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From cultural celebrations to festive holiday extravaganzas, San Diego’s spring events offer something for everyone to enjoy.

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GOODGUYS MEGUIAR’S DEL MAR NATIONALS

When: April 5-7, 2024
The Goodguys Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals has cemented its place as one of the nation’s most beloved automotive gatherings! Join us for a thrilling weekend of classic car excitement right by the beach in charming Del Mar

CITYBEAT BEER FEST

When: April 6, 2024
The CityBeat Beer Fest celebrates the perfect fusion of two iconic San Diego staples: music and craft beer.

ANNUAL LA JOLLA CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE

When: April 19-21, 2024
The elegance of La Jolla, a symbol of luxury, beckons the most exquisite automobiles to its coastal embrace for the prestigious La Jolla Concours d’Elegance.

FALLBROOK AVOCADO FESTIVAL

When: April 21, 2024
Join the avocado frenzy as thousands gather in Fallbrook to indulge in avocado sampling, witness the wild creations of our cooking contest, shop for quirky avocado-themed treasures, and savor live entertainment. Don’t miss out on this avocado extravaganza.

ADAMS AVENUE UNPLUGGED

When: April 27, 2024
Immerse yourself in the vibrant sounds of over 150 musical performances across two days, set within the eclectic backdrop of restaurants, bars, coffee houses, and galleries along Adams Avenue. Best of all, admission is free!

MISSION FEDERAL ARTWALK

When: April 27-28, 2024
Experience the transformation of downtown San Diego’s Little Italy into a bustling art hub during the Mission Federal ArtWalk, Southern California’s premier and longest-standing art festival. This free San Diego spring event brings together a diverse array of fine art mediums, complemented by live musical acts, enticing food and beverage offerings, and engaging activities for families and children.

ENCINITAS SPRING STREET FAIR

When: April 27-28, 2024
Indulge in an array of delights at the Encinitas April Street Fair, where culinary treasures await alongside four lively music stages, thrilling children’s rides, a refreshing beer garden, and a bustling marketplace featuring over 450 vendors.

 

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CARLSBAD SPRING VILLAGE FAIRE

When: May 5, 2024
During the Carlsbad Spring Village Faire, explore a treasure trove of offerings from over 850 vendors, featuring a diverse array of items such as clothing, accessories, plants, art, antiques, and home decor.

GATOR BY THE BAY – ZYDECO, BLUES & CRAWFISH FESTIVAL

When: May 9-12, 2024
This is the largest, authentic Louisiana-themed festival this side of the bayou, featuring four days of live music with dancing and more than 100 performances on seven stages. Enjoy delicious Southern food, including beignets, gumbo, jambalaya, and 10,000 lbs of crawfish.

WONDERFRONT MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL

When: May 10 – 12, 2024
Experience the grandeur of the largest authentic Louisiana-themed festival this side of the bayou, boasting four days filled with live music, dancing, and over 100 performances spread across seven dynamic stages. Indulge in the irresistible flavors of the South with delectable treats like beignets, gumbo, jambalaya, and a whopping 10,000 pounds of succulent crawfish.

OCEAN BEACH KITE FESTIVAL

When: May 18, 2024
Watch in awe as kites of every shape and size take flight against the backdrop of the 71st Annual Ocean Beach Kite Festival. Join in the fun with kite building and decorating, marvel at the skills of professional kite fliers, participate in kite demonstrations and games, peruse crafters’ offerings, enjoy carnival activities, and groove to live music throughout the event.

FIESTA DEL SOL IN SOLANA BEACH

When: May 18-19, 2024
Celebrate the 40th Annual Fiesta del Sol in Solana Beach with a vibrant lineup of attractions! Delight in live music performances, explore the arts and crafts fair, keep the little ones entertained with children’s activities, savor global flavors at the international food court, and unwind with a refreshing beverage in the beer & wine garden.

VISTA STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

When: May 26, 2024
Immerse yourself in the sweet festivities of Vista, formerly hailed as the “Strawberry Capital of the World,” as we celebrate the beloved strawberry in all its glory! Indulge in unique strawberry dessert creations, cheer on competitors in the lively pie eating competition, and join in the fun with themed costumes and contests. Thrill-seekers can enjoy carnival rides, while fitness enthusiasts can participate in the exhilarating 5K and 10K runs. Groove to the rhythm of music on five stages, tantalize your taste buds with an international array of foods, and unwind in the refreshing beer garden. With so much to explore and enjoy, this strawberry extravaganza promises an unforgettable experience for all!

VALLEY CENTER WESTERN DAYS

When: May 31 – June 1, 2024
Saddle up for Valley Center’s Western Days! Join the 69th Annual celebration honoring our western heritage with the Western Days Parade, live music, carnival thrills, and much more in San Diego’s North Inland region.

Remember to check event websites or local listings for the most up-to-date information on dates, times, and any potential changes to the San Diego spring events.