Upcoming Events


SeaWorld San Diego’s Seven Seas Food Festival returns with an expanded menu of all-new flavors from around the world. (courtesy of SeaWorld San Diego)

Seven Seas Food Festival 

SeaWorld San Diego’s popular Seven Seas Food Festival is back with an array of new flavors for guests to sip and savor. This seasonal event runs on Friday, Saturday and Sunday through April 28. Guests will taste flavors from around the world while strolling between award-winning attractions and animal presentations. With more than 100 food and drink options inspired by global cuisine, food enthusiasts and families will discover a gastronomic journey at food locations scattered throughout the park, highlighting delicacies inspired by German, Asian, Mexican and Mediterranean cuisine among others. In addition, guests will experience atmospheric entertainment in each Seven Seas Food Festival area, from the excitement of Polynesian fire knife dancers and traditional lion dance performers, to the authentic sounds of Taiko Drummers and the Bavarian Band, plus the moves of the Mariachi Divas.


Elmo’s Springtacular

Sesame Place® San Diego, the only theme park on the West Coast based entirely on the award-winning show “Sesame Street,” is welcoming springtime to San Diego with Elmo’s Springtacular, running on select dates through May 19. Included with park admission, guests can enjoy chalk art, a nature-themed scavenger hunt, and a special spring story time. For the first time, Blippi will be making a special guest appearance at the park on May 4 and 5 to meet families and perform in a special interactive stage experience. The park’s water attractions will be open for guests to enjoy splashy family fun on select dates based on weather temperatures. In addition to the open water attractions, guests can enjoy exciting rides including Super Grover’s Box Car Derby and the Sunny Day Carousel, an engaging musical play area, the interactive Sesame Street Neighborhood complete with the iconic 123 Stoop, daily live character shows, an award-winning parade, and more. 2052 Entertainment Circle, Chula Vista. 



Competitive exhibits

What’s your hobby? Start creating! It’s time to enter your best artisanal masterpieces, culinary creations, garden harvests, crafts and collections at the San Diego County Fair. Start making, baking, growing, painting, tinkering, carving, sculpting, Entering a competition is easy, and you can win ribbons and even cash prizes while showcasing your talent to more than 1 million fair visitors!


Rising Tide

The Maritime Museum of San Diego presents Rising Tide, an exhibit that visualizes the human costs of the climate crisis. Dutch documentarian photographer Kadir van Lohuizen illustrates the dramatic consequences of climate change across the world through photographs, video, drone images and sound. 


‘The 39 Steps’

New Village Arts’ first comedy play of 2024, the hilarious and fast paced “The 39 Steps,” is playing through May 12 in the heart of Carlsbad Village, 2787 State St. Box office: (760) 433-3245.



‘In a Sunshine State’

“In a Sunshine State,” the newest production in SDSU’s New Musical Initiative, will have its world premiere from April 26 to May 2 at the Main Stage Theatre at San Diego State University. “In A Sunshine State” is a historical romance set in late 1950s Florida. Evelyn Pierce, a reclusive yet fiercely intelligent English professor, secretly falls in love with the strident new dean at her university, Betty Kincaid. The two set off on a path of self-discovery and bliss while a state committee and its corrosive chief officer investigate claims of communism at the university, threatening their careers and their love affair.



Violinist Joshua Bell

Joshua Bell concert

The La Jolla Music Society (LJMS) will celebrate the fifth anniversary of its home venue, The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center in La Jolla, with a special fundraising concert event on May 6, at 6:30 p.m., featuring superstar violinist Joshua Bell. Tickets are available at the La Jolla Music Society Box Office or by phone at (858) 459-3728, and online.


MAY 16

‘Our Town’

The award winning Stagehouse Theatre at Grossmont College wraps up its 2023-2024 season with Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, “Our Town.” This is an American classic unfolding the simple, yet profound story of a love affair set in the mythical village of Grover’s Corner, New Hampshire. Performances will run May 16-25. Tickets (619) 644-7234.


MAY 17

‘The Butler Did It’

PowPAC presents “The Butler Did It,” a comedy by Walter and Peter Marks, playing May 17-June 9. The scene is the set where Anthony J. Lefcourt, writer and director, is rehearsing his new play, a classic whodunit (in which all the characters are named Butler) with which he hopes to regain the success that has eluded him in recent seasons. 


MAY 18

Material Girls

Poway OnStage presents Material Girls: Tribute to Madonna, Cher, Lady Gaga and Adele on Saturday, May 18, 7:30 p.m. Material Girls is a high energy musical production that features amazing vocals and the incredible looks of Madonna, Cher, Lady Gaga, and Adele. Don’t miss this unforgettable celebration of some of the most iconic women in pop/rock music. 15498 Espola Road, Poway.