San Diego Events in April 2012

02San Diego Cyclo-Vets Criterium – Apr. 1
Groups of avid cyclists from throughout Southern California ranging in age from 18 to 93, will compete at this State Championship Criterium. Fast-paced challenge on a looped course in the neighborhood of Mira Mesa. 7am-5pm. $30-$35. (760) 613-3646 / www.cyclo-vets.org

 

02La Jolla Concours D’Elegance Car Show – Apr. 1
More than 100 automobiles will be on display at this elite car show in La Jolla. Auto collections and historic automobiles amid music, cocktails, and a backdrop view of the Pacific Ocean. 9am-4pm. Ellen Browning Scripps Park. (619) 233-5008 / www.lajollamotorcarclassic.com

 

03Nature Day – Apr. 1
t’s a day for Iranian families to come together for an outdoor picnic and to appreciate the beauty of nature. Delicious Persian food is offered, and DJ music is provided for enjoyment and dancing. 1-6pm. Liberty Station (NTC Park) (858) 586-6600 / www.aiap.org

 

Mardi Gras BackgroundEast Village Opening Day Block Party – Apr. 5
Celebrate the Padres season opener of baseball. This exceptional block party is a great place to mingle with other baseball fans and get in on some good conversation. There’s music, food, beer, and retail merchandise. 11am-6pm. (619) 992-7525 / www.eastvillagesandiego.com

 

05ACT Today 5K – Apr. 7
Proceeds provide autism care through treatment programs for military families who cannot otherwise afford it. The event offers a 5K run, 10K run, and a run for kids. Post-event festival. 7:30-11am. E Mission Bay. $25-$35. (714) 546-4431 / www.acttodayformilitaryfamilies.org

 

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San Diego Jam by the Sea Lacrosse Tournament – Apr. 7-8
Approximately 45 teams from all over the country are coming to San Diego to play in this lacrosse tournament. 9am-6:30pm. San Diego Polo Club Field (14555 El Camino Real) (619) 666-6730 / www.emwf.org

 

SDH_logo_primary_darkbkgd_RGBCityBeat Festival of Beers – Apr. 7
Craft brewers are coming together to offer samplings. It’s a beer lovers paradise where you can stroll from booth to booth and sample all the beer you can muster. Food and music accompany the event. 1-6pm. El Cajon Blvd. $35-$40. (619) 549-2644 / www.citybeatbeerfest.com

 

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Fearless 5K San Diego – Apr. 14
Are you ready to go on a challenging run? This 5K run will take place south of Fiesta Island in East Mission Bay. The event concludes with an awards ceremony. It’s a great way to start the day! 7-10am. $25-$40. (858) 220-4247 / www.fearlessraces.com

 

09Gran Fondo Cannondale San Diego Expo – Apr. 14-15
This 2-day sports expo offers an array of sports-related merchandise amid musical entertainment. In conjunction with the “Gran Fondo Cannondale Bicycle Ride”. 10am-6pm. County Admin Building parking lot (1600 Pacific Hwy.) (763) 300-2814 / www.granfondousa.com

 

10Fearless Triathlon San Diego – Apr. 15
It consists of a 375-mile swim, 10K bike ride, and a 2.5K run. It will take place on and near Fiesta Island in East Mission Bay. The event concludes with an awards ceremony. 7-11am. $80-$100 (individual) ~ $150 (2-person relay team) (858) 220-4247 / www.fearlessraces.com

 

11Ragnar Relay – Apr. 20-21
It’s a 2-day, running relay race that begins in Huntington Beach and finishes at Coronado Island. Each team member takes their turn to run 3-legs of the 180-mile course of varying levels of difficulty. 8am-6pm. $1,200 (12-person team) (801) 499-5024 x-135 / www.ragnarrelay.com

 

12Tour de Cure – American Diabetes Association – Apr. 21
There is a 10-mile, 30-mile, 50-mile, and a 100-mile ride. These are not races, so enjoy the journey at a comfortable pace. Cheer and refreshemnts at the finish. 6am-4pm. All rides begin at Torrey Pines High School. $15.00 + pledge. (619) 234-9897 x7449 / www.diabetes.org

 

13Fighting Parkinson’s Step by Step – Apr. 21
Proceeds from this 5K event will benefit programs and services for persons inflicted with Parkinson’s. This event is in conjunction with the “Paws for Parkinson’s Pet Festival”. 7am-2pm. $15-$30. (858) 273-6763 / www.parkinsonsassociation.org

 

14Spring into Summer – Apr. 21
It’s all about motorcycles. An exciting event with great food, rock music, raffles, and booths offering motorcycle accessories, sunglasses, cigars, leather goods, and more. There are slow ride heats and countryside rides. 8am-3pm. San Diego Harley (5600 Kearney Mesa Rd.) (858) 395-9646

 

15San Diego All American Soap Box Derby – Apr. 21
Youths (age 8-17) will assist in the assembly of soap box derby cars for the purpose of teaching responsibility and basic workmanship skills. These fiberglass/wood cars are either Stock, Super Stock, or Master Stock. 10am-6pm. Skyline Drive.(619) 264-6870 / www.pazzaz.org

 

Linda Vista Multi-Cultural Fair – Apr. 21
Linda Vista is celebrating the diversity of its community with a festival. There is a World Arts Village, Teen Stage, and a Kids Zone. In conjunction with the “Linda Vista Multi-Cultural Parade”. 10am-5pm. Linda Vista Rd. (504) 390-3271 / www.lindavistafair.org

 

17EarthFair 2012 – Apr. 22
This large environmental festival is showcasing a wide range of causes, goods, and services pertaining to the environment and quality of life. There is music, earth-friendly foods, and a fun area for kids. 10am-5pm. Balboa Park. (858) 272-7370 / www.earthdayweb.org

 

18March For Babies – Apr. 28
This nationwide 5K walk is an effort by the March of Dimes to help prevent birth defects, premature births, and infant mortality through education, research, and services. Shuttle service is available. 7-11am. Balboa Park. (858) 300-6408 / www.marchforbabies.org

 

19Walk Multiple Sclerosis – Apr. 28
Multiple Sclerosis is a disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system. Individuals, corporations, and teams are participating on this walk. An expo area offers refreshments, live music, and merchandise. 7am-12pm. NTC Park. (760) 448-8435 / www.mswalk.com

 

20Art Walk – Apr. 28
Little Italy presents an adventurous art walk that showcases visual and performing art such as paintings, sculpture, photography, digital art, mixed media, music, and amazing dance performances. Kids Walk accompanies this event. 11am-6pm. (619) 615-1090 / www.missionfederalartwalk.org

 

20Beach Soccer Jam – Apr. 28-29
It’s more challenging to play on a field of sand then on a grassy field. The event is open to youth soccer players (age 8-19); plus open matches for men and women players (age 20 & older). 8am-8pm. East Mission Bay. (619) 742-5087 / www.beachsoccerjam.com

 

20La Jolla Shores 5K – Apr. 29
Travels along a coastline with scenic views of the ocean and through cozy neighborhoods of La Jolla. The finish area is at Scripps Park for a celebration. In conjunction with the “La Jolla Half Marathon”. 7:30-9:30am. $25. (858) 454-0777 / www.lajollahalfmarathon.com

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