Another beautiful weekend is upon us! Just a snapshot of a few of these San Diego weekend events — the 46th annual Chicano Park Day celebration, CityBeat’s Festival of Beers, and the La Jolla Half Marathon. There’s no shortage of things to do! As always, please be sure to check ticket availability for ticketed events, as they may sell out.
When: Saturday Apr 23,10am-5pm
Where: Chicano Park; Logan Av & Cesar E Chavez Parkway
What: Established by Chicano activists in 1970, Chicano Park has received international recognition as a major public art site for its commanding mural paintings of the past and present struggle of Mexican and Chicano history. The 46th annual Chicano Park Day celebration honoring its legacy will be held in the historic Park, located in Barrio Logan. Visitors will get to experience traditional music and dance, including a beautiful performance of Aztec Indigenous dance.
When: Saturday Apr 23, 10am-1pm
Where: Copley Plaza at The Old Globe (1363 Old Globe Way)
What: Join the Old Globe to celebrate their resident playwright William Shakespeare’s 452nd Birthday! Birthday games and activities will run the gamut of eras from Elizabethan to today and musicians and Globe alumni will recount the hits of Shakespeare’s day. Themed activities on the Plaza include a life-sized board game, and kids will get to create their own Shakespearean puppets and perform in an interactive puppet show. Stick around for cake at noon and to unwrap Shakespeare’s birthday present!
When: Saturday Apr 23, 2pm-5pm
Where: Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows; 2223 El Cajon Blvd, 92104
What: The CityBeat Festival of Beers (now in its 9th year) is the perfect combo of two of San Diego’s greatest exports – music and craft beer! Enjoy live music from local bands (Hills Like Elephants, Mayfield, and Oh Spirit), tastings from more than 50 different breweries, and a great venue right in the heart of North Park. Proceeds from the event go towards the San Diego Music Foundation, helping to keep participatory music programs active in San Diego communities.
When: Saturday Apr 23, 8am-4pm
Where: Crown Point Park
What: The San Diego Shaka Fest is the fusion of Hawaiian Culture, arts, and athletics! This family-friendly event includes a Stand Up Paddle race open to adult and youth racers, the Keiki Heihei Wa’a (youth only Hawaiian canoe regatta), Health Wellness Expo, a Classic Woody Car exhibit, Keiki Hula Competition, lots of your favorite boutique and food vendors, and da kine Hawaiian entertainment. Attendance is free.
When: Sunday Apr 24, 10am-3pm
Where: Isabella & Orange Avenues, Coronado 92118
What: Head over to Coronado MainStreet’s 26th annual car show, MotorCars on MainStreet, featuring more than 400 pre-’73 restored classic, rod and custom cars, and trucks. It’s staged in downtown Coronado, just one block from the beach; there will be live music featuring The Cat-illacs and drawings throughout the day. Spectators can vote for their favorite entry in a “People’s Choice” award. Viewing is totally free!
When: Sunday Apr 24, 7:30am-10:30am
Where: Race begins at Del Mar Fairgrounds; 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar
What: The La Jolla Half Marathon is one of America’s most picturesque and beautiful point-to-point races. 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 finishes with a bang in Ellen Browning Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove.
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