Exploring San Diego


Exploring San Diego: Things to do March 31 - April 3

Boots in the Park
Posted at 4:31 PM, Mar 31, 2022

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — If you're hungry for foodie fun in San Diego, this weekend is an excellent opportunity.

The popular Taste of Third makes its annual return to Chula Vista's famous Third Avenue for one day only. Plus, grab your cowboy boots as Blake Shelton takes over Waterfront Park for a Boots in the Park celebration.

Feeling active? Head out to Balboa Park for a morning run to celebrate World Autism Acceptance Day. Or grab your crew and soak up the sun and enjoy wine tasting on San Diego’s vibrant waterfront at Uncorked: San Diego Wine Festival.

Here's some local happenings taking place this weekend.

Taste of Third
Where: Chula Vista; Cost: $45
Enjoy tastes from more than 30 of South Bay's restaurants during the Taste of Third event in Chula Vista. Diners can walk around trying out samples of local cuisines while spending the afternoon shopping, and enjoying live entertainment.

Goodguys 21st Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds; Cost: $10 - $25
(Friday - Sunday) More than 2,500 muscle cars, hot rods, trucks, and classic vehicles will gather at the Del Mar Fairgrounds for the Meguiar's car show. The show will also feature a swap meet, a Kids Zone, and live entertainment.

Carlsbad Flower Fields
Where: Carlsbad; Cost: $5 - $20
(Runs until May 8) The flowers are in bloom for about six to eight weeks every year — from early March to early May — so be sure to visit and take in the beauty, color,  and nature while you can. Tickets are sold online only.

Uncorked: San Diego Wine Festival
Where: Spanish Landing Park; Cost: $65- $80
Sip and savor over 150 wines, ciders, and seltzers from across the globe while soaking in the coastal views. Guest will also enjoy local food trucks, live music, lawn games while kicking back at Spanish Landing Park. Proceeds benefits urban Surf 4 Kids.

North Park Festival of Beers
Where: Lafayette Hotel; Cost: $40 - $55
Get ready to sample more than 50 San Diego breweries as the North Park Festival of Beers makes a return to the neighborhood. The will also feature food vendors, arts and crafts vendors, and live music from local bands including Mrs. Henry, The Petty Saints, and Signal For Pilot.

Boots in the Park
Where: Waterfront Park; Cost: $125 and up
For one night only country superstar Blake Shelton with special guests Brett Young, Carly Pearce, The Band Perry, Ian Munsick and Presley Tennan. This all-day spring celebration includes BBQ, adult beverages, line dancing and more.

Race for Autism
Where: Balboa Park; Cost: $35 - $45
You can be a Superhero for Autism! Superheros big and small will come together to run or walk in support of those with autism. The Race for Autism offers a 5K Superhero Run, as well as a 1-mile Family Walk. There will also be children activities, live music, and refreshments.

One Paseo Street Art Block Party
Where: Carmel Valley; Cost: Free
Art enthusiasts rejoice! The event will showcase four chalk artists and six muralists, and contemporary fine artist Stefanie Bales. Young artists will be encouraged to create their own chalk art alongside the professional artists. There will also be a pop-up flower art display, live music, a dance performance on roller skates, and more.

San Diego Restaurant Week
Where: Various locations; Cost: $10 - $50
(Runs until April 10) San Diego Restaurant Week brings special pricing and delicious eats to hungry locals, with more than 90 restaurants taking part in the week-long event offering two-course lunch price points from $10 to $25, and three-course dinner options from $20 to $50.

Campagnolo GranFondo San Diego
Where: Little Italy; Cost: $78 and up for participants, Free for spectators
Southern California meets Italy in this celebration of cycling, food, and live entertainment. The event is open to all levels of cyclists with 4 Route Options: 101, 60, 34, 20 Mile.