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This weekend is your chance to take a beautiful, moonlit stroll along the usually closed Ellen Browning Scripps Memorial Pier! Also, Beatles fans will love watching the tribute band Britain’s Finest perform in Lake Poway’s summer concert series and the LEGO Batman movie is being played under the stars at Liberty Station. These events and so much more… Read on to see where to celebrate Fri.-Sun.

La Jolla

Full Moon Pier Walk
Take a rare moonlit tour of The Ellen Browning Scripps Memorial Pier, which is normally closed to the public. During this program you will discover the 100-year history of pier-based data collection at Scripps while walking along the Scripps Pier. Collect plankton, learn about bioluminescent organisms and explore current research while engaging in hands-on activities. Note: For ages 9+ (minors must be accompanied by a paid adult). Fri. Event details.


Summer Concert Series at San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum
The Summer Concert Series will feature a performance by Hullabaloo, crafts in the Outdoor Art Studio, food vendors, beer and wine bar and after hours access to all the educational hands-on exhibits in the Museum. Fri. Event details.


Chocolate Making Class at Sweet Petite Confections
San Diego’s colorful chocolate shop Sweet Petite Confections is celebrating California citrus with a summery chocolate making class. Attend and learn the art of making fantastically flavored chocolates and bark over the course of two hours, during which students create nearly 1.5 pounds of confections. During this class, students will play with flavors like salted caramel and locally sourced honeys alongside house-made citrus flavors made by chocolatier Michelle Lomelin, including honeyed orange ganache and Meyer lemon caramel. Students will also peruse more than a dozen ingredients as they personalize a chocolate bark. Sat. Event details.


Star of India Family Overnight
Spend the night on the 1863 bark Star of India and embark on an imaginary voyage to relive the Great Age of Sail. Sat.-Sun. Event details.

Old Town

Stagecoach Days
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park celebrates travel and transportation in the era of real horsepower at Stagecoach Days. Each Saturday through August will focus on a different aspect of early San Diego history with kids’ activities, historic craft & trade demonstrations, cannon and anvil firings, living history activities and more. Sat. Event details.

Balboa Park

Saturday Science Club for Girls: Video Game Design
After you gain inspiration checking out the Fleet’s latest Exhibition “Game Masters,” head to the Saturday Science Club for Girls to use OzoBots and learn the basics of programming to complete a scavenger hunt. Sat. Event details.

Liberty Station

Watch LEGO Batman Movie Under the Stars
Calling all LEGO and Batman loving kids! Head to Liberty Station’s North Promenade to watch the LEGO Batman Movie outdoors on the big screen. Gather round with your picnic blankets or low-back chairs and enjoy cinema under the stars with your friends and family. Arrive before the movie begins to listen to music performances and to grab some food from the many options at Liberty Public Market. Sat. Event details.


Britain’s Finest Summer Concert
Pack a picnic dinner and get ready to hear some great tunes as Britain’s Finest performs in Lake Poway’s Summer Concert Series. Watching Britain’s Finest, a tribute act of The Beatles, is like watching the world famous and beloved band together again as they perform toe-tapping hits you’ll love, complete with ‘cheeky banter’ between songs. Note: Unless you arrive early, parking at Lake Poway will probably be full by 4 p.m.––so park at Poway High School and take advantage of the free shuttle ride to the concert. Sun. Event details.

Where are you spending this fun summer weekend? Tell us in the comments.

––Beth Shea