Things to Do in San Diego in April

There are plenty of great things to do in San Diego this month!

From the elegant showcases of automotive excellence at the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance to the vibrant community celebrations at the Encinitas Spring Street Fair, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Keep checking back…we’ll update it as we hear about more (there’s always more!).

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Watch a Movie With a View at Manchester Grand Hyatt


The Rooftop Cinema Club at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Embarcadero has unveiled its new lineup featuring celebratory film collections and exciting new special events.

Youth Art Show

ArtReach Opens a Call for Youth Art Submissions


ArtReach San Diego is seeking youth artists (aged five to 18) to submit a mini-masterpiece for an upcoming Youth Art Show. Each mini masterpiece created for this open call should be exactly six inches wide by six inches tall, following the prompt, “Where do your dreams take you?”

Giant Kelp Forest in San Diego

Hold Fast Immersive Art Exhibition Opens at Birch Aquarium


Hold Fast, a powerful and immersive art exhibit that invites us to explore the impact of climate change on our local kelp forest through the lens of three local artists and scientists.

Picnic + Flowers at The Flower Fields

Picnics + Flowers Brings Picturesque Picnics to The Carlsbad Flower Fields


Expect an elevated pop-up picnic featuring more shade structures, increased semi-private picnic spaces, reserved parking, a private entrance, complimentary wagon rides, an expanded menu, live music, and a family-fun zone featuring interactive games.

San Diego Made Spring Market

San Diego Made Spring Market Brings Vibrant Festivities to La Mesa Village

April 13

Explore the San Diego Made Spring Market in La Mesa Village for an eclectic array of locally crafted goods. From handmade jewelry to artisanal home decor, discover one-of-a-kind treasures while supporting talented makers from the community. Join us for a celebration of creativity and craftsmanship!

James Hubbell Unveiling and Film Screening at the Alpine Library

April 13

Discover the enchanting world of artist James Hubbell at the Ilan-Lael Foundation event. Delve into Hubbell’s captivating works and architectural marvels, celebrating his lifelong dedication to art and design. Join us for an inspiring journey through creativity and imagination.

Bulls of Sant'Agata Little Italy

Calling Lamborghini Enthusiasts: The Bulls of Sant’Agata Charge Little Italy

April 14

Get ready for the adrenaline rush at the Bull’s Sant’Agata Charge in Little Italy! Experience the excitement as runners brave the streets alongside majestic bulls in this thrilling spectacle. Join us for an unforgettable event filled with energy, tradition, and a dash of danger.

La Jolla Concours d’Elegance

Coast Into La Jolla for the Classy Concours d’Elegance

April 19

Experience automotive elegance at its finest at the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance! Marvel at the stunning collection of classic and luxury cars, set against the picturesque backdrop of La Jolla. Join us for a day of prestige, style, and automotive heritage.

San Diego EarthFest: A Celebration of Sustainability

April 20

Join us for San Diego EarthFest, a celebration of sustainability and environmental awareness! Enjoy live music, eco-friendly exhibits, and family-friendly activities. Let’s come together to learn, inspire, and protect our planet for future generations.

Pucks & Pints

San Diego Breweries to Hold 6th Annual Pucks & Pints Charity Hockey Game and Festival

April 20

Join the San Diego craft beer community for the 6th Annual Pucks & Pints Charity Hockey Game and Festival at Pechanga Arena and Modern Times Beer’s Fortress of Raditude. Enjoy games, craft beer, and BBQ, with all proceeds supporting local non-profits. Tickets available now. Don’t miss out!

Bazaar Del Mundo

Bazaar del Mundo Hosts New Spring Pop-up

April 20

A day of spring will be celebrated at Diane Powers’ Bazaar del Mundo Shops in Old Town with a tribute to beloved artist, Laurel Burch, and a curated selection of jewelry, fashion and décor at the free “Spring Pop-up, Curated by Bazaar del Mundo,” in the Bazaar del Mundo Shop courtyard.

