Local Events

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* DIY Art in the ParkDIY Art in the Park

Create your own art with artists from the Spanish Village Art Center. All ages welcome. Come play and experience a variety of art projects and create your own masterpiece. Friday nights from 5 pm to 8 pm in Spanish Village Art Center courtyard.

* Free Family Yoga ClassFree Family Yoga Class

Join Cheyenne at Te Mana Cafe on the first Friday of the month for a FREE community Ohana Yoga class. 9:30am

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* Kids' Summer Concert SeriesKids' Summer Concert Series

Enjoy Hullabaloo & friends singing to the whole family in the Children's Discovery Garden. Music, crafts, food trucks, and more! Museum open from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Free with Museum Admission, no registration required. click for details

* Impossible Science FestivalImpossible Science Festival

The fifth annual Impossible Science Festival return to the Fleet Science Center! Learn how to make objects invisible. Experience virtual reality and what it's like to walk on a construction girder! Explore levitation. All of the festival fun is included in Fleet admission (along with all of the Fleet's regular interactive exhibits, plus the IMAX film of your choice)! click here for details

* Clairemont Family DayClairemont Family Day

Enjoy free swimming, free pony rides, live music, food and special activities at the South Clairemont Community Park Family Day event. click for more information

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* Impossible Science FestivalImpossible Science Festival

The fifth annual Impossible Science Festival return to the Fleet Science Center! Learn how to make objects invisible. Experience virtual reality and what it's like to walk on a construction girder! Explore levitation. All of the festival fun is included in Fleet admission (along with all of the Fleet's regular interactive exhibits, plus the IMAX film of your choice)! click here for details

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* Residents Free TuesdaysResidents Free Tuesdays

Did you know that, as a public service, Balboa Park organizations offer free admission on a rotating basis on the first four Tuesdays of the month to San Diego City & County residents (with ID), active military & their dependents? If your kids love Kid City at the Fleet Science Center, watching the model trains at the Model Railroad Museum, playing among aircraft at the Air & Space Museum or checking out exhibits at The Nat (Natural History Museum), click here to find your free Tuesday!

* Summer StorytimeSummer Storytime

Free Summer Storytime at The Children’s School in La Jolla on Tuesdays and Thursdays, August 6th – 15th, from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. This fun, free event is open to all 1 – 4 year olds accompanied by an adult. Click here to RSVP

* National Night Out @ the KrocNational Night Out @ the Kroc

Enjoy a night out with your family for free and join us for National Night Out. This community building event helps bring families together with local officers. The Kroc Center will have family swim time, an inflatable obstacle course, and the climbing tower all open for families to enjoy from 7-8:30pm!

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* Summer StorytimeSummer Storytime

Free Summer Storytime at The Children’s School in La Jolla on Tuesdays and Thursdays, August 6th – 15th, from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. This fun, free event is open to all 1 – 4 year olds accompanied by an adult. Click here to RSVP

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* Rhea Lana Consignment EventRhea Lana Consignment Event

Kids are expensive and life is hectic! Rhea Lana's is the answer for busy and savvy moms like you. Shop gently used baby toys, clothes, strollers and more at 90% off of retail, just in time for back-to-school season. 

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* IB Surf Dog CompetitionIB Surf Dog Competition

Get stoked! It's time for the most adorable surf event of the year . . .the 14th annual Imperial Beach Surf Dog Competition, where fearless surFUR dogs will jump on their boards and hang 20 next to the IB Pier! The Imperial Beach event is the original surf dog competition. This family friendly event, which raises funds for the San Diego Humane Society is sure to be a blast!

* La Mesa Safety FairLa Mesa Safety Fair

From 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the La Mesa Police Station, families can meet members of the La Mesa Police Department, members of Heartland Fire and Rescue, members of the Special Response Team (SRT), take guided police station tours, learn bike safety and ride on a skills course for kids! (*feel free to bring your own bike and helmet) , learn basic CPR training, visit resource booths, enjoy music, food and giveaways! Click here for more information.

* Rhea Lana Consignment EventRhea Lana Consignment Event

Kids are expensive and life is hectic! Rhea Lana's is the answer for busy and savvy moms like you. Shop gently used baby toys, clothes, strollers and more at 90% off of retail, just in time for back-to-school season. 

* Snores & S'moresSnores & S'mores

This safe camping experience is fun for the first time camper as well as the seasoned pro. Set up your tent in the park for a fun overnight campout, and we'll provide the rest. Enjoy fun games, activities, and crafts. Enjoy a BBQ dinner and end the evening with popcorn, s'mores and a movie under the stars. The morning includes a continental breakfast and a hike on one of Carlsbad's many scenic trails. Tickets are available by pre-sale only. Admission is $25 per person; children 3 years and younger are free, but must be registered. All activities and food are included with admission. For more information, call 760-602-7519.

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* Rhea Lana Consignment EventRhea Lana Consignment Event

Kids are expensive and life is hectic! Rhea Lana's is the answer for busy and savvy moms like you. Shop gently used baby toys, clothes, strollers and more at 90% off of retail, just in time for back-to-school season. 

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* Rhea Lana Consignment EventRhea Lana Consignment Event

Kids are expensive and life is hectic! Rhea Lana's is the answer for busy and savvy moms like you. Shop gently used baby toys, clothes, strollers and more at 90% off of retail, just in time for back-to-school season. 

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* Residents Free TuesdaysResidents Free Tuesdays

Did you know that, as a public service, Balboa Park organizations offer free admission on a rotating basis on the first four Tuesdays of the month to San Diego City & County residents (with ID), active military & their dependents? If your kids love Kid City at the Fleet Science Center, watching the model trains at the Model Railroad Museum, playing among aircraft at the Air & Space Museum or checking out exhibits at The Nat (Natural History Museum), click here to find your free Tuesday!

