Fave 5 ~ Week of September 23rd

It’s one of those weeks with too many awesome things happening than time to enjoy them. In addition to our Fave 5 listed below, it’s Air Show week and the kick off of Kids’ Free October with the Museum Mashup. Don’t miss a thing – visit our full local events calendar before making your plans for the week!


Zoppé Italian Family Circus

Thursday, September 26th – Sunday, September 29th

California Center for the Arts in Escondido 

Enjoy the best history of the old-world circus tradition under a big tent that seats just 500. This circus features acrobatic feats, equestrian showmanship, canine capers, clowning and plenty of audience participation.

Cabrillo Fest

Saturday, September 28th from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Naval Base Point Loma

A fun event for the entire family, Cabrillo Festival features educational activities, cultural demonstrations and exciting folkloric performances celebrating Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, the first European to land on the west coast of what is now the United States of America. Brightly colored clothing and vibrant music and dancing bring to life the traditions of the Native American, Mexican, Portuguese and Spanish cultures that are part of the Age of Exploration. Enjoy delicious traditional Mexican, Native American, Portuguese and Spanish food. Vendors will showcase a diverse array of artistic goods.


Fall Maker Fest @ Michael’s

Saturday, September 28th from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Michael’s Craft Stores throughout San Diego 

Skip the scary Jack-o’-Lantern and make fun craft pumpkins instead! Buy the craft pumpkin, and the supplies to decorate it will be provided by your local Michael’s store. Kids can make a clay pot scarecrow project for free.

Kids’ Fishing Derby

Saturday, September 28th beginning at 6 a.m.

Lake Cuyamaca

Open to kids ages 15 and younger, this free fishing derby is held on beautiful Lake Cuyamaca. Participants will get to use equipment and fish for free. Kids also have the chance to win prizes for the biggest catch. Free lunch is provided following the derby. Kayaks, pontoon and peddle boats available to rent to enjoy the lake to the fullest.


Farm Education & Youth Day

Saturday & Sunday, September 28 & 29 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Bates Nut Farm in Escondido 

Teach your kids about farming and agriculture. Special guests will be on hand to share their knowledge of farm animals, wool spinning, organic gardening, beekeeping, and other aspects of life on the farm. Live entertainment and food, tractor hayrides, picnicking, pony rides, petting zoo, face painting and farm zoo continue through the weekend. Don’t miss the antique tractor parades at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day!






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