Local Events

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* Cirque du Soleil VoltaCirque du Soleil Volta

Full of incredible live music, breathtaking costumes and beautiful people doing thrilling things . . . Volta by Cirque du Soleil is perfect for a date night or moms’ night out and is equally awesome as a mommy & me event thanks to the amazing, fast-paced acrobats, extreme sports and urban dance. Mom's Guide readers get 15% off with promo code PARTNER15 - Click here for details!

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* Cirque du Soleil VoltaCirque du Soleil Volta

Full of incredible live music, breathtaking costumes and beautiful people doing thrilling things . . . Volta by Cirque du Soleil is perfect for a date night or moms’ night out and is equally awesome as a mommy & me event thanks to the amazing, fast-paced acrobats, extreme sports and urban dance. Mom's Guide readers get 15% off with promo code PARTNER15 - Click here for details!

* Disney on IceDisney on Ice

Rev up for non-stop family fun with four of your favorite Disney stories when Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment comes to San Diego! This action-packed ice spectacular showcases beloved characters from Disney•Pixar’s Cars, Toy Story 3, Disney’s The Little Mermaid plus the enchanting Academy Award®-winning Frozen.

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* Cirque du Soleil VoltaCirque du Soleil Volta

Full of incredible live music, breathtaking costumes and beautiful people doing thrilling things . . . Volta by Cirque du Soleil is perfect for a date night or moms’ night out and is equally awesome as a mommy & me event thanks to the amazing, fast-paced acrobats, extreme sports and urban dance. Mom's Guide readers get 15% off with promo code PARTNER15 - Click here for details!

* Disney on IceDisney on Ice

Rev up for non-stop family fun with four of your favorite Disney stories when Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment comes to San Diego! This action-packed ice spectacular showcases beloved characters from Disney•Pixar’s Cars, Toy Story 3, Disney’s The Little Mermaid plus the enchanting Academy Award®-winning Frozen.

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* Cirque du Soleil VoltaCirque du Soleil Volta

Full of incredible live music, breathtaking costumes and beautiful people doing thrilling things . . . Volta by Cirque du Soleil is perfect for a date night or moms’ night out and is equally awesome as a mommy & me event thanks to the amazing, fast-paced acrobats, extreme sports and urban dance. Mom's Guide readers get 15% off with promo code PARTNER15 - Click here for details!

* Disney on IceDisney on Ice

Rev up for non-stop family fun with four of your favorite Disney stories when Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment comes to San Diego! This action-packed ice spectacular showcases beloved characters from Disney•Pixar’s Cars, Toy Story 3, Disney’s The Little Mermaid plus the enchanting Academy Award®-winning Frozen.

* Mother's Day CraftMother's Day Craft

Kids can make a table top garden for their moms at this special crafting event. Sponsored by the San Carlos Community Garden, admission is $20. Click for more detail.

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* Cirque du Soleil VoltaCirque du Soleil Volta

Full of incredible live music, breathtaking costumes and beautiful people doing thrilling things . . . Volta by Cirque du Soleil is perfect for a date night or moms’ night out and is equally awesome as a mommy & me event thanks to the amazing, fast-paced acrobats, extreme sports and urban dance. Mom's Guide readers get 15% off with promo code PARTNER15 - Click here for details!

* Disney on IceDisney on Ice

Rev up for non-stop family fun with four of your favorite Disney stories when Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment comes to San Diego! This action-packed ice spectacular showcases beloved characters from Disney•Pixar’s Cars, Toy Story 3, Disney’s The Little Mermaid plus the enchanting Academy Award®-winning Frozen.

* Move, Play, GrowMove, Play, Grow

each This free event celebrates children and families with food, music, art and face painting. Dance to the tunes of Hullabaloo Band, enjoy crafts led by The New Children’s Museum and learn about how this new resource center might help you grow into the parent you dream of being. For more information visit moveplaygrow.com.

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* Fire Fighter Story TimeFire Fighter Story Time

a Road in Bonita Real firefighters are visiting the library today to read stories and show off their fire truck! For more information and for a calendar of other wonderful library events, click sdcl.org/branch-calendars/Bonita_May-2019.pdf.

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* Residents Free at Balboa ParkResidents Free at Balboa Park

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!

* Family Stories and DinnerFamily Stories and Dinner

Parents, enjoy dinner and craft beer while your kiddos read with volunteers from Traveling Stories. You’ll get some adult time, and the kids will earn book bucks, which can be redeemed for books and prizes.

