How did it already get to be the end of August? We think summer flew by, even though the weather suggests it’s here to stay. If you’re not quite ready for the flurry of fall events to start, celebrate the last weekend of the month with these fun outdoor activities. Head to Old Town for the last Stagecoach Days event of the summer. Take your train-loving kiddo to Thomas Day at the San Diego Model Railroad Museum. Listen to Hullabaloo and have fun playing lawn games and activities at the Waterfront Park. Or get your culture on at the Imperial Avenue Street Festival. Have a great weekend!

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San Diego

Thomas Family Day at SDMRM
Thomas & Friends Family Day is in full steam, huffing and puffing along. Come in character whether it’s a costume, shirt, or pajama we are having a Thomas Train Bash! Jump, wiggle and giggle to a musical performance from The Boo Hoo Crew at 11:30 a.m., create your own Thomas & Friends wind sock, or be the director of the railway like Sir Topham Hatt and operate our “G” scale train with Thomas and Percy on the tracks. Sat. Event details.

Doggie Street Festival
It’s a day of fun for your furry kiddos and the walking/talking ones too! The Annual Doggie Street Festival will feature music, speakers, pet products, valuable pet information & services, food, special guests and lots more. Sat. Event details.

Stagecoach Days
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park celebrates travel and transportation in the era of real horsepower at Stagecoach Days. The theme of this last Stagecoach Day is “The West on the Move.” Take a wagon ride through the park and see our own historic coaches on display. Sat. Event details.

Hullabaloo on the Waterfront
Enjoy summer with Hullabaloo on the Waterfront, a free family music concert series in the new Waterfront Park in downtown San Diego. Each concert will feature San Diego’s own award-winning kid-folk band, Hullabaloo, plus lawn games and activities for the kids, food trucks and more. Sun. Event details

North County

San Diego International Kids’ Film Festival
The San Diego International Kids’ Film Festival will screen over 100 films from 38 countries. American filmmakers as well as film delegations from China, Korea, Taiwan, Canada, and many more, will appear at the event. With goals to promote positive educational impact on children and the youth, the San Diego International Kid’s Film Festival actively supports innovative films made by filmmakers from around the globe. Fri. – Sun. Event details.

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LeucadiART Walk
Head to Leucadia and enjoy original art by local juried artists. Listen to live music and stop by the Kids Zone for lots of fun. Sun. Event details.

South Bay

Imperial Avenue Street Festival
The Imperial Avenue Street Festival blends art and soul in the Greater Logan Heights community, one of San Diego’s most historic and unique neighborhoods. Festival attendees will groove to the sounds of live music from multiple stages and enjoy offerings of four blocks of local artists, crafts, gourmet food and beverages. Columbian to Cajun, paintings to pottery, old favorites and new directions, the Imperial Avenue Street Festival is not to be missed. Sat. Event details.

What are you doing this weekend? Tell us in the comments!

– Leah R. Singer