Downtown San Diego April 2014 Events

April 1st, 2014

Taste of Leucadia Apr. 3
Join the Community in celebrating the culinary flavors and local libations that make our Leucadia Main Street district so unique. Highlights our local restaurants, retailers, craft brewers and local vintners. The town will come alive as we celebrate with food, music, and poetry. 5:30-8:30pm. (760) 436-2320 / www.leucadia101.com

Ragnar Relay So Cal Apr. 4-5

This is a long-distance, 2-day running relay race that begins in Huntington Beach and finishes in San Diego at the Embarcadero Marina Park South. Approximately 600 teams made up of 12-runners each will take their turns to run 3-legs of the 190-mile course of varying levels of difficulty. 6am-8pm. (513) 543-8435 / www.ragnarrelay.com
 

Filipino Sun Festival Apr. 5
A Filipino cultural festival is happening in Mira Mesa. Families can enjoy a full day of staged entertainment, delicious Filipino foods, and an Arts & Culture Pavilion. You can also visit the information, health, and community booths. Children will especially enjoy the fun activity area. 10am-6pm. Mira Mesa Community Park. (504) 390-3271 /
Project Wildlife Baby Shower Apr. 5
Project Wildlife is hosting a Baby Shower in anticipaton for the busy baby season when more animals are in need of care and rehabilitation. The event offers food, activities, games, merchandise, and tours of the Triage Center. Animal Ambassadors will be in attendance for education presentations. 10am-3pm. Project Wildlife Central Triage Center:887 1/2 Sherman St. (858) 866-0555 x-201 / www.projectwildlife.org

After Dark Dash Apr. 5
Would you like to participate in a nighttime running event for a change? This 5K is taking place in downtown San Diego under city streetlights. The purpose of the event is to get some healthy exercise while providing funds for a San Diego based charity. 10-11:30pm. 10th Ave./K St. (970) 301-6130 / www.afterdarkdash.com

Paws in the Park Apr. 6
A “Tail Wagging Day” for pets and their people. Presented by The City of Solana Beach Parks and Recreation Commission. Pets on leashes please. 11am-3pm. La Colonia Park: 715 Valley Avenue, Solana Beach. (858) 720-2453 / www.ci.solana-beach.ca.us

Gran Fondo San Diego Bicycle Ride Apr. 6
Cyclists of all ages can join this Italian cycling tour. It’s a social ride that begins in Little Italy and travels eastward through cities, towns, and rual countrysides. The distance is about 100-miles. There are many pleasant views along the way. The Safety Clinic and Kids Race are FREE. 7:15am-5pm. (858) 668-1739 / www.sdgranfondo.com

North Park Community Fest Apr. 12
The New Vision Christian Fellowship Church has organized an outreach event to give spiritual hope and inspiration to people in need. There will be live gospel music, prayer, song, bouncing fun for kids, and a food distribution. The event concludes with a special prayer and message. North Park Community Rec. Center: 4044 Idaho St. (760) 601-6734 /

La Jolla Concours d’ Elegance VIP Reception Apr. 12
This event is a prelude for tomorrow’s big public showing of exquisite automobile displays. It’s an evening VIP reception for automobile registrants and sponsors. There’s music, cocktails, and culinary delights from ten local world-class restaurants. 6-9pm. Ellen Browning Scripps Park. (619) 233-5008 / www.lajollaconcours.com

Peace – Love – Run Apr. 13
The hippie era of the 1960′s was about peace and love-ins. So, get in the groove and choose the course that suits your fancy. The event offers a Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, and a Kids Dash. These courses are perfect for beginners and seasoned athletes. 7am-12pm. East Mission Bay. (619) 491-0677 / www.peace-love-run.com

La Jolla Concours d’ Elegance Car Show Apr. 13
An elite car show is presented at beautiful La Jolla Cove where guests can gaze upon amazing historic cars to premier autos of today. Pleasing music, tasty foods, and delightful cocktails create an enjoyable atmosphere while guests get up-close views of their favorite automobiles. 9am-4:30pm. Ellen Browning Scripps Park. (619) 233-5008 / www.lajollaconcours.com

Chicano Park Day Anniversary Apr. 19
A community celebration at Chicano Park presents a fantastic event that includes the largest ceremonial performance of Aztec Dance in America. In addition, there’s a low rider car show, cultural music, a variety of booths with food & merchandise; plus craft activities and a jumper for kids. 10am-6pm. 1900 National Ave. (619) 563-4661 / www.chicano-park.com

Spring Festival & Egg Hunt Apr. 19
Limited to Children 3rd grade and under. 10:30am: Egg Hunt-Plastic Eggs Filled with Treats. 10:45am-Noon:Games & Refreshments. La Colonia Park: 715 Valley Ave., Solana Beach. /

