A cake show, a car show, a spring food festival and exciting animal encounters are all on tap this weekend! Read on for where to go first!


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The San Diego Cake Show
The San Diego Cake Show is going virtual again, with all registration fees and donations go directly to San Diego’s Ronald McDonald House. Registration is open until Apr. 23. Voting takes place Apr. 12-30 and the winners are announced May 3. Click here for the rules and regulations for entering. The Juniors category is for cake, cookie or cupcake entries for ages 14 and younger. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Dinner & Movie on the Bay
Experience a spectacular San Diego evening with classic movie theater blockbusters while dining alfresco from the Sapphire Sky Deck. The chef has curated a special menu to make this “cruise-in” a truly memorable experience. Times vary by date, book your tickets online prior to the event. Fri. & Sun. Event details.

Spring Tails
Looking for an egg-citing animal adventure this spring? Hop on over to Spring Tails! This festive event includes hands-on animal encounters with several springtime species, a discovery walk to unravel a puzzle for a treat and a craft for you to create and keep. Smiles are sure to bloom on everyone’s faces at Spring Tails! Animals you may encounter include: chicken or emu, sheep, goat, rabbit or turtle. Sign up for a one-hour time slot for the Spring Tails event today. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

Spring Food Festival
The Spring Food Festival will tempt hungry festival-goers with many cuisine choices from several of San Diego’s favorite gourmet food trucks including: Haad Sai Thai, Epic Eatz, Inferno Pizza, What’s Cooking BBQ, Margie’s Shuckwagon, Mariposa Ice Cream and Rush Coffee. Sat. Event details.

San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering
The 2021 Virtual San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering includes a series of live virtual events along with over 100 pre-recorded sessions and workshops for engagement and learning for the entire family! Sat. & Sun. Event details.

Arts, Crafts & Vintage Market
Come and shop for American handmade arts and crafts at the “Spring Festival” Arts, Craft, and Vintage Market. Up-cycled, recycled, restored, vintage, antique, and handmade wares will be offered with a large variety of jewelry, woodworking, candles, soaps, fine art, and more. Pony rides offered from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

The Heartbeat Happening Car Show
The Heartbeat Happening Classic Car Show return to Bates Nut Farm. Organized by Heartbeat Classics car Club, the show is open to all car makes & models from 1975 and older, as well as big rig tractors. Visitors will admire those loving restored cars, and reminisce about old time. In past years, this popular show has had over 200 entries filling the west side of the park. What’s Cooking BBQ, Mariposa Ice Cream, Marcel Waffles, & Breakfast Burritos. Sun. Event details.

––Beth Shea