Spring Activities in North County San Diego


Spring is a lovely time in San Diego, and with the events throughout North County, there’s something for everyone. There’s no better time to get out and explore what our surrounding communities and neighborhoods have to offer. Here are our favorite spring activities that we highly recommend for San Diegans and visitors alike.

The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch

One of the best parts about springtime is the array of extraordinary, natural colors that come to life. San Diego experienced quite the showers this winter, which resulted in one of the most incredible seasons of blooming flowers. There is nothing like enjoying nature’s wonders with family, friends and loved ones, which is why The Flower Fields is a perfect spring activity. Join in on festivals and events throughout the season from now through May 14th.

Oceanside Days of Art

On April 22nd and 23rd, head on over to the Oceanside Civic Center Plaza in downtown Oceanside. There you can enjoy live music, art activities, a variety of delectable food and a free exhibition of artwork from over 100 locals. It’s the perfect event for families and people of all ages. Enjoy a wide range of art and culture, including the largest high school art show in North County!

Encinitas April Street Fair

Since 1983, the Spring Street Fair in Encinitas has been drawing thousands of visitors and locals alike. You can spend hours soaking in the culture. From art, ethnic imports and live music to craft beer and international food, this family affair targets all ages and interests. The event takes place on April 29th and 30th in Downtown Encinitas along South Coast Hwy 101.

Fiesta Del Sol Solana Beach

Here’s another annual event that encompasses the best of culture and community — featuring beer, wine, international food, arts, crafts, as well as plenty of children’s activities and live music. On May 20th-21st, walk the streets surrounding Fletcher Cove Beach Park in Solana Beach, and simply enjoy the scene. It’s a great way to get a taste of summer as spring winds down.

Escondido Grand Avenue Festival

With over 500 vendors, this particular event is the second largest street fair in California! The nice thing about this family activity is that if you miss the festival on May 21st, you’ll have another opportunity to enjoy it on October 15th. Get together with friends and family to take part in a day full of rides, games, shopping, entertainment and more.

Cruisin’ Grand is another fun family spring activity in Escondido, especially for car enthusiasts. This event is held in historic downtown Escondido every Friday night through September.

Vista Strawberry Festival

This festival is more than just strawberries. Similar to the events above, Vista locals and visitors can enjoy live entertainment, activities, artwork and tasty food. There are even different contests that guests of all ages can take part in! Did you know that Vista was once the “Strawberry Capital of the World?” Mark your calendar for May 28th for a day of history, community and culture.

If you found this blog helpful, you may want to check out our post “10 Facts You May Not Know About Oceanside.”

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