It may be hard to chose just one or two events to check out since there are so many ways to rock this spring weekend. Celebrate Mother Earth at the biggest Earth Day celebration in Balboa Park and in North County. Taste every avocado creation known at the Fallbrook Avocado Festival. Have fun with art at the Oceanside Days of Art. Or play with bunnies at the San Diego Humane Society’s Pet Pals event. Have a great weekend!
San Diego Earth Fair
EarthFair 2016 features more than 300 exhibitors, special theme areas, a Food Pavilion, a special Kids’ Activity Area, three entertainment venues, the Children’s Earth Parade, the eARTh Gallery art show, and the Cleaner Car Concourse. Sun., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Balboa Park. 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. Kids can also practice knot tying, have fun in a dunk tank and more. Sun., 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sportfishing Fleet, 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. The central role that the avocado plays in our lives is evident in the Festival’s Farmers Market, Agricultural Area, Avocado Culinary Demonstrations, Guacamole Contest, Avocado Ice Cream, Holy Guaca-Moly, the Art of the Avocado Contest, the Avo 500 Children’s Car Race, and the Best Decorated Avocado Contest. A wide variety of agricultural displays are also found all along the Festival streets. Sun., 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Historic Main Street, Free. All ages. Event details.
Oceanside Days of Art
Enjoy two days of fun that include art exhibits, local musician, art activities, delicious food and more. Sat. and Sun., 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Downtown Oceanside, Free. All ages. Event details.
SEA Days: Party for the Planet
Since 1970 the world has celebrated Earth Day by demonstrating support for environmental protection. Join us as we bring together local researchers, non-profits, and hands on activities to dive deeper into understanding terrestrial and marine conservation. Celebrate the world’s oceans at this Earth Day-themed event with crafts and hands-on activities. Sat., 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Birch Aquarium at Scripps, $12.50 – $17/person. All ages. Event details.
North County Earth Day Festival
Explore the Vintage Market and connect with local businesses that showcase unique upcycled and repurposed gifts, home decor and clothing that set you apart from the ordinary. Have fun in the imaginative Eco-Kids Zone where kids of all ages learn and become inspired to protect our environment through engaging hands on activities. Sat., 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Downtown Oceanside, Free. All ages. Event details.
Escondido Roots: Mexico
This event features cultural performances and activities highlighting the diverse traditions of Mexico. The afternoon will include dance performance by El Tapatio, Ballet Folklorico by De San Dieguito and Farr Elementary School, Mariachi performances by the Mariachi Los Caballeros and Mariachi Chula Vista, and storytelling by Patti & Panchita Tell Bilingual Stories. Sat., 2-4 p.m., San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum, Free. Toddler-10 years. Event details.
What are you doing this weekend? Tell us in the comments!
— Leah R. Singer