Are you looking for some fun and exciting things to do in San Diego in April 2022? Now that Spring has sprung and hopefully the rain has stopped, there are plenty of things to do in San Diego for April 2022. One of my favs, the Good Guys Del Mar Nationals is the first weekend in April. There are many more things to do: egg hunts, a quick Maritime Museum concert, the Fallbrook Avocado festival, Del Mar Antique show, craft brewery and cook festival, the Ironman in Oceanside and many more. San Diego County will keep you entertained and looking forward to the weekends!
Goodguys Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals – Apr. 1-3
Cruisin’, chrome, awards, autocross racing, nitro thunderfests, burnout
competitions, live music, cold beverages – it’s hot rodding at its finest and
these Goodguys would love for you to join in at America’s Favorite Car
Show! It’s time for sun, palm trees, ocean breeze and good looking rides.
8am-5pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar
925-838-9876 / www.good-guys.com
Ironman Oceanside 70.3 – Apr. 2
Come watch world class athletes from across the globe compete on a 1.2
mile open water swim course, 56 mile bike course, 13.1 mile run course.
Visit the Ironman Village and be a part of the excitement of this world class
6am-4:45pm / Oceanside Harbor, Oceanside
813-415-6767 / Ironman Oceanside
Hausmann Quartet 30-minute Concert Treat – Apr. 3
In celebration for the start of the 2022 season of Music at the Maritime,
the Maritime Museum of San Diego and The Hausmann Quartet, artists
in residence at San Diego State University, invite you to enjoy the bay
views, waterfront sights and this short yet magical performance aboard the
Ferryboat Berkeley. Free with general admission.
12-12:30pm / Maritime Museum of San Diego, San Diego
619-234-9153 / Hausmann quartet
Celebrate the Craft – Apr. 3
Join us at Celebrate the Craft on April 3, The Lodge at Torrey Pines’
premier culinary festival, showcasing Southern California’s finest chefs,
food artisans, farmers, wineries, and craft breweries.
11:30am-3pm / The Lodge at Torrey Pines, La Jolla
858-453-4420 / www.lodgetorreypines.com
La Mesa Earth Day Fair – Apr. 9
The event welcomes all ages and will showcase fun, educational, and
sustainable activities, products, and services.
10am-1pm / MacArthur Park: 4900 Memorial Drive
619-463-6611 / www.cityoflamesa.us
Hop Down the Bunny Trail – Apr. 9
Primo DJ – Great music and interactive fun! Crafts & Activities – Bunny Hats,
Egg Hunt Bags, and more.
10am-1pm / Santee Trolley Square
619-258-4100 / www.cityofsanteeca.gov
South Bay Earth Day – Apr. 9
South County’s largest Earth Day celebration is back! This free event offers
a variety of fun, green ac-tivities.
11am-4pm / Memorial Park, Chula Vista
619-691-5122 / www.chulavistaca.gov
Padres Pedal the Cause – Apr. 9
Padres Pedal the Cause is Curebound’s signature event, bringing together
thousands of participants each year to raise money for collaborative cancer
6:30am / Petco Park, San Diego
Koi Show – Apr. 10
The Koi Club of San Diego presents their 34th Annual Koi Show, bringing
together Koi enthusiasts, vendors and exhibitors for information sharing
and camaraderie to help improve methods of providing Koi fish with safe
and healthy environments.
8am-5pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar
858-751-4564 / www.koiclubofsandiego.org
Bridal Bazaar – Apr. 10
See and experience everything you need to make your wedding day
complete at San Diego’s largest spring bridal show – you’ll find more
ideas, more style, and more choices to help you plan your day, your way.
9:30am-4pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar
858-576-0078 / www.bridalbazaar.com
Spring Home and Garden Show – Apr. 8-10
Whatever your next house or garden project…you’ll find the experts at the
San Diego Spring Home/Garden Show.
10am-4pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar
Mariachi Festival – Apr. 10
8th Annual Mariachi Festival with featured artists, Mariachi Champaña
Nevin, who are regarded as one of the leading proponents of “classical
mariachi music” in the world. Also including performances from Monica
Abrego, one of Mexico’s most outstanding soprano. Ballet Folklórico
Tierra Caliente de Jose Jaimes also performs for 8th consecutive year.
12:30-5pm / California Center for the Arts, Escondido
800-988-4253 / www.artcenter.org
In The Park Series: Western – Apr. 11
Rustle up fun while panning for “gold”, pop yourself silly in a bubble-palooza, pound out the beat of your favorite melody, or blast your
imagination into space and beyond! Community Park’s In The Park
Series is two hours of themed-fun that’s sure to provide exciting, unique
experiences for the whole family.
10am-12pm / Community Park, Poway www.poway.org
Tootsie – The Comedy Musical – Apr. 12-17
Tootsie is unanimously funny! It’s a laugh-out-loud love letter to the theatre,
based on the Oscar®-nominated film. Featuring a Tony®-winning book by
Robert Horn and an outrageously clever score by 2018 Tony® winner David
Yazbek (The Band’s Visit, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), this New York Times
Crit-ic’s Pick is a “hilarious, thoroughly modern Tootsie” (People Magazine)
that’s “even funnier than the movie!” (New York Post).
