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San Diego's Best Events in April

Exciting things come to the city this month!


April 1:

Let your inner car guy geek out when the Concours d’Elegance takes over La Jolla Cove. $35 and up.

April 5:

Play ball! Head to Petco Park for Padres Opening Day and watch our hometown heroes beat the Dodgers (if we print it, will it happen?). $16 and up.

April 6:

Peter Cottontail makes a celeb appearance at the Westgate Hotel for two days of Easter Bunny Teas. $26 and up.

April 8:

Chocolate first made its way to America via seafaring vessels. Celebrate those tall ships and their sweet bounty at A Chocolate Affair at the San Diego Maritime Museum. $7 and up.

April 10:

See Kelly Clarkson live onstage at Valley View Casino Center. $35 and up.  

April 12:

San Diego Museum of Art’s exhibitions come to life in fragrant splendor for four floral-filled days of Art Alive. $200 and up.   

April 13:

Step aside, Jamie Foxx. It’s San Diego Symphony’s turn to pay Tribute to Ray Charles in this two-day Winter Pops performance. $20 and up.

April 14:

Sinful sweets come in threes at Sbicca Bistro’s Bubbles, Blush, and Bon Bons. $45 and up.

April 15:

If you’ve never thought of the College Area as a dining destination, the second annual College Area Taste will school you. $25 and up.

Fallbrook celebrates delicious produce at the annual Avocado Festival. Free.

April 17:

From the Brigantine to The Pearl, taste your way across the peninsula at the Taste of Shelter Island. $20.

April 19:

The path to enlightenment becomes a little clearer when His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama shares his wisdom at SDSU. $10 and up.

April 20:

It may be April, but it’s a New Year somewhere! Royal India celebrates Punjab New Year in traditional fashion—with a three-course feast, festive décor, live music, and dancing—at its Bollywood Bash. $59.99.

April 21:

The Encinitas Garden Festival tours tree-lined streets and lush lots along the North County coast. $21 and up.

Nosh your way through Taste of Hillcrest. $30 and up.

The free Chicano Park Day festival celebrates folklore and low riders in Barrio Logan.

The Westin Gaslamp transforms into a seductive speakeasy at Wine and Dine: Prohibition. $150.

April 22:

Adams Avenue shows its roots as a music Mecca at its two-day Unplugged folk festival. Free.

Mother Earth shows her worth at EarthFair, the world’s largest environmental fair, in Balboa Park. Free.  

April 24:

It’s Figaro at his finest in the San Diego Opera production of The Barber of Seville. $50 and up.

April 25:

The Cirque is in town! Cirque du Soleil returns to the Del Mar Fairgrounds with TOTEM, tracing the evolutionary progress of species through—what else—awe-inspiring acrobatics. $40 and up.

April 28:

Art and art lovers fill the streets of Little Italy at the two-day ArtWalk. Free.

April 29:

Fiesta Island welcomes “the hottest sport on the sand” at the two-day Beach Soccer Jam, featuring fancy footwork and Brazilian entertainment.

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