La Jolla & San Diego Easter Weekend Events 2019

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It’s Easter weekend, and La Jolla and San Diego are packed with events. So what are you waiting for? Make your plans now! There’s something for everyone!

Saturday, April 20th:

Easter Bunny Teas at The Westgate Hotel
2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., The Westgate Hotel
Put on your Saturday best folks, and over to Westgate Hotel with your little ones for an Easter-themed afternoon of Parisian-inspired tea service! This is called the “Easter Bunny Tea,” and includes kid-friendly sweets and sandwiches and, well, tea! Just be sure drink with your pinky out. There will also be an egg hunt on the Riviera Terrace, followed by a magic show starring the Easter Bunny. Tickets are $79 for adults and $55 for children age 4 to 12; kids age 3 and under get in free. Special event parking at the hotel costs $12.

Silent Disco Yoga
10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Hospitality Point in Mission Bay
Get your Saturday-Night Fever yoga pants on, and party like John Travolta. This yoga session Hospitality Point in Mission Bay will surely make your weekend. Instructors will guide yogis through a one-hour class while DJs play the tunes. Students can choose which DJ they want to get down with, and this event is only $5 – $10!

Sunday, April 21st

Easter at The Prado
10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., The Prado at Balboa Park
Happy Easter! Come celebrate at The Prado in the heart of Balboa Park. They will be offering their Easter Dining option this Sunday, a champagne brunch buffet with seating from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Guests will get a carving station, a chilled seafood display, a pancake station and more. The buffet costs $65.95 for adults, and $17.95 for kids ages 6 to 12. Kids under 5 will be able to eat free. Call ahead for reservations at (619) 557-9441, ext. 1.

Easter at The Del
Times Vary, The Hotel del Coronado
Feeling festive for Easter? Then head over The Del, where they will be hosting their  annual fancy Champagne Easter Brunch. This will take place in Crown Room, boasting regionally-inspired dishes, made-to-order mimosas, a colorful dessert bar, and of course live musical entertainment. After brunch, walk over to the Windsor Lawn for an egg hunt. This year’s event will also include a petting zoo and family photos with the Easter Bunny from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. At $140 for adults and $65 for kids age 4. Call The Del to make reservations ahead of time.


San Diego & La Jolla Weekend Events: April 28th& 29th

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It’s going to be another wonderful weekend in San Diego and La Jolla! Gather up your family and friends, and go explore. Check out what’s coming up.

Saturday, April 28th

Mission Federal ArtWalk
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday), Little Italy
Come check out 17 blocks of the Little Italy neighborhood for the 34th Annual Mission Federal ArtWalk. Over 350 artists from across the world will be showcasing at this festival. Don’t miss it!

Tango by the Beach
5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Pacific Street Linear Park
Do you Tango? Well you’re in luck! Come tango right by the shoreline this weekend at Tango by the Beach. Lesson begin at 5pm.

Sunday, April 29th

Awesome 80s Run
6:30 a.m., De Anza Cove
Roads? Where we’re going we… actually, we might need some roads. Come participate in the Awesome 80s Run! Proceeds for this 5K or 8K race will go to the Free Hugs Project to promote peace and unity and Honor Flight San Diego.

7th Annual Chocolate Festival
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Maritime Museum of San Diego
Calling all chocolate lovers! This is your day! The Maritime Museum’s 7th annual Chocolate Festival is here. Learn about the history of chocolate, attend cooking demonstrations, drink wine, and… eat chocolate! Only $25.00.


What’s Happening in La Jolla & San Diego This Weekend: September 29 – October 1


Drop the game controller, park the vacuum in the closet, and don’t even think about cleaning out the garage this weekend, because there are many events for you to consider attending this super weekend with your friends, loved ones and family!

La Mesa Oktoberfest – Bier Garden

Friday September 29 through Sunday October 1, La Mesa (times below)

What better way to unwind after another hectic week than at the 44th annual Oktoberfest in La Mesa? The 2017 fest will stage a rejuvenated and elevated experience for dad, mom and the kids, all beginning Friday at 4 p.m. and running through Sunday at 6 p.m. Aside from a plethora of area vendors, the entire family can peep out some fantastic craftwork and knick-knacks, wolf down a few mouthwatering sausages, pick from your favorite food truck grub, and kick back, relax and enjoy live entertainment. Grab a stein of stout German beers and contemporary cocktails, play games, ride the Ferris wheel and other exhilarating rides, feast your eyes on the German auto show, or check out Inspiration Station for educational workshops and speakers. The fun begins Friday at 4 p.m. until 10:30; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Entry is absolutely free. The La Mesa Oktoberfest is located at La mesa Boulevard or Allison Street. Parking is limited so grab a trolley or your fave transport.

