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At Greater Good Realty, we care about what happens in our community and would like to keep you updated with special events! Here are some special events happening in San Diego for the Month of April!

wine-of-all-colorsVinDiego Wine & Food Festival

The 4th Annual VinDiego Wine and Food Festival is a true wine connoisseurs delight. VinDiego is about people coming together to celebrate a shared passion; a passion for great wine and mouth-watering gourmet food.

Experience VinDiego, one of San Diego’s premiere wine events. Come sip, swirl and savor a selection of over 300 handcrafted wines from top tier wineries. Passionate winemakers and winery representatives welcome guests, offering practical knowledge and sharing their delicious wine.

April 1 – 2, 2016

2875 Dewey Road
San Diego, CA 92106


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The Goodguys 16th Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals is a colorful “Full Throttle Fun” hot rod & custom car automotive themed festival featuring over 2,500 hot rods, customs, classics, street rods, muscle cars & trick trucks through 1972 vintage. In addition to the acres of gleaming vintage vehicles, this event showcases vendor exhibits, indoor car show, a swap meet and cars-for-sale area, special “themed” parking areas on Saturday, Nitro Thunderfest, Goodguys Autocross (to test vehicle agility and performance), model car show, kids fun – PPG Coloring contest, Revell model car kit make ‘take sessions, and lots of fun for the entire family!

April 1 – 3, 2016
Friday-Saturday – 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Sunday – 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014


An Archaeologist’s Eye

An Archaeologist’s Eye: The Parthenon Drawings of Katherine A. Schwab

Combining art, history, and archaeology, An Archaeologist’s Eye provides a glimpse into a world once inhabited by the ancient Greeks.

In her academic studies of the Parthenon, Dr. Katherine A. Schwab began to experiment with art to further her understanding of the ancient Greek culture. Exploring the Greek form through graphic and pastel pencil on paper lead Dr. Schwab to make new observations and scholarly discoveries. Previous styles of archaeological renderings were not able to convey the depth of the surviving contours of these figures next to the damaged items. The drawings began to fill the void while creating an engaging aesthetic and intellectual tension between what is preserved and what has been lost.

April 1 – June 4, 2016
10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
The Timken is closed on Mondays.

1500 El Prado Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101

san-diego-crew-classic-640x360San Diego Crew Classic

Regarded as the first major regatta of the year, the San Diego Crew Classic brings together thousands of athletes from more than 100 universities, clubs and high school programs from across the United States to participate in this premier rowing event in San Diego. Established in 1973, for many rowers, the Crew Classic is the highlight of their competitive rowing careers and a competition for future Olympians, as well as for those new to the sport. Ranging in age from 14 to 84, rowers compete each year in over 100 races in various divisions. The master level (over age 21) is the fastest growing segment of the sport. Many master rowers are novice rowers, while others are reliving their college and club experiences.

April 2 – 3, 2016
Visit event website for specific pricing

Corona Oriente Road
San Diego, CA 92109

Ironman 70.3 Oceanside California

IRONMAN 70.3 California started out as an IRONMAN in 2000. Two years later it was turned into one of the first IRONMAN 70.3 events and helped launch the popularity of the distance.

Oceanside, California offers triathletes a chance to race in the region that birthed the sport in the early 1970s in Mission Bay. Oceanside is located at the northern end of San Diego’s North County, which includes the beach communities of Del Mar, Cardiff, Encinitas, and Carlsbad – home to surf, triathlon, and beach culture. Just half an hour south lies San Diego, with its world-famous zoo, parks, and other attractions to fill a spring break vacation. Just two hours away from the local mountains, skiing and snowboarding are other options.

April 2, 2016

General Entry Sold Out
Charity Registrations Only

300 North The Strand
Oceanside, CA 92054

seaworld_magic_weekends01SeaWorld’s Magic Weekends

Internationally known magicians will enthrall audiences each weekend as they bring their breathtaking shows to the Mission Bay Theater during SeaWorld’s Magic Weekends, Saturdays and Sundays, April 2 – May 1.

Strolling magicians will also appear roaming pathways, dazzling guests at an all-new interactive magic stage and even making cameo appearances at Shamu Stadium.

April 2 – May 1, 2016
Included with admission

500 SeaWorld Dr
San Diego, CA 92109

Carlsbad 5000

The Carlsbad 5000 features a fast and fun seaside course where 16 world records have been set. Both rookie runners and serious speedsters alike enjoy running or walking in one of seven people’s races. Celebrate after your race with two free beers at the Pizza Port Beer Garden! At high noon, witness the elite athletes vie for a lucrative prize purse and a new world record.

