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April 14th, 2015 at 5:00 pm

San Diego events

The Port of San Diego’s Day at the Docks, the West Coast’s largest public celebration of sportfishing, marks the official start of Southern California’s spring saltwater fishing season. The annual tradition takes place against the colorful and dynamic backdrop of the world-renowned-sportfishing fleet at Point Loma. Activities include marine attractions for the whole family, and serious fishermen can explore the latest tackle presented by the industry’s leading manufacturers. Other attractions are historical displays, how-to seminars by expert fishermen, a casting contest, boat rides, displays by marine artists and tackle experts, food, entertainment, open houses aboard sportfishing boats, and more.

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San Diego Sport Fishing Landing
Scott and Garrison Streets
San Diego, CA 92106

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April 13th, 2015 at 5:00 pm

San Diego events

Each year, Fallbrook celebrates its agricultural heritage with the Avocado Festival. The event features live performances throughout the day, contests, and vendors offering avocado-related products. Performances start right away at 9 a.m. and continue until 4:30 p.m. Contests include a homemade-guacamole judging, the Avo 500 Race, best decorated avocado, and the “Little Miss” and “Little Mister” avocado competition.

Where:
East Alvarado Street and South Main Avenue
Fallbrook, CA 92028

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April 10th, 2015 at 8:30 am

Cooks-Corner

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Don’t let the rows of Harleys out front intimidate you. Cook’s Corner is a biker bar, but you don’t have to ride on two wheels to feel welcome at the oldest roadhouse in south Orange County. Once fairly isolated, the laidback landmark in Trabuco Canyon is now just a few hundred yards from rows of upscale suburban homes, restaurants, and shopping centers. And it’s a good neighbor, beckoning all walks of life.

The place got its start in 1926, when Earl Cook, son of the surrounding lands’ owner, converted a cabin into a restaurant for local miners and ranchers. He turned it into a bar after Prohibition ended in 1933. Right after World War II, he bought an old mess hall from the decommissioned Santa Ana Army Air Base and launched the tavern. A Santa Ana bike-accessories owner bought the joint in 1970 and shaped it into the old-fashioned roadhouse it remains today.
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April 8th, 2015 at 5:00 pm

San Diego County events

Celebrate all art forms during ArtFest at the San Diego Botanic Gardens. The festival features a combination of fine art, quick draw contest, art demonstrations, and Asian art show. During the fine art show, attendees can see over 20 artists showcasing and selling their work. Types of art include sculptures, paintings, glass art, pottery, and gourd and fiber art. The quick draw contest takes place over an allotted time and spectators can purchase the art pieces after the contest. Food will be provided by Divine Fresh Foods.

Where:
San Diego Botanic Garden
230 Quail Gardens Dr.
Encinitas, CA 92024

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April 7th, 2015 at 5:00 pm

San Diego County events

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The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in San Diego’s Balboa Park will be rockin’ again for its second annual “Rock in the Park” live concert series. Singer/guitarist Michael Tiernan opens each performance on a low stage that puts audiences close to the bands. Folk-circuit favorites Berkley Hart Selis Twang play in April, followed by eclectic songster Steve Poltz in May. It’s standing-room only since shows are in the lobby. Food and drink are available for purchase; must be 21 or older. Ticket price includes admission to Science Center exhibits after doors open at 7 p.m.

Where:
Ruben H. Fleet Science Center
1875 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

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