7-9pm / Broadway San Diego, San Diego www.broadwaysd.com
Oceanside Spring Egg Hunt Extravaganza – Apr. 16
Come enjoy this annual spring event. Egg hunts for the kids ages 3-11 and
fun for the entire family.
10am-12pm / Mance Buchannan Park
760-435-5540 / Oceanside Easter Egg Hunt
Encinitas Spring Egg Hunt – Apr. 16
Adding to the fun of 20,000 eggs, this year’s event will feature Kathryn the
Grape live in concert. No sign-up is required for this event, just bring your
basket and enjoy the fun!
10am-12pm / Encinitas Community Park
760-633-2740 / www.encinitasca.gov
Solana Beach Spring Egg Hunt – Apr. 16
For children 9 years old and younger. Activities often include kid’s crafts,
games, fun jumps, piñatas, Solana Beach Heritage Museum tours, and
photos with the Spring Bunny!
10am / La Colonia Park: 715 Valley Avenue
858-720-2400 / www.ci.solana-beach.ca.us
Mendelssohn’s “Italian” – Apr. 20
Conductor Ankush Kumar Bahl takes us on a musical voyage to the immortal
“land where the lemon trees bloom, and the gold orange glows…” in
Felix Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony, inspired by his year-long trip to that
country in 1830.
7:30-9:30pm / California Center for the Arts, Escondido
619-235-0804 / www.sandiegosymphony.org
Artisan Table Signature Wine Series – Apr. 21
Join Foxen Vineyard & Winery’s Co-Owners, Dick Doré and Jenny
Williamson Doré along with A.R. Valentien’s Executive Chef Kelli Crosson
and Advanced Sommelier Paul Krikorian for a special communal meal of
seasonal bounty with some of California’s most notable wines.
6-8:30pm / The Lodge at Torrey Pines, La Jolla
858-777-6635 / www.lodgetorreypines.com
RENT: 25th Anniversary Farewell Tour Apr. – 22-24
A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable
year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without
selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear,
this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure
our lives with the only thing that truly matters—love.
8-10pm / Broadway San Diego www.broadwaysd.com
La Jolla Concours D’Elegance Apr. 22-24
An incredible weekend of prestigious events that takes great pride in
appreciating the outstanding specimens that make up the automotive
industry as we know it.
10am-10pm / 1133 Coast Blvd, La Jolla
619-233-5008 / www.lajollaconcours.com
Health Fair Saturday Apr. 23
Join us at this annual event which features vendors specializing in the health
field. Booths include information on health, insurance providers, healthcare
presentations, health screenings, and live, inter-active demonstrations
throughout the promenade area of Grossmont Shopping Center.
10am-2pm / Grossmont Shopping Center, La Mesa
619-440-6161 / www.eastcountychamber.org
Catfish Season Opener Apr. 23-24
Our 7 lakes are regularly stocked with catfish and Rainbow trout on a
seasonal basis. 2,000 lbs. of catfish will be stocked for our opener!
6am-7pm / Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve, Santee
619-596-3141 / www.santeelakes.com
Fallbrook Avocado Festival Apr. 24
Craft & food booths, artisan walk, free shuttles, beer & wine garden,
community stage entertainment, guacamole contest, live bands.
9am-5pm / Main Avenue, Downtown
Fallbrook Avocado Festival
Ragnar Relay Apr. 29
What happens when you combine spring time, palm trees, ocean views,
running, and 12 adventurous friends? Ragnar’s biggest running party of the
year, Ragnar Road So Cal, and it’s back.
6-9am / Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar
858-755-1161 / www.delmarfairgrounds.com
The Union Marketplace Apr. 29- May 1
The largest card collectors event in Southern California brings sports card,
Pokemon, and memorabilia enthusiasts of all ages together to trade,
purchase & network!
4-10pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar
858-755-1161 / www.theunionmarketplace.com
Del Mar Antiques, Art, and Design Show Apr. 29- May 1
Del Mar Antiques + Art + Design Show will feature over 100 premier
exhibitors offering a broad range of quality antiques including fine antique
furniture, silver, paintings, bronzes, porcelain, Asian antiques, antique
and estate jewelry and watches, pottery, rare books, lighting, crystal,
prints, rugs, tex-tiles, posters, toys, dolls, vintage designer clothing and
accessories and much more.
11:00am-6pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar
Dia de los Niños Apr. 30
El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), commonly
known as Día, is a celebration every day of children, families, and reading
that culminates yearly on April 30.
2-4pm / San Diego County Library, Imperial Beach
619-628-2323 / https://news.imperialbeachca.gov/event/dia-de-los-ninos/
Solar Walk/Stargazing Apr. 30
Join us on a journey into outer space and view of our nighttime skies!
We will travel through the solar system as we hike 1.5 miles into the
Reserve to meet up with Oceanside Telescope and Photo. Their powerful
telescopes will be focused on a distant constellation or planet so that you
can experience it up close. Space is limited to 100 participants.
6:30 pm / Blue Sky Ecological Reserve, Poway
858-668-4781 / www.poway.org
Art Alive: Mixed Sundry III Apr. 30 – May 1
The ensemble performs new work that is quirky, athletic, playful, and
community based with guest performer Blythe Barton and a new
choreographic exploration by critically acclaimed choreographer Patricia
4:30 & 7pm Sat., 2pm Sun. / Mojalet Dance Collective
858-243-1402 / www.mojalet.com