San Diego Cabrillo Festival

Saturday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Pt. Loma Naval Base

Are you down for some awesome music and a great time for the entire family? The San Diego Cabrillo Festival is where it’s happening this Saturday morning. Bring the tots and enjoy music, dancing, children’s activities and plenty of food of Native Americans, Mexico, Portugal and Spain. Get your history fix on while having a blast! Attendees can check out a display of Kumeyaay hunting and fishing artifacts and visit a 16th Century Spanish soldiers living history encampment. Come on out and be a part of history and welcome 16th century explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo as he steps ashore on Ballast Point in a re-enactment staring at 1 p.m. Additionally, the San Salvador galleon will be used.

The Cabrillo Festival is an entertaining event for the whole family, featuring educational activities, cultural demonstrations, and folkloric performances. Brightly colored clothing and dramatic music and dancing bring to life the traditions of the Native American, Mexican, Portuguese, and Spanish cultures that are part of the Age of Exploration. Be sure to grab a bite to eat as various and explore various vendors showcasing their various artistic goods. Admission is free. The festival is located at the south end of Rosecrans Street in San Diego.

CRSSD San Diego 2017 Fall Festival

Saturday and Sunday,

The 2nd annual CRSSD is the epitome of West Coast music festivals. The two-day San Diego event was initiated in the spring of 2015 by local dance music party purveyors FNGRS CRSSD. Taking prompts from European dance festivals like Sonár Festival, CRSSD steers clear of the formulaic frills of EDM culture to offer music lovers a more adult-like dance party. To this end, plenty of food and libations are available and are not restricted to typical beer gardens. Please note that the event is no-smoking, 21+ only. The lineup includes RÜFÜS DU SOL, Chromeo, Richie Hawtin, Dixon, Hot Since 82, The Magician, The Black Madonna, Emancipator, MØ, Cut Copy, Lane 8, Mura Masa, Broods, FKJ (French Kiwi Juice), Breakbot, Marcel Dettmann, Patrick Topping, KiNK, Floorplan, Gerd Janson, Prins Thomas, Destructo, Solardo, Chris Lake, SOHN, Damian Lazarus, Phantoms, Mathew Jonson, Prok & Fitch, Bedouin, Jesse Rose, Detlef, Latmun, Palms Trax, Denis Sulta, SAINT WKND, Dena Amy, Elohim, Lophiile, Cooper Saver, Julia Govor, Ashworth, Lee K, Hito, Alex Wax, Jax Jones, Abjo, Hotel Garuda, Whethan, Faker, Bearson, J. Worra, and Brothers Macklovitch. The two-day event is located at Waterfront Park San Diego at 1600 Pacific Highway. Tickets begin at $115.

Adams Avenue Street Fair

Saturday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. & Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Normal Heights

SoCal’s gigantic two-day music festival kicks off the last weekend of September. This year’s 36th annual event features 80 musical acts on six stages, inclusive of various beer gardens and unlimited beer samples for $20, thrilling carnival rides, plenty of foodstuff, and in excess of 350 arts and crafts booths. Musically speaking, blues band Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers with Billy Watson, local pop rock band the Donkeys, San Diego rock quintet Dead Feather Moon, blues singer and Grammy nominee Janiva Magness, L.A. based soul/jazz jam band DJ Williams & Shots Fired, indie punkers the Creepy Creeps, all-girl rock band the Dinettes, avant-garde artists Gary Wilson & the Blind Dates, rock ‘n’ soul band the Routine, jazz trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos & the Young Lions, Le Château, Spooky Cigarette, King Taylor Project, the Sleepwalkers, and Big Bloom are just some of the feature acts that will entertain and soothe your soul. Admission is free! The event is located at 3438 Adams Avenue in San Diego.


Horrible Imaginings Film Festival Challenges Genre Expectations

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Think horror isn’t for you? The horror genre is more than blood and suspense—although there’s plenty of that at the Sixth Annual Horrible Imaginings Film Festival, happening on September 11 – 13 at its new venue the Museum of Photographic Arts. Horrible Imaginings brings public attention to new voices in horror as San Diego’s only horror film fest. Continue reading