Is your family ready to Rock the Weekend in San Diego? We hope so because there’s no shortage of events to enjoy. Learn about nature at the Family Fun days at San Elijo Lagoon. Celebrate literacy at Upstart Crow Bookstore and Spreckels Organ Pavilion. Have fun at the San Diego Kids Expo and Fair. Or get artsy at the Mission Fedral ArtWalk in Little Italy. Have a great first weekend!

littleitalyartwalk2Photo: Mission Federal ArtWalk

San Diego

The Once Upon a Time Project’s Picture Book Club
The Once Upon a Time Project by Magpie & Mabel is hosting its first Picture Book Club and would love for you and your favorite readers to join in on the fun! This Is Sadie, written by Sara O’Leary and illustrated Julie Morstad, will be featured, along with lots of crafts, cupcakes and story reading. Sun., 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., Upstart Crow Coffeehouse & Bookstore, Free, Ages 4-8. Event details.

Garden of Activities at the Museum of Art
Great for families, the Garden of Activities features a Museum-wide flower hunt, a children’s reading area, and a variety of floral-inspired art projects designed for kids and families to do together. Sat. and Sun., 12 – 4 p.m., San Diego Museum of Art,, Free with admission. All ages. Event details.

San Diego Kids Expo and Fair
This fun fair has everything with music, dance, sports demos, games, cooking classes, plus so much more. Face painting, remote control cars, and 2 electric trains have the kids busy doing fun interactive activities all weekend. From live music to dance, karate, cheerleading, modeling and gymnastics performances all by students, the San Diego Kids Expo & Fair has music and entertainment for all ages. Sat. and Sun., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Del Mar Fairgrounds, $10/person; Free/kids under 12. All ages. Event details.

Children’s Book Party
Come to this annual event where kids receive two new books and enjoy entertainment and light refreshments. Sat., 8:30 – 10:30 a.m., Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Free. All ages. Event details

Mission Federal ArtWalk – Little Italy
The free family-friendly event will not only include art, but also live musical and dance performances, street food, interactive art activities and KidsWalk—offering a wide range of creative projects for families. Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Free. All ages. Event details.

North County

San Diego Symphony Kinder Koncert
Join conductor Sameer Patel and members of the San Diego Symphony as we explore the opposites of music: fast/slow, high/low and loud/soft. Featuring music of Holst, Mendelssohn, Copland, Grieg and Britten. Fri., 10:45 a.m. – 12 p.m., San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum, Free. All ages. Event details.

Family Fun Days at San Elijo Lagoon: Hey, Pollinator
Learn why plants and pollinators need one another through an interactive song, dance and activity. Sun., 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center, $1 suggested donation. All ages. Event details

East County

Sparrow Spring Festival
Enjoy music, kid crafts, face painting, food trucks, cupcake walks, local vendors and opportunity drawings. This is a family-friendly event and all proceeds help sponsor the school’s specialty classes, field trips and classroom supplies. Free admission. Nominal fees for crafts, activities and parking. Musical performances by Hullabaloo, Kathryn the Grape, and The Yes Team. A Maypole ceremony performed by the students and teachers will precede the festival at 10:30 a.m. Sun., 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., NUA Sparrow School, Free. All ages. Event details.

South Bay

Fiesta Del Mar
This cross-border celebration of friendship between the cities of Imperial Beach and Rosario, Mexico includes live musical acts from both the Rosarito and San Diego areas well as interactive family activities. Sat., 12 – 7 p.m., Imperial Beach Pier Plaza, Free. All ages. Event details.

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

— Leah R. Singer