Top Things to Do in San Diego This Weekend

Cruise on down to San Diego this week and enjoy everything California’s Beach City has to offer including Chicano Park Day, Easter, and these top things to do.

Spring Fling Food Truck Festival

When: April 15-19, 2019 Where: Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101 Live bands and dancers will perform on the Plaza de Panama stage starting at 4:00 p.m., and various park and community organizations will host free hands-on activities for families on select dates. There will also be a rotating selection of games and activities on the Plaza, including giant checkers, hula hoops, bowling, cornhole, and giant tumbling blocks.


2019 Del Mar National Horse Show

When: April 16 – May 5, 2019 Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds 22nd DAA – 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014 Each year the Del Mar National attracts more than 1,500 horses representing many breeds across three distinctly different disciplines – Western, Dressage, and Hunter/Jumper. Spectators will see world-class performances in reining with its famous spins and sliding stops, elegant and athletic dressage moves choreographed to music, and nail-biting daredevil show jumping! Evening events feature trick riders, comedy acts, thrills and spills, and breed demonstrations, among many other exciting acts. The competition for prize money, trophies, and ribbons is fierce!

Cats

When: April 16-21, 2019 Where: San Diego Civic Theatre – 1100 Third Ave, San Diego, CA 92101 CATS, the record-breaking musical spectacular by Andrew Lloyd Webber that has captivated audiences in over 30 countries and 15 languages, is now on tour across North America!

San Diego Padres vs. Cincinnati Reds

When: April 18-21, 2019 Where: Petco Park, San Diego, CA 92101 Catch the San Diego Padres take on the Cincinnati Reds at Petco Park! Game day events and promotions include: Thursday – Friar Family Days; Friday – CocktailFest, Theme Game: Out at the Park; Saturday – All-fan giveaway Swingin’ Friar Poncho Fleece Blanket, Theme Game: Autism Awareness Night; Sunday – All-kid giveaway Kids Easter Egg, KidsFest, Kids Run the Bases, Friar Family Days.

49th Chicano Park Day Celebration

When: April 20, 2019 Where: Chicano Park, San Diego, CA 92113 Visitors to Chicano Park Day will experience traditional music and dance, including one of the largest groups of Aztec Indigenous dance, coordinated by Danza Azteca Calpulli Mexihca. The day will be filled with performances by ballet folklórico groups and numerous live bands, lowrider car show coordinated by Amigos Car Club, vendor booths, kids arts workshop and speakers.

Fee Free Day at Cabrillo National Monument

When: April 20, 2019 Where: Cabrillo National Monument – 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr, San Diego, CA 92106 The fee waiver includes entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.

I’m Not Like You

Opens: April 20, 2019 Where: San Diego History Center – 1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101 I’m Not Like You: Notes from the San Diego Underground is an exhibition celebrating the creative energy, self-expression and independent spirit that distinguished skate, punk and hip-hop culture in San Diego from the 1970s through 1990s. During the two decades preceding the rise of the World Wide Web in 1991, and the subsequent ubiquity of social media and smartphones, highly localized subcultures formed and thrived throughout San Diego.

Happy Birthday Mr. Shakespeare!

When: April 20, 2019 Where: The Old Globe – 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA 92101 Come and celebrate the Bard’s 455th birthday with a free AXIS event! A fitting and festive reason to recognize his countless contributions to arts and culture around the world. This exciting day for the whole family will include birthday games and activities, free crafts, and cookie decorating. Check out the safe sword-fighting demonstration and workshop hosted by George Yé. There will also be both modern and Elizabethan music and dance by San Diego musicians and performers.

San Diego Legion vs Glendale Raptors

When: April 20, 2019 Where: 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, Ca 92111 It’s Beer Fest: Toga Party, we will have craft beers from many of San Diego’s favorite local Breweries. Bring your toga, have a beer and watch some of the best rugby this country has to offer.

Easter

When: Thru April 21, 2019 Hop on down for an amazing Easter Weekend in San Diego including egg hunts on the beach, brunches, and train rides with the Easter Bunny himself.

