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 that doesn’t involve Easter egg hunts, check out Sailor’s Days or Day at the Docks downtown. Or head to North County for an Earth Day Festival and the annual Avocado Festival. Tavel 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

Art Alive’s Garden of Activities
Make giant paper flowers, read nature-inpsired tales, and participate in a flower hunt during the museum’s annual floral exhibition. Sat., 12 – 4 pm, San Diego Museum of Art, Ages 6 – 12, Free with admission. Event details.

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.

Sailor’s Days
Lots of fun things to do: scavenger hunt with prize, make brass rubbings, ferryboat steam engine demos, explore our ships, raising sail, rope making, knot tying, rowing.  Activities available vary each day and are offered with paid admission to the Maritime Museum of San Diego. Sat. – Sun., 9 am – 2 pm, Maritime Museum of San Diego, $8 – $15/person (kids 3 and under free). All ages. Event details.

Day at the Docks
This fun event includes casting contests, tips from fishing experts, The Kid’s Fishing Adventure, boat rides around the bay, marine art and boat displays. Sun., 9 am – 5 pm, Sportfishing Landings, Free. All ages. Event details.

North County

Seussical the Musical
Enjoy a performance of “Seussical the Musical” performed by the California State University San Marcos Visual and Performing Arts Department. Fri. – Sun., 7 pm and 2 pm (Sunday only), CSUSM Performance Hall, $5/person. All ages. Event details.

KPBS Kids Workshop: Sid the Science Kid
Create a mobile and explore balance and motion with Sid the Science Kid. Sat., 10 am – 12 pm, San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum, Free with admission. All ages. Event details.

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 am – 3 pm, Alta Vista Gardens, Free. All ages. Event details.

Fallbrook Avocado Festival
Fallbrook’s Annual Avocado Festival provides an opportunity for entertainment and camaraderie bringing large numbers of visitors. Sun., 9 am – 5 pm, Historic Main Street, Free. All ages. 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 am, Third Avenue (Chula Vista), Free. All ages. Event details.

What are you doing this weekend? Tell us what’s on your calendar in the comments! 

–Leah R. Singer

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