photo: Maysa W. via Yelp

Ready to enjoy a ‘berry’ good weekend? Head to Stehly Farms Organics U-Pick strawberry patch, nosh on guac at the Avocado Festival or picnic among the sweet peas down on Summers Past Farm. The thrilling Inflatable Run is also in town, or you can relax under the stars at an outdoor screening of “The Princess Bride!” Read on for the details.

Valley Center

U-Pick Strawberry Patch
Have a berry sweet day at the U-Pick Strawberry Patch at Stehly Farms Organics. Join the family day of fun on their Organic Farm. Your ticket purchase covers entrance fee, a berry picking container, access to the petting zoo, playground, picnic area and guided farm tour. Food will be available for purchase – coffee, smoothies, gelato, salads, tacos, pizza. There will also be a farm stand open selling all that the farm grows, including eggs, jam and honey.  Note: Animals permitted if they remain on a leash. They are not permitted in the strawberry patch. Sat. Event details.

Balboa Park

Family Days at The Nat
Join The Nat for monthly Family Days to celebrate the natural world and their Museum. Each month has been uniquely themed to allow visitors to explore nature’s wonders, participate in hands-on activities and create crafts to take home. Themes range from studying whales to junior botany. This weekend’s theme is “Citizen Science Family Day.” You can become a citizen scientist and uncover nature’s wonders by studying the fields of paleontology, entomology, ornithology, mammalogy, and botany and participating in activities and crafts that celebrate our natural world. Sat. Event details.

Mission Valley

The Inflatable Run
The Inflatable Run & Festival is a fun family event featuring a kid-friendly 1 mile / 5k inflatable obstacle course, free family activities including zorb ball races, bounce houses, carnival games, go-cart racing, water balloon battles, live music, dance parties, giveaways, delicious food and beverages, magic shows, meet & greets, costume contests and many more fun surprises. It promises to be a day full of unforgettable family memories. Sat. Event details.


The Princess Bride
Comedy, adventure, romance, and fantasy! There is something for everyone in the classic film “The Princess Bride,” and you can experience it on the big screen. Rated PG. Come early for fun pre-movie activities the entire family can participate in. Sat. Event details.

Flinn Springs

Sweet Pea Day at Summers Past Farms
Take your little sweet peas to find their way through the towering, fragrant sweet pea maze at Summers Past Farms, where this event celebrates the dainty flower. You can cut your own sweet pea bouquets (while supplies last), have a picnic on the grass area and enjoy live music with Jim Earp under the shady pavilion  Note: Sweet pea bouquets cost $3. Sat. Event details.


Padres KidsFest
Join the family fun at KidsFest at the Park featuring bounce houses and other inflatables, games, face painters, balloon artists and more kid-friendly activities starting 2.5 hours before every Sunday home game. Sun. Event details.


Avocado Festival
Fawn over this beloved fruit at the Fallbrook Avocado Festival where kids will enjoy playing with their food: designing avocado race cars and “Mr. Potato Head” style avocados, while you nosh on guacamole. Sun. Event details.

La Jolla

Triton 5k
UC San Diego’s popular Triton 5K returns! The scenic 3.1 mile USATF-sanctioned run takes the runner through the center of campus, past award-winning architecture, towering eucalyptus groves and unique art installations. A post-race festival will feature live music, interactive demonstrations and a beer garden. All proceeds support student scholarships! Sun. Event details.

Point Loma

Walk Against Hate
ADL San Diego’s 1st annual Walk Against Hate and Diversity Expo will bring the community together to celebrate diversity. Thousands of people will join together to walk side-by-side, united against hate of all kinds. Additionally, over 50 local schools will be awarded with their banners designating them as “No Place for Hate.” Sun. Event details.

What are your plans for the weekend? Share in the comments!

––Beth Shea