CityBeat Festival of Beers Apr. 19
It’s all about the beer! Approximately 55-60 craft breweries are coming together to offer samples from a variety of homegrown beers. It’s a beer lovers paradise! Here, you can stroll from booth to booth sampling your choices of beer. Food and music accompany the event. 1-6pm. El Cajon Boulevard. (619) 549-2644 / www.citybeatbeerfest.com

Beach Soccer Jam Apr. 26-27
If you like sun and sand with your soccer, then this is for you. The games are played on the sand, not a grassy field. The event is open to youth soccer players (age 8-19) and open matches for men and women players (age 20 & older). The event also includes festive entertainment. 10am-9pm. E Mission Bay (Fiesta Island) (619) 742-5087 / www.beachsoccerjam.com

Walk Multiple Sclerosis Apr. 26
Multiple Sclerosis is a disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system. About 400,000 people in the U.S. suffer from it. You’re welcome to join individuals, corporations, and teams on a seaside walk where proceeds can make a difference in the fight against Multiple Sclerosis. 7am-1pm. NTC Park. (760) 448-8422 / www.mswalk.com

Bon Appétit 2014 Apr. 26
Enjoy a casual evening under the stars with wine, hors d’oeuvres and music while helping to support the Chula Vista Public Library. 5-9pm. Otay Ranch Town Center, Food Pavillion.www.cvplfoundation.net

March For Babies Apr. 26
March of Dimes “March For Babies” is the most widely recognized 5K walk in the nation that strives to recognize that babies deserve a healthy start in life. Proceeds from the event help to prevent birth defects, premature births, and infant mortality through education, reasearch, and services. 7-11am. Balboa Park. (858) 300-6405 / www.marchforbabies.org

San Diego All American Soap Box Derby Apr. 26
Months before this event, youths (age 8-17) build gravity cars by working together under supervised guidance that teaches basic skills of workmanship with a goal to complete a task from beginning to end. Today, they get to ride their gravity cars in a race down a sloped hill. 8:30am-6:30pm. Skyline Drive. (619) 264-6870 / www.pazzaz.org

Encinitas Garden Festival Apr. 26
The Encinitas Garden Festival and Tour is designed to inspire you with ideas for your own garden, and with an appreciation for community gardening and the horticultural heritage of Encinitas. Visit more than 20 private gardens in a wonderful and walkable neighborhood of Encinitas. 10am-4:30pm / http://encinitasgardenfestival.org

Creek to Bay Cleanup Apr. 26
Help keep Chula Vista clean. The Cleanup Day is an annual volunteer event – organized by I Love a Clean San Diego – to help remove trash from our region’s watersheds and coastline. 9am-12pm. 619-409-3893 / www.creektobay.org

Linda Vista Multi-Cultural Fair Apr. 26
Linda Vista is celebrating the diversity of its community with a festival. There are 3-stages of entertainment, a World Arts Village, a Teen Zone, and a Kids Zone. Enjoy carnival rides, handicrafts, and delicious foods. This event is in conjunction with the “Linda Vista Multicultural Parade”. 12:30-5:30pm. (504) 390-3271 / www.lindavistafair.org

Art Walk San Diego Apr. 26-27
An adventurous art walk showcases visual and performing arts such as paintings, sculpture, photography, digital art, and mixed media. Works are displayed in tents and galleries along the streets. Music and dance performances are at the street corners. A special Kids Walk is held at Amici Park. 11am-6pm. India Street. (619) 615-1090 / www.artwalksandiego.org

Adams Avenue Unplugged Apr. 26-27
Adams Avenue is alive with music! This 2-day acoustic music festival is primarily taking place within participating community restaurants and bars. However, two outdoor stages will be set up with food and craft vendors. 12-7pm. (619) 282-7329 / www.adamsavenuebusiness.com

San Diego International Wine Show Apr. 26-27
A two-day wine lovers extravaganza comes to the Del Mar Fairgrounds this Spring. Experience International wines from some of the most unique wineries in the world. 1-6pm. (619) 8-WINE-SD / www.sandiegointernationalwineshow.com

La Jolla Half Marathon Apr. 27
This popular half marathon begins in Del Mar and ends in La Jolla. The course travels along a scenic coastline, up a steep summit, through cozy neighborhoods, and finishes at beautiful Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove. This event is in conjunction with the “La Jolla Shores 5K”. 7:30am-12pm. (858) 454-0777 / www.lajollahalfmarathon.com

EarthFair 2014 Apr. 27
This popular earth-loving event presents a wide range of causes, goods, and services that pertain to the environment and quality of life. Have a good look around and see what you can learn and use. The event is accompanied by entertaining music, health foods, a children’s parade, and a Kids Zone. 10am-5pm. Balboa Park. (858) 272-7370 / www.earthdayweb.org

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