Spend the first weekend of April in San Diego enjoying everything California’s Beach City has to offer including these top things to do.
Into the Beautiful North
All the men of the sleepy Mexican village of Tres Camarones have left town in search of fortune in the USA. Bandidos are threatening to take over the defenseless town. One night, 19 year old Nayeli watches “The Magnificent Seven” at the local cinema and has a flash of inspiration. She grabs her goth best friend Vampi and her gay confidant Tacho, and sets out on a quest of epic proportions – to find men in the U.S.A. and smuggle them back across the border to repopulate and protect her beloved town! And so begins a 1,000 mile road trip from the Pacific Coast of Mexico through the colorful streets of Tijuana to the climactic scene at the Bahia Hotel in Mission Bay, San Diego.
Where: San Diego Repertory Theatre – 79 Horton Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101
When: March 30 – April 23, 2017
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Opposites attract in this uproarious romantic musical comedy about the chances we take to find love. When blind date newbie Aaron meets serial dater Casey, a first date turns into a hilarious high stakes dinner. In an unexpected twist, Aaron and Casey’s inner critics’ transform restaurant patrons into scheming exes, overbearing parents, and supportive best friends who sing and dance them through their date. Will Aaron and Casey be able to turn this disastrous date around before the check arrives?
Where: Horton Grand Theatre – 444 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
When: March 31 – May 7, 2017
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The Geeze & Me
What if there was a musical – simultaneously serious and hilarious, that explores the wild ride of life’s later years, addressing the good, the bad and the ugly of aging? The Geeze & Me is a musical production about the aging process, upsides and down.
Where: Tenth Avenue Arts Center – 930 10th Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
When: March 31 – April 29, 2017
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Goodguys 17th Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals
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. In addition to the acres of gleaming vintage vehicles, this event showcases vendor exhibits, indoor car show, a swap meet and cars-for-sale area, special “themed” parking areas on Saturday, Nitro Thunderfest, Goodguys Autocross (to test vehicle agility and performance), model car show, kids fun – PPG Coloring contest, Revell model car kit make ‘take sessions, and lots of fun for the entire family!
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds – 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014
When: March 31 – April 2, 2017
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Bankers Hill Arts & Craft Beer Festival
Taking place throughout two levels of The Abbey on Fifth Avenue, a historic 10,000 square foot venue, this 21+ event draws hundreds of attendees each year as it showcases San Diego breweries, Bankers Hill restaurants and pop-up galleries from local artists.
Where: 2825 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
When: March 31, 2017
Time: 6:00 to 9:00 PM
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SeaWorld’s Seven Seas Craft Beer & Food Festival
Foodies and craft beer aficionados will love SeaWorld’s Craft Beer & Food Festival, featuring craft beer from favorite local breweries, plus international cuisine representing France, Latin America, the Caribbean and more.
Where: SeaWorld San Diego – 500 SeaWorld Dr, San Diego, CA 92109
When: April 1-30, 2017 (Saturday & Sunday)
Cost: $15-$45 (Does not include admission)
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San Diego Crew Classic
Regarded as the first major regatta of the year, the San Diego Crew Classic brings together thousands of athletes from more than 100 universities, clubs and high school programs from across the United States to participate in this premier rowing event in San Diego.
Where: Corona Oriente Road, San Diego, CA 92109
When: April 1-2, 2017
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Julian Gold Rush Days
Julian Gold Rush Days, celebrates the discovery of gold in this mountain community and invites visitors to learn more about its history with a weekend of entertainment including gold panning, tomahawk throwing, candle dipping and more. Located at The Julian Mining Company in Wynola, the old fashioned mining camp will offer re-enactors, an arts and crafts market, food and drink, a petting zoo, pony rides, and old fashioned laundry, free parking and plenty of family fun.
Where: Julian Mining Company – 4444 CA-78, Julian, CA 92036
When: April 1-2, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Cost: Adults – $3. Kids 12 and Under – Free
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Latin American Art Festival
Latin American Art Festival is an annual event that presents outdoor exhibits, painting, sculpture, photography and printmaking as well as folk art, crafts, performance and culinary arts of Latin American countries.
Where: Liberty Station Arts District – 2730 Historic Decatur Rd., San Diego, CA 92106
When: April 1-2, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
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Uncorked: San Diego Wine Festival
This event features over 60 wineries, more than 150 wines, a champagne bar, a local favorite wineries section, gourmet food trucks, live music, games and a fun atmosphere to sip and savor with friends.
Where: Embarcadero Marina Park North – 400 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101
When: April 1, 2017
Time: 1:00 to 4:00 PM
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More Top Things to Do in San Diego
- Red Velvet – Thru April 30, 2017
- San Diego Zoo Yaycation – Thru April 23, 2017
- Butterfly Jungle – Thru April 23, 2017
- Modern Times Beer Dinner at Oceana Coastal Kitchen – March 29, 2017
- An Evening with Neil Gaiman – March 29, 2017
- Craft Beer Dinner Featuring New English Brewing Co. – March 29, 2017
- Bryan Callen – March 30 – April 1, 2017
- Vice Ganda – March 31, 2017
- Max Raabe and Palast Orchester – March 31, 2017
- Carlsbad 5000 – April 1-2, 2017
- Ironman 70.3 Oceanside California – April 1, 2017
- This Ain’t No Party – April 1, 2017
- Oceanside Harbor Wine Cruise – April 1, 2017
- Ashley Wallbridge at Omnia San Diego – April 1, 2017
- 10th Annual Music and Dance Festival – April 2-9, 2017
- Cinema @ The Balboa: Singing in the Rain – April 2, 2017
- San Diego Children’s Museum Spring Gala – April 2, 2017
- Bossa Brazil | Mingle @ The Mingei – April 2, 2017
- Cinema @ The Balboa: An American in Paris – April 2, 2017
Top Things to Do Weekend Forecast
Upcoming Top Things to Do in San Diego
- Red Bull Air Race – April 15-16, 2017
- Over the Line Tournament – July 8-16, 2017
- CONCACAF Gold Cup – July 9, 2017
- Comic-Con International: San Diego – July 20-23, 2017
- KAABOO Del Mar Festival – 15-17, 2017
- Extreme Sailing Series – October 19-22, 2017
- Breeder’s Cup World Championship – November 3-4, 2017