San Diego's Best Events in April
Exciting things come to the city this month!
Let your inner car guy geek out when the Concours d’Elegance takes over La Jolla Cove. $35 and up.
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.
Peter Cottontail makes a celeb appearance at the Westgate Hotel for two days of Easter Bunny Teas. $26 and up.
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.
See Kelly Clarkson live onstage at Valley View Casino Center. $35 and up.
San Diego Museum of Art’s exhibitions come to life in fragrant splendor for four floral-filled days of Art Alive. $200 and up.
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.
Sinful sweets come in threes at Sbicca Bistro’s Bubbles, Blush, and Bon Bons. $45 and up.
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.
From the Brigantine to The Pearl, taste your way across the peninsula at the Taste of Shelter Island. $20.
The path to enlightenment becomes a little clearer when His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama shares his wisdom at SDSU. $10 and up.
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.
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.
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.
It’s Figaro at his finest in the San Diego Opera production of The Barber of Seville. $50 and up.
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.
Art and art lovers fill the streets of Little Italy at the two-day ArtWalk. Free.
Fiesta Island welcomes “the hottest sport on the sand” at the two-day Beach Soccer Jam, featuring fancy footwork and Brazilian entertainment.