Our Fave 5 ~ Week of May 27th

Hopefully you’ll be recovered from your Memorial weekend fun in time for these five fun things we hope you might enjoy with your family . . .

Freestyle Motocross @ The Del Mar Fair

Friday, May 31st at 5 p.m. 

The Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar Arena

Kick off fair season at this Free (with fair admission) thrill-a-minute show featuring ramp jumping off a 120-foot ramp, a full free ride FMX show plus a 110 mini bike mayhem.


Community Fest

Saturday, June 1st from 12 – 5 p.m. 

Colina Del Sol Park & Rec Center, 5319 Orange Ave, 92115

Families can enjoy free food, live music, games & prizes, a live petting zoo, big bike giveaways, car show, dunk tank, inflatables, haircuts, brand new name brand clothing for kids, face painting, live DJ, and a whole lot more! This community festival is sponsored by New Vision Church

Kids’ Workshop @ Home Depot 

Saturday, June 1st from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Countywide Home Depot Stores

Build-your-own Father’s Day gift with dad! Kids will build a free tabletop putting green at the June Home Depot Kids’ Workshop. Once your course is built, your child can decorate it and take it home along with a certificate of achievement, an official workshop apron and a commemorative pin while supplies last.



Old-Fashioned Flag Day Parade

Saturday, June 1st from 10 a.m. – Noon

La Mesa Boulevard, La Mesa

Show your patriotism at this fun, old fashioned parade including marching bands, floats and more. Spectators are encouraged to dress in patriotic attire and cheer on the participants in this annual parade.

Dairy Day

Saturday, June 1st from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Oma’s Pumpkin Patch / Dairy Farm, 14950 El Monte Road in Lakeside

June is National Dairy Month! Tour a real working dairy and see where the process begins to get those delicious dairy products to your table. Oma’s is super fun with animals to pet, a cottonseed hill to slide down, a hay bale maze to get lost in and more!

Have a great week, and don’t forget to visit our full online calendar for more awesome things to do in San Diego!




Training Dogs + Kids

It’s common for dogs to be afraid of young children. Kids move unpredictably and make loud, sudden noises. They approach dogs from the front, from over the top and make direct eye contact – behaviors that are considered rude in canine language. 😉 If you have a dog and a child, The Mom’s Guide would like to help you mesh the two in the most positive way by offering our readers the chance to win a seat in an upcoming Pack Method Prep training event.

Pack Basics Junior is a training course that’s all about teaching kids the basics of canine behavior and body language as well as the fundamentals of training dogs. Perfect for kids 5-10-years-old, Students will work hands-on with their canine partners to achieve competency in a variety of obedience commands and tricks.

Participants in this 6-week program will bring their dogs to the training and dogs will learn to respect the commands and needs of your children. Human attendees will also learn proper etiquette when meeting new dogs that are not part of your pack.

If you would like to enter for a chance to win a spot for your child/dog duo in the next Pack Method Prep junior training course, comment here with the name of your canine family member(s). We will pick a winner on Friday, May 31st.

For more information visit packmethodprep.com. Good luck!





Fave 5 ~ Week of May 19th

This week’s fun starts on Sunday and goes strong through Sunday. Some of our favorite annual events of the year happen this week, both at the Waterfront Park! ~ kick-off of Summer Movies in the Park & Hullabaloo at the Waterfront. Join us!

Kids’ Day @ Heritage Ranch

Sunday, May 19th from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. 

San Dieguito Heritage Museum

The Ranch at The San Dieguito Heritage Museum turns into a kid’s paradise with face painting, petting zoo, lifeguards, fire engines and more. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., just $5 per person, kids 12 and under get in free!

Little Aquarium Artists

Wednesday, May 22nd from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Birch Aquarium

Get hands-on with interactive beginner painting exploration (process bases) using paint brushes and stamps with author and artist Spramani Elaun. This art experience uses earth-friendly art supplies and participants will take home their art. **Included with Aquarium Admission**


Free Family Arts & Literacy Night

Thursday, May 23rd from 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Salvation Army Kroc Center

This FREE, family-friendly event will encourage your children to love literacy and the arts! Enjoy an interactive theater performance titled “Carnival of Little Animals” by Jerry Hagen, an interactive story teller. A creative, animal-themed art project will follow the performance, and attendees will also receive a free zoo themed book to take home, “Zoo in the Sky” from National Geographic.

Summer Movies in the Park ~ Incredibles 2

Friday, May 24th from 6 – 10 p.m.

Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Highway, downtown

Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to kickoff the 2019 Summer Movies in the Park! It’s a fun night for the whole family with pre-movie activities starting at 6 p.m., concessions and food trucks onsite.
Movie starts at 8pm right after sunset.


Hullabaloo on the Waterfront

Sunday, May 26th from 5-7 p.m.

Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Highway, downtown

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. Children’s Physician’s Medical Group, East San Diego Soccer Shots,
G3Kids and The Super Dentists will be there with the kid-friendly pre-show activities starting at 5 p.m. Music starts at 6. FREE!

Have a great week and be sure to check out our online events calendar for more ideas on what to do with the family.