will feature live musical performances staged inside restaurants, bars, coffee houses and galleries lining the neighborhood.
12-10pm / Adams Ave www.adamsavenuebusiness.com
San Diego Kids Expo & Fair Apr. 27
Inside, expect to see 150 local and national companies that have products and services catered to kids and families. Get your wristbands and head to the outdoor fair!
10am-5pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds 619-977-4277 / www.sandiegokidsexpo.com
Mission Valley Craft Beer & Food Festival Apr. 27
Beer, food, and spirits all included! All guests MUST be 21 years of age.
1:30-5pm / SDCCU Stadium www.mvcbf.com
Spring Garden & Butterfly Festival Apr. 27
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.
9am-3pm / Cuyamaca College, El Cajon www.cuyamaca.edu
Encinitas Spring Street Fair Apr. 27-28
Enjoy over 450 unique food, arts and crafts vendors plus four entertainment stages, children’s rides, Dog Zone, Kids Zone, Bike Valets, and a Beer Garden!
9am-5pm / Highway 101 between D and J Streets
760-943-1950 / www.kennedyfaires.com/encinitas
La Jolla Half Marathon & Shores 5K Apr. 28
The course follows a scenic coastal route before reaching the challenging climb to the summit of Torrey Pines State Park and finishes at La Jolla Cove.
6:30-11am / Del Mar Fairgrounds 760-692-2900 / www.lajollahalfmarathon.com
San Diego Earth Fair Apr. 28
Will feature more than 300 exhibitors, special theme areas, a Food Pavilion, a special Children’s Activity Area, four entertainment venues, the Children’s Earth Parade, the eARTh Gallery arts and crafts show, and the Cleaner Car Concourse.
10am-5pm / Balboa Park www.earthdayweb.org
Foxy Trail Half Marathon & 5K Apr. 28
The out-n-back 5K is flat and fast with lots of lake views and single track technical trail. This is race #1 in the annual Dirt Devil Half Marathon Series.
7am / Rancho Bernardo Community Park
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