April 2-3, Annual San Diego Crew Classic Rowing Regatta
Collegiate, junior and masters’ athletes will participate in over 90 races over 2 days.  Various divisions of rowers will compete in eight-person shells hoping to win a prestigious trophy cup.
Time: Racing begins at 7:30 am
Location: Mission Bay – Crown Point Shores
For more information visit www.crewclassic.org

April 2-3 & 9-10, Escondido Renaissance Faire
The age of chivalry will be recreated among the wonders of nature in an idyllic setting.  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.
Time: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Location: Felicita County Park, 742 Clarence Lane, Escondido
For more information call 805-496-6036

April 3, San Marcos Spring Festival
The festival route is dotted with over 300 vendor booths.  A huge children’s area features rides for children of all ages.  The Beer Garden not only includes local microbreweries, but also wonderful food fare from many restaurants of Old California Restaurant Row.
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: San Marcos, on Via Vera Cruz
For more information visit www.kennedyfaires.com/san-marcos.com

April 5, Padres Opening Day Block Party
This is an East Village block party in celebration of the opening day of the baseball season.  The event will have trade show merchandise, great music, a beer garden, a food court, live entertainment, and more!  Free event.
Time: 11:30 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Downtown San Diego, J Street – between 7th & 9th Ave.
For more information visit www.eastvillagesandiego.com

April 8, Padres Car Series – Lowrider Showcase
A pre-game Lowrider Showcase takes place before the Padres take on the Los Angeles Dodgers.  A fine collection of these decorated vehicles are lined up along the street for viewing and judging.  You will also see an amazing demonstration where a specialized lowrider vehicle comes to life. Free event.
Time: 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Downtown San Diego, on J Street, between 7th Ave. & 10th Ave.
For more information call 619-795-5146

April 8-9, Golf Fest San Diego
Two-day golf expo where you can meet and get incredible deals from all the top golf club companies, as well as deals on clothing, golf resorts, and golf courses.
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Riverwalk Golf Club, 1150 Fashion Valley Rd., San Diego
For more information visit www.golffestshow.com

April 8-9, Home Decorating & Remodeling Show
This show features home improvement products and services offered by local businesses.
Free admission.
Time: Fri & Sat  10:00 am – 7:00 pm  / Sun  10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds, O’Brien Hall, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar
For more information visit www.delmarfairgrounds.com

April 8-10, Fallbrook Film Festival
The Festival provides an opportunity for local and visiting film enthusiasts to view a wide array of creative, diverse and compelling works of cinematic art from features to shorts to documentaries.
Time: Varies, refer to website
Location: Ultra Star Cinemas, River Village Plaza in Bonsall
For more information visit www.fallbrookfilmfestival.com

April 9, Annual CityBeat Festival of Beers
Over 30 local craft brewers will be offering samplings from a variety of their homegrown beers.
The event is accompanied with entertainment and tasty food.  There is an admission fee.
Time: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: El Cajon Blvd. between Texas St. & Mississippi St. (in front of the Lafayette Hotel)
For more information visit www.citybeatbeerfest.com

April 9, Canine Companions Balboa Park
A Festival for dogs and people.  This event features flyball, disc dogs, a K9 agility playground, contests, great shopping, delicious food and more!  Peace, Love & Canine Companions dog walk precedes the festival.
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Balboa Park (lawn area at Park Blvd. & President’s Way)
For more information visit www.cci.org/balboabarks.com

April 9-10, Annual Encinitas Street Faire
Browse among 400 unique booths featuring a little of everything.  In addition, children’s rides,
four live stages, and the Karl Strauss Brewery beer garden guarantee that you’ll find fun for the whole family.
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Downtown Encinitas, South Coast Highway 101
For more information visit www.kennedyfaires.com/encinitas/

April 10, 5K Walk for Life & Health Fair
Fundraiser 5K walk, starting and finishing at the Pier Amphitheater.  Walk and health expo sponsored
by the Cardiovascular Disease Foundation.
Time: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Pier Amphitheater, Oceanside
For more information call 760-730-1471

April 15-17, Annual Del Mar Antique Show & Sale
More than 250 premier antique dealers from all over California and the western United States will be selling the finest in antiques & collectibles.  Appraisal service will also be available for $5 per item.
Time: Fri & Sat  11:00 am – 7:00 pm / Sun  11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds, O’Brien Hall, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar
For more information visit www.delmarfairgrounds.com

April 16, Annual Linda Vista Multi-Cultural Fair & Parade
A cultural celebration offering food, merchandise, performances, climbing wall, and carnival rides.  There will be a Kids Zone, World Arts Village, and Teen Stage.  This event is in conjunction with the Linda Vista Multi-Cultural Parade.
Time: 10:00 am -5:00 pm / Parade 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Linda Vista Rd, between Comstock & Ulric, Linda Vista
For more information visit www.lindavistafair.org

April 16-17, Seaport Village Spring Busker Festival
The only Busker Festival in Southern California.  Professionals from across the country will perform their bizarre talents from sword swallowing to knife throwing to pogo stick tricks and juggling unicycles.  Shop, dine and enjoy an entire day of one-of-a-kind entertainment. Free to attend.
Time: Noon – 5:00 pm
Location: Seaport Village – Embarcadero, San Diego Bay at Harbor Drive & Pacific Highway
For more information visit www.seaportvillage.com

April 17, Avocado Festival
Celebrating agricultural heritage while providing an opportunity for entertainment and camaraderie. There will be agricultural displays, avocado culinary demonstrations, a guacamole contest, avocado ice cream, holy guaca-moly, the art of the avocado contest and much more!
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Fallbrook – Main Street
For more information call 760-945-9288

April 23, Spring Fling & Egg Hunts
Liberty Station will be transformed into a land of Springtime pleasures.  There will be an inflatable slide, bounce houses, games, giveaways, a scavenger hunt, food, music, raffle prizes, the Easter Bunny, and a huge egg hunt.
Time: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Liberty Station, 2624 Historic Decatur Rd., Point Loma
For more information visit www.libertystation.com

April 23, Annual Chicano Park Day
The Annual Chicano Park Day celebration features a children’s art workshop, traditional and contemporary music & dance, live bands, food, arts & crafts vendors and a classic low rider car display.
Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Chicano Park – Cesar Chavez Parkway exit, under the Coronado Bay Bridge
For more information visit www.chicano-park.org