April showers or not, this month North San Diego is throwing its cares to the wind and celebrating the start of spring with a long list of local events, all found on Yelp’s San Diego events page. From fashion shows to the popular Best Of North County party, spring is sweeping in soirees and festivals left and right!
The Avocado Festival, Apr. 13 (Fallbrook)
This year is the 28th annual avocado celebration in Fallbrook and it’ll be filled to the brim with the Festival’s Farmers Market and a ton of fun activities. There’s competition for all at every turn including a guacamole contest, the “Avo 500” Children’s Car Race and the Best Decorated Avocado Contest. Attendees will also enjoy live bands and entertainment on every corner. With all that in one place, it’s certainly worth the drive!
The FWSD Spring Showcase, Apr. 26 (Harrah’s Resort Southern California)
Celebrating its growing success, Fashion Week San Diego™ 2014 is holding its 1st Annual FWSD Spring Showcase at the fabulous Harrah’s Resort Southern California. Guests will enjoy fashion shows, a sample sale, entertainment (singer Aquile from NBC’s “The Voice”) art, mini makeovers and more. Tickets are around $50 at the door, or included with your FWSD passes.
San Diego Magazine’s Best Of North County Party, Apr. 25 (Carlsbad)
One of the most anticipated soiree’s of the spring. At this shindig, attendees will sample bites from North County's best restaurants, sip beer and wine from the top craft breweries and wineries and enjoy live music and entertainment. Hosted valet parking is available. Also, be sure to dress to impress in California cocktail attire. Tickets are $60 now through Apr. 7
4th Annual Bags & Baubles, Apr. 27 (Rancho Santa Fe)
This is the event of the season for the Foundation of Animal Care and Education (FACE), a non-profit charity dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for animals. At Bags & Baubles, attendees can join fellow animal lovers and fun fashionistas at a private estate in Rancho Santa Fe for a silent auction of hundreds of new and "gently loved" handbags, gorgeous jewelry and select men's items. Mix and mingle over decadent wines, delicious appetizers and yummy desserts. Tickets are only $10.
Encinitas Annual April Street Fair, Apr. 26-27 (Encinitas)
Enjoy over 450 unique foods, arts and crafts vendors plus four entertainment stages, children’s rides, a Dog Zone, a Kids Zone, bike valets and a Beer Garden at the annual April Street Fair in Encinitas. With its national award-winning Main Street, this traditional SoCal beach town is street fair perfection. Insider tip: Take the Coaster train, as there will be no parking on Hwy 101. The family-friendly, entertainment-packed event is free.
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