April 14-15 San Diego Pet Expo
Information about pets, including pet product and service vendors. 2 stages of entertainment, animal celebrities, petting zoo, splash dogs, expert speakers, pet adoptions, breed area, food court, and much more. Admission--see event website.
Time: Sat. 10:00 am – 7:00 pm / Sun. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds – Bing Crosby Hall, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar
Annual Port of San Diego Day at the Docks
The West Coast’s largest public celebration of sportfishing. This free annual event provides marine attractions for the whole family, and especially the sportfishing enthusiast. Features boat rides on San Diego Bay, displays by marine artists and fishing tackle experts, great food, entertainment, fishing seminars, open house aboard sportfishing boats, kid’s fishing, contests, prizes and more!
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: San Diego Sportfishing Landings, Point Loma, Harbor Dr. & Scott St.
48th Annual Lakeside Rodeo
The Rodeo features seven major events: Bareback Bronc, Barrel Racing, Bull Riding, Calf Roping, Saddle Bronc, Steer Wrestling, and Team Roping. Parking donation of $3.00 benefits a youth organization in Lakeside.
Rodeo schedule: Friday 7:30 pm (gates open at 6:00);
Saturday, 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm (gates open 12:30 & 6:00); Sunday, 2:00 pm (gates open at 12:30).
Location: Lakeside Rodeo Grounds, Hwy 67 and Mapleview St., Lakeside
27th Annual Linda Vista Multi-Cultural Fair & Parade
A cultural celebration offering food, merchandise, performances, and carnival rides. There will be a Kids Zone, Teen Stage, and World Arts Village. This event is in conjunction with the Linda Vista Multi-Cultural Parade.
Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm / Parade: 11;00 – 12:00 pm
Fair Location: Linda Vista Rd. – between Comstock & Ulric
Parade route: Linda Vista Rd/Lavant St > Linda Vista Rd > Comstock St >
Morley St > Ulric St > Fulton St > Levant St.
42nd Annual Chicano Park Day
A historic public arts site, Chicano Park is recognized worldwide for its mural paintings of Chicano and Mexican history. The Park was established on April 22, 1970 by Chicano artists. The annual Chicano Park Day celebration features children’s art workshop, traditional and contemporary music & dance, live bands,
food, arts & craft vendors and a classic low rider car display. Free Event.
Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Chicano Park, Cesar Chavez Parkway exit,
under the Coronado Bay Bridge, Barrio Logan
Annual San Diego EarthFair 2012
The annual EarthFair in Balboa Park is the largest free annual environmental fair in the world showcasing a wide variety of causes, goods, and services pertaining to the environment and quality of life. Free to attend. All kinds of entertainment and things to see and do.
Time: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Location: Balboa Park – Central Mesa Area
Annual Encinitas Street Fair
Browse among 400 unique booths featuring a little of everything: arts & crafts, antiques, clothing, items from around the world, and more. In the spring, children’s rides, four live stages, and the Karl Strauss Brewery beer garden guarantee that you’ll find fun for the whole family at the annual Encinitas Street Faire, ongoing since 1983! See website for parking, location, etc.
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Encinitas, Coast Hwy 101
May 5-6, Escondido Renaissance Faire
The age of chivalry will be recreated among the wonders of nature in an idyllic setting. Travel back to the 16th century and the glories of the reign of Elizabeth the First. Activities include several of Will Shakespeare’s new plays, battle pageants, music in the streets, jugglers and hundreds of costumed re-enactors performing in this giant outdoor play. There is an admission fee, which covers all entertainment.
Time: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Location: Felicita County Park, 742 Clarence Lane, Escondido
28th Annual Art Walk
Little Italy presents an adventurous art walk showcasing visual and performing art such as paintings, sculpture, photography, digital art, mixed media, music, and dance. Art collectors and visitors interact with artists, view and purchase their artwork and enjoy an outdoor casual atmosphere. The fine art festival
encompasses 18 blocks of downtown “Little Italy” San Diego where works are displayed in tents along the streets. A Kids Walk in Amici Park accompanies this event. Free event.
Time: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Location: Little Italy – refer to website for the various locations