San Diego Calendar of Events April 2014



April 5, 11th Annual San Diego Tartan Day Festival

25cbfb68197227657980176e_120x120A Scottish festival at the International Cottages. Features San Diego’s best Scottish bands and dancers. Includes pipes/drums and re-enactment groups. Free event.

Time: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Balboa Park (lawn area at the House of Pacific Relations Cottage of Scotland)
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April 5, After Dark Dash 5K

286aaaff07aaed9eb94ef067_120x120How about a nighttime running event for a change? This 5K will be run in downtown San Diego under city streetlights. Get some healthy exercise while providing funds for a San Diego based charity. Refer to website for registration information.

Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 pm
Location: 10th Ave. and K St., Downtown San Diego
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April 6, NBTS San Diego Brain Tumor Walk

cda34b09c870cc769d7c27c2_120x120The San Diego Brain Tumor Walk connects teams of brain tumor survivors, patients, family members, caregivers and friends for an inspiring, family-friendly fundraising 5K walk.

Time: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: NTC Park – Liberty Station, 2455 Cushing Rd., San Diego
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April 12, Taste of Julian & Art Walk

a1c452c263802bb9749f4ed3_120x120Taste of Julian is a self-guided culinary tour to explore the one-of-a-kind restaurants throughout Julian and its surrounding area. Every year, thousands of people flock to Julian for its delicious apple pie varieties but there are a number of unique restaurants that offer gourmet delights. Also featured is a free art stroll showcasing original artwork by local artists. Tickets: $20, $25.

Time: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Julian, CA – East County
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April 12 – 13, Oceanside Jaycee’s Carnival

54bc609a6d9f5edd24d6b937_120x120A traditional family oriented carnival that includes rides, games, and food booths. Sponsored by the Oceanside Jaycee’s.

Time: 1:00 pm – 12:00 am
Location: Oceanside CA – Vacant lot next to DMV: 4005 Plaza Dr – Oceanside CA 92056
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April 13, Third Avenue Village Spring Festival & Street Faire

86b47573bc84c294effcd9bf_120x120Enjoy performances, food, contests and family friendly fun! Celebrating Chula Vista’s historic Third Avenue Village, the festival will feature live entertainment, food, artisan, commercial and community vendor booths, a kid’s fun zone and more.

Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Third Avenue – from G to E Streets, Chula Vista
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April 13, Peace – Love – Run

c9bae62ed4cf53e561142f17_120x120Get in the groove and choose the course that suits you: a Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, and a Kids Dash. The courses are perfect for both beginners and seasoned athletes, plus there are medals for all finishers. Admission: $75 (Half Marathon) / $50 (10K) / $30 (5K) / $20 (Kids Dash).

Time: 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: East Mission Bay – south of the Hilton Hotel
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April 19, 7th Annual CityBeat Festival of Beers

dd3d5972e9123090d977ec03_120x120Over 50 local craft brewers offering samplings from a variety of their homegrown beers. It’s a beer lovers paradise where you can stroll from booth to booth and sample beer. The event is accompanied with music and tasty food.

Admission: $35.00 – $40.00.
Time: 1:00 am – 5:30 pm
Location: El Cajon Boulevard – front of the Lafayette Hotel, between Texas & Mississippi Streets
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April 19, Chicano Park Day Anniversary Celebration

c19d27d2527b12252aa1400b_120x120A historic public arts site, Chicano Park is recognized worldwide for its mural paintings of Chicano and Mexican history. The celebration features cultural music & dance, food, arts & craft vendors, kids (all ages) art workshop and a classic low rider car display. Free Event.

Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Chicano Park, Barrio Logan, Cesar Chavez Parkway exit – under the Coronado Bay Bridge.
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April 20, Easter Eggstravaganza

394839ebfd0c5daeffe92dd7_120x120One festive day, three ways to play! Between two dynamic egg hunts, beachfront brunch and pictures with the Easter Bunny, there’s fun to be had by all!

Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Belmont Park, Mission Beach, 3146 Mission Blvd.
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April 26, Annual Lakeside Western Days Parade

75404d0737cccbd4b539e914_120x120A festive parade filled with one of the largest equestrian participations on the West Coast. Bands, clowns, classic cars, off-roaders, queens, princesses and local dignitaries. In conjunction with the Lakeside Rodeo.

Time: 9:35 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Woodside & Main, Lakeside
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April 26, Encinitas Garden Festival and Tour

154b1f7213fb286be025e732_120x120An all-day celebration of community, gardening, and the horticultural heritage of Encinitas. Each year, the Encinitas Garden Festival & Tour visits one of the Encinitas’ unique neighborhoods for a self-guided walking tour. Park in the Encinitas School District parking lot. Buses start leaving the lot at 9:45 am. See website for ticket info.

Time: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Location: Encinitas School District Parking Lot, 499 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas
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April 26, 29th Annual Linda Vista Multi-Cultural Fair & Parade

7db43646d2d5809c3ec47fe4_120x120A cultural celebration offering food, merchandise, performances, and carnival rides. There will be a kids zone, carnival zone, education lane, and World Arts Village. This event is in conjunction with the Linda Vista Multi-Cultural Parade.

Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Parade: 11:00am
Location: 6900 block of Linda Vista Rd., Linda Vista
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April 26 – 27, 30th Annual Mission Federal ArtWalk

f8ba2029771b445fca1ee5e6_120x120The region’s largest outdoor art festival. Includes paintings, sculpture, photography, digital art, mixed media, music, and dance. Art collectors and visitors interact with artists, view and purchase their artwork and enjoy an outdoor casual atmosphere. The fine art festival encompasses 18 blocks of “Little Italy”. A Kids Walk in Amici Park accompanies this event. Free event.

Time: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Location: Little Italy
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April 26 – 27, Annual Encinitas Street Faire

d6dd27cfb03d8ef17cc76038_120x120Browse among 400 unique booths featuring a little of everything: arts & crafts, antiques, clothing, items from around the world, and more. In the spring, children’s rides, four live stages, and the Karl Strauss Brewery beer garden guarantee that you’ll find fun for the whole family.

Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Encinitas
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April 26 – 27, Escondido Renaissance Faire

c24e906fb1ee678fcbd622c6_120x120The age of chivalry will be recreated among the wonders of nature in an idyllic setting. Activities include several of Will Shakespeare’s new plays, battle pageants, music in the streets, jugglers and hundreds of costumed re-enactors performing in this giant outdoor play.

Time: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Location: Felicita County Park, 742 Clarence Ln., Escondido
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April 27, Annual San Diego EarthFair 2014

32edcb500d4a4cf8aaa6f107_120x120The annual EarthFair in Balboa Park is the largest free annual environmental fair in the world showcasing a wide variety of causes, goods, and services pertaining to the environment and quality of life.

Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Balboa Park
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