ACT Today 5K
Participants can choose between a 5K or 10K run, or, for kids, a 1-mile fun run. event All proceeds go to providing treatment for the children of military families who cannot afford it. The East Mission Bay event begins at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 11 a.m.
More information: www.acttodayformilitaryfamilies.org
Project Wildlife 4th Annual Baby Shower
From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Project Wildlife’s Central Triage Center, located at 887 ½ Sherman St., will be giving tours, allowing the public to interact with the animals in the Center. Donations are accepted.
More information: www.projectwildlife.org
April 6th and 7th
La Jolla Concours d’Elegance
Guests can browse historic cars with the breathtaking La Jolla Cove as a backdrop from 6 ‘til 9 p.m. in Ellen Browning Scripps Park.
More information: www.lajollaconcours.com
After Dark Dash
After the sun sets in downtown San Diego, participants can compete in a 5K to raise money for the Children’s Tumor Awareness. The event is held from 10 until 11:30 p.m. and costs $35 to participate in.
More information: www.afterdarkdash.com
Both beginning and experienced runners can choose to run (or walk!) one of the seven races on the course where 16 world records have been set. After the race, Pizza Port Beer Garden will provide participants with two free celebratory beers. The event is held from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m.
More information: http://carlsbad.competitor.com/
East Village Opening Day Block Party
From 11 a.m. until 6 p.m., East Village will host a block party in honor of the Padres season opening, giving baseball fans a chance to mingle and enjoy music, food, and beer.
More information: www.eastvillagesandiego.com
Superheroes 5K and 10K
Event participants are invited to dress up like their favorite superhero and run in either the 5K or 10K. Proceeds will go to the Joan Kroc Scholarship Foundation. The event is held in W. Mission Bay from 7:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m.
More information: http://racetimers.com/super-heroes-5k-a-10k.html
Walk for Salk & Explore Salk
Hosted by the Salk Institute, this 5K walk is taking place at the same time as a complimentary Open House of the Institute. The event is held from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and also includes self-guided architectural tours, guest speakers, behind-the-scenes tours, and a wellness festival.
More information: http://stepintodiscovery.kintera.org/
April 13th and 14th
Grand Fondo San Diego Exposition
A registration booth will be set up in the County Administration Building parking lot from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. for cyclists to sign up for the Gran Fondo Bicycle Ride, which is held the next day.
More information: www.sdgranfondo.com
Swing Into It Spring Festival
The festival will be held from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Via Vera Cruz St. in San Marcos, and will feature live entertainments, arts & crafts, food, a kid’s area, and vendors.
More information: www.sanmarcoschamber.com
Seafood and Fairy Shrimp Festival
Delicious, local seafood will be presented from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the Walker Wangenheim School Park.
More information: www.sandiegoseafoodfestival.org
61st Annual Golf Tournament
Presented by Carlsbad’s Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs, the tournament is held at the Aviara Golf Club from 12:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Registration is at 11 a.m. and a shot gun start is at 12:30 p.m. Other activities include lunch, a putting contest, and a driving range.
More information: www.bgccarlsbad.org
Chicano Park Day Anniversary Celebration
From 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., a community celebration will be held in Chicano Park, featuring America’s largest ceremonial Aztec dance performance, as well as music, food, crafts, and a low rider car show.
More information: www.chicanopark.com
Soap Box Derby
After spending time assembling their own soap box derby vehicles, youths will finally get a chance to race them down the 500-foot hill of Skyline Drive from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
More information: www.pazzaz.org
CityBeat Beer Festival
From 1 until 6 p.m. on El Cajon Blvd., around 50 craft breweries will set up booths with samples of their beers. Other event attractions include food and music.
More information: www.citybeatbeerfest.com
Earth Day Fair
The Earth Day Fair features a parade, music, healthy food, and a kids area, and presents many environmentally friendly causes and services. The Fair is held from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. in Balboa Park.
More information: www.earthdayweb.org
Israel Yom Ha’atzmaut Festival
Jewish music, kosher food, art, and Israeli folk dancing will all be featured at the event, located at the Nobel Athletic Field and Recreation Center.
More information: www.sandiegocelebratesisrael.com
April 27th and 28th
Adams Ave. Unplugged
Three stages will be set up, with live acoustic performances taking place from 12 until 6 p.m. Other features of the event include food and merchandise from local bars and restaurants.
More information: www.adamsavenuebusiness.com
Linda Vista Multi-Cultural Fair
To celebrate the community’s diversity, Linda Vista will host performances, food, and carnival rides from 12:30 until 5 p.m. in the Linda Vista Charter School parking lot. This event is in association with the “Linda Vista Multi-Cultural Parade.”
More information: (504) 390-3271
March for Babies
The longest-running 5K in the country, the March of Dimes “March for Babies” is held from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. in Balboa Park, with proceeds going to infant mortality and birth defect education and research.
More information: www.marchforbabies.org
Multiple Sclerosis Walk
Held from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. in NTC Park, the event features live music, merchandise, and refreshments, as well as the walk, which is open to individuals, teams, and corporations.
More information: www.mswalk.com
La Jolla Shores 5K and Half Marathon
The 5K travels through La Jolla neighborhoods, and along its coast, before finishing in Scripps Park, where a celebration will also be held. The half marathon begins at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Both are held from 7:30 until 11:30 a.m.
More information: www.lajollahalfmarathon.com
April 28th and 29th
From 11 a.m. until 6 p.m., an art walk presenting both visual and performing art will be held in Little Italy. Some of the showcased art forms include photography, digital art, mixed media, music, dance, sculpture, and painting.
More information: www.missionfederalartwalk.org