San Diego Getaway
JAN | FEB
| MAR | APR |
JUL | AUG
| SEP | OCT
| NOV | DEC
San Diego Padres baseball . (Mar- Sept)
Baseball is finally back! Hop on the trolley and head to the PetCo Park and watch the Padres as they battle
it out this season and try to once again win the NL West.
Carlsbad Flower Fields (Mid- Mar through May)
It may be a bit more commercial than the old days, but the Carlsbad Flower Fields are still
an amazing sight, and you can finish the day with a trip to nearby Carlsbad Company Stores for
shopping, Legoland for the kiddies or Four Seasons Aviara for high tea.
Art Alive 2007 (All Month)
Art Alive features 150 plus impressive floral interpretations of paintings and sculptures from
the permanent collection. Also features insightful lectures and demonstrations. San Diego Museum
of Art. Open to the public. The exact dates are to be announced, please check in advance.
Annual Gaslamp Quarter Easter Bonnet Parade (Apr 7)
Come and stroll the Gaslamp in your Easter bonnet. Hat making shop for adults & children at 11am.
Parade and Easter egg hunt (children 2-12 yrs)to follow hat making. Ticketed event. 619-239-4287.
Annual San Diego Crew Classic (Mar 29-Apr 1)
The US, Canada and Europe are represented as over 3000 rowers participate in classic rowing
competitions starting at 7am, Crown Point Shores, Mission Bay. Entertainment, including bands,
raffles, food and the US Navy parachute team. Admission: $5.00, Free parking at Ski Beach with
free shuttle. 858-488-0700
Annual Revival of the Pegleg Smith Liar's Contest (Apr 7)
The oldest ongoing story telling contest in the United States. The first lie was told in 1916!!
Contestants must relate tall tales about Pegleg Smith, lost gold, or the desert and are limited
to about 5 minutes in length. Open to the public and free. Held at Pegleg Smith Monument in Anza-Borrego
Desert State Park, Borrego Springs is 85 miles from downtown San Diego.
760-767-5555 or 800-559-5524.
Vintage Weekend (Mid Apr)
As a fundraiser for the Museum of Photographic Arts, Vintage Weekend includes a Winemaker's
Dinner pairing rare and exceptional vintages with a chef-prepared meal, a Grand Tasting Wine
Auction at the museum and a tour of private wine cellars in Del Mar.
(619) 238-7559, ext. 203
Hanamatsuri Bazaar (Apr 14-15)
Japanese food, arts, lectures on Buddhism and drumming bring the Japanese and American cultures
together. Food, music, cultural demonstrations and performances. Free admission and parking.
12-6pm, Vista Buddhist Temple and Community Center. 760-941-8800.
Coronado Flower Show Weekend (Mid Apr)
Largest flower show under a tent in the western U.S. at Spreckels Park in Coronado.
Festival of Animation (mid April)
For 10 days in April (call ahead for this year's schedule), the Museum of Contemporary Art,
La Jolla, hosts award-winning animated films from around the world.
Del Mar National Horse Show (Apr 19- May 6)
One of the nation's premier equestrian events, the Grand Prix Del Mar includes championship
riders in dressage and hunter-jumper competitions at the Del Mar Arena. (858) 792-4288
Annual Head to Toe Women's Expo (April 20-22)
The Head-to-Toe Women's Expo is a one stop shop. Features inspiring speakers, children's area,
cooking demonstrations, over 250 exhibits, stages with the latest trends in hair and fashion
and a host of speakers. Del Mar Fairgrounds. Fri and Sat: 10am-6pm, Sun: 10am-5pm. Tickets:
$7/adults, $6/srs (Fri only) and under 12 yrs/ free.
Visit Women's Expo Website
Annual Lakeside Rodeo & Parade (Apr 21-23)
The Western Days Parade is 9:30am on Saturday. The Rodeo, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday,
features seven major events. Lakeside Rodeo Grounds, Highway 67 and Mapleview Street,
Annual La Jolla Half Marathon (Apr 22)
Begins 7:30am, Del Mar Fairgrounds; ends La Jolla Cove Park. Also: 5 mile stride and a 5K run.
Fallbrook Avocado Festival (Apr 22)
Sample food featuring avocados, plus arts, crafts, fun, and games on Fallbrook's Main Street.
Annual San Diego EarthFair (Apr 22)
EarthFair is a festival and celebration for the Earth. The free festival, 10am-5pm, starts
with the children's parade at 10am and features a children's activity area, booths, educational
exhibits, music and earth friendly food. Balboa Park. 858-496-6666
Coachella Valley Music Festival (Apr 27-29)
Head out to the desert heat of Coachella Valley for a stellar weekend lineup of bands. The
festival is one of the best events of the year, featuring musical performances by a number
of artists on different stages, showings of independent films, and a number of displays of
contemporary art. For tickets call (213) 480-3232.
ArtWalk (Apr 28-29)
This free visual and performing art celebration is set along a scenic path through the
charming neighborhood of Little Italy in downtown San Diego. 619-615-1090
Adams Ave Roots Festival ( Apr 28-29)
The festival is free and open to the public. In addition to the music, there will be
food, arts and craft vendors selling their specialties throughout the venue.
Annual Encinitas Street Fair (Apr 28-29)
Includes 400+ arts and crafts vendors, food, music, family amusement and entertainment.
South Coast Highway 101, from D to J street, Encinitas 9am-5pm . 760-945-9288
Pacific Beach Street Fair (Late Apr)
It wouldn't be spring in San Diego without April's mayhem at the Pacific Beach Street Fair.
Linda Vista Multi-Cultural Fair and Parade (Late Apr)
Celebrating community cultural diversity, the Linda Vista Multi-Cultural Fair and Parade
showcases performers from around the world on three stages. The World Arts Village spotlights
traditional craft demonstrations, and there's also a Kids Zone and ethnic food court.
Annual Chicano Park Day (late Apr)
Traditional Aztec and folklorico dancing, musicians, food, crafts booths, lo-rider car show.
A free event. 10am-5pm, location: Chicano Park, Crosby & Logan Avenues. 619-563-4661
Annual Rosarito-Ensenada Spring 50 Mile Fun Bicycle Ride (late Apr)
The annual Spring Baja cycling event attracts over 8000 riders of all ages and abilitites.
Starts at 10am from Rosarito Beach, runs south along the tow lane free (libre) road to
the Finish Line Fiesta in Ensenada, Baja California. Exact date to be announced, please
call in advance. Bicycling West, 619-424-6084
Port of San Diego Day At The Docks (Late Apr)
Sportfishing Festival featuring food,cooking demonstrtions, casting contest, entertainment
and boat rides. San Diego Sportfishing Landing, Harbor Dr. and Scott St. Free. 9am-5pm.
Wings over Gillespie-Salute to American Air Power (late Apr)
Wings Over Gillespie features showcases World War II and vintage airplanes,World War II
aviation memorabilia, armored vehicles aviation celebrities and airplane rides. Gillespie
Field, El Cajon. 619-448-4505