From the largest West Coast kick off of the sportfishing season to a festival all about avocados, you want to be in San Diego this weekend to enjoy these top things to do!
5th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival Spring Showcase
Welcome to the 5th Annual Spring Showcase, a presentation of 16 dynamic films from 9 countries from Asia and beyond. A key feature of this year’s Spring Showcase is, Cinema Little Saigon, a traveling five film retrospective commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon. Curated by Pacific Arts Movement, the compelling retrospective will highlight films spanning from the 1990s to today.
When: April 16-25, 2015
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70th Annual Del Mar National Horse Show
One of the oldest and most prestigious equestrian competitions in the Western US, the show is comprised of a week each of Western, Dressage and Hunter/Jumper competition. Over 3,000 horses take part, representing many breeds. Spectators will see reining, spins, sliding stops, elegant dressage moves choreographed to music, daredevil show jumping, trick riders, comedy acts, thrills and spills, and more.
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds – 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
When: April 16 – May 3, 2015
Cost: Daytime Shows: Free. Night Shows: $10-$19
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Annual Lakeside Rodeo
Bareback bronco rides, calf roping and other traditional rodeo competitions, along with food and crafts, bring the Wild West to life in the San Diego East County town of Lakeside.
Where: Lakeside Rodeo Grounds – 12584 Mapleview St., Lakeside, CA 92040
When: April 17-19, 2015
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San Diego Opera’s 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert
Celebrate the San Diego Opera’s 50th Anniversary with an amazing concert filled with favorite arias, duets, ensembles and choruses from Aida, Candide, Nabucco, The Marriage of Figaro, Turandot and Tosca by composers Saint–Saëns, Puccini, Donizetti, Verdi, Mozart and many more. Please come and enjoy a tribute to their 50-year history and celebrate their new beginning.
Where: Copley Symphony Hall – 1245 Seventh Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
When: April 18-19, 2014
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Annual Coronado Flower Show
The Coronado Flower Show is the largest tented flower show in the nation. Exhibits are placed inside tents surrounding a central gazebo, which becomes the stage for continuous entertainment, announcements and trophy presentations. A Wine and Beer Garden is now a permanent feature. Take a break from the show, relax and listen to the entertainment from the nearby bandstand.
Where: Spreckels Park – Orange Ave & 6th St, Coronado, CA 92118
When: April 18-19, 2015
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Citybeat Festival of Beers
The CityBeat Festival of Beers is the perfect marriage of two of San Diego’s best known exports – music and craft beer. San Diego has emerged as one of the most dynamic beer cities in the United States, arguably the world, with a diversity of style and technique that is unmatched.
Where: Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows – 2223 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104
When: April 18, 2015
Time: 2:00 to 5:00 PM
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Port of San Diego’s Day at the Docks
Signaling the official start of Southern California’s spring saltwater fishing season, the West Coast’s largest public celebration of sportfishing 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!
Where: San Diego Sportfishing Landing – Scott Street and Garrison Street, San Diego , CA 92109
When: April 19, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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Fallbrook Avocado Festival
Come prepared to visit the many craft and food booths – you can never go hungry at the Avocado Festival. Colorful booths line Main and Alvarado Street featuring unique clothing, hats, arts, crafts, jewelry, and farm-fresh produce for purchase. A variety of bands and other live entertainment are offered for the pleasure of festival-goers. Beer gardens and numerous food vendors cater to every whim.
Where: E Alvarado St & S Main Ave, Fallbrook, CA 92028
When: April 19, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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San Diego EarthFair
The annual EarthFair in Balboa Park is the largest free annual environmental fair in the world. Produced by 400 volunteers, EarthFair 2015 will feature more than 300 exhibitors, special theme areas, a Food Pavilion, a special Children’s Activity Area, five entertainment venues, the Children’s Earth Parade, the eARTh Gallery art show, and the Cleaner Car Concourse.
More Top Things to Do in San Diego
- Marvel Universe Live – April 16-19, 2015
- Free Third Thursday at MCASD – April 16, 2015
- FAB Authority’s 1st Workshop – April 16, 2015
- Del Mar Antique Show & Sale – April 17-19, 2015
- Rock in the Park – Berkley Hart Selis Twang – April 17, 2015
- 2015 San Diego Tour de Cure – April 18, 2015
- Taste of Hillcrest – April 18, 2015
- Oceanside Days of Art – April 18-19, 2015
- 4th Annual Ocean Commotion – April 18, 2015
- Escondido Roots Series Presents: Mexico – April 18, 2015
- Nocturnal Lands San Diego 5K – April 18, 2015
- 2015 Foxy Trail Half Marathon and 5K – April 19, 2015
- Canon Photography Workshop at The Flower Fields – April 19, 2015
- The Circus Collective of San Diego Presents ‘Cirquetacular! Cirquetacular!’ – April 19, 2015