Are you ready for the three-day weekend? There’s plenty happening around town to keep you and the kids stave off boredom. Celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. at the 37th annual parade downtown. Head to the annual multicultural fair downtown. Or learn about recycled art and art in the garden at the Alta Vista Garden. Have a great weekend!

photo: North Charleston via Flickr Creative Commons

San Diego

37th Annual Martin Luther King Day Parade
This celebration honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through numerous universities, community organizations and individuals and families who want to recognize his legacy. The parade is filled with floats, soulful high school bands, drill teams, colleges, fraternities and sororities, churches, youth groups and much more. Sun. Event details

Multicultural Festival
Celebrate San Diego’s rich cultural diversity at this fun event filled with music, dance, storytelling, kid’s activities and lots more. Sat. Event details


Chocolate Making Class
Participants will use fun-shaped molds to create chocolates filled with acai caramel, elderberry caramel and pomegranate ganache. Then, guests will use blueberries, toasted coconut, chia seed crunch and other playful ingredients to make inventive chocolate barks. Sat. Event details

Family Sunday at the Mingei Museum
While enjoying a discounted $5 admission for the entire family, explore the Mingei’s colorful exhibitions, make an art project, complete a treasure hunt, talk to a docent, take home prizes and most of all, have fun! Sun. Event details

North County

Poway Community Park’s Winter Festival
Poway Community Park’s Winter Festival brings to life all of the magic and charm of winter like never before! Whether you’re building a snowman, sledding down our snow hill, roasting marshmallows by the campfire, or taking a spin around the synthetic skate rink, there is bound to be something for everyone! Fri. and Sat. Event details

J Company Presents “The Wiz”
It’s the “Wizard of Oz” with a twist. The kids at J Company perform this contemporary version of an old classic that includes a modern mix of rock, gospel and soul. Fri. – Sun. Event details

Tidepooling Adventure with Birch Aquarium
Visit a local tide pool with Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Learn how these amazing habitats and their inhabitants truly survive between a rock and a hard place. Trained naturalists will show you how to tread lightly during your visit and how to protect and preserve these natural wonders. Sat. Event details

Kids in the Garden: Recycled Art and Art Tour
This month for our Kids in the Garden class we will have another fun day in the Gardens as little ones use recycled stuff to make new art, then explore art in the gardens with Farmer Jones. Sat. Event details

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

– Leah R. Singer