When: April 3-28, 2019
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds – 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
Energetic, urban and contemporary, VOLTA is a captivating voyage of discovery that showcases never-before-seen under the Big Top acrobatics in a visually striking world. Driven by a stirring melodic score and inspired in part by the adventurous spirit that fuels the culture of street sports, VOLTA is about finding yourself and unveiling your personal powers. VOLTA is a story of transformation. It is about being true to oneself, fulfilling one’s true potential, and recognizing one’s own power to make it possible. Ultimate freedom comes with self-acceptance, and with the liberation of the judgement of others.
When: April 5-7, 2019
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds – 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014
The Goodguys 19th Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals is 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 1987 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!
When: April 6 – May 5, 2019
Where: The Old Globe – 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA 92101
In 1960 the famed “Mercury Seven” trained at NASA to become the first American astronauts. But they weren’t alone. Thirteen women also underwent the same rigorous psychological and physical testing. The first woman to be tested, Jerrie Cobb, even out-performed her male counterparts. But while Alan Shepard and John Glenn went on to become household names, Ms. Cobb never got that chance. In vividly theatrical terms, the west coast premiere of They Promised Her the Moon tells the unknown true story of this exceptional and unjustly overlooked woman—skilled aviator, world-record-holding pilot, successful business executive—and the powerful forces that kept her from reaching orbit.
When: April 6-21, 2019
Where: San Diego Zoo – 2920 Zoo Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
Come celebrate spring by taking a Yaycation at the San Diego Zoo! As the days grow longer, the Zoo bursts into bloom with fun for the whole family. Join us for oodles of special animal experiences, a fun treasure hunt, tasty limited-time treats, and laughter with Zany Dr. Zoolittle, as the San Diego Zoo Rock Radio DJ adds to the lively beat.
When: April 6-7, 2019
Where: Crown Point Shores, Mission Bay – Crown Point Dr, San Diego, CA 92109
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 across the United States. Spanning ages 14 – 84, the Crew Classic is a competition for future Olympians as well as for those new to the sport. This event is often a highlight of their competitive rowing careers. The Crew Classic is not only an athletic event with competitors at the peak of physical fitness, but a social gathering for enthusiasts to enjoy great local food, a beer garden with San Diego’s famous local craft breweries, and shopping.
When: April 6-7, 2019
Where: Julian Farm – 4381 Highway 78, Julian, CA 92036
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 Farm and Orchard in Wynola, the old fashioned mining camp will offer re-enactors, an arts and crafts market, food and drink, old fashioned laundry, free parking and plenty of family fun.
When: April 6, 2019
Where: 2223 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104
The 12th annual North Park Festival of Beers is back on Saturday, April 6, sampling more than 50 beers from the best breweries on the planet! Presented by 91X and San Diego CityBeat.
When: April 6, 2019
Where: Embarcadero Marina Park North – 400 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101
Enjoy over 200 wines and champagnes from across the globe, gourmet food trucks, live dj, lawn games and more! Bring your picnic blankets or beach chairs and come hang out to sip and savor on the water.
When: April 7, 2019
Where: Torero Stadium – 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92111
The San Diego Legion is partnering with the Blood Bank to present our first annual Give Blood, Get Rugby game. We will face off agaisnt Austin Elite on Sunday April 7th at 7:30 PM. We are also parterning with Lululemon to bring you Yoga on the Pitch! Gates will open early for a fan wide yoga class brought to you by the ambassadors of Lululemon.
When: Thru April 28, 2019
Where: SeaWorld San Diego – 500 SeaWorld Dr, San Diego, CA 92109
Foodies and craft beer aficionados will love SeaWorld’s Seven Seas Food Festival, featuring craft beer from favorite local breweries, plus fresh international cuisine infused with local, sustainable ingredients and unique signature flavors from around the world.
When: Thru April
Each year, more than 20,000 gray whales make a 10,000-mile round-trip journey from Alaska to the lagoons of Baja California, where the females give birth to their calves. With 70 miles of coastline directly in the migration path, San Diego is an ideal destination to see this impressive parade of gentle giants.
When: Thru May 12, 2019
Where: San Diego Zoo Safari Park – 15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd, Escondido, CA 92027
Walk through the Butterfly Jungle, a greenhouse filled with butterflies of all colors and sizes. There’s a special thrill in being surrounded by these fluttering beauties—and guests wearing bright colors may find the winged wonders perching on them!
More Top Things to Do in San Diego
- Exhibition: Manrabbit “Sweating Glitter” / A Solo – Thru May 19, 2019
- The Flower Fields – Thru May 12, 2019
- Tradition and Beyond – Thru April 28, 2019
- Life After at The Old Globe – Thru April 28, 2019
- The Language of Art, An Art Exhibition – Thru April 28, 2019
- Angels in America at Cygnet Theatre – Thru April 20, 2019
- Diana at La Jolla Playhouse – Thru April 7, 2019
- Trinh Mai: The We Should Be Heirs – April 2 – May 12, 2019
- Taco Wars – Round 1 – April 2, 2019
- SDCYB Presents “Cinderella” – April 3-7, 2019
- Artisan Table Signature Wine Series – April 4, 2019
- An Evening with Easy Wind – April 4, 2019
- Crusin’ Grand Escondido – April 5 – September 27, 2019
- Hops on the Harbor with Booze Brothers – April 5-27, 2019
- Kountry Wayne – April 5-7, 2019
- Scholarshare 529 Toddler Time: Story Time – April 5, 2019
- Boat to Stagecoach Cocktail Cruise – April 5, 2019
- First Friday Arts District – April 5, 2019
- Constantinople and Suzie LeBlanc: “Metamorfosi” – April 5, 2019
- Dead Feather Moon – April 5, 2019
- Carlsbad 5000 – April 6-7, 2019
- Ironman 70.3 Oceanside California – April 6, 2019
- Race for Autism – April 6, 2019
- Bay vs Jay Brunch – April 6, 2019
- Peg Leg Smith Liar’s Contest – April 6, 2019
- Saved by the ’90s – April 6, 2019
- Yonder Mountain String Band – April 6, 2019
- Black Mountain Trail Run – April 7, 2019
- Triton 5K & Festival – April 7, 2019
- Autism Awareness Bar Crawl – April 7, 2019
- Wine Masters – April 7, 2019