San Diego Zoo Yaycation

When: Thru April 21, 2019 Where: San Diego Zoo – 2920 Zoo Dr, San Diego, CA 92101 Come celebrate spring by taking a Yaycation at the San Diego Zoo! As the days grow longer, the Zoo bursts into bloom with fun for the whole family. Join us for oodles of special animal experiences, a fun treasure hunt, tasty limited-time treats, and laughter with Zany Dr. Zoolittle, as the San Diego Zoo Rock Radio DJ adds to the lively beat.

SeaWorld’s Seven Seas Craft Beer & Food Festival

When: Thru April 28, 2019 Where: SeaWorld San Diego – 500 SeaWorld Dr, San Diego, CA 92109 Foodies and craft beer aficionados will love SeaWorld’s Seven Seas Food Festival, featuring craft beer from favorite local breweries, plus fresh international cuisine infused with local, sustainable ingredients and unique signature flavors from around the world.

Rooftop Cinema Club San Diego

When: Thru April 30, 2019 Where: Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego – 1 Market Place, San Diego, CA 92101 Rooftop Cinema Club is revolutionizing the outdoor movie-going experience as a place where friends and loved ones gather to enjoy amazing films, fantastic food, and top-shelf drinks, all while lounging in the moonlit shadow of the Downtown San Diego skyline. And as if that isn’t enough of a draw in and of itself, Rooftop Cinema Club’s guests are treated to state-of-the-art HD video, studio-quality wireless headphones, soft lounge-style deck chairs and cozy blankets for cool nights.

Whale Watching

When: Thru April Each year, more than 20,000 gray whales make a 10,000-mile round-trip journey from Alaska to the lagoons of Baja California, where the females give birth to their calves. With 70 miles of coastline directly in the migration path, San Diego is an ideal destination to see this impressive parade of gentle giants.

Butterfly Jungle

When: Thru May 12, 2019 Where: San Diego Zoo Safari Park – 15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd, Escondido, CA 92027 Walk through the Butterfly Jungle, a greenhouse filled with butterflies of all colors and sizes. There’s a special thrill in being surrounded by these fluttering beauties—and guests wearing bright colors may find the winged wonders perching on them!

The Flower Fields

When: Thru May 12, 2019 Where: 5704 Paseo del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008 For more than sixty years, Mother Nature has transformed the rolling hills of North San Diego County into one of the most spectacular and coordinated displays of natural color and beauty anywhere in the world.


More Top Things to Do in San Diego


Cajon Classic Cruise – Thru October 30, 2019Exhibition: Manrabbit “Sweating Glitter” / A Solo – Thru May 19, 2019The Flower Fields – Thru May 12, 2019Trinh Mai: That We Should be Heirs – Thru May 12, 2019They Promised Her the Moon at The Old Globe – Thru May 5, 2019Tradition and Beyond – Thru April 28, 2019Life After at The Old Globe – Thru April 28, 2019Cirque du Soleil Volta – Thru April 28, 2019The Language of Art, An Art Exhibition – Thru April 28, 2019Hops on the Harbor with Booze Brothers – Thru April 27, 2019Japanese Friendship Garden Concert Series – Thru April 25, 2019Angels in America at Cygnet Theatre – Thru April 20, 2019Little Artists – April 15 – May 20, 2019San Diego Padres vs. Colorado Rockies – April 15-16, 2019The Primaveras and Loosen the Noose – April 16, 2019San Diego Guitar Festival – April 18-27, 2019Marc Maron – April 18-20, 2019The Mayflower – April 18, 2019The Floozies with Band of Gringos – April 18, 2019Scholarshare 592: Little Innovators – April 19, 2019Release of Award-winning 2015 Bordeaux-style Blend – April 20, 2019Bikes, Boards and Brews – April 20, 2019Movies on the Beach – April 20, 2019Mason Ale Works Dinner – April 20, 2019Chefs Cycle Beer Dinner – April 20, 2019Michael McDonald – April 20, 2019Shane Mauss – April 21, 2019