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12 Things to Do in San Diego in April

Wine and beer festivals, art shows, and the return of our annual Brunch Bash
Evan Zimmerman

By Kai Oliver-Kurtin

Things to Do in April - Tootsie

The touring production of Tootsie returns to the Civic Theatre on April 12.

Evan Zimmerman

April 2

Uncorked Wine Festival

Let’s all pretend we can identify the top notes of more than 150 types of vino from over 55 wineries during the wine fest, with food trucks, a live DJ, and bay views.

Spanish Landing Park

Things to do in San Diego in April - North Park Beer Fest

Things to do in San Diego in April – North Park Beer Fest

North Park Festival of Beer

Get a taste of more than 50 San Diego breweries at the annual beer fest—held in front of The Lafayette Hotel—with live music, food vendors, and local art.

North Park

April 7


“Don’t Stop Believin’” in the rock legends as they perform at Pechanga Arena with Toto on their Freedom Tour. People who don’t adore Journey are wrong.

Pechanga Arena

April 9

Taste of Hillcrest

Come hungry for a sampling of over 25 neighborhood eateries. It’s self-guided, so you can escape from slow eaters at your discretion.


April 10

Brunch Bash

Day party instead of housework? Banana bread with espresso mascarpone? Chilaquiles and wild bloody marys? Do not miss our annual brunch event.

Carmel Mountain Ranch Estate

April 12-17


The legend returns. The comedic musical Tootsie follows an erratic actor whose bad rep forces him to pose as a woman to find work.

Civic Theatre

Things to do in April - Dancin'

Things to do in April – Dancin’

April 19

Bob Fosse’s Dancin’ 

A reimagination of the lord of dance choreography’s original Broadway production.

The Old Globe (through May 29). 

April 23

Linda Vista Multi-Cultural Fair & Parade

Head to this local street fair for food, entertainment, folk art, and more—livening up the space between Comstock and Ulric streets.

Linda Vista

April 24


Think globally, act in Balboa Park. The greatest park on earth turns into a sprawling bazaar full of ways to live a more sustainable, future-positive life.

Balboa Park

Things to do in April - Disney on Ice

Things to do in April – Disney on Ice

Feld Entertainment

April 28

Disney on Ice: Mickey and Friends

Now that your little one wants to be Nathan Chen, cement that love of ice skating with this rinkside performance.

Pechanga Arena (through May 1).

April 30

Adams Avenue Unplugged

Every nook and cranny of a neighborhood becomes a stage for this local music festival, when over 100 musicians will play in restaurants, bars, and galleries over a 10-hour stretch.

Normal Heights

Things to do in April - Artwalk

Things to do in April – Artwalk

Paul Nestor

Mission Federal ArtWalk

Browse (and buy!) artwork from over 300 artists at the two-day art fair in Little Italy. This year’s event will include an auction of custom-designed vinyl records to benefit ArtReach San Diego.

Little Italy

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