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This Weekend in San Diego (4/21 – 4/23): Festivals, Fairs, and Events Galore

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This weekend in San Diego is full of festivals, shows, and outdoor activities. If you’re not sure of your plans for the weekend yet, we’ve got the agenda prepared for you. Find out where to get last minute tickets to concerts and all about the best events happening this weekend in San Diego. It’s also gonna be a warm weekend, so be sure to dress (and apply sunscreen) accordingly.

Enjoy the Various Cultural and Musical Festivals This Weekend

Coachella Music and Arts Festival 

Didn’t go to Coachella Weekend 1, but want to see what the hype was all about? You can still purchase tickets to weekend 2 this April 22-24 on Stubhub and Craigslist. Even though it might be more expensive than the original cost, you will get the chance to see diverse artists like Bon Iver, Lady gaga and Kendrick Lamar perform on the Polo Fields of Indio and have the best weekend of your life.

Home Show USA 

Home Show USA is proudly celebrating 42 years this weekend and plans to bring buyers and sellers together to learn about home and commercial improvements at the Del Mar fairgrounds. Admission to Home Show USA is free, but there is a fee of $13 to park at the fair grounds. The show will take place Friday-Sunday from 10 am-5 pm.

San Diego Gem Faire

On April 21-23, visit the Gem Faire at the Scottish Rite Center. Known as one of the largest gem, jewelry and bead shows in the United Sates, Gem Faire vendors offer quality merchandise at manufacturers’ prices. You can still purchase tickets to the San Diego Gem Faire for a $7 admission. Children 11 and under enter free.

Pacific Rim Festival

Imagine Media Groups presents Pacific Rim Street Festival this Saturday from 4-9 pm in Chula Vista. Enjoy delicious food from around the Pacific, special musical performances from bands like Pali Roots Music, beer gardens, and cultural dancers all for free of cost!

Earth Fair

“Creating a clean, healthy, prosperous, and healthy future,” EarthWorks is putting on an Earth Day Festival on Sunday, April 23 at the beautiful Balboa Park from 10 am-5 pm. Being the largest free annual environmental fair and earth day produced by volunteers, this is an event you don’t want to miss. View more than 300 exhibitors to learn about animals, energy efficiency, and health on Earth Day this year.

Avocado Festival 

On Sunday April 23,  the 31st annual Avocado Festival takes place in Fallbrook from 9 am-5 pm. At the Avocado Festival, you can try delicious guacamole from an assortment of restaurants and sample special avocado enhanced balms and oil soaps. Admission is free!

Get a Last Minute Ticket to a Show

The Who’s Tommy

The electrifying rock opera, “The Who’s Tommy,” is performing at the Ocean Beach Playhouse and Arts Center. Based on The Who’s classic 1969 double album, The Who’s Tommy is an influential rock opera that follows the adventures of Tommy as he resists the cruelty of the modern world and the original on Broadway won 5 Tony’s. You can see this play every Friday and Saturday at 8 pm and Sunday at 2 pm. Order tickets now!

How You Should Enjoy the Sunshine This Weekend

Carlsbad Flower Fields 

If you haven’t seen the beautiful blooming flower fields in Carlsbad yet, you should make the trip this weekend. The picture perfect setting totals to 50 acres of colorful flowers. The fields are open until May 14 from 9-6 pm to the public. You can purchase tickets when you get there.

La Jolla Half Marathon

The La Jolla Half Marathon takes off bright and early at 7:30 am. Starting at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, the course follows a scenic coastal route before reaching the challenging climb to the summit of Torrey Pines State Park. The course then rolls atop Torrey Pines mesa, continues down through residential La Jolla Shores, and finishes at La Jolla Cove. You can still register if you haven’t already. Haven’t trained? The La Jolla Half is a great run to watch as a spectator. Line the beach near Torrey Pines or head to downtown La Jolla for great viewing. Just be careful for street closures! Get creative and make a sign – it is going to be a sight to see this weekend in San Diego!

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