San Diego Events April
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Enjoy these fun San Diego events in April 2017, with the spring flowers and festivals. Are you looking for some fun San Diego events this spring? Enjoy these events in San Diego, Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Del Mar, La Jolla, and Coronado CA. If you are looking for the 2017 Easter Egg hunts, see San Diego Easter Egg Hunts.

Updated May 28 2017 by San Diego Beaches and Adventures

San Diego Events April 2017

San Diego Events April
Carlsbad Flower Fields - March 1 – Mothers's day May 14 2017. Visit the colorful Flower Fields in Carlsbad, about 25 miles north of San Diego. The Carlsbad Flower Fields offer a beautiful display of Ranunculus flowering bulbs that bloom from early March to early May. One of the popular San Diego events. Mid to late April is a great time to visit. Carlsbad Flower Fields

Craft Breweries Tour San Diego is known for their many craft breweries. Try a few different breweries and you might find a new favorite beer.

Sunset - Enjoy a spectacular sunset view at Point Loma's Sunset Cliffs. Go at sunset of course, which is around 7:10 to 7:30 PM in April. In La Jolla, check out the view from Children's Pool, or Torrey Pines. In North County, watch the sunset view at Swami's.

Ocean Beach - Enjoy a day at Ocean Beach, a laid back beach with it's own dog beach. Walk to the end of the Ocean Beach Pier, which is the longest concrete pier on the Pacific coast. Ocean Beach

Sculpture in the Garden - San Diego Botanic Garden is located at 230 Quail Gardens Drive in Encinitas. Visit the SD Botanic Garden and enjoy the sculptures located throughout the garden, in addition to the beautiful plants. For information see San Diego Botanic Garden

Star Wars Miniland at Legoland - Exhibit now open. Legoland California becomes the first Legoland park to open a Star Wars Miniland area. Enjoy scenes from the Star Wars movies and animated series, all made out of 1.5 million lego bricks. Pose with life-size models of Chewbacca, R2D2 and Darth Vader. For more information see Legoland California.

Carlsbad 5000 - Sunday April 1 to 2 2017. Junior Carlsbad on day before for kids 12 and under. Plenty of fun, run, food and festivities on this scenic seaside course. Runners should register early. www.carlsbad5000.com.

Free Organ Concerts in Balboa Park - Every Sunday from 2 - 3 PM. Enjoy beautiful Balboa Park and enjoy a free organ concert at Spreckel's Pavillion, a beautiful outdoor pipe organ. Located at 1549 El Prado #110, San Diego Balboa Park .

The Dinner Detective Interactive Murder Mystery Dinner Show - Saturday dates (call for availability). Enjoy murder and mayhem as you figure out who dunnit. The murder mystery dinner show takes place in the entire room, to keep you guessing who is part of the crime and not. The top sleuth wins a prize. These dinner shows sell out fast, so make your reservations now. 888-619-0858.

Celebrate Carlsbad Day at Legoland - Saturday April 29th 2017 from noon - 7:00 PM at Legoland in Carlsbad, CA. $35 LEGOLAND California is partnering with the Carlsbad Educational Foundation to provide an opportunity for local residents and their families to enjoy a fun-filled day to support education! Special event tickets are not available for purchase at LEGOLAND for this event. This is a big annual fundraiser for local schools, with a portion of ticket sales supporting education. Tickets must be purchased in advance through Carlsbad Educational Foundation. www.CarlsbadEd.org

San Diego Easter Egg Hunts

Easter Egg Hunts - This year Easter is on Sunday April 16 2017, but the Easter Egg hunts may occur early such as a week before or day before in some San Diego areas. See our San Diego Easter Egg Hunt calendar for tips on when and where to find the Easter bunny and your neighborhood egg hunt. San Diego 2017 Easter Egg Hunts.

2017 Disneyland Tickets - Visit Disneyland before the summer crowds. Special discounts for Southern California Residents are sometimes offered in the spring. Check out our tips on buying Cheap Disneyland Tickets.

Belmont Park The Plunge - Pool currently closed, but all the rides and games at Belmont Park are open. The Plunge indoor swimming pool in Mission Beach San Diego. Kids love the pool, so take them for a swim on Family Swim nights. Belmont Park The Plunge.

Kid’s Day at the Flower Fields - Sunday April 2 2017. Visit the spectacular 50 acres of Flower Fields overlooking the Carlsbad, California coastline. Kids Days offers fun activities and entertainment for kids and families. Carlsbad Flower Fields



Hike Anza Borrego Palm Canyon Trail - Springtime is the best time for an early morning drive to Anza Borrego desert and a morning hike on the popular Palm Canyon Trail in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. You can also enjoy the spring wildflowers in bloom. One of the best free San Diego events every spring.

