San Diego Weekend Events Friday April 25 to Sunday April 27, 2014

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Adam-Avenue-UnpluggedWhat: Adam Avenue Unplugged

When: Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, 27, 2014

Where: Adams Avenue, San Diego

Description: Adam Avenue Unplugged will take place at the two-mile stretch from University Heights on the West through Normal Heights. Enjoy 150 live musical performances staged inside coffee houses, bars, restaurants and even galleries in the neighborhood. Live performances will also take place in the evenly placed four community stages. Take part in the event and indulge in a weekend of great food, drinks and music.

Cost: Free


artwalk-sandiegoWhat: Mission Federal ArtWalk’s 30th Anniversary

When: Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, 27, 2014

Where: Little Italy, San Diego

Description: This is a great opportunity to celebrate art for art’s sake. If you are an artist, sign up now to participate and highlight your talent. Mission Federal ArtWalk attracts artists and art lovers from all over the world to San Diego. Immerse yourself in unique brush strokes and subject matter this weekend. You can also bring your family to the event and participate in interactive art installations.



public2What: PUBLIC2

When: Friday, April 25, 2014 to Saturday, April 26, 2014

Where: MCASD Downtown, San Diego

Description: This event celebrates the reopening if the newly renovated North Plaza and One America Plaza. The two-day event features live music and dance performances, exhibitions, tours, silent discos by Silent Storm and art-making activities. On Friday, the event starts at 5:00 pm and goes on to 9:00 pm. Saturday packs in more variety and starts from 11:00 am and ends at 7:00 pm. Saturday features urban boot camp, yoga, screen printing workshop, gallery tours, and more.

Cost: Free


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhat: 12th Annual Creek to Bay Cleanup

When: Saturday, April 26th, 2014, 9 am to 12 pm

Where: Various Places in San Diego

Description: Keep your city clean with this massive endeavor to spread awareness. Volunteer for this event and save your city from dirt and grime. You are required to sign a waiver, regardless of age, and minors below the age of 18 will need a parent or a guardian to sign their waiver form. There will be many cleanup sites so get ready to work hard for your city.

Cost: Free



49th-Annual-Western-Days-ParadeWhat: 49th Annual Western Days Parade

When: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 9:35 am

Where: Woodside and Maine Avenue, San Diego

Description: Get a seat along the route of the Parade with a cooler full of sandwiches and colas as this year’s parade is going to turn out extra special as it will celebrate 50 great years of Rodeo. Watch cowboys and cowgirls on their horses, performing antics and colorful floats with food and music.

Cost: Free


Encinitas-Garden-FestivalWhat: Encinitas Garden Festival and Tour

When: Saturday, April 26, 2014

Where: Encinitas, San Diego

Description: Enjoy the daylong festival and peek into more than 20 private gardens for fun and inspiration. The festival includes a Gardener’s Marketplace that serves as the center of the event. Check out the Marketplace’s vendors and their goods like veg­etable seedlings, gar­den art, and unusual plants. Enjoy great food and beverages with speakers and exhibitors giving information on the joys and how-tos of gardening.

Cost: Free



socal-etsyWhat: SoCal Etsy Guild Market

When: Saturday April 26, 2014 10 am to 5 pm

Where: Seaport District, San Diego

Description: SoCal Etsy Guild Market features Southern California’s handmade craft vendors. The event is set in the courtyard of the Headquarter of Seaport District and includes art and live music interspersed with free activities for children. All featured products will be handmade and vintage, either art or food. Check out all the vendors that include Du Vita, WILD VIOLETTA, Kill An Hour With Andaluza, Lord Wallington and Calinana.




San-Diego-Shaka-FestivalWhat: San Diego Shaka Festival

When: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 7 am to 2 pm

Where: Crown Point Park, Mission Bay, San Diego

Description: The Nā Koa Kai Canoe Club  presents the hugely popular San Diego Shaka Fest that include exciting programs like the Stand Up For The Kids SUP race that is open to adults and youths, SUP & Health Wellness Expo, the Keiki Heihei Waʻa – a canoe regatta only for youths and Youth obstacle course on the beach. Enjoy the Hawaiian events and food with your whole family. You may also win a round trip airfare to Hawaii aboard the Alaska Airlines.

Cost: Free


eartth-fair-2014What: San Diego Earth Fair 2014

When: Sunday, April 27, 2014, 10 am to 5 pm

Where: Balboa Park, San Diego

Description: Join the biggest annual environmental fair in the world at Earth Fair 2014. This is the 25th annual event and more than 50,000 visitors are expected to turn up. The event is produced by 400 volunteers and will feature over 300 exhibitors, theme areas, and an activity area for children, a food pavilion, five entertainment venues, the eARTH Gallery show, the Children’s Earth Parade and the Cleaner Car Concourse. Learn more about your environment with wildlife preservation groups, conservation organizations, vehicles driven by alternative energy, health care and services, and much more.

Cost: Free


bags-and-baublesWhat: 4th Annual Bags & Baubles

When: Sunday April 27, 2014, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Where: Rancho Santa Fe Estate, San Diego

Description: The address for the 4th Annual Bags & Baubles event is only provided after registration. Join FACE and shop for a cause. Join fellow animal lovers for a silent auction. Take your pick from a spectacular selection of jewelry, handbags and some special men’s items and put down your price. Enjoy the delicious food, wines and desserts while you go from one display to the next to shop all you need.

Cost: $10

La-Jolla-Half-MarathonWhat: La Jolla Half Marathon

When: Sunday, April 27, 2014, from 7:30 am

Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds

Description: Join the La Jolla Half Marathon and run along one of America’s most beautiful race trails. The race starts at the Del Mar Fairgrounds and follows a picturesque route to the summit of Torrey Pines State Park. After the challenging climb to the park, the course continues to the residential La Jolla Shores district and finishes at the Ellen Browning Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove. Take part in the race that is second on the Half Marathon Triple Crown Series list.

Cost: Free

north-county-partyWhat: Best of North County Party

When: Friday, April 25, 2014, 6:30 – 9:30 pm

Where: Park Hyatt Aviara, San Diego

Description: Sample the best food from North County’s best restaurants, sip beer from local breweries and wineries, and enjoy live music – all at North County Party. Have the best time at this San Diego Magazine event with special appearances by the city’s finest chefs, DJs, and more. Take a bite from the different food tastings and enjoy a most amazing evening. DJ Daniel Peterson will set the groove while you enjoy the photo booth, Nomad artz, the photo bus and box, and more.

Cost: $75 – $85

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