There is something about 2020 that just feels…good. I can’t quite pinpoint what it is, but all around it seems as if spirits are high, and hopes & dreams feel more attainable. And it sure doesn’t hurt that San Diego has near-perfect January weather, giving families the opportunity to get outside and hit those New Years goals with the ground running. With sun in the forecast each day this week, there is no excuse to sit behind a closed door. Why not pack a picnic and take a nature walk, bring the family down to the harbor for a parade, or even hop on a camel’s back?? As usual, there is plenty to do in San Diego’s Finest City this week, and here are 5 of our favorite picks this week! And if marching bands and spitting camels aren’t your thing, you can always head over to our local events calendar for a full list of family fun!
Tuesday, January 14th @10:30am
This FREE, monthly event encourages young children (ages 5 & under) to read, by offering a story time, playtime with the imagination playground, and a free book for every child to take home.
Tuesday, January 14th @ 5:30pm
This month’s feature is Peter Pan! The show starts at 5:30, admission is free, there’s a kids’ buffet, and a portion of the proceeds goes to Friends of Jefferson Elementary, the foundation that supports educational and enrichment programs at North Park’s neighborhood public elementary school.
Wednesday, January 15th @ 1:30pm
Soar off into 2020 as we make new friends, learn about nature and have fun making crafts. Everyone is welcome to this free event! Head over before or after for a nature walk with your little one, or bring a picnic to enjoy under the trees.
Saturday, January 18th and Sunday, January 19th @ 12:45pm
Once a month, the Oasis Camel Diary opens its doors for public farm days. Starting at just $8 (children ages 3 & under are free), meet and feed the animals, check out the games and exhibits, and enjoy the 1:30 bird and animal show. Plus, get a selfie with a camel, and even catch a ride on one! This is such a fun, inexpensive San Diego experience!
Sunday, January 19th @ 2pm
Bring the family down to Harbor Drive on the Embarcadero, and join in on the 40th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade. This is one of the largest celebrations of its kind in the United States. The parade is filled with dazzling floats, phenomenal bands, Drill Teams, College Fraternities & Sororities, Churches, and Peace and Youth Organizations.