Springtime in San Diego makes a colorful entrance every year as warm weather sweeps through the county and brilliant flowers bloom. Spring celebrations at the region's major attractions, popular sporting events, cultural festivals and other festivities keep visitors entertained throughout the season.
Collegiate, junior and master rowers from the United States compete in over 100 races during the 41st annual San Diego Crew Classic, held April 5-6 along Crown Point on Mission Bay. Spectators can cheer on participants from the shoreline and enjoy concession stands, a beer garden, sponsor booths and a jumbotron screen showcasing the races.
The city of Fallbrook in San Diego's North County celebrates its designation as "the Avocado Capital of the World" during the annual Fallbrook Avocado Festival on April 13. Highlights include arts and crafts, games and creative foods featuring the delicious, green fruit.
Art takes over the streets of downtown San Diego's Little Italy neighborhood during the Mission Federal ArtWalk April 26-27. The free event, the largest art event in San Diego, showcases fine art in many mediums alongside live musical performances, food and beverage booths and activities for kids and families.
From April 11-13, the San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park blossoms during Art Alive 2014, an enchanting spring exhibition. Transforming the museum into a colorful display of art and flowers, 120 floral designers take inspiration from the museum's renowned art collection and create floral renditions of famous paintings and sculptures.
On April 26-27, the Coronado Floral Association presents the 89th annual Coronado Flower Show, a cherished Coronado tradition since 1922 and the largest tented flower show in the nation. Each year, this floral fete draws thousands of gardening and flower enthusiasts to Spreckels Park. Flower exhibits are displayed inside tents surrounding a grand central gazebo, which becomes the stage for trophy presentations and live entertainment. There is also a flower marketplace, beer and wine garden and food pavilion. Tickets are $5 for adults; free entry for children under 12.
Visit www.sandiego.org/events for more spring events throughout San Diego County.
For more information about top events in California take a look at the Top Events USA selection of the annual main festivals and events in the San Diego region as well as the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas.