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San Diego’s Best Events in April

How to be busy and important this month in San Diego

By Christina Orlovsky Page

San Diego's Best Events in April

San Diego’s Best Events in April

April 3:

It’s man vs. mollusk as local chefs Shuck and Swallow in a slippery competition at Jsix.

April 5:

Auto enthusiasts enjoy three days of luxury at the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance seaside car show.

April 6:

Athletes from around the world row, row, row their boats in the 40th annual Crew Classic regatta on Mission Bay.

Wine connoisseurs, get your sip on at the inaugural VinDiego wine and food festival on Broadway Pier, featuring more than 75 wineries sampling over 300 wines. $30 and up.

April 9:

Batter up—it’s Opening Day! The Pads kick off what we all hope will be a banner year in the home opener against LA.

April 11:

It’s part game, part theater as La Jolla Playhouse performs “Without Walls” in the interactive Accomplice: San Diego on the streets of Little Italy.

San Diego's Best Events in April


Rihanna shines bright like a diamond on stage at the Valley View Casino Center.

April 13:

Get your permission slip signed: MCASD is chaperoning a field trip across the border to Explore Tijuana’s Explosive Arts Scene, with an artist’s studio visit, museum tour, and lunch at El Taller.

April 14:

Give these 25-plus restaurants near SDSU a try at the College Area Taste.

April 19:

Fasten those buckles on, giddyup, and go to the three-day Lakeside Rodeo.


April 20:

Sip and sample at the Taste of Hillcrest.

Bottoms up to craft brew at the CityBeat Festival of Beers.

Listen to the beats of the bayou at Balboa Theatre with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

Sip and sup at Orfila Winery’s Iron Horse: A Food and Wine Event.

April 21:

Embrace your eco-conscience during the San Diego Earth Fair at Balboa Park.

Or go green with your love of guacamole at the Fallbrook Avocado Festival.

April 23:

Add the design eye of Zandra Rhodes to the artistic vision of Verdi and you have San Diego Opera’s performance of Aida.

San Diego's Best Events in April

San Diego’s Best Events in April

April 26:

Beauty is in bloom at San Diego Museum of Art’s anticipated Art Alive weekend, kicking off with Flowers After Hours.

Up north at the Park Hyatt, party with San Diego Magazine at our Best of North County event

April 27:

More than 100 musical acts perform in University Heights, Normal Heights, and Kensington at the two-day Adams Avenue Unplugged festival.

Enjoy “Epicurean Elegance” and haute cuisine for a cause at the Celebrity Chefs Cook Gala.

San Diego Visual Arts Network invites you to “Eat Your Art Out” at the Palette to Palate dinner party.

April 28:

Cruise up the 101 for coastal crafts and community spirit at the Encinitas Street Fair.

ArtWalk takes over the streets of Little Italy for two days.

Nosh on good-as-your-grandma’s home cooking at the San Diego Jewish Food Festival.

April 30:

Billy Elliot just wants to dance, and Broadway/San Diego takes you on his journey to fulfill that dream.

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