IRS Day Swim - Sat. Apr 15 2017 at 9 AM at La Jolla Cove. Join the La Jolla Cove Swim Club in their annual tax relief swim. This year it is "IRS" day or I'd Rather Swim. Also a fun egg-stravaganza so check their website for details. A fun non-competitive splash. One of the cool San Diego events in April. www.lajollacoveswimclub.org.

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SeaWorld Theme Park - Enjoy the shows and rides at SeaWorld theme park in Mission Beach, San Diego. See Shamu the killer whale and the dolphin shows. SeaWorld Theme Park

Grunion Runs - April dates and times TBD 2017 and also some dates in March, May and June. Watch the grunion come ashore to spawn on the beach. Call for reservations. Birch Aquarium.

Balboa Park Free Museum Tuesday for Residents and Military - Some Balboa Park museums are free on 1st - 4th Tuesdays of each month to locals (San Diego Cal. City & county residents), and active military and their families. The free museums rotate, so check the schedule at Free Tuesday Balboa Park museum.

Whale Watching San Diego - December - mid April at San Diego Maritime Museum. No seasickness guarantee! Watch for whales aboard the replica of the 139-foot yacht America. Adults are approximately $65 - $85 per person, kids less. Whale Watching in San Diego.

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Kayak at La Jolla Shores - This spring is a great time to kayak at La Jolla Shores to see the Sea Caves, marine life, and leopard sharks. Several different companies offer kayaking tours, or you can launch your own kayak at the free boat ramp. For more information see La Jolla Kayaking

Encinitas Street Faire - April 29 to 30 2017, in Encinitas, Cali. South Coast Highway 101, from D to J street, from 9 AM - 5 PM. 400+ arts and crafts vendors, jewelry, fun women's clothing, food, music, kids fun zone, family amusement & entertainment. www.encinitas101.com

San Diego Dog Beaches - Take your dog to the beach! Some are leash free while others require leashes. Hours may be limited. We have a map to all of the San Diego Dog Beaches.

Oceanside Days of Art - April 22 to 23 2017 from 10 AM – 5 PM in downtown Oceanside along Pier View Way. Outdoor arts festival with an exciting variety of artwork on display as artists demonstrate their techniques. oceanside-days-of-art

La Jolla Half Marathon - Sunday April 23 2017 begins 7:30 am, Del Mar Fairgrounds; ends La Jolla Cove Park. Scenic and challenging run from Del Mar, through Torrey Pines State Preserve, through La Jolla Shores community to the picturesque La Jolla Cove. Limited to 6500 runners, must register early. Also, a 5K run at La Jolla Shores. If you love La Jolla in the spring, don't miss this athletic San Diego event in April. www.lajollahalfmarathon.com

Naturalist-Guided Whale Watching - through mid April 2017 San Diego Harbor Excursion. Go whale watching in San Diego with an ocean expert from Birch Aquarium at Scripps. Amazing views, listen to whale and dolphin sounds, and guaranteed whale sightings. Reservations required. (619) 234-4111. Times 9:45 am - 1:15 pm and 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm. $30 weekdays and $35 weekends, kids 4-12 $15 with paid adult, kids 3 and under free. Whale Watching in San Diego

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Wildflower Bloom in prior year, Anza Borrego, California

Anza Borrego Wildflowers - Take a day trip to Anza Borrego Desert State Park to see the spring wildflowers, the bloom is lovely in late March and early April. One of our favorite San Diego events in April. Stop by the historic town of Julian on your way back. For more information see Anza Borrego State Park.

Sea Days - Saturday April 15 2017 from 11 AM - 3 PM at Birch Aquarium, for a fun family event. Celebrate Party for the Planet planet for Earth Day. Free with paid admission to Scripps Birch Aquarium. Birch Aquarium.

San Diego Earth Fair at Balboa Park - Sunday April 23 2017 from 10 AM - 5 PM. More than 300 exhibitors, food, special Kinds’ Activity Area, entertainment & The Children’s Earth Parade. This is one of the great San Diego events to celebrate Earth Day. www.earthdayweb.org

Coastal Clean Up Day
Creek to Bay Cleanup - Saturday April 22 2017 from 9 AM - 12 noon at over 60 cleanup sites in San Diego County. Join the thousands to protest and conserve our San Diego beaches, bays, canyons and parks. Volunteer for this event in celebration of Earth Day. Friends, families and groups can signup now for a site of your choice. Come help out at one of the best community San Diego events April. www.creektobay.org

Things to Do in San Diego - For more fun San Diego events and things to do, check out these San Diego Activities, Beach Activities and San Diego Events May.

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