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* Mother's Day Flower WorkshopMother's Day Flower Workshop

Get ready for Mother’s Day with this free DIY floral arranging and card making event. Bring the kids and enjoy dinner and drinks while you get crafty!

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* Happy Birthday Waterfront ParkHappy Birthday Waterfront Park

From kids' favorites like Hullabaloo to parent-friendly music by Flashpants & Fleetwood Max, inflatables, crafts, food trucks and, of course, the famous water fountains for cool summer fun, don't miss this celebration of our Waterfront Park's 5th birthday! Click for details.

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* Mother's Day Card CraftingMother's Day Card Crafting

Visit JC Penny's in Parkway Plaza Mall to receive your free activity kit with either a Jojo Siwa or TMNT themed Mother’s Day card, cardstock, stamps, stencils, crayons and sticker sheets! click here for more information.

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* Residents Free at Balboa ParkResidents Free at Balboa Park

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!

* Baby Tula Beach CleanupBaby Tula Beach Cleanup

Join fellow baby-wearing moms to connect with the San Diego Tula community, pick up some trash on our beautiful beaches, and see the debut of a brand new Tula print. Each attendee (1 per family) will receive a free “Hearts Ocean” Tula Blanket. Participants can enter the giveaway for the new print, and Baby Tula will have carriers on hand to help you hold your baby while you help with the cleanup. click for details

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* Kids Concert @ Kid VenturesKids Concert @ Kid Ventures

Kid Ventures is always an amazing place for kids to play. Throw in a 1/2 hour of award-winning positive and uplifting music by Kathryn the Grape, and it’s going to be a wonderful afternoon. You and your magical younger ones will enjoy dancing and singing along to an engaging mix of original and traditional songs. This event is complimentary with entrance to Kid Ventures Liberty Station.

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* Free Family Swim Night!Free Family Swim Night!

The Salvation Army Kroc Center is encouraging health and wellness for the entire family with this free swim night, 7-8:30 p.m. Click here for additional information.

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* Space DaySpace Day

Kids 17 & younger are FREE at San Diego Air and Space Museum's Space Day. Space Day will feature demonstrations, giveaways, and hands-on activities with local and national space experts. *Touch a meteorite *Meet an astronaut *Talk to space experts *Build & fly a paper rocket *Design your own space patch *Giveaways Click here for more information and a $3 coupon off of adult admission.

* Free Game Truck EventFree Game Truck Event

Children's Choice Pediatric Dental invites you to a FREE gaming event with jumbo game boards, game consoles, play in the game truck and enjoy delicious teeth-friendly snacks and refreshments. Click here for details and to RSVP

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* Kids' Day @ the RanchKids' Day @ the Ranch

The Heritage Ranch turns into a kid's paradise with face painting, petting zoo, lifeguards, fire engines and more. 10am to 2pm, just $5 per person, kids 12 and under get in free! click here for details.

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* Residents Free at Balboa ParkResidents Free at Balboa Park

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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* Little Aquarium ArtistsLittle Aquarium Artists

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**

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* Family Arts & Literacy NightFamily Arts & Literacy Night

This FREE, family-friendly even 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.

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* Summer Movies in the ParkSummer Movies in the Park

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.

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* Space & Engineering NightSpace & Engineering Night

Enjoy the Children's Discovery after hours and discover the world of Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art, and Math (STREAM)! The entire Museum will be transformed to host hands-on activity booths for the whole family to explore; from virtual reality, to slime-making, to high & low tech coding, to paleontology and "mad scientist" workshops, and more. click here for details

* Festival of the SeaFestival of the Sea

Music, merriment, movies at the Maritime Museum! Click for details about this all new family friendly event.

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* Festival of the SeaFestival of the Sea

Music, merriment, movies at the Maritime Museum! Click for details about this all new family friendly event.

* 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! 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.

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* Festival of the SeaFestival of the Sea

Music, merriment, movies at the Maritime Museum! Click for details about this all new family friendly event.

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* Residents Free at Balboa ParkResidents Free at Balboa Park

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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* KIDZ BOPKIDZ BOP

KIDZ BOP records kid-friendly versions of today’s biggest pop music hits sung by kids, for kids. For millions of kids each year, KIDZ BOP is their first introduction to pop music, and for tens of thousands of kids, the KIDZ BOP Kids Live Tour is their first concert experience. Click here for tickets and to make KIDZ BOP your families' favorite outing this summer!

* Motocross @ the FairMotocross @ the Fair

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. Click here for details.