Events | 10 San Diego Things To Do In April

10 San Diego Things To Do In April

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La Jolla Concours d’Elegance (photo La Jolla Historical Society)

Forget April showers. San Diego’s beautiful spring weather means it’s time to enjoy loads of outdoor activities. From sports and festivals to arts and theater, we’ve rounded up 10 April events you don’t want to miss.

Baseball
Ongoing. Catch a San Diego Padres home game at Petco Park, with rivals including the San Francisco Giants (April 9-12), Los Angeles Dodgers (April 24-26), and many others. Petco Park, East Village. sandiegopadres.com

Mamma Mia
April 3-5. The Broadway smash hit musical combines ABBA’s greatest hits, including “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.” and “Take a Chance on Me,” with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. Broadway San Diego, Civic Theater, 1100 Third Ave., downtown, 619.570.1100. broadwaysd.com

Buyer & Cellar
April 4-May 3. In this off-Broadway hit comedy, an out-of-work actor takes the oddest of odd jobs: an offer to play shopkeeper for Barbra Streisand, who has transformed her Malibu basement into a mini-mall where she pretends to go shopping for her own personal memorabilia. White Theatre at the Old Globe 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623. theoldglobe.org

Wine & Craft Beer Tasting at Cruisin’ Grand
April 10. To celebrate Cruisin’ Grand’s 2015 season, local wineries and craft breweries will offer tastes of their finest selections on beautiful Maple Street Plaza. Enjoy live music, classic hot rods and the unique shops and restaurants of historic downtown Escondido. Grand Ave., Escondido, 760.839.4587. events.r20.constantcontact.com

La Jolla Concours d’Elegance
April 10-12. Enjoy a showcase of fine automobile gems in the 11th year of the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance. Past years have featured horseless carriages, Italian marques, British marques, Woodies, ’50s classics, American sports cars and the automobiles of Carroll Shelby. This year, the celebration focuses on coach-built classics of the ’30s and ’40s. (photo above courtesy of La Jolla Historical Society). lajollaconcours.com

Fallbrook Avocado Festival
April 19. Named the “Avocado Capital of the World,” Fallbrook boasts one of San Diego’s most loved festivals. Sink your teeth into avocados, watch the cooking contests, enjoy bands and live entertainment and wander through beer gardens. There will even be a race where the cars are made from avocados. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. E. Alvarado St., and S. Main Ave., Fallbrook. fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org

Art Alive
April 24-26. This annual three-day exhibit at the San Diego Museum of Art features more than 100 intricate floral interpretations of the museum’s permanent collection by floral designers invited to put their artistic talents to the test. 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park, 619.232.7931. sdmart.org

Adams Avenue Unplugged
April 25, 26. Enjoy more than 150 acoustic performances across 25 stages (both indoor and outdoor) as Adams Avenue transforms into a block party showcasing live music and local artists. Adams Ave., between Texas Street and Marlborough Dr., Normal Heights, adamsavenuebusiness.com

Mission Federal Artwalk
April 25, 26. Little Italy transforms into an urban art gallery and festival spanning several blocks—packed with works by hundreds of emerging artists, a range of live music, food vendors and hands-on children’s activities. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., India Street, between Fir and Beech, Little Italy, 619.615.1090. artwalksandiego.org

San Diego International Wine Show
April 25, 26. This wine-tasting event features California’s best wines from Napa Valley, Sonoma and Paso Robles, as well as international wines. Plus special tastings and fine dining by local chefs, live entertainment and an art show. (21+). Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. sandiegointernationalwineshow.com

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