Fave 5 ~ Week of August 26th

We’ll be in a new month this time next week, but August still has some amazing family fun to provide. Don’t miss these end-of-summer events…

Fun Animal Friday

Friday, August 30th from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum in Escondido 

Meet and learn about small mammals such as chinchillas, sugar gliders, ferrets, and rabbits through a live presentation, meet & greet, special craft, and more!


Finding Dory Movie in the Park

Friday, August 30th @ 6 p.m.

Liberty Station / NTC Park

What a sweet way to wrap up summer – FREE movie in the park in Liberty Station. Finding Dory is a family favorite. Don’t miss it!


Apple Picking Season Opens

Friday, August 3oth from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Volcan Valley Apple Farm in Julian

The first apples of the season are ready in time for Labor Day weekend. Gravenstein apples are ready for UPICK at
Volcan Valley Apple Farm.


U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge

Saturday, August 31st and Sunday, September 1st

Broadway Pier & Pavilion, 1000 North Harbor Drive

In addition to checking out the exciting sand sculptures, kids will enjoy playing in the sandbox, taking sand sculpture classes, Bubble Fun, European Bungie and more!


Open Farm Day

Saturday August 31st and Sunday, September 1st 

Oasis Camel Dairy in Julian 

Oasis Camel Dairy is open for tours and an animal show featuring talented talking parrots, galloping, gobbling turkeys, dedicated farm dogs and of course, their BIGGEST stars… camels.






Daniel Tiger Returns For Neighbor Day, February 29th

Was your little too little the last time Daniel Tiger came to our neighborhood? You’re in luck if seeing this“grr-ific” live show is on your mommy & me bucket list.

Daniel Tiger and his family, along with O the Owl, Miss Elaina, Katerina Kittycat, Prince Wednesday and more familiar friends, will take audiences on an interactive adventure to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, sharing stories of friendship, helping others and celebrating new experiences.

2018 Daniel Tiger’s King for a Day by Mills Entertainment at Michigan State University’s Wharton Center Great Hall stage. Copyright 2018 Mills Entertainment, Harley J Seeley Photography Full usage rights transferred to Mills Entertainment


Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live, comes to the Balboa Theater for two shows on Saturday, February 29th 2020! The “Neighbor Day Tour” features new songs and fan-favorites series, including the beloved “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” The live theatrical production is filled with music, dancing and wonderful surprises that will warm the hearts of preschoolers, parents and grandparents alike.

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live tour has been hugely successful in San Diego and around the country, playing to sold-out crowds. Don’t miss your chance to snag the best seats in the house by using our super-secret password “PBS” to access the Daniel Tiger pre-sale starting on Wednesday, August 21st at 10 a.m.

Tickets starting at $20.00 plus service fees go on-sale Friday, August 23 at 10 a.m. online, by phone at 619.570.1100, or in person at the San Diego Theatre’s Advance Sales Windows. A limited number of VIP tickets that include a post-show photo with Daniel Tiger will also be available.



Balboa Theatre

Saturday, February 29, 2020

11:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Use password “PBS” to access the Daniel Tiger pre-sale starting 8/21 at 10 a.m. until 8/22 at 10 p.m.!

Fave 5 ~ Week of August 19th

The week ahead offers a mix of free family fun, from museums to water slides, to music and crafts. As usual, check out our online calendar for even more things to do with your kids in San Diego…

Balboa Park Residents Free Tuesday

Tuesday, August 20th 

Museum of Art, Museum of Man and Japanese Friendship Garden

It’s the 3rd Tuesday of the month, which means three family-friendly Balboa Park museums are open for free to San Diego residents. If you’ve never experienced the San Diego Museum of Art, the San Diego Museum of Man or the Japanese Friendship Garden with your kids, this is  a great day to visit!

Arts & Activities at the Canyon

Wednesday, August 21st from 1:30 – 3 p.m.

Tecolote Canyon, 5180 Tecolote Rd

Be cool and crafty with the ocean theme at this week’s FREE arts and crafts for kids event at Tecolote Canyon.


End of Summer SPLASH

Friday, August 23rd from 6-7:30 p.m.

The Grove Church, 4562 Alvarado Canyon Road

The Grove Church is making a BIG SPLASH with a free family night that includes dinner and popsicles, inflatable water slides, water games, giveaways and more.

Free Kidz Rise Concert

Saturday, August 24th from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Rise Church, 341 S. Kalmia Street in Escondido

Enjoy some foot-stomping fun with the kiddos at this FREE Hullabaloo concert at Rise Church in Escondido.


Hullabaloo at the Waterfront

Sunday, August 25th from 5 – 7 p.m. 

Waterfront Park

The perfect way to end your weekend – – bring the whole family, throw down a picnic blanket, and enjoy the happy tunes of Hullabaloo as the sun sets over San Diego Bay. FREE! CPMG, East San Diego Soccer Shots G3Kids and The Super Dentists for bring the kid-friendly pre-show activities starting at 5 p.m. Music starts at 6.