If you feel like you blinked and it went from January to June, you’re not alone! The summer season is here in San Diego and there are so many events to keep families busy. The San Diego County Fair kicks off this weekend, which is always a fun event for the family. Head to Mission Valley for the annual Touch a Truck event. Enjoy some barbecue and music at the San Marcos Rock, Blues and BBQ Festival. Or look overhead and experience AirShow San Diego. Have a great weekend!
San Diego County Fair
The 2014 San Diego County Fair promises a summer of fun! This year’s theme, “The Fab Fair” pays tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Beatles debuting in the United States. Sat. – Sun., Times vary by day, Del Mar Fairgrounds, $8 – $14/person (kids 5 and under free). All ages. Event details.
Art Around Adams
This family-friendly event will showcase an array of artists, musicians, outrageous street performers, and interactive installations. Enjoy art and music from more than 50 bands and local businesses that will transform themselves into art galleries and performance arenas for the day. Sat., 2 – 10 p.m., Adams Ave., Free. All ages. Event details.
Touch a Truck
Help raise money for childhood cancer while enjoying the most kidtastic car show in America! Over 100 vehicles that kids of all ages can climb in, climb on, and honk the horn! Sat., 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Qualcomm Stadium, $10/person. All ages.Event details.
“Life is Good” Fiesta
Enjoy homemade Mexican fare, rides, jumpies, games, a bake sale and DJ playing awesome music. Fri., 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., Park Dale Lane Elementary School, Free admission. All ages. Event details.
San Marcos Rock, Blues and BBQ Festival
This family-frienldy event includes nine bands, BBQ vendors, entertainment, and lots more. Fri. – Sat., Times vary by day, Walnut Grove Park, $5 – $20/person. All ages. Event details.
Founder’s Day Open House
Celebrate Old Mission San Luis Rey’s 216th birthday with a vista to the museum, a ladybug release at 10:30 a.m., a plant sale, and live entertainment. Sat., 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Old Mission San Luis Rey, Free. All ages. Event details.
UCSD Triton 5K Kids Run
Support UC San Diego and enjoy this kid-friendly short course following the Triton 5K. At the Kids Fun Run, every Triton-In-Training is a winner and receives a finisher medal and goodie bag. The day also includes a healthy-living festival featuring live music and hands-on activities for kids of all ages. Sat., 10:30 a.m., Spanos Track and Field, UC San Diego, $25 – $30/runner. All ages. Event details.
AirShow San Diego
Gear up for a high-flying weekend. Kiddos will love the aircraft and performances commemorating the 70th anniversary of D-Day. You can also enjoy historic aircraft on display, military re-eneactors, paratroopers, a Kids Zone and lots more. Sat. – Sun., 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Gilespie Field, Prices vary. All ages. Event details.
Family Fun and Wellness Fair
The 5th Annual, Good To Go From Head To Toe Family Fun & Wellness Fair will feature free health screenings and checkups while families enjoy good food, live music, and informative offerings from the exhibitors. Last year the fair saw over 1,500 visitors and completed over 2,000 free health screenings! Kiddos who complete three screenings, get a FREE Pretend City ticket! Sat., 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Pretend City, Free. Ages 0 – 8. Event details.
What are you doing this weekend? Tell us in the comments!
– Leah R. Singer
Photo courtesy of UC San Diego.