Fave 5 ~ Week of August 12th

The summer is winding down, but the family fun is not! Don’t forget to visit our online calendar for even more fun things happening in San Diego this week.


Fairy Tales in the Park

Saturday & Sunday, August 17-18, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. performances

Balboa Park Casa del Prado Theater

This family-friendly dance performance merges the timeless beauty of ballet with four classic stories – Cinderella, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Puss in Boots and SDCYB’s 2020 spring ballet The Firebird – all coming to life at the historic Casa del Prado Theater in Balboa Park.  Featuring a professional storyteller leading an interactive experience that includes an enchanted forest in the lobby of the theater and SDCYB’s award-winning, sustainability-themed Fairy Tale Village directly outside the performance, it is perfect for families of all ages!  All tickets are $15.



Saturday, August 17th from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. 

Bayside Park in Chula Vista

Free family fun with hands-on animal encounters, arts & crafts, life music, food and drinks, water sports, Lucha Libre Wrestling and more! click for details.


Nature Story & Craft with a Ranger

Saturday, August 17th from 10 – 11 a.m.

Mission Trails Regional Park

Children ages 5-10 are invited to join Ranger Heidi for a nature story, followed by an arts-and-craft project related to the theme of the story. Meet at the Kumeyaay Lake Campground’s picnic shelter (across from the restrooms) on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 10 to 11 a.m. This program is FREE, but space is limited, so please be sure to RSVP by calling 619-668-3279.


Thomas Family Day

Saturday. August 17th from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.

San Diego Model Railroad Museum in Balboa Park

Stop in the San Diego Model Railroad Museum on Saturday, August 17th for a day full of games, crafts, and fun! We will also have music to sing and dance along to, so come celebrate all things trains. Dress up like your favorite Thomas character, whether it’s a costume, shirt, or pajamas! Music performances will be at 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm. This event is included with regular price of admission.


Picnic with Goats

Sunday, August 18th from 12 – 1 p.m.

Los Penasquitos Ranch House


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