San Diego April 2024

San Diego April 2024 Events

San Diego April 2024 Events

Don't Miss Out on a San Diego Spring

Average temperature low and high: 56° - 69°
April in San Diego is all about welcoming spring with warm, sunny weather. Mild temps and beautiful scenery make the city's beaches, hiking spots, and biking trails perfect outdoor destinations, while delicious, diverse eats like seafood, California-style pizza, and Mexican fare make the list of top things to do. Famed attractions like SeaWorld and the San Diego Zoo are worth a visit, while April events like Belmont in Bloom, San Diego Restaurant Week, and SeaWorld's Seven Seas Craft Beer & Food Festival are worth checking out, too. April also means baseball, making the city's bustling Petco Park (home of the San Diego Padres) the perfect place to catch a game.

April Event Calendar

Beyond Van Gogh: An Immersive Experience

Beyond Van Gogh: An Immersive Experience

Make sure you check out this highly talked about and sought-out exhibit. Successful in Europe, Asia, the Americas, and with over 2 million attendees in America, get a chance to experience the classic artworks of Van Gogh like never before. Surrounded by vibrant projections, you'll feel as if he painted you within one of his pieces. Tickets will sell fast, so get them while still available. Entry prices Start at $53. More info and tickets are available online. 

San Diego Padres at Petco Park

Petco Park is a Major League Baseball stadium in San Diego, California, and is the home field of the San Diego Padres. They're currently set to play the likes of the St. Louis Cardinals, the Chicago Cubs, the Toronto Blue Jays, the Philadelphia Phillies and the Cincinnati Reds throughout April. Times vary, though they're typically at either 1:10 PM or 6:40 PM. Petco Park also offers a variety of food options, including local favorites like seafood and Mexican cuisine, as well as traditional ballpark fare. Tickets are currently available.

Tequila & Taco Music Festival San Diego

The Tequila and Taco Music Festival is a lively celebration with loads of taco vendors, tequila, live music, and good times for all. The event will be held in Thrive Park from April 6th to the 7th. In addition to tequila, guests can also enjoy tangy margaritas and delicious craft beer. Speaking of which, you can choose a tequila experience (you'll get one ticket, one souvenir tasting cup, and six half-ounce samples of tequila). So raise a glass (or a lot) to this can't-miss event in the San Diego area.

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

Coachella is a festival on every music lover's bucket list and returns with performances from some of the biggest stars with genres including rock, indie, hip-hop, and dance. The 2024 lineup includes Anyma, Anti Up, Artbat, Doja Cat, and more. In addition to music performances, Coachella also features a range of interactive art installations, food and drinks, and various other activities. The event is held in Indio, California, about 130 miles east of Los Angeles, California. Passes are currently available.

San Diego Vegan Festival

San Diego Vegan Festival

Celebrate the vegan lifestyle and plant-based food/products at the San Diego Vegan Festival in San Diego, CA. The festival features food vendors offering a wide range of plant-based dishes, as well as educational workshops and talks on veganism, animal rights, and environmental issues. And best of all: admission is entirely free.

SoCal Taco Fest

SoCal Taco Fest

Waterfront Park is the perfect setting for the SoCal Taco Fest featuring amazing tacos, margaritas, and live music. The Chihuahua Races & Beauty Pageant is another can't-miss annual event, and if you've never experienced Lucha Libre wrestling, don't forget to set aside time to go watch. Live matches will be held throughout the day. General admission and VIP passes are available. 

Stagecoach Festival

Country fans won't want to miss the Stagecoach Festival this April. Celebrating the best of country music, this year the three-day outdoor event features Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Morgan Wallen, Post Malone, Willie Nelson, and more. There will also be late-night shows, a dance hall, games, Guy Fieri's Stagecoach Smokehouse BBQ, restaurants, and bars. Get tickets now.

International Mobile Film Festival

International Mobile Film Festival

The 13th Annual International Mobile Film Festival allows moviegoers to embrace the wonders of modern technology with a line-up of independent films made entirely using smartphones in place of traditional video camera set-ups. The films span a variety of genres, so there is always something for everyone to enjoy. Find more information on the festival's official website.

San Diego Events in April

Concerts

Theater & Headliners

Sports

Nightclubs

Things to do in San Diego

Things to Do in San Diego in April

Hang out in Balboa Park

Hang out in Balboa Park
Balboa Park is one of the most popular destinations in San Diego. Located in downtown San Diego, this 1,200-acre park filled with gorgeous gardens and historic Spanish architecture is considered to be the city's cultural hub. On a beautiful spring day, it is the perfect destination for a bike ride, stroll, or picnic.

Wander around Gaslamp Quarter

Wander around Gaslamp Quarter
Gaslamp Quarter consists of 16 blocks of old Victorian-style buildings that are now used for a variety of hip shops, art galleries, theaters, restaurants, bars and clubs. It's the perfect place to go if you just want to explore and wander without an agenda, as there is entertainment for all!