Spring has sprung in San Diego! There’s lots to do around town this weekend. Check out a performance of HONK! Junior at the North Coast Repertory Theatre. Eat some delicious chocolate on the San Diego Bay at the Maritime Museum. Celebrate music and movement at the San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum. And head to Julian for the beauty of the Lilac Festival. Have a great weekend!
4th Annual VinDiego Wine and Food Festival Grand Tasting Event
Gather your friends for a girl’s night out at the VinDiego Wine and Food Festival! Experience VinDiego, the best and largest “wine only” tasting event in San Diego! Enjoy hundreds of California’s finest vintage award winning wines, delectable gourmet food samples and lively music. Sat., 3-7 p.m., Liberty Station NTC, prices vary. Age 12+. Event details.
Rhea Lana’s Children’s Consignment Sale
An event for families to consign their gently used kid’s goods and to shop for great goods at 60%-70% off of retail prices! Sat. and Sun., 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Little India Center, Free. All ages. Event details.
Chocolate Festival: Celebration of Chocolate on the Bay
Mars Chocolate History Ambassadors will be onsite to demonstrate the historical bean-to-beverage story of 18th-century chocolate using authentic tools including cocoa pods, cocoa beans and nibs, a hot stone metate, winnowing baskets, chocolate drink pots and stirrers throughout the day. Observers will be able to touch, taste, smell, and experience chocolate as it was enjoyed in early America at every demonstration by sampling AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate drink. Vendors focusing on chocolate edibles, demonstrations and many other interesting activities. Sun., 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Maritime Museum of San Diego, $5/person. All ages. Event details.
Honk! Junior Performance
This beautifully arranged musical adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s The Ugly Duckling is a moving story of friendship, tolerance and learning to accept yourself, “warts and all.” With a score written by the creative team of Mary Poppins, George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, this show tackles the subject of bullying in a unique way that connects with audiences of all ages. Fri. – Sun., Times vary by day, North Coast Repertory Theatre, $12/kiddo, $17/adult. All ages. Event details.
Music + Movement
Music + Movement consists of live music and a storytelling yoga sequence to enrich the creative energy and spark inward navigation all while being silly and definitely not quiet. Kids are instructed to balance silly, playful, and creative energy with meditative, mellow, and quiet practice. We believe that the spirit of the child and the spirit of Yoga movement can bring families together in the practice of Yoga both on and off the mat. Sat., 9 a.m., San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum, Free with admission. Ages 4-11. Event details.
The Flower Fields
See 50 acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers that offer a wondrous display of color. Also featuring antique tractor wagon rides, a sweet pea maze, a cymbidium orchid greenhouse and more. Fri.-Sun., 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Carlsbad Flower Fields, $7-$14/person (2 and under free). All ages. Event details.
The weekend’s activities will include hayrides, archery, tomahawk throwing, candle dipping, face painting, pony rides, and vendor shopping. And, if they don’t bloom too early, we should have some beautifully fragrant lilacs available for purchase. This old mining town has attracted people from all over because of its rich history, old time rustic charm, and of course the pies. Back in the 1960’s, the area that is surrounding Fort Cross was famous for their lilacs. It’s our goal to bring that same excitement and experience back to the area! Sat. and Sun., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Fort Cross, Free-$8/person. All ages. Event details.
April Fool’s Day
Everyone is a fool on April Fools’ Day! On a day like this you never know what to expect. Farm Fruits and Vegetables at the Beach? How did they get there? Books planted in the Farm? Will they grow? It’s going to be a foolish day here at Pretend City. Fri., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Pretend City, Included with museum admission. All ages. Event details.
What are you doing this weekend? Tell us in the comments!
— Leah R. Singer