Spring is in full bloom in San Diego with so many different events that are outdoors and in tune with nature. If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, check out the Earth Day Festival at Alta Vista Gardens. Get artsy at the Paint and Play: Family Art Workshop. Or travel south for the annual Village Street Faire in Chula Vista. Whether you’re looking for indoor fun or outdoor adventures, there’s something for everyone in San Diego this weekend!


San Diego

Target Free Second Sunday
Attend the New Children’s Museum for free thanks to Target. Sun., 12 – 4pm, The New Children’s Museum, Free. All ages. Event details.

North County

Earth Day Festival at Alta Vista Gardens
Connect with nature and go green at this fun event with live music, a plant sale, vendors and fun for the kiddos. Activities include planting for nutrition, recycled art, natural wreaths, games pinwheel crafts, and a fun-filled visit to the Children’s Garden. Sat., 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Alta Vista Gardens, Free. All ages. Event details.

KPBS Kids Workshop: Lorax
Watch a puppet show and join a special workshop about water conservation. Learn about the Be Water Wise: Conservation Challenge, discover tips on how to make earth-friendly changes at home and enjoy a visit by a costumed character. Sat., 10 a.m., San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum, $6/person. All ages. Event details.

East County

Oasis Camel Dairy Open Farm Tour
One of San Diego’s back country treasures, Oasis Camel Dairy is a unique day trip destination not to be missed. This 32- acre working ranch and camel milk dairy is home to a large herd of camels, donkeys, horses, sheep, dogs, cats, turkeys, exotic birds and two incredibly dedicated ranchers, Gil and Nancy Riegler. Sat. – Sun., 1 – 4 p.m., Oasis Camel Dairy, $7-$10/person (3 and under free). All ages. Event details.

Paint and Play: Family Art Workshop
Parent and artist will work together to create a work of art. Sharing one 16X20 canvas, you’ll learn to create “family tree” with guidelines provided by a professional artist. Parent and kiddo will share the responsibility of adding their own personal elements to the painting, to create a piece of artwork that represents their family. Sat., 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Our Rustic Garden, $20 (includes one adult and one kid). Ages 5+. Event details.

South Bay

Village Street Faire
This Chula Vista family oriented, free event brings the community together for entertainment, food and fun! There will be food, shopping, music, community booths, and a Fun Zone, which will include plenty of games and inflatable rides. Sun., 10 a.m., Third Avenue (Chula Vista), Free. All ages. Event details.

SuperWild: Discovering Animal Super Powers
Get up close and personal with creatures that walk on walls, possess super strength, are invisible to the naked eye, and can even regenerate limbs – all natural adaptations that help them survive in the wild. Fri. – Sun., 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Living Coast Discovery Center, Free. All ages. Event details.

How are you rocking the weekend? Tell us in the comments!

— Leah R. Singer

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