San Diego Weekend Events Roundup

Find the best San Diego things to do this weekend.

belmont-park-easterEASTER
Belmont Park
April 20. 
San Diego’s iconic boardwalk destination is hosting a brunch-and-hunt at the beach, including a special appearance from the Easter Bunny. Guests can enjoy a delicious seaside brunch at the Wave House from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and a fun-filled Easter egg hunt on the sand with waves beginning each hour. Or hop from shop to shop for free Easter egg giveaways at the Belmont Park merchants, which will be giving out up to 10,000 eggs stuffed with Belmont Park prizes including free rides and sweet treats. 3146 Mission Blvd., San Diego. 858.228.9283. belmontpark.com

westgate-easter

The Westgate Hotel
April 18-19. 
Easter Bunny Teas will feature kid-friendly petit fours and mini pastries paired with a traditional European afternoon tea. Families can partake in an Easter egg hunt on the Riviera Terrace, watch a demonstration by a magician and meet the Easter Bunny. 2:30-5 p.m. $45/pp, $30/child. An Easter brunch is also available on Sunday. 1022 Second Ave., downtown. 619.557.3655. westgatehotel.com

hotel-del-easterHotel Del Coronado
April 20. 
Kick off Easter with a good old-fashioned egg hunt on the oceanfront Windsor Lawn. Follow that in the lavish Ballroom or the magnificent Crown Room with a delectable champagne brunch buffet and live musical entertainment. The south end of the Windsor Lawn will also be the site for a fun zone with crafts for all ages from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Keep an eye out for the roaming Easter Bunny. Egg hunts begin at 10 a.m. and noon. 1500 Ocean Ave., Coronado. 619.522.8490. hoteldel.com

Click here for our full Easter guide! 

taste-of-hillcrestEVENTS
Taste of Hillcrest
April 19. Take your palate on a culinary tour of one of San Diego’s most vibrant neighborhoods with the 14th annual Taste of Hillcrest. More than 40 restaurants will be serving bites—from quaint cafés to budding bistros to five-star dining, Hillcrest has it all. Sample flavors of the Middle East from Eba’s Lounge and Bistro, spices of the Far East from Bombay Exotic Cuisine of India and feel-good classics from Harvey Milk’s American Diner. Walk the trail at your own pace or hop on the complementary shuttle. Noon-4 p.m. $30-35. Fifth Avenue at Robinson Avenue, San Diego. 619.299.3330. tasteofhillcrest.com

citybeat-festival-of-beersCityBeat Festival of Beers
April 19. The CityBeat Festival of Beers is the perfect marriage of San Diego’s two best known exports: music and craft beer. Sip unlimited tastes from brewery heavy-hitters including Lagunitas, Hillcrest Brewing Company, Magic Hat Brewing Company and Modern Times Beer while rocking out to The Heavy Guilt, Hit Dog Hollar and Neighbors to the North. 1-5:30 p.m. Outside the Lafayette Hotel, 2223 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego. 619.381.8789. sandiegomusicfoundation.org/beerfest

bombay-bicycle-clubMUSIC
Bombay Bicycle Club
April 17. Even with no members over the age of 24, Bombay Bicycle Club is a veteran of the music scene with four albums under its belt. The band originally hails from London, where the four friends released their first album after leaving secondary school. Their guitar-heavy sound has evolved to include different genres such as folk, electronica and world music to become the sound BBC is known for today. Belly Up Tavern, 143 S Cedros, Solana Beach. 858.481.8140. bellyup.com

40-oz-to-freedom

40 Oz. To Freedom
April 20. Arguably one of the best Sublime tribute bands around, 40 Oz. to Freedom stays true to the SoCal vibe with thumping bass lines, inspired beats and shredding guitar riffs. Add to that some honest, soul vocals in the style of the late Bradley Nowell for an eerily accurate Sublime experience. Lead vocalist and lead guitar Dane Scott is also a three-time San Diego Music Award nominee for his works with the Band Tubby. Belly Up Tavern, 143 S Cedros, Solana Beach. 858.481.8140. bellyup.com

padres-baseballSPORTS
San Diego Padres
April 18-20. Long-time Padres rivals the San Francisco Giants are in town through Sunday, ushering in two days of special promotions at the park, including a replica jersrey giveaway on Saturday and Junior Padres Run the Bases on Sunday. Games begin at 7:10 p.m., 5:40 p.m. and 1:10 p.m., respectively. Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd., East Village. 619.795.5000. padres.com

ironside-fishFOOD + DRINK
Ironside Fish & Oyster
Ongoing. One of the most anticipated restaurants of 2014, Ironside Fish & Oyster is officially open for business. Located in the heart of Little Italy, the restaurant aims to reintroduce a rich oyster culture to San Diego, a known seaport city that once existed as the tuna capital of the US. Two-star Michelin chef Jason McLeod is behind the raw-bar concept, which offers guests a daily changing menu of bivalves, oyster flights, crudos, crab claws, seafood platters, house made mignonettes and more. 1654 India Street, Little Italy. 619.269.3033. ironsidefishandoyster.com

time-and-the-conwaysTHEATRE
Time And The Conways
Through May 4. 
The play begins in 1919 inside an English country home where the young Conway family is playing games at a birthday party with friends. Flash forward to 1937 in the same house: The grown children have gathered to settle family accounts in a world not so bright as it once was. Shiley Stage at the Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park. 619.234.5623. theoldglobe.org

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