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San Diego's Best Events in April

How to be busy and important this month in San Diego


April 1:

Root, root, root for the Padres and score a free hat in their opening series against the Dodgers at Petco Park.

April 2:

Matchbox Twenty singer Rob Thomas boosts your spirits at the Pechanga Theater.

April 4:

If you thought your family was entertaining, wait until you see Willie Nelson and Family at Humphrey’s by the Bay.

April 5:

West Coast winemakers descend on Liberty Station for the second annual two-day VinDiego Wine and Food Festival.

April 6:

Spectate by the bay as the world’s best rowers row, row, row their boats at the San Diego Crew Classic. And after the race, stop by the San Diego Brew Classic in Crown Point.

Don Quixote
Don Quixote

April 8:

The loco man of La Mancha and his trusty sidekick, Sancho, are on an operatic adventure in San Diego Opera’s performance of Don Quixote.

April 11:

The San Diego Museum of Art blooms to life with the three-day Art Alive floral exhibition and fundraiser, kicking off with tonight’s Bloom Bash opening celebration.

April 12:

Classic cars coast into the cove at the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance.

The unlikely combo of classical music and heavy metal makes orchestral melodies at Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine’s Symphony Interrupted concert with the San Diego Symphony.

April 13:

Get schooled in culinary arts in the College Area Taste self-guided tour of the foodie side of SDSU.

In Carlsbad, Northeats is a food festival and chef competition featuring only chefs/restaurants north of 56.

Art Alive
Art Alive

April 14:

Whale-watching season comes to a close, and it’s your last day to tour the bay on the yacht America.

April 17:

“Elegance, excitement, and excellence” are on display at the 69th annual Del Mar National Horse Show equestrian competition.

April 19:

Sample craft brews and support local music at the frothy and philanthropic City Beat Festival of Beers.

A triple feature of silent films screens to the sounds of a live pipe organ in The Kings of Silent Comedy at Copley Symphony Hall.

April 20:

Peter Cottontail hops his way around a bayfront bunny trail at Easter Brunch celebrations from the Catamaran to Bali Hai, the Bahia to the Hornblower, and everywhere in between.

Best of North County
Best of North County | Photo by Eddie Garcia III, E3 Photography

April 25:

Join San Diego Magazine for the Best of North County at the Park Hyatt Aviara of Carlsbad. Enjoy delicious eats, beer, wine, and live music!

If you can handle her, it’s Chelsea Handler in her “Uganda Be Kidding Me” live tour at the San Diego Civic Theatre.

Cowboy up in East County at the 50th annual Lakeside Rodeo.

April 26:

Peek inside more than 18 private gardens at the Encinitas Garden Festival and Tour.

Little Italy puts its most artistic face forward at the 30th annual Mission Federal ArtWalk.

Adams Avenue Unplugged
Adams Avenue Unplugged

April 27:

If just driving up Torrey Pines makes you tired, cheer on the runners performing in the La Jolla Half Marathon.

Balboa Park goes even greener as the eco-conscious celebrate and educate at EarthFair.

Rock your way through Normal Heights and Kensington to the tunes of more than 100 acts on 24 stages at the free Adams Avenue Unplugged music festival.

April 30:

Build your collection and bid on the works of established and emerging artists at the MCASD Art Auction.


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