Top Things to Do in San Diego – March 28 – April 2, 2017

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

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
Cost: $34-$66
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First Date

First Date

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
Cost: $35-$60
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The Geeze & Me

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
Cost: $30
> Find out more about The Geeze & Me

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
Cost: $6-$20
> Find out more about the The Goodguys 17th Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals

Bankers Hill Arts & Craft Beer Festival

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
Cost: $25-$30
> Find out more about the Bankers Hill Arts & Craft Beer Festival

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)
> Find out more about SeaWorld’s Seven Seas Craft Beer & Food Festival

San Diego Crew Classic

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 - Top Things to Do in San Diego

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
> Find out more about Julian Gold Rush Days

Latin American Art Festival

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
Cost: Free
> Find out more about the Latin American Art Festival

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
Cost: $60-$70
> Find out more about Uncorked: San Diego Wine Festival

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Brent Bernasconi

About Brent Bernasconi

I am a local San Diegan (though surprisingly, I do not know how to surf). While not at work, I enjoy biking, running, soccer, bocce ball, craft brew (I hope to make a batch of home brew one day), reading, movies, and a video game here and there. My goal is to set foot in as many states, countries and continents as I possibly can (I have hit 14 states, 9 countries, and 3 continents), though I will always call San Diego home.

How would you describe your ideal San Diego day?So after a good night’s sleep, first I would take the puppy for a nice long walk. Then I would pack the bicycle panniers with a picnic lunch for the wife and I and we would ride over to Mission Trails for some trail riding and then a lovely lunch under the shade by the river. After the ride home, a shower and a nap would follow. Once rested, we would head out to the Blind Lady and enjoy a local brew and some organic pizza.If you were invisible, where would you go?Area 51! I would love to know what they are doing that is so top secret.What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?So many choices, but if I have to pick one I would choose bikingrunningsoccerbocceball. Though sitting outside with a good book on a sunny day would come in close second.Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine?Nothing could be better than a San Diego Craft Beer (Hess, Stone, Ballast Point, Automatic, and many many more) and a burger with onion rings and BBQ-sauce. Though you will often find me boiling some pasta with a glass of wine in my hand and Ratatouille on in the background.Latest music purchases for my iPod/MP3 player are…A few albums by Jonathan Coulton, the ultimate geek musician. If you get a chance, listen to Code Monkey.If you like, you can follow me on Twitter @bernasconi.