San Diego Weekend Events | April 8 – 10

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The highly anticipated La Jolla Concours d’Elegance returns this weekend, along with the Rhythm & Brews Festival in Vista and the annual dog contest at the La Jolla Community Center! We’ve got all your top San Diego weekend events right here. Please be sure to check ticket availability prior to attending any event, as some do sell out.

La Jolla Concours d’Elegance

When: Friday April 8 – Sunday April 10
Where: Ellen Browning Scripps Park, La Jolla 92037
What: The chic allure of La Jolla’s avenues has drawn the finest automobiles to this coastal town for the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance and The La Jolla Motor Car Classic. The La Jolla Concours features various types of automobile gems – past years have showcased horseless carriages, Italian marques, Woodies, 50’s classics, and more. This year, the Concours will be Celebrating French Curves.

Rhythm & Brews Music and Craft Beer Festival

When: Saturday April 9, 1-4pm
Where: Vista Village District, Vista 92084
What: Join other beer lovers for the 5th Annual Rhythm & Brews Music and Craft Beer Festival, presented by the San Diego Brewers Guild. Enjoy brews from more than 60 different breweries, 7 musical acts featured on two stages, a variety of outstanding local food selections, and even a home brew contest. Day-of tickets start at $55.

san diego weekend events

San Diego Botanic Garden ArtFest

When: Saturday April 9 & Sunday April 10, 9am-5pm
Where: San Diego Botanic Garden; 230 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas 92024
What: Enjoy a fun, family-friendly weekend filled with a Fine Art Show, Quick Draw Contest, Art Demonstrations, and an Asian Art Show. The Fine Art Show features over 20 artists who will be showing and selling their work, and the Quick Draw contest will showcase artists creating an entire piece right before your eyes. The Asian Art Show will include displays of Ikebana and Bonsai, lectures and demos.

SEE ALSO: The La Jolla Half Marathon Returns April 24

2nd Annual La Jolla Dog Contest

When: Saturday April 9, 11am-2pm
Where: La Jolla Community Center; 6811 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla 92037
What: Enjoy a pet-friendly day at the La Jolla Community Center! Visit tons of exhibitors featuring dog accessories, food, toys, and veterinary services. Then it’s time for the contest, which starts at 12pm and includes several categories like Best Trick, Best Costume, and Best Puppy. Entry is $6/category. All proceeds will benefit the SNAP Spay Neuter Action Project and the LJCC.

san diego weekend events

San Diego Tour de Cure

When: Saturday April 9, 7am-1pm
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds; 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar 92014
What: This is more than just another bike race! The San Diego Tour de Cure will start and finish at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The picturesque coastal routes offers spectacular views of San Diego’s best beaches and quiet mountain ranges of North County. After your ride, enjoy quintessential racetrack favorites including street tacos, live entertainment a cash bar, and more! Proceeds benefit the American Diabetes Association.

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Emily Ruchlewicz

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Emily Ruchlewicz is a News and Feature writer at Blue Book Publishers and has written more than 100 La Jolla-related articles. Follow her blogs to stay informed about new businesses, read exclusive interviews with local business owners, and keep up with community events. (

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