Springtime is just around the corner! Whether you’re a local or just visiting, it’s well known that spring is one of the best times to be in San Diego.
With bright skies, sunny weather, and blossoming flowers, you’ll be ready to get out and enjoy the beautiful city of Point Loma in the springtime.
Here are 7 springtime events to do near Point Loma, San Diego.
1) Port of San Diego’s Day at the Docks – April 19, 2020
Whether you are an avid fisherman or woman or just looking for a fun, family-friendly event, the Port of San Diego’s Day at the Docks has something for everyone!
This year will mark the 41st anniversary of the event, which is sponsored by the San Diego Sportfishing Council. It runs Sunday, April 19th from 9 AM to 5 PM at the Sportsfishing Landings in Point Loma. Admission is absolutely free!
Some highlights of this event include fishing seminars, kids fishing adventures, casting contest, Izorline knot tying competition, boat rides around the bay, marine art, music, and much more!
2) San Diego Kids Expo & Fair – April 25-26, 2020
If you have young children and are looking for a family-friendly event – look no further!
The San Diego Kids Expo & Fair is the largest and longest-running family-focused expo in the US. The fair is a non-profit dedicated to helping families find the support, resources, and products they need.
The event is perfect for families, offering a huge indoor and outdoor space, hundreds of sponsored booths, displays and activities, and multiple stages of entertainment including music, dance, modeling, robotics and other forms of art and education.
The fair takes place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, about 30 minutes north of Point Loma. Kids 12 and under enter free, and all other tickets are $10. You can read more about the event, and purchase tickets on their website.
3) Ocean Beach Kite Festival – May 9, 2020
Let your children unleash their creativity at The Ocean Beach Kite Festival, a fun and free event just north of Point Loma.
This event features kite making and instruction for all children. Highlights of the festival include prizes for best-decorated kites, spectacular kite flying demonstrations, carnival rides, crafts, entertainment, food and more!
The event goes from 10 am to 4 pm and admission is free.
4) Gator By The Bay- Zydeco, Blues & Crawfish Festival – May 10, 2020
Gator By The Bay calls themself “San Diego’s Mardi Gras in May Festival” and is a mashup of blues, zydeco, cajun, rockabilly, swing, salsa, and New Orleans jazz. Ultimately, it can be summarized with 4 words: Music, Dance, Food, and Fun!
Music: Enjoy non-stop music on 7 different stages. Check out the lineup here!
Dance: Get free dance lessons from some of the best instructors in the country!
Food: Delicious Creole and Cajun Food, including 10,000 pounds of crawfish straight from Louisiana. In addition, join live cooking demos by Southern chefs!
Fun: This “Mardi Gras in May” 4-day festival is perfect for the whole family!
There are plenty of ticket options to choose from, ranging from $25-$220 for early bird pricing. Children 17 and under are free with a paid adult.
5) Cabrillo Under the Stars – May 16, 2020
On May 16, Cabrillo National Monument Foundation will celebrate the 5th Annual “Cabrillo Under the Stars.”
Cabrillo Under The Stars is a fun-filled evening with local food, beer and wine from popular restaurants and local brewers/vintners. The event features live music, a silent auction, and wine and gift card grabs. All this fun benefits the interpretive, cultural, historical, scientific, and educational programs at Cabrillo National Monument.
The best part is being able to access the park after normal business hours and enjoying spectacular sunsets and night-time views of the lights of San Diego and the Bay.
Tickets for Cabrillo Under the Stars range from $65-$85 and is a 21+ event.
6) Annual Fiesta Do Espirito Santo – May 29-31, 2020
Celebrate Portuguese Heritage by joining the city’s oldest ethnic festival, Festa do Espirito Santo, that commemorates Portugal’s Queen St. Isabel.
It is said that Queen Saint Isabel saved bread from her own table to give to the hungry. When the King demanded that she open her cloak to show the concealed food, she said a prayer and threw open her cloak. Instead of bread, red roses tumbled out. It is for this reason that the statue of Queen St. Isabel is depicted with the mantle of flowers.
Annual Festa do Espirito Santo is perfect for all ages and is free to attend.
7) San Diego International Boat Show – June 11, 2020
The San Diego International Boat Show is Southern California’s premier summer boating event.
Whether you’re looking for a new boat to enjoy the summer in, or just window shopping, you can come to check out all of the amazing boats for sale, the latest nautical gear, gadgets and accessories, and even some incredible superyachts.
Children 12 years and younger are free, and adult tickets cost $15. The event offers a $5 discount when you show your military ID.
The Best of Point Loma!
Point Loma is an incredible neighboorhood in San Diego with amazing people, food, culture, events and more. If you fall in love with Point Loma and decide to stay, give us a call! We’ll help you find the best home for you.