April 2 – 3, 2016
7:00 AM to 4:00 PM

400 Carlsbad Village Dr
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Peace-Love-Run Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Run

Get your “Groove On” as we race along this scenic waterfront course in San Diego!
Nothing but Peace and Love at this Scene!
Go-Go Girls, Hippie chicks, Woodstock Dudes, Sonny & Cher will all be there! What will you wear?
Race Participants Receive
Groovy Finishers Medal for each participant
Tech Shirt for half marathon (cotton shirt for 10K & 5K)
Chip Timing
All at the 60’s themed Festival!

April 2, 2016
7:00 AM to 12:00 PM

1775 East Mission Bay Drive
San Diego, CA 92109

ChocolateHeader700wide1.2Chocolate Festival

An event for all ages. Vendors focusing on chocolate edibles, fun & crafts for kids including making their own chocolate pizza, demonstrations and many other interesting activities.

Mars Chocolate History Ambassadors will be onsite to demonstrate the historical bean-to-beverage story of 18th-century chocolate using authentic tools including cocoa pods, cocoa beans and nibs, a hot stone metate, winnowing baskets, chocolate drink pots and stirrers throughout the day. Observers will be able to touch, taste, smell, and experience chocolate as it was enjoyed in early America at every demonstration by sampling AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate drink.

April 3, 2016
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Admission: $17
Wine & Chocolate Pairings – $12
Make you own Chocolate Pizza – $5

1492 N Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101

Flamenco-Arana-bestFirst Wednesdays: Flamenco Arana

Flamenco Arana joins powerful dancers in authentic costumes with vibrant native singers and the mellow notes of a guitar to bring the sights and sounds of Spain a heartbeat away. Flamenco Arana links a historic past to an ever-changing, artistically dynamic future and is dedicated to introducing Spanish flamenco dance and flamenco music to a growing audience in the San Diego area.

April 6, 2016

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Doors open one hour prior to show time, and shows fill up fast, so early arrival is strongly recommended.

General Admission – Free
Reserved Seating- $12

340 N Escondido Blvd
Escondido, CA 92025

La+Jolla+Concours+d'Elegance+aerialLa Jolla Concours d’Elegance

Named as one of the top three most anticipated Concours in the world by the prestigious British automotive magazine, Octane, La Jolla Concours d’Elegance has become a must-have “Save The Date” for automobile aficionados internationally.

With the La Jolla Cove as a breathtaking backdrop, this elite automotive inspired event transforms this chic, coastal community into a weekend playground with a remarkable automobile showcase, fabulous shopping, five-star accommodations and unforgettable culinary experiences.

April 8 – 10, 2016
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

1133 Coast Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92037

2016 San Diego Tour de Cure

The San Diego Tour de Cure will start/finish at iconic Del Mar Fairgrounds. The picturesque coastal routes offer spectacular views of San Diego’s best beaches and quiet mountain ranges of North County. After your ride, enjoy quintessential racetrack favorites including healthy street tacos, live entertainment a cash bar, hospitality and more!

We’re celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Tour de Cure and we want you to be a part of this incredible day. Since 1991, Tour de Cure riders have raised over $250,000,000 to help advance our mission and move us closer towards the ultimate goal to Stop Diabetes! The Tour de Cure is more than just a cycling event, it’s a day packed with excitement and energy where riders of all levels join forces in the fight to Stop Diabetes® and raise critical funds for diabetes research, education and advocacy in support of the American Diabetes Association.

April 9, 2016
6:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Registration Fee – $30-$35
Fundraising Minimum – $200

2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014

Heartbreak Ridge Run

An off-road running race held in the northwestern foothills of your Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. It offers multiple distance choices with a challenging hill climb and scenic views of surrounding mountains and meadows.

April 9, 2016
7:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Camp Pendleton North
CA 92055

San-Diego-Botanic-GardenSan Diego Botanic Garden ArtFest

A delightful combination of a Fine Art Show, Quick Draw Contest, Art Demonstrations, and Asian Art Show.

The Fine Art Show will feature over 20 artists who will be showing and selling their work including sculptors, painters, glass artists, potters, and gourd and fiber artists. Many of the artists will be providing interesting demonstrations of their craft.

April 9 – 10, 2016
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Free with paid admission or membership

230 Quail Gardens Dr
Encinitas, CA 92024

5th Annual Healthy Living Festival

Living healthier is bound to make you more energetic, more productive and happier.

Come to the Healthy Living Festival this April and learn more about eating healthier, finding a healthy weight, getting into healthy activities and keeping a healthier home. Listen to experts share new ideas about lifestyle changes that can help you prevent disease and lower stress. Take part in free medical testing and screening.

April 9 – 10, 2016
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday until 5:00 PM.

Free-$10 For details see event website.

2260 Jummy Durante Boulevard
Del Mar, CA 92014

Margarita-machine-rental-Orange-TexasCafe Coyote Presents Margarita 5k

Cafe Coyote presents the 2016 Margarita 5k run! Join us for a flat and fast 5k run on hard pack sand at beaches of Mission and Pacific Beach! Run alongside the Beach Duathlon, the Margarita 5k is gentle on the joints and fun. Sound devices are allowed!

