April 5
East Village Opening Day Block Party
Padre fans!   An East Village block party in celebration of the opening day of the Padres baseball season.  The event will have retail merchandise, great music, a beer garden and food court.  Come on down and mingle, eat, drink and have fun.
Time:  11:30 am  6:00 pm
Location:  East Village  Downtown San Diego, J Street, between 7th & 10th Ave.
For more information visit www.eastvillagesandiego.com

April 7
ACT Today 5K
This event offers a 5K run, 10K run and kids runs–accompanied by a post event festival of music, beer, food, and inflatable jumpers. Event proceeds benefit military families that cannot afford treatments and
other special needs for their autistic kids.
Time: 7:30 am – 11:00 am
Location:  East Mission Bay, Tecolote Shores, Fiesta Island
For more information visit www.acttodayformilitaryfamilies.org

April 7
5th Annual CityBeat Festival of Beers
Over 40 local craft brewers will be offering samplings from a variety of their homegrown beers.  It€™s a beer lovers paradise where you can stroll from booth to booth and sample beer.  The event is accompanied with music and tasty food.  Admission $35.00-$40.00 (includes unlimited Tasters).
Time:  1:00 pm  6:00 pm
Location:  El Cajon Blvd., by the Lafayette Hotel (between Texas & Mississippi Streets)
For more information visit www.citybeatbeerfest.com

April 7
Santee Spring Eggstravaganza & Egg Hunts
Continuous egg hunts (first come, first served), carnival rides, inflatables, pony rides & petting zoo, crafts, photo with live bunnies, food. 
Time:  9:00 am  3:00 pm
Location:  Santee Lakes, Lake 5, 9310 Fanita Pkwy, Santee
For more information call 619-258-4100 x 201

April 7
Carlsbad EGGStravaganza Spring Festival
Egg hunt and festival.  Music, fun games, arts & crafts and a
fun zone with bounce houses, giant slide, obstacle courses and
a chance to €œSoak the Bunny.  Collect eggs in the ongoing œEgg Scramble between 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.
Time:  10:00 am  1:00 pm
Location:  Poinsettia Park, 6600 Hidden Valley Rd., Carlsbad
For more information visit www.carlsbadca.gov

April 7
Encinitas Easter Egg Hunt Festival
Free event, sponsored by the City of Encinitas, features arts and crafts, entertainment, prizes, jump houses, face painting, pictures with the bunny and of course, 24,000 eggs!
Time:  10:00 am  1:00 pm
Location:  Ecke Sports Park, 278 Saxony Rd., Encinitas
For more information visit www.cityofencinitas.org

April 8
Coronado Easter Brunch & Egg Hunts
Easter at the Hotel del Coronado! Enjoy food, entertainment and fun for the whole family.  Featuring several holiday brunch options, Easter-egg hunts, holiday crafts and visits with the Easter Bunny.  Three different hunts on the oceanfront Windsor Lawn from 10:00 am  10:40 am, to include children of all ages, then another round of 3 eggs hunts from 12:00 pm to 12:40 pm.
Time:  10:00 am  12:40 pm
Location:  Hotel del Coronado, Windsor Lawn, 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado
Call 619-522-8490 for brunch reservations.  Visit www.hoteldel.com for more information.

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
For more information visit www.sandiegopetexpo.net

April 15
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, kids fishing, contests, prizes and more!
Time:  9:00 am- 5:00 pm
Location:  San Diego Sportfishing Landings, Point Loma, Harbor Dr. & Scott St.
For more information visit www.sportfishing.org

April 20-22
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
For more information visit www.lakesiderodeo.com

April 21
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.
For more information visit www.lindavistafair.org

April 21
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 childrens 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
For more information visit www.chicano-park.org

April 22
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
For more information visit www.earthdayweb.org

April 28-29
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
For more information visit www.kennedyfaires.com/encinitas

April  28-29
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

April 28-29
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 œLittle 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
For more locations visit www.missionfederalartwalk.org