Top Things to Do in San Diego – April 23-28, 2019

From Arts & Craft at the Spanish Village Art Center to Pets on the Bay, here are 16 events and top things to do you’ll want to see in San Diego this week.

San Diego Padres vs. Seattle Mariners

When: April 23-24, 2019
Where: Petco Park, San Diego, CA 92101
Catch the San Diego Padres take on the Seattle Mariners at Petco Park!

Taste of Liberty Station

When: April 24, 2019
Where: Liberty Station – 2460 Historic Decatur Rd., San Diego, CA 92106
Come by and enjoy live entertainment and unique art demos at Liberty Station, while indulging in all of the delicious bites of neighborhood’s restaurants at Taste of Liberty Station!

Sister Act

When: April 26 – May 26, 2019
Where: San Diego Musical Theatre – 4652 Mercury St, San Diego, CA 92111
SISTER ACT is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet! When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won’t be a found: a convent! Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, Sister Act will leave audiences breathless.

Arts & Craft

When: April 26, 2019
Where: Spanish Village Art Center – 1770 Village Pl, San Diego, CA 92101
Come enjoy an evening filled with arts and craft – beer that is – in the always picturesque Spanish Village Art Center in Balboa Park. Check out the work of the more than 200 resident artists or make some art of your own with lessons in painting, mosaics and more. There will be unlimited tastings from some of San Diego’s best craft breweries and delicious bites from the Cohn Restaurant Group.

Mission Federal ArtWalk

When: April 27-28, 2019
Where: Little Italy – India St & W Date St, San Diego, CA 92101
Featuring more than 300 artists filling 17 square blocks of the iconic urban neighborhood with art, craftsmanship and beautiful goods, this event attracts artists from across the globe. More than just an art event, the festival is a family-friendly opportunity to participate in interactive art installations and features live and features live music and dance performances.

19th Annual Pet Day on the Bay

When: April 27, 2019
Where: Hornblower Cruises & Events – 970 N Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Hornblower invites dogs to cruise for free with their owners. Guests are also encouraged to contribute a gently used blanket or towel that will warm needy animals at Helen Woodward Animal Center. This year’s theme is Pirates and Mermaids.

Adams Avenue Unplugged

When: April 27, 2019
Where: Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116
Live musical performances staged inside restaurants, bars, coffee houses and galleries lining the neighborhood. Being able to pair the Avenue’s unique dining and drinking establishments, each with their own special ambiances and selections, with free musical performances, makes Adams Avenue the place to be on the last weekend of April.

San Diego Shaka Fest

When: April 27, 2019
Where: De Anza Cove Park – 3000 N Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109
A beautiful day on Mission Bay filled with amazing events such as a youth-only canoe regatta, SUP race for adults and keiki’s, stages of da kine Hawaiian and Tahitian entertainment, your favorite boutique vendors and island inspired food vendors to enjoy.

Spring Garden & Butterfly Festival

When: April 27, 2019
Where: Cuyamaca College – 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway, El Cajon, CA 92019
The festival features various kid friendly activities such as tour of the Butterfly Pavilion, Butterfly Releases, the Pollinator Party & the Butterfly Discovery Lab, an appearance by Ms. Smarty-PlantsTM and Storytime with Miss Metamorphosis. Kids are encouraged to dress as a caterpillar or their favorite winged pollinator for the Pollinator Party.

Mission Valley Craft Beer & Food Festival

When: April 27, 2019
Where: SDCCU Stadium – 9449 Friars Road, San Diego, CA 92108
Beer, food, and spirits all included! That’s right, FOOD. You don’t pay for food at MVCBF. It’s a festival. You cannot be festive if you’re not feasting, and let me tell you what, we’re getting damn festive.

San Diego EarthFair

When: April 28, 2019
Where: Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101
Produced by 300 volunteers, EarthFair 2019 will feature more than 300 exhibitors, special theme areas, a Food Pavilion, a special Children’s Activity Area, four entertainment venues, the Children’s Earth Parade, the eARTh Gallery arts and crafts show, and the Cleaner Car Concourse.

Annual MotorCars on MainStreet Car Show

When: April 28, 2019
Where: Downtown Coronado – Isabella & Orange Avenues, Coronado, CA 92118
Coronado MainStreet hosts an annual car show, MotorCars on MainStreet, featuring over 400 pre-73 restored classic, rod and custom cars & trucks.

SeaWorld’s Seven Seas Craft Beer & Food Festival

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.

Whale Watching

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.

Butterfly Jungle

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!

The Flower Fields

When: Thru May 12, 2019
Where: 5704 Paseo del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008
For more than sixty years, Mother Nature has transformed the rolling hills of North San Diego County into one of the most spectacular and coordinated displays of natural color and beauty anywhere in the world.

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