Event Date

Event Description

Time

Location

Cost

April 2

Tartan Day Festival

Scottish food and desserts. Scottish bagpiping, dancers and entertainment all day.

11 am-4 pm

Balboa Park, Courtyard Lawn, Houses of Pacific Relations Cottages near Pan American Rd., San Diego

Free

April 2

Tracking Walk

Guide-led nature walk through the area to find animals, birds, insects, and plants.

8:30-10:30 am

Mission Trails Regional Park

Two Father Juniper Serra Trail, Santee

Free

April 6-10

Rumpelstiltskin

A magical trickster helps the miller's daughter with the impossible task of spinning straw into gold and then exacts a terrible price. The jester saves the day.

Wed-Fri.: 10 am and 1:30 pm; Sat-Sun.: 11 am, 1 pm and 2:30 pm

Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater

2130 Pan American Plaza, San Diego

Adults $6; Children $4

April 9-10

Gran Fondo San Diego Expo

A wide variety of cycling and fitness gear, live music, food vendors, and family activities.

Sat.: 10 am-6 pm Sun: 10 am-4 pm

Little Italy, San Diego

Free admission

April 9

Balboa Barks

Flyball, disc dogs, a K9 playground, contests,  food, an easy Walk n' Roll Fun Dog Walk precedes the festival. All proceeds benefit Canine Companions for Independence (CCI), which provides assistance dogs to people with disabilities completely free of charge.

10 am-3 pm

Balboa Park (lawn area at Park Blvd. and President's Way), San Diego

General admission is only $7 (children 5 and under are free) and parking is FREE. All paid admissions will receive a $5 off coupon for Henry's Markets ($5 off purchase of $30, while supplies last).

April 13-17 and 20-24

Benito Bunny's Great Easter Egg Hunt

Freddy the Fox has stolen all of the Easter eggs, and Benito Bunny needs help finding them.

Wed-Fri.: 10 am and 1:30 pm; Sat-Sun.: 11 am, 1 pm and 2:30 pm

Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater

2130 Pan American Plaza, San Diego

Adults $6; Children $4

April 16

Linda Vista Multicultural Fair

Parade, cultural exhibits, ethnic food, live performances, Kids Zone,

10 am-5 pm

6900 block of Linda Vista Rd., San Diego

Free

April 16

Junior Leagues’ Kids in the Kitchen

Interactive learning booths, cooking demos, obstacle course

10 am-1 pm

Olivewood Gardens

2505 N. Avenue, National City

Free

April 16-17

Spring Busker Festival

Fun, and bizarre, live performances, including sword swallowing, knife throwing, pogo stick tricks and juggling on unicycles.

12-5 pm

Seaport Village

W. Harbor Dr. And Pacific Hwy., San Diego

Free

April 16

36th Annual Ocean Beach Spring Egg Hunt DJ, clowns, free fire truck rides and popcorn.

Varies

Robb Field

2525 Bacon St., San Diego

Free

April 17

Dinosaur Family Day

Come celebrate the arrival of the museum’s new exhibition Dinosaurs: Ancient Fossils, New Discoveries. Investigate dinosaur fossils, design your own dinosaur, and join Ms. Frizzle at noon and 2 pm for Dinosaur Dining.

11 am-3 pm

Natural History Museum

1788 El Prado, San Diego

Free with Museum admission. Adult: $16,

Senior (62+):  $14, Active military, youth (13–17), student (with ID):  $11

Youth (13-17):  $11, Child (3–12):  $10

Child 2 and under: FREE

April 17

Earth Fair 2011

More than 350 exhibitors, special theme areas, a Food Pavilion, a special Kids’ Activity Area, three entertainment venues, the Children’s Earth Parade. Crafts, games, face painting, storytelling, and hands-on activities for children. Make gift cards from recycled materials, learn how to visit wild areas without disturbing the environment and have fun at the Children’s Stage.

10 am-5 pm

Balboa Park, San Diego

Free

April 23

Spring Egg Hunt Celebration

Hunt for eggs, receive candy and take a pciture with the Easter Bunny.

9-11 am

Carmel Valley Recreation Center, 3777 Townsgate Dr., San Diego

Free

April 23

Pacific Beach

Spring Egg Hunt Celebration  

Shake the hand of the Spring Bunny, go on an egg hunt, enjoy crafts, face painting, prizes, and a jumper.

10 am-1 pm

Pacific Beach Recreation Center 1405 Diamond St., San Diego

Free

April 23

Spring Egg Hunt Celebration

Bring a basket to hunt for colorful eggs. Come early to decorate your own Spring Treat Bag. Peter Rabbit will be there instead of the Easter Bunny.


10 am-1 pm

La Jolla Recreation Center

615 Prospect St., La Jolla

$3

April 23

Easter Festival

Crafts face painting, bounce houses, entertainment and egg hunts.


10 am-1 pm

Ecke Sports Park

278 Saxony Rd., Encinitas

Free

April 23

Liberty Station Spring Fling

Egg hunts, lawn games, crafts, scavenger hunt and live music.

12-5 pm

Liberty Plaza at Rosecrans and Roosevelt, Point Loma

Free

April 24

USS Midway Easter Celebration

Easter egg roll competitions, flight deck safari hunt, petting zoo and storytelling.

11 am-2 pm

USS Midway

910 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego

Free with paid admission

April 30

Art Alive: Garden of Activities

Experience a garden of projects for children and families to enjoy together.  Activities will include creating flower arrangements from art materials, reading nature-inspired stories in the children’s reading area and building a paper garden on the walls.

12 pm

San Diego Museum of Art

1450 El Prado,

Balboa Park , San Diego

Free with museum admission: Adults: $12, Seniors and Military: $9, Students with ID: $8, Children 5-12: $4.50, Children 4 and younger: Free

April 30-May 1

Mission Federal ArtWalk Festival

Come see hundreds of visual and performance artists create music, sculptures, paintings and more. There are hands-on activities for children.

11 am-6 pm

From Beech to Fir Streets, Little Italy, San Diego

Free

April 2011 Family Events in San Diego