April 10, 2016
7:30 AM to 12:00 PM

3115 Ocean Front
San Diego, CA 92109

Coronado-Flower-Show3-640x427Annual Coronado Flower Show

The Coronado Flower Show is held annually on the third weekend of April in Spreckels Park in the center of Coronado’s Village.

The Coronado Flower Show is the largest tented flower show in the nation. Exhibits are placed inside tents surrounding a central gazebo, which becomes the stage for continuous entertainment, announcements and trophy presentations.

April 16 – 17, 2016
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Orange Ave & 6th St
Coronado, CA 92118

San Diego Opera presents Madama Butterfly

Hope, devotion, and betrayal find their fateful and desperate home in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. Amidst the cherry blossoms of Nagasaki, a young woman makes a stand to support herself as a geisha after her disgraced father takes his life. Fate intervenes and brings her an American Naval Officer and she falls desperately in love. Not aware she is just a dalliance, she believes they are married and renounces her religion as he sails away promising to return. And return he does, ready to take their child and raise him with his American wife. Her father’s shadow looms as her heart breaks and she must choose to live with dishonor or die with honor.

April 16 – 24, 2016
7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Tickets start at $45

1100 3rd. Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101

Michele Lundeen at The Flower Fields

Michele Lundeen has been compared to artists such as Bonnie Raitt, Janis Joplin, Tina Turner, Etta James, Aretha Franklin and shades of Billie Holiday. Reaching into the audience with emotional vocals and body language, she’s dubbed “The Queen of Steam” for her electrifying vocal and stage presence. Michele commands attention with talent and warmth and enjoys including the audience in an entertaining, musical romp.

April 17, 2016
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Flower Fields Open from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Included with admission

5704 Paseo del Norte
Carlsbad, CA 92008

College BlossomsSpring Garden Festival at Cuyamaca College

The Spring Garden Festival at Cuyamaca College, in its 23rd year, is a family-friendly community celebration of spring and a greener future that attracts more than 3,000 visitors annually. The festival features fun programs, exhibitors and demonstrations that will help you become a better gardener and learn how to conserve our precious resources. The renowned Cuyamaca College Ornamental Horticulture department will be holding its biggest plant sale of the year.

April 23, 2016
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

900 Rancho San Diego Parkway
El Cajon, CA 92019

The Westgate Literary Tea

While enjoying an exquisite three-course afternoon tea with champagne, Michelle Gable, international bestselling author of the “Paris Apartment”, will present her second novel, “I’ll see you in Paris”. The latter winds together the lives of three women born generations apart but who face similar struggles of love and heartbreak. Guest will be able to discuss with the author and enjoy the subtilities of her book writing.

April 23, 2016
2:30 PM to 5:00 PM

1055 Second Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

Maritime-EarthDayEarth Day on the Bay

The Maritime Museum of San Diego, in collaboration with a large and growing complement of regional partners, is preparing for its second annual event, Earth Day on the Bay, that will provide a new opportunity for residents of and visitors to our region both to celebrate and contemplate the waters of Planet Earth, and our relationship to those waters as users and stewards. The second annual Earth Day on the Bay will take place at and around the Maritime Museum of San Diego on the 24th of April, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The Maritime Museum believes that, at a time of particularly heightened concern regarding the effect of human activity on the earth’s environment, it will be important to make this event as accessible as possible. For that reason, there will be no charge to attend Earth Day on the Bay, and the Museum will be open to all who wish to attend without charge. Opportunities to go on a bay cruise or sailing adventure with a naturalist aboard will be available for a nominal charge.

April 24, 2016
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Bay Cruises start at $5

1492 N Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101

SDJT Presents: The Music Man

Meredith Willson’s ageless TONY® Award winning musical comedy is back by popular demand! The trouble in 1912 River City, Iowa begins with con artist and salesman “Professor” Harold Hill, who appears in town to warn the citizens that the new pool table will corrupt their youth. His scheme is to organize, and profit from, a Boy’s Band with instruments and uniforms, despite his lack of musical experience.

April 29 – May 15, 2016

1650 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

Art Alive – The Museum in Full Bloom

Spring in San Diego means Art Alive at The San Diego Museum of Art. Art Alive celebrates its 35th year with installations and events that take inspiration from the spring exhibition Brush and Ink as well as the Museum’s exceptional collection of Asian art. See the Museum in full bloom at this signature fundraiser and annual floral exhibition with more than 100 floral interpretations of the Museum’s permanent collection. Designers Ben Lucero and Jim Lennox from Pacific Event Productions will bring a new twist to an old Asian tradition with a Rotunda design encompassing the creativity, emotion, and powerful energy embodied by the element of fire.

April 29 – May 1, 2016
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Members – Free
Nonmembers – $5-$20

1450 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

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