Party for the Planet

Celebrate Earth Day With Party for the Planet at Birch Aquarium

April 20 to 21

Are you ready to Party for the Planet? In honor of Earth Day, Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego is hosting Party for the Planet, a family-friendly event celebrating our ocean planet while highlighting some of the simple steps we all can take to make a difference.

Experience Floral Splendor at the Coronado Flower Show

April 20 to 21

Immerse yourself in a breathtaking display of floral artistry at the Coronado Flower Show. Explore vibrant exhibits showcasing exquisite blooms, innovative designs, and horticultural excellence. Join us for a celebration of nature’s beauty and creativity in the heart of Coronado.

Herb & Sea Hosts 3rd By-Catch Dinner Benefiting WILDCOAST

April 21

A fun and interactive meal, the evening promises a dinner experience like no other where a giant fish will be placed on a bed of hot coals, covered with seaweed and burlap, and buried in the sand to roast inside a salt shell—unveiled and served during dinner.

Spring Nama Sake Festival

US’s First Spring Nama Sake Festival Headed to San Diego

April 21

Indulge in the flavors of spring at the Nama Sake Festival in San Diego! Discover a world of Japanese sake, delicious food, and cultural experiences. Join us for a celebration of the season’s finest offerings!

Fallbrook Avocado Festival: A Celebration of Green Gold

April 21

Indulge in all things avocado at the Fallbrook Avocado Festival! Join us for a day of delicious food, live music, artisan crafts, and family-friendly activities. Discover why Fallbrook is known as the “Avocado Capital of the World” and celebrate the green gold that makes our community unique.

Westfield Good Festival

Westfield UTC and Plaza Bonita to Host the Westfield Good Festival

April 25

Join the sustainability movement at Westfield UTC’s Westfield Good Festival! Discover eco-friendly initiatives, shop sustainable brands, and participate in engaging activities. Don’t miss this opportunity to make a positive impact and enjoy a day of environmental awareness and fun!

Art Alive 2023 at The San Diego Museum of Art

Art Alive Returns to SDMA Showcasing a Kaleidoscope of Florals

April 25

Immerse yourself in creativity at Art Alive in the San Diego Museum of Art! Experience the museum’s galleries brought to life with vibrant floral interpretations. Join us for this annual celebration of art, nature, and imagination.

Madama Butterfly at San Diego Civic Theatre

Madama Butterfly: A Stirring Experience at San Diego Civic Theatre

April 26

Get ready for an unforgettable night at San Diego Civic Theatre, where Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly promises to tug at your heartstrings with its poignant and timeless narrative.

Uncorked: San Diego is Back for its 8th Year

April 27

Embark on a journey through the world of wine at Uncorked San Diego! Savor an array of exquisite wines from local and international vineyards, indulge in gourmet bites, and enjoy live entertainment. Join us for an unforgettable evening of wine, food, and fun in the heart of San Diego.

Free Yoga Class at The Shell From Fit Athletic

April 27

Experience the serenity of yoga amidst the stunning backdrop of The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park. Join FIT Athletic for a rejuvenating yoga session, combining breath, movement, and mindfulness in a picturesque outdoor setting. Don’t miss this opportunity to harmonize your body and mind in one of San Diego’s most iconic venues.

Encinitas Spring Street Fair: A Vibrant Community Celebration

April 27 to 28

Join us for the Encinitas Spring Street Fair, where the community comes alive with excitement! Explore rows of vendors offering unique crafts, delicious food, and entertainment for all ages. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the vibrant spirit of Encinitas in full bloom.

Mission Fed ArtWalk Celebrates 40 Years in Little Italy Neighborhood

April 27 to 28

Experience the dynamic energy of San Diego’s art scene at the Mission Fed ArtWalk! Stroll through vibrant streets lined with artwork from local and international artists, enjoy live music, and indulge in culinary delights. Join us for a weekend of creativity, inspiration, and community in the heart of San Diego.

Bags & Baubles

FACE Foundation Hosts 13th Annual Bags & Baubles

April 28

Bags & Baubles features luxury designer bags from various eras and price points, but also provides guests the opportunity to soak up the sun in a beautiful environment while enjoying complimentary drinks and gourmet bites.

Get out there and enjoy your amazing city!

See you there!

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