Gear Up for Spring with These San Diego Events

As the tail end of winter makes way for spring, San Diego comes alive with a variety of festivals, performances, fairs, and exhibitions. During the months of April and May, you’ll find excitement and beauty around every corner as annual events that include San Diego’s Lakeside Rodeo and Coronado’s Flower Show come to town. San Diego’s mild spring weather provides the perfect environment to enjoy sports, art, food, and the company of family or friends.

50th Annual Lakeside Rodeo

This spring marks the 50th anniversary of San Diego’s annual Lakeside Rodeo event. Take a trip down South with rodeo events that include bareback riding, barrel racing, steer wrestling, and Lakeside’s own special event, stick horse racing. This year’s rodeo features Tomas Gracilazo, an award-winning trick roper who has performed throughout the U.S., Mexico, Canada, and Europe. The Lakeside Rodeo takes place this year on April 25th, 26th, and 27th.

89th Annual Coronado Flower Show

The Coronado Flower Show has been a local tradition and a springtime highlight since 1922. It has grown into the largest tented flower show anywhere in the nation. This year’s Coronado Flower Show will be held during the fourth weekend of April at Coronado’s Spreckels Park. Each year, the Flower Show features numerous exhibits and flower displays in tents ringing the park’s central gazebo, where the show’s performances, awards, and presentations take place. The Coronado Flower Show also features a Wine and Beer Garden where you can take a break from the show and enjoy a drink while listening to live music.

Carlsbad Spring Village Faire

The Carlsbad Spring Village Faire is the largest one-day street fair in the United States. This community favorite draws more than 100,000 visitors to the seaside city of Carlsbad to browse through artisans’ booths, chow down on delicious food, and enjoy a variety of live entertainment. The 2014 Carlsbad Spring Village Faire will be held on May 4, 2014, featuring over 900 vendors selling plants, decorative items, arts and crafts, clothing, accessories, and more. Over 50 food vendors will be selling every type of food imaginable, from local cuisine to European and Asian delicacies. The Beer and Wine Garden offers television and live entertainment. Other fair favorites include the annual Kiwanis Club pancake breakfast and the children’s area, which offers a rock-climbing wall, face painting, a super slide, and arts and crafts activities.

21st Annual Sicilian Festival

May 18th marks the celebration of the 21st annual Sicilian Festival, a day-long cultural festival that takes place in the heart of San Diego’s Little Italy. This free, family-friendly event features food, drinks, music, arts and crafts, and activities that focus on the history and culture of Sicily. The Sicilian Festival hosts four stages with live entertainment, an Italian car show, a pasta-eating contest, and a flag procession at midday. As you walk through the tents, pavilions, and stages, keep an eye out for delicious treats such as sausages, biscotti, tiramisu, calzones, and rum cake!

Springtime in San Diego is not to be missed, and you can enjoy these activities and more just a short distance from your Carmel Pacific Ridge apartment! Our Bay Bridge luxury apartments offer stunning views of Mission Valley, Riverwalk Golf Course, and the San Diego Bay. Inside, you’ll find upscale features that include pendant accent lighting, designer quartz countertops, contemporary solid wood cabinetry, and a private balcony or patio. Click through our website to learn more about our studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, or contact us online about leasing with us today!


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