4/1 -4/3 – Goodguys Meguiar’s 16th Del Mar Nationals | Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar | 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | $20 entry | The Goodguys 16th Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals is 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 1972 vintage.
4/2 – Ironman 70.3 Oceanside | 300 North the Stand | 6:40 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | IRONMAN 70.3 California started out as an IRONMAN in 2000. Two years later it was turned into one of the first IRONMAN 70.3 events and helped launch the popularity of the distance. The 2016 IRONMAN 70.3 California offers 30 qualifying slots to the 2016 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.
4/4 – Padres Opening Day Block Party | Downtown San Diego, J Street between 6th & 10th | 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. | FREE Admission | An East Village block party in celebration of the Padres’ 1st home game of the season including music, beer garden, food court, live entertainment, tradeshow merchandise & more.
4/5 – 9/21 – Humphreys Concerts By the Bay | 2241 Shelter Island Drive | See website for concert information | The 1,400 seat outdoor theater covers the total spectrum of entertainment from rock and jazz to comedy, blues, folk and international music
4/9-4/10 – 5th Annual Healthy Living Festival | Del Mar Fairgrounds | Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm | Sunday 10:00 am-5:00 pm | Come to the Healthy Living Festival this April and learn more about eating healthier, finding a healthy weight, getting into healthy activities and keeping a healthier home. Listen to experts share new ideas about lifestyle changes that can help you prevent disease and lower stress.
4/16 – Fighting Parkinson’s Step by Step 2016 5K Walk/Run | NTC Park at Liberty Station, Point Loma | Registration 7:00 a.m. – Run 8:15 a.m. – Walk 8:45 a.m. | Adults $48, Kids 12 & Under $20 | April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month and the proceeds from this walk/fun run fund vital programs & services to local Parkinson’s families.
4/16 – 4/17 – Annual Coronado Flower Show | Coronado Village-Spreckels Park, Orange Ave (between 6th & 7th St), Coronado | Saturday 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. / Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Adults $5, FREE for children 12 and under and CFA members | The largest flower show held under tents in the nation. Exhibits are placed inside tents surrounding a central gazebo, which becomes the stage for continuous entertainment, announcements and trophy presentations. There will be a Beer Garden, serving beer and wine.
4/17 – Annual San Diego Earth Fair 2016 | Balboa Park | 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | FREE | Annual event showcasing a wide variety of causes, goods, and services pertaining to the environment and quality of life.
4/17 – Annual Port of San Diego Day at the Docks | San Diego Sportfishing Landings | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | The West Coast’s largest public celebration of sportfishing, this FREE annual event provides marine attractions for the whole family, and especially the sportfishing enthusiast. Features boat rides on San Diego Bay, displays by marine artists and fishing tackle experts, great food, entertainment, fishing seminars, open house aboard sportfishing boats, kid’s fishing, contests, prizes and more!
4/21 – 5/8 – Annual Del Mar National Horse Show | Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar | The most prestigious horse show in Southern California offers more than $300,000 in prize money and attracts more than 3,000 horses to the equestrian complex at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in coastal Del Mar.
4/22 & 4/29 – Race Legal | Qualcomm Stadium, 9449 Friars Road, San Diego | 6:00 p.m. – midnight | Race Legal, the safer and sanctioned track alternative to illegal street racing, was developed with one goal in mind. Saving the needless loss of young lives to an illegal street race gone bad is RaceLegal.com’s mantra.
4/23 – Annual CityBeat Festival of Beers | 2223 El Cajon Blvd – between Texas St & Mississippi St (in front of the Lafayette Hotel) | 1:00 – 5:30 p.m. | FREE | 21+ event | Over 30 local craft brewers will offer samplings, entertainment & food.
4/23 – 46th Annual Chicano Park Day| Chicano Park – Cesar Chavez Parkway exit, under the Coronado Bay Bridge | 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Annual Chicano Park Day celebration features a children’s art workshop, traditional and contemporary music & dance, live bands, food, arts /crafts vendors & a classic low rider car display.
4/23 – 31st Annual Linda Vista Multi-Cultural Fair & Parade| Linda Vista Rd – between Comstock & Ulric, Linda Vista | 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Cultural celebration with food, merchandise, performances, climbing wall & carnival rides.
4/23 – Walk for Wishes | Embarcadero, Marina Park | Registration 7:00 a.m., Walk 8:00 a.m. | The Make A Wish Foundation provides an avenue for people to help local children receive wishes through donations and even such as this one. This family-friendly event is open to all and will feature a 1.5 mile course along San Diego’s beautiful Embarcadero Park. Presented by San Diego County Credit Union.
4/24 - Earth Day at the Bay | Maritime Museum of San Diego | 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | FREE | Interact with Marine Wildlife, Free Admission to the Maritime Museum, Take a photo with a 30′ Whale, Visit interactive Displays from Sponsors, Food Vendors, $5 Bay Cruises.
4/25 – March for Babies | Balboa Park-at 6th Ave & Juniper | 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | This is a nationwide fundraising walk organized by the March of Dimes. Proceeds from this 5K (3.5 mile) walk will help improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. Admission: Suggested participant pledge/donation.
4/30 – 5/1 – 32nd Annual Art Walk | Little Italy – Various locations | 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. | FREE | Little Italy presents an adventurous art walk showcasing visual and performing art such as paintings, sculpture, photography, digital art, mixed media, music, and dance. Art collectors and visitors interact with artists, view and purchase their artwork and enjoy an outdoor casual atmosphere. The fine art festival encompasses 18 blocks of downtown “Little Italy” San Diego where works are displayed in tents along the streets. A Kids Walk in Amici Park accompanies this event.