* Summer StorytimeSummer Storytime

Free Summer Storytime at The Children’s School in La Jolla on Tuesdays and Thursdays, August 6th – 15th, from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. This fun, free event is open to all 1 – 4 year olds accompanied by an adult. Click here to RSVP

* Rhea Lana Consignment EventRhea Lana Consignment Event

Kids are expensive and life is hectic! Rhea Lana's is the answer for busy and savvy moms like you. Shop gently used baby toys, clothes, strollers and more at 90% off of retail, just in time for back-to-school season. 

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* Summer StorytimeSummer Storytime

Free Summer Storytime at The Children’s School in La Jolla on Tuesdays and Thursdays, August 6th – 15th, from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. This fun, free event is open to all 1 – 4 year olds accompanied by an adult. Click here to RSVP

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* Fairy Tales in the ParkFairy Tales in the Park

San Diego Civic Youth Ballet brings fairy tales to life in Balboa Park. Click here for details!

* Nature Story & CraftNature Story & Craft

Children ages 5-10 are invited to join Mission Trails Regional Park 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.

* HarborfestHarborfest

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.

* Thomas Family DayThomas Family Day

Celebrate Thomas by dressing as your favorite character, playing games and, of course, checking out the trains at the San Diego Model Railroad Museum. click for details

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* Fairy Tales in the ParkFairy Tales in the Park

San Diego Civic Youth Ballet brings fairy tales to life in Balboa Park. Click here for details!

* Picnic with GoatsPicnic with Goats

Bring your lunch for a pen-side picnic with our goats, Popcorn and Base. During the picnic, park staff will discuss 1860s ranch life, animal care and Nubian goats. At the end, there will be an opportunity to interact with the goats and tour our nearly 200-year-old ranch house.

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* Residents Free TuesdaysResidents Free Tuesdays

Did you know that, as a public service, Balboa Park organizations offer free admission on a rotating basis on the first four Tuesdays of the month to San Diego City & County residents (with ID), active military & their dependents? If your kids love Kid City at the Fleet Science Center, watching the model trains at the Model Railroad Museum, playing among aircraft at the Air & Space Museum or checking out exhibits at The Nat (Natural History Museum), click here to find your free Tuesday!

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* Art & Activities at the CanyonArt & Activities at the Canyon

FREE and fun event every third Wednesday of the month! Smile with friends at Kid's Art & Activities from 1:30-3:00 at Tecolote Canyon. Join Miss Marla, the awesome Rangers and volunteers to explore nature and creative crafting. Click here for details

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* Kidz Rise ConcertKidz Rise Concert

San Diego's most popular kids music duo, Hullabaloo, kicks off the Kidz Rise concert series. The duo has won numerous national awards, received rave reviews from people, parenting, parents, parent & Child Megazine and have landed on 3 national "Top 10 Best Children's Music" lists. Come bring the family and sing and dance along to their great tunes! click for details

* Hands-on Science EventHands-on Science Event

”Chemistry and Water” science will be experienced through eight hands-on activities for kids ages 6 and up. Celebrate the International Year of the Periodic Table (#IYPT2019) and receive giveaway bags with periodic table posters and other educational materials at the ACS Kids Zone event at the RH Fleet Science Center. Click here for more information.

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* Hullabaloo on the WaterfrontHullabaloo on the Waterfront

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! Thank you cpmgsandiego, East San Diego Soccer Shots G3Kids and The Super Dentists for bringing the kid-friendly pre-show activities starting at 5 p.m. Music starts at 6.

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* Residents Free TuesdaysResidents Free Tuesdays

Did you know that, as a public service, Balboa Park organizations offer free admission on a rotating basis on the first four Tuesdays of the month to San Diego City & County residents (with ID), active military & their dependents? If your kids love Kid City at the Fleet Science Center, watching the model trains at the Model Railroad Museum, playing among aircraft at the Air & Space Museum or checking out exhibits at The Nat (Natural History Museum), click here to find your free Tuesday!

* Yoga & Stories @ the libraryYoga & Stories @ the library

Stories can really get you moving! This storytime helps kids unwind with books, stretches, music and props. Please bring a mat or towel. Ages 3-8. Every Tuesday.

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* U.S. Sand Sclupting ChallengeU.S. Sand Sclupting Challenge

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! Click here for details.

* Finding Dory Movie in the ParkFinding Dory Movie in the 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! Click here for details.

* Fun Animal FridayFun Animal Friday

Meet and learn about small mammals such as chinchillas, sugar gliders, ferrets, and rabbits through a live presentation, meet & greet, special craft, and more! Event Schedule: 11:00 a.m.: Welcome & Storytime 11:05 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.: Animal Presentation 11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.: Meet and Greet CLICK FOR DETAILS

* Julian Apple PickingJulian Apple Picking

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-Pick Bags $12 each hold 6-7 lbs. Admission $2/person. Cash or Credit. All other U-Pick Apples starts September 13

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* U.S. Sand Sclupting ChallengeU.S. Sand Sclupting Challenge

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! Click here for details.

* Summer LuauSummer Luau

It's the last luau of the summer. This family-friendly event includes the chance to teach your kiddos a hula dance and watch a fire dance while dining on a fabulous buffet at the edge of San Diego Bay. Hosted by the Catamaran Hotel. Click for tickets and details.

* Julian Apple PickingJulian Apple Picking

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-Pick Bags $12 each hold 6-7 lbs. Admission $2/person. Cash or Credit. All other U-Pick Apples starts September 13

* Open Farm DayOpen Farm Day

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. Click here for details.